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The First Look
Grand Ballroom. As many as 350 people can be comfortably accommodated in this luxurious ballroom. Feel like royalty as you dance under 25-foot ceilings decorated with crystal chandeliers and enjoy a Juliet balcony and stunning fireplace.
Cocktail Room. This space is just as elegant and holds up to 200 people for a cocktail reception. Enjoy mahogany bars and photo stations as well as an expansive window that overlooks the scenic grounds.
Gardens. The four acres of grounds surrounding the estate offer plenty of room to host a romantic wedding ceremony. Featuring luscious gardens and an outdoor veranda, this site is something the guests will remember for a long time to come.
What You Should Know
Enjoy world-class cuisine when you and your guests dine at The Estate at Florentine Gardens. Expert chefs can create an impressive menu for your cocktail hour or reception, including decadent desserts. The cocktail hour includes a greeting by a white-gloved attendant with a glass of champagne for every guest, followed by a selection of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres hand-passed by butlers. Also included are cheese and wine stations, dazzling cold displays of a variety of fruit, antipasto and salads, and risotto, seafood and sushi stations. The cocktail bar serving specialty drinks rounds out this impressive menu.
Each reception starts out with a champagne toast and is followed by a scrumptious array of food, starting with a first course and followed by delicious entree selections. Examples of culinary options include Chilean sea bass, French-cut chicken breasts, poached pear and beef tenderloin. Vegetarian options are also available.
End your day the sweet way with a custom-made wedding cake from a local bakery along with a variety of Viennese selections that include fresh pastries, cakes and pies by the in-house pastry chef. For those who want to indulge a little extra, a cigar bar with whiskey, scotch and cognac is the ideal way to wind down from the celebration.
Choosing The Estate at Florentine Gardens for your wedding really means getting the complete package. Some of the extra services this venue provides include:
- Professional videographer
- A professionally produced photo montage set to music
- Live video of dances and toasts
- Blackout shades for greater control of lighting
From the Vendor
The Heart of Elegance
Spend your special day in our spectacular ballroom and manicured gardens at the Estate. We host one elegant wedding at a time providing you exclusivity to the entire facility. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with individualized service, custom cuisine and meticulous attention to detail.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$$ – Expensive
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering
Wedding- 4/26/14Reviewed on 5/13/2014 Stephanie S
From our initial meeting to the last moments of our wedding day, our experience with The Estate at Florentine Gardens was exceptional. We worked with Maria, who is a pro at her job and a wonderful person. We had 60+ emails between the two of us and she responded to any question or concern that I had in a professional and caring manner. We also used the house DJ and entertainment. Sal Travis is amazing! Our guests are still raving about the music and the wrap-up video shown at the end of the night. Literally every guest was on the dance floor. The food was incredible and the service cannot be beat. My parents said that their waiter, Juan, made them feel like a king and queen. Nancy, my Bridal Attendant, was incredible. When we got to the venue, I realized that I forgot my garter and flats. Nancy opened a cabinet door and provided BOTH a garter and brand new flip flops for me to use. Jeffrey, our Maitre’D, took care of us and our Bridal Party and made sure that everything ran smoothly. I can say without hesitation that our wedding day was flawless and that the staff at Florentine Gardens was the reason why we had such a perfect day.
dream weddingReviewed on 12/18/2013 Dayna P
After getting engaged my fiance and I started researching wedding venues. We must of looked at 10 places. And actually was just about to book with another place, but my mom had suggested we look at one more place, the Florentine Gardens. As soon as we went there WE IMMEDIATELY fell in love with the whole place. Everyone there was soo wonderful, Denise was a great help to helping make sure all my wedding dreams came true. My wedding will be a day i will never forget. It was such a great day and i absolutely recommend anyone who is engaged to take a look at Florentine Gardens. Its absolutely beautiful and the whole staff is a pleasure to work with. =)
Wonderful!Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Kristin D
I am so happy I had my wedding at the Florentine Gardens a couple weeks ago! Everything from the food at the cocktail hour, to the music and lighting at the reception was awesome! It was an absolutely beautiful day that I will never forget!
