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December 2015

Ready to Ring in 2016? Happy New Year from the Wilshire Grand Hotel NJ!

New Year Wishes from all of us at The Wilshire Grand Hotel. 

We should live every day like it is a holiday, being thankful and spending time with family, and looking hopefully to the future. Extending our Best Wishes for the coming New Year!

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If you will be celebrating New Year's Eve in the metro NYC/NJ area, we welcome you to plan your stay with us and enjoy our convenient location to all of the exciting events taking place.

One of our favorite New Year's Eve events in NJ are the New Year's Eve cruises aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York.

Click here to view our special offers on our Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ website and plan your New Year's Eve visit with us!


Happy Holidays from the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

We wish you a very happy holiday season.  

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This is our chance to thank you and to wish you the special gifts of this holiday season – Joy, Peace and Happiness from our family at the Wilshire Grand to yours.

“May the meaning of the season be deeper, its friendships stronger and its hopes brighter.” ~Anonymous

Our favorite holiday event in NJ includes Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo, taking place now through January 3, 2016. The event is free and open to the public, but in-kind donations of canned foods, toys and pet food are encouraged.

If you are looking for hotels in NJ this holiday season, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


2016 NJ Wedding Planning for the Event of Your Dreams

Enjoy our romantic wedding and reception hall in NJ

NJ Wedding Planning

Congratulations on your recent engagement! Now that you are engaged, it is time to begin planning for your wedding day. If you are looking for a romantic and elegant reception location in Essex County, then we can help. Our stunning wedding venue is a dream-come-true for NJ brides.

With over 20,000 square-feet of event space, we feel certain you will find the perfect location for your celebration. Start your day off in the Bridal Hospitality Suite. Our specifically designed suite provides plenty of room for you and your bridal party to prepare for the big day. The massive mirrors, reception area, modern décor, and private restrooms will make you feel like royalty while you prepare. From there you can go to one of our ceremony venues –inside or out. Imagine saying your vows under the shade of towering emerald trees and a picturesque white pergola. Next you can twirl around the dance floor in one of our sparkling ballrooms under the flattering light of our shimmering chandeliers. During the reception, you and your guests will fall in love with our mouth-watering catering. We offer various menus that can be adjusted to accommodate and tastes, including traditional, vegetarian, Indian, or Kosher preferences. After the reception, you and your husband can escape to the private bridal suite, a luxurious place to celebrate your new marriage. Take advantage of our NJ wedding planning services. Our expert event planners will take care of every element of your wedding day.

If you are looking for a breathtaking wedding and reception in NJ, then look no further. The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ is considered to be the perfect place to host a magical wedding celebration by many brides. We will ensure that your wedding is stress-free and full of love and joy.


Ring in 2016 with a New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise

Music, food and fireworks are part of this NYC NYE cruise.

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise


If you're looking for an exciting way to ring in 2016 in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, take a New Year's Eve dinner cruise. Spirit Cruises is offering two New Year's Eve events. You and your partner can enjoy a romantic NYC or NJ NYE cruise, or you can bring the whole family along for a midday cruise.

You can enjoy a special evening with a New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise and depart from a port in New York or New Jersey at 9 p.m. for a cozy cruise aboard a beautiful ship. You'll enjoy a delicious dinner buffet of seafood, pasta, prime rib and desserts followed by an evening of dancing. Your night to remember will end with a fireworks display synchronized to music.

If you're looking for New Years Eve family friendly events, make plans for the New Year's Eve Family Lunch Cruise. This event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on December 31, which makes it the perfect celebration for children or older adults. You and your family will enjoy a lunch buffet including turkey, ham and an assortment of pies. After your delicious meal, you can enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline and Hudson River. There will also be a special "noon year's eve" countdown to begin the 2016 celebrations a little early.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, is a great choice for accommodations during your visit to the area. Browse our website to learn about other fun things to do over the holidays in the area.


Stress Free Holiday Party Planning Guide for your Perfect Event

Make your list and check it twice with our stress free holiday party planning guide.

  stress free holiday party planning guide


We know you can't wait to start planning the perfect holiday party this year. Regardless of the size of your event, you can approach it all in a relaxed way…really! The key to the perfect party is in the planning and the prep. Be sure to write down all of the details you need to remember and make a timeline in the weeks ahead of your event. No matter how small the detail, write it down! Make note of whether anyone has any preferences about food options or other arrangements. Regardless of how many people will be in attendance at your party, you'll want to make an itemized shopping list and get what you need in stages. Non-perishable items, drinks, paper products can be bought ahead while you can pick up the perishable items or fresh flowers.  

Great holiday parties go off without a hitch when there are enough tasty treats, beverages and light finger foods to keep everyone satisfied. Holiday decor and beautiful table spreads will encourage your guests to mingle and to check out the goodies available, and festive holiday music will help keep everyone in the right mood. Put a twist on the tradition of gift giving by planning a fun gift-giving exchange game

 

For more detailed tips, we suggest these great resources from the experts at Eating Well, Real Simple and HGTV.

 

If you would rather have the details handled by someone else, so you can simply show up and be a guest as well, please consider The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. From small office holiday parties to family reunions or large gala events, our NJ event planners at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, can make the process easier. Enjoy stress free holiday party planning with our impressive variety of delicious menu options, prompt service and your choice of luxury accommodations. Our large ballroom area can be set up according to your specifications and offers an excellent party atmosphere. We also provide delicious menu options and a beverage service to keep everyone happy, healthy and in the mood to enjoy the holiday spirit. Visit our website for more information.

Until next time,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