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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.

 


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.


Staycation Ideas in NJ: How to Spend a Summer Day at our hotel!

Staycation Ideas in NJ

We're Sharing our Staycation Ideas in NJ!

Getting ready to plan a stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel? Or perhaps you're just looking for staycation ideas in NJ. Either way, we're here to share our favorite ways to spend a day at our hotel here in West Orange, NJ! The truth is, you don't have to travel far or spend a lot of money to enjoy a great weekend getaway. Get inspired by our favorite ways to spend a summer day in Essex County, NJ.

After checking in and unpacking, you have probably built up quite an appetite. If looking for trendy places to eat in Northern New Jersey, you may be surprised to find that Montclair is just a quick Uber drive away. There are plenty of cafes, bars and shops lining the streets to explore, after you eat at the must-try restaurants that will make you feel as if you've transported to a tropical destination. We love Vital Dining, if you're craving Jamaican cuisine!

If looking for a place to grab a drink, there are plenty of great options nearby. If willing to travel back into an Uber, you should check out Upstairs bar, you'll love the ambience there.

Traveling back to our hotel, there are plenty of options to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Our patio out back is always a favorite amongst our guests with plenty of seating to sit back and catch up with friends or family. Our "hidden gem" is located next to our ballroom and one of our best kept secrets here at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. If the weather is nice, venture out to our terrace, which features a waterfall and plant wall! We love when our brides and grooms take advantage of this space for their wedding photos. The walls were specifically designed with photo-ops in mind!

Before calling it a night, be sure to check out our 24-hour Sweet Shoppe featuring water, candy and wine! Load up on yummy treats before heading back to your room to enjoy a movie or your favorite show.

Don't forget about our complimentary breakfast in the morning! We offer bagels, doughnuts, oatmeal, cereal and more each morning in our lobby.

If looking for staycation ideas in NJ, consider The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Visit our website today and find a room that best fits your needs! We hope to see you soon.


Cheers to the Montclair Food & Wine Festival!

 

Montclair Food & Wine Festival

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival will take place Saturday, July 15.

Trendy restaurants, cute coffee shops and upscale retail stores line the streets of Montclair. Stroll down one of the streets on any sunny day and you can easily fill your entire day with shopping and a whole lot of food. If you're lucky, you may catch a special event taking place, such as the Montclair Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, July 15. What can you expect? Live music,  vendor tastings, wine, beer and spirits, too!

The Bourbon & Biergarten Montclair Food & Wine Festival

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wellmont Theatre

The BBQ-themed food and wine festival in Montclair is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy food sampling from some of the best Montclair restaurants, including Turtle + The Wolf, Vital Dining, Bluff City BBQ, Little Daisy Bakeshop and more. It promises to be a fun-filled evening of the flavors and spirits of the summer but don't be mistaken, the festival will have more than just food and wine. There will also be a wide array of bourbons and beers from local artisanal and national brands, plus live entertainment to enjoy and listen to throughout the day.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is just a quick 10 minute drive from Montclair! Plan a staycation with us and enjoy everything Montclair has to offer. Let us be your home-away-from-home this summer. You'll love how conveniently located we are to the Montclair Food and Wine Festival. We've also added a few new features to our hotel since your last visit with us. Our new outdoor terrace, featuring a plant wall, is a favorite among our guests! Enjoy a convenient and comfortable staycation here in New Jersey.

Visit our website to learn more about our affordable accommodations and book your stay today!


The Upcoming Summer Concerts at the Prudential Center!

Summer Concerts at the Prudential Center

Catch a Summer Concert at the Prudential Center.

For many, the beginning of summer is the beginning of concert season. If you'll be our guest at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, you don't have to travel far to see a great summer show. Plenty of the hottest artists from various genres will be taking the stage at the Prudential Center, conveniently located just minutes away from our hotel. Take a peek at this year's summer concerts at the Prudential Center and see if your favorite artist will be making a stop in Newark this season.

  • Iron Maiden’s “The Book Of Souls” World Tour with special guest Ghost on June 7.
  • Maxwell with special guests Ledisi and Leela James on June 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers to bring their 40th Anniversary Tour on June 16.
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tear For Fears with a special acoustic performance by Allen Stone on Saturday, June 17.
  • New Kids on the Block: The Total Package Tour with special guests Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul on Sunday, July 2.
  • James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Bonnie Raitt and her band on July 6.
  • Queen + Adam Lambert on July 26.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC Ft. Nile Rodgers on August 4.
  • Shawn Mendes brings his Illuminate World Tour with special guest Charlie Puth on August 17.
  • Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey on August 18.
  • Kendrick Lamar on August 25.
  • Roger Waters on September 7.
  • Paul McCartney on September 11 & 12.
  • Bruno Mars brings The 24K Magic World Tour on September 26.

Click here for additional information regarding each Prudential Center concert.

If planning to attend any of these summer concerts at the Prudential Center, we invite to be begin and end your trip with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. With a Zagat-rated Italian restaurant, a complimentary European style breakfast buffet and our close proximity to the arena, we're a great choice for an overnight getaway.