2nd Annual Twice Upon a Time Ball

Posted on December 15, 2016

It’s time again!  We want to say thank you to our past clients for choosing us to host one of the most important days of your life.  We wouldn’t be where we are without you and we don’t take that for granted.  We want to invite all of you back to have a fun night of dancing and good food and we will do all the work. Chef Justin has already began working on a special menu for this year.  The night will begin with an abundance of stations during the cocktail hour and tasty drinks.  Didn’t get a chance to eat at your wedding?  This time you will get to indulge in all of the delicacies.  Dinner will be just as over the top with 4 courses. Last year, Pastry Chef Nancy Lee, came up with a gorgeous themed … Read more

Vendor Spotlight:  A Touch of Elegance

Posted on September 27, 2016

Every weekend we have some of the most incredible vendors come in and out of our venue.  It becomes hard to not develop strong relationships with these folks.  That being said, we have now strengthened our bond with one vendor in particular and gone a step further.  A Touch of Elegance has opened a secondary location right here onsite at The Palace at Somerset Park.  We are anticipating that this will only assist in making this already amazing company, even better!  Brides, from not only The Palace but all venues, can come in and meet with an event decor specialist.  We are beyond excited to see this company growing and expanding across New Jersey.  Their work speaks for itself.  Schedule your appointment right away.  Below are some pictures of the space they transformed to help couples get their creative juices flowing.     Known … Read more

Twice Upon a Time Ball

Posted on February 22, 2016

The Palace has been open for almost 11 years now. Through the years, we have received one request consistently and that was for couples to be invited back. It has always felt like such a compliment that brides and grooms felt their day went so fast that they wanted to relive it again and this time be able to eat and relax! We have listened and now we are inviting all of our past brides and grooms back for a night that they can celebrate. We promise you won’t have to do anything but come in your best party formal attire, bring an appetite, and get ready to have a fun night out. Since we are doing this, we are going to do it right! Executive Chef, Justin DiBianca, came up with 3 all new mouth-watering courses that we have … Read more

Spotlight on Alexandra Favale

Posted on June 9, 2015

It’s time to turn the spotlight on another one of our amazing team members here at The Palace.  We want you to meet Alexandra aka “Alex” Favale.  She is one of our very talented event planners.  Alex is known to be detail oriented, bubbly and super sweet.  She is an asset to our team day in and day out.  After all, she helps to keep our clients happy!  Take a minute to meet this incredible gal…we know you will love her! What three character traits would your friends use to describe you? Well let’s see, I asked me bestie and she said “selfless, funny, super bubbly when I want to be”. Lol!   Do you have any hobbies? Crafting, cooking (some have called me a master chef)   What was the most stressful situation you have faced as an event planner? There … Read more

Meet Richard McConney

Posted on May 13, 2015

Today’s staff spotlight is on the incredible Richard McConney.  His fun and magnetic personality suits him well as a Maitre’d here at The Palace.  Clients gravitate towards him and is an extreme asset to our team.  Here is a little Q and A we did with him so you can meet man that truly knows what goes on behind the scenes.   What three character traits would your friends use to describe you? Loyal, honesty and willingness to always be there.   Do you have any hobbies? Traveling, reading, theater, movies.  I spend most of my time on the beach in the summer.   What was the most stressful situation you have faced as maitre D? Time management both with the staff and the client.   What skills do you need to be a good maitre d’? Organization as well as … Read more

Meet Chef Justin DiBianca

Posted on April 14, 2015

Today’s staff spotlight is on our very own Justin Di Bianca. His talents in the kitchen amaze us day in and day out. We are so lucky to have him represent our culinary team and he certainly knows how to bring it! We thought it would be fun for you to learn a little bit more about the man behind the apron. Where did you grow up?Born and raised in Staten Island NY. Soon to be a resident of Old Bridge NJ. When did you know you wanted to be a chef?I watched my great aunt Mary cook Christmas Eve dinners for our family of nearly 60 at a very young age. I couldn’t have been more than 5 watching her stir the giant pot of sauce with a small boat oar.I was fascinated how one woman can cook for … Read more

Margaret and Albert: engaged!

Posted on December 3, 2014

Photographer Meely Dunn of Meely Photography (one of The Palace’s Preferred Partners) shared with us her engagement shoot with Margaret and Albert, who are getting married at The Palace on July 4, 2015. … Read more

The time of their life

Posted on August 12, 2014

We love that our brides and grooms recreate The Palace every time with their own take. They personalize our space to make their wedding their own. Fran and Michael Blank who got married on Sept. 13, 2013, just shared their wedding photos with us and we wanted showcase their décor ideas. First off, their pets are a big part of the couple’s life and their cake topper show their dog Bandit and cat Boomer. Bandit, a yellow lab, was their ring bearer and Michael proposed to Fran exactly one year prior to their wedding date with the ring tied around Bandit’s neck. For the wedding they had custom tux and ring pouch for their beloved Bandit. Their photographer Brian Delia Photography made a custom backdrop with their names and wedding date with a red carpet for photo taking. “We gave … Read more

Melissa and Joe’s wedding at The Palace

Posted on July 16, 2014

Thanks to Ben Lau Photography, we are able to share some nice photos from Melissa and Joe’s wedding at The Palace. We love seeing classic elements, the energy in our Ballroom and of course some wonderful food shots. We wish Melissa and Joe the best and love the way they showcase The Palace with their excellent taste.   … Read more