On HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins, Anthony Carrino takes kitchens and flips them on their head—turning them from dull to drab.

And that is exactly what he did for Battello, a restaurant situated on the Hudson River in Jersey City, with a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline.

“Battello’s environment evokes the industrial mood of a boathouse, while also exudes the luxury of fine waterfront dining,” says Cory Checket, managing partner. 

The Italian-style restaurant, which features a number of repurposed items as décor, including a rowboat that hangs above the entrance, is available for private hire, with a number of spaces planners can rent.

The entire venue, which opened last year, can be used for an event, but planners can also take a mix-and-match approach with a number of private dining spaces available inside the restaurant. Unique features include a bridal suite and a 16-person private dining table in the wine cellar. Technological capabilities, including wireless Internet and audio-visual systems, can be found inside. Menus are customizable and can be used as a buffet, cocktail-style reception or a sit-down dinner.

“We believe that the flawless execution of any event—regardless of size or circumstance—requires collaboration between our team and the client,” says Dominique Borzomati, director of events.. “From the very first point of engagement, a member of our team is there, serving as a primary point of contact, providing exception attention to detail; and ultimately delivering on the client’s vision.”

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These retro-style bars bring legit cool to cozy gatherings.

If you’re trying to help your team bond, impress a client or show your colleagues that you’re still cool, hold your next intimate gathering at a secret speakeasy. Some of these establishments have been around since Prohibition and others replicate the illegal bars from the 1920s. 


Retreats and off-site meetings present wonderful opportunities for groups to collaborate, strategize and build relationships away from their normal office environments. With proper planning, these sessions can be highly effective and even pivotal in setting a new direction. However, off-sites may present some unforeseen challenges that can quickly deflate the energy in the room if not anticipated and addressed in advance.


Entourage Events Group is determined to produce events that elevate brands, cultivate community and leave lasting impressions through the creation of unique and memorable event experiences. With a corporate office located in Minneapolis, Entourage Events Group can host more far-flung events in unique and historic venues.