18 Outdoor Wedding Venues That Show Off New Jersey's Natural Beauty

It's called the Garden State for a reason.
Emily Rochotte
by Emily Rochotte
Updated Jan 26, 2024

New Jersey offers no shortage of beautiful scenery throughout the year. Whether you're looking to host a Northern New Jersey rustic wedding, a Jersey Shore beach wedding or something in between, there are countless outdoor wedding venues in New Jersey to choose from. As the spring and summer months bring warmer weather, exchange vows with an outdoor ceremony or enjoy a moonlit wedding reception under the stars.

Many New Jersey wedding venues offer the best of both worlds, with outdoor and indoor spaces available in case of inclement weather or chilly evenings. Take advantage of the seasons and scenery New Jersey has to offer and start wedding planning at one of these outdoor wedding venues. And to find even more venues in the aptly-named Garden State, visit The Knot Vendor Marketplace.

Park Chateau Estate in East Brunswick, New Jersey

You'll feel like total royalty at the Park Chateau Estate. Host your ceremony outdoors in the garden and exchange vows on the bank of the beautiful pond. Then, head into the ballroom for your reception and dance the night away on the built-in dance floor. Your guests will enjoy an unforgettable meal, complete with an ice luge vodka-and-caviar display and Viennese dessert tables filled homemade sweets. Settled between New York and Philadelphia, this Middlesex County estate is an ideal venue for couples inviting out-of-town guests. The famous estate also offers hotel accommodations, making it easy to gather all your loved ones without the hassle of coordinating transportation to and from your wedding.

Crossed Keys Estate in Andover, New Jersey

If you're going for a relaxed garden wedding then Crossed Keys Estate may be the ideal outdoor wedding venue in New Jersey for your big day. Located an hour outside New York City, this venue features an incredible natural setting. Notably, Crossed Keys Estate has a Juliet balcony in their English garden that couples love using for toasts, bouquet tosses or romantic photos. Host a laid-back cocktail hour around the fire pits while enjoying the available lawn games. And don't worry, a rainy day won't stop your dream wedding at Crossed Keys Estate—tents are available for receptions in inclement weather.

The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, New Jersey

The Park Savoy Estate in Morris County was first built as an affluent mansion in the 1870s, going on to become a Prohibition-era speakeasy and finally, a wedding venue. After throwing weddings for over 50 years, The Park Savoy knows how to throw a party. Its outdoor space appears endless, from the expansive garden area to the miles and miles of trees. A wrap-around balcony is located above the ceremony gardens, and is ideal for enjoying cocktail hour while looking out over the property's ponds and rolling hills.

The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, New Jersey

Set in Central Jersey, The Hamilton Manor is an event space with vintage-meets-modern vibes. Host your ceremony in the outdoor garden, complete with gazebo, or inside the manor's barn, which features ample natural light. Whether you're planning an elegant garden wedding, a rustic barn gathering or a ballroom soirée, The Hamilton Manor will bring your vision to life.

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Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

There are many reasons why vineyard wedding venues are so popular, but the lush, expansive outdoor space is probably at the top of the list. At Renault Winery in South Jersey, one of the oldest operating vineyards in the country, you'll find four different outdoor and indoor wedding venues to choose from, each with its own European flair. All told, this venue can host weddings and events of up to 400 guests. And with a variety of all-inclusive packages to choose from, you'll be able to kick back and enjoy the planning process.

SkyView Golf Club in Sparta, New Jersey

At the SkyView Golf Club, you can get married right on the green surrounded by majestic trees. Afterwards, you and your guests can walk the beautiful grounds during cocktail hour, before heading into the banquet hall for dinner. Whether you're having a casual celebration or a black tie affair, the SkyView Golf Club will help plan the perfect affair to fit your style and budget.

The Farmhouse in Hampton, New Jersey

Dreaming of a rustic wedding day? Then The Farmhouse may be the location for you. The property's most notable detail is its old stone farmhouse on the 300-year-old country estate. Host your wedding ceremony under the gazebo out in the garden—and don't forget to capture photos in front of the fountain with the historic farmhouse as your backdrop.

Pendry Natirar in Peapack, New Jersey

Famed Somerset, New Jersey wedding venue Pendry Natirar is known for its outdoor wedding celebrations. Walk down the brick aisle as you look out over the lush, green forest surrounding the property. You can plan your rehearsal dinner at the on-site farm-to-table restaurant, Ninety Acres, or enjoy a delicious reception meal paired with small-production wines for a night guests won't soon forget.

