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The Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge is a wedding venue located in Warren, New Jersey, that is nestled on 50 acres in the Watchung Mountains. The venue has been family-owned and operated since 1984 and offers a romantic experience for all weddings from start to finish.

Facilities and Capacity

The elegant ballroom at The Sherwood Chalet creates the perfect ambiance for an exclusive reception, featuring adorned crystal chandeliers and a beautiful neutral color palette that will complement any style. The Forest Lodge has a beautiful gazebo that is surrounded by a rustic landscaped setting, creating the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. After the ceremony, your guests will be guided into the new stone deck and patio, an exquisite spot surrounded by wrought iron fencing that is ideal for a cocktail hour and a full bar. The entire property can accommodate up to 175 guests.

Services Offered

The Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge has a picturesque outdoor setting, a trendy and rustic atmosphere, as well as attentive and accommodating staff that will customize your event to suit your taste and budget. The goal of their professional team is to make your imagination become a reality and create a memorable occasion, giving you exclusive access to the property for the entire day. With an inspired country-style look, this venue will provide you with the perfect canvas to guide your decor and color palette. The venue offers the following services and rentals:

  • Mahogany Chiavari chairs
  • Centerpieces
  • Decor
  • Tent with accessories
  • Lighting
  • Setup and cleanup
  • China and glassware
  • Event planning
  • Valet parking


The European and CIA-trained chefs at The Forest Lodge will fully cater your event and curate customized menus that please the most discerning tastes. Their attentive staff will handle each and every detail, personalizing your cuisine and letting you choose from the following:

  • Cake and cake cutting
  • Buffet
  • Hors d鈥檕euvres
  • Tastings
  • Stations
  • Plated dinners
  • French service
  • Cash or open bar

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

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Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Christine M. Married on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Fairytale Forest venue!

I had my wedding at the Forest lodge in their Maple Grove outdoor area for my 200+ guests. It was the perfect combination of fairytale forest with laid back yet classy vibes! Joe and Anthony were both so responsive and accommodating throughout our planning and Joe did such a phenomenal job the day of. Corey and I appreciated everything Joe and the team of bridal attendants did that day, especially when I was feeling a little anxious about the weather. Spoiler alert: it turned out to be gorgeous by ceremony time! When our shuttle was running late from the hotel, Joe assured me that even if we had to start a little late, the wedding will not be cut short. I was so relieved! I will be forever grateful for the Forest Lodge staff for making it the best day of our lives!
Brittany J. Married on 08/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Anniversary Celebration

We decided to have a large anniversary celebration exactly one year after our private, intimate ceremony and Forest Lodge was the perfect place for us. With its beautiful outdoor setting, delicious food, and outstanding service, we couldn鈥檛 have been happier with our event. Anthony Panchery and his team were super accommodating, and patient thought the entire process, and answered my million (borderline annoying) questions each step of the way. I am so thankful for Anthony, Joe, and Kelly for making our night truly one to remember, and cannot sing the praises of Forest Lodge enough. If you are looking for a beautiful venue in central Jersey with outstanding food and service, add Forest Lodge to your list!!
James L. Married on 07/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best venue with the best staff in the area, hands down

If you're reading this review and on the fence about booking Forest Lodge for your wedding this is your sign to book it! I cannot speak highly enough about the effort this crew puts in to make your day perfect. There is a reason they're one of the top rated venues in NJ!

Our experience getting married at Forest Lodge was absolutely a 10/10 experience. Beginning way back when we scheduled to visit the venue for the first time with Anthony (on the day before New Years Eve!) to the day of the wedding, we felt very comfortable and assured that they were experts at this and would make our special day incredible and unique to our personalities.

The team really knows how to pull off a perfect event, we had some unexpected hiccups leading up to saying "I Do" but Anthony, Joe, Kelly, and Julia handled everything with a smile. I was blown away (pun intended) to find out that just before our guests arrived, the mirrored sign my wife and I had created blew off the easel and was smashed to pieces. The Forest Lodge team rushed out to get a replacement and hand painted it to match what we had provided! Really incredible effort for something that was entirely out of their control!

Every time we met with the team at Forest Lodge we went from having a ton of questions and a lot of concern to being completely put at ease. The team had an answer to every question we could think of and worked with us to make our dream wedding uniquely ours.

In addition to my own experience, between booking the venue and our wedding, I heard accolades from multiple other people who I knew that got married here, and I can confidently say my experience was not a one-off. Everyone I spoke with raved about their weddings or events at Forest Lodge and the only complaint (if you can call it that) was the overwhelming amount of food they provide! Seriously, it's a lot of food and every bite is delicious.

I wanted to make sure I explicitly call out how invaluable the staff is at Forest Lodge. The venue itself is breathtaking, but honestly we saw a lot of amazing venues. Forest Lodge was the only one whose staff gave us the impression (and delivered) that they could make sure our friends, family, and my wife and I would have an unforgettable day.

Like I said before, if you're on the fence, this is your sign to go with Forest Lodge, you won't regret a single thing!
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