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Below are some unique ceremony locations, some are more affordable than others, though less than the Grand Ballroom at a 5 star location.  Most places are available for small wedding ceremonies, though some may accommodate larger parties.  Some may also have reception facilities.  Please contact the locations for their regulations and fees.  (Most parks only require a small permit fee but limit the number of guests.) 

Northern New Jersey

Featured locations:

Bed and Breakfast Wedding

The Whistling Swan Inn, Stanhope

Liz Armstrong - Innkeeper (973) 347-6369 

110 Main St - Stanhope, NJ  07874

For those seeking an outstanding location for an intimate wedding for up to 65 guests, The Whistling Swan Inn is ideal. They offer couples a unique and romantic setting for nuptials in any season. Exchange vows before a crackling fire or step outdoors onto our gracious porch, or garden for a ceremony and reception. With its unrivaled charm and rare beauty, carefully tended gardens and grounds, and exquisitely renovated interior, your wedding reception will surpass all expectations. You and your guests will experience the "authentic sense of Victorian charm".

Woman's Club of Englewood, Englewood
(201) 568-7701
187 Brinckerhoff Court, Englewood, NJ 07631

Whether you are planning a Wedding, Private Party, or Business Meeting, the appeal of this landmark Carriage House is immediately apparent as you come into our newly renovated entry area with its antique mirror, chandelier and Queen Anne furnishings. The air-conditioned main room is simply decorated in white to create a perfect background, and you and your guests can stroll through the French doors, weather permitting, to enjoy cocktails on the flagstone patio. Additional space on the second floor gives you flexibility and privacy.
Long a favorite with brides, families and corporations, this historic setting, moderately priced, is truly a place for all occasions.

The 1910 House Bed and Breakfast
Phone: (908) 322-4514
233 Union Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076

In addition to providing accommodations, we have added the use of the inn as a location for a small wedding ceremony and reception.  We specialize in small, economical weddings (bride, groom, officiate and up to twelve additional guests).  Our packages offer an affordable alternative to the traditional locations that usually require a much larger minimum.  Our low number of guest rooms (only 3) offers the bride and groom a unique opportunity to plan for exclusive use of the inn for both their ceremony/reception as well as their overnight stay for as low as $435.00.

Liberty Hall Museum, Union
Phone: (908) 527-0400, Fax: (908) 352-8915
1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083

Imagine your wedding or catered affair in our serene country setting with its beautiful gardens, expansive lawn and historic architecture. Imagine the memories that will be made on the grounds of this magnificent estate that dates back to before the days of the American Revolution and was a family home for over 200 years.
A reception at Liberty Hall will be a one of a kind event designed by you. The 1882 Carriage House with its vintage charm is suitable for sit-down dinners of up to 75 persons and can be used for a ceremony or cocktail reception. A tent to accommodate up to 175 persons may be erected on the large grassy area adjacent to it.
The fragrant rose garden makes a lovely setting for an intimate ceremony. We will help you decide how to best use the site, based on the number of guests you plan to entertain and the purpose of the celebration. If you are planning a wedding, corporate function, gala or any special event, contact us to arrange a visit.

Other North Jersey Locations:

Alpine Hause B&B, Vernon
Deer Path Park, Reading Township
Hunterdon County Arboretum, Clinton Township
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morristown
Kellogg Club, Morristown
Ridgewood Women's Club, Ridgewood
Schooley's Mountain County Park, Long Valley
Silas Condict County Park, Kinnelon
The Neighbour House, Long Valley
White Meadow Lake Country Club, Rockaway
Willowwood Arboretum, Chester Township

Central New Jersey

Featured locations:

Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Widow McCrea House, Frenchtown

Lynn Marad & Burt Patalano - Innkeepers (908) 996-4999 

53 Kingwood Ave - Frenchtown, NJ  08825

The Widow McCrea House is an elegant Victorian Inn able to host intimate affairs for up to 18 guests for catered affairs and 12 guest for lodging.
They would be perfect for small informal elopements or similar types of events.  Small casual, catered events and ceremonies are welcome.

Bed and Breakfast Wedding

The Pillars of Plainfield B&B, Plainfield
Lamont Blowe and Nancy Fiske Innkeepers - (908) 753-0922
922 Central Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060

The Pillars of Plainfield New Jersey Bed and Breakfast Inn is a restored Victorian-Georgian mansion on a secluded acre of trees and gardens in the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District
of Plainfield, New Jersey.  Surrounding the house are wildflowers, roses, dogwood, cherry
trees, and the rhododendrons and azaleas for which Plainfield, New Jersey is famous. You
have found a place to relax, hold a joyous outdoor wedding, share in your very private
honeymoon re-discovery, or enjoy a picnic with family and friends in complete privacy.

They hold a number of weddings and receptions each year, ranging in size from 15 to 150 people.  The style also varies, from a front porch afternoon tea, to a small cocktail party, to
a Texas style BBQ under a tent in the back.  The house and grounds lend themselves to a variety of events, elegant to casual.

The Historic Village at Allaire, Allaire
(732) 919-3500

Simple in its beauty and understated elegance, the Chapel in the Historic Village at Allaire
has become one of the most popular wedding spots on the Jersey Shore. For nearly two centuries this early 19th Century church, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites,
has played host to thousands of weddings, including that of Thomas Andrews and his betrothed, Maria Haggerty Allaire, James P. Allaire’s own daughter.

Reeves Reed Arboretum, Summit
(908) 273-8787
165 Hobart Ave., Summit, NJ

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a public garden located in the heart of Summit, NJ. We have
over 13 acres of sloping lawns, gardens, and woodlands, as well as historical buildings that can be used for wedding ceremonies and receptions. In particular, couples can rent the
first floor of the newly renovated Wisner House as a reception site.

Other Central Jersey Locations

Chimney Hill Inn, Lambertville
Colonial Park Arboretum & Gardens, Franklin Township
Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, Highlands
In Flight Balloon Adventures, Clinton
Prallsville Mills, Stockton
Rutgers Gardens, New Brunswick
Sandy Hook Beach, Highlands
The Taylor-Butler House, Middletown
Twin Lights Lighthouse, Highlands

Wedding Vendors - do you have a unique and affordable location that
 you would like to add to the list? 
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Photo credits: The Whistling Swan Inn photo used by permission of Liz

Women's Club of Englewood photos user by permission of Thom McCartney.

Widow McCrea House photo used by permission of Lynn Marad.

Pillars of Plainfield B&B used by permission of Nancy Fiske.


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