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Florentine Gardens

River Vale , NJ
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LOCATION

97 Rivervale Road
River Vale, NJ US 07675 (map)

PHONE

201-666-0444

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Estate at Florentine Gardens is an exclusive “one event at a time facility” nestled on four acres of meticulously manicured grounds adorned with luminescent fountains, winding brick... Read more
The Estate at Florentine Gardens is an exclusive “one event at a time facility” nestled on four acres of meticulously manicured grounds adorned with luminescent fountains, winding brick pathways and picturesque stone gazebos… the perfect setting for your romantic outdoor ceremony and photographic moments.

In 2002, The Estate experienced a multi-million expansion and extensive facility renovation completing the look and feel of our lovely Georgian-Style Mansion. Set amongst acres of gardens, the grand ballroom seats 360 guests and is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows and features impressive 25ft. high ceilings, stately mahogany fireplace, breathtaking 10 ft. crystal chandeliers and a magnificent Juliet balcony… perfect for tossing of the bouquet or for that special photo opportunity. Our spacious and elegant cocktail room seats 200 guests and features handcrafted mahogany cooking stations and bars and a magnificent 50ft window wall overlooking our outdoor veranda and gardens. The warmth of our grand lobby offers a stunning crystal chandelier, stately mahogany staircase, fireplace and baby grand piano.

We would love the opportunity to meet with you and provide you additional information regarding our facility and to discuss your upcoming event needs. For more information about our facility or to make an appointment please contact an Event Consultant at 201.666.0444 or at info@florentinegardens.com. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2002
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
360
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
20
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We were married at Florentine Gardens on July 27th and had the BEST experience. Maria Daidone, our wedding coordinator, and Sal Travis were both fantastic and we only have positive things to say about them and Florentine Gardens. Both Maria and Sal were so great to work with - they were both patient, responsive, and beyond helpful whenever we had a question or needed guidance. We knew that we were in good hands with both of them and that we didn't have to worry about a thing. Sal also did an incredible job as the emcee at our wedding! We had the House Band and they are INCREDIBLE - if you get married at Florentine Gardens, you must book the House Band - everyone will be dancing if you do! We also cannot say enough great things about the food at Florentine Gardens - the cocktail hour was incredible and all of our guests were raving about the food. If you choose Florentine Gardens as your wedding venue, it is guaranteed that it will be one of the best weddings your guests have ever attended.
Services Used: Band, Wedding Venue
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Allison
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We just got married Saturday 7/26/14, and we cannot say enough AMAZING things about Florentine Gardens! The service, the food, quality of everything was absolutely perfect and exceeded my, my husband's and our family's expectations!! Michael is the best!! He is so easy to work with, makes sure it gets done, and made everything run smoothly through out the planning process. Jeff really runs the show there the night of and he is awesome! Natalie, my bridal attendant was there every time I turned around with what ever I needed! We are so so ecstatic with the quality and production that is Florentine Gardens ! We will be talking about this night for the rest of our lives! Thank you to all the staff and everyone that makes the entire day and night all about the bride and groom and keeping the guests BEYOND happy and pleased!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I just had our wedding at the Estate at Florentine Gardens this past Saturday, July 19, 2014 and we are still on cloud nine. We feel, and all of our guests agreed, that this place is the best venue imaginable... from the staff to the decor to the amazing food to the entertainment to the special touches like the photo montage and wrap up videos, it just does not get better. From start to finish, Jason was by our side helping us every step of the way, and always three steps ahead of us. He allowed us to make our own decisions and make this our unique special day, never pushing anything on us, but always there to answer questions and guide us throughout the process. Day or night, 24/7/365, Jason would respond to phone calls or emails and put us at ease, which really made the whole planning process and buildup to our wedding day so much more enjoyable and less stressful. He was also with us the entire wedding night from the instant we stepped out of our limo until the last goodbye as we headed home for the evening. Genuine care for us and his job makes this person (and in turn, the Florentine Gardens) special and we will never forget Jason.

