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The Westwood

Garwood , NJ
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Garwood, NJ 07027 US (map)

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908-789-0808

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Serving the needs, wishes, hopes and dreams of brides and grooms for over 50 years, The Westwood is the perfect choice for your special wedding day. And not just because the food and... Read more
Serving the needs, wishes, hopes and dreams of brides and grooms for over 50 years, The Westwood is the perfect choice for your special wedding day. And not just because the food and decor is amazing, but the customer service is second to none and we will customize your wedding as you wish, from special signature drinks we create especially for you, to breakfast bars and centerpieces you could only dream of! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1961
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
65
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1961
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
65
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Ann
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We were 100% pleased with the services we received at the Westwood. From start to finish, everything was wonderful. Event planner, Cathy, was responsive to emails and very accommodating to our requests. Some places we had contacted did not even return a single email or phone call. Cathy would typically get back to me 48 hours or less every single time.

The Westwood staff dealt with the Photo Booth vendor and DJ during set up so we would not have to. Once we arrived, I was introduced to the maitre'd, Joe, and he was with us for the entire night. Ushering people from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception and everything was done in an efficient, timely manner. I also was assigned another staff member to help with anything my husband and I specifically may have needed i.e. bringing us food, drinks, helping with organizing bridal party, etc, while Joe was managing the entire event. Wherever I turned she was right there or nearby to help. The Westwood knows what they are doing which is why they have been in business for so long. The reception room was set up beautifully. Food was great. Unfortunately, due to my nerves and excitement, I didn't really have the stomach to eat much. But family and friends raved about the food, and what I did eat was very good. We went with a station wedding and everyone loved being able to walk around and choose what they want.
Another tidbit: Wedding cake is included in the cost, so I did not have to research other bakeries to bring in one. Their pricing is very reasonable, which was necessary for us since we had a budget.

Two events can be held at the same time, but the staff makes sure you do not collide with the other party.

The only downside is the outdoor grounds. We knew this when booking, but don't expect to take many outdoor photos there. They have a small gazebo next to the venue, but the venue itself is located on a main road. We took pictures elsewhere.

I would HIGHLY recommend the Westwood!!
We were 100% pleased with the services we received at the Westwood. From start to finish, everything was wonderful. Event Read more...
We were 100% pleased with the services we received at the Westwood. From start to finish, everything was wonderful. Event planner, Cathy, was responsive to emails and very accommodating to our requests. Some places we had contacted did not even return a single email or phone call. Cathy would typically get back to me 48 hours or less every single time.

The Westwood staff dealt with the Photo Booth vendor and DJ during set up so we would not have to. Once we arrived, I was introduced to the maitre'd, Joe, and he was with us for the entire night. Ushering people from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception and everything was done in an efficient, timely manner. I also was assigned another staff member to help with anything my husband and I specifically may have needed i.e. bringing us food, drinks, helping with organizing bridal party, etc, while Joe was managing the entire event. Wherever I turned she was right there or nearby to help. The Westwood knows what they are doing which is why they have been in business for so long. The reception room was set up beautifully. Food was great. Unfortunately, due to my nerves and excitement, I didn't really have the stomach to eat much. But family and friends raved about the food, and what I did eat was very good. We went with a station wedding and everyone loved being able to walk around and choose what they want.
Another tidbit: Wedding cake is included in the cost, so I did not have to research other bakeries to bring in one. Their pricing is very reasonable, which was necessary for us since we had a budget.

Two events can be held at the same time, but the staff makes sure you do not collide with the other party.

The only downside is the outdoor grounds. We knew this when booking, but don't expect to take many outdoor photos there. They have a small gazebo next to the venue, but the venue itself is located on a main road. We took pictures elsewhere.

I would HIGHLY recommend the Westwood!! Read less
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Soon to Be Mrs. Compton
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
For any bride out there looking for a venue that is willing to bend of backwards to make your day extra special - This is the place to go.

