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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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How to Personalize a Bat Mitzvah

Friday, September 25th, 2015 | Filed under: Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, coming of age party, Party Planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

Ways to Personalize a Bar Mitzvah
In recent posts, we listed the top bar mitzvah themes and top bat mitzvah themes, and now we turn our attention to the top ways to personalize a bar or bat mitzvah celebration to put the spotlight on your child as well as on the theme he or she wants for the party.

At our NJ event venues, we’ve welcomed fabulous, unforgettable mitzvah celebrations, filling our ballrooms and grounds with impressive and on-trend spotlights on the child being celebrated.

For instance, here’s a photo gallery of bar and bat mitzvahs at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange to give you some visual inspiration: http://www.pleasantdale.com/events-gallery-nj-bar-bat-mitzvah-photo.html, and here is a look at photo booth photos from a bar mitzvah held at the Highlawn Pavilion in West Orange: http://blog.sweetdreamsstudio.com/2015/04/photo-booth-for-alexs-bar-mitzvah-party.html.

As you’ll see, many of the mitzvah celebrations feature personalized details that pay tribute to the guest of honor, and provide excellent photo opportunities for a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah that will be talked about for a long time to come.

To help you plan your NJ bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, here are the top ways to personalize your party details: Read more…

Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Venue Wishlist

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding checklist, Wedding Trends 2016, Wedding Venue’s Chef, Wedding Venues | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding Venue WishlistWhen looking for the best wedding venue in NJ, wedding couples have a few favorite features in mind, and we share the top wedding trends of 2016 for wedding venue details:

  • Big windows. Those floor-to-ceiling windows add elegance to a wedding ballroom or the outside areas of a wedding venue. During the daytime, they let in plenty of natural light, and during an evening wedding, they add intimacy to the wedding via the dark of night. Or they may show off the beautiful lighting of the venue’s gardens and grounds. Oversized windows are also a choice location for taking wedding portraits, with that perfect natural lighting making you look more radiant, and they’re also a prime location for First Looks photos. According to the wedding survey site The Wedding Report, 40.5% of wedding couples prefer wedding venues with oversized windows.
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Wedding Photography Trends for 2016

Monday, September 7th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding photography
Your wedding photos are of so much importance. It’s important to hire one of the best wedding photographers in NJ, one whose work delights you and whose eye for detail and ability to be everywhere on your wedding day captures so many of the special moments you may miss during your reception. Top wedding photographers’ work will create masterpiece memory captures of your day that you’ll surely frame, and that will take you back to your wedding all the days in your future. And the best wedding photographers’ images go a long way to getting your wedding published in bridal magazines, if you wish to see your wedding in print or on bridal websites.

Here are the top trends in wedding photography for 2016: Read more…

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