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Ravello Banquets

East Hanover , NJ

LOCATION

138 Eagle Rock Avenue
East Hanover, NJ US 07936 (map)

PHONE

973-781-9001

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Ravello's, a Tuscan villa set amidst an elegant and serene setting, could easily be in Florence or Rome - for it's truly a world-class establishment in the image of Italy's finest.... Read more
Ravello's, a Tuscan villa set amidst an elegant and serene setting, could easily be in Florence or Rome - for it's truly a world-class establishment in the image of Italy's finest. Conceived and directed by the Venturi family, Ravello's has quickly emerged to become one New Jersey's premiere wedding and event venues.

With more than 35 years experience in the hospitality industry, the Venturi family has achieved a stellar reputation for both exceptional cuisine and gracious service. Hosting only one wedding at a time, Ravello's promises a day that is uniquely the bride and grooms. Our lush gardens, romantic fountains and charming gazebo create an atmosphere of pure elegance from the moment you arrive and offer the ideal setting for your on-site ceremony. Our tastefully appointed bridal suite and magnificent grand ballroom complete the picture. Superb cuisine, artistic presentations and the gracious hospitality of our attentive, white-gloved staff will enchant your guests and ensure memories to last a lifetime. Each detail is flawlessly crafted to create the magical event every couple deserves.

Ravello's is also pleased to offer social and corporate event planning for any size and occasion. From sales conferences to fundraisers, engagement parties to sweet sixteen celebrations, we specialize in customized and unique events for every occasion and budget.

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the opening of our Off-Premise Catering Division to serve your needs at home or at the office, covering a small order for pick-up to a lunch or dinner party complete with food, beverage, staff and rentals.

As a family owned and operated facility, the complete satisfaction of our valued clientele is always our priority. Contact us today to make an appointment for a personal tour of our villa. We look forward to welcoming you. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1990
When was your venue last renovated?
2006
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1990
When was your venue last renovated?
2006
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I couldn't wait to review the Ravello for any couple that is currently searching for a venue. My husband and I just got married this past weekend and we can't stop talking about how perfect the entire day was and a huge part of that had to do with staff and experience with the Ravello! I’d like to say that it’s a hidden gem and anyone recently engaged should definitely check out this venue! The day was amazing and everything we ever dreamed it to be! The process was so easy with the Ravello-I can't say that enough! And they are so reasonable for EVERYTHING you receive with the package! There were no hidden fees included as there are with many other venues we looked at. The Ravello has character. My husband and I were looking for a unique place that wasn’t the typical cookie cutter wedding factory. The Ravello only has one wedding at a time, which is sooo nice! We had the ceremony in their gardens. The gardens were nicely manicured for our wedding day. There is also a nice little waterfall, which is nice for pictures.
Bill Chriswell and the maitre'd Danny were top notch! There is no other word to describe them. Bill was helpful and responsive from the moment I contacted him. Many times when I emailed him, he responded within an hour. He has a calm and personable demeanor. Danny was so helpful and was ready to get us ANYTHING we needed. Anytime either of us looked or turned, there was a staff member asking us if we wanted a drink or needed anything. For our wedding, each table had their own attendant. They also had red and white wine bottles at each of the tables! From what I could see, every table received their appetizer and meal at almost the same time, which doesn’t usually happen at bigger banquets. We had 160 people at our wedding and the Ravello could handle it! I could go on and on, but this review is already longer than most people would read. But, thank you thank thank you Ravello for making our day AMAZING!
I couldn't wait to review the Ravello for any couple that is currently searching for a venue. My husband and I just got Read more...
I couldn't wait to review the Ravello for any couple that is currently searching for a venue. My husband and I just got married this past weekend and we can't stop talking about how perfect the entire day was and a huge part of that had to do with staff and experience with the Ravello! I’d like to say that it’s a hidden gem and anyone recently engaged should definitely check out this venue! The day was amazing and everything we ever dreamed it to be! The process was so easy with the Ravello-I can't say that enough! And they are so reasonable for EVERYTHING you receive with the package! There were no hidden fees included as there are with many other venues we looked at. The Ravello has character. My husband and I were looking for a unique place that wasn’t the typical cookie cutter wedding factory. The Ravello only has one wedding at a time, which is sooo nice! We had the ceremony in their gardens. The gardens were nicely manicured for our wedding day. There is also a nice little waterfall, which is nice for pictures.
Bill Chriswell and the maitre'd Danny were top notch! There is no other word to describe them. Bill was helpful and responsive from the moment I contacted him. Many times when I emailed him, he responded within an hour. He has a calm and personable demeanor. Danny was so helpful and was ready to get us ANYTHING we needed. Anytime either of us looked or turned, there was a staff member asking us if we wanted a drink or needed anything. For our wedding, each table had their own attendant. They also had red and white wine bottles at each of the tables! From what I could see, every table received their appetizer and meal at almost the same time, which doesn’t usually happen at bigger banquets. We had 160 people at our wedding and the Ravello could handle it! I could go on and on, but this review is already longer than most people would read. But, thank you thank thank you Ravello for making our day AMAZING! Read less
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Ravello Banquets responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kerri....I'm so glad you had the perfect day...Even the weather cooperated for your ceremony! All the best to you and Rob from us here at Ravello. Enjoy the cruise!
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Gia
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband, Michael and I, were married at Ravello on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Words cannot even express how amazing our experience with Ravello was overall. I discovered Ravello after completing an online search and fell in love with the venue upon our first visit. Not only is Ravello beautiful (it has a garden outside that is used for the ceremony and an interior that has a separate room for cocktail hour and for the reception), but also affordable as well. The other venues I looked at in New Jersey were priced outlandishly high and did not include most of what Ravello did for a fraction of the price. Furthermore, Ravello offers an intimate wedding experience, in that you can be assured that your wedding will be the only one going on the day of your event.

