We held our wedding here last Saturday and all we can say is: You NEED to book here for your upcoming event. I can’t begin to describe how phenomenal of an experience Monica and her team provided. From the beginning planning phase, it has been a stress free seamless process. They are true professionals who are transparent, honest, accommodating and cost effective. You will get service that it worth it! We immediately knew this was the place for us because our initial experience made us feel that all the other venues we saw were sloppy used car salesmen. Our maitre-D Stephanie was incredible- responsive, kind, on top of her STUFF. It seemed unreal how easy this process has been with the whole team. The day of our wedding was magical and we owe it to Bello Giorno for doing their best to make sure us and our guests has the most special day. I didn’t have a wedding planner and didn’t need one because this venue takes care of it all! 5 stars accross the board. Our guest are still raving about the beautiful aesthetics, quality service, and excellent amenities. If I had to summarize my experience, I would describe it as home – this was a safe space where strangers treated all of us like family. Shout out to the food as well- y’all never tasted Italian like this THIS!

With love, Sophia and Pita 6/11/23

BEST day of our life! Bello Giorno is a hidden gem. The Italian food is incredible ( and the portions huge) The hospitality is like family. This is not a wedding factory. My close family and friends said it was by far the best wedding they have ever been to. This was the only place we looked at. The scenery is so picturesque by the river also. Thank you so much!


I had my wedding here on June 4, 2022. The venue was simply gorgeous and the perfect size for a smaller wedding party with very reasonable pricing options. You get the whole venue for the entire day which was a bonus. There is a separate bridal cottage for the wedding party to get ready in. The groomsmen had their own suite which was perfect for them to get changed and just hang out before the event. Monica, the owner was great and personable. She addressed all my needs in a timely manner. I knew right after meeting with her and seeing the venue that it was a perfect fit for us. The garden with the river in the background was just stunning. The food was amazing and the wedding cake is included with the wedding package which was a bonus. Stephanie, (your personal bridal assistant for the day) was also amazing. I had a plan and she kept everyone organized to make sure everything went smoothly and on time. She also answered all my questions prior to the wedding day so I felt at ease on my wedding day. I couldn’t have had a more perfect wedding day! I highly recommend this venue.


From the moment we drove onto the property we all knew we had found the special place for my daughter’s wedding. Before we even met Monica and Stephanie, we took the time to walk around this little piece of heaven tucked away on the banks of the Pequest river. I’ve never even heard of Belvedere New Jersey until I was researching venues for my children. What a hidden gem! Then we met Monica and Stephanie! It was love at first sight lol. Their welcoming smiles and courteous service made us feel right at home.

Winsome 4/10/21

From the moment my Fiance and I stepped onto the Estate we just knew it was the right place. The venue is truly beautiful, a perfect mixture of intimate yet elegant. While touring the grounds with Stephanie, whom is an absolute doll, we realized the indoor/outdoor option will best suite not only our needs but our guests as well, especially due to Covid. Monica is a true Fairy Godmother making it clear that any wish/desire we may have she can make come true!

Alejandra R 03/15/2021

I am Joanne’s husband and I’ve personally witnessed the origination of this event through fruition. My bride wanted a Hallmark movie wedding and boy did Monica and Stephanie ever deliver!! They tended to her every request no matter how minute, before, during and after the wedding. The atmosphere, wide selection of excellent food, and drinks service is phenomenal. Monica has a fantastic staff and other professionals that she recommended that just made our event literally seamless and over the top. From the carefully planned and manicured grounds to the modern clean amenities and private cottage for the bridal party to prepare, Monica’s team, who remained virtually invisible, as well as Bridal Assistant, Stephanie performed absolutely flawless to the highest degree of success. In these trying current events, we were forced to downsize but it still felt like we were royalty. We were very impressed and Highly recommend Bello Giorno 12/5/20 wedding

Joanne a month ago

My husband and I had our wedding at Bello Giorno Estate on 10/10/2020. It was our fairytale wedding come true! When we went to look at the place, there was nothing we didn’t love about it. Monica and Stephanie are a pleasure to work with. They took all of our wedding ideas and brought them to life! Stephanie was a wonderful bridal assistant. I didn’t have to worry about anything that day, except to have a great time. The estate is absolutely gorgeous and the food was delicious. I can’t recommend this place enough! Bello Giorno will always be a part of our best day ever!

Taylor 3 weeks ago

Book Bello Giorno to have the wedding of your dreams!
Bello Giorno is a beautiful venue to have your wedding ceremony and reception at. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we had our wedding and reception outside with the reception under an open-sided tent. It was amazing, and we would not have had it any other way! The scenery of the Pequest River, the lush garden atmosphere, the wedding cottage for the bridal party to use and freshen up in during the wedding, the amazing patio, the beautiful arch by the Wedding tree, and the gazebo are just the beautiful beginning of what Bello Giorno has to offer. The service you get is the best. Monica Schiano, Stephanie, and her wonderful staff go above and beyond to make a perfect day for you! Monica was so supportive and comforting when needed during the entire process, and always made time for us. Stephanie was very attentive, calming and made sure all was going smoothly during the wedding day. The food was plentiful and delicious! If you want an elegant wedding in a natural, garden setting or whatever your heart desires, Bello Giorno is the place for you and Monica can make it happen! Bello Giorno implemented all CDC guidelines.

Deborah 10/8/20 wedding

Bello Giorno Estates could not have been a more perfect location for our dream wedding. The beautiful decor and elegant outside English garden alongside the Pequest River made for an enchanting backdrop for our photo session. Our guests felt free to roam inside and out during the cocktail hour. Monica, the owner was so polite, accommodating, and easy to work with to make it the most perfect day. The food options and quality were what drew us in even further during the planning process. I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding, from start to finish.

Elisa and Carl 8/18/18

I cannot say enough about bello Giorno…… the food was amazing my guests had a blast and the staff…… I can’t be more grateful to them!!!!!! Monica and stefanie made our day possible….. Monica was so responsive to every text and email! Monica and stefanie and the rest of the staff were so amazing on our big day especially stefanie who made sure the groom and I were fed and had drinks….. they ran around making sure that absolutely EVERY detail was beautiful. I trusted in their abilities and that allowed me to sit back and enjoy and not worry about anything. THANK YOU to bello Giorno for EVERYTHING!!!!!!

From the moment we went to Bello Giorno and met Monica we knew that this was the place for our daughter’s Sweet 16. Her special day was held on July 14th, 2017. The staff was flexible and accommodating, the venue was beautiful and immaculate, the food was delicious and the gardens were majestic, and perfect for outdoor pictures. I would recommend this venue for all parties and small weddings. They even have a separate cottage for brides to get ready in that is so cute and large enough for her bridesmaids. Thank you Monica and staff for making her day so memorable.

Marielle 7/14/15

Choosing Bello Giorno for my wedding venue was the best decision I made during the hectic planning process. Especially as a student currently living out of state, Bello Giorno made planning my wedding so easy as they provide everything you need for a wedding at one place for a great student-friendly price. They have a gorgeous ceremony area by the river as well as delicious catering on site (cake is provided by an outside bakery, and is also included in the cost). They also provide all the decorations you need, including but not limited to floral swag for the gazebo, white tulle and lights for the banisters, linens and table runners in many colors, and even draped cloth from the ceiling all at no extra cost after booking the venue! Monica and Stephanie, the wedding coordinators, were simply magical. I have never planned an event this big, and I expected the day of the wedding to be hectic with trying to stay on schedule while coordinating the food, photographers and DJ, but Stephanie and Monica kept everything moving and kept all the vendors on time and the guests happy. I was able to simply enjoy my wedding day without any worry. They were even able to accommodate a guest who had recent health issues and requested a low sodium plate last minute. Although it rained on my big day, the indoor ceremony in the sun room was still beautiful and Bello Giorno staff quickly converted the ceremony room into the cocktail room without a hitch. They shuttled me between the cottage and reception hall with umbrellas and Stephanie’s car, and my dress remained pristine! Also, kudos to Stephanie for figuring out my bustle!!! THANK YOU, BELLO GIORNO FOR A PERFECT RAINY WEDDING DAY!
May 13, 2017

