Weddings - Peter Shields Inn - Restaurant

This location is a sponsor

"Specializing in personalized weddings"

Make all your wedding dreams come true at the Peter Shields Inn and The Mainstay Inn. From ceremony to reception to accommodations for you and your guests, our professional and attentive staff will take care of your every need.

The Peter Shields Inn specializes in both casual and elegant ocean front Cape May weddings, parties, receptions, and special dinners. We cater to your needs and welcome your ideas to make your special occasion everything that you dreamed it would be.

Our events generally include one and a half hours of passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sit-down station or buffet brunch, lunch, or dinner. Each of our events differs, so we will match our times and food with your needs, allowing for photos and any others of your planned activities.

The Peter Shields Inn has five beautiful and romantic dining rooms, most with fireplaces and an enclosed outdoor porch on which to dine and view the Atlantic Ocean. We can accommodate up to 100 people depending on the type of reception you desire.

There is a site fee for weddings and events at Peter Shields Inn depending on the time of the event and day of the week. There is a minimum food service charge as outlined below based on the day of the week and time of day for the event. For smaller parties, arrangements can be made. We have nine guest rooms to accommodate your guests and we are associated with the Mainstay Inn on Columbia Avenue. We add to the total a 22% gratuity and 7% NJ state sales tax.

You are welcome to bring in your own beverages and bar service. We also are available to sell wines from our own Cape May Winery. We will be happy to assist you in finding all the services as well, such as florists, photographers, bakeries, and musicians to ensure you the best occasions.

The integrity of the food at The Peter Shields Inn is wonderful and you won't be disappointed. We will work out a menu to suit your wants and needs.

Please call 800-355-6565 to set up a time to meet and tour the house. We know it's your special time and we will make sure your occasion is exactly what you hoped for. I look forward to meeting you.

Thank you,

Bridget Fowler and Jill Giancola

Wedding and Event Planners

Special Terms and Conditions:

Children - Children are welcome, but children over the age of 5 will be charged at the full rate.

Alcoholic Beverages - You may provide your own spirits - limited to beer, wine, or champagne. We will be happy to assist you with our local suppliers and a server.

Miscellaneous - Wedding Cake, Floral Arrangements, Invitations, Photographer, etc. to be provided by the wedding party.

Music and Entertainment - Music, while provided by the wedding party, is of special consideration at the Inn. In keeping with the elegance and décor of the Inn, no live bands in excess of three pieces or large amplified equipment are permitted. The Inn is fortunate to house a Yamaha Digital Baby Grand Piano and we welcome you to use this instrument at any time during your event.

Menu - Our Chef will tailor a unique and creative menu for each wedding party's specific needs. Menu selection will begin six months prior to the date of the event. Each menu item will be selected by the wedding party so that specific tastes and desires can be granted.

Fines and Losses - The Inn is not responsible for fines incurred due to parking violations or noise ordinance violations. The management and staff are also not responsible for loss or damages of personal property of the wedding part, their guests or outside vendors.

Rest assured that every effort will always be made to make your event truly a time to be remembered. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns you might experience.


Hors D'Oeuvres (Choice of 5)

Oyster Rockefeller

Shrimp Cocktail

Smoked Fish Canapé

Coconut Shrimp

Fried Cheese Ravioli

Pate Canapé

Clams Casino

Chicken Satay

Potato Crusted Scallops


Beef Satay

Filet Canapé


Crab Cake Crab Canapé

Vegetable Spring Roll

Roasted Pepper Crostini

Beef Kabobs

Crab & Avacado Rolls

Shrimp Spring Roll

Chicken Sesame

Mini Pizza

Shrimp Léjon

Eggplant Canapé


Garlic & Crab


Spicy Black Bean

Lobster Bisque

Fish Provincale


Vegetable Lentil


Mixed Greens

Buckwheat Noodle Salad

Chicken Sesame Salad

Roquefort Salad

Spicy Prawn Salad


Shrimp Cocktail

Smoked Fish Plate

Crab Cake

Oysters Rockefeller



Seafood Ravioli


Duck Spring Roll

Baked Brie

Shrimp Tempura

Lobster Sushi Roll

Entrees (Choice of 3)

Red Snapper
Tomato basil, mango salad

French cut, parma & spinach, marsala, mozzarella & pepper, piccata

Duck A L'Orange
French cut, cranberry glaze

Marsala, encroute, piccata, forestiere

Filet Mignon

Au poivre, béarnaise, shiitake bourbon

New York Strip
Au poivre, béarnaise, shiitake bourbon

Prime Rib

Au jus


Wasabi, mignonette, au poivre, sesame

Champagne, chive buerre blanc

Stuffed crabmeat, champagne, francaise, almondine


Dijon, lobster cream, au poivre

Crab Cake
Lobster cream, bloody mary

Rack of Lamb, Surf & Turf, or South African Lobster

Available Saturday Evenings or up-charge mid-week

All entrees accompanied with starch or vegetable
We specialize in small to medium Cape May weddings for up to 100 people. Brunch, afternoon and evening receptions are all available, with two options: the sit down or the station wedding.
Contact one of our wedding coordinators, Bridget Fowler or Jill Giancola at 1-800-355-6565.