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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    Jessica Dunski · Married on 03/09/2019

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    Our wedding 3/9/2019

    From the moment we came to Florentine to view the venue for our wedding we felt at home. When we met with Maria she was soo incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, full of ideas and recommendations and we immediately knew this was where we were going to get married. But we also would like to mention how amazing Our wrap up video was (thank you shar) and how helpful Sal was in explaining our video and lighting package (I would definitely recommend both to future brides).

    Now for the big day. I can’t express how grateful we were to the entire team especially Jorge our maitre d and Maria who worked above and beyond to make sure everything was absolutely perfect! Jorge was extremely professional, and on top of all the details to ensure our perfect evening. Lastly I have to give a special thank you to Layla my bridal attendant and complete savior for the night. She was soo incredibly sweet, attentive, helpful and made the night go soo smoothly for me. Thank you again to the entire team at Florentine!!

    Love Jessica Dunski

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    Jennifer Clark · Married on 02/15/2019

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    Phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amazing, phenomenal, accommodating, dream-vision-miracle workers!! Absolutely the best day of our lives all thanks to the incredible staff at the Estate! Us and our guests cannot say enough wonderful things about them! They take pride and passion in what they do and pay attention to literally every detail you ask and more! Denise- our coordinater/planner was flawless and answered every and any question in speedy response and helped create our perfect fairy tale wedding- she can make it all happen!!!!! Sal- our Entertainment coordinator (MC, Music, video, lighting) was such a pleasure to work with. It was so comforting that we were in great hands with him and he does not disappoint! Made all of our visions come to life!! DJ Rob knocked it out of the park!!!!! Our guests never left the dance floor which is exactly what we wanted. Our guests kept telling us the DJ was the best they’ve ever heard at a wedding and played such a great mix and listened to all of our requests! Evan- our videographer captured every single important, fun and loving moment of the night! Super nice and talented! Jorge- our Matre D was our right hand man that day and made sure EVERYTHING ran smoothly (which of course it did because when you’re at the Estate... it’s just perfection). He was great with our bridal party and making sure we were happy with how the night was going. Layla- my bridal attendant is the sweetest and was so helpful! She knew what I was thinking or needed Without even having to ask and was so quick to attend and help me— I couldn’t have had the memorable time I did without her :) And the food—come hungry and you will leave full and happy!

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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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