Being a bride or groom in 2021 is not for the faint of heart: between changing restrictions around gatherings, hot topics regarding vaccinations, and the usual family politics, there is plenty of stress to go around. We’ve tried to take one thing off your to-do list by making a list of wedding venues in Jersey City to suit any couple’s taste and budget. See below for our noteworthy list for every wedding style.
Liberty House | 76 Audrey Zapp Drive
The breathtaking views of the NYC skyline are enough to make a Liberty House wedding special. Choose from two ballrooms, both with skyline views for your reception. One is upstairs and can accommodate up to 300, and the other is downstairs and can hold 100-150 guests. If you’re looking to hold your ceremony outside, the Liberty House Grounds feature a high-top stone table, fireside seating, oversized chess set, flower and herb gardens, and private cabanas. Enjoy fire pits, lounge areas, farm-to-table cuisine, and beyond at this Jersey City staple.
Maritime Parc | 84 Audrey Zapp Drive
Maritime Parc sits adjacent to Liberty House and boasts skyline views, two event spaces, and wraparound outdoor areas, as well as the coolest exterior you’ll see on this side of the Hudson. The Sky Room is 5,300 square feet and can hold 700 people for cocktails, 450+ for seated meals, 375 for seated meals with a dance floor. It also features a 270-degree wraparound outdoor terrace. The Aviary is the smaller space, but still coming in at 2,516 square feet with allowances of 400 people for cocktails, 175+ for seated meals no dance floor, 125 for seated meals with a dance floor. It also features a 360-degree wraparound terrace.
Hyatt Regency | 2 Exchange Place
The skyline views at the Hyatt Regency are something to write home about. This venue within a hotel hosts two ballrooms: The Manhattan Ballroom is on its own private floor, 180-degree view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, holds up to 300 guests, and the Hudson Ballroom, which holds up to 550 guests. The Riverside Terrace is available for outdoor ceremonies, up to 250 guests.
Liberty Science Center | 222 Jersey City Boulevard
For a totally off-beat wedding venue in the Hudson County area, Liberty Science Center is a great pick. The science museum offers skyline views, several choices for a reception and catering, and guests can enjoy all exhibits during your cocktail hour or reception. LSC can accommodate a large number of guests depending on what room is utilized. Plus, with ample parking and its proximity to public transit, you’ll guests will have an easy time getting to the venue.
The Westin | 479 Washington Boulevard
The Westin houses a ballroom that maxes out at 650 guests. The venue offers a Chef’s Table menu tasting, specialty linens, chair covers/chair rentals, a fully customizable wedding website where your guests can book rooms, monitor RSVPs. The Westin is part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, so there are all kinds of perks for participants. The Westin also offers a complimentary wedding night suite for the bride and groom with spectacular New York City views.
Rooftop at Exchange Place | 1 Exchange Place
If you haven’t been to the Rooftop at Exchange Place yet, you’re in luck. This urban venue on top of the Hyatt House has unobstructed views of Staten Island, the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, and of course, the Manhattan skyline. The space also houses outdoor water and fire fountain, interior cabanas, and large communal seating pods for guests. There are four spaces to fit different crowds from 40 to 300 people, including indoor and outdoor spaces.
White Eagle Hall | 337 Newark Avenue
White Eagle Hall is one of Jersey City’s wedding venues that offers a different feel when it comes to celebrating nuptials. The former church turned event space and venue normally hosts concerts. The venue has several bars throughout, a huge dance floor, stage, and upstairs area where guests can enjoy dinner, and best of all, original architectural details that make for excellent pictures White Eagle Hall capacity is approximately 400 seated theater style, 800 standing or 150-190 seated banquet style. A balcony level with beautiful views flanks the inner perimeter of the hall that may be used for extra seating.
Harborside Creative Catering | The Harborside Atrium | 34 Exchange Place
Harborside Creative Catering is located along the Hudson River waterfront in Jersey City. While technically inside of the atrium (and a catering/events company that creates events within the space), Harborside Creative Catering offers exclusive weddings with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline — and can accommodate 50-600 guests with indoor/outdoor options for ceremony and reception.
Liberty Prime Steakhouse | 111 Montgomery Street
The Liberty Prime Steakhouse is a restaurant space in Downtown Jersey City, accommodating intimate private events ranging from 25 to 75 guests and wedding celebrations up to 200 guests. Couples can also enjoy cocktail-style events of 450 to 500 guests. There is a wide menu variety that includes other delectable dishes beyond steak.
Sky Room at St. Peter’s University | 2641 Kennedy Boulevard
For any St. Peter’s alum, or just because it’s a cool spot with lots of space, Saint Peter’s University serves as a wedding venue. The university has a church on-site, a gourmet dining and catering menu, and a state-of-the-art sound system. The venue area, called the Sky Room, is easily convertible into a wedding reception hall which includes a two-story wall of windows overlooking the New York City skyline.
