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06/24/2014

Love Soccer? Check out the New York Red Bulls Home Schedule!

Enjoy a New York Red Bulls Home Game – Here’s the Schedule!

Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ is where the New York Red Bulls call home. If you are looking for things to do during your visit in NJ, plan a day trip to the stadium and cheer on the American professional soccer team during one of their home game this year.

The team kicked off their season against Vancouver in March. We’ve listed the remaining New York Red Bulls home schedule down below.

New York Red Bulls Home Schedule

The New York Red Bulls home schedule:

New York vs. Toronto FC, 6/27 at 8:00pm
New York vs. Columbus, 7/12 at 8:00pm
New York vs. San Jose, 7/19 at 7:00pm
New York vs. Arsenal, 7/26 at 5:00pm
New York vs. New England, 8/2 at 7:00pm
New York vs. Montreal, 8/23 at 7:00pm
New York vs. Sporting KC, 9/6 at 7:30pm
New York vs. D.C. United, 9/10 at 8:00pm
New York vs. Seattle, 9/20 at 7:30pm
New York vs. Houston, 10/4 at 6:00pm
New York vs. Toronto FC, 10/11 at 7:00pm
New York vs. Columbus, 10/19 at 3:00pm

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we are conveniently located just minutes from the sports arena. Enjoy a day of soccer before heading back to our cozy hotel accommodations in West Orange, NJ. We hope to see you this summer! 

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

06/17/2014

Fall Wedding Inspiration – Planning an Autumn Wedding on a Budget!

Enjoy our guide to planning an autumn wedding on a budget!

Planning an Autumn Wedding on a Budget

If you’re planning a fall wedding and looking for the best ways to save money, you’ve come to the right place. At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we understand how essential it is for our brides and grooms to stay on budget while planning the wedding of their dreams. With help from sites such as Celebrations.com and TheKnot.com, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways to save money on your wedding. We hope you’ll enjoy our wedding planning guide for “Planning an Autumn Wedding on a Budget!”

Easy Wheat Grass Centerpieces: We all know that centerpieces can get expensive. When planning an autumn wedding on a budget, there is a way to create that “wow factor” without spending a lot of money. According to Celebrations.com, adding wheat grass to your décor is a nice way to bring a natural element to your event. Click here to learn more about the DIY fall centerpiece.

Dried Leaf Escort Cards: Featured on Once Wed, dried leaves are a beautiful, simple and inexpensive way to create escort cards for your wedding. Celebrations.com suggests that you write each guest and their table number on a leaf with a calligraphy pen to beautifully display your cards for your guests.

Caramel Apples for Favors: TheKnot.com featured caramel apples as one of their 10 Fall Wedding Favor Ideas. If you have the time, you can make and package them yourself and tie them with a ribbon to match your fall wedding colors.

Sunflower Seeds for Favors: Another wedding favor idea from TheKnot.com is sunflower seeds. Display the packets individually or along fresh sunflowers in a vase. Sunflower seeds are ideal for a rustic fall wedding.

We hope you enjoyed our guide to planning an autumn wedding on a budget. If you are in our NJ area and searching for elegant event venues for your fall wedding, we invite you to take a tour of our wedding and event venues at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

06/10/2014

Enjoy a New York Fireworks Dinner Cruise this Fourth of July!

Spend Fourth of July at a scrumptious New York Fireworks Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of New York.

New York Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Still thinking of ways to celebrate Fourth of July in our NJ/NYC area? The Spirit of New York is hosting a memorable New York Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise, departing from Chelsea Piers, NY. Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, premium open bar, DJ entertainment and one of the best seats in town for the dazzling Fourth of July fireworks display on the East River.

The New York Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Friday, July 4, 2014
Chelsea Piers, NY
Board: 5:00pm Cruise: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Price from $319.90 per person

Get out on the water and try something different this Fourth of July weekend. Book your stay with us in NJ and experience the breathtaking NYC Fourth of July Fireworks Show and holiday fun aboard the Spirit of New York. Our NJ Hotel is conveniently located near the New York Fireworks Dinner Cruise. Visit our website to learn more about our affordable and cozy accommodations and book your cruise today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

06/03/2014

Here’s our guide to a Relaxing Father’s Day Getaway in NJ!

