About Us

We Offer an Incredible Combination of Services and Amenities for Your Event

  • Beautiful setting and event spaces
  • Acclaimed continental cuisine
  • Outstanding personal service
  • Expert planning advice
  • Strong client relationships
  • Trusted vendor services


The venue is picturesque, the food is FANTASTIC, and they make everything seamless…Absolutely
incredible staff and venue.

~Krysia & Justin, Wedding

…My entire experience was stress free, fun to plan and exactly what I dreamed of.

~Colleen & Chris, Wedding

Our Features

Honoring the Past & Embracing the Future Family owned and operated for over 50 years

For over fifty years, the Marino family and staff have excelled at creating extraordinary weddings, celebrations, meetings, and special events in northern New Jersey.

The Birchwood Manor team embraces the strength of tradition, cultured by visionary leaders, and is committed to providing outstanding events for our guests.


Our Mission

To develop lasting client relationships and share our passion for hospitality by providing our trademark personal service and finest cuisine in an elegant venue.


In 1953, founder Michael Marino, Sr. purchased a sunny tract of land dappled with delicate white birch trees in Whippany, New Jersey. It became the site of the original White Birch Grove, where local clubs and organizations held their annual summer outings, which were popular in the 1950’s. To meet the demand for year round events, a one room facility was soon built and renamed Birchwood Manor.

In 1960, Michael Marino, Jr. initiated the expansion of the original structure. Through leadership, vision, and determination, the twenty acres were transformed into a full-service catering facility with grounds of unsurpassed beauty. Today, the Marino family continues the tradition of hospitality and personal service

Community Involvement & Affiliations

Birchwood Manor believes in the importance of giving back to the community. From supporting non-profit community fundraisers, donating food to feed the hungry at local community soup kitchens, hiring promising young high school and college students, sponsoring township youth athletic teams, or supporting state and local public safety, Birchwood Manor is proud to positively impact the community of Hanover Township and the State of New Jersey.