7 Lovely Lakeside Wedding Venues in New Jersey

For the couple dreaming of a serene celebration surrounded by the natural beauty of New Jersey, a lakeside wedding venue may just be the perfect place. From charming estates to upscale resorts, these whimsical waterfront locations have all the romance and laid-back vibes needed for an amazing al fresco affair!


The Boathouse at Mercer Lake

West Windsor Township, NJ

Venue Superpowers:

Serene Setting

All-Inclusive

Lovely Landscaping

Fab Features: waterfront venue nestled at the center of a pretty county park • exchange vows in a gazebo at the edge of Mercer Lake, followed by cocktails and games on the spacious lawns • receptions are stunning in the Craftsman-style Boathouse, with its soaring ceiling that mimics the curved hull of a sailing ship and floor-to-ceiling windows framing stellar park views

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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The Mill Lakeside Manor

Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Venue Superpowers:

Crafted Cuisine

Secluded Setting

Lush Gardens

Fab Features: say ‘I do’ in the Lakeside Garden ceremony site surrounded by bountiful flowers, a quaint water mill trickling into a sparkling lake, a private dock, and graceful resident swans • enjoy cocktail hour in the Grand Lobby, where you can watch chefs prepare hors d’oeuvres in the open kitchen • treat your guests to amazing cuisine with your customized menu

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Rock Island Lake Club

Sparta, New Jersey

Venue Superpowers:

Private Estate

All-Inclusive

Panoramic Views

Fab Features: airy, al fresco ceremonies under a natural birchwood arch perched at the edge of an 11-acre lake • sophisticated grand ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake • unique indoor/outdoor bistro-inspired room for cocktail hour

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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The Smithville Inn

Galloway, NJ

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Landmark

Lush Gardens

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: unique Inn built in 1977 • variety of event spaces from the manicured gardens to the serene lake to the charming reception rooms • amazing photo ops beside the lake, the historic outbuildings, the cobblestone paths, in the gardens, and even on the vintage carouse!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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North Shore House

Newton, NJ

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Historic Details

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: restaurant and resort at the edge of Swartswood Lake with an "upscale lakehouse" vibe • wide swaths of lawn, long stretches of sparkling water, and towering trees accent the outdoor ceremony space • overnight guests can choose from a host of fun wedding weekend activities including canoes, paddleboards, hiking, lawn games, and more

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Clubhouse at Galloping Hill Golf Course

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Venue Superpowers:

Lush Grounds

Peaceful Setting

Concierge Service

Fab Features: prep for your special day in the charming dressing suite and personal powder room • hold your romantic outdoor ceremony lakeside among mature oaks and serene fairways • celebrate in the Grand Ballroom featuring panoramic views of the golf course

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

Matawan, NJ

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Panoramic Views

Lush Gardens

Fab Features: a fairytale-style estate named for the beautiful buttonwood trees that dot its manicured ground • hold your romantic ceremony on the spacious deck overlooking the lake • celebrate your reception in the lovely gardens and charming manor house

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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