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The Bethwood

Totowa , NJ
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38 Lackawanna Avenue
Totowa, NJ 07511 US (map)

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The Bethwood celebrates 50 years of creating families and bringing them together.



From humble beginnings in 1965, to being one of the premier event halls in New... Read more
The Bethwood celebrates 50 years of creating families and bringing them together.



From humble beginnings in 1965, to being one of the premier event halls in New Jersey today, The Bethwood has built a reputation for quality and exemplary service. One that has stood the test of time. Only a few banquet halls in the Garden State have been operating for 50 years. Fewer still are owned and managed by the same family. The Pombo family are tremendously proud to say that we have been creating families for the past 50 years.

“The wedding celebrations we’ve been honored to host have created five generations of families. Nothing brings us more joy than bringing families together and building futures,” boasts Frank Pombo.

We are extremely proud of our 50-year-old heritage and are looking forward serving the new families of our state. Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, birthday, bar mitzvah or a family reunion, our trust and experience is guaranteed to make your event that will always be remembered affectionately. Together, we can create lifelong memories. Read less

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REVIEWS

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Mariana
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about The Bethwood. Dominic was our guide throughout the entire process. He was so helpful throughout every step and explained everything in detail. He made a lot of the planning easy, especially at our wedding day. We didn't have to worry about remembering anything, he guided us and the bridal party every step of the way.

Amazing food, beautiful facilities, great and extremely kind staff and everything was on point. I couldn't have asked for more. I highly recommend this venue.
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about The Bethwood. Dominic was our guide throughout the entire process. He Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about The Bethwood. Dominic was our guide throughout the entire process. He was so helpful throughout every step and explained everything in detail. He made a lot of the planning easy, especially at our wedding day. We didn't have to worry about remembering anything, he guided us and the bridal party every step of the way.

Amazing food, beautiful facilities, great and extremely kind staff and everything was on point. I couldn't have asked for more. I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
First: Jason B., our guide throughout this entire process, is probably my favorite human being on the planet (after my new husband, of course). He was so helpful throughout every step. He made a lot of the planning easy & fun. We felt like he went above & beyond to accommodate every detail we requested. Pretty much everything we asked about was met with "not a problem" or "I'll figure it out." And very importantly, he responded to calls & emails within 1-2 days, if not hours. At our wedding we didn't have to worry about remembering anything, he guided us & the bridal party every step of the way. And at the reception he even took us over to the buffet & put food on the plates for us!

The food was amazing. They accommodated so many food requests to allow us to have a half vegetarian wedding.

The staff set up all the tables for us & we had a lot of stuff! After the wedding was over they packed up all our stuff! And let us pick up every thing I'm the morning.

We truly didn't have to worry about anything at our wedding. And it was really affordable as well! Everyone had a great time.

My only negative review would be that the cake didn't hold up very well and some flowers were falling off by cutting time.

All of the wait staff was very friendly & helpful.

We loved every minute of working with and celebrating at The Bethwood!!!
First: Jason B., our guide throughout this entire process, is probably my favorite human being on the planet (after my new Read more...
First: Jason B., our guide throughout this entire process, is probably my favorite human being on the planet (after my new husband, of course). He was so helpful throughout every step. He made a lot of the planning easy & fun. We felt like he went above & beyond to accommodate every detail we requested. Pretty much everything we asked about was met with "not a problem" or "I'll figure it out." And very importantly, he responded to calls & emails within 1-2 days, if not hours. At our wedding we didn't have to worry about remembering anything, he guided us & the bridal party every step of the way. And at the reception he even took us over to the buffet & put food on the plates for us!

The food was amazing. They accommodated so many food requests to allow us to have a half vegetarian wedding.

The staff set up all the tables for us & we had a lot of stuff! After the wedding was over they packed up all our stuff! And let us pick up every thing I'm the morning.

We truly didn't have to worry about anything at our wedding. And it was really affordable as well! Everyone had a great time.

My only negative review would be that the cake didn't hold up very well and some flowers were falling off by cutting time.

All of the wait staff was very friendly & helpful.

