NJ Weddings | Classic & Romantic Weddings NJ

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.

Learn more ››

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.

Learn more ››

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.

Learn more ››

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.

Learn more ››

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

Find us on Facebook

Join Our Mailing List and Stay Connected

Join our mailing list and get the latest news and updates about our menu, specials, and events.

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.

Learn more ››

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.

Learn more ››

Wedding Budget Tips: Your Wedding Invitations

Sunday, April 5th, 2015 | Filed under: Party Planning, Style Alert, Wedding Invitations | author: By Keith Sly,    

Your Wedding InvitationsWhen guests receive your wedding invitations in the mail, they get their first glimpse of the elegance and style of your wedding to come, as well as an indication of the formality of your event. So much information is conveyed through the design and wording of your invitation, but what is most strongly received by your guests is excitement to join you at your wedding ceremony and reception, especially when they learn that you’ll be married at one of the best wedding venues in New Jersey, a grand wedding ballroom or lovely wedding garden setting that they have heard so much about or seen in top wedding blogs. Now, thanks to you, it’s their turn to experience an elegant wedding at one of the premiere wedding locations in the state.

With so much encompassed by a wedding invitation, you’ll want to be sure yours is as beautiful and as high-quality as it can be, which is why so many of our New Jersey wedding couples are hiring custom wedding invitation designers to create one-of-a-kind invitations for their big day. Whether you’ll order custom wedding invitations, or order from a reputable online wedding invitation company, you’ll likely want to stick to your budget, getting the most from your wedding invitation investment. Here are some top tips for planning wedding invitations on a budget:

  • Stick to rectangular wedding invitations. Square envelopes cost more to mail.
  • Stick to one or two types of invitation fonts. Even if you love a range of different fonts, wedding invitation companies and designers charge more for the use of more than one or two different font types. Plus, a wedding invitation looks better in just two types of print than in a variety of font types.
  • Stick to standard invitation fonts. Your invitation company will offer a list of their standard invitation fonts, and they may also have a list of specialty, decorative fonts that cost more. You’ll find plenty to choose from in the attractive standard fonts list, so quality will still be available.
  • Stick to one font color. Using more than one color of print for your invitation also raises the price of your order.
  • Choose an affordable print process. Thermography is one of the more affordable methods, letterpress is considered affordable as well, and engraved is one of the most expensive print methods.
  • Choose a lace print design printed on the invitation, rather than a laser-cut lace design that costs more to create.
  • Stick to standard elegant invitation paper types. Again, you’ll find plenty of high quality invitation papers to choose from, without venturing into pricy imported papers or those embedded with flower petals and other items.
  • Don’t assume that single panel invitations will always be less expensive than dual-fold, gated invitations or pocket invitation styles. It may seem that the extra paper materials and construction will automatically cost more, but it’s the brand name, the paper quality and design that affect pricing. Comparison shop well before selecting a design.
  • Skip overlays. Some invitation designs are available with a lace, satiny, or vellum overlay for extra color and design, and these add on to the cost of wedding invitations.
  • Take great care with the proper wording of your invitation. Consult with your wedding invitation designer, and review invitation wording templates on a wedding invitation company’s website, to be sure you’re accurate with such invitation wording etiquette rules as spelling out the hour, so that your invitation order is perfectly-worded. An error could require a pricy re-order.
  • Order only 10% more invitations than you’ll need to mail out, so that you have enough for later sends in case of errors, invitations lost in the mail and keepsakes.
  • Order your invitations early, so that you avoid rush fees.
  • Check with your invitation company to see if you would get a discount for additional print items such as your thank-you notes and menu cards ordered at the same time as your invitations.
  • Check online coupon code sites to save 10%, 20% or more, and perhaps get free shipping for your order.
  • Bring one complete invitation packet with all of your inserts enclosed and unsealed to the post office, to have it weighed for accurate postage on your inner and outer envelopes. This weighing task is essential, so that you don’t have all of your invitations returned or undelivered for insufficient postage.

Comments are closed.

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