Alternative wedding venues in New Jersey
New Jersey is a northeastern US state with 130 miles of the Atlantic coast. The state has many alternative wedding venues, from lakeside clubhouses to historic theatres and an aquarium! We have researched for you if you are looking for something slightly different. Here are some of our top alternative wedding venues in New Jersey.
Lake Valhalla Club
13 Vista Rd, Montville, NJ 07045
The Lake Valhalla Club in Montville hosts weddings and special occasions for members and the public. The English Tudor-style Clubhouse, built in the early 1930s, is located on the south side of Lake Valhalla, within 108 acres of property and surrounded by a waterfall, log cabin, sailboats, docks, forests and mountains. They specialise in one-of-a-kind, rustic, yet elegant weddings. The ballroom features a vaulted beamed ceiling, two stone fireplaces with rustic mantels, and a balcony with wooden bannisters. The porch area has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the 90-acre lake. In the warmer months, you may have your ceremony and cocktail hour outdoors with a panoramic view of the lake and mountains.
The Barn at Gravity Hill
67 Pleasant Valley Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560
Perched on a hill, this renovated 1740 barn looks out on farm fields, animal pastures, and the surrounding park. The barn is located minutes from the Delaware River in the historic Lambertville and New Hope area. The Barn was designed as an intimate indoor and outdoor space where guests can experience the beauty of the farm. The Barn can accommodate up to 65 people in their climate-controlled interior or a maximum of 120 by tenting in the outdoor area.
Skylands Manor Castle
5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Skylands Manor offers the romance of a fairy tale wedding. Imagine your ceremony in your own private chapel by the lake or along a tree-lined orchard. The Skylands Manor has become one of New Jersey’s premier destination wedding sites. Explore 100 acres of botanical gardens within the 1,000 acres of natural woodlands that make up the Skylands in Ringwood, where lawns, verandas and stone terraces provide the perfect setting.
You and your guests can stay in one of 21 suites. Formal gardens can accommodate up to 600 guests, the ballroom up to 220 and the castle up to 300 guests.
Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Ave N unit c-4, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Asbury Park is well on its way to becoming a vibrant “cultural hub” on the East Coast, drawing millions of visitors annually. The venue boasts architecture rich with history enhanced by urban influence, sitting right at the water’s edge. The elegant yet spacious atmosphere, which houses state-of-the-art lighting, a stage and an arena floor, lends itself to a limitless variety of functions and has been host to the likes of legendary icons; Elton John, Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen.
Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306
The Loew’s Jersey Theatre is a theatre in Jersey City. Opened in 1929, it was one of the five Loew’s Wonder Theatres. This show-stopping venue, with old-fashioned charm, is the gem of Journal Square and holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently being renovated, but please do keep your eyes peeled as it really does make a stunning alternative wedding venue.
Camp Dark Waters
26 New Freedom Rd, Medford, NJ 08055
Camp Dark Waters can accommodate special events like weddings. You could have a one-of-a-kind camp-inspired wedding and be one with nature! Camp Dark Waters provides an enriching, unique experience for children and adults alike. Nothing could beat the old-school nostalgia you could get once you stepped into this marvellous place. Let your inner child once again cherish as you step into a whole new world when you finally take your wedding vows.
The Liberty Science Center
222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Hold an unforgettable special event at Liberty Science Center. Their unique spaces are ideal for stunning weddings. With Liberty State Park and the Manhattan skyline as a dramatic backdrop, you and your guests can dance the night away in the soaring atrium, feast on food from one of the caterers, and enjoy all of the exhibits and experiences throughout the Center. Whether you are entertaining a crowd of hundreds or just your closest friends and relatives, they can create an occasion like no other for your big day.
1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ 08103
Where better to celebrate your wedding than in front of your family and fish? Currents Ballroom and Ocean Realm Gallery are two incredible locations within Adventure Aquarium that allow you to get up close to some of the world’s most fascinating creatures while dining and dancing the night away. Choose from the tranquillity of the Ocean Realm Gallery Theater or Currents Ballroom, where you can tie the knot against the Philadelphia skyline. Adventure Aquarium offers beautiful ceremonial sites with an awe-inspiring backdrop as you say “I do.”
25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07102
The Prudential Center’s versatile and dynamic event spaces have the flexibility to host many types of events. Located in downtown Newark close to four major hotel chains in the famous Ironbound District. This world-class venue is two blocks away from Newark Penn Station and at the heart of crossroads for five major highway access routes, eight miles from midtown Manhattan and four miles from Newark International Airport.
The Burlington County Prison Museum
128 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060
Located in Mount Holly, the Burlington County Prison Museum is a national historic landmark designed by architect Robert Mills and completed in 1811. Today, the prison museum and attached Warden’s House Gallery feature an enclosed yard once used by the prisoners for exercise. While the museum is unavailable for catered events, the yard may be reserved for weddings. Accessible bathrooms are included, and tents may be rented from a private vendor.