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Ravello Banquets

East Hanover , NJ

LOCATION

138 Eagle Rock Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936 US (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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Italian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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YOLANDA
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married yesterday at Ravello . We had an amazing time. But most of all the staff members were beyond excellent. The new general manager Emmanuel Kavalos is extremely professional he was patient; caters to all your needs from the time your walk in to the end. He is very polite and works extremely hard to please you to make sure your event comes out the absolute best. Now the services: Omg!!!! The food was amazing not only that is taste great. I promise you will not leave on an empty stomach. My wedding guest's thought the cocktail hour was the full course meal. Lol. Aldo thr main chef will feed you until you can't eat any more. My maitre D Sam and Danny were so helpful that every 5 minutes literally they would check on me and my bridal party. We were so lucky and fortunate to be the 1st couple to have our wedding ceremony outside in the garden. The weather was beautiful. Ravello's is absolutely gorgeous and very affordable venue to host your big day. The reception room is very accommodating and elegant. Please come check it out..
My husband and I got married yesterday at Ravello . We had an amazing time. But most of all the staff members were beyond Read more...
My husband and I got married yesterday at Ravello . We had an amazing time. But most of all the staff members were beyond excellent. The new general manager Emmanuel Kavalos is extremely professional he was patient; caters to all your needs from the time your walk in to the end. He is very polite and works extremely hard to please you to make sure your event comes out the absolute best. Now the services: Omg!!!! The food was amazing not only that is taste great. I promise you will not leave on an empty stomach. My wedding guest's thought the cocktail hour was the full course meal. Lol. Aldo thr main chef will feed you until you can't eat any more. My maitre D Sam and Danny were so helpful that every 5 minutes literally they would check on me and my bridal party. We were so lucky and fortunate to be the 1st couple to have our wedding ceremony outside in the garden. The weather was beautiful. Ravello's is absolutely gorgeous and very affordable venue to host your big day. The reception room is very accommodating and elegant. Please come check it out.. Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancé (now husband) and I knew the moment we walked into Ravello and met Bill, that we were going to have our wedding there! He is genuinely there to help you plan your special day and he makes sure, along with the superb staff, that everything goes smoothly! From the tasting to making all of the final decisions, Bill was there to help with any questions or concerns we had.
The food was fantastic and the variety amazing! The service phenomenal--we had 200 guests and everyone had a blast! Everything we asked for we got and the entire evening went exactly the way we had imagined it would! I definitely recommend Ravello to anyone looking for a wedding venue!
My fiancé (now husband) and I knew the moment we walked into Ravello and met Bill, that we were going to have our wedding Read more...
My fiancé (now husband) and I knew the moment we walked into Ravello and met Bill, that we were going to have our wedding there! He is genuinely there to help you plan your special day and he makes sure, along with the superb staff, that everything goes smoothly! From the tasting to making all of the final decisions, Bill was there to help with any questions or concerns we had.
The food was fantastic and the variety amazing! The service phenomenal--we had 200 guests and everyone had a blast! Everything we asked for we got and the entire evening went exactly the way we had imagined it would! I definitely recommend Ravello to anyone looking for a wedding venue! Read less
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Ravello Banquets responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jaclyn we are so pleased you enjoyed Ravello!!
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Shelli
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception here this past weekend. I cannot rave enough about the service we were provided. Bill is absolutely wonderful. He knew I was disappointed that because of bad weather we could not have our ceremony outside in the beautiful gardens, however, he made sure the room we had to have it in was beautiful decorated with gorgeous flowers, that he went out and got himself the morning of wedding. He also provided delicious pastries which were not part of our contract as well as gorgeous chair covers which again we did not pay for. He was so accessible and really seemed to enjoy our day with us. The Maitre D, bartender and entire wait staff were so nice and friendly and very attentive to our guests needs. Everyone raved about the food which they give you a ton of!! It was also extremely reasonably priced with an open bar included! I will definitely be recommending Ravellos to my friends and family in the future!
We had our ceremony and reception here this past weekend. I cannot rave enough about the service we were provided. Bill is Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception here this past weekend. I cannot rave enough about the service we were provided. Bill is absolutely wonderful. He knew I was disappointed that because of bad weather we could not have our ceremony outside in the beautiful gardens, however, he made sure the room we had to have it in was beautiful decorated with gorgeous flowers, that he went out and got himself the morning of wedding. He also provided delicious pastries which were not part of our contract as well as gorgeous chair covers which again we did not pay for. He was so accessible and really seemed to enjoy our day with us. The Maitre D, bartender and entire wait staff were so nice and friendly and very attentive to our guests needs. Everyone raved about the food which they give you a ton of!! It was also extremely reasonably priced with an open bar included! I will definitely be recommending Ravellos to my friends and family in the future! Read less
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Jerry
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Ravello and were very happy we chose this venue. Bill made our wedding planning process so easy and smooth. Also, Ravello offers very attractive prices for its services. Our wedding guests complimented about the great cocktail hour food, the variety of desserts during the reception, and the large dance floor. Ravello only allows one wedding at a time so it was nice to have the whole venue to ourselves. We will be recommending this venue to others who are looking for a banquet hall in the future!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Ravello and were very happy we chose this venue. Bill made our wedding Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Ravello and were very happy we chose this venue. Bill made our wedding planning process so easy and smooth. Also, Ravello offers very attractive prices for its services. Our wedding guests complimented about the great cocktail hour food, the variety of desserts during the reception, and the large dance floor. Ravello only allows one wedding at a time so it was nice to have the whole venue to ourselves. We will be recommending this venue to others who are looking for a banquet hall in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were so happy that this was the venue we selected. The whole planning process went so smoothly with the help of Bill. He responded to all my emails within minutes of sending, which took a lot of stress out of the whole process. He made everything so easy and straight forward and he accommodated every request we made. He clearly loves his job and does it really well.

