About this Vendor

Demand Something Different

What makes Running Deer so different from everyone else? When you commit to Running Deer for your wedding, we commit to you as well. We are anything but a wedding factory and never have more than one wedding at a time! We take pride in customizing a plan to fit you! Call us and find out more today!

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Country Club

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff

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Contact Info

1111 Parvin Mill Road, Pittsgrove, NJ (856) 358-2000

Reviewed on 9/10/2016 Chelsea C

My husband and I are so thankful that we had our wedding at Running Deer Golf Club. From the moment we stepped foot into the venue we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. The site was beautiful and the staff was amazing. They were all so organized, detailed and... Read More helpful. They never tired of our constant questions especially the weeks before the wedding. Hurricane Hermine was supposed to hit NJ on the day of our wedding and while our Florist was pressuring us to make a decision to have the ceremony inside 12 hours before we had originally agreed to decide, the Running Deer Staff was helping us track the wedding and dealing with my florist for me. The weather ended up being perfect and thanks to Running Deer I was able to make the decision to have it outside. On the day of my wedding they did everything for me. They set up my complicated centerpieces, welcomed and took care of my guests that all arrived early and made sure that we had everything we needed. The food was incredible!!! From the dinners to the salads and the cocktail hour. There was never a shortage of food and they were quick to refill any trays that emptied. the dessert room was something from a dream. Whether you like chocolate or not there is something for everyone. I wish I could eat the dinner I had that night over and over again. The portions are generous and the display is beautiful. I know we have all had a cold and bad dinner at a wedding and know how disappointing it can be. Have no fears about Running Deer's food. It is perfection. Our attendant Crystal was AMAZING. When I got to the venue I was upset because the Florist used less than half of the floral stems we agreed on in our contract. Instead of letting me or my bridal party get upset, Crystal called my florist for me and had her come out and fill the vases with more flowers. In case the florist wouldn't do it Crystal actually had her grandma on standby who grew flowers on her own to help me. That kind of service is just not something you find at other places. I literally cannot imagine having a better wedding day and I owe that to Running Deer Country Club and their incredible staff. I recommend this venue to any bride who wants a beautiful, private, stress free wedding. Running Deer is an easy choice that you will be thankful you made. Call Heather, Olivia or Samantha and start your wedding planning off on the right foot. Once you pick the venue, especially the right venue everything else falls into place. Thank you Running Deer for everything. We will never forget that day and how amazing you all were. Love, Chelsea & Dan

2016-09-10T12:03:35 Response from the vendor

Chelsea and Dan, we can't thank you enough for your kind words! We are truly honored to have helped bring your dream wedding to life. It was such a pleasure working with you both! Wishing you years of happiness! Congratulations!

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Brianna W

Our Running Deer Golf Club wedding exceeded our expectations. I fell in love with RD when I attended a bridal show there. Hook. Line. Sinker. I was to be married no where but RD. From its breath-taking building, secluded in a small town in New Jersey, you walk around back and... Read More find the most beautiful golf course, and a beautiful pergola where most couples seeking an outside ceremony, decide to get married at. The inside ball room is everything we were hoping for, and the giant wall of windows will take your breath away. Our September 2016 wedding was planned in 3 months total because my fiancé is in the service and was getting restationed in the US. Olivia M. was my go to gal, when I met her at RD bridal show 8 months prior she was sweet, kind, understanding, and wanted to work with us to meet our budget being a young couple, but to also give us the wedding of our dreams! Boy did she. Olivia was there to answer any questions I had (which was a lot!) Samantha was a big help too with my questions. Come the day of the wedding, I have to say if my coordinator Krista was not there, I don't know what I would have done. Krista exceeded all our expectations and went above and beyond for us. We felt truly cared for the day of the wedding. I was a DIY bride and Krista started off helping me set up my center pieces and decorations so I could relax and enjoy our bridal lunch. Every time we needed her, we didn't have to look for her. Every time we didn't have a drink in our hands she was there to replenish it. She saw that it was very hard for us to eat, she saved us a plate of hors d' ovderves, she brought us our Mac and cheese martini to eat while we were waiting to get introduced, chauffeured us first to get our dinners and made sure that no one stopped us on the way, boxed our food for us, and brought us all of our cakes and desserts to try. Weddings are super hectic and normally the bride and groom do not have time to actually enjoy it, but with Krista we enjoyed every minute and felt completely relaxed. Krista is a very hard worker, and I could tell she truly loves what she does. I would recommend everyone I know to plan their wedding at RD and with the friendly staff there.

