Book Your Wedding with Mayfair Farms
A BALLROOM IN WEST ORANGE, NJ
When prenuptial pairs living along the Northeastern Seaboard set out to find their ideal wedding venue, many end up at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, New Jersey. This 19th century private mansion-turned restaurant and catering facility has been family-owned and operated for over seven decades. Historic architecture, beautifully manicured grounds and fragrant blooms offer a feast for the senses to the delight of couples and their guests. An outdoor ceremony offers special details like a brick walking path, lush green lawns and mature trees. Elegant indoor spaces ensure a wonderful post-nuptials celebration.
La Petite and Mayfair. From La Petite and Mayfair, two connecting rooms located to the left of the entryway, guests enjoy views of the beautiful gardens and west lawn. This space accommodates up to 100 guests for seated dinner service or 300 people for a standing cocktail reception. Features include period architectural details, arched doorways, a cozy fireplace, and rich floor coverings.
Windsor Ballroom. Featuring 8,500 sq. ft. of event space, the Windsor Ballroom overlooks the scenic grounds of Mayfair Farms. Design details include recessed lighting, exquisite chandeliers, a spacious dance floor, and elegant window treatments, wall sconces and carpeting. This space accommodates up to 450 guests for dinner and 500 or more for a cocktail reception.
Wellington Garden. Situated on the terrace level, the adjoining Wellington Room and the Garden Room accommodate from 100 guests to 250 guests depending on the type of festivities desired. This space features a large dance floor, elegant light fixtures and it opens onto a charming private patio which sits just above the north lawn and gardens.
What You Should Know
Exceptional service makes Mayfair Farms stand out from other wedding venues. A personal wedding consultant helps couples with each step of the planning process, and the wait staff serves guests with friendliness and professionalism.
Spouses-to-be enjoy a wide array of menu possibilities including delicious hot and cold appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts along with a custom-made tiered wedding cake. Five hours of bar service includes wine, beer, soft drinks and premium liquor. The rental fee for Mayfair Farms includes china, flatware, glassware, bar ware and linens.
For more information about a time window for events, decorating policy, music and other inquiries, couples can contact the venue directly by phone or through their website.
Special amenities help persuade couples to choose one wedding venue over another. A variety of extra perks offered by Mayfair Farms include:
- White glove service
- A sweetheart table in the ballroom
- A coat check with an attendant
- Fresh flower centerpieces for cocktail tables
- Fresh, organic vegetables and herbs grown on site
- Restroom attendants
- Tableside bar service
- Beautiful wedding photo opportunities indoors and out
- A comfortable bridal suite for wedding preparation
- A personal bridal attendant
- Complimentary menu tasting
- ADA accessibility
- Valet parking
- Liability insurance
From the Vendor
Elegant Weddings & Banquets since 1943
A sweeping entry drive sets the tone for your guests to arrive in style at our 19th-century mansion. Situated on 13 beautiful acres of landscaped lawns and gardens, Mayfair Farms has earned its reputation by consistently providing high quality affairs to customers seeking excellence in fine catering.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Farm + Ranch, Historic Venue
Food + Catering, Planning
My husband and I got married on July 16th, 2016. Our reception was at Mayfair Farms. The venue could not be more perfect! We were over the moon with the way they treated us, bending over backwards for anything that we wanted. Additionally the price of the venue was so affordable for the amount of food and service that they give. My guest were constantly stating that our wedding was one of the best weddings they have ever been to. We had Richard as our maitre d, and he was the absolute BEST! Not only did he ensure that the room was perfect, exactly how we wanted it, he was also extra caring towards my husband and I. He has a wonderful personality, remembers everything and had things done before I even asked. There's no way my day would have been half as amazing without him. The food was also out of this world. Every item was delicious from the cocktail hour to the Viennese hour. The grounds are well kept and make for the perfect background for photos. The old world charm, farm to table food and excellent staff made choosing Mayfair Farms the easiest decision for us to make. I would definitely suggest Mayfair Farms to anyone who will listen, they made our special day so perfect we can't thank them enough!
