Guests attending the event were able to take a sneak preview into the National Conference Center’s new renovations to the amphitheatre and auditorium. These renovations include an update to our technological equipment as well as new carpeting and wall coverings to our Central NJ auditorium. Although the National Conference Center will be making its grand unveiling in May 2012, guests were able to mingle and network in a professional and spacious atmosphere.
The National Conference Center is a proud member of the Mercer County Chamber and The Princeton Regional Chamber. We invite you to take a look at some of the great photos highlighting the Business After Business Event.
A wedding is a once in a lifetime event, and with it comes a MOTHER IN LAW monster lurking in the shadows…. Ok, although the reality is not all mothers- in- law and mothers- of brides are terrors. Some moms are quite nothing short of angelic guardians who guide us all through the process of life through their infinite wisdom and unrequited love. (I love you mom!)
As we all know in New Jersey weddings, family is family and no one should be disrespectin’ nobody’s mom and brides are no exception. (So put down the claws Bridezilla). After all, part of the whole marriage process is a joining of two families and our central New Jersey wedding venues celebrate this unity of family by treating our brides as family of our own.
After seeing an article posted by OneWed featuring the What Not to Wear for MOBs and MOGs, Hotels Unlimited decided to take a crack at this (with of course a bit of sensible tongue in cheek and a drawing ability of a fifth grader, since that is how we roll here in Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean County, NJ)
How does the bride then ask the mother in law about her attire for the big day?
After deciding on a color palette and a theme, it is time to do some dress shopping. Why not make a day of it and enjoy it? Take the mom(s) out to lunch, order a few drinks, and have a fun day of shopping together. Get to know the woman you are intending to dress and imagine what her wedding dress was once like, because she too was once in your shoes.
Some tactful ways to approach this can be covered in conversation and in the right questions:what style of dress mom wore to her wedding?, what were her wedding colors?, who was her favorite fashionista-type celebrities? Somewhere behind that mother -in-law -death- glare- of- love is a woman.
WHAT IF MY MOM…. Says she likes 80s grunge and would like to be dressed out of a combination of a dumpster and Lady Gaga? (and please, no meat dress at my wedding!!)
Although that is a tough combo to salvage, even Lady Gaga has had her classy moments that could make any woman beautiful. Show mom the Lady Gaga-esque styles that you would like and see what she thinks. Fortunately, there are enough styles and variety that it can loosely tie into the bridal theme without making the mother-monster miserable. (yes, pun was intended.)
When all else fails, at least the bride can say she tried. Although a NJ wedding is one of the biggest milestones, one has to ask the important questions of what truly matters: family. After all, remember that the family will still exist long after the wedding is over so it is best not to burn any bridges since you will be with them until death do you part.
As the temperatures outside become slightly warmer outside we are reminded that spring and love are coming into the air, and what a better way to celebrate love than through a wedding? When selecting your central NJ wedding venue, one must consider the value that the venue can provide for their special event. Today, Hotels Unlimited announces its One Day Wedding Sale for our Ocean County wedding facilities: The Atlantis Ballroom & The Versailles Ballroom. With half price enhancers and prices starting at $45-$49 at the Atlantis Ballroom and $49-$59 at the Versailles Ballroom, Hotels Unlimited has not had a better wedding package deal for 2012.
Versailles Ballroom at the Ramada of Toms River
Particularly, Hotels Unlimited already offers in our packages:
-One on one personalized service and a commitment to your vision
-Table linens & centerpieces
-Catering package options
-On-site ceremony space and overnight stay
Atlantis Ballroom inside of the Holiday Inn of Toms River
Both the Atlantis Ballroom and The Versailles Ballroom have won The Knot Best of Weddings awards thanks to our lovely brides who rated us among the best. To see the Versailles Ballroom reviews and the Atlantis Ballroom reviews be sure to check out our pages on The Knot, our website, or on WeddingWire. To see more details on our offer see the
Interested parties are invited to participate in our New Jersey wedding catering tastings during our 2012 Mercer County bridal shows. Here we took a short preview video to allow interested couples an insider’s look into the world of The Windsor Ballroom as part of our Behind the Scenes YouTube Video series.
