Same Sex Weddings

With a well-established history of hosting commitment ceremonies and civil union celebrations, Highlawn Pavilion has long been a welcoming host to same sex couples looking to celebrate their devotion to each other.  We are proud to now also be able to host officially-recognized same sex weddings in New Jersey.

Highlawn Pavilion embraces diversity and works closely with couples to create wedding ceremonies and receptions that truly honor their love and devotion.  From the procession through to your reception, our friendly, professional staff will walk you through every aspect of your day.  We take immense pride in working with all couples to help make their wedding dreams come true.

Highlawn Pavilion is proud to provide incredible service, four-star cuisine and unbeatable views of the New York City skyline in West Orange's beautiful park, Eagle Rock Reservation - one of the largest of the Essex County Park system's parks.

Our professional staff is on hand to provide you with fabulous service and great wedding vendor recommendations for those seeking to celebrate their marriage or civil unions in our historically significant location just 18 miles from New York City.

With its sophisticated elegance and sweeping panoramic views of New York City, Highlawn Pavilion in one of northern New Jersey’s most magical and romantic venues for weddings, civil unions or other significant milestone. Whether you’re having a lavish civil union ceremony for hundreds of friends and family, or a small, intimate ceremony, Highlawn Pavilion offers everything for your special day. From the procession right through your banquet, our dedicated staff will ensure every detail is perfect. Our wedding planners enjoy working with couples to create the wedding of their dreams. We’ve hosted weddings and commitment ceremonies for more than a quarter century, and we take pride on working within your wedding budget to create a truly carefree and wonderful ceremony.

Known for our fine dining and award-winning chefs, your wedding reception and wedding banquet will always be highlights at Highlawn Pavilion. We create sumptuous wedding menus tailored to your tastes and the style of your wedding – including ethnic menus for the couples of many cultures that marry here, and even vegetarian wedding menus. We are committed to your happy future in more ways than one. A green business, our weddings reflect our commitment to environmentally friendly principles. That’s another reason Highlawn Pavilion is the one of northern New Jersey’s top wedding and civil ceremony locations.

Celebrating more than 100 years of history, Highlawn Pavilion’s formal banquet room and surrounding park, are perfect for your special day. If you’re planning a wedding, tell us about your ideas for a wedding reception, or have us handle the planning for you. Either way, we will create an event that perfectly matches the style and budget you want for your marriage celebration. There’s no better way to start off your joyous new life than a ceremony and/or reception at The Highlawn Pavilion!

We are proud to be a welcoming venue for all weddings, civil union ceremonies and special events.