There are not enough words to describe how happy we are that we chose Mayfair Farms for our wedding. When we began planning our wedding, we both had our priorities in what to search for. Both of us wanted an outdoor wedding, and the grounds at Mayfair are absolutely beautiful. We were supposed to have our ceremony out back at the gazeebo, but the night before our wedding, it rained. Instead, they put us out on the patio, which actually worked even better. So our preference for an outdoor ceremony was a smashing success! Going back to our priorities at the beginning of the planning process, my husband wanted a venue with good food. Of all the venues we visited, Mayfair was the only one that was confident enough to offer us a free tasting of the menu without having to first put down a deposit. And, boy, were they right!!! The chicken francese is amazing, as was the salmon (and I’m not a fish fan!!!). As for the appetizers, where to even begin (the pigs in a blanket are awesome!!!). So our preference for good food was, once again, another smashing success! Our guests were so happy with their dinners. Finally, there was the amazing service. Our maître d’ was Richard, and throughout the whole process, from start to finish, he was real cool, easy to work with, always available when we had a question. On the day of the wedding, he was nothing short of spectacular. In fact, during our cocktail hour, we were so busy taking photos with our bridal party, that he brought out hors d’oeuvres and literally hand fed us!!! And then there was our bridal attendant, Bertha, who was nothing short of spectacular as well. She was always there when we needed her, but never hovered. It was almost as she could read our minds. Both of them – Richard and Bertha – were so attuned to what we needed. We never had to say, “jump.” Instead, it was like they said, “we know you want us to jump, so you just tell us how high.” I really can’t overemphasize how important this amazing service was for us. Having a wedding can be really crazy, and they always made sure that we were able to enjoy our special day. If it wasn’t for the two of them, I don’t know what we would have done. They were simply indispensable. All in all, we couldn’t be happier. Highly recommended!!!
Truly Amazing!Reviewed on 1/06/2016 Sophia T
I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about Mayfair Farms. Our experience was truly amazing. We choose Mayfair after looking at over 50 venues. The atmosphere was so inviting with the fire place right upon entering, it felt like being welcomed into an old Victorian mansion. It had the perfect feel of what we were looking for on our New Year's Wedding. My husband and I worked with Joanne S. who was absolutely fabulous. She worked with us (and my mother) to tailor everything from the menu to wine making sure that it was exactly what we wanted. She even had extra meetings with her staff to ensure that the night flowed perfectly. The staff at Mayfair is also exceptional. From the receptionist to our maître’ ds, Rich and Susan, to my bridal attendant Bertha, everyone was on top of their game and helped to make our wedding extra special. We wish we could do it all over again!
My husband and I got married at Mayfair Farms on July 29, 2017. We had our outdoor wedding (~100 guests) on their grounds and the reception in the Wellington ballroom right next to the outdoor wedding spot. We had not initially considered this venue because one of the wedding websites had $$$ next to it and we wanted to keep our wedding budget reasonable. However, we were driving to check out a 7th or 8th wedding venue and drove past Mayfair Farms, saw how beautiful and classy the place was, and called to make an appointment. We met with Steve and it was a beautiful experience from then on. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the place was rather affordable. Steve was absolutely wonderful to work with and he really went out of his way to accommodate our several requests, such as having more vegetarian options (I and almost a third of the guests were vegetarian) and non-alcoholic toasts for teetotalers. My husband is Armenian and I am Indian and we wanted to have elements of our respective cuisines, which wasn't easy. But Steve made that happen, even to the point of getting Armenian cheese and the Indian samosas for the cocktail hour. Barbara was our Maitre D and she sat with us the day before the wedding and answered any last minute questions. She is very good and had everything running as it should be, all while exuding calm, which helped our nerves that day. She also noticed that we didn't have all the name cards and we were able to fix that before the guests started arriving. The other staff at the venue were great too and the food was absolutely delicious. Several of our guests later commented on how much they liked the food and the venue: the grounds are very well kept, the ballroom was elegant, and the porch-like area for the cocktail hour was very beautiful. Overall, it was evident that the staff at Mayfair Farms had worked very hard with us in organizing our big day that went very smoothly. We and our guests had a great time and we would highly recommend Mayfair Farms.
Mayfair Farms was fantastic. I cannot say enough about the venue and the staff. They made us feel like we were having a million dollar wedding. The staff could not do enough for us. The food was great. They had indoor and outdoor accommodations for the ceremony which was necessary.
