Ward of the State

The state of New Jersey wedding ceremonies, that is….. what a delightful way to spend a Saturday evening; at a beautiful wedding in the Salon of the James Ward Mansion, in Westfield, NJ.

This gracious multilevel space is the perfect setting for you.   This description is directly lifted from their website; Few locations in New Jersey compare to the newly renovated James Ward Mansion in Westfield. The sheer magnificence of the 24 foot ceilings, gold gilded architectural detail, spiral staircases, fireplaces, and French appointments set the atmosphere of unsurpassed elegance and charm.

Exquisitely lit, this multi-faceted layout offers stately ambiance, privacy, and comfort, for your prestigious and noble affair. The sky lit garden atrium room, with dramatic working fountain, creates an air of sophisticated romance. A perfect setting for your event!

The stately grand piano and bronze spiral staircase provided a magnificent backdrop for this  nondenominational ceremony.  Huge bouquets of hydrangeas and bright blue delphiniums, which actually accented the colors we had incorporated into the couple’s sand ceremony; blue for tranquility and peace; white for patience and protection! A jazz saxophone solo floated down from the balcony as the bride entered the ceremony space. It was quite special.

The entire mansion, with several party rooms, a beautiful sunken kitchen/cocktail reception area, and the outside atrium, can handle parties of up to 150, but the variety of room sizes would make it comfortable and appropriate for any size NJ wedding, civil union or vow renewal.