The Hamilton Manor

Hamilton, NJ

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The First Look

The Hamilton Manor is a three-story vintage style wedding destination, tucked away on 25 acres of wooded land in the Hamilton Township of New Jersey. Decorated with fresh flowers for each event, couples can say "I do" under the secluded wedding gazebo with stone pillars and an open, decorative metal top. In the evening, the gazebo is elegantly lit with white lights. A long, stone walkway leads the bride to the gazebo, which has white chairs on each side to seat up to 250 guests. Day or night, the beautiful gazebo is the ideal backdrop for your wedding portrait.

As guests arrive for your nuptials, they will enter through the gorgeous, solid wood monogrammed double doors to the grand foyer. The foyer is elegantly decorated with a vintage grandfather clock, a baby grand piano and several leather seats for guests to relax. If you are looking for the ideal backdrop for your wedding portrait, consider the foyer.

Grand Ballroom and Gallery. With 20-foot high ceilings, crown molding, beautiful mahogany hardwood flooring and the grand chandelier, the Grand Ballroom and Gallery is the ultimate location at the Hamilton Manor. The ballroom is on the main level and can seat up to 500 guests.

The Sapphire Room. Styled after a New York City nightclub with exposed ceilings with round picture windows and low blue lighting, the Sapphire Room is on the lower level of the Hamilton Manor. It can accommodate up to 140 guests for a sit-down reception.

The Courtyard Trellis. Not far from the wedding gazebo is the newly renovated Trellis area, which is a fantastic spot for an elegant, outdoor wedding. The covered, the outdoor location has vaulted ceilings, a stone patio floor and a 50-foot stone bar. Schedule the Trellis area for your ceremony or cocktail hour.

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What You Should Know

The Hamilton Manor offers three wedding packages. Each package begins with a professional wedding planner to assist couples through all the arrangements for their ceremony and reception. The wedding planner and event manager manage every event to ensure everything goes smooth. Each package includes:

  • Five-hour premium brand open bar (tip jar)
  • Signature drink offered during the cocktail hour and reception at the bar
  • Champagne greeting upon arrival to cocktail hour for all guests over 21
  • Table-side wine served during the dinner service
  • Hostess to greet and seat guests
  • Private bridal room
  • Floor-length specialty linen and chair covers with a sash
  • Votive candles and table numbers on each guest table

Picking a reception menu isn't an easy task, so, if you can't decide, that's okay. The wedding venue offers a menu-tasting dinner three to four months before your wedding date.

While packages include dining and beverages, the couple is responsible for any other vendors. A preferred vendor list is available for local florists, entertainment services and photographers.

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Extra Perks

Your wedding is your time, which is why the Hamilton Manor will never book another event at the same time as your wedding. Along with the exclusive time, this fantastic venue will provide a customized wedding cake from a local bakery as part of the wedding package. At the end of the reception, staff members pass out complimentary bottles of water to guests as they leave.

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From the Vendor

Catering & Special Events

The Hamilton Manor is an Old World Style Wedding and Banquet Facility that was completely restored and renovated in 2009. This family owned business offers space large enough for over 400 guests in our Grand Ballroom and Gallery. The Hamilton Manor sits on 25 beautiful protected wooded acres with a landscaped gazebo, perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony and photos. The Trellis, a covered rustic barn and landscaped area complete with a bar with cathedral ceilings perfect for an outdoor ceremony and or cocktail hour, even an outdoor wedding reception.The Hamilton Manor also offers The Lounge and Sapphire Room, a New York Style environment perfect for an indoor cocktail hour. A wedding day is the most important day of your life.The Hamilton Manor knows this and is dedicated to serve all of

Amenities + Details

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity

300+

Settings

Ballroom, Barn

Wedding Categories

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

Awards
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Contact Info

Address
30 Route 156, Hamilton, NJ (609) 581-6782
WEBSITE

Reviewed on 9/09/2015 Blair M

We celebrated our wedding at The Hamilton Manor this August. The staff are just exceptional, especially Erin who really went out of her way to help us organize our big day. From A-Z the process was smooth, easy, and a pleasure.... even when doing the organization from abroad. We... Read More started the day with an outdoor ceremony followed by a cocktail in the downstairs bar (which our guests loved) before moving into the big, beautiful ballroom. We loved being able to change places within the same site. I cannot say enough nice things about the Manor. The food was extraordinary - my mouth waters just thinking about it! There wasn't a flaw in the service and everyone was incredibly nice! All of our guests, many of which were from abroad, were also wowed by the venue. It was with a doubt the best choice we made!


