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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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Enjole Johnson · Married on 08/11/2019

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    Everything we wanted and more

    Our wedding at Florentine Garden was amazing and the service provided exceeded not only our expectations but also that of our guests. Jason worked with us in planning our event. He was attentive, flexible and answered all of our questions in a timely fashion. Sal was great to work with also. From the moment we met him, his sincere desire to provide us with the best effects and make our day as special as possible was evident. And boy did he and his team deliver. If you can do the wrap up video, please do it. The videographer Evan provided us with a video that we cannot stop watching. It was amazing and truly wow’ed our guests. The staff was amazing and displayed such professionalism and happiness for us and showed our guests a great time. Leading up to the wedding and planning the wedding with the staff was great. But the day of, my bridal attendant Layla, was AMAZING. She exceeded everyones expectations, especially mine. Not only was she attentive to my needs but also that of my wedding party. She calmed my nerves and showed such decorum and professionalism. I actually met her at a visit we made to the venue. I needed assistance with my clothing and although she was setting up for another wedding she stopped to help me. Our wedding party was impressed by her ability to cater to all of us with genuine care. In addition to the service, the food was great and we were grateful we used the bridal suite. We are well pleased with the service provided by the Florentine Gardens staff and hope if you get the chance you will book them for your wedding. You won’t regret it. Thank you to the Florentine Garden Staff.

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    Katelyn · Married on 08/09/2019

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    Best day of ours lives

    First of all if you are looking for a venue look no further and book The Estate at Florentine Gardens! I cannot say enough amazing things about the staff, venue, food, band but I will try. We booked our wedding here actually on my birthday with Maria she was just spectacular, she was so knowledgeable, caring, honest and made our signing so easy, especially after we saw how grand and beautiful the Estate is. The just re-did the cocktail hour room and it is just so classy and gorgeous, the ballroom is nothing short of magnificent, the bridal suite and groomsmen suite makes getting ready so much fun (non stop party), and finally the outdoor garden is literally everything! Maria was with us every step of the way when it came to planning, she was only ever an email away for EVERYTHING and her response was always prompt! Also BOOK THE HOUSE BAND, especially if you want to dance the whole night! They totally rock, we had not one person in their seats unless they were eating the food! Sal did SO much for us and was so awesome. He helped us pick out all of our music, was the best MC had the crowd going the whole time and the lighting in the ballroom was all him and was perfect! He really knows what he is doing and is an absolute pleasure to work with! In the package we booked with Sal we also had a Videographer who we didn't know we needed until we saw what he did. Evan made the most amazing video we have ever seen, literally a wrap up of the entire day that had our first dance playing in the back. At the very end of the night they played this for us and our guests and it made the day even more special, they email the video that night to you and I have been watching it at least twice a day, it is something we will cherish forever as we grow older together. I also cannot forget Layla my bridal attendant, she did EVERYTHING. She was with me and the girls from 8:30am and didn't leave until after 12:30am. She made sure I ate and drank water, my bustle actually ended up breaking and she helped me with my dress the entire night, helped me all during pictures and just was the nicest person ever about everything. Not only was she so amazing to me but also for my bridesmaids, husband and his groomsmen. At the end of the night I told her I wouldn't have been able to do the day without her. I cannot forget our Maitre d, Jeffery and the entire staff that made the ceremony and night so smooth and gave the best service! Lastly HOLY COW the FOOD, if you want the most amazing cocktail hour, dinner, dessert please just book Florentine Gardens now. The entire night our guests were coming up to us saying this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding, and this is coming from over 200 guests including big Irish/Italian families. In summary BOOK Florentine Gardens if you want to have the most beautiful, fun, classy, and spectacular wedding of your life!

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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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