(Closed) Venue help! NJ/NY/CT

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

There are 1000s of wedding venues in that area!  First come up with a guest list and a budget to help you elimante places that are too big, too small, and too expensive.  Also think about where you picture yourself getting married: city, country, golf course, hotel ballroom, beautiful views, private, rustic, grand, elegant, etc.

My search was for a 175 person wedding in Manhattan, and even then I had an initial list of over 30 places!


I started from NY Magazine’s wedding venue directory:  http://nymag.com/weddings/listings/locations/

Hopefully that helps!

Post # 4
1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@tinyteapot:  The Venetian in Garfield! It’s north enough to be closer to CT and NY for it to be convenient for everyone! Im having my wedding reception there in 2 weeks! 

Post # 5
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I dont think you gave enough info for us to really help. Everyone is going to tell you either their own venue or what they like. My reception is going to be at the Grove.

Have you looked at Rockleigh? I feel that is a good location for your guests.

What about Liberty House which is 10 minutes from you?

I agree with a PP, there are HUNDREDS if not a 1000+ wedding venues in NY/NJ/CT!

Post # 6
23 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Nikotra’s Staten Island 

Post # 8
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would personally pick a location that is either 1) close to you now or 2) close to your family. Somewhere in the middle would be nice, but realistically you wouldn’t know the region and it’ll be a pain for you to plan.

Post # 9
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This might be a little far for you…

But it’s in New Haven, CT with several hotels and taxis nearby.  It’s an easy drive from NYC, and this venue is beautiful and not terribly expensive.

The Carousel at Lighthouse Point. 

It is available between April 1st to November 1st.  Here is the data that I got when I emailed the venue:


In April/May,September and October, events can begin at any time, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, events can begin after 5:00 pm, but set up can happen prior to that to allow a 5:00 pm start. We have only one event per day at the Carousel, so the day would be yours.  

Caterers are your choice/cost, as is the bar service.  Caterers will, in addition to food (and bar, if you choose) service, set up the Carousel according to your floor plan, and will break the facility down at the end of the event. 

We provide the private building rental,tables/chairs, staff to run the carousel, an event supervisor, a security officer and you have the option of an attendant for the private 3-stall ladies room we use for special events, especially weddings!  Carousel costs will depend on the details of theevent – number of guests, length of the event will vary the total cost.  A wedding in 2014 will cost somewhere between 3200-3800.  We confirm dates with a $500.00 non-refundable deposit.

Some pictures of the site:




http://www.chrisvolpephotography.com/Weddings/2010-Weddings  ( Chris & Melinda, Tanya & Levonda)


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