Impress your Guests with these Winter Wedding Theme Ideas!

Planning a winter wedding? These winter wedding themes are sure to impress.

Winter Wedding Themes

Although many brides-to-be may overlook the winter months for their big day, we love a winter wedding and we’re here to give you inspiration for your special day. Check out these unique winter wedding themes and plan an event that will impress your guests.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite winter wedding ideas:

New Year’s Eve: Ring in the New Year with friends and family at your New Year’s Eve wedding celebration. For wedding favor inspiration, consider sparklers. If looking for the perfect wedding color combo for a New Year’s wedding, how about sticking with the classic colors of New Year’s such as gold, white and silver yet adding in one pop of color such as blue, which will really make a statement on a cake or centerpiece. 

White Wedding Theme: Deck the halls with dazzling white, ivory and creams for an elegant and classic effect. Let your bridesmaids shine in all white with winter white posies in their bouquets. For your reception, make a statement with candle centerpieces, white tablecloths and lights strung around the entire room.

A Ski Lodge Theme: Think an old ski lodge, with a twist. Consider warm colors such as red and orange to add a cozy effect, wooden chairs and tables and candles for a centerpiece.

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If you are planning your winter wedding in NJ and looking for venues, come take a tour of our venues at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We would be happy to host the winter wedding of your dreams.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


The best fall activities for kids in NJ – Check out Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses!

Family-fun awaits you at Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses. Check out the fall activities for kids in NJ!

Fall Activities for kids in NJ

Fall season is the best time to visit Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses! Located right in Essex County just minutes away from us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ, the family-friendly attraction has a reputation for being one of the best places to visit in NJ in the fall. If looking for the best fall activities for kids in NJ, check out Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses.

The family-friendly farm in Fairfield is open seven days a week for hayrides and pumpkin picking. The various activities to enjoy this fall in NJ include: 

  • Hayrides
  • Pumpkin Picking
  • 5-acre corn maze (child friendly)
  • Large “Play in the Hay” area inside greenhouse
  • Petting Zoo (first three weekends in October and Columbus Day, weather permitting)
  • Refreshments

Fall display items will also be available for purchase. These items include everything from mums to cornstalks! Browse the fall decorations or head to the Petting Zoo, taking place on the following weekends: October 5th and 6th, October 12th, 13th and Columbus Day, October 14th and October 19th and 20th.

Beverages and a light menu will also be available for purchase. Spend the entire afternoon at Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses before heading back to our cozy accommodations at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Traveling with family? Take a trip to the Whippany Railway Museum this fall!

The Whippany Railway Museum is the place to be this fall.

Whippany Railway Museum this fall

The family fun doesn’t have to stop once summer ends. The Whippany Railway Museum is hosting family activities this fall to ensure a memorable visit for you and your kids! Plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and enjoy the fall activities taking place in the upcoming weeks.

Excursion Train Rides, September 7 & 14, 2014. Take a journey into the past on a Whippany Railway Museum’s Excursion Train. Visitors will have the opportunity to climb aboard a restored, vintage caboose and enjoy a 45-minute journey to view the countryside.

The 14th Annual Pumpkin Festival, Sunday, October 5, 2014. Be sure to save the date for the 2014 Pumpkin Festival at Whippany Railway Museum. This event in NJ is taking place rain or shine! Enjoy an afternoon of Halloween crafts and the Pumpkin Marketplace Crafts Fair. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a relaxing, nostalgic 30-minute trip into the past on the “Pumpkinliner.” Check out last year's event.

Come discover all of the family-fun at the Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, NJ. Be sure to stay tuned for the holiday events taking place at the attraction this winter.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand, NJ


Book a Romantic Summer Getaway in NJ with our Pampered in Pink Hotel Deal!

Summer is almost over – Don’t forget to book a romantic summer getaway with us in NJ.

Romantic Summer Getaway in NJ

Last chance to book a romantic summer getaway in NJ! At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ we are offering an exclusive romantic hotel deal that is perfect for you and your loved one this summer. Reconnect with that special someone and enjoy our Pampered in Pink hotel deal at the Wilshire Grand in West Orange, NJ.

Our romance hotel package in NJ includes:

  • Superior King Room accommodations
  • Bottle of chilled pink Champagne with Chocolate kisses and Arrangement of fresh pink flowers delivered to your room
  • Dinner for two at Primavera Restaurant (122.00 Value)
  • 2:00pm late check out

Plan your stay today and enjoy our cozy and spacious accommodations and convenient location to the many attractions in North Jersey and NYC. It’s not too late to book your NJ summer getaway. Visit our special packages page on our website to check for rates and availability and book today!


Check out the New York Giants & Jets 2014 Season Schedule & Plan your stay today!

Ready for football? So are we! We’ve listed the New York Giants & Jets 2014 season schedule down below.

New York Giants 2014 Season Schedule

No matter if the color of your jersey is blue or green, we welcome all football fans to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Out hotel is conveniently located near MetLife Stadium to ensure a convenient trip. Check out the New York Giants and New York Jets 2014 Season Schedule down below and plan your stay today.

