6 Non-Boring Places to Get Married in NJ
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 / email@example.com
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:
Lake Valhalla Club / 13 Vista Rd., Montville, NJ 07045
http://www.lakevalhallaclub.com/ / (973) 334-3190 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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