From the moment we stepped foot into Florentine Gardens to the end of our wedding night, my husband and I were amazed at the beauty, service, and accommodations this venue had to offer. Unlike other brides, I went to nearly 20 venues before I made my decision. I was looking for a beautiful estate that had a garden outside and an elegant manor look inside. Florentine was all of that and more. It only requires minimal decorations because the beauty is all around from the flowers to the furniture to the chandeliers. Both the scenary outside and the interior of the building made for amazing wedding pictures! Next is the service. Maria Diadone basically planned our wedding almost a year and a half to the date. Her level of quality and service was and is unmatched! First of all, she treated us more than just clients. By the end of our wedding night Maria was more of a friend! Maria was very straight forward with us. We knew exactly what we wanted and Maria was able to give us everything we asked within our budget. That is what truly impressed us. Every other venue we went to whether it was Park Savoy, Nanina's in the Park, Crystal Plaza, the Manor, Grand Marquis, the Palace, the Brownstone, Addison Park, and etc. all had stipulations when it came to what we wanted. Whenever we asked for something at any other venue they told us "no" or that they had to "check." Maria at Florentine gave us everything we wanted and needed at the best possible price per person. In fact she gave us so much extra too! Towards the end of our decision we were down to Park Savoy and Florentine Gardens so Maria allowed us to do a food tasting ahead of time to help us make the decision. Let me tell you the food at Florentine blows Park Savoy out of the water! The food was excellent and the best part for South Asian brides is that the chef can even make small Indian appetizers for cocktail hour! And we were hesitant at first, an American chef making Indian food? But his Indian appetizers were excellent! In fact, they were even creative! My mother in law especially loved the samosas he made with mint yogurt dipping sauce! And anyone who knows Indian mothers know it's not easy to please them! The food at Park Savoy paled in comparison to the amount and quality of the food we received at Florentine Gardens. In terms of customer service, it was by far excellent. Anytime I needed help or had a question, Maria and her staff was ready and willing to help us. Maria also sent us suggestions for other vendors such as florists, reception decorators, and even hair and makeup artists. They also helped us out when it came to figuring out which hotel was the best option for our overnight guests. And finally our wedding day. I can say it was nothing short of amazing. It's been six months since my husband and I got married and I still have guests calling me to tell me how incredible my reception was and how amazing the food and drinks were. They told me they felt like they were in a luxury venue and I have to say I felt the same. Maria was sick the day of our wedding and had lost her voice and yet she still came and ran our wedding! I mean if that doesn't show you that she cares I don't know what does! And our bridal attendant was amazing! She was like a ninja! Anytime we needed something it was like she magically appeared before us! I wish I could get married all over again so I can do it at Florentine Gardens one more time! Maria and staff we loved you guys and we hope we come back!
My husband and I got married at Florentine on New Year's Eve 2016 and it was the best day of our lives! From the day we walked into this venue we fell in love! Aside from a beautiful place, the staff is amazing and truly treats you like family. We worked with Denise for about a year and a half and she honestly helped make our dream wedding come true. We must of sent Denise hundreds of emails over the year and a half and she would answer us immediately and always willing to help! She gave us so many great ideas and recommendations that we were able to use for our wedding day! Closer to our wedding we also had help from Maria who was just as amazing as Denise! Our wedding was perfect and the wonderful staff helped make it run smoothly ! Jeffrey, our maitrd, was incredible and made sure our night ran perfect. He was absolutely the biggest help to us! Kerry my bridal attendant was by mine and my husbands side, making sure we had food and drinks! My dress was even stepped on by a guest at cocktail hour and the bustle broke right off - Kerry pinned my dress up perfectly without hesitation for me ! The food was so INCREDIBLE - we had guests raving about it the whole week after, especially the mac n cheese! We had many guests also raving about the kind and attentive wait staff too! I'm also so happy we used Sal Travis for our entrance entertainment and for our NYE ball drop coverage of Times Square. It was the perfect touch to add to our wedding and made it so memorable! I would highly recommend Florentine Gardens without hesitation!
