Best New Jersey Wedding Venues

Here are some of the New Jersey Wedding Venues that we at David Eric Photography have worked at over the years. There is a wide range of styles and looks. You will need to visit a few to find the one best suited for you.

THE MANSION AT MOUNTAIN LAKES

Mountain Lakes, NJ

THE TERRACE

Paramus, NJ

GALLOPING HILLS GOLF COURSE

Kenilworth, NJ

CHART HOUSE WEEHAWKEN

Weehawken, 

CLARKS LANDING YACHT CLUB

Point Pleasant, NJ

CRYSTAL PLAZA

Livingston, NJ

LAKE VALHALLA CLUB

Montville, NJ

HYATT MORRISTOWN

Morristown, NJ

NANINA’S IN THE PARK

Belleville, NJ

PLEASANTDALE CHATEU

West Orange, NJ

PRIMAVERA REGENCY 

Stirling, NJ

SEASONS

Washington Township, NJ

THE OLDE MILL INN

Basking Ridge, NJ

RICHFIELD REGENCY

Verona, NJ

THE HANOVER MANOR

Hanover, NJ

THE PARK SAVOY

Florham Park, NJ

THE VENETIAN

Garfield, NJ

THE RYLAND INN

Whitehouse Station, NJ

THE OAKESIDE MANSION

Bloomfield, NJ

WESTMOUNT COUNTRY CLUB

Woodland Park, NJ

THE TIDES ESTATE

North Haledon, NJ

WESTIN MORRISTOWN

Morristown, NJ

WILSHIRE CATERERS

West Orange, NJ

THE ROCKLEIGH

Rockleigh, NJ

BASING RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Basking Ridge, NJ

 

 

STONEHOUSE

Stirling Ridge, NJ

THE PALACE AT SOMERSET PARK

Somerset Park, NJ

TAPPAN HILL MANSION

Tarrytown, NJ

THE SKYLANDS MANOR

Ringwood,NJ

IL TULIPANO

Cedar Grove, NJ

WATERSIDE

North Bergen, NJ

THE BETHWOOD

Totowa, NJ

THE EXCELSIOR

190 Route 46 East, NJ

ROYAL MANOR

Garfield, NJ

THE PALACE AT SOMERSET PARK

Somerset, NJ

THE GRAND AT 1600

Lakewood, NJ

THE IMPERIA

Somerset, NJ

HYATT REGENCY JERSEY CITY ON THE HUDSON

Jersey City, NJ

The Graycliff

Moonachie, NJ

MARITIME PARC

Jersey City, NJ

THE MANOR

West Orange, NJ

HIGHLAWN PAVILION

West Orange, NJ

THE ELAN CATERING AND EVENTS

Lodi, NJ

CRYSTAL POINT YACHT CLUBTHE GRAYCLIFF

Point Pleasant Boro, NJ

BATTELLO

Jersey City, NJ

THE GROVE

Cedar Grove, NJ

FLORENTINE GARDENS

River Vale, NJ

 

 

 

WATERLOO VILLAGE

Stanhope, NJ

New Jersey Wedding Venues

Chances are you haven’t had to pick out a New Jersey wedding venue before, and if you have, you know how stressful it can sometimes be! Luckily, professionals in the wedding industry have done this hundreds of times and see what you may or may not need.

Choosing a wedding venue in New Jersey is an exciting process, but you shouldn’t start looking at wedding venues until you’ve decided how many guests you’re inviting and the size of your budget. You’ll also need to determine if you want to have your ceremony and reception in different locations or if you want an all-in-one wedding venue.

If you are basing your decision on a Wedding Venue’s ground for an outdoor ceremony, please keep in mind that we are in New Jersey. The weather is very unpredictable; make sure to check out the indoor backup facilities and be happy with them in the chance you need to move indoors.

While New Jersey Wedding Venues can offer a wide range of styles, you need to decide what fits yours. Do you want all the glitz and glamour with a traditional venue, or are you more rustic overlooking a lake or would be more comfortable at the beach? You need to decide this before you start booking an appointment.

Do your research before making appointments and narrow down your choices as visiting too many may confuse you more than you may think.

While most of the time, the date can be pretty flexible, you want to have a few dates or at least a specific month in mind before choosing a wedding venue. Consider all of your options, but try not to make your selection too broad.

Find a date that works best for you, your partner, close family, and wedding party. The rest of your guests will make it work, or they won’t. Keep in mind that some dates will be priced differently than others, so picking an off-season date may get you the venue you are in love with that may have been out of your budget.

Nothing puts a damper on your wedding’s mood, like having your guests arrive at your venue while another wedding is finishing up. Most New Jersey venues will keep each wedding separate, so you will feel like you are the only one there. Ask how they will manage this and if it matches your dream wedding.

When you choose a wedding venue, it means you have officially “set the date,” now it’s time to start planning!

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Wedding Venues My Five Favorite in New Jersey | David Eric Photography

Wedding Venues My Five Favorite in New Jersey

Hi, my name is Caroline. In all the years that I have been photographing weddings, Couples frequently ask me what some of my favorite New Jersey wedding venues are.  I am always honored to be asked about this because I feel that it always helps to hear first hand not only who we recommend but also why. So this got me thinking. Why not write about it.  So I am starting a series of blogs to help everyone out in the wedding planning process.

