Boasting 130 miles of rugged coastline, picturesque mountains, dense forests, and spectacular waterfalls, the Garden State is home to some beautiful landscapes that create the perfect backdrop for unforgettable destination weddings. Barn weddings combine rustic elegance with laid-back contemporary style and cater for all types of events from intimate ceremonies and service to grand dinner and dancing receptions beneath the stars. Here are some of New Jersey’s top spots for romantic barn weddings.
Owned by the township of Holmdel, Bayonet Farm is a large property with two beautifully restored barns that are available for destination weddings. The 240-acre park is surrounded by the natural beauty of Holmdel and features rolling lawns and farmlands, scenic hiking trails, and historic buildings, providing a spectacular backdrop for intimate ceremonies and grand receptions. Built in the 1930s, the Red Barn can accommodate up to 100 people for dinner and dancing affairs, while the Grey Barn was built in the 1940s and can also accommodate up to 100 people. Services included with the rental of the venue include décor, lighting and sound, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
41 Middletown Rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733, Phone: 732-946-2820
2.Bear Brook Valley
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Bear Brook Valley is a rustic-chic wedding venue in Fredon that offers indoor and outdoor spaces, all-inclusive wedding packages, and an array of wedding services. Surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery of rolling hills and cascading waterfalls, Bear Brook Valley provides a variety of spaces, ranging from manicured gardens and a vineyard to an elegant ballroom with hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap-around deck. The venue features romantic elements such as bistro lights, firepits, paved trails, a putting green and can accommodate up to 325 guests. Services included with the rental of the venue include décor, lighting and sound, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
23 Players Blvd, Fredon Township, NJ 07860, Phone: 973-241-1001
3.Bonnet Island Estate
The Bonnet Island Estate is a charming wedding venue on this private coastal island in Manahawkin that features a majestic ballroom, elegantly appointed reception rooms, and private on-site guest suites for overnight accommodations. Surrounded by picturesque waterfront vistas, the estate boasts a quaint timber-framed Boathouse Chapel with exposed beams, a hardwood floor, and a stone accent wall and fireplace for intimate ceremonies. Receptions can be held in the estate’s majestic Ballroom, which features soaring 30-foot cathedral ceilings, elegant chandeliers, a dance floor, and floor-to-ceiling windows with spectacular views. Wedding services include a bride's dressing area, a groom's dressing area, a coat check room, full kitchen facilities, the setup and clean up of the venue, and overnight accommodations.
2380 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050, Phone: 609-494-9100
4.Born to Run Farm
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Born to Run Farm is a 130-acre family-owned property on top of Point Mountain in Glen Gardner that offers a rustic, yet luxurious event venue. The spectacular property features a fruit orchard, two tranquil ponds, pastoral farmlands dotted with livestock, and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Services include décor, lighting and sound, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
129 Mountain Top Rd, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826, Phone: 973-349-0129
Located in Sicklerville, New Jersey, Brigalias is a full-service catering facility and wedding venue that features multiple indoor and outdoor spaces for intimate ceremonies and receptions. The family-run property has two beautifully appointed ballrooms with elegant décor, dark cherry wood accents, warm lighting, golden chairs, and a grand staircase for exceptional photographic opportunities. A romantic gazebo and a pretty arch is perfect for exchanging vows, and the full-service venue offers a variety of services, including a bridal suite, décor, lighting and sound, venue setup and clean-up and catering and beverage services.
396 Williamstown Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081, Phone: 856-629-4545
6.Burlington County Agricultural Center
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The Burlington County Agricultural Center is a well-preserved 68-acre former dairy farm in the Moorestown and Mt. Laurel townships that is available for destination weddings and other special events. The property features a newly renovated farmhouse with both a farmhouse kitchen and commercial kitchen for catering purposes and is a beautiful rustic venue for indoor ceremonies and receptions. Services include décor, lighting and sound, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
500 Centerton Rd, Moorestown, NJ 08057, Phone: 856-642-3850
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Overlooking the waterfront in Fairton, Eagle Manor is a beautiful pre-colonial waterfront estate built in 1736 featuring ten bedrooms with marble bathrooms and ornate fireplaces. The property boasts pristine grassy lawns and an expansive 2,300 square foot river deck for outdoor cocktail gatherings, ceremonies, and receptions. Other stunning spaces include a beautifully appointed historic, 150-year old cathedral-size dairy barn spanning 5,600 square feet of space and overlooking a landmark corn crib and reflecting pond, and a two-story boathouse reception hall with a full kitchen and access to the river deck.
