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Freshest Ingredients, Gracious Service— Dining at Highlawn

Highlawn Pavilion's acclaimed cuisine, diverse wine program, sophisticated service, and incomparable ambiance set the stage for an unmistakably unique culinary adventure.

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Your Storybook Wedding Begins at Highlawn Pavilion

With expansive park surroundings, a dedicated outdoor ceremony area and distinctive, historic ambiance, weddings and receptions at Highlawn Pavilion create magical moments and lasting memories.

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Corporate Events— Where Business Meets Pleasure

Whether you’re hosting potential clients, celebrating a new account, honoring a retiring colleague, or demonstrating a new product, we are dedicated to providing the best in service and cuisine.

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We Make Every Special Event Memorable

Whether it's a small private dinner or large group function, every aspect of Highlawn Pavilion creates a genuine sense of sophisticated elegance and lends itself to memorable moments.

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Welcome to Highlawn Pavilion – A Truly Unique Dining Experience

At the crest of the over 400 acres of park and nature preserve that is Eagle Rock Reservation sits the historic Highlawn Pavilion. Saved from ruin and restored to elegant splendor, this restaurant and special event venue offers sweeping panoramic views of the New York City skyline and the surrounding landscape in-between.

The impressive grand vistas are matched only by Highlawn Pavilion’s unique brand of “American Fare with European Flair.” The acclaimed cuisine, carefully-curated wine list, sophisticated service, and incomparable ambiance set the stage for an unmistakably unique culinary adventure.

Join us for lunch or dinner and experience Highlawn Pavilion for yourself.

Distinctive Weddings and Special Events

In addition to fine dining, Highlawn Pavilion is also recognized as one of New Jersey’s top wedding venues, an elite bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah venue, and a spectacular setting for milestone anniversary parties, birthday celebrations, corporate events, and a host of other private parties.

With the expansive park surroundings, a dedicated outdoor ceremony area with the skyline as a backdrop, and its striking ambiance, weddings and receptions at Highlawn Pavilion are truly distinctive. At every turn, you’ll find exquisite details setting the scene for your special event. From the dramatic arches of the authentic Florentine-style architecture to exquisite antiques throughout, Highlawn Pavilion lends just the right touch of elegance to any celebration.

Also an ideal meeting facility, corporate events impress and private social events leave lasting memories when Highlawn Pavilion is their setting.

A Tradition of Excellence and Hospitality

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Live Music Every Friday & Saturday

Join us in the bar and Piano Room for live performances by a talented lineup of musicians. No cover charge.

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Give The Perfect Gift

The Highlawn Pavilion Gift Card is the perfect gift for friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers. To order the gift of fine dining, call 973-731-3463 or click here to learn more.

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Should We Use our Wedding Venue’s Recommended Photographer?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

Should We Use our Wedding Venue’s Recommended PhotographerThe best wedding venues know the reputations of the top wedding photographers in New Jersey, wedding professionals who have impressed us with their photography styles, talents and professionalism, and in an effort to help our NJ wedding couples plan the perfect wedding day, we offer a list of recommended wedding professionals for our couples to consider. With so many wedding photographers in New Jersey, it’s important to choose a photographer who has a sterling reputation, years of experience, professional association membership and training, and many happy NJ wedding couples pleased with their work. Read more…

The Top Trends in Wedding Cocktail Hour Menus

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

The Top Trends in Wedding Cocktail Hour MenusNew Jersey wedding couples have phenomenal taste in food, having experienced the best restaurants in New Jersey and top restaurants in New York City, among other culinary experiences around the world. This foodie lifestyle leads wedding couples to focus in on their wedding catering, working with their NJ wedding venue’s chefs to create a custom wedding menu that thrills every guest. Read more…

The Top Bar Mitzvah Themes for 2015

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 | Filed under: coming of age party, Party Planning | author: By BLG,    

The Top Bar Mitzvah Themes for 2015Ironman, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk – these Marvel Avengers are showing up in one of the top bar mitzvah themes for 2015. And we’re impressed at how the event planner and creative team put together a superhero themed party without it looking like a child’s party. Decorations are clever, using prop styles from the Avengers movie or other superhero movies, the menus for adults and kids stand out in their creativity (and in our best catering style and taste,) signature drinks tie into the movie’s theme, and a costumed supervillain might just make an appearance to do battle with the bar mitzvah boy or with ‘Thor.’ Since adults and kids alike are comic book and superhero movie fans, this is one bar mitzvah theme that is a big hit with guests, and captures an interest that the bar mitzvah boy will have for a long time.
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The Top Bat Mitzvah Themes for 2015

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 | Filed under: Bat Mitzvah, coming of age party, Party Planning | author: By BLG,    

The Top Bat Mitzvah Themes for 2015Our venue has been home to some of the most lavish bat mitzvahs in New Jersey, each filled with sensational décor, a sumptuous menu, exciting entertainment, and of course a bat mitzvah theme that guests young and old enjoy to the fullest. At such a momentous occasion as a girl’s bat mitzvah, every detail has to be perfect, all stemming from the theme the bat mitzvah girl selects. Read more…

To make an appointment with a banquet manager, please contact us at 973-731-3100.