Wedding Budget Tips: Your Wedding Flowers

Monday, March 30th, 2015 | Filed under: Cost Saving Ideas, Party Planning, wedding floral designers, wedding flowers | author: By Christopher Gellings, Banquet Manager, Highlawn Pavilion   

Your Wedding FlowersBeautiful wedding flowers are likely part of your dream wedding vision, with tall, glorious floral centerpieces on every guest table in your wedding ballroom, your wedding bouquet bursting with color and texture, and lovely seasonal flowers decorating your wedding ceremony and reception locations. Read more…

Wedding Budget Tips: Your Wedding Drinks

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 | Filed under: Cost Savings Ideas, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Drinks | author: By James Levinsky,    

Your Wedding DrinksThankfully, we’re long past the days of questionable if not completely unrealistic wedding budget tips for drinks. In years past, wedding couples were told to offer just two or three types of cocktails, close their bar an hour before the end of the reception, and even offer ‘drink tickets’ that wedding guests would hand to the bartender to get each of their two allotted drinks. Read more…

10 Wedding Budget Tips: Your Wedding Cake

Monday, March 16th, 2015 | Filed under: Cutting the Cake, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Dinner | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

Your Wedding CakeMany wedding couples wonder why wedding cakes are so expensive when their ingredients are mostly flour, water, sugar and eggs. It’s the design and detail of the wedding cake, the time and labor it takes for a professional wedding cake designer to create it, that causes wedding budgets to soar in that category. In many cases, your wedding cake will be included in the package you book with your chosen top wedding venue in New Jersey, but in cases where you want to procure your wedding cake from an independent wedding cake designer, keep these wedding cake budget tips in mind: Read more…

10 Questions to Ask at your Wedding Menu Tasting

Monday, March 9th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Venues | author: By Andrew Kronengold,    

W10 Questions to Ask at your Wedding Menu Tastinghen you meet with your wedding venue’s chef to create your sumptuous wedding menu, you get the advantage of the chef’s many years of culinary expertise, plus your wedding chef’s best advice on how to please all of your wedding guests with a cocktail party menu and reception dinner menu featuring the best foods of the season, and the top trends in wedding catering. Read more…

Top Wedding Cake Trends for 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding themes, Wedding Venues | author: By Rschick, Private Dining Manager, The Manor   

Top Wedding Cake Trends for 2015One of the main focal points of any wedding ballroom is the beautifully-lit wedding cake, designed to your vision and promising guests a delicious experience during the wedding dessert hour. Your wedding guests will marvel at your wedding cake’s design and you too will be in awe of what your cake designer has created, your cake wishes come to life in full and resplendent glory – just waiting for that big moment when the two of you cut the first piece of wedding cake and feed it to one another in one of the most symbolic wedding rituals of all time. Read more…

10 Trends for Winter Weddings

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding receptions, Wedding Trends, Wedding Venues | author: By Preston Postlethwaite, Banquet Manager, The Manor   

10 Trends for Winter WeddingsNorthern New Jersey wedding venues are quite fortunate to take place in our region that more often has pretty winter days, rather than oppressive winter storms. When the snow falls, our New Jersey scenery gets a blanket of pristine white snow, pretty icicles in the trees, a clear blue sky, and temperatures that still allow for wedding photos to be taken outside on a sunny afternoon. With such pretty winter scenery surrounding our wedding venues, it’s no wonder that winter weddings are a popular NJ wedding trend now. Read more…

What to Let Guests Know About Your Wedding Venue

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Favors, wedding ideas, wedding themes | author: By Mary McGill, Banquet Manager, Ram’s Head Inn   

What to Let Guests Know About Your Wedding VenueThe more your wedding guests know ahead of time about your NJ wedding venue, the better they’ll be able to enjoy your big day. You already know to include your wedding venue’s URL on your personal wedding website, so that guests can easily get to your wedding site, and on that same page, it’s wise to provide some additional information about your venue, as well as about what your wedding will be like at that location. Read more…

15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Venue’s Grounds

Monday, February 9th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding planning, Wedding Venues | author: By Laura Madden, Senior Sales Manager, Pleasantdale Chateau   

15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Venue’s Grounds 15 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Venue’s GroundsThe best wedding venues in New Jersey feature beautiful outdoor spaces like wedding gardens in full bloom and stately fountains, as well as an elegant ballroom and refined gathering spaces. You’ll surely want to make the most of everything your wedding venue has to offer, so we suggest planning to experience and capture your wedding venue’s grounds in the following ways for your New Jersey wedding: Read more…

Is it Smart To Use Your Wedding Venue for More Than Just Your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Reception?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 | Filed under: wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Venues | author: By Lars Johnson,    

Is it Smart To Use Your Wedding Venue for MoreEvery couple inviting their guests to a New Jersey wedding wants to create additional wedding dinners and parties that treat their wedding guests to the best dining in New Jersey, since we’re known for our fine cuisine, in stunning event venues that set the stage for an enjoyable and unforgettable event during the wedding weekend. So for your welcome cocktail party, rehearsal dinner, wedding after-party and even your morning-after breakfast, your wedding venue can be the perfect place for all of those celebrations. Read more…

Should We Use our Wedding Venue’s Recommended Photographer?

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 | Filed under: wedding photography, wedding planning, wedding receptions, Wedding Trends | author: By Kurt Knowles, Director of Corporate Affairs   

Should We Use our Wedding Venue’s Recommended PhotographerThe best wedding venues know the reputations of the top wedding photographers in New Jersey, wedding professionals who have impressed us with their photography styles, talents and professionalism, and in an effort to help our NJ wedding couples plan the perfect wedding day, we offer a list of recommended wedding professionals for our couples to consider. With so many wedding photographers in New Jersey, it’s important to choose a photographer who has a sterling reputation, years of experience, professional association membership and training, and many happy NJ wedding couples pleased with their work. Read more…

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