In terms of planning the wedding at Ravello, everything went so smoothly. Bill was extremely accomodating to my husband and I who live out of state in Virginia. We wanted to have a wedding in New Jersey since much of our family is from the tri-state area. He was always responsive to our emails, answering very quickly, and we were literally able to plan everything with him online (choosing linens, cake, and even our final food choices after doing an in person tasting).

Our actual wedding day at Ravello went beyond perfect and not once did I feel stressed. The venue set everything up for us in terms of the decor that I chose to bring. Our guests raved about the food and experience, telling us honestly that it was the best wedding they had ever attended. I thoroughly recommend this venue to anyone. Thank you again to Bill and Ravello for making our day absolutely wonderful!
My husband, Michael and I, were married at Ravello on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Words cannot even express how amazing our Read more...
My husband, Michael and I, were married at Ravello on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Words cannot even express how amazing our experience with Ravello was overall. I discovered Ravello after completing an online search and fell in love with the venue upon our first visit. Not only is Ravello beautiful (it has a garden outside that is used for the ceremony and an interior that has a separate room for cocktail hour and for the reception), but also affordable as well. The other venues I looked at in New Jersey were priced outlandishly high and did not include most of what Ravello did for a fraction of the price. Furthermore, Ravello offers an intimate wedding experience, in that you can be assured that your wedding will be the only one going on the day of your event.

In terms of planning the wedding at Ravello, everything went so smoothly. Bill was extremely accomodating to my husband and I who live out of state in Virginia. We wanted to have a wedding in New Jersey since much of our family is from the tri-state area. He was always responsive to our emails, answering very quickly, and we were literally able to plan everything with him online (choosing linens, cake, and even our final food choices after doing an in person tasting).

Our actual wedding day at Ravello went beyond perfect and not once did I feel stressed. The venue set everything up for us in terms of the decor that I chose to bring. Our guests raved about the food and experience, telling us honestly that it was the best wedding they had ever attended. I thoroughly recommend this venue to anyone. Thank you again to Bill and Ravello for making our day absolutely wonderful! Read less
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Ravello Banquets responded with the following comments:

Thanks Gia...I'm glad you enjoyed everything! It was a pleasure working with you and Mike. All the best from everyone here at Ravello
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Gina
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The very first moment we walked into Villa Ravello it felt like a big Italian family restaurant, warm and inviting, not trying too hard. Coming from a childhood of home cooked Italian food, after the impressive initial tasting, we were sold! Everything was delicious, all of our 215 guests were raving about the seafood stations during cocktail hour, dinner, and the entire Venetian ROOM dedicated to dessert! Bill was a pleasure to work with, accommodating and super easy to get in touch with, always helpful and punctual. He gladly dealt with all of our DIY projects, and coordinating with Conroy's florist and our photo booth, etc. The staff was amazing, they do one wedding at a time so they truly cater to you and your needs alone. There wasn't one moment throughout the entire night (or process) that I felt stressed out. They take care of it all! After looking at lots of other venues--Nannias, Mayfair Farms, Mansion at Bretton Woods, Highlawn Pavilion, etc.--I am so so so glad we chose Ravello's. The quality and quantity of the food alone is worth it! Add the huge dance floor, devoted staff, and beautiful garden and it's truly an incredible hidden gem. Add it to your list! And then have your party there! Thanks Bill :)
The very first moment we walked into Villa Ravello it felt like a big Italian family restaurant, warm and inviting, not Read more...
The very first moment we walked into Villa Ravello it felt like a big Italian family restaurant, warm and inviting, not trying too hard. Coming from a childhood of home cooked Italian food, after the impressive initial tasting, we were sold! Everything was delicious, all of our 215 guests were raving about the seafood stations during cocktail hour, dinner, and the entire Venetian ROOM dedicated to dessert! Bill was a pleasure to work with, accommodating and super easy to get in touch with, always helpful and punctual. He gladly dealt with all of our DIY projects, and coordinating with Conroy's florist and our photo booth, etc. The staff was amazing, they do one wedding at a time so they truly cater to you and your needs alone. There wasn't one moment throughout the entire night (or process) that I felt stressed out. They take care of it all! After looking at lots of other venues--Nannias, Mayfair Farms, Mansion at Bretton Woods, Highlawn Pavilion, etc.--I am so so so glad we chose Ravello's. The quality and quantity of the food alone is worth it! Add the huge dance floor, devoted staff, and beautiful garden and it's truly an incredible hidden gem. Add it to your list! And then have your party there! Thanks Bill :) Read less
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Ravello Banquets responded with the following comments:

