Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. In a perfect world, it’s a day spent surrounded by loved ones; a day celebrating an even more special love between you and your soon-to-be spouse. That’s a lot of pressure to put all on one momentous occasion. At Best of NJ, we want to help you find the perfect place to host your special day. That’s why we’ve put together a showcase of The Best New Jersey Wedding Venues.
A lot goes in to deciding what sets venues apart from the pack. Everything from location and decor to amenities and overall presentation were factors in deciding which wedding destinations made the list. We also made an effort to include locations from a variety of regions in the state. Without further ado (or is that “I do”), we present The Best New Jersey Wedding Venues.
#1: The Park Chateau Estate & Gardens, East Brunswick
Location: Middlesex County | Style: Estate, Garden, Classical, Elegant, Formal, Grand
Nestled midway between Manhattan and Philadelphia on 15 rolling acres, the Park Château Estate & Gardens is a beautiful wedding venue and event hall bringing guests over 30 years of catering experience straight to their table. This elegant wedding venue allows visitors to step into the pages of a classic French Novel by embracing the gorgeous architecture of the time and capturing the essence of romance. It’s East Brunswick location makes the Park Château Estate & Gardens an ideal midway point for many families and friends in the tristate area. The Park Chateau is an extremely versatile wedding hall, allowing for both indoor and outdoor weddings, and even features a private chapel for hosting ceremonies.
Contact info: Call 732-238-4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#2: Mallard Island Yacht Club, Manahawkin
Location: Ocean County | Style: Traditional, Classical, Grand, Destination Wedding, Formal
The Mallard Island Yacht Club is perfect for those who can’t decide between a beach, estate or hotel wedding; during the guided tour of this venue, couples have the opportunity to sample all three. As a destination venue, the views are second-to-none. Beach weddings can have their ceremony in the boathouse chapel, in front of the stone fireplace surrounded by postcard-quality views. The Yacht Club ballroom can accommodate parties of up to 250 guests. The suite level offers ten rooms that can easily lodge up to 24 guests. But in order to truly enjoy the suite’s amenities, you’ll have to first convince the bride to leave the “Crown Jewel” of the estate; the 3,000 sq. ft bridal suite offers an unparalleled view of the bay. The resort can handle the entire wedding, from catering and rooms to flowers and even the honeymoon.
Contact info: Call 609-494-9100 or email email@example.com.
#3: The Park Savoy Estate, Florham Park
Location: Morris County | Style: Estate, Garden, Classical, Italianate, Elegant, Formal, Grand
The Park Savoy is one of the best choices in New Jersey for elegant estate and garden weddings. The original building, a Morris County landmark, was built in 1870 and has undergone an extensive multi-million dollar renovation. It has an old world charm and an intriguing history that has been well preserved. The Savoy features a circular drive, expansive manicured grounds, a stunning light-filled ballroom and a luxurious bridal suite. The manicured gardens blend into the rolling hills of the golf course that adjoins the property. The grand ballroom has colossal crystal chandeliers, windows from floor to ceiling, period antiques and fireplaces. The 19th-century atmosphere lies in sharp contrast to the spectacular state of the art video and lighting capabilities. The Park Savoy can accommodate up to 400 wedding guests.
Contact info: Call 973-377-7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#4: One Atlantic, Atlantic City
Location: Atlantic County | Style: Minimalistic Modern, Simple, Spartan, Stark and Stunning
If the Park Savoy Estate is the epitome of traditional elegance, One Atlantic is the epitome of modern elegance. The true magic of One Atlantic is found in the creativity and imagination of the bride and groom. The space can be deconstructed into a blank white canvas where the event itself becomes the masterpiece. The guests, the flowers, the table settings, the glassware and all the trimmings are what turn this stunning vista into more than just a gorgeous view. One Atlantic features grand ballrooms with floor to ceiling windows that face the never-ending horizon of the Atlantic Ocean; the venue also offers valet parking, chauffeured limousines, gourmet international cuisine, event planners and more. The facility can host cocktail receptions of up to 1,000 guests, dinner receptions of up to 500 guests and wedding ceremonies of up to 750 guests.
Contact info: Call 609-343-9902 or email email@example.com.
#5: Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg
Crystal Springs Resort is a spectacular New Jersey vacation and wedding destination, acclaimed as the New York Metro area’s most unique four-season resort. Located in the rolling farmland of the Garden State’s picturesque northwest, this world-class resort is an hour from New York City, and even closer to most northern and central NJ towns. Crystal Springs Resort offers so much to experience, guests may come to think of the 4,000+ acre getaway as a playground for all ages. Guests can choose from one of four venues, each offering a unique setting and atmosphere; The Ballyowen Golf Club, Black Bear Golf Club, Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel all offer picturesque backdrops and an experience that will last a lifetime. The golfing, spas, dining, catering and more at Crystal Springs Resort can make your dream wedding a dream vacation as well.
Contact info: Call 888-485-0275 or request a proposal here.
#6: Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville
Location: Essex County | Style: Traditional, Classical, Italian, Tuscan, Elegant, Formal, Italianate
Picture a gorgeous sunny day at a Tuscan villa in a historic park. Now add a bride, her groom, family, and a few hundred close friends. You’ve just created the perfect wedding at Nanina’s in the Park. This landmark venue is located on the edge of historic Branch Brook Park, known for its manicured grounds and the largest variety of cherry trees in the world. Nanina’s is surrounded by gardens, a brook, an arched stone bridge, an outdoor patio, waterfalls, fountains and a circular cobblestone driveway leading to a wide portico. The grand ballroom is one of the most beautiful and elaborate in New Jersey. It features a cathedral ceiling with stately Austrian crystal chandeliers and clerestory windows that flood the space with light. Nanina’s can accommodate 400 guests in the ballroom, and up to 200 guests outdoors.
