15 Rustic Wedding Venues NJ Couples Will Adore

Bring your rustic dreams to life in the Garden State.
Emily Rochotte
by Emily Rochotte
Updated Aug 14, 2023

Searching for the ideal location to have your rustic wedding? Look no further than the Garden State. We've gathered the best rustic wedding venues NJ has to offer below.

New Jersey is filled with gorgeous barns, picturesque gardens and spacious farmland, making it the perfect location for a rustic wedding. Whether outside on a beautiful farmstead or inside a chic barn wedding venue, you won't regret celebrating your big day at one of these rustic wedding venues in New Jersey. After you've taken a peek at the below list of rustic barn and farm wedding venues NJ is known for, be sure to check out The Knot Vendor Marketplace, where you can do even more research and wedding planning.

Crossed Keys Estate in Andover, New Jersey

Planning a farmhouse wedding? Crossed Keys Estate is a rustic wedding Pinterest board come to life. Offering both indoor and outdoor amenities, the property features a farm building with timber wood beams on the vaulted ceilings above the dance floor. A tented area with fire pits is available for outdoor celebrations as well. The hundreds of acres of Northern New Jersey gardens are a wedding photographer's dream and you'll find yourself wanting to take wedding portraits all over the beautiful grounds.

Perona Farms in Andover, New Jersey

Family-owned since 1917, Perona Farms is a classic and rustic barn wedding venue NJ couples dreaming of an indoor wedding are sure to love. There are three different venues to select on the property, providing a variety of options for outdoor ceremonies or indoor celebrations. The Barn offers a spacious lawn with a rustic silo backdrop and indoor banquet hall . The Reserve has a retractable roof, ceremony space to accommodate ceremonies rain or shine and a rustic, wine cellar-vibe reception hall. The Refinery offers an atrium, cocktail hour lounge, outdoor terrace and reception hall. Whatever style of wedding you're planning, there's a spot for you at the farm.

The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

The rustic charm of The Ryland Inn offers everything you could want from an elegant farm venue. This Hunterdon County venue has two breathtaking spaces to choose from for your big day. The Grand Ballroom has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, the perfect setting for an indoor ceremony. A romantic glow fills the space from the six chandeliers that hang among the exposed wood beams. The Coach House is a 200-year-old rustic barn with separate ceremony, cocktail and reception areas. Stay on the grounds with your wedding party in the three overnight cottages with thirteen available rooms.

Prallsville Mills in Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills rustic wedding venue in Stockton, New Jersey
Photo: Prallsville Mills

Love history and looking for a venue with historical roots? Located next to the Delaware River, Prallsville Mills in Stockton has an on-site Grist Mill dating back to the 1700s, a favorite location for couple's portraits. Its proximity to Pennsylvania makes Prallsville Mills a popular location for couples with guests located in the Philadelphia area. Professional wedding planning services are available through the venue to make planning special events at this historic locale.

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Willow Creek Farm and Winery in West Cape May, New Jersey

Wine lovers rejoice! You can have a vineyard-inspired New Jersey wedding at this Cape May winery. Say, "I do" at South Jersey's Willow Creek Farm and Winery. This event space comes with a 12,000-square-foot grand tasting room for your reception, as well as a variety of customizable packages so you can design your own day. You can even arrive to your ceremony via horse-drawn carriage—how dreamy. And what's more romantic than commemorating your anniversary each year with a bottle of wine from your wedding venue?

The Gables Historic Inn and Restaurant in Beach Haven, New Jersey

Rustic wedding venue in Beach Haven, New Jersey.
The Gables Historic Inn and Restaurant

Can't decide between a rustic wedding venue and a beachy vibe? Combine the beauty of the Jersey Shore with Victorian style at The Gables Historic Inn and Restaurant. Your guests will love your rehearsal dinner at The Gables, complete with a three-course tasting menu. A secluded patio surrounded by greenery behind the inn is an intimate ceremony space for couples going for a wedding inspired by The Secret Garden.

