200 CONGRESS PLACE, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(609) 884-6592

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Meetings at Congress Hall

Our unique character combines the grandeur and elegance of Cape May’s most revered landmark hotel with the appeal and convenience of a modern resort. Whether your plans are for an executive retreat, corporate meeting, team building or recognition program, our amenities and conference services are specially tailored to meet your needs. Our highly experienced event and conference planners are available to ensure your function, large or small, runs without a hitch.
Our food and beverage package includes a continental breakfast, AM and PM break selections, choice of lunch and all-day beverage service, meeting space with wireless internet access, and a dedicated Corporate Meeting Planner to assist you with all of your arrangements. Please ask our Sales Office for package enhancers, bar selections, additional menu options and our Audio Visual menu.
Congress Hall was named 2017 Best Hotel with Meeting Space (under 200 rooms) by NJ Meetings + Events magazine and its readers.
Best of NJ Meetings and events 2017
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Congress Hall

Fall Meetings & Retreats

This autumn, plan your meeting or retreat in the historic grandeur of Congress Hall. Your group will love the luxurious accommodations, delicious dining options and relaxing amenities our resort has to offer. Meet with your team in customizable event spaces that feature state-of-the-art conference equipment. Then, adventure into Cape May to explore — the town's many fall nature trails and historic tours make for excellent team building opportunities.

Special Fall Retreat Package includes:

  • Welcome amenity and guaranteed ocean side room for the VIP
  • Group upgrade to ocean side room based upon availability
  • Complimentary use of meeting space with use of 25 guest rooms
  • 15% discount off of Sea Spa services for meeting attendees

Plus, your choice of an upgrade:

  • Complimentary welcome reception with non-alcoholic beverages and chef-selected hors d’oeuvres
  • Complimentary upgrade from continental breakfast to hot breakfast
Call to Book: (609) 884-6553
To book your fall meeting package, please call Krystina Kennedy at (609) 884-6553 or email [email protected].

Grand Ballroom

3,521 SQ. FT.

The Ballroom is one of the most outstanding features of Congress Hall. The original chandeliers pour light over the Tiffany-blue walls and a lovingly restored hardwood floor. The Ballroom is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio system and complimentary Wi-Fi. Moveable air walls enhance the ballroom’s flexibility to accommodate corporate groups as well as receptions and special events.

The Harrison Room

1,600 SQ. FT.

This versatile function space, known as the Harrison Room, consists of one large meeting room that can be separated into three meeting rooms—Harrison A, B & C depending upon your requirements. This town view meeting room features large windows with electronic shades and black out option, an audio system, and complimentary Wi-Fi service.

Founder’s Hall

309 SQ. FT.

Located alongside the History Hallway at Congress Hall, Founder's Hall is the perfect place to host a boardroom meeting or cocktail reception. The deep blue walls and 11-foot ceilings give this room a stately ambiance.

Annie Knight & President’s Suite

ANNIE KNIGHT: 420 SQ. FT.

PRESIDENT'S: 374 SQ. FT.

Two reception rooms, with ocean views are perfect for corporate functions whether a reception, hospitality room or breakout meeting room. The Presidential Suite is equipped with a wet bar and the Annie Knight Suite has a kitchenette and a large outdoor deck overlooking the ocean. Both have powder rooms and can be connected to deluxe guestrooms to form VIP suites.

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Audio Visual Equipment

Our customized sound systems are specially designed for low reverberation to maximize the speech range while cutting through crowd noise. The systems use state-of-the-art DAS and Bose speakers, and our audio setup allows for simple plug-and-play with any kind of microphone, music or DJ system.
Technology and meeting features include wireless hand-held microphones, wireless Lavalier microphones, sound mixers, LCD Projectors, drop-down and free-standing screens, flip charts and markers, easels, and telecommunications. Whatever your requirements, our professional conference staff will ensure your needs are met.

TEAM BUILDERS PLUS

Team Builders Plus set out in 1991 with a passion for developing individuals and teams in a way that was interactive, memorable, and created sustained personal, professional, and organizational success. As one of the first team building companies in the United States, Team Builders Plus paved the way for how companies now engage in team events.
In 2012, Merrick Rosenberg, cofounder of Team Builders Plus coauthored Taking Flight!, a fable about the DISC styles that creatively links the four styles with Eagles, Parrots, Doves and Owls. The training program, called Taking Flight with DISC, has been described as the most interactive and impactful DISC training program ever created.
The team building programs range from fun team retreats to intensive executive team interventions and everything in between. The Team Builders Plus assessment services help individuals, teams and organizations to gain a clear perspective on their strengths and challenges.
Team Builders Plus has worked with hundreds of small and medium sized companies, numerous government agencies and more than two-thirds of the current Fortune 100 list. Our founders, Merrick Rosenberg and Jeff Backal, cofounder of Team Builders Plus, were selected the Alumni Entrepreneurs of the Year from Drexel University, where they incubated the idea for the company. Team Builders Plus is proud to have repeatedly been recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Companies & Best Places to Work (by the Philadelphia Business Journal), one of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S. (by Inc. magazine) and as the New Jersey Business of the Year (by NJ Biz magazine).
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To find out more about our services, or inquire about availability and rates, call Krystina Kennedy at (609) 884-6553 or use the contact form below. Special offers and incentives are available, so contact us today to learn more!

