outdoor wedding

Guide to Planning A Wedding Ceremony

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 | Filed under: Outdoor Wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding ceremony aisle, Wedding checklist, Wedding Seating Chart | author: By Keith Sly,    

Guide To Planning A Wedding CeremonyOften regarded as the most sentimental and traditional part of the wedding, your nuptials set the tone for the remainder of the celebration. Couples may choose to weave together cherished family traditions, as well as cultural and religious rituals in their own unique way. With a history of delivering flawless ceremonies, the wedding planners at The Manor reveal the key factors to consider for a beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony.
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Planning An Outdoor Wedding

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | Filed under: Outdoor Venue, Outdoor Wedding, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

Beauty in nature is found everywhere. With bright blue skies, romantic breezes and picturesque sunsets. When planning an outdoor wedding, it’s important to consider various aspects to ensure that the wedding is perfectly captures nature’s beauty. At the Manor, we offer 20 acres of manicured landscape, and a beautiful selection of formal gardens with trellises and an open-air gloriettes. Our wedding planners have gathered ideas and advice to ensure your outdoor wedding is stunning!
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Top New Wedding Trends 2014: Garden Weddings

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Garden Wedding, Outdoor Wedding | author: By Keith Sly,    

gardenweddingsGarden weddings bring the beauty of a wedding out into the beauty of nature, and the best garden wedding venues in New Jersey offer flawlessly manicured grounds, gardens bursting with floral colors, majestic trees and the added beauty of fountains and footpaths welcoming you and your wedding guests into a breathtaking wedding setting for your Big Day.

For many wedding couples, it’s a dream come true to marry outdoors, warmed by the sun, surrounded by nature’s loveliest creations, and your garden wedding venue improves upon nature’s bounty with spectacular architecture in the buildings beyond the gardens. Read more…

Should I Have My Wedding Outdoors or Indoors?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding planning, wedding themes | author: By Keith Sly,    


While some brides have always dreamed of having an outdoor garden wedding, and some have known since they were little girls that they would have their weddings in an elegant ballroom venue, other brides are struggling to decide on their perfect style and location of wedding.

If you’re among those brides weighing both indoor wedding and outdoor wedding options, here are some of the top considerations of each type of wedding venue:

Outdoor Weddings:

  • Outdoor garden wedding venues are already decorated in beautiful splendor, with lush trees and gorgeous, flower-filled gardens…providing an already-bloomed venue that you don’t have to spend a large portion of your wedding budget to decorate. Master landscape artists and gardeners have created a magical garden wedding venue featuring beautiful seasonal blooms, as the setting of an outdoor wedding ceremony. Read more…

The Garden Wedding: Why It’s A Hot Trend

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, Style Alert, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

For so many brides and grooms, their dream wedding takes place in a garden venue, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the magic of endless flowers in full bloom, in the trees, in landscaping, along pathways…and a perfect blue sky above. The garden wedding is the choice of so many celebrity couples who lead bridal trends, and bridal magazines are filled with stunning images of outdoor weddings in gorgeous gardens.

Garden Wedding

Garden Wedding

What is it about the garden wedding that calls to so many of today’s brides and grooms? Beyond the sheer beauty of it, as designed by our site’s landscaping team and sometimes enhanced further by additional floral décor and lighting on the grounds, many couples say that a garden wedding creates a European feel to their weddings. An outdoor ceremony and celebration may be a replica of the family weddings that took place in Corsica, in Greece, in Tuscany, in the far-off regions of their ancestors. We’ve seen those weddings in Under the Tuscan Sun and other hit movies, left breathless by the flowers, the arbors, the scenery…with the bride and groom in their wedding finery standing out amongst the sea of natural color.

English Garden

English Garden

Another factor of the garden wedding’s popularity is budget. If a site is already expertly planted in floral splendor – as is ours at The Manor — the couple might not have to spend any extra money on décor. In a plain and simple ballroom, at a basic site without garden grounds, hundreds if not thousands of dollars must be spent to create that floral splendor the couple dreams of. Planters would have to be brought in for the wedding, then carted off and discarded after the celebration. Since most couples are on a budget, it’s often impossible to create the same level of garden image that already exists in an actual garden venue.

And finally, many couples are eco-minded these days, mindful fans of nature, preferring to marry among living trees and plants, out in the fresh, clean air of a beautiful day in nature’s beauty.

For some, the reason is simply this: it’s always been their dream to have a garden wedding. They’ve never considered a different option. Whatever the inspiration, we’re happy to make the dream of a garden wedding come true, even better than you imagined it.

Until next time,
Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor

To make an appointment with a banquet manager, please contact us at 973-325-2060.