Your wedding day is fast approaching and with the grandeur that is Monmouth County, NJ, where are you going to take your wedding photos? We’ve narrowed down our favorites! We searched to help our future brides find the perfect spot for their wedding photos. These photos will document your day through captured smiles and secret glances in a breathtaking setting that you will treasure forever.
The top six New Jersey wedding photo hot-spots, dotted throughout Monmouth County, are excellent! Especially if you book with us at your Monmouth County, NJ, wedding venues; the Radisson of Freehold’s Crystal Ballroom or the DoubleTree of Tinton Falls-Eatontown’s Sterling Ballroom.
1. Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ
White gazebos and clear skies are abundant in Pier Village. The area is filled with quaint shops, a beautiful landscape and multiple spots for you and your groom to pose for your wedding photos. This part of Monmouth County is one of the most popular locations for wedding photos. Not only do you have enchanting architecture but the ocean is right behind you giving your photos an air of exquisite taste. Pier Village is only 15 minutes from the Sterling Ballroom and 35 minutes from the Crystal Ballroom. This NJ hot-spot is a great selection for any Monmouth bride.
Our bride and groom share a kiss at Pier Village before heading off to their reception. Photo Credit Something Blue Photography
The wedding party strikes a pose for the camera before heading off to the reception. Photo credit Abacus Wedding Studios.
2. Monmouth County Parks
This magnificent spot is perfect for any bride who wants a lovely landscape in her photos. Mount Mitchill, located in Middletown, NJ, is a rare and delightful scenic overlook. With views of the Raritan Bay, New York City, Sandy Hook and the Twin Lights Lighthouse, there is 360 degrees of glorious photo opportunities. It is also the location of the Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial, a picturesque monument to all those who were touched by that fateful day. Located only a half hour from the Sterling Ballroom and 45 minutes from the Crystal Ballroom this Monmouth County gem is sure to make you smile.
3. Asbury Park Beach
A classic setting for a classic bride. The Asbury Park Beach is a great NJ location for your photos. You can toe the surf, waltz the boardwalk, and pose together against the roaring ocean. This Monmouth County hot spot is only 30 minutes from the Radisson of Freehold’s Crystal Ballroom and 15 minutes from the DoubleTree by Hilton of Tinton Falls’ Sterling Ballroom.
4. Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Only 10 minutes from the Sterling Ballroom this wonderful location is stunning for wedding photos. The architecture is absolutely gorgeous and there are plenty of areas on campus to take your photos. Outside of Edison Hall or in front of Wilson Hall, the intricate architecture is superb for wedding photos. Pose on the steps leading to the library or share a meaningful gaze next to the pillars. Inside or out, Monmouth University really makes for a dazzling backdrop.
The Bridal party shares a laugh with the bride at Monmouth University before heading to the reception. Photo credit Artist European Photography.
The bride and groom share a kiss on the steps at Monmouth University, NJ. Photo credit Artist European Photography.
5. Deep Cut Gardens, Middletown, NJ
Immerse yourself in the splendors of Deep Cut Gardens before you spend the evening at your wedding venue. Your Monmouth County wedding photos can be taken by the quaint, colorful greenhouse, wandering the Deep Cut Gardens Parterre, or roaming around the Horticultural Center. Fifteen minutes away from the Sterling Ballroom in Central Jersey, the gardens are blooming with colorful roses. This location will make your white wedding gown pop against all the lush green foliage.
6. Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, NJ
This historic location is an attractive property and is only 15 minutes from the DoubleTree of Tinton Falls Eatontown’s Sterling Ballroom. You can take the most memorable photos at the corn crib entrance way. The blue arched building with benches lining the wall is a romantic, secluded area to share a kiss. The Carriage House and Waln House are also two historically elegant spots Central NJ wedding photos. With rustic and vintage themes taking the bridal industry by storm this setting is the best place to keep up with the roaring trends.
April Fools – The best joke that’s not a joke at all
April is approaching quickly and with it comes great Central New Jersey wedding deals! During the whole month of April 2012, Hotels Unlimited will be offering the same deal as our March One Day Wedding Sale! Our five Central New Jersey banquet halls, the Sterling Ballroom, the Crystal Ballroom, the Windsor Ballroom, the Versailles Ballroom, and the Atlantis Ballroom will all be offering their same value packed deals so couples can enjoy their unique wedding, without breaking the bank.
