Getting married is a momentous event that will be remembered for a lifetime, so it is important to get the venue right!
If you happen to be planning a wedding in New Jersey, you’ll be happy to know that there are several lovely wedding venues to suit your style.
With average wedding costs of around $62,000 in The Garden State, it’s crucial to take your time and find a venue that speaks to you and your wedding theme.
We’ve gathered a list of some of the best wedding venues in New Jersey to help you make this decision. From rustic farmhouse to free-spirited and eclectic vibes, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your taste and budget.
Long Branch Distillery Venue
Located in Long Branch, New Jersey, Long Branch Distillery Venue offers the sleek style of a speakeasy in a contemporary industrial space.
This venue features a vintage touch with beautiful modern architecture with astoundingly high ceilings.
There is a Tasting Room for small intimate gatherings of up to 50 guests, while the Parlor offers sit-down service for larger weddings of up to 100 guests. The Function Room offers ample space for both dancing and dinner service.
Long Branch Distillery Venue keeps the festivities going with in-house bartenders and cash, limited, and open bar options available. You and your guests will enjoy the craft spirits, vodka, gin, bourbon, and rye whiskey, made at the distillery located next door to the event space.
There is plush, elegant furniture and decor readily available for use if so desired, and the convenient setup and clean-up services allow you to focus on enjoying your wedding reception.
Price Range: $500-$3000
Capacity: 150 guests
The perfect outdoor wedding venue in New Jersey for those seeking a medieval touch, Camp Sacajawea is located on 200 beautiful acres in Sparta, NJ in Sussex County.
The landscape is gorgeous with supple green fields, idyllic and meandering trails, as well as a large lake, beach, and lakeside terrace providing the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.
Camp Sacajawea offers several unique elements such as a medieval bar room and banquet hall for your theme-inspired wedding. Your guests can also enjoy the jousting arena as well as the outdoor archery and ax-throwing range.
Take advantage of Camp Sacajawea’s nine cabins which can be used for overnight accommodation. Other accommodations such as a large wedding tent, decor, and dinnerware are also available for use. Camp Sacajawea even offers commercial kitchen access if so desired!
You can book a weekday or weekend wedding package according to your preference and budget.
Price Range: $3000-$12000
Capacity: 200 guests
Inspired by the Whitechapel District of London, the Whitechapel Projects is a women-owned, 120-year-old warehouse transformed into an event space.
The property is what is described as “industrial on the farm.” So, if you’re a couple seeking a rustic vibe for your wedding, this is the ideal venue with its tin ceilings, brick walls, and beautiful plywood throughout.
You have the option of hosting your wedding outside in The Courtyard, The Chapel, or The Backyard. The Courtyard is an outdoor space enclosed by 22-foot-high brick walls and decorated with bistro lights. This space is perfect for smaller, intimate weddings for up to 20 guests.
The Chapel is the 2,100 square foot hall accented with brick walls and The Backyard is a beer garden that boasts 8,000 square feet. Here you and your guests can enjoy the local, imported, and in-house craft beers and the artisanal menu featuring farm-to-fresh cuisine.
Price Range: $1500
Capacity: 20-250 guests
Indian Trail Club
Located among the Franklin Lakes less than an hour from Newark Liberty International Airport in Bergen County, Indian Trail Club is a private country club offering beautiful lakefront views with award-winning service.
What makes this option so special is that you are assured to have this amazing wedding venue all to yourself due to a one-event-per-day policy.
The venue space features both indoor and outdoor areas which include a ballroom, foyer, lounge and bar, and private terrace. If you opt for an outdoor wedding, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the stunning views while the indoor decor features rustic accents throughout.
For your convenience, the Indian Trail Club has an on-site event planner to help you create the wedding atmosphere desired. There is also an executive banquet chef on staff to prepare a delicious, flavorful wedding menu.
The attentive staff is happy to assist with both the setup and breakdown of your wedding so that you can focus on enjoying your wedding day.
Price Range: $15,000-$30,000
Capacity: 300 guests
The Heart Ballroom
“Life Happens Here” at The Heart Ballroom.
This 4,000-square-foot ballroom located in Newark, NJ, offers a variety of event packages to suit your wedding plans.
They offer “full-service” wedding services including venue space, videography and photography, sound system installation, and invitation services. The Heart Ballroom also has a team of in-house bartenders, event organizers, and caterers which is perfect if you are seeking an “all-in-one” company to handle your event.
