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Highlawn Pavilion

West Orange , NJ

LOCATION

Eagle Rock Reservation
West Orange, NJ US 07052 (map)
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ABOUT US

With its sophisticated elegance and sweeping panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion sets the stage for an unmistakably unique and memorable day. Perched atop the... Read more
With its sophisticated elegance and sweeping panoramic views of the New York City skyline, Highlawn Pavilion sets the stage for an unmistakably unique and memorable day. Perched atop the over 400 acres of park and nature preserve that is Eagle Rock Reservation, the Florentine-style structure, with over 100 years of history, further enhances the character, authenticity, ambiance, and romance of the setting. As an ideal, welcoming venue for all weddings Highlawn Pavilion offers wonderful options from outdoor ceremonies to lavish receptions.

In addition to the stunning views and spectacular architecture, the cuisine is exceptional in every way. Known for our fine dining and award-winning chef, your wedding reception and wedding banquet will always be highlights at Highlawn Pavilion. We create sumptuous wedding menus tailored to your tastes and the style of your wedding.

Few if any such venues can claim as many culinary recognitions, including an “Excellent” from The New York Times, Four Stars from The Star Ledger, and a host of awards for “Most Romantic Restaurant.” Zagat Survey has said of Highlawn Pavilion, “Proof that a spectacular view and extraordinary food can coexist.” Our Executive Chef Mitchell Altholz and the private dining staff of Highlawn Pavilion look forward to helping you create the perfect menu for your guests and budget requirements.

From the procession right through your wedding banquet, our dedicated staff will ensure every detail is perfect. Our wedding planners enjoy working with brides-to-be to create the wedding of your dreams. We’ve hosted weddings and commitment ceremonies for more than a quarter century, and we take pride in working within your wedding budget to create a truly carefree and wonderful ceremony.

Due to the popularity of our facility and one-wedding-at-a-time business practice, we encourage prospective couples to schedule an appointment well in advance of other planning. With our strong list of preferred professionals including photographers, florists and entertainment, we are capable of being your one-stop-resource for your most important day.

And of course, congratulations! We invite you to contact us today to see how Highlawn Pavilion can make your special day unforgettable. Read less

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5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough how obsessed we are with our wedding! We are so grateful to have chosen the Highlawn. Paul Keenan was so easy to work with. Our guests couldn't rave enough about the food. The room looked breathtaking and thankfully the sky was clear so all of our guests had a view! Omg love this place!!!
My husband and I cannot say enough how obsessed we are with our wedding! We are so grateful to have chosen the Highlawn. Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough how obsessed we are with our wedding! We are so grateful to have chosen the Highlawn. Paul Keenan was so easy to work with. Our guests couldn't rave enough about the food. The room looked breathtaking and thankfully the sky was clear so all of our guests had a view! Omg love this place!!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.9/5.0
My wedding ceremony and reception were both at The Highlawn. Phenomenal is the best word to describe my experience. Paul is absolutely amazing! He answered my millions of emails and calls, met with me multiple times, and knew what he was doing. I am in event planning and can be OCD, and he passed all my tests. The day before and of the wedding Paul and Norma were the best wedding pair you could hope for. They went through rehearsals, set-up and answered everyone's questions. They knew I really wanted to get married outside and waited an hour before to see if the rain would stop (it didn't, but if I said I wanted outside, they would have done it four me!) Plan B went into affected and the ceremony was still wonderful, Norma even acted as my flower girl!

The entire night they made sure my husband and I had food, drinks and anything else possible. The entire staff was incredible, the bar tender made amazing martinis and was dancing along to the music, servers were checking in on us, the food was delicious.

I really couldn't have asked for a more amazing wedding!
My wedding ceremony and reception were both at The Highlawn. Phenomenal is the best word to describe my experience. Paul Read more...
My wedding ceremony and reception were both at The Highlawn. Phenomenal is the best word to describe my experience. Paul is absolutely amazing! He answered my millions of emails and calls, met with me multiple times, and knew what he was doing. I am in event planning and can be OCD, and he passed all my tests. The day before and of the wedding Paul and Norma were the best wedding pair you could hope for. They went through rehearsals, set-up and answered everyone's questions. They knew I really wanted to get married outside and waited an hour before to see if the rain would stop (it didn't, but if I said I wanted outside, they would have done it four me!) Plan B went into affected and the ceremony was still wonderful, Norma even acted as my flower girl!

