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The Cottage Wedding Venue

Gilbert, AZ View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
30 reviews
$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$9k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

The Cottage Wedding Venue is a charming wedding and event space in Gilbert, Arizona. An expansion of Zappone’s Italian Bistro in the heart of historic downtown, this ambience-filled space has everything you need under one roof. Let this venue’s culinary and events team take your day to the next level and assist in creating your most cherished moments with their excellent selection of homemade Italian food, sweet country venue and wedding day packages.

Facilities and Capacity
The Cottage Wedding Venue’s can accommodate Micro Weddings, as well as Lavish Weddings up to 150 guests. Just six blocks from historic downtown Gilbert, its simple style lets you transform it however you like. A covered patio provides the perfect place to host a cocktail hour, while the cozy indoor space lets your guests enjoy the day with you in your very own selected décor.

Services Offered
The Cottage Wedding Venue offers many wedding and event services to make your day easy and joyful. Let their seasoned coordinators guide you through all the details. From picking table linens to planning your event schedule, their passion and dedication will assist you every step of the way. You may select from one of their various all-inclusive packages, or create your own package that fits your specific needs and budget requirements. Services include:

  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Outside vendors

Thanks to their restaurant beginnings, The Cottage Wedding Venue features Zappone’s in-house catering services. Enjoy family-style, plated or buffet menu options in Italian or American cuisine style and choose from some of your favorite classic or modern dishes. Select from Zappone’s signature event menus or create your own based on your unique taste and favorite Italian dishes. The Cottage Wedding Venue also offers in-house bar services for your enjoyment and convenience.

Other Facilities
Get ready in the private, comfortable bridal suite with all the space and lighting you need while prepping for the walk down the aisle. With room for both you and your bridal party, it’s the perfect space for a bit of bonding and beauty while you get glammed up.

Other Services
The Cottage Wedding Venue also offers backdrop photography for your engagement or wedding day shoot. You may bring you own items as props, or select from their inventory, and schedule a session using their beautiful space.

  • Woman-owned

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Bridal Suite

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Cake Cutting

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Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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30 Reviews

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    Samantha J. Married on 04/02/2022
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    A Magical Place For A Magical Day

    My new hubby and I cannot praise this venue enough. It is seriously, 100% the best. Dina and her staff are incredible. They went above and beyond for us. Dina responds promptly (sometimes even within minutes of an email), and she's so incredibly sweet! She accomodated all of our needs and then some. The venue itself is gorgeous and intimate. The food is made on site and is absolutely delicious! It's also affordable. This venue is worth every penny. We went with their most inclusive package and it made wedding planning basically strees free. This is a venue you can trust with your special day.
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    Harry H. Married on 06/05/2021
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    The Cottage Wedding Venue - Awesome

    I REALLY wish there was a rating higher than 5 Stars!
    This place deserves double or triple that number!

    Last week was our daughters wedding and Dina, Sal and the entire staff knocked it out of the park!

    Let's start with the venue itself. It is gorgeous and a perfect setting for a wedding. It has great areas for the service itself, plenty of spots for great photos, dancing, gazebos, ballroom, brides suite and on and on. They can make it as fancy or as laid back as your want it.

    The staff! We can't say enough about the entire staff and all the vendors we used for the day. Dina is amazing! She was involved since day one of the planning all the way through to the end of the reception. Even going above and beyond helping the bride with a dress issue just before the wedding. She made sure it was a spectacular day and nothing was going to let the bride and groom down.

    Chef Sal is the amazing genius behind the food. Everyone raved about the food after the day was done. I have been to many wedding receptions and there has never been any better cuisine served. He even made the desserts when what the bride wanted wasn't available through the cake vendor. The cannolis and the cheese cake are out of this world!
    The rest of the staff was great also from the planning of the decor to the layout of the wedding they handled everything and made everything much less stressful. Thanks to everyone here.
    One special shout out to Rachel the dj. She kept everyone moving and grooving and was our acting MC that kept the night moving along. She made the night so memorable. Her business is run under DJRachelZ on Facebook.

    The food.! OMG I could write a book long review on just the food! Sal certainly outdid himself in the kitchen. Chianti braised beef, chicken picatta, tortellini in pesto all amazing. The salad, vegetables and desserts were the absolute best. Almost forgot the appetizers, caprese skewers and marinated steak skewers.. There were none left they were so good!

    All in all we highly recommend The Cottage Wedding Venue. You won't be disappointed. If there are any questions please feel free to ask! Thanks again Dina, Sal and everyone else!
  • Dawna
    Dawna T. Married on 03/12/2021
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    Amazing experience working with Dina. She has a beautiful venue and was so easy to work with.

    5 stars across the board. Everything we wanted and more was provided at this venue.


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or text 480-747-0756

(Italian Themed Tasting Night)

Date: From 05/18/2022 to 05/18/2022 Schedule 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: 535 South Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ


Dina & Sal Zappone
Dina & Sal Zappone

Dina was born in Chicago to immigrant parents from Sicily. As a youngster she moved to Shiny Las Vegas! Her parents had the hopes of opening Pizzeria’s and not shoveling snow. Villa Roma quickly became a family business, and she began to work there at the ripe age of 7. Later she went on to graduate with a Bachelors degree in Psychology at UNLV, but always remained in the restaurant business. While serving at The Mirage hotel, she was offered a Beverage Manager position she quickly accepted, and oversaw 16 bars and 90 bartenders. Dina decided to leave the fast life and move to Rainy Portland, Oregon, where she managed for a Restaurant group for 4 years. Something always pulled her back to her hometown. In 2004, she accepted the General Manager position of the Italian Restaurant at the The Mirage, packed her bags and quickly went back to work. Low and behold a handsome Italian Chef shyly cooking in the French restaurant. Sal and Dina were introduced and a true love of life, cooking, and each other blossomed. They have owned and operated 2 restaurants and a catering company, while raising their beloved children Bella and Enzo. It was Dina’s nagging dream to open a wedding venue that started the Vision Board. When Cozy Weddings of Gilbert went up for sale, for the second time, they were ready. The Cottage will host lavish parties under the stars, and quaint chapel ceremony indoors. Together Sal and Dina l continue to pursue their passion together.

The Team
The Team
Lady Bosses

Boss Dina, 2nd Boss Alexis, Boss in training Bella, & Bartender Boss Destiny! We will help your dream wedding come true!

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This is a great venue that can be as elegant or contemporary as needed.

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