Fall Wedding Trends for 2017!

Fall Wedding Trends for 2017

Fall Wedding Trends for 2017 that will inspire you.

If you’re planning your wedding for this fall (or even for next fall), let this week’s blog post inspire you through the planning process. If you find yourself scrolling Pinterest late at night, completely overwhelmed in all of the details, it’s time to focus in on these fall wedding trends for 2017, according to The Knot.

When it comes to fall wedding trends for 2017, it seems as though jewel-toned color palettes, succulents, eucalyptus, and the new naked cake are taking over the autumn wedding scene. Even though you may already be in your final stages of planning your fall wedding, last-minute additions to your wedding decor never hurts. After all, it IS all in the details, right?

For finishing touches to your color combo, consider mixing in metallics, such as copper. How can you do this? It’s simple. Think reflective metal vases for your centerpieces. They will be a nice pop of color underneath your leafy arrangements and will add a touch of sophistication to the table. Plus, they will photograph very nicely.

Everyone loves blackboards and DIY signage for their wedding day. Take it one step further by adding a nice romantic border of eucalyptus or vines of floral. It is a simple add-on that will instantly grab the attention of your guests.

When it comes to the bride and her dress, it seems like long sleeves and two-piece separates are becoming a wildly popular trend, especially for those getting married later in the season. Some brides are even opting for two wedding dresses, one for the ceremony and one for the reception.

For even more wedding inspiration for your fall wedding, click here. If you're looking for wedding venues in New Jersey, we welcome you to tour our versatile event space at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.


Book our Hotel near Montclair State University after New Student Move-In Day!

Moving your new Student into college? Book our Hotel near Montclair State University.

Hotel near Montclair State University

With summer coming to an end, many look forward to the crisp fall air, the smell of pumpkin and the quietness that fall seems to bring. If you have a new student on their way to college, however, this autumn may bring a different feeling. Whether it’s your first time or not, Move-in Day for new students is always a hard time for parents. We welcome you to book an overnight stay with us at our hotel near Montclair State University for this upcoming new student move-in day on September 3, 2017 and move-in day for returning students is on September 5, 2017. Our prime location, on-site dining options and in-room amenities help to create an ideal getaway for parents looking to catch some much-needed R&R after a long day.

No need to worry about the long drive home, our hotel near Montclair State University is just what you need after a long day of moving boxes and helping to get your new student situated into their new home. It’s always hard saying goodbye to your son or daughter, especially if it’s your first time being away from them. Come retreat to our hotel for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Kick up your feet and rest your head. You’ll love our cozy accommodations and the amenities that we have to offer you.

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we are committed to ensuring each of our guests enjoy a home-away-from-home experience. In the morning, fuel up at our complimentary breakfast buffet and grab that much-needed cup of coffee before hitting the road. Visit our Wilshire Grand Hotel website to learn more about our competitive rates and comfortable rooms. We hope to welcome you this September!

Affordable North Jersey Meeting Space for Business Event

Affordable North Jersey Meeting Space for Business Event

Book our Affordable North Jersey Meeting Space for your Next Business Event.

Conveniently located in the center of New Jersey’s most high profiled corporate headquarters and business parks, our affordable North Jersey meeting space is the ideal choice for your next business event. We also are centrally located near public transportation systems, such as NJ Transit, to ensure a quick and convenient travel to and from NYC and we offer a complimentary hotel shuttle within a one-mile radius of our hotel. If you're an event planner looking for the next best spot to host your corporate event, find out what sets the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ apart from the rest.

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ we offer our guests:

  • Over 20,000 square feet of flexible banquet space
  • Outdoor reception area
  • World-class catering & culinary team
  • Dedicated meeting planner to help you with every detail
  • Customized menus
  • Audiovisual equipment and support
  • High-speed wireless internet access
  • Free parking
  • Group room rates

From breakfast to plated dinners and everything in between, we offer a variety of delicious catering menus for you to enjoy at your next meeting. Our chefs are dedicated and truly passionate about providing you, our valued guests, with the finest quality and most delicious options.With a variety of delicious choices, we're certain that your corporate event with us will be satisfying and successful from beginning to end.

