18 of New Jersey’s Most Picturesque Rustic Wedding Venues

It may come as a surprise to you that New Jersey has an amazing array of scenic, rustic wedding venues.
Just venture outside the main cities and you’ll be captivated by the tree-studded mountains, farmland dotted with barns, historic manors overlooking rolling hills, and upscale equestrian estates with stunning views. We’re guessing we’ve piqued your interest, so here are some places that are worth checking out!


Art Factory Studios

Paterson, New Jersey


Style:
Cool, sprawling 19th-century former rope factory-turned-event venue

Fab Feature:
This transformed space boasts
multiple unique indoor/outdoor spaces, from the intimate, cobblestoned European Courtyard to a grand loft with sky-high ceilings, wooden beams, exposed brick, and a gleaming wood floor.

Catering:
In-house, BYO
Price:
$ • $$


The Hamilton Manor

Hamilton Township, NJ

Style:
Rustic-chic private events venue with a lush landscape

Fab Feature:
Say “I do” beneath the garden gazebo’s delicate wrought-iron dome before retiring to the Barn, with its vaulted cathedral ceiling and unique “rain wall” water feature, to dance the night away.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$ • $$ • $$$


Rock Island Lake Club

Sparta, New Jersey

Style:
Airy, al fresco lakefront sophistication
Fab Feature:
The ceremony site, perched at the water’s edge, presents unobstructed views of the 11-acre lake, its island, and the trees that line its shores. Here, you’ll exchange vows beneath a natural birchwood arch.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$$


Waterloo Village

Stanhope, NJ

Style:
Enchanting restored 19th-century canal town

Fab Feature:
26 historic buildings, including a working mill, a rustic pavilion, and several lovely historic homes, set on expansive grounds along the Musconetcong River.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$$


Laurita Winery

New Egypt, NJ

Style:
Beautiful, private vineyard and gardens

Fab Features: After saying “I do” under a wood pergola, dine and dance charming, brick-walled event space or in the spacious courtyard. Plus, generous, inclusive packages and expert staff make the planning and execution of your perfect day easy.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$ • $$ • $$$


Meadowburn Farm

Vernon, NJ

Style:
Historic gardens and working farm

Fab Feature:
This dreamy spot is just 50 miles from NYC but feels worlds away, set on 248 acres of exquisite landscape along the Wayawanda Creek, and highlighted by its lush gardens created by renowned designer Helena Rutherfeld Ely.

Catering:
BYO
Price:
$ • $$ • $$$


The Raritan Inn

Califon, NJ

Style:
Charming bed & breakfast tucked along the Raritan River

Fab Feature:
All 24 acres of the lush property are yours to explore, and the welcoming Innkeepers are eager to tailor their generous all-inclusive package to you, whether you dream of an intimate riverfront elopement or a joyful reception in the twinkle-lit barn.

Catering:
Preferred list, BYO
Price:
$ • $$ • $$$


Prallsville Mills

Stockton, NJ

Style:
Historic property on the Delaware River

Fab Feature: The historic mills and homes (most dating back to the 1750s!) are impeccably restored, blending unique architectural features with warm modern amenities. Plus, the surrounding forest and lawns, nestled along the river, couldn’t be more photogenic.

Catering:
Preferred list
Price:
$ • $$


The Farmhouse

Hampton, NJ

Style:
330-year-old country estate on oper 10 acres
Fab Feature:
The photogenic setting in the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, with its manicured lawns, lush gardens, and towering trees, can’t be topped.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$$


Glenmoore Farm

Hopewell, NJ

Style:
Charming family-owned venue

Fab Feature:
This lovely property is highlighted by a thoughtfully updated 19th-century barn with original wood beams, a chic upstairs loft, a bar, and glowing chandeliers and twinkle lights that create a truly romantic vibe as the sun goes down.

Catering:
BYO
Price:
$ • $$ • $$$


Chauncey Hotel

Princeton, NJ

Style:
Charming lakeside hotel and B&B

Fab Feature:
This spot is stunning in many seasons, from the lush lawns of spring to the fiery leaves of fall—and you’re guaranteed a perfect view of it from the lakeside gazebo, the elegant two-level Dining Room, and the charming and historic Laurie House, which also offers cozy accommodations for the whole wedding party.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$ • $$ • $$$


The Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds

Frankford, NJ

Style:
Lush gardens surround this elegant conservatory

Fab Feature:
The Conservatory is an exquisite building, constructed with rich wood and sparkling panes of glass, which flood the space with natural light and frame views of the historic Sussex County Fairgrounds.

Catering:
Preferred list
Price:
$ • $$ • $$$


Ashton Farm

Califon, NJ

Style:
Sprawling countryside estate


Fab Feature:
Say your vows beside a sweet pond, accented by a fountain and framed by trees, before joining your guests on the rolling lawns to celebrate under an elegant, peaked tent, or inside the charming 18th-century red bank barn.

Catering:
BYO
Price:
$ • $$ • $$$


Bishop Farmstead

Southampton Township, NJ

Style:
Gorgeous 12-acre property nestled within New Jersey’s famous Pine Barrens.

Fab Feature:
Wildflowers, birds, and butterflies abound on the lush grounds, and historic buildings, like a charming farmhouse and a beautifully updated Big Red Barn, round out the pastoral, vintage feel.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$$


The Pond at TripleBrook

Blairstown, NJ

Style:
Rustic farm with berbudaya amenities

Fab Feature:
This gorgeous venue on the site of a historic dairy barn offers endless options for a rustic fête: tie the knot under the pond-side gazebo, dine and dance in the open-air pavilion, and cap the night off with s’mores at the fire pit.

Catering:
In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price:
$ • $$


Ashford Estate

Allentown, New Jersey

Style:
European-inspired country estate
Fab Feature:
You can have a “roaming” cocktail hour, where guests mingle throughout the grounds as well as in the library, the conservatory, and on the verandas.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$$ • $$$


The Ryland Inn

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Style:
Rustic-yet-refined farm and inn
Fab Feature:
Treat 10 lucky guests to the Chef’s Tasting Dinner, where watching your meal being prepared is part of the show and almost as enticing as the food itself.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$$ • $$$


Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Warren, New Jersey

Style:
Craftsman-style lodge
Fab Feature:
You’ll have your pick of gorgeous event spaces, from The Gallery, a multilevel art gallery tucked into a hillside, to the Grand Ballroom, featuring a 16-foot ceiling, wood and stone floors, and tall windows overlooking a private terrace and garden.

Catering:
In-house
Price:
$$ • $$$



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