4th Annual Hugs for Brady Winter Gala

Posted on January 28, 2014

The Palace is pleased be the venue for the 4th Annual Hugs for Brady Winter Gala on Saturday, February 8. Hugs for Brady is a charity that is very important to us as a local organization that helps kids with cancer. After Sherrie and Michael Wells of Kendall Park, New Jersey lost their son Brady to cancer, they created a charity that works towards a cure for cancer and improves the lives of children who are suffering from cancer.  If you would like to register for the Gala, please visit the event page. It’s $150 per person, $1,500 for a table of 10. If you would simply like to donate or learn how to volunteer, visit the donations page on the Hugs for Brady site. The Winter Gala will honor the Hugs for Brady Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian of the Year, … Read more

Musical chairs: planning your wedding’s seating chart

Posted on December 10, 2013

Seating charts may seem like a daunting part of the wedding prep process—after all, it involves choreographing all of your friends and family into groups such that everyone is satisfied and no one feels left out in the dust. But they don’t have to be. Below we have a few great take-home tips that can help make the seating chart as fun as it should be. The Rule of 50: It’s generally agreed if your guest list is over 50, it’s practically necessary for you to have a seating chart. Directing guests to a given table, makes them feel comfortable. Don’t feel assigning individual seats is required. The ‘X’ Rule: If you are inviting divorced spouses or ex’s, it’s always best to be safe before sorry. Even if their friend groups collide, only place them at the same table if … Read more

Leila and Sadejar’s beautiful wedding

Posted on February 3, 2013

We were so enamored with the photos by House of Talent Studio that we wanted to share some of the highlights from Leila and Sadejar’s incredible wedding at the Palace. It’s amazing to see the wonderful colors in their ceremony and party. Thank you House of Talent for providing these images for our reuse. … Read more

Good news on the economy at The Palace

Posted on January 21, 2013

Finally, some good news about the economy. They heard it first at The Palace at Somerset Park. Over 500 people attended last week’s gathering of New Jersey bankers, where the Charles I. Plosser, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, addressed an economic leadership summit. Bloomberg TV was on-hand to capture the conference and tape additional coverage (see video below) of the event in one of our suites. Plosser predicted a 3 percent economic growth annually for 2013 and into 2014 with unemployment expected to drop to 7 percent by the end of this year. Top officials who also spoke included Ralph A. LaRossa, president and CEO of PSE&G; Michele Brown, CEO of the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority; Tracye McDaniel, CEO of Choose New Jersey; and Michael J. Van Wagner, executive director of the New Jersey Business Action … Read more

Banquet cuisine: Our take

Posted on November 29, 2012

Our executive chef Justin Di Bianca is a constant innovator. Raised on his Italian family’s cooking, he believes in cooking from fresh ingredients and tried-and-true techniques whether he’s cooking for two or 300. The Palace kitchen staff takes pride in making its own sauces and butchering its own meat. It’s this attention to detail that makes a noticeable difference when our food is tasted by our guests. “I truly believe that banquet food can be prepared in a way that elevates it,” said Di Bianca as he prepped in the kitchen. “I feel very lucky to be in charge of making sure that our people who come to an event at The Palace are satisfied with the food from the appetizers to desserts.” During the tasting Justin and his staff are on hand to answer questions and walk our clients through … Read more

Linda and Nicholas in Grace Ormonde

Posted on November 29, 2012

It was an honor to have one of our weddings featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, one of the most elegant wedding websites out there. Nicholas Lancetti and Linda Moschello (photo by Jamie K Photography) had known each other for 10 years before tying the knot. Their wedding at The Palace included a sunset ceremony on the Upper West Terrace. Other highlights included a energetic dance party and a dazzling fireworks show. We are always happy to see our couples take on our space being shown in the media. One thing our clients notice is how our rooms can be personalized to reflect their personality. … Read more