Our best kept secret is our intimate wine room, located on our lower level. You don't have to be a wine aficionado to appreciate our unique boardroom in NJ. With so much to offer business travelers in our area, we welcome you to take a tour of our affordable North Jersey meeting space for your next business event.

We look forward to the opportunity of hosting your next meeting or group event at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. For more information, please click here to request a proposal today.

Enjoy Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum!

Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum

Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum.

A fun date idea for adults! If you're visiting and looking for things to do in our area, head to the Newark Museum and enjoy the smooth sounds of jazz at this year's Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum. There are only a few dates left to enjoy this fun, musical event. We've listed the remaining two events that will be taking place for Jazz in the Garden at Newark Museum this summer. You won't want to miss out!

2017 JAZZ IN THE GARDEN featuring Stefon Harris on Thursday, August 3, 12:15-1:45 pm. Harris is an educator, vibraphonist and composer and adds four-time Grammy nominations to his expanding awards. Click here to learn more.

An Evening of Jazz with Davell Crawford on Friday, August 11, 6:30-9 pm. Acclaimed the "Piano Prince of New Orleans," Crawford brings equal exuberance to both modern and classical jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, blues, gospel, soul, pop, American folk and touches of country-western. Click here to learn more.
Admission: $5 for adults; FREE for Museum Members, Newark residents and children under 12.
If you aren't able to make the dates above, there's always something fun to discover at the popular attraction. Visit the Newark Museum any day of the week and discover great exhibits, family fun entertainment and more.
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ is conveniently located near the Newark Museum. We invite you to reserve one of our spacious guest rooms here in West Orange, NJ and turn your day trip into a mini getaway! Our spacious rooms offer comfortable accommodations, upgraded Eco- Friendly amenities, and many more comforts of home.
Book one last summer getaway with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and discover the great attractions located nearby.

The NY Giants & NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule

NY Giants 2017-18 Schedule

The NY Giants & NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule.

While many may be sad that summer is coming to an end, New York sports fans are looking forward to the cooler temperatures, as they gear up for the NY Giants and the NY Jets 2017-18 season. With our convenient location to MetLife Stadium, we love to welcome all football fans to our hotel in West Orange, NJ before and after a game. Check out the NY Giants 2017-18 Schedule and the NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule below and begin planning your Sunday Funday or Monday night visit with us today.

The NY Giants 2017-18 Schedule will start off with Sunday Night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday, September 10 at 8:30pm and the regular season will end with a New Year's Eve match up against the Washington Redskins. We've listed the NY Giants home games below:

  • September 18 vs. Detroit Lions at 8:30pm
  • October 8 vs. San Diego Chargers at 1:00pm
  • October 22 vs. Seattle Seahawks at 4:25pm
  • November 5 vs. Los Angeles Rams at 1:00pm
  • November 19 vs. Kansas City Chiefs at 1:00pm
  • December 10 vs. Dallas Cowboys at 4:25pm
  • December 17 vs Philadelphia Eagles at 1:00pm
  • December 31 vs. Washington Redskins at 1:00pm

Click here for the complete NY Giants 2017-18 Schedule.

The NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule will start off with a match-up against the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo on September 10 @ 1:00pm, ending the regular season with an away game against the Patriots on New Year's Eve. We've listed the NY Jets home games below:

  • September 24 vs. Miami Dolphins at 1:00pm
  • October 1 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at 1:00pm
  • October 15 vs. New England Patriots at 1:00pm
  • October 29 vs. Atlanta Falcons at 1:00pm
  • November 2 vs. Buffalo Bills at 8:25pm
  • November 26 vs. Carolina Panthers at 1:00pm
  • December 3 vs. Kansas City Chiefs at 1:00pm
  • December 24 vs. San Diego Chargers at 1:00pm

Click here for the complete NY Jets 2017-18 Schedule.

