Here's How 5 Rutgers Couples Celebrated Their Weddings with Us

Hurricane Productions is proudly tied to the Rutgers University community. Our founders, Vincent and Strato, both graduated from Rutgers, as did many of our staff. Since then, we’ve continued to work various athletic and student events at the school every year, including the annual Rutgers Dance Marathon.

Because of our connection to the university, many couples who attended RU know about Hurricane and reach out to book us for their weddings. Below, we share the stories of a few recent Rutgers couples who invited us to be a part of their special day.

Rutgers couples who celebrated with Hurricane Productions

Monica & Michael

Monica and Michael watched their dream rustic wedding come to life at Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ. With our Spotlight Entertainment Package, the couple received DJ and MC entertainment and customized intelligent spotlighting for their reception. They also added on a wireless sound system for their ceremony and hired us for full-day videography coverage, which included a 60 to 90-minute wedding film and a three to five-minute highlight video (perfect for sharing on social media!).

Amanda & Ryan

To capture their wedding day at The Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ, Amanda and Ryan opted for our full-day video package with two videographers. Our team worked directly with the couple to ensure their feature-length edit and highlight video encompassed all aspects of their wedding day, from the anticipatory moments before the ceremony to the final dance of the evening.

Christine & Tim 

Christine and Tim celebrated their wedding at The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton Township, NJ, where Hurricane Productions provided ceremony sound and DJ/MC entertainment for the reception. With our full-day wedding videography package, all of the couple’s special moments were recorded throughout the day and turned into a gorgeous wedding film and highlight video.

Corrine & Jovi 

Corrine and Jovi celebrated their wedding at the gorgeous Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, NJ. Overlooking the Navesink River, the hotel and event venue offered the perfect backdrop scenery for wedding photos. Hurricane Productions captured elegant pictures of the entire celebration through our full-day photography package, as well as a three to five-minute highlight video through our Short Movie package. Corrine and Jovi also booked our Request Entertainment Package with an intelligent spotlighting upgrade and wireless ceremony sound.

Brittany & Shawn

Brittany and Shawn’s wedding guests didn’t know they were attending a wedding; they thought they were gathering for the couple’s engagement party at Rutgers Gardens. We were, of course, in on the plan, so when the couple booked our Turntable entertainment package, full-day photography and Short Movie package, we made sure to capture and celebrate the surprise and excitement of each guest. It’s not every day we get to help a couple throw a surprise wedding, and this one definitely went down in the books!

Ask about our Rutgers wedding discount

Hurricane offers RU alumni and staff a discount on event services. Check out our pricing page to see all the wedding media and entertainment services we offer, or request a quote for more details.

5 Amazing Locations for Your New Jersey Engagement Photo Shoot

One of the most exciting parts of getting engaged is planning an engagement photo shoot. Most couples use these photos for their save-the-date cards and wedding websites. However, it's also a great opportunity to practice working with a photographer and getting comfortable in front of the camera before your big day.

Before you book your engagement photographer, you'll need to decide where you want to shoot. While you can do an indoor photo shoot, an outdoor setting with lots of natural light and vibrant colors is often best for these types of photos. If you're looking for the perfect backdrop for your New Jersey engagement photo shoot, here are a few popular locations that many couples choose:

1. The beach

If you live near the Jersey Shore, why not plan a photo shoot on at your favorite beach? The crashing ocean waves and the sand beneath your toes set a romantic mood for your early morning or sunset photo session. Plan your engagement shoot for the off-season if you want to avoid the summer beach crowds.

2. Wineries

Wineries aren't just for your bachelorette weekend -- they're also the perfect place to take engagement photos! Take breathtaking pictures in the scenic vineyards, then stop in for a wine tasting after your session. Cape May Winery in Cape May, Laurita Winery in New Egypt, and Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes are all great choices.

3. The boardwalk

Few things are more lively and exciting than the boardwalk of a shore town. Many New Jersey couples have nostalgic memories of family vacations and fun evenings at Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Asbury Park, Pier Village, Atlantic City and other Jersey Shore boardwalks. Think of all the adorable moments your engagement photographer can capture as you play games, share an ice cream cone, or cuddle up on a boardwalk bench!

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4. State parks

If you're looking for a rustic, woodsy feel to your engagement photos, try one of New Jersey's many beautiful state parks. Walk the trails with your sweetie and let your photographer work their magic. Some good options include Allaire State Park (Wall Township), Cheesequake State Park (Old Bridge), Hacklebarney State Park (Long Valley/Chester), and Liberty State Park (Jersey City).

5. Botanical gardens/arboretums

What better place to take photos in The Garden State than a beautiful botanical garden? For central New Jersey couples, Rutgers Gardens in New Brunswick and Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown are extremely popular engagement shoot locations with plenty of gorgeous backdrops and natural settings to choose from. Other gorgeous gardens include the New Jersey State Botanical Gardens (Ringwood), Brookdale Park Rose Garden (Bloomfield/Montclair), and Frelinghuysen Arboretum (Morristown).

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Other unique New Jersey engagement photo shoot locations

Not into the idea of a beach, garden, or state park? There are plenty of other incredible and unique places in New Jersey to take your engagement pictures. Try one of these unique photo shoot locations:

  • Local farms - Perona Farms, Duke Farms, Demarest Farms
  • Historical villages - Waterloo Village, Fort Lee Historic Park, Batsto Village
  • Sculpture gardens - Grounds for Sculpture, Wildflower Sculpture Park, Clifton Arts Center & Sculpture Park
  • University campuses - Princeton University, Monmouth University, Rowan University
  • Mountain views - Mountain Creek Resort, Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Delaware Water Gap

No matter where you choose to have your photo shoot, you're sure to find a picture-perfect location in our home state of New Jersey. If you're shooting in a public place, be sure to check local regulations to find out if you need to reserve your shoot and/or secure a permit before taking photos there.

