Hoping to score a unique, manicured venue with plenty of adjacent outdoor space that is above par? Look no further than a golf course and country club in New Jersey. Even if your only experience on the fairway is mini golf during your first date, you'll benefit from the lush greenery throughout the premises for gorgeous photo ops and the expansive space for your guests to roam. As a bonus, all of these New Jersey venues only host one event at a time, so no need to worry about sharing the limelight with another bride. Sounds like a score to us!
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If you want the well-maintained greenery typical of a golf course and country club wedding without the uber-formal vibe associated with many of these establishments, then Galloping Hill is your place. Your guests will walk through the venue's welcome area to a fleet of golf carts waiting to transport them to the outdoor ceremony site — no heels stuck in the grass for your invitees! After you swap vows with your man, you can jet away in your own cart, and meet everyone later for a cocktail hour packed with tons of whimsical food options. Have an affinity for boardwalk food? Select the venue's "Jersey Shore" station so your guests can munch on sliders and sausage and peppers sandwiches. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Ballyowen Golf Club
Ballyowen Golf Club (Hamburg)
Designed in the Celtic style, Ballyowen's calling card is massive, perfectly groomed green rolling hills. Have your ceremony on site underneath a wooden archway overlooking the peaks of the course and then head indoors for a cocktail hour that includes numerous food stations, and freeflowing drinks. The site's decor nods to its European inspiration, with dark wood and green serving as a backdrop for its cocktail hour space and tartan accents in its bridal suite. The venue's rehearsal space provides breathtaking views of the fairway, so even though you're cutting a rug indoors, the all-over windows provide a panoramic snapshot of what is going on outside. (Couples who book weddings there can also enjoy a complimentary tee time, so even if you're no Michelle Wie, you can practice your swing.) Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of The Architects Golf Club
The Architects Golf Club (Lopatcong)
Touted for its attention to detail, Architects makes you feel like a member of the club during your big day. Brides who want to enjoy the numerous trees, views and nature vibe, will love the tented cocktail hour space which gives a hint of outdoors, sans the bug spray and sweat. With an elegant Old World vibe and fine dining service, couples who marry there can select from an expansive menu of hors d'ouvres, cold displays, and salad and dinner options that will have you feeling more posh than a Spice Girl. Read real brides' reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Ramsey Golf and Country Club
Ramsey Golf and Country Club (Ramsey)
For the bride who wants to indulge her inner princess, Ramsey Golf and Country Club, with its stone castle like exterior, is a perfect fit. Couples who get hitched at the venue can choose from a number of private dining rooms at the locale. The Abbey, for more intimate gatherings, includes a fireplace and a piano, while the club's grand ballroom can house up to 200 guests for a night of drinking, dancing, and dining. Everywhere you look, the club includes stoned walls that evoke a Gothic style and a time when fairy tales were par for the course. Read real brides' reviews here!