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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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Autumn Wedding Floral Arrangements

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 | Filed under: Fall weddings, Wedding Décor, wedding floral designers, wedding flowers | author: By Rolf Shick,    

Autumn Floral ArangementsThat crisp autumn air is in full swing; pumpkins line walkways and doorsteps, and leaves are changing color on the trees. Have you been dreaming of an autumn wedding? Autumn is quite magical for couples who choose to get married in this season, and like any other season, Autumn has its own unique customs, flowers and colors. Autumn is not too hot like summer, and not yet cold enough to be winter, which makes for a perfect outdoor venue if you so choose. Get cozy and snuggle up with some hot apple cider as The Manor has complied all the goodness of fall flowers from structured bouquets, whimsical centerpieces and deep hues in décor, and will teach you how to incorporate it into your Autumn Wedding Floral Arrangements.

Show Off Flowers That Are Blooming

The key with Autumn wedding arrangements is to know how to marry classic and wild into the floral design and incorporate all different textures. For the months of September, October, and November you can find a whole gamut of delicate flowers such as:

  • Clematis
  • Dahlias
  • Foxgloves
  • Garden roses
  • Japanese anemones
  • Japanese maple
  • Queen Anne’s lace
  • Amaranth
  • Amaryllis
  • Berzelia buds
  • Persimmons
  • Orchids
  • Peonies
  • Ranunculus
  • Scabiosas

Keep in mind you feature longer vines with your tablescapes to elegantly trail along arrangements and centerpieces.

Use An Autumn Inspired Floral Color Palette

A stark color contrast between a dark background and colorful flowers make for an eye-popping arrangement. Selecting a black or brown backdrop or table linens will really bring out the colors of flowers.  To combine texture, flower choice and color here are some popular trending flowers: chocolate cosmos, black dahlias, crimson amaryllis, black calla lilies, white berzelia buds, peach and plum pansies. Overall a autumn color palette should reflect the seasons which includes deep wines, golds, ambers, earthy greens, rich browns, shades of orange, and jewel tones.

Mingle Local Produce into Floral Arrangements

Floral arrangements that feature fresh fruit or produce can really make for a warm yet stunning display when woven into your decor. There are many rich autumn hues in fruits like oranges, squash, gourds, purple artichokes, apples, pomegranates, snowberries, inky privet berries and cranberries. These types of produce can add a whimsical element to any floral arrangement; centerpiece, archway, tablescape or bridal bouquet – and are rather inexpensive.

Incorporate Natural Elements

For a more rustic type of wedding use wood as a tablescape, placemat, or candle holder, as a great way to add a natural element into your wedding design. Branches can be most cost-effective and you can use them to anchor an arrangement and decorate with candles, hanging ornaments and crystals.  A piece of driftwood or birch log can be used as a centerpiece; or decorate with crab apple branches and sprinkle leaves, acorns, and walnuts across tablescapes. Craft a wreath using twigs and small branches that curve or are oddly shaped.

Get Creative with Containers

What holds the flower arrangement, the vessel, can very much impact the look you want to achieve in your autumn wedding floral design. If your wedding theme is centered around a rustic feel, then work mason jars, vases placed in wooden boxes, and items such as watering cans into your decor. If you are planning to have a more modern themed wedding, choose a sleek looking base for a floral arrangement such as glass vases, and silver, gold, and copper tins or a combination. Mix and stagger vases with various heights and widths grouped in odd numbers, or structure vases in line or sets; it is all a matter of preference.

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