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New Wedding Venues & Vendors in New Jersey

Posted on January 09, 2024 by Jacqueline Larcara

Crossed Keys Estate
Photo: Longbrook Photography

We get it. Researching for your wedding can feel daunting. There are so many types of venues to choose from (by the way, our ultimate guide to NJ wedding venues will help you get started) and there are always new ones popping up or renovations being done. Plus, vendors, such as bridal salons, photographers and florists sometimes expand their services, change locations or entirely new ones come on the scene. Don’t worry. You can dip your toes into the world of wedding planning with this list of recent updates on local vendors and new wedding venues in New Jersey. Look at you being in the know about the latest NJ wedding news.

Sareh Nouri Flagship Salon, Livingston

Sareh nouri flagship salon, a new wedding vendor in New Jersey.
Photo: Chris Jordan Photography

Recently, the Sareh Nouri flagship salon (previously located in the Mall at Short Hills) opened in Livingston Town Center. Outfitted with sofas, grand mirrors, and racks of bridal dresses, evening gowns and accessories (veils, bridal robes and headpieces), the 5,000-square-foot salon is spacious yet cozy. High ceilings and exposed air ducts create a warehouse-chic vibe in the salon, which features gowns handpicked from each season. Since she lives just five minutes from the salon, we’re told that Sareh comes to the flagship store often. Maybe she’ll be there during your appointment!

Crystal Springs Resort, Sussex County

Big Sky Pavilion & Canyon Ballroom are new wedding venues in New Jersey.
Big Sky Pavilion & Canyon Ballroom. Courtesy of Crystal Springs Resort

Crystal Springs Resort has two new event spaces: the Big Sky Pavilion in Hamburg and the Canyon Ballroom in Vernon. In summer 2023, the resort opened the Big Sky Pavilion, a seasonal 7,800-square-foot space that offers breathtaking views of mountain landscapes and sunsets, located at Grand Cascades Lodge. Set in a glamorous, white tent, the space accommodates about 400 guests, and is open mid-April through mid-November. In fall 2023, the resort also opened the Canyon Ballroom, located in Minerals Hotel. This venue can accommodate up to 500 guests. The room features a stunning bar made from Vendome stone.

Edgewood Country Club, River Vale

Edgewood Country Club
Photo: Jon Pivko

In May 2022, Edgewood Country Club completed its outdoor ceremony space located behind the clubhouse and next to the patio and pool. There is access to the outdoor ceremony space from the parking lot, so guests can be ushered directly to the area without going inside the venue. The platform in the front of the ceremony area features a handicapped-accessible ramp on the side. Although this expansive outdoor space is well-landscaped with seasonal flowers and trees, some couples choose to bring their own arch and decorate it with florals.

Crossed Keys Estate, Andover

crossed keys estate
Longbrook Photography

The Conservatory, a new building used for cocktail hour at Crossed Keys Estate, hosted its first wedding in June 2023. The space boasts 35-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as 360-degree property views. Unique spherical chandeliers dazzle from above. Folding patio doors open to the courtyard where guests can enjoy the outdoor space. An enclosed passageway to the farmhouse makes for an effortless transition to the reception for guests.

[RELATED: “These High School Sweethearts Had an Enchanted Garden Wedding at Crossed Keys Estate“]

The View, Jersey City

The View is a new wedding venue in New Jersey.
Courtesy of Landmark Hospitality

Originally opened as the Lincoln Lodge in 1929 and then known as Casino in the Park—an entertainment hub since its inception in 1950—the View is a venue has played host to parties by celebrities and politicians including Frank Sinatra and Bill Clinton. Now, the revamped space, which held its first wedding in June 2023, incorporates aspects of the site’s legacy into the contemporary design. The stone facade, timber beams and antique fixtures are featured visual elements. The 20,000-square-foot facility offers two event spaces, a community restaurant and a rooftop terrace featuring a cocktail bar.

The Farm on Main, West Creek

Farm on Main is a new wedding venue in New Jersey.
Photo: Ann Coen Photography

Rustic yet elegant, Farm on Main is a unique venue opened in September 2023. Located 15 minutes from Long Beach Island, this restored farm has a small orchard, a chicken coup and horse stables. The nearly 20-acre property “just calls for entertaining,” says owner Jessica Scangarello. The secluded facility offers many spaces. The starlight barn is very rustic with metal siding and is used as a welcome area for guests. Ceremonies are often held on a large lawn. The Forsythe barn overlooks a pond and is the main event space for the cocktail hour and reception. The farmhouse building as well as a loft space in the Forsythe barn are used as getting-ready spaces. There’s also a charming wooden swing that couples use for fun photos.