7 Unique Garden State Wedding Venues

What makes an event venue special? It could be any number of things, like a spectacular view, remarkable architecture, gorgeous gardens or topnotch cuisine. Northern New Jersey happens to have a selection of unique wedding locations, all of which offer one or more elements that make them exceptional. Check them out—you may discover one that fits your wedding vision to a T.

Grand Marquis
  • Location: 1550 U.S. 9, Old Bridge, NJ
  • Style: Glamorous, romantic
  • Fab Feature: Adjustable colored lighting in both event spaces—from festive red and romantic purple to sultry blue—lets you create whatever mood you like.
  • Event Space Highlights: At 8,400 square feet the Marquis Room is super spacious, while the Dome Room dazzles with its spectacular glass dome. 
  • Notable Services: They’ve been a full-service kosher caterer for three generations.
  • Catering: Traditional and contemporary cuisine.

Grand Marquis

Grand Marquis

Grand Marquis



Grounds for Sculpture
  • Location: 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton Township, NJ
  • Style: Artistic, contemporary
  • Interesting Tidbit: This sculpture garden and museum—designed to make contemporary sculpture accessible to everyone—now exhibits over 270 works, including many by renowned artists.
  • Event Space Highlights: All the private rooms in the Seward Center for the Arts offer high ceilings, neutral wall colors, and floor-to-ceiling windows with generous views of the outdoor sculptures. There are several outdoor ceremony sites, among them a shaded grove of Japanese maples and a gazebo overlooking the Lotus Pond.
  • Catering: Select from preferred list. Your options include the venue’s in-house caterer Rat’s Restaurant, known for their stellar presentation and service.

Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds for Sculpture



Liberty House Restaurant
  • Location: 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ
  • Style: Waterfront, metro-chic
  • Fab Feature: The restaurant is surrounded by water on three sides, providing breathtaking views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the iconic Manhattan skyline. 
  • Event Space Highlights: The Liberty Room on the first floor opens onto beautifully landscaped gardens, patios, and two tented pavilions with fire pits and cabanas for year-round use. Up on the second floor, the Grand Ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, cathedral ceilings and a wraparound terrace.
  • Catering: Provided in-house. They specialize in seasonal farm-to-table cuisine.

Liberty House Restaurant

Liberty House Restaurant

Liberty House Restaurant

Liberty House Restaurant



Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club
  • Location: One Newark Center, 22nd Floor, Newark, NJ
  • Style: Contemporary, relaxed elegance
  • Fab Feature: The incredible NYC skyline panorama from the 22nd floor!
  • Event Space Highlights: The penthouse ballroom boasts a magnificent inlaid oak floor in addition to the amazing views.
  • Catering: Provided in-house. Cocktail appetizers run the gamut from Pecan Chicken Tender Brochettes and Wild Mushroom and Leek in Pastry to Franks in a Blanket. You can also opt for stations, including Asian, Crêpe and Pasta along with Meat, Poultry and Seafood. The dinner menu is extensive, but you must save room for dessert: In addition to a custom-designed wedding cake, you have your choice of a Viennese Table or an Ice Cream Sundae Bar.

Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club

Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club

Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club



Smooth Sailing Celebrations
  • Location: 1500 Harbor Boulevard, Weehawken, NJ
  • Style: Sleek, romantic, luxurious
  • Fab Feature: Cruising the Hudson River at sunset as you soak up the unobstructed view of the glittering New York City skyline.
  • Event Space Highlights: There are over 45 yachts in their fleet, from the sophisticated Royal Princess and Aqua Azul to Majesty, the largest party boat in the United States. You also have your choice of smaller luxury yachts, catamarans, sailboats and schooners for more intimate events. 
  • Catering: Provided in-house. Executive chefs will create first-class cuisine with food prepared fresh on board, and the professionally trained (and uniformed!) Captain and marine crew, Maitre’d, bartenders and service staff will make your day flow seamlessly.

Smooth Sailing Celebrations

Smooth Sailing Celebrations

Smooth Sailing Celebrations



Stone House at Stirling Ridge
  • Location: 50 Stirling Road, Warren, NJ
  • Style: California Craftsman-style lodge, rustic luxury
  • Fab Feature: The inspired use of wood, stone, metal and glass brings nature indoors and creates an elegant setting.
  • Event Space Highlights: Options include the Gallery, a multilevel art gallery tucked into a hillside and facing the Watchung Mountains; the Grand Ballroom, featuring a 16-foot ceiling, wood and stone floors, and tall windows overlooking a private terrace and garden; and the Pavilion, Wine Cellar, Townhouse and more. Lush gardens are available for exchanging vows.
  • Catering: Provided in-house. They specialize in seasonal farm-to-table cuisine.

Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Stone House at Stirling Ridge



Waterside Restaurant
  • Location: 7800 B River Road, North Bergen, NJ
  • Style: Classic, elegant, airy
  • Fab Feature: The beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline just across the river.
  • Event Space Highlights: You can say “I do” just steps away from the river on their shoreline patio with the city as your backdrop. Afterwards, host your reception in one of two sophisticated ballrooms, each with a granite dance floor and state-of-the-art custom lighting and sound system.
  • Catering: Provided in-house. Executive Chefs from the Cooking Institute of America oversee the cuisine, and wedding packages include white-glove service, place cards, dinner menus, and a personal assistant for the bride.

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant

Waterside Restaurant



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