806 Back Neck Rd, Fairton, NJ 08320, Phone: 888-954-4144
8.Everly at Railroad
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Once a feed barn and cannery, Everly at Railroad is a newly renovated, one-of-a-kind 6,000 square foot space with a historic building that has been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. The barn has industrial-style interiors and an avant-garde ambiance and offers an elegant, state-of-the-art facility for ceremonies, receptions, and other special celebrations. Wedding services include a bride's dressing area, a groom's dressing area, lighting and sound, the setup and clean-up of the venue, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
171 Railroad Ave, Tuckahoe, NJ 08250, Phone: 609-701-0331
9.Farmstead of Ringoes
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Located in the heart of Hunterdon County, the Farmstead of Ringoes is an elegant wedding venue that specializes in rustic farm events and weddings. The site features pristinely manicured lawns, a large party tent, several fire pits, and Adirondack chairs, as well as two commercial kitchens, and modern outdoor bathrooms. The Farmstead of Ringoes offers fully tailored, all-inclusive packages that include a dedicated wedding concierge, an early 1900s farmhouse bridal suite, a man cave for groomsmen, table, and chairs, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
43 US-202, Ringoes, NJ 08551, Phone: 908-905-0042
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Located on a five-acre property on the west side of the Hamburg Turnpike, the Glenburn Pavilion is a two-and-a-half story, five-bay center hall frame building that provides an elegant wedding venue. The 19th-century building features a stone foundation, clapboard walls, a slate roof, and four chimneys with decorative arched recesses. In addition to the house, the property has a 10th-century barn and frame outbuilding, which can be used for intimate ceremonies and grand receptions. Wedding services include a bride's dressing area, a groom's dressing area, lighting and sound, the setup and clean-up of the venue, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
211 Hamburg Turnpike, Riverdale, NJ 07457
11.The Loft at Jack's Barn
The Loft at Jack’s Barn is a rustic wedding venue that has been providing a beautiful space for romantic events for six seasons. Surrounded by seven acres of rolling farmlands, the site can accommodate indoor ceremonies, cocktail gatherings and receptions for up to 125 guests in the air-conditioned and centrally heated loft, and a tent can be pitched on the lawns outside for outdoor receptions. Wedding services include lighting and sound, the setup and clean-up of the venue, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
1487 NJ-31, Oxford Township, NJ 07863, Phone: 908-857-2054
12.Johnson's Locust Hall Farm
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Johnson's Locust Hall Farm is a family-owned and operated 300-acre farm in Springfield that features a historic farmhouse, a stone barn, and a smokehouse dating back to the 1700s. Surrounded by rolling pastures and pastoral farmlands, the sprawling 325-acre historic farm is reached by a stately driveway lined with locust trees, after which the farm is named, and can accommodate a variety of weddings for up to 150 guests. The farm offers several spaces for ceremonies and receptions, including the Farmhouse Mansion with bridal and groom’s suites, a 70-acre Ceremony Lawn with tree-lined pastures and picturesque views, a 17th century 2,000 square-foot stone barn with grand barn doors and vaulted ceilings, and a 3,000 square-foot Breezeway Barn for dinner and dancing affairs.
2691 Monmouth Rd, Jobstown, NJ 08041, Phone: 609-353-9000
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Perona Farms is a historic country wedding venue and idyllic landmark site in Andover that offers several indoor and outdoor spaces and a spectacular backdrop for special celebrations. The rural yet elegant venue offers two spaces that accommodate weddings for up to 300 guests. The Barn is a historic farm building built in the 1930s that was converted into a charming location for indoor or outdoor weddings, while the Reserve is an elegant country estate dating back to the 1920s that offers a stunning indoor area. Other romantic spaces around the property include an apple orchard, a secluded island, and bistro-lit patios for cocktail gatherings under the stars. Private suites are available for the bride and groom to get ready before the ceremony.