2016-10-12T08:55:23 Response from the vendor

Thank you SO much Brianna! It truly was a pleasure getting you know you through the whole process! We are so happy you decided to get married at Running Deer! Wishing you and Robbie a lifetime of happiness! <3

Reviewed on 3/12/2018 Sommer S

Had our wedding here on 3/10/18 and it was BEYOND PERFECT. From the venue to the service, the staff really went above and beyond. Olivia and Kaitlyn were very helpful and responsive to my questions and Heather was SO attentive to my needs throughout the night!

2018-03-14T08:53:45 Response from the vendor

Sommer, it was a pleasure working with you! We are extremely happy to hear we exceeded your expectations. We're honored to have been a part of such a special time in your life. Congrats again! <3

Reviewed on 11/18/2017 Chrissi L

Running Deer was absolutely perfect! We got married here on 10/27/2017 and couldn't have been happier. From the moment we signed the contract we knew we picked the right place. Olivia is so very helpful, flexible, and super responsive to any and all questions that we had... Read More throughout the planning process. During the wedding, Krista made sure that my husband and I were well fed and that we always had a fresh drink. I would recommend Running Deer to anyone looking for an awesome wedding venue that will cater to all of your needs. Thanks Olivia, Krista, and the whole RD Team!!

Reviewed on 11/03/2017 Justina O

We cannot say enough good things about this amazing place, from the grounds to the staff, Olivia and her team made my special day the most magical and beautiful day of my life. Even though it there was a down pour the day of our wedding the Running Deer team made sure the indoor... Read More ceremony was just as elegant and beautiful as the out door ceremony! I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to handle my wedding they really made it the most memorable day I will ever have! Thank you All so much.

Reviewed on 10/27/2017 Johnna C

It was a pleasure to work with Olivia for the planning, and the buffet, drink, and table service staff was great. The food and setup was excellent (and the chocolate room is amazing!) Last but certainly not least, Heather was our coordinator during the event and was on point as... Read More soon as we met her that morning all the way until we walked out the door that night and made the whole thing completely effortless for us. It was the best we could have hoped for and then some!

Reviewed on 9/23/2017 Kimberley K

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!!! My husband and I had our wedding last Saturday ( 9-16-17), and everything was perfect! After looking at 6 different venues, we knew Running Deer was where we had to have our wedding at! The atmosphere is very welcoming and I definitely did not have... Read More nearly as many nerves on my BIG day because of the venue being so comfortable. From day 1, Olivia was there for every question and would respond to every email very promptly! Besides the staff being AMAZING, so is the food!! Our guest kept saying it was the best food they ever had at a wedding! If you are looking for a rustic and elegant place for your wedding, Running Deer is the place for your BIG day!!!

Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Alexa C

My husband and I are so thankful we chose Running Deer as our venue. From the moment we walked in as potential wedding venue to the time we said "I Do", Running Deer went above and beyond to take care of everything we needed and/or wanted to include in our wedding. Olivia and... Read More Krista were the most amazing wedding coordinators! Our wedding happened to be on the hottest day in June and Krista went above and beyond to make a sweaty bride more comfortable, ensured we were able to enjoy our food, always made sure we had a drink in our hand. Our guests are still raving about the venue, food, and attentiveness from the staff. When we arrived the next day to pick up our decorations, they were neatly placed in boxes so all we needed to do was load them into the car. We are so thankful for everything Running Deer did to make our wedding original and special for us. Running Deer has it all and created a no stress atmosphere.

2017-06-28T11:20:28 Response from the vendor

Alexa, we are so honored you chose to have your wedding with us! It was a pleasure working with you, Ben, and your families throughout the process. We loved seeing everything come together the day, especially that donut wall! Wishing you all the best! <3

Reviewed on 6/21/2017 Kyrstin Z

I have never in my life received the amount of attention that running deer gave to us for our wedding. Everything was perfect! Olivia and Krista went above and beyond to make the day everything that we ever could have ever dreamed of.

2017-06-21T15:21:28 Response from the vendor

It was absolutely our pleasure to share in your special day! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Giletto!

