Paula & Keith’s Wedding 7.22.12

Paula & Keith got married on 7.22.12. Bill Shaw Photography www.billshawphotography.com  captured the fun and romance of the evening. The bridesmaids wore hot pink dresses which matched perfectly with Paula’s elegant bouquet of pink roses. The weather was ideal for the pre shoot, as Bill was able to capture the couple on the beautiful outdoor grounds at The Grove. The 3:16 video shows emotional shots of the couple before the wedding and ceremony. The video plays to the song “I Struck Love” by Catherine Porter.

 

 

 

Maria & Tony’s Wedding 9.1.12

Maria & Tony’s Wedding took place at The Grove on 9.1.12. It was an incredible celebration which included lots of fun and exciting events. Jason Jani of SCE Event Group rallied up the guests throughout the evening. It was a large dancing crowd which included a blacklight interactive show, and involved all the guests. The highlight of the evening was a special guest appearance by freestyle group TKA. Emceeing the live performance was K7 (aka Kayel). Tony pulled off this big surprise, and Maria was stunned to have her favorite entertainers perform at her own wedding. This video was produced by Abella Studios www.abellastudios.com. What a memorable night!

Nami & Cameron’s Wedding 6.25.12

Traditional Indian weddings are grand affairs which involve luxurious preparations. The number of people attending could be anywhere from 500-1000. The sanctitude of the ceremony is preserved through numerous traditional rituals, and accompanied by lots of fun, entertainment, colorful dresses, jewelry, delicious foods, music and dance. Learn more about these rituals. THE GROVE had the honor of hosting Nami & Cameron’s wedding on 6.25.12. Abella Studios was on hand to photograph this lavish event. They produced a fabulous video which gives us insight into their culture and The Grove Experience!

CASEY’S BM 4.5.12

Casey’s Bat Mitzvah was held at The Grove on 4.5.12. During the day was a service followed by a luncheon. Served from copper pans were Cheese and Berry Blintzes with Mascarpone Cheese, Assorted Berries with Powdered Sugar, and Chocolate Banana Stuffed Croissant French Toast. Also there was an Omelette Bar, Assorted Sandwiches, Wraps and more. The desserts were choices of Fresh Fruit Display, Brioche Bread Pudding, Assorted Cookies and Brownies and Warm Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Gelato. Altogether, it was a fun filled afternoon and guest enjoyed the extraordinary services offered by The Grove.

The NIGHT PARTY began with cocktails and passed Hors D’oeuvres. The adults room included an ice sculpture martini bar accompanied by a Sushi Bar, Cheese Display, Garden Vegetables and Sliced Seasonal Fruits. The passed foods included Smoked Salmon Napoleon, Buttermilk Fried Boneless Chicken Remoulade, Short Rib Risotto Balls, Zucchini and Potato Pancake, Petite Filet of Beef on Onion Ficelle, Grilled Lamp Chops, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Vegetarian Summer Rolls and Fried Oysters. The guests enjoyed and indulged in it all!

The kids enjoyed their own choice of passed Hors D’oeuvres: Franks in a Blanket, Potato Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Coconut Shrimp, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Mini Sliders, Zucchini and Potato Pancakes, Fried Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers.
Dinner was a Buffet Style. The menu selection was exceptional! Served were Lo Mein Noodles in chinese take out containers, Peking Duck Roll Ups, Young Chow Fried Rice, Steamed Vegetables & Chicken Dumplings, Pizza Margarita, Four Cheese Mac and Cheese, Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Fries, Individual Pot Pie, Mom’s Meatloaf with Creamy Mashed Potatoes, White Castle Style Burgers, Shrimp Scampi, and Penne Vodka served in a Parmesan Wheel.

The desserts to name a few: Zeppoles, Mint Chocolate Chip Milk Shakes Mini Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones, Mascarpone Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Mini Banana and Strawberry Trifles and last but not least on the way out was a colorful candy station with “C” logo cookies for every guest.
Jersey Street Furniture designed the room and Jamie K captured the party with amazing candid shots. The state of the art LED lighting began with a purple lit room and later was darkened to a real nightclub effect. It was truly one incredible night!