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Fitness Room

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

Being on vacation doesn’t mean having to break your fitness regime. As our guest, you'll have access to Congress Hall's Fitness Room that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just sign in at the front desk.

Fitness Room access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Sea Spa

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

The Sea Spa at Congress Hall is a full-service spa that offers unique ocean-inspired treatments in a bright, uplifting atmosphere. You’ll love the fun yellow- and white-striped treatment rooms and the wonderful massages, facials and beauty treatments that feature all-natural products. Learn More.

Sandpiper Fitness Center

OPEN YEAR-ROUND

Need a more advanced workout? As our guest, you'll have access to the fully-equipped fitness center and sauna at the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club. The Sandpiper Fitness Center features state-of-the-art strength training and cardio equipment and is available for use at any point during your stay.

Fitness Center access is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Yoga Sessions

DAILY

Head to the nearby Sandpiper Beach Club to connect mind, body and soul with an hour-long Yoga session, led by expert local instructor Kelsy Wise. Yoga sessions are held in the Piper Lounge daily at 9:00am.

Yoga Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Non-guests can purchase tickets for $15 from the instructor on the morning of the session.

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Congress Hall
History Tours

AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND

Explore Congress Hall and learn more about its remarkable story on our 60-minute interactive tours led by "Annie Knight" who owned the hotel from 1904-1931.
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History Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Beach Plum Farm Tour

SEASONAL

Set out on a guided or self-guided tour and explore the old and open spaces of Beach Plum Farm, our very own 62-acre working farm in West Cape May.
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Guided Beach Plum Farm Tours are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Guided Excursions

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Embark on a tour of some of Cape May's hidden gems. Our Guides will lead you out for a tour of Davey's Lake or to Sunset Beach, where you can search for Cape May Diamonds.
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A selection of Guided Excursions is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

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Children's Programming

SEASONAL

There's always fun to be had in Cape May. From the magic of our Summer Carnivals to the enchantment of Winter Wonderland, our Programming Team is busy at work creating events and activities the whole family will love, no matter the season.
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A selection of Seasonal Children's Programming is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest. Learn More

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Shuttle Service

SEASONAL

Travel Cape Island with ease on our new Cape Resorts Shuttle. The Shuttle stops at all Cape Resorts outlets and hotels, including Beach Plum Farm and West End Garage.
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Shuttle Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Congress Hall
Bike Shop

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There’s no better way to get around Cape May than by bike. The city is flat as a pancake and very pretty, the perfect ingredients for a lovely bike ride! Our Congress Hall Bike Shop offers singles, doubles, children’s bikes, surreys and helmets.
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Beach Boot Camp

SEASONAL

Feeling inspired to exercise in the beautiful beach-side setting? Our Beach Boot Camp sessions provides structured exercise in beautiful oceanside surroundings.

Beach Boot Camp Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Yoga

SEASONAL

There’s nothing better than starting your day with a yoga class. Whether on Congress Hall’s Grand Lawn or down on the beach, the combination of an expert instructor and the beautiful setting create one of the best yoga experiences you’ll find anywhere.

Yoga Sessions are included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Running, Biking, Walking

Being on vacation at the New Jersey shore means being outside as much as you can and there are lots of options to enjoy your workout in the fresh air while staying with us. Ask the Concierge Desk for recommendations for nearby hikes, nature walks and bike paths.

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Bird Watching

Cape May is one of the world’s most famous bird watching destinations and enthusiasts travel here from across the country to experience the wide variety of species that inhabit the area and pass through during migration. Check with Congress Hall's Concierge for tips on the best places to spot rare birds.
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Pool Service

SEASONAL

Relax on a lounger at Congress Hall's Pool. Order a delicious cocktail and bite from the Pool Bar and Grill and soak up the sun as your enjoy this season's bestseller. Learn More

Pool Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

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Beach Service

SEASONAL

Our Beach Attendants guarantee the perfect beach day by setting you up with chairs, towels and umbrellas when you arrive. Order a refreshment off of our Beach Menu and settle in to the sounds of the surf. Learn More

Beach Service is included in your stay as a Cape Resorts guest.

Since 2012, Congress Hall has been honored by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top US hotels in the Northeast and was recently awarded the #13 spot on Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards Top 20 Hotels in the Mid-Atlantic and New York. Congress Hall has also been awarded with Tripadvisor's 2017 Certificate of Excellence.
Voted New Jersey's Best Hotel by Travel + Leisure and its readers.

200 CONGRESS PLACE
CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY 08204
(609) 884-8421

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The hotel is located in the heart of the Historic District, right across the street from the beach and the Washington Street Mall.

Valet Parking is provided. Please pull up in front of the hotel and an attendant will assist you with your luggage and car.

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From Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia