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The Best Rustic Private Party and Event Venues
in New Jersey

NJ Rustic Private Party venues

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Your Guide To The Best Rustic Private Party and Event Venues. They Feature New Jersey's  Most 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.

Rustic private party 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 elegantm upscale amenities to "bare bones, do it yourself" event planning,

For those who are considering the latter at a " bare bones" venue, you should check 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

Fellstone Manor
Fell Stone Manor
Hampton, NJ
(917) 375-9918
Website
Set on a rustic 40 acre countryside farm with beautiful barns, the Barn at Fell Stone provides a picturesque setting with country elegance for wedding receptions, private events, and photoshoots --- all year round!
It features high ceilings, exposed beams, a large stone fireplace, glittering chandeliers, and beautiful cherry harvest tables. They offer a variety catering and event planning packages such as sending out invitations, choosing floral arrangements, color schemes and decor centerpieces. A variety of other services, such as entertainment, photographers and stylists can also be arranged through their preferred vendors

The Loft at Jack's Barn
The Loft at Jack's Barn
1487 State Highway 31
Oxford, NJ
(908) 857-2054
Website
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 at http://www.frungillo.com/

Unionville Vineyard Private Party
Unionville Vineyards
9 Rocktown Rd
Ringoes, NJ
908-788-0400
Website
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.
Events can run round until 11:00 PM with all amplified music outside of the winery building must end no later than dusk.  Music may still be played inside the winery.   At dusk, the DJ or band may move inside to the winery tank room and your party with music and dancing can continue on the Winery Floor.
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
Website
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
609-397-2212
Website
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
609-758-8000
Website
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
856-981-9074
Website

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 
Website  
(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

    Whitsbog Village
    Whitesbog Village
    Browns Mills, N.J
    Call the Visitor's Center at 609-893-4646 for more information and an appointment to visit.
    Website
    Whitesbog Village located within the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, is the birthplace of the Highbush Blue berry and the historic Center for Cranberry innovation. It is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Sites. Whitesbog includes the village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of cranberry bogs, blueberry fields, reservoirs, sugar sand roads and Pine Barren's forests.
    They offer a unique setting to host a family reunion, birthday party or wedding. Several venues in and around the Village are available for special events.


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