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1131 Pompton Avenue Cedar Grove, NJ | (973) 256-9300
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il Tulipano 5 of 5 1 32

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steppico911
Wedding: 1/11/2014
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Amazing posted 1/28/2014 (modified 1/29/2014)

They made my day very special

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DiDonatoJ
Wedding: 11/9/2013
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11/9 wedding posted 12/8/2013 (modified 12/9/2013)

I had my wedding at il Tulipano on November 9, 2013. What an amazing night. The cocktail hour is phenomenal and the dessert is wonderful. The staff, especially Jacques and Thea, attend to ever detail, and nothing is overlooked. The place is beautiful and looks wonderful all decorated. I would get married there all over again.

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MelissaMurf
Wedding: 8/2/2013
Amazing Venue posted 11/20/2013 (modified 11/21/2013)

We couldn't have been happier with the way our wedding turned out. The grounds were in beautiful shape for the ceremony. Our guests are still complimenting us on the food selection, especially the cocktail hour. Greg and his staff were extremely professional as well, from the time we booked all the way through the planning and the reception. We would recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married.

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lilmonst22
Wedding: 6/21/2014
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Amazing posted 7/23/2014

I can't say enough about Il Tulipano. I had my wedding there in June and I know everyone says their wedding is amazing but our guests could not stop talking about our venue, the food, and their overall experience. Greg and his staff are phenomenal and the attention they pay to detail is excellent. The food is out of this world and everyone commented all night on the selection and the quality of the food. Everything was timed perfectly, the room looked beautiful and the drinks were abundant all night! The bridal attendant was excellent and helped me with some dress drama and I really appreciated that. My husband and I are truly blessed to have had such an amazing experience. From start to finish, it was perfection. Greg was so available during the whole planning process and throughout the night and anything I needed they accomodated. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to have a classy, elegant wedding, that still has the feeling of intimacy. Thank you Il Tulipano for a memorable night!

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aml1781
Wedding: 4/11/2014
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A Perfect Night posted 5/8/2014 (modified 5/9/2014)

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of our experience at il Tulipano is “Thank You”. Thank you for making our wedding day one that we will always look back on with the happiest of memories. It was truly the Greatest Night of our lives. From the staff, to the venue, to the food our experience with il Tulipano was positive as they provided a classy yet festive wedding. Being a bit pessimistic, going through the experience with il Tulipano we were always thinking “this is too be good to true”. You hear stories, read articles, watch television shows, and wait for the problems to arise. We are happy to say that we were wrong, il Tulipano was not too good to be true, it was just plain and simply too good.

We had heard nothing but good reviews about the food from people who have attended events at il Tulipano. From the Cocktail Hour, to the Dinner, to the Viennese Hour, our expectations were exceeded. During the Cocktail Hour, not only was the food stellar, but we noticed items that we had not selected in our contract were being served, meaning they went above and beyond what we had negotiated. When we received our dinners we thought maybe our Filet Mignon and Tuna were oversized because we were the bride and groom. After talking with several people, we were wrong, everybody’s was the same. The portions were huge, but more importantly delicious. The Viennese Hour was over the top. From a delicious wedding cake, to more pastries than we can name, to flaming drinks, everything was great. To sum it up, the food was AWESOME.

The service was just as good as the food. Everyone was easily accessible, more than helpful, and a pleasure to deal with. il Tulipano dealt with last minute guest changes with understanding and changed plans without issue. Being so close to the wedding, we thank them for not adding any additional stress to what was already a stressful time. They were more than happy to help us with a rehearsal the day before and handled last minute changes without issue. The day of the wedding the ownership, management, and staff was helpful and supportive without ever being on top of us. Whenever we needed something, there was always somebody within feet to help, or get us something, but they never felt in the way. Even the next day, when we went to pick up some stuff, our stuff was packed up nicely and ready to go.

Thank you il Tulipano. Your facility and your staff are top notch. We actually hope one day we can attend an event there as guests, so we can experience everything again. I do not think there is a better value or experience around. We visited many places that charged more and offered less, when we saw il Tulipano, we knew it was the right place for us and booked that night. It’s great to start our life together leading off and hitting a Home Run with the wedding...

