10 Rustic Wedding Venues In New Jersey (With Brides Reviews And Prices)

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Believe it or not, there are lots of rustic wedding venues in New Jersey to choose from. We’ve already filtered through them all and are bringing you only the best, saving you a lot of valuable wedding planning time.

Ready to bet, you’ll definitely want to book the Garden State venues in a rustic wedding theme immediately after reading our article!


Crossed Keys Estate in Andover

Close your eyes and picture the perfect New Jersey rustic wedding venue. It’s highly likely that Crossed Keys Estate is a perfect match. With both indoor and outdoor amenities, guests can transition from the vaulted-ceiling barn to the tented fire pit area with a smile on their faces.

  • Address: 289 Pequest Rd, Andover, NJ 07821
  • Price: The average price for a wedding is $58,000 which includes coordination services, catering, and use of the grounds.
  • Guest Capacity: 150 – 275

Additional Details

  • Setting types: 20+ acres of scenic trees, gardens, and streams.
  • Service: ceremony, reception, and after-parties, space: Unique Juliette balcony, perfect for tossing the bouquet
  • Venue Service Offerings: They also provide a large inventory of chairs, tables, glassware, china, decore, and more.  In-house floral and decor services.
  • Dressing Room: 2 unique spaces for the wedding parties to get ready onsite
  • Liability Insurance: Not mentioned

What Others Said About This Venue

Great venue for a wedding. 1/2 before the ceremony, a microburst knocks down half the tent. The staff moved the ceremony and cocktail hour indoors seamlessly! Well done! – Donna via Google Reviews

An absolutely beautiful venue that helped make my sons wedding a success. Excellent food and great spaces. – George via Google Reviews

The service was good but the food was par. The place itself was beautiful and the grounds were kept really well. This is a fabulous place to have a wedding. – Jimmy via Google Reviews

What we liked about this venue: While we agree that this is a great photo opportunity, our venue has far more to offer than just a Juliet balcony.  We would prefer to showcase our 20+ acres of gorgeous grounds, unique event spaces, and personal touch as a family-owned and operated business.

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Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm in Jobstown

A big part of rustic wedding venues in New Jersey is the history that comes with it. Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm was erected at the very birth of our nation. Its walls echo every moment of our rise to greatness. Sitting on 325 acres of natural beauty, this venue embodies the simpler times and harmony with our surroundings. What a great metaphor for a wedding!

Locust Hall Farm is both charming & authentic from the vast farmland views to the service.

  • Address: 2691 Monmouth Rd, Jobstown, NJ 08041
  • Price: Fees range from $11,000-$12,500 which grants you access and use of the site. Professional wedding services and vendors are extra.
  • Guest Capacity: 50 – 150

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Host an outdoor ceremony on the dedicated 70-acre lawn, and unleash your inner child on the rustic tree swing,
  • Service:  Choose from 2 gorgeous barns, one for smaller parties and one for larger events. Either way, there are plenty of authentic rustic design treatments. The ceremony lawn, Stone Barn for cocktail hour & Breezeway barn for the reception keeps guests moving and engaged
  • Venue Service Offerings: In-house floral and decor services, and a list of trusted local vendors for the rest of your needs.
  • Dressing Room: The Historic Farm house provides spaces for the bridal party to get ready
  • Liability Insurance: Not stated

What Others Said About This Venue

Amazing wedding venue. The staff is so over the top accommodating and the grounds are beyond gorgeous. I love officiating weddings here. – Brian Schleper via Google Reviews

They truly went above and beyond. Just 30 days before our Michigan wedding we had to change our plans due to COVID. We contacted Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm and within two days we toured and booked. The team was helpful, understanding, and made our day absolutely perfect. I am so thankful for finding them and such last minute! – Shawnee via Wedding Wire

Beautiful place! Attended my friend’s wedding there and their service was very attentive. The food was awesome as well but my goodness the amount of space and fresh air, plus the scenary. Everything was perfect. – Maverick Spintable via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: We love the assortment of this vast area. The Locust Hall houses the Breezeway Barn, the Stone Barn, the Ceremony Lawn, and the Farm House Mansion.

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The Farmhouse Hampton

The Farmhouse Hampton, New Jersey, successfully merges historic charm and modern luxury. Indoor amenities such as the stone fireplace, antique chandelier, and porcelain-tile floors are perfectly balanced by the meticulously manicured outdoor greenery.

