The Westwood

438 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 50 to 280
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About The Westwood

The Westwood is a family owned and operated wedding and event venue in the charming town of Garwood, New Jersey. For over 50 years, The Westwood has been helping couples bring their wedding dreams to life. This beautiful banquet hall offers couples plenty of options, from a luxe wedding to an intimate affair with family and friends. Choosing The Westwood offers you peace of mind and plenty of options for creating an event tailored to your visions. We offer in-house catering, event planning services and guidance every step of the way from our experienced wedding staff. If you want a once in a lifetime wedding that exudes both romance and the highest standard of service, host your one of a kind wedding at The Westwood.

Facilities and Capacity
The Westwood is a spacious banquet hall with 2 ballrooms serving up to 280 guests in the main floor ballroom & 180 guests in the upper level ballroom. It’s characterized by its traditional decor, a stately, picturesque staircase, ceiling-high arched windows, fireside lounges on both levels as well as a mahogoney trimmed fireplace in the upper level ballroom. The grand entrance greets you with custom French style mahogey doors, hand-polished granite floors and a hand painted mural anchoring the opulent, grandiose chandelier in the main lobby. The grounds are adorned with lavish greenery, a gazebo perfect for guests to gather outdoors and a garden with an outdoor fireplace, beautiful ivy scaling the stucco building and a patio area with a pergola ideal for your wedding photos. The indoor space has a quaint seating area in the main floor lobby; each room has it's own, unique feel & decor enabling our couples to choose which room suits their tastes & needs.

Services Offered
While The Westwood is perfectly appointed for weddings with top notch service for couples wanting a stress-free dream wedding, we also have several dining rooms in addition to the ballrooms that are ideal for bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners & any other events you may be planning. Every package offered is a full-service, in-house catered event including tables, chairs, linens, servers, assistance with planning & decor as well as a wide variety of vendors to be used at your discretion. The Westwood is flanked by 2 large parking lots with ample parking as well as handicapped access.

Cuisine
The Westwood has a five-star culinary staff to help you plan each course. We offer a variety of cuisines, custom-curated for your event. You can choose to have your meal plated and served by our wait staff, or serve your guests buffet-style. We also have a variety of bar options including craft beers and your signature cocktail. Tiered wedding cakes, provied by Bovella.s, are included in all of our wedding packages with your choice of flavors, designs and colors.Dessert samplers, gourmet ice cream bars and full venetian hours are available as well.

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Outdoor Fireplace
Outdoor Fireplace
Lena Lobby
Lena Lobby
Ceremony in The Lena Ballroom
Ceremony in The Lena Ballroom
Congratulations!
Congratulations!
Newlyweds Outside
Newlyweds Outside
Newlyweds Outside
Newlyweds Outside
Newlyweds Outside
Newlyweds Outside
Grand Entrance
Grand Entrance
Night time in The Garden
Night time in The Garden
Cynthia dressed in blue
Cynthia dressed in blue
Cynthia dressed in blue
Cynthia dressed in blue
Ceremony in The Rose
Ceremony in The Rose
Cynthia dressed in blue
Cynthia dressed in blue
In the Gazebo
In the Gazebo
Cynthia dressed in black
Cynthia dressed in black
Cynthia dressed in black
Cynthia dressed in black
Girls beneath the Pergola
Girls beneath the Pergola
Just as the sun set
Just as the sun set
In front of the building
In front of the building
A man and his toys
A man and his toys
Walking towards her ceremony
Walking towards her ceremony
In the lower level bridal suit
In the lower level bridal suit
Too cute
Too cute
Beneath the Pergola
Beneath the Pergola
Focused foreground
Focused foreground
Beauty & the Beast Theme
Beauty & the Beast Theme
Be our guest sweets
Be our guest sweets
Love the Colors
Love the Colors
Gown hanging from Lena Mantle
Gown hanging from Lena Mantle
Different but perfeect
Different but perfeect
Head table in The Lena
Head table in The Lena
Lena dressed in lilac
Lena dressed in lilac
Gown shot from the stairs
Gown shot from the stairs
Gown in the window
Gown in the window
Gown with piano in Lena Lobby
Gown with piano in Lena Lobby
Reflection off Cynthia floor
Reflection off Cynthia floor
True love is easy to spot
True love is easy to spot
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62 Reviews for The Westwood

Recommended by 97% of couples


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

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    Billie · Married on 05/03/2019

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

    May 3, 2019

    We got married on 5/3/19 and had the most amazing wedding. Joe, our maitre'd was one of my favorite people to work with during wedding planning. Even our guest talked about how great he was. He made sure my husband and I had everything we needed and also made sure we ate which was huge!! We had a special memorial chair set up for my mom during the ceremony and Joe went as far as to give me that chair for our sweetheart table. It meant more to me than I am sure he realized. Don't hesitate to reach out to the Westwood but be sure to work with Cathy, Joe and Elizabeth. We wish we could do the day all over again!

    Sent on 06/03/2019
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    Jenn · Married on 11/03/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
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    Fantastic Wedding Venue!

    After visiting countless venues, we had finally came across The Westwood. We fell in love with the venue. It is a family owned business and that becomes obvious as soon as you meet with the staff. They are so kind and friendly. During the planning process, Cindy and Cathy guided us each step of the way to customize our day exactly how we imagined. Some things we didn’t know what to choose and they kindly provided advice and direction. Joe was our Maitre D. We met him two days before our wedding for rehearsal. During rehearsal, we were like two deer in headlights. We realized we had not planned those tiny details in the ceremony. He noticed our slight panic and reassured us that everything was going to be perfect. On the day of the wedding, he nailed it! He was juggling every aspect of the ceremony, reception, and everything in between like a true professional. We think back to the day and are still shocked how perfectly he made everything flow. We owe this to the Westwood for providing excellent service. The prices are unheard of and the food is AMAZING! Guests still to this day talk about how great the food was at our wedding. Our wedding day was more than we could ever imagine and we are so thankful the Westwood made this happen. With lots of love- thank you Cindy, Cathy, Joe, and all of the staff behind the scenes for making our day so special. We HIGHLY recommend The Westwood to everyone and anyone.

    Sent on 11/24/2018

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The Westwood FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 9500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 300.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 300.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 18.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    280
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August
    November
    December

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Summit Hills Florist Wedding Florists

    The Westwood is a truly a gem which specializes in weddings and events. Their staff is great to work with, they will take care of your every need.

  • Mondo Entertainment Wedding DJs

    Love this venue. Great staff and easy to work with. Always a pleasure!

  • Gregg Kits, DD, Wedding Officiant Wedding Officiants

    Outstanding food, drinks and service... And what views! What a wonderful place to have a wedding!

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  • 438 North Avenue Garwood, 07027 See on map
    908-373-5384 (Phone number)
    Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tue-Fri: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Sat-Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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