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jnebeling
Wedding: 4/13/2014
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AMAZING posted 4/20/2014 (modified 4/21/2014)

I had my reception at Il Tulipano in April 2014 and it exceeded my expectations x 1000. Everything was beautiful and absolutely perfect. I was treated like a princess and the staff was available for all my needs. The food was AMAZING. Not a single guest had anything bad to say about the food or venue in general. I was planning a NJ wedding from Virginia and Il Tulipano helped with the added stress and anxiety by paying attention to details and helping me feel at ease. I would recommend Il Tulipano to anyone for any function.

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Rainachka
Wedding: 3/8/2014
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Amazing! posted 3/20/2014 (modified 3/21/2014)

We couldn't have asked for a better wedding. The planning process was made simple by the fact that the staff was very responsive whenever we had questions and accommodated all of our requests. We had a small hiccup at one of our final planning meetings, but from then on, the owner Greg Jr. handled our wedding personally and promised everything would be perfect. He was been there on the night of our event and Tulipano definitely delivered!

The food was incredible, and abundant! We did a tasting at Rare, their partner restaurant, and everything we tasted was excellent. Of course we figured they'd make it perfect for us at the tasting, but maybe the quality wouldn't be as good when cooking for 150 people, but no! All of our guests couldn't stop talking about the food. Several of our guests lamented that they wish they had more time and more room to try everything just during the cocktail hour. We opted for the Viennese hour as well and were so glad we did. It was a great surprise for our guests to have an hour of ice cream, cakes, cookies, cotton candy, chocolate fountain, and other sweets to finish off the night. Even the wedding cake was excellent, not that anyone had room left! They incorporated all of our design requests and made us a beautiful cake.

On to the decor- the room for the ceremony (ours was indoor) was beautiful, surrounded by arched windows. The cocktail hour area was very large, so no one felt cramped or find it hard to get seating. The reception room was gorgeous and uplit in the color of our choice.

Service was excellent. None of our guests went wanting. Our older guests commented that you just don't see that kind of service anymore, and were very impressed that every time they left the table, they returned to find their napkins neatly folded. My bridal attendant was attentive and very helpful, I never had to carry anything or try to pull out my own chair!

Excellent is all I can say. Tulipano helped us pull off our dream wedding!

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Steve&Chrissy
Wedding: 9/15/2013
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IL Tulipano was an amazing experience, we are so sad it is over already! From the beginning, we only had positive experiences! First off the venue itself is breath taking! The outside piazza is where we had our ceremony and cocktail hour, and it was gorgeous along with the ballroom itself. You get the whole venue to yourself, which is very hard to get these days, with outstanding service and food. We had a Portuguese and Italian wedding, two cultures very big on their food and we had no complaints! Everyone loved the food and left the wedding over filled. The service is outstanding, very attentive, polite and overall pleasing. No one had their glass empty all night. It is nice they designate 1 to 2 (depending on table) dedicated servers to each table throughout the event. We do not have one complaint or negative thing to say. If you are looking for an outstanding, memorable wedding that your guests will continue to compliment, IL Tulipano is the place to pick!!

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kcontos002
Wedding: 6/22/2013
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My husband and I had our reception at Il Tulipano in June and had the most amazing time! We are still talking about it, and so are all our friends and family. From the amazing food, beautiful atmosphere, and the amazing service - it was all perfect and everyone is still raving about Il Tulipano. We can't wait to go back there as a guest for someone else's wedding, to enjoy it all over again. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone because you know you will get the best service possible and will completely enjoy your wedding day to the fullest. Everyone at Il Tulipano was so attentive to us and our family and friends, we truly had nothing to worry about and were able to just enjoy the night with everyone we love. A special thanks to everyone at Il Tulipano for making our wedding day one that is unforgettable!

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bibbity87
Wedding: 6/8/2013
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Perfect! posted 7/4/2013

Absolutely beautiful inside and out! No complaints, people are still talking about the dinner and dessert room!