Let’s get Started

This week I will start with what everyone starts their wedding planning with – New Jersey wedding venues.

As small as New Jersey is there is a multitude of Wedding venues in New Jersey to host your wedding.  They range from the high-end glitzy wedding venues with french glove service, room up-lighting and mile-high ceilings to the small intimate venues like your local restaurant, club hall or rustic barns.   I think last I checked there are 285 New Jersey Wedding venues listed within 15 miles of our offices in Maywood, New Jersey. WOW! That’s overwhelming, to say the least. So how does one go through everything to choose that perfect New Jersey wedding venue?  You ask professionals like me who have been to most of them.

So here are my five favorite wedding venues in northern New Jersey for a reception so far this year: (and this was tough to narrow down to just 5)

 

The Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh (Bergen County)

The Rockleigh Country Club offers private grounds for your wedding with pathways, majestic gardens and beautiful glistening pool with fountains that are exquisite day or night right outside your room.  

At the entrance to the Bristol room, you are captivated by the marble floors and the grand staircase that are perfect for photos whether the weather is perfect or not,.  There are areas for your ceremony both indoors and outside. That’s just for photos, the food speaks for itself. There is always an abundant amount of food. They never seem to disappoint.  Whenever I am told I am going here, I love it. I find that there is such a variety, I always find something new to try there at dinner. And when they say leave room for dessert, they weren’t kidding.  My favorite is the chocolate milk or milkshakes and warm cookies.

Wedding Venues New Jersey Rockleigh Country Club first look on grand staircase 

Season’s Catering in Washington Township (Bergen County)

Seasons catering offers old world Italian charm with gold decor and marble floors throughout the entire facility.  The outside grounds have gorgeous waterfalls and stone walkways that are perfect for photos day and night. They even allow you to drive your limo right into the gardens for photos with the waterfall in the background.  The staff there attend to your every need from start to finish. Never a worry. As for the food, Better come hungry, cause you are going to eat like never before. From cocktail hour to dessert the food never stops. And the variety of food you get is unreal.  I always try something new there. And don’t forget dessert. They always offer a show-stopping display for your dessert room. You just have to see to believe it.

Wedding Venues New Jersey Bride and Groom at The back staircase at Seasons Catering New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Waterloo Village in Stanhope (Sussex County)

 

For those who want the country barn style wedding with a rustic feel at the same time without the DIY.   Here lies Waterloo village. This quaint community knows the importance of protecting the Borough’s natural resources. The facility is open for visitors on the weekends.  There are always events going on there. This historic site is now hosting private weddings. Your wedding consultant makes sure every detail is picture perfect. And with the grounds covered in history, there are several areas for photos.  You have full use of the grounds that run along the Morris Canal. They have facilities for both outdoor in the event of inclement weather they can also accommodate for indoor ceremonies and well as a country church on the grounds. The food is home-style at its best. The staff is very welcoming with a variety of options from buffet to formal sit down including hanging out at the enormous fire pit eating brick oven pizza and roasting smores under the stars.  I fell in love with the place.

Wedding Venues New Jersey Waterloo Village bride and groom roasting marshmallows over the fire pit

 

The Tides Estates, North Haledon (Passaic County)

The Tides Estates has it all.  Rolling estate gardens with private outdoor ceremony grounds. Fountains, walkways and two gazebos plus outdoor seating areas for cocktails.  Inside there are two ballrooms to choose from. My fave is the larger one with high ceilings allowing me to photograph the first dance from above. I love working with Mike and Steve, the two maître d there.   The entrance way greets you with this gorgeous chandelier and staircase that is breathtaking. The staff and food is first class. They never disappoint anytime I am there.

Wedding Venues New Jersey The Tides Estates bride and groom on jaguar in front of the venue

 

The Manor, West Orange (Essex County)

 

The Manor is probably one of the oldest yet most picture perfect New Jersey Wedding venues in Essex county.  The grounds speak for themselves. The outdoor area for the ceremony is large enough to seat a 200 or more guest wedding.  The arches that lead you to your ceremony are spectacular. There are several areas for photos all around the facility with floral path gardens, fountains, waterfalls, bridges and much more.  My favorite spot is the carriage house. You walk around, and you will see the private herb garden that they use for their meals, and pear trees growing by the house. And talk about attention to detail.  There is a full-time staff there just to polish the real silver utensils and serving ware. The food is old world southern charm at its best. You get a variety to choose from, and they can cater to your every whim.

Wedding Venues The Manor Bride and groom in the arch by the gazebo


So there you have it guys, in no particular order, My favorite New Jersey Wedding venues in Northern New Jersey as of March 2018.  As we kick off another wedding season, we have a bunch of new and unique venues to photograph at. So this list may change. Let’s see. If you have a favorite that didn’t make the list and you want to share, let me know in the comments below.  I am always open to hearing what other brides and grooms have for their favorites and why. Be sure to check back often for updates and other top 5 lists or check out our website for more about Jerry and Caroline Rizzo owners of David Eric Photography

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