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The Waters Edge at Giovanni鈥檚 in Darien CT. Located on the banks of the picturesque and tranquil Holly Pond, in Darien 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鈥檚 Edge at Giovanni鈥檚 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鈥檚 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
  • Woman-owned
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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

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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
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
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Portia A. Married on 08/17/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Farrow/Gross Wedding- 8/17/2019

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

Thank you, Giovanni鈥檚!!!
Nicole
Nicole P. Married on 04/27/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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
5 out of 5 rating

The Gold Standard of Weddings

We recently had our daughter鈥檚 wedding at WatersEdge at Giovanni鈥檚 in April 2019. Everything was perfect. There isn鈥檛 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鈥檚 wedding day and for both of us it was the fact that we didn鈥檛 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.聽

Months later we still receive endless comments about how good the food noting it was the best wedding they鈥檝e ever attended. WEG sets the bar very high and exceeded all our expectations.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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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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The Waters Edge at Giovanni's frequently asked questions

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
The Waters Edge at Giovanni's includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
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
The space offered by The Waters Edge at Giovanni's for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Restaurant
The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi
The Waters Edge at Giovanni's offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
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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