Waterloo Village is a historic park with a barn couples can use for their wedding in the Northern New Jersey area. This venue, embodying a vintage and rustic atmosphere, is in a restored 19th-century canal town on the Musconetcong River. It features historic homes and other vintage buildings such as an old working mill and a church that is still active today. Couples can find this venue roughly 30 minutes from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and nearly an hour from downtown Newark, New Jersey.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 250 guests to their wedding at Waterloo Village. Sitting within this quaint venue are historic homes, an active church, a working mill, an old general store and a blacksmith shop. These structures make a scenic backdrop for a couple’s big day. They can host an outdoor ceremony at the park’s stunning white gazebo. This elegant structure frames couples beautifully for their wedding day. Couples can also opt for an outdoor ceremony under the boughs of an old tree, framed by a wedding arch or arbor. This park also has two structural facilities couples can use for their wedding. The meeting house and the rustic pavilion both offer indoor locations where couples can host their wedding safe from inclement weather and the chill of night. Here, couples will find magnificent stone fireplaces, weather backdrops, and grand wooden columns.
In addition to their ceremony and reception, couples can also host bridal showers and engagement parties at Waterloo Village. The staff works to provide the very best in service on a couple’s wedding day, even inviting their four-legged family to this pet-friendly space. A bridal suite is the perfect space in which to get ready for the wedding, and the preparing starts even earlier than that with event planning services. On the day of the wedding, couples will find setup and cleanup services. Other wedding services available for couples include:
This barn venue provides bartenders for a couple’s wedding and open bar. These experienced bartenders pour for a champagne toast while also serving house beer, house liquor, house wine, premium liquor, and even a signature drink for the wedding. With their own liquor license, couples won’t have to worry about supplying the alcohol for the event. Meanwhile, the creations created by chefs at this venue can be served in the following catering styles:
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Rebecca · Married on 09/03/2017
My husband and I got married at Waterloo Village on September 3rd, 2017. It was hands down the best day of our lives. I worked with Maria from start to finished I cannot possibly put into words how incredible she was. The first time we went to Waterloo to look at the venue and get some prices Maria sat with is until 8:30pm (we got there at 6pm) answering all our questions. Never once did we feel rushed! She was always reachable and there to answer any questions I had. I could not have asked for anyone better to help us plan our wedding day. The venue is absolutely amazing! The landscape is beautiful and the meeting house and meeting hall is so intimate. We knew we did not want the typical ballroom weedding and the second we found Waterloo Village my husband and I were obbsesed. This was actually the ONLY venue we went to see in person and the second we left we knew that was where our wedding was going to be. The food was delicious! I cannot tell you how many of our guests came to us and told us how good the food was, which was so nice to hear! The whole staff that day was amazing. My 3 yr old twin nephews/ring bearers were crying for Mac n cheese and one of the servers went right into the kitchen and got them mac n cheese, totally saving us from a toddler meltdown during dinner, even though it was not on my menu. It rained that day and one of the staff members took the time to drive us around the grounds in a golf cart so we could take advantage of the beautiful scenery and get amazing pictures! The servers were so friendly and interacted with the guests! I am so happy I found Waterloo Village when I was looking for a wedding venue. I could not imagine being married anywhere else!Sent on 12/23/2017
Jamie · Getting married on 10/11/2019
stunning venue, amazing food, wonderful staff!
I havent even gotten married yet and I'm already raving about this venue. We didn't want to go with a traditional ballroom look, we wanted something more unique and personal. Waterloo checked off every box for us. It was rustic without being too country and can easily be dressed up to suit our look. There's a fire pit for smores, cornhole for cocktail hour and some of the most phenomenal food I've ever had from a caterer. I've been to several tastings at other venues and none could even hold a candle to waterloo. Beyond the sheer selection they offered, the quality was fantastic and there were so many unique options, not just your standard "beef, chicken or fish". Knowing the food is locally and seasonally sourced was the cherry on top. We knew within 5 minutes of being there that this was our spot. Maria is a gem and has been so sweet and helpful with the planning process and answering my 1000 questions. Tessa is my coordinator and she's been great as well. I absolutely cannot wait until october, I'm counting down the days!Sent on 05/20/2019
monica · Married on 04/27/2019
Best. Wedding. Ever.
Waterloo Village was everything we we're looking for and more. When we started the process of looking for a venue we knew we wanted something rustic and we knew we wanted something with air conditioning. (we aren't that rustic) Initially, when we started looking we kept coming across different barns and other rentable spaces where we would have to bring everything in, tables, chairs, even dance floors in some cases. Then we stumbled upon Waterloo Village, we went to visit and they had every detail that we're looking for, everything was perfect, the tables, the chairs, little lighting details, giant fire places, a fire pit, a wood fired brick oven for pizzas, a sperate building for the cocktail hour and the gorgeous back drop of a the State park. It was the only venue we looked at and we signed two days later.Sent on 05/15/2019
We booked in October of '17 our date was 4-27-19 so we had plenty of time to plan. Waterloo has multiple open houses throughout the year so you can go up and get a feel for the space and ask questions, get measurements, or bring in your outside vendors to check out the space. We went up multiple times and really utilized these open houses to customize our day, plus we really liked going up there just to check out the park which has a canal and a little waterfall and great old buildings that were really great back drops for our pictures.
We did our tasting in March of '18, we realized we got so swept up in the look of the venue that we never tried the food. Waterloo does their tastings in groups based on when your date is. It is set up like a mini wedding, you and other couples go to a cocktail hour and then to the main building for a dinner and dessert. THE FOOD IS AMAZING. We were totally blown away everything was so good. Also during the tasting there are outside vendors that are also invited, and it was great being able to talk with other couples to share ideas about planning.
About 5 months before our date we were assigned our planner, Kasia. Kasia was great, when we first met we hit it off right a way, we started with finalizing our menu and creating a plan for day-of. Over the next few months is when the real nerves start to hit and whenever we needed her Kasia was there to calm us down and tell us we were doing great and on track with our day. As we got closer she also helped us organize our outside vendors (florist, photo, photo booth etc) and make sure everyone was on the same page and taking alot of the burden and worry off us.
The day of was AMAZING. Absolutely perfect. Everything went seamlessly. Everyone raved about the food. All of our small details were perfectly in place. Kasia made sure we stayed on track all day, even found us ten mins to decompress after the ceremony and get ready to enjoy the night. We had people contacting us the week after the wedding and telling us they were still on a high from the day. We absolutely loved Waterloo Village. If you're looking for a Rustic type venue with really top notch food and a beautiful background, I don't think you will find one better than Waterloo in New Jersey.
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Outstanding food, drinks and service... And what views! What a wonderful place to have a wedding!