By Bobby Olivier | NJ Advance Media for

Wedding season is upon us, fellow New Jerseyans; chances are you have an invitation or save-the-date magnet stuck to your fridge as we speak.

And let’s be honest — we’ve all been to at least one wedding where you, as a guest, wondered “How’d they land on this uninspired place?” The answer is simple: the bride and groom were unable to consult this new list, of the 40 top wedding venues in New Jersey, according to Yelp.

The popular social app has provided us data on the best venues in the state, from banquet halls and country clubs to hotels and restaurants, all ranked according to Yelp's methodology, which measures star ratings, number of ratings, how long a business has been open and more.

Did your favorite Jersey wedding venue make the list? Scroll through and see which breathtaking spots earned the most praise from Yelp users.



41. Maritime Parc, Jersey City

If you’re searching for a wedding venue with a breath-taking view of New York City to match its beautiful interior, check out Maritime Parc in Jersey City.

One user says: “My colleague and his wife had their wedding reception here this past summer. The venue/event space was spacious and beautiful. There are stunning views of Lower Manhattan and the bay! The staff here are very warm and friendly!”

40. Rock Island Lake Club, Sparta

With a close-knit staff, and a romantic, rustic vibe, Rock Island Lake Club is one of the top spots in Sussex County to tie the knot.

One user says: “The venue was absolutely beautiful. From the lake in the back, to the covered porch for cocktail hour to the upstairs bar with 6 different beers on tap it was wonderful!”

39. The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City

Built in 1923 in the heart of Ocean City less than a block from the beach, The Flanders is terrific, elegant locale for any wedding at the Jersey Shore.

One user says: “I recently had my wedding at the Flanders and couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. The reception that followed was beyond my expectations. Aside from the beautiful atmosphere, the food was phenomenal.”

38. Hyatt Regency Morristown, Morristown

The Hyatt’s sophisticated ballroom plays host to many weddings in Morristown large and small. Customized wedding packages and personalized food menus await.

One user says: “As a guest/participant at a 300-400 person Indian wedding, everything appeared to go seamlessly, which is impressive.”

37. Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune

With four ballrooms overlooking a scenic golf course, Jumping Brook is a popular venue in Monmouth County touting ambiance and appeal 10 minutes from the beach.

One user says: “Fabulous wedding venue. They have plenty of beautiful spaces, great food and wonderful service. Can't recommend more highly."36. The Atrium Country Club, West Orange

Beautiful outdoor spaces match a grand ballroom in Essex County at The Atrium, where users on Yelp rave about the service and food.

One user says: "It's a beautiful venue. The interior looks elegant. When you enter, there's lobby with high ceilings and warm lighting, with chandeliers and marble flooring."

35. The Frog and the Peach, New Brunswick

Most visit the upscale Central Jersey restaurant The Frog and the Peach for a fancy dinner, but the venue also puts on beautiful weddings — with award-winning food options to match.

One user says: “My sister had her wedding in the sun room here about a month ago. It was absolutely beautiful! I love the location of this place, its far back from the main street so it was nice and secluded. The food was good!” (Photo by Cathy Miller)

34. Hanover Marriott, Whippany

If you’re having a huge wedding, the Marriott hotel in Whippany has you covered — the venue’s largest room can accommodate 1,400 guests!

One user says: “I stayed at this hotel for a wedding. The hotel is really gorgeous and there is a huge courtyard area too.”

33. Southern Mansion, Cape May

This historic bed and breakfast on the southern tip of New Jersey, built in 1863 by a Philadelphia industrialist, is a terrific shore spot for a small, intimate wedding.

One user says: “The Southern Mansion was the best venue a bride could ask for (especially one with a small wedding of 65 guests) and I am so glad we were married there!”

32. Brigalia's, Sicklerville

Able to accommodate both indoor and outdoor weddings with scenic grounds, Brigalia’s has for 35 years been a wedding venue mainstay in South Jersey.

One user says: “Had my wedding here and it was everything I could've wanted as a bride. They don't offer upgrades because everything is already included!! Absolutely recommend this venue!”

31. Maplewood Country Club, Maplewood

Set on a well-kept golf course in Essex County, the Maplewood Country Club receives rave reviews for its food, atmosphere and staffing.

One user says: “I'm somewhat of a stranger to country club weddings, but I doubt I will ever experience anything better than Maplewood. From the time we arrived until we left 6 hours later, the food was plentiful and the drinks easily obtained.”

30. The Smithville Inn, Galloway

When used for a wedding, the historic Smithville Inn is a beautiful, wood-laden getaway in South Jersey. For fans of understated, rustic weddings.

One user says: “The wedding packages are incredibly underpriced. If we weren't looking to have so many people, we'd book our date here in a heartbeat!”

29. Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury

Built in 1910, the Shadowbrook mansion is a breath-taking locale in Monmouth County for a lavish wedding reception.

One user says: “My daughter got married at The Shadowbrook. There are not enough words to express how amazing her wedding was. The staff is superb. The food is amazing. The grounds and mansion are incredible.”

28. Stone House at Stirling Ridge, Warren

Stone House is a terrific mix of urban and rustic, surrounded by 10 acres of grounds in this hills of Somerset County and touting a focus on the five Chinese elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

One user says: “If you are looking to book a wedding, the cocktail area space is so unique and the ballroom is bright and roomy. We are really looking forward to our wedding at the Stone House!”

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