FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Inquiries

We have a set of rooms blocked for your convenience at both the Westin and the Doubletree hotels, which is located about 1 mile from the venue. Transportation to and from the hotel to the reception venue will be provided. Hotel rates are $199 per evening for the Westin and $189 per evening for the Doubletree. They are less than a block from one another and easily within walking distance. We will be hosting a breakfast on Sunday morning to wish our guests a proper farewell.

Check out our accommodations and details page for more information.

If you are planning on staying in Jersey City overnight, there will be a complimentary shuttle from the hotel that will take you to and from Liberty House. Parking in the hotel parking lot and taking this shuttle may also be a good option for guests wishing to fully take advantage of the afterhour festivities even if you plan to return home at the end of the evening.  If you are planning on parking on-site, there is complimentary valet parking at Liberty House available.

Hotels providing parking for a fee and the hotel shuttle to the ceremony/reception site is complimentary. Valet parking on-site is also complimentary.

Westin provides self ($24/day) and valet ($32/day) parking. Valet parking comes with in-and-out privileges.

Doubletree provides self ($25/day) and valet ($30/day) parking. Both self and valet parking comes with in-and-out privileges.

Although subject to change, the RSVP deadline is May 17. Please refer to the invitation for a precise deadline.

Both hotels are relatively modern and are fully ADA compliant. Elevators allow access to the entire hotel and special rooms can be requested to accommodate special needs. Liberty House also has elevator access for those needing it. The ceremony is scheduled to be within the garden, with a paved path providing access.

Guests have been asking, so we aimed to register at a variety of places to offer convenience for all. Check out our registries at Amazon, Sur La Table, Hermes, and Bloomingdales.

The web has developed its own culture and rickrolling is the online parlance for a bait-and-switch or a “I-can’t-believe-you fell-for-it” gag is to link to Rick Astley’s 1987 hit, “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

Shuttles will be available from the hotel to Liberty House. There will also be shuttles back to the hotel at the end of the night. Specific times for the shuttles will be provided as the date draws closer.

Yes, Jaci will officially be a Jones as of 7 p.m.! From that point on, her husband will officially be known as Ryan Late-to-Dinner (gr0an). Legally, the name changing process is quite laborious, so it might be a few months.

Feel free to reach out to us via email. You can also call the Maid of Honor, Jennifer Terkowitz at (732) 742-2893 or jterkowitz<AT>gmail<DOT>com.

Wedding Logistics

To ensure we have time for the evening’s festivities, the ceremony will be starting at 5:45 p.m., sharp, so we ask our guests to be at the venue promptly to be able to enjoy the views before sitting for the ceremony.  Liberty House is located upon Liberty State Park, which is an absolutely stunning space to experience. If you arrive early, there are generous views and a great ambiance.

The shuttles will be scheduled to arrive to ensure you won’t miss a thing, so please take note of the schedule upon check-in.

If you are planning on staying in Jersey City overnight, there will be a complimentary shuttle from the hotel that will take you to and from Liberty House. Parking in the hotel parking lot and taking this shuttle may also be a good option for guests wishing to fully take advantage of the festivities even if you plan to return home at the end of the evening.  If you are planning on parking on-site, there is complimentary valet parking at Liberty House available. Most importantly, please don’t drink and drive.

We’re aiming for an elegant affair, but want our guests to be comfortable above all else. We’re asking that you “think black tie” but don’t want our guests renting a tuxedo just for the evening. Dress up and feel good about it so that you’re ready to enjoy the evening and dance the night away!

Weather permitting, the ceremony will be held outside on the lawn of Liberty State Park in the Liberty House garden. This space is mostly grass covered, so we want you to be aware of this when making a decision on footwear. The ceremony will be seated and the rest of the affair will take place indoors on a hard surface. Do what you feel comfortable with. Bring two sets of shoes if you wish. If you want to wear heels, we’ve heard great things about Solemates on grass.

It would be wise to avoid white dresses to the wedding. Ryan has enough things to worry about besides finding the right bride.

Our wedding ceremony is rated TV-MA and may contain adult content, graphic language, violence, sexual situations, and nudity (if we’re lucky). It is not suitable for children under 17.

In all seriousness, we love children, but want a grown-up affair.

Please refer to your invitation for guidance on this matter.

Our wedding is wedding themed.

Liberty House is fully accommodating to needs of its guests and has an elevator for ease and convenience. The ceremony will be held in their garden, which is grass, and welcoming of toes, shoes, and wheels all the same.

We will be beginning cocktail hour directly after the ceremony and encourage you to eat, drink, and be merry until the sun comes up.

Are you kidding me? Jaci and Ryan would never have a wedding without food — they love it too much. Come hungry. Liberty House is known for their food so you’ll want to fill your belly with deliciousness.

There will be passed hors d’oeuvres and food stations at the cocktail hour and a full sit-down dinner at the reception. You will have a choice of entrees that you may choose, day of. If you have special dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free), please email us to ensure that we are aware and can accommodate you to the best of our abilities.

Please email us to ensure that we are aware and can accommodate you to the best of our abilities.

There better be! If you aren’t going to dance, we’re going to recommend you crash another wedding and remind us not to invite you to our next wedding.

As two families become one, we will be celebrating traditions that make us who we are. Our ceremony will be slightly untraditional and will incorporate elements from the Jewish and Christian faiths along with aspects meaningful to both of us. We’ll be sure to point out many of these for our guests.

The reception will end around midnight, but we hope to celebrate back at the hotel later into the evening (assuming Jaci doesn’t fall asleep the moment she kicks her shoes off).

You’re an essential part of the ceremony, so we ask that you refrain from taking photos during the ceremony. Our hope is that everyone will live in the moment throughout the evening, celebrating the whimsy of the party. Once the party starts, feel free to snap away, though we’d much rather see you laughing and dancing than posing. Our photographer will be sure to make the day’s photos available for you to treasure and to share with loved ones. If you decide to leave the moment in order to share the good news, feel free to tag us on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter @jplusrcom. #wedontneednostinkinhashtag #butfeelfreetomakethemupforus.

Feel free to reach out to us via email. You can also call the Maid of Honor, Jennifer Terkowitz at (732) 742-2893 or jterkowitz<AT>gmail<DOT>com.