Want to hire a Hurricane Productions photographer for your New Jersey engagement photo shoot? Request a quote for more details or fill out the form below.

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Kristel's Sweet 16 - Forsgate Country Club

Kristel's Blue and Gold Forsgate Country Club Sweet 16

There were clouds on the dance floor and magic in the air at Kristel's Forsgate Country Club Sweet 16.

The birthday girl's family and friends gathered at this sophisticated Monroe Township venue to celebrate her special day. The ballroom was decked out in royal blue and gold for the occasion. Everything in the room was perfectly coordinated, from the balloons and table decorations, to the fondant-covered birthday cake, to Kristel's two elegant gowns.

Kristel's family booked Hurricane Productions' Sweet 16 Media Package, which includes all of our bundled media and entertainment services. Kristel received DJ and MC entertainment by Nate Hawley and Robbie Padovano. Our director of operations, Nick Nittoli, designed custom spotlighting, dance lighting, and uplighting for the ballroom, as well as a personalized graphic displayed on two LED TV screens.

As part of Kristel's package, photographer Ashley Szymczyk and videographer Tyler Ajamian captured every moment of her Forsgate Country Club Sweet 16. She also received Instagram streaming, a custom Snapchat geofilter, and a photo booth for guests to enjoy.

To make her evening even more special, Kristel's family added on our "Dancing on the Clouds" upgrade. Using a dry ice fog machine, Hurricane Productions created a magical atmosphere on the dance floor during Kristel's 16 Roses ceremony, where she received a rose and danced with the most important men in her life.

Throughout the planning process, Kristel had access to our convenient online planner, which allowed her and her family to manage all of their service packages and music requests in one place.

Planning a Sweet 16 or Quinceañera? Check out our all-inclusive media and entertainment packages, or request a quote for more details about booking Hurricane Productions for your celebration.

Tara and Gary - The Olde Mill Inn

Tara and Gary's Olde Mill Inn Wedding Photos

Tara and Gary's wedding was a day filled with love and happiness. The couple held their ceremony and reception at The Olde Mill Inn, a historical Basking Ridge venue that dates back to the 18th century. With its elegant ballroom, stone architecture, and gorgeous grounds, the Inn provided the perfect backdrop for the newlyweds' wedding photos.

The couple hired Hurricane Productions' Corynn Egreczky to capture their Olde Mill Inn wedding photos. She provided full-day coverage and documented the wedding party preparations, the ceremony, the reception, and portraits of the couple and their loved ones.

The new Mr. and Mrs. also booked Hurricane's Spotlight Entertainment Package for their reception. DJ Alvin Gay and MC Robbie Padovano kept guests on the dance floor throughout the evening. Tara and Gary upgraded their package with a ceremony sound system, full ballroom uplighting, and LED screens with a photo montage and custom animation.

Hurricane Productions offers a full suite of media and entertainment services for your wedding day. Check out our pricing page or request a quote for more details on our all-inclusive packages.

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Renting The RAC at Rutgers? We Can Help

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The Rutgers Athletic Center, better known as The RAC, has been the home of Rutgers basketball since it opened more than 40 years ago.

Today, the space is being use for more than just athletics events.

The 8,000-seat arena has hosted a variety of other university events, including wrestling matches, gymnastics meets, and the annual Rutgers University Dance Marathon.

But you don't have to be organizing a Rutgers event to host at The RAC.

This facility is available for public rental throughout the year. With its drop-down video board, LED boards and signs, and full air-conditioning system, the RAC is ideal for trade shows, speaking events, concerts, and other special events that require a large space.

If you're looking to rent The RAC for an upcoming concert, trade show, or other event, you'll likely need some help from outside vendors. The Hurricane Productions team are experts in this space, and we'd love to help you bring your vision to life.

What can Hurricane do
for your Event at The Rac?

We provide a full range of individual audio visual (AV) solutions, as well as full event production through our sister brands MediaCutlet and CaneAV.

Sound System Rental and Production

Professional Audio Systems

AV Support for Events at The Rac

Audio Mixing and Control

IMAG Display Screens Projector Rental AV

IMAG, Displays, and Screens

Event Video Services

Professional Event Video


Event Live Streaming

Professional Stage Lighting Design

Event Lighting Design

Professional Stage Design Services

Staging and Stage Design

3D Rendering Floor Plan for Events

Layouts & 3D Floor Plans

Hosts and MCs for Events at The RAC

Event Hosts and Emcees

DJ Entertainment for Events at The RAC

DJs & Music Programming

Content Creation for Event Marketing

Custom Content Creation

Event Registration Website Design

Registration & Ticketing

Why hire Hurricane to produce your event at The RAC?

  • We've produced more than 25 events at the RAC since 2013, including Dance Marathon.
  • We're familiar with the space and understand the ins and outs of its video and LED technology.
  • We're deeply embedded in the Rutgers community – our founders and many of our staff are RU alumni!
  • If your event requires tables and chairs, tents, staging, or other rental items, we have a strong working relationship with trusted vendors like Miller's Rentals.
  • You'll have direct communication access to our staff before, during, and after your event, as well as 24/7 access to our online planning and payment tools.

Our work at Rutgers Athletic Center

Here are just a few of the events we've worked on at The RAC over the last six years:

  • Rutgers University Dance Marathon – A Hurricane staff favorite, Dance Marathon is a 30-plus hour fundraiser for the Embrace Kids Foundation. Each year, we provide professional support and consultation for this event, including social media, video production, entertainment, marketing, and advancement.
  • Athletic Events – We've provided DJ entertainment, MC announcements, lighting, and other event production services for RU sporting events. Most recently, we helped introduce wrestlers at the USA Wrestling Final X Series at The RAC.
  • Awards Programs – Hurricane has helped Rutgers Athletics produce numerous awards banquets and programs with AV setup, stage design, projection mapping, and more.
  • Convocation – We've provided AV services at annual convocation ceremonies for some of Rutgers' individual schools.

