(Closed) (X-Post) Is it possible to have a NJ wedding for under $80/pp?!

posted 5 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@JrzyGurl:  Hi!  It is possible!  I live in Morris County NJ and looked all over for a reasonably-priced place.  We finally settled on “The Arlington”, which is located in Mt Arlington NJ, exit 30 off of Rt 80.  They were approximately 65/pp for the “station style” dinner (we stuff like a seafood station in one corner, then a pasta station in another part of the room and so on…)  I think we added in the open bar (house liquor and beer, not premium liquors) and so that added on another $10 or so PP.  I think the total was like 75 total pp.. cant remember exactly but it was well under 100.  We couldn’t complain about the place.  It was nice enough and did the job.  Also, if you are traveling, you can coordinate with the Holiday Inn Express right down the street, who will shuttle you and your guests to and from The Arlington for free (as long as you have a certain number of rooms booked, minimun)  Hope this helps.  Let me know if you need more info!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@JrzyGurl:  I made a list of places in northern NJ that were under $80 pp and it had at least 30 places on it. I assume there are at least that many options in southern NJ. If you’re looking for ways to make the catering less expensive, consider having your wedding on a day other than Saturday (Friday and Sunday are slight discounts, weekdays are bigger discounts), in the off season (late fall to early spring) or in the afternoon/morning instead of in the evening. September is one of the most expensive months to get married in NJ (May is also very popular) because of the good weather.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@JrzyGurl:  Where in South Jersey are you looking? I was looking for cheaper places myself and I found a couple options in Cape May that are under $80, depending on what time you wanted.

Unfortunately the cheaper pricing is mostly for during the week or for a brunch reception, but I can double check or PM you what I have if you’d like.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@asscherlover:  i would also be really interested in that list! Was it a post on the bee because I can’t find it?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@fingerscrossed:  I never posted it because I didn’t think it would be that useful to anyone else. I’ll pm it to you.

Post # 11
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Newbee

You should consider the wineries in New Jersey. They have great packages, some for $40-$60pp, plus their wine.

Good luck!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Can I get the list of Northern NJ affordable venues please?

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@JrzyGurl:  I just messaged you with the a few of the options I’ve come up with! I hope they help! 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I know a few couples who got married at the Courtyard on Main in Freehold.  One of the girls and I used to talk about being “budget brides”.. I’m almost positive the cost per person was way less than $80.  

Also, my wedding is at Sayen Gardens in Hamilton.  You pay a small township fee and can choose between 4 caterers- all of which are very flexible and will work with any budget.  Our cost is around $35 per person for a brunch reception (probably $40-$45 if I add in estimated liquor cost).

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