Nanina’s in The Park of Belleville, New Jersey, recently held its highly anticipated ribbon cutting for its new Grand Ballroom. The owners of Nanina’s, Vito Cucci, Barry Maurillo and Joe Maurillo were joined by their spouses, families and hundreds of invited guests to witness the unveiling of the breathtaking new space. Master of ceremonies was four-time Emmy Award winner and motivational speaker, Steve Adubato, with the blessing given by Father Thomas Nicastro of St. Mary’s Church in Nutley. Belleville’s Mayor Michael Melham spoke and offered his congratulations, calling the owners of Nanina’s the finest ambassadors that Belleville has ever had. Also on hand was Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura to offer his warmest regards.
Not simply a redecoration, the massive space was brought down to the bare walls and then built anew to embody the vision of the owners and artisans. The spectacular new space incorporates the latest technologies, unique custom design trim, high ceilings and custom-design railings. The level of craftsmanship is evident in every corner of the Grand Ballroom, with no detail going unnoticed.
Set within the beautiful acres of Branch Brook Park, the venue has long been famed for delicious, original Italian cuisine. Nanina’s has been hosting weddings for over 65 years and is a multiple award winner from many of the industry’s most well-respected authorities with a reputation for excellence that has spanned generations and is renowned for its unrivaled menu.
Nanina’s is located at 540 Mill Street in Belleville, New Jersey. To schedule a guided tour, call 973-751-1230 or visit www.naninasinthepark.com. (Photographs by John Bacolo Gabelli Studios).