(Closed) Budget Bride in NJ- here's my research, do you have any?!?

posted 7 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 17
8470 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

The Greycliff in Moonachi was insanely cheap, and Pantaigis Renaissance in Scotch Plains as well.

Post # 18
18 posts


I was also looking at some wineries and breweries as venues so try looking there as well!

Post # 19
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I would love a winery venue but some people in my family are very against alcohol. They’ll already be upset enough that there’s booze at the wedding

Post # 20
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Just found out my favorite venue is 15% off on Sundays. There’s another way to cut costs!

Post # 21
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2014

@itwasntme – where, oh where is this hotel that you speak of?  this sounds like it could really be a life saver for us girls on shoestring budgets!

Post # 22
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have a HUGE list of venues. Not all of this pricing is correct (sorry) and some include tax and grat, but most don’t. Excuse the weird formatting, I copied and pasted this from my google doc.


Abbie Holme’s Estate Ocean View  $45/pp
Auletto’s    Deptford    $89-118/pp
Blue Heron Pines    Egg Harbor City   $65/pp
Branches    Long Branch $85/pp
The Breakers    Spring Lake  $110 (INCLUDES TAX AND GRAT)
Brigalias    Sicklerville    $75/pp
Camden County Boathouse    Pennsauken   $95/pp
Clark’s Landing Yacht Club    Delran   $80/pp
Doolans Shore Club    Spring Lake   $94/pp
Haddon Fortnightly    Haddonfield    $80/pp
Hotel Alcott    Cape May  $90/pp
Lakeside Manor     Gibbsboro    $40/pp
Lucien’s Manor    Berlin   $80/pp
May’s Landing Golf Club    Mays Landing  $65/pp
McLoone’s Pier House    Long Branch  $114/pp
Ocean City Yacht Club    Ocean City   $80/pp
Renault Winery    Egg Harbor Twnshp $93/pp
Smithville Inn    Absecon    $100/pp
Southern Mansion    Cape May   $89/pp
Station House in Tuckahoe    Woodbine  $55/pp
The Water’s Edge    Bayville $109/pp
Tomasello Winery    Freehold $50/pp
Valenzano Wine Maker’s Ballroom Shamong  $85/pp

Post # 23
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Woops, found a few more:


Black Bear Golf Club    Franklin  $75/99
Greate Bay Country Club    Somers Point  $105/pp
Carriage House Cape May    Galloway  $100/pp
Ram’s Head Inn    Galloway  $107/pp
Seaview Dulce  $150

Post # 24
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Hello I am also from NJ, Newark. I have a max budget of 7k(lets see how it goes) I have a list of some venues that I am researching/narrow them down. I also want a unique venue. So far the problem for me is the food and the rentals..

There is the list that I have

Skinners loft

Cougar club Nj( i think its in North Arlington)

Studio 88


Propietary House(kind of small)

Hoboken Museum

Jewish Museum(Newark)

Teterboro Hall of fame

The brick studio(Newark) Huge

Coffee cave

Kearny Museum

Wortendike Barn

Art Factory Paterson

Meadows foundation(Somerset)

Paterson Museum(railroad) I think the donation is $100

City without walls(Newark) I belieft its about $600 for full day


Post # 25
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@PetraArkanian:  I see this is a kind of recent post and wanted to ask — did you get married there after it changed to “Working Dog Winery”? I looked them up and found that they had changed names, and wanted to see if anybody had experience with the new owners/after the changes?

Post # 26
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@missmonsterjeep:  No, I had no idea they changed the name!  It must be pretty recent, because we got married their about two months ago.  Based on the website everything else looks pretty much the same and it looks like it’s run by the same guys, so I wouldn’t guess too much has changed. 

Post # 27
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@kelena:  I say look  into Bank St. Annex in Easton, PA or Davids Country Inn in Hackettstown. We just booked Davids yesterday. Bank street was too big for our party but they are pretty inexpensive. Their prices range from $71-109 with Fri and Sun 10% discounts. They do not include a cake, but their prices include tax and tip which is great. The cool thing about it is your guests can stay right down the street at the Grand Eastonian and there bars right Round the corner for people to have an after party if they wish. I use to rent an apt. Up by Lafayette college and know the area it’s in a good part of town. 

We booked Davids for August 2015 and it will be about $112 a head including tax, tip, cake from Palermo’s, flower centerpieces, and favors. We also can have a free shuttle with the hotels we do block rooms at. It’s so incredibly beautiful, I decided not to even visit any other venues besides Bank St which I already knew was too big for our wedding. We pretty much only went there to show my mom and Fiance as a comparison.

We live in Middlesex county, I couldn’t even touch venues here bc they either had ugly rooms, weren’t my style, or they were over $100 p/p plus tax and tip. Hope this helps.

Post # 28
17 posts

hi! trying to plan a wedding from abroad (as im currently in hong kong) and would ideally like to do the NYC/NJ area, but from what i can tell.. it’s just too expensive. looking forward to hearing more from everyone! it’s really comforting to know that there are others out there who aren’t trying to spend $60k on a wedding!!!!! 

Post # 29
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@GB520 Were you able yo do a food tasting? That is an incredible price and I’m shocked it included ceneterpieces. Def. will look into it 🙂

Post # 30
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Here are some pricing from venues I got, pre tax & tip!

Grand Marquis: $75-$110

Graycliff: $80-90

Whilshire Grand: $75-$110

Metro Room, Newark Club: $115

Berekely Plaza: $82-95

Waterside: $145-165

MariTime Parc: $175-$195

Perona Farms: $110-$160

The Imperia: $110-$115

The Madison Hotel: $115

David’s Country Inn: $83-$125

The Palace at Somerset Prk: $115+

The Royal Manor: $100-$150

Post # 31
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SM_xo:  wow I am surprised by the Madison.  I looked there three years ago and it was $140. 

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