About This Vendor

Located on 40 picturesque acres in the Watchung Mountains of New Jersey, the Forest Lodge offers expansive lawns, shaded groves and features unique venues to host your dream affair. The peaceful grounds provide elegant and diverse options.

The indoor and outdoor options of the Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge create the perfect ambiance for your upcoming wedding. The beautifully appointed ballroom presents a rustic chic palette, cathedral ceilings with skylights and crystal chandeliers, ensuring the perfect setting for your classic, formal or casual affair. You and your guests will celebrate in the elegant ballroom adorned with mahogany Chiavari chairs, French tables, and featuring a beautiful neutral color palette that will compliment any theme or style.

Beyond the two French doors, sits the exquisitely landscaped patio and adjoining deck surrounded by wrought iron fencing, romantic Edison lighting, and fresh gardens. Make your entrance down the stairwell to the stone patio and stunning gazebo for your outdoor wedding ceremony, or cocktail hour with full bar, catering, and food service.
Their expert chefs are European and CIA trained to customize each package to please any palate, using only the highest quality foods in preparing our delicious cuisine.

Take love outside with the Maple Grove, which specializes in small, medium and large outdoor events in a comfortable open-air space that will make all your wedding dreams come true. An Aroura Sheertop Tent covering the area makes it the ideal location to hold your ceremony. The beautiful new bridal suite has a large smooth toffee onyx patio leading straight to your intimate farmhouse sweetheart table. Nearby the firepit, sits their covered main bar accented by rustic mood lighting and fresh landscaping.

Forest Lodge has been a lifelong home catering to the LGBTQ+ community looking to celebrate devotion to a lifeÔÇÖs partner. They are delighted to host same sex weddings in New Jersey.


Reception Capacity Range: 50-175


  • After-party spaceTrue
  • All food and beverage handled by venueTrue
  • Bridal showersTrue
  • Bridal suiteTrue
  • Chiavari chairsTrue
  • Custom menusTrue
  • Engagement partiesTrue
  • Gardens for picturesTrue
  • GazeboTrue
  • Indoor ceremoniesTrue
  • Outdoor ceremoniesTrue
  • Outdoor patiosTrue
  • Outdoor receptionsTrue
  • Post-wedding brunchesTrue
  • Rehearsal dinnersTrue
  • Tented weddingsTrue
  • WeddingTrue

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