The entire staff is amazing as well. Natalie the bridal attendant was an absolute all star, being by my bride's side throughout the entire reception, helping her with her hair, makeup, bustling her dress, etc. etc. etc. The list goes on and on. She is a total professional and I expected nothing less from the Florentine Gardens. Jeff, the Maitre D, was also fantastic. He and his amazing team want to do the work and the thinking for you so you can really enjoy your own wedding, which is priceless in my eyes. Sal and the house band are incredible! Sal worked with us and tailored our party to our every need and dream. He made it become a reality, and the house band rocked the house all night and impressed all of our guests.

All in all, the Florentine Gardens and the amazing team there is simply the best!
Services Used: Band, Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Krysta
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married just a few weeks ago on July 12, 2014. Florentine Gardens was a sure thing for the first second we walked through the doors. Whether its the gorgeous grounds, delicious food, beautiful interior, or the outstanding bridal attendants/coordinator..everything is just PERFECT. We were so lucky to work with Michael Huxtable who really made the day what it was. Michael was there for us at all hours of the day via email or phone, ready and willing to tend to my bridal needs and wants. He really is phenomenal at what he does. When the wedding day came I knew I wouldn't have to worry one bit about Florentine. The second my limo arrived I was greeted by my bridal attendant, Lauren who is an angel from above!!! She was there for my every need, from bustling my huge dress, to helping me in the bathroom, she was amazing! Michael also greeted us at the door and assured us the night was going to be amazing, and AMAZING it was!!! The bridal suit was filled with goodies for a mini private cocktail hour for our bridal party and the whole estate just looked stunning. I had dropped of BOXES of wedding things and everything was placed exactly how I had asked. Then we saw the ballroom.....OMG I DONT EVEN HAVE WORDS! Whatever I had envisioned for my wedding, the Florentine Gardens exceeded it time a million. Our 225 guests were THRILLED with the DELICIOUS food, wonderful and attentive staff and amazing display of dessert. We had a sweets, smoke, and jazz after party right at the estate and it was the best way to end the best day of our lives. If you want a fairy tale wedding, look no further. Florentine Gardens in your answer!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Victoria
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The day that my then fiance & I pulled into the parking lot at Florentine Gardens, I knew it was the one. From the moment that we walked in the door, we were treated like part of the Florentine family & being that I had been a part of a wedding at Florentine already, it kind of felt like coming home. Our wedding took place on July 4th of this year & it was absolutely spectacular! Our venue search began with a tour of the estate by Mr. Michael Huxtable. I was hooked soon after because he painted a picture of our wedding day like no one else had. As I mentioned earlier, we became family & Michael was the brother that made sure each & every one of my questions, concerns, & ideas came to life. No one does the job as well as he does. A smile on his face at all times, it was truly a comfort to know he had everything under control & running smoothly. We love you Michael! After hearing the house band at the vendor show, there was no way we could have gone with anyone else. Sal Travis soon became a father figure, ready to make my wedding dreams come true! He took care of the entertainment, videography, lighting, montage, & so much more! Not only did he provide all of the services mentioned, but he was ready to help us with every aspect of our day. We could go to him with any problem & he was ready to fix it. We are truly grateful for all of the work he put in! As for the staff at Florentine, they are flawless! Jeffrey, our maitre d, & my bridal attendant made sure that we were where we needed to be at all times. The night went without a glitch & even if there was one, we would have never known because of the professionalism of the wait staff. We know we are biased because it was the best day of our lives, but our guests are still talking about how amazing each & every aspect of our wedding day was! From the food to the music to the natural beauty of the estate, Florentine Gardens fulfilled all of our dreams & much more!

