Choosing a wedding venue can be such an overwhelming decision.
That’s why we’re here to help! We have worked at a ton of wedding venues throughout the tri-state area, and here we list our top 10 Wedding venues in New Jersey.
We chose these venues because they offer the best of the best – beautiful grounds for photos, amazing staff to assist on your big day, and overall stellar experiences.
We hope this list leads you to your dream wedding venue!
Finally, be sure to contact us once you’ve decided and are ready to book your photography!
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57 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Why Pleasantdale Chateau makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
Your fairytale wedding is about to come true! Pleasantdale Chataeu is one of the world’s greatest estates, and it’s easy to see why! The secluded and serene setting features centuries-old oak trees, stone walls, and a multitude of majestic plantings. Pleasantdale’s regal grounds include formal gardens, ponds, walking bridges, and charming gazebos. Also, the entry hall with ornate limestone columns and a lavish crystal chandelier welcome you and your wedding guests.
The classically-designed Grand Ballroom has immense vaulted ceiling and is capped by a marvelous glass dome. You’ll love the Mediterranean-style Fountain Room, stunning indoor botanical garden, and picturesque indoor pool. As a result, they are some of our favorite spots for photos!
Pleasantdale is truly spectacular – it also has a heliport! Some couples are whisked away via helicopter after their wedding celebration to spend the night in Manhattan.
Check out all the Pleasantdale Chateau weddings we’ve photographed.
76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Why Liberty House makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
Looking for unsurpassed Manhattan skyline views? Look no further than Liberty House, an elegant wedding venue with pristine gardens and patio, roaring fire pits, and comfortable lounge areas. In addition, farm to table cuisine exquisite views of New York City make the Liberty House the perfect destination for your wedding.
The entire second floor of Liberty House features floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing you to see the NYC skyline throughout your big day. An open floor plan with exposed wood beams is modern and chic. The Grand Ballroom at Liberty House accommodates up to 400 guests. Need a smaller space? The Liberty Room can host between 75 to 150 guests and also offers the same spectacular views.
Bonnet Island Estate
2380 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Why Bonnet Island Estate makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
Bonnet Island Estate is perfect for romantic, beachfront weddings. First of all, the elegant reception rooms, majestic ballroom, and private suites are true luxury! The beautiful waterfront and boathouse chapel make for stunning photos. Rustic barn doors add a touch a vintage to this modern wedding venue. You’ll also love the panoramic bay views and natural wildlife marsh. Bonnet Island Estate also features an English garden and fountain, an arbor and gazebo, and lush, natural landscaping. The ballroom has dramatic 30-foot high cathedral ceilings that resemble the inverted hull of a classic sailing ship. Finally, floor to ceiling windows allow you to see the beauty of the bay and stars.
The Addison Park
Want to make a memorable entrance as husband and wife? Of course you do! Try the grand dual staircase at this family-run Aberdeen property.
Get married in their outdoor space backed by a gorgeous white colonnade, hold your cocktail hour on the patio and host a site-catered dinner (for 65 to 800 people!) in their modern ballroom.
Mallard Island Yacht Club
1450 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Why Mallard Island Yacht Club makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
Mallard Island Yacht Club, surrounded by the beautiful Barnegat Bay, offers spectacular views right at the Jersey shore. The gothic sanctuary is enchanting, and the grand archways and ornate ceilings evoke a sense of Old-World charm. In addition, both the bride and groom have special, luxurious places to relax. The unique Groom’s Shack has beamed ceilings, pumpkin pine floors, leather seating, and nautical elements.
In addition, the Grand Wedding Penthouse Bridal Suite is truly incredible. It’s 3,000 sqft and takes up the entire 4th floor! Full-length windows offer unsurpassed views of the bay. The king sized bed draped in handmade curtains is so comfortable and elegant. Furthermore, from the bridal suite, you can even peek in on the Groom’s Shack!
Exchange your vows in front of a stacked stone fireplace in a charming boathouse. Or choose to have your ceremony on the lush lawn under the warmth of the sun. Afterwards, your reception in the lavish ballroom seats 250 guests that will walk through stunning French doors into the scenic atrium. Everyone can dance the night away under romantic lighting and continue to enjoy the magnificent coastal vistas of Barnegat Bay.
The Ashford Estate
637 Province Line Rd, Allentown, NJ 08501
Why The Ashford Estate makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
The Ashford Estate is a treasure for couples looking for country estate elegance and also sophistication. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of preserved farmland, the estate has an antique steel bridge and driveway lined with old growth pines. Favorite features of the estate include sparkling fountains, waterfalls, a floating gazebo, stone ruins, garden arbors and sprawling views.
Furthermore, the barn chapel, carriage house, grand ballroom, conservatory, and solid oak library are just the beginning! Multiple sitting rooms and verandas provide extraordinary spaces for your big day preparations and resting time. In addition, the guest suites are also as posh as the finest hotels in the world! If you’re looking for simple, timeless elegance, choose The Ashford Estate as your wedding venue.
Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury
1 Obre Pl, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Why Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
Shadowbrook is classic old world charm. The lush estate has a tree lined drive, romantic ambiance, and authentic architecture. Shadowbrook’s Georgian mansion features 18 secluded acres of magnificent gardens with endless flowers and impeccably manicured hedges. Most of all, it’s such a dreamlike setting for your wedding!