Need AV or event production services for your next event at Rutgers Athletic Center? Fill out the form below with your upcoming event information to learn more about how Hurricane Productions can help.

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Your Next Sporting Event DJ

Why hire Hurricane to staff your athletics DJ roster?

  • Nearly two decades of college sports event experience
  • Professional, stadium-level music programming and event coordination
  • Deep understanding of sporting event chronology and timelines
  • DJs are comfortable working in fast-pace, broadcast environments
  • Direct communication access to DJs before, during, and after events
  • Up-to-date music libraries from professional record pools

Full Time Support Staff

Your athletics event DJs and hosts are always on time. Should you have any questions, you'll always have a direct line day-of-event contact at Hurricane HQ. Our dedicated team is in constant contact with our staff when they are fulfilling event services.

Communication Through Technology

Let us run the show and feel confident putting years of musical programming and college sporting event management to use. Or have as much control as you'd like. We offer direct communication as well as online account access for uploading custom music, online payments, and more.

Need sound or AV support? No problem.

We provide audiovisual solutions for events including staging, outdoor sound systems, lighting, DJ gear, microphones and more.

Case Study: Rutgers University, DJ Nate Hawley

Want to take your sporting event entertainment to the next level? Don't hire just any DJ -- get the official DJ of Rutgers Football!

Meet Hurricane Productions' Nate Hawley, the go-to DJ for Rutgers Athletics. Whenever there's a football game, wrestling match, or gymnastics meet at RU, you're almost certain to find Nate behind the DJ booth.

University Football DJ

Nate first connected with Hurricane Productions after attending a Rutgers event the company had produced. His lifelong passion for music and DJing propelled him to reach out and ask how he could get involved. With a strong interest in being a college sports event DJ, Hurricane gave then-sophomore Nate his first Rutgers DJ opportunity in 2014. Within a couple of years, Nate became known as the “Official DJ of Rutgers Football.”

Since then, his skills as a professional DJ and MC have only improved.

"My music library and knowledge has grown and my mixing is no longer tied to a specific genre," he says. "I’m comfortable with any crowd and I can now use the mic without stumbling through announcements

While Nate is best known for entertaining crowds on game day, he's so much more than the Rutgers Football DJ. He's also one of our most popular private event entertainers. Whether he's working solo or as part of a DJ-MC team, Nate will curate the perfect playlist for you and your guests while delivering the professionalism you expect.

Interested in having Nate entertain your next event? Get in touch with us and let us know you want DJ Nate!

Monica and Michael - Waterloo Village - Stanhope, NJ

Monica and Michael's Waterloo Village wedding video

New Jersey couples who want a rustic wedding often choose Waterloo Village, a 19th century canal town in Stanhope, NJ. This gorgeous venue is brimming with both history and charm, and provides the perfect backdrop for romantic photos and videos.

Monica and Michael experienced the magic of Waterloo Village firsthand during their spring wedding. The newlyweds hired Hurricane Productions to provide entertainment and videography services for their big day. They chose our Spotlight Entertainment Package, which included entertainment by DJ Alvin Gay and MC Robbie Padovano, and customized intelligent spotlighting. As an add-on to their package, Hurricane also set up a wireless sound system for the ceremony.

To create their Waterloo Village wedding video, Monica and Michael hired Hurricane's Phil Shvartsman and Tyler Ajamian for full-day videography coverage. Phil and Tyler worked together to capture all the couple's special moments, from pre-ceremony prep through the end of their reception. Their package included a 60 to 90-minute wedding film and a three to five-minute highlight video, plus the videographers' raw footage from their day.

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.

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NJCU Athletic Awards 2019: How We Transformed a Gym for an Awards Gala

Lots of universities hold their student award ceremonies on campus in a theater or gymnasium. Event organizers will often dress up these on-campus spaces with a few balloons, banners, and plastic tablecloths in the university colors. At NJCU, they fully transformed their gym into a sophisticated event venue worthy of any awards gala.

On May 6, 2019, New Jersey City University held its annual Athletic Awards Banquet. This "feel good" event celebrates a growing community of student athletes, administrators, and families, and highlights the athletic achievements of NJCU's Gothic Knights.

The banquet was held in the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) -- but you'd never have known it. This 2,000-seat sports arena is normally set up for NJCU basketball and volleyball games. On the night of the Awards Banquet, though, it was nearly unrecognizable as a gymnasium.

Hurricane Productions and its sister brands MediaCutlet and CaneAV worked with NJCU's Athletic Administration to transform the facility into a fully functional ceremony space, complete with a custom-designed stage, lighting, and audio services.

Stage design

We set up a temporary stage in the JMAC arena as the focal point of the banquet. Black pipe-and-drape panels extended across most of the gymnasium floor to create the back of the stage. We also carefully arranged white cardboard boxes along the back "wall" for a unique visual element, as well as to pick up the stage lighting.

Lighting and effects

Every stage setup needs lighting, so we lined the front and back of the stage with uplighting to make sure everything and everyone on stage looked great. The green lighting matched NJCU's primary school color, and our synced lighting created an exciting atmosphere for the presenters and attendees.

Audio equipment

Hurricane provided a full audio system for the banquet, including speakers and microphones for the presenters.

With our extensive experience designing athletic events for Rutgers University, we felt confident in our ability to bring NJCU's vision for the Awards Banquet to life. Check out the finished product, including "before" shots, in our video from the event:

Looking to transform a space for a special occasion? Get in touch or fill out the form below to talk about how we can help you create the perfect event.

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Rylee's Sweet 16 - Razberry's Banquet Center

Rylee's Sweet 16 at Razberry's

Rylee celebrated her Sweet 16 at Razberry's Banquet Center, an elegant Hunterdon County event venue located in Frenchtown. The ballroom was decked out in royal blue for Rylee's special night, from the table settings to the birthday girl's gorgeous gown.

