At RSVP to me, we are New Jersey born-and-raised. We love working with happy couples from across the country to plan stationery for their special day, but we will always hold a special place in our hearts for our home in the Garden State. With COVID-19 still making wedding planning logistics complicated, and travel impossible for some, we’re bringing local New Jersey brides four location ideas for where they can host what will feel like a “destination wedding” without leaving our beautiful seaside state.
1. The Jersey Shore
The famed Jersey Shore must top our list. There is a reason why brides and grooms flock to the ocean to say their I Dos. The sun, the sand, the setting sun, and the coastal tones make for the perfect wedding day color pallet. With just about 141 miles of Atlantic coastline and hotels and casinos ready to host your reception, no couple can go wrong choosing the Jersey Shore for their beach wedding getaway.
2. Pleasantdale Chateau
Step inside this luxurious hotel, and you will feel like you’ve stepped into a castle in the English countryside. Both Time.com and Money Magazine have recognized this outstanding venue as one of the top nine wedding venues in the entire United States—and yet it’s located right in the cozy yet upscale community of West Orange. The Pleasantdale Chateau promises its couples a fairytale wedding, and it doesn’t disappoint. The historic chateau provides a grand yet intimate estate for a sophisticated wedding, whether you plan for a summertime celebration or an indoor fall or winter event.
3. The Estate at Florentine Gardens
Traveling to Italy might not be possible right now, but you can feel like you are a goddess walking down the aisle to greet your groom at this gorgeous venue. The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers everything you’d want in a European destination wedding, including a palatial space, grand windows, twinkling garden lights, and a ballroom big enough to host the royal family. The Knot is just one of many publications that have recognized The Estate at Florentine Gardens for its outstanding commitment to entertaining excellence.
The Park Savoy Estate
Southern Charm meets time-honored tradition at The Park Savoy Estate. This New Jersey landmark will bring you and your guests back in time, leaving you wondering if Gatsby and Daisy might make an unexpected appearance at your wedding reception. The lavish, Monet-inspired gardens are ideal for mingling and photo-taking, and you can even say your I Dos in the estate’s brand new wedding chapel—a space fit for a couple whose love is bound to last a lifetime.
We love everything about our great state of New Jersey, from the taffy that is spun on the boardwalk to its proximity to the greatest and grandest city in the United States. If you have dreamed of a destination wedding, look no further than your own back yard. Elegance, timelessness, and grandeur are right around the corner—no boarding pass required.