Rock Island Lake Club

485 Glen Road
Sparta, NJ 07871

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Average Base Cost: $29,000

Our average base cost for a Rock Island Lake Club wedding is calculated by figuring a 160-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony/reception using a food/beverage cost of $180/pp plus associated fees. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are NOT included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: There is no facility rental fee, but there is a per person ranging from $140-$200+ per person (which is inclusive of NJ sales tax). There is no additional service fee except for the administrative fee and ceremony fee listed below.

What’s Included: 

  • One wedding per day
  • Valet Parking
  • Spacious balcony suite and lower lounge for getting ready
  • Personal doorman/hostess to greet your guests upon arrival
  • Coat room attendant
  • Indoor & outdoor 90-minute cocktail hour (weather permitting )
  • Coffee & tea station
  • Premium open bar throughout your wedding
  • Cocktail music of your choice
  • Champagne toast
  • Red & white wine per dinner table
  • One wait staff personnel per 12 guests
  • Choice of napkin colors
  • Use of facility’s row boat for wedding pictures
  • Direction maps for guest invitations
  • Bird cage for wedding cards & choice of table numbers
  • Custom wedding cake from Palermo’s Bakery & boxed wedding cake top
  • Wedding coordination
  • Chairs and tables
  • Serveware

You can see their full wedding package here.

rock island lake club wedding venue
Photo by Anthony Ziccardi Studios

Extras: $10 per person ceremony fee plus a 5% administrative fee. Optional upgrades include packages such as a Moscow Mule Bar, Pizza To-Go, Spiked Cider & Donuts, Custom Snapchat Geofilter, Selfie Mirror & more.

Food and Beverage: You must use their in-house catering, which is part of your per person wedding venue fee. The great news is the venue offers a ton of “foodie” options as well as custom stations.

Other Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed with the exception of catering, photo booths, uplighting and wedding cake. They have built-in uplighting and an in-house photo station as well.

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Up to 200 guests

Bridal Suite: There is a bridal suite and groom’s lounge

rock island lake club wedding venue
Photo by Craig Collins Photography

Parking: Valet parking is included

How Will Grandma Get There? The Rock Island Lake Club is an hour from Newark International Airport and about 1 1/2 hours from JFK. The nicest hotel options for out of town guests are going to be near Hamburg (such as the Grand Cascades Lodge) which is about 25 minutes away. There’s also the Hilton Garden Inn where the Rockaway Mall is, which is about 15-20 min away from the venue with shopping, food and drinks nearby. I would definitely arrange for a shuttle for guests.

Party On! Events can go until midnight

rock island lake club wedding venue
Photo by Tom Harmon Photography

The Report: 

Owned and operated by Perry Bonadies, the former General Manager of Lake Valhalla Club for over 26 years, and Michele Bonadies, a professional wedding ceremony coordinator, this Northern New Jersey venue sits on 11 acres on a private lake. A typical wedding setup in the 14,000 sq. ft building would be a ceremony along the lake, cocktail hour in the cocktail lounge and lower deck/grounds, a sit-down dinner reception and dancing upstairs in the ballroom with an upper deck overlooking the lake.

Woman Getting Married Says:

I don’t think we’ve ever read such glowing reviews from brides on a wedding venue. They love not only the space but the responsive staff and planning that goes into their wedding. I’m personally a big fan of turn-key wedding venues like this one, especially if you want to save money on things like tables and chairs and don’t want to spend the time tallying up the price of various bar packages (trust us…we do it all day long!). Dates book up here fast, so the sooner you can check out this wedding venue, the better.

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Amenities/What’s Included 10
Convenient for Grandma 8
Layout 9
Location 7
Overall Charm 8
Venue Value 9

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