Grounds For Sculpture is an artistic yet elegant wedding venue in Hamilton, New Jersey. This modern sculpture gallery offers a modern space perfect for unconventional or non-traditional wedding events. From the delicately manicured outdoor grounds to the beautiful and unique indoor event space, this gallery offers couples a venue that truly stands out. Grounds for Sculpture is perfect for intimate weddings and lively celebrations alike.
Facilities and Capacity
Grounds for Sculpture offers its Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, a versatile and contemporary space for weddings and events. This hall will be reserved for your day so you can decorate and arrange seating exactly as you like. The venue provides a picturesque view of the sculpture park. Inside your guests can marvel at the large-scale sculptures and artwork that lend to an avant-garde wedding style. The center opens to an outdoor terrace overlooking reflecting pond. The outdoor patio is perfect for cocktail hour or for small reception dinners. You will also have access to two smaller gallery rooms for an indoor cocktail hour (or for a smaller reception), and a bridal suite to get ready and take breaks throughout the day.
Grounds for Sculpture offers full-service wedding packages and catering for all your wedding needs. The exceptional staff will help you plan, prepare, and setup your venue space, and offers exquisite catering through Constellation Culinary Group. Your wedding package will include all-day admission to the gallery for your guests, and a Contributor Level Membership for you. This membership gives you year-round access to GFS, and discounts on dining, shopping, and gallery events.
Grounds for Sculpture works with Constellation Culinary Group to provide exceptional catering for your reception and cocktail hour. They offer a full range of award-winning menu options, unparalleled presentation and a service staff that will make the evening truly spectacular. Food and drink packages are fully customized to meet your wedding day vision and budget. Constellation Culinary Group provides local, seasonal and environmentally conscious selections and service.
Recommended by 98% of couples
Lisa · Married on 10/06/2018
We were looking for a unique wedding venue in NJ and Grounds for Sculpture definitely hit the mark. We loved that you have plenty of options to choose where to hold your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception depending on the sculptures you like/venue size that you’re looking for. The greenery of the grounds came out beautifully in our photos.
Prior to the wedding the GFS event coordinator Lauren was in touch with us whenever we had questions and ironed out many details. On the day of the wedding there were tons of staff and volunteers around to direct our guests to the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception (thanks Marcie and Jenna!). They also had golf carts for anyone who wanted a ride. They were flexible with providing us a bridal suite and room for the groomsmen adjacent to the reception area.
So many of our guests complimented both the cocktail hour and reception food and the beautiful cake that we had made on site. Also, awesome food tasting in Rats kitchen! Constellation provides great catering services and Kathy the director of catering helped as our point of contact for planning the wedding and coordinating with GFS. Mike the restaurant manager helped us to custom order some special drink requests we had and Mario the catering coordinator helped pull together loose ends in the week or two leading up to the wedding! Don’t be discouraged if catering is slow with returning emails - the team will pull it all together in the end!
L · Married on 09/02/2017
This past September we celebrated my daughter's wedding reception at the exquisite Rat's Restaurant located in the midst of the dreamy, artistic Grounds for Sculpture. Under the expert and personalized guidance of our event coordinator, Kathleen Newman, who is so upbeat and fun to work with, our evening was filled with exceptionally and beautifully prepared cuisine, a well- organized timeline during the evening and engaging and excellent service from the entire staff. We were so appreciative of Kathleen for her assistance and consistent follow up with all of our questions during the planning process. It was a joy to work with her and we would like to thank all of the staff, including the bartenders, servers, chefs and kitchen staff, for facilitating and executing a fabulous wedding reception dream come true!
Sue · Married on 05/29/2016
We had my daughter's Bridal Shower at Rat's Restaurant in April 2016 and things could not have been better!
We got so many complements during and after the event on how wonderful the service and food and setting all were. The service was so exceptional- Nate and his crew were all eager to do whatever was needed and everything ran smoothly. They even helped us bring gifts to our cars and brought cushions to our two older guests (age 88 & 93)! My daughter is still on a high from the wonderful day and so many people said they want to come back and what a wonderful place we selected. There really are not enough words to say how happy we all were with the experience, it exceeded all our hopes: great food and amazing warm and professional service. Nate did an exceptional job in making sure everything was superb. My mother-in-law has memory issues and she surprised us on Monday by remembering how beautiful the day was and how much she enjoyed it! And of course I am so appreciative of Chris the Director of Catering for his consistent patience, good advice and unending help with the planning to make it a day we will all remember with so much happiness.