June 9, 2021

New Jersey Wedding Venue Feature: The Ryland Inn

I couldn’t be more excited to feature one of my favorite New Jersey wedding venues, The Ryland Inn, with you on the blog today. Choosing a wedding venue is often one of the first decisions you make when planning a wedding and it can be a little stressful once you start to compare all of the incredible wedding venues here in New Jersey. The Ryland Inn is an equestrian estate venue and I’m confident you’ll love the space as much as I do.

Murphy Studio: New Jersey Wedding Videographer

In case we haven’t met yet, a quick intro so you know who you are listening to. I’m Alan, owner and videographer here at Murphy Studio (you can read more about me and my journey here). For each and every wedding, my focus is always to communicate emotion through masterful visual storytelling. Although I’m based in New Jersey, I capture wedding video for couples getting married all over the Northeast US, from New York City to Washington D.C. If you are looking to add wedding film to your day, which I highly recommend, you can read more about my wedding videography services here. You’ll also find information there about my partnership with Mile Square Moments if you are looking for wedding photography as well! Devin (owner of Mile Square Moments) took the photos of Ashley & John’s wedding at The Ryland Inn – which I’m featuring today!

If you love some behind the scenes, here’s what working with us looks like!

The Ryland Inn – Top New Jersey Wedding Venue

I love when couples bring their own style and personality to their wedding day. The Ryland Inn has both a vintage equestrian feel and an elegant manor vibe. The Ryland Inn comes complete with chandeliers and exposed wood beams. You can play up whatever suits you! It’s honestly hard not to be charmed by this 220 year old property. This New Jersey wedding venue is located right in Hunterdon County (White Station, New Jersey), surrounded by farmland and wilderness. When they say the catering is farm to fork, they mean it. They have a chef’s garden where they grow fruit, vegetables, and herbs right on the property.

Wedding Locations at the Ryland Inn

At The Ryland Inn, your day starts with getting ready. The Ryland Inn has two different suites for getting ready photos, which is so refreshing. A lot of wedding venues only include one getting ready location for the “bride” but we know that not all weddings have one bride and some have two! I appreciate The Ryland Inn having two different getting ready locations for both members of the wedding party.

The Ryland Inn has four locations on site for your wedding and can accommodate both micro weddings with less than 30 guests (like Ashley and John’s below), or larger affairs up to 225 guests. Here’s a quick summary of each location to give you an idea of the range the property has.

  1. Grand Ballroom. The name says it all. The Grand Ballroom is one of the more modern locations, with 30 ft windows (a videographers’ DREAM for lighting), six chandeliers, and a stone fireplace. The Grand Ballroom also includes the use of a courtyard with lounging and firepits. This is the largest reception venue on the property with room for up to 225 guests.
  2. The Coach House. If you want to embrace the equestrian nature of the property, this barn location is renovated, while still keeping its original charm. It also fits a large guest list of up to 200 people. The Coach House has separate spaces for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.
  3. The Essex Room. This room is perfect for the intimate microweddings we have all fallen in love with in 2020. The Essex Room fits up to 60 guests and includes access to a large patio for some fresh outdoor space. It also lets the natural light in!
  4. The Hunterdon Room. This room is a smaller, cozier room. It’s typically less popular with weddings unless they are very intimate. The Hunterdon Room tends to be used for classroom presentations and boardroom meetings, but if you love the old world craftsmanship vibes, it can make for a great cocktail reception.


New Jersey Wedding Videographer

I hope this post has left you inspired to book a virtual tour of The Ryland Inn and see if it would be the right fit for your wedding. As soon as you save the date, you’ll want to book the wedding vendors that are most important to you. I’m biased, but nothing captures your memories quite like video. If you are looking for a wedding videographer with a photojournalistic editing style, I would be beyond honored to document your wedding day, exactly as it happened. One thing you will always catch me saying on a wedding day is that I’m here for the real. To get in touch and confirm availability, contact me here. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of some of my work.

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