The Old Tappan Manor's commitment to excellence begins with dedicated and undivided personal attention to every bride and groom and their families. We offer you an evening that is exclusively yours.
Amenities + Details
Indoor Event Space
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
Up to 250
Venue Service Offerings
Bar & Drinks, Food & Catering, Planning, Service Staff
The Old Tappan Manor Reviews
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Reviewed On 8/29/2017 by Kelly F
People cannot stop talking about our Wedding at the Old Tappan Manor! We had a wonderful day, and the food was amazing. Martin and Rich were very easy to work with and they made things run smoothly. They showed they were flexible when our troll...
ey ran a little bit late. Lauren, in the bridal suite had everything ready for us to have a good time. Even though we missed most of the cocktail hour for pictures, we still got to have everything for the cocktail hour in the bridal suite. We are still getting our pictures back, but from what I did see, it looks like they were able to get beautiful shots where they have the fountain and tree lit up outside. Three weeks after our wedding guests still talk to us about the cocktail spread and how awesome the Viennese hour was. I am so happy we chose the Old Tappan Manor!
Reviewed On 11/01/2015 by Talya A
My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception here a couple of weekends ago and it was the most perfect day! :) I cannot say enough good things about Old Tappan Manor. Joesph and Martin made the planning process an absolute breeze. ...
Rich, Martin, and the team went above and beyond the day of the wedding and I never worried about a thing. They did a fantastic job running the day, working with our vendors, and were extremely attentive. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous! The combination of the modern decor yet very warm atmosphere, along with the tall windows overlooking the breathtaking view of the waterfall were beautiful. I highly recommend this venue for your wedding! It was the best decision we made! Thank you all for the best wedding day! :)
Reviewed On 8/31/2015 by Knottie1441081984
Old Tappan manor was the perfect setting for our wedding reception . We got married June 28th 2015 and thanks to the staff who did a wonderful job , everything came out better than expected .
Reviewed On 8/30/2015 by Carolina N
We just had our wedding at The Old Tappan Manor and had a wonderful experience. The venue is not only gorgeous but the service and food is excellent. We've received so many compliments on the venue, the food and service. We're so happy we chos...
e this venue for our very special day. We highly recommend it.
Reviewed On 4/29/2015 by Nicole D
From our initial walk through of the newly renovated hall to the professionalism and attentiveness of Martin and Richie it was definitely a perfect evening.
The food was plentiful and very tasty. All our guests were so happy with everything ...
and that made us so much happier with everything that evening.
Our bridal suite attendant was truly amazing, as well. Her name was Noreen and i may have spelled it wrong but she literally saved the day when someone spilled red wine on my dress. The bridal quite itself was comfortable and relaxing amid the chaos of the day.
If I could do everything over I would definitely choose Old Tappan Manor again!
Reviewed On 2/09/2015 by Knottie84205291
The Old Tappan Manor was the absolute best venue for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding. Working with Martin was a pleasure, he guided us through the entire process with great expertise and knowledge. He made the entire experience a great s...
uccess! Many of our guests remarked to us the food and service was excellent. Bob the maitre'd was excellent.
Martin was instrumental in guiding the future bride and groom with the menu selection and the sequence of activities. The cocktail hour was unbelievable!! The food was outstanding.
It was a perfect reception, which we owe many thanks to Martin and the Old Tappan Manor.
Reviewed On 12/01/2014 by Julia J
We chose the Old Tappan Manor for many reasons. We loved the location and the beautiful setting. We loved the gorgeous ballroom, bar area and cocktail hour room. We loved the idea of being the only party at the location. And we loved Martin...
from the first time we met with him. He was so easy to communicate with and made planning so simple. He worked with our available dates and within our budget to help us create a perfect day. I have received so many compliments from our guests on the professionalism and excellent service from the staff and especially on the amazingly delicious food. Our ceremony was in the ballroom, and the transformation they made for the reception was incredible. I will definitely recommend the Old Tappan Manor to friends & hope that someone gets married here soon so I can attend another party at this terrific venue!!
Reviewed On 11/20/2014 by Jaclyn
The Old Tappan Manor was wonderful from start to finish! They were THE most affordable venue in Northern NJ we looked at. We started working with someone who eventually left the company, so there was a little confusion in the middle when I ne...
eded a few questions answered (as I had been emailing him and the fact he left was never communicated with me), but from then on we worked with Martin who was absolutely wonderful. He wound up giving us all these "freebies" not included in our original menu plan at no additional cost. He made sure the day of activities went so smoothly. The food was ABSOLUTELY THE BEST, which was important to me. People were really raving about it. The ballroom is absolutely gorgeous and the dancefloor is huge. They'll make whatever size wedding you're having work out great. I know that it's a bit of a drive for most people in NJ, but it was so worth it.