The entire night they made sure my husband and I had food, drinks and anything else possible. The entire staff was incredible, the bar tender made amazing martinis and was dancing along to the music, servers were checking in on us, the food was delicious.

I really couldn't have asked for a more amazing wedding! Read less
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Joanne
Wedding:
5/16/2014
4.0/5.0
My wedding reception at the Highlawn Pavilion was better than I imagined. Food was delicious, staff was outstanding, very helpful and attentive. Paul and team were extremely helpful throughout the planning to ensure my wedding reception went as planned and it did! Very happy with the service from beginning stages of planning to the day of the event. Everything was perfect.
My wedding reception at the Highlawn Pavilion was better than I imagined. Food was delicious, staff was outstanding, very Read more...
My wedding reception at the Highlawn Pavilion was better than I imagined. Food was delicious, staff was outstanding, very helpful and attentive. Paul and team were extremely helpful throughout the planning to ensure my wedding reception went as planned and it did! Very happy with the service from beginning stages of planning to the day of the event. Everything was perfect. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Incredible everything. My friends cannot stop raving. Service, food, value, view and everything else - just a delight and my daughter cannot stop talking about the dreams of her Sweet 16 coming true. Chris, Paul and the whole staff were just amazing. Thanks.
Incredible everything. My friends cannot stop raving. Service, food, value, view and everything else - just a delight and Read more...
Incredible everything. My friends cannot stop raving. Service, food, value, view and everything else - just a delight and my daughter cannot stop talking about the dreams of her Sweet 16 coming true. Chris, Paul and the whole staff were just amazing. Thanks. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
This was a great place for a wedding. The view was amazing and staff very accommodating. The food was delicious. .
This was a great place for a wedding. The view was amazing and staff very accommodating. The food was delicious. .
This was a great place for a wedding. The view was amazing and staff very accommodating. The food was delicious. . Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Hats off to all staff at the Highlawn for making our wedding the best day of our lives. Paul Keenan (Banquet Manager) did anything that we asked and took care of our requests beyond expectations. Norma who ran the party was a true professional. The food at the Highlawn is second to none as is the bar. The scenery is the best around and I can't say enough great things about the place.
Hats off to all staff at the Highlawn for making our wedding the best day of our lives. Paul Keenan (Banquet Manager) did Read more...
Hats off to all staff at the Highlawn for making our wedding the best day of our lives. Paul Keenan (Banquet Manager) did anything that we asked and took care of our requests beyond expectations. Norma who ran the party was a true professional. The food at the Highlawn is second to none as is the bar. The scenery is the best around and I can't say enough great things about the place. Read less
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Stefi
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
The day we met with Paul and saw the Highlawn Pavilion venue, we knew we would have our wedding here! The ambiance cannot be compared to anything else! It's the perfect size for a wedding of about 150 people. Paul was amazing because he was always cool, calm and collective. He made every decision easy and with no fuss! Norma was a doll the night of the wedding! I think she can read minds because everything was taken care of for us so we could effortlessly enjoy our night!! Our guests raved about the delicious food which was another big reason we went with Highlawn! We can't wait to have our anniversary dinner there!!
The day we met with Paul and saw the Highlawn Pavilion venue, we knew we would have our wedding here! The ambiance cannot Read more...
The day we met with Paul and saw the Highlawn Pavilion venue, we knew we would have our wedding here! The ambiance cannot be compared to anything else! It's the perfect size for a wedding of about 150 people. Paul was amazing because he was always cool, calm and collective. He made every decision easy and with no fuss! Norma was a doll the night of the wedding! I think she can read minds because everything was taken care of for us so we could effortlessly enjoy our night!! Our guests raved about the delicious food which was another big reason we went with Highlawn! We can't wait to have our anniversary dinner there!! Read less
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Jeana
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
NYC/Central NJ: One of THE places to consider!!! I have worked at some of the best wedding locations in the world and Highlawn Pavilion is a gem! My wedding and reception was a dream come true due largely to Highlawn Pavilion. Paul K. and his team are as saavy and experienced as they are kind and polite. The majority of my guests were from Manhattan/NYC area; and they were all impressed by the billion dollar view of Manhattan, Newark and Jersey City (it's the highest point in NJ), the fine cuisine, the garden and building classic Italian villa styling and the nice and accommodating staff!!! We had over 150 people and not one of them felt unattended or left without feeling like a VIP. Paul K. is a gentleman and his experience provided great assurance in planning the cocktail hour menu to the dinner menu to small details in wedding decor. His working relationships with area DJs, photographers/videographers helped me communicating with them on working together as a team. Thank you to the Highlawn Pavilion family!
NYC/Central NJ: One of THE places to consider!!! I have worked at some of the best wedding locations in the world and Read more...
NYC/Central NJ: One of THE places to consider!!! I have worked at some of the best wedding locations in the world and Highlawn Pavilion is a gem! My wedding and reception was a dream come true due largely to Highlawn Pavilion. Paul K. and his team are as saavy and experienced as they are kind and polite. The majority of my guests were from Manhattan/NYC area; and they were all impressed by the billion dollar view of Manhattan, Newark and Jersey City (it's the highest point in NJ), the fine cuisine, the garden and building classic Italian villa styling and the nice and accommodating staff!!! We had over 150 people and not one of them felt unattended or left without feeling like a VIP. Paul K. is a gentleman and his experience provided great assurance in planning the cocktail hour menu to the dinner menu to small details in wedding decor. His working relationships with area DJs, photographers/videographers helped me communicating with them on working together as a team. Thank you to the Highlawn Pavilion family! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We booked the Highlawn 2 months after we got engaged and had to wait 15 months for our great day. I saw the Highlawn when I was 20 and i remember looking at that elegant restaurant thinking wonderful events must happen there. It was kismet!!

