Nanina's in the Park is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Belleville, New Jersey. This elegant venue offers a magical, Tuscan Villa style for a picturesque backdrop. Nanina’s has a tradition of over 50 years in catering to weddings and other special celebrations. You can feel assured that any celebration held here will be a memorable and enjoyable time.
Facilities and Capacity
Nestled in a historical park setting of 360 acres, Nanina’s is immersed in a delightful and verdant setting. This venue has stunning options for both outdoor and indoor celebrations. The lush historical gardens make for a stunning backdrop for any event or for a quiet break from the festivities. Nanina’s Grand Ballroom is exclusively rented for one event at a time and can accommodate up to 400 guests. Guests will get to experience an array of Tuscany-inspired architectural amenities, such as its crystal chandeliers, winding marble staircase, and Juliet balcony. With a special spot for the couple’s head table and a sizable dance floor, this space will comfortably host lavish wedding parties. A beautiful bridal suite is available to prepare for the big event, a place to relax throughout the day, and as a backdrop for additional photography.
The experienced and friendly team at Nanina’s will work with clients to arrange the details of their ceremony or reception. They will coordinate with outside vendors in order to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience on the special day. Wedding services at this wheelchair-accessible venue include planning, setup, and cleanup, providing tables and chairs with designer linens, silverware, and china. Access is included to the bridal suite with attendant and uniformed valet parking. LED lighting, photo booths, and additional event rentals are also available. The peak season for this venue is from April through November.
The Nanina’s team want couples and their loved ones to have a culinary experience to remember. Their award-winning chefs and mixologists can offer tempting menus or customize over-the-top experiences to match the preferences of each client. After a premium open bar for cocktail hour, guests can enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres, chilled and hot food stations, plated dinners, and desserts. Bartenders can serve a selection of quality wines, liquors, and beers.
259 Reviews for Nanina's in the Park
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Megan R. · Married on 01/09/2021
Nanina's service is unmatched!
It will be extremely difficult to explain just how amazing Nanina's in the Park made our wedding reception. Having a wedding in the midst of a pandemic is certainly one of the more difficult choices; Nanina's made it the best choice we have made. From the booking process to our departure on wedding night, Nanina's made our experience 5 stars. Most venues can ensure the bride and groom will have a great experience; Nanina's ensures every guest receives the highest level of service.Sent on 02/14/2021
The venue is gorgeous with new updates to the ballroom that truly shout luxury. The grounds, library room, cocktail hour space, and ballroom all offer unique decor but flow together well. The expansive space allows for large groups without feeling crowded. The venue provides many opportunities for unique and memorable photos. The ballroom has beautiful high ceilings, long tables, tiered seating, and a large dance floor (recently updated). The cocktail hour space is divided nicely on two operate levels that allows guest to spread out and easily find a place to enjoy the amazing cocktail hour food (more on food below). Just off the library room is a gorgeous, meticulously landscaped garden with fountains, pond, and a bridge. The bridal suite is elegant and charming. The bridal suite offers such beautiful space for pictures, getting ready, and unwinding before/during the big day. The venue is truly beautiful, classic, and elegant.
During the booking process, Julian worked with us to ensure we had the wedding we desired. He combined the standard excellence of Nanina's with our own vision for our wedding. He communicated pricing, menu options, and timelines with exception detail and transparency. As with most things in life, budgets matter and Julian provided a detailed spreadsheet for us to plan for the cost of our big day. The transparency on pricing and cost was truly appreciated and made our budgeting/planning much easier. After our meeting, we decided to book a Saturday night in January.
Just under a year from our wedding, we were invited for a tasting. For the tasting, we were allowed to bring four guests. The tasting was such a great experience where we were able to get a preview of the service/food we should expect on our wedding day. The staff at Nanina's did not disappoint as they reaffirmed why we decided to book with Nanina's.
Six weeks prior to our wedding, we met with our Maitre'D Vicky to review all the details for our wedding day. Vicky is super easy to work with and she ensured all our wants and needs were met for our wedding day. She is extremely detailed and certainly eased any stress of the big day. The week of our wedding, we had many items to drop off at the venue. Nanina's and Liz made this process incredibly seamless. We dropped off the items and they took care of the rest. Liz walked us through the venue to show us exactly where all our items (guest book, memorial table, seating chart, etc.) would be placed and our particular preferences. All of which were exactly as discussed on our wedding day. Again, the service at Nanina's is unmatched.
