Choosing a wedding venue is an important part of your wedding experience. If you enjoy being outdoors, an outdoor wedding venue is a fantastic option!
You’ll be happy to know that there are several wonderful outdoor wedding venues throughout New Jersey. Whether you’re seeking elegant charm, a beachside vibe, or the majestic beauty of the greenery and woods, you’re sure to find an outdoor wedding venue in New Jersey that will suit your needs while also meeting your budget.
Given that wedding costs in New Jersey average around $40,000, it’s important that you choose the best outdoor wedding venue that your money can buy. Here are some of the best outdoor wedding venues in South Jersey.
The Mansion On Main Street
Located just minutes outside of Philadelphia in the Delaware Valley, the Mansion on Main Street is perfect for an outdoor wedding.
This venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for the wedding ceremony and reception. The two outdoor spaces are quite lovely with beautiful gardens, a waterfall, and gazebos spaced throughout the grounds.
The Mansion on Main Street works directly with you to customize the outdoor space to suit your wedding vision.
One of the standout features offered by the Mansion on Main Street is the white-gloved professional wait staff. With an exceptional culinary team, you can create your own five-star menu.
All weddings have a maître d to ensure a smooth operation on your wedding day. An added bonus is the on-site personal wedding planner that comes with the wedding package.
Price Range: $15,000-$55,000
Capacity: 300-425 guests
Bear Brook Valley
If you are seeking a unique outdoor wedding experience, look no further than Bear Brook Valley in Fredon, New Jersey. This venue is a clubhouse located on a private estate amongst beautiful rolling hills, quaint wooden bridges, and a standout heart-shaped pond.
Some have their weddings at the pond’s edge for the beautiful water scenery. There is an expansive outdoor space that includes the clubhouse that is reminiscent of a country barn.
One of the featured spaces is Silo Suite which is a round room with large windows overlooking the property. It includes full-length mirrors and a private en-suite bathroom that includes a dressing lounge.
You’ll even receive your own personal suite attendant for your wedding day preparation.
When it comes to your wedding, Bear Brook Valley also offers all-inclusive wedding packages that include entertainment additions such as the cigar and whiskey bar and the pub station.
Price Range: $26,000-$60,000
Capacity: 300+ guests
Crossed Keys Estate
Crossed Keys Estate is a woman and family-owned and operated estate just an hour outside of New York City in Andover, New Jersey.
You’ll be drawn in by the 20 acres of lush gardens and meadows. There is a distinctive antique touch as the featured stone cottage was originally built in the 1790s making a perfect backdrop for your wedding portraits.
Crossed Keys Estate has a new state-of-the-art farmhouse that goes perfectly with an outdoor wedding. The Farmhouse is often used for reception dinners, and you and your wedding party will be in awe of the exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and beautiful circular chandeliers.
For the convenience of your wedding party, there are several “get ready” suites.
Bring some fun to your outdoor wedding with the fire pit, lawn games, and tree swing! Not to mention Crossed Keys Estate offers full-service gourmet catering and an in-house florist for all of your wedding floral arrangement needs.
Price Range: $29,000 – $32,000
Capacity: 250-300 guests
The Estate At Florentine Gardens
If you’re looking for a classic garden wedding venue, look no further than The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, New Jersey.
Located on 4 acres of manicured grounds, your wedding will be held amongst beautiful brick pathways lined with pleasant-smelling foliage and flowers. In addition, the estate has a spacious Georgian-style mansion adorned with a twinkling chandelier, a beautiful stone fireplace, and a wrought iron staircase.
To ensure that you receive personalized service for your wedding day, Florentine Gardens only hosts one event each day.
Some of their professional services and amenities include setup and cleanup, event planning, in-house catering and bar service, lighting and sound, and an in-house culinary team providing gourmet menu options.
Price Range: $$27,000 – $33, 000
Capacity: 125-300 guests
Knoll Country Club
Located in Boonton, New Jersey, Knoll Country Club offers 360 acres of the manicured landscape for your outdoor wedding.
You get to choose from the east and west venue locations on its expansive grounds and golf course. If you prefer an outdoor wedding, you’ll enjoy the gorgeous scenic views of nature.
Given that Knoll Country Club only hosts one wedding at a time, you’ll have the assurance that your wedding day will be given the utmost attention and care. Knoll Country Club prides itself on creating weddings that are memorable by providing the utmost professionalism and courtesy to its clients.
Some of the wedding services offered include an in-house bridal suite, event planning, and set up and clean up so that you can focus on your wedding day.
The Country Club has an in-house chef and catering team that provides a variety of menu options from traditional American to fine dining cuisine for your wedding day reception.
Price Range: $30,000+
Capacity: 50-500 guests
Park Chateau Estate And Gardens
Located in East Brunswick, New Jersey, the property features 15 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. For those interested in an outside wedding, there is the option to use the gardens as the main event space.
The Ballroom and the Chapel are available as additional indoor event spaces if desired. One of the best features of Park Chateau Estate is the stone courtyard which you can use as a wedding backdrop for professional photos with picturesque outdoor wedding appeal.
