Wedding: Accommodations and transportation to Newark

Here are few suggested hotels near the ceremony and reception:

Venue hotel: Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, NJ (formerly known as Hilton Woodbridge)

To stay at the hotel where the venue is, please call the hotel directly at 732-494-6200 or book here and ask for Lin/Pathi block. Unfortunately you can no longer book through Hilton directly.

Surrounding hotels:

There will be no transportation provided from hotels to the venue, however, the venue has 2 private parking lots.

1) Renaissance Woodbridge

15 US Hwy 1 South,

Iselin, NJ, 08830

2) Residence Inn Woodbridge

2 Regency Pl Woodbridge, NJ, 07095

3) Holiday Inn Express

874 Route 1 North Avenue, NJ, 07001

Getting to the venue:

From Newark Airport:

For those who are flying into Newark, you can take a shuttle (Air Train) to the NJ transit from the airport (Trenton bound) to Metro Park station. There, the venue will be providing complimentary transportation to and from the train station to the hotel. To book the complimentary transportation, please call ahead (732-494-6200). Below is a schedule of the NJ transit with Newark Airport and Metro Park stations highlighted.

NEC Train schedule weekdays

NEC Train schedule


Spanish-style Calamari

When I was young, finding calamari on a restaurant menu was a bit or a rarity (growing up in small town OH). Having moved to the Northeast during college, however, I have become accustomed to fried calamari being a commonplace item at many eateries. Tricia and I are both big fans of battered and deep-fried squid. Still, alternative preparations of calamari are less common at restaurants, and many people remain hesitant to cook squid themselves at home. I put together this recipe after finding frozen calamari at a local grocery store – it came out really well, and I wanted to share how simple it was to put together. The flavors are influenced by Spanish cuisine, and this is an excellent dish for a tapas-style menu.

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