When you’re looking for a location to throw the biggest party of your life, it’s easy to get lost going from site to site trying to find the place that fits your style, your personality and your budget. That’s why we’re here!
We have considered these factors in choosing our the Top 10 NJ Venues: Beauty, Drama, Style and Location.
1. Park Savoy, North Jersey
Our first winner is The Park Savoy. It is one of our favorites for elegant estate and garden weddings. The original building, a Morris County landmark, was built in 1870 and has undergone an extensive multi-million dollar renovation. It has an old world charm and an intriguing history that has been preserved. The Savoy features a circular drive, expansive manicured grounds, a stunning light filled ballroom and a luxurious bridal suite. Elegant Garden & Estate Weddings in New Jersey.
2. One Atlantic: Jersey Shore
Our second winner is One Atlantic. If the Park Savoy Ballroom is the epitome of traditional elegance; One Atlantic is the epitome of modern elegance. They both have their own beauty but this is our favorite venue in the survey. I can just imagine one incredibly beautiful event here because the space is a blank white canvas where the event itself becomes the masterpiece. The guests, the flowers, the table settings, the glassware and the bride and groom become the stars here.
One Atlantic features: grand ballrooms with floor to ceiling windows that face the never-ending horizon of the Atlantic Ocean, valet parking, chauffeured limousines, gourmet international cuisine, event planners and more.
The facility can host cocktail receptions of up to 1000 guests, dinner receptions of up to 500 guests and wedding ceremonies of up to 750 guests.
3. The Conservatory at the Madison Hotel: North Jersey
Our third NJ Wedding Venues Winner is the Conservatory at the Madison Hotel. The conservatory offers one of the brightest and unique wedding venues in New Jersey. The space is reminiscent of London’s famous Crystal Palace with its vaulted glass ceilings, hanging planters and huge crystal chandeliers.
The Conservatory features: a hotel with spacious sweets, an award-winning steak and seafood restaurant, a ballroom, a swimming pool, a fitness center and more.
4. Nanina’s in the Park, Belleville, North Jersey
Our fourth winner is Nanina’s in the Park. Nanina’s is unique for its gardens, park setting and bridal walk. The facility is one of our favorite reception sites for weddings after dark.
Nanina’s features: marble and wrought iron staircases, an elegant bridal suite, a grand ballroom with Austrian crystal chandeliers, a library with a fireplace and romantic gardens with a waterfall, a brook and a bridge.
The facility can accommodate up to 1500 guests or 400 guests for a seated dinner.
5. Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin, Jersey Shore
Our fifth winner is the magnificent Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin. We fell in love with this place the moment we walked in the door last year on the tour during the LBI Region Wedding Road Show. It is one of the most well situated and strikingly designed wedding reception spaces in New Jersey. It has a romantic feel reminiscent of a southern plantation.
The Yacht Club can accommodate parties of up to 250 guests in the main ballroom. The resort can handle the entire wedding, including the catering, the rooms for the ceremony and the reception, the flowers and of course the honeymoon suite which you can see in our LBI Weddings Virtual Tour. Up to 24 Wedding guests can stay at the club.
Mallard Island Yacht Club features a gorgeous chapel on the bay, a bridal suite that can’t be matched, a marina, a ballroom with a Tiffany blue ceiling and incredible views of Barnegat Bay.
6. Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club: Jersey Shore
Our sixth winner is the Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club. The impressive grounds of the golf course make for a wonderful setting. The club house has a refined yet relaxed style that reminds me of a grand mansion in the low country of Savannah or Charleston. The expansive porches invite you to sit back and relax.
Eagle Oaks offers valet parking, a terraced wedding garden, impressive wrought iron staircases, a bridal suite, a ballroom, a wine cellar, a golf course [of course] and more.
Eagle Oaks can accommodate up to 600 guests for your wedding.
7. The Imperia: Somerset, Central Jersey
Our seventh winner is the Imperia in Somerset. The Imperia exudes a luxurious and warm modernity. One of our favorite features of the facility is the double spiral grand staircase in the lobby.
The Imperia features: two ballrooms, a terraced waterfall garden, a patio garden, on-site culinary staff and event coordinators. The facility can handle up to 500 guests for your reception dinner.
8. Skylands in Ringwood, North Jersey
Our eighth winner is Skylands Manor in Ringwood in the northwestern part of the state. Skylands is an American castle surrounded by an enchanted forest on a hilltop. The castle makes for a grand location for weddings. The 100 acre estate features formal gardens, expansive lawns and fountains. It is the home of the New Jersey Botanical Gardens. The mansion can accommodate up to 300 guests for weddings. It features 54 rooms, a Great Hall entrance, a bridal suite, a stone patio, a private chapel, a ballroom and more. To get a better feeling for what the location has to offer see our virtual tour of Skylands.
Skylands Castle/Manor & New Jersey Botanical Gardens is owned by the state of New Jersey. Weddings and events at Skylands are managed by Frungillo Caterers, a family owned business that has been catering weddings for three generations.
9. Pleasantdale Chateau, North Jersey
Our ninth winner is Pleasantdale Chateau. Pleasantdale resides at the center of a 40 acre estate surrounded by gardens and grassy rolling hills. It has the feeling of an English Country estate. It has a domed grand ballroom that is one of the most dramatic spaces in New Jersey. The gardens at Pleasantdale are exquisite. They are wonderfully designed and extremely well-kept.
Pleasantdale features: luxurious accommodations, a dramatic indoor pool, a fitness facility, a stunning hexagonal grand ballroom, formal English gardens, grand entrance with stone paved circular driveway, wooded paths and charming wooden bridges.
10. The Venetian, Garfield, North Jersey
Our final NJ Wedding Venues Winner is the Venetian. The Venetian first came to our attention when we did the Best of Bergen County Weddings feature last year. The facility features one of the most extravagant interiors in our survey. It truly feels like a place of fantasy and magic. The Venetian features: grand ballroom with marble floors and gigantic crystal chandeliers, dramatic staircase, lighted indoor fountain, on site catering and bar, outdoor patio with bar and balconies.