On a rainy day back in October I took a trip out to South Orange, NJ (adorable town btw) to do a site visit at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club. Of course I had heard of the club, but this was my first opportunity to see the grounds first hand. To sum it up, this venue is uber pretty, romantic, cozy and a pleasure to customize.
The new grand ballroom seen below features gorgeous 22 ft. vaulted ceilings. While the space can hold upwards of 200 people and a nice sized dance floor, you will never feel lost in this space. Plus, it is incredibly simple to incorporate pretty much any theme and decor you’d like. The clean simplicity of the space allows you to really have fun and be creative.
Not only do you have use of the main event space, but as there is only one event at a time you have the opportunity to enjoy cocktails in several other areas throughout the house, many with fireplaces. I love a nice mantle! If your style is simple, casual, beachy, black tie or eclectic, you can do it here and it will look like the room was made for you and you alone. But of course, it is a tennis club so why not bring your event outside? It would be a shame not to take advantage of the absolutely beautiful grounds at Orange Lawn. Don’t get me wrong I love NYC, but there’s something about acres of green that make me go gaga.
As if all that wasn’t enough…the Orange Lawn in-house caterer is none other than Ariane Duarte, culinary artiste featured on the hit show Top Chef!
Every so often I say pictures do not do a property justice, and this is one of them.
Fun fact: they have a GORG ladies room!