The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Marry and celebrate your union at the picturesque Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, which is conveniently located close to New York City. Celebrating at the “Shack” is open to anyone, even without membership. The gentle hills of the golf course and verdant landscape and sparkling water features all make this an ideal backdrop for wedding photos to commemorate the day. Whether you are exchanging your vows indoors or outdoors, this event will elegantly host from 50 to 340 of your friends and family.
Living Room. Over 2,300 square feet, this room can hold 110 invitees at round banquet tables. The space does not contain a dance floor. This is a good location for the reception or for the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or morning brunch.
Ballroom. This space is over 4,100 square feet and is the largest room at the country club. This room can hold 340 for a cocktail-style reception. With the dance floor installed, the room can comfortably seat 280 at round tables. The ballroom can also be configured for a smaller guest list, so the space feels just right for your event
Cypress Room. For a more intimate wedding, this room seats 80 without a dance floor or 40 at round tables with the dance floor in place. The room is nearly 1,200 square feet.
Patio Terrace. If you prefer a cocktail hour outside, then this outdoor space is just for your day. It is 1,350 square feet and is 54 feet by 30 feet. The terrace can seat 60 for a banquet. The location does not have a dance floor or a roof.
What You Should Know
The event coordinator at the Shackamaxon Country Club is there to help your event run smoothly. At the beginning of your day, the bride and her bridesmaids and family members can prepare for the ceremony within the bridal suite. The groom and his family also enjoy a designated area of privacy and preparation at the club before the ceremony.
Marry your partner outdoors at a location on the golf course and then the wedding party and the guests can come to the terrace for cocktails. A golf cart is available to carry the bride and groom to this next destination. Celebrate the banquet-style reception in the ballroom, which is complete with beautiful floor-length linens and cloth napkins, both of which the bride and groom can customize. Other unique offerings include votive candle centerpieces. A wedding cake is also provided when you select a wedding package.
Accessorize the event by adding on to the meal and appetizer offerings. Just a few options are available to you to enhance your wedding package, which include a sushi bar, tequila bar, Viennese desserts and a martini bar with an ice sculpture.
- Valet parking
- Coat check
- Designated server for the bride and groom table during the reception
- Direction cards
From the Vendor
Where Happily Ever After Starts....
Shackamaxon Country Club is known for its exquisite cuisine, legendary hospitality and picturesque setting. Once reserved for members, this exclusive venue is now available to you. Come discover why “Shack” is recognized as one of New Jersey’s finest locations for Weddings.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Country Club, Tented
Food + Catering, Planning
Our wedding was amazing! Kate and Chiara were so welcoming and helpful through out the whole process. They always answered any of my questions in a timely matter. The venue it's self was beautiful. The terrace overlooking the back was prefect for the cocktail hour. The food was excellent! Service was great too. So happy we picked the Shackamaxon for our big day.. thank you Kate!
What a fantastic place to hold a wedding reception! My husband and I fell in love with Shackamaxon the first time we visited through the personalized touch from the entire staff. Everyone was so friendly and helpful - and they gave us homemade potato chips that were delicious! Chiara was absolutely wonderful and always available to talk to. Our guests were delighted by the service they received the night of our wedding. The servers and captain were absolutely amazing, catering to every need of our guests. And how could I forget the food! Everything was absolutely delicious! I couldn't get over how smoothly everything went, and how accommodating Shackamaxon was to us and our guests. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone who is planning a wedding. Everything was perfect, and I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you so much, Chiara, for making our special day the start of our happily ever after! :)
Solid valueReviewed on 9/06/2015 Christine C
After lots of research, we felt very confident in picking the Shack for our wedding. The venue is set on a beautiful golf course and the ballroom is modern. The wedding package is affordable, yet offers a wider range of options than your typical and similarly priced wedding package. Our guests raved about the quality of the food at our wedding and were impressed by the staff. Each table was assigned a waiter who also took table side drink orders. Chiara was always available and worked with us throughout the year leading up to our wedding. Unfortunately, the week before our wedding, we stopped by the Shack to see the venue set up for another wedding and were in total shock when we saw the golf course under construction. We were upset because up until that point we had no idea about the impending construction that would take place and be apparent on the day of our wedding. Luckily, we spoke with the GM and he was accommodating and apologetic. Even though the view wasn't what we thought it would be, we don't regret our decision to have our wedding at the Shack and they stood by their service and quality.
Amazing Wedding!!Reviewed on 12/03/2013 Holly F
Shackamaxon Country Club was an amazing venue for our wedding. The food was OUTSTANDING, the service impeccable and our guests are still talking about how wonderful our wedding was!
Excellent Venue, Excellent Food, Excellent ServiceReviewed on 11/30/2013 Beth L
My husband and I were thrilled that we chose SCC to host our wedding. The grounds and facilities are beautiful, the food was amazing, and the staff went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make our wedding wonderful. Our pictures on the grounds came out amazing. Our guests had a great time on the patio during the cocktail hour and dancing in the ballroom. We chose the place principally because we were excited about the menu and we were not disappointed. Everyone could not stop talking about how great the food was. And the staff was amazing from the start of the process through to our communications with them after the wedding. An example of how great the staff is -- the shuttle carrying half of our guests arrived significantly late to the cocktail hour and, although SCC has nothing to do with the shuttle company, SCC's event coordinator (Lauren Lucas) seamlessly worked with us to extend the cocktail hour and streamline the serving of the first course once we got into the ballroom so that we did not feel like we lost out on the beginning of our party. What could have been a huge downer at the beginning of the night was remedied by thoughtfulness, quick thinking and flexibility on the part of SCC. Having been to 20+ weddings before having our own -- we felt that we got great value for our money at SCC.