Please note that if you decide to bring your own alcohol, there is a requirement to hire their in-house armed security at a rate of one per 75 guests.
You’ll also get access to the full-service commercial kitchen, bar, and balcony. Plus, there is a stage for performances!
Price Range: $1000-$10,000
Capacity: 150 guests
The Atelier Ballroom
The Atelier Ballroom offers the sophistication of royalty and luxury in Harborside District Jersey City, NJ.
Indulge in the elegance of the 8,000 square foot private ballroom and a 4,000 square foot private riverfront terrace.
The beautiful 18-foot floor-to-ceiling windows offer an exceptional view of the Manhattan skyline and the decor features elegant, sophisticated Chiavari chairs and quality linens.
You’ll enjoy the private touches offered by Atelier Ballroom with its private vestibule entrance and bride and groom suites.
The Atelier Ballroom also offers in-house catering and planning, valet service, self-parking, as well as guest Wifi, and high-speed internet.
Price Range: $20,000 and up
The Carriage House
Get married at The Carriage House, one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Galloway, New Jersey.
This venue brings a bit of Southern charm to your wedding with its three elegant ballrooms: the Savannah, the Magnolia, and the Azalea.
The Savannah is a grand ballroom with two beautiful balconies and the Magnolia and the Azalea are smaller ballrooms, each with a private patio.
All three ballrooms feature grandiose crystal chandeliers and accents of silk, damask, and sheer fabrics for an elegant, classy atmosphere. You’ll enjoy the gorgeous French doors and open floor plan.
The Carriage House also provides professional on-site event planning, in-house catering as well as an array of bridal services including videography and photography, entertainment, transportation, beauty services, and lodging accommodations provided via the assistance of local partners.
Price Range: $10,000-$40,000
Capacity: 350 guests
Nanina’s in the Park
Located in Belleville, NJ, “The Cherry Blossom Capital of America,” Nanina’s in the Park is truly one of the most beautiful, elegant wedding venues in New Jersey.
Rated as a “Top 10” Wedding Venue in New Jersey and with over 65 years of wedding venue experience, your wedding at Nanina’s In the Park is sure to be an exceptional event.
You can choose to enjoy the dedicated indoor space at Nanina’s Grand Ballroom with its elegant crystal chandeliers, whimsical Juliet balcony, luxurious marble staircase, and huge dance floor!
If you’d prefer an outdoor wedding, you won’t be disappointed with the Tuscan-style villa and beautiful cherry blossom gardens which offer an idyllic backdrop for photos.
Nanina’s In the Park has a dedicated staff of chefs and bartenders offering exceptional gourmet cuisine for you and your guests to enjoy.
Price Range: $20,000-$60,000
Capacity: 400 guests
The Tides Estate
Located in the heart of North Haledon, New Jersey, The Tides Estate offers an elegant wedding venue “Where We Make Your Dreams Come True.”
With its marble floors, 30-foot high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and beautiful gazebos amongst seven acres of lush, manicured gardens, The Tides Estate is a premier wedding venue.
If you opt for an indoor wedding, there are five spacious banquet rooms with the Grand Ballroom featured as the prime gem with its spiral staircase and standout crystal chandeliers. There is also a luxurious lounge and bar area for entertaining.
Outdoor weddings feature gorgeous florals and greenery amidst the beautiful architecture of the surrounding gazebos located throughout the landscaped grounds. A private tour is recommended!
The Tides Estate is also known for its professional staff and high-quality event planning and catering services featuring a gourmet menu.
Price Range: $15,000-$50,000
Capacity: 400 guests
The Versailles Ballroom
Located in Toms River, New Jersey, The Versailles Ballroom offers warm elegance and style.
It’s the details that make this venue special with the French doors, fireplace aglow with candles, and amazingly high ceilings.
There is an expansive dance floor for you and your guests to enjoy and the outdoor patio provides a regal touch accented with crystal chandeliers. There’s even a spacious bridal suite to prepare for your special day!
The Versailles Ballroom offers several wedding packages which include the Exclusive, the Cocktail Exclusive, and the Premier Wedding. Each of these packages is customizable to meet your specific wants and needs.
The exceptionally talented staff includes a banquet manager, event planning, and catering department to handle all the details for you, so you can truly enjoy your wedding day.
Price Range: $10,000-$36,000
Capacity: 300 guests