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The Best New Jersey Barn Wedding Venues

For brides seeking a wedding venue that exudes rustic elegance and timeless charm, New Jersey offers a large variety of enchanting barn wedding venues. These are all authentic barns, not just a modern venue constructed in the style of a barn. Many are historic and have been thoughtfully renovated for weddings. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes and rolling hills, they all provide the perfect backdrop for a unique and memorable celebration. Throw in a few farm animals, and you’ve got an authentic New Jersey barn wedding! Here’s a glimpse into the world of barn weddings in the Garden State, along with some invaluable tips to keep in mind as you’re hunting down the perfect rustic venue.

The Allure of Barn Wedding Venues

Barn wedding venues in New Jersey hold a distinct allure, blending the tranquility of the countryside with the warmth of rustic charm. These venues often feature spacious interiors adorned with exposed wooden beams, soft lighting and breathtaking views of the surrounding farmland. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, barn venues offer versatile spaces that can be tailored to suit any wedding style or theme.

One of the advantages of a barn venue is the opportunity to customize your wedding day to reflect your personal style. Whether you envision an elegant affair adorned with hanging chandeliers or a more relaxed celebration with bridesmaids in cowboy boots and a touch of vintage flair, barn venues provide a blank canvas.

Tips for a Seamless Barn Wedding Experience

While barn weddings offer unparalleled charm, there are a few important factors to consider to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience. And while you have a large number of choices, not all come with the same amenities. So be sure to ask each venue about the following:

  1. Weather Preparedness: Given the unpredictable nature of outdoor weddings, it’s essential to have a contingency plan in place in case of inclement weather. Many barn venues offer both indoor and outdoor spaces, providing flexibility and peace of mind regardless of the forecast.
  2. Climate-Controlled Temperatures: Some barns are seasonal and do not provide heat or air-conditioning, so be sure to inquire before you book an August or December wedding. Others have been renovated and offer a climate-controlled interior, allowing for greater scheduling options.
  3. Logistics and Accessibility: Consider the logistical aspects of your chosen venue, including parking availability, restroom facilities and accessibility for guests with mobility concerns. Clear communication with your venue coordinator can help address any concerns and ensure a smooth experience for you and your guests.
  4. Décor and Lighting: Capitalize on the natural beauty of the barn venue by incorporating décor elements and lighting that complement its rustic ambiance. From burlap accents to Mason jar centerpieces and string lights, small touches can add warmth and character to your celebration.

Barn venues offer a magical setting that is both timeless and unforgettable. With careful planning and attention to detail, a barn wedding can offer a unique experience and memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some of our favorite barn locations in New Jersey:

Northern New Jersey

Wedding at Riverview Barn

Riverview Barn

Alongside the Wallkill River in Sussex sits a rustic 100-acre horse farm. Its original barn has been repurposed and is the perfect stage for weddings up to 120. Exposed wooden beams, high ceilings, walls and trim created from the original barn horse stalls, horseshoes, and wrought-iron grand chandeliers decorate the space. Original sconces combine with hi-tech floor lighting to lend an aura of casual elegance. An on-site bridal suite and groom’s room are also available.

Perona Farms

The Barn at Perona Farms in Andover, NJ, was originally built in the 1930s and is the perfect location for your rustic barn wedding. The barn has a variety of options for both outdoor and indoor wedding ceremonies. Guests enter the first level of the barn and begin the celebration with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. After cocktails, guests make their way upstairs with dancing and a family-style dinner to follow.

Ashton Farm

This newly renovated 1700s-era bank barn set on a 40-acre private farm estate in Califon, NJ, has massive beams and original planked flooring for small weddings up to 100. For larger events, they can set up a tent to accommodate up to 200 guests.

Farm at Glenwood Mountain

This fully working farm offers an organic farm-to-table experience with three venues to choose from: an herb garden, pasture and dairy barn. The barn has been transformed into a rustic event space for up to 200 with 24-foot cathedral ceilings and romantic lighting.

Jack's Barn wedding

The Loft at Jack’s Barn

This historic rustic feed barn in Warren County hosts weddings for up to 100, along with bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and special events.

Willowwod Arboretum in Chester Township, NJ

Stone Barn at Willowwood Arboretum

This 1700s country estate stone barn is set on 134 acres with a surrounding grand lawn, whimsical meadow and lavish gardens for outdoor ceremonies and small wedding receptions for up to 40 guests.

WoodsEdge Farm

This private historic estate in Stockton, NJ, is a 90-acre working farm. There are outdoor ceremonies, barn celebrations for up to 400, and alpacas.