Reviewed on 6/06/2017 Lauren R

I can't thank the Running Deer team enough for such an amazing wedding experience. From the day we met with Olivia, she was so attentive and made the planning part a breeze. The more we got into the planning process, the more people we met. They did not disappoint as well.... Read More Everyone got back to every email and were so accommodating and friendly. They answered every question that I had and did everything in their power to make what I wanted happen. Everything was flawless from the day we booked with them. No one skipped a beat. The day of was nothing short of that as well. From the moment we walked into the bridal suite, Angel was there to help us with anything we needed. Guests still are talking about how delicious the food was and how wonderful the reception was. I would recommend Running Deer for any event!! Thank you again!!

2017-06-06T14:04:42 Response from the vendor

Lauren, we want to thank YOU! Thank you for choosing to have your wedding at Running Deer! It was an honor hosting your wedding and truly was a pleasure working with you throughout the planning. Wishing you and Kyle a lifetime of happiness!

Reviewed on 1/24/2017 Bryn H

We cannot say enough about this venue and its staff after our wedding was here in January 2017. Beautiful grounds and ballroom, with great details that help make your wedding feel rich and luxurious despite the excellent deal in their packages. The staff is absolutely... Read More incredible - they put maximum effort into every single detail, taking your dream in your head and making it a perfect reality. Olivia and Sam answered all my questions so quickly and were so helpful in the planning, Mary Jo was absolutely wonderful on the day of our wedding, and the entire staff was professional, kind, and helped keep things on track the entire night. We didn't have to lift a finger the day of the wedding, and really didn't worry about anything since it was all taken care of from start to finish. So many of our guests complimented us on it being one of the best weddings they had ever been to. We seriously don't think our wedding could've been any more perfect and flawless, and we credit Running Deer for the most amazing night of our lives!

2017-01-25T09:07:09 Response from the vendor

Bryn, thank you so much for you kind words! It was a pleasure working with and getting to know you and Steve through the years of planning. We wish you all the best and congrats again! <3

Reviewed on 12/26/2016 Clifton S

Running Deer was amazing! The staff there (especially Mary Jo, Olivia, and Sam) were wonderful! The entire night was perfect. It's over a month later and I'm still getting compliments on our reception. Food was perfect, but that wasn't surprising after our tasting. Running... Read More Deer worked with us on every idea we had. Mary Jo was absolutely amazing- every time we needed a drink or something to eat, she was right there! And she made the whole night flow so smoothly! Every vendor we worked with came up and commented on how smooth the entire event was! We could not have asked for anything more! It was PERFECT!

2016-12-27T08:41:53 Response from the vendor

Thank you Krystyna! We are honored that you chose to have your wedding at Running Deer!

Reviewed on 12/18/2016 MaryKate A

I had the most amazing winter wedding here. I can't believe how flawless the whole wedding turned out. I had Olivia every step of the way to make sure everything was on track and done correctly and Mary Jo and the whole RD Staff made my ceremony and reception a dream come true.... Read More I would recommend this venue to anyone! I was looking for a more rustic feel and that's exactly what I got at Running Deer.

2016-12-20T08:55:05 Response from the vendor

We are so happy to hear that MaryKate! Thank you for the kind words! Wishing you and Kurt all the best! <3

Reviewed on 12/06/2016 JK R

Words can not describe how amazing Running Deer Golf Course is. From the moment we had our private champagne tour with Heather and Olivia, there was no doubt that I wanted to get married anywhere else. Being in the wedding business, I was a very particular bride with many... Read More requests, and a lot of questions. My calls and emails were always returned promptly, and I never had a worry after talking with Olivia or Samantha. I had a custom menu and everyone raved about the food. My grandfather still talks about the prime rib haha! When it came time for our big day, I had not one bit of stress. Everyone was so assuring prior to this that I knew there was nothing to worry about. Our day of coordinator Mary Jo was a saint.Our food was always hot, and our drinks were never empty. She was there all day working with our florists helping make everything exactly how I had invisioned. Might I add, she was awesome when it came to our children. Trying to enjoy your day with a two and four year old, is a little difficult. Mary Jo did whatever it took to keep our kids occupied so we could enjoy ourselves. The servers were all so helpful as well. Always smiling and congratulating us, and helping with anything we needed. One of my biggest pet peeves at an event is cluttered tables. The tables were always spotless and cleared in a timely matter making it easier for my guest to enjoy themselves. Anyone who is looking for a stress free, absolutely perfect day, at a beautiful venue, look no further Running Deer Golf Course and their staff will surely exceed your expectations.

