New Jersey Meetings + Events Magazine

Restoration and Expansion At Historic Natirar On Track

Natirar, a 35,000-square-foot mansion located in New Jersey’s Somerset Hills, is undergoing renovations and expansion. The project is expected to be completed in June 2017 and will feature a complete restoration and a brand-new grand ballroom.

Convention Centers are a Reliable Choice to Get the Job Done

Sometimes in an effort to find something different, corporations forget that holding a meeting or event in a reliable convention center—which has expertise in providing the best in service and the amenities to shine—is really the best option. Luckily, New Jersey has a plethora of great convention centers that can accommodate any size event. 

2017 Furniture Trends to Enhance the Design and Theme of Events

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AFR Event Furnishings is the second largest furniture rental company in America, with five divisions including Residential, Commercial, Special Events, Trade Show and Clearance Centers with 22 distribution centers across the United States, but this was not always the case.

Founded in 1975 in Philadelphia, American Furniture Rentals is now 90 times its original size. The 22 distribution centers around the country together create more than 1 million square feet of every color and style of furniture.

Wanderland Popup Delivers Glamping for Special Events

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For those of us looking for something a little more glamorous than the traditional tentand-sleeping-bag experience, there is Wanderland Popup

Jason Thomson and Sonia Jozajtis founded their Asbury Park-based business with the motto “rest wild” in mind. Wanderland Popup offers three unique spaces: the Lotus Bell, the Sibley and the Mobile Guest Room. Perhaps the most popular tent, the Lotus Bell is handmade in New Zealand and was named after its Lotus-like shape. 

Meet Dean Dennis

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Dean Dennis was recently hired as the general manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as general manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center?

Hopewell Valley Country Club Hosts Events That are Par for the Course

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If you’re looking for a place to host your next event in the greater Mercer County region, look no further than Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club. Offering the Hopewell Ballroom, the Baron Dillon Grille and the golf course Pavilion, Hopewell Valley is the go-to for events of all types.

Cocktail Caravan Bar Puts a Liquid Spin on the Food Truck

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Cocktail Caravan Bar is ideal for those looking for a different cocktail experience. Started by sisters Ashley and Amanda Willis of Sisters’ Soiree, LLC, Cocktail Caravan puts a spin on the popular food truck by providing everything in one business: delivery of supplies and ice, connections to liquor stores across the state for a wide variety of selections to match any price point, a staff with attention to detail, clean-up services and of course the bar itself, which makes a great conversation piece, photo backdrop and more.

Signature Drink: Pasternak

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Located in the mountains of Northwest New Jersey, Crystal Springs has two hotels, six golf courses, a working farm, two top-ranked spas, cooking classes, four-star Restaurant Latour and the largest wine cellar in the Northeast. Restaurant Latour is the resort’s fourstar dining room; Crystal Tavern is an upscale bistro with New American cooking; Springs Bistro focuses on Italian-inspired dishes; and the seasonal outdoor Chef’s Garden is set within the stunning working organic garden.

Take a Spin at Pole Position Raceway for 23 Cents

In response to the recent gas tax increase, New Jersey’s Pole Position Raceway is offering a 23 cent race to all of the visitors to their Jersey City location on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The offer is only open to visitors that present a gas receipt as proof of a fill-up between Nov. 1 and Nov. 23.

The 80,000-square-foot facility has two quarter-mile tracks and karts that can go up to 45 MPH. They also offer V.I.P. spaces for private parties and corporate events as well as arcade games, flat screen TVs and authentic racing memorabilia.

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