Ah Jersey City. Besides being one of the greatest places to live, it’s amazing restaurants, museums, parks, and jaw dropping views of New York City make it one of the best places to hold an event (full disclosure: I had my civil ceremony on the waterfront because how could you not with that view). The venues below each have their own style and personality, read on to find which one matches you.

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Battello

502 Washington Blvd
Jersey City, 07310
(201) 798-1798

Style: Industrial Chic, Rustic Chic

Since opening in March 2014, Battello has quickly become a staple in Downtown Jersey City. The fresh seafood, cocktails, cozy ambiance, and stunning views of New York City and surrounding yacht club make it one of our favorite venues in JC. Anthony Carrino (one half of HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins) designed the space to resemble a classic boathouse, blending industrial and rustic elements. The main dining room has sliding glass doors, perfect for ceremonies or cocktail hour in warmer months.

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Photography – Battello

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Photography – Kate Neal Photo | Flowers & Styling – Karma Flowers | Dress – Rebecca Schoneveld | Hair Accessory – Hushed Commotion | Cake – The Hudson Cakery | Makeup Artistry – Nicole Sievers | Hair – Kat Demsey

 

Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty

Liberty Island
New York, NY 10004
(212) 344-0996

Style: Off-beat, Historic 

While Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are both technically federal property, these venues are so impressive they had to make it on our list. Hosting an event at one of the nation’s finest monuments is a once in a lifetime experience that your guests will never forget. After the park closes (between 5-6 pm) you and your guests are transported via ferry service from Liberty State Park or Battery Park to the islands. With a ceremony at sunset and a spectacular fireworks display after dinner your celebration would be one for the ages.

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Photography – Christian Oth Studio | Event Design – Remco Van Vliet | Lighting Designer – Bentley Meeker | Furniture Rental – Taylor Creative

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Photograhy – Evelyn Hill Events

 

The Landmark Loew’s Theatre

54 Journal Square Plaza
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 798-6055

Style: Vintage, Old Hollywood Glamour

Opened in 1929, the Loew’s Theatre in Journal Square hosted numerous world-renown musicians in the 30’s and 40’s; Frank Sinatra was inspired to become a singer after watching Bing Crosby perform at the Theatre. After a multi-year, multimillion dollar restoration the building is still undergoing renovations to capture the opulence of the Roaring 20’s. The grand chandelier, marble columns, and gilded walls create an enchanting setting for your guests to party the night away.

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Liberty House

76 Audrey Zapp Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 395-0300

Style: Traditional 

With its gorgeous gardens and sweeping views of the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan, Liberty House is an enclave from the hustle and bustle of downtown Jersey City. From small rooms, ballrooms and tented pavilions Liberty House can host the most intimate events to the grandest soirees. Guests can dine on gourmet farm to table cuisine, have cocktails by cozy fire pits or channel their inner grandmaster with the giant chess set.

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Photography – Liberty House

 

Liberty Science Center

222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 253-1378

Style: Off-beat, Modern

Located in Liberty State Park, the Liberty Science Center offers unique venue spaces for a a truly memorable event. The Observation Tower has the best views of New York City, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Keep your guests entertained during cocktail hour with interactive displays, exhibitions, and live science demonstrations.

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Photography – Liberty Science Center

 

Maritime Parc

84 Audrey Zapp Drive
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 413-0050

Style: Modern, Minimalist 

Across from Liberty House in Liberty State Park, Maritime Parc offers amazing views of Manhattan with its floor to ceiling windows and its clean, modern interior is a blank slate with limitless options. The Aviary’s beautiful vaulted ceilings and wraparound terrace makes it an excellent location for ceremonies and cocktail hour. The larger Sky Room also has a terrace and a contemporary lighted ceiling to create some wonderful mood lighting. The modern, eclectic cuisine will sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

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Photography –  Maritime Parc

 

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