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nicoloms
Wedding: 4/19/2013
Perfect Wedding posted 5/2/2013

My wedding reception at Il Tulipano was absolutely perfect. The food was unbelievable. From the cocktail hour to the Venetian hour everything that was served was nothing short of perfect. The food was served hot, the staff was super attentive to myself, the groom- but also my guests. Donald (the sales rep) was sometimes hard to get in touch with during the planning process which worried me, But once meeting with him in person, everything we selected with him on the menu and all of our special requests were taken care of so no biggie ;) Especially after the amazing wedding reception they gave us. 99% of my guests were Italian and most of them VERY Italian like I mean born and raised in Italy. They all LOVED the food. That is saying something. Even my DJ (who attends weddings on the regular- kind of a job requirement, LOL) was AMAZED at the food. He came up to me at the end of the night and said it was unreal. I am from Staten Island and Il Tulipano is not one of those venues that Staten Islanders are already tired of (like certain other venues in NJ I won't mention any names) and it is easy to get to and close, too... so my fellow Staten Islanders- if you want amazing food, one wedding at a time, and something DIFFERENT then go to Il Tulipano. Even the locals love that place (my husband is from the area). Your guests will not stop talking about it. I didn't even mention the grounds and they are so worth mentioning- STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL, FLOWERS, GARDENS, WATERFALL... Perfect any season. Seating at cocktail hour for EVERY GUEST. This is important stuff! Did I say one wedding at a time? Thank you Il Tulipano. Amazing. P.S. our maitre de (sorry about the spelling) worked her butt off she was awesome! The pastry chef is amazing. The cake was perfect. I gave them a picture and the pastry chef made it exactly and it tasted delicious, too. And it's included, you can bring any picture you want or any idea! Oh and FYI all of the bread, pastries, cakes, pasta are made on the premises fresh and when you walk into the place you will smell the fresh baking bread. Yes, you will and it is heavenly.

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laetavita
Wedding: 10/7/2012
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From start to finish, our experience with Il Tulipano was first-rate. The venue itself is beautiful (and we were lucky enough to be able to use the stunning backyard terrace, even with rain threatening) and the food was abundant and mouth-watering (note that Il Tulipano was formerly a top-rated Italian restaurant). My guests couldn't stop raving! I was also very grateful to our event manager, Jason, and my bridal assistant, Sunday, for their outstanding service: they were continually attentive and made a high-pressure situation feel like a walk in the park. I recommend this venue highly!

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kaw339
Wedding: 10/13/2012
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The Perfect Night! posted 10/28/2012

We are so happy that we chose to have our reception at Il Tulipano. The venue itself is beautiful, and it caters to only one wedding at a time. It is the perfect location as it has many different settings and looks for each stage of the night. Our professional photos that were taken in the courtyard came out beautiful!

Our guests are still raving about the food, especially the lamb chops during the cocktail hour and the orange roughy during dinner. The viennese hour had everything imaginable. Everything was so delicious; my only regret is that we didn't eat more that evening!

The staff and our bridal attendant Thea were extremely attentive to my husband and me throughout the entire night. Even when sauce had gotten onto my dress, without batting an eye, Thea had gotten the stain out within seconds. The staff has incredible attention to detail. From the early stages with planning and through the progression of the night, Greg, Jason, and Thea were outstanding!

We are still overjoyed that we chose Il Tulipano and cannot wait to experience it as a guest at someone else's wedding!

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kerry584
Wedding: 8/23/2012
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! posted 8/31/2012

My husband and I heard about Il Tulipano from a friend and decided to check it out during our initial venue search. One hour at this place, and we were in love. It had everything we could ever want, from the extraordinary outdoor gardens and waterfall in the Piazza, which had an Italian vibe to it and were perfect for pictures, to the beautiful ballroom upstairs, and a fabulous selection for food and premium liquors. The 1-wedding-at-a-time venue was perfect and to top it off, the people we dealt with were truly amazing, friendly and helpful, which made the entire process smooth sailing.

We had THE MOST amazing time at our wedding and all of our guests raved about this place. The food, was especially to die for. Everyone thought that cocktail hour was their meal and so they filled up on the divine food being served & passed. But more was to come, and every bite was delicious!

