South Street Photography New Jersey Wedding Photography, John J Pacetti | Venue Reviews

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Addison Park - Big and beautiful.  Grounds for outdoor ceremony and photos.  Ballrooms are fabulous.  Wrap around stair case, great for photos.

Allaire State Park - The chapel is a great ceremony location.  1800's chapel with modern touches.  The village is a great walk around for photos.  Lots of neat photo spots throughout.

American Hotel - In downtown Freehold.  Interesting architecture.  Great photo ops in an around Freehold. 

Arianas Grand - Nice location.  Staff is fantastic.  Onsite ceremony and photo locations.  Large banquet room.

Asbury Park - Great photo location for engagement photos or bridal party.  Unique area near the Jersey shore.  The Casino Building is a fun place for photos.

Altantis Ballroom - Great location in Toms River.  Perfect when you have a lot of out of town guest.  Close to the Jersey shore.

Aulettos - We don't get to South Jersey too often.  This is a great place.  Lots of unique photo spots.  Onsite grounds for ceremony.

Avenue - A very different reception location.  More of a "club" type setting.  On the Jersey shore.  Beach photos.

Ballyowen Golf Club - An interesting location in the mountains of Sussex county.   Wonderful photo locations around the golf range.   The staff was wonderful.  The banquet room is a little rustic ans overlooks the mountains

B' Nai Tikvah - 

Beach weddings/Jersey Shore - A mix of photos from our wonderful beaches.  Sun rise and sun set.  Mid day and more.  

Barn on Bridge - In Collegeville PA.  A converted bard for your reception.  A dressing building for the bride and the groom.  Grounds for on site ceremony and photos.  One of favorite locations.

Battleground  -  Nice grounds for ceremony and photos.  Lots of photo op locations.  Banquet room overlooks the grounds.  The banquet room is huge.

Bayonet Farm - A wonderful location for your wedding AND/or Engage photos.  Barn and building for receptions, beautiful grounds for photos.  Overall a great location.

Berkley Hotel - In Asbury Park.  Near the beach and boardwalk.  Also near the Casino.  Great photo ops in the area.  The hotel has wonderful locations for inside photos.  Many places you may not even notice, but we will.

Black Bass Inn - New Hope PA.  On the river.  Nice quaint place for your reception.  The Inn has lots of neat places for photos and a park area across the road.  Overall a nice location.

Black Bear Golf Club - Sussex county NJ.  A little rustic a little modern.  Great location for a ceremony and reception.  The staff is fantastic.

Branches - A nice place not too far from the beach in Long Branch.  Grounds for photos and outside ceremony and cocktails.  Staff is wonderful.

Breakers - On the ocean in Spring Lake.  So, photos on the beach and boardwalk and right into your cocktail hour.  A great hotel for out of town guest. The staff will take great care of you.

Buttonwood Manor - We do a lot of work at the Buttonwood.  Wonderful gardens for photos.  A deck overlooking the lake for your ceremony.  A great location.  Staff is wonderful.

Carriage House - We visit the Carriage House for the first time recently.   Ground for a ceremony out side and photos before or after the ceremony.  The inside is pretty and makes for wonderful photos.  Large bridal suites.  Also very nice for photos. 

Castle - Need a neat place for your bridal party photos?  This is it.  Literally a Castle.  Makes for great photos. 

Central Park NYC  - What can we say, it's Central Park.  Lots of photo ops.

Channel Club - On the water.  Outside ceremony site on the marina.  Great for photos too.

Clark's Landing - Great place on the water.  The Jersey Shore, that all we need to say.

Clarion TR - A nice hotel if you have a lot of guest coming form out of town.  Small area for photos.  Easy to get to from the Parkway.

Chauncey Convention Center Princeton - An interesting location in Princeton.   A bit of a corporate center that has nice grounds for photos.

Court Yard on Main - Downtown Freehold.  Outside area for you cermony and photos.  Also downtown Freehold has lots of great photo ops.

Cranberry Inn - Downtown Cranberry.   Photo are within walking distance.  Large ballroom with a balcony.

Crystal Ballroom - At the Radisson in Freehold.  Close to several local parks for photos.  Out side area for photos and your ceremony.  

Crystal Plaza - Great place in Livingston.  Wonderful ground for photos.  Ballroom has a balcony!

Crystal Point - Point Pleasant.  Overlooks the water.   Great view.   Ceremony and photo area.   

Deep Cut Park -  Not too far off the park way exit 117.  great location.  lots of nook a crannies for photos.  A fun place for bridal party photos.

Doolans - Spring Lake.  Close to the lake and the beach for your bridal party photos.  Indoor area for your ceremony.  Great for out of town guest.

