I Knew We Were In Good Hands!

I don’t even know where to begin! After almost 2 years of planning, Sue Vaiana helped us have the most perfect wedding. She always responded in a timely manner to any and ALL of my questions (even if I thought they were silly). She is extremely personable and really knew her stuff…which put us at complete ease. We also found all of our vendors through her at the Nicotra’s Wedding Expo, including our: photographer, videographer, DJ, florist, etc. They were all amazing and truly made our wedding seamless. The day of our wedding went off without a hitch. Once our church ceremony was over and we returned to Nicotra’s, I knew we were in good hands. We literally didn’t have to lift a finger. Her staff is AMAZING. Our maitre’d, Tom, and Bridal Attendant, Victoria were on top of everything! It’s been 3 weeks since we got married, and our friends and family are still ranting and raving over the venue and the food. (Being Italian, the food was a very important factor for us). I can’t thank Sue and the Nicotra’s staff enough!
-Wedding, June 2017

We Were Able To Do Everything In One Spot!

We’re extremely happy we chose Nicotra’s for our wedding! We really wanted a venue where we could do everything in one spot to make it super convenient for our guests, and Nicotra’s was a perfect option. We had our ceremony outdoors at the gazebo, cocktail hour in the Trevi Garden, reception in Nicotra’s Ballroom, and our guests stayed in the Hilton. Sue Vaiana was our event planner and was a pleasure to work with. Sue is a seasoned pro in wedding planning– she was on top of her game and all of our details throughout the process. We had a lot of very specific ideas, requests, questions, etc., and Sue was always very responsive and knowledgeable. On the big day, everything ran very smoothly. Nicotra’s puts on multiple events/parties per day, but we always felt very catered to. Our bridal attendant and maitre d’ were very organized, attentive and enthusiastic. Sue checked in with us throughout the day, keeping an eye on everything. The staff, waiters, and bartenders were all great and professional. The food was excellent. The gazebo space, Trevi Garden and ballroom were all beautiful. Overall, we think our guests sincerely had an amazing time and will be a top wedding on their lists. We had a blast and were so thrilled to see our work pay off so beautifully thanks to Sue and the Nicotra’s staff. Also, many thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Nicotra for checking in to say hi during our reception!
-Wedding, October 2016

Absolutely Everything was Taken Care Of, Even Malfunction With my Dress!

I recently held my wedding reception at Nicotra’s Ballroom, and if I could go back in time I would do it over and over again! From our first meeting, Sue walked us through the entire process and was always just an email away with any questions or concerns that crossed my mind. And for every time I felt like I was missing something, Sue had an entire checklist and plan for every detail of the night. Absolutely everything was taken care of, even a malfunction in my dress was fixed within minutes thanks to Jen our awesome bridal attendant! Multiple guests pulled me aside to let me know how impressed they were by the staff. I was worried I would be too busy to truly enjoy our reception but Tom, our maitre’d, made sure that didn’t happen. He handled every vendor for us and made sure the night went off without a hitch. And of course, just like every other bride and groom before us, we were too busy mingling to appreciate all of the amazing food, but when we got back to our suite portions of every single dish were waiting for us. I am so thankful for the entire staff at Nicotra’s Ballroom, what I thought would be the most stressful event of I’ve ever had to plan, ended up being the greatest time of my life! If you were considering using this team for your special day, trust me when I say you will not be disappointed!
-Wedding, January 2017 

It Was Everything I Hoped For and More

I got married at Nicotras in late October of 2016, I planned the entire wedding myself and was very nervous about it all coming together. From the beginning my event coordinator sue was extremely sweet and accommodating, she did an incredible job assuring me that my day will be everything I envisioned. I was not let down. My hotel suite was very beautiful and very spacious, it included a vanity wall for me and my girls to get ready, regal stand up mirrors, a dress form and incredible bathrooms. My guests who also stayed at the Hilton were very pleased with their stay. Day of the wedding sue kept checking in to make sure I had everything I needed as well as making sure everything was running on time, I felt no pressure at all and could enjoy my day without any worry. My bridal attendant Victoria was incredibly professional and went to great measures to make sure I had anything I needed, she made me and bridal party feel like there was no request too big, to the extent of bustling my very long dress train. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive. My ballroom was beautiful and my sweetheart table was royal. My reception gazebo was very well lit and romantic, also the backdrops available at this venue are endless and breathtaking from outside to inside all made for incredible pictures. Sue also recommended my cake decorator who ended up making the cake of a my dreams. Overall my wedding is a night I will never forget, It was everything I hoped for and more. All thanks to the great and very experienced team at Nicotras ballroom.
-Wedding, October 2016