Thanks Gia....It was a great party. We all wish you and Rob health and happiness in your future!
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Erin
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding here may 24,2014. It was excellent. Everyone raved about the food. It was absolutely delicious. Working with Bill was fantastic. He made sure everything was going well from the moment we signed the contract to the end of the actual wedding. The staff was great. I would recommend this venue to everyone who is looking for a place to get married.
We just had our wedding here may 24,2014. It was excellent. Everyone raved about the food. It was absolutely delicious. Read more...
We just had our wedding here may 24,2014. It was excellent. Everyone raved about the food. It was absolutely delicious. Working with Bill was fantastic. He made sure everything was going well from the moment we signed the contract to the end of the actual wedding. The staff was great. I would recommend this venue to everyone who is looking for a place to get married. Read less
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Ravello Banquets responded with the following comments:

Thanks Erin...It was our pleasure...best of luck to you and Jay!!
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1CuteCruiseCouple
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was absolutely amazing and flawless! My husband and I definitely had the wedding of our dreams. Bill and the entire staff did an extraordinary job making sure we were accommodated in all aspects and took care of all the little details. Plus, the food was delicious and plentiful. Space was lavish and clean. Service was top notch! Everyone will be talking about our wedding for years to come.
Everything was absolutely amazing and flawless! My husband and I definitely had the wedding of our dreams. Bill and the Read more...
Everything was absolutely amazing and flawless! My husband and I definitely had the wedding of our dreams. Bill and the entire staff did an extraordinary job making sure we were accommodated in all aspects and took care of all the little details. Plus, the food was delicious and plentiful. Space was lavish and clean. Service was top notch! Everyone will be talking about our wedding for years to come. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so very pleased with Bill and his team at Ravello in East Hanover NJ. I am a bride from Texas and from the beginning our planning with Bill was so smooth and professional. The food was outstanding and the service exceptional! I am in the event planning business and few people have impressed me as much as the group working for Ravellos.

Thank you for making our day for very wonderful! I will recommend you to very one I know for events, weddings, graduations, sweet 16's or parties! Thank you thank you thank you!!
We were so very pleased with Bill and his team at Ravello in East Hanover NJ. I am a bride from Texas and from the Read more...
We were so very pleased with Bill and his team at Ravello in East Hanover NJ. I am a bride from Texas and from the beginning our planning with Bill was so smooth and professional. The food was outstanding and the service exceptional! I am in the event planning business and few people have impressed me as much as the group working for Ravellos.