Hurricane Productions provided entertainment and photography services for the evening. Our photographer, Corynn Egreczky took portraits of Rylee, her family, and her court on the grounds at Razberry's Banquet Center. The venue's gazebo and water fountain provided a beautiful backdrop for outdoor shots, while the lobby served as the perfect spot for indoor photos.

During Rylee's celebration, MC Robbie Padovano entertained the crowd with giant glow sticks and a dry ice cannon. Hurricane set up intelligent spotlighting and royal blue uplighting to match the event color scheme. We also designed a personalized graphic for Rylee and displayed it on two LED TV screens on the dance floor. As an add-on service, Rylee and her guests enjoyed the use of an attended photo booth throughout the evening.

Hurricane Productions offers all-inclusive media and entertainment packages for Sweet 16s, Quinceañeras, and Mitzvahs. Check out our pricing page for more details, or contact us to request a quote.

Picturesque Spring Wedding Venues in New Jersey

It's not hard to see why springtime marks the beginning of wedding season. When you're surrounded by blooming flowers and lush greenery around every corner, spring wedding photos can be exceptionally gorgeous. Plus, outdoor photo shoots are much more pleasant before New Jersey's humid summer heat kicks in!

If you're planning a spring wedding in the Garden State, you've got a lot of options for gorgeous venues. No matter where in New Jersey you live, there's a nearby location with the perfect backdrop for your big day. Here are five of our favorite NJ spring wedding venues.

Rutgers Gardens (New Brunswick)


Many Hurricane staffers are Rutgers University alumni. As a result, we work with a lot of couples who met during their time at RU. If you and your sweetheart are Scarlet Knights, what better place to get married than the place you fell in love? Located on the Rutgers-New Brunswick Campus, Rutgers Gardens hosts wedding outdoor ceremonies and receptions throughout the year. Whether you choose the Roy DeBoer Evergreen Garden or the Art Rudolph Sun and Shade Garden, your wedding photos will be filled with stunning florals and greenery.

Shadowbrook (Shrewsbury, NJ)


Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury is an incredible venue for any time of year, but a spring wedding at this historical Monmouth County estate lets you take full advantage of its 18-plus acres of natural beauty. After you travel up the maple tree-lined drive to the property, you'll find an elegant, historical mansion, an outdoor ceremony space with rows of gorgeous flowers, and countless opportunities for photos and videos in front of the venue's flawless landscaping.

The Spring Lake Manor (Spring Lake, NJ)

This beautiful wedding venue dates back to 1901 and was recently renovated to "preserve its unique character." In addition to its elegant exterior, Spring Lake Manor features a private outdoor courtyard with a fountain and a brick waterfall out front. Want beach photos, too? The Manor is just a few short blocks from the shore.

Clarks Landing (Point Pleasant)

Clarks Landing is one of our favorite Jersey Shore wedding venues. You can have your outdoor ceremony overlooking the Manasquan River, and then head out to the docks for a romantic photo shoot. Even if the weather isn't ideal for outdoor photos, Clarks Landing offers some amazing indoor shots:. Its Grand Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water.

The Water Witch Club (Highlands)

If you want the best of New Jersey's outdoor views in one location, look no further than the exclusive Water Witch Club. Situated on one of the highest points of the eastern seaboard, this one-of-a-kind venue is surrounded by the Sandy Hook bay, the Atlantic Ocean, and the New York City skyline. The Water Witch Club's official event season runs from April through October, so if you want to book one of its limited spring wedding weekends, you won't want to delay.

Planning a New Jersey wedding? Let Hurricane Productions provide your entertainment, photography, and videography services. Check out our pricing page to view our packages, or request a quote for more details.


What Is the Appropriate Amount to Tip My Wedding Vendors?

Your DJ has just played the final song of the evening at your wedding reception. Your guests are all getting ready to head home (or to the afterparty!), but before you follow them out, you decide to make the rounds and thank your vendors with a tip.

While wedding vendor tipping is never required, it is often customary in the service industry (and always appreciated). If you loved your DJ, photographer, videographer, or anyone else who helped coordinate your wedding, it's kind and classy to show your gratitude with a small bonus for a job well done.

With so many different wedding expenses, it can be tricky to determine the right amount to give each of your vendors. Follow this handy guide to help you figure out the appropriate tips for your various wedding service providers.

Wedding vendor tipping: What do most people give?

Most wedding vendor tipping standards are based on a percentage of your contract amount. If you decide to follow these guidelines, it's a good idea to have all the numbers in front of you a few weeks before your big day so you can calculate and prepare your tips ahead of time. You'll also want to review your wedding contracts carefully to see if a gratuity was already built into the final price. This is common for transportation services and wedding venues (a service charge is typically included to cover the tips for your wait staff), but not for other types of vendors.

Wedding reception staff

  • Amount: 15 to 20 percent of the contract, if gratuity was not included
  • When to tip: At the end of your reception, usually handed to the maître d'

Wedding officiant

  • Amount: $100, or a donation to their church (if applicable)
  • When to tip: At the rehearsal dinner (if present) or after the ceremony

DJ or band

  • Amount: $100 to $200 per entertainer, or 15 to 20 percent of the contract
  • When to tip: At the end of the reception


  • Amount: $100 to $200 per photographer
  • When to tip: At the end of the reception


  • Amount: $100 to $200 per videographer
  • When to tip: At the end of the reception


  • Amount: Around 15 percent of the contract, if gratuity was not included
  • When to tip: At the end of the evening when they drop you off

Other wedding vendors you may want to tip include your hair stylist, makeup artist, delivery drivers for your flowers or wedding cake, wedding planner, and bartenders (if their tip wasn't included in your catering contract).