Hamilton Manor is topnotch

Reviewed on 11/29/2011 KatieAndy S

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Wedding day. We were married on October 29, 2011 and had our reception at the Hamilton Manor. I remember the day I walked in; I knew immediately that this was the place. First off, the building itself is so gigantic and beautiful then... Read More you walk into the welcoming lobby. I was greeted on my first showing by their Wedding Coordinator Erin Salzano; she is one of numerous family members that runs the business. Erin from day one was by my side, from every little detail, to making my invitations, place cards, menus, to serving us our intimate tastings menu, to supporting us throughout the night. I cannot say enough about Erin and miss our daily, weekly communication. She treated us as if we were a part of their wonderful family. Thank you Erin and look forward to having many many more events with you. The Ballroom was all I could ever imagine. From the high ceilings, to the perfect stage that our DJ preformed from, the windows and window treatments, stone walls, beautiful staircase taking you to an overlooking room. We choose the Cellar Lounge for our Cocktail Hour; this was perfect and roomy with a Jazz feel. My friends and family cannot stop talking about how classy and gorgeous our Wedding was because of the Hamilton Manor. Hamilton Manor is topnotch. I had a vision on how I wanted our day to be and they made all of my dreams come true. Thank you with all of my heart. Love Katie & Andy


Reviewed on 5/24/2017 Charmaine C

What an amazing venue. The staff worked really hard to bring my vision to fore wishing! They kept a drink in my hand, they over saw the event ! Food was hot, great tasting ! No complaints on anything except I wish it lasted longer.


Reviewed on 5/24/2017 Christina E

From the first time we toured The Hamilton Manor, we fell in love with this place! The staff was amazing. Erin was so helpful throughout the whole process of wedding planning. She answered all of my questions and emails timely. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. We had... Read More our cocktail hour in the outdoor barn, it was perfect. Everyone was raving about it. The food was over the top. Everywhere you turned there was a different appetizer or food station. In the ballroom they have a beautiful chandelier and great up lighting. Even during the middle of the reception, Andre changed the uplighting for us when the dancing began. He was attentive to us every step of the way. All of our guest won't stop talking about how great the wedding and venue was. I can't thank the staff enough for making our wedding day so perfect. They exceeded all of our expectations. We highly recommend The Hamilton Manor to everyone!!


Reviewed on 2/09/2017 Courtney B

Perfection!! The Hamilton Manor gave me the wedding of my dreams! The first time I visited I instantly fell in love with the barn atmosphere for the ceremony and the beautiful ballroom for the reception. From when we booked to the actual wedding, we visited many times and each... Read More time the entire place was immaculate and we were always pleasantly surprised by the constant upgrading they do to make it even better. The Manor does only one wedding at a time which was huge for us. I was a very picky bride with a particular vision which the Manor absolutely accommodated. I had a winter wedding in January and it was amazing. For the ceremony, they had fire pits going and greeted the guests with hot chocolate and apple cider. Our guests were amazed by the downstairs cocktail hour space which has an incredible winery and intimate vibe that is beyond unique. Everyone was stuffed and the quality of the food was amazing. Melissa and her staff were accommodating and responsive to every tiny detail we wanted to discuss and the million questions we had. On the day of, Melissa and Shannon made sure my husband and I had drinks in our hands and were able to taste all of the food. Our guests have continuously raved that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. We would absolutely recommend the Hamilton Manor to anyone!!