Christopher Gellings was super helpful and very kind to us the whole way through. Quick with a phone call, all our questions were answered politely and professionally. We got the gift certificate to try the food and wow....their seafood is amazing!

The food is still raved about to this day. Two words: Duck rolls..amazing. The oysters, seafood, and all the meat were amazing and that was only the cocktail hour! We had a little bit of overcast on our wedding day, but it made for amazing pictures! You could see every building all night and at the last hour, our guests gazed out on the city. Upgrade to the Viennese table...even though no one will touch the cake when you have bananas foster!

We are so happy with the Highlawn, I promote it to all my friends. It was classy, elegant, fun, and so warm. If you want a run of a mill banquet hall, go somewhere else. :)
We booked the Highlawn 2 months after we got engaged and had to wait 15 months for our great day. I saw the Highlawn when Read more...
We booked the Highlawn 2 months after we got engaged and had to wait 15 months for our great day. I saw the Highlawn when I was 20 and i remember looking at that elegant restaurant thinking wonderful events must happen there. It was kismet!!

Christopher Gellings was super helpful and very kind to us the whole way through. Quick with a phone call, all our questions were answered politely and professionally. We got the gift certificate to try the food and wow....their seafood is amazing!

The food is still raved about to this day. Two words: Duck rolls..amazing. The oysters, seafood, and all the meat were amazing and that was only the cocktail hour! We had a little bit of overcast on our wedding day, but it made for amazing pictures! You could see every building all night and at the last hour, our guests gazed out on the city. Upgrade to the Viennese table...even though no one will touch the cake when you have bananas foster!

We are so happy with the Highlawn, I promote it to all my friends. It was classy, elegant, fun, and so warm. If you want a run of a mill banquet hall, go somewhere else. :) Read less
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geri
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here on 7/1/12-- we are an older couple but still wanted a classy event with great food. This was it and more! Fabulous views for the New York skyline and a gorgeous venue. All of our guests raved. Everyone we dealt with went out of their way to accomodate our wishes --from Chris the banquet manager to Norma our personal assistant the day of the wedding. It is a "smaller venue" and nice that they only have 1 wedding @ a time.
We had our wedding here on 7/1/12-- we are an older couple but still wanted a classy event with great food. This was it Read more...
We had our wedding here on 7/1/12-- we are an older couple but still wanted a classy event with great food. This was it and more! Fabulous views for the New York skyline and a gorgeous venue. All of our guests raved. Everyone we dealt with went out of their way to accomodate our wishes --from Chris the banquet manager to Norma our personal assistant the day of the wedding. It is a "smaller venue" and nice that they only have 1 wedding @ a time. Read less
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zak
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife and I chose the Highlawn Pavilion for our wedding reception on June 9, 2012. While we had the ceremony in a traditional church, the Highlawn was an exceptional place for our cocktail hour and reception. Chris Gellings, our coordinator at the Highlawn, could not have made for an easier day. They let us drop off a significant amount of items a week ahead of time, and stored them safely for us. This provided great emotional relief to my bride, who was worried about storing all of our favors.

