The James Ward Mansion

169 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The James Ward Mansion

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Event coordinator
  • Bride and groom dressing rooms
  • Piano
  • Full-service kitchen
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Preferred vendors
  • Lighting and sound
  • Chairs, tables and furniture
  • Choice of caterers


Accommodation
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

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Grand Salon during a wedding ceremony
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This is taken from the balcony that overlooks the entire Grand Salon
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Outside the Mansion
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Round table setup with centerpiece
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The Atrium at the James Ward Mansion is the perfect location to hold your cocktail reception or post...
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The master bedroom
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All white table setup
Formal dining room perfect for smaller weddings, formal dining and intimate events
Formal dining room perfect for smaller weddings, formal dining and intimate events
Ceremony taking place in the Grand Salon
Ceremony taking place in the Grand Salon
Drinks reception in the Atrium with beautiful indoor fountain
Drinks reception in the Atrium with beautiful indoor fountain
Dramatic lighting in the Grand Salon highlights the beauty of the room
Dramatic lighting in the Grand Salon highlights the beauty of the room
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Beautiful table settings with our partners
The Grand Salon looking in towards a second fireplace and the entrance to the Atrium
The Grand Salon looking in towards a second fireplace and the entrance to the Atrium
The fireplace in the Grand Salon decorated with beautiful arrangements
The fireplace in the Grand Salon decorated with beautiful arrangements
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Chapel in the James Ward Mansion
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Tables set up with the backdrop of the magnificent Grand Salon
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7 Reviews for The James Ward Mansion

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.7
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  • Liz

    Liz Kingsley · Married on 08/05/2019

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

    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

    Dallas · Married on 07/26/2019

    5.0
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    Exceptional

    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

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The James Ward Mansion FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • 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, Clean Up, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • 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? Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Havana Photography
    Havana Photography Wedding Photographers

    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

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  • 169 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ, 07090 See on map
    908-517-9080 (Phone number)

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