How to present a tip to your wedding vendor

Traditionally, wedding vendor tips are given in cash, enclosed in an envelope. Often, one of the couple's parents or someone in the wedding party is responsible for delivering the tip, so the newlyweds don't have to worry about it at the end of the evening. However, some couples prefer to give the tip themselves so they can chat with their vendors and thank them personally.

Don't want to carry around envelopes of cash all night? Some vendors, including Hurricane Productions, will gladly go digital and accept tips through services like Venmo or PayPal. You'll definitely want to confirm that other vendor accept electronic tips, but if they do, it can be an excellent alternative to the awkward envelope hand-off. Sending a tip quickly and securely through your phone means you never have to worry about misplacing the tip envelopes or giving the wrong tip to the wrong vendor.

Your wedding day team takes pride in their work and wants to ensure that you and your guests have an amazing experience. If they've delivered that, let them know it and say thanks with a tip (and a smile!).

If your budget is tight and you can't afford a big tip, you can also express your appreciation through a handwritten or emailed thank-you note and/dor positive online review of the vendor. This can go a long way and even encourage new business, so feel free to tell the world if you loved your wedding staff.

Hurricane Productions offers a full suite of wedding day services, including DJ entertainment, photography, and videography. Visit our pricing page for package details, or request a quote for your event.

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.

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.

October: 4, 12, 25

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

Fill out the form below or give us a call at (888) 393-7066. Use Promo Code: 2019

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Make an Entrance to Remember With Custom Projection Mapping

The "grand entrance" is a highlight of any special event.

The DJ plays a song, often chosen by the guest of honor, while the emcee announces that person's arrival into the room. This moment serves as the official kickoff to a reception, so it's important to make it as memorable as possible.

At Olivia's Bat Mitzvah, the birthday girl certainly made an entrance her guests will never forget.

Hurricane Productions' Strato Doumanis designed and programmed a projection mapping display to run as Olivia entered the ballroom at The Addison Park in Aberdeen, NJ. The projection mapping was fully customized to work with the layout of the room, and synced up with the song "Olivia" by One Direction. In this video, you can see Olivia's custom Bat Mitzvah entrance in action:

Your event possibilities are endless with projection mapping.

Projection mapping combines cutting-edge software with digital animation skills to turn any physical space into a dazzling canvas. For a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Quinceañera, or Sweet 16, this technology allows for a completely customized experience with details that are unique to your celebration.

A projection mapping display can incorporate words, colors, icons, images, and music that are special to your guest of honor. The result is a stunning visual and audio experience that will captivate your guests and keep them talking long after the event ends.

The Hurricane Productions team is no stranger to projection mapping. Our sister brand MediaCutlet has worked on several corporate and university projects that leverage this technology, including a curved wall display for an Audi dealership, a staircase display for a Rutgers University athletic awards banquet, and a 60-foot playable Pac-Man game projected onto the wall of a library.

We are always excited for opportunities to bring our projection mapping skills to our clients' private events. If you want to make your grand entrance something truly special with a custom projection mapping display, contact us today to discuss your vision.

Hurricane Productions also offers all-inclusive media and entertainment packages for any special occasion. Visit our pricing page or request a quote for more details. 

Gorgeous Winter Wedding Venues in New Jersey

Spring and summer may be the most popular seasons for weddings, but some couples prefer a winter wonderland for their big day. Whether or not there's snow on the ground, celebrations held during the colder months can be just as beautiful as any other time of year. Winter weddings in New Jersey can be particularly gorgeous, especially when there's sparkling frost, evergreen trees, and warm lights in the background.

If you're getting married in or near New Jersey next winter, these local venues can provide the perfect setting for your wedding photos and videography.

The Graycliff

The Graycliff in Moonachie, NJ is an sophisticated venue with tons of photo opportunities. Here you'll find a stunning outdoor gazebo with sculptures and decorative wrought iron roof, a stone waterfall wall, and lush gardens. In addition to several well-decorated bars and ballrooms, The Graycliff also offers a bright, airy greenhouse with atrium-style windows. No matter where in this venue you hold your ceremony and reception, you're sure to get a picture-perfect backdrop.

Real Wedding: Samantha and Michael

James Ward Mansion

Known to some as the "best kept secret" in Union County, James Ward Mansion is the very essence of class and elegance. It has spectacular 24-foot ceilings, fireplaces, spiral staircases, and gold-gilded architectural detail, and its sky-lit garden atrium room includes a working fountain. For more wedding photo and video opportunities, step outside the mansion and take a walk around the charming town of Westfield.

Real Wedding: Brianna and Dan

Martell's Waters Edge

The Jersey Shore may not be your first thought for a winter wedding, but Martell's Waters Edge offers a breathtaking view of Barnegat Bay all year round. Located in Berkeley Township, this waterfront venue has a private garden for ceremonies and a pier for outdoor photos. In the Main Dining Room, you and your guests will enjoy panoramic views of the bay. Waters Edge only hosts one wedding at a time, so you'll be sure to get personalized attention and service on your big day.

Real Wedding: Alexa and Armando

Waterloo Village

One of the most popular wedding venues for all seasons (it's on our fall venue list, too), it's easy to see why so many New Jersey couples choose Waterloo Village. Located within Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Stanhope, NJ, this centuries-old canal town offers countless scenic views, including the Musconetcong River, an outdoor pavilion, and impressive historical buildings. The natural beauty of Waterloo Village is only enhanced by a fresh blanket of winter snow.

Real Wedding: Allison and Richard

The Arts Ballroom (Philadelphia)

Just a stone's throw from Southern New Jersey is the City of Brotherly Love. The Arts Ballroom is nestled in the heart of Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts District, giving couples the opportunity to explore the city for their wedding day photo and video shoots. Inside the venue is more than 10,000 square feet of customizable space that can accommodate up to 550 guests. The Arts Ballroom's granite staircase, Grand Ballroom, mirrored Sylvania Room, lounge, and mezzanine are all excellent backdrops for your wedding day memories.