Our Central New Jersey Wedding Reception Sites
The Sterling Ballroom located inside the DoubleTree of Tinton Falls-Eatontown, NJ offers sleek, modern décor and a huge dance floor that will certainly allow your guests to have a great experience.
The Crystal Ballroom located inside the Radisson Hotel of Freehold, NJ offers luxurious chandeliers and beauty for any elegant affair with close proximity to the beach.
The Windsor Ballroom located inside the Holiday Inn of East Windsor, NJ focuses on providing customers with a one of a kind experience by offering an amazing event planner and catering professionals.
The Versailles Ballroom located inside the Ramada of Toms River, NJ is known for its high ceilings, huge dance floor, stunning crystal chandeliers and positioning with easy access to the beach.
The Atlantis Ballroom located inside the Holiday Inn of Toms River, NJ offers an indoor or outdoor ceremony space, along with a stunning reception space. This ballroom is just minutes away from the Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Barnegat Bay, and beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches.
To take advantage of this great offer, couples can choose any date from now until March 31, 2013 to have their New Jersey wedding. The price per head will range from $45-$59 depending on the ballroom. Also, if couples tag our ballroom on Facebook they will receive free Hollywood lighting! This is an offer you do not want to miss! For more information please see our April Fools Flyer and be sure to visit our ballrooms’ Facebook pages.
Please join the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce at the National Conference Center for March’s Business After Business Reception. Build your Mercer County NJ networking and business development skills with all the professionals there while enjoying a glass of wine and hors d’oeurves. This corporate event will also feature a sneak peek of the renovations currently taking place at the National Conference Center.
The National Conference Center is a great place to hold many different events. It has a total of 13 conference rooms that can range from 6 to 300 people in the auditorium. These rooms offer flexible set-ups, along with technological amenities such as projection and Wi-Fi. To find out more about the National Conference Center please visit our website.
The Business After Business event will take place on Wednesday March 7, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The National Conference Center is located in the Holiday Inn of East Windsor at 399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ. Early sign-ups will be entered to win a special door prize, and First Choice Bank is giving away a free Nook. To register for this event please visit the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce website. If you have any questions please contact Kate Stevens, the NCC Sales Director, at (609) 443-8000 x.604 or at email@example.com.
Since leap year only comes around once every four years, there has to be some sort of special rule for that day, right? Well there is… for women. February 29 is said to be the only day that it is appropriate for a woman to propose to a man.
According to an article on mentalfloss.com, this legend dates back to 5th century Ireland. It is said that St. Bridget of Ireland was frustrated that she had to wait around for a proposal, which may never even come at all. So she complained to St. Patrick who ultimately decided that women could be allowed to propose to a man only once every four years on leap day. This became known as “The Ladies’ Privilege.”
So would you propose to your man, whether on leap day or any other day? If so, how would you stage your perfect NJ engagement? You’d be surprised by some of the women who have proposed to their man.
Some famous women in the past and present are known to have been the person who proposed. In 1839 Queen Victoria proposed to Albert by summoning him to her room and asking him to if he would consent to what she wished for (marriage). Recently, celebrities such as Halle Berry, Pink, and Jennifer Hudson are known to have proposed to their husbands.
So do men want to be proposed to? According to the article, only 56% of men in a relationship would say yes to a proposal if asked today. Make sure if you are proposing that your man is in that 56%. Good luck ladies! If he says yes check out our Central NJ wedding venues.
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.
Valentine’s Day is all about spending time with the person you love. If you have been caught up with work and wedding planning, take a break. Here is some advice from our Central NJ wedding planners. You deserve a date night. Keeping a relationship strong can be hard at times so make sure to spend special moments with your significant other. This will help create a long and healthy marriage, and no one knows this better than Fred and Sue Miller.
Fred and Sue Miller are the couple we all want to be like when we grow old. They have been married for seventy years, and Sue says that she loves her husband more today than when they were first married. According to lehighvalleylive.com, Fred and Sue’s marriage is based on a mutual respect for one another and taking time to spend together. If they’ve been together this long, it had to have worked.
So go out to dinner for Valentine’s Day, enjoy each others’ company and share your love. However, don’t wait for the next holiday to go out on a date, do it on a regular basis. This will help keep your love alive and build an enduring marriage. Remember don’t just celebrate your love today, but every day.
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.