By Bobby Olivier | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Wedding season is upon us, fellow New Jerseyans; chances are you have an invitation or save-the-date magnet stuck to your fridge as we speak.
And let’s be honest — we’ve all been to at least one wedding where you, as a guest, wondered “How’d they land on this uninspired place?” The answer is simple: the bride and groom were unable to consult this new list, of the 40 top wedding venues in New Jersey, according to Yelp.
The popular social app has provided us data on the best venues in the state, from banquet halls and country clubs to hotels and restaurants, all ranked according to Yelp’s methodology, which measures star ratings, number of ratings, how long a business has been open and more.
Did your favorite Jersey wedding venue make the list? Scroll through and see which breathtaking spots earned the most praise from Yelp users. (Photo by Something Blue Wedding Photography)
41. Maritime Parc, Jersey City
If you’re searching for a wedding venue with a breath-taking view of New York City to match its beautiful interior, check out Maritime Parc in Jersey City.
One user says: “My colleague and his wife had their wedding reception here this past summer. The venue/event space was spacious and beautiful. There are stunning views of Lower Manhattan and the bay! The staff here are very warm and friendly!”
40. Rock Island Lake Club, Sparta
With a close-knit staff, and a romantic, rustic vibe, Rock Island Lake Club is one of the top spots in Sussex County to tie the knot.
One user says: “The venue was absolutely beautiful. From the lake in the back, to the covered porch for cocktail hour to the upstairs bar with 6 different beers on tap it was wonderful!”
39. The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City
Built in 1923 in the heart of Ocean City less than a block from the beach, The Flanders is terrific, elegant locale for any wedding at the Jersey Shore.
One user says: “I recently had my wedding at the Flanders and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience. The reception that followed was beyond my expectations. Aside from the beautiful atmosphere, the food was phenomenal.”
38. Hyatt Regency Morristown, Morristown
The Hyatt’s sophisticated ballroom plays host to many weddings in Morristown large and small. Customized wedding packages and personalized food menus await.
One user says: “As a guest/participant at a 300-400 person Indian wedding, everything appeared to go seamlessly, which is impressive.”