Post # 1
I just got engaged and we are looking to get married next Fall in the NJ/NY area. Our top choice was the Bronx Zoo but it’s too pricey! Anyone know of other zoos in the area that can accomodate weddings? Also very interested in farm / barn venues. One of the biggest obstacles is that we’re looking for a large venue to seat over 200, but don’t want a traditional hotel/catering hall. Any suggestions for venues that aren’t exhorbitantly expensive for the booking fee? Thank you!
Post # 3
@iweinberg: We’re getting married at the Queens County Farm museum. It’s such a unique venue and has a really good rate! Only 1600 for the barn location but it can only hold 120 for a seated dinner. You can rent their large lawn space for $2000 I believe but you will have to rent tent, tables and chairs. They’re definitely worth checking out.
Post # 5
We are most likely deciding on a zoo in PA, but you should check out Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. We didn’t actually look there, but they were on my list. They recently started wedding.
Post # 6
It may be farther than you want to venture, but my friend got married at Pruyn House in Albany. It was a lovely barn setting!