Often overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor, New Jersey is a hidden gem for weddings. From the golden beaches of the Jersey Shore, to the magnificent Hudson River, to the rolling hills of the Kittatinny Valley, the state boasts a variety of stunning landscapes.
The eclectic mix of urban sophistication and natural beauty makes it a versatile canvas for crafting your dream day. It’s also the ideal location for an al fresco celebration as there are plenty of outdoor wedding venues in New Jersey to consider.
But with choices ranging from British-style manor houses to stunning Italian gardens, where do you start? In this guide, we’ve unveiled 13 of the best outdoor wedding venues in New Jersey, complete with reviews and pricing insights.
13 of the most stunning New Jersey wedding venues
Here are 13 Garden State locations that can host an outdoor wedding:
1. Liberty House Restaurant, Jersey City
Nestled on the Hudson River waterfront, Liberty House offers a blend of modern elegance and breathtaking views of Manhattan. The venue’s contemporary design harmonizes seamlessly with the urban landscape, providing a sophisticated and chic atmosphere for weddings. As you exchange your outdoor vows, the iconic Manhattan skyline will serve as a dramatic backdrop, creating an experience to remember.
Cost: From $227 per person.
Reviews: Liberty House has received rave reviews for its modern elegance and beautiful views. Brides and grooms also praise the sophisticated ambiance and excellent service.
2. Il Tulipano, Cedar Grove
One of the best wedding venues in New Jersey, Il Tulipano has offered an iconic setting for thousands of celebrations over the decades. And now that it’s had a full refurbishment, it is looking more glamorous than ever.
This venue offers various dreamy and romantic outdoor spaces, from Italian gardens, to a Tuscan-style piazza, to the Tulip Terrace, where delectable pastries are served at weddings during Venetian Dessert Hour. Throw in elegant white glove service combined with a warm welcome and you’ve got the very best of Italy and the Garden State combined.
Cost: From $9096 for 50 guests.
Reviews: Il Tulipano’s has been earning outstanding reviews for its recent makeover, as well as the superb setting, cuisine, and service. One happy couple described the head chef Mario as “heaven sent”.
3. The Ashford Estate, Allentown
Step into a fairytale at The Ashford Estate, where rolling hills and pristine landscapes set the stage for a romantic journey. This venue immerses every guest in a combination of timeless charm and rustic romance. The dreamy ambiance invites couples to create a storybook beginning to their marriage and also promises a happy-ever-after.
Cost: From $200 per person.
Reviews: Couples describe The Ashford Estate as a fairytale venue, while the impeccable service has left a lasting impression on guests.
4. The Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station
At The Ryland Inn, history meets contemporary elegance on a historic equestrian estate. This venue provides a lovely blend of classic charm and modern amenities. If you’re looking for a touch of country chic you’ll find it in the Ryland Inn’s sprawling grounds, which offer plenty of scenic backdrops for an outdoor wedding.
Cost: From $175 per person.
Reviews: Guests praise The Ryland Inn for its historic charm, modern touches, and countryside setting.
5. Bonnet Island Estate, Manahawkin
If you’re looking for coastal sophistication then Bonnet Island Estate is your place. The venue offers serene views of the Barnegat Bay and is the perfect choice for a beach-inspired wedding with a touch of luxury. The refreshing coastal breeze and panoramic views contribute to an atmosphere of tranquility, ensuring a wedding day that is as serene as the venue itself.
Cost: From $190 per person.
Reviews: Bonnet Island Estate has gained praise for its tranquil setting and sense of sophistication. Couples love that the natural beachside ambience offers a touch of luxury too.
6. Crossed Keys Estate, Andover
Tucked away in rural New Jersey, Crossed Keys Estate offers an outdoor wedding setting of sprawling meadows and a garden. The estate’s green spaces provide a tapestry of colors, with charming rustic elements like a historic farmhouse and 200-year-old trees. The open-air tent adds to the romance, while the glass conservatory would be perfect for cocktail hour.
Cost: From $160 per person.
Reviews: Couples praise Crossed Keys Estate for its rustic details, natural beauty, and first-class team.
7. Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Warren
Stone House at Stirling Ridge is an oasis set in 10 acres of farmland. The venue seamlessly blends sleek and modern design with a welcoming rustic vibe. The Watchung Mountains are just 10 acres away and can provide an eye-catching backdrop for wedding shots.
Cost: From $175 per person.
Reviews: Stone House at Stirling Ridge has been collecting compliments for its blend of contemporary style and country charm.
8. Perona Farms, Andover
Based in Northern New Jersey, Perona Farms is a sprawling estate that has been operating since 1917. It offers gardens, patios, an orchard, and scenic Perona Lake, giving couples the chance to create lots of memorable moments.
Cost: From $150 per person.
Reviews: Guests often highlight the warm atmosphere of this venue as well as its scenery.
9. Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton
Grounds For Sculpture is a unique 42-acre sculpture park featuring beautiful gardens, art-filled landscapes and romantic backdrops such as a picture-book-pretty rustic bridge. With versatile outdoor spaces that include a butterfly meadow and a pond, Grounds For Sculpture provides a picturesque setting for couples who appreciate art and nature.
Cost: From $2,000 to 7,500 per event
Reviews: Guests describe Grounds For Sculpture as an incredible space. They praise the natural landscape, range of sculpture style, and winding paths leading to unexpected sights.
10. The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees
The Mansion on Main Street is an elegant venue designed in a classical style. The manicured gardens are classically romantic, plus the venue’s cascading waterfall, bridge, and fountain offer charming wedding photo backdrops.
Cost: Please contact the venue for pricing.
Reviews: Guests describe The Mansion on Main Street as extraordinary and magical with delicious food.
11. The English Manor, Ocean Township
in beautifully landscaped gardens, The English Manor blends classic British culture with New Jersey charms. The English Manor’s timeless architecture sets the stage for a very stylish celebration, while Asbury Beach & Boardwalk is just two miles away.
Cost: From $140 per person.
Reviews: Guests comment on the team’s warmth and professionalism, as well as the amazing scenery.
12. Battello, Jersey City
If you’re looking for an outdoor wedding with a more urban feel, consider Battello on the Hudson River waterfront. This chic venue offers panoramic views of the city skyline, as well as a riverside terrace area for your al fresco celebration.
Cost: From $175 per person.
Reviews: Guests compliment Battello’s breathtaking views, attentive staff, and excellent food.
13. The Sterling Ballroom at DoubleTree by Hilton, Tinton Falls
The Sterling Ballroom at DoubleTree is a contemporary ballroom with versatile outdoor spaces. It caters to couples with a budget-conscious approach who don’t want to compromise on style. It is also just minutes away from the Jersey Shore Boardwalks.
Cost: From $110 per person.
Reviews: Guests describe The Sterling Ballroom as magical with outstanding food.
From sandy beaches to rolling hills, New Jersey offers a tapestry of wedding venues that cater to every taste. Whether you’re dreaming of a chic riverside celebration or making your vows in a Tuscan-style piazza, the Garden State has it all.
Ready for your big day?
Hopefully, you’ve found plenty of inspiration for your outdoor wedding. If you’re looking for a New Jersey wedding venue that blends a welcoming atmosphere with a touch of glamor, then the recently revamped Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove is for you. Why not come over for a tour?
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