Our New Jersey wedding venue has everything you need for your dream big day

You’re ready to take the plunge and tie the knot—what a moment! But before you start picking your bridesmaids, your perfect bridal gown, and your beautiful wedding cake, there’s one huge decision you need to make—choosing the right New Jersey wedding venue. 

This might be your most important decision of all, as your venue sets the scene for the best day of your life. It’s the place where you will create lasting memories with your wedding photos, welcome your loved ones to an incredible celebration, and say your forever vows. So while picking a wedding venue in New Jersey is exciting, there’s a heck of a lot to consider too.

How to choose a wedding venue

When it comes to choosing the right setting for your New Jersey reception and ceremony, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. This way, your big day will be everything you’ve ever dreamed of (and more!). Here are eight key questions to ask:

  1. Will the venue fit your style of wedding?— are you planning a traditional celebration, elegant cocktail-style wedding, breezy daytime wedding, or a unique themed event? Whatever kind of big day you’re envisioning, you’ll want a venue that can shape itself around your dreams.
  1. What is the venue setting?—does your venue offer beautiful outdoor spaces for your ceremony, reception, and wedding photos? Even if you’re planning an indoor celebration, having access to pretty gardens where guests can mingle will take your celebration to the next level.
  1. What reception spaces are available?—does your venue offer ‘wow factor’ spaces that feel like a fairytale? Will your first dance be in the romantic setting you’ve always imagined?
  1. Do they serve knockout cuisine?—is there a wide array of menu choices? Is the chef respected? Do the kitchen team go the extra mile to create a spectacular spread? Can you shape your wedding menu to your theme?
  1. Will you be given a wedding coordinator?—from selecting the right vendors to choosing the perfect menu, having an expert to help you plan your big day is invaluable. Yet bear in mind that not every venue offers this huge bonus as part of the package—and some charge extra for it.
  2. Does the venue have awards and recognition?—what is the venue’s reputation? Has it picked up prizes? Is it well-respected in the wedding industry?
  3. Is it established?—does your venue have a lot of experience with throwing weddings? Has it created memorable days for hundreds—or even thousands—of happy couples? Is there a seasoned team that knows how to make your wedding day go smoothly?
  4. Does it host multiple weddings at once?—some venues juggle more than one wedding at a time, which means there’s the risk of staff being stretched. So ask yourself—wouldn’t you prefer to be the center of attention on your big day?

10 reasons to choose Il Tulipano as your wedding venue

Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove is a premier New Jersey wedding venue that has been going strong for over four decades. Here’s why thousands of happy couples have chosen us:

1. Stunning setting

Il Tulipano’s gorgeous outdoor space is inspired by the Tuscan countryside, meaning you’ll feel like you’ve been spirited away to Italy. Our gardens are perfect for making your vows, enjoying a chic cocktail hour, and posing for romantic photos. 

Our Piazza is an enchanted space where every winding path is filled with lush, blooming flowers, conjuring up a rustic Mediterranean warmth. The brick walkways, stone archways, and cascading stone waterfall all create a dreamy ambiance for photos you’ll treasure forever. Our idyllic Piazza is the ideal backdrop for your New Jersey wedding.

2. Breathtaking reception spaces

Il Tulipano’s three reception spaces—The Ballroom, Gregorian Room, and Tulip Terrace—are about as romantic as you can get.

The Ballroom is a fairytale fantasy of crystal tulip chandeliers, ornate woodwork, and gilded ceilings. Its romantic lighting conjures up the elegance of a past era, while the outdoor balcony overlooks lush gardens.

The Gregorian Room is a fresh and airy space that’s ideal for intimate soirees. The dreamy white color-scheme, soft lighting, and minimalist decor makes this a gently romantic setting to celebrate your love. 

The Tulip Terrace is where we hold our famous Venetian Hour, where your guests can indulge in sweet treats and dessert cocktails after their meal – an excellent spot for events big and small.

3.      Renowned cuisine

Il Tulipano serves up some of the best wedding cuisine in New Jersey. Our award-winning chefs craft authentic Italian and international dishes with the freshest ingredients—and lots of passion too. From a butler serving hors d’oeuvres at cocktail hour, to Viennese desserts on the Tulip Terrace, to the multi-course menu of your dreams, your guests will be entertained in style.

