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Unique Event Spaces
Create a custom experience that sets your wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, or corporate event above all others. Our historic buildings with industrial chic details and tasteful Art Factory furniture will serve as the backdrop for your special occasion. Experts at The Art Factory will help you realize your vision by sourcing props, décor, and equipment unique to your affair. Let us set the stage and transform one of our event spaces into the venue of your dreams.
NJ Wedding Venue
The Art Factory is the premier wedding venue in the tristate area and the hottest alternative to the traditional hotel ballroom. Located only 12 miles from New York City in Paterson, NJ, the former rope factory's hardwood floors, exposed brick, and huge refurbished windows make it a dream setting for any affair, especially those with a rustic, vintage, or industrial vibe. Come and see why The Art Factory is voted the Best Wedding Venue in New Jersey.
Create Epic Events in NJ
Indoor - Outdoor Venues
The event spaces at The Art Factory are guaranteed to wow. Our indoor ceremony and reception options include the Hemp, Linen, Hamilton, and Jute rooms with Hemp being the largest — an impressive 18,000 square feet. Two outdoor spaces can be used for formal photos, cocktail hour, ceremonies, or receptions. The Epic Prime space offers the best of both worlds, with an outdoor cobblestone courtyard, indoor space, and interior garden with koi pond. Did you know that you and your guests can stroll out our back gate straight into the National Park or hop aboard our vintage trolleys for the 2-block ride for photos?
Incredible Loft Space in NJ
Bring Your Event To Life
It is easy to see why the Art Factory has been the setting for movies, TV, and other Hollywood productions for years. The lofts in our historic, industrial buildings provide adaptable, open-concept spaces that let your imagination run wild. We supply the furnishings, lighting and décor. You bring the vision. Host your one-of-a-kind event with the help of our creative team in one of our chic loft spaces. The results will be nothing short of breathtaking.
Film/TV Set Locations NJ
The Ultimate Backdrop
Searching for a place to set your movie, TV show, commercial, or photo shoot? Look no further than The Art Factory. Location scouts love this unique space because it offers more than 300,000 square feet that can be transformed to fit any scene from gritty to elegant, and vintage to modern. We have hosted many major studios including ABC, Warner Bros. Pictures, and The History Channel. Book your next shoot here today.
Old-fashioned Trolly Wedding
The Historic Wedding Experience
The Art Factory boasts opportunities for couples to add a touch of history to their wedding day. Our former factory building was constructed in the 1840s in the town of Paterson, NJ, which was founded by Alexander Hamilton. We have lighting, fixtures and accents that will take your event back in time. We invite you and your guests to take a ride around the town and campus in our trolleys. Make your event unique and memorable at The Art Factory.
There is no place like The Art Factory in Paterson, NJ for your big day. Our industrial-chic venue is truly unique, and our avant-garde wedding program and expert planning assure that you will have the event of a lifetime. We also draw from our experience in building movie sets and hosting major film productions to give you a personalized wedding experience. When you book an event at The Art Factory, the space is yours for 20 hours, so the party can last as long as you do.
Best of New York In New Jersey
Only 12 miles from New York City, The Art Factory's prime location and grand size make it a destination in its own right. The 5-acre, 21-building campus is part of a vibrant community of creative businesses, shops, and restaurants. Adjacent to Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park in New Jersey, the former American Hemp Company once powered its machinery with energy generated from the falls. Today, The Art Factory's proximity to the park and its natural beauty is yet another reason it is unmatched among wedding venues. Come and see for yourself. Tour the campus and meet our many creative vendors and planning experts.
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Wedding Halls in NJ
If you are on the hunt for a non-traditional wedding venue in New Jersey, don't miss The Art Factory. For decades, our planners have been organizing personalized, elegant weddings for couples from across the nation. You can trust our professionals to treat your visions for the perfect wedding day with the utmost care and consideration. Members of our planning team will be at your service when the day comes and you will have all-day access to our bridal and groom suites as well as ceremony and reception spaces.
To start planning your dream wedding, choose from our selection of the best wedding venues in Paterson, NJ:
Our Hemp and Linen spaces make the most of the city view with incredible factory windows, movie-style props, photo vignettes, and lounge and bar areas. The Hemp is our grandest room, and it comprises the entire fourth floor. You will feel like you are getting married at the Met Gala. The third floor houses our Linen venue, and while it isn't as vast as Hemp, it is still a sizable, gorgeous space and with our custom lighting, your photos will be out of this world.
Hamilton & Jute:
If rustic charm fits your style, you will love our Hamilton and Jute spaces. These rooms feature hardwood floors from 1860, original factory windows, farm-style tables, and repurposed cocktail and lounge furniture. These two areas are connected and often rented together, with Jute being ideal for ceremony and cocktails, and Hamilton for dinner and dancing. Accents like whiskey barrel tables and strings of Edison bulbs will bring a vintage elegance to your event.
For those who want an outdoor wedding, we recommend Epic Prime. This space is our most popular because of its cobblestoned European courtyard and interior, New Orleans-style square. Adorned with 1840s-style lanterns and iron bookcases, this unforgettable, industrial-chic venue will blow your mind. Two inner areas connected by a see-through chef's kitchen ensure that guests have room for mingling and somewhere to go if it's sprinkling.