Beautiful venue and outdoor setting-a little taste of Tuscany, Italy! Monica , Stephanie and staff were attentive to every need and the food (of course) was outstanding!! We were told of this venue by friends and we would highly recommend Bello Giorno to everyone. Mydaughter, Diana said ‘see Mom, I told you it would be a wonderful experience!’ It most certainly was. May 26, 2017

Monica, THANK YOU for the wonderful baby shower yesterday. Our guests couldn’t say enough about the delicious food, excellent service and beautiful facility. I don’t know if we could have picked a better venue for Caitlin’s shower.

Kim said…
After about 9 frustrating months of searching for a venue (and being on a budget) I was very fortunate to find Bello Giorno. Monica was the first person we encountered who really listened and understood what we envisioned for our wedding. Throughout the planning process Monica was very accessible and accommodating, and always quick to answer my very many questions. We got married on June 25 of this year and everything about Bello Giorno was absolutely wonderful. The venue was beautiful, the food was incredible and the staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful. We could not have hoped for a more amazing day.
— 5.0/5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kelly said…
I can not rave about this venue enough! The setting is gorgeous. The food is phenomenal. The staff is amazing! Monica was so accommodating and Steph was the biggest help a girl could ask for! My guests are still commenting on what a beautiful wedding it was! The whole process went so smooth thanks to the amazing staff. We were married July 3rd and I miss them already!– Wedding: 07/03/2016
From time to time we may all say…where has the time gone? It was early May 2015 when my daughter, her maid of honor (my other daughter) and I met for the first time with Monica and Stephanie at Bello Giorno. The elegant setting inside and out sold us immediately. Now, we all couldn’t wait for May 20, 2016! My daughter could envision her special day at no other location. As we’ve enjoyed the food on several occasions that was never a concern. The more difficult question was going to be what to choose to offer the guests. While my daughters plans moved forward there was never a time that Monica was;t able to answer a question and reassure her and was always accommodating. Fast forward to the rehearsal and wedding day… my son-in-law’s family chose to take all those attending the rehearsal dinner to Mama’s Cafe Baci, Bello Giorno’s sister restaurant in Hackettstown. There we had a private low key evening of delicious options we didn’t chose for the wedding but throughly enjoyed. This night was a precursor of the next day. ALL the food was delicious and no one left hungry! We celebrated a beautiful thing, “marriage” at an amazing “hidden gem” of a venue with family and friends. We are so very blessed to have joined our two families as one and cherish the memories we created at Bello Giorno. Thanks for your professional guidance, kindness and love of life and marriage!
Kevin and I had the best experience at Bello Giorno. From Day 1 of planning until the wedding day, Monica and her fabulous staff was there for us and so helpful! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding day!! Thank you so much for making our wedding day the absolute best day of our lives!! Everything that we pictured our wedding day would look like and would be, it was 100% and more! So perfect! We will cherish those memories forever! Thank you. 🙂

— Wedding Date May 20, 2017

A great big thank you to Monica, Stephanie and the whole staff! You made us feel very special on our wedding day! The food, venue and service were outstanding! You are the best!

Verna and Skip 3/26/16

Monica and Staff (Stefanie & Nicole) were outstanding!! We were treated like king and queen and waited on hand and foot. Attention to every detail, professionalism, the beautiful location and facility, the incredible food, everything was awesome. Monica an staff couldnt have been more accommodating, we had last minute add ons, special diets, allergic reactions, early family members showing up…Monica handled it all perfectly, and kept us calm. Monica has become part of our family, she treated us as if we were own, she is special. Highly recommend Bello Giorno!