Steve Meier and the wonderful staff at Mayfair Farms made our wedding go so smoothly we could never thank them enough. From the time we signed our contract until the selections were made for our big day Steve was extremely helpful as this was his area of expertise. We found ourselves rather grateful for his skills when planning our 300+ guest affair. They were extremely accommodating in terms of menus as well the beverage options to bring some 'island' flavor. Steve even went so far as getting the island rum for the open bar at no extra charge. When we had questions or issues with vendors he was happy to jump in and speak with them directly to resolve the situation(s). He also tried to keep us from stressing about the whole thing because we could see how much under control everything was in his hands. Siobhan and Rich and their teams were the best the day of coordinating with our photographers to ensure that we didn't catch glimpses of each other during the prep and pre-ceremony photos. They made sure that the bridal and groom parties had everything they needed in the prep rooms and helped us stay on schedule. The beauty of the venue, with its lush lawns and farm on premises impressed everyone and I even had a few people ask me if I coordinated some of their grounds flowers to match my ceremony (which I didn't) but was a total plus.
We just had our wedding reception there on 11/4/17. It was the most perfect day. I worked with Bill. We booked just about 2 years in advance and Bill was there every step of the way to answer any questions I had. And I had plenty of them. Richard was our maitre d the night of. He was amazing. Everything was set up perfectly . Our guests had a great time and so did we. A big Thanks to everyone at Mayfair Farms!
Mayfair Farms was love at first sight!! While pulling into the beautiful, tree-lined driveway, it was in that moment that I knew this was it! Joanne was the first person at Mayfair Farms who I met with and she was absolutely amazing. Her calming presence made the whole process easy! She helped to bring to life all of my visions for my wedding including her helping to make fresh lemon sorbet for the big day, which is something I always wanted! Richard was my maitre d and he was AMAZING!!! Richard ensured I ate my lemon sorbet while I danced the night away on the dance floor. He was beyond professional and courteous. My bridal attendant, Bertha, was top notch also! She helped me to literally scrub my contacts since my eye makeup had run into my eyes from crying. The service at Mayfair Farms is top notch and you should look no further than here. They are always willing to go above and beyond. Matt and I couldn't have had a better day. Thank you for all that you did for us!!!
The location is fabulous. The grounds are well maintained, and the service is exceptional. Bill Graham was a great person to work with, he was honest and provided us with options to fit our budget. My bridal attendant Nancy......I can't say enough good things about her. If you get married there you'd be lucky to be in Nancy's care; she was the BEST!!! The food is excellent, and they even give you the opportunity to do a proper food tasting prior to your wedding. There are 2 bridal suites, both have ample lighting and seating options. If you're a DIY bride like myself, they are really great as they work with you to allow for set up and delivery of your items. All in all I had the PERFECT wedding!! Thanks Mayfair!
Mayfair Farms was AMAZING!! From the very first time that we entered the venue, we felt so welcomed! Bill Graham was our go-to guy the entire year and a half of planning and he is incredible. He is kind, friendly, and super helpful! Our Matre'd Susan was perfect for us! She did no waste any time and consistently made sure that we had everything that we needed. She was a "take no nonsense" kind of woman and I loved that about her! The venue allowed us to start making drop-offs the week of our wedding. This was a huge weight off of my shoulders because my apt was overflowing with wedding supplies! They housed them safely for us and returned everything in perfect condition. Our reception space was setup just as I had asked and everything was just beautiful! I highly recommend getting married in their lower garden. It is so beautiful and the pictures of my ceremony are amazing! Every person down to the valet parking attendants were kind, helpful, and super accommodating. My day was nothing short of wonderful and I wish I could relive it all over again.