Set amidst 10 sprawling acres of lush gardens and tucked beneath the towering oak trees is this idyllic 330-year-old historical estate. The Farmhouse is where timeless elegance is only outmatched by warm and inviting service.

  • Address: 86 State Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827
  • Price: $155 – $175 per person which includes the space, catering, servers, table settings, wedding cake cutting, clean up, and more.
  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Additional Details

  • Setting types: These 10-acre grounds are peppered with old-world charms like an authentic schoolhouse, a kissing tree, and a picturesque gazebo.
  • Service: The Grand Ballroom, The Hunterton Room, and plenty of outdoor spaces are spacious yet intimate.
  • Venue Service Offerings: In-house catering and enough space for up to 100 overnight guests.
  • Dressing Room: Dedicated bridal suite for the ultimate preparation atmosphere.
  • Liability Insurance: Not stated

What Others Said About This Venue

The food is excellent, the service is great, and the ambiance is lovely. The outdoor seating is also wonderful in the summertime – the only downside being that in some conditions you can hear the traffic from the nearby highway. – Hallie via Google Reviews

Attended a wedding. Outdoor ceremony was nice, although you can hear the highway close by – mildly annoying.
Otherwise, the venue was nice with a good amount of space and easy flow for people to come and go.
Dinner was a little disappointing. Had the fish, but it was undercooked. Asked for another one and it was the same. My mistake I suppose – no one can really do a nice fish with so many guests. The filet mignon looked good though. – Won Han via Google Reviews

I had my wedding at the Farmhouse this past weekend and I could not say anything could have been more perfect. They worked with us through the pandemic helped manage vendors and timing. The food was phenomenal. The patio was gorgeous. I recommend this venue to everyone. – Elissa via Google Reviews

What we liked about this venue: The professional staff makes everything run like clockwork. Peace of mind is incredibly valuable when it comes to your Big Day.

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Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta

The Rock Island Lake Club in New Jersey is what you get when you combine rustic charms and the inner peace of beach weddings. With offerings such as row-boat excursions, BBQ short ribs, and fireside s’mores, This is THE destination of choice for couples who appreciate the simpler things in life.

  • Address: 485 Glen Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871
  • Price: Reception pricing ranges from $165-$255 per person for reception, tax included.
  • Guest Capacity: Guest capacity is 196 people. We include 2 hours of early arrival for the wedding party.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: A lakefront venue with nearby waterfalls and plenty of indoor space.
  • Service:  Valet parking, open bar, an extended cocktail hour, and sit-down dinner with a custom cake. A rustic banquet hall and ballroom with modern updates, outdoor firepits, and the exclusivity of saying “I do” on an island.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Specialty Early Arrival, Lounge, warm-up, and Yacht Club seafood packages.
  • Dressing Room: 2 private dressing rooms
  • Liability Insurance: Yes

What Others Said About This Venue

Beautiful venue for a wedding. The hotels are 20 min away so you need to order a charter bus if you want to haul over your guests. – Jaiyoung via Google Reviews

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!! – Bianca via Wedding Wire

The venue was very beautiful. It overlooks a small lake which is amazing for photos in the summer. It gets pretty cold here at the end of October but it’s heated inside. – Shadi via Google Reviews

What we liked about this venue: How organized and transparent their information is. Not all venues appreciate how stressful the search for the perfect venue can be. Working with this group is a breath of fresh air.

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The Farm at Glenwood Mountain

Welcome to The Farm at Glenwood Mountain, where picturesque weddings and unforgettable events come to life. We highly recommend it for couples seeking an authentic farm-to-table experience amidst the stunning backdrop of nature, perfect for creating lasting memories of their special day.

  • Address: 1801 County Road 565 Sussex, NJ 07461
  • Price:The venue offers varying prices for weddings, with Friday weddings priced at $7,000, Saturday weddings at $8,000, and weekday weddings at $5,500.
  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200 guests.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Barn, flower garden, herb garden and vegetable garden, the pasature.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, engagement, rehearsal dinner.
  • Venue Service Offerings: The venue offers comprehensive services including onsite catering with all-natural, non-GMO, and organic ingredients sourced directly from the farm, customizable menu options, and a range of additional services such as bar and drinks, wedding design, rentals and equipment, service staff, and transportation, ensuring a seamless and personalized experience for couples.
  • Dressing Room: Private suites are available for the couple and party.
  • Liability Insurance: Yes.