Dean 9/26/14

I can’t begin to explain how amazing the staff at Bello Giorno is. They take care of every need, and make sure you don’t worry about anything. They are also very accommodating, sweet, and make sure your day is amazing. I couldn’t be more pleased with my wedding day. It was perfect.

kayla 09/06/2014


I can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day so special…every detail was coveted and your staff …omg amazingly wonderful …you all made our day unforgettable …once again. Thank you so much.

Michele Tickner
August 17, 2014

Hello Monica,

Thank you again for our wonderful wedding! We enjoyed every minute of it and appreciated all of the courtesy we received from your team that day! We were definitely impressed by the service and attention ALL of our guests received throughout the day. Everyone had nothing but good things to say about your beautiful grounds, delicious food, and five star service. We greatly appreciated the time you took to ensure our simple, not so traditional wedding, went off without a hitch!

I wrote a review on the Knot and I will definitely recommend your venue to any one who is seeking one. We have already given your website info to one of Joe’s coworkers! We are looking forward to visiting Mama’s often and hope to use either venue again in the future!

Leanne and Joe Weinzierl

Hello, I just wanted to send a special thanks for all you did at my friend, Faith’s wedding this past weekend. I was the maid of honor, and enjoyed the event tremendously. The food was superb, the service excellent, and the venue beautiful. I believe everyone had a marvelous time. Thanks so much again for all you did in making her special day perfect!

Sincerely, Joanna Mickel

Tania, Monica and staff planned this wedding in approximately 6 weeks!
They went above and beyond to help serve the Grooms Grandparents that were in wheelchairs. They served them, made sure they had everything they needed and more! The professionalism and organization of this wedding was simply AMAZING!
The food was great and the place and staff I cannot stress enough.
I would recommend them to anyone in need of Wedding planning, catering, etc.
Thank you for making my nephews day a very memorable one!

– Peter and Debbie Pappas 4/12/13

I attended Dana & Mike Westers wedding at Bello Giorno and was truly impressed on how the staff went over and above to make the day magical! The property is lovely and romantic (even in the rain) the hall is decorated with speciall touches for a special day. To top it off, the food was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! I would recommend Bello Giorno to anyone that has a special day… you wont be disappointed!

– Carol Mueller Villa

I was married here last Saturday and I have been trying to think about what to write about Bello Giorno and I just kept blanking not because I had nothing to say but rather because I had too many wonderful things to say. From day one Monica, Tania, and Steph made me feel wonderful and at home. It truly was like family. The day came and Tania ran around like a maniac making sure everything was perfect as if it were her own wedding ( in a good way). It rained, or should I say poured at the time we were supposed to have our ceremony. Tania knew how important it was for me to have it outside so she made it happen. She magically produced 100 white umbrellas and we were married under the maple tree out back surrounded by rain and twinkle lights. The night was truly magical and I could never ask for anything more. You are the BEST venue by far, no one could ever surpass the the amount of service we recieved. I couldnt be happier or more thankful to Monica, Tania, or Steph… Thank you ladies from the bottom of my heart.

– Dana Wester



Thank you for being the perfect hostess! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the comments from our guests reflected these sentiments as well.
We appreciate your kindness and wonderful caring throughout the process.

Best Regards,
Debbie and Jeff
July 2012 wedding

Dear Monica and Tom,

We cannot thank you enough for the perfect party! Bello Giorno did an outstanding job on this event; the food was wonderful, the place could not have been better and the Staff was impeccable! On behalf of the Donnelly Family we extend our gratitude to you for everything that you did for us. I cannot tell you how many people called us the next day and said precisely what I wrote in my first sentence; they we so impressed with everything and especially the Bello Giorno Family.

Thank you a thousand times over!!