We had our wedding at Mayfair Farms and I can not say enough about what a positive experience it was! We decided on Mayfair Farms because of the beautiful grounds outside and because of our banquet manager, Richard Bladzinski. He is amazing! After we booked Mayfair Farms and set a date, we felt more pleased with our decision each time that we were in contact with Richard and Mayfair Farms throughout the planning process. Anytime I called Richard during the year prior to our wedding, no question was too silly and it felt as if he was a caring uncle who would do anything to make our wedding special rather than an employee at our wedding venue. My husband and I were a few minutes late to our rehearsal at Mayfair Farms and I worried that our friends and family would be waiting in the heat. Instead, I walked into the venue to find them comfortably hanging out enjoying some beer and champagne that was given to them. On our wedding day, Nancy was assigned to be our bridal assistant and she was dynamite! She worked so hard helping us get ready. Several times she asked our photographer to pause to fix little things she noticed, such as dirty cups in the background, hair caught in a necklace, the way my veil fell so that we would have beautiful wedding photos. She carried my heavy bouquet and train as we walked around the grounds for photos. At the reception her and Richard constantly checked on us and our party. Although we missed most of our cocktail hour, Richard and Nancy made us plates. When Richard offered me calamari, he fed it to me so that I wouldn't get my dress dirty. Dinner was amazing. I ate it the next day because Mayfair Farms made us a doggy bag. So many guests raved about the food. Here's what one of my mother-in-law's friends wrote to her: Lovely affair!!! Some things you may not be aware of at your own affair, because you are on cloud nine with happiness,but everything ran smoothly to us, the guests. The servers were on top of replacing the food at cocktail hour, they were very attentive at the tables, and the bartenders and valets were great.The dj got everyone up dancing. And of course, just watching the bride and groom was such a pleasure!
My husband and I couldn't imagine being married anywhere else! We were enamored immediately upon entering the driveway and seeing the original barn from the 1700's, and that feeling only increased as we surveyed the beautiful mansion and grounds. Bill Graham was so cordial, accommodating, and helpful from the moment we met him- we walked out of our visit knowing this was the venue for us. We never wavered in that decision, Bill was willing to answer all and any questions we had, work with us to customize our cocktail hour (we had a sangria station and craft beer station in lieu of a martini station), and in conjunction with the staff, created an absolutely beautiful ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception! In addition to the beauty of the venue, the food was SO GOOD. We've heard from multiple guests that our cocktail hour was the best they've ever seen, and the rest of the food was incredible as well. Our Maitre D, Richard, and my bridal attendant, Anna, were a dream. Both ensured I had food before and during the ceremony, and Anna's fast bustling skills saved my bridal party a lot of stress! We can't recommend Mayfair enough, and my husband and I are actively hoping we get invited to a wedding here as guests to really take advantage of all of the incredible food and space!
Our 3/25/17 afternoon wedding at Mayfair Farms was pure perfection! Working with Bill, Susan and team was seamless and stress-free! From booking the venue a year and half in advance, to last minute details, the staff was very attentive and helpful. We truly would not have had the same experience day of if we didn't choose Mayfair! Highly, highly recommend.
My daughter and son in law had their reception at Mayfair Farms. It was a perfect day. From the delicious food to the wonderful setting. The staff was very accommodating and professional and Susan was excellent. Wonderful wedding. Thank you
My day at the Mayfair farms was a wonderful one. The Good: - The rooms are large and the venue flows well. If you can, take up the whole venue. That way you can utilize the cocktail room, patio, each of the ballrooms and the multiple bridal suites. My husband and I didn't even come close to crossing paths before the first look. The cocktail room also has an old piano that still works, which a family friend played for us. - The setting was just gorgeous. We got married mid-October and by luck the New Jersey foliage was in peak color. The sprawling grounds of the Mayfair were a bouquet of reds and golds. It made for an exquisite backdrop for our outdoor photos and the large windows in each ballroom provided ample views and light. - My personal bridal attendant, Bertha, was incredible. Every time a hair moved out of place, she was there in a blink, fixing it. And even though I felt she was hovering (in a good way) all day, not ever a sliver of her showed up in any of our 1800+ pictures. - The food was very good and the menu was extremely customizable. Though I didn't get to eat much, we heard great things from our guests. A cake from Palermos was part of the wedding package and we heard, over and over, it was one of the best cakes wedding cakes anyone had ever had. - Everything was so taken care of. Starting at the rehearsal and onward, I didn't have to think about anything. It all just happened. The Not so Good: - There was some confusion about who our Matre d' was supposed to be and that caused some confusion. - Our friend was doing the ceremony and she had never done anything like that before. She tried to ask the Matre d' questions during the rehearsal and he was rude to her about it. - One table ended up with no favors, which was unfortunate. - There was something that happened between the DJ, videographer and venue about the cake... Not sure what confusion was, but we ended up doing the cake cutting twice. The second time was captured on video and it's awkward and my husband and I looked confused, partly because the matre d' was yelling at us to just go along with it. Overall, it was a wonderful day that exceeded our expectations. There were just a few awkward moments here and there which I think could have been alleviated if the Mayfair had communicated with us better. The Mayfair is like an elegant wedding factory, but they are so good at there own jobs, we were unsure our spot on the assembly line!