What Others Said About This Venue

Very nice place to have a wedding or any party. The owner is the chef and everyone there is so friendly, you wouldn’t believe it.
The food is excellent and best of all it’s grown there on the farm. They have a store there for you to purchase whatever they have that’s in season. – Wesley Springston via Google Reviews

My son and his beautiful bride were married here. The wedding was ***Spectacular ***. The ambiance was extraordinary, the food was farm to table-like being at home. The owners and workers were like family. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have a wedding. Thank you “The FARM for making the accommodations so welcoming for all of us. – Julia Collucci via Google reviews.

The Farm at Glenwood Mountain is one of the most exquisite wedding venues in the northeast, this spoken by a wedding officiant who over the last 15 years has worked at hundreds of venues in this part of the country. It’s where elegance meets country meets culinary excellence meets quality service and warmth. – Jody Lotito Levine via Google Reviews

What we liked about this venue: The farm-to-table experience, featuring world-class cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients, adds a unique and delightful touch to the overall wedding experience, ensuring a memorable and unforgettable celebration for all.

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The Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield

This one of the best rustic wedding venues in New Jersey allows a single wedding per day, which means the entire grounds are at your disposal.

Our tented patio holds up to 200 guests with dancing. Reception Planning services are included. Range 30k + Farm to table dinners with our farm-grown produce, Grass-fed and organic meats are also part of our menus.

  • Address: 144 Bordentown Georgetown Rd, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
  • Price: $6,000 to $12,500 depending on the day of the week and season which provides the entire grounds including the 3-story Georgian Manor with a 5-room master suite, 6 additional guest rooms, outdoor patio, and large reception tent. Farm to Fork dining is also available at $135 per person.
  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200 guests. Overnight accommodation for up to 18 guests.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: two spectacular indoor event spaces—the newly-renovated meeting house and the rustic pavilion.
  • Service: Multiple indoor and outdoor spaces such as the Historic Inn, the Summer House, the Great Lawn, the Sundial Garden, and the Farm Fields are all available celebration spaces.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Catering at $135 per person and in-house planning guidance.
  • Dressing Room: Five Room Master Suite and 6 additional guests rooms
  • Liability Insurance: Not stated

What Others Said About This Venue

We got married at Fernbrook in September 2021. Our ceremony was in the Sundial Garden, cocktail hour at the Summer House, and reception under the (amazing!) (clear top!) tent. The venue is absolutely stunning, the food is delicious and locally sourced (farm to table). We are still getting compliments from our guests saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to! Our entire day flowed so smoothly, thanks to Teri and Rob being on top of everything. They made this DIY bride’s life so much easier in so many ways. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced. This is a venue where you can make your dream wedding vision come to life! – Nichole L. via WeddingWire.

There are not enough words to express how incredible the Inn at Fernbrook Farms was for our big day. From the start they made us feel loved and supported through the entire planning process. Teri, Rob, and Kristin helped us through each decision and kept me calm and grounded. They helped our vision for the day come to life. The venue was stunning and the vibe of every moment of our day was light, calm, and full of pure magic. I cannot recommend Fernbrook and their dedicated, loving team enough. They made all my dreams came true! – Taylor O. via WeddingWire.

We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for our wedding. The entire staff (Teri, Bonnie, Rob- really everyone!) ensured we were comfortable and made the day run smoothly. Every single guest raved about the beauty of the farm and the food. My goodness, dinner was delicious! The overnight stay was just the cherry on top. If you are considering Fernbrook, just do it, you won’t regret it. – S. Bass  via Wedding Wire

What we liked about this venue: We truly appreciate how interactive the space is. Guests are invited to stroll the many walking paths and engage with animal pens.

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Waterloo Village in Byram Township

A slower pace of life is alive and well in this centuries-old rustic wedding venue. This isn’t just an old farm, it’s an entire village with many self-sustaining features for you and your guests to enjoy. It’s difficult to say what’s more impressive, the grounds and amenities or the once-in-a-lifetime menu experience.