I'm not sure there's enough space for my thoughts on the best day of my life... jason, my planner from day one, answered all my bridezilla emails for a year and a half and made me feel totally sane in every response, he was comforting and put my mind at ease that the night would go flawless... and it absolutely did... Sal, was so kind and calming and promised an amazing video for my night, a beautiful picture montage for my entrance and that I'd leave with hours of footage and all of that plus more happened...Evan Soloffs same day edit was perfection, I think I've watched it 20 times in 2 days.!!!! Kerry my bridal attendant was the absolute sweetest and most patient person ever and I was so lucky to have her with me all night! Jeff was my maitre d, he was helpful, funny, quick and to the point and made sure we had fun With every section of the parties responsibilities..! I was really blessed to work this crew on my special day. Besides the facility being stunning the people working it make the night go on without a beat skipped. The DJ was part of the grooms family and they even commented the next day on well they were treated and how beautiful florentine is. The amount of food they sent us home with is INSANE.. I could go on and on... but I'll leave the review with this... it was the most perfect night of my life, and the team and Florentine made that happen.! Thank you all so much ? Jennifer Nolan Vargas
Words cannot describe the amazing, perfect experience we had getting married at the Florentine Gardens! The day we walked in to look at the venue, we met with Maria and immediately fell in love with everything the Florentine offered! We cancelled our other appointments and booked the Florentine Gardens that DAY. BEST DECISION EVER. The Florentine Gardens delivers a 5-star, First Class wedding experience from day 1. The service is impeccable. Special THANK YOU to our bridal attendant Hallie and maître d' Jeffrey for impeccable service. The food is UNBELIEVABLE and I'm Italian and know good food! Maria was our point of contact through the whole process and she honestly felt like someone we knew for years and part of the family! Even my Mom said the same thing! We also booked the in-house DJ and Sal Travis Entertainment. They were amazing and kept our wedding guests dancing the WHOLE time. We were blown away by the "Same Day Edit" video they provided which is an edited, professional video about 5 minutes long that captures your entire wedding day. It came out beautiful and everyone was in disbelief that it was ready for us SO SOON! We had several of our guests tell us it was the best wedding they had been to. The cocktail hour food is SO delicious and grand, and the best cocktail hour I've ever been to. PLUS, they provide small tables for the bride and groom and our parents and BRING US cocktail hour food plates to make sure we get to try everything while there. And then during dinner time, we were literally offered seconds and a taste of every entree if we wanted (for the bride/groom and our VIP tables). I highly recommend using the accent lighting too. We did a purple/pink/blue tone, and the room was so unbelievably beautiful especially with the large windows and trees with white lights on them, and tea light candles on the window sills. The room looked magical. The entire night was magical. I could not have dreamed of a more perfect wedding! THANK YOU!
My husband and I had our wedding at The Florentine Gardens on Friday November 25, 2016. I do not know where to begin to praise how amazing the staff and our wedding at the Florentine Gardens were. I would first like to start with Michael Huxtable. I met Michael back in 2013 when my sister got engaged and was shopping around for wedding venues. The Florentine Gardens was the first venue we went to go see and we all absolutely fell in love thanks to Michael who helped us envision exactly what the wedding would look like. We went to several other venues and nothing (as well as no one) compared to Michael and The Estate. My sisters wedding went off without a hitch and it was then I knew, when it was my time, there is no place that I'd rather get married but there. I contacted Michael a few months after our engagement, he sat down with us again and we were hooked. Michael was there with every step of the way, every question was answered immediately and he helped us make our wedding exactly what we imagined it to be, a fairy tale. Sal Travis also played a huge part of our special day. We opted for the theatrical package with Sal as well as the wrap up video and open air photo booth. Sal was absolutely phenomenal when it came to answering questions and making sure that every I was dotted and t was crossed. I would email Sal with a question and within seconds I would get a response back with an answer! Our videographer Evan supplied us with an outstanding wrap up video that we will cherish forever! Lastly, I would like to praise Jason, Kerry (our bridal attendant), and the amazing Florentine staff for helping make our day run so smoothly and making sure our guests and families had an amazing time. Jason and Kerry were constantly making sure that we had everything we needed. We received nothing but compliments from ALL of our guests the entire night who were floored by how friendly the staff were, the amazing food and the overall atmosphere of the Florentine!