Our International venue is a third-floor loft with adjoining private park that offers both indoor and outdoor celebration opportunities — but that doesn't begin to describe this awe-inspiring space. The Art Factory abuts a mountainside, and the landscape offers a natural seclusion to this area of the property. Imagine your ceremony under string lights in this outdoor paradise. Cocktails follow on the deck, and then, it's indoors for dinner and dancing in an original 1840s factory loft.
No matter which venue you choose, our expert planners will help you design your fantasy wedding. Custom events are our specialty, and we are well-equipped to incorporate any theme. It's all in the details, and we weave elements of your love story into the décor to create an atmosphere that is simply...perfect.
Finding “The One” | Narrowing Your Wedding Venue Options
One of the biggest decisions you will make after getting engaged is where to have your ceremony and celebration. The venue you choose sets the tone for your entire wedding and a lifetime memories.
It may feel daunting to choose from the long list of gorgeous wedding halls in NJ, but we help you narrow down your options. Consider the following factors...
Your Timeline: The top wedding venues in Paterson, NJ, and beyond get snatched up quickly. You will have better success if you plan ahead and are flexible with your dates. The good news is, The Art Factory has so much space and versatility that you don't have to wait. Short or long timelines, we can accommodate you and make your wedding dreams come true.
THE VENUE’S LOCATION:
One of the biggest mistakes couples make when planning their wedding is failing to consider the distance between one venue and the next. If the route between the ceremony hall and the reception space is confusing, guests may get lost. We find that it is best to host everything in one place, so guests can mingle and enjoy a cocktail after the ceremony rather than traveling to another destination. The wedding spaces at The Art Factory in New Jersey are optimized for the one-stop experience. So, you can get married in one of our beautiful courtyards and move upstairs to your loft wedding reception.
The Venue’s Style:
When planning your special day, you want a space that suits your tastes and style. Whether you’re seeking a rustic or bohemian vibe or a beach-themed wedding, The Art Factory is up to the task. Our spaces are fully customizable, raw and ready for you host a wedding that is truly you.
The Venue’s Size:
The number of guests a venue can accommodate is a major consideration for couples trying to assemble their guest list. Our multiple wedding spaces have considerable capacity, so you can include everyone in your big day. Our planners are adept at hosting both intimate and large weddings — whether the guest list consists of 50 or 500 people.
Are you interested in full-service wedding venues, or do you prefer to choose your own vendors and décor? These are important questions to ask yourself as you compare wedding spaces in New Jersey. At The Art Factory, we supply the tables, chairs, lighting, furnishings, and décor. Our preferred vendors are all on site, and our guide will help you arrange your dream wedding at a cost you love. We make wedding planning stress free with all the best people in the industry under one roof.
For a luxury experience from start to finish, choose The Art Factory. Our team of professionals will create the perfect space for you to say, “I do.”
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VENUES FOR CORPORATE EVENTS, PARTIES, AND MORE!
The Art Factory also hosts corporate gatherings, expos, and parties in New Jersey. Our corporate event space comes with all the amenities needed for a successful trade show, expo, conference, or convention. Whether your affair is large or small, we’ll customize the space to accommodate your needs. Plus, our campus is only 12 miles from New York City, making it a convenient location for attendees.
If your child is coming of age, it’s time to celebrate in style at The Art Factory! Our adaptable spaces are perfect for your sweet 16, quinceañera, and bat and bar mitzvah parties. Throw a bash your young adult will never forget at the coolest venue in the Tri-state Area. They will thank you for it...maybe.
MAKE A DAY OF IT!
The Art Factory campus sits along the Passaic River in Paterson, NJ. Walk through our gate into the Paterson Great Falls National Park or board one of our old-fashioned trolleys and tour the city of Paterson for the ultimate historical experience! Witness where George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Lafayette paused for a picnic lunch during the Revolutionary War and be awed by the second-highest waterfall east of the Mississippi. The area is great for hiking, strolling, picnicking, and learning about the City of Paterson — the first planned industrial city in the United States founded by Alexander Hamilton himself!
Book Your Wedding, Corporate Event, or Party Venue Today
Whether you’re searching for the best wedding venues in Paterson, NJ, or the perfect space for hosting your corporate event, we can meet your needs. Our rustic venue spaces will mesmerize guests and mark a memorable occasion. Contact our team to tour or book our venues today!
HOW TO HAVE A DREAM WEDDING AND STAY IN BUDGET
The average cost of a wedding in the NYC metro area is $30,000, one of the highest in the United States. That figure is enough to make any Tri-State area bride anxious. Are you able to afford your dream wedding in New York or New Jersey, and what are you willing to compromise if you can't?
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Affordable Wedding Venues in NJ
Although it can be expensive, New Jersey is a wonderful place to get married. However, there are many affordable options for wedding venues in New Jersey that won't break the bank. Wedding Works at TheArtFactory is an excellent venue for those on a budget. You can have your wedding outdoors with a beautiful view of the National Park and garden, or indoors in our elegant ballroom; or a combination of both! We offer wedding packages that will save you money and stress. Are there affordable options for wedding venues in New Jersey that won't break the bank? Yes! Wedding Works at TheArtFactory is one of the best affordable wedding venues in NJ.