Thank you for making our day for very wonderful! I will recommend you to very one I know for events, weddings, graduations, sweet 16's or parties! Thank you thank you thank you!! Read less
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Mina
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We love Ravello! Our wedding was four months ago and we still have family and friends raving about the food! The price was extremely reasonable especially considering they only have one wedding per day, you get completely personalized service, you can customize the menu anyway you'd like, and everyone was extremely accommodating. From the very beginning, Dominic made the process easy and enjoyable. We planned the wedding in less than 5 months and because Ravello took care of so much, we never felt pressed for time. They were the first and only venue we visited and the tasting is what sealed the deal for us. Also, our wedding was less than two weeks after hurricane Sandy and just a few days after an unexpected snow storm and we were never nervous about whether or not they could pull it off. We are hoping that we get invited to a wedding there soon so that we can have a chance to enjoy it as guests! I don't have a single negative thing to say - it was great!
We love Ravello! Our wedding was four months ago and we still have family and friends raving about the food! The price was Read more...
We love Ravello! Our wedding was four months ago and we still have family and friends raving about the food! The price was extremely reasonable especially considering they only have one wedding per day, you get completely personalized service, you can customize the menu anyway you'd like, and everyone was extremely accommodating. From the very beginning, Dominic made the process easy and enjoyable. We planned the wedding in less than 5 months and because Ravello took care of so much, we never felt pressed for time. They were the first and only venue we visited and the tasting is what sealed the deal for us. Also, our wedding was less than two weeks after hurricane Sandy and just a few days after an unexpected snow storm and we were never nervous about whether or not they could pull it off. We are hoping that we get invited to a wedding there soon so that we can have a chance to enjoy it as guests! I don't have a single negative thing to say - it was great! Read less
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Krystyna
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
A beautiful venue. We came across this place after we already looked at all of the the other wedding venues in the area. The garden is lovely and having the entire place to ourselves made it feel that much more special. Dominic was with us every step of the way and made everything possible. The food was outrageous! That sealed the deal for us at the tasting. My mother hates everywhere and she lived this place. We wish we could go back for another affair- soon!!
A beautiful venue. We came across this place after we already looked at all of the the other wedding venues in the area. Read more...
A beautiful venue. We came across this place after we already looked at all of the the other wedding venues in the area. The garden is lovely and having the entire place to ourselves made it feel that much more special. Dominic was with us every step of the way and made everything possible. The food was outrageous! That sealed the deal for us at the tasting. My mother hates everywhere and she lived this place. We wish we could go back for another affair- soon!! Read less
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Lexie
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I can’t say enough about the wonderful experience we had a Ravello. The price was reasonable and included everything we could have wanted… a beautiful garden ceremony, a cocktail hour filled with every imaginable type of food and drink, a beautiful ballroom and dinner and an over the top Viennese Hour. However, the most impressive part of our wedding at Ravello was the level of service we received from the time we booked there. We worked with Dominick throughout the planning process and I cannot say enough about him. He answered every question with a smile and gave us great guidance and advice leading up to the wedding. On the days just before the wedding he handled absolutely every detail so we did not have to worry about anything. That included following the weather forecast closely so we could have our wedding outside up to the last minute. If there were any questions or changes to be made, he handled them immediately. People kept saying how calm we were but that was because we knew Dominick was handling every detail for us. Every member of the Ravello staff was very courteous and helpful. We got so many compliments at the end of the night about how great and plentiful the food was and how beautiful the venue and garden were. I would highly recommend Ravello!
I can’t say enough about the wonderful experience we had a Ravello. The price was reasonable and included everything we Read more...
I can’t say enough about the wonderful experience we had a Ravello. The price was reasonable and included everything we could have wanted… a beautiful garden ceremony, a cocktail hour filled with every imaginable type of food and drink, a beautiful ballroom and dinner and an over the top Viennese Hour. However, the most impressive part of our wedding at Ravello was the level of service we received from the time we booked there. We worked with Dominick throughout the planning process and I cannot say enough about him. He answered every question with a smile and gave us great guidance and advice leading up to the wedding. On the days just before the wedding he handled absolutely every detail so we did not have to worry about anything. That included following the weather forecast closely so we could have our wedding outside up to the last minute. If there were any questions or changes to be made, he handled them immediately. People kept saying how calm we were but that was because we knew Dominick was handling every detail for us. Every member of the Ravello staff was very courteous and helpful. We got so many compliments at the end of the night about how great and plentiful the food was and how beautiful the venue and garden were. I would highly recommend Ravello! Read less
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Marlene
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were looking into a few venues that were mid-way between our family's locations. The first time I called Ravello's, after only a couple of rings, I spoke with Dominic. He was immediately extremely polite and professional. He answered all of my questions without an issue over the phone (some places try to lure you into the location to answer your questions) and this was VERY important to me since I live in New York and I needed to know if the venue was worth a lengthy trip for me. Well, needless to say, after my conversation with Dominic, I knew it was worth a trip. He set up an appointment for my husband and I to view the location and then set up a taste testing for my family and I as well. The treatment we received was incredible and Dominic was fantastic the whole way through. He worked with our budget, time, seating, decor; EVERYTHING. We loved the fact that we were the only couple in the venue getting married and everything was about us. We truly did not have to worry about a thing. In addition, I would like to point out that the food was absolutely delicious (which was VERY important to me). The drinks and white glove service was FANTASTIC. Our families and guests were stunned at the amazing quality of service and how beautiful the venue was. After the ceremony, we found ourselves running ahead of schedule and everyone arrived at the venue half an hour early. To our surprise, Dominic immediately opened up the venue and everyone was able to enjoy the cocktail hour early. He did not leave our guests waiting outside and he made sure everyone was tended to. You can't ask for better service than that. Dominic made sure we had the wedding of our dreams. We would recommend them, hands down, over and over again.
My husband and I were looking into a few venues that were mid-way between our family's locations. The first time I called Read more...