Real Wedding: Erica and Michael

If you've booked your venue and are ready to hire your DJ, photographer, and videographer, get in touch with us! Hurricane Productions offers all-inclusive wedding service packages for your special day. Request a quote for more information and availability.

Cannabis Wedding Trends to Incorporate Into Your NJ Wedding

Cannabis has been a hotly debated issue in recent years, and as more states vote to legalize recreational use, it's no surprise that so-called "weed weddings" are becoming hugely popular across the nation.

As of January 2019, more than half of the United States allows for medicinal marijuana use, and recreational use is fully legal in 10 states plus the District of Columbia. More states – including New Jersey – are expected to follow suit this year, so it's highly possible that some 2019 and 2020 weddings in the Garden State could incorporate cannabis.

In legal-use states, the annual Cannabis Wedding Expo has set the bar for industry vendors that want to help weed-friendly couples celebrate their big day. As more of the country says yes to recreational marijuana, here are a few cannabis wedding trends you're likely to see in the near future.

Cannabis Wedding Trends NJ Couples Can Jump On Now

Give a nod to cannabis on your big day with these subtle incorporations.

Cannabis Plant Bouquets and Décor

One of the easiest (and least controversial) ways to incorporate cannabis into your wedding is in your bridal bouquet, floral arrangements, and other décor. Get some fresh cuts of cannabis plant to add to your greenery for a bright, natural look. You can even add some cannabis leaves to your wedding cake to tie the theme together.

Wedding Party Gifts and Guest Favors

While you can't get high at your New Jersey wedding reception just yet, you can show your love of cannabis through your favors. Personalized pipes, match boxes, and even small packages of rolling paper are all thoughtful gifts for your cannabis-consuming guests. As an alternative, you might consider gifts that contain the non-intoxicating compound CBD, which can be found in cannabis lotions, oils, and edibles. CBD-infused products provide all the benefits of cannabis (including muscle relaxation and reduced anxiety) without the potent high you'll get from products containing THC.

Hemp Attire and Cannabis Leaf Accessories

For the cannabis-consuming couple who's looking for a much more understated approach, your best bet may be attire made of hemp (think dresses, ties, and anklets) or adding cannabis leaves to your wedding day accessories.

Trends for Future New Jersey Weddings

These next few trends might have to wait until New Jersey legalizes recreational cannabis use, but are good to keep in mind if your wedding happens post-legalization.

Infused Edibles

Cannabis-infused olive oil and butter are becoming more popular in the edibles market. If you're having your wedding reception catered by a third-party vendor, consider asking for an "infused" food station of dishes cooked or garnished with cannabis, such as flatbreads, pasta, and soup.

Cannabis Cocktails

Alcohol is already a staple at most wedding receptions, so why not add a little cannabis to the bar selection? Cannabis-infused mixers like tinctures, syrups, and creamers can make it the star of your signature wedding drink.

Open Cannabis Bars

Having an outdoor wedding reception? Consider hiring a "budtender" to serve 21+ guests a selection of gourmet cannabis strains, including low-dose edibles. Like a regular bartender, your budtender will be a knowledgeable professional who can help you and your guests achieve a safe, responsible high. If you or your guests are sensitive to THC, you can also consider strains that contain more CBD.

Dedicated Cannabis Consumption Areas

While some venues allow for cannabis use throughout the establishment, couples that can't find a cannabis-friendly location can set up a dedicated area near the reception for guests who want to discreetly consume or smoke during the wedding. Limos or party buses are also a viable option for this purpose.

Planning a New Jersey wedding? Check out Hurricane Productions' all-inclusive media and entertainment packages on our pricing page or contact us for a quote.

Empower Your Teen to Plan Her Sweet 16 with Hurricane Productions

For many girls, there's no birthday party more special or memorable than her Sweet 16 or Quinceañera. It's a day dedicated entirely to her, with family and friends gathered to celebrate the young woman she's become.

Of course, before the big day, there's the lengthy and sometimes stressful Sweet 16 planning process. Because her parents are booking -- and paying for -- the event, the birthday girl may feel like she doesn't have as much say as she'd like in her celebration.

At the same time, planning a Sweet 16 or Quinceañera for your daughter can be overwhelming. Not only are there countless details to address, but you also have to make sure a crowd of teenagers and older family members will both have a great time.

When you book Hurricane Productions for your daughter's event, we empower her to plan her own party. She has her own vision of her birthday celebration and she knows what kind of entertainment she and her friends will enjoy. Here are just a few things we do to make it easy for you to delegate the Sweet 16 planning process to the guest of honor:

She can get insights from someone who's been through it.

It's important that your teen talks through her musical tastes and vision with her Sweet 16 DJ and MC. However, the DJ entertainment industry tends to skew male -- and while we love our guys, your daughter probably wants a fellow female perspective. Our General Manager, Chelsea Rutkowski, personally communicates with every client throughout their planning process. The birthday girl can reach out to Chelsea if she has any specific questions or just wants a second opinion about some details of her party.

She has a direct contact to her DJ and MC.

Chelsea facilitates direct connection between your daughter and her DJ and MC for her Sweet 16. At some DJ companies, you have an initial consultation with the manager, sign a contract, and don't talk with the actual DJ or MC until you finalize the playlist. We believe in having your birthday girl meet the team who will be working the DJ booth at her party.

Whether you book Robbie, Alvin, Nate, or one of our other talented entertainers, you and your teen will have a chance to speak with her DJ and MC to get a sense of their personalities and musical styles. Entertainment can make or break a party, so this direct communication helps ensure your team is a good fit for the crowd at your daughter's Sweet 16 or Quinceañera.

She can use our online planning portal to customize her day.

