Battello Wedding Photos
Located in Jersey City, NJ, Battello is a premier waterfront restaurant that offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson River. Battello sets the stage for a memorable evening with its contemporary design and elegant ambiance, and I highly recommend this venue for your wedding if you want something other than a banquet hall or hotel wedding.
What sets this wedding venue apart from others in the area is its use of spaces. The waterfront side has floor to ceiling windows that allow tons of natural light to pour in, creating a sense of airiness and warmth. This is especially great for the first dance and the parent dances during the reception, since the high ceiling and the beautiful lighting will create the perfect ambiance as your family and friends surround you as shown in some of the photos below. In contrast, the bar area is amazing for the cocktail hour with its modern industrial feel to it.
I have photographed weddings with all different cultural backgrounds, and I must say I always have the most fun at Filipino American weddings. Filipino weddings are known for their super lively celebrations filled with music and dancing. They absolutely work hard and party harder! Also, the importance of family is highlighted throughout the day, from honoring their parents and other family members through special moments during the ceremony and reception, such as offering flowers of a special toast. Lastly, they’re some of the most God loving people, and their wedding ceremonies definitely reflect their devoutness. It is a true pleasure for me to photograph Filipino weddings!
Photographer’s Tips for Battello weddings:
Jersey City isn’t the easiest place to find parking spaces that last for hours. Luckily, the venue has some onsite parking. If your ceremony and the portrait session will be on another location, there is always a chance you may arrive at Battello’s after your guests do, so I highly recommend requesting the venue to saving a parking space on site for you.
Venue : Battello, Jersey City, NJ
Make up : Monica Nguyen
Wedding Dress : Elizabeth Johns