Best New Jersey Wedding Venues for a Fantasy Reception


Imagine–a grand staircase, glistening chandeliers, all eyes on you as you walk down to your grand entrance in your royal wedding. We all dreamed of having a fairytale wedding, with the grandeur and the beauty of it all. Here are three wedding venues in Central and South Jersey that capture this style perfectly:


Pleasantdale Chateau 

The quaint but meticulously decorated exterior makes for the perfect storybook setting. Whether you are searching for a romantic setting outdoors by the lake, or in a magnificent ballroom, Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey is the place for you.

The front is a gorgeous cobblestone courtyard perfect for the royal aesthetic, while inside, there is a clear pristine pool lined with columns and topped with a skylight ceiling. Surrounding the entire estate is lush greenery, and a glistening lake. This estate looks gorgeous any time of year.

Photo: Pleasantdale Chateau

If you really want to make a grand entrance, they have a helipad right next to the estate; an entrance fit for a king and queen. Before the event starts, there is a beauty salon for the bride and the bridesmaids, and a game room for the groom and groomsmen. They have special rooms for wedding after parties, and massages for when the day is done to unwind.

Photo: The Legacy Castle

The Legacy Castle

If you want your wedding to be the epitome of royalty, then Legacy Castle in Morris County, New Jersey is the place for you. The exterior itself is jaw-dropping gorgeous, surrounded by a glistening lake, an enormous cobblestone courtyard entrance, romantic balconies with gold leaf detailing. There is even a private limousine escorting you to the entrance. In fact, you can even have a private horse-drawn carriage if you truly want that happily ever after wedding. The grandeur, sophistication, and style of this venue is not to be underestimated.

Photo: The Legacy Castle

Then there is the interior: a grand staircase fit for royalty, marble floors and columns lining the walls, shining chandeliers, indoor fountains decorated with fresh flowers, intricate patterns across the entire interior, arched ceilings, and candelabras. This venue is truly as magnificent as it is elegant.

This venue is fit for everybody. They offer special accommodations for South Asian and Kosher weddings. It fits small weddings, but can also hold up to 1,200 people. No matter the style of wedding, you are sure to find your happily ever after here.

Photo: Glynallyn Castle

Glynallyn Castle

If you are more of a fan of medieval fantasy, this Morristown, New Jersey wedding venue is for you. Though the exterior may have a similar style to classic cottages, that does not change how grand this venue truly is. With statues, a pool, fountains, cobblestone courtyard, a gorgeous outdoor patio, beautifully trimmed hedges, this three-story medieval castle is truly enchanting and it looks gorgeous no matter the season.

Photo: Glynallyn Castle

The interior is even more unique, with cascading chandeliers, beautiful woodwork, stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, rustic candelabras across the whole property, and more than 575 antique stained-glass windows – this venue is perfect for those who are looking for a Harry Potter or Game of Thrones themed wedding. They even have an area with magnificent stone arches and rustic furniture to further complement their unique style. This venue is incredibly spacious with over 60 rooms, 18 chimneys, and plenty of secret doors and passageways to further enhance the experience unlike any other.