About Landmark

The Landmark is an elegant banquet facility located in the heart of the Meadowlands in East Rutherford New Jersey; it is in close proximity to most major highways making it convenient for guests traveling from southern New Jersey as well as New York City. The Landmark takes pride in providing your guests with exquisite cuisine and impeccable service. Their exclusive Tuxedo and White Glove French Service, combined with ethnically diverse menus, will appeal to the eyes as well as the palate! Wedding menus can be customized to various ethnic tastes; specializing in Italian, Spanish, and Caribbean cuisine.
Your guests are welcomed in a separate Cocktail Lounge with sunken bars for the Cocktail Hour as well as a private Bridal Room for your Bridal Party.
The dining rooms are elegantly decorated with crystal chandeliers, soft tone wall coverings and ample dance floors accommodating up to 325 guests.
The Landmark’s bi-lingual staff will see to your every need and cater to your guests’ every request.
Your affair at the Landmark will make a lasting impression and create memories to be long cherished while helping you celebrate one of life’s joyful landmarks!


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East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
The Landmark is located in the heart of the Meadowlands in East Rutherford New Jersey. Landmark is in close proximity to most major highways such as: NJ Turnpike, Route 3, Route 80 and the Garden State Parkway.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Everybody loves Ed....

Yep, they do! Most "thank you" letters we receive start with "Ed"... here's a recent one...
"Ed made my family feel at home and special during the planning and during the entire party; nothing could have been better!  The food and service was excellent, the staff was great and our guests were treated perfectly from start to finish.  I'd like to thank Ed and the entire staff at The Landmark; he treated us like family.  Ed is a real pro and I'd like to note that all of our guests also commented on how special our party was"
Joe & Stacey

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Full moon and rainbow for Heather & Shane's wedding...

Crazy storms of heavy rains, thunder and lighting last Friday night-- we were hosting the ceremony and reception of Heather and Shane; miraculously, right before Heather was about to walk down the isle to say "I do".. a full rainbow spanning across to New York City appeared over Route 17!  Perfect timing, perfect rainbow!  Additionally, as the sun went down, a giant moon rose on the horizon also over NYC!  How great is that?!
I tried taking some photos but it does not do it justice; you just had to see it in person to appreciate the beauty and splendor.  Congrats Heather & Shane and may your life together be as beautiful as that rainbow!

Nothing like black & white decorations and a gorgeous bride in the background...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Planning Ideas: Winter Weddings

Winter at the Landmark

Having your wedding during the upcoming winter season? Now's the time to start planning! Keep in mind that a winter wedding doesn't need to mean snowflakes, pinecones and Christmas themed decor. Use these 10 new winter wedding ideas from The Knot to reinvent your winter wedding!

1. Colors
Go for a less-is-more color palette with white and silver.
Add glamour with crystal accents.

2. Flowers
Use fuller flowers such as white hydrangeas and soft ranunculuses.
White boutonnieres accented with greenery or a simple white ribbon.
Wrap bouquet stems in ribbon embellished with crystals.

3. Invitations
For a black-tie event: heavy cardstock and a navy blue, chocolate-brown, or eggplant font with hand calligraphy.
For a fresh, formal tone: thick, frosted Plexiglas invitations in white scripted ink. Send tucked into silver envelope liners.

4. Centerpieces
Bring in the icy outdoors with ice-carved vases filled with tall winter-white branches and hanging crystals to reflect the light from the tables. Surround the centerpieces with votive candles, and top your tables with white dupioni table linens and frosted glass china.

5. Escort Cards
Hand-calligraphed in silver ink attached with ribbon to individual crystals. Hang each from an oversized crystal candelabra centerpiece for a new take on the escort card tree.

6. Music
Consider a capella quartet to sing your favorite jazz and pop songs for the evening, or for a more classical sound, hire a cellist.

7. Cocktail Hour
Serve white hot chocolate in small espresso cups and eggnog in small punch glasses.
At the bar: Saketinis (Japanese rice wine and sweet-flavored vodka) in glasses rimmed with sugar crystals

8. The Cake
A white, vintage-style cake, dusted with edible silver powder.
For accent: add a white sugar ribbon and crystal drops cascading down one side of the cake.

