New Jersey Brides – Come take a tour of our Bridal Suite at the Wilshire Grand Hotel!

Planning a wedding in New Jersey? Brides, take a tour of our new spacious suites in West Orange.

Calling all New Jersey brides! Our new private bridal suites in West Orange, NJ are designed specifically with your bridal party in mind. We will provide all of the necessities for your special day. Come take a tour of our hotel with our new spacious bridal suites today.

New Jersey BridesOur bridal suites include:

  • Two Private rooms for Bride and Groom’s party
  • Both rooms equipped with chairs, mirrors, living room furniture and lighting
  • Separate reception area to relax before and during the wedding
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator filled with soft drinks, juices and water
  • Coffee maker
  • Private safe to keep your belongings during the wedding

If you are planning a wedding in NJ and looking for the perfect venue, we hope you will check out our event space at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. For more information regarding our bridal suites, please call Travis at 973-731-7007.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


** Suites are only available to wedding parties that are having their weddings on premises.

The 2014 Liberty Hockey Invitational – Four Teams, One Champion!

Cheer on your favorite college hockey team in the 2014 Liberty Hockey Invitational.

Four teams. One goal. One Champion. The 2014 Liberty Hockey Invitational is taking place this Halloween weekend at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Our hotel is conveniently located near the Prudential Center. We invite you to plan your stay with us!

UConn and Merrimack will kick off the weekend in the opening game on Friday, October 31st followed by a matchup between Princeton and Ivy League opponent Yale at 7:30pm. The champion will be decided on Sunday, November 2nd immediately following the third-place match at 1:00pm.

The 2014 Liberty Hockey InvitationalGame Dates & Times:

UConn vs. Merrimack
Friday, October 31 at 4:30pm

Princeton vs. Yale
Friday, October 31 at 7:30pm

Third Place Game, Sunday, November 2 at 1:00pm
Championship Game, Sunday, November 2 at 4:00pm

Ticket prices are $60 and $35 for all-session passes and $35 and $20 for individual games. Group tickets are also available through Prudential Center Group Sales.

If planning to attend the weekend event in NJ, browse our current hotel specials on our website and book your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Not-so-Scary Halloween Events for Families at the Turtle Back Zoo in NJ!

Looking for spooktacular events for your little ones? Check out these Halloween events for families in NJ.

Halloween Events for Families in NJ

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we are conveniently located near many top attractions in the Northern NJ area. Which means, there is always something new to discover each time you visit our hotel. If planning to celebrate Halloween in our area and looking for events for families in NJ, check out the Turtle Back Zoo this October.

The Halloween events include:

Spooky Zoo at the Turtle Back Zoo
October 24th and 25th, 2014
6pm to 9pm
$5 for non-members, $3 for Zoo members

This spooktacular family-friendly Halloween event in NJ features a spooky animal presentation, hands-on activity stations and nighttime train rides.  The not-so-scary train rides will take place before 7:45pm and scary rides start at 8pm. The event is rain or shine. Click here for tickets.

Safe HOWL-O-Ween at the Turtle Back Zoo
Friday, October 31st, 2014
$5 for non-members, $3 for Zoo members

Gather your little ones and enjoy trick or treating at more than 25 candy stations at the Turtle Back Zoo.

If interested in attending these frighteningly fun Halloween events at the Turtle Back Zoo, we welcome you and your family to book your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. Click here to view last year’s event and plan your stay today!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Planning an Extended Stay? Take Advantage of our NJ Hotel Package with Breakfast included!

Our NJ Extended Stay Hotel Package with Complimentary Breakfast Daily is perfect for your stay in NJ.

If you are planning an extended stay in NJ, look no further than the Wilshire Grand Hotel. We are offering an exclusive NJ Hotel Package with breakfast included for you to enjoy during your visit. Learn more about our hotel deal below and plan your stay with us in West Orange, NJ.

NJ Hotel Packages with Breakfast

Our Extended Stay Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Basket with beverages & snacks upon arrival
  • Complimentary full breakfast buffet daily
  • Monday - Thursday manager's reception
  • Free WiFi and internet service
  • Free shuttle service within a 5 mile radius, based on availability

Terms and Conditions apply. Visit our special hotel offers page on our Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ website to learn more.

Whether visiting for business or leisure, we are committed to ensuring your stay is memorable from beginning to end. Come visit your home here in West Orange, NJ and enjoy our comfortable accommodations and unprecedented service.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

Admire the changing scenery aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise.

The Spirit of New Jersey and Spirit of New York Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise is the perfect way to celebrate the autumn season.

Autumn is a wonderful time of the year here in our NJ/NY area. The trees are changing colors and the crisp cool air is on its way. There is no better time to enjoy a cruise up the Hudson River to enjoy the stunning scenery! Plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ and enjoy a Spirit of New Jersey or Spirit of New York Fall Foliage Lunch Cruise.

The Fall Foliage Lunch Cruises on the Spirit of New Jersey and Spirit of New York will begin boarding at 11:30am before the cruise starts noon-3pm. Check below for the upcoming schedule for the New Jersey and New York cruises:

Departing from Chelsea Piers, NY:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Departing from Lincoln Harbor, NJ:

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Price: from $59.90 per person. Call 866.483.3866 or Book your Cruise Online

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is conveniently located near Chelsea Piers, NY and Lincoln Harbor, NJ. We invite you to browse our current hotel offers and plan your stay with us.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Hockey fans, the New Jersey Devils 2014-15 Season is almost here!

The New Jersey 2014-15 Regular Season is about to begin! Plan your stay today.

Hockey fans, are you ready for the NHL 2014-15 season? We are always excited to offer hockey fans a convenient place to stay before and after the games at the Prudential Center. If you’re planning to attend a New Jersey Devils home game during the 2014-15 season, we invite you to book your stay at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. We are located just minutes away from the arena.

New Jersey Devils 2014-15 SeasonThe regular season home games for the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center begins Saturday, October 18, 2014 and ends Tuesday, April 7, 2014. We’ve listed the upcoming October games at the Prudential Center and you can view the full 2014-15 schedule for the NJ Devils here.

The October home games for the Devils include:

Saturday, October 18, 2014 vs. the Sharks at 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 vs. the Rangers at 7:00pm
Friday, October 24, 2014 vs. the Stars at 7:00pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014 vs. the Jets at 7:00pm

If looking for things to do this fall/winter in NJ, check out a game at the Prudential Center this season. Check out our current hotel deals and packages.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

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.

For more inspiration, click here.

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!