Loew’s Theatre | 54 Journal Square Plaza
This piece of JC history is currently being renovated. Gilded in gold and red velvet with chandeliers hanging throughout, The Loews Theatre is home to many upscale events and movie showings throughout the year. It also serves as a wedding venue for couples who want to do little decorating but A LOT of planning. A word to the wise for your caterer – they don’t have a kitchen; just a microwave, but it CAN be done. Just ask this wedding planner.
Barrow Mansion | 83 Wayne Street
Listed in our “Things You Must Put on Your Hudson County Bucket List,” the Barrow Mansion is not only a historic site, but it’s also a beautiful wedding venue, with a capacity of 100-150. An 1837 Greek Revival style building and listed in the National and New Jersey Register of Historic Places, it has three adjoining rooms that may be rented separately, or in any combination for an intimate gathering or combined for a larger affair. There is a large kitchen with a 10-burner Garland stove that may be used to stage food from caterers. And, for late-night fun, the mansion even holds the title of the country’s oldest bowling alley!
Battello | 502 Washington Boulevard
Battello sits on the Hudson River, at the edge of downtown Jersey City’s Newport Yacht Club pier. It boasts a metropolitan sophistication and coastal vibe, with unmatched waterfront surroundings and New York City skyline views. Battello has a series of open, elegant areas, as well as semi-private and fully private areas, making the possibilities limitless for curating unforgettable experiences for parties of 18 to 150. Guests will enjoy Battello’s exceptional cuisine, innovative cocktails, and industry-leading service. It is conveniently located near multiple hotels and transportation options. The outdoor seating is an extension to the popular, semi-outdoor patio, and can accommodate 100 to 150 guests. Call 201-798-1798 or inquire here. P.S. Check out Hoboken Girl founder Jen’s wedding at the venue, here.
Porta | 135 Newark Avenue
At Porta, family always comes first. There is something about a long table covered with simple food and surrounded by love that makes us count the good hours. The options for group dining reflect Porta’s commitment to serving the freshest seasonal ingredients in a warm, inviting setting. Porta’s top floor rooftop is a completely private space (at a 50-guest max for sit-down dining) featuring two full bars with large-screen TVs, its own pizza oven, and private restrooms.
For smaller parties, reserve half of the roof, each with its own bar. Tucked underneath the stairs to the main dining room, is The Monk Room, the perfect little nook for a private get-together complete with its own full bar with large-screen TVs and separate access from Columbus Drive. And since Porta is just a block from the Grove Street PATH station, it’s easily accessible from Hoboken or Manhattan. Take a look at the party packages and request a quote here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corgi Spirits | 150 Pacific Avenue, Building P
Corgi Spirits might be an unconventional pick for a wedding venue, but its gorgeous and flexible spaces, plus the team’s “you want it, we’ll make it happen” attitude makes it an excellent choice. Brides and grooms who want their furry friends included in the day are in luck because dogs are welcome in the outdoor space. The three spaces available at Corgi areas are designed to fit different-sized groups perfectly. The Lounge is a cozy, private space outfitted with oversized armchairs and couches. It has a library feel, complete with a fireplace, and can accommodate groups from 20 to 40. The Patio can be used year-round and can accommodate from 20 to 80 guests, including pets. Picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and the option of outdoor heaters make this a lively spot.
The loading dock nearby can double as a stage for musical guests or party games. Finally, the Tasting Room, which can hold up to 120 guests and includes both the Patio and the Lounge. There’s plenty of room for guests to dance and hang out. Outside catering is required, and the Corgi crew has a list at the ready for food trucks and other creative catering options. The team will also help create a custom cocktail for the event, using their signature gins. And that stage mentioned above? The team can help coordinate live music or a DJ for the party as well. To get in touch with the Corgi team, please fill out the information request form here.
Satis Bistro | 212 Washington Street
This Paulus Hook restaurant specializes in perfection. From the delicious menu, creative wine list, and great atmosphere, a baby shower hosted here will feel like a vacation for all attendees. Satis Bistro’s menu is modern European, so if mama’s been craving traditionally prepared pommes frites, this is the spot! In addition to hosting private events on-site, the team at Satis can also provide catering offsite. To contact the team at Satis, please fill out the information request form found here.
Venue 845 | 845 Newark Avenue
A special celebration calls for a special location. Venue 845 offers a completely customizable space that is beautiful and spacious. With the freedom to select decorations, entertainment, and other event design elements, create the style and feel that is perfect to mark the occasion. Venue 845 has the capacity to serve a maximum of 75 guests in its two spacious rooms. With on-site parking for 18 and a location that is near public transit, guests will have plenty of transit options. The space is equipped with multiple, large plasma TVs as well as Wii, PlayStation4, and Xbox game systems. The lighting and sound systems can accommodate live entertainment of all kinds. Venue 845 will provide an on-site staff member for assistance with serving and clean up. Customers must purchase temporary event insurance. For more information, call 973-747-6134.
New Jersey City University | Various Locations
Believe it or not, NJCU has event venues at its campus, which is an urban campus spread throughout Jersey City. From art galleries to performance halls to more traditional meeting spaces, there’s something for any event. And, with its proximity to public transit and on-site event staff, this is a low-stress choice.