We loved every minute of working with and celebrating at The Bethwood!!! Read less
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Mariela
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and i cannot say enough good things about the Bethwood. We recently had our wedding there and we are more than convinced that we made the right decision when we signed that contract. Even though we walked into the Bethwood without an appointment, the one lady at the office was able to get us to talk to a very kind man named Steve Goodman. Steve was extremely nice, he showed us the facilities, he gave us different options and explained pricing in detail (not to mention that he was very funny) . Other people worth mentioning due to their kindness and professionalism are Jason and Carlos who were there to make our ceremony and reception truly unforgettable. I also like to mention that the pricing was very reasonable considering everything that it included (cake, food, beverages, ice sculpture, chair bows, free night at a local hotel and much more). In conclusion, we fell in love with the Bethwood not only because of the extremely kind staff, beautiful facilities and the reasonable pricing but also because they truly made us feel like king and queen for a night. My husband and i absolutely made the best decision by booking our wedding at the Bethwood.
My husband and i cannot say enough good things about the Bethwood. We recently had our wedding there and we are more than Read more...
My husband and i cannot say enough good things about the Bethwood. We recently had our wedding there and we are more than convinced that we made the right decision when we signed that contract. Even though we walked into the Bethwood without an appointment, the one lady at the office was able to get us to talk to a very kind man named Steve Goodman. Steve was extremely nice, he showed us the facilities, he gave us different options and explained pricing in detail (not to mention that he was very funny) . Other people worth mentioning due to their kindness and professionalism are Jason and Carlos who were there to make our ceremony and reception truly unforgettable. I also like to mention that the pricing was very reasonable considering everything that it included (cake, food, beverages, ice sculpture, chair bows, free night at a local hotel and much more). In conclusion, we fell in love with the Bethwood not only because of the extremely kind staff, beautiful facilities and the reasonable pricing but also because they truly made us feel like king and queen for a night. My husband and i absolutely made the best decision by booking our wedding at the Bethwood. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Bethwood in my opinion is one of the best venues out there! Great spacious rooms (plenty of options), friendly staff, great follow up and the way things went the day of the wedding! Our Maitre'D - Jason, was great starting from working with us on getting everything ready and being extremely helpful during the wedding day. So carefully organized throughout the evening, timeline was followed precisely.

This review can go on forever about how great that place is...it truly is amazing and my husband and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

Thank you so much The Bethwood and Jason specifically!
The Bethwood in my opinion is one of the best venues out there! Great spacious rooms (plenty of options), friendly staff, Read more...
The Bethwood in my opinion is one of the best venues out there! Great spacious rooms (plenty of options), friendly staff, great follow up and the way things went the day of the wedding! Our Maitre'D - Jason, was great starting from working with us on getting everything ready and being extremely helpful during the wedding day. So carefully organized throughout the evening, timeline was followed precisely.

This review can go on forever about how great that place is...it truly is amazing and my husband and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

Thank you so much The Bethwood and Jason specifically! Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I ended up traveling a bit to keep all our appointments for The Bethwood because we were that impressed with their food, the grounds, and the value of booking a wedding there. We tried their food not only at a bridal show, but also at a Sunday brunch that Jason Baldanza invited us to, and that was such a winning factor. All the food was delicious, from the steak to the Asian dishes. You get a huge variety of food at the cocktail hour in The Bethwood. We also got to wander around the grounds and rooms during the bridal show and loved the castle-like look of it. All hallways and small rooms match the elegance of the ballrooms. A final factor that really helped us make our decision was the lovely chapel. Since we got married in July, we did not want to risk the heat of an outdoor wedding, so we really needed to find a place with a nice room for the ceremony. Many other wedding venues use the same reception room for the ceremony if you do not want an outdoor ceremony. The chapel in The Bethwood has beautiful decoration and light-flooded windows that turned out great in photographs. It was nice the day of to walk down the stairs from the ceremony to the cocktail hour; different location for different part of the evening.

We did all our planning with Jason Baldanza and he was extremely organized and helpful in straightening out details we wouldn't have even thought to ask about. He breaks up planning into several appointments over the months and has an agenda for each day. He really allowed us to make decisions about all details, yet was ready with his advice when we weren't sure. I would always bring a list of questions for each appointment because I wanted to cover everything, and usually he would have addressed my questions before I even had a chance to ask. I thought that choosing food would be an overwhelming process, but it really was easy as he helped us through the courses. The day of, everything was perfect!
My husband and I ended up traveling a bit to keep all our appointments for The Bethwood because we were that impressed Read more...
My husband and I ended up traveling a bit to keep all our appointments for The Bethwood because we were that impressed with their food, the grounds, and the value of booking a wedding there. We tried their food not only at a bridal show, but also at a Sunday brunch that Jason Baldanza invited us to, and that was such a winning factor. All the food was delicious, from the steak to the Asian dishes. You get a huge variety of food at the cocktail hour in The Bethwood. We also got to wander around the grounds and rooms during the bridal show and loved the castle-like look of it. All hallways and small rooms match the elegance of the ballrooms. A final factor that really helped us make our decision was the lovely chapel. Since we got married in July, we did not want to risk the heat of an outdoor wedding, so we really needed to find a place with a nice room for the ceremony. Many other wedding venues use the same reception room for the ceremony if you do not want an outdoor ceremony. The chapel in The Bethwood has beautiful decoration and light-flooded windows that turned out great in photographs. It was nice the day of to walk down the stairs from the ceremony to the cocktail hour; different location for different part of the evening.