A laid-back Father’s Day Getaway in NJ

Father's Day Getaway in NJ

Dads, you work hard all year, it’s time to enjoy a relaxing Father’s Day getaway with us in NJ. With our central location in West Orange, there are many things to explore just minutes away from our hotel. Gather your family; pack your bags and head to the Wilshire Grand Hotel for a well-deserved Father’s Day weekend getaway in NJ.

Whether you are the sports type, adventure seeker or just looking for a place to relax, we’ve listed our favorite Father’s Day activities in North Jersey. Come rest your feet and stay awhile. Here are our top picks for your Father’s Day getaway in NJ:

The golf courses in Essex County, NJ: Treat yourself to a round of golf! The Essex County golf courses include: Francis A. Byrne Golf Course, Hendricks Field Golf Course and Weequahic Park Golf Course. Visit a previous blog post to learn more.

Love an adventure? Take a trip to Verona Park. The 54.32-acre park is located less than a mile away from our hotel. You can enjoy boating and fishing, tennis courts and more! There is even a playground for the little ones to enjoy. Rent one of our beach cruiser bicycles and enjoy everything the NJ Park has to offer.

If looking to relax this Father’s Day, we invite you to enjoy our seasonal outdoor patio and putting green. We’ve provided the perfect environment for our guests to sit back and enjoy the beautiful weather, with ample seating and table space.

Visit our website to learn more about our hotel and accommodations and plan your Father’s Day getaway with us in NJ. Don’t forget to check out our current hotel packages and offers to ensure the very best trip.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

05/27/2014

Wilshire Grand has successfully achieved Gold Status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program!

We are proud to be a TripAdvisor GreenLeader!

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program

We are delighted to announce that the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ is a TripAdvisor GreenLeader!

We have worked hard to make the necessary changes to reduce our own carbon footprint and our proud to state that we have achieved Gold Status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program.

If looking for green and eco-friendly hotel accommodations in the NJ area, we invite you to book your next stay at our hotel in West Orange, NJ. We have made several changes at our catering center and throughout our hotel. A few of the many changes include:

  • Changing our candle chandelier bulbs to 7w bulbs,
  • Installing “kill” switches for every banquet room to turn off lights and air-conditioning when space is not in use
  • Recycling of cardboard/paper and glass/plastic
  • Use of recycled tissue & paper towel products throughout the hotel

We are proud to have achieved Gold Status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program and invite you to plan your stay with us the next time you are visiting our area. Visit our website to learn more about our eco-friendly hotel accommodations in New Jersey.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

05/20/2014

Plan your stay & Experience the Montclair Food & Wine Festival!

Treat your taste buds to the Montclair Food & Wine Festival

Montclair Food & Wine Festival

Montclair is the Food Capital of NJ. Plan your stay for the Montclair Food & Wine Festival and experience the exciting events that will be taking place on Saturday, May 31 through Monday, June 2, 2014. Check below for the schedule of events and plan your getaway in NJ today.

The Montclair Food & Wine Festival benefits St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The events featured at the NJ festival include:

The Grand Tasting

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Montclair Art Museum
General Admission, 7pm, $95
VIP Admission, 6pm, $120

Food meets art at this tasty event at the Montclair Art Museum. The evening will be filled with diverse culinary offerings from many of the New Jersey’s finest restaurants and purveyors. All wines and spirits presented by Gary’s Wine & Marketplace.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Seminar Series taking place at the following locations:

  • The Pasta Show with Lou + Laura at the Commonwealth Club, 11:30am-1:00pm. Program Fee: $45.
  • NJ Aquaculture: Consider the Oyster + The Clam at the Commonwealth Club, 1:15 -2:45pm. Program Fee: $65.
  • Debunking Myths of Foie Gras with Ariane Daguin + Ariane Duarte at Commonwealth Club, 3:00-4:30pm. Program Fee: $65.
  • Latin Vegan Tapas with Sally Owens of SO Tasty Vegan & Leaf Vodka at Designer Appliances, 4:00-6:00pm. Program Fee: $50.

The Gala Dinner

Monday, June 2, 2014
The Manor, Prospect Ave. in West Orange, NJ
6:00-9:00pm
$165 per plate, tables of ten available

Enjoy wines paired by Sharon Sevrens, of Amanti Vino and a fine evening of collaborative culinary wizardry!