My husband and I were looking into a few venues that were mid-way between our family's locations. The first time I called Ravello's, after only a couple of rings, I spoke with Dominic. He was immediately extremely polite and professional. He answered all of my questions without an issue over the phone (some places try to lure you into the location to answer your questions) and this was VERY important to me since I live in New York and I needed to know if the venue was worth a lengthy trip for me. Well, needless to say, after my conversation with Dominic, I knew it was worth a trip. He set up an appointment for my husband and I to view the location and then set up a taste testing for my family and I as well. The treatment we received was incredible and Dominic was fantastic the whole way through. He worked with our budget, time, seating, decor; EVERYTHING. We loved the fact that we were the only couple in the venue getting married and everything was about us. We truly did not have to worry about a thing. In addition, I would like to point out that the food was absolutely delicious (which was VERY important to me). The drinks and white glove service was FANTASTIC. Our families and guests were stunned at the amazing quality of service and how beautiful the venue was. After the ceremony, we found ourselves running ahead of schedule and everyone arrived at the venue half an hour early. To our surprise, Dominic immediately opened up the venue and everyone was able to enjoy the cocktail hour early. He did not leave our guests waiting outside and he made sure everyone was tended to. You can't ask for better service than that. Dominic made sure we had the wedding of our dreams. We would recommend them, hands down, over and over again. Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Dominick is absolutely AMAZING so attentive and understanding, he answered my silly questions every time and was with me from begining to end during my ceremony/reception, he provided everything I wanted when I wanted it and the food was DELICIOUS! I loved Ravello, by far the best!
Dominick is absolutely AMAZING so attentive and understanding, he answered my silly questions every time and was with me Read more...
Dominick is absolutely AMAZING so attentive and understanding, he answered my silly questions every time and was with me from begining to end during my ceremony/reception, he provided everything I wanted when I wanted it and the food was DELICIOUS! I loved Ravello, by far the best! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Ravello and the banquet mangager Dominick. I knew Ravello was the perfect place for my wedding reception when I saw the ballroom and tears came to my eyes. Then when Dominick talked about pricing and what was included, it absolutely sealed the deal. The site is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous, and you get more for your money than any other venue around. The food was great, and for the whole year before my wedding, all I ever heard was how good the food was here from anyone I mentioned Ravello to.
But the food and rooms were not the best part of the experience. Banquet Manager Dominick made my entire wedding process stress free and enjoyable. He was so experienced and confident that I immediately felt comfortable leaving my wedding in his hands. He knew all the answers to my questions and was always available to talk me through any concerns. Even the day of the wedding, his calm and professional demeanor was refreshing.
I will recommend Ravello and Dominick to anyone in the future and I have done so already!
I cannot say enough good things about Ravello and the banquet mangager Dominick. I knew Ravello was the perfect place for Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Ravello and the banquet mangager Dominick. I knew Ravello was the perfect place for my wedding reception when I saw the ballroom and tears came to my eyes. Then when Dominick talked about pricing and what was included, it absolutely sealed the deal. The site is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous, and you get more for your money than any other venue around. The food was great, and for the whole year before my wedding, all I ever heard was how good the food was here from anyone I mentioned Ravello to.
But the food and rooms were not the best part of the experience. Banquet Manager Dominick made my entire wedding process stress free and enjoyable. He was so experienced and confident that I immediately felt comfortable leaving my wedding in his hands. He knew all the answers to my questions and was always available to talk me through any concerns. Even the day of the wedding, his calm and professional demeanor was refreshing.
I will recommend Ravello and Dominick to anyone in the future and I have done so already! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
WOW- where do I even start with these guys?! AMAZING!! I had come across Ravello's while doing research on the internet, and we decided to check them out. They were the second venue we had seen and instantly felt a connection to the ambiance, outdoor grounds, and Dominick. We looked at a variety of places, our main requirement being that we wanted to book somewhere that did not have other weddings going on and we were the only party onsite. We ended up checking out about 5-6 places (and cancelled a few appointments because they did not even come close to Ravello after initial research). My husband and I were very turned off by the "hidden costs" of some places- we were 200 people- and charging to tie bows on a chair was just annoying at that point. 3% maitre'd fee- what if they do a terrible job?! I also loved how we went to a place where the woman told me exactly how she saw OUR wedding!! With Dominick, the most common phrase out of his mouth was "whatever you want for your day." At Ravello's what you see is what you get- no hidden costs, everything is laid out and so much is included in the wedding package! I had wanted a raw bar as I am from the shore and my husband has a sweet tooth, so the dessert hour was a must. Every other venue we had looked at was charging about 25+++ for the two. We were in a bit of a hurry to book as my mom was leaving the state for a while and we wanted to get our date secured. The team understood this and scheduled a personal tasting for us-- incredible from start to finish! We booked on the spot and have never regretted a thing since doing so. They were always there to answer any question big or small and we felt so incredibly comfortable. Dominick used to comment about how relaxed and calm I was and I must say, it was completely due to the fact that I trusted them 110% with all of the details. Now to the day- we were lucky enough to get married outside and the grounds looked beautiful. Cocktail hour was incredible, everywhere you turned there was food. Dinner went off without a hitch and everyone complimented how perfectly the steaks were cooked and how deilcious everything was (and we had some VERY picky Italians and foodies in attendance!). Though I don't love sweets, the dessert spread was crazy- and included an after dinner cordials bar which was an awesome touch. Throughout the night, we were able to relax and enjoy... Dominick, Sam, and team kept us completely at ease and made sure we enjoyed the day. Could not have made a better decision and still getting rave reviews-- cannot wait to see the guys over Easter when they have a special brunch. Also... if you are a wine drinker, their wine is outstanding!
WOW- where do I even start with these guys?! AMAZING!! I had come across Ravello's while doing research on the internet, Read more...
WOW- where do I even start with these guys?! AMAZING!! I had come across Ravello's while doing research on the internet, and we decided to check them out. They were the second venue we had seen and instantly felt a connection to the ambiance, outdoor grounds, and Dominick. We looked at a variety of places, our main requirement being that we wanted to book somewhere that did not have other weddings going on and we were the only party onsite. We ended up checking out about 5-6 places (and cancelled a few appointments because they did not even come close to Ravello after initial research). My husband and I were very turned off by the "hidden costs" of some places- we were 200 people- and charging to tie bows on a chair was just annoying at that point. 3% maitre'd fee- what if they do a terrible job?! I also loved how we went to a place where the woman told me exactly how she saw OUR wedding!! With Dominick, the most common phrase out of his mouth was "whatever you want for your day." At Ravello's what you see is what you get- no hidden costs, everything is laid out and so much is included in the wedding package! I had wanted a raw bar as I am from the shore and my husband has a sweet tooth, so the dessert hour was a must. Every other venue we had looked at was charging about 25+++ for the two. We were in a bit of a hurry to book as my mom was leaving the state for a while and we wanted to get our date secured. The team understood this and scheduled a personal tasting for us-- incredible from start to finish! We booked on the spot and have never regretted a thing since doing so. They were always there to answer any question big or small and we felt so incredibly comfortable. Dominick used to comment about how relaxed and calm I was and I must say, it was completely due to the fact that I trusted them 110% with all of the details. Now to the day- we were lucky enough to get married outside and the grounds looked beautiful. Cocktail hour was incredible, everywhere you turned there was food. Dinner went off without a hitch and everyone complimented how perfectly the steaks were cooked and how deilcious everything was (and we had some VERY picky Italians and foodies in attendance!). Though I don't love sweets, the dessert spread was crazy- and included an after dinner cordials bar which was an awesome touch. Throughout the night, we were able to relax and enjoy... Dominick, Sam, and team kept us completely at ease and made sure we enjoyed the day. Could not have made a better decision and still getting rave reviews-- cannot wait to see the guys over Easter when they have a special brunch. Also... if you are a wine drinker, their wine is outstanding! Read less