Our traditional dinner menu showcases the very best Italian food for weddings, from lobster risotto cake, to all-natural fresh sorbet, to veal milanese.

Our cocktail-style wedding menu offers a huge choice of buffet stations where guests can mingle and sample delicious foods. These include our popular Rare Steakhouse Station, Seafood Station, American Station, Italian Station, Caviar Station, La Creperie, Sushi Tower, and much more.

At Viennese Hour on the Tulip Terrace, we serve delicious desserts and sweet cocktails. Spoil your loved ones with perfectly arranged, classic Italian delicacies crafted in-house at our Pastry Shoppe. Plus enchant them with real Italian homemade gelato, a chocolate fondue fountain, and whimsical fancies like swirled cotton candy. 

4. Long-established venue

Il Tulipano has been hosting weddings since 1982, meaning that for over four decades we’ve been creating the perfect day for happy couples. We know the wedding business inside-out—but because we’re a family-run business, our approach is always personal.

5. Awards and recognition

Il Tulipano has won three awards from Wedding Wire, including one Couple’s Choice Award and two Bride’s Choice Awards. We’ve also been featured in New Jersey Bride and The Knot.

6. Wedding coordinators for every couple

When you book Il Tulipano as your venue, you will be given your own wedding coordinator to help you. Our expert will assist you with everything, from choosing your wedding menu to finding the ideal vendors. No more making nail-biting decisions alone—you will have a friendly wedding coordinator by your side, every step of the way. 

7. Only one wedding at a time

We want to fully be present for you, which is why we only focus on one bride at a time. When you book Il Tulipano the space will be entirely yours, with you and your love story as the center of attention. 

8. A family-run business with a friendly team

At Il Tulipano, we offer a personal touch for brides and grooms. When you stop by, we don’t have to ask your name like other wedding venues—instead, you’ll be welcomed like a family member. Consider Il Tulipano your second home. 

9. Your wedding, your way
Il Tulipao will shape your wedding day to your vision. From intimate gatherings to breathtaking royal-style affairs, and from imaginative themed weddings to relaxed boho celebrations, we’ll do your wedding your way.

10. Access to trusted wedding vendors 

From videographers, to florists, makeup artists, Il Tulipano has long-standing relationships with some of the best wedding vendors in New Jersey. And because they know our venue so well, they’ll make sure that your day goes smoothly. From photographers who know the ideal settings for photos to DJs familiar with our acoustics, we’ll help you to pick the right vendors for your big day.

Make your dream wedding a reality at Il Tulipano

Fairytale Italian gardens, enchanted reception spaces, delectable menus, and a friendly team that includes your own wedding coordinator—Il Tulipano is a New Jersey wedding venue like no other.

No matter what your wedding style, size, or theme is, Il Tulipano will create your perfect day for you. That’s because we understand that the best celebrations need a personal touch, which is why we only host one wedding at a time. Your unique love story will be our focus, from start to finish.

Our team are experts at crafting a series of memorable moments, from romantic ceremonies on our Tuscan-style Tulip Terrace, to delectable Italian desserts served at Venetian Hour on the Piazza, to your first dance as a couple in our chandelier ballroom. Whether you’re planning a big traditional wedding, an intimate cocktail-style soiree, or a breezy daytime brunch gathering, we’ll make your dream day a reality.

Testimonials from happy couples
‘I got married on 6/12/21 after two postponements and it was an amazing day! We dealt with Gina (the wedding coordinator) since we signed our contract with Il Tulipano and she could not be more sweet, helpful, and understanding through the whole process. The venue is beautiful and the food is amazing, our guests could not stop raving about it! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants a wonderful wedding experience and a wedding day to remember!’

‘Il Tulipano was the perfect setting for our intimate wedding! Our planner Gina A. was absolutely phenomenal and made our wedding planning fun and stress free! Gina ensured our wedding day delivered seamless service with exceptional attention to detail! I highly recommend this venue for any special occasion and suggest you request to work with Gina…she was wonderful and such a pleasure to work with and talk to! Thank you to all the staff for making our wedding so memorable!’

Ready for your amazing New Jersey wedding?

Il Tulipano is a premier wedding venue in New Jersey. Our recently revamped space in Cedar Grove has won multiple awards from Wedding Wire, plus has picked up praise from The Knot and New Jersey Bride. Book a tour with us today.

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