Reviewed on 2/08/2017 Nicole r

We celebrated our wedding November 19,2016. It was the most beautiful 70 degree day that we had in a while! Andre, melissa , and Erin were all sooooo helpful and made sure our day was absolutely perfect! From the food, to the dessert, to the ballroom , and the service - I can't... Read More truly say which was best because everything was beyond perfect! Not only did melissa accommodate our every need, but she made sure all of our personalized decor looked beautiful for the grand entrance of our guests. I cannot express how amazing the Hamilton manor is! Even after the wedding all of our guests raved about how wonderful the night was. My husband and I will forever remember this day for the rest of our lives and will recommend this venue to friends!


Reviewed on 2/08/2017 Sara K

I cannot BEGIN to describe how absolutely wonderful it was to have our wedding here! Andre and Erin are so so SO accommodating and sweet. They were helpful from start to finish- and made sure that my family, the groom, the bridal party and I were satisfied throughout the... Read More planning process and the entire evening. NOT TO MENTION... IT SNOWED - A LOT. Poor Andre was shoveling the sidewalk as I came in to with the photographer to have my first look!! I can't gush enough about the beauty of the venue, the quality of the food, and the warm heartedness of the entire staff. My guests felt the same. THANK YOU, ANDRE & ERIN. Hamilton Manor is EXQUISITE.


Reviewed on 1/27/2017 Rita D

Andre was perfect. He made my fiancé and I to feel very comfortable. The place is breathtaking. Each room has something magical!


Reviewed on 1/03/2017 Jeff D

Quick review: All I can say is that our day was perfect. Longer Review: The Hamilton Manor is everything one could hope for in their venue. Melissa was so accommodating leading up to the day, and made sure all of the little details were just right to bring our vision to life.... Read More The venue is exquisite. We got married outside in the rustic barn, did the cocktail hour in the upscale lounge and then reception in the ballroom, which has a classic elegance that is hard to find in a lot of venues. I was shocked at how smoothly everything went. Looking back, I know it's because the folks at HM were working their tails off. Andre was there all night everywhere I turned - whether he was adding a hand at the bar, or making sure our special guests were taken care of. Shannon kept a drink in our hands all night and made sure we got to enjoy all the cocktail hour food. Last, but certainly not least - the food was amazing. Cocktail hour was just ridiculously good in both presentation and taste. We are still getting compliments weeks later. As a veteran attendee of over 25 weddings - this place knows what they are doing!


Reviewed on 1/03/2017 Jeff D

Quick review: All I can say is that our day was perfect. Longer Review: The Hamilton Manor is everything one could hope for in their venue. Melissa was so accommodating leading up to the day, and made sure all of the little details were just right to bring our vision to life.... Read More The venue is exquisite. We got married outside in the rustic barn, did the cocktail hour in the upscale lounge and then reception in the ballroom, which has a classic elegance that is hard to find in a lot of venues. I was shocked at how smoothly everything went. Looking back, I know it's because the folks at HM were working their tails off. Andre was there all night everywhere I turned - whether he was adding a hand at the bar, or making sure our special guests were taken care of. Shannon kept a drink in our hands all night and made sure we got to enjoy all the cocktail hour food. Last, but certainly not least - the food was amazing. Cocktail hour was just ridiculously good in both presentation and taste. We are still getting compliments weeks later. As a veteran attendee of over 25 weddings - this place knows what they are doing!


Reviewed on 12/27/2016 Justin S

Wow!!! the Hamilton Manor was an amazing venue. Great people, great service, great food!! The attention to detail on our special day was flawless. All of my guests were floored by the beauty of the venue and all of the amazing food. This is all coming from a guy who wanted a... Read More destination wedding post engagement. Bottom line is that the Hamilton Manor has the ability to make any Dream wedding come true because of it's service the gorgeous venue and attention to detail. I highly recommend this venue to any couple who cares about their special day.


