The Skylands Manor at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens

North Jersey



Located within the 1,000 acres of natural woodlands that make up the Skylands in Ringwood, New Jersey, the Skylands Manor offers romance and glamour for weddings that are reminiscent of those found in fairy tales. Imagine your ceremony in your own private chapel by the serene Shepherd Lake. Or perhaps you wish to say “I do” in the midst of a tree-lined orchard. Skylands Manor has rolling lawns, graceful verandas, and stone terraces that provide the perfect ambiance fit for any theme. You and your guests can explore 100 acres of formal botanical gardens for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. Live like royalty for the day as you end your wedding celebration in the granite Tudor Revival manor. The vast interior of the mansion display architectural styles of the late Gothic to early Renaissance periods. Guests will be swept away by the elegance of your wedding affair. At the Skylands Manor, you can relax and enjoy the precious moments you have dreamed of for so long.

Venue Style

Mansion, Park/Garden, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 100 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 220 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 600 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is a minimum guest count depending on the time of year. The set up fee for an outdoor ceremony is $12 per person or $850 for exclusive use of the Chapel.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Skylands Manor at the New Jersey Botanical Gardens is estimated at between $18,495 and $30,344 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Chiavari chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Valet/shuttle service provided

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM
No rice, birdseed, etc