Have you always wanted to get married in a mansion? If so, a Natirar wedding is a fantastic choice for your dream day. Located in Peapack, New Jersey just 40 miles outside of New York City, the Mansion at Natirar is just perfect for couples who desire elegance and style.
As top wedding photographers in NYC and New Jersey, we’ve had the opportunity to photograph some stunning Natirar weddings.
First things first – No matter what direction you look at Natirar, the views are absolutely jaw-dropping. So as you can imagine, the estate has no shortage of wedding photo opportunities with its views of rolling hills, lush gardens, stone walls, and bridges that span streams. The 33,000 square foot mansion itself is breathtaking with its grand staircase leading up to the second floor where guests can get their first glimpse of what awaits them inside this historic building.
And just what does await at Natirar? Keep reading!
We’ve put together what you need to know if you’re considering a Natirar wedding, including some great tips to keep in mind during the planning process.
Table of Contents
- History of Natirar
- Tips to Plan Your Natirar Wedding
- Ready to book your Natirar wedding photographer?
History of Natirar
The Mansion at Natirar was originally built in 1905 by Massachusetts heiress Kate Macy Ladd and her husband Walter Graeme. They named the 1000-acre estate Natirar, which is actually an anagram of Raritan (the river which winds for over a mile through the grounds).
Honoring her Quaker upbringing, Kate spent her days at Natirar helping those in need. She opened The Maple Cottage at Natirar where women could go to recover from illnesses.
In 1983, the King of Morocco purchased Natirar, which by then was 500-acres. However, he rarely visited. It was eventually sold to Somerset County in 2003.
Today, the estate is leased in a public-private partnership which has resulted in a luxury resort fit for royalty!
Tips to Plan Your Natirar Wedding
If you’re a bride-to-be planning a Natirar wedding, here are a few tips to help you plan your dream day!
Decide what type of space you’re looking for.
Natriar offers everything from the ceremony site to the reception space and more. Whether you’re having a grand affair or a small celebration for friends and family, this unique wedding venue can accommodate your needs.
The estate’s 5,000 square foot Mansion Ballroom was just recently renovated. It’s an incredible space for indoor wedding receptions with a huge dance floor, seating for 225 for dinner, a living wall, and gorgeous views of the gardens outside. If you choose to exchange vows at Natirar, the Mansion has an expansive lawn with jaw-dropping views of rolling hills and farmland just beyond the property line.
Natirar also has a more intimate setting for smaller weddings called Ninety Acres. Here, couples can have a gorgeous ceremony in the garden of the original carriage house. Ninety Acres can accommodate anywhere from a handful to up to 120 guests. The venue has indoor and outdoor dining spaces that can be customized to your exact needs.
Consider an all-inclusive package.
At Natirar, you can have an elegant rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all on one property. Their wedding packages feature many amenities such as event planning, catering, floral arrangements, lighting design, and more. This certainly helps to take a lot of the stress out of wedding planning! Natirar’s onsite wedding coordinator can help you plan every aspect of your dream day and make sure that it goes off without a hitch!
Work with Natirar’s catering staff to customize your menu.
Natirar offers so much more than just an elegant venue for your wedding day. They provide catering services with delicious food and drinks from start to finish! From hors d’oeuvres to dinner and dessert, the venue offers a variety of options for all types of weddings. Their experienced chefs will work with you personally to create a menu based on your preferences and dietary needs.
Plan a picture-perfect day.
As Natirar wedding photographers, we can say with 100% certainty that this venue is a dream come true with its lush gardens and romantic setting. There are so many amazing photo opportunities throughout the Mansion, grounds, and gardens of the estate – so make sure to take advantage of them.
The Mansion itself provides an old-world backdrop. Our couples always love taking getting-ready photos in the Mansion’s bridal and groom suites. Some also enjoy using the venue’s private rooms for pre-wedding photos.
No matter what direction you look at Natirar, there seems to be another incredible photo opportunity. You simply can’t go wrong with this luxury estate as your venue choice!
Ready to book your Natirar wedding photographer?
As one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in the tri-state area, Julian Ribinik Studios specializes in capturing the beauty and elegance of weddings at Natirar. Let us document your dream wedding at the Mansion or 90 Acres with stunning portraits, candid moments, and emotional expressions. Contact us today to learn more!