For some couples, a standard wedding space just won’t do. Fortunately, there’s a wide variety of unique wedding venues in NJ that are totally out-of-the-box. Whether you’re interested in an industrial art space, a majestic theater, a sculpture garden, even an old-fashioned riverboat, the Garden State has so much to offer for couples of every style and personality.

Check out these unique wedding venues in NJ and start planning your big day.

the art factory

The Art Factory

Located in Paterson, this unique wedding venue in NJ is ideal for couples looking for that industrial-chic vibe that’s oh-so on trend right now. And with space for up to 800 guests, it’s ideal for even the longest of guest lists. This raw space allows you to decorate to match your wedding’s theme or style, and its proximity to several parks in the area provide some pretty special photo backdrops as well.

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the madison hotel

The Madison Hotel

While there are numerous hotel venues in NJ, this one allows you to host a garden wedding—indoors! The glass Conservatory will give your guests the ambiance of being outdoors, but in a completely enclosed space. And the Glynallyn Ballroom features 14-foot ceilings, Baccarat chandeliers, and gold detailing. There’s space for up to 300 guests for a seated event, and your guests will also love the option of staying on premises for the ultimate in convenience.

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maritime park

Maritime Parc

We love the distinctly modern vibes at this restaurant and unique wedding venue in NJ. Located right on the Hudson River in Jersey City, Maritime Park offers incredible skyline views of New York City, plus two different contemporary spaces for weddings, both with wraparound terraces and surprising architectural details. To add to this venue’s many draws, it’s all-inclusive so planning your big day will be an absolute breeze. The delicious food and accommodating staff win particular raves at this Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue.

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stone house at stirling ridge

Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Couples looking for an outdoorsy wedding venue should definitely check out this lodge, located in the Wachtung Mountains. The rustic-chic feel is quite unique for the area, from the 20-foot-tall stone fireplace to the floor-to-ceiling windows and wrought iron chandeliers. Host your ceremony outdoors or in, followed by cocktails in the multi-level event space, featuring an art-gallery-like vibe.  There are also ten acres of property surrounding the venue, ideal for photo ops, and space for up to 350 guests.

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Dreaming of a Jersey wedding venue that screams drama? There are a variety of truly special spaces at this Newark venue—you can even host your reception onstage! Whether you’re looking for a place to host an intimate affair or a major bash, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is ideal for an event that will wow your guests.

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camden county boathouse

Camden County Boathouse

There may be no better space in the Garden State to host a preppy, nautical-chic wedding than this boathouse wedding venue, located just 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia. The Camden County Boathouse is situated in the 346-acre Cooper River Park, and offers event space for up to 200 guests. You’ll swoon over the wraparound deck with amazing views, plus the outdoor ceremony space surrounded by nature. This is also an ideal spot for rehearsal dinners.

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renault winery wedding

Renault Winery and Golf Resort

At this winery wedding venue in Egg Harbor City, you’ll feel as though you’re being transported to a Mediterranean vineyard. Take romantic portraits amid the vines or in the wine cellar, say “I do” in a dreamy outdoor ceremony space, and celebrate with up to 250 guests in the charming banquet space. You’ll also love the fact that there’s a hotel on premises, so your loved ones can enjoy an entire wedding weekend at this amenity-packed locale.

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grounds for sculpture 

Grounds for Sculpture

Art aficionados will swoon over this unique wedding venue in NJ. Host your ceremony in one of four locations within the sculpture park, included the popular Nine Muses, a breathtaking stone work of art. If you’d prefer to exchange vows amid nature, check out the Acer Courtyard, where you’ll say “I do” in a grove of Japanese maple trees, or the romantic Gazebo overlooking a serene pond. Receptions can be held in one of the galleries or in the renowned Rat’s Restaurant.

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one atlantic

One Atlantic

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that combines a beachy setting with a luxurious feel, check out this Atlantic City space. Host your ceremony with floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean as your backdrop, with a reception in the glamorous Atlantic Room to follow. This Couples’ Choice Award-winning venue is all-inclusive and specializes in farm-to-table cuisine and Indian weddings, as well. Plus, the photo ops are second-to-none, whether you’d prefer oceanfront portraits or fun candid shots on the Boardwalk.

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river queen riverboat

River Queen and River Belle

Among the most unique wedding venues in NJ, the River Queen (which docks in Brielle) and River Belle (which docks in Point Pleasant) are actually riverboats that allow you and your guests to cruise the Manasquan and Metedeconk Rivers, as well as the Barnegat Bay. There’s space for up to 140 guests on each boat, so these are best for more intimate events. These multi-story riverboats are ideal for vintage-inspired weddings, and there’s both indoor and outdoor space to enjoy.

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tpc jasna polana

TPC Jasna Polana

There are lots of country club wedding venues in New Jersey, but this one in Princeton is one of the most wow-worthy. What makes it so unique? The circular-shaped Travertine Room is truly spectacular, with panoramic views of the surrounding estate and space for up to 200 guests. The outdoor ceremony space, complete with gazebo, is oh-so romantic, and you’ll love the fact that this is an all-inclusive venue, with several menus to choose from. Hoping to stay on premises? No problem! There are two mansions, plus a suite, that you and your wedding party can stay in throughout your wedding weekend so the party never stops!

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long beach foundation event

Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

There are museum wedding venues and beach venues, but have you ever heard of an event space that combines the two? At the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, you’ll have beach access for your ceremony, and a unique reception space in the art-filled gallery. There’s space for up to 150 guests, plus an upstairs patio overlooking Barnegat Bay.

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