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Venues in Garwood,
(908) 789-0808

About Us

The Westwood is a family owned and operated wedding and event venue in the charming town of Garwood, New Jersey. For over 50 years, The Westwood has been helping couples bring their wedding dreams to life. This beautiful banquet hall offers couples plenty of options, from a luxe wedding to an intimate affair with family and friends. Choosing The Westwood offers you peace of mind and plenty of options for creating an event tailored to your visions. We offer in-house catering, event planning services and guidance every step of the way from our experienced wedding staff. If you want a once in a lifetime wedding that exudes both romance and the highest standard of service, host your one of a kind wedding at The Westwood.

Facilities and Capacity
The Westwood is a spacious banquet hall with 2 ballrooms serving up to 280 guests in the main floor ballroom & 180 guests in the upper level ballroom. It’s characterized by its traditional decor, a stately, picturesque staircase, ceiling-high arched windows, fireside lounges on both levels as well as a mahogoney trimmed fireplace in the upper level ballroom. The grand entrance greets you with custom French style mahogey doors, hand-polished granite floors and a hand painted mural anchoring the opulent, grandiose chandelier in the main lobby. The grounds are adorned with lavish greenery, a gazebo perfect for guests to gather outdoors and a garden with an outdoor fireplace, beautiful ivy scaling the stucco building and a patio area with a pergola ideal for your wedding photos. The indoor space has a quaint seating area in the main floor lobby; each room has it's own, unique feel & decor enabling our couples to choose which room suits their tastes & needs.

Services Offered
While The Westwood is perfectly appointed for weddings with top notch service for couples wanting a stress-free dream wedding, we also have several dining rooms in addition to the ballrooms that are ideal for bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners & any other events you may be planning. Every package offered is a full-service, in-house catered event including tables, chairs, linens, servers, assistance with planning & decor as well as a wide variety of vendors to be used at your discretion. The Westwood is flanked by 2 large parking lots with ample parking as well as handicapped access.

Cuisine
The Westwood has a five-star culinary staff to help you plan each course. We offer a variety of cuisines, custom-curated for your event. You can choose to have your meal plated and served by our wait staff, or serve your guests buffet-style. We also have a variety of bar options including craft beers and your signature cocktail. Tiered wedding cakes, provied by Bovella.s, are included in all of our wedding packages with your choice of flavors, designs and colors.Dessert samplers, gourmet ice cream bars and full venetian hours are available as well.


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  • The Westwood is a special place for me and my family. My Dad & his coworkers would have their annual Christmas party there and my parents celebrated their Silver Anniversary here a decade ago. After their party, I remember looking in the room (Cynthia Rose) & said, "This is where I want to get married." Fast forward to 10 years later, wow - getting married here last year felt really special. I dealt with Cathy when planning my parents' party a decade ago & I was ecstatic when I saw that she still worked there. She made me tear up when she showed me the Thank You card I sent 10 years ago that she saved! Cathy answered all of my questions patiently & was amazing throughout the process. Joe was our maître d' - he was attentive to us & I was thankful he even offered to go to the car to try to find my missing bouquet! He also had the bridal party pumped before walking in the reception room. Our loved ones raved about how amazing the food was & some even want to go back for more braised sh... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 9,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 7,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 300.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 300.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 18.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    280

    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

    50

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    6

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

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

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, July, August, November, December



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