What is now known as Berlin Borough, NJ, was in earlier times called  “Longacoming.” Historically, local Indigenous Peoples used Lonaconing Trail to describe the route that connected the Jersey Shore to the Delaware River. And, fun fact, Kelly Ripa – an American actress, dancer, talk show host, and television producer – was actually born and raised in Berlin Borough, NJ, and graduated from the Eastern Regional High School, which is in the neighboring municipality of Voorhees Township, NJ.

The Borough of Berlin, NJ is located in Camden County, NJ and is one of 56 municipalities in  South Jersey that are included within the borders of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve. The reserve – founded in 1978 –  is a protected natural area of unique ecology covering 1,100,000 acres, and was actually the first National Reserve in the United States. 

So, finding a beautiful forested backdrop for your wedding or engagement photos shouldn’t be a problem! 

And, without further ado, here’s a few more of the wedding industry gems in the Berlin, NJ area!

Lucien’s Manor & Distinguished Catering

Lucien’s Manor had been serving the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas for over 40 years, so they definitely know how to host an amazing party!  The Manor serves traditional elegance blended seamlessly with a refined, modern style; which, along with world-class cuisine prepared and served by talented culinary staff, and comprehensive event planning services, will ensure that you and your sweetheart have the wedding of your dreams!

Now onto the ceremony! Ceremonies can be hosted in their gorgeous indoor/outdoor chapel! The chapel boasts beautiful waterfalls, sky-high ceilings, and gleaming polished floors, as well as other amenities such as gold chiavari chairs, ceremonial pillars, and a white lace-covered signing table. And, moving to the reception, The Manor has three exquisite, unique and remarkable ballrooms, and can accommodate everything from small soirees to massive banquet dinners for up to 550 guests. If you’d like you can even host an alfresco cocktail hour on the outdoor patio that overlooks the expansive ground, so you can take advantage of the gorgeous outdoor space!

Filomena Cucina Rustica Italiana

The Filomena Cucina Rustica Italiana’s banquet facilities can accommodate up to 100 guests, so it’s a perfect venue for couples looking for a more intimate affair. Their welcoming main dining room features textured walls, painted to replicate beautiful Tuscan stucco, and the room is softly lit by wall sconces, and accent lighting and a fireplace as a focal point. There is also a smaller 55-seat dining area, where guests sit in cozy booths with rustic wooden tables surrounded by large authentic Italian advertisements. 

To start the party guests can enjoy a cocktail or Italian digestive al fresco in the bar area overlooking the outdoor patio, or they can take advantage of the 30 courtyard cafe with stone block walls, a lead lions fountain, lush greenery and comfortable rattan furniture.

When you choose the Filomena for your wedding celebration, you’ll  also be paired with a dedicated banquet manager who will work closely with you to customize every detail, so that no detail is left unattended! 

And, as a final note, their food is exceptional! Mouth-wateringly delicious! We guarantee that none of your guests will leave hungry!

Paris Caterers

Paris Caterers was established in 1990 by brothers Robert and Keith Eshelman, and have been creating exceptional events for South Jersey couples for over 22 years. At Paris Caterers, Robert and Keith believe that your wedding should be perfect, and as such have been creating storybook weddings for years.

Robert is also a Master Chef, specializing in both gourmet and international cuisine, and is a Graduate of Atlantic County Community College of Culinary Arts. He brings his innovative style to every dish he prepares, and personally promises that your Wedding at Paris Caterers will be an experience second to none!  

And, with two different size Ballrooms, their facility is able to accommodate many different sizes of parties, while their Garden Pavilion offers a gorgeous spot for on-site ceremonies.