The Bradford Estate in Hainesport, New Jersey

Located near the Rancocas Creek, The Bradford Estate is a charming outdoor wedding venue in New Jersey. You'll find a beautifully manicured garden for ceremonies, and a gorgeous ballroom for indoor receptions. There's even a gameroom for pre-wedding fun. And with straightforward all-inclusive packages, your planning process will be a stress-free breeze.

Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey

You'll feel like royalty when you walk up to the ivy-covered gatehouse of Pleasantdale Chateau and explore the 40 acres of private garden. At every turn, you'll find sparkling ponds, walking paths and seasonal landscaping. Plan a fall wedding to take advantage of the gorgeous New Jersey foliage. This luxury wedding venue even has a conservatory and botanical garden to further celebrate the beauty of nature.

Bear Brook Valley in Fredon Township, New Jersey

Romance is always in the air at Bear Brook Valley. Sneak away with your new spouse for photos around the majestic grounds. The property is filled with waterfalls, bridges, a mini vineyard and even a heart-shaped pond. Bear Brook Valley only hosts one event per day, so all attention will be on you and your wedding. Tie the knot outside the modern farmhouse building overlooking the water for a wedding ceremony setting you'll surely love.

Nanina's in the Park in Belleville, New Jersey

Celebrate your nuptials with an outdoor garden wedding at Nanina's in the Park. This Northern New Jersey wedding venue offers a stunning garden featuring colorful flowers and a large pond. Share a kiss on the bridge over the river, a favorite spot for wedding parties to take their group photos, and then head into Nanina's grand ballroom for your reception. The hall features stunning chandeliers and high ceilings, creating a spacious feel for you and your guests to dance the night away. A sparkler exit near the fountain is the perfect way to close out the night.

Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta, New Jersey

Transport your guests to the Alps with a wedding at Lake Mohawk Country Club. Located on the boardwalk of Sparta's Alpine-style village, this country club overlooks the lake for some truly beautiful views. Host a lakeside wedding on the boardwalk or right on the beach. And be sure to plan your portrait session to take place during golden hour to soak in all the magic Lake Mohawk has to offer.

Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey

History buffs will love the historic details and fun facts surrounding Crystal Plaza in Livingston. This Essex County mansion and outdoor wedding venue was built in the 1800s by architect Stanford White, also known for his design of New York City landmarks such as the Washington Square Arch and the original Madison Square Garden. The venue was named in honor of its many crystal chandeliers, which adorn the beautiful Grand Ballroom. Step outside and you'll find lush green space for the perfect garden wedding. Only you and your guests will have access to the grounds on your big day for a private and luxurious experience.

Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Just a short ride from Philadelphia, Woodcrest Country Club offers a true country club experience complete with scenic views, delicious cuisine and an on-site golf course. Enjoy the rustic views along the grounds, complete with majestic trees. There are two ballrooms to choose from, giving you the option to move your celebration indoors after tying the knot during a tented ceremony.

Windows on the Water at Frogbridge in Millstone Township, New Jersey

The lakeside property at Windows on the Water at Frogbridge offers ample space for a secluded and romantic celebration. For the ultimate grand entrance to your special day, opt to arrive to your outdoor ceremony via horse-drawn carriage. A brick patio is the perfect spot for enjoying cocktail hour as the sun sets, and then move under the tent to enjoy dinner and end the night on the dance floor.

Hudson House in Jersey City, New Jersey

Can't get enough of the NYC skyline? At Hudson House, you and your guests can enjoy the beauty of New York without guests needing to navigate the hustle and bustle of the city. Exchange vows on the rooftop with views of the Statue of Liberty and many more iconic landmarks. Hudson House can accommodate guest lists ranging from intimate civil ceremonies to large gatherings of more than 300.

Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant in Cape May, New Jersey

Looking for a historic wedding venue? Look no further than the Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant. Offering sea views, this Georgian Revival mansion offers outdoor waterfront ceremony spaces and indoor reception rooms. You can host your ceremony with your toes in the sand, or host an intimate wedding on the patio. Whatever type of wedding you prefer, The Peter Shields Inn and Restaurant has no shortage of beautiful views available to you and your guests.

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