We are in the midst of what some call engagement season. From Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day is a popular time for couples to get engaged, with Christmas Day being the biggest day for engagements. Now all of these newly engaged couples will be embarking on the wedding planning process. One of the first things these couples will be looking for is the venue. South Jersey has a wide variety of venues. Which are the most popular?

We took to Yelp.com to find the highest rated venue in South Jersey by county. For some there were venues that had a higher star rating, however we looked at venues with more than one review.

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    Cumberland County - Southwind Vineyard and Winery

    Southwind Vineyard and Winery is in Millville and has a 3.5 star rating on Yelp. According to one review, "A wonderful place with wonderful people!! We had a very small intimate wedding ceremony at Southwind...[Everyone] there went above and beyond out of their way to make our day intimate and unique. The tasting room is small compared to other places but that is what makes Southwind more personal. The wines are creative and there is something for everyone. We are now regular customers!!"

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    Camden County - Brigalias

    Brigalias is in Sicklerville and has a 4 star rating with 32 reviews. One user wrote, "We had my daughter's wedding here last weekend and I'd have to give Brigalias a 10 of 10. Paula, our wedding coordinator, was on top of everything and provided exceptional service all day long.  The chapel was a beautiful venue, the grounds looked beautiful..., the food at the cocktail hour was over the top fantastic, the delicious meal was delivered with great service, and the dessert room was a huge hit with everyone."

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    Cape May County - Jessie Creek Winery

    Jessie Creek Winery is found in CMCH with a 4 star Yelp rating from 23 reviews. One of the reviewers said, "Jessie Creek was everything that we were looking for to hold a wedding celebration for my son and daughter in law. It is a warm, rustic venue with a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The grounds are beautiful and provide plenty of seating and activities outside for your guests...The staff was beyond helpful in planning our event. Noelle could not have been more accommodating from start to finish!"

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    Atlantic County - The Carriage House

    The Carriage House in Galloway has a perfect 5 star rating with 10 reviews. One reviewer said, "The Carriage house has been my dream venue since they opened, and I was lucky enough to have my wedding here. The team made our whole experience amazing. From the time we booked, to our big day, I have zero complaints. Many of our guests still bring up how amazing and classy the team was working our wedding. From the servers, to the valet, people we absolutely blown away by the professionalism. I wish I could live our wedding day over and over again. I wouldn't change a thing and they really did make our dreams come true. Our day was pure magic, and I owe it all the...best venue!"

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    Ocean County - Mallard Island Yacht Club

    With 6 reviews, Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin has a 4 star rating. One user wrote, "Hands down, one of the best places for wedding, the venue & space are exceptional. It was this past Sat, in windy Cold rain, this [place] did NOT disappoint. [We] were greeted with hot apple cider & [warm] hot cocoa with marshmallows....The spread they had was nothing short of remarkable!! [From] seafood platter, to [s]ome of the freshest [f]ruit, & servers were [s]till walking around with crab cake sliders & etc...The ceremony was out near the pier, on a sunny day [it] would have been beautiful, but even with wind gusts & rain, it was still [a] [g]orgeous wedding!!!"

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    Burlington County - Valenzano Winery

    The Shamong winery has a 4.5 star rating with 119 reviews. One of the reviewers wrote, "...The ceremony was just outside the reception hall along the vineyard. Simple, but gorgeous set up. Upon walking in to get to cocktail hour, we were offered a beer or glass of red or white wine. I felt like a VIP. Cocktail hour was inside...Waiters were serving delicious hors d'oeuvres by Summit Catering and there were just a couple food stations. You had your meats and cheeses, open bar, AND...a Mac and cheese station!...Dinner was buffet style and everything was very good and of course the wine was delicious...Everything was just beautiful and service was wonderful. One of the best weddings I have been to."

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    Glocester County - Scotland Run Golf Club

    This Williamstown gold club has 19 reviews with a 3.5 star ratings. One Yelp user wrote, "Day of the wedding, the bridal suite even had fruit and champagne for us! Marlo and Alex even came over to discuss last minute details for the ceremony at their outdoor pavilion- which was honestly the biggest selling point. The landscaping is breathtakingly beautiful and didn't require for my florist to do very much...They were also able to put a dispenser for water and cups. We had an August wedding and you know how humid it gets in NJ then. They also had fans going in the pavilion which were appreciated...The space was wonderful. Pavilion, for the ceremony was everything I could have dreamed of, and looked beautiful in photos...I will say, the food was EXCELLENT. We received numerous compliments on how good it was..."