The Estate at Eagle Lake is a stunning outdoor & rustic wedding venue in South New Jersey! This is one of my favorite wedding venues for many reasons, including its natural beauty and 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 New 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 8:00am at the estate! You can sip mimosas in the elegantly decorated getting ready suite, while your fiance enjoys fishing, boating or a round of pool with their best friends.
The bright and elegant main getting ready suite features three hair and makeup stations with lighted mirrors, several comfortable sofas, a private dressing room, private bathroom, mini fridge and a working fireplace for 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, you can say your vows lakeside under the grand oak trees where it’s traditional to start the lake fountain as you have your first kiss!
A second, more rustic ceremony option is the field. And third, let’s not forget the brand new chapel added in spring 2022. This space was added in case of inclement weather, and it provides a beautiful backdrop for portraits as well!
After photographing weddings at The Estate at Eagle Lake for the past 5 years, I’m fortunate to know the best photo locations on the property – many of which are hidden gems! Here’s the scoop on the best spots.
This popular spot is best an hour before sunset, because the direct sunlight there can be less flattering earlier in the day.
This hidden gem is a stunning spot for couples photos in the afternoon before 4pm, when the sun shines through the trees.
This spot is fantastic for Wedding Party & Family photos in the afternoon before 4pm. Just try and time your portraits for before guests arrive because the driveway is the only entrance into the estate.
This hidden gem is tucked away in a small garden next to the venue entrance. 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.
This is a great secluded spot for sunset Couples Photos at The Estate at Eagle Lake! It’s accessible by a 2-minute golf cart trip, and is well worth the diversion to get these portraits for your album and walls!
This hidden gem is a great place to get creative for your couples portraits, at any time during the day! Just make sure your photographer is comfortable with off camera lighting to capture the full ambiance of this space.
Cocktails are usually held in the top gardens, allowing guests to sip and enjoy the koi pond, lawn games like Jenga and Corn Hole, and to admire the view from the deck. The garden is a short walk from the reception tent and restrooms, and staff are on standby to transport guests by golf cart.
After cocktails, guests are invited into the bright reception tent, overlooking the lake and manicured gardens. The Estate at Eagle Lake can accommodate up to 200 guests in their spacious facilities at long farm tables, more traditional banquet tables or a combination of both!
The starting cost for a wedding at The Estate at Eagle Lake is $6100 plus $21.95 per person. Venue rentals include the use of the venue space from 7am – 11pm, a DJ, photo both, and access to the property for your rehearsal.
The venue partners with several excellent off-site caterers, who also provide event management on your wedding day. My couples love Summit Catering for their excellent food and service!
The Estate at Eagle Lake hosts weddings from April through early November. If you aren’t sure what time of year to book your wedding for the best backdrop, check out real weddings from every season below!
One of the best parts about weddings at The Estate at Eagle Lake is that you get access to top-knotch 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 Estate at Eagle Lake Weddings.
Catering: Summit Catering (ask about my booking special!)
Event Decor: Relic Redo
Interdenominational Wedding Officiant: Ceremonies by Vanessa
Hair & Makeup: Creations by Mia
For a full list of my couples’ favorite vendors, click here!
If you’re planning your wedding at The Estate at Eagle Lake, I’d love to help you 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 Estate at Eagle Lake, 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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