We got so much for our money, many guests thought that the cocktail hour was the main meal. People could not believe how much food there was and how good it was. The maitre'ds were so helpful, bringing us snacks and drinks as soon as we got there to get ready and checking on us often through out the day/night. The ceremony location was beautiful and we lucked out with a gorgeous September evening. I really can't recommend this place enough.
We were so happy that this was the venue we selected. The whole planning process went so smoothly with the help of Bill. Read more...
We were so happy that this was the venue we selected. The whole planning process went so smoothly with the help of Bill. He responded to all my emails within minutes of sending, which took a lot of stress out of the whole process. He made everything so easy and straight forward and he accommodated every request we made. He clearly loves his job and does it really well.

We got so much for our money, many guests thought that the cocktail hour was the main meal. People could not believe how much food there was and how good it was. The maitre'ds were so helpful, bringing us snacks and drinks as soon as we got there to get ready and checking on us often through out the day/night. The ceremony location was beautiful and we lucked out with a gorgeous September evening. I really can't recommend this place enough. Read less
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Sal
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Ravello and everything was just amazing. We don't even know where to begin. Bill was great at making sure everything went perfect for our special day. He was professional, and was so flexible with everything we wanted whether it was specific alcohol we requested, seating arrangements, etc. anything we wanted we got it. We had our ceremony in the gardens outside and it was just beautiful and it made for great pictures. Everyone has told us how nice it was to have the ceremony outside. But most importantly everyone raved about the FOOD. The cocktail hour is just ridiculous with the amount of food they give you. And if you love seafood look no further, they give you a raw bar with a lobster display. People kept coming up to us about how great the food was especially the filet mignon at the reception. And the best part is they only do 1 wedding at a time and cater so much to the bride and groom. All that and for a reasonable price. Anyone looking to have a wedding in northern NJ needs to check out Ravello!
We had our wedding at Ravello and everything was just amazing. We don't even know where to begin. Bill was great at making Read more...
We had our wedding at Ravello and everything was just amazing. We don't even know where to begin. Bill was great at making sure everything went perfect for our special day. He was professional, and was so flexible with everything we wanted whether it was specific alcohol we requested, seating arrangements, etc. anything we wanted we got it. We had our ceremony in the gardens outside and it was just beautiful and it made for great pictures. Everyone has told us how nice it was to have the ceremony outside. But most importantly everyone raved about the FOOD. The cocktail hour is just ridiculous with the amount of food they give you. And if you love seafood look no further, they give you a raw bar with a lobster display. People kept coming up to us about how great the food was especially the filet mignon at the reception. And the best part is they only do 1 wedding at a time and cater so much to the bride and groom. All that and for a reasonable price. Anyone looking to have a wedding in northern NJ needs to check out Ravello! Read less
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Ravello Banquets responded with the following comments:

Corine and Sal.....glad you enjoyed your Ravello Wedding!!
Thanks
Bill
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Private User
Wedding:
7/12/2014
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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