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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
Michael Brannigan · Married on 07/06/2019
A beautiful and unique space!
We chose James Ward Mansion for our wedding because we wanted a non-traditional space (something different than a catering hall) that would keep our guests entertained the whole night and the mansion sure delivered! The venue is gorgeous in person and photographs really well. Plus our guests had fun exploring all the rooms throughout the night.Sent on 07/17/2019
We didn't work directly with the mansion that much but we appreciated they went along with some of our different ideas, such as placing our photo booth in the blue bedroom and allowing a handful of our guests to stand on the balcony overlooking the main room during the ceremony.
Outside the mansion is a lovely downtown area which we fell in love with as well. We would definitely recommend having your next event at the stunning James Ward Mansion!
Rhonda · Getting 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
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Samantha · Married on 07/28/2018
The James Ward Mansion was absolutely stunning! The venue is one of a kind. It was the perfect venue for our perfect day! The house manager was AMAZING and was a huge part of coordinating our day to make sure everything went smoothly when there were a few hiccups with other vendors.Sent on 08/13/2018
The James Ward Mansion's reply:
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