Our wedding day was magical. My husband and I loved every minute of it and couldn't have been happier. This venue makes every second of your wedding day run perfectly smoothly in every aspect, continues to wow the guests throughout the day, serves incredible food and drinks at the cocktail hour and the reception, has an amazing DJ and MC (Sal Travis!) that keeps the dance party going the entire time. The venue worked hand in hand with the vendors we chose. We had rain the day of our wedding and the staff waited to make a game time decision before setting up for the ceremony, which was still beautiful indoors. Guests were impressed with the beauty of the venue and the ceremony, live ceremony musicians, floral arrangements, amount of options at the cocktail hour and quality of the food, lighting and theatrical feel of the bridal party entrances into the reception, fog machine during the first dance, great music and non stop dancing, how smoothly everything ran and the amazing same day edit wrap up video of the day presented at the end. The florist we worked with (Broderick's) is a preferred vendor and also brought everything she would need for either an indoor or outdoor ceremony just in case. The first look was still amazing on the grand curved staircase in the foyer and the fireplace was a great backdrop for group photos. Our photographer and the house videographer (Brian) had worked together in the past and kept us laughing the whole day. The Maitre D (Jason), MC (Sal), bridal attendant, and all the other staff who were present the day of the wedding are super down to earth and did everything they could to make the day perfect. It was great working with Sal on the entertainment and Michael Huxtable on all other preparations. THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE AT FLORENTINE GARDENS FOR THE PERFECT DAY AND MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME =D
My advice to any couple looking to get married at Florentine, is DO IT!!!!!! I don't even know where to begin with this review......everything, and I mean EVERYTHING was amazing. Let us start with Michael Huxtable, because he sold the place to us and we are forever grateful that he convinced us to do it. Hux knows how to make magical weddings happen and we knew that about him since day one. His attentiveness and organization helped ease our stress by reminding us of important deadlines as they arose. I must have sent this man 1000 e-mails full of questions throughout my year of planning and he answered each and every one of them, almost immediately. I loved how he would separate all of the questions from my frantic e-mails in his response and answer each one directly, so there was never ever any confusion. He was always direct, right to the point, and professional. He is a consummate professional and I am so glad he was in charge of our wedding. We loved everything about our wedding day-from the deliciousness and over abundance of food (yes, it’s true, they offer your guests seconds on dinner plates) to the impeccable service from the ENTIRE staff, and the compliments from our guests have not stopped. Since the entire day was a whirlwind, we didn’t get to eat….like literally nothing. When we went back the next morning to pick up our stuff, Florentine sent us home with all the food we didn’t get to eat…all packed, labeled, and ready for reheat. That was huge. And I must rave about our super sweet bridal attendants. They were very experienced, and ready for anything….they helped set up the foyer and literally helped with every last minute thing that could've went wrong or had to get done. If you want a fairytale wedding, choose The Estate at Florentine Gardens. The venue is divine, the food is mouth watering, and the staff is courteous and accommodating. The Estate at Florentine Garden is a class operation that pays meticulous attention to every detail.
The Estate at Florentines Gardens is truly a spectacular venue! The first time my husband and I walked into the venue we instantly fell in love. We knew we had found the most perfect place to get married! The garden area is breathtaking with trees wrapped with lights, beautiful flowing fountains, and a stone patio. The ballroom is full of gorgeous crystal chandlers and floor to ceiling windows around the room. The food at the cocktail was some of the best food I've ever tasted! The dinner entrees were delicious and cooked to perfection! Everything was hot and full of flavor. My guests couldn't stop raving about how mouth watering everything was. We worked mostly with Michael Huxtable who was our phenomenal event coordinator. I can't thank him enough for his professionalism, guidance, and support! He is extremely friendly, honest, and dedicated to his work! He went above and beyond for me and my family and helped make the wedding planning process go smoothly. He answered emails quickly, gave great recommendations, and always knew what to say to make me smile! Kerry was our bridal attendant. She couldn't have been better! She was attentive to all of our needs and helped me with all the little things the day of the wedding. Overall the staff and service are top notch! I would recommend The Estate at Florentines Gardens to anyone who is interested in a classy venue that will wow their guests. Thank you again to everyone at the Florentine Gardens because you made our big day perfection!!
