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The Waters Edge at Giovanni's

Darien, CT View map
$8k - $15k For 100 Guests

About

$8k - $15k For 100 Guests

The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s is a wedding venue situated in Westchester, Connecticut. Located on the banks of the picturesque and tranquil Holly Pond, this wedding destination has been hosting outstanding events for over two decades. Spectacular views and a selection of indoor venues make it an ideal spot for a picture-perfect celebration. Along with their staff, owners JoAnn and Sal Latorraca are dedicated to providing every wedding party with exceptional service.

Facilities and Capacity

Accommodating up to 350 attendees, The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s has five luxurious event spaces to choose between from. From the majesty of the 4,500-square-foot Swan Suite to the intimate comfort of the VIP Wine Room, every space is exquisitely decorated. Tremendous windows provide natural light and views of the waterfront while wood-carved ceilings and granite dance floors give each space a feeling of refined charm. JoAnn and Sal work with each couple to choose the perfect setting for them and help them customize it so that it fits their dream wedding vision.

Services Offered

Before becoming a wedding venue, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s had an impressive reputation as a local steakhouse. They became renowned for their stellar customer service, and this commitment to going above and beyond to satisfy their clients is still present today. Being a family-run business, JoAnn and Sal know how important it is for weddings to run smoothly and for every guest to feel at home. To ensure optimum satisfaction, they personally work with each couple to make sure that every need is met and every whim is catered to. From start to finish, they offer a range of services to help in any way they can. These include:

  • Event planning
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Valet parking

Cuisine

With a background in the food service industry, JoAnn, Sal, and their skilled catering staff strive to provide every wedding with a spectacular dining experience. Their meticulously designed wedding reception menu has a sumptuous array of food and beverage options including their famous rib-eye steak, chicken Francese, and grilled swordfish. From appetizing hors d'oeuvres to decadent desserts, they have it all covered with specialty options including fresh fruit plates and chocolate fountains. Tuxedoed banquet staff are on hand to attend to every guest, and skilled bartenders will see that drinks are topped up throughout the night. Further cuisine options include:

  • Buffets
  • Stations
  • Champagne toasts
  • Open bars
  • Signature cocktails
  • Wedding cake

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?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,080

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
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
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 off-peak season?

January
February
March

29 Reviews

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5.0
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Future Mrs. Gross
    Portia A. Married on 08/17/2019
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    Farrow/Gross Wedding- 8/17/2019

    Michele Esposito is a great coordinator. Her attention to detail is phenomenal. The wait staff at Giovanni’s provided superb service throughout my reception. I highly recommend this venue for any special event. You will not be disappointed!!

    Thank you, Giovanni’s!!!
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    Nicole P. Married on 04/27/2019
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    Trust Them for the Perfect Wedding Experience!

    WEG is the best venue from start to finish. Look, people will remember the food, alcohol, and music at your wedding, and WEG ensured that the reception experience was stellar at every turn.

    The space is gorgeous; the staff is thorough and courteous; and the food is OUT OF THIS WORLD. People are STILL talking about how delicious everything was! The fresh mozzarella bar and the Venetian dessert hour were HUGE hits. The bartenders were befriended by our groomsmen and I hear the drinks were great (do yourself a favor, don't drink on your wedding day). Your guests will have a sterling experience at WEG.

    Michele is all-world! The best coordinator ever! She is accessible 24/7, always kind and enthusiastic, and has answers for everything. She is also a great resource for other vendors and how to navigate those decisions. I was in such capable hands with her. I felt like she had become part of the family by the end of it! Additionally, every time I was there, Sal and JoAnn were present to me and very welcoming. JoAnn was even the one who bustled my dress at the reception! That's how involved everyone at WEG is. I simply cannot recommend them highly enough!
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    Denise Married on 04/27/2019
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    The Gold Standard of Weddings

    We recently had our daughter’s wedding at WatersEdge at Giovanni’s in April 2019. Everything was perfect. There isn’t anything we would do differently.

    Everything was wonderful, especially the delicious food, wait staff and an amazing bridal coordinator, Michelle.

    People often ask us what was the best part about our daughter’s wedding day and for both of us it was the fact that we didn’t have to worry about anything. Michelle was in total control - working very closely with the vendors. Their operation is smooth and slick, the co-ordination they have with their staff and vendors is amazing It was an incredible feeling to know that we could relax and enjoy the day knowing everything was going smoothly and our guests were all enjoying themselves. 

    Months later we still receive endless comments about how good the food noting it was the best wedding they’ve ever attended. WEG sets the bar very high and exceeded all our expectations.

Awards

  • 29
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Gustavo Tessaro Photography Gustavo Tessaro Photography Wedding Photographers

Beautiful Wedding venue, Amazing for Photographers create beautiful pictures, I Highly recommend this venue :)

Deborah K. O'Brien Photographer Deborah K. O'Brien Photographer Wedding Photographers

Plenty of room for your wedding guests while maintaining a cozy feel to it. Lovely background for reception photos!

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Map

2748 Boston Post Road Darien, CT, 06820
2033259979
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The Waters Edge at Giovanni's frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's?

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's 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 Waters Edge at Giovanni's, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Waters Edge at Giovanni's, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of The Waters Edge at Giovanni's in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Waters Edge at Giovanni's for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's for wedding events?

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offer?

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offer for wedding events?

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Waters Edge at Giovanni's have available for wedding events?

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Waters Edge at Giovanni's and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's 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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