Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

 

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!

 

Sun and Shade

Celebrate your wedding at the Rutgers Gardens
and create memories that will last a lifetime!

The Rutgers Gardens are a series of enchanting gardens tucked away on the campus of Rutgers University. We are delighted that you are considering us as a site for your wedding ceremony and /or reception at the Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion.

From early Spring to early Fall, Rutgers Gardens provides a beautiful oasis of trees and flowers, making it the perfect place for your ceremony and photographs.

The Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden and the Art Rudolph Sun and Shade Garden are currently the only gardens where ceremonies are allowed. The Evergreen Garden can accommodate up to 200 people while the Sun and Shade Garden is perfect for 160 people.

Please be sure that you read and understand the Event Guidelines listed below before you pay the security deposit. Deposits are non-refundable until after your event has taken place at the Rutgers Gardens

Event Guidelines
Sample Contract

Morning ceremony

One of New Jersey's most romantic places, Rutgers Gardens is a stunning location for your ceremony. The rental includes:

• One hour in the Sun and Shade or Evergreen Garden for your ceremony
• One hour in the Gardens for photographs
• One hour of weekday rehearsal time -- must be scheduled in advance
• Use of the Cabin or Pavilion in case of rain
• Rutgers Gardens provides seating for up to 75 guests.  Additional seating is available at $2.00 per chair, up to 175 chairs
• Ceremonies may begin as early as 8:00am and must be off the grounds by 12:00pm

Reception only:
The Log Cabin and Pavilion at the Rutgers Gardens provide an outdoor, rustic feeling for a unique reception. The beautiful natural outdoor settings are complete with a historic Log Cabin with Weston Mills pond as the backdrop.

We offer 3 premier caterers who can provide full service event planning and staffing. Feel free to contact them for more information.

David Alan Caterers 973-884-4040
http://www.davidalancreations.com/

The Food Architects 732-572-1110
Anthony Reis or Kurt Hamon
http://thefoodarchitectsnj.com/index.html

Twin Oaks 732-238-4600
Mike Pelligra
www.twinoakscatering.com

The rental includes:

• One hour in the Gardens for photographs
• Use of the Cabin or Pavilion for the reception
• Receptions may begin as early as 1:00pm and receptions must be over by 10 pm
• Tent like sides for the Pavilion if needed
• Tables and chairs for up to 175 people

Afternoon Ceremony and reception

• One hour in the Sun and Shade or Evergreen Garden for your ceremony
• One hour in the Gardens for photographs
• One hour of weekday rehearsal time -- must be scheduled in advance
• Use of the Cabin or Pavilion for the reception
• Ceremonies may begin as early as 1:00pm and receptions must be over by 10 pm
• Tent like sides for the Pavilion if needed
• Tables and chairs for up to 175 people

 

A security deposit is due at the time a reservation is made and is not refunded until after the event has taken place. The links above will provide you with all of the necessary guidelines. All clients must provide the University with proof of renters insurance (please see the Event Guidelines).

For more information please contact:
Nancy Herbert
732-932-8451

 

Log cabin Log Cabin
Log Cabin Evergreen Garden
Pavilion Paviion
Pvilion Back Porch