New Jersey Wedding Inspiration: 4 Gorgeous Waterloo Village Weddings

There's something truly magical about Waterloo Village weddings. Maybe it's the natural beauty of Allamuchy Mountain State Park. Maybe it's the quaint, historical charm. Either way, it's hard not to fall in love with this rustic and romantic wedding venue.

Located in Stanhope, New Jersey along the Musconetcong River, Waterloo Village transports you back to a simpler time. This perfectly preserved 19th-century canal town has a working mill, a general store, a blacksmith shop, an active church, and beautiful historic houses -- all of which can serve as gorgeous backdrops for wedding photos.

Hurricane Productions has worked countless Waterloo Village weddings over the years, and we're always thrilled for the opportunity to come back. There are countless indoor and outdoor photo opportunities around every corner of the village's nearly 70 acres, making Waterloo Village a photographer and videographer's dream location. Although it's particularly beautiful in the fall, this venue is the perfect choice for any season. No matter what the time of year, you're guaranteed to capture stunning wedding memories here.

If you're considering Waterloo Village for your big day, check out these videos from a few of our recent Waterloo Village weddings to get some inspiration. These highlight videos showcase the grounds and buildings on this historical site from all angles, including some breaktaking aerial shots.

Lara & Dustin

Brandon Perera and Tyler Ajamian shot Lara and Dustin's September wedding.

Jess & Matt

Jess and Matt's October wedding was filmed by Phil Shvartsman and Tyler Ajamian.

Allie & Richard

Corynn Egreczky and Tyler Ajamian captured Allie and Richard's November wedding.

JoAnna & Ron

JoAnna and Ron's December wedding was filmed by Markus Robinson and Phil Shvartsman. The couple opted for our Cinematic Angles Videography package.

Planning a wedding in the tri-state area? Hurricane Productions offers a full suite of media and entertainment services for your big day. Learn about our all-inclusive packages on our pricing page, or request a quote for more details.

Julianna’s Beauty and the Beast Themed Sweet 16 - The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset

On the night of her Beauty and the Beast Sweet 16, Julianna looked like she stepped right out of a fairytale. Her off-the-shoulder gold ballgown, hairstyle, tiara, and red rose were perfect replicas of Belle’s ensemble. With her look complete, Julianna was ready to celebrate an enchanted evening with family and friends at The Palace at Somerset Park.  

Located in Somerset, New Jersey, The Palace features neo-Palladian white patios and columns, beautifully landscaped gardens, and opulent ballrooms, all of which provided the perfect setting for Julianna’s event. Her decor incorporated small touches from the Disney classic animated film, like roses in bell jars, a shimmering candelabra for her candle ceremony, and even a small plush Beast on the candy buffet table.

Julianna’s family opted for Hurricane Productions’ Media & Entertainment package, a suite of all-inclusive services to make any celebration even more special. Photographer David Constantini took portraits and candid shots of the birthday girl and her guests, while Markus Robinson captured the evening’s highlights on video. Nate Hawley worked the DJ booth and emcee Robert Padovano kept the crowd entertained with his signature larger-than-life personality.

To enhance the atmosphere of the Sweet 16, lighting director Nick Nittoli set up intelligent spotlighting and uplighting to match Julianna’s decor. Hurricane Productions also created a custom photo montage and animation displayed on LED TV screens, and a Name in Lights wall projection. Julianna’s guests also enjoyed using a custom-designed Snapchat geofilter and attended open air photo booth.

Learn more about Hurricane Productions’ media and entertainment packages on our Sweet 16 pricing page, or reach out to us for an event quote. If you’re looking for more Sweet 16 theme ideas, here’s what some of our past clients have done.

Anesha's Sweet 16 - The Gran Centurions

The Gran Centurions in Clark, New Jersey is known for its Colonnade Ballroom. This elegant event space features a white tiled dance floor, mirrored wall panels, and exquisite chandelier -- the perfect backdrop for Anesha's teal princess-themed Sweet 16.

Anesha's family hired Hurricane Productions to provide media and entertainment services for the event. DJ Nate Hawley and MC Robbie Padovano kept the birthday girl's guests on the dance floor. This dynamic duo also helped coordinate a variety of musical and dance numbers performed by Anesha and her court.

Photographer Ashley Szymczyk and videographer Tyler Ajamian captured the entire celebration and its performances. Ashley also took family and solo portraits on the beautiful grounds of The Gran Centurions. Anesha later received a feature-length video of her Sweet 16 highlighting the most important moments of the evening.

