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Venues in Westfield, NJ,
(908) 389-0014

About Us

The James Ward Mansion is a wedding venue located in Westfield, New Jersey that exudes unsurpassed elegance and charm. This unique boutique venue creates an air of sophistication and romance that is perfect for any wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
The magnificent mansion has 24-foot ceilings, gold architecture, spiral staircases as well as French elements in its multifaceted layout. The Grand Salon is often chosen as the backdrop for ceremonies, offering a view of the entire downtown through French doors and elegant second and third-floor verandas. It seats up to 120 people or can accommodate 140 individuals in a cocktail style event. The Grand Salon has two fireplaces, beautiful furniture, and polished wood floors as well as a walk-around balcony that creates a stately atmosphere. The dining room has a table crafted from one solid piece of mahogany, perfect for private parties and pre-wedding celebrations such as a rehearsal dinner. The Garden Atrium is a spacious and airy location that is filled with lush green plants, marble flooring, and a naturally lit glass-domed roof. The Chapel has stained glass windows and a 300-year-old gate from Cairo that has been modified with the addition of a crucifix, creating a one-of-a-kind setting for exchanging your vows.

Services Offered
The James Ward Mansion offers an exclusive location for dining and entertaining. They have an extensive list of vendors that will help take the stress out of your day. The staff is dedicated to excellence and personalized service, offering full-service event planning to ensure that your experience at the mansion exceeds your expectations. Packages can be fully customized and have flexible start and end times, allowing for a pampered and memorable affair for the couple. The following services and rentals are offered:

  • Event coordinator
  • Bride and groom dressing rooms
  • Piano
  • Full-service kitchen
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Preferred vendors
  • Lighting and sound
  • Chairs, tables and furniture
  • Choice of caterers

The master bedroom at The James Ward Mansion is an exact reproduction of the time period, allowing you to be transported back to a time of splendor and luxury. The guest bedroom is hued in rich midnight blue and provides enhanced comfort. These areas can also be used as a bridal suite for getting ready for your special day. We do not offer overnight accommodation


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  • To say that our experience with The James Ward Mansion was excellent is an understatement. If you are looking for a venue that has an upscale feel with a romantic intimate touch this is the place for you. Not only is the mansion breath-taking, the people behind the business are even more wonderful. When my wedding got cancelled 22 days before the date due to corona virus protocols, The owners of the James Ward Mansion were the first to reach out and offer their assistance. Not only did they offer their venue, they assured us that they would help plan an entire wedding with us. They worked tirelessly with to recreate a whole new wedding with a new budget and because of their help our wedding was even better than the one we had originally planned. I can not speak their praise enough! Planning a wedding is extremely stressful to begin with, let alone having a massive wrench thrown into your plans. I have never felt more like family with their support and dedication to making sure our wedd... Read more

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    Thank you so much. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both. We are glad we were able to help you out. We can't wait to see you all again soon. Stay safe

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    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Historic Building, Mansion

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    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, December

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