Eagle Ridge - Lakewood.  Nice grounds for photos.  Beautiful room.  Wonderful staff. 

English Manor - One of the nicer locations in our area.  They can do indoor or out door ceremony.  Lots of photo ops locations.  Wonderful for photos.

Flanders Valley - Access to the golf course for photos.  Area at the building too.  Great all around location.

Freelinghuysen Arboretum - What a wonderful location for your family and bridal photos.  Lots of location, from the mansion to the gardens.  Really nice place for photos. 

Freehold - The downtown area.  You wouldn't believe it, but very popular for photos for the locals.  Lots of neat nooks and crannies for photos.

Gramecy - Out door ceremony or cocktail area.  

Grand at 1600 - The perfect location, hotel, photo and ceremony area on site.  Close to the parkway. Not far from the Jersey shore areas.

Grand Marquis - Nice place in Old Bridge.  Grounds for photo.  The Dome Room is wonderful.  

GrayCliff - Wonderful place.  Great for photos and ceremony.  Nice big ball room.  lots of window light. 

Glenn Island Harbor Club - Fantastic location on the water.  Great photo location. 

Hoboken NJ - Fun area for photos any time of the year.  A walk around the Sinatra Park area makes for some wonderful photos.

Holmdel Park - A nice park for portraits, engagement sessions or wedding party photos.  Several location, all great for bridal portraits.

Hyatt Regency Morristown - If you need a hotel for your out of town guest, an onsite ceremony location and a nearby photo spot for bridal party photos, the Hyatt is perfect.  The Freelinghuysen Arboretum is about 10 minutes away.    

Il Viliagio - 

Jacques,Middletown - Ceremony inside or out.  great photo location on the property.

Jumping Brook CC - A wonderful location.  Photo are over look the Golf course.  The staff is great.  One of the nicer locations in the area.

Lake Leffers Matawan - Very near the buttonwood Manor.  If you want photo on the lake, this is the place.

Laurita Winery - Located in Central Jersey.  Great place for your engagement or wedding day photos.  Beautiful grounds all around. 

Liberty House - Somewhere a little different.  Overlooks the NYC Sky line.

Liberty State Park- Wonderful location for your engagement photos or wedding day photos.  City and Statue in the background make for wonderful photos.

Madison Hotel - Fantastic hotel for weddings.  Ground all around the hotel for photos.  The glass conservatory is great for ceremonies or your reception.   Very nice ballroom as an option for your reception.

Manasquan Reservoir - A neat place for your engagements session.  A nice walk onto the woods and a Great Sunset location also.

Martel's Waters Edge - IN Bayville on the water.  Nice place for on the Jersey shore weddings.  Photo ops on the pier and on the dock.  Possible sunset photos.  

Massos - Woodbury NJ.  Several ceremony areas.  Great ground for photos.  

Meadowood Manor - In Randolph, NJ.  Nice place for your ceremony and reception.  Gardens for photos and ceremony.  

Molly Pitcher Red Bank - Overlooks the Navisink River.  Great view for you reception and ceremony.  Older building with lots of charm.

Monmouth Battlefield - A neat location for you bridal party photos.  Actual civil war battle site.

Monmouth University - A great photo location.  Around the grounds or inside Wilson Hall.  

Nanina's in the Park - A wonderful location.  Huge flowing gardens for photos.   Lots to work with.  Spectacular inside.  Hard to beat Nanina's 

New Hope PA - The train station area is a fun area.  Lots of photo ops and most of all the train.

Newark Club -.  A bit of a different location.  On the 14th (could be 13th) floor.  Great view.  Nice room.

Nyack Seaport - On the water.  Great photo location near by.  Also a number of photo ops around the building itself.

Ocean Acres Country Club - A nice place on the lake in Ocean Gate.  Outdoor ceremony and photo area.  

Ocean Place Spa & Resort - On the beach in Long Branch.  Close to Pier Village for photos and the beach. Beach ceremony available.

Palace, The - A wonderful place is Somerset.  Beautiful grounds for photos.  Outdoor ceremony.  The staff is extremely helpful.  

Palisadium - What a neat place.  Over looks the river and the city sky line.  Outdoor ceremony  area also. 

Pantagis Renaissance - A beautiful place in Scotch Plains.  Marble floors, Stained glass and hard wood walls.

Paradise Vineyard - An interesting location.  the building has some fantastic architecture.  Ground are great for photos and outside ceremony. 

Park Savoy - Nice place all around.  Grounds for ceremony and photos.  Ballroom has lots of window light.

