The Westwood is a premier wedding and event venue in Garwood, New Jersey. 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. They offer in-house catering, event planning services, and guidance every step of the way from their experienced wedding staff. If you want a once in a lifetime wedding that exudes both romance and laid-back fun, host your one of a kind wedding at The Westwood.
Facilities and Capacity
The Westwood is a spacious banquet hall serving up to 350 guests at a time. It’s characterized by its romantic sweeping staircase, ceiling-high arched windows, and vintage fireplace for winter weddings. The grounds are adorned with delicately manicured gardens ideal for your wedding photos. The main dining hall has sparkling crystal chandeliers and a stained glass ceiling above the elegant ballroom floor. The Westwood has space for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. The indoor space has a small seating area. The aisle that leads to a massive frescoed wall guarded by a wrought-iron gate and brick pillars. Outside, the ceremony space it set to the building’s stone facade, with towering white columns. In the back gardens, couples have access to a patio area and white pergola surrounded by natural greenery.
The Westwood not only has a beautiful dining hall for weddings, it provides top notch service for couples wanting a stress-free dream wedding. They have several dining rooms in addition to the main banquet hall that are ideal for bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. They offer full-service event planning and event rentals for tables, chairs, and other basic decor. The Westwood floral department can also provide basic flower centerpieces and arch or chuppah decoration. The Westwood has a superior in-house catering service. They also offer guests and the bridal party onsite WiFi and parking.
The Westwood has a five-star culinary staff to help you plan your wedding meal. They offer a mix of classic American and Italian food, custom-curated for your event. You can choose to have your meal plated and served by the Westwood wait staff, or serve your guests buffet-style. They will also prepare a full bar and signature cocktail. Their culinary team offers a full dessert menu, with wedding cake and other sweet bites.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Jennifer · Married on 09/29/2018
My husband and I were married at the Westwood on Nov 2 2018 and we cannot day enough great things about this venue and everyone that works there! From the beginning of the wedding process I was a very picky bride- visiting or contacting over 30 venues in the state of NJ. When I walked into the Westwood and sat down with ERIN WILLIAMS I knew I had found the place. I wanted a romantic warm late autumn vibe with an “affordable” price tag (does affordable really exist in NJ?) and The Westwood was it! We were married in the Lena Ballroom which is the upstairs of the Westwood. It features a beautiful piano and wood accents. It has multiple fireplaces and warm lighting. The walls are beige and mauve with many mirrors and wall sconces. I added to it by bringing in my own centerpieces which lit up and many many flickering candles. It was so romantic. Erin Williams at the Westwood was a dream coordinator. From the beginning he was so willing to make my dream a reality from the decor to the food to the cocktail hour add-ons , liquor package, ceremony arch, and every little detail. The his and her drinks he gave us were such a nice touch! He himself was married a month earlier than mine (in the same ballroom!) and wanted to make sure my day was as special as his! I brought in over 10 boxes of decor and favors on the day and he made sure everything was set up perfectly. He even appointed our maitre d JOE and he was outstanding!! JOE made sure the ceremony ran smoothly ; making sure we ate (even sending us home with so much delicious food bc he knew we didn’t eat!) . He put together a great rehearsal right before and directed us in every way we needed. He was literally the best maitre d someone could ask for. Oh and the food at the Westwood; can I tell you how many compliments I got afterward!? Everyone raved about the food. The stuffed chicken is delicious! The short ribs melt in your mouth. The cocktail hour had an amazing assortment of food including a carving station - yum!! I could go on for days about how PERFECT the day was. I owe so much of that to the Westwood. ERIN WILLIAMS, Joe, and everyone at the Westwood; Thank you for making our wedding day such a dream.
Jenn · Married on 11/03/2018
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.
Katlin · Married on 11/02/2018
Our reception was PERFECT!!
The Westwood exceeded our expectations for our wedding reception! All the way from booking our date with Cathy - she is amazing! She always answered my emails with my silly questions and always made me feel at ease. Every appointment with her was thorough, and i never felt leaving uneasy or overwhelmed which EASILY happens with wedding planning. The day of our wedding we were greeted immediately by our maitre d who was one of the sweetest women ive ever met before! the whole night she was like a superhero who always made sure we were OK and had everything we needed. All night we heard how beautiful the room looked and how amazing the food was, which made me feel so great! Every detail we asked for was executed and everything about the reception was just phenomenal. I would 100% recommend The Westwood to everyone i know because they are affordable, they work with you throughout the ENTIRE process, and they will make everything you ask for happen. THANK YOU !!!
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.
Love this venue. Great staff and easy to work with. Always a pleasure!
Outstanding food, drinks and service... And what views! What a wonderful place to have a wedding!