17 Trendy Engagement Party Venues in New Jersey for an Unforgettable Time

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Ron Jaworski's Running Deer Golf Club engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Taylor Carson
by Taylor Carson
Updated Jan 05, 2024

No matter where you are in the Garden State, you're within close proximity to something great—whether it be New York City, Philadelphia, or some of the East Coast's most beloved shore towns. So it should be no surprise that there are plenty of wonderful engagement party venues in NJ. Below, we've rounded up 17 of our favorites from across the state for New Jersey locals (or those looking to throw an engagement party here) to browse at your leisure. And if you don't find quite what you're looking for, you can utilize The Knot Vendor Marketplace for even more stellar engagement party venues in New Jersey.

Alice's in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

Alice's engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Alice's is a waterfront venue on New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong—and a winner of The Knot's Best of Weddings award for two consecutive years. Available spaces for your or a loved one's engagement party include the picturesque Four Seasons Patio (capacity: 60 guests), the rustic main dining room (capacity: 45 guests) or the fun Big Fish Lounge (capacity: 55 guests).

Mamma Vittoria Catering in Nutley, New Jersey

Mamma Vittoria's Catering engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Another multiple-time Best of Weddings winner is North Jersey's Mamma Vittoria Catering. Mamma Vittoria is a catering hall with two event rooms—the Duomo Room for up to 130 guests and the Scala Room for up to 80—and an off-site catering offering. There's a menu available for whatever type of engagement party you're looking to throw, including four-course, five-course, buffet and family-style options.

Spiaggetta Restaurant in Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Spiaggetta Restaurant engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Head to Stone Harbor's Spiaggetta Restaurant for a Jersey Shore engagement party. The highly rated Italian restaurant and BYOB venue hosts all sorts of pre-wedding parties within its semiprivate main dining room on the first level and the private Bay View Room on the second floor.

Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, New Jersey

Greate Bay Country Club engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Also at the shore is Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, just outside Ocean City. This establishment and event venue is a member of the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. For an engagement party, you can take advantage of the country club's Greate Room, Bay Room or pub.

The Breakers on the Ocean in Spring Lake, New Jersey

The Breakers on the Ocean engagement party venue in New Jersey
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The Breakers is another Jersey Shore engagement party venue and Best of Weddings Hall of Famer, this one situated on a beach in North Jersey. The venue can accommodate engagement parties both large and small in its numerous rooms—the Crystal Ballroom, the Seashell Room, the Regency Room, the Seagrass Room and the private dining room.

Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines Golf Club engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Blue Heron Pines is just the first of several Ron Jaworski golf clubs to make this list. The acclaimed clubhouse in Egg Harbor City has been around since 1933, is in the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and hosts private events within its banquet room, private dining room or al fresco on the covered patio.

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The Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, New Jersey

The Mansion on Main Street engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Yes, the Mansion on Main Street in South Jersey is another member of the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. What else is it? A wedding and event venue just 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Engagement parties here have access to amenities like an executive chef and culinary team, white glove professional service staff, a maitre'd, an event specialist, concierge and complimentary parking.

The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey

The Flanders Hotel in Ocean City engagement party venue in New Jersey
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This list would be incomplete without Ocean City's iconic, historic Flanders Hotel, another Best of Weddings Hall of Famer. The Flanders Hotel is home to seven event rooms in which you can host an engagement party. They include the Candlelight Ballroom, the Crystal Ballroom, the Promenade, the Hall of Mirrors, the Terrace Room, the Board Room and the Garden Room.

Ron Jaworski's Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove, New Jersey

Ron Jaworski's Running Deer Golf Club engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Next up is Ron Jaworski's Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove. By hosting an engagement party here, you are working with a trusted brand and an experienced team, who can work with you to create a comprehensive, customized event package. Event spaces include the Grand Ballroom for parties up to 200, the Tee Room for up to 50 and the Lounge for smaller groups of 16 or less.

Community House of Moorestown in Moorestown, New Jersey

Community House of Moorestown engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Fifteen minutes from Philadelphia, the Community House of Moorestown is a trusted, storied venue in which you can host weddings and social events, such as your engagement party. The Community House's on-site venues can host groups as small as 20 or as large as 200. These spaces include the Club Room, the Ballroom, the Library and the Garden Room.

The Windlass in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

The Windlass in Lake Hopatcong engagement party venue in New Jersey
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The Windlass is a sister venue to Alice's on Lake Hopatcong. Enjoy gorgeous water views during your or a loved one's engagement party within the Windlass's Lake Room or main dining room. For something even more water-centric, host your event at the over-the-water Pavilion.

The Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, New Jersey

The Oyster Point Hotel engagement party venue in New Jersey
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The Oyster Point Hotel is a boutique hotel and event venue along the Navesink River in Red Bank. For social events like an engagement party, Oyster Point boasts over 9,000 square feet of waterfront meeting rooms and spaces: Palm Rooms A, B and C, as well as the Terrace Room. This engagement party venue provides on-site dining, private catering services, A/V services and more.

Pierre's Of South Brunswick in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey

Pierre's Of South Brunswick engagement party venue in New Jersey
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In Monmouth Junction, you'll find Pierre's Of South Brunswick—a family-owned and -operated banquet facility that has won countless awards, including a few Best of Weddings awards. Pierre's offers breakfast, lunch and dinner banquets in your choice of six banquet rooms, meaning there's something for every style (and size) engagement party.

Ron Jaworski's Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Ron Jaworski's Ramblewood Country Club engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel is the third Ron Jaworski club on our list, and for good reason. The award-winning establishment can hold your engagement party in the Grande Ballroom, or, in nice climates, outdoors on the patio overlooking the golf course. Brunch parties can include a buffet breakfast bar, a salad bar, lunch entrees, a sangria station, a mimosa bar, an omelet station and more.

Tim McLoone's Supper Club in Asbury Park, New Jersey

Tim McLoone's Supper Club engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Tim McLoone's Supper Club on the boardwalk in Asbury Park hosts many pre-wedding events, including engagement parties, showers and rehearsal dinners. The location is great for many reasons, one being that it is designed to be reminiscent of a New York City supper club from the 1930s and 40s. Secondly, the staff is experienced with hosting events, and you can choose from having your celebration during brunch, lunch or dinner.

Pardon My Picnic in Monmouth County, New Jersey

Pardon My Picnic engagement party picnics in New Jersey
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For something a little trendy and different, consider Pardon My Picnic for your picnic-themed engagement party. Pardon My Picnic is a luxury picnic company run by a mother-daughter duo operating out of Monmouth County that can set up an elegant al fresco celebration in the outdoor space of your choice, from your backyard to a favorite park. Four packages are available, but the Divine Picnic is the best choice for an engagement celebration, offering a custom low picnic table, place settings, decor, a personalized message board, a bluetooth speaker and either giant Jenga, bocce ball or giant Yahtzee.

Ron Jaworski's Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, New Jersey

Ron Jaworski's Valleybrook Country Club engagement party venue in New Jersey
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Last in our roundup is Ron Jaworski's Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood, a Best of Weddings award winner in 2019 and 2022. Event spaces at this location include a ballroom, a climate-controlled deck and a gazebo. Additionally, Valleybrook has many packages, amenities and add-ons that will take your engagement party to the next level.

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