Vicky & Jeremy Kazimar
7/4/14
Services Used: Band, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about our experience with the Florentine Gardens. They were wonderful from start to finish. The wedding was everything we had hoped for and more...rave reviews about the facility, food and service. Maria and staff paid attention to every detail as planned.
Sal Travis and The House Band were unbelievable. Our guests had a lot of fun. Everyone was up dancing and enjoyed themselves. the entertainment package was great. We were just thrilled with our experiences and have no reservation recommending them to our friends, family or anyone relying on reviews to help make a decision about vendor choice. Parents of Bride.
Services Used: Band, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on July 3rd, 2014. We came to the Florentine 2 years ago to begin planning and Maria was by our side through it all. She is so personable and always focused on keeping us calm. She worked well with our parents and us to guarantee us the BEST day of our life. Sal also played a huge role in our wedding! We booked the entertainment package with him (video, lighting, The House Band.) The room was ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS (Manhattan Blue) and the spot lights were right on point throughout the whole wedding. We had the montage in the beginning of the wedding and our guests loved it (especially our grandparents!). The wrap up video at the end was incredible! It truly captured all of the important moments of our wedding and I have not stopped watching it (and crying) since! THE HOUSE BAND WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD! My guests did not leave the dance floor! It was a great mix of older and newer music! My HUSBAND is not a dancer, but he was on the dance floor all night. The vocalists were incredible and interacted with the guests. Lauren and Jeff were amazing too! They told me where I had to be and got me what I needed.

It isn't often that people remember to compliment the chef. He was FANTASTIC. All of the food was incredible and everyone was raving about it! Thank you, chef!

Thank you to the staff that helped make my day possible. I am so beyond pleased with the florentine gardens and couldn't imagine my day being any different. You took my wedding to a different level and I will forever be grateful!

We love you!

Love,

Michael and Kaitlyn DeSimone
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
When we started looking at wedding venues in Bergen County in March of 2013, we immediately fell in love with the Estate at Florentine Gardens. They only hold one event at a time, and since we were planning on getting married on a Friday, we had the Estate for the whole day to get ready at and take pictures at before the ceremony began. Throughout the wedding planning process, Michael Huxtable and Sal Travis were always there to answer any questions that I had. On the day of the wedding, everyone who works there was extremely attentive to our needs. My bridal attendants, Lauren and Natalie, were ready with everything I could possibly need. Our maitre'd, Jeffrey, was amazing and along with Sal, we threw the most amazing party that people are still talking about! The food and music-courtesy of the House Band- were SPECTACULAR and the night went off without a hitch! Some highlights included the beautiful cocktail hour, lighting and wrap-up video, and the Viennese hour. I am extremely thankful to the people who work at the Estate for their dedication and hard work for an event that we, along with our family and friends, will remember for the rest of our lives! :)
Services Used: Band, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Brian
Wedding:
6/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Just had our wedding at Florentine gardens a few weeks ago and there's not enough wonderful things to say about the people or the services. Everyone that we talk to keeps saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to !

Micheal was our event planner and helped us through every step of the way. If you do not get your tour and 'walk through' of how your night will go by Micheal, then your missing out ! He was amazing with our parents and went through everything two or three times with us on different dates until our whole family was sure this was the place and had the picture of what their wedding would be like. And he was there the night of the wedding to coordinate everything and walk us through. Ask for Micheal.

Sal handled all of our entertainment and we booked everything with their in house vendors DJ, Photo and Video, The DJ, and sal keep the night moving and everyone up and dancing. The video was amazing, whatever you get, make sure you get the wrap up video, just do it. It's worth every penny. Sal was also great in that he solved many issues for us , with hotel and transportation without us even stressing out. If there was an issue we just emailed / called him and he took care of it.