Our guests had the most amazing time, and still can't talking about our wedding. The food was absolutely out of this world. Our cocktail hour had enough food to feed an army, and the quality was excellent. Chris was very accomodating, and worked with us so that we could add all of the special touches we wanted while still remaining within our budget. Dinner was fantastic, and was the best food we ever had at a wedding.

They were very accomodating with our other vendors, allowing our DJ to set up early, and providing space for our rented photo booth.

They assigned us our own wait staff, who even brought food and drink outside to us while we were taking photos on the surrounding grounds. The general wait staff were great as well. Also, the bartenders kept everyone very happy and our guests commented that the drinks were particularly delicious.

They also made our wedding cake, which was beautiful and delicious. We were also allowed to take our extra cakes from the Venetian hour home with us.

We can't recommend the Highlawn enough, in terms of quality, convenience, and also price.
My wife and I chose the Highlawn Pavilion for our wedding reception on June 9, 2012. While we had the ceremony in a Read more...
My wife and I chose the Highlawn Pavilion for our wedding reception on June 9, 2012. While we had the ceremony in a traditional church, the Highlawn was an exceptional place for our cocktail hour and reception. Chris Gellings, our coordinator at the Highlawn, could not have made for an easier day. They let us drop off a significant amount of items a week ahead of time, and stored them safely for us. This provided great emotional relief to my bride, who was worried about storing all of our favors.

Our guests had the most amazing time, and still can't talking about our wedding. The food was absolutely out of this world. Our cocktail hour had enough food to feed an army, and the quality was excellent. Chris was very accomodating, and worked with us so that we could add all of the special touches we wanted while still remaining within our budget. Dinner was fantastic, and was the best food we ever had at a wedding.

They were very accomodating with our other vendors, allowing our DJ to set up early, and providing space for our rented photo booth.

They assigned us our own wait staff, who even brought food and drink outside to us while we were taking photos on the surrounding grounds. The general wait staff were great as well. Also, the bartenders kept everyone very happy and our guests commented that the drinks were particularly delicious.

They also made our wedding cake, which was beautiful and delicious. We were also allowed to take our extra cakes from the Venetian hour home with us.

