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Featured New Jersey Wedding Venues

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Page Last Updated January 8th, 2020

The Estate at Eagle Lake NJ wedding venue photography showing the Joyful celebration
Wedding Photography by Meg Brock, Philadelphia, United States

A wedding venue located in the heart of New Jersey - The Estate at Eagle Lake

"Host an outdoor ceremony at the Eagle Lake Amphitheater for an unforgettable nuptial. Say your vows at the lake as guests look on unobstructed beneath a canopy of trees. You and your spouse will have the most enchanting wedding amid this distinctive setting. With such a beautiful amphitheater you cannot go wrong with decorations. For the couple who loves nature, Eagle Lake amphitheater is a must.

The Estate at Eagle Lake, Chesterfield Wedding Venue

Start your reception with a cocktail hour that builds upon the excitement and natural beauty of the nuptials. The Estate hosts several localities for mingling with your guests. Come explore them all. Opportunities abound to pose for photographs throughout the venue.

The banquette area adjoins the building and accommodates up to 180 guests. Musicians and DJ's will come alive in the Bunker Room as they energize your party.  The unique quality of the underground compound assures a lively atmosphere for singing and dancing and acoustic dampening to both hoopla and converse."

Fiddlers Elbow Wedding Venue Photography | First dance between candles and glass.
Wedding Photography by Miguel Gonzalez, Philadelphia, United States

Fiddler's Elbow Country Club | Elegant NJ Wedding Photos

"Nestled in the picturesque countryside, Fiddler's Elbow Country Club is one of the most distinctive estate settings on the East Coast—and a favorite of bridal couples. From the moment you arrive on our beautifully landscaped drive, our enchanting 40-room English manor clubhouse and scenic grounds create an inviting ambiance.

Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster - An Elegant New Jersey Wedding Venue

Reserve an al fresco riverside backdrop for your wedding ceremony, and for your reception, a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows revealing finely groomed golf courses. Our wedding facility presents a varied selection of banquet rooms and dining rooms, many accented by fabulous fireplaces, chandeliers, and views, in addition to spectacular outdoor spaces.

From start to finish, our experienced staff conducts events at the highest level and provides impeccable, one-on-one service."

Brother of the groom hugs bride tightly on dance floor during Bear Brook Valley NJ wedding
Wedding Photography by Michelle Arlotta, New Jersey, United States

NJ Wedding Ceremony and Reception Event

Bear Brook Valley, Fredon Wedding Venue - "Onsite ceremonies are primarily held outside along our heart-shaped pond with two trickling waterfalls, creating an organic backdrop for a breathtaking scene and gorgeous photo opportunities. We also offer an indoor alternative, weather permitting. Our ceremony and reception space can accommodate up to 300 people. 

If you know anyone who's attended a wedding here, surely you've heard about cocktail hour. Our wedding package includes more food than any venue in the area with a ton of options whether you're gluten-free, a lover of comfort food or anything in between. Our cocktail hour (and a half) features a double-sided bar accessible indoor and outdoor with over 30 beers on tap, perfect for outdoorsy drinking vibes. Throughout cocktail hour you'll find rustic hand-crafted furniture mixed with industrial fixtures and unique accents."

Bride gets lifted into the air during reception at Lake Mohawk Country Club New Jersey wedding
Wedding Photography by Michelle Arlotta, New Jersey, United States

Tri-State Area's Premier Event Venues | Lake Mohawk Country Club, in Sparta, NJ

Lake Mohawk Country Club "One of New Jersey’s finest, most unique and inspiring places for rustic elegance and unforgettable celebrations.

Be OUR guest and join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Located in Sparta, New Jersey, just 50 miles outside of New York City, Lake Mohawk is a private lake community that features magnificent homes, a Swiss Alpine–styled village square, and an idealistic boardwalk that leads to a Swiss chalet–styled country club, beaches, and parks."

Wedding picture: Father and groomsmen help groom with tie at The Manor, West Orange, New Jersey wedding
Wedding Photography by Michelle Arlotta, New Jersey, United States

A top wedding venue in northern New Jersey - The Manor

The Manor, West Orange NJ wedding photos - "We’ve been hosting weddings and commitment ceremonies for more than 60 years. Our staff is dedicated to making yours the most romantic and magical day of your life! We are well-recognized as one of the New Jersey’s top wedding ceremony and reception venues.

Whether a lavish gala for hundreds of friends and family or a small, intimate gathering, we take pride in creating the best wedding ceremonies possible, whatever your budget. The Manor, flagship of the acclaimed Knowles’ restaurant and event properties, is known throughout the region for our fine dining and our absolute commitment to making each wedding memorable and unique.

We can handle all the arrangements for your special day, from suggesting the right florist to providing a gorgeous wedding cake baked in our on-premises pastry shop. Our wedding event specialists enjoy working closely with brides-to-be to ensure every detail is taken care of, from the ceremony to the wedding reception, and through your wedding reception."

