Sweet-Tooth Sensational: Lindsay’s Candy-Filled Bat Mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel

Your sweet tooth will be singing as you see these fabulous candy-themed bat mitzvah images from Lindsay’s big day! We love the creativity of the candy installations, the vibrant colors and dazzling sparkle in this bat mitzvah event design, and we love re-living this very special day through these photos from Andy Foster Photography.

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster PhotographyA bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

A bat mitzvah at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston - photo by Andy Foster Photography

Our Favorite Wedding Bar Signs on Our Pinterest Page

Wedding Bar Sign from Sugar Queens on Etsy

Everyone loves a fabulous wedding bar sign, especially when it’s clever! An ‘invitation to dance’ like the photo above from Etsy will bring a smile to guests’ faces and likely sounds like the fun-loving wedding couple’s sense of humor.

We love a great bar sign at weddings and parties. Guests love them as well, since a beautifully-described cocktail and list of wines, brews and spirits on a gorgeously-made sign is far more enticing than a wedding bar with no sign, leaving guests craning their necks to read the bottles behind the bar.

We invite you to check out our Wedding Bar Sign Pinterest page for ideas and inspiration as you plan your bar list and wedding décor.

Strip House NJ’s 24-Layer Chocolate Cake Featured on Food Network

Imagine how excited your wedding, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner or party guests will be when they find out that the 24-layer chocolate cake we offer at our events has been featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.” It’s a celebrity chef-pleasing, delectable indulgence, and a must for your event’s dessert menu.

Here’s our chef’s preparation of the cake:

Winter Wedding Inspiration

We’re so inspired by winter celebration style, we created our Winter Wedding Inspiration Pinterest board, and we’d love for you to see it!

Weddings at The Westminster Hotel have been designed with dazzling design details, lots of sparkle and glitter, and gorgeous lighting, and we know you’ll love the images of our own weddings and parties here, as well as some additional winter wedding ideas we’ve found to help you plan your own winter wedding or party with us!

Winter wedding and party inspiration from Westminster Hotel Weddings and Events - photo by Andy Foster Photo

Some of the Delectable Desserts at Westminster Weddings and Parties

 

These are just some of the delectable desserts that your wedding and party guests can feast on at your unforgettable celebration, ending with your choice of plattered, station or individually-plated desserts. We invite you to come in and talk to our wedding and event planner, meet our chefs and plan the perfect choices for your wedding menu and dessert hour!

NJ wedding favorite mini pastries at Westminster Weddings

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New Jersey Wedding Couples’ Average Spending on the Wedding Cake

 

Wedding cake for a Westminster Hotel Wedding - photo by Montclair Studios

Our friends at The Wedding Report share their wedding survey results on what NJ wedding couples are spending on their wedding cakes. It’s always fascinating to see how budget trends change from year to year, and we see that wedding cake spending will stay about the same for 2017 weddings and 2018 weddings in New Jersey. For your Westminster Hotel wedding or party, talk with our in-house cake baker about your cake wishes, favorite flavors and design inspiration, and we’ll have all of your guests Wowed by the sensational cake providing a fabulous focal point in your wedding ballroom, and tasting fabulous as well!

Year   Average Spending per Wedding  
2008   $460  
2009   $451  
2010   $495  
2011   $542  
2012   $541  
2013   $538  
2014   $546  
2015   $576  
2016   $581  
2017   $581  
2018   $581  
2019   $584  
2020   $584  
2021   $586  

 

Wedding Drink and Menu Pairing Stations for 2016

Wedding menu and cocktail pairings at Westminster Weddings in Livingston NJ

Pairing menu items with complementary drinks is a top wedding trend for 2016, offering guests the flavor fabulousness of expertly-paired flavors, creative cocktails and sensational sake and sangria served with our standout wedding menu items at our Westminster Weddings and parties.

We spoke with Jono Moratis, Director of Food and Beverage at The Glazier Group, for his suggestions of the top wedding drink and menu pairing stations for 2016, capturing the top wedding menu trends and top wedding drink trends, ‘marrying’ them together for amazing pairings sure to please your guests:

“I believe 2016 will see more combinations of Food and Beverage incorporated into one station,” says Moratis with the smart suggestion that alcohol is offered as tasting portions as opposed to shots for a more upscale presentation and enjoyment. Moratis’s top station styles include:

* International Wine and Cheese Bar: Featuring Imported and domestic cheeses such as Smoked Gouda, Chocolate Stout Cheddar, Boursin, Stilton, Parmesan, Assorted Cheddars with an assortment of Red and White Wines

 * Tequila Bar featuring a variety of Tex-Mex Appetizers such as Mini Tacos, Quesadillas, Chips and assorted Salsa, Milagro Barrel Select, Haradurra, Roca Patron, Casa Noble are just a few of the premium brands that are featured.

*Classic Seafood: Shrimps, Squid and Scallops and a selection of Shucked Oyster paired with chilled upscale vodkas. 

* Sake and Sushi: Elaborate assortment of Sushi, Sashimi and Rolls offered with a selection of both hot and cold sakes.

Wedding menu and cocktail pairings at Westminster Weddings in Livingston NJ

* Bourbon and Bar B Que: The traditional slider station will offer pulled pork and braised beef as well a as sirloin sliders with a selection of small batch bourbons for sampling. Bookers, Hudson, and Blantons are among the featured liquors.

*Hot dog and craft beer station. As a cocktail party station or for late-night bites, a hot dog bar with sauerkraut, onion, chili and relish comes with a selection of craft beers hand-tailored to complement the tailgate and stadium favorite flavor.