il Tulipano

1131 Pompton Ave Route 23, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 Map · Phone number
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About il Tulipano

A Tuscan-inspired wedding venue in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, Il Tulipano Catering & Special Events specializes in unique wedding celebrations. Family owned and operated since 1982, the venue is dedicated to honoring the traditions and beliefs of the Polimeni family’s Italian heritage. Boasting an ambience of sophisticated warmth, Il Tulipano Catering & Special Events’ world-class style and impeccable service make it the perfect choice for exceeding expectations!

Facilities and Capacity

Comfortably accommodating a maximum of 330 guests, Il Tulipano Catering & Special Events offers endless options for couples to host their ceremony and/or reception. While the beautifully landscaped Piazza features brick walkways, stone arches and a cascading stone waterfall, the charming and graceful Grand Ballroom features crystal tulip chandeliers and romantic lighting. The elegantly appointed Tulip Terrace touts spectacular views of the venue’s impressive grounds from its window-lined walls.

Services Offered

This venue offers a variety of wedding-related services and amenities. Said options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bridal attendant
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound

Cuisine

The venue’s professional culinary team prides itself on using the best and freshest ingredients for your special day. Offering a variety of catering services, option include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Buffet-style dinner
  • Station-style dinner
  • Family-style dinner

Other Facilities

Il Tulipano Catering & Special Events features various wedding facilities for couples to use during and/or prior to their event. From the glass-enclosed Great Hall to the window-lined Tulip Terrace, each prove to be fitting options for bridal showers, engagement parties and/or rehearsal dinners.

Other Services

Interested couples have the option of including a variety of bar services with their celebration. Said services include, but are not limited to:

  • Liquor license
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open bar
  • Cash bar
  • Limited bar
  • House liquor
  • Premium liquor
  • House beer
  • Specialty beer
  • House wine
  • Specialty wine
  • Signature drink

Location

Il Tulipano Catering & Special Events is an accomplished wedding venue in Essex County, New Jersey. The venue is less than two miles from a number of popular landmarks, such as Peckman Preserve and Hilltop Reservation.

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151 Reviews for il Tulipano

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Johan

    Johan Prieto · Getting married on 07/01/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Jan 2020 Winter Wedding

    My wife and I had the perfect wedding at Il Tulipano. Working with Gina and Sunday has been an absolute pleasure. The food, service and staff were amazing. I would highly recommend Il Tulipano to anyone looking for a wedding venue.

    Sent on 02/01/2020
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    Marialyce Salvetti · Getting married on 01/09/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    September 2020 Wedding

    Being a 2020 bride was not easy, but I could not be more thankful to have chosen il Tulipano for my wedding. From the first day meeting with Gina for the initial look at the venue to the day of the wedding the service was impeccable. Our wedding was originally planned for June, but unfortunately had to move it to September. il Tulipano made the transition so easy. They assured me they would make it happen and they sure did. Even though Gina who my husband and I booked with, was on leave during Covid with the wedding season being at a stand-still, but she still walked me through every detail and kept me thinking positively for the September date. She truly kept me calm through all those uncertain months. The food was absolutely delicious and the service from the bartenders to the servers was professional and courteous. Our wedding attendant and maitre d' (Sunday and Carol) were a God sent! They anticipated every need my husband or I needed. They made sure everything was taken care of and most importantly that we ate! The ballroom was gorgeous and the Viennese hour was amazing. Lastly, because the venue only allows one wedding at a time, the space truly feels like yours. The whole day was absolutely perfect and I couldn't be happier. It's been two months and I'm still getting compliments on what a great time the guests had. Thank you il Tulipano!

    Sent on 11/07/2020
  • Tiffany

    Tiffany · Married on 08/08/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Let me start off this review by telling all the brides and grooms-to-be that my husband and I looked at 15 different venues before carefully selecting il Tulipano to be our special place to hold our wedding..! We can say with absolute certainty that this was one of the smartest decisions we ever made in terms of wedding planning. Our wedding was executed so beautifully, one of my aunts now wants to hold my cousin's wedding here.

    il Tulipano is top-notch, and here are the reasons why...

    - Donald Longo - what a saint..! He was so accommodating with sitting my husband and me down to really plan everything out to a "T", even during offbeat hours (with our work schedules being so hectic). So professional yet so honest at the same time. My husband and I loved Donald!

    - Whether getting married outdoors in the beautiful piazza or indoors under a beautiful glass-paned ceiling.. you really can't lose! Many guests have commented on the beautiful landscaping that was evident during our outdoors ceremony

    - Super attentive and helpful bridal attendant and maitre'd (Thank you, Sunday & Carol!!!) from the moment you exit your limo. These ladies made sure my groom and I had a chance to eat, made sure my feet were comfortable, made sure I had a tissue in hand during speeches.. and even allotted a special 5-minute "alone time" post-ceremony just to really enjoy each other's company in the bridal suite. Little details you wouldn't think would be picked up easily.. these ladies were our lucky stars. I had absolutely no contact with any vendors that day, as everything was already taken care of before I arrived at il Tulipano.

    - I'm running out of space, but here are the others: The beautifully-lit ballroom (completely made our wedding video!), the spectacular Venetian hour, the intimacy of being the only wedding being celebrated that night, our delicious and magnificent in-house created CAKE, the FOOD..
    THANK YOU, il Tulipano!!!!

    -Tiffany & Peter

    Sent on 05/12/2013

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il Tulipano FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 750
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 750
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 24
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Cake
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Florentina Flowers and Event Design Wedding Florists

    As a wedding professional I work with my catering site but Il Tulipano is one of the finest catering sites in NJ. We hosted a family party recently and they go above and beyond for the clients. Looking forward to using them again in the near future.

  • My Cinderella's Dream Wedding Hair & Makeup

    Il Tulipano Catering was actually the Venue that Rita (co-owner of My Cinderella's Dream) and her husband got married at. Their Wedding was in April and even though it drizzled that day the Catering Hall was bright and inviting. The food is outstanding and all the people who work there couldn't have been more accommodating. Just goes to show you that good food, great place, friends and music is all you really need to make a great Wedding (Party). We as Vendors ourselves know how important it is to have a great review. We have worked with Il Tulipano on many occasions getting our Brides ready for their Wedding Day. We recommend them highly recommend them. Thank you for always being so gracious.

Map

  • 1131 Pompton Ave Route 23 Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009 See on map
    9732569300 (Phone number)
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il Tulipano frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at il Tulipano?

il Tulipano includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At il Tulipano, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

il Tulipano includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At il Tulipano, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at il Tulipano includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of il Tulipano in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by il Tulipano for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at il Tulipano for wedding events?

il Tulipano offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does il Tulipano offer?

il Tulipano offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party

What services does il Tulipano offer for wedding events?

il Tulipano offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Cake
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does il Tulipano have available for wedding events?

il Tulipano offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend il Tulipano and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

il Tulipano is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.