We can't recommend the Highlawn enough, in terms of quality, convenience, and also price. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just got married in this venue on June 2 of this year. We absolutely loved everything from the food to the outside grounds. The food was everything we were looking for, exremely tasty. The grounds and venue itself are extremely well kept up. The staff was wonderful and attentive to our every needs! I would recommend this venue to anyone! Our guests are talking about it still!
My husband and I just got married in this venue on June 2 of this year. We absolutely loved everything from the food to Read more...
My husband and I just got married in this venue on June 2 of this year. We absolutely loved everything from the food to the outside grounds. The food was everything we were looking for, exremely tasty. The grounds and venue itself are extremely well kept up. The staff was wonderful and attentive to our every needs! I would recommend this venue to anyone! Our guests are talking about it still! Read less
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Knajjar
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The service and quality are impeccable. They don't nickel and dime the small stuff, which is great. The food was fresh and hot and delicious, from the first plate to the last!
The service and quality are impeccable. They don't nickel and dime the small stuff, which is great. The food was fresh and Read more...
The service and quality are impeccable. They don't nickel and dime the small stuff, which is great. The food was fresh and hot and delicious, from the first plate to the last! Read less
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Emalene
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I celebrated our vow renewal and 50th Anniversary at the Highlawn
Pavillion. Since 50 years ago we eloped we made our 50th much like a wedding. We had a formal vow renewal fully set-up there.
The Highlawn Pavillion was wonderful. The manager Chris could not have been more accomadating and a pleasure to work with.
The day of our celebration the staff was wonderful and we're still getting compliments on how delicous the food was, every aspects of the food service etc,
was perfect.
We had a wonderful time and the the Highlawn Pavillion was perfect.
We had app. 113 guests.
Couldn't have been any happier.
My husband and I celebrated our vow renewal and 50th Anniversary at the Highlawn
Pavillion. Since 50 years ago we Read more...
My husband and I celebrated our vow renewal and 50th Anniversary at the Highlawn
Pavillion. Since 50 years ago we eloped we made our 50th much like a wedding. We had a formal vow renewal fully set-up there.
The Highlawn Pavillion was wonderful. The manager Chris could not have been more accomadating and a pleasure to work with.
The day of our celebration the staff was wonderful and we're still getting compliments on how delicous the food was, every aspects of the food service etc,
was perfect.
We had a wonderful time and the the Highlawn Pavillion was perfect.
We had app. 113 guests.
Couldn't have been any happier. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
11/26/2011
4.9/5.0
We looked at an embarrassing amount of venues for our reception and none really clicked with us until we found the Highlawn. From our first meeting to the day of our wedding, they were extremely easy to work with. They even called me prior to my wedding because they were going to put up holiday decorations and didn't want to clash with my flower scheme. The food was delicious and plentiful and the service was fantastic. We also had beautiful weather so the views of Manhattan and Jersey City were breathtaking.
We looked at an embarrassing amount of venues for our reception and none really clicked with us until we found the Read more...
We looked at an embarrassing amount of venues for our reception and none really clicked with us until we found the Highlawn. From our first meeting to the day of our wedding, they were extremely easy to work with. They even called me prior to my wedding because they were going to put up holiday decorations and didn't want to clash with my flower scheme. The food was delicious and plentiful and the service was fantastic. We also had beautiful weather so the views of Manhattan and Jersey City were breathtaking. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake from highlawn turned out beautifully. They were super easy to work with and the cake was exactly what I pictured for my wedding day.
My wedding cake from highlawn turned out beautifully. They were super easy to work with and the cake was exactly what I Read more...
My wedding cake from highlawn turned out beautifully. They were super easy to work with and the cake was exactly what I pictured for my wedding day. Read less
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Janie J
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at Highlawn on 9/4/11 (Sunday). The Ceremony (outside) and Reception were absolutely beautiful. The cocktail hour had fabulous choices and the dinners were magnificent. We had family and friends from all over the country and everyone was so impressed with the attention to excellence and the service. The banquet staff could not have been more helpful and professional. Our family felt that we made the perfect choice and my daughter and her new husband are in heaven! A special thank you to Paul who helped make the day flawless :)
My daughter was married at Highlawn on 9/4/11 (Sunday). The Ceremony (outside) and Reception were absolutely beautiful. Read more...
My daughter was married at Highlawn on 9/4/11 (Sunday). The Ceremony (outside) and Reception were absolutely beautiful. The cocktail hour had fabulous choices and the dinners were magnificent. We had family and friends from all over the country and everyone was so impressed with the attention to excellence and the service. The banquet staff could not have been more helpful and professional. Our family felt that we made the perfect choice and my daughter and her new husband are in heaven! A special thank you to Paul who helped make the day flawless :) Read less