The 2014 Home Games for the New York Giants:


August 22nd at 7:30pm vs. Jets
August 28th at 7:30pm vs. Patriots


September 14th at 1:00pm vs. Cardinals
September 21st at 1:00pm vs. Texans
October 5th at 1:00pm vs. Falcons
November 3rd at 8:30pm vs. 8:30pm vs. Colts
November 16th at 1:00pm vs. 49ers
November 23rd at 8:30pm vs. Cowboys
December 14th at 1:00pm vs. Redskins
December 28th at 1:00pm vs. Eagles
The 2014 Home Games for the New York Jets:


August 22nd at 7:30pm vs. Giants


September 7th at 1:00pm vs. Raiders
September 22nd at 8:30pm vs. Bears
September 28th at 1:00pm vs. Lions
October 12th at 1:00pm vs. Broncos
October 26th at 1:00pm vs. Bills
November 9th at 1:00pm vs. Steelers
December 1st at 8:30pm vs. Dolphins
December 21st  at 1:00pm vs. Patriots

Catch a professional football game in NJ during your next visit, one of the best fall/winter activities in NJ. Visit our current hotel deals before booking your stay.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Looking for Cirque Du Soleil Performances in NJ? Check out Varekai at the Prudential Center.

Plan your stay today for Varekai, a thrilling Cirque Du Soleil performance in NJ!

Cirque Du Soleil Performances in NJ

If looking for a thrill, head to the Prudential Center this August and take a journey deep within a forest to an extraordinary world called Varekai. Varekai Cirque Du Soleil will feature only 7 performances in NJ. Plan your stay today! 

All Dates & Times for Varekai Cirque Du Soleil in NJ: 

Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 28 at 7:30pm
Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 30 at 4:00pm
Saturday, August 30 at 7:30pm
Sunday, August 31 at 1:30pm
Sunday, August 31 at 5:00pm

Paying tribute to the nomadic soul, the Cirque Du Soleil show in New Jersey takes audiences on an unexpected journey to a magical forest populated by fantastical creatures. Discover the world of Varekai and plan your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Our hotel is conveniently located near the Prudential Center to ensure a convenient travel to and from the exciting summer event. Visit our current hotel offers page and book today.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Embark on a Full Moon Cruise in NJ or NY!

Spend a splendid evening under the full moon with these cruises in NJ or NY.

Whether you are looking for a date night idea or just an evening out with friends, hop aboard the Spirit of New Jersey or Spirit of New York and enjoy a Full Moon Cruise in NJ or NY!

The New York and New Jersey Full Moon Dinner Cruise Series offer spectacular sights of the New York City skyline when the moon is at its fullest. If looking for things to do in NY or NJ, check out one of the upcoming dinner cruises:

Full Moon Cruises in NJ

Upcoming 2014 Full Moon Cruises departing from Chelsea Piers:

  • Sunday, August 10th
  • Wednesday, October 8th
  • Thursday, November 6th
  • Saturday, December 6th

Upcoming 2014 Full Moon Cruises departing from Lincoln Harbor Marina, Weehawken, NJ:

  • Sunday, August 10th
  • Monday, September 8th
  • Saturday, December 6th

Plan your stay today at the Wilshire Grand Hotel and enjoy one of these NY or NJ evening cruises under the luminous full moon.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Ready or Not: Summer Exhibit at the Newark Museum!

Discover works by 40 New Jersey-based artists at this summer exhibit at the Newark Museum.

Summer Exhibits at the Newark MuseumThe 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual in Fine Art features the exhibit: Ready or Not, which showcases the work of 40 New Jersey-based artists. Discover the summer exhibit at the Newark Museum now through September 7, 2014 and plan your visit with us in West Orange, NJ.

The New Jersey Arts Annual is a unique event that highlights the works of visual artists in the state. The NJ exhibit uses a wide range of artistic processes and approaches in color, form, material and content. If looking for things to do in NJ this summer, check out the Newark Museum exhibit this summer.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located just minutes from the Newark Museum and many family attractions in the NJ area. The Ready or Not 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art is at the Newark Museum for a limited time. Book your stay today!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Here are 3 Advantages of having your Wedding at a Hotel!

Searching for the perfect wedding venue? Check out these advantages of having your wedding at a hotel.

Advantages of having your Wedding at a Hotel

There are many advantages of having your wedding at a hotel. If you’re planning a wedding and looking for the perfect location for your big day, consider a hotel such as our Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. We host gorgeous weddings at the Wilshire Grand Hotel every year. Check out the many benefits of a hotel wedding:

Advantage #1: Our professionals will make the entire wedding process a lot easier. From the moment your cocktail hour begins, you will receive top-notch service from our butlers passing around hors d’oeuvres to unlimited premium liquors. You can also enjoy complimentary color lighting to help set the mood on the dance floor. 

Advantage #2: We will design your personal wedding package to match your exact specifications and desires. Our wedding concierge will be there every step of the way to ensure that your wedding package best suits your tastes and needs.

Advantage #3: The bride and bridal party will have plenty of room to get ready for their big day, right on our property. You can prepare for the day in one of two brand new bridal salons equipped with expansive mirrors, private restrooms, personal safes and many other amenities. 

If planning a wedding in our NJ area, feel free to Request more Information and one of our event specialists in NJ will contact you shortly.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Walking with Dinosaurs – An Action-Packed Family Event at the Prudential Center.

Searching for family events at the Prudential Center? Check out “Walking with Dinosaurs.”

Family Events at the Prudential Center

Travel back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular is an action-packed family event at the Prudential Center arriving this July for a limited time. Gather the family and experience the action-packed event, taking place July 23 through July 27, 2014. 

Walking with Dinosaurs
Wednesday, July 23-Sunday, July 27, 2014
Prudential Center in Newark, NJ

The family show in NJ depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution featuring 10 species from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. Get up close and personal with the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period and more!

Visitors can also experience scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs and discover how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved on two legs.

If planning to attend the NJ event, we invite you to book your family stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Our hotel is conveniently located near some of the best family attractions in Northern New Jersey including the Prudential Center and the Turtle Back Zoo.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


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