Located in Sparta, New Jersey, Rock Island Lake Club is a rustic-chic wedding venue. Since 2014, this venue has welcomed couples and their guests to its lakeside location to celebrate their momentous occasion. The estate is conveniently situated in Northern New Jersey, about an hour outside of New York City, making it easily accessible for out-of-town guests. The staff is friendly, helpful, and dedicated to ensuring clients have a truly memorable and dazzling experience. The manor and grounds are an excellent spot for soon-to-be-newlyweds looking for a lush and secluded venue that feels like home away from home.
Facilities and Capacity
A sprawling lakeside property, Rock Island Lake Club accommodates a maximum of 200 guests. The large and impressive house has two get-ready suites where the wedding party can prepare together for the big day. The Balcony Suite overlooks the lake and is outfitted with a stunning chandelier and soft fabric touches. The Lakeside Lounge is equipped with sleek leather couches and a vintage popcorn maker with easy access to the bar. Ceremonies are held by the lake, a breathtaking setting where the serene waters and lush vegetation make for a spectacular backdrop. Intimate exchanges of vows can even be held on the dock, which is also ideal for photographs or the first look. Receptions are hosted in the space’s elegant ballroom with a dance floor, intimate cocktail lounge, or outdoor water-facing pavilion.
Rock Island Lake Club offers an array of comprehensive services and amenities such as tables and chairs, table numbers and cardholders, and an easel. A day-of coordinator and event planner, linens in 18 colors, a photo booth, and lawn games are also available. The culinary team will happily customize a menu that is uniquely designed for each couple and which accommodates all dietary restrictions. Extensive catering options include passed hors d’oeuvres like Cuban sliders, bacon-wrapped scallops, latkes and applesauce, and many more. Couples can also choose plated entrees, food stations with cheesy mac bars and Hawaiian luaus, or butcher blocks of wild hog and Korean steak. Alcohol packages include a red and white wine bottle at each table, a champagne toast, and 30 beers on tap.
183 Reviews for Rock Island Lake Club
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Taryn · Married on 11/15/2019
Speechless is the only word we can think of right now because Rock Island left us completely in awe. We could cry all over again writing this review. The second we walked into Rock Island and Heather showed us around we knew we had to get married at this absolutely stunning venue. Everything about it is absolutely perfect from the beautiful scenery to the stunning inside.Sent on 11/17/2019
From the minute we booked Rock Island, Heather and Karly kept In constant contact with us ensuring that every single detail was taken care of and that we would have nothing to worry about come our wedding day. This venue has an incredible amount of weddings every single week, yet they made us feel as if we were the only ones getting married there. Their attention to detail, genuine care and love for you, organization, and understanding, were immeasurable. Each meeting we had with Heather and Karly and the staff made us more and more at ease with our wedding.
Upon getting to Rock Island for our wedding day, we were greeted with smiles, and amazing people ready and willing to do whatever we needed to ensure our day was perfect. Kellie, the bridal attendant is absolutely phenomenal. She made sure that myself and all the girls in the bridal suite were enjoying our time, that we had food to eat, and drinks in our hand. She could not have been more helpful. Throughout the whole day she was holding my dress train to make sure that it didn’t get dirty and followed me around to help me whenever I needed it. She was calm, passionate, dedicated, professional, and all around the most perfect bridal attendant I could have ever asked for!
Mike was beyond words. Mike assured that Greg and I and also our guests were completely happy and satisfied at all times. He set aside good for Greg and I to eat knowing that we would not get much of a chance to eat. While we were eating dinner he continued to check in on us to make sure we ate enough and to get us anything we needed. Mike is incredibly kind, dedicated, passionate, and truly one of the hardest working people we have ever known. By the end of the night he feels like the brother you never had!
Like I said, words can truly not do this venue justice. Their service was immeasurable, their kindness and caring was unexplainable, and their love for each couple that walks through the door is admirable. Rock Island, and all the staff, thank you truly from the bottom of our hearts for the most perfect day we could have ever asked for. It was better than anything we could have ever dreamed of. If you are getting married I cannot recommend this venue enough. After getting married here, I could not see why anyone would get married anywhere else. Rock Island, WE LOVE YOU!!
Rock Island Lake Club's reply:Taryn! We love you too! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a thorough and kind review!!! This truly made our day! Our team puts our heart and soul into everything we do, so hearing that we gave you the personalized and memorable experience that we strive for is so rewarding! We hope you and Greg are enjoying the married life. You guys will always be part of the RILC family! :)
Bianca · Married on 03/26/2021
Rock Island is a gorgeous venue and the staff is beyond amazing. Even after having to postpone our wedding, Heather at Rock Island, made us feel so at ease during a time where we were panicking. Truly a welcoming and professional place to work with!!Sent on 04/12/2019
Rock Island Lake Club's reply:Thank you so much for the review Bianca!!! Hope you and Christoper are doing well! It was so wonderful working with you both!!
Erin W. · Married on 10/22/2020
A Beautiful Wedding
Rock Island was one of the first venues that we visited while we started the planning process of our wedding. We fell in love with it immediately. Between the gorgeous reception and cocktail space and the outside area where the ceremony would take place we were amazed. We signed our contract and was ready to start planning. Unfortunately COVID did force us to change our date and Rock Island was accommodating. When our date finally arrived, the staff truly made the day so special even midst a pandemic. I didn't have a care in the world that day because I trusted the staff and they knew how to handle everything. All of our guests felt safe with the precautions in place. The food was exceptional also. Overall I am so happy we kept with having our "big" wedding and thank you to the Rock Island staff for making our day so special!Sent on 11/23/2020
This location is like a dream, with a scenic lake and expert staff. Cocktail hour food is the bomb!
An outstanding place to have any affair! I love officiating weddings at Rock Island Lake Club!
Rock Island Lake Club is a gorgeous, unique venue for your event or wedding. Book your wedding with them - you will surely be happy that you did!