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.
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:
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
Recommended by 95% of couples
Rhonda · Married on 08/24/2019
Elegance with pride
James Ward Mansion exemplifies elegance and the atmosphere exudes beauty and Julie is amazing with a style of classic professional pride.Sent on 01/01/2019
The James Ward Mansion's reply:Thank you so much Rhonda for your comments and feedback. We are so happy to hear you are happy! Thank you for choosing The James Ward Mansion. We hope you will always have wonderful memories of your day.
Liz Kingsley · Married on 08/05/2019
We LOVED the James Ward Mansion
The minute we first stepped into the main room of the James Ward Mansion, we knew that the beautiful, intimate space was where we wanted to get married. Our hunch was confirmed by the interactions we had with the staff, Julie and Anna, who were extremely accommodating and knowledgeable about the particulars of the venue. On our wedding day, we enjoyed getting dressed in the cozy bedrooms upstairs, and our guests continually remarked about the fascinating space that includes a dining room table seating 22, an open kitchen where you can watch the culinary magic happen, and the one-of-a-kind reception area with spiral staircases, fireplaces, and views of lovely Westfield (our hometown). In much the same way that New York City is a character on the show Sex and the City, the James Ward Mansion was very much a character in our wedding.Sent on 09/15/2019
Dallas · Married on 07/26/2019
Our family and friends can’t stop talking about how amazing and unique the James Ward Mansion is. Our wedding is described as the wedding of the year and one of the best experiences to be had. The personalized service and the intimacy of the venue is indescribable. Everything surpassed our expectation, from the mansion, to our caterer, the Ultimate Caterer and of course the Beauty Artist Group, who did my hair and makeup. I knew from the moment I saw the mansion online to visiting in person, we could not have made a better choice. If you want a beautiful, unique and an intimate setting that we leave your guest talking, the James Ward Mansion is your place.Sent on 08/25/2019
The James Ward Mansion is a hidden gems right in the heart of Westfield, NJ. This venue has lots of character and uniqueness to it. When it came to photographing my couple, I was very impressed at what this venue had to offer. The James Ward Mansion is the perfect venue for a small and intimate celebration/event. If you are looking for the perfect charm, then check out The James Ward Mansion! Liz