As a wedding officiant for the last 15 years couples have been opting to have their ceremony and reception at one location and many catering venues in Philadelphia and New Jersey can create a separate ceremony space in one of their adjacent ballrooms or right in the same room as the reception. It does make things convenient for guests and saves money on limousine transportation to and from the church and reception hall. For brides who are looking for a more traditional church ceremony without belonging to their own church, we have found some beautiful options to give you the church wedding you always wanted.
South and Central New Jersey Ceremony Sites:
The Stone House Village Church on Egg Harbor Road in Sewell, NJ. 856-589-6427. This church sits in a small historic village and the church is a tiny little chapel that can be rented for weddings.
Cathedral in the Woods located at 100 Stokes Road, Medford, NJ 609-654-4220 A quaint log cabin church dating back to 1928. www.protestantcommunitychurch.org
Brigalia’s, Williamstown Road in Sicklerville, NJ. 856-629-4545 This banquet facility has made many beautiful additons over the years with one of them being a beautiful wedding chapel right on the premises. The surrounding gardens make it a fantastic spot for your ceremony and reception. www.brigalias.com
The Merion, Rt 130, Cinnaminson, NJ 856-829-2111. Another grand banquet facility that offers their very own wedding chapel on premises. www.themerion.com
Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ, 732-445-4636. An historic church on the campus of Rutgers University. www.kirkpatrickchapel.rutgers.edu
Shore Points Ceremony Sites:
Long Beach Island Museum, Engleside and Beach Avenues, Beach haven, NJ, 609-492-2483, the former sanctuary of the historic church of the Holy Innocents. www.lbimuseum.org
Elberon Memorial Church, Long branch, NJ, 732-870-2241. A gorgeous Victorian era church with original Tiffany stained glass windows and pipe organ that can still be used. See their facebook page.
Spray Beach Chapel, Spray Beach, NJ, 609-492-0057. Beach avenue between 23 and 24th street. An historic chapel available for weddings. www.spraybeachchapel.org
Allaire Village Chapel, 4263 Atlantic Avenue Farmingdale, NJ, 732-919-3500. A beautiful 19th Century church in the historic Allaire Village listed on the National Register of Historic Places. www.allairevillage.org.
Philadelphia and Suburbs Ceremony Sites:
Old Pine Street Church, 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 215- 925-8051. A grand historic church dating back to the 1700’s. www.oldpine.org
Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville, PA 215-946-0400. The original home of William Penn offers indoor and outdoor ceremony space rental. www.pennsburymanor.org
Church of St. John, 404 Levering Mill Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 610.664.4517. A beautiful stone church erected in 1777. www.stjohnlm.org
Contact Karen at Down the Aisle Wedding Officiating at 856-912-0541 for the perfect custom wedding ceremony created for your style.