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Venues in Trenton,
(609) 586-1303
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    Lisa

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  • We were looking for a unique wedding venue in NJ and Grounds for Sculpture definitely hit the mark. We loved that you have plenty of options to choose where to hold your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception depending on the sculptures you like/venue size that you’re looking for. The greenery of the grounds came out beautifully in our photos. Prior to the wedding the GFS event coordinator Lauren was in touch with us whenever we had questions and ironed out many details. On the day of the wedding there were tons of staff and volunteers around to direct our guests to the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception (thanks Marcie and Jenna!). They also had golf carts for anyone who wanted a ride. They were flexible with providing us a bridal suite and room for the groomsmen adjacent to the reception area. So many of our guests complimented both the cocktail hour and reception food and the beautiful cake that we had made on site. Also, awesome food tasting in Rats kitchen! Constellatio... Read more

    L

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  • This past September we celebrated my daughter's wedding reception at the exquisite Rat's Restaurant located in the midst of the dreamy, artistic Grounds for Sculpture. Under the expert and personalized guidance of our event coordinator, Kathleen Newman, who is so upbeat and fun to work with, our evening was filled with exceptionally and beautifully prepared cuisine, a well- organized timeline during the evening and engaging and excellent service from the entire staff. We were so appreciative of Kathleen for her assistance and consistent follow up with all of our questions during the planning process. It was a joy to work with her and we would like to thank all of the staff, including the bartenders, servers, chefs and kitchen staff, for facilitating and executing a fabulous wedding reception dream come true!

    Sue

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  • We had my daughter's Bridal Shower at Rat's Restaurant in April 2016 and things could not have been better! We got so many complements during and after the event on how wonderful the service and food and setting all were. The service was so exceptional- Nate and his crew were all eager to do whatever was needed and everything ran smoothly. They even helped us bring gifts to our cars and brought cushions to our two older guests (age 88 & 93)! My daughter is still on a high from the wonderful day and so many people said they want to come back and what a wonderful place we selected. There really are not enough words to say how happy we all were with the experience, it exceeded all our hopes: great food and amazing warm and professional service. Nate did an exceptional job in making sure everything was superb. My mother-in-law has memory issues and she surprised us on Monday by remembering how beautiful the day was and how much she enjoyed it! And of course I am so appreciative of Chris ... Read more

    Tana

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  • We are so fortunate to have connected with Chris Carrell the event coordinator for Grounds For Sculpture. He went out of his way to ensure we had thought through all the wedding planning details that would allow for a spectacular event! Our guest could not have been happier with the food selection, which Chris helped us with. The 9 muses, where the ceremony took place was private and with the right amount of reverence for an outdoor ceremony. We had a golf cart available for our guests, but nearly everyone took in the beauty of walking back to the Pavilion for the reception. We are so grateful to the entire team at Rats for their attention to every detail. Without hesitation, we highly recommend this venue for your special occasion.

    User6638734

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  • It was a pleasure working with Chris to plan our small wedding ceremony at the Nine Muses and lunch reception at Rat's Restaurant. Chris was so easy to work with and very organized. Every detail went as planned on our wedding day. The Nine Muses provided a wonderfully scenic venue to hold our ceremony and Rat's provided great food and ambiance for our reception. Most of our guests had never been to the grounds for sculpture before and could not believe such a place even existed. We could not be happier with how our day turned out and owe many thanks to Chris and his team!

    Nicolas

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  • My fiancee and I worked with the team from Grounds for Sculpture and Rat's Restaurant for over a year to get our big day just right. Lauren and Chris were very friendly, supportive and knowledgeable. They gave us fantastic feedback and were very patient as they helped us organize our ceremony and reception. On our wedding day, the whole staff was well coordinated, helping our events run seamlessly and making our guests feel comfortable. We highly recommend Grounds for Sculpture as a romantic and elegant venue for a wedding.

    Chalina

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  • We fell in love with GFS when we originally scouted it. How can you not? Having our ceremony at the Nine Muses provided a wonderful experience for us and our guests. From start to finish, working with Chris was an absolute breeze. We can't wait to visit again. This venue is like none other.

    User4777482

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  • We had our reception at Rat's Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture and it was absolutely perfect. They truly took care of us that day, and left us with no worries throughout the process. Any changes we needed to make along the way they were happy to take care of. There were specific linens I requested and they went above and beyond to get them. The room was stunning, the food couldn't have been better, and the service was exceptional. Every single guest was smiling and enjoying themselves the entire night. We had quite a few dietary restraints and they easily accommodated all of them. If you want a very classy, unique, stress-free night, this venue is the perfect option. We felt like royalty!

    Richard

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  • As a gay couple who waited 17 years to get married we needed to find a venue that was not only beautiful, had wonderful food and service but most of all made us feel comfortable on such a special day! The management and staff did all that and more! Not only working with them during the planning of the event but then the event itself and the follow up were all stellar! We decided on a 3 hour cocktail reception rather than a formal sit down so that we along with our guests could mingle and chat more easily! The Cocktail Hour is usually everyone's favorite part of the event so having it go on for 3 hours with different stages of food being presented was exciting and just the thing for our food savvy guests! All of that in that beautiful setting made for a day we and our guests will ever forget! The guests loved the fact that they also were able to visit the Sculpture Garden afterward which is a benefit of having your wedding there! FIVE STARS all the way around!!!!!

    User4561010

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  • I worked with Christopher and he was just wonderful! He made sure our event went off without a hitch and put a wonderful person in charge of food for the night so everything could be perfect. He was super responsive with emails and I found that being polite and grateful went a long way because he really went the extra mile for us on the big day. Rat's was the perfect place for our 40 person wedding and we wouldn't have changed a thing! Thanks to all of the staff there for making in an amazing evening.

    User3634231

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  • The room was perfect!!!!! Different, Unique, SPACIOUS, AMAZING!!!! I am still getting phone calls from people asking about information to book an event there...

    Cindy

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  • Chris at Rats will work with you from start to finish to make sure your event is one of a kind, unique experience for you and all of your guests. Very unique french restaurant with incredible food and the ambiance of the grounds and room are lovely and beautiful. Your guests will be delighted they were invited to your event! It may be pricey but it is well worth every penny!!

    Diana

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  • Our wedding ceremony and reception at Grounds for Sculpture was truly phenomenal. Our guests are still talking about how amazing it was. Between the beautiful ceremony site, cool reception area, great food, amazing staff, and all our other amazing vendors, we truly had a perfect wedding. I got a lot of comments from guests like "best wedding ever" "best food ever" et cetera. The Nine Muses was truly a magical spot to exchange vows and we got so many amazing pictures. The reception at the Seward Johnson Center was so unique and fun, I wish I could do it all over again!

    User3509263

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  • The Grounds for Sculpture is such a beautiful and unique venue, and more importantly, Lauren McCalley, their event coordinator is an absolute joy to work with. We spent two years planning our wedding there down to the detail, and she always made herself available for meetings, often on very short notice, and ensured there was a team in place to make sure the event ran smoothly. We loved working with her, and having our wedding there so much, I absolutely recommend this venue to future brides on the lookout!

    Tina

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  • We held our reception at Rat's Restaurant at the Grounds for Sculpture and were very happy with the menu/food quality. We were invited to attend a free tasting in the Spring and the restaurant itself was very nice as well. The price was a bit high for a small reception, but the food was worth it. My only concern was with the staff turnover- In the span of a few months I had to coordinate with 3 different staff due to changes/turnover- but it ended up working out well. Would recommend Rat's- even just for a nice meal!

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