Contact info: Call 973-751-1230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#7: Westmount Country Club, Woodland Park
Location: Passaic County | Style: Luxury, Estate, Formal, Grand
As you approach the Westmount Country Club estate via the cobblestone drive, you’ll feel and understand the peace and restful seclusion it offers. It’s the perfect spot to have your wedding, far from bustling streets and the stresses of everyday life. The Westmount Country Club provides a beautiful retreat for the day, complete with sprawling lawns, lush gardens and glittering fountains. The palatious estate boasts soaring ceilings, lit by beautiful light fixtures and stunning chandeliers. Every room breathes luxury and elegance, from the fine flooring to the elaborate crown molding. Balconies and verandas allow you and your guests to relish the views, while thickly padded chairs and plush sofas invite you to relax and enjoy your perfect day. The glamorous bridal suite comes complete with tall mirrors, a vanity area, frosted glass doors and a bridal attendant.
Contact info: Call 973-256-2700 or email email@example.com.
#8: The Venetian, Garfield
Location: Bergen County | Style: Traditional, Classical, Italian, Elegant, Formal, Grand
From its elegant, many-windowed exterior to its gleaming ballroom and stunning palazzo, the Venetian surpasses your dreams of a luxurious wedding. The rich draperies, beautiful double staircase, massive chandeliers and incredible architectural detail on the walls and ceilings will take your breath away. Even the chairs, tables and other furnishings are of the highest quality. It truly feels like a place of fantasy and magic. The Venetian features a grand ballroom with marble floors and gigantic crystal chandeliers, a dramatic staircase, a lighted indoor fountain, on-site catering, plus an outdoor patio with bar and balconies. Additional services the venue provides include wedding planning, white glove service, ice sculpting and valet parking.
Contact info: Call 973-546-2250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#9: Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, Farmingdale
Location: Monmouth County | Style: Traditional, Refined, Relaxed yet Casual Elegance
The Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club somehow manages to make a wedding feel like an intimate gathering despite its spacious ballroom and ability to accommodate a huge number of guests. The impressive grounds of the golf course make for a wonderful setting, while the recently expanded 60,000 sq. ft Southern Colonial-style Clubhouse lends itself well to highly photogenic scenes thanks to a mix of beauty, elegance and warmth. The Clubhouse also offers four luxury guest suites, so the wedding party and traveling family are equally well-accommodated (the lush landscape serves as the perfect retreat for a couple days). Eagle Oaks offers valet parking, a terraced wedding garden, impressive wrought iron staircases, a bridal suite, a ballroom, a wine cellar, a golf course (shocking!) and more. The venue can accommodate up to 600 guests for a wedding.
Contact info: Call 732-938-9696 or email email@example.com.
#10: Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station
Location: Hunterdon County | Style: Equestrian, Refined, Country with a Modern Flair
For those dreaming of a wedding that combines southern charm with modern elegance, The Ryland Inn is the best of both worlds. The impressive estate has a rich history of equestrian tradition headlined by their standout feature, the Coach House; a 200-year-old barn with its original silo in tact, the Coach House was recently refurbished and offers a unique setting for either a reception or cocktail party (or both, the large space has separate areas for cocktails, dinner and even the ceremony). The Ryland Inn also boasts highly photogenic outdoor patios, a Chef’s Room (which offers a private view of the kitchen, in case the wedding party wants the rare treat of seeing how four-star meals are prepared) and multiple ceremony spaces; both the Grand Ballroom and Coach House have indoor/outdoor capabilities. This venue is ideal for weddings up to 225 guests.
Contact info: Call 908-534-4011 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honorable Mention: The Imperia, Somerset
Location: Somerset County | Style: Transitional Modern, Classical and Modern Blend, Contemporary
The Imperia may be the most versatile venue on this list. Offering three different ballrooms, each with their own stylized presentation, a wedding here promises to meld modern elegance and exceptional cuisine with luxurious fantasy. One of the standout features of the facility is the double spiral grand staircase in the lobby (a perfect spot for photos with the wedding party). To make planning the big day even easier, their professional staff came up with The Imperia Wedding Package: This unique option includes a number of services including floral centerpieces; a custom wedding cake (The Imperia has an on-site culinary staff); valet parking; custom menu, escort and direction cards; a champagne greeting and more. The Imperia can accommodate a variety of capacities to suit any need; to emphasize this, they have a Room Capacity Chart with a detailed breakdown.
Contact info: Call 732-469-2522 or visit their Contact page.
For more wedding venue options in New Jersey, be sure to book your special day at one of The Best New Jersey Wedding Venues featured in our business directory!
- Hero (Top) Feature Image: © Nanina's in the Park
- Additional Images (in Order) Courtesy:
- Park Chateau Estate & Gardens
- Nanina's in the Park
- The Park Savoy Estate
- Crystal Springs Resort
- Westmount County Club / Website
- One Atlantic / Website
- The Venetian / Website
- Mallard Island Yacht Club / Website
- Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club / Website
- Ryland Inn / Website
- The Imperia / Website