9. Favors
Keep it simple with small packages of chocolate-covered cranberries or roasted chestnuts.
Over-the-top idea: impress with a hot chocolate and churros station at your reception.

10. Honeymoons
Embrace the season! Rent a cozy log cabin for a week in Lake Placid, or stay at a luxurious hotel in Aspen for some serious skiing, wining, dining, and snuggling.

To read the original article from The Knot's website click here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Indian Inspired Weddings

Located in New Jersey, one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse states in the country, the Landmark has catered to a number of different cultural wedding ceremonies and receptions over the years. These ceremonies widely range anywhere from traditional to Jewish to Indian culture, each with their own unique traditions and customs. Just last week, an Indian wedding ceremony took place at the Landmark. (Shown below.)

You may have read in our last blog post What to Expect from 2011 Weddings that exotic Indian inspiration is one of the main trending themes for weddings in 2011. This trend is becoming more popular today because of the vibrant decor, fashion, and customs of a traditional Indian ceremony.

Indian wedding ceremonies are bright events, filled with ritual and celebration, and are taken very seriously in the Indian culture. They are generally large affairs and sometimes continue on for several days. In the past most Indian marriages were arranged, but today "fusion weddings" are more commonly seen in the U.S. This is when the American and Indian cultures and traditions are combined together to create a unique, personalized wedding ceremony for the couple.

Thinking about incorporating an Indian inspiration in your upcoming wedding ceremony? Here are a few traditional elements and some new trends being used in Indian wedding ceremonies today.
  • Colored dance floors/lighting
  • Decorative linens
  • Larger than life centerpieces
  • Bold colors or earthy tones
  • Out of the box entertainment
  • Pop art sculptures
Below is a video that documents the decor, fashion and customs of an Indian wedding ceremony in America. Watch for additional ideas for your own special Indian inspired wedding ceremony.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What to Expect from 2011 Weddings

Wedding Spending Increasing with the Economy

According to The Wedding Report Inc, American couples spent almost 23% more on their weddings in 2010 than the year before.

11 Wedding Trends for 2011

1. Prohibition-Era Elegance
1920's Fashion
Ladies: dusty nude and lace dresses
Men: wing-tip shoes
Root: New HBO hit show Boardwalk Empire

2. The Redefined Princess Wedding Dress
New princess silhouette: body-skimming with a bold train
Statement-making head wear: tasteful tiaras & cathedral-length veils
Accents: sophisticated sequins and beading
Root: Fashion icon Kate Middleton (Marrying Prince William April 29, 2011)

3. Sultry Ballerina-Inspired Weddings
Romantic candlelit ceremonies after 8 pm,
feathered headpieces and shredded fabrics,
and pale pinks paired with black.
Root: 2010 thriller Black Swan

4. Ivy League-Chic Weddings
Retro meets Preppy
Plaids, Stripes, Blazers and Sweaters
Root: Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf

5. Exotic Indian Inspiration
Vibrant color palette: purples, reds and golds
Lavish decor: beading and rich drapery
Exotic Food: spicy dishes
Root: Katy Perry and Russel Brand's Indian Wedding
and memoir made movie Eat, Pray, Love

6. Wedding Man Caves
Blackjack tables, brandy bars, PlayStations and stogies
Root: The home "man cave"

7. Prewedding PJ Parties
Slumber parties, matching pj's, pampering and bonding
Root: Alternative Bachelorette Party

8. Food Truck Fun
Waffles, tacos and dumplings
Sidewalk carts during the cocktail hour or after-party
Root: Gourmet Food Trucks

9. Haute Desserts
Desserts & wedding cakes with gourmet flavors and haute style
Root: Top Chef: Just Desserts, Amazing Cakes and Cake Boss

10. Video Guest Books
Confessional-style video booth for your guests or an iPad guest book
Post wedding, easily share online via YouTube, Facebook & more
Root: The iPad by Apple

11. Surprise Honeymoons
Ladies, leave it up to the groom to plan a surprise honeymoon
Root: Chelsea Clinton's top secret honeymoon

To read the original article from The Knot's website click here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Client Spotlight: Jodi

At only nine years old, Jodi is already a musical genius. She studies singing and piano at the Mannes New School of Music in New York City, and was blessed with the gift of a perfect pitch. Jodi also enjoys writing, storytelling and illustration. A collection of her stories titled "The Extremely Curious Adventures of Katie Silverbell" can be downloaded for free in the iTunes store for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Additional  illustrated shortstories that Jodi has created can be found on her blog.

