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Outdoor and Indoor Wedding Venue 

The Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge in Warren, New Jersey - Elegant, Affordable & Exclusively Yours for Your Wedding Day

The Sherwood Chalet
at Forest Lodge

Our Newly Renovated Sherwood Chalet creates the perfect ambiance for your exclusive and elegant wedding reception. You and your guests will celebrate in the elegant ballroom adorned with crystal chandeliers, mahogany chiavari chairs, and features a beautiful neutral color palette that will compliment any theme or style.

Take your special day outside through the french doors to our brand new stone deck surrounded by wrought iron fencing, romantic lanterns, and professionally landscaped gardens. Then make your entrance down the stairwell to the stone patio and stunning gazebo for your outdoor wedding ceremony. There were renovations with the addition of a fire pit to add to this picturesque outdoor setting in the Watchung Mountains and make it an even better wedding venue here in New Jersey.

“A Must See”

“If you are looking for elegance, fabulous five star restaurant food, attentive and accommodating staff this is the venue you need to use!”

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The Gazebo

Take advantage of Forest Lodge’s natural beauty at The Gazebo. This romantic and beautifully landscaped rustic setting is perfect for your wedding ceremony, a photo backdrop or even just a quiet place to reflect on the excitement of the day!

Two entrances provide a private entrance for the bridal party and a separate entry for your guests. Professionally landscaped, this area is blooming all 4 seasons. The Gazebo is surrounded by our all new stone patio and a staircased deck.

The Deck and Patio

Your guests can stay right where they are after the ceremony and enjoy our exquisitely landscaped Patio and adjoining Deck. The perfect spot for Cocktail Hour with full bar, catering and food service in this lovely landscaped outdoor wedding venue. We will happily accommodate Cigar Bars in this area as well! Catering to only one event at a time ensures this space and your special day are truly yours!

Enjoy the Fire Pit area adjacent to the patio, the perfect spot to add a special dimension for your wedding venue so that you and your guest can celebrate outdoors.

Deck and Patio View Outside

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Custom Menus

Our expert chefs and culinary team handcraft mouthwatering cuisine and we will provide you with a wide variety of options for your personalized menu. We will work with you to customize your wedding day menu that is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

To learn more about our customized menus and catering for our New Jersey wedding venue, please contact our wedding staff at (908) 754-7300.

Awards

NJ Bride love it 2017wedding wire couples choice award 2019
  • Accolades

    “We have absolutely nothing bad to say about this venue, and can’t thank them enough for what they did! The whole team we worked with was so accommodating and the reason we ended up choosing them, is because we felt that they were the most responsive folks we had spoken/met with, and also we were most comfortable with them every time we got together to speak. The requests/questions we threw at them were pretty crazy, and they nailed it all.

    During our meetings leading up to the wedding, the team at Forest Lodge was very responsive to our emails and calls, answered all of our questions and ensured that we were thinking about the big picture and things we had overlooked. Clearly they prepared very well because everything was absolutely amazing. Their attention to detail was spectacular. Everyone also kept commenting on the food and service which was awesome. The presentations and placement around the venue made it very easy for every guest to sample anything they wanted. Their quality of food and alcohol was also very good. We can’t thank them enough, and would recommend them to everyone. We’re already trying to figure out how we can organize another type of gathering there because the outdoor space is beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for us. Thank you!!”

    - Joe C.

  • Accolades

    “My husband and I are so happy with our decision to choose the Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge for our wedding ceremony and reception. This venue is not only beautiful but budget friendly. From our very first visit to the big day, the team was extremely friendly, professional, organized and accommodating to all of our wants and needs. They ensured the set up and timing of the event ran smoothly and everything was taken care of down to the last detail. It was just so easy having our ceremony and reception all in the one place. Special thanks to the Forest Lodge Catering staff and their amazing team who put all of my concerns at ease, they made sure we were taken care of at each moment and enjoyed every second of our night. Scott did an exceptional job to meet all of our needs and we can’t thank him enough for helping us to create our dream wedding.”

    - Tash & Oshane

  • Accolades

    “I cannot say enough about the Sherwood Chalet! Since day one, they have been amazing to work with. We were between two venues for our May 2018 wedding and the Sherwood staff swayed our decision and I’m so happy we went the way we did! While planning our wedding, they were responsive and customized everything to our liking. At the wedding, all of the staff constantly made sure everything was going smooth and both my husband and I were taken care of. Scott and Linda, I cannot say it enough - Thank you!!!”

    - Samantha

  • Accolades

    “We searched many venues before coming here. From initial planning through our wedding day, the team at The Sherwood Chalet were nothing but professional. We worked with Matt, who partnered closely with us to design the room layout, personalize our buffet menu and relieve us of any stress. On the day of our wedding he surprised us with the craft beer we wanted served, much to the delight of our friends. We highly recommend this venue if you are looking for a place more intimate for up to about 120 people and are trying to avoid the impersonal wedding factories. They treated our guests as their guests.”

    - Anthony S.