Reviewed On 4/30/2014 by Jackie K
The day we drove into the scenic and beautiful Old Tappan Manor, which truly felt as though we were arriving at someone's elegant home, we knew this was the perfect place for us to have our wedding. From the beautiful grounds and waterfall, to...
the cocktail room, bridal suite and bar, every part of the venue is classic and decorated to the nines! The ballroom is simply magnificent and breathtaking. The chandeliers are out of this world and the lighting setup makes for such an incredible atmosphere for guests. And that's just the look of the place, not to mention the EXCEPTIONAL maitre d and staff at the Old Tappan Manor.
Working with Martin Shanley from day one led to smooth sailing for a year and a half of planning. I'll never forget how Martin said to us the day we met--- this is YOUR day and we will make it special and unique for you. He did not disappoint-- everything we wanted on that day, we had. My husband is a total food lover, so that was his area of expertise. When he and my dad looked at the menu options, their eyes just lit up! Everything you can imagine was on there and more. Our selections were sincerely enjoyed by all of our guests and some fan favorites were the raw bar with lobster, oysters and seafood of all kinds, handmade sushi right on site, a panini bar with cuban sandwiches and corned beef ruebens (showing our cuban and irish hertiage), the italian antipasto, pasta station, scampi station, meats... I can go on and on! Everything was enjoyed and there was something for every guest's palate. Martin and the chef on the day of our tasting recommended three exquisite entree options, that our guests selected the night of the wedding (a nice touch) and I've never seen so many entree plates wiped clean after a full happy hour!
In addition to the spectacular food, the most special part of the day, to me, as the bride, was the comfort that our friends at the Old Tappan Manor provided. Martin felt like a part of the family and I knew if i needed anything at all, I could find him and he would take care of it. Having planned events for most of my career, it is so important to have someone to lean on like Martin. I trusted him to help us run the event smoothy and honestly, everything went off without a glitch.
Thank you Martin & everyone at the Old Tappan Manor for making my fairytale wedding come true. I without reservation recommend the Old Tappan Manor for any bride seeking a unique, memorable, personal and unforgettable experience.
Reviewed On 3/31/2014 by Beth
I just had my wedding at the Old Tappan Manor, and it was incredible! We started off working with Alex, but he retired during the year that we were planning, and our event was taken over by Martin without a problem. Martin was friendly, easy to...
work with, and extremely accommodating. The ballroom and the venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, with the chandeliers, LED lighting, and marble dance floor, and the food is just delicious. Their pricing is also an amazing value for what you get! They also have a HUGE and beautiful bridal suite that was an excellent place for me and all of my bridesmaids to get ready during the day. I felt like we were taken care of the whole day and night. Frank was our Maitre'd. After the ceremony, my husband and I were ushered up to the bridal suite and given a sampling of every station at the cocktail hour (there were many!), so we actually had a chance to eat that night. During the reception, we were encouraged to eat our dinners, but since it was a lost cause, they wrapped up our meals for us and we ate them the following night. I would love to come back here as a guest. The whole wedding went off without a hitch, and I am so happy with the whole day!
Reviewed On 3/30/2014 by Marjan M
We had our wedding at the Old Tappan Manor on March 15, 2014 and could not have asked for a better night!! The venue is stunning and the food and service was amazing! Through out the planning, everyone was extremely helpful!! Our guests are sti...
ll talking about it! We have Josef, Martin, Moufed and Frank to THANK for our amazing night!!
Reviewed On 12/09/2013 by kate c
We just had our wedding at the Old Tappan Manor and I can not say enough great things about the whole experience. Working with Martin over the past year has been wonderful, he is so helpful and goes above and beyond to ensure that your wedding...
day is the best day ever. Once you enter into the reception you don't have to worry about anything, Martin and his staff take care of every last detail and are amazing! All our guests were beyond impressed by the ballroom, the food and the overall atmosphere… actually people can't stop talking about it! Deciding to have my wedding at the Old Tappan Manor was the smartest and easiest decision I made through out the whole wedding planning process!
Reviewed On 10/22/2013 by Nikole
We held our wedding reception at The Old Tappan Manor on 10/5/13. I have nothing but positive words for the staff at OTM. Our main point of contact was Martin, who was wonderful and a pleasure to work with during the wedding planning process. A...
lex was our Maître de on the day of and he worked very hard for us ensuring that our guests had a wonderful time. I received so many compliments from our friends and family regarding the beauty of the facility as well as the excellent food. OTM also had a wedding coordinator, Karoline, who made sure that my husband and I sat down to eat our dinner, had drinks and brought us a sampling of the cocktail hour food to the huge bridal suite. She was wonderful! This venue is an absolutely beautiful place to hold a reception. The ballroom looked stunning with our floral centerpieces and uplighting. It also has a very pretty outside area for pictures. I would highly recommend The Old Tappan Manor to anyone who is looking for a beautiful venue to host their wedding.