NJ wedding photography at The Breakers on the Ocean - The bride and groom arrive on the dance floor during the start of their reception.
Wedding Photography by Eric Sucar, Ocean Grove, United States

Spring Lake Weddings at The Breakers on the Ocean, New Jersey

The Breakers on the Ocean Hotel, Spring Lake NJ wedding venue photography - "Warm and inviting with unsurpassed water views, elegant and beautiful ballrooms, and exquisite and innovative cuisine. These unique amenities combine to make your Jersey Shore wedding celebration an unforgettable experience.

The Breakers on the Ocean has the distinction of being the only full-service hotel located on the ocean in Spring Lake. Originally built in the late 1800s and called the Wilburton-by-the-Sea, it was renamed The Breakers on the Ocean in 1905 and it has the honor of being the only remaining 19th Century grand hotel in Spring Lake, standing as a true heirloom of the town and the whole Jersey Shore."

Bride and groom simultaneously lick cake off their fingers while making surprised reactions at Edgewood Country Club NJ wedding
Wedding Photography by Michelle Arlotta, New Jersey, United States

Edgewood Country Club Garden Wedding Venue in NJ

Experience the Cutting Edge of Edgewood Country Club, River Vale Wedding Venue. 

A beautiful brand new clubhouse offers modern elegance with exceptional food and fine service that only a Private Country Club can. The day is all about you…and only you! That’s their edge and a promise to deliver nothing short of impeccable! Edgewood Country Club is a New Jersey venue providing really beautiful wedding photography opportunities.

Luciens Manor Wedding Venue Photos - First dance on the cloud.
Wedding Photography by Miguel Gonzalez, Philadelphia, United States

Wedding Venue in Berlin NJ | Lucien's Manor

Lucien's Manor, Berlin has three exquisite ballrooms, each unique and remarkable, can accommodate everything from on-site ceremonies and smaller soirees to banquets for up to 550 guests–or host an alfresco cocktail hour on the outdoor patio that overlooks the expansive ground. Day or evening wedding, indoor and outdoor, photography opportunities abound with magnificent architecture backdrops.

The Merion wedding venue photographer: a waterfall in front and some color added to create a mood.
Wedding Photography by Miguel Gonzalez, Philadelphia, United States

Grand-scale wedding galas at the European influenced Palazzo Ballroom

From classical European to contemporary design, the breathtaking décor at The Merion, Cinnaminson captures the essence of the most amazing places on Earth.  Each of four exquisite ballrooms - unique and remarkable in its own right - sets the stage for your fairy-tale event.  Every ballroom has its own cocktail room, private restrooms, and bridal suite for pre-wedding preparation or a brief escape from the limelight. One of the best wedding venues around for you and for great wedding photography.

Icona Avalon wedding venue photo | Using the color up top creatively during a portrait session with the bride and groom
Wedding Photography by Miguel Gonzalez, Philadelphia, United States

Icona Avalon NJ Wedding Images

Whether you envision a barefoot wedding ceremony right on the sand or a more formal setting in which to exchange your vows, ICONA Avalon Resort Wedding Venue has the gorgeous venue for the wedding of your dreams. They are happy to host your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, wedding after party, wedding room block, post-bridal brunch & more!

Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Warren New Jersey wedding venue detail photo of the groomsmen toasting
Wedding Photography by Michelle Arlotta, New Jersey, United States

Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Warren Wedding Celebrations

Romantic backdrops on the grounds for photo sessions.

"The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, nestled on 10 acres of meticulously lush gardens in the stunning countryside of the Watchung Mountains, is a rustic, sophisticated, and urban setting for dining or hosting your wedding. With two large event spaces and three private dining areas, the possibilities are endless. Executive Chef David Drake applied extravagances to fresh, local ingredients long before the phrase “farm-to-table” was coined. The Stone House menu changes seasonally and offers specials with ingredients that are sustainable and fresh, even from our very own garden, The Dancing Goat farm. Drake believes the best meals start with the freshest ingredients."

Rock Island Lake Club New Jersey wedding venue photo detail of the fireman cake cutting with the bride and groom wiping cake off their faces
Wedding Photography by Michelle Arlotta, New Jersey, United States

A rustic lakefront outdoor ceremony and reception wedding venue - Rock Island Lake Club

Rock Island Lake Club, NJ offers a picturesque location, with ceremonies that are primarily held outside along a glistening lake with stunning views of nature and peaceful sounds of waterfalls. An indoor alternative with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the lake. Both wedding ceremony spots include a birch tree archway for exchanging vows and great photography.

Liberty House wedding venue photographer — people dancing at wedding reception
Wedding Photography by Adena Stevens, Hoboken, United States

Jersey City Restaurant & Wedding Venue | Liberty House Events 

Liberty House Restaurant and Events - Jersey City: With endless possibilities for a perfect wedding day and two incredible ballrooms to choose from, you are sure to have your big day stand out. No matter where you are inside the Liberty House Restaurant, you will always have that breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline with our pristine gardens and patio. From their roaring fire pits and lounge areas to their farm-to-table cuisine, their expert event stylists are there to create an unforgettable destination for your wedding.