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Top Wedding Venues In New Jersey

Looking far and wide for a wedding venue in NJ? We've got some stunning venue options for you in the Garden State! Everything from (you guessed it) lush greenhouses & outdoor gardens to grand estates with ballrooms so beautiful it will make your heart beat faster. We've also got some unexpected options, (that you've come to expect from us) the likes of glamping, barns & waterfront wedding venues you won't want to miss! Read on for our picks for the best wedding venues in New Jersey!

Pictured left: Jardin de Buis
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Jardin de Buis

Tewksbury, NJ
Jardin de Buis is one of the most stunning estate & greenhouse venues we've seen maybe EVER, let alone in New Jersey. The French-inspired estate, located just an hour outside of New York City, feels like you're trasnported to the French countryside. It truly is the perfect place to host your unforgettable "I-do's" as it offers a myriad of indoor and outdoor event spaces -  a grand hall barn, two formal glass greenhouses, an orangerie, a formal potager garden, as well as extensive grounds for outdoor events. BONUS: The venue is dotted with one of a kind European antiques creating an intimate atmosphere that transports you to another time and place. BOOK THIS VENUE
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Meadowburn Farm

Vernon Township, NJ
The marvelous Meadowburn is actually a delightful (and working) dairy farm, producing aged and artisan cheeses. Once the country home of a pioneering female horticulturist at the turn of the 20th century, her wonderful work is still considered among some of the finest gardens in country - and will be a matchless backdrop for your matrimony. BONUS: There are three houses on the property for rental throughout the wedding weekend, as well as the main house available for rental on the wedding day. BOOK THIS VENUE

Planning: Lyndsey Hamilton Events  | Stationary: Fourteen-Forty
Photo: Julia Paisley
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Historic Cold Spring Village

Cape May, NJ
Looking for a historic New Jersey wedding venue? A mere minutes from downtown Cape May lies the darling Historic Cold Spring Villagean Early-American open-air living history museum. Step back in time to the 1800s while hosting your special day on this award-winning 30 acre-site, with several ceremony and receptions sites to accommodate up to 200 people. There is also photo-op galore with the  26 restored historic buildings scattered about the property 

 Event Styling: Primrose And Company 
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The Abbie Holmes Estate

Cape May, NJ
Prepare to be whisked away to a bygone era and enveloped by refined elegance and romance at this Cape May classic wedding venue. Set directly across from 'The Marketplace at Teaberry Antiques' this historic home is surrouned by magical manicured gardens for an utterly stunning and Insta-worthy wedding backdrop. BOOK THIS VENUE
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Stone House at Sterling Ridge

Warren, NJ
The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, nestled in the Watchung Mountains is a rustic and sophisticated wedding venue, boasting two large event spaces, and three private dining areas! Stone House’s Executive Chef Jerry Villa has brought the farm to table concept to New Jersey by choosing the freshest ingredients daily from his garden on Stone House’s property. Choose from venue spaces like the Grand Balloom with chandeliers and high ceilings for 500 to the Gallery - a sophisticated space with brick walls and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. BONUS: Winter weddings have a special place at Stone House at Sterling Ridge... and a special rate!

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The Inn at Fernbrook Farms

Chesterfield, NJ
The Inn at Fernbrook Farms, is a unique & special wedding estate at the heart of a 230 acre preserved working farm in pastoral Chesterfield, New Jersey. Centrally located between Philadelphia and NYC, the manor house, built in the 1740’s, is appointed with antique furniture, while the estate has 9 acres of extensive lawns and gardens, an outdoor hearth and a summer house, providing multiple venues for a picturesque wedding for up to 1,000 guests! BONUS: The farm has walking trails throughout 60 acres of forest, creeks, animal pens for petting, and a historic barn. On this land, over 20 acres of organic vegetable production provides an incredible bounty of food for the Kitchen at Fernbrook. 
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Wanderland Pop-Up

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
A curated pop-up hotel for hire? Yes please! Wanderland is the little sister to Nomad Asbury, a travel inspired lifestyle brand who encourages its customers to "grow wings, not roots." This curated pop up hotel is a glorious glamping option, located in New Jersey and designed to reach the most remote and beautiful locations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for your wedding or special event.  Tents are available for rent as blank canvases or as a fully curated popup boutique hotel. Bottom line, venue options are endless (forest, beach, field), but your accommodations are endlessly chic. 
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Willowwood Arboretum

Chester, NJ.
 Willowwood Arboretum is set against the beautiful landscape of New Jersey’s luscious greens in Chester, NJ.  Garden spaces can be rented for special parties, corporate events and wedding receptions or a combination of a ceremony and reception. Willowwood comes with 130 acres of rolling farm lands and 2,100 kinds of native and exotic plants. In addition to the formal gardens near the residence lies an undisturbed forest with historic collections of oak, maple, willow, magnolia, lilac, cherry, fir, pine, and redwood trees!
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The Ashford Estate