We did all our planning with Jason Baldanza and he was extremely organized and helpful in straightening out details we wouldn't have even thought to ask about. He breaks up planning into several appointments over the months and has an agenda for each day. He really allowed us to make decisions about all details, yet was ready with his advice when we weren't sure. I would always bring a list of questions for each appointment because I wanted to cover everything, and usually he would have addressed my questions before I even had a chance to ask. I thought that choosing food would be an overwhelming process, but it really was easy as he helped us through the courses. The day of, everything was perfect! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The Bethwood's experience as an event venue makes them a very valuable resource and partner when planning an event. I had my wedding at the Bethwood and it was the most amazing and perfect experience. Everything was top notch. Jason Baldanza was a major contributor to the success of my wedding - I would not have changed a thing. I bombarded Jason with emails and calls and he answered every single question I had, gave me great advice and brought up important aspects I hadn't thought of and would have completely overlooked. Everything about the Bethwood is amazing and wonderful - each room is elegant, tastefully decorated and extremely well maintained - they only additional decoration I brought were my centerpieces, which was not only convenient but also economical; the rooms vary in size making the Bethwood perfect for ANY size and type of event; they have an abundance of private suites, each in a different style to accommodate anyone's and everyone's style preference; the staff are extremely helpful, responsive and friendly - the Bethwood really has cultivated an outstanding group of people - throughout my wedding they attended to every guest with such extreme promptness I received at least 10 comments on how great they were throughout the night; the food is DELICIOUS - any doubts or questions can be easily answered/resolved by attending one of their Sunday brunches that will blow you away. My sister-in-law had her wedding at the Bethwood and it was just as perfect - so their excellent is not a fluke but the standard. I have and will always recommend the Bethwood to anyone looking to host an event at a venue that does EVERYTHING well and exceeds even the highest expectations!
The Bethwood's experience as an event venue makes them a very valuable resource and partner when planning an event. I had Read more...
The Bethwood's experience as an event venue makes them a very valuable resource and partner when planning an event. I had my wedding at the Bethwood and it was the most amazing and perfect experience. Everything was top notch. Jason Baldanza was a major contributor to the success of my wedding - I would not have changed a thing. I bombarded Jason with emails and calls and he answered every single question I had, gave me great advice and brought up important aspects I hadn't thought of and would have completely overlooked. Everything about the Bethwood is amazing and wonderful - each room is elegant, tastefully decorated and extremely well maintained - they only additional decoration I brought were my centerpieces, which was not only convenient but also economical; the rooms vary in size making the Bethwood perfect for ANY size and type of event; they have an abundance of private suites, each in a different style to accommodate anyone's and everyone's style preference; the staff are extremely helpful, responsive and friendly - the Bethwood really has cultivated an outstanding group of people - throughout my wedding they attended to every guest with such extreme promptness I received at least 10 comments on how great they were throughout the night; the food is DELICIOUS - any doubts or questions can be easily answered/resolved by attending one of their Sunday brunches that will blow you away. My sister-in-law had her wedding at the Bethwood and it was just as perfect - so their excellent is not a fluke but the standard. I have and will always recommend the Bethwood to anyone looking to host an event at a venue that does EVERYTHING well and exceeds even the highest expectations! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Tammie
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
The Bethwood was an awesome place for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful, the building is beautiful. Great wedding venue. I would like to thank Steve Ranieri for all of his help and expertise with the ceremony process. Very professional and accommodating. Thank You.
The Bethwood was an awesome place for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful, the building is beautiful. Great wedding Read more...
The Bethwood was an awesome place for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful, the building is beautiful. Great wedding venue. I would like to thank Steve Ranieri for all of his help and expertise with the ceremony process. Very professional and accommodating. Thank You. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used The Bethwood for both our ceremony and our reception and I am so glad we did. Our Maitre D was Steve R. He is a great guy to work with and he was always available to work with us. He was extremely patient and did everything he could to get what we wanted.

My bridesmaids and I arrived at The Bethwood at 10AM to get ready. We had a preparation room to ourselves all day and it was perfect for getting ready.

