Premier Tour of The Ashford Estate: Weddings of Distinction: New Jersey Wedding Photographers

It was an honor to attend the premier tour of The Ashford Estate, a pristine new luxury venue in Allentown, New Jersey from founder Chris Vernon.  Guests were treated to divine food stations by Main Street Catering,  hors d’oeuvres by Merri-Makers,and mixology by Marsilios.  Vernon also choose to unveil his newest project Weddings of Distinction to hand selected wedding vendors from the area.  Weddings of Distinction will be a collection of the finest destination wedding estates in New Jersey and Long Beach Island known for their exquisite staff & finest vendors.   These estates include The Bonnet Island Estate, Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Stateroom, and now The Ashford Estate.  Please enjoy the tour!

Ashford_1The Ashford Estate could only be described as height of elegance.  The reflection pool with cypress trees and Grecian columns create a monumental yet peaceful backdrop for an outdoor ceremony, situated next to the beautiful antique pole barn for indoor ceremonies.


Ashford_02The Conservatory overlooks a picturesque pond with a floating gazebo, fountain, and stone bridge.

Ashford_04A tour around the property leads from one breath taking scene to the next.

Ashford_05From the moment I arrived upon the lion~clad iron gates and tree lined drive I knew this estate was the perfect setting for a romantic retreat.

Ashford_06The Tiffany blue french style bridal suite is light and airy with dramatic mirrored french doors leading to the grand staircase and hand painted domed ceiling.  Perfect for bridal portraits!

Ashford_07A palm tree lined path leads guests along to the grand ballroom with custom Fennelli lighting.  Looking out the windows it seem as if the ballroom was placed in the middle of a Tuscan vineyard.

Ashford_08The dramatic entrance leads the way to a beautiful wood appointed library on one side & parlor room on the other.  Lush fully mature trees and maticulously manicured gardens create a tranquile & refined atmosphere.


Ashford_10The rooms are elegantly apponited with warm & inviting fireplaces and beautiful views.

Ashford_11The sunsets on the estate took my breath away!