Category Archives: #HipNJ Weddings

#HipNJ Weddings profiles the top vendors and venues unique to the Garden State, and dishes on the latest trends the #HipNJ bride must know while planning The Big Day!

Winter Wonderland Wedding

Have a Winter Wonderland Wedding in #HipNJ!

Make your wedding magical this holiday season with #HipNJ’s favorite festive wedding venues!

Nanina’s in the Park

 

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All year round, Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville provides beautiful picturesque setting with top notch service and food (that sauce!) But there’s a special sort of magic when this historic venue is all dressed up for the holidays.

Clarks Landing Yacht Club

Nestled in Point Pleasant, Clarks Landing Yacht Club offers a romantic, sophisticated, seaside setting for a wedding celebration. One happy guest writes: It is the perfect spot for views of the water. Elegant atmosphere as soon as you step inside. Very classy. Service is spot on. Superb attention to details when it comes to taking care of all guests.


The venue offers a special Winter Wonderland package that makes for a magical and elegant wedding!


“Absolutely stunning. Have never experienced a happy hour as amazing as this. The whole evening was like a fairytale,” a pleased reviewer writes.


Clarks Landing Yacht Club is located at 847 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742. It is conveniently located 1 mile away from the beach and oceanfront.

The Mill Lakeside Manor

The Mill Lakeside Manor is an absolutely beautiful place for wedding couples to start their new lives together. It is located at 101 Old Mill Rd, Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762.

The outside is gorgeously lit with lights. The venue has exceptional views of the natural and picturesque Old Mill Pond.

A happy couple writes: “Our guests are still raving that it was the best wedding that they have ever attended! From the beautiful ceremony, to the amazing cocktail hour, to the delicious dinner, The Mill exceeded our expectations!”

The Hamilton Manor

Krista + Johnny | October 17, 2017

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The Hamilton Manor sits on 25 beautiful protected wooded acres with a landscaped gazebo, perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony and photos. Their newest addition, The Rustic Barn, is a magnificent covered and landscaped area complete with a bar with cathedral ceilings perfect for cocktail hour.

“The Hamilton Manor is rustic, yet elegant at the same time…We had our ceremony in the barn and it was absolutely beautiful. All of our guests are still raving about the ambiance of the barn and how gorgeous our ceremony was.”

Have a happy holiday wedding season, #Hippers!

DJ Anthony Giuliano

Meet DJ Anthony Giuliano

Happy #MancrushMonday #HipNJ! Today our #MCM is our very own DJ Anthony Giuliano !

Since 2002, Anthony Giuliano of Sounds of Music Entertainment (SOME) has been providing tri-state residents professional party services for a whole range of events. DJ Anthony does weddings, Sweet Sixteen’s, school dances, anniversaries, and more. The family-owned and operated company is based in Woodridge, New Jersey but travels around the tri-state to celebrate and party.

Anthony and his team offer more than just the usual DJ and MC services. Beyond playing music (suited to the client’s unique taste) with a premier sound system, SOME is eager to provide monogram production and photo montages.

Anthony uses monogram production to project names on the wall, the floor, or the ceiling–a touching option for weddings and anniversaries. Photo montages and slideshows are displayed on plasma screens to make each client’s event perfect. Potential clients can expect exceptional customer service to match SOME’s excellent entertainment packages.

With over a decade of experience, DJ Anthony is the go-to guy to host your wedding, anniversary, and all the other important events in your life!

Sounds of Music Entertainment can be found at somenj.com, and on Facebook and on Instagram.

#HipNJ Exclusive: Inside The Wedding Taylor Swift Crashed

By Kenneth Barilari

Earlier this week, we told you about how Taylor Swift surprised a lucky New Jersey couple at their wedding, giving an impromptu performance and taking photos with guests.

Taylor Wedding

Now, #HipNJ has an exclusive inside look, thanks to the Brant Beach Yacht Club in Ship Bottom.

We had the opportunity to speak with Michele Kondash, the Club’s Assistant General Manager, about the occasion from the venue’s perspective.

Just a quick recap: Taylor surprised the couple, Max Singer and Kenya Smith, after receiving a letter from the groom’s sister, Ali. The idea came after the passing of Max’s mother. Max and Kenya held a private ceremony in his mother’s hospital room so she could see her son get married. “Blank Space” was the soundtrack to their mother-son dance. Ali wrote about this in the letter and asked if Swift would attend the wedding.

We found out that Taylor’s attendance was not just a surprise for Max and Kenya. The venue did not know she was coming either! All they were told is that someone would be coming to surprise the couple. They assumed that it would be a relative or someone special the couple hasn’t seen in a while and wasn’t expecting to come.

brant1When she did find out that the mysterious special guest was superstar Taylor Swift, Michele was in shock and disbelief. “It’s not every day your favorite artist shows up to your work,” she said.

Not being aware of the superstar’s plan to attend meant that there were no special accommodations to make and no secret to keep.

When Taylor stepped into the venue, she greeted the staff members and shook their hands. Michele went on to say that the singer “was very sweet and nice.”

brantweddingWhen asked what Taylor’s coming meant to the venue, she stated that the Club as a whole is “just honored and proud that she was here and created such an amazing memory for the couple.”

So, what exactly did Taylor add to the couple’s special day? “When it comes to weddings or any milestone life event, there’s nothing more heartbreaking than someone you love not being there on your day,” Michele said. “I can’t speak on behalf of Max and Kenya, but I think this surprise was a pretty special silver lining.”

As far as the influence it will have on the venue’s future, “We definitely now have one heck of a story!”

brantlogoiBrant Beach Yacht Club was founded in 1947. It is an ideal venue for private parties, such as weddings, reunions or corporate events. It is well regarded for many reasons including sailing programs, regattas, social activities and charitable endeavors. To learn more, head over to their website.