Post # 1
Has anyone gotten married/getting married at Laurita Winery in NJ? It’s probably my favorite venue that I’ve come across, but I’m wondering if I could get the insider scoop before I meet with their catering managers. First, would love any idea of how much per person it ended up being for you (private message me if you’re shy!). I’m a little confused by their catering options (do they have one caterer or two?). Are Fridays any cheaper than Saturdays? Did you like how things turned out/have any concerns? And did you consider any other options?
I’m looking for a rustic-ish (or least unique) venue in NJ that won’t totally break the bank. I feel like Laurita might have been affordable at one time, but now not so much ….
Gah! Why are there only wedding factory halls in this state?
Post # 2
magazinegirl37: there are many other options in NJ but you have to do your research and travel a good hour to get to rural areas that have the more offbeat venues. There are barns, castles, lodges, inns, wineries, beachfront venues, large estates, etc.
Post # 3
i forgot to add
there are botanical gardens, aquariums, museums, lofts
also, if one of the major cities are near you like NY or Philly then there are soooo many more options! Get copies of the NJ bridal magazines and look at the local NJ forums on the Knot and you will see!
Post # 4
magazinegirl37: I don’t know anything about the prices for the venue, but I went to a wedding there last spring and it was gorgeous. It unfortunately rained, but the venue was great at transitioning the ceremony indoors and it was fantastic. If the price point does end up working out for you I can guarantee you it will be a beautiful wedding.
Post # 5
gelaine22: I know, you’re right, I need to do a bit more digging. It’s just frustrating to me that the venues that are trying (and failing) to look the most fancy (generic halls) are the cheapest.
Nimmle02: Thanks so much for your thoughts! Glad to hear it was beautiful 🙂