Our clients love how easy it is to use our online planning portal. Your teen can log in and select the musical genres she wants played at her party, set her "must play" and "do not play" lists, and designate special songs for her Father-Daughter dance and/or candle ceremony. Meanwhile, you can use the portal to manage your contract and payments in just a few clicks.

Let Hurricane Productions help you and your teenager through the Sweet 16 planning process. Check out our all-inclusive entertainment, photography, and videography packages for Sweet 16s and Quinceañeras, or contact us directly for a quote.

Wedding Trends: Cannabis, Brunches, Minimalism and More

Someone tagged you in this post because you're engaged and planning a 2019-2020 wedding. It's time to get to work : Set a date, pick a venue, book vendors, find your dress, etc.

Hurricane Productions helps hundreds of tri-state area couples celebrate their big day with DJ, Photo, and Video services. Our full-time staff recently compiled this list of wedding trends.


If you're reading this in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania: Cannabis isn't legal, yet. But its coming. And couples are drawing from cannabis wedding ideas in states where it is legal and anticipating that they can incorporate it in all aspects of their wedding day including decor, favors and dessert.

Engagement Brunches

Many couples host an engagement party to kick off their wedding activities well before the big day. If you’re not already planning a daytime wedding, consider celebrating your engagement with a late-morning fête featuring breakfast foods, endless mimosas, and a DJ. Your friends are sure to have a great time -- after all, millennials are known for their love of brunch!

Daytime Weddings

Evening receptions are still the standard, but more and more couples are opting for afternoon weddings. There are a few good reasons to consider a daytime reception. First, many venues offer incentives for off-peak events, like a discounted per-head rate or no minimum guest count. It also may be more convenient for your guests to head home in the early evening, rather than 11 p.m. or midnight. The biggest advantage? You'll be able to take advantage of more daylight hours for gorgeous, well-lit wedding photos and videos.

Sunday Weddings

While not necessarily a new trend, Sunday weddings are becoming more common as well. As with daytime events, hosting your wedding on a Sunday is considered an off-peak time for most venues, so you'll likely save some money on the reception. If you do opt for a Sunday wedding, set the time early enough so your guests aren't still in "recovery mode" come Monday morning!

Unique Locations

Forget the traditional banquet hall: Today's couples want a wedding venue that reflect their unique personalities and aesthetic. Wineries, barns, and historical villages are all on the list of locations today's NJ couples are considering for their celebrations. You can check out a few of these gorgeous NJ wedding backdrops we've captured if you need some inspiration.

Natural Greenery and Foliage

Floral arrangements make an appearance at just about every wedding, but many couples are opting for a more natural, outdoorsy feel in their wedding decor by incorporating lush greenery, tree branches, and grasses. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, pampas grass and wheat will be included in more wedding florals this year.

Minimalist Aesthetic

The price tag on a wedding can skyrocket quickly, so couples are saving their budget for the important stuff (e.g. the venue and vendors) and going minimal on their wedding details.  WeddingWire says the "bold, minimalist look" can be seen everywhere -- invitations, florals, table settings, cakes, and even wedding dresses. Many wedding experts say modern brides have been inspired by Meghan Markle's simple but sophisticated Givenchy Royal Wedding gown, leading them to embrace minimalist attire for their big day.

Fully Customized Lighting

LED Lighting was the "it" feature for the early part of the decade. But couples are customizing lighting for more than decor purposes. Ever try taking a photo on your phone at night? It's not so easy.  Lighting can enhance photo and video - not just the moments captured by professionals. Everyone has Instagram (yes, even Grandma). And lighting can make guests' DIY photos from their phones look better, too.  Hurricane Productions has always been ahead of the curve on this trend -- we offer tons of custom-designed lighting add-ons for your big day, including full venue uplighting and Name in Lights monogram displays.

The Gorgeous Garden State: Beautiful New Jersey Wedding Backdrops

When it comes to natural landscapes and scenery, it doesn't get much more diverse than New Jersey. We've got it all – beaches, mountains, forests, farmland, historical villages, urban skylines, and more.

But our home state is not a paid actor; we've photographed and filmed hundreds of New Jersey weddings and events over the years, we can confidently say that couples couldn't ask for a more beautiful place to get married.

No matter what type of aesthetic you're looking for, we guarantee you'll find it right here in NJ. Here are just a few examples of gorgeous New Jersey weddings to inspire your vision for your big day.

NJ Beach and Waterfront Weddings

For most of us in the tri-state area, no summer would be complete without a trip to the Jersey Shore. This is a place where so many families create happy memories, so it's no surprise that NJ couples flock to one of our dozens of beaches to get married. Venues like Crystal Point Yacht Club, Clarks Landing, and Jack Baker's Lobster Shanty offer fantastic waterfront views for romantic ceremonies and amazing photographs.

Real Wedding: Joe & Jamie, Clarks Landing

NJ Mountain View Weddings

If the ocean isn't your thing, New Jersey has plenty of picturesque mountains, too. Whether you're a ski fanatic or just love the majestic beauty of a mountain range, venues like Mountain Creek Resort, Neshanic Valley Golf Course, and Crystal Springs Resort will give you the view you're looking for.

Real Wedding: Melissa & Frank, Mountain Creek Resort

NJ Golf Course and Country Club Weddings

Many couples love the idea of an elegant, sophisticated wedding held at a country club. Luckily, New Jersey has tons of exquisitely landscaped golf courses with clubhouses for private events. If this is the look you're going for, you'll love venues like Battleground Country Club, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, and Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club.

Real Wedding: Gabriella & Mike, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

NJ Farmhouse Barn Weddings

They don't call us the Garden State for nothing. New Jersey boasts acres and acres of farmland, and along with it, we've got spacious farmhouses and barns that are perfect for wedding photos. Try a venue like The Hamilton Manor, Perona Farms, or Bear Brook Valley for that rustic, country aesthetic.