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bassbonebride
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I can’t say enough good things about Ravello’s, they are truly a hidden gem among reception venues. We first visited there in summer 2010 on the recommendation of another bride, and quickly booked. They had everything we wanted in a reception venue – one-wedding-at-a-time, reasonable price per head that included tax and gratuity, extensive menu with customizable options, separate cocktail hour room with plenty of seating, and a ballroom where the tables could surround the dance floor making everyone feel included, but spacious enough so that no one would feel cramped. Domenic is the event coordinator as well as the maître d’, and he was fantastic. He customized so much for us, such as ordering craft beer at my husband's request and creating a signature cocktail of our design. We were able to have a tasting of the full cocktail hour early on (with the stipulation that we could have our deposit back if we weren’t satisfied) and we had a private tasting closer to the date. The staff was wonderful on the day, we really felt at home, and our guests are still raving about the food and the service. Highly recommend.
I can’t say enough good things about Ravello’s, they are truly a hidden gem among reception venues. We first visited there Read more...
I can’t say enough good things about Ravello’s, they are truly a hidden gem among reception venues. We first visited there in summer 2010 on the recommendation of another bride, and quickly booked. They had everything we wanted in a reception venue – one-wedding-at-a-time, reasonable price per head that included tax and gratuity, extensive menu with customizable options, separate cocktail hour room with plenty of seating, and a ballroom where the tables could surround the dance floor making everyone feel included, but spacious enough so that no one would feel cramped. Domenic is the event coordinator as well as the maître d’, and he was fantastic. He customized so much for us, such as ordering craft beer at my husband's request and creating a signature cocktail of our design. We were able to have a tasting of the full cocktail hour early on (with the stipulation that we could have our deposit back if we weren’t satisfied) and we had a private tasting closer to the date. The staff was wonderful on the day, we really felt at home, and our guests are still raving about the food and the service. Highly recommend. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
11/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Dominick and the staff at Ravello outdid themselves. The food, atmosphere, and grounds were extraordinary. My guests had nothing but praises about everything pertaining to Ravello from the staff to the food to the venue itself. Before going to Dominick my husband and I visited 6 other venues, but nothing stood out. We liked each venue for a different reason but weren't comfortable booking our wedding at them. We met with Dominick and right away I felt like I was talking to a member of my family. He was caring and thoughtful and put you at ease. First we took a tour of the grounds and were impressed and happy it had the look we wanted. Then it came time to discuss the menu, this is always were we had a problem. My husband and I knew the food we wanted served at our wedding. However, it was never included in the original quoted price it always had to be added on meaning extra money. When we reviewed the menu for Ravello we were shocked they had everything we wanted and more in their set menu. After looking at so many other venues you start to get an idea of how much everything will cost so we were almost afraid to see the price for Ravello because we loved everything so much but were afraid it was going to be out of our price range. When Dominick told us the price per person not only was it extremely reasonable it was actually lower than our budget. We booked with Ravello on the spot and couldn't have been happier. All of my guests still talk about the food at my wedding and have nothing but rave reviews. They have never seen so much food at a cocktail hour there was something there for everyone. I am extremely happy with my choice, and would highly recommend them!
Dominick and the staff at Ravello outdid themselves. The food, atmosphere, and grounds were extraordinary. My guests had Read more...
Dominick and the staff at Ravello outdid themselves. The food, atmosphere, and grounds were extraordinary. My guests had nothing but praises about everything pertaining to Ravello from the staff to the food to the venue itself. Before going to Dominick my husband and I visited 6 other venues, but nothing stood out. We liked each venue for a different reason but weren't comfortable booking our wedding at them. We met with Dominick and right away I felt like I was talking to a member of my family. He was caring and thoughtful and put you at ease. First we took a tour of the grounds and were impressed and happy it had the look we wanted. Then it came time to discuss the menu, this is always were we had a problem. My husband and I knew the food we wanted served at our wedding. However, it was never included in the original quoted price it always had to be added on meaning extra money. When we reviewed the menu for Ravello we were shocked they had everything we wanted and more in their set menu. After looking at so many other venues you start to get an idea of how much everything will cost so we were almost afraid to see the price for Ravello because we loved everything so much but were afraid it was going to be out of our price range. When Dominick told us the price per person not only was it extremely reasonable it was actually lower than our budget. We booked with Ravello on the spot and couldn't have been happier. All of my guests still talk about the food at my wedding and have nothing but rave reviews. They have never seen so much food at a cocktail hour there was something there for everyone. I am extremely happy with my choice, and would highly recommend them! Read less
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JPDC
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Dominick was awesome from Day 1. It was almost to good to believe. He is so accommodating and easy going and willing to assist in any area he could. Ravello was superb. Everyone at our wedding had a blast. The food was great, the atmospher was great, the service was excellent, the drinks were poured....no complaints at all!!!!! The value for the cost....what other venue includes a seafood bar in the main cost? It was included and it was excellent! We had a roasted pig that wore sunglasses...which I missed...but people had so many good things to say! It was a party, wedding and Halloween that I will never ever forget and I thank Dominick and Ravello for being a part of making our day beautiful and rememberable! Wouldn't change a thing!!! Also, our wedding cake was made by Ravello. Again, I didn't get to really taste it. Wished I did...but I heard good things. I chose a pattern from a magazine and I tell you...when I saw pictures...it was so close to what I had chosen. It was beautiful!!! Thank you again!
Dominick was awesome from Day 1. It was almost to good to believe. He is so accommodating and easy going and willing to Read more...
Dominick was awesome from Day 1. It was almost to good to believe. He is so accommodating and easy going and willing to assist in any area he could. Ravello was superb. Everyone at our wedding had a blast. The food was great, the atmospher was great, the service was excellent, the drinks were poured....no complaints at all!!!!! The value for the cost....what other venue includes a seafood bar in the main cost? It was included and it was excellent! We had a roasted pig that wore sunglasses...which I missed...but people had so many good things to say! It was a party, wedding and Halloween that I will never ever forget and I thank Dominick and Ravello for being a part of making our day beautiful and rememberable! Wouldn't change a thing!!! Also, our wedding cake was made by Ravello. Again, I didn't get to really taste it. Wished I did...but I heard good things. I chose a pattern from a magazine and I tell you...when I saw pictures...it was so close to what I had chosen. It was beautiful!!! Thank you again! Read less
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KRP
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I can never say enough about Dominick and the staff at Ravello Banquets. From the time that we first meet with Dominick and looked at the location until the day after our wedding we felt like we were the only people they were taking care of. The food was amazing and the decoration in the room was exactly what we were looking for! Make sure you tell your guests not to eat before they go because there is SO MUCH food its incredible!