  • Address: Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ 07874
  • Price: $1000-$7500 rental fee per event, $171-$218 per person packages, and $17,100-$30,000 Food and Beverage packages. These packages are highly customizable so it’s best to contact the venue to get exactly what you want.
  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250 guests

Additional Details

  • Setting types: 300 acres featuring streams and scenic views in every direction you look.
  • Service: Authentic 19th Century living with a functional mill, general store, blacksmith shop, and onsite church
  • Venue Service Offerings: Exclusive catering by Jeffrey A. Miller Catering for the ultimate modern culinary experience.
  • Dressing Room: Multiple dedicated dressing rooms
  • Liability Insurance: Not mentioned

What Others Said About This Venue

We got married in late June and it was pretty hot that day. I was concerned that the Conservatory wasn’t air-conditioned but the fans they have going and the trees that shade the building kept it quite comfortable! We did get a little sweaty in the Meeting Hall during the reception although it is air-conditioned. – Stella via Google Reviews

The grounds are well kept and there is a working farm which they use for all the event food. There are animals (sheep and chickens I believe). All of the buildings on the grounds have been restored and hold tons of history and stories. Such an amazing place we cannot wait to have our wedding! – Lauren M via Tripadvisor

The buildings and grounds are absolutely beautiful! The catering employees were very attentive and polite. The food, which was brunch food since the wedding was early in the day, was ok. I don’t eat meat, so there wasn’t much for me to eat. What I did eat was hit or miss. Alison Chaplin via Google Reviews

What we liked about this venue: The stone firepit is an unexpectedly ideal way to wind down the event. Very beautiful and peaceful.

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Bear Brook Valley, Fredon Township

The vineyard is a standout feature of this New Jersey rustic wedding venue. The scenic rows are ideal for a romantic stroll or the backdrop to your photoshoot. This is a day-long event venue with plenty of variety to mingle and celebrate.

  • Address: 23 Players Boulevard, Fredon NJ 07860
  • Price: The reception pricing per person ranges from about $190-$305 per person, depending on the date. The reception pricing includes the sales tax, and we do not charge a service charge.
  • Guest Capacity: Up to 325 guests

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Bear Brook Valley offers a primary outdoor ceremony space that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Alternatively, there are 2 additional sheltered areas.
  • Service: Couples are treated to a unique heart-shaped pond
  • Venue Service Offerings: Couples are offered the assistance of onsite coordinators, chefs, digital planning tools, and a generous menu.
  • Dressing Room: 2 private suites, one of which includes a naturally lit beauty bar, salon chair, private bathroom, and separate lounge area.
  • Liability Insurance: Not stated

What Others Said About This Venue

I attended a wedding here recently… The venue was absolutely gorgeous… the grounds are kept nice and tidy and are very scenic. The staff was friendly and courteous. Everything was spotless, all the bathrooms were kept tidy. This would be a five-star review if the food game was stepped up a bit. – John via Google Reviews

We went to a wedding here. The ceremony grounds are beautiful. They have the best cocktail hour with stations from all over the world. The main dinner was just OK. The banquet hall is beautiful. The acoustics are awful.
Stephen T. via Yelp

We had our wedding at Bear Brook. Even with having to postpone our wedding twice due to the pandemic, they were great to work with – they were so helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend it! They have the best staff, service, grounds, suites to get ready in, and just overall stunning views. Dana via Google Reviews

What we liked about this venue: The heart-shaped pond is just perfect. It’s a tiny feature that makes a major splash!

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Perona Farms, Andover Township

With 105 years of wedding experience, this rustic wedding venue ensures that every minute will be an experience to remember. Although they’ve witnessed countless weddings over the years, each member of the staff clearly appreciates your time and attention.

  • Address: 350 Andover-Sparta Road, Andover, NJ 07821
  • Price: $120 to $200 per person depending on which of the 3 sites you reserve. Services and vendors are extra, but they have an extensive list of trusted providers.
  • Guest Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Additional Details

  • Setting types: The scenic grounds, which feel like your own personal resort, are a popular location for amazing fireworks displays.
  • Service: The Barn, The Reserve, and The Refinery offer unique charm to match your vision.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Perona Farms has curated an impressive roster of professional vendors for each one of your wedding needs,
  • Dressing Room: Several generous suites with lounge and entertainment areas.
  • Liability Insurance: Not stated

What Others Said About This Venue

It’s ok. The atmosphere is beautiful and the service was great. Food was pretty good but parking was not an easy thing for us. – Joann via Google Reviews