We wish there were more stars that we could give to Mayfair Farms! The grounds, the food and the service were all so much more than we could have ever imagined. My husband and I were treated like royalty! Thanks to Mayfair, our wedding was a fairy tale! We would't change a thing! THANK YOU, MAYFAIR!!!!
Shalom and I just got back from our honeymoon and we could not let another day go by and not express our thanks and gratitude for making our wedding day such an amazing memory that we will forever remember. Bill was amazing to deal with from the very first day we spoke until the day of the event. He was so willing to work with us and our budget to make our wedding day happen. The staff at Mayfair was simply AMAZING! Every single staff member was so willing to help and make sure the bride and groom were happy with all the details. They constantly made sure we were both happy and well serviced. The Maitre D' was a pleasure to work with and followed the scheduled exactly the way it was written up and made sure my wife Shalom was happy. The food and quality of the service was also amazing my friends and family would not stop talking about how beautiful the venue was. Everyone told us they loved the food, the people, and how comfortable they felt. I would highly recommend Mayfair to all my friends for any event we wish to hold in the future. Thank you ALL once again.
I don't even know where to start: No one can stop talking about how fabulous our wedding was and I know that was in very large part to Bill, Rich, and the whole team at Mayfair Farms. Bill was always so helpful and open with the planning process which made what could've been a stressful thing so easy! They were able to customize the bar menu to have some of our favorite beers and spirits available to our guests and were very excited to help us make this a special day. Rich was a superstar the day of the wedding! We didn't have to worry about anything at all thanks to him and my bridal attendant. He made sure us, our bridal party, and our parents were well taken care of throughout the day and he was quick to respond to anything that could've been a problem. Thank you Mayfair Farms for helping us put together and pull off the most memorable day of our lives that people will be talking about for years to come!
My husband and I had our wedding at Mayfair Farms on March 19th, 2016. We started looking for venues in March 2015, and for the subsequent year Joanne was the most amazing wedding consultant. She responded to my emails in a timely manner, she gave me her honest opinions and advice in regards to my multitude of questions, and she made my husband and I feel cared for from the moment we booked them in March 2015. The price they quoted us was incredibly fair and they were a pleasure to work with. Things could not have gone better the day of. We had Rich as our maitre'd, and he was legendary. We had so much fun with him and he made sure we were all taken care of as we got ready and had our pictures taken. He is such a gentleman and has a wonderful personality. We took pictures both inside and outside and the grounds and building were just beautiful. We had our ceremony in Mayfair Farms as well. I was a little nervous about how the mirrors would come out in pictures, but it provided a unique backdrop since I could see everyone no matter where I was standing during the ceremony. The cocktail hour was extraordinary. Family and friends thought the cocktail hour was the dinner; there was such a wide variety of delicious food to choose from. Rich and the waitstaff made sure my husband and I were taken care of by bringing us food and drinks throughout the cocktail hour. The ballroom is beautiful and was plenty of space for our 175 guests. The dinner was spectacular. How many venues give you 4 options for dinner at an incredibly reasonable price?! People raved about dinner and ate everything even after stuffing themselves at the cocktail hour. From the moment we walked in in March 2015, until we got in the limo at the end of the night, Joanne, Rich, and the entire staff at Mayfair Farms took incredibly great care of us and I could not recommend them more for your wedding. Thank you Joanne and Rich!! - Allison and Joe
Wonderful and Professional!Reviewed on 10/28/2015 Kristen
I could not be more pleased with how my wedding reception turned out. Everyone at Mayfair Farms was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish, and my bridal attendant was extremely attentive and accommodating. I would recommend their services to anyone!