We booked our wedding for the Thursday night because it was a bit cheaper and you get the entire venue to yourselves for the whole day, which really made you appreciate everything much more. Whatever time you want to come, they will have staff there attending to your every need. Lauren was a great bridal attendant and was there from start, 12pm, until finish 1:30+ am. Jeffery was our Matre Di , and he made sure the entire night went smooth and took care of any needs or issues we had the day of. The food was amazing, cocktail hour was great. We did both the ceremony and reception there which was nice, because we did pictures first and got to enjoy cocktail hour and everything else. Couldn't have asked for anything better. highly recommended.
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, , Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Kate
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
The Florentine Gardens deserves 10 stars, not just 5. We just had the most amazing wedding that surpassed our very high expectations. From the first meeting 14 months ago up to the last second of our wedding, we were completely wow-ed. We worked very closely with Sal and Jason for our wedding planning and they basically answered every question I had with "of course we can do that, its your wedding. Don't worry, this will be the best day of your life" And they delivered! Our guests (some of them recently married) keep coming up to us and telling us that it was the best wedding they have ever been too. I agree! (but then again I'm probably biased) Everything to the very last detail was flawlessly done, and my bridal attendant Natalie made my day such a breeze, so I could enjoy every minute of it. I really can't say anything negative about this place and the people there, other than that I will miss them, and the beautiful venue. I would recommend this venue to someone in a heartbeat, and secretly hope another one of my friends gets married there, just so I can go back and re-live the beauty.
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Jen
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our Wedding at Florentine Gardens on June 21, 2014. The day could have not been more perfect thanks to the phenomenal staff at Florentine Gardens. From the first day we met Michael Huxtable (get him if you can hes the BEST), the communication and planning was a breeze. Anytime I had a question, I would shoot him an email and he would answer immediately! Our wedding was 3 weeks ago and we are still getting texts and calls from our guests raving about how gorgeous the venue was, the spectacular food, and the amazing service. As soon as we arrived at Florentine the day of our wedding I was greeted at my limo by Michael and my amazing Bridal Attendant, Natalie. Natalie was there for me all night long with drinks, food, to help bustle my dress, fix my hair, anything i needed, she rocked! 2 minutes before I walked down the aisle, Natalie even got a lipstick stain out my dress, love her! Sal Travis was also so great to work with for our ceremony music and uplighting. thank you Sal! If you are thinking all these 5.0 reviews can't be true, think again. They are!!! Florentine knows exactly how to throw an unforgettable, FLAWLESS wedding. THANK YOU FLORENTINE GARDENS - <3 <3 - jen
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Vanessa
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin? Our journey with Florentine Gardens was nothing less than spectacular from beginning to end. On our first visit to see the venue, we received freshly baked scones and cookies at the end of the tour. Our food tasting was in a private room which truly allowed us to enjoy the moment with our family. Our wedding night was out of a fairy tale. It was more perfect that I even anticipated it would be. During our entire planning process I was able to contact our coordinator Michael at any time. He became my go-to person for all things wedding. I cannot image working with a more experienced and professional human being. Every time we met, he made me feel like I was the only bride he was working with. My bridal attendant Natalie was an absolute gem. Throughout the day, I kept asking if I could bring her home with me :) She was always around and making sure I had exactly what I needed. She even steamed my dress before we made our entrance into the ballroom. Throughout the night, she reminded me to put lip gloss on before big picture moments and was honestly my best friend for those magical hours. Our maitre d' Jason was on top of everything and really made sure our reception ran smoothly. We used Sal Travis for entertainment and couldn't be happier. Our entrance montage, lighting, and wedding day recap all added to the night's enchantment. Our best man said we looked like we were dancing on a cloud when the smoke surrounded us on the dance floor during our first dance. If you do video through Sal, Evan is a must! We are still hearing about how phenomenal our food was and how insane the presentations at our cocktail hour and Viennese hour were. One of our guests even thought the cocktail hour was the entire dinner service because there was so much food. We could not be more pleased with the people we worked with at Florentine Gardens and the beautiful memories they provided us. I would get married there all over again (obviously to the same man)!
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Sara
