6 of the Best Damn Wedding Venues in NJ
New Jersey is such an amazing place. We're a small state, but we have so much going on! As wedding photographers, we see a LOT of awesome places to get married. Today we offer you a sample of our most favorite places to get married in the Garden State. The list is by no means exhaustive, but you've got to start somewhere when you are trying to help couples have the best weddings ever, right? In no particular order:
1 - Jack's Barn / 1487 NJ-31, Oxford, NJ 07863 / http://www.jacksbarn.com/ / (908) 857-2054 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Check out this blog from one of the weddings we photographed at Jack's Barn:
2 - Lake Valhalla Club / 13 Vista Rd., Montville, NJ 07045 / http://www.lakevalhallaclub.com/ / (973) 334-3190 / email@example.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.
For more photos, check out this blog post from one of the weddings we've photographed at Lake Valhalla:
3 - Crossed Keys Estate / 289 Pequest Rd, Andover, NJ 07821 / http://www.crossedkeys.com/ / (973) 786-6661 / Inquiries can be submitted through their website
Sprawling, green grounds. Quaint and rustic historic buildings and stone cottages. The Crossed Keys Estate is a dream come true for any couple looking for amazing portraits on their wedding day. It's just so romantic. Bonus--they offer a big, beautiful tent for outdoor receptions so you can enjoy your wedding day rain or shine.
For more photos, check out this blog from a wedding we photographed at Crossed Keys: http://www.inspiremeimagery.com/blog/summer-wedding-crossed-keys-inn-andover
4 - The Sterling Ballroom at the DoubleTree / 700 Hope Rd., Tinton
Falls, NJ 07724 / http://www.sterlingballroomevents.com/ / (732) 544-9305 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Okay, I know what you're saying. "Guys, a hotel ballroom made the list? With all the unique cultural and historical spots in New Jersey, with all the museums and parks? Seriously?" Yes, seriously. Aside from the obvious benefits of being easy to get to, having plenty of parking, built in accommodations for guests, being BEAUTIFUL, and serving awesome food, the Sterling Ballroom made our list because of the staff. Nemo, the maître d', always keeps every vendor in the loop throughout the evening. Every time we shoot a wedding there we know everyone is in good hands, and that kind of trust is incredibly valuable.
For more photos, check out this blog from a wedding we photographed at The Sterling Ballroom: http://www.inspiremeimagery.com/blog/the-sterling-ballroom-the-wedding-of-kelly-stephen
5 - Skylands Manor / 5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456 / https://www.frungillo.com/venues/skylands-manor / (973) 962-9370 / email@example.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.
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
6 - Convention Hall / 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 / http://www.apboardwalk.com/portfolio/weddings/ / 732-897-6500 / firstname.lastname@example.org/
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.
For more photos, check out this blog post on a wedding we photographed at Convention Hall:
If you need a photographer who will tell your wedding day story artistically, creatively, and organically, say hello!