This fall, there’s a new addition to one of New Jersey’s most popular wedding venues, and a craft pub debuts in Cliff side Park
By Jessica Jones-Gorman
What’s on tap?
Virginia based Sedona Tap house, a growing restaurant chain that boasts more than 500 craft beers on tap and in bottles, is opening its first New Jersey location, in Cliff side Park.
Well known for variety, each location boasts at least 50 tap brews, and the newest, at Cliff side Park Towne Center, is the latest addition to the retail and luxury rental complex that opened this summer.
Among the menu items are wood grilled 12 ounce N.Y. Strip steaks, lump crab cakes with a roasted red pepper sauce, Prince Edward Island mussels with a lemon basil sauce, and numerous apps, including sliders and sandwiches. One Towne Center, Cliff side Park, sedonataphouse.com
The Ryland Inn, one of New Jersey’s most acclaimed event venues, is now offering wedding couples a luxuriously rustic option with the grand opening of its Coach House. The historic equestrian estate’s 200 year old barn has been refurbished to create a dramatic space that maintains a farmhouse feel (such as exposed wood beams), but with the amenities that earned the Inn its reputation. Built in 1796, the former country home and stagecoach stop has been restored by Landmark Hospitality utilizing the original silo and period materials, and now features whitewashed ceilings set against dark beams, Italian porcelain floors, French doors, and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace.
The cocktail hour space boasts 40 foot dark beam ceilings with Italian porcelain floors and French doors leading to a brick paved patio. Within, the 200 year old silo has been repurposed to create a bar.
There’s also a Grooms Cottage, complete with a barbershop, pool table, and bar, while the Bridesmaid Cottage features hair, makeup and nail stations as well as a massage room.
Up to 200 guests can be accommodated at the Coach House, and three overnight cottages with a total of 13 guest rooms are in the process of being built (called Bryer Barns at The Ryland Inn, they are set to open in early December).115 Old Highway 28, Whitehouse Station, rylandinnnj.com
A familiar auto dealership in Old Bridge has been rejuvenated by one of Bergen County’s top family owned firms one with decades of experience. Quality Ford of Rutherford purchased and reopened the shuttered Oasis Ford earlier this year, rebranding it into Quality Chevrolet and now serving customers from the greater Middlesex and Monmouth County areas. The dealership now features an extensive inventory of new and used Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs in its showroom, while a new service department offers both valet service and Saturday hours. 1292 U.S. 9, Old Bridge, qualitychevroletnj.com