Gardens Galore: 10 Must-See Garden Venues in the Garden State

The romance of a garden wedding is something everyone can appreciate. Who isn’t captivated by a gorgeous landscape with flowers, trees, fountains, manicured lawns, and meandering paths? You’ll find all of these things and more among New Jersey’s garden wedding venues. Here are 10 that are well worth checking out.

Crossed Keys Estate

Andover, NJ

Fab Features: gorgeous 1850s estate on 20+ acres of peaceful meadows, manicured gardens, and historic buildings just an hour from NYC • al fresco ceremonies shaded by weeping beech trees are followed by dreamy receptions under a beautiful reception tent or in the airy, modern farmhouse-style reception space • full-service packages, including customized menus, in-house florals, and expert coordination, ensure a perfectly luxe experience

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Scotland Run Golf Club

Monroe Township, NJ

Fab Features: elegant golf club set on expansive seasonal flower gardens • the airy New Ottinger Conservatory boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors opening onto a terrace with sweeping golf course views • romantic al fresco ceremony pavilion beside a tranquil pond and waterfall

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Park Chateau Estate and Gardens

East Brunswick, New Jersey

Fab Features: manor and grounds evoke a French countryside estate • lush, Versailles-inspired gardens • private garden chapel and lily pond for ceremonies • elaborately embellished ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Meadowburn Farm

Vernon, NJ

Fab Features: historic gardens and working farm set on 248 acres of exquisite landscape • ceremonies before the glimmering reflecting pool, followed by tented receptions among the lush gardens created by renowned designer Helena Rutherfeld Ely • just 50 miles from NYC but feels worlds away

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Bradford Estate

Hainesport, NJ

Fab Features: beautiful country estate with lush, manicured grounds • say "I do" under the pergola in the "secret garden," encircled by tall hedges and shade trees • cocktails on the wraparound porch followed by receptions in the classically elegant ballrooms with its rows of oversized windows

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Sayen House and Gardens

Hamilton Township, NJ

Fab Features: hidden treasure with a charming cottage and impressive gardens in historic Hamilton Square • outdoor ceremonies in the Temple Gardens among ponds, fountains, and gazebos, followed by cocktails on the lawn • your rental fee helps preserve the building and grounds

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

The English Manor

Ocean Township, New Jersey

Fab Features: historic mansion and garden estate • Grand Ballroom with marble dance floor and custom mahogany bar • park-like ceremony setting

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Naninas In The Park

Belleville, New Jersey

Fab Features: Tuscan-villa architecture in a park setting lush with cherry blossom trees • bubbling fountains outside and breathtaking crystal chandeliers inside • award-winning chefs and mixologists create exquisite personalized menus (even a specialty ice carving!)

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Park Savoy Estate

Florham Park, New Jersey

Fab Features: palatial 1870s lakeside mansion boasting exquisite décor indoors, landscaped grounds outdoors • timeless luxury in the Ballroom, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a Carrera marble fireplace, and French doors • garden ceremonies on the lawn and cocktails on the airy Veranda, with panoramic views of the grounds and lake

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Ashford Estate

Allentown, New Jersey

Fab Features: elegant country estate • Barn Chapel with vaulted wood interior and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace • breathtaking Grand Ballroom overlooking the parklike surroundings

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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