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611wedding
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The entire staff at Highlawn is great. Everyone was flexible and cared about giving us a good experience, from the maitre d' answering every request with a smile, to the banquet managers who were checking the weather satellites every second, actually encouraged us to have the ceremony outside, and allowed us to use confetti indoors if it came to that. We worked with Paul, who is skilled at his job and kept everything running smoothly. The food (what I had of it) was good and table service was good as well. We went a little over time and they didn't kick us out even though there was another event following afterwards (we had a daytime wedding). Highly recommended! Great service and good value.
The entire staff at Highlawn is great. Everyone was flexible and cared about giving us a good experience, from the maitre Read more...
The entire staff at Highlawn is great. Everyone was flexible and cared about giving us a good experience, from the maitre d' answering every request with a smile, to the banquet managers who were checking the weather satellites every second, actually encouraged us to have the ceremony outside, and allowed us to use confetti indoors if it came to that. We worked with Paul, who is skilled at his job and kept everything running smoothly. The food (what I had of it) was good and table service was good as well. We went a little over time and they didn't kick us out even though there was another event following afterwards (we had a daytime wedding). Highly recommended! Great service and good value. Read less
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Ariele
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.6/5.0
Highlawn was a wonderful choice for our Saturday night, black tie wedding. We wanted a classic venue that would be sophisticated and elegant and Highlawn was a perfect match. The food was delicious and the view was incredible. Paul, our catering manager was highly responsive leading up to the wedding and our entire menu, from cocktail hour to dinner was custom. If you are looking for a unique, non-wedding factory with a classic feel, Highlawn is perfect.
Highlawn was a wonderful choice for our Saturday night, black tie wedding. We wanted a classic venue that would be Read more...
Highlawn was a wonderful choice for our Saturday night, black tie wedding. We wanted a classic venue that would be sophisticated and elegant and Highlawn was a perfect match. The food was delicious and the view was incredible. Paul, our catering manager was highly responsive leading up to the wedding and our entire menu, from cocktail hour to dinner was custom. If you are looking for a unique, non-wedding factory with a classic feel, Highlawn is perfect. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
The Highlawn Pavilion was perfect ceremony and reception venue for us. We had a Saturday day wedding, which gave us access to the entire restaurant. The ceremony was outside, along with cocktail hour on the patio, and our reception on the 2nd floor. They accomodated gluten free guests with a meal that suited their needs. The food was amazing and guests are still talking about it!
The Highlawn Pavilion was perfect ceremony and reception venue for us. We had a Saturday day wedding, which gave us access Read more...
The Highlawn Pavilion was perfect ceremony and reception venue for us. We had a Saturday day wedding, which gave us access to the entire restaurant. The ceremony was outside, along with cocktail hour on the patio, and our reception on the 2nd floor. They accomodated gluten free guests with a meal that suited their needs. The food was amazing and guests are still talking about it! Read less
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jayd0524
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.8/5.0
We worked with Chris and had a wonderful wedding. We were married on a Sunday outside at the Gazebo and then had a reception on the 2nd floor. The cake came out beautiful and we were given a $100 gift certificate to eat at the restaurant after we booked the date.
We worked with Chris and had a wonderful wedding. We were married on a Sunday outside at the Gazebo and then had a Read more...
We worked with Chris and had a wonderful wedding. We were married on a Sunday outside at the Gazebo and then had a reception on the 2nd floor. The cake came out beautiful and we were given a $100 gift certificate to eat at the restaurant after we booked the date. Read less
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47 N. Fullerton Ave., Apt. 44
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved the hall, it was beautiful. Paul, our event coordinator, did a great job with everything.
We loved the hall, it was beautiful. Paul, our event coordinator, did a great job with everything.
We loved the hall, it was beautiful. Paul, our event coordinator, did a great job with everything. Read less
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pgnadi
Wedding:
7/25/2010
5.0/5.0
When we went to the High Lawn we had already decided we wanted to be married in the summer, they gave us an available date. We planned a wedding in 6 weeks and had soup to nuts at the most affordable price I could have ever imagined. The men that manage the High Lawn were very understanding of our time and our size concern. They helped us plan and enjoy a beautiful wedding. They were open to our ideas about rearranging some things within the room to help make our guests more comfortable. They only have 1 wedding at a time, and their outdoor garden was a perfect place for us to exchange our vows. I was very happy and felt we had a lovely party with 210guests yet it felt intimate. Its a place that has charm, and character, as well as history. The food was awesome, and my husband is a chef, so he wanted nothing other than the best. You can have dinner downstairs to experience the food for any occasion we have talked about going back every year for our anniversary dinner, because the food was well worth it.