Reviewed On 8/23/2013 by Paula S
We had such a great experience with our wedding reception at the Old Tappan Manor. The maitre d, Martin, was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, and was very helpful throughout the planning process. His attention and professionalism w...
as second to none on the day of the wedding. Even my father commented on how great Martin was, and he’s a hard person to impress! When we arrived in the limo, Martin was outside waiting for us. He escorted the bridal party into the cocktail hour room early so that they could eat before heading back outside to take pictures. He escorted me & my husband up to the bridal suite and brought us drinks and a variety of cocktail hour food. He told us to take as long as we wanted and to come down for pictures when we were ready. This was absolutely key: my husband was adamant about not missing out on the cocktail hour for pictures, and we were starving by the time we arrived. It was also nice to have a few minutes alone together before the reception started. This wasn’t something I asked for, and am so grateful that the Old Tappan Manor arranged for it!
The night went very smoothly - we had our own waitress standing by all night, and Martin found us when our dinners were served to make sure we sat down and ate them while they were hot. The décor and grounds are beautiful. I would recommend taking some pictures outside in front of the waterfall after the sun goes down…those are my favorite shots from our wedding.
I would absolutely recommend the Old Tappan Manor as a wedding venue: the service, food (especially the cocktail hour), and ambiance were all top notch!
Reviewed On 8/05/2013 by Tracey H
I had my July 19th wedding at The Old Tappan Manor. It was just beautiful. Everything ended up being perfect. We had many compliments regarding the venue and food. As a recommendation I would go with the mashed potato bar during cocktail ho...
ur, everyone loved it! Another recommendation would be their Viennese table. The amount of dessert you get and the variety is unbelievable. One suggestion if you do the Viennese table they do not cut and hand out your wedding cake to guests, they actually need to go up and get a piece, if I knew this I would have asked them to hand a piece out, not everyone wants to get up and go to the dessert table esp. older guests. Otherwise we had an amazing night and Martin was great to work with.
Reviewed On 7/14/2013 by Melissa J
From the moment we stepped into the newly renovated Old Tappan Manor this past fall we knew that this was the place where we would be proud to have our wedding reception. The cocktail space had plenty of tables to sit and high-top tables for p...
eople to stand also and enjoy the food and drinks at the same time while mingling. The ballroom is gorgeous with magnificent chandeliers and tasteful lighting. It has the perfect amount of decoration without being gaudy. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with great places to take pictures if the day is nice. There is a gazebo and waterfall which is lit up at night also. The waterfall is right behind the window where they place the bride and groom table during the reception. Martin was a pleasure to work with through the entire process and helped the whole night run flawlessly. The cocktail hour food was beautifully displayed and everyone raved about the stations and passed hors d'oeuvres. The reception room was well-decorated and light with purple uplighting for a romantic feel. Dinner was delicious. Both the groom and I had the chateaubriand and yes we did have a chance to eat because Martin made sure to bring us some cocktail food before we went to the cocktail hour and also made sure we sat for a few minutes for the dinner. At the end of the evening we had a Viennese Table in addition to the normally served dessert at the request of the groom and for an additional cost. They went above and beyond what we expected they would do for it and our guests are still talking about it. We had the perfect wedding reception and I give a lot of the credit to the staff at Old Tappan Manor for making it such a wonderful celebration that my husband and I got to share with our friends and family. I highly recommend checking out The Old Tappan Manor for your wedding. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 6/21/2013 by Nicole P
We recently held our wedding at the Old Tappan Manor and could not have been more pleased with our experience. The atmosphere, food, and service were all top notch. Our guests could not stop talking about how wonderful the food was and how much...
of it they received. The room is also absolutely beautiful and was plenty spacious for our 200 guests. We cannot say enough about our wedding day at the Old Tappan. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone in the area.
Reviewed On 1/29/2013 by Paul H
We recommend Old Tappan Manor to anyone looking for the three aforementioned things on their wedding day. My fiance fell in love with the ballroom and the lighting, and I was impressed with the food. Alex, Martin, Joseph, and their entire staff...
worked tirelessly to ensure that a good time was had by all.