Truly, Judy Donnelly

Dear Monica,
We can’t thank you enough for everything you did to make our reception absolutely PERFECT!
Connie and Kane – Wedding October 2011


Wow, what a party! Every single one of my guests has contacted me saying it was the best party they ever attended! The food was phenomenal!

Thanks again for the wow and awesome!


Monica and Tania,

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. You both were helpful and did a great job of setting up Bello Giorno. Everything went so smoothly and perfectly. The ceremony was perfect outdoors and you were accommodating when we wanted to have it in the gazebo at the last minute. The reception was also great and our guests absolutely loved the food. Even the cake, which we were worried about, ended up being delicious. And, we are now looking forward to using the gift card at Mama’s in Hackettstown for a great date night. Thank you!

-Jessica and Enrique



I don.t even know where to start!

You and your staff made our day one for the books!

From the decorations down to the service was FABULOUS!

Everyone loved Bello Giorno and had a great time! Your readiness for the storm was way beyond fantastic! We cannot thank you and Tania enough for making our day one to remember! I will be preparing a review for Bello Giorno that will knock your socks off!

Thank you again!!!!!!!

Curt and Liz Perpignan

Hi Monica,
Thank you so much for making Jessica and Enrique’s wedding so special!
The guests raved about the food and your staff was all very professional.
Everything was perfect from start to finish!
Thanks again,
Terry and Joe
Thank you for making Mom and Dad’s 50th party a great one.
The food was wonderful as always and we really feel like we entered as guests and left as friends.
Bello Giorno will always be a very special place for Dave and I.
Hope to see you soon.
Linda Morgan

Monica and Tonya,

Thank you both for such a wonderful day. The work and dedication you put into our wedding was apparent and we could not have been happier with how everything from decor to food to service transpired! We were absolutely thrilled and had such a lovely day and the level of professionalism and personal attention was something we were so impressed with. Everyone commented on how wonderful it was and it made us feel so good to be able to share our day and our commitment with our family and friends in such a warm and welcoming envirnoment. Thank you, thank you!

Lots of good thoughts to the arrival of your new baby Tonya 🙂 We will be forever customers of Mama’s !

Sandra and Ryan Steedle

PS We also put a review on Google Maps 🙂



Dear Monica and Tania,

Craig and I can not thank you enough for making our Wedding Day so special. Everything was prepared perfectly! The food and attention to detail was beyond belief!………..and that is an understatement. We are so impressed with how you made sure that things were going as we planned exactly and how every moment all our needs were addressed. We felt like King and Queen for the day! If it wasn’t for Tonya, making our plates for us, we may have never eaten…… and are we glad we did! The food was wonderful! Thank you, also, for sending us off with all the left overs. That was something we did not expect. We would also like to thank you, Tonya, for helping us with the photographer, having my lipstick handy when I needed it, and making sure we had a drink, and directing us throughout the day. I know I am leaving out a lot of other things Tonya did, there is just soooo many things we’d like to thank you for. Thanks to you, we left there so proud and happy of how our Wedding Day went. It’s now Monday, and people are still e-mailing, calling and texting us about how wonderful your establishment is and what a great time they had.

Thank you again. You guys are the best!

Mr. & Mrs. Paige & Craig Mencl

Dear Tom:

I wanted to thank you for your involvement with Pediatric Celiac Disease Program which was held on October 26th, 2009 at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Your generosity in providing food for our participants was greatly appreciated. Everyone raved about the food you brought and remarked how delicious it was.

Your ongoing commitment to the Celiac Community should be commended and I again appreciate your support to our patients. We look forward to working with you again on future.

