This article is sponsored by The Park Savoy Estate.
It’s no simple task to both exist in the modern world and maintain an old world charm, but it’s something that The Park Savoy Estate has down to a science. This is one of many reasons the sprawling Florham Park mansion was recently named “The Most Gorgeous Wedding Venue in New Jersey” by PureWow, a site dedicated to “Women’s Fashion, Beauty, Life Hacks & Recipes.”
There’s history abound in this beautiful mansion, originally a family home nearly 150 years ago in 1870. While the original structure served many purposes, it still remains as elegant and inviting as ever.
A Brief History
In 2011, The Park Savoy began its newest chapter as the premier wedding venue in New Jersey. Business partners Barry Maurillo, Joe Maurillo and Vito Cucci – who also own Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville and the soon-to-be-open Park Chateau Estate & Gardens – purchased the estate with the vision to feature contemporary designs while allowing the charm of the cozy fireplaces, Cathedral ballroom windows and rich wooden accents to speak of the past.
The “house” — or rather, the “bones” of the house — are still present from the original structure; which was a farm back in the 1870s. During the Prohibition era, the home had a life as the most famous speakeasy in the North East; owned by Lucky Luciano and members of his syndicate. The warmth and charm are still present in the mansion, though the renovation introduces softer earth tones. Of course, it still retains the history of the original structure.
As Cucci explains, “The original structure was built in the late 1800s with exterior Victorian inspiration. For the interior design renovation, we were inspired by the great mansions of Newport, with a bit of a European flare in both the English and French styles.”
Their inspiration clearly shines through. After entering the mansion, guests see a breathtaking staircase; meanwhile the natural light of the cocktail and ballrooms draws them further inside. Guests find the grand ball fits a turn of the century gala just as well as an elegant wedding today.
What Makes The Park Savoy the Most Gorgeous Wedding Venue
Cucci admits the most difficult part of the renovation was, “bringing the facility up to today’s standards; without losing its charm.” He believes they were successful because they “were able to create a venue that feels like ‘anything but a catering facility,’ while giving clients and their guests a world-class experience.”
In addition to the mansion itself, the Park Savoy features an elaborate back garden perfect for outdoors ceremonies. The Park Savoy is located at 236 Ridgedale Ave in Florham Park. To book an appointment or schedule a guided tour, call 973-377-7100 or visit www.theparksavoy.com.
Hero (Top) Feature Image: © Charles Anthony Studio
Additional Images (in Order) Courtesy:
Park Savoy Ballroom / Charles Anthony Studio
Garden / John Bacolo Gabelli Studio