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Estate at Florentine Gardens venue guide

A wedding at an estate can be truly breathtaking. From elegant buildings to sprawling gardens, estate weddings offer indoor and outdoor facilities for the big day. The Estate at Florentine Gardens in New Jersey is a stunning wedding venue based on Thomas Daidone’s vision. It continues to be a family-owned and operated event venue. With delectable cuisine, luxurious amenities, and friendly staff, the Estate at Florentine Gardens venue guide will explore one of New Jersey’s most sought-after wedding destinations.

A bride and groom embracing in front of a Christmas tree at their Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding.

About The Estate at Florentine Gardens Wedding Venue

Located in River Vale, New Jersey, The Estate at Florentine Gardens sits on four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. This garden wedding venue features brick pathways, charming foliage, and renovated buildings. This elegant venue presents couples with many stunning photography opportunities.

Thomas Daidone founded this family-owned and operated business. His vision for the Florentine Gardens allowed others to see the fantastic potential of this estate and the surrounding property. Three decades later, Thomas Daidone’s original plans have become a reality through lots of renovations, long hours, and hard work. The Estate at Florentine Gardens is now a premier one-wedding-at-a-time facility with in-house catering and many other services.

The entire team follows Tom’s original work ethic, maintaining wonderful food, excellent ambiance, and unrivaled service for every client who is treated more like family than a customer. Furthermore, the events team and employees treat each couple with the utmost respect, compassion, and professional service. This family-run business has a team that is a pleasure to work with, offering true collaboration and dedication to bring your dream wedding to life.

A bride and groom share their first dance at an Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding, elegantly illuminated by a chandelier.

Details of the Grounds

From the theatrical ballroom to the lush, landscaped gardens, the Estate at Florentine Gardens is gorgeous, pampering, and luxurious. The newly-renovated Theatrical Ballroom can host up to 360 guests and is elegant and striking. This room includes unique architectural details, with something to look at in every corner of the room. The Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding venue can customize the room with decor to look exactly how the couple envisions their special day.

The property’s gardens feature landscaped grounds and a veranda, perfect for romantic outdoor ceremonies. Columns, brick pathways, sprawling vines, towering trees, landscaped greenery, twinkling lights, and colorful blooms make the gardens a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony. The veranda is a lovely focal point and makes the perfect location for a couple to recite their vows in front of family and friends.

The lobby features a grand staircase, a piano, and elegant tile floors. It is a beautiful spot for a grand entrance and wedding day photography. Additionally, natural light streams in from the room’s windows, giving that wedding glow a whole new meaning.

The venue also features its own entertainment, theatrics, and videography. This means clients don’t have to go out of their way to coordinate multiple vendors. This venue keeps the party dynamic and engaging, from state-of-the-art light projectors to fun and energetic music.

A bride and groom share a romantic kiss beside a classic car at their Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding.

The Estate

The Estate itself is a Georgian-style mansion with a newly renovated grand lobby. Inside, guests will be mesmerized by chandeliers, a stone fireplace, and a stunning wrought iron staircase. The Grand Ballroom can host up to 360 guests and features 25-foot ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The outdoor gardens and Veranda are ideal for a romantic outdoor garden-style ceremony.

Parking, valet parking, and wheelchair-accessible accommodations are available. Florentine Gardens can also provide a bridal suite for the wedding party to use for getting ready before the ceremony.

A bride and groom elegantly pose in front of a grand staircase at their Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding.

Photography Opportunities

With both indoor and outdoor spaces available, the Estate at Florentine Gardens gives couples many fantastic photography opportunities. For instance, the exquisite floor-to-ceiling windows of the Grand Ballroom allow lots of natural light to pour in, flooding the room with unique lighting and incredible views. The lush outdoor gardens are intimate and romantic, an excellent backdrop for stunning wedding day snapshots.

Gorgeous chandeliers, large windows, and ornate architectural details make the Grand Ballroom an elegant backdrop for beautiful reception photos. Everywhere you look, there is something interesting to see in this room. With the garden’s trees lit up in sparkling lights just outside the windows, this room looks amazing even at night.

The estate’s grand staircase is also a beautiful focal point for wedding day photos. The bride or the couple can make an elegant entrance down the stairs under the light of a sparkling chandelier. Even the hallways of this venue, with elegant light fixtures and bright light, make amazing spaces to take photos on the big day.

Two pictures of a bride and groom at an Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding, with smoke in the background.

Wedding Details

The Estate at Florentine Gardens staff dedicates themselves to providing every couple with friendly, individualized service and meticulous attention to detail. The estate only hosts one event per day, giving couples and their wedding guests privacy and the undivided attention of the venue’s events team.

Professional services at this venue include setup and tear down, on-site vendors, outside vendors, event planning, in-house catering, in-house bar, and lighting and sound equipment. The venue’s culinary team offers a wide variety of services, from pre-ceremony cocktails and appetizers to plated meals and desserts. The catering team can provide a champagne greeting, specialty cocktails, plated meals, champagne toast, servers, bartenders, desserts, and wedding cakes.

The venue can provide tables, chairs, barware, flatware, glassware, linens, china, and a chocolate fountain.

A black and white photo of a bride in a gazebo at an Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding.

Estate at Florentine Gardens Wedding

If you’re looking for a grand ballroom, garden, or mansion-style wedding venue, be sure to check out the Estate at Florentine Gardens in New Jersey. From friendly, attentive staff to exceptional culinary expertise and on-site entertainment packages, the Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding guide illustrates how this venue truly has it all. Whether you want an intimate garden celebration or a large, grand ballroom wedding, the Estate at Florentine Gardens is one of the top wedding venues in New Jersey.

For more New Jersey wedding content, check out more of my wedding portfolio, and let’s chat about your upcoming wedding day!

Two photos of a bride with her veil in front of a window at the Estate at Florentine Gardens wedding venue.

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