Unique Wedding Venues in North Jersey

Dance, camp, or lounge in style on your big day with these truly unique North Jersey wedding venues.

By Emily Forrest

Unique Wedding Venues in North Jersey
Photo by Bri Johnson Weddings

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North Jersey is the perfect blend of urban chic and jaw-dropping nature. When planning their nuptials, couples have their choice between the region’s gorgeous forests, serene waterfront views, and bustling cities like Newark and Hoboken.

Seeking a truly special celebration in the tri-state area? Read on to discover Zola’s selection of the best unique wedding venues North Jersey has to offer.

North Jersey Venues You Should Know About

Out of all the North Jersey venues, we love these stylish settings. The area’s intimate restaurants, charming inns, and glamorous mansions will turn your wedding from sweet to stunning. For the on-trend couple, you can’t beat these top-tier choices.

Porta Pizza

What’s a Jersey celebration without a few slices? Porta Pizza is the best venue for couples seeking a cozy yet modern vibe, as well as some tasty pies. You can get multiple rooms, an excellent catering package, and premium amenities for a bargain price at this North Jersey eatery.

  • Price Range: Porta Pizza’s pricing is flexible, starting at a $400 base fee. The price can increase based on your chosen space, food needs, and hours used.

  • Services: All of your wedding bases are covered at Porta, from audio systems to tableware. Just remember that no outside catering or drinks are allowed (but with pizza this good, you won’t even think of that).

  • Decor: Industrial-chic meets cozy bistro vibes under Porta’s roof. The mix of wood and metal textures perfectly straddles the old and the new, while twinkly lights add romance.

  • Spaces: Porta offers three main indoor rooms. The Abbott Room is the centerpiece reception area, with 20-foot ceilings, dance floor, and a full bar. For more intimate celebrations, choose between the main dining room’s communal tables or Monk Room’s wood-walled bar area.

  • Capacity: Porta Pizza can hold up to 145 seated guests and 200 standing guests.

The Ryland Inn

Refined luxury is the best way to describe the Ryland Inn. This 18th-century stagecoach house makes for a sophisticated setting with its historic design and delicious gourmet catering. Say “I do” under the Grand Ballroom chandeliers or lush outdoor vines for a truly unforgettable wedding in Whitehouse Station, NJ.

  • Price Range: The Ryland Inn prices its events by packages, with no site or starting fee. Depending on the event date, packages can range from $155 to $225 per person.

  • Services: This is a one-stop venue for all wedding needs. Besides basic services, the Ryland offers locally-sourced catering, an onsite event coordinator, and event accommodations for up to 13 guests.

  • Decor: The Ryland Inn blends colonial architecture and modern elegance, filled with chandeliers, porcelain floors, and fire pits. The Georgian design and beautiful grounds make for eye-catching photos, with plenty of room for natural light.

  • Spaces: Between all of its spaces, the Ryland can match any celebration’s needs. For large or dance-friendly events, couples can book the spacious Grand Ballroom or Coach House. Meanwhile, the cozier Essex Room and Hunterdon Room can host cocktail hours or rehearsal dinners.

  • Capacity: The inn’s largest indoor space (the Grand Ballroom) can seat 225 guests, while the outdoor grounds can hold more standing guests.

Ground for Sculpture

Idiosyncratic and modern, Ground for Sculpture offers two whimsical indoor venues alongside its jaw-dropping sculpture garden grounds. For creative couples, there’s no place as fitting or whimsical. And with such a gorgeous space and delicious food, your guests are sure to have an unforgettable night.

  • Price Range: To rent both spaces, Ground for Sculpture charges $20,500 during off-peak season (November to March) and $35,800 during peak season (April to October). Individual space rentals will vary, starting at around $1,000.

  • Services: Services depend on your event package with Ground for Sculpture. If you rent both spaces, you will likely receive full services—everything from cleanup, to staffing, to tent rentals. And with the delicious nouveau-French food at Rat’s, you’re sure to love the catering options.

  • Decor: These grounds make for some truly unique wedding photos, with 20-foot sculptures and lush, pristinely-kept gardens. Between the whimsical indoor spaces and fairytale botanicals, this venue speaks to the contemporary and creative soul.