Marian House by Willow and Sage Catering in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Step inside Marian House by Willow and Sage Catering and you'll be transported to a rustic wonderland. The ballroom's floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace is a commonly used focal point for ceremonies and receptions. Rustic furnishings, chandeliers and high wood ceilings create a cozy ambiance against crisp white walls. And the adjoining cocktail hour space allows guests to enjoy the full bar while the ballroom transforms from ceremony to reception.

Bear Brook Valley in Fredon, New Jersey

Bear Brook Valley's one-of-a-kind heart-shaped pond is a symbol of love that sets the scene for outdoor wedding ceremonies. Nestled in the rolling hills of Northwest Jersey, the property has so much to offer. Enjoy a secluded first look among the gardens, pose for family portraits in front of a waterfall, and take a private walk to the vineyard. The outdoor landscape and rustic indoor reception venue offer countless possibilities for wedding day decor.

Johnson's Locust Hall Farm in Jobstown, New Jersey

One of New Jersey's most historic barn wedding venues, Johnson's Locust Hall Farm dates all the way back to 1692. There are two barn wedding venues to choose from on the property. The Stone Barn is great for an indoor ceremony, cocktail hour or small reception, while The Breezeway Barn is filled with glowing natural light from tall windows and is ideal for large receptions. On your big day, be sure to take a moment to enjoy the giant wooden tree swing as you take in views of the 320 acres of rolling pasture.

Bayonet Farm in Holmdel, New Jersey

Bayonet Farm rustic wedding venue in Holmdel, New Jersey
Photo: Bayonet Farm

Located only an hour outside New York, Bayonet Farm is a great venue for couples looking to trade the city for the farm on their wedding day. This public park is home to The Red Barn, a historic barn wedding venue built in 1930. Host your wedding ceremony outside then move into the barn for dinner and dancing.

The Ashford Estate in Allentown, New Jersey

The Ashford Estate rustic wedding venue in Allentown, New Jersey
Photo: The Ashford Estate

Debating between a barn ceremony or a church wedding? The Ashford Estate offers a unique barn chapel, ideal for couples who are undecided on where to hold their ceremony. Take in the gorgeous landscaping as you stroll along the brick walkway to the front door of the main building. A large gazebo out back sets the stage for outdoor wedding ceremonies. The barn chapel offers a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and large windows that can be opened for a lovely breeze as you exchange vows.

Woodsedge Farm in Stockton, New Jersey

Woodsedge Farm is an ideal rustic wedding venue for animal lovers. At this working farm, you'll share your wedding day with llamas, alpaca and yak that live on the farm—and they make for some pretty fun photos. This wedding venue is available from May through October, making it an ideal location for an outdoor wedding in the late spring through the crisp New Jersey fall.

Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey

Rock Island Lake Club makes the perfect getaway for city couples. Exchange vows by the lake or have your ceremony inside the country club. The building has a modern silo style, featuring dark wood floors and a rustic feel. Enjoy cocktails out by the lakeside fire pits or wind the party down with s'mores.

The Loft at Jack's Barn in Oxford, New Jersey

The Loft at Jack's Barn rustic wedding venue in Oxford, New Jersey
Photo: The Loft at Jack's Barn

Nestled in Oxford, The Loft at Jack's Barn will make all your New Jersey barn wedding dreams come true. Surrounded by trees, this West Jersey wedding venue can seat up to 100 guests and is perfect for intimate wedding celebrations. Get ready on-site with private rooms for you and your partner. The barn wedding venue in NJ allows you to bring in the decor of your choice, so you can totally personalize the space to suit your style.

The Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, New Jersey

For couples looking to design an elegant rustic wedding, The Inn at Fernbrook Farms is the place. This venue encourages guests to dream big with their plans—only one wedding per day is permitted on the premises. Snap photos in the sunflower garden or on the vintage green Ford pickup truck, and enjoy the breathtaking 300-acre property on your special day.

Hannah Nowack contributed to the reporting of this story.

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