February 7, 2023
I’m a firm believer that you should decorate YOUR wedding YOUR way, but after many years as a wedding calligrapher I do have to say this: it’s much easier to work WITH your wedding than against it. While there are some wedding venues that look good no matter what style of wedding decor you choose, there are others that really do shine brighter when you lean into a more complementary theme for your design. Today, I want to break down 5 of the top wedding venues in New Jersey, and share what aesthetic they’re best suited for! (Of course, these are based on my own personal experience of working there and are intended as a guide to help you get started if you’re getting married at one of these locations!)
Have questions about YOUR wedding venue? I’m happy to weigh in if I have worked there before. Head to my contact form and let’s have a conversation about putting together all of your day of details in a way that’s intentional and extraordinary.
One of the newest on the list, Hudson House has quickly become one of the most coveted wedding venues in all of New Jersey. With picturesque views of the Manhattan skyline (and jaw-dropping floor to ceiling windows), it’s easy to lean into the beauty of the space with modern, elegant, and even minimalist wedding decor. Monochromatic wedding color palettes look AMAZING here.
The Battello is ICONIC and there is definitely a way to bring together everything that you love in the space — you can lean into the slightly rustic feel, the modernity of the Manhattan skyline, or the industrial nature of the design.
Below you’ll see a few spring wedding pieces I designed with a mixture of wooden signage and a mirror seating chart on top of a vintage suitcase to give the space some “modern touches” without looking out of place. I love to mix and match styles with my couples!
For the fall wedding below, we brought in some classic acrylic signage but paired it with a rustic chic seating chart using repurposed window doors.
Another alternative? Danielle and Dylan’s Battello wedding took on a moodier color palette and mixed more classic wedding decor with vintage accents. The chairs and tables were kept more rustic though and flowed seamlessly in their reception space.
Although Rock Island Lake Club isn’t too far from the city, it feels like a world of its own and you should lean into that as you decorate one of the top New Jersey wedding venues. The inspiration below will transport you to a winter fairytale wedding but the space is neutral enough that you can make your weekend away feel like a world of your own.
If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue that you can truly make your own, Crossed Keys Estate should be at the top of your list. If you are looking for a versatile wedding venue that you can truly make your own (whether your style is pretty in pastel or autumn boho), Crossed Keys Estate looks good for any occasion. Don’t just take my word for it, either! Here’s some inspiration from two weddings that were the complete opposite, but equally breathtaking!
The short version is: this wedding venue can do it all. Whether you love the acrylic and white florals of a refined romantic wedding, or you lean into all of the boho vibes like me, or even if you want to execute your love of rustic wedding decor into a luxury wedding venue – you truly can’t go wrong with Stone House at Stirling Ridge. I’ve been invited to design wedding calligraphy there a few times, and I love flexing my creative muscle to create something truly unique and personalized each and every time.
As I hope you can see, there are some wedding venues that really do lend better to a certain style, and there are some wedding venues that are more versatile. Neither is better than the other, it just depends on what is right FOR YOU. Whatever your style, I would love to bring it to life with your day of details. If wedding calligraphy is a priority for you, I would love to get your date on my calendar. Contact me here to get started!