Off-Premise Bris

Last Sunday (4.8.12), The Grove catered a bris for 100 people at a private home in Westfield. The decorative assortment of traditional brunch style delicacies were offered. The hot food served from copper pans included frittatas, cheese and blueberry blintzes with mascarpone cheese, and chocolate banana stuffed croissant french toast. Some cold dishes included yellow and red tomato with cucumber and red onion platter and greek salad served in martini glasses. Also, there was an all blue candy bar which was fitting in welcoming new baby Jack Lawrence. The guests all had a delightful afternoon celebrating this happy occasion.  

 

Danielle & Adam’s Wedding 12.17.11

Danielle and Adam’s wedding took place on 12.17.11 at The Grove. GR Productions took beautiful photographs and Flowers by Connie Reimer designed the colorful centerpieces. They were green hydrangea, purple stock, purple lisiantis, blue hydrangea cream vendella roses, blue vendella rose, and black magic roses all placed on high glass pedestals with a white dendrobium orchid in the vase. The cocktail hour consisted of a variety of different foods. Some of the hors d’ oeuvres that were served were ceviche shooters of shrimp and diver sea scallop, jumbo coconut shrimp with light ginger & mango sauce, herb crusted baby rack of lamb along with a pasta station, dim sum bar, glazed peking duck station, meat and fish carving, seafood and raw bar, and tuscan table with an elaborate display of meats, cheeses, beans and crudite. The main course was a choice of either a Whole Filet of Beef or Honey and Ginger Glazed Pacific King Salmon with roasted garlic paired with wild mushroom risotto and pencil asparagus, herbs and truffle butter. Overall, it was a charming event filled with warmth and elegance and the bride, groom and guests were ecstatic with every detail of the affair.



FIRST OFF- PREMISE EVENT

The Grove had their first off-premise catering event this past Sunday at a private home in Livingston, New Jersey. It was an open house meet and greet for a new baby boy. There were about 160 guests throughout the day. The menu consisted of heavy passed hors d’oeuvres, a stationery cheese display and candy station. There was a blue theme throughout the party. The event was a huge success and the family was happy with everything. We look forward to many more of these events!




Cori’s Bat Mitzvah 2.04.12

Cori looked like a princess in her purple floor length dress and tiara for her special night. Her color scheme was purple, black and silver which we see displayed throughout the Grand Ballroom. Brad Photographers and Video captured the tasteful night as we can see from the pictures. Larry Gold from Unique Musique Entertainment engaged the guests as he played great tunes throughout the party. Spitz and Peck Floral Decorators of Livingston decorated the charming room. The centerpieces were varied giving it two distinct looks. Some were silver trees with hanging crystals and candles with flowers low and lush to the base, and the other ones were modern designs with funky silver foliages and white flowers set onto glass vases with ice chips. The kids area included a lounge area with couches, lit up coffee tables, and round tables with different height vases with floating orchids and candles. It was nice to see such diversity displayed throughout the room. Cori and her family were thrilled with everything about the evening and will remember this night forever.


Brittany’s Sweet 16

A “Sweet 16” is a coming of age when a girl makes the transition from a child to an adult. It’s more common for girls to have a big celebration than boys. Not only is it sweet turning 16 but even sweeter knowing the preparation of the food was done by the top Executive Chef of The Grove, Anthony Garruto, who also happens to be Brittany’s dad. The presentation was sensational for his daughters special night. Sam Antoci Photography was there to capture this sentimental night with Brittany and her friends. We see a potpourri of the finest foods. Chopped salad with feta cheese in martini glasses, mini chicken pot pie in little soufflé cups, philly cheesesteak, chinese cartons filled with vegetable lo mein, cheeseburger sliders, mac and cheese, rigatoni with sauce in the center of a large piece of parmesan cheese, homemade onion rings, potatoes and much more. The party was a Mardi Gras theme and the pink lit room was filled with lots of fun party stuff including fun masks and balloons. The centerpieces were vases filled with colorful beads and feathers with votive candles at the base. It was the perfect theme for the annual celebratory event which always takes place around this time of the year.