Reviewed on 11/27/2016 Gary and Doreen S

WOW! its been 6 months since our daughter got married. We chose a Saturday night wedding on Memorial Day weekend. We checked out a few different venues but the place we really fell in love with was the very first place we looked at, The Hamilton Manor. From the minute we... Read More walked in the front door we got hit with the WOW factor! Its rustic elegance was absolutely beautiful. We loved the decor, the wooden floors, the perfectly groomed grounds; and then we met Melissa, one of the owners who is Amazing! she was literally with us step by step through the entire planning process leading up to and including the wedding day. She helped us stay within our budget while providing us with a package that led to a perfect wedding. Our friends and guests still rave about the great time and delicious food they had at our wedding. The wedding ceremony was held outside at the gazebo and the grounds were beautiful. The day of the wedding Andre was our maitre d'. Everything from the cocktail hour in the cellar to the reception in the Grand ballroom, the entire wedding went off to perfection. We even decided to have our rehearsal dinner at the Hamilton Manor and that was also a very successful event. One of the things we liked best about the Hamilton Manor is the fact that they only hold one event per day, so you get 100% attention from the entire staff. Another thing I can say about the Salzano family is that they treat their clients like part of their family right down to every last detail, which makes for a truly perfect day! We would gladly recommend the Hamilton Manor to everyone! Thank You, Gary and Doreen Sutphen


Reviewed on 11/21/2016 Eugene K

The place was just wonderful! Andre is very accomodating and he is available at all times! Through the craziness that goes with wedding planning he is very patient and helps you out when needed! Shannon frequently made sure that both me and my wife were relaxed throughout the... Read More wedding and that everything was flowing. The groomsmen suite is the ultimate chill spot! Highly recommend the salmon... i personally liked it better than the steak! As for the ballroom...just beautiful! Every spot in there is picture perfect!


Reviewed on 11/21/2016 Katy H

After just getting married earlier this month, we couldn't be happier with our choice of selecting the Hamilton Manor. We received countless compliments from our guests about the venue setup & decor, the food during cocktail hour & during dinner, and most notably the staff. The... Read More Hamilton Manor lends itself perfectly to a fall wedding, but would be great regardless of your date.  With our wedding being in the fall, we were concerned about the possibility of inclement weather and what that would mean for our venue setup. A lot of venues show you what the best-case scenario would look like, but if you have weather, you would lose out a good section of the venue. One of the things that set the Hamilton Manor apart was their setup regardless of weather. They have an outdoor barn that is a really cool setup for cocktail hour, but also a very large downstairs area with an awesome bar. My husband and I thought regardless of what happens, we wouldn't have to compromise.  Erin Salzano, her staff, including Shannon were amazing through the entire process. They were extremely responsive when it came to answering questions and making sure we were ready for our wedding day. I can't say it enough, but we NEVER had to worry about the venue. Whether it was our initial meeting, food tasting, or last minute changes, they were accommodating and flexible in making sure everything went as planned. We believe that by selecting The Hamilton Manor we saved ourselves a ton of unnecessary stress. My husband and I and had an amazing time, and we gladly recommend The Hamilton Manor to anyone looking to plan their wedding or event.


Reviewed on 11/15/2016 Jordan D

The accommodations and service given at our cocktail hour and reception were fantastic! we had such a great time under the trellis, which was decorated perfectly for our fall themed wedding and night time ambiance. Erin and Shannon took care of my husband and I throughout the... Read More night, making sure every step was easily made. I would recommend this venue to anyone, as our guests raved about the food and the setting as well. Thank you so much to the Hamilton Manor staff for the lifetime of memories!


Reviewed on 11/02/2016 Amy G

The Hamilton Manor made every part of our wedding - from Ceremony to Reception - perfect. The day was more beautiful than we could imagine, everyone raved about the food and cocktail hour, and the onsite coordinators kept the day running without a hitch! I would recommend this... Read More venue to everyone - it has a touch of rustic in the Barn, a touch of modern/industrial in the Lounge, and a whole lot of class in the main Ballroom!


