Looking to host a party that will leave that lasting impression and add that “wow” factor? Check out the locations offered by Powerhouse Studios and Entertainment.
Like the colors of a strobe light, exciting and bright, the choices provided by Powerhouse Studios and Entertainment are endless. With two facilities in Morris County, one in Bergen County, a full catering service and a traveling company that can bring the party to the client- so many options can be explored depending on the occasion.
Whether a sweet 16, birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzva, corporate event or reunion, Powerhouse Studios can create a venue and provide all of the services and details along the way, from a disc jockey, live band, dancers, amusements, arcade, photo booth, videographer, balloons, flowers, food and more.
“Anybody can have a room for rent, but once you see my location, there’s nothing to compare it to; there’s nothing like it,” says Sam Pellegrino of West Orange, co-owner of Powerhouse Studios with his wife, Melanie. “It’s standout. We don’t emulate people.”
From start to finish, Pellegrino has uniqueness in mind when helping clients plan their parties. His philosophy is to “think out of the box. You want the wow factor,” he says.
For more than 30 years, the Pellegrinos have been producing top quality events and parties through their Powerhouse Studios and Entertainment locations. They own the Ultra Lounge in East Hanover, Powerhouse Studios in Paramus, Vegas NJ in Randolph and Powerhouse Entertainment travel company out of Paramus.
“At a young age I liked entertaining,” says Pellegrino. “I’m very creative. You can’t compare my event space to anything. I wanted to bring my brand of entertaining to the industry.”
The Pellegrinos opened their business 33 years ago with Powerhouse Entertainment out of Paramus. This is their travel company in which “we bring entertainment and the party to you.”
At that time, this was the “only alternative event place in New Jersey,’ says Pellegrino. We recreated the industry” with a complete events company offering the best in DJ entertainment, dancers, photo favors, performers, amusements and rental items.
“All are available to travel to the location of your choice, anytime, anywhere,” as noted on website.
With the help of a coordinator, Pellegrinos offer a wide range of entertainment and attractions from live music to multi-talented performers to a full-scale carnival, casino or arcade packages as well as a large assortment of entertainment favors.
Fifteen years ago, they expanded and opened the Ultra Lounge at PHS in East Hanover. An exclusive night club for private parties, the Ultra Lounge can accommodate up to 150 guests with more private space perfect for Sweet 16 parties, bar/bat mitzvas, birthdays and reunions.
Enjoy LED and intelligent lighting, top quality club sound system, giant cinema screen, leather and light-up lounge furniture, a dance stage and grand dance floor. All inclusive packages make party-planning easy and affordable.
If looking for more space, check out Powerhouse Studios in Paramus, Pellegrinos’ largest venue that opened 11 years ago. For private parties only, up to 400 people can enjoy the “one-of-a-kind” Hollywood Movie theme party room. There’s even a separate Gothic Lounge, a trendy lounge with cityscape environment that can be a separate cocktail room or a smaller party room to accommodate intimate parties.
Vegas NJ is Pellegrinos’ newest location that opened up only three years ago in Randolph. A contemporary catering hall, Vegas NJ can accommodate up to 250 people and is a prime location for weddings, bar/bat mitzvas, corporate events and sweet 16s.
At Ultra Lounge at PHS and Vegas NJ, Pellegrino provides a full catering service with all types of food from fun, concession stadium theme with hot dogs and pretzels, barbecue to sit down dinners featuring filet mignon. He has six chefs on staff and choices are endless.
As far as pricing, “we are very affordable,” says Pellegrino. Packages can be all inclusive to incorporate everything from food, rentals, entertainment, décor, video, photographer or customers “can still bring your own people.”
With more than 10,000 parties already completed, the Pellegrinos’ have put
together all-inclusive party packages that help relieve the stress of party planning. Developing complete turnkey packages and building three unique event venues have played a big roll in
the Pellegrinos’ success.
In looking ahead, Pellegrino says “we are shopping for another property- if it comes along we are interested in a fourth location” or may consider expanding its East Hanover location.
Opened seven days a week, Pellegrino says the “only time we are closed is when we don’t have a an event.”
To reserve a location at any of the three venues or to explore any of its entertainment options, call 1-800-287-4613; or visit www.powerhousestudios.tv.
In the meantime, check out two upcoming open-houses.
Sweet 16 Showcase @ Ultra Lounge is set for Wed., Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Powerhouse Studios in East Hanover. Featured will be DJ’s, photography, video, designer cakes, dresses, food sampling, and a tour of the exclusive night club. Registration requested. Call 1-800-287-4613.
Vegas NJ Open House is Wed. Oct. 14, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Randolph. Food tasting and live performance of emcees and dancers will be at 7:15 p.m. Reservation appreciated. Call 1-855-683-4275.