In 1987 after successfully developing & operating several ala carte restaurant concepts Growth Restaurants’ Founders Jeff Beers and Jack Welch decided that a small specialty food shop next to their Basking Ridge restaurant would improve its business by doing some catering work. This fledgling shop was build it into a division of the company called Growth Catering. Recognizing that catering large functions required the same degree of creativity, attention to detail and innovation this business quickly outgrew the space in Basking Ridge and moved to a facility in Millington. Soon Jim Finnegan would join Beers & Welch in the company and turned his vast hospitality experience to developing a picnic and special outdoor events catering element which became known as Positively Picnics.
As Growth Restaurants continued to grow operating over 20 restaurants in their 37 years, each of the new venues included a room which could be reserved for private functions like weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, showers, rehearsal dinners, retirement functions, fund-raising galas for non-profits and the like. Each function received the special attention and gracious touch of management which imparted a warm response from the guests and hosts and soon there was a clamor for more opportunity to make special occasions special for our guests. This demand convinced Jeff Beers to seek the opportunity to design & build a facility which incorporated all that he had learned: Meadow Wood Manor, the premier special event host in New Jersey.
Whether the occasion you are planning is the social event of a lifetime, your perfect wedding, retirement dinner or a corporate meeting that will leave its mark, Meadow Wood Manor will impress your guests with unique friendly service, enticing cuisine, and classic elegance. Perfectly complimented by a warm and welcoming atmosphere and gracious hospitality, this New Jersey banquet facility is the ideal venue for your reception. It will be a unique experience!
Meadow Wood Manor’s event planners’ commitment to meeting all of your needs will provide the confidence you deserve that your function will be a success. Their expert knowledge and willingness to think outside of the box are a great asset when planning all of the intricate details to your unique affair.
We also hosts Corporate Events, Mitzvah, and other events. For those, please see our events site at MeadowWoodEvents.com