Top All-Inclusive Venues in NY & NJ | Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding

Planning a special event, whether it’s a wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or any type of affair, can be both stressful and expensive. There are so many venues and vendors to choose from, and the sheer quantity of options can be extremely overwhelming! Enter the all-inclusive venue, where everything – including catering, photography, entertainment, decor, favors and more – is under one roof and included in the price! We’ve rounded up the top options in the NY / NJ tri-state area to help make your next event as stress-free as possible!

Long Island Venues

The Sands at Atlantic Beach

Top All-Inclusive Venues - The Sands Atlantic Beach, Long Island NYLocated on the south shore of Long Island in Atlantic Beach, NY, The Sands at Atlantic Beach’s ocean-front locale makes it a perfect pick for your next occasion. READ MORE ......

Hollywood Theme Ideas for a Bat & Bar Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or Party

Glitz, glamour, excitement, action….and most of all, ENTERTAINMENT!  These words can only mean one thing – Hollywood!  So it’s no wonder that Hollywood and Movies are such fun and popular themes for bar & bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16s and parties.  If you’re thinking of a Hollywood theme for your event, we hope these photos will inspire you.  Thank you to all our amazing Decor & Centerpieces Specialists for sharing your creative designs!

Hollywood Decor

Hollywood Theme Party Decor | Bat & Bar Mitzvah, Party

Hollywood Decor by Balloon Artistry

When you think of Hollywood, one of the first images is the famous Hollywood sign in the hills. Balloon Artistry incorporates the Hollywood sign into the ballroom’s backdrop for a striking effect, and highlights the theme with neon illuminated feather centerpieces. READ MORE ......

A Traditional Jewish Wedding in NJ from Abacus Studios

The wedding of this beautiful couple was captured by Abacus Studios. The bride and groom exchanged nuptials at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, a conservative egalitarian synagogue in Springfield, NJ.

Jewish Wedding NJTemple Beth Ahm Yisrael’s beautifully decorated shul provided plenty of natural lighting and warm décor to compliment the couple’s wedding ceremony.

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Name & Logo Inspired Bar Mitzvah at Life…The Place to Be

“Hangin’ With Hunter” in Westchester

A huge trend in the current Bar and Bat Mitzvah circuit is doing a theme and subsequent decor, logo, cake and favors based on the Bar or Bat Mitzvah boy/girl’s name! Hunter Goldman’s Bar Mitzvah, held this past January in Westchester, NY is a great example of that trend and how to make it upscale and personalized. With a dazzling reception held at Life…The Place to Be, food provided by Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships and photos by Londin Photography, Hunter’s Bar Mitzvah was surely one to remember!

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NYC Memorable Rooftop Venues for Your Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah or Event

In a place where glamor and extravagance can be spotted around every corner, finding a unique venue in New York City can feel overwhelming. One solution would be to consider a rooftop setting to give your upcoming event a distinctly special ambiance. Take a glance at four of the best NYC wedding, bat or bar mitzvah party or event venues and lounges with this added outdoor perk!

Ava Lounge

Ava Lounge, NYC Rooftop & PenthouseLocated on the penthouse of the Dream Hotel, Ava Lounge offers guests a breathtaking panoramic view ranging from the Hudson River to Times Square, and all of the bright Broadway lights in between. With an indoor banquet hall adjacent to the outdoor lounge, their rooftop space offers a calming and cushy balance to the traditional indoor venue. Plus, their policy of holding only one event at a time guarantees you and your guests the privacy of enjoying Ava Lounge’s casual-chic rooftop space among family and friends. READ MORE ......

AVA Lounge – Celebrate in the Heart of NYC

AVA Lounge NYC

AVA Lounge NYC

Nothing compares to AVA Lounge’s panoramic views from the Hudson River to Times Square. What an amazing setting for your wedding day or your child’s bar or bat mitzvah! Celebrate in style and with flair in the heart of New York City. READ MORE ......

Wedding Trends for the Non-Traditional Jewish Bride

Many brides and grooms are breaking out of the traditional and coming up with wedding plans that suit their individual tastes, budgets and styles. It celebrates the differences that make them unique and still celebrates the union of two people in love.  Consider some of these current trends when planning your Jewish wedding.

Guest Post by: Priti Patel

The Wedding Dress

Peplum Wedding Dress

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Fairytale Castle Bat Mitzvah in New York

Castle Bat Mitzvah NY What girl has never dreamed of being a princess in a castle, complete with a dashing prince to court her favor? Minus the prince, Maya’s bat mitzvah delivered on all the fairytale elements. Her stunning bat mitzvah was held at the Reid Castle at Manhattanville College in Westchester, NY.  Photography by Luciebelle Photography. READ MORE ......

Jewish Wedding in Connecticut

It’s rare to see a wedding that so perfectly combines blinged out shoes, crystals and feathers with pure, understated tradition. And we’re loving the results! The Jewish wedding of  Melissa Enson & Jonathan Watchman took place in charming, colonial Connecticut, with a reception at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. Photography by Heartpprint Photography.

Jewish Wedding Dress, Shoes, White Bouquet

Melissa was a bride with traditional tastes. Everything about her style from her flowing floral appliqued gown to her lace trim veil was feminine, classic, and lovely.  The beautiful bride kept the look fresh and modern with sparkling Swarovski beaded shoes and a feathered bouquet. READ MORE ......