The Wilshire

350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Wilshire

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.

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181 Reviews for The Wilshire

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Danielle becker · Married on 11/23/2019

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Wilshire Grand Wedding Venue

    My husband and I knew from the moment we walked into the Wilshire that this was a place with class and elegance, which is what we were looking for in a wedding venue. It also had a hotel attached and space for an after-party, which were all great perks! We worked with Joe’l Falco throughout the entire planning process. In short, Joe’l was amazing. She never said no. She accommodated every request and truly helped our vision come to life. She was responsive, professional, and not to mention, a lot of fun!
    The wedding day was perfect. We began in the morning in the bridal suite on the lower level of the Wilshire. Having all the girls getting ready in the same room on site made the day seamless. We did not have to worry about transporting people or things from our getting ready location to the venue, because we were already there. The bridal attendant showed up with champagne, wine, and soft drinks. She organized the room with all of the things that the bridal party and I had brought with us.
    My husband and I decided to do our first look and bridal party photos in the garden out back, and we were so glad we did! Not only did the photos come out amazing, but we also did not have to worry about transportation (once again) to another location for photos. It was convenient and gorgeous - just what we wanted. Additionally, we had our ceremony on site, which again only added to the convenience of everything The Wilshire had to offer. Our guests were also greeted with welcome drinks upon arrival, while waiting for the ceremony. To note, we did have an unforeseen event take place on our wedding day that caused the timeline to be altered. Both Joe’l & Junior went above and beyond to make everything seamless, not only for my husband & I, but also for the guests.
    Cocktail hour was extraordinary. Everyone could not stop raving about how delicious the food was, and how much food there was! The room looked gorgeous and absolutely set the vibe for the party that was soon to come! We found that this cocktail hour absolutely stood out from others that we have experienced and really think it set The Wilshire apart.
    Our reception was more than we could have asked for. The room looked stunning. I remember looking over to my husband as we saw our room completely decorated before all the guests came in and saying “This looks gorgeous, I can’t believe this is OUR wedding.” The bar was fully stocked, the staff was welcoming and professional, and they made our 250 guest wedding a night to remember. Joe’l and Junior absolutely ran the night seamlessly.
    The venue took charge of everything that day and my husband and I did not have to worry about a thing. We would absolutely recommend the Wilshire!!

    Sent on 02/23/2020
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    Alyssa Rillo · Married on 11/22/2019

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    Highly recommend !

    Besides being an absolutely beautiful venue, the staff at the Wilshire is top notch. There was not enough the staff could do for us. Leading up to the wedding we worked with John who was very professional and fun! He never made me feel like I had to do something a certain way and that it was my vision and he would do anything he could to make that come to life. This included some special requests that resulted in him having to make a lot of phone calls but ultimately pulling through to have everything come together exactly the way we envisioned. The day of the wedding the staff was on their game and whenever my husband or I needed something they were there (a few times with what we wanted before we even asked!) I cannot say enough amazing things about this venue and staff and I would very highly recommend this venue to everyone !!

    Sent on 12/15/2019

    The Wilshire's reply:

    Hi Alyssa,
    THANK YOU so much for taking the time to write your amazing review of us, we cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate it!!! John is the BEST around and we're so happy you got to enjoy his endless hospitality and professionalism on your wedding day!

    We wish you all the BEST life has to offer filled with only GREAT things!

    Love, Team Wilshire

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The Wilshire FAQ

  • 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

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    3% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 3% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
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    Rehearsal Dinner

    Discounted Rehearsal Dinner @ our newly renovated restaurant!

    Please mention this Weddingwire discount to your Sales Associate

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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    After Parties

    Discounted in-house after parties @ our newly renovated restaurant! Please mention this offer to your Sales Associate!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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  • Dean Michaels Studio Wedding Photographers

    The Wilshire is fantastic!

  • Tri-State Weddings (NY-NJ-PA) Wedding Officiants

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

  • 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 See on map
    973-512-4019 (Phone number)
    Open 7 Days a Week from 10AM to 6PM
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