One really nice thing about The Bethwood’s ceremony options is that they provide both and indoor and outdoor venue when you book them, which was necessary for us. On my wedding day, it rained off and on all day, so they strongly encouraged me to move indoors. Once everyone was inside the chapel and our flowers were in place, the chapel was better than perfect. After our wedding, the weather cleared up and we moved into the beautiful gardens for pictures.

As for the reception, we chose the Madrid room because the room for the cocktail hour actually overlooks the gardens. While we didn't get a chance to make it to the cocktail hour, everyone said that there was so much great food that they thought it was the dinner (which was 4 amazing courses still to come).

When we were done with photos, we retired to the prep room from earlier. It was so nice because they brought up some of the food from the cocktail hour and had a bottle of champagne waiting for us. My husband and I were able to relax for a few minutes before we joined our guests.

Steve coordinated the rest of the night - he told us how to line up, where to go; how to cut the cake, when to throw the bouquet and garter. He took care of everything. We would have been lost without him.

To sum up: The Bethwood is gorgeous, their food is absolutely delicious and there is a lot of it. And the people working at The Bethwood know exactly what they're doing. Our wedding day went smoothly because the staff is awesome.
We used The Bethwood for both our ceremony and our reception and I am so glad we did. Our Maitre D was Steve R. He is a Read more...
We used The Bethwood for both our ceremony and our reception and I am so glad we did. Our Maitre D was Steve R. He is a great guy to work with and he was always available to work with us. He was extremely patient and did everything he could to get what we wanted.

My bridesmaids and I arrived at The Bethwood at 10AM to get ready. We had a preparation room to ourselves all day and it was perfect for getting ready.

One really nice thing about The Bethwood’s ceremony options is that they provide both and indoor and outdoor venue when you book them, which was necessary for us. On my wedding day, it rained off and on all day, so they strongly encouraged me to move indoors. Once everyone was inside the chapel and our flowers were in place, the chapel was better than perfect. After our wedding, the weather cleared up and we moved into the beautiful gardens for pictures.

As for the reception, we chose the Madrid room because the room for the cocktail hour actually overlooks the gardens. While we didn't get a chance to make it to the cocktail hour, everyone said that there was so much great food that they thought it was the dinner (which was 4 amazing courses still to come).

When we were done with photos, we retired to the prep room from earlier. It was so nice because they brought up some of the food from the cocktail hour and had a bottle of champagne waiting for us. My husband and I were able to relax for a few minutes before we joined our guests.

Steve coordinated the rest of the night - he told us how to line up, where to go; how to cut the cake, when to throw the bouquet and garter. He took care of everything. We would have been lost without him.

To sum up: The Bethwood is gorgeous, their food is absolutely delicious and there is a lot of it. And the people working at The Bethwood know exactly what they're doing. Our wedding day went smoothly because the staff is awesome. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Mickey
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I am the mother of the bride. The Bethwood was a very resonable price but the best part was the service and the food.
andAs soon as we arrived the cocktail hour started and our guest raved about the food and service; it was like a million dollar event. The room for the ceremony was so well decorated,they got everything perfect ;I was so pleased. The bridal room had food drinks and a person was assigened just to this room and she was a doll. The wedding group was instructed how to come into the party and the did well. Now the reception was banging!!!!The food was absolutely fabulous and the service was excellent; the waiters were attentive to our every need

All I can say is if you are looking for an excellent place to hold a wedding or any occasion this is the place. Too bad the reviews ony go to 5 because this place is a 10. This was a bargain for what we got a champagne place on beer money
I am the mother of the bride. The Bethwood was a very resonable price but the best part was the service and the food. Read more...
I am the mother of the bride. The Bethwood was a very resonable price but the best part was the service and the food.
andAs soon as we arrived the cocktail hour started and our guest raved about the food and service; it was like a million dollar event. The room for the ceremony was so well decorated,they got everything perfect ;I was so pleased. The bridal room had food drinks and a person was assigened just to this room and she was a doll. The wedding group was instructed how to come into the party and the did well. Now the reception was banging!!!!The food was absolutely fabulous and the service was excellent; the waiters were attentive to our every need

All I can say is if you are looking for an excellent place to hold a wedding or any occasion this is the place. Too bad the reviews ony go to 5 because this place is a 10. This was a bargain for what we got a champagne place on beer money Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They were very accommodating to our needs for special diets and any other requests. The liquor room staff created a specialty drink just for us that was delicious.
They were very accommodating to our needs for special diets and any other requests. The liquor room staff created a Read more...
They were very accommodating to our needs for special diets and any other requests. The liquor room staff created a specialty drink just for us that was delicious. Read less
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