12 Enchanting New Jersey Wedding Venues Perfect for Winter Weddings

These elegant venues are the perfect backdrop to say your "I dos."
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Carli Brennan
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  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated May 31, 2024

While most people associate New Jersey weddings with summer soirees at the Jersey Shore, the Garden State has plenty to offer during winter too. There is no shortage of winter wedding venues in New Jersey. Winter in New Jersey gets quite cold, so it's important to choose indoor wedding venues for this time of year, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on style. Lean into the season by choosing elegant seasonal decor, or even opt for a wintery beach wedding if you choose a location by the shore—many venues offer large windows that look out onto the water. Types of wedding venues vary from urban to rustic to beachy and more, so you'll want to do your research before you start touring locations so you have an idea of what you're looking for. The Knot Vendor Marketplace is a great place to start your search because you can filter by location, price, guest capacity and more. New Jersey couples, cue Bruce Springsteen's "I Wanna Marry You" and start scrolling.

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The Mill Lakeside Manor in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey

Located in the charming seaside town of Spring Lake, New Jersey, The Mill Lakeside Manor is a beloved Jersey Shore venue. A member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, you can rest assured this impressive venue and its staff will give you a stress-free wedding experience. The Mill Lakeside Manor is a part of Clarks Landing Wedding Venues, a collection of premier venues throughout central and southern New Jersey. This venue only hosts one wedding at a time to truly give couples a private, unique wedding day. As the name suggests, this lakeside venue has breathtaking views as well as a dock that guests can enjoy in the warmer months. For winter weddings, the indoor ballroom is the perfect spot for a reception, with its custom mood lighting and crystal chandeliers. Their multitude of packages have options to cater to your various needs.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Located in the rustic Pine Barrens, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club is a romantic choice for a New Jersey winter wedding venue. Opening in 1993, this venue was built by Stephen Kay with the goal of "making the most of the natural splendor that surrounds it." The golf club is engulfed by sprawling evergreen trees, giving it an outdoorsy and secluded vibe. Perfect for year-round events, Blue Heron Pines offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces that are equally beautiful. Opt for an on-site private events director and food and beverage director to help guide you through your wedding day. Blue Heron Pines Golf Club offers multiple wedding day packages to suit a variety of needs and budgets, although every package includes a signature drink, hors d'oeuvres, linens and centerpieces for the tables. Additionally, a private getting-ready suite is also available for the hours leading up to the ceremony.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 170

Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, New Jersey

Beloved by New Jersey couples, Liberty House Restaurant has won The Knot Best of Weddings a staggering 14 times and is subsequently a member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Set against the iconic New York City skyline, this Jersey City restaurant is an unforgettable wedding venue. Owned and operated by Landmark Hospitality, this family-run venue works with you to plan the wedding of your dreams. Their two event spaces, The Grand Ballroom and The Liberty Room provide gorgeous settings for your special day. The Gallery space on the first floor can also serve as an event space for intimate weddings with 25 to 40 guests. The attention to detail is what makes this winter wedding venue in New Jersey stand out as a spectacular event space. It has wheelchair accessibility and wireless internet to create a seamless wedding day experience. Couples can also use their private getting-ready space as they prepare for the big day.

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  • Guest Capacity: 300+

Nanina's In The Park in Belleville, New Jersey

Nestled in an enchanting woodland forest, this historic estate is a perfect choice for a winter wedding venue in New Jersey. The 360-acre forest surrounding the estate was transformed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1867, paving the way for countless beautiful memories. The Olmsted brothers—whose work is also seen in Central Park—created a narrow stream valley with vibrant cherry trees, inspired by the iconic cherry blossoms in Japan. The mix of Tuscan architecture and lush garden scenery, and indoor and outdoor event spaces makes this venue the perfect year-round backdrop for your wedding day. Indoors, high ceilings held by grand pillars and cozy fireplaces create a charming, romantic ambiance. Couples can also enjoy a getting-ready suite complete with a picturesque balcony. In addition to the beautiful scenery of this venue, the staff at Nanina's In The Park will help create a mouthwatering meal for you and your guests, with the option to include hot seafood, a cheese display, a crepe station, gelato and more.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+

The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, New Jersey

The Hamilton Manor is a luxurious wedding venue located in Hamilton, New Jersey that blends old-world charm with modern comforts. With both indoor and outdoor event spaces to choose from, this venue is perfect for year-round weddings. Whether you're hosting a smaller, more intimate wedding or a large-scale event, The Hamilton Manor accommodates anywhere from 125 to 400 guests in its many spaces. Whether you prefer the rustic barn or grand ballroom, this venue can serve a wide variety of needs and preferences. Plus, a private getting-ready space allows the wedding party to prepare together before heading down the aisle. In addition to the impressive aesthetics, the staff at The Hamilton Manor will exceed your expectations when it comes to hospitality.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 400

