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6 Non-Boring Places to Get Married in NJ

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It can be hard finding wedding venues that are both "out of the box" and great at actually hosting weddings. We've had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of weddings in our glorious state, and we're fallen hard for the venues below. If you're searching for a place to have an awesomely nontraditional wedding in NJ, you may find that one of them suits you perfectly.

Jack's Barn / 1487 NJ-31, Oxford, NJ 07863
http://www.jacksbarn.com/ / (908) 857-2054 / jacksbarn@comcast.net

Jack's Barn is the perfect venue for a charming rustic wedding. It's seriously just a dream come true. From the stringed lights to the vintage wood interiors to the long farm tables where your guests will enjoy their dinner, it is just absolutely picture perfect. Words can't even do it justice--check out some of the portraits we've taken there to really get a feel for the space. It's just truly an amazing place for a wedding with a rustic vibe.

 Wedding photos taken at  Jack's Barn / 1487 NJ-31, Oxford, NJ 07863

Wedding photos taken at Jack's Barn / 1487 NJ-31, Oxford, NJ 07863

 Wedding photos taken at  Jack's Barn / 1487 NJ-31, Oxford, NJ 07863

Wedding photos taken at Jack's Barn / 1487 NJ-31, Oxford, NJ 07863

Check out this blog from one of the weddings we photographed at Jack's Barn:
http://www.inspiremeimagery.com/blog/2017/7/17/october-wedding-jacks-barn-oxford-nj

Lake Valhalla Club / 13 Vista Rd., Montville, NJ 07045
http://www.lakevalhallaclub.com/ / (973) 334-3190 / reception@lakevalhallaclub.com

Looking for a historic place to get married? The Lake Valhalla Club is a wonderful lakeside venue perfect for small, intimate weddings and larger ones alike. It's a country club in a beautiful natural setting, so you can strike a perfect balance between a sophistication and rustic. Why did it make our list? Their grounds, inside and out, are SO PERFECT for portraits and their staff is absolutely incredible to both the clients and fellow vendors. Oh, and the food. Oh my god, the food. We’re trying to keep our descriptions here short and sweet, so definitely check out their website to read about the full history and setting of the space.

 Wedding photos taken at  Lake Valhalla Club / 13 Vista Rd., Montville, NJ 07045

Wedding photos taken at Lake Valhalla Club / 13 Vista Rd., Montville, NJ 07045

 Wedding photos taken at  Lake Valhalla Club / 13 Vista Rd., Montville, NJ 07045

Wedding photos taken at Lake Valhalla Club / 13 Vista Rd., Montville, NJ 07045

For more photos, check out this blog post from one of the weddings we've photographed at Lake Valhalla:
http://www.inspiremeimagery.com/blog/lake-valhalla-wedding

 

Skylands Manor / 5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
https://www.frungillo.com/venues/skylands-manor / (973) 962-9370 / info@frungillo.com

IT'S A CASTLE!!! It is seriously, a legit castle. Do you want to spend a thousand hours taking beautiful portraits? Because we will spend a thousand hours taking beautiful portraits there. The grounds are huge. The castle is huge. Somehow, the light is beautiful everywhere you turn. Dripping weeping willow trees, ivy covered walls, rooms rich with detail. It's to die for. It's perfect for winter weddings or summer. If you're looking for a historic, unique, and different place to get married, the Skylands Manor should definitely make your list.

 Wedding photos taken at  Skylands Manor / 5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Wedding photos taken at Skylands Manor / 5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

 Wedding photos taken at  Skylands Manor / 5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Wedding photos taken at Skylands Manor / 5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

For more photos, check out this blog post on a wedding we photographed at Skylands Manor: http://www.inspiremeimagery.com/blog/skylands-manor-the-wedding-of-jill-sean

Convention Hall / 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
http://www.apboardwalk.com/portfolio/weddings/ / 732-897-6500 / chris.femiano@madisonmarquette.com/

Getting married on stage at Asbury Park's Convention Hall is truly a once in a lifetime experience. For a couple that is passionate about music, it's hard to think of a more fitting venue space. Standing where legends have stood while you say your vows and start a new branch on the family tree? Come on. You can't beat that.

 Wedding photo taken at  Convention Hall / 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Wedding photo taken at Convention Hall / 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

 Wedding photo taken at  Convention Hall / 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Wedding photo taken at Convention Hall / 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

For more photos, check out this blog post on a wedding we photographed at Convention Hall:

http://www.inspiremeimagery.com/blog/convention-hall-the-asbury-park-wedding-of-emily-martin

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square Plaza / Jersey City, NJ 07306
http://loewsjersey.org/ /  201-798-6055 / 

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre is a truly incredible place to have a wedding. It originally opened in 1929 and was considered a "movie palace." This is the perfect place for a wedding for movie buffs, a couple who wants a 1920s or Great Gatsby theme wedding, history enthusiasts, or simply a couple who wants a wedding every guest will remember.

 Wedding photos taken at  The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Wedding photos taken at The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

It costs less than $6,000 to rent the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre for a wedding. The rental fee for your wedding will go directly into the volunteer-run non-profit that manages it. That's good karma right there.

 Wedding photos taken at  The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Wedding photos taken at The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

You bring in your own caterer, so this theatre is great for people with all kinds of budgets. It's very much a DIY situation, but that means you have control over how much or how little you spend. With the theatre being as grand and beautiful as it is, it's very possible to be sparse with decorations and flowers and still have an awe-inspiring setting for your day.

 Wedding photos taken at  The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Wedding photos taken at The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306

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