Fit for a Fairytale: 19 Historic Wedding Venues in New Jersey

Who knew that New Jersey is home to so many historic—and amazing—wedding venues? Each of the locations listed below comes with an interesting (or even notorious!) past, along with spectacular architecture and equally stunning event spaces. If you truly want a fairy-tale Big Day, visit any or all of these fabulous places. Hey, when your choices include mansions, a castle and a château you can't go wrong.


Waterloo Village

Stanhope, NJ

Style: Enchanting restored 19th-century canal town—with 26 historic buildings, including a working mill, a rustic pavilion, and several lovely historic homes—set on expansive grounds along the Musconetcong River.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

The Gables

Beach Haven, NJ

Style: Beautifully restored Victorian inn with cozy accommodations, delicious menus, and four seasons of beauty: spring and summer weddings in the flower-filled garden courtyard, and fall and winter weddings set before a crackling fire in the large parlor, framed by a sweeping staircase.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Crossed Keys Estate

Andover, NJ

Style: Gorgeous 1850s estate on 20+ acres of peaceful meadows, manicured gardens, and historic buildings just an hour from NYC, where full-service packages, including customized menus, in-house florals, and expert coordination, ensure a perfectly luxe experience.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Atlantic City Country Club

Northfield, NJ

Style: Prestigious and historic golf club with a striking al fresco courtyard, a modern, tasteful ballroom, gorgeous gardens, and views of the sparkling Atlantic City skyline.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Chalfonte Hotel

Cape May, New Jersey

Style: Considered America's first seaside resort, this gorgeous Victorian hotel is full of beautiful spaces, including the lush Secret Garden and spacious lawn, the grand Magnolia Room, and—of course—the beach, only two blocks away.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Park Avenue Club

Florham Park, New Jersey

Style: This 1894 dairy farm-turned-private club, outfitted with its original brick-and-slate façade, boasts a swanky, chandelier-laden ballroom and a storybook garden and patio.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Fiddler's Elbow Country Club

Bedminster Township, NJ

Style: This English manor house-style country club nestled along the Lamington River boasts an elegant ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows framing rolling golf course views.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

The Bernards Inn

Bernardsville, New Jersey

Style: Sophisticated and elegant AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel & restaurant boasting warm, inviting spaces, including the dramatic Fenwick Ballroom with its rich wood detailing, fireplaces, huge arched windows and matching mirrors.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Palisadium U.S.A.

Cliffside Park, New Jersey

Style: ‌Historic and impressive venue set in the famous Palisades Amusement Park, boasting‌ lavish event spaces that offer panoramic vistas of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Seaview, A Dolce Hotel

Galloway, New Jersey

Style: Luxurious turn-of-the-century golf and spa resort highlighted by the massive Oval Room and its adjacent patio, which overlook Reeds Bay and the lush grounds.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Deauville Inn

Strathmere, NJ

Style: Charming historic inn tucked on the shores of Strathmore Bay, offering toes-in-the-sand ceremonies and tented lawn receptions, plus complimentary in-house Wedding Design and Planning Services.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Barrow Mansion

Jersey City, NJ

Style: Lovingly restored 1830s mansion in the heart of Jersey City, boasting opulent period furnishings, a theatre, several light-filled rooms, and even a quaint vintage bowling alley!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Southern Mansion

Cape May, New Jersey

Style: Opulent 1860s B&B, boasting a saturated color palette, tall gilded mirrors, and burnished wood, set on 1.5 acres of award-winning gardens highlighted by an ornate, antique iron gazebo.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Flanders Hotel

Ocean City, NJ

Style: A 1923 landmark jewel located steps from the boardwalk, pairing romantic beachside ceremonies with exquisite receptions in the Garden Room, with its skylight ceiling, curving staircases, and tranquil fountain, or one of the other luxe spaces.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Nassau Inn

Princeton, New Jersey

Style: Charming, colonial-style estate with lovely al fresco ceremonies amid the manicured grounds and elegant indoor events set in one of 13 beautifully appointed ballrooms and reception rooms.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Art Factory Studios

Paterson, New Jersey

Style: Cool, sprawling 19th-century former rope factory-turned-event venue with multiple unique indoor/outdoor spaces, from the intimate, cobblestoned European Courtyard to a grand loft with sky-high ceilings, wooden beams, exposed brick, and a gleaming wood floor.

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Naninas In The Park

Belleville, New Jersey

Style: Tuscan Villa-style mansion and historic park featuring blooming cherry trees in spring, and a Grand Ballroom with crystal chandeliers.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Park Savoy Estate

Florham Park, New Jersey

Style: Garden ceremony site boasts a manicured lawn and circular patio surrounded by lush greenery, while the palatial mansion lends historic charm.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Crystal Plaza

Livingston, New Jersey

Style: Sophisticated, elegant mansion filled with priceless antiques, plus a Grand Ballroom, open-air terrace, chapel, and Juliette balcony.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

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