As part of their all-inclusive package, Anesha's celebration also included a personalized projection to match her theme and custom venue lighting design by Director of Operations Nick Nittoli.

Hurricane Productions offers a full suite of media and entertainment packages for any special occasion, including Sweet 16s and Quinceañeras. Check out our pricing pages or request a quote for more details on our customizing our services.

JoAnna and Ron - Waterloo Village

Waterloo Village is a perennially popular wedding spot for New Jersey couples. Located in Stanhope, NJ, this 19th century canal town is rich in American history, rustic charm, and scenic backdrops for photos and videos. JoAnna and Ron Branvall got to experience this firsthand during their winter Waterloo Village wedding.

The Branvalls hired Hurricane Productions to provide entertainment, photography, and videography services for their big day. They chose our Spotlight Entertainment Package, which included entertainment by DJ Nate Hawley and MC Robbie Padovano, and custom lighting design by Nick Nittoli. Hurricane also set up a wireless sound system for the couple's ceremony and an attended photo booth for their guests at the reception as add-ons to their package.

A four-person media team from Hurricane Productions captured all of JoAnna and Ron's wedding events. Photographers Dave Constantini and Ashley Szymczyk worked with videographers Markus Robinson and Phil Shvartsman to provide full-day coverage for the couple.

As part of their Cinematic Angles Videography Package, the newlyweds received a feature-length, 60 to 90-minute wedding film and a three to five-minute highlight video, all shot with high-end stabilization equipment.

Hurricane Productions offers a full suite of media and entertainment services for your wedding day. Visit our pricing page to view our all-inclusive packages, or request a quote to learn more.

Hosting an Engagement Party? Here's Why You Should Hire a DJ

So you just got engaged. Before you and your fiance get into serious wedding planning mode, you decide you want to throw an engagement party to celebrate the happy news with your closest friends and family.

Although engagement parties are usually more low-key and informal than the wedding itself, there's still a lot of planning that goes into it. Depending on your budget, you may be thinking about what to do for entertainment to ensure your guests have a great time.

Hurricane Productions offers DJ and MC entertainment services for all special occasions, including engagement parties. If you're about to start planning yours, here are a few good reasons to consider booking a DJ for an engagement party.

Your guests will enjoy live entertainment.

If you're hosting your engagement party at a private venue or banquet hall, you'll probably want some background music while your guests enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner with you. Sure, you can make a Spotify playlist and hook up a speaker, but a DJ will be able to take requests and mix in real time, creating a unique experience for your guests. DJs are also generally more affordable than live musicians or bands, which are popular alternatives for engagement party entertainment.

It's a good chance to give your wedding DJ a test run.

Entertainment can make or break a wedding, and there's no better way to see how your DJ and MC interact with a crowd than watching them in action. By hiring the same DJ company for your engagement party and your wedding, you can give your DJ a "test run" for your wedding reception to confirm your decision and make sure they're a good fit for your guests.

You might be able to save money.

If you haven't already booked your wedding DJ, consider hiring Hurricane Productions for both your engagement party and your wedding day. We love bundling services for our clients, and for a limited time, we're offering a discount to clients who book entertainment for multiple wedding events.

Thinking about a photo booth for your engagement party? We can help you save money there, too: When you book an entertainment package, you'll receive a discounted rate on our attended open-air or enclosed photo booths. A photo booth is a great way to keep your guests entertained when they're not on the dance floor -- plus, they'll have a fun souvenir of your engagement party to take home!

Contact us or request a quote to check availability on your dates and learn more about our entertainment services and add-ons.

Last Minute 2019 Wedding Savings

It's not too late to book Photography, Videography, DJ Entertainment, or Photo Booth services for
your 2019 Wedding

It's not too late to book Photography, Videography, DJ Entertainment, or Photo Booth services for
your 2019 Wedding

You may feel like time is running out to find quality wedding services for your 2019 wedding.

Our full time, dedicated staff is here to help.

With over 30 wedding professionals on our staff we still have availability for over 30 dates.

Some dates limited to one service based on availability.

If you are getting married on one of these dates, we're offering 10% off all services.

Offers limited to specific dates in 2019

Discounts may be combined with other offers.

September: 6, 7, 14, 21
October: 4, 12, 25

November: 2, 15, 16, 23, 29, 30
December: 6, 13, 14, 20, 21

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