Click here to learn more about the Montclair Food & Wine Festival in NJ and plan your stay today!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

05/13/2014

Congratulations, Class of 2014 - Host your Graduation Party at our Venue in NJ!

Graduation Party Venues in NJ

Congratulations, Class of 2014!  We invite you to celebrate your accomplishments at our event venue in West Orange, NJ. Our friendly and attentive staff will ensure your graduation party at our venue in NJ is an unforgettable affair from beginning to end.

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, we host a wide range of celebrations, which range from intimate events of 50 guests to extravagant galas of hundreds. The various layouts of our event venues allow us to accommodate any type of event, with all budgets taken into consideration.

If choosing to celebrate your graduation party at one of our venues in NJ, we will tailor any menu to your specifications. We offer a number of menu options from cocktail receptions, buffets or plated dinners. Learn more about Wilshire Caterers on our website or contact us at 973-736-3240 to organize a private tour of our event venues at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

We hope you’ll choose to celebrate your graduation at one of our party and event venues in NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

05/06/2014

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with us in NJ!

Memorial Day Weekend in NJ

Have you made plans for Memorial Day yet? The holiday is fast approaching. Don’t forget to plan your Memorial Day weekend getaway with us in NJ!

Along with the many Memorial Day parades and ceremonies taking place in NJ, there are several family-friendly attractions and activities to visit during your Memorial Day weekend visit here in NJ.

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, the Newark Museum will be open on Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014. It’s your last chance to catch American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell at the NJ museum!

If the weather is nice, you can head to our front desk and rent one of our beach cruises.  Take a scenic bike ride to the local sites, which include the beautiful Verona Park. If looking to relax, take in the fresh air on our back patio featuring a seven-foot professional putting green.

There are plenty of things to do this Memorial Day weekend in NJ! Begin and end your trip with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Visit our website and learn about our cozy accommodations and convenient amenities.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

04/29/2014

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Newark Museum!

Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Newark Museum

Looking for the best things to do this spring in NJ? While everyone is searching for outdoor activities, don’t overlook the American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Newark Museum, on display now through Monday, May 26, 2014.

The exhibit at the Newark Museum outlines the evolution of Rockwell’s art through paintings such as “Day in the Life of a Little Girl” and “The Problem We All Live With.” Explore the exhibit and discover Rockwell’s artistic contributions and the impact that his images have made on American popular culture.

The NJ museum will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th. Whether planning a weekend getaway or Memorial Day trip with us in NJ, be sure to visit the special exhibit at the Newark Museum.

To learn more about the American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibit, visit the Newark Museum website.

Exhibition admission ticket required:

Adults $15; Children, Veterans, Seniors and Students with valid ID $10; Newark residents $5.  MEMBERS: FREE

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

04/22/2014

Check out the Hottest Summer Wedding Trends!

The Hottest Summer Wedding Trends

Planning a summer wedding and looking for the hottest summer wedding trends? According to Marthastewartweddings.com, think bold & bright!  Don’t be afraid to embrace vibrant colors. Here are a few of the hottest summer wedding trends for your big day:

Marigold and Pewter: Combine yellow and gray and surprise your guests with a gorgeous color combo.

Think Great Gatsby. According to the Huffington Post, brides are falling in love with the elegance of the Roaring Twenties. Picture white-gloved waiters, crystal candlesticks and gold-rimmed china. Don’t forget the big band!

Spice up your event a little by adding some heat to the menu. It has been noted that guests reach first for the spicy things on the menu.

Remember, flavor is driven by season. When choosing your cake, think lemon flavor for the summertime.

According to TheKnot.com, one of the top wedding themes is rustic and natural with sophisticated, glam accents. Imagine a barnyard wedding with a hanging chandelier. This rustic glam theme is certainly one of the hottest summer wedding trends and can be shown by having branchy and green centerpieces with lush flowers and a pop of sparkle. Learn more here.

Unplugged weddings: While we all love social media, many brides are against it for their wedding. One of the upcoming trends for a wedding is an unplugged wedding where the bride and groom ask guests to refrain from taking photos or videos and just concentrate of having fun. It’s a nice touch to ensure everyone is living in the moment!

What are the hottest summer wedding trends that you’ve noticed? Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and colors.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

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