  • Accolades

    “We had our wedding day at Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge and If I could give then 10 stars I would, but 5 starts is as high as this goes! From the moment my new husband and I walked into the venue, we knew this it would be the place we wanted to get married. Everything is very clean and well kept. The atmosphere of the venue was rustic and chic, and it was very cozy feeling. Outdoor ceremony area has a wonderful gazebo and is lined with plants, so it feels very secluded. There is also a fire pit, which all of our guests really enjoyed when they needed a break from the dance floor.”

    “Scott was a pleasure to work with since day one. He answered all of our questions in a timely manner and reassured me when I was panicking. In addition, Scott and his team were very flexible with what we wanted. We had a lot custom decorations and all they asked for were some instructions. Everything was set up perfectly on the wedding day. He would always tell me what he needed form us in order to keep everything on track. Abby and Thomas were also so helpful and made sure everything went according to schedule the day of. The staff were amazing and all of our guests felt very well taken care of.”

    “The food was also amazing! There was something for everyone, and the catering is very accommodating for those who have food allergies or restrictions. The raspberry brie puffs were so delicious! Since my husband and I decided to do a receiving line during the cocktail hour, we did not get to eat as much, but the staff made sure there was a sampling plate waiting at the sweetheart table once we sat down.”

    “All in all, Forest Lodge helped all the planning go smoothly, and we honestly can’t think of a single negative thing that happened on the big day. Thank you so much Forest Lodge! ”

    - Grittney and Michael

  • Accolades

    “The food was incredible and the staff was top notch!!! I would definitely have another event here again!! I loved everything about the interior and my guests were very impressed. The kindness, courteous approach, and overall vibe was great!!!”

    - Sarah W.

  • Accolades

    “We got married at Forest Lodge and I truly don’t know where to start with Forest Lodge. Scott, the banquet and event manager, gave us an exceptional level of service throughout our planning process. My husband and I live in California so we were planning everything from far away. We visited Forest Lodge in person on a few different visits to NJ, but we mostly interacted with Scott remotely. He got on the phone with us multiple times to work out details for our wedding and facetimed with us a few times to show us elements of the venue so we could envision certain details.”

    “The actual venue is gorgeous. The outdoor area where weddings take place is a beautifully manicured garden area that doesn’t need any additional flowers. There is a beautiful deck that leads out from the banquet room to the garden where they set up a beer and wine bar for the reception (which was awesome for guests to have a separate place to grab a drink). The banquet hall is very classy with clean, sophisticated lines. Our party of 160 fit easily. The food was amazing. I read through every Forest Lodge review I could find, and everyone only had positive things to say about the food. My favorite were the crab cake and coconut shrimp. I dream about them.”

    “If you want to show up the day of your wedding and let a highly trained staff run everything so you can have a great time, Forest Lodge is an excellent option.”

    - Evelyn and Flynn

  • Accolades

    “We had the pleasure of having our wedding reception at Sherwood Chalet this past Saturday. I can’t say enough about what an amazing wedding and reception this was from start to finish. Scott, Linda and Abby were so accommodating and understanding leading up to the event. We planned our wedding mostly from GA and the planning process with the team was seamless!”

    “Scott was our main coordinator and he was just AMAZING! We felt like a King and Queen on our wedding day. Thanks to Scott, Abby, Thomas, Angelia, Linda, the entire wait staff, chefs and of course, our lovely bartenders. Without your “southern hospitality” at our New Jersey wedding, the day would not have been so FABULOUS! Guests are still reaching out to us saying “it’s the best wedding they have been to in a long time” and they can’t say enough about the beauty of the grounds, the great tasting and abundant amount of food. Thank you all for making our wedding day a dream come true!!!! This venue is perfect if you want an intimate, only wedding, classy and professional venue!!!!”

    - Kevin and Karen

    • Joe C

      Accolades

      “We have absolutely nothing bad to say about this venue, and can’t thank them enough for what they did! The whole team we worked with was so accommodating and the reason we ended up choosing them, is because we felt that they were the most responsive folks we had spoken/met with, and also we were most comfortable with them every time we got together to speak. The requests/questions we threw at them were pretty crazy, and they nailed it all.

      During our meetings leading up to the wedding, the team at Forest Lodge was very responsive to our emails and calls, answered all of our questions and ensured that we were thinking about the big picture and things we had overlooked. Clearly they prepared very well because everything was absolutely amazing. Their attention to detail was spectacular. Everyone also kept commenting on the food and service which was awesome. The presentations and placement around the venue made it very easy for every guest to sample anything they wanted. Their quality of food and alcohol was also very good. We can’t thank them enough, and would recommend them to everyone. We’re already trying to figure out how we can organize another type of gathering there because the outdoor space is beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for us. Thank you!!”

      - Joe C.

    • Tash & Oshane

      Accolades

      “My husband and I are so happy with our decision to choose the Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge for our wedding ceremony and reception. This venue is not only beautiful but budget friendly. From our very first visit to the big day, the team was extremely friendly, professional, organized and accommodating to all of our wants and needs. They ensured the set up and timing of the event ran smoothly and everything was taken care of down to the last detail. It was just so easy having our ceremony and reception all in the one place. Special thanks to the Forest Lodge Catering staff and their amazing team who put all of my concerns at ease, they made sure we were taken care of at each moment and enjoyed every second of our night. Scott did an exceptional job to meet all of our needs and we can’t thank him enough for helping us to create our dream wedding.”