Reviewed on 10/03/2016 Brittany F

We just had our wedding reception at The Hamilton Manor on Sat. October Ist. i cannot say enough about this amazing venue. The staff was amazing!! Shannon made sure that we were taken care of all night! She was so sweet. Everyone kept asking me how I found the Manor, that it was... Read More absolutely beautiful, the food was amazing, and that it was one of the nicest weddings they have ever been to. They couldnt believe the selection of draft beer for cocktail hour in the Cellar Bar. And the food selections, and stations. We felt like a king and queen, and was the most amazing night of our lives. I highly recommend The Hamilton Manor. Erin made sure that we got everything we wished for and more. And my husband hasn't stopped talking about how Andre took great care of him as well. I wish I could relive it all over again. Thank you for everything!!!


Reviewed on 9/17/2016 Stephanie E

The Hamilton Manor went above and beyond in helping us create our dream wedding day! Melissa, Andre, & the entire staff were extremely professional. Not only did they take exceptional care of the Bride and Groom on the wedding day, but they also made sure to meet the... Read More individual needs of many of our guests. We have received so many positive comments about the staff and the beautiful venue in itself. We would absolutely recommend this venue!


Reviewed on 9/16/2016

Well this took us a lot longer than it should have! Although we did have a few speed bumps for a few months following the wedding, we definitely let procrastination set in once we got back into the swing of things. That being said, DO NOT let our procrastination be a reflection... Read More of the Hamilton Manor’s quality, professionalism & family-oriented touch. We were more than lucky to have found this perfect venue. Let us be the first to say when deciding whether or not to book, don’t procrastinate as we did with our review! Trust me nothing is forgotten with, at or by The Hamilton Manor. Even if you forgot that “something”, didn’t think of that extra touch or need a last minute cover up, Andre & Erin Salzano now exactly what to do & what NOT to do! This goes for all of their staff. This is truly a one of a kind venue that is worth traveling N, S, E, W or wherever you may be coming from. If you are from Hamilton like we are, then why go elsewhere when all you need is right here without travel. All I can say is I went to my reception 5 minutes from home & felt like I was in some far off place partying it up in style. I left my reception not being able to ask for anything else other than 1 more dance, 1 more drink & 1 more BITE! FOOD is AMAZING! Worth it alone! Our reception will be remembered by all who attended. The Salzano’s did a spectacular job transforming this old landmark into an exquisite venue. Cocktail hour in The Cellar was more than just cocktails, was more like an hour feast, full of flavors & beverages. This is where the Old Speak Easy days meets today’s cool, hip modern lounges. The lighting displays, extravagant water wall & video screens helped set the mood. Our 215 guests marveled at the craft beers & loved relaxing before the party while we waited to dance the night away upstairs. Ballroom speaks for itself with numerous amazing chandeliers. This, along with their array of table colors & up-lighting choices showed us that The Manor’s class & attention to detail cannot be outdone. Literally no stone was left unturned. Nothing could have made us happier than going with our gut instincts to trust our initial impression. In regards to choosing The Hamilton Manor to celebrate our wedding, it was the same as when my wife & I met, Love at first sight. We loved it all 27 times we saw it leading up to the wedding & love it even more now. We Love Andre & Erin, who both overwhelmed us with their attention & care throughout. I can say for sure that they, their daughters & the entire staff will hold a special place in our hearts until our last days. The way they treated my family& gave them special attention, even with ALL outrageous requests, including “NO GARLIC”, means more to us than they will ever know. Your wedding day should be enjoyable & memorable. Because of Andre & Erin ours was 100% that. We can never express our true gratitude for the part their professionalism & establishment added to our wedding experience & lifetime of memories. Our only wish is that someone else gets married here so we can enjoy all they offer! There is truly no other perfect venue in this area, or anywhere else for that matter, & we’ve been to a ton! To you “soon to be married” couples, may you make the right decision & enjoy the unforgettable type of day we had at The Hamilton Manor. To Andre, Erin & the entire staff, in the words of the great Mr. Crystal, YOU ARE SIMPLY MARVELOUS! We love you like family & thank you for treating us like yours!


