The Best Rustic Private Party and Event Venues
in New Jersey

NJ Rustic Private Party venues

Photo courtesy WoodsEdge Farm

Your Guide To The Best New Jersey Rustic Private Party and Event Venues.  Features Scenic Barn, Farm, Vineyard, and Historic settings!

Rustic private party venues in rural locations are a growing trend ---- especially in New Jersey with a heavy concentration of pricey traditional reception halls in urban areas.

Venues such as barns, farms, vineyards, and historic sites are generally less costly and more casual than the traditional chandelier & marble-accented reception halls.

Rustic party venues are also more flexible in offering choices of caterers, alcohol arrangements, and decorating. With a lower cost structure, many of the rustic venues spend less money on advertising and aren't as widely known as the elaborate traditional reception halls and therefore more difficult to find.

These rustic venues range from all-inclusive event planning with lots of elegant upscale amenities to "bare bones, do it yourself" event planning,

For those who are considering the latter at a " bare bones" venue, suggest checking that:

  • Your caterer may need to submit proof of license & insurance. Some venues will allow you to bring in your own homemade foods
  • When you are permitted to provide your own alcohol, you may be required to use a Licensed Bartender.
  • Insurance --- You may need to obtain special events insurance. You can obtain a rider on your homeowners or renters insurance. You may also obtain a stand-alone policy from your insurance agent. If your caterer is serving alcoholic beverages, the caterer may need to submit a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the venue as additional insured.

 Northern NJ Rustic Private Party and Event Venues

The Farmhouse
The FarmHouse
86 NJ-173
Hampton, NJ
This historic 330 year old estate, set on 10 sprawling acres of lush gardens, towering oak trees, The Farmhouse hosts private parties, corporate events, and Weddings.
The venue has been updated to blend it's rich past with modern enhancements, all the while maintaining its authenticity and charm. The centuries old characteristics still remain; exposed beams, reclaimed barn wood, vintage fixtures, and soaring ceilings flows nicely with contemporary art, trendy furniture, and crystal chandeliers.They offer several rooms and outdoor facilities that can accomodate sizes gatherings including:
The Grand Ballroom that merges rustic and contemporary. Wood-burning stone fireplace, enchanting chandeliers and porcelain tile floors
The Hunterdon Room for smaller private gatherings
and the Outdoor Grounds & Garden Lush gardens and towering trees, ideal for cocktail hour and ceremonies, and photo-ops.

The Farm at Glenwood Mountain
The Farm at Glenwood Mountain
1801 County Road 565
Vernon, NJ 07461
(973) 446-0020
They have 3 beautiful venue options to host your guests: The Herb Garden, The Pasture and The Barn. Guests can enjoy an authentic farm to table experience, submerse yourself in the beauty of a fully working farm and enjoy world class cuisine using ingredients raised and grown on the farm.
The Pasture offers a true farm to table experience with amazing views of animals grazing in nearby fields and organic vegetables growing in our 2 acre vegetable field.
The Barn is an old working dairy barn that has been transformed into a beautiful, rustic event space with turn of the century charm. Able to accommodate up to 200 guests, the barn boasts idyllic 24 foot cathedral ceilings with romantic lighting, the perfect setting for a magical night of dancing.We have a lovely ceremonial area above the pastures in our old growth apple orchard that overlooks the surrounding Appalachian Mountains.
The farm will provide onsite catering, using only all natural, non-gmo, and organic ingredients grown and raised right here on the farm. Our menu options include a variety of seasonal vegetables and herbs, along with our pasture raised and grass-fed meats. The menu options can be tailored to your liking and we are more than happy to accommodate any special needs.

The Loft at Jack's Barn
The Loft at Jack's Barn
1487 State Highway 31
Oxford, NJ
(908) 857-2054
A rustic yet surprisingly elegant venue for your large or small wedding reception. A turn of the century feed mill barn located on four acres In beautiful rural Warren County, Formerly a working barn, the soaring post and beam architecture now supports magnificent chandeliers that lend glamour to this rustic reception space. Located on four acres in Warren County, New Jersey, the manicured grounds and authentic outbuildings create a beautiful background for your affair. The Barn can be transformed into any style wedding venue from country BBQ to formal sit-down dinner. For that extra special occasion, catering and event planning can be arranged with Frungillo Catering

Unionville Vineyard Private Party
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Rd
Ringoes, NJ
This rustic venue takes place on a working Vineyard that encompasses a winery with several choices for hosting your private celebration and include the Winery building, the Tasting Room, the Cave, and a tented reception either over patio or the lawn behind the mansion.
Unionville's wines are served at all events, and facility rental prices include bar set up, wine staff and glasses for bar service.
They can provide a list of caterers that have arrangements with. They also allow you to be your own caterer where you bring in food for your private event, taking on all responsibility for set up, serving and clean up..

