May 4, 2024

Best Tri-State Wedding Venues

New Jersey – Maryland – Phil

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Wedding Venue Inspiration for an Eastcoast Couple

Hey hey, you made it here. Thanks for your interest in perusing my blog about weddings in Tri-state areas. If you are a couple that has recently gotten engaged and is unsure where to start looking for a wedding venue. Or for folks who are just window shopping for wedding inspiration. This post is definitely for you.

I’ll try to keep most of the information brief and give a link directly to the venues so if you need more information you can get it directly from them. One thing I want to make clear is that this roundup of venues is my opinion and I’m not being paid to advertise to any of them.

I will update this post continually as I work around this area.

Inn at Perry Cabin- St. Michaels, Maryland

Tucked in a picturesque little Maryland eastern shore town of Saint Michaels is this gem. The Inn at Perry’s Cabin is both historical and beautiful. There’s a spa and an award-winning restaurant on the property. They even have a few boats you can charter for a unique Miles Lake sailing experience. Even if you are not looking for a wedding venue this place would be a great choice for a honeymoon or babymoon location. Go enjoy this cute little town for the cool history and tasty fresh seafood.

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Second photographer for Kir2Ben

Bohemia Overlook – Maryland

Continuing with the eastern shore along the Elk River is a 160-acre property in North East Maryland. Down a long road with other farm-like properties. The Bohemia Overlook has three locations to host a wedding as well as its own winery. The manor is the perfect place to get ready and has the shortest walk to the ceremony location by the river and next to the tented reception area. Here is my shoe recommendation for anyone reading this, the ceremony space is grass, so anything with a pointy heel wouldn’t be my first choice.

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Second photographer for Kir2Ben

Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury- New Jersey

If I was newly engaged and was looking for an all-in-one venue location, Shadowbrook would be in my top 3 for New Jersey. I love the huge gates when you enter, so much parking, the bridal suites are spacious, so many locations for photo opportunities, their outdoor ceremony area is dreamy, endless amounts of food options, the ballroom space is top-notch, and the best part is their staff are all wonderful and courteous. I’ve had the pleasure of working at this location a couple of times and was wowed each time.

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Second photographer for Vanessa Joy

The Ryland Inn- White Station, New Jersey

Ohhhhh, Ryland Inn you are like a second home away from home. I’m not sure how it’s happened but I have worked at this venue more than any other in the last 3 years. Every wedding is seriously always a party. So many great memories. My favorite seasons here are spring and fall. My favorite spaces are the Kimblewick house (bridal space), Hayloft cottage (groom space), outdoor patio space for the ceremony, and the grand ballroom for the reception. If you love the modern elegance of a historical farm property go book a wedding tour asap. They fill up their calendar quickly.

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Second photographer for Molly Sue Photography

Hotel du Village – New Hope, PA

I’m still newish to the East Coast so when I’m driving to new venues I’m happy to see how many places have nods to European architecture in these small towns. It’s such a fantastic treat and I really enjoy these tiny surprises. It’s about a two-hour drive to Bucks County Pennsylvania. This quaint hotel chateau slash wedding venue is tucked in the cute little town of New Hope. My favorite season for a wedding there would be early summer with an outdoor ceremony and the historic ballroom (photos below are the colt room) for the reception.

Second photographer for Christy Nicole Photography

The Ashford Estate – Allentown, New Jersey

Past tall gilded gates and a mid-length curvy tree-lined road you find Ashford Estate has it all. A barn, some Roman columns, a floating gazebo, a handful of choices for ceremony spaces, and a grand ballroom with gorgeous tall ceilings. There are so many stunning photo opportunities. I’ve been here a few times, twice when it was sunny and once when it was overcast and each wedding was stunning. Not to mention the band that played at the reception for each event had everyone young and old party-rocking until it ended.

Renault Winery- Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

The Renault Winery is such a gorgeous wedding venue, perfectly located in South Jersey (which is 15 minutes from me) and a short drive to Atlantic City. This property has a lot to offer, a golf course, wine tasting, a small hotel across the street, getting ready space for the bridal party, restaurants, special events during the holiday season, and wedding events.

Multiple location choices for a ceremony and have your reception a ballroom or outdoor tent space for that al fresco vibe. You seriously need to plan a visit for a tour.

Baltimore Museum of Art- Baltimore, Maryland

Who wouldn’t love to be married alongside priceless works of art? If you are one of the lucky few who can afford such luxury, consider hosting your wedding at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore Maryland. Imagine exchanging vows amidst masterpieces from ancient Egypt, contemporary pieces from Spencer Finch (Moon Dust), and walking along the sculpture garden. This exclusive experience promises a blend of romance and cultural grandeur, making your special day truly unforgettable. Capture the essence of love and history in a celebration that transcends time.

Second photographer for Katie Trauffer Photography

Indian Trail Club- Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

This North Jersey gem is a fabulous choice for Spring, Summer, and Fall weddings. They have the perfect scenic lake view with a ton of mature trees giving this ceremony location epic photo choices your entire day. The venue hosts one event per day and the venue’s food is always delicious. Whether you decide to go with a DJ or a 10-piece wedding band the dance floor is a great size.

Archmere Academy- Claymont, Delaware

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Stone House at Stirling Ridge- Warren, New Jersey

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Great Oak Manor- Chestertown, Maryland

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