What my husband & I loved most was the fact that we were given a personal attendant. So after the ceremony when were trying to get through all the pictures to make it to our cocktail hour, our attendant brought us right into the cocktail hour at a table specifically for us. She brought us cocktails of our choice & platters of all of the foods being served, which we were SOOOO appreciative of because to have to wait in line and then be slowed down talking to everyone would have made it so that we didn't eat at all. This was extremely helpful and we loved everything we tasted!!!! Thank you Thea! To top it off, the attendant waited on us, not only for food, but drinks, bustling of my dress (which my sister couldn't exactly get just right), pinning the bottom of dress when I felt like I was stepping on my it, walking us through every step of the way before the ceremony, etc. This was a HUGE help when you are the focus of the occasion and need to be all over the place during the night, yet want to eat and drink too :)

Overall, this was the most amazing day of our lives, and Il Tulipano helped to make it that way. We were treated like royalty and were able to enjoy ourselves thoroughly. I would go back to that day in a heartbeat because it was truly the best day of our lives!

Now I just need to convince someone I know to get married at Il Tulipano so we can enjoy the perfection as a guest :)

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NJDGRL
Wedding: 7/14/2012
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AMAZING!!! posted 8/9/2012

We truly ha the best night of our lives here! The second our limo pulled up, my husband and I were treated like royalty. They catered to our every need, brought food and drinks to us so that we could mingle with guests and enjoy the celebration, etc. Service was fantastic, and food was DELICIOUS just as its reputation states. Almost a month has passed and our guests are still talking about the great food.
Not only do they make your wedding day amazing, but the whole process with il Tulipano is smooth sailing. They are SO organized, friendly, and professional. Greg Jr. is great to work with, and he listened to our requests to make it truly our own special day. The first time my husband and I walked in to il Tulipano, we felt like we were at home and we knew this was the place for our wedding. Even better, the night of our wedding we were treated like family by the staff...they were genuinely happy for us and making sure the day carried out exactly as we wanted. Thank you il Tulipano!!

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Mrs.Barry31508
Wedding: 3/15/2008
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Best NJ Venue posted 7/21/2012

I had my wedding at Il Tulipano March 15, 2008. It was the most amazing day because of this amazing venue. The food and grounds are awesome. All these years later, people are still raving about our wedding

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Neener826
Wedding: 6/2/2012
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I don't have one negative thing to say about il Tulipano. I had my wedding there on June 2, 2012. Every single thing was absolutely perfect. The place its self was immaculate. The gardens in the back were breath taking. They catered to every single wants and need of mine and my husband. They staff was there for us every step of the way and aimed to please us and they did! If I could give them an actual star rating of my own it would be 100. The food, oh my goodness, the food was fantastic. My guest are STILL talking about how delicious everything was. The cocktail hour was amazing, dinner was amazing, and the viennese hour was amazing. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to celebrate the most important day of our lives. Thank you all, especially Greg Jr., for all of your hard work and care for our wedding. Expect to see us in the future. We love you guys!!!!!!!

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Margeritte
Wedding: 5/20/2012
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Great posted 6/6/2012

Vincent was extremely accommodating to all my requests. The outdoor area was beautiful and everyone loved the food.

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jacq729
Wedding: 5/5/2012
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Amazing! posted 5/22/2012

My wedding was amazing here and everyone is still raving about the food. My wedding attendant was so helpful and made everything go smoothly.

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Kate828
Wedding: 4/14/2012
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Perfection! posted 5/1/2012

I can’t say enough nice things about our experience at Il Tulipano. When I say it was perfect I absolutely mean it. Donald helped us plan our wedding and he was very helpful, nice and patient with us. I also called him often with quick questions and he was always there to answer.
We got married on April 14th and Il Tulipano was in full bloom. It was gorgeous and the pictures that we took on the patio came out great. All of our guests are still raving about the cocktail hour. They had an amazing seafood display and my husband (who does not eat seafood) loved the baby lamb chops. The dinner was delicious too and all the waiters and bartenders were exceptional. The bridal attendant, Thea, was amazing as well. She met me as we arrived and she was very nice, accommodating and not overbearing. I would highly recommend Il Tulipano to any bride and I hope that one of our friends gets married there so that we can go again!

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Exceptional Dining!

Family owned and operated since 1982, one spectacular wedding at a time in the perfect setting, elaborate cocktail reception on our piazza, dinner & dancing in our elegant ballroom, completing a perfect evening with our Venetian hour… "Good cooking is the basis of true happiness" AUGUSTE ESCOFFIER


  • Price Range: $$$
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liquor License, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Capacity: Up to 350
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall

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