I got married in JC but wound up having the reception in North Haledon. Everything I found in the JC area was too pricey for us, too small for our guest list or it was outdated/not that nice-looking. There are some good options available if you want something simple or if you have a lot of money to spend. In Jersey City:Westin Hotel (no NYC view, though)Michael Anthony's (opened after we booked our hall so I never looked into it - I wish I had, it was right by our church)Liberty Science Center ($$$$$)The Pointe Restaurant (100 people max, they told me - my friend says she loves their food and goes every year for her birthday)The Embankment Restaurant (I'm going to a small wedding here next month)Liberty National Golf Club (membership required)Lowes Jersey Theater (you have to bring in EVERYTHING - tables, chairs, waiters, and there's no on-site kitchen so the caterers have to bring in the cooked food)Bayonne: I called Bayonne Golf Club but they never got back to me. The Chandelier is a nice catering hall with good food, but it's attached to a diner (albeit with its own entrance so it's not like you have to walk through the diner).North Bergen: WatersideHoboken: I called Maxwell's when we were planning our wedding and they gave me some good price quotes. It's not a catering hall, though, it's a casual restaurant. But I thought it could've been a cool atmosphere. Parking would've been a nightmare though which is why I didn't pursue it further. Would you want to do a boat cruise on the Hudson River?Newark isn't in Hudson County but it's very close. Taste of Portgual is a really good restaurant, and the last time I ate there I saw a wedding reception in the back room. I think Sol Mar in Newark also has a banquet room.
I am having my wedding at Michael Anthony's in December. The owner is very nice and I got to switch the menu around for the same price. Posted by SweetS930