In the search for your dream wedding venue, you’ve likely asked yourself these questions: what vibe are we going for, how many guests are we inviting, do we want an inclusive venue or raw space, and so much more! If you’ve been searching for an idyllic, romantic venue that offers lodging for your guests, beautiful ceremony and reception space, and outstanding food, look no further than The Chateau Grand Hotel in East Brunswick, NJ!

I had the opportunity to work here while second shooting for the amazing Sydney Madison Creative. For more of her work, check out her website: The following photos were taken/edited by Molly W Photography (second shooter) and Copyright by Sydney Madison Creative (lead photographer).

This beautiful french inspired wedding venue really does it all! Their gardens or onsite chapel are perfect for onsite ceremonies and their ballroom can comfortably accommodate 100+ guests for a seated dinner + dance floor. The Chateau Grand perfectly compliments Julianne and Jimmy’s romantic, dreamy, and intimate wedding vibe!

All the details of this dreamy, romantic wedding

From the moment I met Julianne and Jimmy, I instantly felt like one of their crew. They were so kind, welcoming, and just so much fun to be around! As they were getting ready, it was so clear just how much their friends and family cared for these two special people. From grabbing them food, drinks, or tissues, they were there to support and celebrate Julianne and Jimmy. And if that isn’t touching enough, Julianne’s first look with her father made me tear up so much that I needed a tissue! It’s moments like these that truly remind me just how lucky I am to capture these memories for people.

Now, the real celebration began later in the night when their wedding party made their entrances into the reception. Normally, I don’t highlight reception entrances, but this group did something so unique I feel like I have to share it! When I tell you this crew knew how to party, it’s no joke! Before the wedding, Julianne and Jimmy proposed a contest: the best entrance into the reception wins a prize. And boy did they take this contest seriously!! They brought out all the stops, I’m talking money guns, cut outs of the bride and groom’s faces, dance routines, and so much more! If you are looking for fun ways to spice up your reception, I highly recommend an entrance contest like this one!

Julianne and Jimmy’s Chateau Wedding

Meet Your New York Wedding Photographer

Hey there! I’m Molly, the girl behind the camera. I am a New York based wedding and elopement photographer who specializes in digital, super 8, and 35mm film! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer who truly cares about giving you the stress-free wedding photography experience you deserve, check out my Experience page to learn more about what your wedding day experience would look like with me! I am so excited to meet you and hear more about your wedding day!


May 24, 2023

Wedding couple poses in front of Chateau Grand Hotel

Dreamy French Inspired Chateau Wedding

Molly Waring


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