Given the state’s proximity to big cities like New York and Philadelphia, you might think rustic wedding venues in New Jersey to be few and far between. While there are as many barn wedding venues in NJ as say, banquet halls or ballrooms, there are actually quite a few to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a traditional barn or a rustic-style country club, you’ll find a variety of rustic wedding venues in NJ.
Here, a list of our favorite rustic wedding venues in NJ to host your relaxed and country-style celebration.
Farmstead Golf & Country Club
Located in Northern New Jersey, this country club wedding venue has an abundance of rustic charm, plus it’s all-inclusive so your planning process is sure to be a breeze. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue can accommodate up to 180 guests, and features a gorgeous lakeside ceremony area complete with romantic gazebo and weeping willows, and a converted dairy barn for receptions.
Are you looking for a venue full of history? How about renting out a whole historic town? This park on the Musconetcong River features a 19th century barn for the ultimate rustic wedding venue in NJ, plus a working mill, general store, blacksmith shop, and church onsite. Ceremonies can be hosted outdoors, and receptions in the meeting house or pavilion—there’s space for up to 250 guests. Catering and bar services are included with the wedding packages.
A rustic wedding venue in NJ that’s also all-inclusive? Sign us up! This Couples Choice Award-winning Northern New Jersey barn wedding venue provides the ultimate in country style and convenience, with space for up to 300 guests. You’ll love the outdoor ceremony space, with the barn and silos as your backdrop, plus the barn itself with its vaulted wood beam ceilings for the reception. If you’d prefer a more rustic-elegant setting, you’ll love the brand-new Reserve, which offers an outdoor gazebo ceremony site and an indoor reception space, complete with wood and stone details.
This historic working vineyard just north of Trenton is ideal for couples who desire a rustic wedding venue in NJ, as well as the romantic feel of a winery. You can host your ceremony on the lawn outside the 1958 Mansion, and your reception in a tent on the brick patio (from May to October), or, for more intimate events, inside the winery or tasting room.
Bear Brook Valley
One of the newest wedding venues in NJ, Bear Brook Valley is located in a private gated community, and effortlessly combines a rustic setting with a modern vibe. The scenic outdoor ceremony area is truly special, as it overlooks a heart-shaped pond complete with two waterfalls. Cocktail hour may be held in the venue’s chic lounge and deck (with over 30 beers on tap!), and receptions take place in the upstairs ballroom, complete with hardwood floors, a wraparound deck, and floor-to-ceiling windows. You’ll also love the country-inspired getting-ready areas—the Silo and the Woodford Lounge (featuring TVs and video game consoles for your wedding party)!
The Inn at Fernbrook Farms
There’s something so charming about inn wedding venues, and this one, set on 230 acres of farmland, is particularly unique. The Inn at Fernbrook Farms is ideal for garden weddings with rustic style, as it offers several outdoor settings for ceremonies, including the romantic Sundial Garden, the historic Old House, and the Great Lawn, where couples say “I do” beneath a grand cherry tree. Receptions may be held in a variety of locations, ideal for tented events. This is an all-inclusive venue, specializing in delicious, seasonal cuisine. And there are several guest rooms on premises so that you and your wedding party can stay on-site for your wedding weekend.
Cecil Creek Farm
Located just 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, this 42-acre rustic wedding venue in NJ feels worlds away from the big city. Yes, it’s a real working organic farm, featuring farm-to-table cuisine that your guests talk about long after your big day. Cecil Creek Farm has space for up to 250 guests, but can also accommodate more intimate events.
WoodsEdge Farm Events
Events at this barn wedding venue in NJ include a few additional guests—alpacas, llamas, and Tibetan yaks, who reside on the farm (hello, adorable photo ops!). Weddings are held between May and October here, and you can host your ceremony outdoors with a reception inside the country-chic barn. This Couples’ Choice Award winning venue can accommodate up to 500 guests.
Fell Stone Manor
This rustic wedding venue in NJ is conveniently located an hour from New York City and Philadelphia, and is ideal for garden weddings with a charming, country-chic vibe. Built in 1920, Fell Stone Manor is set on 40 acres and offers outdoor settings for ceremonies and a barn for receptions, complete with high domed ceilings, exposed beams, and a fire pit outside. The true highlight here is the farm-to-table cuisine by executive chef Becky Geisel, which is included in the wedding packages, along with rentals, bar, and more.
The Loft at Jack’s Barn
In Warren County, you’ll find the rustic barn wedding venue of your dreams. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue is ideal for more intimate events, with a capacity of 125 guests, and win raves for its accommodating staff and scenic setting. This barn is a “blank slate” setting, so you can decorate it in a variety of ways to create the wedding of your dreams.
Old Village Farm
Want to be surrounded by nature at your New Jersey wedding? Choose this 30-acre rustic wedding venue in NJ, located just steps away from the Delaware River (talk about incredible photo ops!). There are several buildings on site, including a stone house from the 18th century, a cottage, and a two-story barn. There’s space for up to 150 guests, and is the ideal place to host outdoor ceremonies and tented receptions.