As soon as we walked in, we knew this venue was different. Better then any other venue we had seen. We visited 23 venues prior to visiting The Westwood. Needless to say, I am a picky bride. From the beginning, Cindy was spectacular in helping us plan our day. She spent an hour and half extra with us just on our initial day of meeting. She never rushed us, and answered any question that we had. The prices here are amazing for the value of food and service that we received.

Our wedding took place in the downstairs ballroom, which is large and well lighted. Cindy even walked us through their kitchen to show us how clean their facilities are. From Day One, the feeling we got from Cindy and the staff was that it was their mission to ensure that everything went perfectly for us.

I was definitely a needy bride - constantly e-mailing and calling with random questions. Cindy was ALWAYS quick to respond. I think the longest I had to wait was 24 hours for a response. Which is huge for a stressed out bride!

The day of the wedding went better then I could have ever dreamed. The food was delicious. It is now almost a month after our wedding and our guests still call us to tell us how good the food was. Joe, our Maitre'D and Manuela, our wedding attendant, made sure that our day went smoothly and that myself and my husband never wanted a thing. Joe kept everything on schedule.

The ballroom looked beautiful. The staff went above and beyond setting up the tables, serving the food, and ensuring that all of our guests were satisfied. I did not hear a single complaint from any of my guests.

I would HIGHLY recommend The Westwood to any bride looking for a wonderful venue. THANK YOU for everything you did to help our day go smoothly.
For any bride out there looking for a venue that is willing to bend of backwards to make your day extra special - This is Read more...
For any bride out there looking for a venue that is willing to bend of backwards to make your day extra special - This is the place to go.

As soon as we walked in, we knew this venue was different. Better then any other venue we had seen. We visited 23 venues prior to visiting The Westwood. Needless to say, I am a picky bride. From the beginning, Cindy was spectacular in helping us plan our day. She spent an hour and half extra with us just on our initial day of meeting. She never rushed us, and answered any question that we had. The prices here are amazing for the value of food and service that we received.

Our wedding took place in the downstairs ballroom, which is large and well lighted. Cindy even walked us through their kitchen to show us how clean their facilities are. From Day One, the feeling we got from Cindy and the staff was that it was their mission to ensure that everything went perfectly for us.

I was definitely a needy bride - constantly e-mailing and calling with random questions. Cindy was ALWAYS quick to respond. I think the longest I had to wait was 24 hours for a response. Which is huge for a stressed out bride!

The day of the wedding went better then I could have ever dreamed. The food was delicious. It is now almost a month after our wedding and our guests still call us to tell us how good the food was. Joe, our Maitre'D and Manuela, our wedding attendant, made sure that our day went smoothly and that myself and my husband never wanted a thing. Joe kept everything on schedule.

The ballroom looked beautiful. The staff went above and beyond setting up the tables, serving the food, and ensuring that all of our guests were satisfied. I did not hear a single complaint from any of my guests.

I would HIGHLY recommend The Westwood to any bride looking for a wonderful venue. THANK YOU for everything you did to help our day go smoothly. Read less
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Roseann
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The Westwood made our reception flawless! From our initial meeting, Cathy helped us create our dream. I have severe food allergies and did not have to worry at all about the food which is a big deal. The food was delicious. Our maitre'd was with us the whole night and made us feel very comfortable. The bridal attendant even helped tie my bustle. Planning with them was very easy and straightforward, no catches. Our cake came from an outside bakery through the Westwood with our package. We felt welcome and respect we the entire process. We love the Westwood!
The Westwood made our reception flawless! From our initial meeting, Cathy helped us create our dream. I have severe food Read more...
The Westwood made our reception flawless! From our initial meeting, Cathy helped us create our dream. I have severe food allergies and did not have to worry at all about the food which is a big deal. The food was delicious. Our maitre'd was with us the whole night and made us feel very comfortable. The bridal attendant even helped tie my bustle. Planning with them was very easy and straightforward, no catches. Our cake came from an outside bakery through the Westwood with our package. We felt welcome and respect we the entire process. We love the Westwood! Read less
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Gianya
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was perfect! From the first time I met with Cathy to the very last goodnight from Joe the Maitre d' I felt extremely welcome and attended to. The entire staff was attentive and responsive to myself and my husband. The food was awesome and all of my guest truly enjoyed their experiences at the Westwood. I would recommend this venue to everyone.
My wedding day was perfect! From the first time I met with Cathy to the very last goodnight from Joe the Maitre d' I felt Read more...
My wedding day was perfect! From the first time I met with Cathy to the very last goodnight from Joe the Maitre d' I felt extremely welcome and attended to. The entire staff was attentive and responsive to myself and my husband. The food was awesome and all of my guest truly enjoyed their experiences at the Westwood. I would recommend this venue to everyone. Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm the type of bride that researches for hours, looking for the perfect place. I had emailed about 12 venues and actually visited about 4 of them. Stepping into the Westwood had already felt like the place was something special. However, what set everything apart was talking to the staff.

