The Estate at Florentine Gardens

97 Rivervale Road, Westwood, NJ 07675 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Estate at Florentine Gardens

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 enchanting fountains, magical brick pathways and charming foliage. With such an elegant backdrop, there will no shortage of romantic photographic opportunities. 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 lobby. Inside, guests will fall in love with the twinkling chandelier, beautiful fireplace and majestic mahogany staircase. The outdoor Veranda and gardens are perfect for an 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. For a smaller party, the Cocktail Room fits up to 200 guests.

Services Offered

At Florentine Gardens, the staff is devoted to providing individualized service and attention to detail. They only host one event a time 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, ceviche bar and Italian "Sunday" 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 20 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.

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jackie G · Married on 04/06/2019

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    The most amazing wedding!

    Our daughter was married at The Estate at Florentine Gardens are April 6th. It was PERFECT! The year of planning was made seamless with the help of Jason Gentile. He helped guide us through all of the issues with planning a wedding. Nothing was too much trouble for Jason.

    The day of the wedding was so wonderful. They had the ceremony at Florentine, as well. We were a little nervous as there was an event prior to the wedding. However, Florentine's staff is so incredible that they made the turnover with ease.

    Our bridal attendant, Kerry, was fantastic. She anticipated every need and was on top of everything.

    The cocktail hour was over the top. The food was tremendous, plentiful and available. No one had to hunt down the passed hors d'oeuvres. My only regret is that it was only an hour.

    The maître d', George, kept everything running smoothly. We had several guests in the event industry. They were blown away by the efficiency of the staff at Florentine.

    Everyone's dinner arrived hot and in a timely manner. One guest mentioned that she was gluten free to one of the servers. The dish was whisked away and replaced with an appropriate meal in minutes.

    The Venetian hour was ridiculous. So many delicious treats.

    More than a few of our guests remarked about how happy the staff were. They interacted with our guests with high fives and jokes and seemed like one of the party, while still doing their jobs to perfection.

    We've been to a couple other weddings since our daughter's. At those weddings, people are still telling us that her wedding was the best they've ever been to. Our only regret is that it went by so fast. So, if anyone is having a wedding at Florentine and needs a couple additional guests, we're in!

    Sent on 05/16/2019
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    Kaitlin · Married on 03/31/2019

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    Absolutely Amazing!!!

    This place is hands down the absolute BEST decision i made while planning my wedding!! The entire staff was amazing! The contact person we had, Jason Gentile, was so helpful with EVERYTHING!!! Definitely worth every. single. penny. The bridal attendant I had knew what I wanted before I wanted it and Jason was with us every step of the way the day of. He made sure my entire bridal party was organized for entrances and directed them so my entrance with my husband was perfectly executed! I couldn't have asked for a better day even if I tried! Florentine Gardens is the way to go!!!! Sal Travis, the in house entertainment, is FANTASTIC! he accommodated us in every way possible. I definitely threw some curve balls his way and he handled like a champ! The music, lighting, wrap up video, everything was absolutely amazing!!!

    Sent on 04/02/2019

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The Estate at Florentine Gardens FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • 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? $ 3,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • 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
  • 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, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, 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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  • 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 See on map
    201-425-0693 (Phone number)

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