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.
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.
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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Rose · Married on 07/03/2019
10 years later ...
The Westwood is a special place for me and my family. My Dad & his coworkers would have their annual Christmas party there and my parents celebrated their Silver Anniversary here a decade ago. After their party, I remember looking in the room (Cynthia Rose) & said, "This is where I want to get married." Fast forward to 10 years later, wow - getting married here last year felt really special. I dealt with Cathy when planning my parents' party a decade ago & I was ecstatic when I saw that she still worked there. She made me tear up when she showed me the Thank You card I sent 10 years ago that she saved! Cathy answered all of my questions patiently & was amazing throughout the process. Joe was our maître d' - he was attentive to us & I was thankful he even offered to go to the car to try to find my missing bouquet! He also had the bridal party pumped before walking in the reception room. Our loved ones raved about how amazing the food was & some even want to go back for more braised short ribs! lol. Cathy & The Westwood staff worked really hard on our wedding day - I found out the day after that the town lost its power on our wedding day after a building collapsed. I didnt know that they rented a generator to make our party happen - I couldnt tell when we arrived that something had gone wrong lol. We're also thankful that the owner was able to reimburse us for the mistake we made with the head count - they were amazing and it helped us so much! I knew we'd be stress-free picking them due to the past experiences we've had. It truly was the best dayyyy everrr ... and I have Cathy & The Westwood to thank for making my wish from 10 years ago come true. I know for sure that our next big event will be held here. We love you guys! -Rose and OzSent on 02/20/2020
Billie · Married on 05/03/2019
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
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.Sent on 11/24/2018
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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!