Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 by Cindy Williams
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On Monday March 4, The Westwood welcomed the Union County Republicans for their annual convention. Our staff was honored to welcome Governor Chris Christie to our facility as the keynote speaker for the evening. Over 400 people were in attendance for last night’s event, including esteemed members of the GOP. Our Cynthia and Rose Ballrooms were transformed to accommodate the huge event, including a large backdrop and podium for the speakers. Governor Christie’s hour long speech touched on many issues that affected New Jerseyans throughout his term including taxes, health benefits, pensions, and the recent Super Storm, Hurricane Sandy. He shared the sobering statistic with the audience that at that very moment, 40,000 New Jersey families were still displaced from their homes because of the storm. Following his speech, Governor Christie exited the building and shook hands with each of our staff members in the kitchen. It was an honor to host the Governor at our facility, and we hope to welcome him back again in the near future!

Governor Chris Christie Visits The Westwood

Governor Chris Christie Visits The Westwood, Meets Cindy Williams



Posted on Saturday, February 09, 2013 by Cindy Williams
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The Westwood - The Knot's 2013 Pick for Best of WeddingsWe are proud to announce that The Westwood has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick! We are honored that our brides have voted for us in this prestigious award as a Best of Weddings Venue for 2013! The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the
best-of-the-best wedding resources. We would like to sincerely thank our Westwood Brides for their nomination and votes for this year's award! We are truly grateful and appreciative for the endless support!


Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2013 by Cindy Williams
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Want to stay on top of all the latest trends in events and weddings?? Now you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram! You won’t miss a beat with daily updates including everything from the hottest wedding shoes to the cutest bridal nails for your special day! Be a trendy bride, be in the know, follow The Westwood!!


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Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 by Cindy Williams
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Thank you for reading and taking an interest in The Westwood! We are a family owned and operated catering and banquet facility located in Garwood, New Jersey. This business has been in our family for generations. Five decades ago, our dad Joe began by partnering with four friends and overseeing the groundbreaking of what was originally the Hotel Scandia in 1962. Over the years, countless members of the Scalzadonna family have made The Westwood their home away from home. From our grandmother Lena to our own children, we have all taken an active role in making The Westwood what it is today. To say our family takes this business personally is an understatement.

The Westwood - A NJ-Based Family-Owned Wedding Venue and Catering Hall

We strive to make each event for our customers as special as those we’ve held for our own family, from start to finish. Here at The Westwood we have a staff of experienced Event Planners who will work with you to make your event a success throughout the entire planning process. We aren't simply a banquet hall or a venue, we take a personal interest and family-oriented approach to all our events and functions here at The Westwood. To that end, we spend countless hours attending catering shows, food presentations and a variety of seminars, changing our menus regularly. Most recently, we've become more active through social media such as this blog, Facebook, and Pinterest in order to better communicate with our clients and guests and to keep YOU up to date on all the latest happenings here at The Westwood.

Today, we are proud that The Westwood’s personal, family-oriented approach continues to make us the first choice for families like yours. We invite you to celebrate family, friends and traditions at The Westwood. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 by Cindy Williams
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The Westwood is a lot closer than you think; we are right in your backyard!  During the month of March, the Westwood celebrated its’ 50th Anniversary. 50 years of non stop events; Weddings, Sweet Sixteen’s,  Bat Mitzvahs corporate affairs, and social affairs. The Westwood has provided such kind service to all of those who have joined their home, all thanks to the Scalzadonna family.
For the 50th Anniversary celebration, The Westwood opened up their doors to family, friends, employees, and to anyone else who has been to the Westwood for some type of occasion.  The Cynthia room, Lena room, Scalzy’s room, Rose room, La Donna room, Garden room, and the Study, were all full and occupied.  These rooms provided delicious chafing dishes of food, dessert, entertainment, decorations, music, bands, photo booths, and much more!
The staff and chefs did an excellent job providing service and time to the people who attended.  The Westwood had its doors wide open for any type of event for the past 50 years, and will continue to do so in the future! 

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