There's no argument that one of the best things Manhattan has to offer is its skyline. The problem with getting married in NYC is that when you're actually in Manhattan, you can't always enjoy the view. That's what New Jersey is for! We've compiled a list of some of the best New Jersey venues for brides who want to say "I do" with breathtaking NYC backdrops.
Liberty House (Above)
Located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, the Liberty House has unobstructed, panoramic views of downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. With two ballrooms to choose from, Liberty House guests enjoy farm-to-table cuisine in a versatile space — complete with comfy lounge areas, crackling fire pits, and gorgeous gardens. Cathedral ceilings, wrap around verandas, custom French doors, and floor to ceiling windows are just some of the sophisticated glamour Liberty House has to offer.
Photo: Courtesy of Maritime Parc
Couples tying the night at Maritime Parc in Jersey City are provided with diverse options for every style within their two event spaces, the Sky Room and the Aviary. While offering picturesque views of the Hudson, lower Manhattan, and other landmarks, this waterside venue provides a custom culinary experience to all couples throughout the planning process. Maritime Parc also features wrap-around terraces, over 18,000 combined indoor square feet, and wall-to-wall windows — setting the scene for your guests to enjoy the idyllic sunset over Manhattan as they celebrate in style.
Photo: Courtesy of Battello
This newly-renovated Jersey City venue boasts world-class amenities and gorgeous views of both the skyline and its neighboring marina. With soaring industrial ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, and wooden elegance amongst much of its decor, Battello provides a passion for detail and personal attention while serving up an exquisite Italian-based menu filled with seafood and other quality meat options. Boasting nautical, industrial, rustic, and city-skyline vibes, this venue is a dream for an upscale bride who is wants an event that has the promise of many types of wedding-day style options.
Photo: Courtesy of The W Hoboken
If city views are ideal but not a must-have, the W Hoboken may be just what you're looking for. Offering on-site ceremonies and receptions for up to 230 guests, this venue serves as a trendy and chic one-stop-shop for the modern bride. While the receptions are held in the Great Room (which doesn't have the iconic views), the ceremony and cocktail hour can be held on property at the hotel's lounge, Lulu's. This urban lounge offers dazzling views of the city and the Empire State Building from both the outdoor patio and windows so guests can enjoy NYC views with from the Jersey side.
Photo: Courtesy of Waterside
Celebrations held at this North Bergen restaurant and catering facility boast breathtaking views of the sparkling city skyline. While your eyes will constantly be venturing out over the Hudson, the inside holds its own with gorgeous granite dance floors in the two ballrooms and a unique, clean aesthetic. The Waterside also gives its couples the option of an outdoor ceremony, with the skyline as the most perfect backdrop.