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The James Ward Mansion

Westfield, NJ View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
15 reviews
Up to 140 guests


Up to 140 guests

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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Historic Building

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
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

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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15 Reviews

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Recommended by 94% of couples
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  • Casey
    Casey B. Married on 02/12/2020
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    Stunning location!

    The James Ward Mansion is a vision.

    I cannot thank the Mansion's team enough for making our wedding reception memorable and simply gorgeous. The venue had our guests exploring and taking photos of every inch of the property. And if you plan on having young children attend your event, the upstairs rooms provided an excellent place for them to lay down and/or take a break from the event's festivities.

    In addition to the glamorous interior of the Mansion, downtown Westfield, NJ provided an excellent backdrop for more photography locations.

    I highly recommend the James Ward Mansion!
  • Claudia
    Claudia Married on 11/09/2019
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    We had our wedding here last month! It is truly an incredibly beautiful and unique space! We had the most perfect day. Julie was always quick to accommodate and answer any of my questions throughout the planning process, and Susie oversaw my wedding day from start to finish! She refreshed our rooms and kept the event space spotless. She even came in the following day (a Sunday) to help us retrieve some of our items from the reception! The James Ward made our wedding unforgettable. It was perfect. There is no other venue like it!

    The James Ward Mansion's reply:

    Thank you so much Claudia for choosing us for your special day. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Wishing you both many years of love and happiness together.


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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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