Central New Jersey

The Barn at Gravity Hill

This renovated 1740s barn in Titusville, NJ, looks out on farm fields, animal pastures and the surrounding preserved park. It’s just minutes from the Delaware River in the historic Lambertville/New Hope area. The barn can accommodate 60 in the climate-controlled interior or up to 120 with a tented outdoor area.

The Barn on South Holland in Holmdel, NJ

The Barn on South Holland

This new event space in Holmdel, NJ, is set on a nine-acre property with a quaint, beautiful climate-controlled (heat and air-conditioned) barn with 2,400 square feet of indoor party space and eight acres of outdoor party space.

Bayonet Farm

This 240-acre park in Holmdel Township provides historic buildings, scenic trails, rolling lawns and acres of actively farmed lands for your wedding event. The Red Barn was built in the 1930s and can accommodate up to 100 people for dancing. It also offers modern bathroom facilities.

Five Birds Farm

This sustainable, curated outdoor venue in Ringoes, NJ, is a stop on the Black River + Western line. It offers an historic barn, tented weddings, elopements in the trees, and receptions for up to 175 guests.

Glenmoore Farm wedding

Glenmoore Farm

This historic farm in the heart of Hopewell Township offers an 1880s barn, outdoor ceremony spaces, duck pond and tented weddings.

Masker’s Barn

This basic barn in Berkeley Heights is part of the Union County Parks System. It offers a very affordable barn setting for weddings up to 120.

Barn wedding at Sterlingbrook Farm in NJ

Sterlingbrook Farm

The newly renovated barn on 175 acres in Pittstown, NJ, in the heart of Hunterdon County is the perfect setting for weddings up to 120. They only host 15 events per year.

Stone Rows Farm

Stone Rows Farm

This modern, yet rustic farm venue is located on 216 acres in Stockton, NJ. There’s a reception barn that holds 150, outdoor ceremony spaces and overnight lodging.

Updike Farmstead

Nestled in the heart of the Princeton’s Historic District, this newly transformed 1892 barn is set on a six-acre site. There’s also a farmhouse for weddings and events up to 200 guests.

Southern New Jersey

Bishop Farmstead

Bishop Farmstead

This historic barn in Southampton, NJ, has beautiful outdoor spaces for garden ceremonies and cocktails. Inside, there’s dinner and dancing for up to 200 guests. 

The Cart Barn at Pinelands Golf Club

The Cart Barn, a rustic venue at Pineland’s Golf Club in Hammonton, NJ, is nestled on the edge of Wharton State Forest. It offers outdoor patios and fire pits along with a modern, rustic interior space for weddings with up to 220.

Cecil Creek Farm

Cecil Creek Farm

This 42-acre farm in Mickleton, NJ, offers farm-to-table celebrations. Outdoor wedding ceremonies, small weddings, and a rustic barn receptions are available for up to 250.

Eagle Manor

Eagle Manor

This waterfront estate on the Chantey River in Bridgeton, NJ, was built in 1736 and has an historic rustic dairy barn for receptions. There’s also a river deck and boathouse for ceremonies and 10 guest rooms in the pre-Colonial mansion. The estate can accommodate weddings for up to 300 guests.

Everly at Railroad

Built in 1895 along the historic railroad in the village of Tuckahoe, NJ, this feed barn has been reimagined as an event space with vintage details and décor throughout.

Exley Farms Barn

Exley Farms

This newly built rustic-style board-and-batten barn in Monroeville, NJ, has cobblestone paver flooring. It’s set on 110 acres of land with beautiful sunsets, hayrides and natural scenery for weddings up to 150.

The Farm on Main

The Farm on Main

The Farm on Main, a 20-acre working farm in Eaglewood, NJ, has a brand-new wedding barn. There’s also a farmhouse and lawn for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 200 guests.

Hitched at Turkey Trac Farms

Hitched at Turkey Trac Farms

This 40-acre farm and barn in Millstone, NJ, offers a blank canvas for your wedding for up to 150 guests. It is a completely do-it-yourself space. Decorations and vendors are all your choice and provided by you. They also have a list of preferred vendors who are familiar with space.

Bride and groom at barn wedding at Johnson's Locust Hall Farm

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm in Jobstown, NJ, offers farm views, rolling pastures, a ceremony lawn, a farmhouse mansion and two barns for weddings and special events. They can accommodate weddings with 50 to 150 guests.

Rode’s Barn

This rustic historic barn in Swedesboro, NJ, offers outdoor ceremonies and inside receptions for small, intimate weddings with up to 95 guests.

Barn wedding at Sunset Flower Farm in Dennis Township, NJ

Sunset Flower Farm

Sunset Flower Farm in Woodbine, NJ, offers seasonal weddings for up to 150 in the barn. Blooming peonies in the Spring and sunflowers in the Fall surround the outdoor ceremony space. There is only one wedding per weekend.

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