Perona Farms - A wonderful place in Sussex county.  Photo location in and around the location.  Barn for receptions and a main building with several rooms.  Photos across the street.  Bridge and "island" Photos.

Pier Village - Long Branch.  Beach and boardwalk for photo area.  Very popular in the area.

Place on the Lake - East Brunswick.  Grounds for ceremony and photo on the lake.  Nice place overall.

Porta Asbury Park - Want something unique for your reception?  This is the place.  Completely different from your typical reception location.  The reception room is cool.  Near the Asbury beaches and hotels.  Great food, by the way.  

Princeton - The college area and downtown.  Lots of great areas.  On and off campus.  

Ravellos's E. Hanover - A beautiful location inside and out.  Out door ceremony and portrait garden.  The ballroom is fabulous. 

River House - On the river in Briele.  Outside ceremony and areas for photos.  Smaller venue but extremely nice.

Riverside Church NYC - Wow big old stone church on the west side.  Across for the Roosevelt  Memorial.  Great place for photos and your ceremony.

Riverside Garden Park Red Bank - A neat water front park in Red Bank.  Beautiful place for photos on the water.

Rutgers Gardens - The garden are a great place for photos lots of photo ops.  A log cabin and all sorts of neat spots for photos.

Saint Clements Reception Center -  A nice place for your reception.  Area for photos.  Staff is great. 

Sandy Hook - Fort Hancock and the beach.  A lighthouse and more.  Interesting location for photos.

Sawmill - More of a restaurant on the boardwalk.  Still a nice location for a beach wedding.  Nice staff.  

Seaside Board walk.- A great spring, Summer fall location, The beach, the boardwalk and the arcade.  What S

Shackamoxon Country Club - An extremely nice location.  The reception room is warm and inviting.  A VERY nice room.  Cocktail room and Bridal suite included.   On site ceremony area and photo locations.  Photos on the green is a fantastic location

Shadowbrook - What a great location.  A large property with indoor and out ceremony locations.  Wonderful photo opportunities all around the property.

South Gate Manor - Right here in Freehold.  Great location of a local wedding.  Bridal suites , out side ceremony and cocktail.  gardens for photos.  The staff id wonderful.   The South Gate has it all.

Spring Lake - Ah Spring Lake.  One of our favorite places for photos.  Wood bridges, and more. 

Stateroom - LBI.  Just over the bridge.  Watch the sun set from the reception room.  Ceremony area on site.

Stirling Ballroom - Great hotel location just off the Garden State parkway.  Perfect for traveling friends and family.  Staff is wonderful.  Not far from the NJ Beaches. 

Stirling Gardens- Nice place in Matawan. Gardens for outside ceremony and cocktails.    

Stone house - Sterling.  Very nice room for your reception with an interesting photo grounds.  Rather cool.

Sunset Ballroom - Overlooking the water.  Pretty setting for your reception.

Tides Estates- This was our first visit to The Tides.  Wonderful photo location, beautiful ballroom.  The staff was wonderful.  They'll take care of your every need.

The Mill Spring Lake - Overlooks the lake.  Ground for your ceremony and photos.

Twin Lights Atlantic Highlands - A great place for photos.  Lot of room to play.  Overlooks Sandy Hook.

Valenzano Winery - Located in Shamong NJ, not far from Mt. Holly.  Ceremony site just outside the building next to the vineyard.  Access to the vineyard for photos.  Large banquet room. Cocktail in the Barrel room. A neat location.

Venetian - Photo locations and wonderful ballroom.  

Versailles Ball Room - Toms River.  Nice room.  Great location for out of town guest.  Area for photos also.

Waterfront Park South Amboy - A great place you may not consider.  Overlooks the water front view of the city.  A huge Gazebo (great for a rainy day.   A stone bridge.   Great photo location.

WaterMark - In Asbury. We had access for a wedding party.  Neat place.

Waterview - Belmar.  Huge ballroom with a balcony wrapped around the room.  Nice room for your reception.

Westmount Country Club - Great location.  Nice grounds for photos.  The building is beautiful. 

West Point - We'll go to West Point any time.  Wonderful location all around.  A few reception locations there.  Many photo locations.  Falls colors are wonderful.

Westwood in Garwood- A great location.  Nicely decorated.  Inside ans outside photo location.  The staff is great to work with.

Willshire Grand Hotel - Nice hotel for your out of town guest.  Ballroom is very nice and photographs wonderfully.  Lobby is nice for photos.

Woodcliff Manor - Great location.  Wonderful grounds for photos and out side ceremony.   Beautiful building inside an d out 

Woodlake CC - On the golf course.  Access to the course for photos.  Area for outdoor ceremony.  Overall the wonderful location.