When we went to the High Lawn we had already decided we wanted to be married in the summer, they gave us an available Read more...
When we went to the High Lawn we had already decided we wanted to be married in the summer, they gave us an available date. We planned a wedding in 6 weeks and had soup to nuts at the most affordable price I could have ever imagined. The men that manage the High Lawn were very understanding of our time and our size concern. They helped us plan and enjoy a beautiful wedding. They were open to our ideas about rearranging some things within the room to help make our guests more comfortable. They only have 1 wedding at a time, and their outdoor garden was a perfect place for us to exchange our vows. I was very happy and felt we had a lovely party with 210guests yet it felt intimate. Its a place that has charm, and character, as well as history. The food was awesome, and my husband is a chef, so he wanted nothing other than the best. You can have dinner downstairs to experience the food for any occasion we have talked about going back every year for our anniversary dinner, because the food was well worth it. Read less
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Cesy
Wedding:
8/14/2009
4.8/5.0
I highly recommend the Highlawn Pavilion to everybody! They did a wonderful job and the food was excellent, my friends and family are still raving about it. The cake was beautiful and it was delicious. You will not be disappointed.
I highly recommend the Highlawn Pavilion to everybody! They did a wonderful job and the food was excellent, my friends and Read more...
I highly recommend the Highlawn Pavilion to everybody! They did a wonderful job and the food was excellent, my friends and family are still raving about it. The cake was beautiful and it was delicious. You will not be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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InnaSky
Wedding:
5/25/2009
4.8/5.0
Highlawn Pavilion did a great job on our wedding. We had the whole place to ourselves, and it was absolutely beautiful. The location is stunning and the guests were very impressed by the quality. The food was great, and we had rave reviews about the cocktail hour. The even designed our wedding cake to our specs, which was nice. My recommendation to a future bride, is to see if you can pick a weekday holiday and reserve the whole place for your wedding for a great price. We chose Memorial Day Monday. We had our ceremony outside, our cocktail hour running both inside and outside on the first floor, the whine cellar for changing and photography, and the main upstairs hall for the actual reception. The great thing about HP is that it is so beautiful, you don't need to go anywhere else for pictures. Everything about it is just superb!
As another helpful tip, HP let us have food delivered from a local cafe for our vendors. This saved us from paying for them to eat the expensive dinner food - and kept the vendors happy!
Highlawn Pavilion did a great job on our wedding. We had the whole place to ourselves, and it was absolutely beautiful. Read more...
Highlawn Pavilion did a great job on our wedding. We had the whole place to ourselves, and it was absolutely beautiful. The location is stunning and the guests were very impressed by the quality. The food was great, and we had rave reviews about the cocktail hour. The even designed our wedding cake to our specs, which was nice. My recommendation to a future bride, is to see if you can pick a weekday holiday and reserve the whole place for your wedding for a great price. We chose Memorial Day Monday. We had our ceremony outside, our cocktail hour running both inside and outside on the first floor, the whine cellar for changing and photography, and the main upstairs hall for the actual reception. The great thing about HP is that it is so beautiful, you don't need to go anywhere else for pictures. Everything about it is just superb!
As another helpful tip, HP let us have food delivered from a local cafe for our vendors. This saved us from paying for them to eat the expensive dinner food - and kept the vendors happy! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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CARISS1228
Wedding:
5/8/2009
4.6/5.0
The Highlawn was wonderful!!! And I say this after they double booked our wedding date. They made it work and we ended up having our reception downstairs...they closed the restaurant for the night to accomodate us. It was not our first choice but in the end it worked out better than if we had the upstairs as anticipated!!! The food is spectacular. It isn't the mass produced fare that you would have at other venues. Everything was made to order, wonderful. The view sold us from day one. The wedding cake and food was amazing!
The Highlawn was wonderful!!! And I say this after they double booked our wedding date. They made it work and we ended up Read more...
The Highlawn was wonderful!!! And I say this after they double booked our wedding date. They made it work and we ended up having our reception downstairs...they closed the restaurant for the night to accomodate us. It was not our first choice but in the end it worked out better than if we had the upstairs as anticipated!!! The food is spectacular. It isn't the mass produced fare that you would have at other venues. Everything was made to order, wonderful. The view sold us from day one. The wedding cake and food was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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capeterkin
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.8/5.0
The Highlawn Pavilion did an incredible job delivering on all they promised. The food was excellent and my guests are still raving about it. In addition, they really worked with us to put together a menu and add special touches we requested all within our budget. They were very flexible in terms of customizing special requests. I would highly recommend them for any wedding or special event!