Nassau Inn in Princeton, New Jersey

Nassau Inn in Princeton, New Jersey is nestled in the heart of downtown Princeton. This rustic, elegant indoor venue is constantly "radiating warmth and coziness on even the chilliest winter days." Located in Palmer Square, this boutique hotel has been a Princeton staple since 1937. Especially charming as a Christmas wedding venue, this inn sits right next to the iconic Princeton Christmas tree in Palmer Square. Nassau Inn offers a range of wedding packages so you can tailor your wedding day to your needs and preferences. They have a restaurant space and a banquet hall that can be utilized depending on your needs and preferences. Plus, the hotel has 157 guest rooms and 31 suites for guests to stay in after the evening comes to an end.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, New Jersey

The family-run Estate at Florentine Gardens offers to-be-weds an exquisite wedding venue and top-tier customer service. Magnificent ballrooms and charming gardens add to the grandeur of this stately venue. Twinkling string lights, fountains and sculptures add to the charm. Ideal for large-scale weddings, this venue comfortably fits up to 360 guests in the Grand Ballroom and Cocktail Room. The Georgian-style mansion offers historic charm coupled with modern-day amenities. The venue also offers services such as live videography broadcast on 15-foot screens, musical photo montages and gourmet in-house catering services.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 360

Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, New Jersey

Atlantic City Country Club located in Northfield, New Jersey, is known as one of America's oldest and most prestigious golf clubs. Their beautifully renovated clubhouse and magnificent ballroom offer breathtaking views of both the skyline and their historic golf course. While summer weddings can utilize the Skydeck, Skyline Garden and Covered Patio, winter weddings are best suited for the equally impressive ballroom, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic City skyline. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering for 20 or a large-scale reception up to 250, the experienced, attentive staff at Atlantic City Country Club will guide you every step of the way in booking a wedding venue.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

South Gate Manor in Freehold, New Jersey

Located in Freehold, New Jersey, South Gate Manor is a family-owned winter wedding venue in central New Jersey. While spring and summer weddings can utilize the venue's open-air garden, complete with manicured landscaping and gurgling fountains, winter weddings are best suited to the elegant grand ballroom. The space comes equipped with projectors, screens and a polished dance floor, making it the perfect blank slate for your dream wedding reception. In addition to a beautiful event space, South Gate Manor boasts exceptional service and a talented in-house culinary team. The venue also has a list of preferred vendors to ensure a seamless process on your wedding day. Some featured services include photography, videography, floral design, custom artwork, cigar rolling and more.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300

The English Manor in Wanamassa, New Jersey

The English Manor is a quaint and romantic choice as a New Jersey winter wedding venue. The charming grounds and architecture paint the perfect backdrop to say your "I dos." The ballroom features panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, shimmering Swarovski crystal chandeliers and gleaming marble tile floors, while The Garden Room is perfect for hosting an indoor cocktail hour during the colder months. Couples who opt for an on-site ceremony can rest assured that the staff at The English Manor has experience with secular, religious, interfaith and same-sex ceremonies. The English Manor is a total package wedding facility, which means all packages include a team of wedding professionals, including a maitre'd who will be by your side on your wedding day. Couples also have access to private getting-ready suites as well as their choice of centerpieces and linens. Additionally, every wedding package comes with a five-hour premium bar.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Grand Marquis in Old Bridge, New Jersey

As the name suggests, Grand Marquis is a grand wedding venue located in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The expansive property has two elegant ballrooms to choose from and they accommodate both ceremonies and receptions. The Dome ballroom features a large rotunda held up by large columns, which gives the space an openness and grandeur. Hanging from its center is a twinkling chandelier set above a massive dance floor where you and your guests will dance the night away. The Marquis Ballroom is a more understated, but elegant space with an oval-shaped marble dance floor, marble columns and glistening chandeliers. In addition to its grand architecture and design, Grand Marquis offers in-house catering services. Their expert staff will ensure you have a stress-free wedding planning experience.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+

Renault Winery in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Renault Winery is both a wedding venue and a functioning winery that has crafted New Jersey fine wines for more than 150 years. It has four stunning event spaces including the Vineyard Ballroom and Courtyard, the Champagne Ballroom and Courtyard, Chateau Renault Ballroom and The Pavilion. This historic venue boasts French-inspired architecture, making it truly feel like a European oasis. Notably, Renault Winery is among very few United States vineyards that can call their sparkling wine champagne. Their unparalleled service is just as impressive as their beautiful venue. Extra details like curated menus, bespoke enhancements and even champagne walls are the finishing touches that set Renault Winery apart.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 400

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