Farm House or Mansion For Picnic and Event Planner

I'm looking for a farm house for one day to host a picnic for my company employees and their families, about 100 people.

Can you suggest any Farms on renting NJ?
Please also suggest event planners.
Thanks,
Bindu

Frank's Reply
Hi Bindu;

To find that special out of the ordinary place I would suggest contacting some of the event planners listed on this web page:
http://www.new-jersey-leisure-guide.com/picnic-caterers.html
These event planners have arrangements with many unusual venues and will be able to work with you to host and organize your event.

While I am not aware of a farm house to hold an event, there are a number of unusual mansions that can host an event. They can be found on the web page:
http://www.new-jersey-leisure-guide.com/private-party-venues.html

All the best,
Frank

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Weekend Luau at a Mansion

by Florence Mason
(New Jersey)

I am looking for a home, mansion, estate, etc., to rent for a weekend in August 2012. I would like to have a Luau theme based birthday party for an adult. The premises would need to have a pool. fmason@njtransit.com

Frank's Reply:

Hi Florence;

This sounds like an exciting and out of the ordinary birthday party you are planing for some lucky person.

As you know, pulling this off is going to take a great deal of planning and coordination with one or more vendors.

As a first step I would suggest contacting a party or event planner that specializes in arranging special events with an unusual theme at an out of the ordinary venue. They are known to have arrangements with little known venues that may be able to accommodate your needs.

Depending on what you find from these discussions, they may know of places that can be rented for the weekend or you may have to take the additional step of contacting real estate agents that specialize in rentals of New Jersey mansions and estates.

Here are some suggestions for private party caterers/planners who have hosted outdoor events for very large groups with a special at an out of the ordinary venue:

Falco's Catering
1110 Valley Rd.
Ocean, NJ
732-660-9000
They have provided tented affairs at farms, beach clubs, wineries, and more.

Merry Makers Catering
732-225-0009 x121
They have hosted very large corporate events from a picnic on the beach, in a State Park, or at one of a number of world-class venues/sites throughout the state.

Provence Catering
609-924-3115
Provides a full service gourmet quality catering service for both casual and formal gatherings and events at a New Jersey venue of your choice. They have partnerships with many outstanding venues that range from a staff picnic to a stylish beach settings.

Here are other sites you may want to visit for some ideas:

Private Party Venues

Special Theme Picnic Caterers

Wishing all the best in planning your Out of the Ordinary birthday party.

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Best Outdoor Corporate Event Venue?

by Debra
(Morristown, New jersey)

What is considered the best corporate outdoor event venue?

Hi Debra:
Without knowing what type of corporate event your are planning, I would suggest starting with contacting an event caterer/planner with access to many unusual, awesome, outdoor venues, or an unusual venue that hosts corporate events.


Here are a couple of suggestions:

Merry Makers Catering
Mark B. Murphy
VP Business Development & Marketing
markm@merrimakers.com
732-225-0009 x121
They are able to provide a range of corporate events from a picnic on the beach, in a State Park, or at one of a number of world-class venues/sites throughout the state.

Host Your Event at a New Jersey Winery

Many of New Jersey's wineries offer facilities that are perfect for corporate events and group outings. Located in some of the most beautiful locations in the state, New Jersey wineries offer outstanding views, as well as ambiance and atmosphere that can't be beat. This site lists New Jersey wineries that host corporate events.

Frank Dalotto

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Looking To Have A Private Outdoor Party For 2,500-5,000 People in Central or South Jersey?

by Victoria
(Sayreville, NJ)

Hello,
I'm looking for an outdoor location, preferably a park or beach, that can accompany 2,500-5,000 people that allows alcoholic beverages and a DJ. Does anyone know of a good location in central or south jersey?

Frank's Reply:

Hi Victoria;

For exceptionally large private party events at an outdoor park or a beach venue, I would suggest you contact a private party planner/caterer that specializes in having relationships with large outdoor venues that are looking to partner with an experienced caterer to host an outdoor event for groups of 2,500 - 5,000.

Here are some suggestions for private party caterers/planners who have hosted outdoor events for very large groups at unusual venues:

Falco's Catering
1110 Valley Rd.
Ocean, NJ
732-660-9000
Website: http://www.falcoscatering.com/
They have provided tented affairs at farms, beach clubs, wineries, and more.

Merry Makers Catering
732-225-0009 x121
Website: http://www.merrimakers.com/
They have hosted very large corporate events from a picnic on the beach, in a State Park, or at one of a number of world-class venues/sites throughout the state.

Provence Catering
609-924-3115
Website: http://www.provencecatering.com/
Provides a full service gourmet quality catering service for both casual and formal gatherings and events at a New Jersey venue of your choice.They have partnerships with many outstanding venues that range from a staff picnic to a stylish beach settings.