Thank you for making our wedding day BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING and such a dream come true for us!
I can never say enough about Dominick and the staff at Ravello Banquets. From the time that we first meet with Dominick Read more...
I can never say enough about Dominick and the staff at Ravello Banquets. From the time that we first meet with Dominick and looked at the location until the day after our wedding we felt like we were the only people they were taking care of. The food was amazing and the decoration in the room was exactly what we were looking for! Make sure you tell your guests not to eat before they go because there is SO MUCH food its incredible!

Thank you for making our wedding day BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING and such a dream come true for us! Read less
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kkjerz08
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Ravello Banquets in East Hanover was amazing! Not only were we impressed with all the work that Dominic did, but our guests can't stop talking about all the amazing food and atmosphere. We loved our experience here and would highly recommend it to anyone. We ended up having a blast!
Ravello Banquets in East Hanover was amazing! Not only were we impressed with all the work that Dominic did, but our Read more...
Ravello Banquets in East Hanover was amazing! Not only were we impressed with all the work that Dominic did, but our guests can't stop talking about all the amazing food and atmosphere. We loved our experience here and would highly recommend it to anyone. We ended up having a blast! Read less
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Carrieann
Wedding:
2/16/2008
5.0/5.0
The food at our wedding was outsatnding! Dominick was extremly helpful and attended to all of our needs. The planning was very smooth and the big day was a complete success!
The food at our wedding was outsatnding! Dominick was extremly helpful and attended to all of our needs. The planning was Read more...
The food at our wedding was outsatnding! Dominick was extremly helpful and attended to all of our needs. The planning was very smooth and the big day was a complete success! Read less
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JoyceL75
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
My husband and I fell in love with Ravello instantaneously. We met with Dominic, the most wonderful maitre d anyone could ever ask for. He was simply amazing. He was so attentive to detail and was always there to answer any questions I may have had leading up to the best day of our lives. He came outside to greet me and my bridal party as soon as we arrived at the reception site. He ensured that I was well fed as soon as I got inside after taking pictures out in the beautiful gardens. He also ensured that all of the stations at the cocktail hour were full at all times. He really made us feel like royalty. Kudos to Dominic, Aldo (the owner and chef), and the rest of the staff at Ravello's!!!
My husband and I fell in love with Ravello instantaneously. We met with Dominic, the most wonderful maitre d anyone could Read more...
My husband and I fell in love with Ravello instantaneously. We met with Dominic, the most wonderful maitre d anyone could ever ask for. He was simply amazing. He was so attentive to detail and was always there to answer any questions I may have had leading up to the best day of our lives. He came outside to greet me and my bridal party as soon as we arrived at the reception site. He ensured that I was well fed as soon as I got inside after taking pictures out in the beautiful gardens. He also ensured that all of the stations at the cocktail hour were full at all times. He really made us feel like royalty. Kudos to Dominic, Aldo (the owner and chef), and the rest of the staff at Ravello's!!! Read less
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J&D2010
Wedding:
10/1/2010
4.9/5.0
We absolutely loved everything about Ravello's. The food and service were great, people still talk about it almost a year later. Dominic was our Maitre'd and went out of his way to get us anything we needed and made sure everything went off smoothly. They were extremely flexible and willing to accomodate us in any way needed. I would highly recommend them.
We absolutely loved everything about Ravello's. The food and service were great, people still talk about it almost a year Read more...
We absolutely loved everything about Ravello's. The food and service were great, people still talk about it almost a year later. Dominic was our Maitre'd and went out of his way to get us anything we needed and made sure everything went off smoothly. They were extremely flexible and willing to accomodate us in any way needed. I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We had our son's wedding at Ravello last night. The ceremony and reception space was lovely, the food was excellent and the service, outstanding. We worked with Bill who was extremely professional and flexible. I highly recommend the experience and the value at Ravello.
We had our son's wedding at Ravello last night. The ceremony and reception space was lovely, the food was excellent and Read more...
We had our son's wedding at Ravello last night. The ceremony and reception space was lovely, the food was excellent and the service, outstanding. We worked with Bill who was extremely professional and flexible. I highly recommend the experience and the value at Ravello. Read less
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Sonal
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.4/5.0
I had my daughters sweet 16 at Ravello this weekend. They were fabulous and the party was flawless. The service was up to date, staff was courteous and attentive. Bill Creswell is amazing and made my evening the best day of my daughters life.
I had my daughters sweet 16 at Ravello this weekend. They were fabulous and the party was flawless. The service was up to Read more...
I had my daughters sweet 16 at Ravello this weekend. They were fabulous and the party was flawless. The service was up to date, staff was courteous and attentive. Bill Creswell is amazing and made my evening the best day of my daughters life. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.0/5.0
My wife and I looked at a few places in the Morris/Sussex area in NJ. Most of which were either out of our price range, or didn't suit our needs in way way or another. We were close to settling on something we didn't like all that much since it was in our price range...until we walked into Ravello. After taking a tour of the place we knew we wanted it. We couldn't meet the minimum # of guests for a Saturday night wedding due to our guest list size, but we liked it enough to do a day-time wedding which we weren't even considering at the time.