Thank you,
Richard Mones, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition Center

Dear Monica and Staff,
Lori and I would like to thank you and your staff for making our special day absolutely Wonderful! Without all the special attention and excellent service we would not have experienced such a stress free, wonderfully coordinated day! Thanks again.
Dear Monica and Tom,
Bello Giorno was just what this Bride and Groom ordered. The day was beautiful and the reception EXTRAORDINARY. What can we say, words cannot express how wonderful the services were at Bello Giorno. The place is beautiful,and your hospitality and attention to detail surpassed our expectations. Even our guests complimented how great you were and the food Exceptional!! Thank you.
Dear Tom and Monica,
“Thank you for making our daughter’s christening party at Bello Giorno a success! My guests are still talking about the beautiful place, wonderful food and excellent staff. Everything was done just as promised and the day turned out even better than I could have hoped!
Your kind attention to our needs regarding the delicious catered meal were greatly appreciated. Everything was timely, organized and most importantly, quite tasty.

– Diane Reeves + Family

Just a quick note of appreciation for all you do for the kids and schools in Hackettstown. Your generosity does not go unnoticed, and you really do lead by example.”

– Debbie Tuxhorn – HMS Drama Club

Thank you for making my husband’s retirement Party so easy. The food was absolutely delicious and many of our guests wanted to know who the caterer was! You were correct, there was more than enough food. Dawn and Jessie were very professional and knowledgeable.”

– Larry and Carol

We wanted to thank you for the delicious food you provided for our daughter’s Christening. Our guests loved the food, especially the appetizer tray that you so kindly provided. Lauren was our server and she was wonderful. She attended to every detail and was both gracious and professional.”

– Rob and Maureen Shaw

Every entree from chicken francese to the cavatelli and broccoli and then the wonderful cannoli cake was enjoyed by our guests. The extra care you placed on everything was OUTSTANDING! Sheri made this planning painless, and there was nothing left out.”

– Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Ciurczak

The Yeager Family would like to extend our thanks for your involvement in my graduation party. Your kindness in the preparation of the dishes is rivaled only in the quality of their taste.

– Jason P. Yeager

The food, service and accommodations were outstanding. We, friends and family, are still talking about it. Even the teenagers were impressed. Thank you so much for a memorable day.

– Colleen, Ed and Eddy

Bello Giorno was just what the bride and groom ordered. Words can not express how wonderful the services were at Bello Giorno. Your hospitality and attention to detail surpassed all of our expectations.

– Elizabeth and Randy Knight

Dear Tom, Sheri and Samantha,

We apologize that it’s taken so long to get this letter to you. It’s been a busy two months for us since the wedding, but we wanted to take the time to write you and express our thanks.

Workings with all of you throughout the pllanning of our wedding was a joy. We mean that sincerely, because you made everything so smooth and easy. Whenever things got a little crazy in other areas of the planning, we always knew we could depend on you to take care of things in the catering department. It was such a comforting feeling being able to call you and ask for those last minute things, knowing you would be happy to do it (like providing extra urns when we wanted to serve hot cider as the weather suddenly got colder!)

We can honestly say we’ve never experienced customer satisfaction at the level you provided it: your complimentary tasting with lots of goodies to take home, your complimentary appetizers the night before the wedding while we decorated the Lodge, (Todd loved his special sandwich!) AND multiple package upgrades (at no extra charge!) made us feel really special. Not to mention the heart-shaped pizza you sent to the wedding and all the care Samantha and the other girls took managing the buffet and bar throughout the night. Our guests loved the food, and we couldn’t have had a better wedding day.

You really made us feel like family, and in today’s world, we appreciate that more than you know. We would tell anyone we know looking for a good caterer that Mama’s should be at the top of the list.

We hope you are well, and wish you a wonderful holiday season, both at Mama’s, and at home with your families. We want to come out for dinner soon so we can tell you in person how much we appreciate all you have done for us.

– Nicole & Todd Lanka

Just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you for everything you did to make our wedding a wonderful day. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. I will most definitely leave a review at the website address you left for us, but I wanted to thank you personally for all of your help, reassurance and guidance. It was exactly what we wanted it to be, an intimate affair surrounded by the folks who make us smile. Our guests were well taken care of and had a great time, and so did Mike and I. Thanks to both you and Tanya for it all!

Thank you again for everything!

– Cyndi & Mike Gionis