Reviewed on 9/15/2016 Sasha W

My Husband and I were united at my home church on July 01, 2016 and then celebrated our nuptials at The Hamilton Manor. In the beginning my husband and I had a difficult time locating the reception venue that spoke to us and represented the theme of our wedding, until my husband... Read More walked into The Hamilton Manor. He immediately knew that it was the venue for us, when he saw the regal and exquisite décor. Working with Andre, Erin, and Shannon. We had an awesome experience during our food/cake tasting and all the other steps along the way. Our day was just as we imaged and more. We are still receiving compliments on how beautiful everything was, how wonderful and flavorful the food was (and as you know going to weddings sometimes the food is not the best :-/ ) and how much fun everyone had. We would recommend Hamilton Manor to anyone of our friends or family.


Reviewed on 9/11/2016

What can you say about a place that literally makes or breaks your day. My wife and I literally have been to about 50 weddings at some of the supposedly nicest venues (pleasantdale château, Venetian, Crystal Plaza…) – if you do not look at this place, you are missing the boat.... Read More The grounds are BEAUTIFUL, the place is SUPER SUPER clean, and is a great combo of rustic/professional/upscale look. Erin and Andre who own The Hamilton Manor are ridiculous at what they do. Attentive, no pressure, listen to your every word and do their best to accommodate what we wanted to make our day special. My brother got married at the St. Regis and my sister got married at the Biltmore in Providence, two prestigious venues. They both said to me the maître d we had, Shannon, at The Hamilton Manor was the best maître d they have ever seen. Super nice, super attentive, and just made you feel a comfort level that is unmatched. Truly made us feel amazing on our day. Not to mention the price on this place is less expensive than all the other ones mentioned in the previous part of this post. The cocktail hour was held in The Cellar, a bar in The Hamilton Manor that’s in the basement. The guests loved that the room was very much separate from where the ball room was. Plus there was enough seating at the cocktail hour for almost all 209 guests that we had, something that is very rare of any venue. The staff was also super professional and just great for the entire night. I truly cannot say enough about this venue and its owners and staff. If you do not check this place out you are really missing out.


Reviewed on 9/08/2016 Jill B

This establishment is absolutely beautiful! From the picturesque scenery to the professional, attentive, accommodating and responsive staff. Andre, Erin and Shannon: you were such a pleasure to work with and we enjoyed every step of the planning process with you all. I would... Read More highly recommend this venue to anyone who is looking for top notch quality when hosting an event. My husband and I just recently had our wedding reception at this venue on August 20th and could honestly not be happier that we chose The Hamilton Manor. Ah, and the food!!! What a treat!! This family-owned establishment truly fulfills the expectation for wedding memories of a lifetime! Our families and friends felt right at home with the high quality of service. It was a beautiful day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Reviewed on 9/03/2016 Nicole S

My husband and I just got married a week ago at the Hamilton Manor. We cant day enough good things about their service there. It was the second venue we looked at and just fell in love with the place and people. They were amazing and it so beautiful there. Our wedding was... Read More everything and more then we had envisioned. We thank you Hamilton for the best day!!!


Reviewed on 8/10/2016 Kristen S

The Hamilton Manor was a great venue for our wedding. Erin, Andre, and Shannon took care of us and were incredibly accommodating. Beautiful, modern facility that really impresses, inside and out. And the food is amazing! Best chicken I ever had. Overall, it was wonderful and... Read More memorable. You must check this place out!


Reviewed on 7/25/2016 Shannon A

Where do I begin! From the start, my husband I are were in love with the venue. We had to get married here once we toured. Melissa was very professional and prompt through the whole process. She helped ease my worries and took care of everything day of. The food was amazing. We... Read More got many compliments on how much variety there was at cocktail hour. The staff working that night were diligent and professional. I wish I could remember his name but one staff even helped my 96 year old grand mom get her wheel chair into the bathroom. Each room is unique and has its own charm. All my guest loved the venue. Having an after party location was amazing. The night went so fast. It was nice having extra time with my guest. I can't recommend The Hamilton Manor enough!!!!


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