Something that drove me nuts about most of the venues we saw was the attitude of "We know weddings. Here's what you want for yours." The Westwood, on the other hand, was immediately like, "What do you have in mind? How can we make your day come true?" The Westwood staff prides itself on it's service driven attitude and years of experience. This sense of confidence, yet humility is priceless on a wedding day. They were also the best "one stop shop" I could find. They had a bakery that would take care of my cake. They had an in house florist, who would take care of centerpieces too. They also had an amazing catering staff!

For the day of my wedding, everything went off without a hitch. I had a personal attendant who made 150% sure I was fed, relaxed, and just content with everything. She helped carry my train, clean off my dress when I accidentally stepped on the train, and just kept me calm through everything. When my DJ and photobooth had entered the venue, I didn't even need to really interact with them to set them up. The Westwood staff took care of all of the logistics-- feeding them and being simply above and beyond in control in all of the ways I couldn't be. Also, the food was something every guest raved about for hours and weeks after. Did I mention I got to eat, which is usually unheard of? The Westwood staff not only made sure I was very well fed but that I could grab leftovers in case I missed my meal!

The Westwood helped me host the event exactly the way that my husband and I had envisioned-- a huge incredibly fun party filled with happiness, laughter, dancing, awesome food, and above all else love.
I'm the type of bride that researches for hours, looking for the perfect place. I had emailed about 12 venues and actually Read more...
I'm the type of bride that researches for hours, looking for the perfect place. I had emailed about 12 venues and actually visited about 4 of them. Stepping into the Westwood had already felt like the place was something special. However, what set everything apart was talking to the staff.

Something that drove me nuts about most of the venues we saw was the attitude of "We know weddings. Here's what you want for yours." The Westwood, on the other hand, was immediately like, "What do you have in mind? How can we make your day come true?" The Westwood staff prides itself on it's service driven attitude and years of experience. This sense of confidence, yet humility is priceless on a wedding day. They were also the best "one stop shop" I could find. They had a bakery that would take care of my cake. They had an in house florist, who would take care of centerpieces too. They also had an amazing catering staff!

For the day of my wedding, everything went off without a hitch. I had a personal attendant who made 150% sure I was fed, relaxed, and just content with everything. She helped carry my train, clean off my dress when I accidentally stepped on the train, and just kept me calm through everything. When my DJ and photobooth had entered the venue, I didn't even need to really interact with them to set them up. The Westwood staff took care of all of the logistics-- feeding them and being simply above and beyond in control in all of the ways I couldn't be. Also, the food was something every guest raved about for hours and weeks after. Did I mention I got to eat, which is usually unheard of? The Westwood staff not only made sure I was very well fed but that I could grab leftovers in case I missed my meal!

