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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

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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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Catering Services
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Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

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Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

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Wheelchair Access

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4.7 out of 5 rating
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95% Recommended by couples

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21 Reviews
Caitlin D. Married on 10/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding Customer Service!!

We held our 10/29 wedding here and we had a great experience! From start to finish, the entire staff was friendly and welcoming. Super flexible with everything including last minute requests to visit the venue for final preparations. Anna & Jackie were also a HUGE help the day of with keeping our event on track timeline/service wise. Overall a great experience for us, we'd definitely have another event here!
Natasha L. Married on 07/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The James Ward Mansion/ Bridgerton

If you are looking to have a micro wedding or smaller size wedding this is your place! My now husband and I always wanted a smaller wedding. We had a final guest count of 60 people, and this was the perfect venue of our dreams. Not to mention in our budget! It has that old vintage French/ Bridgerton vibe mixed with the atrium area out of a storybook. This venue is very responsive and will work with you. Also, the mansion staff for the wedding night were also amazing and incredibly helpful. The mansion has a few food vendors that you have to choose from which made it extremely easy for me being a first time planning a wedding. Also, they provide you a list of vendors that they have worked with and love. Everything was amazing and our wedding was magical!
O A Married on 06/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome venue

For a small party but highly recommend
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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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