• Meetings & Events Bloom at World of Wings

     
    POSTED June 4, 2014
     

Last week, I attended the monthly meeting of the North Jersey chapter of ISES. Like most meetings, I was interested in the subject matter, but I was also particularly interested in the venue - WOW in Teaneck. "What is that?" I thought. I knew I had to make the 1 ½ ride from my home in central New Jersey.

WOW, or World of Wings, is a unique museum/complex that houses exotic butterflies, moths and reptiles. It’s perfect for kids, with plenty of interactive exhibits and little ones have several spaces all to themselves for romping around. The birthday party rooms are extensive and there’s even a series of rooms that are decorated like different rooms in a doll house that could be good for kids of any age, but the real gem for a meeting or event planner is the Windsor Hall catering and conference center.

It’s attached to the main building but has a separate entrance and convenient parking. Both the stateroom (smaller conference-style room) and Imago room (larger event space) feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the butterfly atrium. Imagine having a meeting or event with views of tropical plants and flowers, bright, natural light and bright butterflies gently flitting about the space. The largest and most updated room is Windsor Hall’s ballroom. Book a little time before or after your event for guests to enjoy wandering the butterfly atrium.

If you haven’t been to Teaneck’s World of Wings and are looking for something different in north Jersey, call Joanne Lee at 201.833.4650 xt. 2009 to schedule a visit. Visit windsorhallnj.com or wowbutterfly.com for more information. 

October is the month of fall color viewing, pumpkin picking, and pizza. Yes, October is National Pizza Month, and if you’re looking to commemorate the occasion, head to New Jersey.

Others may disagree—let’s make that, others will certainly disagree—but last year Food & Wine Magazine named New Jersey the best pizza state in America, followed by Connecticut and New York in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Pennsylvania landed in seventh place and Massachusetts nabbed 10th place. 

 

Looking for an outdoor venue to host a large group for dinner?  

 

Duckpin bowling, pinball machines, shuffleboard, foosball tables and a vintage arcade.