Crossed Keys Estate
289 Pequest Road, Andover, New Jersey 07821
Why Crossed Keys Estate makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
Crossed Keys Estate is a perfect outdoor wedding venue. A one-stop-shop, the estate also provides catering, wedding flowers and bouquets, and event planning. You and your guests will love the rustic elegance of the estate. Exquisite features include a charming Juliette balcony for tossing your bouquet and an elegant bride’s room to get ready. Crossed Keys also has tree-lined drive, lush meadows for your wedding photos, and finally, a gorgeous reception tent.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge
50 Stirling Road, Warren, NJ 07059
Why Stone House at Stirling Ridge makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, the Stone House at Stirling Ridge is a rustic and sophisticated setting for your wedding. Whether you’d like your big day to be intimate or you plan on having a 500-guest reception, Stone House makes your wedding dreams come true! The beautifully landscaped grounds, award-winning farm-to-table seasonal cuisine, and impeccable service ensure a memorable experience.
The Grand Ballroom has breathtaking floor to ceiling windows and also a private terrace. The Lodge at Stirling Ridge is where luxury meets industrial and rustic meets contemporary. It has wrought-iron chandeliers and a stone fireplace standing 20 feet tall. In addition, the multi-level cocktail space offers the look and feel of an art gallery. It incorporates brick walls, slate and wood floors, and an angled ceiling. Finally, Stone House’s meticulously lush gardens, outdoor cabanas, and impressive reflection pool make for stunning wedding photos.
4 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Why Maritime Parc makes our list of Top Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
Also in Jersey City, Maritime Parc offers spectacular views of the Hudson River, lower Manhattan, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Maritime Parc includes two venues – The Sky Room and The Aviary – combing a total of 18,000 square footage! Each venue’s wraparound terrace invites guests to enjoy the fresh air and sensational scenery. Inside, wall-to-wall windows allow sunlight to flood the rooms, which we love for photos! Once dark, you and your guests can watch the lights of Manhattan twinkle beyond the Hudson.
The Asbury Hotel
210 5th Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Why The Asbury Hotel makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues:
With a reputation as the hippest new venue in Asbury Park, The Asbury Hotel combines Victorian-era history with modern vibes. The ground-floor lounge has a pool table, pinball machines, board games – tons of fun for your guests! The Asbury Hall & Terrace features 4,800 square feet of flexible indoor and also outdoor space right on the Jersey Shore. Most of all, elegant design and endless photo possibilities make this swanky hotel a wedding favorite!
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Why The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues.
Another option in Asbury Park, the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel has five unique and luxury ballrooms to choose from for your wedding. Whether you are planning an ornate plated dinner for 500 or an intimate cocktail celebration, the Berkeley is simply amazing! Most of all, the elegant European charm of the hotel paired with rooftop views and easy boardwalk access make this destination a wedding favorite.
Elizabeth + Patrick held their stunning wedding at the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel. They also had a blast taking their wedding portraits on Asbury’s iconic boardwalk overlooking the ocean.
The Ryland Inn
115 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Why The Ryland Inn makes our list of Top NJ NY Wedding Venues
Looking for an elegant estate for your wedding day? First of all, the Ryland Inn offers both modern and rustic elements you are sure to love! The Ryland Grand Ballroom has breathtaking 30 foot windows and a matching stone fireplace that’s perfect for winter weddings. Adjacent to the Grand Ballroom is a also private patio, which boasts fire pits and an outdoor bar that is ideal for a cocktail hour or for extra seating.
The Ryland Inn’s rich history of equestrian tradition shows through its country farmhouse and farm fresh ingredients for meals. The bridal suite features tasteful décor and a private bathroom. The groom’s cottage is complete with gentlemanly touches, including a pool table, barber stations, a bar, and a living room. You and your fiance will be right at home at Ryland!
Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club
811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road, Bedminster Township, NJ 07921
Why Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club makes our list of Top 10 New Jersey Wedding Venues.
Nestled in the picturesque countryside, Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club features an enchanting 40-room English manor clubhouse and scenic grounds. Reserve a riverside backdrop for your outdoor wedding ceremony. Hold your reception in the Somerset Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows revealing finely groomed golf courses. In addition, the adjoining Patio is available for cocktail hour as well. Fabulous fireplaces and chandeliers will also bring true elegance to your big day.
Check out more of our favorite wedding venues in New York, Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley below:
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- Top 10 wedding venues in Brooklyn
- Wedding venues on Long Island
- Wedding venues in the Hudson Valley
We have a complete Wedding Venue Guide, where you can find a variety of venues throughout New York, New Jersey and the Hudson Valley.
BONUS: Below are a few of our favorite wedding venues in New York and Long Island.
135 W Gate Dr, Huntington, NY 11743
Why Oheka Castle makes our list of Top NJ NY Wedding Venues
Who wouldn’t love to be married in a dream castle? On the Gold Coast of Long Island between New York City and The Hamptons sits Oheka Castle, a true gem, voted #1 Most Unforgettable Wedding Venue by WE TV.
America’s grandest castle features Formal Gardens where your ceremony can take place and second-to-none overnight accommodations. You and your guests will savor award-winning cuisine and also dance the night away at your reception!
When we photograph weddings at Oheka Castle, we often feel like we have been transported to a French Chateaux, and you will, too! The grounds are breathtakingly gorgeous, and your big day is sure to be classically elegant at this luxurious NY wedding venue. Just look at Liz + Joey’s photos below!
Cedar Lakes Estate
1 Team USA Way, Port Jervis, NY 12771
Why Cedar Lakes Estate makes our list of Top NJ NY Wedding Venues
Cedar Lakes Estate is our favorite NY wedding venue for camping / glamping weddings! Cedar Lakes Estate’s pastoral charm and gorgeous landscapes offer the ideal setting for your country-inspired wedding. There are so many wonderful locations on the property. You will love the lawn, the pool with stunning views of the lake, and the mountain top, with fresh air and majestic sky views. Centrally located on the border of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Cedar Lakes Estate is easy for you and your guests to get to. Furthermore, you can all stay overnight!