January 10, 2023

Somerset County Park Commission Providing Scenic Spots for Weddings, Events, and Photoshoots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Anyone seeking an ideal location for an event, wedding or posed photoshoot should consider the Somerset County Park Commission’s Colonial Park Gardens and photoshoots only at Leonard J. Buck Garden. Both gardens provide scenic locations with picturesque settings. The Park Commission is currently accepting reservations for both gardens.


Venue Details

Colonial Park Gardens offers scenic sites with botanical gardens, an award-winning rose garden, a flourishing perennial garden, an ornamental grass collection, a fragrance and sensory garden, and an Arboretum with flowering trees, shrubs, and dwarf conifers.

Leonard J. Buck Garden features exquisite, planted rock outcroppings, wildflowers, ferns, azaleas, rhododendrons, and diminutive alpines in a wooded naturalistic setting.


Reservation Guidelines

Reservations at all venues must be made within two weeks in advance. Events and photoshoots include, but is not limited to, birthdays, engagements, family portraits, graduations, proms, weddings, quinceañeras, and maternity.

Permit holders and park visitors must agree that while using the facilities at the Somerset County Park Commission, discrimination against any person or group of people due to race, color, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, national origin, and religious or political affiliation will not be tolerated.


Cost of Permits

  • Wedding ceremonies and milestone events venue – $200 per hour per venue
  • Wedding photoshoots venue – $175 per hour per venue
  • Other events for posed photoshoots or photography – $100 per hour per venue

For reservations and information, please call 908 722-1200, ext. 5721 for Colonial Park Gardens and ext. 5621 for the Leonard J. Buck Garden.

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