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About Highlawn Pavilion

From Panorama to Plate, an Elegant and Romantic Celebration Awaits


With its sophisticated elegance and sweeping panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion sets the stage for an unmistakably unique and memorable day. Perched atop the over 400 acres of park and nature preserve that is Eagle Rock Reservation, the Florentine-style structure, with over 100 years of history, further enhances the character, authenticity, ambiance, and romance of the setting. As an ideal, welcoming venue for all weddings Highlawn Pavilion offers wonderful options from outdoor ceremonies to lavish receptions.

In addition to the stunning views and spectacular architecture, the cuisine is exceptional in every way. Known for our fine dining and award-winning chef, your wedding reception and wedding banquet will always be highlights at Highlawn Pavilion. We create sumptuous wedding menus tailored to your tastes and the style of your wedding.

Few if any such venues can claim as many culinary recognitions, including an “Excellent” from The New York Times, Four Stars from The Star Ledger, and a host of awards for “Most Romantic Restaurant.”  Zagat Survey has said of Highlawn Pavilion, “Proof that a spectacular view and extraordinary food can coexist.” Our Executive Chef Mitchell Altholz and the private dining staff of Highlawn Pavilion look forward to helping you create the perfect menu for your guests and budget requirements.

From the procession right through your wedding banquet, our dedicated staff will ensure every detail is perfect. Our wedding planners enjoy working with brides-to-be to create the wedding of your dreams. We’ve hosted weddings and commitment ceremonies for more than a quarter century, and we take pride in working within your wedding budget to create a truly carefree and wonderful ceremony.

Due to the popularity of our facility and one-wedding-at-a-time business practice, we encourage prospective couples to schedule an appointment well in advance of other planning. With our strong list of preferred professionals including photographers, florists and entertainment, we are capable of being your one-stop-resource for your most important day.

And of course, congratulations! We invite you to contact us today to see how Highlawn Pavilion can make your special day unforgettable.

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Northern New Jersey

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We have nothing but good things to say about Chris and his team at the Highlawn !! They helped to make our wedding on October 27, 2017 flawless and the best night of our lives. The food was great the service was great and the whole night is still being talked about! Chris was always available to answer any of our many questions and took all of our requests seriously, they made all of our dreams reality, and then some! Thank you so much to everyone at the Highlawn! We thoroughly recommend this venue, the pricing was right, the food was impeccable, the atmosphere is romantic and the view is breathtaking!!

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Photo of Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange, NJ - They even made the cake!!
Profile Picture Danielle, 10/27/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access, Indoor, Cake, Clean Up, Set Up

We were thrilled with our positive experience at Highlawn Pavilion from 11am to 5pm on 3 September,2017. Key to our satisfaction was the cooperation and time extended to us, months in advance, by the Banquets Manager Paul Keenan and his very capable colleague, Christopher. Paul spent all the the time we needed with us going over the details of logistics, food and the ceremonial/religious aspects of planning a wedding for 110 people months in advance of the event. We were thoroughly impressed and satisfied with this level of cooperation.

On the day of the wedding we had rain, but as promised the Highlawn team "made lemonade out of lemons" and assembled the wedding area, including the chuppah, entirely to our satisfaction and the ceremony was very dignified and beautiful. We had a lot of enthusiastic young folks in attendance and the microphones for the speeches were all in working order, the dance floor was full, the food and wine and bar area were impeccably prepared.

It was our first daughter to be married and we were thrilled! When the event was over, the staff had prepared on a cart excess flower arrangements, wedding cake and any other wedding paraphanelia belonging to us, to take home. We didn't even have to ask!

Regarding the transactional aspects, i can say there were no surprises; the rates offered by HP are very competitive.

The key to success was the professionalism of the staff, our primary contacts being Paul Keenan prior to the event, and Norma, the irrepressible Maitre D', during it.

Thanks HP!

Profile Picture Gregory, 9/3/17, 1 Review
Category: Rehearsal Dinner Location

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Great working with everyone at the Highlawn! Amazing food and great staff!


Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, NJ 07052   See On Map
973-731-3100 (phone)