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Birchwood Manor is an elegant Georgian mansion and wedding venue located in Whippany, New Jersey. Nestled on over 20 acres of magnificent, park-like splendor, the venue is just thirty minutes from New York City. This exquisite establishment features crystal chandeliered ballrooms, glass-enclosed atriums, covered outdoor patios, lush gardens, and much more.

Facilities and Capacities
Birchwood Manor has many event spaces available. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by a dramatic spiral staircase in the venue’s lobby and directed to a separate cocktail hour room, followed by the main reception room. The Grand Ballroom is the largest celebration space available. Able to accommodate up to 800 guests, the breathtaking interior feature four magnificent crystal chandeliers and a solid wood dance floor. Similarly, the Jefferson Ballroom offers an elegant setting for an extravagant affair. Here, couples can celebrate with up to 425 guests amidst hand-painted frescos, tall bay windows, and a beveled mirror wall. Other indoor options for more intimate gatherings include the Madison Room and Ann Farrell's Room. Alternatively, couples are welcome to host their nuptials on the venue's picturesque grounds. The gazebo, foundations, and enchanting gardens are all beautiful backdrops for ceremonies and receptions.

Cuisine
Birchwood Manor is proud to expertly prepare exquisite continental cuisine. Couples are welcome to choose from menu packages or customize their own. Hors d'oeuvres, buffet, stations, and plated serving styles are a few of the options available. Dessert menus include customized wedding cakes, a chocolate fountain, pastries, an ice cream cart, and a Viennese Table of selections from their bakery. Dietary alternatives such as gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, and vegetarian options are also available. Throughout milestone celebrations, couples and their guests can avail of the venue's full bartending services.

Services Offered
The elegant venue offers an incredible combination of full-service catering, personal services, and thoughtful amenities to customize special celebrations. Thanks to their event planning options, couples can receive support throughout their wedding journeys. The dedicated staff is committed to bringing event visions to life.

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Frequently asked questions

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

No

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Birchwood Manor

4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
62 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
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Birchwood Manor is highly praised by multiple reviewers as an exceptional wedding venue. The staff, including Farrell and Michael, are described as kind, accessible, and dedicated, going above and beyond to make couples' dream weddings come true. The venue itself is stunning and well-maintained, with beautiful grounds and elegant indoor halls. The delicious food, including a variety of options and a standout cocktail hour, received rave reviews. Many reviewers also mentioned the seamless execution of their events and the attentive service provided by the staff. Overall, Birchwood Manor is highly recommended for its outstanding service, beautiful ambiance, and unforgettable wedding experiences.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Birchwood Manor is highly praised by multiple reviewers as an exceptional wedding venue. The staff, including Farrell and Michael, are described as kind, accessible, and dedicated, going above and beyond to make couples' dream weddings come true. The venue itself is stunning and well-maintained, with beautiful grounds and elegant indoor halls. The delicious food, including a variety of options and a standout cocktail hour, received rave reviews. Many reviewers also mentioned the seamless execution of their events and the attentive service provided by the staff. Overall, Birchwood Manor is highly recommended for its outstanding service, beautiful ambiance, and unforgettable wedding experiences.

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4.9/5 62 reviews
Google
4.6/5 314 reviews
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Chris C. Sent on 10/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Christopher Clark

The Birchwood is elite with customer service and doesn’t disappoint. Working with Michael 27 years ago for my wedding and working with him again for my daughter was like going back in time. His professionalism and commitment to quality has exceeded our expectations. Then there is Farrell from day one did not disappoint. Her attention to detail and her commitment to my daughters happiness was beyond overwhelming. Four days before the wedding calling us with different ideas for ice sculptures to making sure the cocktail hour was over the top was just unbelievable. I will not only recommend the Birchwood I will continue to ensure I do business with them. Thank you all at the Birchwood. You made my daughter and son in laws day. A special thanks to Farrell and Michael.
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Julianna C. Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for any wedding vibe/style

there are not enough words to describe how wonderful and beautiful my day at the birchwood was! my parents got married at the birchwood almost 30 years ago & i am so lucky that the beauty of the location was not only preserved but progressed. My brother and I had our communions there and I got to walk down the aisle in the room my communion was and have my first dance where my parents had theirs. if you have the luxury of having an event of the birchwood, you won’t be disappointed. they will surpass every expectation. Mike and Farrell are the most kind, accessible, and dedicated people I have ever met. They were there for me in every moment. The day is always stressful as a bride- but Farrell made my day so smoothe and fun and I couldn’t praise her enough. They took the time to make our day one like out of a story book. My husband and I were truly on cloud 9- because they considered every detail to make our day as memorable as it was. It was not our first event here and it will not be our last. The most beautiful venue employs the most beautiful people, if your looking for a perfect place- go to THE BIRCHWOOD!!!
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Sharon Y. Sent on 10/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue!!!

We fell in love with Birchwood Manor the first time we visited 2 years ago as the first person we met with was Michael Marino, who was so warm and welcoming from the beginning. Since then, we’ve worked with Michael on planning our wedding and he was so great to work with. He was easy to communicate with, super energetic and full of positive energy throughout the planning, and very informative. We wanted our dogs in the ceremony a lower guest minimum for fear that less people at the time would attend due to covid and Michael quickly accommodated our requests, no questions asked! Our wedding was 10/14/23 and Farrell was our maitre’d. After getting home, my matron of honor, brother in law and mom had nothing but AMAZING things to say about Farrell. According to my mom, Farrell saw my grandpa had trouble with his boutonniere and she, without us asking, started helping him and all the other groomsmen clip them on. She worked with my husband on getting a little last-minute seating mishap resolved (we had some unplanned guests who had initially rsvp’d no and showed up). She was so good with children as our flower girl and flower boy/ring bearer were 4 and 7 and she interacted with them and helped show them what to do at the ceremony. Our day of coordinator unfortunately had an emergency and was not there part of the wedding but Farrell really took over and checked in on us constantly and took charge of the day. My matron of honor said Farrell was so nice and reliable and amazing at her job. Going back to the wedding, our guests couldn’t stop talking about how gorgeous the venue was, down to the chandeliers in the ballroom. Our wedding was unfortunately outdoors but Birchwood was so accommodating with allowing us to use the Grand Ballroom for the ceremony as the reception was already set up elsewhere. We upgraded the cocktail hour to deluxe and with both my husband and I being from Chinese families with high expectations in regards to seafood, the lobster tails were gone instantly as our guests loved them so much. People raved about how good the cocktail hour was, including the carving station and shrimp scampi station. The ice sculpture was a beautiful and elegant touch. All in all, we and our guests had nothing but an amazing time at Birchwood. We have nothing but positive experiences through our 2 years of wedding planning. Thank you Michael and Farrell and Birchwood Manor for helping us plan our wedding and make our wedding day visions really come to life!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Ultimate Entertainment Ultimate Entertainment Wedding DJs

Our company has entertained at numerous venues throughout the entire tri-state area and Birchwood Manor ranks among the best. Their attention to detail and the ways in which I have personally witnessed them treating their guests truly stands out. I would strongly recommend this facility for any occasion.

Anthony Ziccardi Studios Anthony Ziccardi Studios Wedding Photographers

Stunning venue, with many great opportunities for beautiful photos, need a picture perfect place for a ceremony they got you covered. Anthony Ziccardi Studios loves working at Birchwood Manor! Contact Michelle for great deals and service! and tell them Anthony sent you!

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