At the age of two, Jodi was diagnosed with autism. At three she had trouble speaking, but could sing and read. She currently attends a special school for autism in Paramus, The Alpine Learning Group. Although Jodi struggles with the difficulties that autism brings everyday, she hasn't let it hold her back from doing what she loves. She recently wrote and performed a song for the Toys"R"Us 2011 Autism Campaign about heros that surround us everyday.

Jodi's story is an inspiration to everyone persuing what they love to do in life. We are looking forward to helping her celebrate her First Communion here at the Landmark this May. To find more information about Jodi's story and to see what she's up to now you can visit her website jodigirl.com.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Table to Table

The Landmark has a long tradition of donating to food rescue programs such as Table to Table. Every Monday morning for the past 5 years Table to Table visits The Landmark to pick up the leftover prepared and perishable food items from the previous week. In 2010 The Landmark donated a total of 2,650 pounds of food, helping Table to Table reach their goal of delivering over 6.5 million meals. For the new year, The Landmark is excited to continue this wonderful tradition of helping Table to Table deliver food to those who need it most.
Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve the hungry in Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic counties. It is the first and only food rescue program in Northeast New Jersey.  With five refrigerated vehicles and dedicated drivers, Table to Table picks up food that is unable to be sold, but still of good quality, from a wide range of food establishments each day. The food is delivered on the day it is donated to day care centers, pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, programs for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, senior adult centers, substance abuse rehabilitation centers, and programs that assist the working poor.

Get Involved!

Table to Table invites any and every one to join their table! Whether you are a corporation, small business, food establishment or individual, your donation is appreciated and useful. Donations are accepted in a variety of ways including food, money or time. Visit http://www.tabletotable.org/ to see how you can play a part in helping to deliver food to those who need it most in our community. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wish Upon a Wedding

The Landmark recently signed up as a sponsor for Wish Upon a Wedding - a nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. What makes this organization great is that it takes care of all the wedding details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy their special day while surrounded by loved ones. Wedding wishes include a Boutique Wish for couples looking for an intimate event of 25 people and a Romantic Wish for couples looking for a larger event of 50 people. Wish Upon a Wedding currently has over a dozen chapters to serve Wish Applicants, and services couples residing in or wishing to get married within 300 miles of any of the chapter locations. Visit the organization's website to learn more at http://wishuponawedding.org/.

A Fulfilled Wish
The St. Louis Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding helped Danielle English, a young woman from Fenton, Missouri suffering from end-stage cystic fibrosis, make her dream of marrying her finace, Tony, come true. The wedding took place on September 1, 2010 where Danielle and Tony were surrounded by more than 40 of their closest friends and family. Wish Upon a Wedding coordinated all of the event's details including a dinner reception themed "A Night in Paris," which reflected Danielle's love for the city of lights. Because of Wish Upon a Wedding, the St. Louis Chapter, and the donated time and services of local wedding professionals Danielle and Tony were able to create lasting memories that day which will be cherished for years to come.

If you know a couple in need of Wish Upon a Wedding have them visit this link to apply for a wish!

Helping these couples is not only for the professionals.. You can help too!

How YOU can help make wishes come true:
  • Make a donation
  • Donate airline miles - Many wishes include flying family and loved ones to celebrations. Your donation will help make these trips possible.
  • Become a wish granter - Wish Upon a Wedding relies on the generosity of professionals from the Wedding and Hospitality industries to provide goods and services for Wish Recipients.
  • Host a fund raiser
  • Volunteer
  • In Lieu of favors and gifts at your wedding. Current Landmark clients who plan to have their wedding at the Landmark in November 2012 have already started thinking about this idea for their own wedding favors!