A wedding party was celebrating inside the building when the fire broke out; everyone evacuated safely and no one was hurt.
The wedding venue, located on Millville-Oxford Road, just opened its doors in May. The 15,000-square-foot building sits on 45 acres.
Officials have not provided information on the amount of damage the fire has done to the facility.
In July, the Journal-News reported that Hanover Reserve was already booked through 2021 and into 2022.
It is family-owned by three brothers and their wives with all of them taking an active role in the operation. Extended family has a role in Hanover Reserve, too, with everybody pitching in during construction.
It is a large piece of land with the building set back from the road far enough that traffic noise cannot be heard and provides a sense of rustic and isolated privacy.
They purchased the land in January of 2019 and spent a year and a half studying their concept. Groundbreaking was in May 2020 with construction and set-up finished just before their grand opening May 16 of this year.
In addition to the large reception room, the facility has a large covered outdoor area in back overlooking a pond with a fountain in the middle. The fountain can be lit with different colors to match a bride’s color scheme.
Upstairs is a conference room that seats 16, complete with kitchen facilities and a restroom. The conference table was made with wood from a black walnut tree that had grown on the property.