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Jan 21, 2011
Sandy Hook For A Private Outdoor Party
by: Anonymous

Sandy Hook may be able to do it since they do the concert series out there

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Looking to Hold a Family Gathering
in A NJ Park With Alcohol?

by Lori
(Keyport, NJ)

I'm looking to have a birthday party/family gathering for approximately 60 people. Are there any parks in New Jersey that allow alcohol, and if so, are permits/licenses required?
Reply:
Hi Lori,

New Jersey parks have tight restrictions on the use of alcohol. I suggest you try a private picnic area/campground. They are more than happy to accommodate private family gatherings and also have activities for enjoyment

Click on for more information on Places to Hold a Family Gathering

Have a happy event,
Frank Dalotto

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Looking For A NJ Historic Wedding Venue

by Mary-Kathryn Trentalange
(Succasunna, NJ)

Hello,

My fiance and I are searching for the perfect place to have our wedding reception. We are holding our ceremony in Millbrook Village in front of the barn in Oct. 2013 but the village isn't ideal for a reception site. The over-all feel of our wedding is a very old-fashioned, turn-of-the-century at home feel. We want to take our guests back in time, but have them feel more like they're going to a party at someone's house (back in the 1900's) than they are going to a wedding. We've been looking high and low for a place to have the reception that isn't too far from Millbrook (maybe 45-60 minutes?). We love The Inn at Millrace Pond, but it only holds about 85 people maximum and we're thinking we're going to have around 120 total. We'd love to be able to use an old grist mill, or barn, or even an old historic home that could accommodate a wedding party for our reception but we've been having a very hard time finding anything. If you know of any hidden treasures and are willing to share we would be eternally grateful. Thank you!!!

Mary-Kathryn and Mike
Frank's Reply
Hi Mary-Kathryn,
I congratulate you on your quest to seek that out of the ordinary venue for your wedding reception.

New Jersey has many Historic settings and venues that are willing to host your Old Fashioned, Historic wedding.

However, finding the perfect place takes special planning, and more importantly the knowledge of where they are. I suggest contacting an event planner with this expertise to assist you. Here is a starting point:New Jersey Event Planners For That Out of the Ordinary Venue and Event

All the best,

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Feb 16, 2011
Venues for Northern NJ Weddings
by: Erik Kent, NJWedding.com

Hi Mary-Kathryn,

Just saw your post and wanted to offer some more ideas for wedding venues in Northern NJ. Here's a link to "Historic & Unique" locations for you to consider:

http://njwedding.com/vendorListAll.cfm?serviceID=64

You may also want to contact some of the caterers on this list, who may have options for catering options in historic homes or a venue in the Northwestern part of New Jersey that may have the capacity for your wedding:

http://njwedding.com/vendorListAll.cfm?serviceID=29

Hope it helps, and best wishes on your wedding plans!

Sincerely,
Erik Kent, NJWedding.com

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Where to Hold An Event in Montclair, NJ Where We Can Bring Our Own Food and Drinks?

by Jen
(Woodbridge)

I'm looking for a clean space in or around Montclair, that we can bring in all food/drink but has tables and a kitchen. Some character would be nice too.

Frank's Reply:
Hi Jen,
Since you plan to host your own event and bring in your own food & drinks, you will probably find that community organizations with facilities to rent out will be your best bet. I suggest you contact the local volunteer Fire Dept, Elks Club, Knights of Columbus, and other organizations who have their own hall/banquet venue that would be happy to rent out for the night.

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Need an outdoor or indoor venue
in Central Jersey
for a family reunion?

Looking for an outdoor indoor venue to have a family reunion in Central NJ
Some parks do not allow beer or wine, we need some activities for kids.? Any suggestions?

Hi;
I would suggest looking into private day camp ground for booking your family event. Take a look at this link on New Jersey Leisure Guide where you will find a listing of the top private day camps that feature hosting an event for families without the restrictions of alcohol imposed by state parks. Since these venues are day camps during the week, they have an excellent variety of kids activities.

Wishing you an enjoyable family reunion,
Frank

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Where Can I Have A Group Event With An Outdoor Fire Pit Near Princeton?


(Princeton, nj)

I am looking for a place near Princeton where I can make a fire outside, in a fire pit. A place where people can sit around a fire, without necessarily having to rent a campsite. Is there such a place?

Frank's Reply
Since you are reluctant to rent a campsite, another possibility would be at one of the nearby County Parks. I suggest you contact the Mercer County Park Commission and run it by them. Here is the contact information:

Mercer County Park Commission
Recreation and Events Center
1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor NJ 08550
(609) 448-1854

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Private Dinner Cruise For Small Group in Jersey City

by karthiraj
(jersey city)

Do you know any vendor which provides a dinner boat ride private for 15 member group on Saturday for less than 500 bucks. I am looking for just a 2 hr boat ride out of Jersey City with dinner.
Thanks

Reply:
Hi Karthiraj;

A private 2 hour dinner cruise for 15 people sailing out of Jersey City for under $500 may be tough to find.

The best sources for these kind of trips are:

Spirit Cruises
866-433-9283

East Coast Yacht Cruises
800-278-7178

Caliber Yacht Charters
212-248-3800

Intercoastal Ventures
212-385-9400

Happy Sailing,

Frank

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Looking for "Bring your Own Food" Venue For Private Party

by Samira Jurado
( Lawrenceville, NJ)

Hi
I'm planning my mother's surprise 50th birthday party and I'm looking for a venue around the Trenton/Hamilton area. I'm looking for a place where we could bring our own food. The party will be around 100 people or less.

Franks Reply


Hi Samira,

Without knowing more about your budget and what types of amenities you require from a venue, I would not be able to give you a specific venue recommendation.

Since you plan to bring your own food, restaurants can be ruled out.

However, I would suggest you contact some private organizations with banquet halls that are available for rental for a private function.

Here are a few places that might be able to accommodate your group:
Elks Lodge Trenton, 609-638-0443 
Knights Of Columbus Trenton (609) 890-6213
The Hibernian Club Hamilton Square (609) 586-5982
Slackwood Fire Co Trenton, NJ 609) 989-8822

If the plan to have the event during the warmer months, there are some excellent picnic areas in Mercer County where you can reserve a picnic area for a private function. You can contact the Mercer County Park Commission at (609) 448-1854

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