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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 Keith Sly,    

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…

Wedding Photo Trends: Your Locale

Saturday, September 1st, 2012 | Filed under: Bright Ideas for your wedding, dream wedding, wedding ideas, wedding photography | author: By Keith Sly,    
Perfect wedding photo

Perfect wedding photo

Add a sense of place to your wedding photography, capturing the beautiful wedding gardens, the stately mansion architecture, grand staircases and all of the other images that led you to book your New Jersey wedding location. You’ll want to remember your wedding garden in bloom, the flower petals sprinkled on the path leading to your ceremony, the beauty of your reception ballroom, the fireplaces and other details of your wedding site.

Many of our top New Jersey wedding photographers say that couples are asking for more ‘setting shots,’ wanting to capture the gorgeous locations of their ceremonies and receptions. They add these photos to their wedding albums, and they even frame beautiful architectural or floral images for display in their home, with this custom artwork reminding them every day of the beautiful wedding they enjoyed. Read more…

Wedding Photo Trends: Great Photos With Parents

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By Keith Sly,    

 

Great Photos With Parents

Great Photos With Parents

Wedding photos with parents used to be traditional photos of the bride flanked in either side by her mother and father, with the groom in the same pose with his parents, and then the couple with each set of parents and then with all parents. If you like the classic parent poses, by all means keep them on your Must Get wedding photography wishlist, but consider some of these new options, suggested by the top NJ wedding photographers, to get more natural-looking photos that you’ll be more likely to frame and display:

  • The bride kissing her mom or dad on the cheek
  • The bride’s dad taking her hand to help her up a stair
  • The groom taking his mom by the hand
  • The bride and groom with both sets of parents, including step-parents in a stylized shot with some people sitting and some standing
  • A photo from behind the wedding couple and their parents, as they look out over a scenic vista or their wedding gardens
  • The wedding couple and their parents walking together on the wedding grounds
  • A reflection shot from the wedding gardens pond or lake, showing the couple with their parents
  • The wedding couple and their parents raising champagne glasses in a toast
  • Everyone eating wedding cake together (or a cultural wedding food)
  • The bride hugging her seated parents from behind as the groom smiles from the side (and the same shot with the groom hugging his parents, with the bride looking on, smiling) Read more…

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