There are so many outdoor wedding venues in New Jersey, each offering something unique and wonderful for every couple and their guests that it’s impossible to narrow it down to just one list! Instead, we’ve picked a selection of some of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in New Jersey so that you can get a flavor of what’s on offer.
So, whether you’re after a dreamy romantic setting to say “I do” or want expansive grounds for grand parties and majestic photos, we’ve got you covered.
With exclusive access and gloriously romantic gardens, make sure you consider Bear Brook Valley as your outdoor wedding venue. It’s such a beautiful setting and you can style the venue to suit your theme. It’s got a fairy-tale atmosphere and you can spill out from an indoor seating area, in case the weather isn’t favorable, into the grounds when the sun shines. However, trust in good weather and you can get married overlooking a delightful heart-shaped pond saying your vows under a lovely wooden gazebo. The wedding team here is brilliant.
Imagine a dreamy outdoor aisle through trees and verdant borders as your guests sit alongside and you’ve imagined Crystal Plaza, Livingston. This outdoor wedding venue is one of New Jersey’s most sought after, built in the 1800s as a decadent mansion. For a wedding that oozes charm and elegance, it’s the venue to choose.
Following the ceremony, there are 5 acres of beautiful gardens for perfect photos. Famed for its food, there are plenty of indoor spaces too. Our top tip is to get married outdoors at twilight in the summer months when the outdoor aisle is wonderfully lit.
The newly re-imagined Mansion on Main Street is simply one of the best outdoor wedding venues in New Jersey. There’s room for up to 500 guests and getting married here is about doing it in style.
Outdoors, you will find picture-perfect gazebos and a beautiful stone dais ideal for sharing your promises. The staff will ensure every need is taken care of with full service catering from their award winning culinary team. You can head inside as the night unfolds to enjoy an evening of dancing in the Versailles Ballroom.
This impressive golf club is available to rent for outdoor weddings. With 360 acres of wonderful woodland and parkland, it’s earned its name as one of the finest wedding venues in New Jersey.
Couples and their guests can enjoy the reputable cuisine available at the club but also enjoy the extensive grounds. There is a garden gazebo for ceremonies, and drinks of the private terrace are sure to be a memorable affair. Even when you’re inside in the ballroom, you can still feel at one with the outdoors thanks to the floor to ceiling windows.
Did you know that you can celebrate your wedding in one of the gardens at Rutgers? These sprawling 180-acre botanic gardens, part of Rutgers University, open two of their romantically themed gardens for weddings. You can choose between the lush greens of the Roy deBoer Evergreen Garden or the intimate and dreamy Art Rudolf Sun and Shade Garden. Your photos will be wonderful with pretty garden backdrops. There is a wooden gazebo in the Art Rudolf Garden too where you can exchange your vows.
As you would expect from the name, getting married at Bello Giorno is like getting married at an Italian villa. Its truly beautiful and picturesque gardens are ideal for your celebration. The gardens are terraced, with landscaped courtyards and you can choose between a ceremony in the riverside gazebo or under the Rustic Wedding Tree. Bello Giorno is translated as ‘beautiful day’ and this is certainly an idyllic setting for yours. You’ll benefit from private use of the venue and can personalize everything from menus to décor.
Raking in the 5-star reviews, The Estate at Florentine Gardens is undoubtedly one of the best outdoor wedding venues in New Jersey for discerning couples. It was founded in 1989, but you can be forgiven for thinking you’re stepping back into Georgian times gone by, but with all the contemporary luxuries alongside. The gardens here are truly resplendent and it’s a wonderful place to book your customized wedding. There are four acres of meticulously cared for gardens to spend your day in, and the outdoor veranda is a perfect place to say “I do”.
In addition, there is the Grand Ballroom with its incredible floor-to-ceiling windows. Given the ceiling is 25 foot high, that’s pretty impressive! It even has its own Juliet balcony for more romantic shots.
The family owned and operated Crossed Keys Estate makes wedding couples and their guests feel magnificent for the day. You get your own in-house wedding coordinators and exclusive use of the venue. We think it’s one of the most ideal places for a country-style outdoor wedding in New Jersey.
Built in the 1790s, you can expect mature but well-tended grounds that encapsulate romance, history and charm. There are so many different opportunities for photos dotted throughout the estate, and with your exclusive use, you can make use of all of them. The wedding tent makes a perfect venue for your reception.
At Fernbrook Farms, you are invited to “dream big” about your big day with them. Few country venues can provide the plethora of space and options to make your wedding truly unique. You literally get use of the whole farm for the day, so you can have photos under the sunflowers, or even use their classic pickup truck to present hos d’oeuvres. It’s all about making it unique and intimate and decidedly ‘you’. The 1750 Manor House sits at the heart of the farm and you can use this as your base for the whole celebration. Expect menus bursting with farm-to-table organic fare too.
If you want to blend contemporary chic with outdoor style, then Rock Island Lake Club could well be what you’re looking for from outdoor wedding venues in New Jersey. With just one wedding per day, you can be sure of exclusive use. The lake makes a fantastic backdrop for your wedding, whatever the season. Handily just one hour from NYC, this is a wonderful New Jersey wedding venue offering lots of flexibility for brides and grooms wanting an outdoor venue whatever the season. Think hot chocolate by the fire pit in winter or shimmering photos on the pontoon in summer.
Whichever of these outdoor wedding venues you choose for your New Jersey wedding, rest assured that we’re here to help with all of your transport needs. Get in touch to learn how you can use a party bus to get your guests to out of the way countryside venues, or book your wedding limo with us.