      - Tash & Oshane

    • Samantha

      Accolades

      “I cannot say enough about the Sherwood Chalet! Since day one, they have been amazing to work with. We were between two venues for our May 2018 wedding and the Sherwood staff swayed our decision and I’m so happy we went the way we did! While planning our wedding, they were responsive and customized everything to our liking. At the wedding, all of the staff constantly made sure everything was going smooth and both my husband and I were taken care of. Scott and Linda, I cannot say it enough - Thank you!!!”

      - Samantha

    • Anthony S.

      Accolades

      “We searched many venues before coming here. From initial planning through our wedding day, the team at The Sherwood Chalet were nothing but professional. We worked with Matt, who partnered closely with us to design the room layout, personalize our buffet menu and relieve us of any stress. On the day of our wedding he surprised us with the craft beer we wanted served, much to the delight of our friends. We highly recommend this venue if you are looking for a place more intimate for up to about 120 people and are trying to avoid the impersonal wedding factories. They treated our guests as their guests.”

      - Anthony S.

    • Grittney and Michael

      Accolades

      “We had our wedding day at Sherwood Chalet at Forest Lodge and If I could give then 10 stars I would, but 5 starts is as high as this goes! From the moment my new husband and I walked into the venue, we knew this it would be the place we wanted to get married. Everything is very clean and well kept. The atmosphere of the venue was rustic and chic, and it was very cozy feeling. Outdoor ceremony area has a wonderful gazebo and is lined with plants, so it feels very secluded. There is also a fire pit, which all of our guests really enjoyed when they needed a break from the dance floor.”

      “Scott was a pleasure to work with since day one. He answered all of our questions in a timely manner and reassured me when I was panicking. In addition, Scott and his team were very flexible with what we wanted. We had a lot custom decorations and all they asked for were some instructions. Everything was set up perfectly on the wedding day. He would always tell me what he needed form us in order to keep everything on track. Abby and Thomas were also so helpful and made sure everything went according to schedule the day of. The staff were amazing and all of our guests felt very well taken care of.”

      “The food was also amazing! There was something for everyone, and the catering is very accommodating for those who have food allergies or restrictions. The raspberry brie puffs were so delicious! Since my husband and I decided to do a receiving line during the cocktail hour, we did not get to eat as much, but the staff made sure there was a sampling plate waiting at the sweetheart table once we sat down.”

      “All in all, Forest Lodge helped all the planning go smoothly, and we honestly can’t think of a single negative thing that happened on the big day. Thank you so much Forest Lodge! ”

      - Grittney and Michael

    • Sarah Wikander

      Accolades

      “The food was incredible and the staff was top notch!!! I would definitely have another event here again!! I loved everything about the interior and my guests were very impressed. The kindness, courteous approach, and overall vibe was great!!!”

      - Sarah W.

    • Evelyn and Flynn

      Accolades

      “We got married at Forest Lodge and I truly don’t know where to start with Forest Lodge. Scott, the banquet and event manager, gave us an exceptional level of service throughout our planning process. My husband and I live in California so we were planning everything from far away. We visited Forest Lodge in person on a few different visits to NJ, but we mostly interacted with Scott remotely. He got on the phone with us multiple times to work out details for our wedding and facetimed with us a few times to show us elements of the venue so we could envision certain details.”

      “The actual venue is gorgeous. The outdoor area where weddings take place is a beautifully manicured garden area that doesn’t need any additional flowers. There is a beautiful deck that leads out from the banquet room to the garden where they set up a beer and wine bar for the reception (which was awesome for guests to have a separate place to grab a drink). The banquet hall is very classy with clean, sophisticated lines. Our party of 160 fit easily. The food was amazing. I read through every Forest Lodge review I could find, and everyone only had positive things to say about the food. My favorite were the crab cake and coconut shrimp. I dream about them.”

      “If you want to show up the day of your wedding and let a highly trained staff run everything so you can have a great time, Forest Lodge is an excellent option.”

      - Evelyn and Flynn

    • Karen and Kevin

      Accolades

      “We had the pleasure of having our wedding reception at Sherwood Chalet this past Saturday. I can’t say enough about what an amazing wedding and reception this was from start to finish. Scott, Linda and Abby were so accommodating and understanding leading up to the event. We planned our wedding mostly from GA and the planning process with the team was seamless!”

      “Scott was our main coordinator and he was just AMAZING! We felt like a King and Queen on our wedding day. Thanks to Scott, Abby, Thomas, Angelia, Linda, the entire wait staff, chefs and of course, our lovely bartenders. Without your “southern hospitality” at our New Jersey wedding, the day would not have been so FABULOUS! Guests are still reaching out to us saying “it’s the best wedding they have been to in a long time” and they can’t say enough about the beauty of the grounds, the great tasting and abundant amount of food. Thank you all for making our wedding day a dream come true!!!! This venue is perfect if you want an intimate, only wedding, classy and professional venue!!!!”

      - Kevin and Karen

      (908) 754-7300