Host Your Event at a New Jersey Winery

Wineries might not come to mind when you think of New Jersey, but the Garden State has an array of award-winning vineyards that are perfect for any corporate event, wedding or special occasion.

Looking for a unique location for your next event? Planning a wedding, corporate event or group outing and need help finding a facility? New Jersey wineries can help. Many of New Jersey's wineries offer meeting and event facilities that are located in some of the most beautiful locations in the state. New Jersey wineries offer outstanding views, as well as ambiance and atmosphere that can't be beat.

Following is a list of wineries and their event facilities.

Alba Vineyard is part of the picturesque village of Finesville in Milford. It's a charming and elegant alternative for both private gatherings and corporate meetings for 30 to 300 people. The rustic grace of stone walls and oak beams in their Musconetcong Gallery is a lovely setting for private gatherings and can comfortably hold 60 people for catered events. During warmer months, the grape arbor and patio are perfect settings for cocktails and hors d'oeurves. Larger groups can be accommodated during spring, summer and fall in the winery's vineyards. An open field, high on a hill amongst vines, offers panoramic views of rolling, wooded hills. (Alba Vineyard 269 Rt. 627 Milford 908-995-7800)

Cream Ridge Winery offers the largest selection of fruit wines in the state. The winery also offers a room for small parties of up to 40 people for group events, family gatherings or corporate events. (Cream Ridge Winery Rt. 539 Cream Ridge 609-259-9797)

Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms offers both indoor and outdoor event facilities for private parties, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, team building, family gatherings or any celebration. The Vintner's Room, a rustic barn with open beams dating back more than 100 years, provides a cozy indoor setting that accommodates up to 48 people. The winery also offers a Murder Mystery Dinner or a Barefoot Grape Stomp to make memorable occasions. From May through October, the winery utilizes their spacious 250-acre farm to capture the beautiful outdoors hosting events under tents that accommodate groups from 25 to 300 people. Gorgeous views of the farm, the vineyards and the rolling hills of North Jersey offer a unique and beautiful backdrop for any event including a ceremony site nestled between the vineyards and pine trees. The winery plays host to various other events throughout the season: Barefoot Grape Stomping Parties; Murder Mystery Dinners; Mother's Day Luncheon; Father's Day Pig Roast; Family Fun Days; Music, Wine Food Festivals; as well as Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins and Apples; Hayrides and a Corn Maze in the fall season. (Four Sisters Winery at Matarazzo Farms 10 Doe Hollow Lane, Rt. 519 Belvidere 908-475-3671 For further information or to contact us please visit our website.)

Renault Winery, founded in 1864, is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating wineries. Today the winery offers six beautiful rooms for events including a new banquet hall, the classic banquet room and an intimate wine cellar complete with vaulted ceilings and oaken casts. Renault Winery can accommodate events for 20 to 350 people. The winery also boasts the luxurious Tuscany House Hotel, ballrooms and Joseph's gourmet restaurant. The winery features indoor and outdoor courtyards, rose-filled gardens, professional bridal consultants, banquet managers and a large variety of menus, plans and options. The European atmosphere at Renault Winery provides a unique setting for business meetings, social functions, or weddings; whether it is for breakfast, lunch, dinner or reception. A bonus amenity is Vineyard Golf at Renault Winery that is an 18-hole, 7,200 yard championship golf course with majestic views of the vineyards as it meanders subtly through the Pinelands. (Renault Winery 72 N. Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor/Galloway 609- 965-2111)

Tomasello Winery, New Jersey's largest winery, can host events for 50 to 180 people for seated receptions. Their Vintner Room offers an elegant setting, great formal service and award-winning cuisine. Beautifully decorated in French country style, the room features crystal chandeliers, marble floors and an outdoor courtyard, which can be used for a wedding ceremony, a corporate event or family gathering. (Tomasello Winery, 225 White Horse Pike Hammonton 800-666-9463)

Unionville Vineyards is situated amid farm land on rolling hills with picturesque horse farms and acres of vineyards with the Sourland Mountains as a scenic backdrop. Whether you're planning a special occasion celebration or a business function, the winery can assist in planning your special event. A private wine tour and tasting, with a walk to the vineyards thrown in for good measure, guarantees to capture the interest of all wine enthusiasts. For business entities, we also offer unique team building ideas from blind tastings to creating a wine blend, in a choice of three extraordinary venues! Complete details are available upon request. (Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Rd. Ringoes 908-788-0400)

The Courtyard at Valenzano Winery provides an exciting and unique atmosphere for private events, weddings and banquets. The 'Wine House' is a beautifully decorated rustic and elegant indoor setting, which can accommodate formal events of up to 50 guests and up to 75 guests for cocktail parties, fundraisers and standing room events. The 'Vintner's Pavilion' is a newly constructed area set inside the courtyard. The 'Vintner's Pavilion' can comfortably accommodate up to 180 guests. A knotted pine ceiling, romantic lighting, lattice walls along stone pathways and an open-air dance floor, make this site the perfect venue for larger events and wedding receptions. Overlooking our garden/gazebo area on one side and a vineyard on another; we are confident that you will not find a more beautiful outdoor setting for weddings and ceremonies anywhere in south Jersey. The winery can accommodate wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, bridal showers, fundraisers, corporate meetings, baby showers, engagement parties plus wedding rehearsals and dinners. (Valenzano Winery 1320 Old Indian Mills Rd. Shamong 609-268-6731)

Villa Milagro Vineyards offers breathtaking sunsets and panoramas overlooking the Delaware and Musconetcong rivers. Events at Villa Milagro reflect the vineyards name, place of miracles in Spanish. During warm months, the winery can assist in planning outdoor and tented corporate retreats, weddings or other special occasions. Contact resident proprietors, Steve and Audrey, at 908-995-2072. (Villa Milagro Vineyards, 33 Warren Glen Rd. - Rt. 627 Finesville 908-995-2072)

Working Dog Winery is surrounded by vineyards and open space and is the perfect place for an outdoor event of any size. The winery can assist with tents and planning of events as well. For more information, contact Working Dog Winery at 609-371-6000. (Working Dog Winery 610 Windsor - Perrineville Rd. Robbinsville 609-371-6000)

Information supplied by the Garden State Wine Growers Association