We often hear our couples share the struggle with researching and compiling all the important details of their wedding, especially their wedding venues in NJ. Tom Russo Photography recognizes the daunting task of having to vet every single person and place you find when planning your wedding, so we wanted to lend a hand based on our first-hand experience with wedding venues in New Jersey.
If you’re a newly engaged couple looking to get married in NJ and you need a jumping-off point, look no further! Many of these venues will even offer a preferred vendor list making it easy to start here and follow your wedding checklist all the way down.
Of course, if you’re looking for the photographer of your dreams, we humbly throw our name in the hat. Check each New Jersey Wedding Venue listed below for a link to weddings Tom Russo Photography has shot there. Let’s take your visions from dreams to reality!
Note: These are the prices as of April 2022. We recommend calling the venue to confirm details!
Pricing of venue: $125 per person and up
The Grounds + Layout: Includes a barn, gazebo, grand ballroom, lounge, Sapphire Room, bridal and groom suite, and the Oak Room
What they offer: Rustic chic feel, private events venue, timeless architecture, lush grounds, 5-hour wedding packages, mahogany floors, 20-foot ceilings, and crystal chandeliers.
Reasons to love it: When you can marry rustic and classy in a way that delights your senses and creates the perfect backdrop for all your wedding photos, you know you found the perfect venue for your wedding. Why choose one style when you can easily and beautifully have both? Hamilton Manor will sweep you away in wedded bliss with its luxurious details. Take your bride and groom photos in secluded green gardens and later dance the night away under the crystal chandeliers that hang from the 20-foot ceilings. No matter which of the two rooms you chose, you’re going to have a night that everyone will remember forever.
May 15, 2021
June 5, 2022
Pricing of venue Request Quote for Custom Pricing
Capacity 225 guests
The Grounds + Layout
What they offer: Six indoor and outdoor settings, all only hosting one event a day. Sunsets and mountain views.
Reasons to love it: Options, options, options! With multiple settings to choose from, Minerals Hotel at Crystal Springs Resort is a dream for any couple that wants a specific location but with their choice of event space. One thing is undeniable, with stunning sunsets over mountain views, no matter which space you choose, this location will surprise and delight your guests while making the most beautiful backdrop for your photos! With only one event a day, you can relax knowing the focus is all on you – what more could you need?!
July 25, 2021
Pricing of venue: $190-$285 per person
The Grounds + Layout: 7000 square feet ballroom, temperature-controlled outdoor deck, private beach, dual water views from the Atlantic Ocean and Shrewsbury River, Beachfront Gazebo, Atlantic Deck, Empress Ballroom
What they offer: Family managed, Renowned chef with experience in diverse cuisine and taste, Neutral colors, Private entrances
Reasons to love it: If you want a wedding venue that will stun your wedding guests with the most amazing water views in New Jersey, then you need to check out Windows On The Water. You’re going to love the spacious and bright ballroom with the ease to add however many accent colors you want. Enjoy your cocktail hour on the Atlantic Deck, which is ideally glass-enclosed and temperature-controlled in the winter season! Your guests will love the private beach and entrances and you’ll love the exquisite cuisine from a renowned chef. This family-managed venue is one of the most breathtaking venues you can find!
June 26, 2022
Pricing of venue: Starts at $125/person
The Grounds + Layout: Pavilion, Grand Ballroom, Fountain, and Manicured Garden
What they offer: An elegant family-owned and operated venue, hosting one event at a time, custom-designed experiences with warm, personal touches, and innovative cuisine.
Reasons to love it: We love that South Gate Manor is a family-owned and operated event venue that limits events to one at a time, giving space and energy to focus on your wedding day! Start with an Alfresco cocktail hour, a reception to remember in the Grand Ballroom, and end with a Venetian hour to send your guests home happy and full!
January 23, 2022
March 5, 2022
May 12, 2022
Pricing of venue: $165-255 per person.
The Grounds + Layout: Lakeside in the picturesque mountains of New Jersey. Situated on a lake, 11-acre views, Grand Ballroom Brazillian hardwood floors, 20-foot barrel ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake. A separate room for cocktail hour.
What they offer: One wedding per day. Onsite Coordinating. Rustic charm with a touch of elegance. Perfect for intimate getaway weddings.
Reasons to love it: You don’t need a faraway destination wedding when you have the Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, NJ. Feel like you’ve been whisked away without leaving your home state of New Jersey. We don’t know about you, but when you can feel like your on vacation on the same day you’re getting married, that’s alright in our books. There is a view to take your breath away here, and with the focus on only one wedding per day, you will receive the utmost attention you deserve for your wedding day!
February 19, 2022
Pricing of venue: $105 per person and up
The Grounds + Layout: 72,000 square foot villa, grand style of a Palladian Mansion
What they offer: 2 venues in one place. Wedding Suites, Fireworks display option, Marble entryways, Tuscan fountains, hand-carved fireplaces, soaring ceilings, and lots of gold and crystal.
Reasons to love it: How many people can say they were married in a mansion? At the Palace at Somerset you will feel like royalty in every way. There’s enough room to host everyone without excluding anyone due to a small capacity. The attention to detail at this venue will have you feeling like you’re living in a romantic movie. With Tuscan fountains and hand-carved fireplaces, even the most hard-to-please wedding guests will find themselves speechless in awe. And what’s better than that?
January 6, 2022
May 13, 2022
Pricing of venue: Request Quote for Custom Pricing
The Grounds + Layout: Ballroom, Floor to ceiling windows, 190 acres, Rustic Log Cabin, Silo Barn, Panoramic Views
What they offer: All-inclusive, pet-friendly, Rustic Cocktail Hour Room, Mountain, and Sunset Views.
Reasons to love it: Don’t let the name of this venue fool you! The SkyView Golf Club is a sight to see – or better yet – experience. First of all, a pet-friendly venue? That’s a hole-in-one in our books! This all-inclusive venue means you can set it and forget it, shifting your focus back to the most important thing: Your partner! We love when our couples can simply enjoy their day without getting stuck on all the details. And if you start to forget, the panorama mountain sunset views will make everything right again.
November 6, 2021
Pricing of venue: $90 per person and up
Capacity: Banquet Room: 50-175 guests, All Seasons Room: 50-70 guests (before 5pm), Oak Room: 50 guests
The Grounds + Layout: Fireplaces, Customizable Accent Lights, Private entrance, DJ Booth, Private Restrooms, Large Media Screen, Attached bridal suite,
What they offer: An hour from NYC, Stylish rooms, Interactive Mirror Photo Booth, In house rentals
Reasons to love it: Why do we love 618 of Freehold? This is a great option for smaller weddings who want to stay close to the city. NYC is only a short drive away. With several event room options as well as attached bridal suites and private entrances – you won’t even know that this venue doubles as a restaurant. And if you’re looking for something unique and fun to commemorate your date – you and your guests will love the unique interactive mirror photo booth that instantly sends photos directly to your phone!
November 21, 2021
We at Tom Russo Photography are so excited to share these special and unique New Jersey Wedding Venues with you. We understand it can be hard to find complete information that includes photos. Now you can have the best of both worlds!
We hope you found this list helpful in your search for the perfect wedding venue! Keep an eye on this list as over time we will update it when we find a new must-know-about wedding venue in New Jersey!
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