An Unbelievable and Outstanding Experience on our Special Day

Let me start off by saying that no venue, or staff will ever compare to Sue Vaiana and her people at Nictoras ballroom in Staten Island. We had such an unbelievable and outstanding experience on our special day. Everyone was so helpful, and her recommendations for vendors were on point. Although we went with our own flowers, we went with Paris band for music ( yes, a full band fits in the room), and Frank Segalla for photography and video. Everyone raved about the band, who really made the wedding fun, and unlike other weddings. I was very picky when it came to photos and video. But once I saw Frank’s work on his website, and videos on Vimeo, I knew I didn’t need to look any further. Frank and his people really are the best, and make you feel like family. (Look up Catherine and Danilo march 19th wedding on frank segalla Vimeo ) We held our reception at the Trevi Garden and our cocktail hour in a section of the ballroom. The Trevi Garden is to die for, and incredibly romantic with its cobblestone floors (they place a mat on top so you can have a dance floor) beautiful fountains, and awe striking lanterns that feel like they touch the sky. It felt like our ceremony was being held in garden in Italy. I’m my opinion, although the room is smaller than the ballroom and only holds about 200 people max, it BEATS the ballroom. If youre looking for a romantic, rustic, whimsical theme look for your wedding, no other venue will beat the Trevi Garden. ( trust me, I did the foot work in all of Staten Island and Brooklyn ). The food was great also! We were given an opportunity to do a taste test, and all entrees offered to your guest are not just typical chicken, steak or fish like at other wedding venues. The chefs at nictora really take time to make each plate creative and special for you. Although I love a good steak, the shrimp dish was TO DIE FOR, so creative and different from what I had ever tasted. It was my first choice. Adding on the Venetian hour to our price is worth every penny also,and it was something our guest really enjoyed. They didn’t just provide guest with the typical treats. They even gave us a section that had after dinner dessert liqueurs. (I provided my guests with small gold paper baggies so they can take some treats home). The Suite they provide to the bride and groom for the night was unforgettable, and stocked with so many goodies! We HIGHLY recommend this venue for your wedding. You will not regret it. We really felt like King and Queen that day and can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
-Wedding, February 2017


People are still raving about the food and the ballroom – even now!

“I had my wedding on April 13, 2013 at Nicotra’s Ballroom. Even before the wedding day, we received the utmost quality of service. Our sales executive, Jennifer Finch, worked with us every step of the way, offering suggestions when needed. On the day of the wedding, our Bridal Attendant and Maitre’d were so attentive and everything ran so smoothly! The food was absolutely delicious, the scenery was gorgeous and the Nicotra’s themselves were super nice. People are still raving about the food and the ballroom – even now! Our bridal suite was amazing and the Nicotra’s gave us an adorable basket with Mr. & Mrs. goodies! I would recommend this venue to any couple planning their wedding, whether they live on Staten Island or not!”
– Wedding, April 2013

I would not change a thing!

“Nicotra’s was amazing from start to finish! My husband and I booked our wedding with Sue (also amazing!) and from the first visit until after the wedding, we received exceptional service. Sue always kept us up to date and made sure we stayed on track with ALL of our planning and gave us very helpful advice when needed. Sue helped us make our guests feel at home, made sure dinner the night before the wedding for us and all of our guests went perfect, as well as brunch the day after the wedding. Our host and bridal attendant, Tom and Brianna, were absolutely outstanding! Anything we needed they had covered and then some! I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy after booking my wedding at Nicotra’s and was very upset about what I would be able to eat on my wedding day. Sue along with her amazing team was able to accommodate my allergy and made it seem effortless. I had gluten free appetizers, dinners, cake and desserts – whatever I wanted, they made sure I had it! Sue recommended we use house vendors; she did not push them on us or force us to use them. We ended up using their house vendors. Platinum Entertainment’s Anthony and Gary were fantastic and Joey G Photography’s Mike, Jimmy, and Joey were outstanding!!! Everything that entire weekend was PERFECT!! I would not change a thing! I recommended Nicotra’s Ballroom and Sue Vaiana to everyone for any occasion!”
– Wedding, September 2013

Truly above and beyond what was expected.

