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The Estate at Florentine Gardens

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   693 reviews
$21k - $27k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$21k - $27k For 100 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 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 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. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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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    Christina R. Getting married on 06/10/2022
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    The Estate at Florentine Gardens

    Florentine Gardens and their whole team has my highest recommendation! The service, their work ethic, the atmosphere, everything went exactly how I wanted it too and planned for. Planning a wedding during COVID has many challenges, but the team at Florentine made sure to accommodate myself, my husband and my guests to the best of their ability. I personally planned with Jason and he seemed to be available 24/7 with all of my questions and made anything I wanted, happen. He was professional but kind and understanding. I hired Sal Travis entertainment for my video and worked very closely with Sal and Shar. Sal is definitely experienced and knew the lay of the land and what would work and what wouldn't, Shar was outstanding, she made us feel comfortable and we received our wrap up video before we woke up the next day. I am confident in her ability and know she captured the best moments. My bridal attending, Sheyla was our life savor!! She was with me every step of the day, my husband and I kept commenting how awesome she was, we were on the dance floor and she kept bringing us water. She sewed/fixed my bustle, she had hair spray and anything else I may have needed at the drop of a hat. She personally brought us food to the bridal suite.

    I wanted to get married at Florentine since I was 19 years old, covid threw a big wrench in my plan however I was still able to live out my dream wedding and I wouldn't have changed a thing!
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    Andrea S. Getting married on 03/09/2022
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    The best wedding venue!

    We can't thank Florentine enough for helping us have the wedding of our dreams!! We would recommend The Estate at Florentine Gardens to anyone! My husband and I were married on September 27, 2020. Denise and her team made sure our day was absolutely perfect. Our cocktail hour and reception were both outside under the gorgeous tent space. One of the main reasons we chose Florentine Gardens was for the beautiful outdoor space and elegant feel of the grounds. Our guests were able to enjoy the beauty of the estate from the cocktail hour all the way to the outdoor after-party. The food was amazing and very abundant!

    Denise was our wedding consultant and was by our side for the entire wedding process. She is seriously the best around! Denise was so informative and so easy to talk to. She answered all of our questions and eased all of our worries. She helped us with decisions big and small, from making our cocktail hour and dinner selections, to helping us through the difficult decision to postpone our wedding day (our original wedding day was July 4, 2020).

    We used many of the Florentine recommended vendors, which were all amazing to work with. Sal Travis and his videographer Jesse created us the most amazing wrap up video and the House Band kept everyone dancing all night!

    Our bridal attendant Kerry and maitre d Jeffrey were the best! Kerry was so attentive to both me and my husband. From making sure we always had a drink in hand, to helping me bustle my dress, to making sure we ate dinner, Kerry was awesome! Jeffery kept us on schedule and ensured our guests had a great night.

    We thank the entire Florentine team for the most amazing and memorable day!
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    Bianca R. Married on 12/31/2021
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    Our Dream Wedding

    Our day was truly perfection, and the team at Florentine Gardens played a huge part in making sure everything came out spectacular. When planning our wedding, my husband and I wanted to focus on 3 things... 1. Great Food 2. Great Music and 3. Great Open Bar/Drinks. FG delivered on all three of those points. We met with Ciro on the first day to do the tour and we appreciated his honesty. Having heard of the venue’s reputation, we were excited to see it in person. We walked through and were in awe of how beautiful the renovation came out. He we went through the menu options and were quite impressed with what was included in the package, as well as the additional options (Peter Lugar steak sauce at a carving station... yum!). The fact that guests would be able to try other dinner options that were offered once done is unheard of. Maria was our main point of contact throughout the planning phase and she was phenomenal! She constantly reached out to ensure we didn’t have any questions and kept us on track for any updates with the pandemic. The next thing to tackle was our music options. Once we booked with FG, we were given a listing of their preferred vendors. Sal Travis Entertainment was the in-house entertainment and we contacted Sal for a meeting to see if whether his company was a good fit for us. Sal was great and so personable! He put on a demonstration of the built-in state-of-the-art light projectors that would be in sync with the music played by the house DJ Tony Gia. We ended up going with their theater package, which included the light show and wrap up video. The wrap up video was worth every penny! The videographer, Shar, was with us throughout the day of the wedding, as we got ready at the venue, while we were at the church and during the reception. The best part was that the film was edited and played at the end of the night while everyone ate dessert. We were also sent a copy of the video by the end of the night, which was posted to social media the very next morning. When we met with DJ Tony Gia, we were very excited. We mentioned to him how important music and good party was to us. He reassured us that he was perfectionist when it came to his job and was also very easy to talk to. Tony live mixes all of his music, meaning there was nothing pre-recorded. He was able to change and alternate the music based on the vibe of the wedding, which was appreciated. Many of our guests raved about the music throughout the night, even insisting on an encore/additional last dance song at the end of the night, which he so graciously provided. Lastly, were the drinks. We opted for the tequila bar at the cocktail hour and that was a hit! All staff and servers were very attentive to the guests throughout the night. I also can’t forget about the bridal attendant, Stephanie, who came early to the venue so that I wouldn’t be rushing to get ready that morning. She was even able to sew my bustle back together when it broke from dancing. Truly our experience with FG was exceptional. We could not have hoped or dreamed for a more magical day. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. – Bianca and Nick Russo

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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
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The Estate at Florentine Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Estate at Florentine Gardens?

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

At The Estate at Florentine Gardens, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Estate at Florentine Gardens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Estate at Florentine Gardens, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Estate at Florentine Gardens includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Estate at Florentine Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Estate at Florentine Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Estate at Florentine Gardens for wedding events?

The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Estate at Florentine Gardens offer?

The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does The Estate at Florentine Gardens offer for wedding events?

The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Estate at Florentine Gardens have available for wedding events?

The Estate at Florentine Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Estate at Florentine Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

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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