The food at Nanina's is unbelievable!!! As someone who loves the cocktail hour more than the reception dinner, Nanina's cocktail hour did not disappoint. There is an abundance of offerings (all of which come included) and are absolutely delicious. Your guest will rave about the mac n cheese bar, martini bar with ice sculpture, and multiple other delicious offerings. The cocktail hour is such a great experience where your guest will truly be wowed by the luxury and service of Nanina's. Another great gesture from Nanina's: they allowed us to stop by the following morning and sent us home with trays of food from the cocktail hour, allowing us to enjoy the flavors of our wedding day all over again.
For dinner, our guest raved about the quality of food. The chateaubriand was so tender it didn't need to be chewed. The red snapper topped with lump crab meat was bursting with flavor and freshness. Our guest could not have been happier with the meal options. Choosing dinner table side and not pre-selected is a great feature from Nanina's.
The service, the service, the service. We cannot put into words how amazing the service at Nanina's is. Your guest will be amazed by the quality of service at Nanina's. Each table is assigned two servers. They will ensure your guest constantly have their choice of beverage and will keep them from waiting in line at the bar. As a bride and groom, we were absolutely delighted with the service provided by our Maitre'D Vicky and bridal assistant Martha. From the moment we arrived off the limo bus, until we stepped back on the hotel shuttle, we had constant attention. Upon arrival, our bridal attendant Martha, escorted us to our bridal suite and immediately provided my wife with her cocktail hour craving (lobster mac n cheese). Our entire bridal party was instantly given their beverage of choice prior to the start of pictures at the venue. After pictures, Vicky brought us back to the bridal suite to enjoy every single food option served during the cocktail hour. One of the best experiences of our wedding day was just having 25 minutes alone together in the bridal suite to sit, relax, and enjoy the delicious food options. Upon our return to the bridal suite, the staff set a table, had each of our signature cocktails waiting and allowed us to enjoy some alone time together. Vicky even wrapped my dress/me in a tablecloth and changed my shoes. During the cocktail hour, was bustling my dress while I was making rounds to greet the guest. Again, the service is unmatched. Throughout the entire reception, Vicky and Martha made sure every single detail was perfect. It's the little things that set service apart and Nanina's has truly thought about every small element of a wedding day (even if you didn't). While we danced, greeted guest, and enjoyed our reception, our drinks were constantly filled and replaced. Our guest were constantly amazed by the service they received and this is the standard at Nanina's.
We could not be happier with our choice to have our wedding at Nanina's in the Park. They made our wedding day an experience will cherish for a lifetime. Julian, Vicky, Liz, Martha, and the entire staff at Nanina's THANK YOU!!! Truly set the standard for the wedding day experience.
Highly recommend Nanina's in the Park for any bride and groom looking for an unreal experience.
Anthony B. · Married on 10/15/2020
Fantastic afternoon at Nanina's!
Had our engagement party there! The food and service was excellent! They recently renovated the rooms as well, therefore the room was update to date and gorgeous. Would hopefully love to have our wedding there as well!Sent on 07/24/2019
Christina K. · Married on 07/09/2020
They made picking a date easy & enjoyable!
Planning a wedding in less than a year can bring on some stress, but not when you have Vicky from Nanina’s by your side! She made picking a date so easy and to be honest, very enjoyable! We got engaged on July 1, 2019 and we choose July 9th, 2020. already emailed her and she has gotten back to me so quickly and with such care! I’m looking forward to planning all the important moment leading up to the big day with the wonderful people at Nanina’s!Sent on 08/08/2019
What can we say about the amazing Nanina's in the Park that people don't already know! Their grounds are simply breathtaking, romantic and lush. The food is THEE BEST FOOD AROUND! You absolutely can not beat their lobster mac and cheese or the mozzarella man! The ballroom is elegant and the bridal suite is a great spot for pictures. The staff are incredibly helpful, friendly and efficient. We will always highly recommend our friends at Nanina's in the Park!
Nanina's is just the best, one of our favorite venues in NJ!!! Everything they do is just amazing, staff is knowledgeable and on point!! Their gardens and grounds give the creators of photos and video many posibilities!! We abosolutely love Nanina's ... Every event is just perfection!!!
Beautiful venue and excellent food. Friendly staff.