The James Ward Mansion

North Jersey



Less than an hour from New York City, the James Ward Mansion brings a certain New Orleans charm to Union County, New Jersey. The sheer magnificence of the 24 foot ceilings, gold gilded architectural detail, spiral staircases, fireplaces, and French appointments set the atmosphere of unsurpassed elegance and luxury. You’ll walk down the aisle to say your vows in the quaint chapel; your nuptials are an intimate affair with the people you love most to see your special moment. Or choose a lavish ceremony on the polished wooden floors of the Grand Salon beside the grand piano. After enjoy cocktails in the atrium, followed by an exquisite dinner in the grandeur of the Grand Salon. Dinner and dancing are a regal affair beneath the vaulted, gilded walls of this expansive space. You’ll be treated like royalty when the biggest day of your life takes place at the James Ward Mansion.

Venue Style

Mansion, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 165 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 165 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $5,650 to $6,650 for ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. There is also a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $650/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The James Ward Mansion is estimated at between $16,820 and $22,021 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.




BYO, Provided

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Valet or public parking for a fee

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 1:00AM