personally, i think this place is the best in bergen county. we visited a bunch of venues, and spoke to a ton more but FG really stood out from the very first meeting. the venue is lovely, the gardens are well tended, the interior is well appointed and stately. the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, everyone there from the parking attendants all the way up to our event coordinator. the entire staff is very focused on making sure your day goes exactly as it should; they are great about keeping the schedule on track and making sure the guests are happy. also they are patient with pain in the ass customers like myself, who ask about a thousand questions at each meeting. the other aspect i liked about this place is that it's only 1 event going on at a time. you won't have issues running into other guests or confusion among the staff. it all goes back to that focus they put on you and your special day. if you're kind of a lazy bride like i am, this place is great because it's sort of "all-inclusive." you don't have to worry about all the tiny little details, say tablecloths, chair rentals, number of napkins, and regular or top shelf liquor (top shelf liquor is already included in the package deal). of course you can customize and add in more things to your liking at an extra cost, but they already have thought of pretty much everything to make it a great package. for that reason, it's understandbly a bit on the pricey end (hence the 4 out of 5), but that's only comparing to if you were doing everything yourself. honestly, for my money, i'd rather pay a bit more and save myself the headache. also, for the area, it's not the most expensive. but the food alone is worth it. variety and taste, they've got it all. keep in mind, like most venues in this area, you need to meet a minimum for weekend night weddings. i think it's different depending on time of year, so make sure you ask!
Our wedding was truly so special and it is definitely due to the hard work of all the staff at the Florentine Gardens! Sal & DJ James really know how to get a crowd up and moving! From our first meet to our last Michael took notes and carried out ever detail discussed to make everything exactly as planned! Kerry our bridal attendant was very caring and courteous and helped me with anything and everything during the entire day! And Jeff the maitre'd had the whole event scheduled perfectly and without a hitch! The staff really know how to throw a great party! All our guests raved about the food and were so impressed with the cocktail hour! I actually wish I could go back and be a guest at my own wedding! From the food, to drinks, to the atmosphere it really will be one of the most special days of our life together!
We gave our daughter her dream wedding only because of the venue we chose. It was a "custom affair" receiving rave reviews from all our 187 guests. Maria Daidone, General Manager, was extremely professional and knowledgable regarding everything about planning a wedding, and yet the sweetest person you can imagine. She was so accommodating with everything my daughter and son-in-law requested and believe me since my son-in-law's family owns a popular local restaurant, there were plenty of requests. The Florentine Gardens is not your run of the mill wedding venue. First off, they have only one wedding at a time and that is one of the reasons you receive such personal service. Food, wait staff and décor are beyond words. The chef has previously worked in a popular 5 star restaurant......there lies the reason the food is not typical wedding food, but rather like going to a high-end restaurant. The Florentine Gardens is owned by the Daidone family and you get the feeling of pride of ownership immediately upon driving up to this stately mansion with impeccable landscaping. I can go on and on with rave reviews, but I guess I have to stop somewhere. I have never wrote a review on anything other than a critical one, but feel I wanted to give anyone looking for a wedding venue the heads-up on the Florentine Gardens. If you are debating this venue.....don't..... you will be the happiest bride...just like my daughter and our entire family
Florentine Gardens was above and beyond what we expected. From working with Michael from the beginning, to taking on Sal Travis and the House Band, we couldn't have been more satisfied. Our bridal attendant Kerry was amazing and there for anything that we needed on the day of. The food was phenominal from the cocktail hour to the deserts. Michael and Sal never missed a beat from the second we started working with them. Any question that we had was answered in a day. We have been told over and over again that our wedding was the best people have been to. I would highly recommend visiting Florentine Gardens as your wedding venue.
