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Grounds For Sculpture

Trenton, NJ View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
35 reviews
Up to 300 guests

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Up to 300 guests

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 ideally suited to 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 a reflecting pond. The outdoor patio is excellent for a 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. Additionally, there is a get-ready suite available for you to prepare for your celebration in peace and privacy.

Services Offered

Grounds for Sculpture offers full-service wedding packages and catering for all your wedding needs. The exceptional staff can help you plan, prepare, and set up 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.

Cuisine

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$7,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Park
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
December
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Eric P. Married on 09/24/2021
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    Just a Wonderful Place

    Like many of the other reviewers, we chose Grounds for Sculpture because it's a special place for us. Although event planning during the pandemic was challenging, with changing regulations and safety precautions, the grounds staff were flexible and helpful. Their recommendations for vendors were worth their weight in gold, their guidance for the rehearsal ceremony and on the day of the event was much appreciated, and the day turned out perfect.
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    Sabrina S. Married on 05/23/2021
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    Magical Wedding at GFS/Rat's Restaurant

    We originally toured Grounds for Sculpture and Rat's Restaurant in February 2020 pre-pandemic and then quickly put our wedding plans on hold. Once we decided to do a micro-wedding many months later, we reached out to Grounds for Sculpture and Rat's Restaurant who worked together to make our tiny wedding memorable and perfect. We worked primarily with Lauren from Grounds for Sculpture for the ceremony and Kathy from Rat's Restaurant for the reception. Lauren and Kathy were both excellent to work with and responded to my MANY questions via email about all of the small details. They really showed their commitment to creating the wedding of your dreams. On the day of, Lauren & Kathy and their teams of staff and volunteers were friendly, helpful, and made everything go smoothly without any issues. The customer services was phenomenal, the food was delicious, and everything looked better than I imagined it.
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    Kristen Married on 10/17/2020
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    Perfect wedding venue!

    Wow, where do I even start with this review. I am so thankful I was able to have my wedding at Rats Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture. When you enter Rats you walk into a fairytale-like location. The venue is absolutely beautiful and unlike any wedding venue I have ever seen. The service at Rats is 10/10, every single person working our wedding was wonderful and our guests couldn’t stop telling us how kind all of the workers were. The food and drinks were delicious. Most importantly, the event coordinator, Kathy, will put your wedding planning stress at complete ease. She is so sweet, puts her heart into her work, is easy to contact, and because of this she made our wedding day perfect. Planning a wedding with Rats is guaranteeing a beautiful event for yourself and I couldn’t recommend them more.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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80 Sculptors Way Trenton, NJ, 08619
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Grounds For Sculpture frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Grounds For Sculpture?

Grounds For Sculpture includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Grounds For Sculpture, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Grounds For Sculpture includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Grounds For Sculpture, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Grounds For Sculpture includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Grounds For Sculpture in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Grounds For Sculpture for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Grounds For Sculpture for wedding events?

Grounds For Sculpture offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Grounds For Sculpture offer?

Grounds For Sculpture offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Grounds For Sculpture offer for wedding events?

Grounds For Sculpture offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Grounds For Sculpture have available for wedding events?

Grounds For Sculpture offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Grounds For Sculpture and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Grounds For Sculpture is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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