The Highlawn Pavilion did an incredible job delivering on all they promised. The food was excellent and my guests are Read more...
The Highlawn Pavilion did an incredible job delivering on all they promised. The food was excellent and my guests are still raving about it. In addition, they really worked with us to put together a menu and add special touches we requested all within our budget. They were very flexible in terms of customizing special requests. I would highly recommend them for any wedding or special event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Andrey
Wedding:
9/21/2008
5.0/5.0
The food at the cocktail hour and the reception was outstanding. Their Maitre d' is the nicest person, very attentive to your needs. When we booked our wedding we got a very nice discount even though the place is really worth the money they are asking initially. I WILL definitely come back for another event if need be. Ohhhh, and let's not forget the cake - I would have eaten the whole thing if I could :).
The food at the cocktail hour and the reception was outstanding. Their Maitre d' is the nicest person, very attentive to Read more...
The food at the cocktail hour and the reception was outstanding. Their Maitre d' is the nicest person, very attentive to your needs. When we booked our wedding we got a very nice discount even though the place is really worth the money they are asking initially. I WILL definitely come back for another event if need be. Ohhhh, and let's not forget the cake - I would have eaten the whole thing if I could :). Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Julie
Wedding:
8/19/2007
4.4/5.0
The Highlawn provided an amazing experience. The staff was accommadating and courteous. The view is absolutly amazing. I would recommend this venue if your weddding party is around 150. We ended up with 170 and it was slightly cramped. The food is wonderful as well (which is hard to find at weddings). The cocktail hour had somethign for everyone! Overall, the highlawn made my wedding day so special - I would not have changed a thing!
The Highlawn provided an amazing experience. The staff was accommadating and courteous. The view is absolutly amazing. I Read more...
The Highlawn provided an amazing experience. The staff was accommadating and courteous. The view is absolutly amazing. I would recommend this venue if your weddding party is around 150. We ended up with 170 and it was slightly cramped. The food is wonderful as well (which is hard to find at weddings). The cocktail hour had somethign for everyone! Overall, the highlawn made my wedding day so special - I would not have changed a thing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Juliane
Wedding:
9/30/2006
4.0/5.0
Fantastic wedding reception. A bit set in their ways and not flexible with some of my suggestions. overall, a perfect night, however.
Fantastic wedding reception. A bit set in their ways and not flexible with some of my suggestions. overall, a perfect Read more...
Fantastic wedding reception. A bit set in their ways and not flexible with some of my suggestions. overall, a perfect night, however. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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OrangeShoes
Wedding:
7/24/2005
4.8/5.0
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. Made me feel like a princess. Only one problem; couldn't choose linens, they only had one color. Otherwise food and service was amazing. My friends and famaily still talk about how wonderful the wedding was to this day. Highly, Highly, highly recommend
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. Made me feel like a princess. Only one problem; couldn't choose linens, they only had one Read more...
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful. Made me feel like a princess. Only one problem; couldn't choose linens, they only had one color. Otherwise food and service was amazing. My friends and famaily still talk about how wonderful the wedding was to this day. Highly, Highly, highly recommend Read less
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Emjaye
Wedding:
2/12/2005
5.0/5.0
For a small wedding of less than 200 the "Highlawn Pavilion" has no equal!!! First class service, cocktail hour is amazing, 5 star menu, cuisine is exemplary, as is NYC view! LOCATION is superb!!! The staff is flexible and creative, works with you to create the wedding of your dreams!!
For a small wedding of less than 200 the "Highlawn Pavilion" has no equal!!! First class service, cocktail hour is Read more...
For a small wedding of less than 200 the "Highlawn Pavilion" has no equal!!! First class service, cocktail hour is amazing, 5 star menu, cuisine is exemplary, as is NYC view! LOCATION is superb!!! The staff is flexible and creative, works with you to create the wedding of your dreams!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was amazing. There was not one complain the entire day. The food and service were great. We had an amazing time!
Our wedding was amazing. There was not one complain the entire day. The food and service were great. We had an amazing Read more...
Our wedding was amazing. There was not one complain the entire day. The food and service were great. We had an amazing time! Read less
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myu224d
Wedding:
3/16/2002
5.0/5.0
A Beautiful experience, everything went smoothly the Food was exceptional. I would recommend it to anyone that wants an incredible view of New York without paying New York prices.
A Beautiful experience, everything went smoothly the Food was exceptional. I would recommend it to anyone that wants an Read more...
A Beautiful experience, everything went smoothly the Food was exceptional. I would recommend it to anyone that wants an incredible view of New York without paying New York prices. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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