AmazingReviewed on 10/28/2015 Erin C
I cannot say enough good things about Mayfair Farms. They were wonderful to work with and made sure our night was beautiful. The service was excellent and the food delicious. I would recommend Mayfair Farms to anyone looking for a venue in the area!
AmazingReviewed on 10/28/2015 Erin C
I cannot say enough good things about Mayfair Farms. They were wonderful to work with and made sure our night was beautiful. The service was excellent and the food delicious. I would recommend Mayfair Farms to anyone looking for a venue in the area!
When I look back on my wedding day (which was absolutely perfect), I know without a doubt it was the team at Mayfair Farms that ensured that perfection. Every step of the way, from first visit to the big night, they were incredibly attentive, patient, dedicated and pleasant to work with. We had the pleasure of working with Steve throughout the planning process and Richard was our maitre'd on the night. Both were ABSOLUTE PROS and made my life so much easier. Richard truly went above and beyond during the wedding to ensure our every need was tended to - often even before we thought of it! He anticipated when we wanted another drink, made sure we ate (he even made me a plate during the cocktail hour!) - and did the same for our parents. It also must be said that the value you get from Mayfair (the beautiful space, the size of it, the amazing food, etc) is impressive. My husband and I researched and / or visited 85 venues in NY / NJ before selecting Mayfair so we had a lot to compare against. I've been to a lot of weddings at some of these other (often more expensive) venues and been far less impressed than our special night at Mayfair. It also must be said the venue itself and the grounds are totally beautiful. I can't stop looking at our photos. We had the upstairs ballroom (and entire upstairs) and were lucky that there wasn't another even that night. I am sure if there had been, it wouldn't have been an issue - they are a well oiled machine! I know without a doubt the decision to have our wedding here was the most important and best that we made - I am grateful to the entire staff for doing all they did to make our wedding THE BEST day. I hope to attend another event at this beautiful venue soon.
We held our reception at Mayfair Farms on August 29th and I could not have picked a better venue and staff to work with. From the moment I walked in, I knew that this was the place to have the wedding of my dreams.They did such a wonderful job and were so accommodating to all of my requests. First of, the venue is breathtaking - it is not your typical NJ venue, full of marble, chandelier, which I LOVE - it is rustic, beautiful and elegant. They were a pleasure to work with from the beginning to the end, never wanting to force you into anything, and always made sure that the day was about what you wanted and not what they want to sell you. They ordered the special Brazilian liquor for my specialty drink, allowed me to have a traditional sweets table for Viennese that is part of every Brazilian wedding and even loved the idea! The venue itself very spacious, has BEAUTIFUL grounds and all the guests loved it, especially that cocktail hour was in a big room, and all guests had a place to sit down if they wanted to. They also raved about the food, martini bar, service and ambiance at cocktail hour and throughout the reception. Steve Meier was a pleasure to work with, as well as Richard, the Maitre D, and Jovan, my bridal attendant. They were so attentive to me and my husband during our day, making sure that we were all taken care of, that we always had a drink, or that we ate, had water, or if we needed anything at all. I dropped off some personal items for decorations the day before and they careful placed them were I requested, held them until I picked it up the next day, just lots of small things that went along way. I really wish I could go back and relieve the day, but until then I'll just hope to be lucky to attend an event at Mayfair Farms! Thank you Mayfair for hosting the wedding of my dreams. I could not have picked a better venue!!!
From the first moment I saw Mayfair Farms I knew I wanted to get married there! And after meeting with Stephen Meier and the rest of the staff we knew this was the place we wanted to have our wedding. Stephen was great to work with and always answered all of our questions in a timely manner. My husbands family is originally from Spain and Stephen was able to add in a specialty table during cocktail hour with some Spanish style cuisine. The grounds there are so beautiful and there are so many places/options to take some breath taking photographs. We were also able to to taste the food before booking, and the food was amazing! The Chef really knows what he is doing. They have plenty of chafing stations to choose from and we are still getting compliments about the venue and the food! They use Palermo's bakery for the wedding cake which was amazing and delicious. All the staff made us feel like family and worked together flawlessly. They were so attentive to our needs and made us feel like a King and Queen for a day. We can't thank everyone at Mayfair farms enough for making our dream wedding come true!