(Closed) Clueless about Venues – North Jersey

posted 5 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Monarch hall in Woodbridge is VERY nice.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I am also trying to have a budget wedding in NJ, think outside the box, what about an arboretum, art galleries, museums. There is a place in North Newark called city without walls, Its a art gallery. Also there is an arboretum in Wayne, dont remember the name. I have a list of places on a notebook of the places I am considering. Not your usual venue, but I hope it saves me some money!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Forgot: there are alot of places in NJ that are off the beaten path, or unual places to hold a party, the problem with those places is that most of the time they have lots of restrictions. Alcohol, decor etc.

 

 

Post # 7
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Newbee

Originally we wanted to do an off-the-beaten-path venue – I looked at the old Lowe’s movie theater in Jersey City, the museums in Montclair and Newark, Atlantic City…Women’s Clubs….it all depended. A Caterer was very nice and told me that usually you end up paying more for a “different” venue b/c you have to rent things you normally wouldn’t (like silverware! glasses! linens! tables! chairs!), pay insurance, see what the alcohol license is, etc. We got really discouraged because when I told them my budget (under $10k for place/food/alcohol) they said I wouldn’t be serving anything worth eating and the menus I was sent  – some didn’t include hot food. It depends on what you want and what your vision is. 

 

The movie theater cost almost $5k to just rent the space when you included all the fees and stuff, so that left under $5k to rent everything and pay for food. The Women’s Clubs were more reasonable, but then it requires you to do a lot yourself (which some people are fine with). If anyone is interested, PM me and I can look it up for you. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I am searching for venues as well and heard cool things about Grounds For Sculpture.  I’ve been there before but I think I’m going back to revisit their reception space and outdoor ceremony spaces.  

I looked up bridal shows going on there and found one happening in February called Say I Do Wedding Show.  I think you can rsvp for free at http://www.sayidowedding.com or on wedding wire.  Worth a trip.

Any one else been to a wedding there?  What was it like?

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