We just had our wedding reception at Florentine Gardens last month and had an unbelievable experience working with them! We were so impressed with the way they hosted our "Fairytale" wedding. From the beautiful chandeliers, high ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows, the venue itself was exactly what I was looking for in terms of that grand ballroom feel. Denise was our Event Consultant and she really went above and beyond in every way. From our first visit with her, I immediately felt comfortable putting our day in her hands -- she was such a sweet and friendly person, overly accommodating, professional, experienced, beyond amazing at her job and always put our interests first in making sure we were happy with every decision. She anticipated our questions and thought of absolutely everything - truly a pleasure to work with! She made sure we got what we wanted, even if it wasn't included or on the menu. At the last minute after not meeting our minimum guest count she threw in a custom mac & cheese bar for the cocktail hour that our guests are still raving about! She worked closely with us through the entire process -- helping to customize our menu, signature drinks and even our ice sculpture! She allowed us to create our dream wedding and we're so grateful for it! We received so many compliments about the service, the beautiful space and the quality & quantity of food -- our guests couldn't believe the amount of options and how delicious everything was! The wait staff and Matri' de Jeff were incredible as well, making sure everything went seamlessly on the day of our wedding. Our wonderful Bridal Attendant Laila was a sweetheart and even knew how to bustle my very complicated dress within 5 minutes. She made sure I enjoyed the day and handled running around while I spent my time with family and friends. The entire team anticipated what we would need before we even had to ask. Sal Travis, Director of Entertainment was also very professional and great to work with for our lighting effects and theatrical entrance. He explained everything in depth and helped us throughout the process to ensure we would be happy with the end result.
We cannot say enough great things about this venue! The location is perfect, the staff is very helpful in planning, especially Denise Downing. Also Jeffrey Lepselter, the Maitre’D, and Lauren, the Maitre’D assistant made our wedding night a night to remember!!!!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! We got married at the Florentine Gardens on June 10, 2016 and it was by far the wedding of the century!!! From the first day we met Maria and took a tour of the estate we knew it was the one!! Maria is by far the most amazing person to work with!! She is very professional, accommodating, extremely helpful and always provided immediate feedback to whatever we needed. We booked with their in-house service with Sal Travis for music, uplighting, and videography. It was such a pleasure to work with Sal, he is beyond friendly and makes sure you feel comfortable and confident with him and his team. He was there for us with whatever questions we had and always gave us helpful feedback! We knew we were in good hands with him!! DJ James worked with Sal and he did an amazing job with the music and getting everyone up onto the dance floor and keeping them there all night!!!! There never was a dull moment. Sal's video crew Brian and Evan by far did an AMAZING job with our wrap up video! I worked with Brian through out the day filming, and he was such pleasure to have by my side!! He made me feel so comfortable and assisted me with my dress and bouquet while taking pictures. The grounds at the estate are SO BEAUTIFUL and we were so lucky to be able to have our ceremony outside. The service, staff, bartenders were incredible!! Very attentive to us and to all of our guests!! Whatever anyone needed they accommodated without a problem. Our Maitre D, Jeffrey, was very attentive and was such a pleasure to work with. He was there for us with whatever we needed. He was on top of everything!!! My bridal attendant, Layla was by far so amazing!! She was there for us from 7am until 2am!!! She did anything and everything we needed!!! All of our guests are still RAVING about our wedding!!! They said the food, venue, staff, music and everything about our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been too! I would absolutely recommend them!!! Thank you all so much for making our day ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!
The Florentine Gardens is an experience to be had! You need to look no further! My husband and I felt like royalty the entire wedding day. Not only are the grounds and the estate absolutely breathtaking, the service and food is above the rest. Meeting with Michael Huxtable we instantly felt like family. He provided us with such insight and went out of his way to ensure our day would be perfect. And our day was beyond PERFECT! I knew that celebrating our wedding at the Florentine would be amazing but it exceeded our expectations. People will not stop talking about how our wedding was the BEST wedding they have ever been to. It truly was! Sal Travis provided us with the Lighting & Theatrical Package, such as dancing on the clouds, it is all a MUST do! It made the whole atmosphere of the gorgeous ballroom so magical and romantic. What we loved most about the Florentine was their top-notch service! Everyone is so professional and classy. Jeffery was our maitre d', everything and I mean everything ran so smoothly because of him. He was always there to make sure we had anything we needed. Lastly our bridal attendant Lauren was my (Anna) savior for the evening. Words can't explain how grateful I was to have her. She helped us throughout the entire night, from carrying my shoes, to making sure I had a straw to drink out of. She never left my side- She was AMAZING! Words could never truly express how thankful we are to the Florentine Gardens for hosting the wedding of our dreams. We hope to return as a guest one day or any future parties for our new family. Wedding: 4/30/2016
