If you’re searching for a rustic, outdoor garden wedding venue in South Jersey you’ve come to the right place! The Estate at Eagle Lake is one of my favorite wedding venues for so many reasons, including its natural beauty and charm, not to mention the unparalleled personal service. Check out real Estate at Eagle Lake wedding photos below, along with advice for planning your unique wedding day at this beautiful location!
The Estate at Eagle Lake is a stunning, natural outdoor wedding venue in South Jersey. It sits on 25 acres and features lovely manicured gardens, a tree-lined driveway and a beautiful 6 acre natural lake. The estate’s name originates from a pair of bald eagles which can often be seen on the lake in the mornings and it’s not surprising to see herons, geese and other wildlife on the grounds.
It’s no surprise that Eagle Lake is perfect for wedding photos, which is one reason so many couples choose it for their big day! Another benefit that couples enjoy is private use of the estate grounds all day from 8:00 in the morning through to 11:00 at night!
Start your wedding day as early as 8:00 at the estate! You can sip mimosas with your best friends in the beautiful and elegantly decorated getting ready suite, while your fiance enjoys fishing, boating or hanging-out on the grounds with their best friends.
The bright and elegant main getting ready suite features three hair and makeup stations with lighted mirrors, several comfortable seating spaces, a private dressing room, private bathroom, a mini fridge and a working fireplace for the cooler months!
There’s a second suite for your fiance and their wedding party, complete with a television and sound system, several seating lounges and a private dressing space. And let’s not forget the pool table and dart board – plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy!
When it comes time to say “I Do”, the Estate offers three beautiful ceremony locations for you to choose from! First and most popular, couples love saying “I Do” lakeside under the grand oak trees. One tradition is starting the lake fountain just as you have your first kiss, which makes for great photos!
A second, more rustic ceremony option is the field. And third, let’s not forget the brand new chapel added in spring 2022. This stunning space was added in case of inclement weather, but frankly it’s gorgeous no matter the weather outside!
I photograph 7-10 weddings each year at the Estate, which means I’m lucky enough to know the best popular and hidden photo locations on the property! Here’s the scoop on the best spots, and when to take advantage of them on your wedding day! These aren’t all the locations available, just the best ones in my opinion!
This is a very popular spot, and it’s best to take advantage of it for your couples photos 1 hour before sunset because lighting can be direct and less flattering earlier in the day.
This hidden gem is beautiful for your couples photos in the afternoon before 4pm, when the sun shines through the trees.
This hidden gem is fantastic for Wedding Party & Family photos in the afternoon before 4pm. Just try and time your portraits for before guests begin arriving because the driveway is the only entrance into the estate.
Such a hidden gem, it’s perfect for your first look or cozy couples’ portraits especially in the spring or summer when flowers are in bloom.
This popular spot is great for Couples Photos & small Family / Wedding Party groups in the afternoon, before it’s utilized for cocktail hour.
A popular spot for good reason because you can’t beat that view! It’s best to utilize the deck 1-2 hours before sunset for the most flattering light.
The best private spot for sunset Couples Photos at Eagle Lake!! It’s well worth the 2 minute golf cart trip to get these portraits for your album and walls!
This hidden gem is a great place to get creative with your couples portraits, at any time during the day!
Cocktails are usually held in the top gardens at Eagle Lake, allowing guests to sip and enjoy the koi pond, games like Jenga and corn hole and to take in the view from the deck. The garden is a short walk from the reception tent and restrooms, and staff are on standby to golf cart guests around the property if needed.
After cocktails, guests are invited into the bright and airy reception tent, overlooking the lake and manicured gardens. The Estate at Eagle Lake can accommodate up to 200 guests in their spacious facilities.
Eagle Lake hosts weddings from April through to early November. Not sure when to book your Estate at Eagle Lake Wedding? Check out Wedding Photos from real Estate at Eagle Lake Weddings in Spring, Summer and Fall below. I hope to document YOUR Estate at Eagle Lake Wedding soon!!
Gen Palmer is a South Jersey wedding photographer who captures authentic, emotion-rich images.
Gen loves working with couples who cherish relationships over things, and who value printed photographs to display and enjoy their memories every day.
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