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Venues in West Orange, New Jersey,
(973) 731-3100

About Us

Highlawn Pavilion is a beautiful historic wedding venue in West Orange, New Jersey. This banquet hall is surrounded by acres of nature preserve and holds over 100 years of history within its walls. Highlawn Pavilion was built in the early 20th century and used by great historical figures such as Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Central Park, and Thomas Edison. It has been used by hundreds of couples for intimate weddings and grand celebrations of all kinds. Choose Highlawn Pavilion for the elegance, charm, and exceptional staff. You won’t be disappointed.

Facilities and Capacity
Highlawn Pavilion sits at the summit of a 400-acre nature preserve, Eagle Rock Reservation,. The Florentine-style historic building provides panoramic vistas of the New York City skyline from oversize windows. Inside the pavilion you’ll have access to a spacious banquet hall with dance floor, an intimate piano room, wine cellar, and patio. The venue is adorned with antique decor and furnishings that add to its continental charm. For your outdoor ceremony, Eagle Rock lookout offers views of the city skyline and the hundreds of acres of nature preserve below. Features a beautiful flowered arch and brick aisle. All facilities are available for your big day.

Services Offered
Highlawn Pavilion provides couples with the utmost quality service to ensure their big day is executed to perfection. Gatherings big and small are prioritized by the event coordination staff. They will work with you to define every detail of your wedding. The culinary staff at Highlawn Pavilion is one of the best in the area. They offer custom curated menus to suit your wedding style and personal tastes. From initial planning to presentation, your wedding vision will become reality when you choose Highlawn Pavilion.

Highlawn Pavilion's cuisine has been rated “excellent” by the New York Times and given Four Stars from The Star Ledger. They use fresh produce from the nearby Pleasantdale Farm, and commit to sustainable practices in their food preparation. All menus are custom tailored and can include:

  • Five-hour open bar
  • Butlered hot hors d’oeuvres
  • Cold hors d’oeuvres trays
  • Chilled seafood station
  • Four-course plated dinner including appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert
  • Champagne toast
  • Coffee and tea station


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  • The Highlawn provided an amazing experience. The staff was accommadating and courteous. The view is absolutly amazing. I would recommend this venue if your weddding party is around 150. We ended up with 170 and it was slightly cramped. The food is wonderful as well (which is hard to find at weddings). The cocktail hour had somethign for everyone! Overall, the highlawn made my wedding day so special - I would not have changed a thing!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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