Thinking of attending a game? Stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.


Celebrate at our North Jersey Party Venue!

The Loft at 350
The Loft at 350

Discover why our North Jersey Party Venue is the perfect choice for your next celebration.

We're known for providing outstanding cuisine, superior value, and unlimited capabilities. Our North Jersey party venue, The Loft at 350, is an alternative New Jersey event venue outside of the Big Apple, located inside our hotel in West Orange, NJ. The sleek lines and modern design of the Loft, and surrounding LED lighting, create the perfect atmosphere for any celebration and helps set the celebratory mood. In addition to complimentary color lighting, we also offer affordable lounge furniture packages.

We can create any type of event you wish, from birthday parties to gala events. Here's an overview of the events that we've hosted at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ:

  • Fundraisers
  • Gala events
  • Holiday affairs
  • Anniversary party
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen or Quinceañera
  • Milestone birthdays

Our Loft at 350 at the Wilshire Grand Hotel can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and up to 350 guests cocktail style. If you're interested in our North Jersey party venue, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the following:

  • Complimentary LED Color-Wash lighting
  • Affordable Lounge Furniture Packages
  • Brazilian Cherrywood floor
  • Exposed Ceilings
  • Modern Light fixtures
  • Unique Atmosphere
  • Premium Open Bar
  • Mocktails Bar for Children
  • Delectable Cuisine

With his talented culinary team by his side, Chef Matthew Goldman can help you craft a delectable custom menu to please any palette and budget. He will happily tailor any custom menu to your liking!

Along with the Loft at 350, we offer several event space options at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. No matter the size of your event or budget, we are committed to creating the perfect event for you. Request a proposal with us today and our event specialists would be happy to go over your options in greater detail.

Happy Hour in Montclair, NJ - Our Favorite Bars to Grab a Cocktail!

Happy Hour in Montclair

It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Enjoy happy hour in Montclair.

So many great places to grab a cocktail in Montclair, so little time. When 5 o'clock strikes and you're looking to explore our area, head to one of our favorite towns just 10 minutes away to experience happy hour in Montclair.

One visit to Montclair and you will instantly take your Instagram game to the next level. There are many trendy bars that line the streets, each serving up Instagram-worthy cocktails for you to enjoy during your vacation. No matter your drink of choice, add our favorite bars in Montclair to your list of places to visit the next time you're staying with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. See our favorite places below!

Upstairs Restaurant, 608 Valley Road. We love the vibe of this place. The changing, colored lights around the bar area make for a fun environment. Just head UPSTAIRS to enjoy this trendy bar in Montclair. You can sit around the bar and have a blast! There are tables to grab a bite to eat and you can watch the chef cook up your favorite dishes while you wait.

Egan & Sons, 118 Walnut Street. Wine, spirits and ales are being served at Egan & Sons. We love the ambience of this Irish Pub, which also serves up authentic Irish fare if you're in the mood for a bite to eat.

Just Jakes, 30 S Park St.  The lively bar and restaurant is conveniently located in downtown Montclair. Along with daily drink specials, there is also a calendar of events to keep you entertained. For instance, Tuesday nights are Trivia Night and the first Thursday of every month is Comedy Night!

Check out these local bars the next time you're visiting with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Creative Conference Space for Meeting in North Jersey

Our Wine Room - Creative Conference Space for your Next Meeting in North Jersey.

Creative Conference Space for Meeting in North Jersey

Wine room

Unique meeting space

Who said conference rooms have to be boring? Our mission here in New Jersey is to make sure that your next meeting is not only successful but also memorable. If looking for a creative conference space for your meeting in North Jersey, our wine room at the Wilshire Grand Hotel is a fine choice and also our best kept secret yet.