Our Central NJ wedding venues are available for tours and to schedule a meeting with you. We look forward to hearing from you:
Find the perfect spot in the Caribbean for your honeymoon after your Central NJ wedding. There are many places to choose from, each with their own unique features. Some of the hottest spots in the Caribbean include Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, and Turks and Caicos. So which one is the right place for you and your significant other.
According to WeddingWire.com, Aruba is an island with beautiful soft beaches and lots of entertainment. During your honeymoon in Aruba, you can choose from many activities including snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and horseback riding. Also, the nightlife in Aruba is very lively with plenty of bars and casinos to choose from.
The Bahamas is one of the biggest honeymoon destinations due to its variety in entertainment, luxury, and beauty. They offer the same activities in the Bahamas as they do in Aruba, except the Bahamas has the third largest barrier reef where you can snorkel or scuba dive. It also has such natural beauty to be explored.
Another hot honeymoon spot is Turks and Caicos, with only eight out of forty islands occupied. Here you can indulge yourself in shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and travel to caves and natural forests. Turks and Caicos has beautiful weather year-round, so no matter when you go you can be laying on the beach basking in the warm sun.
To explore the other islands and see what they have to offer visit WeddingWire.com. You will soon be exploring your options and booking your beautiful getaway to the Caribbean! Happy honeymoon newlyweds and congratulations on your marriage!
Did you ever think about getting married? Of course, we all have! But now imagine that you are standing at the altar completely 100% naked! This is something not many people envision on their wedding day. Although there were nine couples who decided to do just that in Jamaica on Valentine’s Day. According to an article in USA Today, these couples got married under the hot Jamaica sun in their birthday suits.
When searching for the perfect Central NJ wedding venue, look no further than the Sterling Ballroom in the DoubleTree of Tinton Falls to suit your wedding catering needs. The Sterling Ballroom can be used for many events such as weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs, and Sweet 16 birthday parties. As one can see in our latest YouTube video below, the Sterling Ballroom can be used for both the wedding ceremony and the reception. The difference between the two set-ups is so drastic that you forget you were in the same room only moments earlier. After the ceremony, a cocktail hour takes place in the Sapphire Room while the Sterling Ballroom is transformed into a beautiful reception space. To view more wedding pictures of the Sterling Ballroom visit our website.
Tour the Sterling Ballroom by watching the Youtube video above featuring a typical wedding ceremony, and cocktail hour setup in the Sapphire Ballroom. There are many options of food displayed served by our enthusiastic workers. Hotels Unlimited invites you to take a look for yourself.
The staff at the Crystal Ballroom and the Radisson of Freehold, are proud to present Revenge at the Radisson: “Death By Democracy” murder mystery dinner. When the governor begins to run for re-election, some dirty laundry airs into the room. Can his campaign manager and wife save the governor from his demise? Dinner guests vote in this fun suspenseful evening complete with dinner and light fare.
This thrilling murder mystery dinner will be open for February 25, 2012 at 7:00PM. The Radisson of Freehold has tickets for $55 including dinner and the show. Overnight room packages are available.
After corresponding with our friends at Eastern European Photography, we at Hotels Unlimited had to share some of these wonderful pictures of this couple who was married at the Atlantis Ballroom located inside of the Holiday Inn of Toms River. This Central NJ wedding banquet hall had a taste of an edgier style bride that chose a black, white, and red color palette. Featuring the beautiful courtyards at Monmouth University, and the reception at the Atlantis Ballroom this NJ wedding couple dares to push the envelope that much further with these fun and bold wedding photos.
To our newly formed partners, the National Conference Center will be offering 10% off on all meetings booked before Feb. 29, 2012. It is time to ring in the new year and to do it while saving some green.
As a special thank you to our loyal patrons, we are giving back 5% for referred groups that book a meeting valued at $1000 or more at the National Conference Center.*
Whenever anyone is holding any significant Central NJ events one needs to consider the food that they will be serving to their guests. Today, we will be taking an inside look of a typical cocktail hour inside of the Crystal Ballroom inside of the Radisson of Freehold, NJ as a continuation of our Behind the Scenes of a NJ Wedding YouTube series. All of our properties have a similar menu and are committed to a standard of excellence. This cocktail reception is very versatile and can be applied to any of our wedding, bar/ bat mitzvah, sweet 16, and corporate meetings packages.