169 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090
Parking at the James Ward Mansion is not ideal and I would recommend you hire a transportation service like a shuttle bus for you and your guests on the wedding day. The James Ward mansion team can provide a list of transportation vendors they recommend.
Luckily there is a private elevator entrance for the handicapped and those who cannot walk upstairs in the back alley. Keep in mind that a shuttle bus cannot drop handicapped guests to the elevator entrance, and those who are handicapped or cannot walk stairs will need a get to the elevator entrance via a van or smaller vehicle. A parking lot is available after their drop-off nearby for an hourly fee. Those who are handicapped or cannot take stairs will not be able to access the upstairs bridal suite or groom suite or church. They will only be able to roam the ceremony/reception/cocktail spaces.
120 maximum guest count
The ceremony is on the main floor and flipped during cocktail hour as a reception space.
The good news, the James Ward Mansion has three catering options and will meet any dietary restrictions
Absolutely. As a wedding photographer, I find that the James Ward Mansion has one of the most fabulous and elegant bridal suites and no bride should ever pass up the opportunity to capture beautiful bridal portraits in it. Down the hall and around the corner on the 2nd level, there is a groom suite for the groom and groomsmen to chill out in and take some portraits. It’s small and could accommodate up to 4 people comfortably. The bridal suite could comfortably sit up to 8 people.
In order to get the most out of your wedding photographer at The James Ward Mansion – I recommend the following timeline:
Keep in mind this is a styled wedding photoshoot at the James Ward Mansion. It was a collaboration with local NY/NJ wedding vendors to show off their style. Wedding vendors featured from this photoshoot (wedding inspired) at the James Ward Mansion in NJ:
Planner & Event Designer: @wedding_md_ny
Floral & Event Designer: @gardenofedithfd
Dress Shop: @designerloft_bridal
Bridal Robes: @leelnewyork
Linen Rentals: @clothconnection
Tabletop Rentals: @chargedupeventsnj
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