• 2016 Best of New Jersey Meetings + Events Finalists

    POSTED June 15, 2016

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2016 Best of New Jersey Meetings + Events! We look forward to celebrating the Best of New Jersey with you on Thursday, August 18 at The Boathouse at Mercer Lake, where the winners will be announced.

* Connect with us on social media before, during and after the awards with the hashtag #BestofNJ2016

Best Meetings/Event Venue (No Hotel)

The Boathouse at Mercer Lake
Crystal Plaza
One Atlantic

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Under 200 Guest Rooms)

Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center
Hampton Inn Woodbridge
Lambertville Station

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Over 200 Guest Rooms)

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Ocean Place Resort & Spa

Best Resort with Meeting/Event Space

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Crystal Springs Resort
Ocean Place Resort & Spa

Best Inn with Meeting/Event Space

The Bernards Inn
Molly Pitcher Inn
The Olde Mill Inn

Best Historic or Cultural Venue

The Brownstone
Grounds for Sculpture
Newark Museum

Best A/V Provider

Eclipse Events
Encore Event Technologies

Best Event Décor Provider

The Charles Group, Inc.
Flowerful Events
Laura Clare Design

Best Entertainment Provider/Performer

Barry Herman Entertainment
Eclipse Events
NinetyThree Entertainment

Best Florist

Crest Florist
Flowerful Events
Highland Flowers & Gifts

Best Photographer/Videographer

Andy Foster Photography
Generic Brand Human
Stephanie Wolf Photography

Best Casino

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City

Best Caterer

Crave Events Group
Food Company Catering and Special Events

Best Restaurant with Private Dining Space

Lambertville Station
Liberty House
Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Best Winery with Event Space

Alba Vineyard & Winery
Laurita Winery
Unionville Vineyards

Best Golf Resort with Event Space

Crystal Springs Resort
Galloping Hill Golf Course
Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club 

Best CVB in Town/Area More Than 25,000 in Population

Central Jersey CVB
Meadowlands Liberty CVB
Meet AC
Princeton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit South Jersey

Best CVB in Town/Area Less Than 25,000 in Population

Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority
Red Bank Visitors Center
Visit Spring Lake

Best Meeting/Event Planning Company

The Charles Group, Inc.
Landmark Hospitality
Oh So Fabulous

Best Transportation

AAA Limo
AAA Worldwide Transportation
WorldGround Inc.

Best Charter Boat Service

Atlantic City Cruises
Smooth Sailing Celebrations
Spirit of New Jersey/Entertainment Cruises

Best Brewery with Event Space

Harvest Moon Brewery & Café
Long Valley Pub and Brewery
Triumph Brewing Company

Take note of these seven pros who are making their mark in the meetings and events industry. 

Jolene Ihle, Founder
Lifetime Achievement 

“I was 10 years old when I received my Muscular Dystrophy Carnival Kit in the mail. The box was filled with cool ideas and colorful materials to  support fundraising efforts. I was completely enthralled with the event planning process. … This experience was my jumpstart into events and I was hooked.”


Here's who has been crowned the winners and runners-up of the Minnesota Meetings + Events Best of 2020 readers' choice awards. Congratulations!  

Best Brewery/Cidery/Distillery/Winery with Event Space 
Surly Brewing Company 


Take note of these seven pros who are making their mark in the meetings and events industry. Colorado Meetings + Events is proud to introduce our 2020 Hall of Fame inductees, who are among the state's most creative, dedicated and passionate individuals. Our editorial advisory board, composed of 15 industry representatives from around the staste, nominated and selected this year's inductees for their commitment and unique contributions. Now in its 13th year, the Hall of Fame has 90 distinguished members.