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:
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.
They have arrangements with several caterers to choose from