The Westwood helped me host the event exactly the way that my husband and I had envisioned-- a huge incredibly fun party filled with happiness, laughter, dancing, awesome food, and above all else love. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kimberly
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I was on the weary side when booking The Westwood considering their wedding prices were excellent, however, they really exceeded my expectations! I have never been so catered too in my whole life! The staff was always quick to answer any emails/questions I had and day of our Maitre D seriously took care of me. They all went above and beyond to make our day special. We received tons of compliments after the wedding regarding how friendly the staff was, how great the food was, and how wonderful it was I was able to use 3 different rooms on my wedding day! Great Job :)
I was on the weary side when booking The Westwood considering their wedding prices were excellent, however, they really Read more...
I was on the weary side when booking The Westwood considering their wedding prices were excellent, however, they really exceeded my expectations! I have never been so catered too in my whole life! The staff was always quick to answer any emails/questions I had and day of our Maitre D seriously took care of me. They all went above and beyond to make our day special. We received tons of compliments after the wedding regarding how friendly the staff was, how great the food was, and how wonderful it was I was able to use 3 different rooms on my wedding day! Great Job :) Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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soraida
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful reception. Cathy, Joe and the staff were fantastic. Our guests were impressesd with the service and the food. great job guys!
Soraida Rios
We had a wonderful reception. Cathy, Joe and the staff were fantastic. Our guests were impressesd with the service and the Read more...
We had a wonderful reception. Cathy, Joe and the staff were fantastic. Our guests were impressesd with the service and the food. great job guys!
Soraida Rios Read less
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Tailor Made
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
As a Certified Meeting Professional it is so important to work with venues and vendors that value the customers and strive to ensure an optimal experience. The Westwood is THE PLACE to host all of your events. They operate with such excellence and Cathy is just THE BEST! I will continue to recommend them to my clients. I have even held my personal celebrations at The Westwood and I have always been quite please.
Cassandra
As a Certified Meeting Professional it is so important to work with venues and vendors that value the customers and strive Read more...
As a Certified Meeting Professional it is so important to work with venues and vendors that value the customers and strive to ensure an optimal experience. The Westwood is THE PLACE to host all of your events. They operate with such excellence and Cathy is just THE BEST! I will continue to recommend them to my clients. I have even held my personal celebrations at The Westwood and I have always been quite please.
Cassandra Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Julisa
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Westwood on 10/12/2013 and are thrilled that we decided to have it here - as they made our dream wedding come true! We weren't sure what to expect, but the Westwood was amazing throughout the entire planning process! We worked with Lisa and she made sure we had everything we needed and requested on the day of. The food during cocktail hour and dinner was truly amazing - our guests are still raving at how delicious everything was! I am not a cake lover, but must say that our wedding cake was one of the best I ever had! Lisa was very patient with me throughout the planning process and took time to answer my 1,001 questions, and assured me everything would be great! We had a large wedding, over 200 people, and everything was perfectly organized. I would not hesitate in having another event at the Westwood, and would recommend them in a heart beat. We never felt pressured or stressed, on the contrary, it was always a good time when we met to discuss our wedding. Thank you Westwood Staff for an amazing night!! We cannot thank you enough!
We had our wedding reception at the Westwood on 10/12/2013 and are thrilled that we decided to have it here - as they made Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Westwood on 10/12/2013 and are thrilled that we decided to have it here - as they made our dream wedding come true! We weren't sure what to expect, but the Westwood was amazing throughout the entire planning process! We worked with Lisa and she made sure we had everything we needed and requested on the day of. The food during cocktail hour and dinner was truly amazing - our guests are still raving at how delicious everything was! I am not a cake lover, but must say that our wedding cake was one of the best I ever had! Lisa was very patient with me throughout the planning process and took time to answer my 1,001 questions, and assured me everything would be great! We had a large wedding, over 200 people, and everything was perfectly organized. I would not hesitate in having another event at the Westwood, and would recommend them in a heart beat. We never felt pressured or stressed, on the contrary, it was always a good time when we met to discuss our wedding. Thank you Westwood Staff for an amazing night!! We cannot thank you enough! Read less
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Lucy
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Cathy from our initial visit all the way up until the day of the wedding... She was amazing and made everything so easy! Everything was set up exactly like we wanted it. Our guests can not stop raving about the food, venue and service they received. Everything was exceptional and we would not have changed a thing.
We worked with Cathy from our initial visit all the way up until the day of the wedding... She was amazing and made Read more...
We worked with Cathy from our initial visit all the way up until the day of the wedding... She was amazing and made everything so easy! Everything was set up exactly like we wanted it. Our guests can not stop raving about the food, venue and service they received. Everything was exceptional and we would not have changed a thing. Read less
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