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The Wilshire

West Orange, NJ View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
190 reviews
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 375 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 375 guests

The Wilshire is a glamorous hotel and banquet hall venue that is located in West Orange, New Jersey. This venue boasts stunning ballrooms, 89 guest suites, ceremony gardens, outdoor areas, and an onsite restaurant. 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 complementary 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:

  • Tastings
  • Bartenders and wait staff
  • Hors d' oeuvres
  • Desserts, wedding cake, and cake-cutting services
  • House, premium, and signature beverage options
  • Innovative drink stations and displays
  • A choice of cash or open bars

Accommodation

Couples 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.

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

375

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Loft
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

190 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5

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    Tiffany W. Married on 04/17/2022
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    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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    Allison K. Married on 10/10/2021
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    Spectacular Staff

    Our wedding was everything we imagined and more. Travis and his whole team at the Wilshire made it such a smooth and magical day. Everyone was so friendly and truly were there to help with whatever we needed. The rooms were stunning and the food was delicious (nobody can say they walked away hungry!). Can’t imagine a better wedding anywhere else.

Awards

  • 190
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Roxana & Yuriy
    70 photos · 10/15/2021
  • Sara & Peter
    81 photos · 09/02/2018
  • Emily & Blake
    79 photos · 08/31/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Dean Michaels Studio Dean Michaels Studio Wedding Photographers

The Wilshire is fantastic!

Tri-State Weddings Tri-State Weddings Wedding Officiants

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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350 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ, 07052
973-736-3240

Open 7 Days a Week from 10AM to 6PM
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The Wilshire frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Wilshire?

The Wilshire 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

At The Wilshire, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Wilshire includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Wilshire, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Wilshire includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Wilshire in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Wilshire for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Loft
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Wilshire for wedding events?

The Wilshire offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Wilshire offer?

The Wilshire offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Wilshire offer for wedding events?

The Wilshire offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Wilshire have available for wedding events?

The Wilshire offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend The Wilshire and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Wilshire is recommended by 93% 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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