The James Ward Mansion

Westfield, NJ

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Book Your Wedding with The James Ward Mansion


About Us

Grand Salon is fabulous in architectural style and interior design. With 18th century French appointments and beautiful features, such as polished wood floors, beautiful second- and third-floor verandas, a magnificent fireplace with a mirror above that reach the third floor, French doors and a wrapping balcony. The room is stunning, elegant and perfect for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Garden Atrium is located just beyond the Grand Salon. The space is one of crisp beauty with a glass-domed roof, marbled floor, gently flowing fountain, greenery and an architectural style of Spanish and French styling. A spiral staircase leads to the second-floor veranda and makes a fantastic entry for a bride to make her grand entrance. It is the perfect location for a cocktail or champagne reception.

The Chapel is magnificent beauty with stained glass windows and a 300-year-old gate from Cairo. The chapel provides a wonderful intimate location for couples to exchange their wedding vows.

The Dining Room with its elegant layout and exquisite chandelier offers an ideal setting for smaller more intimate gatherings and receptions.


What You Should Know

The James Ward Mansion features two wedding space options for ceremonies and receptions and a variety of wedding packages. Included in the packages is the choice of two exclusive caterers, Frungillo Caterers and Feast Catering. Beverages are also included in the price of wedding packages. Packages include a five-hour ceremony and reception time frame. Flexible start up times are available. Events can run till 1:30am. Taxes and gratuities are not included in the price of wedding packages. The venue accommodates a maximum capacity of 165 guests. To reserve a date, The James Ward Mansion requires a deposit and signed contract.


Extra Perks

Stately ambience and personal services make the James Ward Mansion an ideal venue to make a couple's wedding day a truly pampered and memorable affair. The James Ward Mansion offers extras that include:

  • Event coordinator
  • Bride's dressing room
  • Groom's dressing room
  • Coat check room
  • Piano

From the Vendor

A truly unique location in Downtown Westfield.

Few locations compare to the James Ward Mansion in Westfield. This hidden gem is located in the heart of downtown Westfield. From the minute you step in the front door the magic of the place will enthral you . The 24 ft ceilings, gold gilded architectural detail, spiral staircases, fireplaces, and French appointments set the atmosphere of unsurpassed elegance. The sky-lit garden atrium room, with dramatic fountain, creates an air of sophisticated romance. Our exclusive location is fully accessible with elevator access ensuring the comfort of all your guests. It is an amazing location for your ceremony, dining and entertainment. To see it is to fall in love with it. Don't delay schedule your tour today.

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Venue Capacity



Historic Venue

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Service Staff


Contact Info

169 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ (908) 389-0014

Reviewed on 9/11/2017 Sarann W

I had the pleasure of attending a party at the James Ward Mansion Recently. Such an amazing space in the heart of downtown Westfield. It much bigger than I realized and the decor is out of this world. Everything about the place felt almost magical. I hope I get to go back... Read More there again soon.

2018-01-23T09:57:51 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to had a wonderful evening. We hope to see you again

Out of the ordinary

Reviewed on 7/15/2014 Kristin M

When my husband and I first saw the Mansion we were sold there was no other place to hold a candle to this. Its absolutely stunning, ornately decorated in places and beautiful backdrop for pictures. It offers a unique experience for your guests allowing them to explore... Read More different rooms and sit at the 20 person dining room table to stay away from the music in the main room. It is a venue for a smaller group as it is not large but offers an intimate opportunity fro a beautiful event. The decorations of the house allowed us to have less decorations and flowers so we were able to save money in those areas. We also had our ceremony here which they were able to accomodate. In addition, the town of Westfield itself is a nice area and this is right in the middle of downtown. We were able to stay at the hotel down the block and eat dinner at restaurants in the area.

Review for The James Ward Mansion

Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Susana G

The James Ward Mansion is beautiful great for pictures.;Because there are a few different rooms for guests to mingle through and people naturally gravitate towards food there was an imbalance in the way the facility was used. It's a space issue but one to be considered when... Read More working with the caterer.

Review for The James Ward Mansion

Reviewed on 9/01/2007 RACHAEL H

I loved that it was a beautiful place, yet a casual environment. It was like being in a big beautiful home.;The people who I rented the mansion from were showing the area to other clients while I was getting ready. So on 'MY' time, they were doing business. Which I was told... Read More would not happen. Also they insisted we use their caterer. Who was way over priced. There is much more I am upset about, but writing it all down will remind me of what a fiasco it was.