Monmouth County, NJ
Surrounded by hundreds of acres of preserved farmland in a secluded region of Monmouth County New Jersey, The Ashford Estate is a well-hidden treasure for brides looking for country estate elegance and sophistication on their wedding day. The Ashford has been brilliantly designed on over 30 park-like acres of sculpted property, complete with sparkling fountains, waterfalls, a floating gazebo, stone ruins, garden arbors and sprawling views. In addition to the natural beauty of its grounds, venue spaces range from a barn chapel, carriage house and the grand ballroom. BONUS: The Estate offers a monumental conservatory and a majestic solid oak library. Not to be overlooked are the onsite guest suites that are as elegant and posh as the finest hotels in the world. 
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Crossed Keys Estate & Inn

Andover, New Jersey
Are you a garden party type of couple? Crossed Key's Estate is an enchanting garden wedding venue set in Andover New Jeresey. Have a wedding ceremony surrounded by twelve beautifully landscaped acres with pond and stream, magnificent grove of tall oak and weeping beech trees. Stroll about the romantic English garden, with over 1000 dahlias on the property for beautiful bridal party photos!
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Ryland Inn

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Are you in search for a regal and elegant estate venue in New Jersey? Here it is! Set in the gentle hills of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, The Ryland Inn is elegance defined. The 220 year old equestrian estate has been restored while keeping the property’s old-world charm. Host a timeless wedding on this traditional and unique historical heritage estate. 
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Laurita Winery

New Egypt, NJ
Laurita Winery - so named for the two first names of the two owner's mothers - Laura & Rita, is a sustainable winery wedding venue that makes use of responsible growing practices while maintaining a beautiful backdrop. The view from the winery and its gently graduating slopes of terraces, pergolas and wide lawns is one of 40 fully cultivated acres of neatly planted linear rows of vineyards and 200 acres of woodlands, meadows and pasture. BONUS: Sharing the property with the winery is the Inn at Laurita Winery, a newly restored and renovated farmhouse for your guests!  Full service massage and spa services are available to Inn guests as well as trails and riding lessons!
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Monmouth Hills Waterwitch Club

Highlands, NJ
We'll call this one the most exclusive (elusive?) wedding venues in New Jersey!  This mysterious, romantic location, described so vividly in James Fennimore Cooper's sea adventure, "The Water Witch," remains unknown to most New Jerseyans.  The historic Water Witch Clubhouse, with its sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and New York harbor, is available for a limited number of private functions, and is a favorite spot for weddings.  BONUS: It's situated atop one of the highest points on the eastern seaboard, this venue combines turn-of-the-century charm with sweeping views of Sandy Hook, the Atlantic Ocean, and the city skyline, all in a quiet and secluded location. 
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Bonnet Island Estate

Manahawkin, NJ
How does a private coastal island wedding with a ceremony in a quaint boathouse chapel sound? Bonnet Island Estate is a wonderful waterfront wedding venue in Manahawkin, New Jersey. Not only is the boathouse chapel all kinds of magic for yoru ceremony but the majestic ballroom and private guest suites emulate sophistication and luxury. From gorgeous English garden landscaped grounds and panoramic bay views to the seriously cool ballroom - 250 guests can boogie down in a ballroom with high wood-framed ceilings made to resemble the inverted hull of a classic sailing ship. Floor to ceiling windows allow the beauty of the bay and stars to be the beautiful backdrop of your day, even indoors. 
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Unionville Vineyards

Ringoes, NJ
A beautiful working winery venue in Ringoes, NJ, this wedding venues hosts weddings all-year round! Ceremonies are simply stunning held on the lawn behind the 1858 Mansion with a view of the Home Vineyard. The first floor of the house is available as a hideaway, for the bride and her wedding party prior to the ceremony. Host a wedding welcome for 50 at the 40-foot bar at the Tasting Room and the Winery Floor can be rented for an intimate formal-sit down dinner for 60. But have no fear, larger weddings can be held on the new brick patio outside the Cave Room from May through October. The location offers a 3,200sqft high-peak tent complete with twinkle lights, chandeliers, and palladium window siding. 
Florals: Oleandar Floral
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Rock Island Lake Club learn more

Rustic meets modern at this breathtaking lakefront wedding venue in New Jersey.  Nestled in the Sparta Mountains, this spectacular spot consists of a eleven-acres of private property with lake & waterfall views, two islands, a natural birch tree archway (perfect for exchanging vows), and a stone fire pit! The 14,000 sq. ft. building itself features open and covered decks, separate cocktail and lounge rooms, and of course a grand ballroom complete with hardwood floors, remarkable lighting, and a spiral staircase leading up to a bridal suite. BONUS:  During the warmer seasons guests can enjoy the lake views a little closer out on our grounds with access to our outdoor dining tables, adirondacks chairs and swings.  BOOK THIS VENUE NOW
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Ellis Island learn more

History buffs or patriotic peeps, this iconic wedding venue in New Jersey (that's right!) is one to seriously consider for your big day! With just an eight minute exclusive ferry ride from Battery Park, NYC or Liberty State Park, NJ – let Ellis Island be your guide to a once in a lifetime event experience celebrating your heritage. More than 100 million Americans can claim ancestors who passed through Ellis Island in search of a new beginning. You'll have exclusive use of the museum and National Park Service Ranger tours. Enjoy  breathtaking views of the Manhattan Skyline or host your guests outdoors under the stars overlooking the Statue of Liberty. Bonus: Looking to make a big statement? FIreworks are A-OK. BOOK THIS VENUE
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