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July 2018

3 Reasons Why Summer Weddings at the Wilshire Grand NJ = Happily Ever After!

Even though weddings at The Wilshire Grand are wonderful in all four seasons, here are the reasons why you should consider sending a “save-the-date” invitation for a summer ceremony.


Planning a wedding in the Garden State is a choice between four differing seasons, with each one inhabiting its own inherent charm. At The Wilshire Grand, we know that there’s one season that reigns supreme in the eyes of many brides-to-be. From longer days to warmer temperatures, here are the top 3 reasons why summer weddings at The Wilshire Grand always connote ‘happily ever after’:

The natural ambiance of our outdoor courtyard is blooming with beauty.

If you are planning to have your actual ceremony with us at The Wilshire Grand NJ, there’s no better backdrop to exchange your vows than our beautiful gardens and gorgeous wooded canopy. We do offer luxurious indoor ceremonies as well, but when many think of Wilshire Grand weddings, they envision the natural, lush landscaping of our outdoor gardens that weave the wonderful summer season into their blessed event.

Summer events in NJ naturally coincide with your guests’ vacation mindset.

A wedding is a communal celebration of your love with friends and family. For all Wilshire Grand Weddings 2018, our luxurious ballrooms can accommodate up to 400 guests. Having both on-site and nearby overnight accommodations, you can invite everyone your heart desires! And during the summer, it’s a lot easier for people to RSVP with a confirmation of their attendance.

We have everything you need under one roof!

You’ll have full control of designing your personal wedding package with our expert team members. With full-service facilities, experienced chefs, hospitality suites, floral designers, photographers, musicians, and many other customizable features, you’re in control of ensuring the most important day of your life is exactly how YOU have always imagined!

Our on-line wedding planner has even more details on how The Wilshire Grand will ensure your summer wedding is the fairytale you always dreamed it would be!

Don’t Miss Out on the Summer Nights at SOPAC!

This series of summer events at SOPAC ensures that Wednesday is no longer the most dreaded day on your weekly calendar!

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Every week, the dreaded Wednesday “Hump Day” blues sink in. This sentiment may increase to truly feeling like a “Slump Day” when the summer months roll around. The kids are out of school! The weather’s warm! The nights are longer! But the work week is still only halfway through!  The Wilshire Grand wishes to ensure you no longer feel wary of Wednesday by recommending this returning and highly-anticipated series of summer events in NJ: South Orange Summer Nights!

The SO Summer Nights are weekly Wednesday night programs jointly produced by the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and SOPAC. Three separate programs blend together to form these fun summer nights at SOPAC:

Art in the Park – Let your artistic soul shine at the remaining 2018 events taking place at Floods Hill in Meadowland Park from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (adults and children age 6 and older is recommended).

Concerts in the Park – Arrive early to Floods Hill to sample the delicious delights from the food trucks and get your prime spot on the lawn before this concert series pumps up the jams at 7:30 PM (approximately 2 hours in duration). These four musical South Orange events will ensure you aren’t singing the Wednesday blues!

Moonlit Movies – Rounding out this season of SO Summer Nights are the three movie screenings at Floods Hill. Starting at 8:00 PM, a trio of 2017 family favorites (Coco, Jumanji, and Despicable Me 3) will light up the park.

Floods Hill is the place to be to wash away your case of the Wednesdays. The perfect complement to these South Orange events is booking a room with us at The Wilshire Grand NJ. Approximately five miles away, the luxurious comfort of our accommodations will guarantee your Wednesday is no longer weary and woeful, but wonderful, winsome, and worthwhile!

All Roads Lead to Family Fun at the Dover SummerFest!

Get your motor running and head out on the highway to the SummerFest in Dover, NJ!


The motors will be revving! The grills will be sizzling! And the family fun will be unforgettable when Dover SummerFest 2018 cruises its way to the top of the can’t miss local NJ events. On Saturday, July 28, Crescent Field in Dover, New Jersey will be taken over by Hot Rods and Harleys with a heaping side dish of the top local BBQ fare! Last year was the inaugural edition of this event, even though the SummerFest in Dover was being billed as the “First Annual Dover Car Show”. Yet after the success of that festival, this free day of family fun was rechristened as the Dover SummerFest, as it became so much more than just a car show!

This year, the event, running from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, promises to be bigger and better than last year’s test drive! It will be a day full of live music, kids’ activities, great food, and of course, a heavy dose of automotive adoration. There will even be different classes of trophies being awarded to many of the registered roadsters and their beloved wheels. Yet for most, the fun-filled event will be all about enjoying the local live tunes on the main stage and the classic BBQ eats from the grills of the many local food vendors. This community event promises to provide an endless supply of Americana charm and local summer fun.

After a day out in the sun, rev up your engine and take a short drive over to The Wilshire Grand. Our comfortable accommodations are the perfect version of a luxury rest stop after the checkered flag has flown, ending the fun at the Morris County SummerFest. The Wilshire Grand NJ will ensure that your day of summer motor madness wins the first place trophy for fun!

See The “Irresponsible” Kevin Hart at the Prudential Center This Summer!

The highly-anticipated return of Kevin Hart to the Garden State is only a few weeks away!

How will the Grown Little Man follow up his banner year in 2017? Last year, his international comedy tour “WHAT NOW” sold out some of the largest venues across the globe, making him the first comedian to officially “sell out” an NFL stadium! That is quite a feat to top, but the Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour 2018 is making a serious attempt at reaching that sky-high goal!

Already setting records for selling over one million tickets worldwide in a little less than six months, the Irresponsible Tour 2018 needed to add more dates to its lengthy schedule to meet the demand of this comedic tour-de-force’s rabid fanbase. One such added stop on his trek across the globe is coming to New Jersey on Saturday, July 28th. Only a few weeks away, this is the perfect time to see Kevin Hart at the Prudential Center (show starts at 7:00 PM). Being one of the most easily accessible arenas in the country, no matter how many members of his legion of fans turn out, the Prudential Center is the ideal venue to catch this five-foot-four but larger than life comedian in his natural habitat… live on stage!

After all of the laughs, let The Wilshire Grand be the perfect encore to ensure your night of comedy does not take a turn toward a Shakespearian-styled tragedy. Less than 10 miles away from the Prudential Center, The Wilshire Grand NJ is the perfect blend of convenience and luxury. No matter if you wish to continue the laughs into the night or crash and get a good night’s restfully sated from the humorous event on stage, our well-appointed accommodations will ensure that Kevin Hart is the only “irresponsible” aspect of your night.