350 Andover Sparta Rd, Andover Township, NJ 07821, Phone: 973-729-6161
14.Rock Island Lake Club
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Nestled in the mountains of Northwestern New Jersey and set on the shores of a tranquil lake, Rock Island Lake Club is a rustic-chic wedding venue surrounded by pristine natural beauty. The sprawling lakeside venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions of up to 200 guests, with an elegant ballroom, an intimate cocktail lounge, and an alfresco-style outdoor pavilion overlooking the lake. Services offered include event planning, lighting and sound, a dance floor, the setup and clean-up of the venue, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, bridal suites and grooms’ rooms, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
485 Glen Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871, Phone: 973-512-3995
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Conveniently located behind Rode's Fireside in Swedesboro, Rode's Barn is a family-owned and operated wedding venue that has been providing Southern New Jersey for over 130 years. Rode's Barn offers a variety of comfortable spaces and services for all types of events from a barbecue under the stars to a cozy dinner affair in Rode's Fireside restaurant to a grand reception in the historic barn on the property. Services include full catering and beverage services from Rode's Fireside Restaurant, décor, music and entertainment, modern restrooms, and overnight accommodation at one of the nearby hotels.
533 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ 08085, Phone: 856-467-1300
16.Sterlingbrook Farm Events
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Sterlingbrook Farm Events is a wedding event company that uses Sterlingbrook Farm as a venue for romantic and unforgettable ceremonies and receptions. Located in the heart of Hunterdon County, the farm is set on 175 acres and boasts a cozy and rustic atmosphere that can accommodate up to 100 guests. A sizeable wooden farm barn has soaring ceilings, wood floors, and neutral décor that can be transformed into a personalized space for all types of weddings, and the surrounding farm has enough space for an outdoor tent for outdoor affairs.
628 County Rd 513, Pittstown, NJ 08867, Phone: 908-303-5444
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17.The Ashford Estate
Tucked away in a secluded area of Monmouth County New Jersey and surrounded by rolling farmlands, The Ashford Estate is an elegant country estate and exquisite wedding venue that exudes timeless grace and charm. Set on 30 park-like acres of manicured landscapes, complete with sprawling lawns, towering old-growth pines, cascading waterfalls and ornate fountains, stone ruins, pretty garden arbors, and a floating gazebo. The estate features an array of stunning spaces for all types of events, ranging from a grand ballroom, a rustic barn chapel, and an elegant carriage house, as well as a majestic robust oak library, an impressive conservatory, multiple sitting rooms, and charming verandas.
637 Province Line Rd, Allentown, NJ 08501, Phone: 609-208-9770
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Set on over 10 acres of rolling hills and exquisitely manicured gardens and grounds in Hampton, The Farmhouse is a 330-year-old estate and spectacular wedding venue with lush gardens and towering trees. Part of the Landmark Collection, The Farmhouse offers several unique and historic spaces for a variety of special occasions of up to 250 guests, ranging from an outdoor area with charming patio and a pretty gazebo to the elegant Hunterdon Room with a full-service bar. Services offered include event planning, lighting and sound, a dance floor, the setup and clean-up of the venue, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, bridal suites and grooms’ rooms, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
86 NJ-173, Hampton, NJ 08827, Phone: 908-418-4186
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19.The Hamilton Manor
Surrounded by 25 acres of beautifully wooded landscapes in Hamilton, the Hamilton Manor is a premier wedding venue that offers a secluded and luxurious spot for a one-of-a-kind wedding. The elegant site has several spaces around the estate that can be used for intimate ceremonies and grand receptions from a delicately landscaped gazebo and a rustic barn with a full-service bar and soaring ceilings to the magnificent Grand Ballroom, which features hardwood floors, 20-foot ceilings, heirloom chandeliers, and elegant draperies. The property also has a stylish lounge with a bar serving 15 draft beers on tap, and the sophisticated Sapphire Room which is ideal for cocktail gatherings. Services offered include event planning, lighting and sound, the setup and clean-up of the venue, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
30 NJ-156, Hamilton Township, NJ 08620, Phone: 609-581-6782
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20.The Inn at Fernbrook Farms
Surrounded by 230 acres of rolling farmlands, and beautifully manicured gardens and grounds, the Inn at Fernbrook Farms is a charming country wedding venue in Chesterfield that offers lovely indoor and outdoor venues for weddings and cozy overnight accommodations. Secluded and tranquil, the property offers beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, including three ceremony locations which are perfect for small and large gatherings, and eight cocktail-style gathering and reception spaces with stylish décor and soft lighting. The Inn at Fernbrook Farms offers a full-service wedding package that includes wedding planning and coordination services, catering and beverage services, overnight accommodation at the farm, and preferred vendor lists for entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
144 Bordentown Georgetown Rd, Chesterfield, NJ 08515, Phone: 609-298-3868
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21.The Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds
Boasting an idyllic setting in Augusta, The Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds is an elegant and luxurious venue for romantic weddings. Set on 145 acres of beautifully manicured landscapes, the eco-friendly Conservatory combines architectural elegance and décor with modern functionality to provide an exceptional place for intimate ceremonies and grand receptions. The Conservatory boasts seven landscaped gardens designed by local landscape designers in the Courtyard for outdoor functions, along with several climate-controlled, eco-friendly indoor spaces for indoor gatherings for up to 250 guests. Rental services include lighting and sound, the setup and clean-up of the venue, catering, and beverages, and preferred vendor lists for entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ 07822, Phone: 973-948-5500
22.The Woman's Club of Englewood
The Woman's Club of Englewood is a historic Victorian Carriage House in Bergen County that is available for small weddings of up to 100 people. Once owned by the first mayor of Englewood, the charming carriage house has a beautifully appointed banquet room with neutral décor that can be personalized for ceremonies and receptions, and a private room is available for the bridal party to get ready. The carriage house is fronted by grassy lawns that can be used for outdoor ceremonies, and there is an arboretum a few miles away that is a great spot for wedding ceremonies or photos. A hotel in the nearby town offers overnight accommodations for guests.
187 Brinckerhoff Ct, Englewood, NJ 07631, Phone: 201-568-7701
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23.Woodbine Equestrian Center
The Woodbine Equestrian Center is a beautiful horse farm in Woodbine close to the rugged coastline of New Jersey that offers a one-of-a-kind venue for romantic weddings. The chic, country-style venue features exquisitely manicured grounds with pristine paddocks, white fencing, white-bashed barns, and sleek horses, making for beautiful backdrops for romantic wedding photographs. Services offered include event planning, and preferred vendor lists for catering and beverages, bridal suites and grooms’ rooms, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding cakes, and photography.
301 Sumner Ave, Woodbine, NJ 08270, Phone: 609-861-2506
23 Best New Jersey Barn Wedding Venues
- Bayonet Farm, Photo: fesenko/stock.adobe.com
- Bear Brook Valley, Photo: Bear Brook Valley
- Bonnet Island Estate, Photo: SValeriia/stock.adobe.com
- Born to Run Farm, Photo: Born to Run Farm
- Brigalias, Photo: Maksym/stock.adobe.com
- Burlington County Agricultural Center, Photo: Burlington County Agricultural Center
- Eagle Manor, Photo: Eagle Manor
- Everly at Railroad, Photo: Everly at Railroad
- Farmstead of Ringoes, Photo: Farmstead of Ringoes
- Glenburn Pavillion, Photo: Daria Minaeva/stock.adobe.com
- The Loft at Jack's Barn, Photo: Anucha/stock.adobe.com
- Johnson's Locust Hall Farm, Photo: Johnson's Locust Hall Farm
- Perona Farms, Photo: Perona Farms
- Rock Island Lake Club, Photo: Rock Island Lake Club
- Rode's Barn, Photo: Rode's Barn
- Sterlingbrook Farm Events, Photo: Sterlingbrook Farm Events
- The Ashford Estate, Photo: Anucha/stock.adobe.com
- The Farmhouse, Photo: The Farmhouse
- The Hamilton Manor, Photo: BigNazik/stock.adobe.com
- The Inn at Fernbrook Farms, Photo: zsv3207/stock.adobe.com
- The Conservatory at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, Photo: franz12/stock.adobe.com
- The Woman's Club of Englewood, Photo: Kateryna/stock.adobe.com
- Woodbine Equestrian Center, Photo: vredina_m/stock.adobe.com
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