GAR­DEN PARTY

COU­PLES CAN NOW SAY THEIR “I DOS” OUT­DOORS AT THE ME­RION.

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Cou­ples can now say their “I dos” out­doors at The Me­rion.

The Me­rion has been a sta­ple in South Jersey wed­dings for more than 40 years. But even with four ball­rooms to choose from and a cater­ing menu as thick as a dic­tio­nary—think caviar and street ven­dor sta­tions and a grooms ta­ble with bar-food faves—brides still wanted more. They wanted to have their cake and eat it too, just out­doors.

“We’ve added what brides have asked for,” says Gen­eral Man­ager Cliff Miller of the Cin­namin­son venue’s new North Gar­den. The man­i­cured space can host up to 400 peo­ple and fea­tures fix­tures from Italy in­clud­ing a five-tier cas­cad­ing foun­tain, il­lu­mi­nated ponds, and mar­ble bridges. “This new ad­di­tion has cre­ated end­less photo ops thanks to the land­scapes and dra­matic light­ing,” he adds.

Af­ter the open-air cer­e­mony, guests will head to one of four ball­rooms, each de­signed in dif­fer­ent themes. The Palazzo Ball­room is ideal for a party of epic pro­por­tions, with room to en­ter­tain 600 guests. For smaller affairs, The Me­rion of­fers the French-in­flu­enced Palace Ball­room and the Em­pire Ball­room, a mod­ern set­ting in­spired by New York City. And its most soughtafter space? The grand Sky­light Ball­room, fea­tur­ing a 40-foot-di­am­e­ter glass dome that cloaks the room in nat­u­ral light.

With the warmer weather, Miller ex­pects to see even more photo-driven re­cep­tion sur­prises like selfie sticks, per­son­al­ized step and re­peats, and flower walls. But for the ul­ti­mate photo set­ting just step out­side—that’s what the new North Gar­den is there for. 1301 Rte. 130 S., Cin­namin­son, NJ, 856-829-2111; the­me­rion.com

BRIDES WANTED TO HAVE THEIR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO, JUST OUT­DOORS.

left: A frame­wor­thy photo opp of the first dance awaits at The Me­rion. right: For the first time, cou­ples can ex­change vows out­side in the new North Gar­den.

The per­fect sleeve­less gown for your per­fect out­door wed­ding: Lace- back gown, Ni­cole Miller ($1,400). Ni­cole Miller at The Shops at the Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St., 215- 546- 5007; nicolemiller philadelphia.com. left: 5- carat an­tique cush­ion- cut di­a­mond

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