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The Estate at Florentine Gardens

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
732 reviews
$29k - $38k For 125 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2023 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$29k - $38k For 125 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Located in River Vale, New Jersey, Florentine Gardens is a classic garden wedding venue on four acres of landscaped grounds. The property is embellished with magical brick pathways and charming foliage. With such an elegant backdrop, there will no shortage of romantic opportunities to photograph. Couples who dream of an outdoor garden ceremony will adore Florentine Gardens.

Facilities and Capacity

The Estate is a Georgian-style mansion with a breathtaking recently renovated grand lobby. Inside, guests will fall in love with the twinkling chandelier, beautiful stone fireplace, and majestic wrought iron staircase. The outdoor Veranda and gardens are perfect for a romantic garden wedding ceremony. In the Grand Ballroom, up to 360 guests can dine under the 25-foot high ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The floor-to-ceiling windows will fill the space with natural light and offer amazing views.

Services Offered

At Florentine Gardens, the staff is devoted to providing individualized service and attention to detail. They only host one event a day to guarantee flawless execution. Their professional services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Outside vendors
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting and sound

Cuisine

Before your ceremony, the culinary team can provide gourmet hors d'oeuvres, including chilled seafood, sushi and sashimi, a ceviche bar, and an Italian dessert presentation. Couples may also select from the following catering and bartending services:

  • Champagne greeting
  • Specialty cocktail bar
  • Plated meals
  • Champagne toast
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Dessert
  • Wedding cake

Other Facilities

Florentine Gardens is happy to provide a bridal suite. Upon arrival, guests may use the parking lot, valet parking, and wheelchair accessible facilities.

Other Services

This venue is able to host your ceremony and reception. They can also provide the following wedding-related items:

  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • China
  • Chocolate fountain

History

In 1989, Thomas Daidone had a vision for Florentine Gardens and the surrounding land. The venue has been proudly hosting northern New Jersey couples for the past 34 years.

Location

Florentine is located just outside of Pascack Brook County Park and Valley Brook Golf Course. It is 46 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, 22 minutes from Teterboro Airport and 35 minutes from Manhattan. Elizabeth is 48 minutes away and Jersey City is 43 minutes away.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$30,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$30,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

125

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 wedding at a time

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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    Angela S. Married on 12/04/2022
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    Amazing Experience!!!

    Every single person at the Estate at Florentine Gardens went above and beyond for us! Ciro and Sam were a great help figuring out our menu, seating arrangements, and other small details. Sal was incredibly friendly and accommodating when working through all the entertainment details. DJ Tony Gia was perfection! He worked in all of our must-play songs and played great to our crowd! It was truly a perfect day. We can’t recommend this place enough!
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    Michele P. Married on 11/25/2022
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    The best day ever 11/25/2022

    Where do I even begin? Booking our wedding at Florentine Gardens was the best decision we ever made. We fell in love with the beautiful and elegant venue when we toured and then after meeting the staff & reading reviews ourselves, we also booked majority of Florentines preferred vendors. We have zero regrets as our wedding day was absolutely perfect & sooo many guests said it was the best & most fun wedding they’ve been to and the best food/ cocktail hour they’ve ever had!
    Planning a wedding can be stressful and time consuming, but from the very beginning, the staff at Florentine helped to make the planning process as simple, stress free and fun as possible. Samantha, our event consultant, is such an amazing person. She didn’t ever make us feel pressured during the booking process, she communicated with us about all the details, responded quickly to questions, made herself available at all times, and on the night of the wedding helped to make sure everything ran smoothly. Thank you Sam for your hard work and event planning skills - you’re truly one of a kind and without you, we wouldn’t have had this amazing wedding day!
    We also booked with the house vendor Sal Travis for video, lighting & cocktail hour music. Our video was so touching and so impressive. The team had our “wrap up” video done and emailed to us the night of our wedding at midnight- it was so special to recap the next morning with our families - we were absolutely all blown away. I’ve watched it probably 100 times since! Our videographer, Jesse, is clearly so talented and such a pleasure to work with! We had so much fun with both our photographers & videographers. Jesse captured the most beautiful moments of our day and we will cherish this video forever- thank you so much. Lighting and extras (smoke for the first dance & sparkler towers) truly do make a difference and we’re so happy Sal was so kind to set us up with all of this!
    I’m not sure anyone worked as hard as our maitre d Jeff & Bridal Attendant, Monica. These two are such amazing and special people! Jeff ensured the night ran smoothly, and made sure my husband and I were very well taken care of.
    Every time we turned around on our wedding night, there was a member of the Florentine staff asking if we needed anything. This went for our parents as well. They raved about the service & the amazing staff. Monica is an Angel. She greeted me at the limo from the time I arrived from church and was with me the entire night. I can’t thank Monica enough for just being so kind & patient! The hard work and kindness of the Florentine staff the night of our wedding means so much to us… We highly recommend this venue - not only for its obvious beauty & elegance but for the outstanding staff and service, food, & vendors. I could never have dreamt a more amazing wedding day. We will cherish these memories forever!
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    Refael C. Married on 11/21/2022
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    Absolutely breathtaking venue , with the kindest people that really treat you like family.

    I truly would highly recommend this venue for any type of event. They took the time to properly address every given situation with the most professionalism, loving staff that I’ve ever come across.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Celia Milton Celebrant Celia Milton Celebrant Wedding Officiants

We have officiated at Florentine Gardens many, many times and the deliver flawless events every time. The staff is on top of every detail, the food is amazing and the setting is gorgeous. Add the fabulous music services and their attention to the graceful flow of the celebration and you really have every element that makes a singular event successful and fun. Highly, highly recommend; as everyone does!

Broderick's Flowers & Gifts, Inc. Broderick's Flowers & Gifts, Inc. Wedding Florists

By far the BEST Venue to work with in New Jersey! Friendly and Dedicated Staff who always go above and beyond to appease every Bride and Groom. Florentine Gardens will make you feel at ease and confident that your day will be the best day of your entire life!!!

Elite Sound Entertainment Elite Sound Entertainment Wedding DJs

We LOOOOOOVE working at Florentine! Amazing venue and awesome staff to work with!

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97 Rivervale Road Westwood, NJ, 07675
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The Estate at Florentine Gardens frequently asked questions

The Estate at Florentine Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Estate at Florentine Gardens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Estate at Florentine Gardens includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by The Estate at Florentine Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Mansion
The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Estate at Florentine Gardens is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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