Amongst the chaos of wedding planning, it's easy to forget about some of the smaller details leading up to the big day. But with the rehearsal dinner being a special time where you can relax with your closest family and friends before the big day, it's important to choose the perfect place. Here are some of our favorite northern New Jersey spots to host your guests as you kick off your wedding weekend.
Anthony David's (Hoboken)
For a smaller, more intimate rehearsal dinner, Anthony David's in Hoboken is an optimal choice. In their new private dining room, you and your guests can gather around an 18-person communal table with Chef Pino planning a custom menu for your special evening. With specialties focusing on Italian classics and newer creations featuring local ingredients paired with your favorite BYO beverages, you're sure to enjoy your evening with your nearest and dearest as you celebrate your "Wedding Eve."
The Frog and the Peach (New Brunswick)
Whether you select The Balcony, The Garden Room, or The Wine Room or The Alcove, these private spaces available at The Frog and the Peach are versatile enough for any size gathering. Founded in 1983, this space occupies an industrial building built in 1876 and has since grown to receive praise for its food, wine and ambiance. Your guests will feast on contemporary American cuisine with international influences complimented by an impressive wine selection as they cheers to the happy couple.
Biagio's and the Terrace (Paramus)
With a romantic and rustic ambiance featuring terra cotta colored walls and a stone fireplace, Biagio's has six different private dining rooms to choose from including the cozy Fireplace Room and the Wine Room nestled against an international wine display. With a home-style Italian based menu and tons of options to choose from, your bridal party and guests are sure to enjoy the food, wine and of course, the company from pre-dinner drinks through desert. Read real brides' reviews here!
Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille (Morristown)
For private parties of 10 to 24 guests Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille offers a unique venue while providing an exquisite culinary experience. Offering five different dinner menus to choose from in a variety of price ranges, delicious options include broiled rack of Colorado lamb, grilled rib veal chop, broiled lobster tails, and pan-seared Chilean sea bass. Those closest to you can celebrate your special evening amongst rich wooden paneling, shining brass chandeliers and accents and beautifully appointed ceilings. (For a future special occasion, try dining in the private Parlous Cars – refurbished railway cars with gorgeous décor that provide an intimate and unique dining experience.)