I was excited to host a walk around my hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey recently as part of their bi-annual Ridgewood Walks event. My tour, “Party Places and Spaces,” guided participants to locations in the Village’s Central Business District where you can host gatherings of all types from 20 to 200 guests. Some are tried and true and some are unknown gems.
Take, for example, The Courtyard at Mango Jam. What a delightful urban surprise to stumble upon — an enclosed patio with a fountain, ivy-covered brick walls, and seasonal plantings. For summer we decorated in pinks and greens with a definite “bistro” appeal that provided a perfect setting for wine and cookies! But the look can convert to any outdoor season!
The courtyard is an ideal place for an intimate gathering of up to 40 guests: a baby shower, girls night out, or a not-for profit meet-and-greet come immediately to mind. Or perhaps an evening of checkers and bourbon tasting?
Let us help you plan your event at Mango Jam. Proprietor, Tony Damiano, will offer special pricing to anyone engaging Parties Unplugged to plan their event in the Courtyard. Stay tuned for other venues and party ideas!
*6/17/22 Mango Jam is no longer in business