Reviewed on 11/27/2016 Randi B

We had an absolutely perfect experience with Running Deer for our wedding on 10/28/16! I can not say enough good things about the staff we worked with over the last year- Heather, Olivia, Samantha and Mary Jo. Heather, Olivia and Samantha were quick to answer all of my emails... Read More and really helped guide me through the whole process. I fell in love with the venue the first time I saw it, and it was STUNNING the day of. More beautiful than I could have imagined. Olivia and Mary Jo were so helpful the day of, and Mary Jo was very attentive to me, my bridal party and our parents every need. Best Day ever!! Thank you Running Deer!!

2016-11-27T15:10:41 Response from the vendor

Thank you Randi! You put together a beautiful wedding! It was a pleasure working with you!

Reviewed on 11/21/2016 Steven V

Our experience at Running Deer was one we will never forget. From the moment we checked out the venue we knew this is where we wanted to get married and celebrate with our loved ones. Olivia, Samantha, and Krista were great. They were on top of everything, from making sure... Read More everything was set up properly, to making sure we ate during the night. We had about 140 people and they ALL had a great night. Everyone loved the food. Service was great as well. Thank you to everyone at Running Deer Golf Club for providing my wife and I with the greatest night of our lives!

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Rosemary L

My son had his wedding here. RD did such a good job. The food was fantastic and the staff was awesome. They were helpful all day and night and couldn'the do enough for us. We had a great event thanks to them.

Reviewed on 10/20/2016 Jessica K

My wedding at Running Deer on 10/14/16 was incredible. I felt the entire experience with Running Deer was organized and easy to keep on top of, which was especially important with my type-A personality and limited time for planning given I work many hours. Everyone was highly... Read More responsive to my (sometimes multiple a day) emails and questions. Even the day of, any change I wanted to make was done with ease and confidence. Having such competent wedding professionals to work with made the day go off without a hitch. Many people commented during the process and day of that I seemed like such a relaxed bride, and I think that was truly a testament to the Running Deer wedding team.

Reviewed on 10/07/2016 Morgan L

Running Deer was the perfect choice for our wedding day! Their space offers the perfect amount of room without it being overwhelming! We fell in love as soon as we walked through the front doors. Mary Jo is the Maitre D for the Bride and Groom the day of the wedding and she is... Read More AMAZING! Our wedding day was over 100 degrees with the heat index and Mary Jo was right by our sides with water and cool towels as needed. Guests complimented the venue numerous times on their attentiveness upon arrival as they were greeted with cool towels and water for our outdoor ceremony. The cocktail hour and dinner food was fantastic and the staff went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy. For having an outdoor ceremony, the grounds were very quiet and all could hear the ceremony. Olivia and Samantha were wonderful to work with! They listened to every idea, want and need my husband and I asked for and were extremely quick to answer any concerns.

2016-10-07T11:36:08 Response from the vendor

Morgan, your kind words mean so much to us! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your big day! It was such a pleasure working with you. Congrats again and best wishes!

Reviewed on 10/01/2016

HOLY PERFECT! I can't begin to thank Running Deer and their staff enough! This was the only venue we visited that we felt like family right away! Everyone greeted us and seemed excited for us from the pro shop to the bartenders! The day of our wedding we thought maybe a few... Read More little things might get missed, which I was ok with because I knew I had A LOT of demands but I was wrong. NOT ONE DETAIL WAS MISSED. On top of that, they added certain touches to the decor that I didnt plan and Loved. Thank you to the entire staff at RD! The food was INCREDIBLE, service was outstanding and the venue is one of a kind! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

Reviewed on 9/21/2016 Rosemarie D

We cannot say enough about Running Deer!! We were married on site on Sept 16, 2016 and everything was perfect!! Heather, Olivia and Samantha were so easy to work with! They replied quickly to any questions that we had and when one wasn't available the others would be sure to... Read More reply almost immediately! MaryJo was our go to person on our wedding day and she was there for us every step of the way! She made sure we had everything we needed and helped me with getting dressed and even brought us food and drinks during our pictures and made sure we had anything and everything we needed. She was AMAZING!!!! All of our guests that we spoke to said they loved the food and the BEAUTIFUL venue! Look no further if you're trying to find a venue. This was without a doubt one of the best choices we made and worth every, single penny! Thank you so much to all of the staff at Running Deer for truly making our wedding day the most perfect day ever!!

2016-09-22T09:17:26 Response from the vendor

Thank you Rose! We are so honored to have shared in your special day with you! We truly enjoyed getting to know you and Tony through these years of planning! Best wishes and congrats again!