We had our wedding at the Estate at Florentine Gardens a week ago and everything was amazing. Florentine is a beautiful venue that is not your typical wedding venue. It has a warm, home-like feeling and is extremely elegant. From our initial visit, we worked with Michael Huxtable, who we loved immediately. Michael made us feel welcome from the moment we met him. He is also on top of his game! He works very quickly and efficiently, yet we never once felt rushed. He answered all of our questions and gave us great advice/suggestions when we asked him to. Great guy. During the planning process, we went back and forth between our different options for music. We dealt with Sal Travis, who worked with us to give us what we were looking for. Florentine offers a variety of options regarding entertainment from a band, to videographer, to video montage, to lighting and smoke, etc. Ultimately, these options were not for us, BUT Sal was very responsive and answered all of our questions. He followed up with us to make sure that we had everything we needed for the day of. I recommend going to the showcase that FG holds each month to take a look at the different vendors and especially listen to the band. Although we did not go with them, the band was very good. On the day of is when Florentine Gardens is the most impressive. Not only does it look even more beautiful than ever, the staff is amazingly helpful. Michael was there on day of and constantly checking in with us to make sure everything was ok. Jeffrey, the maitre d, was also checking in with us at all times, making sure we had what we needed and kept everything on schedule. He had everything flowing perfectly. Layla (or maybe Lilah, I'm terrible with names), was the bridal attendant and was with my wife and I the entire night. She was also amazing, very nice, and kept my wife comfortable, got us food and drinks, helped with the dress, etc. She couldn't have been better. There were a million waiters and waitresses, who were well oiled machines! Getting our guests anything they needed. The staff at FG was extremely impressive. We went a little over on photos and ended up taking up some time into the cocktail hour. After photos, the team brought us down into the bridal suite and gave us a TON of food. They made sure we took the time to eat and taste everything from the cocktail hour. We were stuffed! On to the food. The food at FG was amazing. The cocktail hour is one of the best around and there is so much food. Everything there is delicious. Very difficult to beat. It didn't stop at the cocktail hour because the first and main courses were also fantastic. After the main course, there must of been some extra food, so the waiters and waitresses offered all of our guests a portion of the other meal choices that they didn't have, in case they wanted to try it. That was awesome. The next day, we went back to Florentine to pick up some of our things and got tins of the left over cocktail hour food and desserts. The best. I can't speak enough about our experience at the Florentine Gardens. Very special place and they will treat you like gold!! I highly , highly recommend the Estate at Florentine Gardens.
Our wedding at Florentine Gardens was spectacular! From the moment we met Maria it was clear that we were surrounded by the upmost in professional, welcoming, friendly staff that we could have possibly wanted in the planning and ultimately the execution of our wedding. Maria was always available and promptly answered any questions throughout the entire planning process. She truly is a delight and I really enjoyed working with her during the process. She has a pleasant disposition and a gentle way to alleviate any wedding stress you might have. On arrival we had a beautiful and delicious assortment of food in the bridal room with a great drinks. Our Bridal Attendant was with me to attend to my needs, greeting my guests, problem solving and checking any issues that arose the entire night. She was so friendly, and ready to help with anything we needed. The food was spectacular, our guests throughout the night kept remarking how amazing the cocktail hour was, and how the assortment of foods offered they had never seen before at any wedding. There were multiple comments and how they were impressed about the lobster & tuna ceviche bar. My guests thought the dinner offered was 5 star quality with the Sea Bass & Chateaubriand stealing the show. My guests could not believe they were offered seconds after dinner another first for everyone! The dessert trio was delicious and they particularly like the Oreo cheesecake. Cordials following dinner and the “coffee to go” continued to give my guests something to rave about. We went to a wedding in Long Island the following week and there was an over lapping of guests. They were still talking about my wedding at the Florentine Gardens! The service was perfect including the wait staff and bartenders. The Maître D’ was so professional and kept the flow of the wedding to perfection. I was also impressed that Maria and her brother also were hands on during the entire wedding. The Florentine is absolutely a beautiful venue as you enter with the magnificent chandelier, fire place and staircase. We were lucky enough to have it still decorated with their winter theme with white pine trees. Our lobby pictures are so beautiful because of the décor. We will always remember our wedding at the Florentine Gardens!
