When it comes to wedding planning, choosing your venue comes second to getting engaged. The look and feel of the day will revolve around your venue. The venue can influence your gown, hair & makeup, flowers, invites, décor, and much more. Your entire experience, from start to finish, begins with the venue and ends with the execution of the staff you have helping you. The location you choose will become a place that will forever stay in your heart and your memory, so make sure it’s everything you’ve ever wanted.
Since Magda’s Designs Inc., provides on-location hair and makeup services, we’ve had the pleasure of working at some of the greatest wedding venues in NJ. We would like to share our top 5 choices.
1. Nassau Inn
Located, centrally in the heart of downtown Princeton is the Nassau Inn. This quaint venue is surrounded by little shops, theaters, and is a quick walk from Princeton University. In fact, our last Nassau Inn wedding was for two Princeton University alumni, who were arranging their wedding from out of the country. This just goes to show that when it comes to planning, the Nassau Inn has it down. From start to finish they’ll provide their clients with someone who will work with them to bring their visions to life.
Aside from their amazing staff, the Inn can accommodate weddings with up to 200 people. They have a beautiful outdoor space that can be used for either a ceremony or cocktail hour, and they provide overnight room accommodations. Take a look at our Nassau Inn bride HERE.
2. The Ryland Inn
The photo speaks for itself, The Ryland Inn is absolutely stunning, and it gets better. Their Grand Ballroom has 30 foot ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, 6 chandeliers, and hardwood floors. They can accommodate up to 225 guests for a seated affair and are known for their award-winning farm to table menu. They also have a private outdoor patio that’s great for cocktail parties and outdoor ceremonies. Take a look at our Ryland Inn brides HERE and HERE.
3. Pleasantdale Chateau
The Pleasantdale Chateau is surrounded by 40 acres of woodlands, meadows, wonderful gardens, and ponds, making it the picture perfect place for a wedding…seriously, it’s a jaw dropping kind of elegant. Not to mention, they have an amazing staff who are completely dedicated to making your wedding perfect. They are willing to help with everything including your invitations, and flowers. Take a look at our Pleasantdale Chateau brides HERE & HERE.
4. The Castle at Skylands Manor
If you’re looking for a fairytale wedding, this is your place. The Castle at Skylands Manor is exceptionally beautiful, both inside and out. At this venue you will find the New Jersey Botanical Gardens, 1,000 acres of natural woodlands, Shepherd Lake, and a private chapel where you can exchange your vows.
This fairytale location provides overnight accommodations, and can host up to 600 guests in the formal gardens, 220 in their ballroom, and 300 at the exclusive castle. Take a look at our Skylands Manor bride HERE.
5. Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club
Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, is a great place for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Their outdoor weddings overlook the rolling greens of their river course and Lamington River. They also provide an outdoor patio that’s great for a cocktail hour. Their Somerset Ballroom can seat up to 300 guests, or if you’re looking for a more intimate wedding, they have other rooms available. Take a look at our Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club Bride HERE and HERE.