Reviewed on 7/09/2016 lori b

Love at first sight and a dream come true! We loved everything about Running Deer from the get go. My fiancé (now husband) and I looked at each other, when leaving our first look at the venue and said to each other “ok, what’s wrong with it?” Other than being a little bit of a... Read More drive for us, we couldn’t find anything wrong! After looking at other venues, we appreciated the upfront pricing. Everything was included and they weren’t trying to nickel and dime you to death over silly things like chair covers. We also liked that we would be the only event and would not have to compete with another wedding going on at the same time. It was really a no brainer to me when they mentioned the macaroni and cheese bar! It was such a pleasure to work with everyone at Running Deer. I was an extremely busy bride, working full time at a very demanding job. Heather and Olivia were so professional and responsive to all of my questions (and I had a ton!). They made the process so easy and seamless from start to finish. Every wedding has its hiccups but they made our day go incredibly smooth. On the day of our wedding, it was pouring for hours and stopped only 2 short hours before the ceremony. They had an eye to the sky and were ready to go as soon as it stopped. Our maître d’ , Mary jo and the staff were so calm and collected, it was very reassuring to a nervous bride checking the radar every 5 minutes. Olivia ran our rehearsal so well the ceremony was a breeze. The reception also went exceptionally smooth. Mary Jo even helped refill the flower girls’ bubble guns when they were having a meltdown about their bubbles running out. She also made sure I got my very own glass of mac-n-cheese, knowing that was my favorite part of the whole deal! I had so many compliments from everything from the room to the food. I personally do not eat red meat but I had several reports of the filet being the best they’ve ever had at a wedding! I was extremely happy we chose Running Deer and would choose it a thousand times more. Thank you all for making our day practically perfect!

2016-07-09T14:50:41 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the kind words Lori! It was such a pleasure working with you to plan the special day! We sure did get lucky with the weather that evening :) Wishing you and Chris all the best!

Reviewed on 6/29/2016 Emily K

My husband and I wanted a venue that was beautiful but not 'stuffy' as many of the ballrooms we had visited. Running Deer Golf Club was the perfect spot for us. The team there was amazing and worked so hard to ensure that our day was everything we'd pictured. All of the guests... Read More raved about the food and service they received. From the first introduction with the events team to driving away after our reception they were attentive, responsive and kind. Many thanks to Olivia, Sam, MJ and team!

2016-06-29T12:46:54 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the kind words Emily!! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your mom! Wishing you and Matt all the best!

Reviewed on 6/24/2016 Amanda J

I cannot say enough good things about Running Deer and their staff! From the early planning stages until the last dance on our wedding night, Running Deer was amazing! I e-mailed Olivia what feels like a thousand times; she always responded quickly and was always so helpful with... Read More all of my questions. Mary Jo and her team were amazing on our wedding day. She was there to help with absolutely anything myself or my bridal party needed. Olivia, Mary Jo, and the whole RD team really went above and beyond what I could have ever expected! I would highly recommend Running Deer to any future bride and groom. Their venue is absolutely gorgeous and their staff is top notch! You will not be disappointed with your choice!

2016-06-24T09:41:51 Response from the vendor

Thank you Amanda! It was a pleasure working with you to help plan your special day! Wishing you and Bryan all the best!

Reviewed on 5/21/2016 Katie S

I attended a wedding here and it was wonderful!! The outside ceremony site was gorgeous. The outdoor ceremony was perfect, followed by cocktail hour outside along the back patio. The staff was great, they provided wonderful service. As soon as the ceremony was over they were... Read More standing with hot hor d' erves ready to serve. The reception room was very pretty with windows over-looking the outside. The only downside was my phone wasn't getting reception there because it's far back in the woods. They have a great bridal suite room. Food was delicious from cocktail hour, to the buffet, to the decadent dessert room, and the send off snacks and cookie on the way out the door!!

2016-05-22T08:44:49 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time!


Meet The Events Director

Olivia Michalkiewicz

With five years of experience at Running Deer, you would think Olivia could be your typical Wedding Specialist. Instead, what you will find is genuine personal engagement with someone who cares deeply for the couples that she works with. If you glance over your shoulder during your ceremony or first dance, don't be surprised to see Olivia wiping away a tear. That is the kind of passion and commitment you will find when working with Olivia. Contact her today to arrange a private tour of our award winning facility, and experience for yourself why Running Deer's motto is "Still Quietly Superior".