wowReviewed on 1/24/2016 Samantha G
Wow. What an event!!! Our wedding at Florentine was absolutely perfect. The staff--Maria, Jason, Kerry were amazing. Maria made sure that the wedding planning process was seamless. We did not have a wedding planner, and when I first met Maria, she immediately made me feel comfortable. She was so fun to work with and made the entire planning process a true pleasure. At the wedding, Maria, Jason, and Kerry (the bridal attendant) made sure that we experienced zero stress throughout the day. They ensured that the event flowed seamlessly and that any last-minute changes were addressed without a hitch. The space was beautiful, the lights outside really captured our winter wedding theme. The Florentine staff turned each room over quickly. One of my guests commented that he was shocked that the ceremony and reception were in the same room. He could have sworn that they were different spaces (they were not). The team at Florentine was accommodating, helpful, and awesome to work with. Kerry made sure that I was well-fed, hydrated and comfortable throughout the day. She even stayed extra late with us when our ride to the hotel was delayed. We could have never asked for a more perfect winter wedding.
Amazing Day!!!Reviewed on 11/20/2015 Joanna B
Words really can’t describe what an absolutely amazing wedding venue the Florentine Gardens is. We recently had our October 24th ceremony and reception there and I don’t think we could have pick a more perfect place. We first visited in December and met with Amanda. Right away we connected with her. She was great! Her personality is wonderful and she makes you feel like you are planning with one of your friends. From start to finish she helped us plan the perfect wedding. We also worked with Sal Travis on ceremony music, lighting, and videography. He was a pleasure to work with and very easy going. Everything about our big day was wonderful. From our ceremony in the beautifully lit garden, to the spectacular cocktail hour, and gorgeous ballroom reception. It was absolutely incredible! Our guests keep telling us it was the best wedding they have ever been too. The Florentine Gardens helped to create our dream wedding and we can’t thank Amanda and team enough!!
Absolutely Amazing!!!!Reviewed on 10/21/2015 Katharine P
Words cannot do justice as to how amazing the Estate at Florentine Gardens is! The venue is absolutely beautiful - the most amazing ballroom you will see, with floor to ceiling windows with twinkle lit trees in the background and unbelievable chandeliers. The dancefloor is huge and it never feels tight. The bartenders are on point and I never once saw a line at the bar. The food is the best you will have at a wedding - not only is it quantity but more importantly it is the best quality. The cocktail was unbelievable, and the main entrees were superb. The Viennese is something your guests will be talking about in years to come! I got married there on October 10, and have received nothing but praise for the venue. I myself am a little more on the subtle side, which is exactly what I got here - classic elegance. Although you have the option of video montages, spotlighting, projection screens, and "dancing on clouds" - those were things I personally was not into. If you like these options, that's great, as I know Florentine does it amazing! But for me, the beauty of the ballroom and the venue spoke for itself, I didn't need any of those extras - so, don't be dissuaded if you go on the website and see pictures of some of these components and want to write Florentine off because it's not your style - go see the venue yourself in person and you will see how amazing it is! The staff is top notch! Denise is AMAZING!!!!! Always responsive, helpful, energetic, and genuinely so happy and excited for you on your big day! She was perfect (I am going to miss interacting with her, as she is just such a wonderful spirit and incredibly helpful). I also worked with Sal who is great and helped us with accent lighting (we did Amber, which for us was just enough, as it really accentuated the ballrooms unique features, particularly the chandeliers and the candles). Additionally, my bridal attendant was so sweet and on top of everything - from my bustle, to drinks, to helping organize the bridal suite. I cannot recommend this place enough! Now I wish a friend or family member will get married there so I can experience it as a guest! To all the staff, particularly Denise, thank for making our wedding day all we could have imagined, and thank you for all your help though out the past year in putting together the most amazing day!
Both my twin sister and I got married at the Florentine Gardens. It is a beautiful venue with wonderful and dedicated staff. Denise was unbelievably helpful throughout the whole planning process and alleviated a lot of our stress. On our wedding day, Kerry was indispensable and the best bridal attendant ever! Karen (the harpist) was able to learn and play every song we requested; she performed beautifully. Sal was a great MC - he really gets the crowd going along with an awesome playlist provided by DJ James. We can't thank the Florentine Gardens enough for making our wedding day super special. Highly recommend!