Everything You Need to Know About Rutgers Gardens Weddings

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Rutgers Gardens is one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding spaces in New Jersey.

A Rutgers Gardens ceremony, surrounded by the serenity of the grounds, is a special place to say "I do."

The property is well suited for medium and large-scale weddings. While the grounds are indeed sprawling, your overall guest count will likely be limited to the number of tables able to fit in the pavilion.

There is ample overflow space but with an outdoor wedding it's important to plan according to the season and forecast. The pavilion and neighboring cabin offer cover for inclement weather.

There are two recommended ceremony locations at Rutgers Gardens.

And one secret location...

For those looking for a unique and intimate ceremony, the Rutgers Gardens Pine Forest offers an experience like no other.

After a short hike through Helyar Woods the trail opens up to a breathtaking sight.

Perfectly arranged rows of pine tress extending radially in all directions. A carpet of pine needles softens the ground and footsteps quickly become silenced.

The subtle and quiet beauty of this place makes it a memorable and unique ceremony location.

Pine Forest Ceremony at Rutgers Gardens

Rutgers Gardens Wedding Pricing and Rates

According to the Rutgers Gardens website, pricing is as follows.

MONTHEVENT TYPEFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
AprilCeremony/Reception$2,800$2,800$2,800
Reception only$1,800$1,800$1,800
May–OctoberCeremony/Reception$3,850*$4,250$3,850*
Reception only$2,500$2,750$2,500
Morning CeremonyCeremony only$900$900$900

Ceremonies may begin as early as 1:00pm and receptions must be over by 10:00pm.

Pricing Includes:

  • Use of one of the ceremony locations.
  • Photography permit for the grounds.
  • Allotted time for weekday rehearsal (must be scheduled in advance).
  • Use of the log cabin and pavilion for the reception.
  • Tent-like sides for the pavilion, if needed for inclement weather.
  • Tables and white chairs for up to 200 people.

Rutgers Gardens Wedding Pricing and Rates

According to the Rutgers Gardens website, pricing is as follows.

Ceremonies may begin as early as 1:00pm and receptions must be over by 10:00pm.

Pricing Includes:

  • Use of one of the ceremony locations.
  • Photography permit for the grounds.
  • Allotted time for weekday rehearsal (must be scheduled in advance).
  • Use of the log cabin and pavilion for the reception.
  • Tent-like sides for the pavilion, if needed for inclement weather.
  • Tables and white chairs for up to 200 people.

Rutgers Gardens is a prime location for any wedding.

Only a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus, the Rutgers Gardens is a series of mesmerizing gardens that host wedding ceremonies and receptions between March and October.

Hurricane Productions was chosen to provide entertainment, lighting design and photography for the couples featured in the images below. Many couples chose to host their ceremonies in the Art Rudolph Sun and Shade Garden which features a beautiful gazebo nestled in a quiet corner of the gardens.

Most receptions are held at The Pavilion with lush backdrop of Rutgers Gardens accentuated by picturesque weather and lively guests.

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