Whether you are a wine aficionado or you just appreciate a unique boardroom in NJ, you'll love our intimate wine room on our lower level located next to our bridal suites. Tucked away in its own little space, you will find that our wine room doesn't look (or smell) like most conference facilities in New Jersey. Even with a small boardroom, we feel that details matter. Everything from our wine cork tables to our wall of diverse wines, proves that we didn't hold back while creating this creative conference space for meetings in North Jersey.

If looking for unique event spaces in New Jersey, our wine room is just one of the many event venues that we offer at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Come take a tour of our facilities today and discover our hidden gems located in West Orange, NJ.

We are centrally located near public transportation systems, such as NJ Transit, to ensure a quick and convenient travel even if you are visiting from NYC. We also offer a complimentary hotel shuttle within a one-mile radius of our hotel. Enjoy cozy accommodations, a convenient location and all of the modern conveniences of home.

We are committed to offering our business travelers a truly home-away-from-home experience. Take a tour of our unique wine room the next time you are planning a business event in New Jersey. We'd love to welcome you!

Paint and Sip at Pinot's Palette in Montclair!

Paint and Sip in Montclair

Paint and Sip in Montclair.

Paint the town red or whichever color you'd like! Paint and sip has become a very popular trend and we can see why. It's a fun way for adults to unwind and drink wine or beer in a unique setting. Purchase wine in our Sweet Shoppe, located right next to our front desk in our lobby, and head to Pinot's Palette for a truly fun evening of painting and drinking with friends. Paint and Sip in Montclair is just a quick Uber drive away!

Upcoming events at Pinot's Palette:

  • Walk on Sunset Beach on Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Trolling Around on Saturday, July 1, 11:30 - 1:30PM
  • River Willow on Saturday, July 1, 7:00 - 10:00PM
  • Freedom Flowers on Sunday, July 2, 11:30 - 1:30PM
  • Japanese Crimson Moon on Thursday, July 6, 7:00 - 9:00PM
  • Poppies à la Van Gogh on Friday, July 7, 7:00 - 10:00PM
  • Sunset Sanctuary on Saturday, July 8, 7:00 - 10:00PM
  • Fabulous Florals on Sunday, July 9, 11:30 - 1:30PM

There will be plenty more events taking place throughout the summer! Click here for full list of the upcoming events at Pinot's Palette.

Here's what you need to know before you head over to Paint and Sip in Montclair. They are a BYOB studio and invite guests, aged 21 and over, to bring their favorite wine or beer to consume in a responsible manner. Public events have the following age policy: 21+ for Friday and Saturday evenings and 13+ for other classes, when accompanied by an adult.

If visiting with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and looking for fun things to do in Montclair, head to Pinot's Palette for a truly memorable evening and a great night out in New Jersey!

Schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ

Schedule for New York Red Bulls in NJ

Check Out the Schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ during your stay!


Competing as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer, the New York Red Bulls is an American professional soccer team and are based at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Whether you're a fan of the game or just looking for ways to enjoy a summer night in New Jersey, one of our recommendations is to check out the schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ. Nothing beats the thrill of a live sporting event and if the weather is nice during your stay, nothing is better than spending a beautiful summer day at Red Bull Arena.

The upcoming home games schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ include:

  • Wednesday, June 28 @ 8:00pm vs. Philadelphia Union
  • Wednesday, July 19 @ 7:30pm vs. San Jose Earthquakes
  • Saturday, July 29 @ 7:30pm vs. Montreal Impact
  • Saturday, August 12 @ 7:30pm vs. Orlando City SC
  • Friday, August 25 @ 7:00pm New York City FC

Click here for the complete 2017 schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ.

Red Bull Arena is just a quick shuttle ride from the NJ Transit station, which is conveniently located just minutes away from us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. For travel tips regarding how to enter into Red Bull Arena from the train station, you may find this link helpful, just click here.

Whether you're staying with us and looking for things to do near West Orange, NJ or you're currently planning a summer getaway, check out the schedule for the New York Red Bulls in NJ and show your support for the Major League Soccer team this summer. After the game, it's time for you to kick up your feet and enjoy a restful night's sleep in our cozy accommodations.