From the set up & breakdown to following the bride and groom around with plates of food to make sure we were well fed, the team knows exactly what to do. They were able to get me a new cake in 3 hours and I never knew it was missing, they found our vow notes when we left them in the bridal suite and everything was flawless due to their professionalism. – Sarah L. via Wedding Wire

My daughter’s wedding was recently held at Perona under the new tent. Amazing job by the entire staff. Have heard Covid wedding nightmares for months but this venue handled all restrictions with class. You can’t say enough good things about this establishment. – Kevin O’Leary via Google Reviews

What we liked about this venue: The stone bridge is like something out of a fairytale, but this is just one example of the countless opportunities for amazing wedding photography.

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The Hamilton Manor, Hamilton Township

The Hamilton Manor, New Jersey is one of the most sought-after New Jersey rustic wedding venues. You’ll feel like you stepped into your own private world the moment you arrive. A rustic and romantic barn for you and your partner to say ‘I Do’, a Speakeasy feeling lounge for cocktail hour, and a classically elegant Ballroom for you and your guests to dance the night away. A generous wedding package, pampered indoor space, and secluded natural surroundings leave nothing to be desired.

  • Address: 30 Route 156, Hamilton Township, NJ 08620
  • Price: Pricing and Adult Guest minimums vary based on the day of the week and season ranging between $125.00 and $180.00 per person. The wedding package was designed to offer you everything you will need on your wedding day including but not limited to, a 5-hour open Top Shelf Bar, several stationed and butler passed hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hour, exceptional service, and a decadent menu for you to select from.
  • Guest Capacity: up to 300

Additional Details

  • Setting types: 25 acres of wooded outdoor space including a barn and gazebo, and a variety of elegantly furnished indoor spaces
  • Service: Enjoy the barn and gazebo, grand ballroom, lounge and sapphire room, and oak room.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Full cocktail hour, reception, dessert station, and bar packages
  • Dressing Room: Both bride and groom suites
  • Liability Insurance: Not stated

What Others Said About This Venue

Love the multipurpose event room. Attended a wedding in the late afternoon then came back post-wedding to drink. It’s so nice and spacious. Wish the backyard was open behind the glass. – Shemeeka via Google Reviews

This venue has to be experienced to be appreciated! It is so beautiful. Many different areas to hold different parts of your event. And the food!…. From every appetizer to the many mini desserts and the meticulously prepared entrees. – Steve Domzalski via Google Reviews

The ceremony was held in this barn like structure they have beside their main building. You never felt cold with all the heaters and in addition, they provided blankets in case you wanted. There was also hot chocolate served outside the barn after the ceremony. –
Justine R. via Yelp

What we liked about this venue: There are so many individual spaces to gush about, but the Grand Ballroom certainly stands out. The 20-foot ceilings really deliver that fairytale princess feeling.

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The right rustic wedding venues in New Jersey are an extremely personal choice. Each of our recommendations possesses a unique combination of history, services, costs, and amenities. We encourage you to visit several locations until you catch that ‘just right’ feeling.

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Brides Often Ask

How much does a New Jersey wedding cost?

New Jerseyites tend to celebrate a little bit more than the rest of the country. After parties, day-of brunches and larger-than-usual guests lists drive the cost up to roughly $62,000 on average.

Top 3 rustic venues in New Jersey with the most romantic atmosphere

  • Crossed Keys Estate In Andover: a totally unique Juliette balcony.
  • Perona Farms, Andover Township: countless opportunities for fairytale photography.
  • Bear Brook Valley, Fredon Township: a perfect heart-shaped pond.

What is the most expensive wedding venue in New Jersey?

Currently, the most expensive wedding venue in New Jersey is Pleasantdale Chateau. With lavish grounds, generous ballroom space, and unparalleled service and facilities, couples can expect to spend an average of $100,000 here.

How do you pick a wedding venue?

When choosing rustic wedding venues in New Jersey, always make sure to be aware of the season, transportation and lodging, and any special outdoor requirements. For best results, make sure to visit several locations in person before you make your final decision. One is certain to ‘feel right’.

Are rustic weddings expensive?

Depending on your chosen location, rustic weddings can cost more than a standard church wedding. Extra costs include generators, rented porta-potties, tents, and premium fees for vendors that have to go out of their way to reach the location.