Real Wedding: Christine & Tim, The Hamilton Manor

NJ Weddings at Historical Sites

If you want to be surrounded by a bit of American history on your big day, choose a venue like Waterloo Village, The Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, or The Olde Mill Inn. New Jersey has a rich past, from its Native American roots, to the Revolutionary War, to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Many historical venues in NJ date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, and offer a perfect blend of old world charm and modern amenities.

Real Wedding: Jessica & Matthew, Waterloo Village

NJ Weddings with the New York City Skyline

There's nothing quite like looking at the twinkling lights of a city skyline – and what skyline is more iconic than Manhattan's? When you get married at a venue like Liberty House, Maritime Parc, or The Water Witch Club, you and your guests will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the city that never sleeps.

Real Wedding: Kimberley & Eric, Maritime Parc

Celebrating your wedding in New Jersey? Hurricane Productions provides a full suite of wedding entertainment and media services for couples in the tri-state area. Check out our pricing page or request a quote for more information.

Lisa and Jaime - Battleground Country Club

Lisa and Jaime Mapou held their fall wedding at Battleground Country Club. This Manalapan, New Jersey event venue features a sprawling golf course, a private ceremony area, and breathtaking views from its newly renovated clubhouse.

Hurricane Productions helped the couple celebrate their big day with entertainment and media services, but it wasn't the first time they've worked with the bride: Founders Vincent Velasquez and Strato Doumanis DJed and emceed Lisa's Sweet 16 over a decade ago. They were delighted to reprise their roles at her wedding reception as part of our Request Package. The Mapous opted to add a ceremony sound system and an attended photo booth to their package.

The couple also hired a full-day videographer to capture raw footage of their wedding events. After their wedding, they reached out to request an edited version. Our creative team quickly worked to turn Brandon Perera's footage into a three to five-minute highlight video for the newlyweds.

While most Hurricane couples select one of our video editing packages during the consultation phase, we're also happy to work with clients like Lisa and Jaime on post-wedding edits if they have a more flexible budget after the big day, or simply change their mind about having a wedding film. Whether you request edits one month or one year later, we'll pull your raw footage from our secure cloud server and create your video.

Hurricane Productions offers all-inclusive entertainment, photography, and videography packages for your wedding day Visit our pricing page to learn more or contact us to request a quote.

Alyssa and Alan - The Marigold

The Marigold is an elegant event venue in Somerset, New Jersey, featuring picturesque gardens and fountains, a unique marble gazebo, and two beautifully decorated ballrooms. Its stunning exterior and interior decor provided the perfect backdrop for Alyssa and Alan Cid's autumn wedding.

The Cids hired Hurricane Productions for their wedding entertainment and photography. The couple opted for our Turntable Package, which included cocktail hour and reception entertainment by DJ/emcee Robert Padovano.

Hurricane's Corynn Egreczky and Ashley Szymcyk provided full-day photography coverage for Alyssa and Alan's wedding events. They worked together to capture candid shots and portraits of each special moment, from pre-ceremony preparations through the end of the reception.

Getting married? Hurricane Productions offers all-inclusive service packages for your wedding day, including entertainment, photography, and videography. Visit our pricing page, request a quote, or contact us directly to learn how we can help you celebrate your big day.

6 Beautiful Fall Wedding Venues in New Jersey

From the "off-season" price drop to the romantic colors of autumn, it's easy to see why October and November are becoming popular months to say "I do."

Peak wedding season runs from late spring to early fall, but more and more local couples are choosing to tie the knot later in the year.

Getting married in the fall also means you'll have unbelievably gorgeous wedding photos and videos. The changing leaves and colorful fall foliage in this part of the country provide the perfect backdrop for your big day.

Whether you're looking for historic charm, rustic beauty, or modern elegance, here are some visually stunning venues to host fall weddings in New Jersey.

The Palace at Somerset Park (Somerset, NJ)

Autumn trees provide the perfect color contrast for this venue's all-white, neo-Palladian exterior. The Palace at Somerset Park boasts lush, year-round greenery and exquisite gardens, so no matter when you hold your wedding, you're sure to get an incredible view.

The Marigold (Somerset, NJ)

Charming and sophisticated, The Marigold has everything you need for an outdoor fall wedding photo shoot. Your photographer can snap portraits and candids in the gardens, on the patio, in front of the gazebo, and outside the beautiful venue itself.

Mountain Creek Resort (Vernon, NJ)

Enjoy the majestic, tree-covered mountains of Northern New Jersey when you hold your wedding at Mountain Creek Resort. You'll have tons of options for photo backgrounds, from breathtaking mountaintop view during your ceremony to the rustic exterior and stone patio of the Red Tail Lodge.


The Olde Mill Inn (Basking Ridge, NJ)

At The Olde Mill Inn at Basking Ridge, you'll find the perfect blend of historic and modern aesthetics. Your guests will be welcomed by beautifully landscaped grounds that lead up to the impressive stone-front hotel. The Inn's stonewall terrace with lighted trees, scenic gardens, and outdoor gazebo offer countless romantic photo ops.


Porta (Asbury Park, NJ)

For couples seeking a more casual, intimate wedding, Porta is the perfect spot. Located in downtown Asbury Park, this pizza joint-slash-event venue is just steps away from the boardwalk. You won't have to fight the summer crowds for your beach wedding photos!

Waterloo Village (Stanhope, NJ)

Waterloo Village is perfect for couples that want to feel like they're stepping into the past. This 19th century canal town sits along the scenic Musconetcong River in Allamuchy Mountain State Park. With its stone buildings, outdoor pavilion, and working mill, Waterloo offers as much history and character as it does natural beauty.

Found your perfect venue but still need a DJ, photographer, or videographer for your big day?

Request a quote or visit our pricing page to learn more about Hurricane Productions' all-inclusive wedding media and entertainment packages.

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