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May 2013

Top Tips for Planning your Summer Wedding!

Have you always dreamed of a romantic wedding in the summer? Check out our top tips for planning the summer wedding of your dreams.

When it comes to the best summer wedding décor, the possibilities are endless. For the summer season, one of our top tips for planning your summer wedding is to use bright colors whenever possible! Incorporate in-season fruits and vegetables as a part of your summer wedding centerpieces or flower arrangements. Think bright and vibrant yellow, orange and green fruit combos to really make a statement.

When planning your wedding date, make sure to check the calendar. Booking a wedding in the summer can be challenging with many U.S federal holidays. Make sure you plan a date that will be convenient and cost-effective for all of your guests, especially those traveling long-distance who will worry about airfare costs. Another important thing to keep in mind is parking. If you are planning a beach wedding on a popular holiday weekend, check to make sure that the roads will not be blocked off for parades and that parking near the venue will be convenient and abundant.

During the summer months, having an outdoor wedding can be tempting. Although we all hope for sunshine and clear skies, sometimes Mother Nature has a different plan. Even if your 10-day forecast shows sunshine and little chance of precipitation, always have a few tents set up. Even if it’s a beautiful day, the elderly guests will appreciate the shade and it’s a good way to keep the food covered from the beaming rays!

Another top tip for planning your summer wedding: Dress to impress! For a summer wedding, finding the right fabric and length for you and your wedding party are crucial. Keep in mind that you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors. Think lightweight fabrics that will allow your bridal party the chance to breathe. It is key if you want everyone happy and smiling! Tea-length dresses are always a great option, as well as linen or cotton material for the men.

Good luck and happy wedding planning! After you’ve set a summer date, you’ll want to begin searching for the perfect wedding venue. If you’re planning to celebrate in NJ, we invite you to visit our website and book one of our elegant event venues in West Orange, NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

Turn Father's Day into a Weekend Getaway- Plan a Stay with us in NJ!

Planning a Father’s Day trip in New Jersey? How about turning your one-day visit into a memorable weekend getaway with us in NJ. There are endless attractions and landmarks to explore near our West Orange location. You’ll have no trouble finding things to do during Father’s Day weekend in NJ!

To help get you started, we’ve listed a few of our top Father’s Day activities in NJ. Get inspired, plan your trip and relive the memories for years to come.

Golfing: For the golf-loving Dad, make sure to check out these Golf Courses in Essex County. We are conveniently located near all of the golf courses and even have our very own seasonal putting green for practicing!

Dining: Whether beginning your day at our Hearty Wilshire Grand Buffet Breakfast or ending the night at our Zagat Rated Primavera Restaurant & Bar, your Dad is sure to leave with a full stomach. If craving something outside of our hotel, our area offers the most eclectic restaurants and bars in NJ.

Hiking: For hiking, boating, biking and more, Verona Park in New Jersey has it all! The 54.32-acre park is located less than a mile from our NJ hotel. If traveling with children, the park also features tennis courts and a playground!

Sightseeing: With our convenient location to the NJ attractions, you’ll want to set a few hours aside for sightseeing. Here are a few attractions you won’t want to miss: Eagle Rock Reservation, Turtle Back Zoo, the Newark Museum, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center and the Lambert Castle Museum.

Do your favorite Father’s Day memories include any of these activities and attractions in NJ? We invite you to come discover these and more during your Father’s Day weekend getaway in NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

Enjoy a Newark Bears Baseball Game this Season!

Why travel to NYC to enjoy a baseball game when you can experience “America’s Favorite Pastime” right here in NJ? Opening Day for the Newark Bears Baseball will take place on Friday, May 17, 2013 and will include one of the best firework shows in New Jersey.

Whether a devoted fan to the game or looking for a summer event in NJ, come enjoy an exciting afternoon or early evening out with friends and family at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark.

The 2013 Newark Bears Schedule will feature 10 games ending with a post-game Firework Display, a fan-favorite among Newark Bears baseball fans. If interested in learning more about Newark Bears baseball, click here.

When it comes to summer in NJ, we feel that nothing beats the excitement of a live sporting event. Enjoy endless hotdogs, sunshine and bonding with your family at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium during your next summer getaway in NJ.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ

Class of 2013: Celebrate your Graduation at our Event Venue in NJ!

First, we’d like to congratulate you on a “job well done!” Whether heading off to advance your education or venturing out into the real world, your accomplishments should be celebrated. Let us host your graduation party at our event venue in West Orange, NJ. We offer plenty of event space to ensure a memorable afternoon or evening!

From grand ballrooms to intimate settings, our event venues in NJ sparkle with elegance. Our Regency Room and Grand Ballroom offer a sophisticated setting. Whereas, our Tuscany Room and The Loft at 350 offer a unique layout that makes you forget you are in the suburbs.

When it comes to your graduation, these are just a few of the event venues that we offer for our guests in NJ. Check out our Banquets & Meeting Space page on our website to learn more.

When it comes to celebrating your graduation, choosing an event venue in NJ may seem difficult. We hope you’ll let our professionals at The Wilshire Grand Hotel help create the perfect celebration for you.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel