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Nanina's in the Park was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony and reception! The outside garden was the perfect back drop for pictures and the ceremony. Then the ballroom - with it's high ceilings, chandeliers and long dance floor (the longest I saw at a NJ venue) - made the reception a high energy fun time. The most impressive thing about Nanina's is the food! The food is awesome! You get a full cocktail with just about anything that you can think of, dinner and a Viennesse dessert table. Everything they serve is the highest quality and delicious. My guests are still talking about how beautiful Nanina's is and how much great food there was. Besides the beauty and food the people running Nanina's are great too! Tom walked us through the whole process of planning our wedding from showing us the venue to making the day run smoothly. He entertained and responded to all of my questions and ideas to make sure we got everything just as we wanted it. All the waiters / attendants / maitre ds / bartenders moved guests throughout the schedule of events with poise and ease. On the day of my wedding I could actually sit back and enjoy the day because I knew the staff and my other vendors would make everything run smoothly and according to schedule. I had so much fun at my wedding and Nanina's in the Park was the perfect venue for it!
If you’re searching for a WOW factor, I suggest that you seriously consider Nanina’s in the Park. The overwhelming number of compliments we have received truly belong to this venue and the high quality of service they provide. It's been three weeks and I am still reliving this wedding in my mind! As a Mother, I always have extremely high expectations when it comes to my daughter's needs and wishes – I want nothing less than the best for her! Nanina's is exactly that - THE BEST! A tough (Impossible IMO) act to follow! A superior–over-the-top venue in setting, service, and cuisine - absolutely grand in every way imaginable!
Besides the obvious, there are other things that make this venue exceptional. If you want to be the center of attention, a one wedding at a time venue at Nanina’s is the way to go. Speaking from my experience, even I, as MOB, felt like a queen thanks to the way they catered to me. But from what I hear, I’m not that special because they catered to everyone! And as hosts, that’s what you want to hear from your guests afterwards.
Another awesome perk at Nanina's is the ability to peruse 3 different areas during cocktail hour. There is ample seating and space for each guest to eat, drink, and converse comfortably. No balancing a plate in one hand and a drink in the other because there’s no place to sit down and enjoy! The ballroom has a fantastic dance floor! And because there’s a patio right off the ballroom, no one has to abandon the party for more than a few minutes to smoke a cig/cigar or grab some outdoor air. The exterior landscaping and interior décor has been well orchestrated for beautiful lifetime photo memories.
We will all relive this celebration through photo's and video for years to come but I must say that I can't wait for the day when I receive an invitation to Nanina's so that I can return to enjoy every little detail that this establishment has perfected!
I wanted to take the time to thoughtfully review Nanina's in the Park because I know how important it is to find that "perfect" place to have your wedding - and Nanina's was nothing short of perfect.
I remember the first time my fiancé and I walked into Nanina's, we were so impressed with the Tuscan-inspired decor/architecture, as well as the beautiful grounds, which we knew would be ideal for photos. We were sold as soon as we read over their extravagant menu and learned they only host one event at a time.
Fast forward to the week of our wedding; Nanina's took care of everything! They went out of their way to ensure they had the ingredients for our signature drinks, and when I stopped to drop my things off with what felt like a million questions (in a somewhat frantic, stressed-out bride kind of state) - they're response was in summary, "don't worry, we got this". Needless to say, I felt immediately at-ease.
On our wedding day, everything was literally perfect. Martha, my bridal attendant, did not leave my side and was such a professional - not to mention, extremely sweet! I’ve heard from many brides that they didn’t actually get to enjoy their own wedding; this is not the case at Nanina’s. Not only did they make sure we were able to eat, but they would steal us away for moments where just the two of us could see the ballroom before anyone entered, or the pristine Viennese table before everyone else came out to enjoy it. These moments really allowed my husband and I to enjoy and experience our own wedding – without the whole night feeling like a blur. Furthermore, not only were our parents treated like gold, but also each guest felt a certain level of personal attention from the Nanina's staff that was unparalleled to any other wedding I've ever been to. The food completely lived up to its reputation - abundant and amazing! We had many out-of-state guests who were completely blown away.
I relied heavily on others' reviews when I was planning my wedding, and personally I am not inclined to write them unless I feel truly compelled. I really believe if you want to have a “perfect” wedding, have it at Nanina's in the Park. You won't have to worry about a thing, your photos will be beautiful, and both you and your guests will have an unforgettable time.
Nanina's in the park is absolutely stunning! The grounds are gorgeous and the ballroom and bridal suite are unbelievably beautiful. The attention to every detail is evident and everyone there is more than accommodating and was a pleasure to work with. The food is delicious and the presentation is amazing! All of my guests had an amazing time and raved about my venue! The only thing I was slightly displeased with was the service of my maitre'd the night of the wedding. However, everyone else there made me feel like I was family. Tom and Liz were wonderful, thank you so much for everything! I hope someone else I know gets married here so I can go back!
I don't have enough words to describe my fairytale wedding on May 2, 2014 at Naninas. When we met with Tom for the first time we knew we would have our wedding, but continued to visit other venues "just incase." What a waste of time that was! To my then fiancé and I we didn't get that feeling as we did with Naninas. The warmth, the confidence and the butterflies! Tom answered all my emails and questions, even if they were asked twice, he would respond promptly and patiently. Joe the owner and the head chef spent awhile chatting with us during our good tasting, and got to know us...we weren't just another wedding to them, which we really appreciated!
The day of the wedding I had a ton of extras that needed to be arranged accordingly and Liz and staff made that happen. They listened to every detail and when my day came I had ZERO to worry about and was completely confident the staff would carry through their promises. We did a butterfly release during the ceremony as a tribute to my late father, and the staff made sure they properly put each of the 3 dozen butterflies into the cage without fail! I was not let down! Cyrus our maître di and Martha my bridal attendant gave us 120% that day. They made sure everything was perfect and assured that my husband and I were eating, drinking and content at all times. The entire staff was amazing as per my guests...my MILs friend had dental work and explained that to someone serving during the cocktail hour. That same person found her during the reception and brought her a plate of all soft foods- mashed potatoes, pasta etc. You can't ask for better service then that! Over two months later and our family and friends are still raving about our wedding! We had guests traveling from France, Italy and Israel...needless to say they are food snobs and they could not stop raving about the food. The cocktail hour was impeccable and the entrees delicious! The next day we came to pick up all of our stuff and it was packed nicely along with the leftover food...not one thing was missing and the staff assisted us in bringing everything to the car.
We cannot thank Naninas in the Park and their staff enough for such a beautiful and perfect wedding! We will never forget the best day of our lives!
Nathalie and Frank De Vivo
Our wedding at Nanina's In The Park was beyond our wildest dreams!! We were completely blown away by the beautiful grounds, amazing food, and one of a kind service!! We were treated like royalty from our very first meeting with Tom, he made the planning process fun!! On the day of our wedding, our bridal attendant, Martha, and Maitre D, Cyrus, were phenomenal!!! They made sure we were taken care of and everything ran smoothly. I swear they knew what we needed before we did and made sure we had it. Some of our vendors were running late due to a big accident but I had no idea until after the fact because they took matters into their own hands to make phone calls and get everyone there on time! Not one ounce of unnecessary stress was put on me! Not only were were treated like royalty, ALL of our guests were as well! There aren't many things my 87 year old grandfather likes to eat at this point, and when I looked over during dinner- they made him not one, but TWO grilled cheese sandwiches (his favorite!!). They really go out of their way to please each and every guest. It is almost 2 months later and we are still receiving messages from our guests that it was the best wedding they have ever been to, that the food was plentiful and out of this world, and how over the top and outstanding the entire experience was at Nanina's!! Every bride and groom wants to relive their wedding day, but when your guests (and I mean numerous guests) tell you they wish they could relive YOUR wedding day - you know it was one for the books!! We can't thank Nanina's enough for our truly flawless day and cant wait to go back!! We would highly recommend Nanina's to anyone!!!
Rich was great! Food was excellent! I hope to attend this venue as a guest so I can enjoy ALL the delicious food :)
I just had my wedding here last Saturday and it was beyond perfect! We booked Naninas almost two years ago, falling in love on the first visit and having all the review confirm it. We had a daytime event with our ceremony outside in the beautiful garden, and by luck the cherry blossoms were in full bloom as well! They were so easy to work with, I did 99% of the planning myself and the staff was always there to help and answer any questions along the way. The moment we got there we were taken care of, the staff is amazing! Throughout the whole wedding they were by our side making sure we were ready for any events, standing in the right places, and even making sure we got to eat at cocktail hour—put a time limit on pictures and had all the food ready at a table for us! We got to view the reception room prior to anyone else and take pictures, and then same with Venetian hour. Which brings us to the food—AMAZING. Everyone was overwhelmed by the choices at cocktail hour, and more so by the fact that everything was delicious! The seafood station were amazing, and I even by their pasta sauce in stores so did not miss that one! We had the grill going outside which was so great, ad they brought around kabobs for people that were staying in even. Dinner was amazing right down to the salad, and for desert the specialty coffee station blew my mind. At the end they even had everything somehow packed up and ready to go for us. Everything was perfect right down to the smallest details. If you want a beautiful venue with amazing food and staff, and most importantly not to worry about a thing on your wedding day, then Naninas is your place!
Nanina's in the Park was the best decision I made in the wedding planning process! You will want for nothing if you have your wedding there! The food is out of this world- My guests are still raving that it was the best cocktail hour they've ever seen! My bridal attendant was absolutely amazing and literally helped me with every little detail througout the night! Tom and Vicki were amazing to work with- they made sure everything was taken care of. My only wish is to go back as a guest of someone else's wedding so i can really experience the cocktail and venetian hours!!! You will not be disappointed with this venue!!!
When we decided to have our wedding at Nanina's, we knew it would be wonderful but we didn't know just how spectacular it would be. It was more elegant and romantic than we could ever have imagined. The gardens and outdoor ceremony space was breathtaking. The bridal suite is to die for --- we could have spent the whole time in there. And the ballroom and its ceilings are purely majestic. The food was never ending and the quality was amazing. (And we're Italian so we're harsh critics). And while everyone usually says they never get to eat anything at their own wedding, we ate and drank like a king and queen! They piled our cocktail hour and venetian hour table with more food we could even begin to make a dent in. And we never had to even go near the bar to get another drink. The staff was exceptional, creative and patient. Tom and Vicky treated us like family. And Martha, my bridal attendant, seemed to do exactly what I needed before I could even think it. And the entire place is exclusively yours -- don't underestimate how important it is to be the only wedding at the venue!!!! I always dreamed of a perfect wedding...and if anyone can actually achieve it, it's Nanina's.
My husband and I got married at Nanina's In The Park on August 25, 2012.
From the day I went there to visit the venue, I fell in love with Nanina's and their staff. I knew that day that this was where I wanted to have my wedding. The management was always there for me during the planning process if I had a question or concern.
On they day of my wedding, Vicky and Soledad were absolutely amazing. Vicky had everything under control and quickly put my mind at ease, while Soledad attended to my every need before the ceremony and during the reception!
Our one year anniversary is this coming weekend and our family and friends are STILL talking about our wedding and how it was the BEST wedding they have ever been to.
Our guests raved about:
The Food- The incredible cocktail hour, dinner and desserts amazed our guests. Many of them didn't eat for days after our wedding!
The Ballroom- Seating was spacious and very comfortable, along with the amazing ceiling. It is truly a beautiful room
The Gorgeous Grounds- We also had our ceremony outside which helped make our pictures turn out spectacular with their beautiful and well maintained grounds
The Service-all the wait staff was so very attentive, polite and very accommodating. Our guests were impressed with having one waiter per table.
The Management- The management team went above and beyond to insure that our event would be nothing less than spectacular The day was flawless because of their attentiveness to all the details.
Because of everyone at Nanina's In The Park, I was able to have my fairy tale wedding and my family and friends have declared it: "The Wedding of the Century!"
Our wedding reception was at Nanina's on July 20th, 2013. Our guests began to arrive around 5 straight from the church even though our reception didn't start until 6 and Nanina's opened the doors for them and began serving drinks and crudites early. We really appreciated that because we didn't know what our guests would do in between the ceremony and reception.
Everything about our day was wonderful. Our guests keep calling to tell us how much they enjoyed the food and the service. The staff had a special sweetheart table for us at cocktail hour and they brought us plates from each station so we could try everything! At dinner, we had the Signature Duet entree which means all our guests were served chateaubriand AND chicken saltimbocca unless they specifically requested fish or vegetarian from the server. I wasn't sure that everyone would understand this because it was kind of different, so I changed the menu Nanina's gave us and worded it more clearly. My groom at THREE of their steaks.
Honestly I could go on and on about how wonderful it was so I'll just sum up the few things that I wasn't really crazy about. First, like I just mentioned, Nanina's e-mailed me a menu format and I had to print it myself. I was really surprised that they didn't supply a printed menu for our dinner. Also they didn't have a birdcage for us so we had to rent one from a party supply store.
When choosing our menu, the sky is basically the limit. You can have anything you want, but that makes it really hard to choose. We were supposed to choose a style of fish to serve and when we asked about what they make, they said "anything you want". No matter how many times we asked, we never got a suggestion or an idea, just "anything you want". Well, that's really hard for someone to just dream up. We went with just basic broiled salmon. At the tasting, you will taste what they're serving at that night's event only, not a variety of options.
I gave 4 stars for value because it ended up costing more than we figured. Our wedding was expensive but basically all the upgrade items were included after initial negotiations. It didn't take much to get them to throw in a lot of the "over the top" items. The only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was that after everything was totaled up, there was an extra charge for "service". I asked what this was and I was told it was their payroll for all the staff. For us this amounted to over $6,000 so that was a pretty hefty surprise fee that we didn't figure when we were doing our math and planning. The maitre'd fee was $1500 cash.
Out of our entire wedding, the only thing I would have changed was with the wedding cake. It wasn't until they brought it out for us to cut that I realized it hadn't been out on display the whole night. I wish it had been out for our guests to see because it was really pretty (from A Little Cake) and I had our topper custom made. They also didn't put the topper out on display after the cake was cut so I asked. They put it out but then put it away again a short while later so a lot of our guests didn't get to see the topper.
So overall, Nanina's gave us the absolute best wedding experience we could have asked for. When you are budgeting, expect to pay a few thousand dollars more than you figure, expect to print your own menus, and expect your phone to be ringing for weeks after with compliments.
I recently had my Reception at Nanina's in The Park. Vicky was a pleasure to work with. She was able to help with all of the little details that Brides often forget or just don't know which choice to go with From the Beauty & the Beast Ice sculpture to the signature "Beauty" & "Beast" drinks. She was able to take my theme and make it unforgettable. The Cocktail hour had my guests in awe.The entire place is perfectly elegant and beautifully decorated. We continue to receive compliments from all of our guests. Everyone was amazed at the quality and amount of food. Vicky also made sure that myself and my husband had time to taste all the different food and actually get to eat during our cocktail hour and reception. The ballroom is simply stunning and has a very large dance floor so it never feels over crowded. We got a big surprise when we found out the NEW Bridal Suite would be finished for our wedding. It was so nice to have a place for the bridal party to relax while pictures were being taken outside in the Garden. The gardens in the back make the perfect setting for taking pictures. The waterfall and all of the landscaping make such a beautiful backdrop. Our Photographer also used the Balcony off the new bridal suite to capture some great shots as well. We couldn't have been happier with our Wedding Reception at Nanina's in The Park and would HIGHLY recommend them to everyone.
My husband and I got married at Nanina's on June 28th, 2013. The day was a fairytale come true!
We worked with Vicky, who was amazing throughout the entire process. She was always there to answer my questions whenever I needed her and to calm my nerves as the wedding day got closer. On the day of the wedding, she made everything go smoothly. Our table was never empty of food and our drinks were always full. The service was impeccable. My bridal attendant was fabulous and was by my side throughout the entire day. Our friends and family raved over how excellent the staff was. They were always professional and made our guests feel as if they were at home. We had numerous guests tell us that this was the best wedding they had ever been to. And you can't forget to mention the food. It was delicious!!!! The cocktail hour was fantastic. We only wish it lasted longer than an hour! There were so many great things that we couldn't try them all. Our dinners were great and the Viennese hour was extravagant. Words can't possibly express how amazing the food is.
Overall, the wedding was incredible and it was all thanks to the amazing staff at Nanina's in the Park!
We hosted our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding at Nanina’s in The Park on September 2, 2012. We could not have selected a better venue to celebrate the event.
Our guests raved about:
The Food-there was nothing missing from the cocktail hour. The selection was extensive and everything was cooked and prepared to perfection, and displayed so beautifully.
The Beautiful Ballroom-having a two level ballroom that surrounded the dance floor made access to the dance floor easy and everyone had a good view of all the fun everyone was having. Seating was spacious and very comfortable.
The Gorgeous Grounds-the grounds provided a spectacular backdrop for photos. They are beautifully maintained and manicured and allowed our guests a beautiful atmosphere in which to gather and socialize during the cocktail hour.
The Service-all the wait staff was so very attentive, polite and very accommodating making the service we received absolutely impeccable, impressing many of our guests.
The Management-Peter, Liz, and all the management team went above and beyond to insure that our event would be nothing less than spectacular. They insured that we did not have to concern ourselves with anything but to have fun. The event ran smoothly because of their attentiveness to all the details.
Nearly one year later our guests are still saying that our daughter’s wedding was the best they had ever attended.
Being completely obsessed with Italy I knew Nanina's would be the perfect place for our wedding reception. We first met with Peter who gave us a tour of the entire building and grounds. At the end of our meeting we were already scheduling our next appointment to sign our contract for our wedding. Anytime we had any questions Tom and Vicky and everyone else was always there to help. On the day of our wedding we were lucky enough to use the brand new bridal suite that was just completed only days prior to our event. It is nothing short of gorgeous they really did a phenomenal job with the new bridal suite. Perfect is the word I use to describe our wedding day. Everything was fantastic, our guests are still raving about our reception and the food over a week later. What I love about Nanina's is you do get to enjoy your cocktail hour, dinner and viennese. They have you sit at a table just for the bride and groom and bring everything over to you so you actually get to enjoy your cocktail hour and still be able to talk to your guests. There was not a single thing that went wrong on the day of our wedding everything was taken care of. Vicky was there for whatever we needed and had us laughing the whole time she's great! Marta was my bridal attendant she is so sweet and knew things we needed before we even asked for them. The food was amazing from cocktail to dinner and especially dessert. When talking with out guests some mentioned to us that it was the best wedding they have ever been too. I cannot thank everyone at Nanina's enough for making our wedding day perfect and a wedding that we will always remember.
Thank You Peter, Tom, Vicky, Marta, Barry and Joe Maurillo for a perfect wedding!
We were the very few couples that fell inlove with the place the first time we walked through the doors. We searched and searched for many places that had only one wedding at a time and just couldn't find the right place. Until one day, out of the blue we called Nanina's, without an appointment, we asked if we could walk in and they were kind of us to let us come in for a visit. We had no idea what Nanina's had in store for us, but as we walked in we were pretty much blown away. At the time my fiance would only whisper to me.. "I dont care how much this place cost, I love it".. I felt exactly the same way.. We of course booked the place right away..
We got married July 2, 2011. It was the best day of our lives. The day went by so quick, I wasnt sure how our wedding day went so fast.. But everything was so great.. Julian was so great, he helped us throughout the whole planning of our wedding. From day 1 we stepped in, till the very day we got married. Julian you dont know how grateful we are that you were there to guide us every step of the way. You help everything go smoothly and gracefully, even though guest were getting out of control with the alcohol, you made sure I didn't get stressed over it and made sure I didnt see the chaos on my wedding day. The simple things we've missed on getting for the wedding, you had and made sure everything was in place... All I can show for this is happiness..
Nanina's, I have so much to say about the place.. But I'm going to have to sum it up... Great venue space, great food and of course great service... two years later and the guest at the wedding still talk about how great the food was ....
From the moment we met Tom, Peter and the staff at Nanina's, we felt like family. Words cannot express how warm and welcoming they were, from the first meeting through the last moment of my daughter and son-in-law's wedding, they could not do enough to ensure that the every last detail was perfect and just the way they wanted it to be. We were made to feel like royalty, pampered and truly catered to, and so were our guests. Vicky made sure that all plans were in place before the big day and that not even the tiniest detail was forgotten. Both the ceremony and reception we held at Nanina's and Peter was with us from the moment we arrived until we said our goodbyes, and Chef Vincenzo - wow, is all I can say. Our guests are still raving about the "spectacular wedding" months later. Everything from the beautiful decor to the world class cuisine was incredible. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the marvelously magical evening - it was perfection!
the staff was wonderful , the place is georgeous, the food was great! the go above and beyond to make sure the day is flawless
I fell in love with Nanina's as soon as a walked through the door! It is an absolutely beautiful venue! They made sure that my husband and I had our dream wedding. All our family and friends could not believe how amazing the food and the service were.
The entire evening was perfectly orchestrated. As most brides I was extremely nervous about everything being perfect... and it was! I couldn't be happier and I would definitely recommend Nanina's to everyone who is looking for a unique venue for their special day!
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A Landmark is Reborn...
...a magnificent New Jersey landmark, nestled in a historical park setting. Nanina's presents more than 50 years of catering tradition with a spectacular multimillion dollar renovation. Lavishly manicured grounds including famous cherry blossom gardens and Tuscan-villa architecture, create a picture
- Price Range: $$$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
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