The owner Dominic, is very polite, accommodating and professional. He had all the bases covered and made sure everything was in order. He never gave us any reason to worry about anything. The building is newly renovated, it's clean and very classy looking. We had our ceremony outside, the setup was beautiful, the grounds are very well kept and there are floral gardens and waterfalls that were great for pictures.

The food was top notch, all of the guests complimented on the selections of the food during cocktail hour. The main courses were good, nice variety to pick from and the desserts table was outstanding.

Overall, Ravello is very reasonably priced and the quality is there all-around. I highly recommend.
My wife and I looked at a few places in the Morris/Sussex area in NJ. Most of which were either out of our price range, or Read more...
My wife and I looked at a few places in the Morris/Sussex area in NJ. Most of which were either out of our price range, or didn't suit our needs in way way or another. We were close to settling on something we didn't like all that much since it was in our price range...until we walked into Ravello. After taking a tour of the place we knew we wanted it. We couldn't meet the minimum # of guests for a Saturday night wedding due to our guest list size, but we liked it enough to do a day-time wedding which we weren't even considering at the time.


The owner Dominic, is very polite, accommodating and professional. He had all the bases covered and made sure everything was in order. He never gave us any reason to worry about anything. The building is newly renovated, it's clean and very classy looking. We had our ceremony outside, the setup was beautiful, the grounds are very well kept and there are floral gardens and waterfalls that were great for pictures.

The food was top notch, all of the guests complimented on the selections of the food during cocktail hour. The main courses were good, nice variety to pick from and the desserts table was outstanding.

Overall, Ravello is very reasonably priced and the quality is there all-around. I highly recommend. Read less
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