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Say 'I Do' with Flair: Top 6 Unconventional Wedding Venues in NY, NJ, & CT


Hello, enchanting couples of the tri-state!


Venture off the beaten path and into a world where your wedding venue reflects the uniqueness of your partnership. Whether your heart is set on the pastoral charm of the Hudson Valley, the non-stop excitement of New York City, or the quaint allure of Connecticut, this list will guide you to the perfect place to exchange your vows.

Let's not forget, every extraordinary venue deserves an equally exceptional officiant. Enter John Wendel, the ceremony connoisseur known for his personalized narratives and infectious laughter. But don't just take our word for it – let's see what real couples have said about these venues and about working with John Wendel.


  1. The Glasshouses (New York, NY) - As you float above the city, the breathtaking views at The Glasshouses provide a modern, sky-high haven. "The skyline at dusk was magical – our photos are unbelievable," gushes a newlywed. Prepare for your own high-altitude nuptials at: The Glasshouses.

  2. The Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport, CT) - Exchange vows with a hint of wild adventure at The Beardsley Zoo. "Our guests still talk about the peacock that strutted down the aisle – best wedding crasher ever!" says a happy couple. Plan your wild celebration at: The Beardsley Zoo.

  3. The Roxbury Barn & Estate (Roxbury, NY) - Tucked in the Catskills, The Roxbury Barn & Estate promises an enchanted affair. "It was like a fairy tale in the woods. Absolutely perfect," raves a bride. Explore this sylvan dream at: The Roxbury Barn & Estate.

  4. Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ) - Surrounded by creativity and art, Grounds for Sculpture offers a tapestry of inspiration. "Each photo captured a different sculpture – it was an art lover's dream," exclaims a joyful groom. Visit this inspiring site at: Grounds for Sculpture.

  5. The Lace Factory (Deep River, CT) - The Lace Factory brings history to life with its timeless elegance. "The mix of vintage and modern was just so 'us'!" a newlywed couple praises. Uncover this venue's charm at: The Lace Factory.

  6. Liberty Science Center (Jersey City, NJ) - Celebrate your love among the stars or beside fascinating exhibits at the Liberty Science Center. "The planetarium was out of this world – a truly cosmic experience!" enthuses a couple. Blast off to wedding wonder at: Liberty Science Center.

And there's more good news. When it comes to sealing the deal, John Wendel’s ceremonies are as epic as the stories behind them. "John turned our love story into the most touching, hilarious ceremony we could've ever imagined," a couple recalls fondly.

For those on the hunt for more innovative wedding ideas or eager to know more about the legendary John Wendel, look no further than Wendel Weddings.


Whether you’re eloping or planning an extravagant party, John and his team are the dynamic duo you need.

Transform your dreams into reality with these one-of-a-kind venues and an officiant who brings every love story to life with laughter and sincerity.

Are you ready to start this thrilling adventure? Visit Wendel Weddings to integrate that personalized sparkle into your day of joy, because love isn’t just about the romance – it’s about the fun, too!

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