  • Spaces: Ground for Sculpture offers multiple venue spaces for individual or collective rental. For an outdoor ceremony, you can pick between the stone-filled Nine Muses Ceremony Garden, intimate Amphitheater Ceremony Garden, or tranquil Water Garden. Indoor reception areas include the warm, orb-lit Rat’s Restaurant and spacious Gallery Rooms, filled with 270-plus works.

  • Capacity: With a full buy-out, Ground for Sculpture can host 375 seated guests and 600 standing guests.

The Legacy Castle

Want to feel like a king or queen on your big day? Book the Legacy Castle, a literal palace in the middle of Pequannock. Between its fairytale-esque design, massive space, and lakefront views, this is one of the most luxurious and large venues you’ll find anywhere, let alone in New Jersey.

  • Price Range: This isn’t a penny-pinching venue. During the peak months between April and October, the Legacy Castle charges $300 per guest. Total costs can climb up to $500,000 for one night.

  • Services: You name it, the Legacy Castle has it. Every service from lighting and audio to catering and staffing is available in this palace. All renting couples must purchase a food and drinks package (no outdoor catering allowed).

  • Decor: This majestic estate looks straight out of a Disney film, with a dual floating staircase, 55-foot ceilings, and gold embellishments. To top it off, there’s a swan-filled freshwater lake surrounding the castle.

  • Spaces: Occupying more than 200,000 square feet, the Legacy Castle has plenty of rooms to fit your celebration. The spacious Grand Legacy Ballroom is for the biggest events, setting up to 1,0000 guests. For outdoors, hundreds of guests can roam the Legacy Peninsula by the lake or relax on the Legacy Terrace for a cocktail hour.

  • Capacity: Across all of its spaces, the Legacy castle can seat up to 1,200 guests. If planning such a grand celebration, Zola’s easy-to-use Guest List is the best way to track your RSVPs.

Prallsville Mills

On your wedding day, feel at one with North Jersey’s natural beauty on Prallsville Mills. This preserved historic village channels a simpler, romantic time, with its gorgeous Delaware River views and stone architecture. For an intimate wedding, it doesn’t get any cozier or breathtaking.

  • Price Range: Reception rental fees range between $4,500 and $5,500 at Prallsville Mills, with extra charges for more than 6 hours.

  • Services: At Prallsville Mills, all services are handled by the masterful event designer Cynthia Manchester. She can help arrange all of your equipment, flatware, catering, and other rental needs.

  • Decor: There’s a transcendental quality to this old town. Rustic stone buildings, simple wood beams, and roaming green forests complete the Industrial-Age aesthetic.

  • Spaces: While a smaller venue, Prallsville Mills still offers plenty of spaces. The large Grist Mill can hold up to 260 standing guests under its wood-beam ceilings. The Prall House is perfect for a more intimate bridal brunch or reception dinner, while the Saw Mill’s river views fit a laid-back cocktail hour.

  • Capacity: At the most, Prallsville Mills can fit up to 260 standing guests and 130 seated guests.

Brick Farm Tavern

Calling all North Jersey foodies—Brick Farm Tavern is your number one wedding venue. This restaurant prizes its pasture-to-table menu, creating the most delicious dishes from local ingredients. And when inside this cozy 19th-century farmhouse, there’s no such thing as a bad party.

  • Price Range: Brick Farm Tavern charges between $650 and $1,500 for renting individual rooms (including food and beverage). Prices can increase with larger menus, more guests, or longer rental hours.

  • Services: The Tavern offers most basic wedding services, with an emphasis on its exquisite catering. To help your planning process, the staff’s bridal specialists can lend a hand.

  • Decor: As a renovated farmhouse, the Tavern mixes rustic looks with sleek bistro style. Candles and dark-stained wood give a romantic air to the dining rooms.

  • Spaces: You can choose between several intimate rooms at Brick Farm Tavern. The Wine Room is the most elegant, with stone walls and wooden beams overhanging a gorgeous round table. The Chef’s Table makes for a lovely dinner celebration with close friends, while the wood-paneled Library is perfect for a small reception or cocktail hour.

