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Winter Wedding Show at Basking Ridge Country Club Drew a Crowd

Joshua Lopez and Sharmaine Cerilla of Bayonne will be getting married in August and holding their reception at Basking Ridge Country Club. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Basking Ridge Country Club was the first wedding venue visited by Jim Lester and Dana Magee of Bayonne. They came to the Winter Wedding Show. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Theresa Fox of Staten Island will be getting married at the Basking Ridge Country Club in August. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Ariane Almeida of Elizabeth and Lucas Bonilha of Roselle have seen eight venues on their quest for the perfect place for their fall wedding. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Conroy's Florist and Tuxedo of Morris Plains. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Peter E. Podeszwa of Light Impressions was one of the photographers in the vendor area. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Paul Crecca of Your Own Winery, a New Jersey licensed wine making shop where you can make your own wine for your wedding. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
Jonathan Ryan and Nicole Fargione of Berkeley Heights will be getting married at Little Flower Church in April and will hold the reception at Basking Ridge Country Club. Credits: Barbara Rybolt
From left, Dennis, Cindy and Jonathan Ryan, Nicole Fargione, John Luby and Donna Fargione came to Basking Ridge Country Club to check out the Winter Wedding Show. Credits: Barbara Rybolt

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Couples from around New Jersey and New York attended the Winter Wedding Show at Basking Ridge Country Club on Saturday, Jan. 28.

On one side of the ballroom, a chef prepared a noodle stir fry served in a small Chinese Restaurant take out container with chop sticks.  These seemed to be a favorite of the guests, all of whom were anxious to taste the noodles and freshly prepared veggies from the seasonal Market Display.  Elsewhere, staff prepared adult beverages, and served hors d'oeuvres and cake. 

The guests tested the food and beverages at beautifully set tables, admired the centerpieces and the view of rolling hills, and studied the literature they had picked up from the Basking Ridge Country Club and the many vendors who set up displays in other areas of the event space.

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Whether people needed information on tuxedos, flowers, photographers, hotel accommodations, videographers, makeup or limousines, they could find it there. For many couples, this was their first wedding show and they eagerly entered a drawing for a Caribbean honeymoon trip.

Others wanted to take advantage of the club's Promotional Wedding Package, with pricing beginning at just $70* per guest on available 2017 dates. (*Taxes and service charge additional.) 

Three couples who spoke to TAPinto had already booked their wedding receptions at the Basking Ridge Country Club.

Berkeley Heights was in the house in force - six people in one group, two of whom work at Summit Medical Group, came to the show even though the happy couple, Nicole Fargione and Jonathan Ryan, have already booked their reception at the club. They will be married in April at Little Flower Church and came with his parents Dennis and Cindy Ryan, Nicole's mom Donna Fargione and Donna's boyfriend John Luby to visit the venue one more time. Dennis Ryan pointed out "Jonathan is the seventh of our 10 children," and it's the fourth wedding the family will have had. 

Nicole said they chose the club because "we met at Delicious Heights" and since Delicious Heights does the catering at the club, knew they had to have the wedding there. 

 Sharmaine Cerilla and Joshua Lopez of Bayonne, who are getting married in August, said they found the club when they searched online for wedding venues. Lopez said "we decided to visit ... Catering Manager Danielle gave us all the information and we instantly fell in love" with the venue. Cerilla said this was their second visit to the club and they are even more excited. 

Theresa Fox of Staten Island brought a friend with her to see the venue where she and her fiancée will be getting married on Aug. 5.  Fox said a friend had gotten married at the club. She saw the photos and "we came here and loved it."  They are even having their wedding ceremony at the club. 

Ariana Almeida of Elizabeth and Lucas Bonilla of Roselle said they were "just looking."  Basking Ridge Country Club was their eighth venue. They haven't made up their mind - yet, but Almeida said "budget wise this is really great, we love the view and the location is great."  

About Basking Ridge Country Club Catering: Nestled on the border of Somerset and Morris Counties.  Basking Ridge Country Club offers the perfect blend of private and public facilities. We offer public dining and exemplary catering facilities to accommodate a wide variety of business and social interest and needs. The club is located at 185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge. 

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