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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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Wedding Trends 2017

Best of Wedding Trends 2017

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Filed under: Best Of, Wedding Entertainment, wedding photography, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Knowles-2017 Wedding TrendsAs the year winds down and more beautiful couples wed, other romances blossom, with some using the delighting time between the holidays and New Year’s Eve 2108 to announce an engagement. The wedding planners at The Manor reflect on a year filled with love and harmony as we bring you the best of wedding trends of 2017.
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Best of 2017 Wedding Tips

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 | Filed under: Seasonal Wedding, wedding ideas, Wedding Planners, wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Knowles-2017 Wedding TipsAs the days wind down in 2017 and we approach 2018, The Manor reflects on all the happy newlyweds who tied the knot in 2017, and excited couples who plan to wed at The Manor in 2018. In 2017, our wedding planner delivered our readers popular trends and new takes on old traditions for you to enjoy.
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Wedding Trends: Planning A Fourth of July Wedding

Monday, July 10th, 2017 | Filed under: Fourth of July Wedding, wedding themes, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

July 4th Wedding
The Fourth of July is America’s birthday and a festive holiday for couples to both center and celebrate their wedding. By incorporating unique patriotic flare, a Fourth of July Wedding will highlight American freedom and spark a new chapter united in love. Wedding planners at The Manor have all the festive wedding components from cuisine, bridal party attire, and music to décor, for a truly all-American themed wedding, which guests will celebrate for years to come.
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Spring Wedding Guests Favors

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | Filed under: Spring Weddings, Wedding DIY Tips, Wedding Favors, wedding keepsakes, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding FavorsSpring brings a new awakening; the sun is shining, the weather is turning warm, flowers are blossoming, and love is in the air, making spring a popular season for couples to get married. To celebrate the season and help your wedding stand out, express your gratitude with spring wedding guest favors. The Manor has gathered top trends, as well as special seasonal twists on signature favors. Whether you’re gifting a stunning accessory or an edible treat, these ideas will surely delight your guests long after your wedding.
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Wedding Trends: 2017 Wedding Invitations

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Filed under: Wedding Décor, Wedding Invitations, wedding themes, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding Invitation TrendsYour wedding invitation is the first impression guests have of your wedding; therefore couples need to make sure their invitations are extra special by keeping up with current wedding invitation trends. Weddings have taken a very personal and creative tone defined by elegance and simplicity. The wedding planners at the Manor have gathered 2017’s popular wedding invitation trends, from colors and textures to designs. No matter the season this guide will help couples choose the perfect wedding invitation. Start the wedding celebration from the moment guests open your invites by following these popular 2017 trends!
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Wedding Trends: Millennial Weddings

Monday, March 6th, 2017 | Filed under: Millennial Weddings, Wedding Décor, Wedding DIY Tips, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Millennial Wedding TrendsGrowing up in a “digital world” and embracing change has allowed Millennials to shape the way modern weddings are now planned. From scrapping the white dress and incorporating out-of-the-box ideas, to posting every detail about the wedding planning process on social media, Millennials have truly transformed the traditional wedding into a memorable and personalized experience, all of which lead up to one big day.

Millennials are within the 16-34 age group; therefore wedding planning is an entirely different social experience than previous generations. Since this particular Generation’s self-expression and innovation have truly shaped the future of weddings, the wedding planners at the Manor will tell you how to best provide you and your guests with an extra memorable wedding experience for Millennials.
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Wedding Tips and Trends: Winter Wedding Themes For 2017

Friday, February 24th, 2017 | Filed under: wedding themes, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2017, winter weddings | author: By Keith Sly,    

Winter Weddings
Choosing which season you wish to wed may not pose difficulty, but establishing a particular theme can be a daunting task. As you envision snow falling, warm rich colors and twinkling lights, perhaps being a winter bride sounds exciting. Luckily, the wedding experts at the Manor have mediated on all the wonder and magic of winter to bring our readers Winter Wedding Themes for 2017.
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Wedding Trends: 2017 Bachelorette Party Destinations

Monday, February 13th, 2017 | Filed under: Bachelorette Party ideas, wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Nothing celebrates your engagement better than some good ole-fashioned fun with your best friends in an amazing city. Whether you are looking to stay out all night, plan a gourmet dinner, ride a bucking bronco or kick back with a well-deserved R&R trip with your best friends, the Manor has pinpointed the top party cities in the nation for your big last weekend as a single lady. So start packing your suitcase because these 2017 North American weekend getaways are perfect for your Bachelorette party. Read more…

2017 Wedding Catering Trends

Friday, January 20th, 2017 | Filed under: Wedding Caterer, wedding menu, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Catering TrendsOne of the most stressful parts of the wedding planning process involves coordinating with the caterer to create a delectable menu for your big day. While many may be content with a run-of-the-mill menu, the food and beverages you choose to serve can truly transform you reception from ordinary to extraordinary. For years, wedding menus had a standard structure: The first course consists of a salad, followed by an entrée – chicken, beef or fish – and finally a piece of the delicious wedding cake for dessert.

However, times have changed. Today, chances are that your guests are savvy eaters with a broadened palette, and an appreciation for fine cuisine. In other words, traditional menus just won’t cut it. Your guests will be looking for some more unique than a standard chicken or fish plate, which is why it is important to hire a reputable catering company to ensure your guests will be happily satisfied with their meals and ready to hit the dance floor.

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