  • Capacity: In its largest room, the Brick Farm Tavern can hold up to 48 guests. Across the entire grounds, it can hold up to 200 standing guests.

Morven Museum and Garden

Roaming fields, beautiful florals, and a pristine Neoclassical mansion make this National Historic Landmark stand out from other venues. Right by Princetown, the Morven Museum and Garden offer sophisticated indoor and outdoor spaces for a large wedding full of romance. It’s the botanical-filled backdrop of your Secret Garden dreams.

  • Price Range: To rent for both your ceremony and reception, the Morven costs anywhere from $7,000 to $12,000. Ceremony-only events start at $2,500.

  • Services: This is the spot for crafting your own wedding services. The Morven allows couples to bring their own caterers, drinks, designers, and more to the estate. If you’d like, an onsite event coordinator can provide assistance.

  • Decor: Think elegant colonial style at the Morven. The grounds are simple and well-kept, with rose bushes and lined paths. Inside the house, you’ll find wooden floors and plenty of windows for sunlight.

  • Spaces: The Colonial Revival Garden and the Great Lawn, the estate’s largest spaces, can be open-air or tented for your pleasure. Indoors, the Stockton Education Center has floor-to-ceiling windows for a gorgeous view, while the museum’s exhibit-lined first floor is ideal for smaller events like brunches or cocktails.

  • Capacity: The Morven can fit up to 450 seated guests and more standing.

Nanina's in the Park

Under Nanina’s cherry blossoms, anyone would say “I do.” This gorgeous park setting has been a go-to Jersey wedding venue for decades—and it’s easy to see why. Charming grounds, the infamous cherry gardens, and a luxurious Italian-style villa just scream romance. Come here for a wedding that’ll charm you and your guests off your feet.

  • Price Range: During the peak season of April to November, Nanina’s charges $115 to $225 per person for a five-hour event (additional hours cost $2,500 per hour). There’s an additional setup fee of $800.

  • Services: You’ve got all of your normal wedding services here, from bar packages to lighting and sound. Nanina’s also throws in free valet service for all weddings. However, you will have to rent table items like China, glassware, and linens.

  • Decor: Warmly elegant, Nanina’s strikes a balance between charming and luxurious. The manicured gardens give a soft romantic feel, while the marbled villa adds some decadence and grandeur.

  • Spaces: For receptions, it’s best to dance the night away under the ballroom’s high ceilings and chandeliers. Ceremonies can also be held outside on the garden grounds, weather permitting.

  • Capacity: The ballroom can hold up to 400 seated or standing guests.

Port-O-Call Hotel

Not every wedding has to be a royal ball. In fact, a casual setting with amazing hospitality will put your guests at ease—enter the Port-O-Call Hotel. This Ocean City venue has beachside views and amazing food to make any low-key wedding feel luxurious. Come for the ocean, stay for the amazing service.

  • Price Range: Event packages range from $105 to $135 per person packages (with zero rental fees).

  • Services: To keep things simple, Port-O-Call offers minimal services. While you must use the Adalene Restaurant’s food, you can bring your own drinks, entertainment, and decor. Accommodations are also available for overnight guests.

  • Decor: Beachy semiformal is the mood at this boardwalk hotel. Inside the restaurant space, smooth wood floors and modern furniture create a chic atmosphere that’s never stuffy.

  • Spaces: For indoor space, the Port-O-Hotel offers the Adalene Restaurant with its oceanfront views, warm lighting, and beach-inspired decor. And of course, you can hold your ceremony on the Ocean City beach for some unforgettable pictures.

  • Capacity: The Port-O-Hotel can host up to 70 seated guests and 100 standing guests.

Find Your North Jersey Wedding Venue With Zola

Whether your style is classic romance or modern luxury, there’s a North Jersey venue to match. The area’s rich history and incredible versatility make for countless top-notch party spaces, including our favorites above.

Want to keep exploring your options? Scroll through Zola’s vendor database for the best local stylists, musicians, and more. All of our vendors are prescreened for quality—no sketchy deals or unlisted fees. Start with Zola, and your North Jersey wedding dreams will be on their way to becoming reality.

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