“Over a year later, and we are still getting compliments on our wedding. Sue V. was my wedding planner, and she was amazing. Beyond sweet, on the ball with every detail, organized, and overall a wonderful person. The staff on the day of the event was also amazing. Mr. and Mrs. Nicotra (the owners) even came to say hello and wish us their best. Our photographers were having trouble posing the group, and my bridal attendant stepped right in and started moving us around which allowed me to finally relax, and ultimately we got some great shots because of her.

We had the Tea House Garden for cocktail hour, and the rooms directly across for the reception. The food was outstanding, and abundant (understatement). Cocktails were flowing, the martini bar and ice sculptures were really amazing, and everyone was intrigued by the various food options available during the cocktail hour. The room was the perfect size, and the bar area was a ton of fun and the center point for the younger crowd. I had only about 130 people, and was so worried that the room was going to look empty, but with the excellent uplighting preferred vendor, Platinum Entertainment, the room was warm and inviting. The rug was impeccably clean, the dance floor blended in seamlessly, and the chairs did not need sashes or covers because they were so pretty.

The Venetian hour was also amazing, and I’d recommend springing for the extra bucks. They pull out all of the stops when it comes to the desserts. There is a cordial station, dessert wines, ice cream bar, chocolate fountain, pastries, cakes, and cookies – endless treats! One of the most surprising things actually happened after the wedding. When we went to our honeymoon suite, which by the way I was convinced would be a standard hotel room, I was blown away. We had a kitchen, dining room, living room, separate bedroom, and two bathrooms, one of which had a Jacuzzi tub. The room was lit with candles, and there were rose petals placed on the dressers. The dining room table not only had our meals wrapped and dessert, but we also received a gift bag. Inside the gift bag were 2 personalized pillow cases, and his and her pajamas. Truly above and beyond what was expected.

Overall I would HIGHLY recommend this venue, not only for the amazing food and pretty grounds, but also because of the service. One year later, we received a gift on our anniversary, with a note from the owners. This place really knows how to put on a party, and most of all, how to treat you like people vs. dollar signs. You will not be disappointed, and will likely be surprised at all you receive from this venue.”
– Wedding, September 2013

They made our day the greatest of our lives

“We worked with Sue from The Hilton on planning our wedding. Not only did she make this daunting task so much easier for us and less stressful, but she helped us with selecting vendors, gave her opinions on our ideas, and even helped us create our own meal when we asked about changing something small. On the actual day of our wedding, she went out of her way to stay by our side right up to the aisle. We had incredible service with our own personal attendant who kept checking up on us in case we needed anything. I have recommended The Hilton and Nicotra’s Ballroom to many of my friends already and had one of them select the location for her wedding this coming year. If you are looking for royal treatment and a true value for every dollar you spend, you should choose The Hilton. I believe when you are the paying customer you should be treated with a certain respect. I have never felt as valued as I did while planning our wedding. They were so accommodating to not only us but all of our guests, both the ones who were staying overnight and the ones who were just there for the wedding. Thank you to Sue and team! They made our day the greatest of our lives. We will cherish the memories forever.”
– Wedding, October 2013

Every Experience Was a Positive One

“My Fiancé and I, now my husband, wanted a small romantic wedding. We were delighted with Nicotra’s Gazebo. Our wedding turned out so lovely and the service was great. My guests were all very happy with how everything was presented and well-organized. We chose the Tea Room for our reception, which was a hit because of the unique scenery. I would recommend it to any bride. My husband and I loved it so; every experience was a positive one.”
– Wedding, October 2013