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North Shore House is a beautiful banquet hall venue located in Newton, New Jersey. This waterfront venue offers breathtaking views, charming interiors, and a delightful setting for milestone occasions. Featuring numerous event spaces, dedicated staff, and a whole host of convenient services, it has a great deal to offer.

Facilities and Capacity

Ceremonies can conveniently be held at North Shore House. Couples who wish to say "I do" in the open air are welcome to join hands on the peer. Here, they can exchange vows against the backdrop of a floral arbor and views of Swartswood Lake. Guests can share the magical moment in a one-of-a-kind setting as there is ample space for everyone to take their seats. Alternatively, when the elements are not cooperating, an indoor ceremony may also be arranged. Outdoor cocktail hours at North Shore House are also something that couples can savor with other invitees. When the time comes for the all-important reception, the interiors, defined by rustic and contemporary touches, are available. Here, there is ample room for everyone to enjoy a seated meal. Outdoor receptions can also be accommodated, allowing the happy couple and their nearest and dearest to enjoy an al fresco experience. Conveniently, rehearsal dinners and morning-after brunches can also be hosted at this splendid property. In terms of capacity, there is more than enough room for over 200 people to attend North Shore House.

Services Offered

A whole host of services and features are available to help create an enjoyable time for everyone who books North Shore House. An officiant, a personalized cake, and an extended champagne ceremony are just some of the options. They also offer farm-to-table menus and a sophisticated white-glove service that is sure to appeal to all manner of couples. Owing to the event space's lakeside location, everybody can take part in canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding at North Shore House.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

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

Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
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Abby E. Married on 10/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Stunning Lakefront Venue Filled with Love

The North Shore House is a family owned and operated venue that leaves everyone who visits, feeling like family. From the moment we met with the team, through the EASY planning process, to our romantically rainy-day wedding, and after... they made it perfect. Excellent communication, clear package pricing options, flexible with requests, works well with vendors, impeccable food and service, just incredible hospitality for those staying the full weekend in the Inn.
When our day was destined to be rained out; the North Shore House created the most intimate, and romantic ceremony and reception that exceeded everyone's expectations - as a Bride & Groom it felt like a big hug having everyone right there with us. All my guests were blown away by their team assisting with parking as the guests arrived, and then stationing themselves to create a tunnel of umbrellas to keep each guest dry as they entered.
I would do it all over again, exactly the way we planned. A+B
Timothy J. Married on 09/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

North Shore house is the best!!

We knew that the North Shore House would be our wedding venue from the moment we walked in for the first time. We fell in love right away with how beautiful it is, both inside and especially outside by the lake. We were already convinced by that alone, then we met Eric, Kelly, Emma, and the rest of the staff who were so kind, professional, accommodating, and wonderful to work with that we were even more certain. We then went for a food tasting and were blown away. The food is amazing. (Don’t just book a wedding there for the food, go to the tavern and have dinner there. You’ll be glad you did.) Every single aspect of the planning from day one was made so easy by the staff. They made us feel special, like we were their most important clients ever. The people there are just absolutely the best, that can’t be emphasized enough. Then there’s the venue itself. The grounds outside by the lake where our ceremony and cocktail hour were are absolutely gorgeous. It’s all very well kept and you won’t find a more beautiful spot to get married. Inside where we had the reception has all been refinished and is just stunning. We loved the atmosphere and the vibe of the whole place. It’s not glitz and glamour, it’s classy and elegant and perfect. There are also a dozen or so rooms on the second and third floors, which we loved because we were able to stay the night with our family and friends after the wedding. The rooms are all refinished recently too and are equally beautiful. Let’s talk food. We did all night hors d'oeuvres rather than a traditional dinner, and the food was amazing. There was passed food as well as stations, and never a shortage. Everyone there said the food was great, zero complaints. There was so much, I couldn’t possibly list everything we had so I won’t even try. But it was SO. GOOD. If you’re thinking that maybe this is your kind of place for your wedding, don’t even think twice about it. There is no maybe. It’s definitely the place. We can’t thank the staff enough for everything they all did to make our wedding perfect. We love that we can even go back, eat at the tavern, and book a room for an anniversary perhaps. We couldn’t be happier that we chose The North Shore house!
Katie D. Married on 07/01/2023
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So happy we went with the North Shore House for our big day!

Eric and the North Shore House family helped us make the easiest decision for our wedding, where it was going to happen. The North Shore House was exactly what we wanted, a beautiful waterside venue with amenities to enjoy for all. Being able to stay on property for our after party and wedding night was the icing on the cake, but the centerpiece was of course the stunning peninsula for the ceremony. It didn’t take much to add our own personal touches, and the staff was great from beginning to end. We wouldn’t have held our wedding anywhere else and look forward to visiting for anniversaries to come!
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Eric van der Haeghen
Eric van der Haeghen

Eric has long shared his parents’ dream of restoring North Shore House to its original glory, so, after owning his own business for eight years, Eric has done the same that his own father did before him. He’s joined Louise and Steve in running the family business. Now overseeing sales and customer relations, Eric serves as the primary point of contact for North Shore House’s clients and guests, ensuring each and every couple’s vision for their dream wedding becomes a reality.


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