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The Wilshire Grand Caterers is a glamorous banquet venue that is located in West Orange, New Jersey. Located within The Wilshire Grand Hotel, his venue boasts stunning ballrooms, memorable ceremony gardens, outdoor patio areas, and more! With ample space, The Wilshire is an ideal spot for rehearsal dinners, after-parties, and more. Their staff goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort of their guests, offering things like complimentary LED lighting and the option of open bars.

Facilities and Capacity

This hotel boasts a comprehensive selection of refined event spaces to accommodate a range of special wedding celebrations. From cocktail hours on romantically lit patios to receptions held under glittering chandeliers, The Wilshire has a place to suit every wedding function. Newly renovated ballrooms set the stage for both large, extravagant occasions and intimate affairs. Couples can choose between the Grand Ballroom, Tuscany Ballroom, or modern Loft at 350, all featuring dance floors and tasteful interior design and decor. The Wine Cellar, the Garden Room, and the Regency Room are additional options for distinguished wedding events, featuring both indoor and outdoor areas. The hotel’s various outdoor spaces showcase beautifully maintained gardens, waterfalls, and fireplaces. Luxurious get-ready suites, wheelchair-accessible facilities, and onsite parking areas are other notable features of this venue.

Services Offered

The team of professionals at The Wilshire strives to provide couples with an all-inclusive wedding destination. Guests can take advantage of a multitude of event resources like comprehensive catering options and services that see to essential wedding preparations. A wide selection of event rental items are available, ranging from rich furnishings and audiovisual equipment to luxe decor and a premier photo booth. The Wilshire staff also aims to take care of any matters involving each event’s setup and teardown. Couples booking at this venue are sure to find that almost every essential wedding day detail is tended to by the hotel’s experienced personnel.

Cuisine

Extensive catering services cover all necessary dining and drinking requirements. The Wilshire culinary team welcomes specific requests to tailor wedding menus to suit each couple. A variety of service formats are available, from buffet and serving stations to formal sit-down dinners. Some of the services included in their catering packages include:

  • Bartenders and wait staff
  • Butler-passed Hors d' oeuvres in white Gloved service
  • Desserts, wedding cake, and cake-cutting services
  • House, premium, and signature beverage options
  • Innovative drink stations and displays

Accommodations

Coupled and their guests requiring overnight accommodation can choose one of The Wilshire’s 89 guest suites. Fully equipped with modern comforts and conveniences, each room boasts on-trend design and luxurious amenities. Accommodations include pet-friendly options so that no special guests are left out.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
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4.9 out of 5 rating
192 Reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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Jacquelyn
Jacquelyn K. Sent on 04/25/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing Day!!!

I would love to call this venue a hidden gem. My husband and I wound up switching venues due to Covid restrictions a month before our wedding date and we are extremely happy and pleased with everything. We worked with Travis and from the moment we toured he supported us all the way. He was super calm, supportive and very responsive. My bridal attendant was Amanda and she was super helpful throughout the day she made sure that the room my girls and I got ready in was stocked with all types of drinks and checked with me in every detail from all my signs I made to if we needed anything. She even helped pack everything up and made sure it was in our suite by the end of the night. Junior was our maître d’ for the evening and throughout the night made sure everything ran as smooth as possible. From the outside you would not believe how big the place is on the inside. We were able to have ceremony, cocktail, and reception in three different rooms. We also wanted to be somewhat traditional and did not want to do a first look so we did a first touch which was even in a separate room. It was also a big plus that there is a hotel attached so we did not have to worry about transportation.

Our guest were greeted with welcome drinks
All of our guest could not stop raving about how excellent cocktail hour was. Everyone loved all the food. The vodka rack and martini bar was also a bit hit. As for our reception. It was more than we could have ever imagined. The room was absolutely jaw dropping and couldn’t believe that it was our actual wedding. The staff was very friendly and professional and was able to deal with our rowdy crowd.

We will definitely go back here for any future events we may have. I almost didn’t want to write this review just so I can keep this place my little secret.
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Geri K. Sent on 07/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our Dreams at The Wilshire

I don't even know where to start. One of the top two best decisions that my husband and I made throughout all of our wedding planning, was booking The Wilshire for our reception. Joe'l, Kirby, and the rest of the staff and professionals at The Wilshire were outstanding. The food was amazing! We worked closely with Joe'l, who's one of the Director of Events. She made sure that we had plenty of food from cocktail hour brought to us in a private dining area near the bridal salon. There was so much food for us, we hardly got through a quarter of it, and everything we tasted was delicious. They were also kind enough to bring our dinner to us early and again in a private dining area so that we could actually eat and enjoy our meal. Many of our guests reached out to let us know how much they enjoyed the food at The Wilshire during both the cocktail hour and dinner reception, which seemed to be a pleasant surprise for them as most people expect good food during cocktail hour and mediocre food during the main course. However, at The Wilshire, you will get exceptional food during both! We had a bridal attendant, Mikayla, who took care of us and made sure we had drinks when we wanted. They checked in with us often to make sure that we were happy with everything. After the reception, we stayed at The Wilshire Grand Hotel, and Joe'l made sure that we had an extra meal each, packed and stored in our hotel room fridge for us to enjoy after the party. All of our guests seemed extremely satisfied with the bartenders as well, who were making mixed drinks and did an excellent job making our signature cocktails—they were delicious. I'm trying to think of something that the team at The Wilshire could do to make the service better, but I can't think of anything because we thought they were absolutely perfect. We are so happy with how beautifully our wedding reception went.
Tiffany
Tiffany W. Sent on 04/25/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Affortable Amazing Beautiful Venue!!!

Omg guysssss Travisssss is amazing !! This will be a long post because it is very much well deserved!! First of all let me tell you how I came across this venue on Instagram!! I was looking for a venue for months! We was looking for a beautiful venue but affordable at the same time that offers everything we needed.As I was about to give up I came across this venue..met with a guy name Travis and the rest was history. Our wedding date was Feb 14th 2022 but due to the new covid strain we pushed it back to April 17th 2022.The theme was a Valentines theme for Feb!! So we had to have Valentines Day on Easter 🤣Travis worked with us and our budget,which was amazing.The staff helped out as well which they did not have to! They added extra details to my wedding!!!! Food was amazing esp the steak stir fry! That right there is a must have you guys lol with the rice! My guests talked non stop about how much fun they had and was very please with not only the staff but the decor of the place.Alot of people never been to a wedding so as a first time experience it was wonderful!! Travis is so down to earth that we will remain friends.In a couple years for my husband 40th birthday we will celebrate there!! Also every year on the 17th of April we will have dinner at Grill 350 just to celebrate our love.Thank you guys so much and y'all will be seeing us again very soon!!
Sign,The Thompsons❤
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The Wilshire is fantastic!

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Lovely place to have a wedding or any other function for that matter!

Bridal Music Bridal Music Wedding Musicians

Dear Concerned Couples! The Wiilshire Caterers -- and Wilshire Hotel -- located in West Orange, NJ, is an excellent facility for your Wedding Day Celebration! Visit their lovely website for immediate details! http://wilshirecaterers.com/ Most Sincerely, Flutist Michele, Bridal Music, Toms River, NJ

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The Wilshire Caterers frequently asked questions

The Wilshire Caterers includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Wilshire Caterers includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Wilshire Caterers includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The Wilshire Caterers is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value, 4.9 in average response time and 4.9 in flexibility.

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