Not Your Average Ballroom: 15 Drop-Dead-Dazzling Banquet Halls in Northern NJ

Think banquet halls and ballrooms are boring? Think again. From elegant private estates and historic manors to contemporary, blank canvas spaces just waiting for your vision, this "tasting menu" of our favorite wedding venues will prove that Northern New Jersey's ballrooms and banquet halls are worth a second look.


The Tides Estate

North Haledon, NJ

Fab Features: breathtaking porte-cochère entrance welcomes guests into the Main Lobby, with its marble floors and dramatic staircase • regally-proportioned Ballroom with soaring ceilings, tall windows, and crystal chandeliers, and sophisticated, impeccably decorated banquet rooms • exceptional cuisine and white glove service exemplify classic elegance

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Park Savoy Estate

Florham Park, New Jersey

Fab Features: palatial 1870s lakeside mansion boasting exquisite décor indoors, landscaped grounds outdoors • timeless luxury in the Ballroom, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a Carrera marble fireplace, and French doors • garden ceremonies on the lawn and cocktails on the airy Veranda, with panoramic views of the grounds and lake

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Naninas In The Park

Belleville, New Jersey

Fab Features: Tuscan-villa architecture in a park setting lush with cherry blossom trees • bubbling fountains outside and breathtaking crystal chandeliers inside • award-winning chefs and mixologists create exquisite personalized menus (even a specialty ice carving!)

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Rockleigh

Rockleigh, New Jersey

Fab Features: opulent estate with wrought-iron gates bounding 12 photogenic acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, graceful fountains, and sculptures • grand staircase frames dramatic entrances, and exquisite ballrooms boast crystal chandeliers and gleaming floors • experienced in-house catering staff can fit every taste

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Macaluso's Events and Banquets

Hawthorne, NJ

Fab Features: shaded outdoor courtyard for al fresco events pair with elegant indoor spaces • magnificent entrances from the curved mahogany staircase into the ballroom, with its soaring, coffered ceiling • truly one-of-a-kind menu options, from customized ice sculptures to caviar & champagne displays

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Park Chateau Estate and Gardens

East Brunswick, New Jersey

Fab Features: spectacular manor designed after a classic French countryside estate • ceremonies in a private chapel nestled among the gardens, or overlooking a graceful lily pond encircled by flowers • the 17th century-inspired ballroom is adorned with opulent chandeliers hung from an elaborately embellished recessed ceiling

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

The Chateau Grande Hotel

East Brunswick, NJ

Fab Features: opulent French-American boutique hotel surrounded by fifteen acres of idyllic grounds • on-site catering led by James Beard award-winning chef, David Burke, known for his inventiveness and savory mastery • luxury lodging fit for the occasion includes plush beds, individually lit makeup mirrors, and glamorous chandeliers

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$$

Crystal Plaza

Livingston, New Jersey

Fab Features: turn-of-the-century gem with a romantic garden ceremony site with a domed, white-pillared gazebo • the ballroom impresses with a gold-trimmed grand staircase and dazzling crystal chandeliers • extensive cuisine options include kosher and glatt kosher offerings

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Richfield Regency

Verona, NJ

Fab Features: exquisite wedding hall outfitted with sparkling chandeliers and ornate crown moulding • lovely photo ops in the adjacent Verona Park, with its charming waterfall, lush grounds, and stone bridge • delectable menus with plenty of flexibility, all prepared to your specifications

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Meadow Wood

Randolph, New Jersey

Fab Features: beautiful colonial manor boasting Palladian windows, French doors and private garden courtyards • impressive photo ops on the sweeping staircase and balcony, the lovely Pergola, and among the gardens • sumptuous, fully customizable dinners served in the Grand Ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Hanover Manor

East Hanover, NJ

Fab Features: multiple ballrooms boast gorgeous details like marble flooring, oversized crystal chandeliers, and ornate wall coverings • exquisite half-ceiling skylight in the Crystal Room frames views of the courtyard, gardens, and water feature • convenient packages match a variety of needs and budgets

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Il Villaggio Wedding and Banquets

Carlstadt, NJ

Fab Features: Old World sophistication with modern amenities and attention to detail • stunning Grand Ballroom highlighted by 25-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and an imported granite dance floor • only one wedding a day ensures you'll enjoy dedicated service, attention to detail, and delicious menus, impeccably prepared and served

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Elan Catering and Events

Lodi, NJ

Fab Features: many elegant and unique spaces to choose from, including the natural light-flooded Skylight Room and the chic, modern Grand Ballroom • exquisite Russian and Eastern European-style catering • fully all-inclusive packages are easily crafted, and may include everything from photography to DJ packages

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Graycliff

Moonachie, New Jersey

Fab Features: exchange vows in the gazebo adorned with Grecian figures or in the impressive marble-filled Forum • elegant receptions in the airy Greenhouse Room or sophisticated Main Bar, where guests can enjoy piano accompaniment • customized menus may include raw bars, butler-passed hors d'oeuvres, dessert displays, and even a custom ice sculpture

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Ravello Banquets

East Hanover, NJ

Fab Features: the gorgeous venue is all yours on the wedding day, from prep in the dressing suite to an exquisitely executed farewell • al fresco ceremonies beside sparkling water features in the lush gardens, or under a charming gazebo • the extraordinary sky-painted ballroom ceiling is accented by dramatic uplighting and a chandelier

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


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