Central NJ Rustic Private Party and Event Venues

Bayonet Farm
Bayonet Farm
41 Middletown Road
Holmdel, NJ
732-946-2820 X1225
This rustic venue is a public park on 240 acres of unspoiled views that feature farmland, historic buildings, and barns that make for a great venue for weddings, picnics, reunion, or other tent affairs. The Gray Barn accommodates both formal and informal parties and events. The Red Barn boasts a large open rustic space on the upper level. The historic buildings make great subjects for the local artist or photographer.  The facility can be rented for private functions.
The park is open from dawn to dusk. with evening rentals possible and subject to review and approval. To use the park after dusk you will need to submit a request for a variance with a lighting plan (i.e. solar lights along path from parking to event area for safety). Rental must end by 11PM to ensure clean up by midnight.

Hageman Barn Wedding
The Hageman Horse Barn
209 South Middlebush Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 828-7418
This historic & rustic venue is set in a beautifully restored barn. The horse barn is a unique two-story wagon building constructed in 1876.. The Hageman Horse Barn can accommodate groups of 80 or less for private functions.

Prallsville mill
Prallsville Mill
Route 29/Risler Street
Stockton, NJ 08559
(215) 860-7600
The historic Prallsville Mill is located in Stockton NJ, included on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the D & R Canal State Park. It offers both an indoor venue for a maximum of 150 and an outside area available for tenting for larger private functions.
The Mill has become a place for concerts, art exhibitions, antique shows, holiday parties, school fund-raiser auctions, meetings, and private parties. The Mill is available for weekday and weekend functions.

Red Museum Village Wedding
The Red Mill Museum Village
56 Main Street
Clinton, NJ
(908) 735-4101
The Museum provides the ultimate rustic historic New Jersey experience, with its dramatic Quarry lawn, historic buildings and striking vistas of the South Branch of the Raritan River at Clinton. There can accommodate outdoor weddings, corporate and private functions.  For private functions, they can accommodate large outdoor events for up to 200 people on the lawn with the dramatic backdrop of the limestone quarry. Smaller outdoor events for up to 125 people can be held along the scenic river’s edge. They also have an indoor meeting room space which can hold up to 30 people for seminars, meetings and lectures.
You can select your own caterer, musician, photographer, and tent. The museum can also provide a list of caterers they have worked with.

WoodsEdge Farm Events
WoodsEdge Farm Events
78 Bowne Station Rd
Stockton NJ
This private party venue offers a 20,000 square foot Barn situated on a 90-acre, working family farm . The barn can accommodate up to 750 people for weddings, and other private functions from April through the middle of November and for holiday parties in December.
You can bring in your own caterer though the provide a list of vendors that they have worked with. Alcohol is permitted when served by a Licensed Bartender.

Southern NJ Rustic Private Party and Event Venues

Laurita Winery
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Road
New Egypt, NJ
This attractive rustic vineyard setting surrounded by rolling hills and local farms is a unique venue for private functions and gatherings, including weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, retirement celebrations, holiday parties, and luncheons.
They can accommodate parties ranging from 40 to 225 guests and even more for tented vineyard affairs. They have partnered with two catering companies -- Branches Catering (accommodating indoor weddings, outdoor tented wedding and all indoor private events) and Conroy Catering (indoor weddings).

Rode's Barn
Rode's Barn
533 Kings Highway
Swedesboro ,NJ
The barn dates back to 1940 and was originally built to serve the poultry wholesale business. Today, the casual and rustic barn is used for any kind of event and can accommodate up to 100 guests for reasonably priced casual weddings, reunions, corporate functions, fund-raisers, class reunions and more. There is no air conditioning.
On-site catering is only available through Rode's. However, If you desire other food options, only homemade foods are only permitted. Open bar packages or cash bar options are available. You are free to decorate the barn as you see fit, however, all decor is subject to approval.

Valenzano Family Winery
1318 Old Indian Mills Rd
Shamong, NJ 
(609) 268-6731
They offer three settings for private parties:
  • The Winemakers Ballroom for outdoor setting surrounded by their vineyard. Seats up to 250 guests with Cocktail hour in the winery barrel room.
  • The Wine House, converted from an old farmhouse, the room has been restored to provide a rustic but elegant venue for your private events and parties. The 'Wine House' is finished in old brick and wood; with a fireplace, 1000 bottle wine rack and large mahogany bar. Seats up to 50 guests
  • The Vintners Pavilion is a picturesque Courtyard & Vintner's Pavilion.
    This includes seating 160 guests, use of the Wine House which includes a mahogany wine bar, restrooms and additional seating area 4 large fire-pits with seating Ceremony area with vineyard backdrop Gazebo. Tiki Torch lighting throughout courtyard Open air dance floor Covered stage area iPad controlled music system throughout Wine House & Courtyard Access to vineyard for photo shoot.
  • They have arrangements with several caterers to choose from