Photo: Courtesy of The Ashford Estate
If you envision rustic, country, or vintage vibes for your big day, you're not alone. Rustic weddings with a country feel are gaining in popularity at rapid speed, and right outside of New York (in New Jersey), there are a ton of beautiful venues to suit your style. There IS a reason that NJ is called the "Garden State" after all. So, channel thoughts of burlap, candles, wooden structures, and country vibes as you peruse our list of Jersey venues for rustic brides.
The Ashford Estate (Above)
The gorgeously-landscaped property and views of this country estate will have your guests mesmerized before they even enter the iron gates. Located on over 30 acres of meticulously-designed property, the one-of-a-kind Ashford Estate offers a grand ballroom as well as a barn chapel, carriage house, conservatory, and a solid oak library — featuring charming details from dark wood to vintage art. Elegant guest suites on the property enable you and your guests to enjoy all the estate has to offer, as the entire estate can be exclusively yours on your wedding day. Read real brides' reviews here!
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Inn at Fernbrook Farms
With an incredible setting amongst lush gardens and vegetable fields of a working farm, the Inn at Fernbrook Farms serves as a versatile, rustic space for your most memorable day. With beautiful gardens, indoor and outdoor options, and beautiful rustic-farm features, this venue is a gorgeous and authentic location for a wedding, easily transforming into precisely what you envision for a one-of-a-kind wedding with a country feel. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Crossed Keys Estate
Crossed Keys Estate & Inn
As you drive in through the tree-lined entrance, the beauty of the Crossed Keys Estate is immediate. Boasting beautiful gardens throughout the grounds, a tented reception area, outdoor spaces, guest rooms, and a roaring fire pit, this venue has a plethora of options. The inn also offers on-site lodging for guests to spend the night after celebrating your big day. With charming touches including a luxurious bridal suite and an adorable Juliette-style balcony (perfect for the bouquet-toss!), this estate is ideal for the couple hoping for an outdoor wedding venue with unique, vintage charm. Read real brides' reviews here!
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If you've always dreamed of a DIY-style barn wedding, Jacks Barn — in Oxford, NJ — is a perfect fit. With a rusty-red exterior and gorgeous high beams dripping with sparkling chandeliers, this once-working barn also features lush green landscapes and an adorable antique shop to complement its picturesque setting. This locale is a wonderful option for the couple seeking to make their day uniquely theirs — in an authentic barn amongst chic lighting and furnishings. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Perona Farms
The Barn at Perona Farms
Nestled in the northern New Jersey countryside, The Barn at Perona Farms is a newly-renovated barn perfect for picturesque nuptials. Boasting fourth-generation ownership and 97 years of experience, the venue boasts an open-air feel (with two levels to celebrate for both cocktail hour and reception), breathtaking wooden archways, and gorgeously landscaped grounds — wonderful for rustic, swoon-worthy photo ops. Read real brides' reviews here!