One of our concerns as a same-sex couple was finding a venue that would understand the inherent differences of our wedding, yet treat us as they would any other couple. We found that, and more, with the good folks at OTM. Not only was our same-gender union a non-issue, but by having only one event at a time, we were really given personal and individual attention that other reception sites couldn't offer to us. We were thrilled with the results!
Reviewed On 12/24/2012 by Johanna M
We absolutely loved our wedding at the Old Tappan Manor! The place is just stunning! The ballroom is gorgeous and the brand new addition to the cocktail hour room made all the difference. Everyone kept coming up to me after and saying how ama...
zing the service was and how delicious the food was! I was a little concerned about not having a bar set up in the ballroom and they assured me that the waiters would take drink orders all night and they absolutely did. Alex and Martin were amazing on the day of our wedding, they took such great care of everything!
My wedding was the week of Hurricane Sandy and lucky the OTM was ready to go no matter what, a tree had fallen down in front and they had it cleared within a day. They had a backup generator and made me feel totally comfortable that my wedding would be able to stay as scheduled.
The prices at the Old Tappan Manor cannot be beat. There is nowhere as pretty and nice as the OTM for the price, I looked at so many venues and the Old Tappan just had it all!
Reviewed On 11/27/2012 by Stacy W
I loved everything about Tappan. The owners and partners were all super helpful and really know what they're doing. You tell them what you want and can trust that it will be that way on your day. The lighting in the hall makes for spectacular p...
ics. The food was delicious and they really take care of the bride and groom. O. The wedding day you don't have to do anything but enjoy the party. Coming from NYC and with the quality and service we got I considered it a bargain
Reviewed On 8/08/2012 by colleen B
The old Tappan Manor did an amazing job. Everything was perfect, food was delicious. and the place is beautiful.
Reviewed On 8/05/2012 by Terri N
We immediately fell in love with the OTM when we first saw it. My husband's parents and sister also both had their weddings there. The renovations are absolutely stunning, and the new cocktail room makes all the difference in the world (we we...
nt to a wedding before it was complete). After booking the OTM, I have to say we weren't overly impressed with the customer service. They are very confident in their way of doing things and make you feel a little uncomfortable when you ask for something different. That being said our wedding was honestly perfect. Martin was our maitre'd for the day (we had worked with Alex for the year leading up to the wedding). Martin was absolutely excellent. He checked in with us regularly and even gave us advice based on his experience. The night was a huge success, with one exception. Our fish option, which we had been looking forward to for a month, was not correct. The fish they served us was excellent (as was everything else), it just wasn't our original entree choice.
Reviewed On 8/01/2012 by Joanne T
The Old Tappan manor is a beautiful venue! the food & service were excellent! We had an amazing time at our wedding, everyone was raving! this really is a hidden gem that we highly reccommend :)
Reviewed On 7/27/2012 by Reshma C
We were very unhappy with Old Tappan Manor. The quality of service is very poor. They make promises that they can not deliver on. They are unprofessional and do not understand what customer service means. I would not recommend this venue for yo...
ur wedding. They do not care about your needs as a bride, they are more concerned about making money off of you.
Reviewed On 5/23/2011 by Isaiah R
To the person I can call now my good friend Alex Ghalamshiah. Thank you for been there for us when we needed you the most. You guided us throughout the process and helped us make decisions on the most important things to which we needed help wi...
th. Your venue is an incredible one. The LED show was amazing and I recommend everyone to get it because if you don't you will regret it. The food, the staff and environment was the best. My wife and I were very impressed with everything from day one. In fact we didn't even think we could afford this place but thanks to you we made it. My family and friends were also extremely impressed and Old Tappan Manor made me proud of making such a great event a very successful one. Definitely looking for a new excuse for a new party.
Thank you Alex!!! :)
Reviewed On 5/14/2011 by Amanda M
Everyone at Old Tappan Manor was amazing. There was endless amounts of the most delicious food and service was incredible. Everyone had a great time!
Reviewed On 11/22/2010 by Rob P
The venue was just renovated and looks gorgeous; our guests thought we paid twice as much as we did. The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful; Alex and his staff were able to meet any request we had. The grounds are beautiful and ...
give it more of a country feel while in the suburbs. Everyone loved the color-changing fountain, as well!
Reviewed On 10/28/2010 by Sarah C
Alex from Old Tappan Manor was extremely helpful. The food was excellent, the price was unbelievable for a Northern NJ venue. Newly renovated and absolutely gorgeous. They are very accomodating.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Nicole G
The main room & chair covers :)Set up beautiful! Also the gazebo outside for pictures even though it rained on our wedding day! :(
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Sarah M
I loved the fact that this venue held only 1 event at a time. Also, the place was absolutely beautiful inside and outside. The manager, Ruben, was also wonderful and catered to our every need.