Garden Vista Ballroom

29 Howe Avenue, Passaic, NJ 07055 Map · Phone number
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About Garden Vista Ballroom

The Historic Garden Vista Ballroom is a wedding venue located in Passaic, New Jersey that was established in 1922 and reborn in 2008. This premier event venue will give you an unparalleled experience that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

Facilities and Capacity
The Historic Garden Vista Ballroom is a gracefully restored space that is inspired by the roaring 20s, featuring high vaulted ceilings, gold leaf trim and a hardwood dance floor. You can enter your reception through the grand staircases, making for a dramatic entrance. The space can accommodate up to 225 seated guests or 300 for a cocktail-style reception, offering tons of space for entertainment and customization.

Services Offered
The Historic Garden Vista Ballroom allows you to mix and match different designs, offering hundreds of color and place setting combinations in order to make your dream a reality. Their professionals will handle all of the important details in a timely manner to ensure that every aspect of your event is executed flawlessly. They offer distinctive packages that include the following services and rentals:

  • Fully decorated tables
  • Valet parking
  • Table skirting
  • Professional serving ware
  • Card and cake table
  • Floral design centerpieces and arrangements
  • Ice sculptures
  • Colored table linens and napkins
  • Wedding arch with lights
  • Bride and groom settings
  • Setup and cleanup
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Ample dance floor space


Cuisine
At this venue you will get top-of-the-line service for your reception and delicious food to go along with it. The following food and beverage selections are included in the menu packages:

  • Custom wedding cake
  • Buffet or plated
  • Cash bar with bartender
  • Four hot selections
  • Choice of salads
  • Soft drinks
  • BYOB bar service


History
The Historic Garden Vista Ballroom was originally built in 1922 as the home of Passaic Elk Lodge, one of the first Elk Lodges on the East Coast that was a focal point of entertainment in North Jersey. In 2005 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Owner Jim Robbins allowed for the creative rebirth of this facility, returning it to a sophisticated private event space after four years of skillful restoration.

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First dance
First dance
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Simple table setup with centerpiece
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Fancy chandelier
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Walking down the aisle
Evening party
Evening party
Round table setup
Round table setup
Sweetheart's table
Sweetheart's table
Exterior
Exterior
Reception design
Reception design
Black and pink table setup
Black and pink table setup
Bottles
Bottles
Black and white dance floor
Black and white dance floor
Setting up
Setting up
Black and white table setup
Black and white table setup
Dining
Dining
Indoor wedding setup
Indoor wedding setup
Dancing newlyweds
Dancing newlyweds
Slow dance
Slow dance
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Bride walking down the stairs
Black round table setup
Black round table setup
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First dance

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14 Reviews for Garden Vista Ballroom

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Michele

    Michele B. · Married on 09/29/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Hidden Gem in New Jersey

    I cannot say enough amazing things about this venue and the staff that runs it. Jim and Viviana really went above and beyond to make our wedding reception everything we could have dreamed. Everything flowed so easily and planning our wedding was fun and surprisingly stress free. This venue, which included the most delicious menue choices, accommodating staff, chefs and bartenders, is so unbelievably affordable and beautiful. It was honestly love at first sight.

    In the daylight, the hardwood floors, open space, and floor to ceiling windows were just perfect. It was an empty canvas where we knew we could bring our Intimate dream wedding to life.

    The staff was there for us every step of the way. I would 100% recommend the Garden Vista Ballroom for the wedding of your dreams. We are so grateful we found this venue!

    Sent on 02/26/2020
  • Yecenia

    Yecenia · Married on 09/02/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Sept 12,2020

    Where do I begin?! I just had my wedding here Saturday September 12, 2020 after it having to be postponed twice. Although this was very stressful to go through and plan during a global pandemic ,Jim (the venue owner) always Kept us positive and was extremely patient, flexible,helpful and hopeful. He even helped me build a “backdrop” the night before my big day right before I almost gave up! Lol (so kind!)
    When we finally got the okay for our September date, we started planning with Silvia. She was awesome and made sure our vision came to life. Silvia was always willing and able to help throughout the process and the many times we went over to drop things off! Maria was also very delightful and smiled the entire time which was so nice and heartfelt!
    All my guests raved about the AMAZING FOOD and how nice the staff were.
    We could NOT be any happier and grateful with everything ,especially everyone at Garden Vista Ballroom.
    I highly recommended this for anyones Big day! ⭐️

    Sent on 09/28/2020

    Garden Vista Ballroom's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words. Our team believes that your day deserves special attention. We take pride in seeing you and your guests smile.
  • Ana

    Ana · Married on 06/09/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Where do I begin.. JIM IS THE BEST!! Our wedding was on 6-9-18 and we booked this amazing place about a year and a half ago! Jim was very helpful and accommodating with our requests. We had about 130 people in our wedding.. and they were all super comfortable! The food was amazing! People were in love with the delicious pernil and penne in vodka sauce.. everything was super yummy! Everybody in the GVB were super helpful... from the super friendly bartender and valet guys.. to the servers and last but not least.. Jim! He is super responsive, organized and very calmed.. specially in a day that could be stressful. Overall we were very happy with our experience and would definitely recommend GVB!!

    Sent on 06/23/2018

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Garden Vista Ballroom FAQ

  • 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • 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?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    China
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet

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  • 29 Howe Avenue Passaic, New Jersey, 07055 See on map
    9737776655 (Phone number)
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