Nestled in the heart of the quaint town of Moorestown, New Jersey, The Community House of Moorestown is a historic mansion that can be all yours for your wedding day! I’ll share this – had my husband Jeff and I known about Moorestown Community House when we got married we probably would have picked it as our venue! It truly is a hidden gem.
Not only is this historic mansion a stunning space for your wedding day, The Community House is a non-profit organization so you can feel great knowing that you are contributing to a great cause by holding your wedding there! If you’re looking for a charming, unique wedding venue in South New Jersey then Moorestown Community House definitely fits the bill! And don’t forget to check out 8 of my other favorite South New Jersey Wedding Venues here.
The Community House of Moorestown should be at the top of your south New Jersey Wedding Venues search if you’re looking for a unique, storybook setting! The venue features gorgeous wood-paneled historic rooms including a stunning library which can be used for your ceremony. And its high wood-beam ceilinged ballroom can’t be beat!
This stately 25,000 square foot mansion, with its 40 rooms, 7 bathrooms and elevator was originally a private residence. In 1923, the building was donated to the community. Today the Community House of Moorestown is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, funded solely through event rentals and private donations. The organization’s mission revolves around providing space to host community organizations, enabling them to fulfill their missions.
When you rent The Community House of Moorestown for your wedding, you’ll have access to the entire estate for the full day. That includes the spacious and well lit Bride / Groom suites on the top floor of the mansion, complete with private dressing areas and makeup stations.
Each suite is large enough to accommodate you and your full wedding party, and has plenty of comfortable seating.
When it comes to saying your vows at Moorestown Community House, there are two stunning options to choose from. If you’re craving an outdoor ceremony, you can get married on the Community House Lawn with the mansion as a backdrop!
Your other option is to have your wedding ceremony in the gorgeous Moorestown Community House Library! This recently renovated space can seat up to 100 guests for your ceremony, and it’s a truly unique place to say “I Do” whether it’s your first choice or a backup in case of inclement weather.
Many of my couples choose Moorestown Community House for the potential that its indoor historic spaces holds! But that doesn’t limit you to indoor wedding photos because there are plenty of beautiful locations on the Community House grounds and even in the quaint town of Moorestown!
Having you first look on the front porch is a great option, especially if it’s earlier in the day when the front of the mansion is still in shade. This spot provides a lovely secluded backdrop for you to have a private moment.
The front porch is also a great location for couples’, wedding party and family portraits in the morning when the sun is behind the mansion.
In the afternoon, it’s best to take your portraits at the back of the Community House to avoid direct sunlight and unflattering shadows. The back of the mansion is most easily accessed through The Garden Room, or the entrance between The Garden Room and The Ballroom.
You don’t have to venture off the property at all, but if you want to add a little extra variety to your portraits then you can walk right onto Main Street and take portraits amongst the cute town shops and houses of Moorestown. This is particularly fun around fall and the holidays when the town is decorated.
The grand staircase is a particularly beautiful spot for individual bride or groom portraits in the morning, when soft light falls through the front window. And I’d definitely recommend creating a dramatic portrait in the Front Hall and Club Room! Make sure your photographer is comfortable with off camera lighting to really capture the ambiance of these spaces.
No wedding at The Community House of Moorestown is complete without a portrait in the Library! Once again, make sue your photographer is comfortable with off camera lighting to really capture the unique ambiance of this space – whether you take your portrait during the day or evening!
Your guests will be wowed during cocktails in the richly appointed Club Room, complete with a Grand Piano, wood paneled walls and bar and beautiful architectural features. After cocktails, your guests will be invited into the Community House Grand Ballroom, decorated with oak paneled walls and a floor to ceiling travertine stone fireplace. During the day, natural light streams through the ballroom’s tall windows bathing the room in a beautiful glow.
The Community House of Moorestown Ballroom can seat up to 200 guests.
Event rentals begin at $2,595 on Sundays, which includes use of the Community House and surrounding grounds from 1pm through to 11pm on the day of your wedding. Extended hours are available for Friday and Saturday weddings.
The venue partners with several excellent off-site caterers, who provide event management on your wedding day. My couples love Summit Catering for their excellent food and service!
Click here for more details about The Community House at Moorestown.
The Community House of Moorestown hosts weddings year-round, and the images pictured above are from real weddings. If you’d like to see more from these events you can check them out below!
When you rent The Community House, you’ll get access to their top-notch wedding vendor team that truly partners together to create and deliver your best wedding day!
Here are my couples’ favorite wedding vendors who specialize in Community House of Moorestown Weddings.
Catering: Summit Catering (ask about my booking special!)
Florists: Leigh Florist
Hair & Makeup: Creations by Mia
For a full list of my couples’ favorite vendors click here!
If you’re planning your wedding at The Community House of Moorestown, I’d love to document your story! Reach out – let’s chat!
Gen Palmer is a Premier South New Jersey wedding photographer who documents authentic photography for real couples. Gen documents weddings at The Community House of Moorestown, and around South New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Gen loves working with couples who cherish relationships over things, and who value printed photographs to display and enjoy their memories every day. Sound like you? Reach out about your wedding!
Gen Palmer is a Premier South Jersey wedding photographer who documents authentic photography for real couples.
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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