Park Chateau Estate and Gardens takes the stress out of wedding day planning with its professional event planning staff with years of experience planning elegant weddings.
From event planning, clean up, and set up, and the professional culinary team catering your wedding reception, Park Chateau Estate and Gardens can make your outdoor wedding visions become a reality.
Price Range: $30,000+
Capacity: 100-375 guests
Nanina’s In The Park
Located in Bellevue, New Jersey, Nanina’s in the Park offers a Tuscan, villa-style atmosphere for your outdoor wedding.
With over 50 years of wedding and celebratory event experience, your wedding at Nanina’s in the Park will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Those seeking an outdoor wedding will find the 360 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds quite majestic and perfect for the picturesque wedding of your dreams.
Nanina’s in the Park’s Grand Ballroom is an indoor space featuring a beautiful winding marble staircase, a Juliet balcony, and crystal chandeliers. There’s even a couple’s head table and a large dance floor for your wedding reception festivities.
In addition, the venue includes a bridal suite with a personal attendant, wheelchair accessibility, set up and clean-up, and uniformed valet parking just to name a few.
Do you have certain vendors in mind for your outdoor wedding? Not a problem. Nanina’s in the Park is willing to work with outside vendors to create the perfect wedding experience for you.
Price Range: $20,000- $23,000
Capacity: 100-385 guests
The English Manor
For a touch of distinguished romance for your outdoor wedding, look no further than The English Manor located in Ocean Township, New Jersey. The English Manor is known for providing an exclusive wedding experience.
For those seeking the outdoor wedding experience, the Garden Room offers an intimate atmosphere with its wooden deck facing the beautiful coast surrounded by the greenery of nature. There is a lovely babbling brook and waterfall that adds the perfect touch of serenity for your wedding ceremony and photos.
The park-like setting of The English Manor features a little bridge that leads into a wrought iron gazebo which is just perfect for your wedding ceremony.
If you would like an indoor wedding, there’s a beautiful Ballroom that features floor-to-ceiling windows, new marble tile floors, and gorgeous Swarovski crystal chandeliers.
The English Manor offers tailor-made, all-inclusive wedding packages that include a professional maitre d that will assist with all of your wedding day needs, access to private wedding suites, a team of professional wedding professionals, and a 4 and 5-hour premium bar service.
Plus, The English Manor has experience planning and hosting a variety of wedding ceremonies including same-sex, interfaith, religious, and secular as well as vow renewals and second weddings.
Price Range: $10,000-$50,000
Capacity: 200 guests
For a down-home, authentic farm-style wedding, look no further than Rode’s Barn in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Serving Southern New Jersey for over 130 years, Rode’s Barn is the rustic wedding venue for those who want something off the beaten path.
Your wedding ceremony will take place outside in a casual rustic barn surrounded by farmland.
After the wedding ceremony, head on over to the adjacent reception site reception where you can enjoy barbecue served buffet style from Rode’s Catering with an onsite bartender. Rode’s provides an event coordinator who works with you closely to design a menu that is tailored to your tastes and budget.
Since your wedding will be in an authentic barn, it is important to note that there is no plumbing. Full-service bathroom facilities that include running water, flushing toilets, heat, and air are located directly outside of the barn.
Likewise, in honor of the true authentic barn experience, air conditioning is not available, so Rode’s Barn does not book events in July when the summer heat is at its hottest.
The whole vibe of Rode’s Barn wedding experience is farm casual with a bar platform for your entertainment, and round tables and basic black folding chairs are included in the wedding rental fee. Please note that there are no bridal suites on location.
Price Range: $8,000-$12,000
Capacity: 95 guests
Imagine yourself getting married amongst the beauty of the French countryside at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey.
Your beautiful outdoor wedding will include the gorgeous architecture of stone masonry which can’t be missed upon arrival. It’s the grounds that make Pleasantdale Chateau a win for an outdoor wedding.
The beautiful woodlands, the weathered bridges spanning serene ponds, and gazebos adorned with foliage invoke majestic tranquility for your wedding day.
Pleasantdale Chateau also offers an indoor space, the Grand Ballroom, which includes a beautifully designed rotunda that features a glass dome offering abundant natural light to highlight your wedding ceremony.
In keeping with its exceptional ambiance, Pleasantdale Chateau has an in-house team of wedding professionals and experts to ensure that your wedding day is everything you envisioned. Take advantage of their wedding event planning services for both your wedding and reception.
Allow the in-house culinary team to create a customized gourmet wedding menu. There’s also an in-house salon and barber shop for your wedding day preparation.
Pleasantdale Chateau offers accommodations via its lodging, Petit Chateau with 30 beautifully decorated guest rooms at the attached residency. You can even fly to your wedding in style as Pleasantdale Chateau has its own heliport to accommodate helicopters traveling in and out of Manhattan or New Jersey.
Price Range: $30,000-$42,000
Capacity: 350 guests