Weddings & Social Events
Welcome your guests to Chauncey, a scenic country setting just minutes from historic Princeton, New Jersey. With 370 wooded acres and a picturesque lake, Chauncey is a charming locale for events in every season. Select a beautiful indoor and outdoor venue, or reserve historic Laurie House exclusively for your special occasion.
Please contact us about hosting your wedding, special celebrations, social or corporate events at Chauncey.
At Chauncey, you and your guests will enjoy:
- The Executive Chef, John Shirley, Vice Conseiller Culinare of Chaine des Rotisseurs, uses local artesian products and produce, fresh herbs from his garden located on the grounds
- Luxurious overnight accommodations in our 100 newly renovated guest rooms and suites
- Grounds for recreation and teambuilding activities
- Customized event options
- Only outdoor three season tent event space in the Princeton area that can accommodate up to 180 guests with dance floor. The tent is permanent from May until November. Temperature control is available for a fee.
- A convenient yet secluded location, midway between New York and Philadelphia
- Corporate event facility
Weddings at Chauncey
A once-in-a-lifetime event calls for a spectacular celebration—and Chauncey is a unique and charming backdrop for your wedding. Just minutes from Princeton, this gorgeous setting features 370 acres of woodlands, a peaceful lake and beautiful indoor and outdoor locations accommodating up to 180 for your ceremony and reception. At Chauncey, an array of special features creates lasting memories for you and your guests.
Don't take our word for it...listen to our brides "We never thought we would be able to afford this hidden gem in Princeton, but after meeting with staff and doing a tour of the site we knew immediately that we had our venue. The grounds and facility are gorgeous and the event staff are fantastic. Chauncey was able to individualize our plans and menu to fit into our budget and fit the visions that we had for our big day. Staff were incredibly informative, supportive and great to work with. Our event was better than we could have imagined and are truly happy that we chose Chauncey as they made the planning process fun and minimized the stress." As quoted on Wedding Wire.
Marriage equality is now the law in New Jersey. Civil marriage licenses are being granted to same-sex couples effective Monday, October 21st! Celebrate your love with a wedding at Chauncey. One of our happy brides posted the followig on Wedding Wire "Our wedding was beautiful, the food was delicious, and Chauncey’s staff went above and beyond anything we could expect. The staff were extremely accommodating, helping to make our wedding a memorable experience, which our family and friends still talk about to this day. I would highly recommend to anyone planning their wedding at Chauncey. It’s a wonderful place to get married, and we never felt we were treated any differently as a same sex couple."
Another happy couple, Holly and Claire, wrote the following after their November 23, 2013 wedding. "We wanted to let you know what a fabulous day we had! Thank you for everything! All our friends could not believe how good the food was, how beautiful the venue was, and how nice the staff was---a great experience overall!!!! Thank you for being so wonderful to us and our guests. Your gay friendly environment made all the difference for us and we so appreciate being made to feel so welcome."
- Outdoor settings amid the lovingly maintained grounds surrounding the lake with its beautiful fountain and bridge. Spring through fall, your options include a lakeside stylish tented pavilion which remains on the grounds May through October.
- Your ceremony can be held at our beautiful gazebo that overlooks the lake.
- Solomon Dining Room, an elegant two-level venue for your reception with expansive windows and patio overlooking our scenic grounds and lake.
- Laurie House, a former hunt club, offering complete privacy and the charm of an exclusive country house. Seven luxurious guest rooms, plus beautiful living room and dining room, create the atmosphere of an intimate B&B. Ideal for wedding party accommodations, small rehearsal dinners and receptions.
- Broadsky Art Gallery with its inviting fireplace and ever-changing display of colorful artwork is a free-flowing and sophisticated space for receptions.
- The Barn—spacious, elegantly proportioned and beautifully appointed—is a wonderful option for your ceremony.
- The Executive Chef, John Shirley, Vice Conseiller Culinare of Chaine des Rotisseurs, uses local artesian products and produce, fresh herbs from his garden located on the grounds. Seasonal menus sumptuous cuisine and elegant service from our culinary team.
- Choose formal plated service, lavish buffet selections or an elaborate cocktail reception
- Premium-brand bar service, an extensive list of wines and champagnes
- Table settings designed with flair and executed with perfection
- A unique setting with quality and artistry in every detail, beautiful decor, plus cozy fireplaces for fall and winter weddings
- Exclusive service, and always one wedding at a time
- Welcoming hospitality and V.I.P. service for you and your guests
Newly-renovated guest accommodations
- 100 guest rooms and suites offer out-of-town family and friends gracious hospitality and comfort
- Complimentary 24-Hour fitness center for overnight guests
- Minutes from historic Princeton and Lawrenceville
- Minutes from NJ Turnpike and Route 1
- Within an hour of Manhattan, Philadelphia and major airports
Professional event coordination
- Personal service from your first visit to the moment your last guest leaves Chauncey.
Afternoon Tea Parties
Bridal Shower Tea:
Celebrate your bridal shower in style with a charming afternoon tea party. Bridal Tea Showers are a perfect remembrance of the bride’s special day. But don't take our word for it. The following is a quote from a thank you note received on November 11th.
"I want to thank you and your staff for helping to make my daughter's bridal shower so memorable. The tables were set beautifully, the food was delicious, and your staff was so attentive. My only regret is that I didn't know about the Chauncey sooner. Regards, Nita"
A Bridesmaid's Luncheon is a time for the bridal party to say farewell to the bride and for the bride to acknowledge her bridal party. This is the appropriate time to thank the bridal party, give them their gifts, and if the bridesmaids are giving the bride a group gift, this would be the appropriate time to do it. Also, because many members of the bridal party often come from out of town, it is a wonderful chance for the bridal party to spend some quality time together before the nuptials!
Baby Shower Tea:
Tea for two-baby & you! Nothing would make an expectant mother happier than a surprise afternoon tea party with lots of sweet treats. Whatever you choose to make, there's no doubt that the mother-to-be will leave her shower feeling loved.
Birthday Party Tea:
Whether you are celebrating your 1st or 100th birthday, a birthday party tea is the perfect celebration. Girls love tea parties, whether they're a toddler, pre-teen, or a Grandma. So why not satisfy their love for tea by throwing them a tea party for their Birthday!
Please contact Susan Croggon for your social events needs:
Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center
One Chauncey Road
Princeton, NJ 08541