I got engaged late August and underestimated the stress and hunt to secure down a wedding venue in north NJ. I started around a week ago (did not realize people start looking and booking up to 2 years in advance) and have become very discouraged. So far, the FI and I have looked at Martime Parc, Sheraton Mahwah, and Rockleigh Country Club. I fell in love with Rockleigh but unfortunately their earliest Friday was mid November and we were looking for a late Summer/early Fall wedding date (due to season, schedule..).
We have approx. 120 guests and would need to do an indoor ceremony and reception at one site. We originally wanted a Saturday but realized it may not be doable given the number of guests and budget so we are open to up to140/pp for a Friday night.
I am going to look at Biagio's Terrace in Paramus, Old Tappan Manor, Seasons Catering, and perhaps Il Villagio's in Carlstadt this week.
Any thoughts on these places? I am so discouraged! Any recommendations would also be greatly appreciated