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 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 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 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. 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 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 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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627 Reviews for The Estate at Florentine Gardens

Recommended by 99% of couples


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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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    Julia Antinori · Getting married on 08/02/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A Magical Day!

    My husband and I got married at the Florentine Gardens last Saturday and we are still on cloud nine! We really could not be any happier with our wedding day and the process leading up to it. Ever since our first visit at the estate, we knew we were going to be in good hands and that it was going to be very special. We were not wrong!

    First, I just want to say how SPECTACULAR the Florentine Gardens looks. When we booked our date we knew that they were going to be doing some renovations and that we would be one of the first weddings in the new ballroom. Maria and Ciro made us feel very confident that the room would be finished in time and Ciro even took the time to talk to my dad who works in construction! Of course, we knew that it would be beautiful, but it was beyond anything we had imagined. Our guests are still telling us how gorgeous and elegant it was.

    Next, I have to mention how professional, attentive, and kind all the staff were. Maria, Ciro, Samantha, and Jorge were great to work with. I cannot express enough how we were able to wholly trust that they knew what they were doing, which really helped us feel at ease during the planning process. We truly felt like they were personally invested in our day and wanted it to be everything we hoped and dreamed. I would be remiss if I didn’t give my bridal attendant, Kerry, a shout out. She was by my side all day to help with literally anything I needed. Again, as with all the other staff, she was calm and reassuring and this was super helpful on such an overwhelming day. She was also a bustle expert!

    Lastly, the food was amazing. Many guests kept coming up to me saying how they ate their entire meal, something they don’t typically do at weddings. Cocktail hour in the beautiful new cocktail hour room was also a big hit. The taco bar, Maria and Ciro’s suggestion, was a crowd pleaser in particular. People also really loved the wine and cheese pairing station! Not familiar with weddings in norther NJ, one group of guests from out of state thought the cocktail hour was the whole event! They were so impressed by the array of delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Dessert and the send-off station were also lovely touches that people really appreciated.

    I really could go on and on about how wonderful everything turned out. In sum, it was a magical day that we will remember forever. Choosing the Florentine Gardens was definitely the best decision we made since getting engaged. I would recommend it a million times over.

    Sent on 02/12/2020
  • Meaghan

    Meaghan Duval · Married on 03/28/2020

    5.0
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    An email I sent to the team after my wedding had to be postponed due to COVID-19

    Maria (and the whole team at Florentine)

    When we first found out we would need to postpone our wedding that we booked TWENTY SEVEN months ago, I’m not gonna lie I was pretty depressed. This day we had planned in our heads for over two years was gone. For me it was way longer than the 27 months. I knew in 2015 at my cousins wedding at Florentine that this would be my wedding venue.

    When we got engaged 2 years later, Tom asked me “what venues do you want to look at?” I looked at him and said “venue and Florentine gardens. We’re booking there no matter what.” You were the only venue we looked at. We didn’t need to look anywhere else. Tom being Tom didn’t really remember the venue like I did but once we met with Maria we knew this would be the place we would celebrate and start our marriage.

    As everyone knows, this did not go as we had planned. However, after meeting with you and your dad today and booking our new date, we are just as happy and excited as we were January 20, 2018. We cannot wait to share this day with you and we really cannot express how grateful we are to have you as part of our family.

    Thank you for being so accommodating and so understanding during these terrible times.

    Today, you made everything for us okay.
    Today, you made us excited again to get married because we have had this cloud glooming over us.

    What was once sadness, is now excitement and happiness. We cannot wait to celebrate with you on our NEW date July 11th. (We just found out that two of my grandmas siblings, my aunt Josie and my aunt Orsola were both married on this day. We also just so happened to put on an old mets game and saw my grandpa in the crowd today. So we truly believe everything happened for a reason ❤️ ❤️)

    Now that my long rant is done, we hope it is only smooth sailing from here!
    Love always
    Meaghan & Tom

    Sent on 03/16/2020

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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?
    $ 3500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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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5 Endorsements

  • 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. 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 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
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