The Westin was home base for our son’s bar mitzvah. We booked a block of rooms for our guests, held the reception there, as well as a welcome dinner on Friday night and farewell breakfast Sunday morning.All weekend, operations were seamless. The staff was professional and friendly. The food high quality, beautifully presented, and delicious. Our guests were delighted with the abundance and variety of food during cocktail hour. Even before going into the ballroom, there was a sense of fun and excitement. We knew from the tasting that the adult dinner was going to be excellent. I heard that the kids' buffet was great and the dessert buffet legendary ! The coffee and cordials bar, the doughnut factory and the candy buffet all helped to cushion the blow of the party ending.It was a distinct pleasure to work with Joyce. She is a consummate professional who radiates warmth and kindness. Her experience, effectiveness, responsiveness, and calm were so appreciated by this first-time Mitzvah mom. I would definitely choose the Westin again !
Our wedding was a traditional Indian wedding with almost 400 people, so managing the event was not easy. Although the wedding was in Morristown, NJ, I lived in Northern Virginia so a lot of communication between the senior catering manager, Julie, and I was via email and phone. Nonetheless we were able to connect often to exchange all pertinent information. She never once said anything like "I'm not supposed to do that" or "Thats not my job." She double and triple checked every detail - it was clear that the hotel staff knew what they were doing. Kelly was very easy to work with when it came to hotel room booking. The hotel staff made sure we were fed :-) Overall, my family and I felt we were in very capable hands through the majority of this process. We're very thankful to making our day a wonderful time for everyone! My comments: 1) After the ceremony, there was no direction on where guests should proceed to for post ceremony snacks, so 350ish people were quite confused. I got flustered a bit seeing that and wondered why no one was there because we needed to stay in the ceremony hall for pictures with our families. By the time guests reached the post ceremony reception, food was already gone because earlier guests took many items, much more than they should have. I don't know whose fault this falls upon, but if someone else was there to direct people, it would've worked better. 2) Along the same lines for cocktail hour and dinner. People crowded to one side of the food area while the other side was completely open. People later saw there was another side and it did even out. 3) The Bride's family and groom's family rooms should have been on the second floor so the elevator piece is eliminated and easy access to each halls. 4) In the midst of everything we were re-told the hospitality room for the bridesmaids to make\change etc. We hardly addressed the detail but it could have been beneficial
The Westin Governor Morris Hotel located in historic Morristown, New Jersey is the perfect destination for any Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Birthday, Bridal Shower, or Prom. Our state of the art two-tiered State Ballroom accommodates up to 400 guests for dinner and dancing, and up to 600 guests for reception only. Nothing is either too big or too intimate for us, as we thrive on hosting events of any capacity.
The staff at The Westin Governor Morris Hotel takes pride in customizing each and every Bar/Bat Mitzvah and party. Parties thrive on themes, and our professional decorators are on site to make sure the theme of your celebration is showcased to the best of its ability. Recently, Mitzvah Market Magazine recognized The Westin Governor Morris as being a reception venue capable of hosting very lavish theme-based Mitzvahs.
Our premium accommodations include menu customization, deluxe overnight accommodations for guests, and a separate Kosher kitchen.
We would love to plan your next party! Don't hesitate and give us a call to see how we can make your special day, that much more special.