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow, Wow, Wow!!! These are the only words that my guests could get out of their mouths because the experience they had at our wedding left them fumbling for words. We all know that the place is gorgeous and the food is delicious. That was a given. But the awesome relationship that my husband and I formed with Mike Huxtable and Sal Travis, will always be remembered. These guys know their stuff and truly want what is best for you, your guests and your wedding. The detail oriented staff was amazing. My bridal attendant Nancy was so sweet and on top of my needs, that she felt like family. The accent lighting added an extra touch of class to the wedding and the wrap video left a lasting impression in all our minds that my guests are still talking about. Not only does Mike and Sal help with FG details but are also eager to help if you need assistance with your other vendors. No other place compares to Florentine Gardens!
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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danielle
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding on May 17, 2014 couldn't have been perfect and amazing and that is all because of Mike Huxtable and Sal Travis entertainment, who i like to refer to as the wedding dream team..they nailed everything and truly made my day a dream come true..no detail went untouched and we were treated like royalty the whole day through! I also want to acknowledge Nancy, who was the most incredible bridal attendant, making sure my dress never touched the ground during outside photos, made sure we had all the food we wanted at cocktail hour, and made sure none of our glasses stayed empty! she was such a pleasure to work with and i couldn't imagine and better, more attentive bridal attendant! jeffrey was an excellent maitre'd who kept us in the loop the entire night through and made sure everything was done seamlessly!!! Maria was also a great help as she helped us gather all our items 48 hours before the wedding, taking down thorough notes on each box we dropped off, making sure all the details would be accounted for and communicated to mike and team. Michael was absolutely right when he said he would give us the wedding of our dreams. He absolutely did!!! i want a friend or family member to get married there just so i can be there for another wedding!!!
Services Used: Band, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My son's wedding at this venue was absolutely perfect! The House DJ was fantastic. The wrap up video of the wedding that was presented to our guests on large screens at the end of the evening was awesome. It was so beautiful it brought some to tears. The food was incredible, and the service was more than we ever hoped for. A special thank you to Mike Huxtable, Event Consultant and especially to Sal Travis, Director of Services and Sal Travis Entertainment, who made every extra detail special!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Joann
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I got married at Florentine Gardens in May 2014 and have to say it was the best day of my life. Not only did I marry the man of my dreams, but everyone at Florentine Gardens made my wedding day better than I could have dreamed. The place is gorgeous and the staff is so kind and attentive. The day of the wedding gets so crazy, as everyone knows, but everyone helped me feel so calm and catered to me and my husband like we were royalty. Words can not express how thankful I am for all they did. To this day my guests rave about how great the wedding was. My parents and my in-laws still talk about how they were treated so well by the staff that they felt like they were the bride and groom. I highly recommend that anyone interested in having an elegant, beautiful and affordable wedding pick the Florentine Gardens.
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Katelyn
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at florentine gardens on April 27, 2014. After looking at 8 or so other venues in the area we came here and fell in love with the beautiful maintained gardens and the stunning ballroom. From beginning to end-even in the planning process- the staff went above and beyond. Michael Huxtable was our wedding consultant and we seriously never worried about one detail being not what we wanted. He was reliable always getting back to our emails and always gracious. We went with Sal Travis for all of our entertainment and he was a complete pleasure to work with. Also the Evan Soloff team did our videography and our wrap up video was amazing and beautifully edited! (Also booked through Sal). On our wedding day the moment we arrived at the estate we were treated like royalty- as well as every guest. They kept bringing us our favorite drinks and food all night without asking. Our guests still talk about our wedding- the music, the food, the experience! We also extended our vinesse hour with sweet, smoke and jazz- this is where our guest were really blown away and we would highly recommend. The cigar roller was a hit with all the guys and all the ladies loved the jazz band and desserts. You will not believe the amount of perfessionalism! Thank you to everyone at the estate and we couldnt be happier that we picked here for our special day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding at Florentine Gardens on April 27, 2014. We knew it was the place for us the first time we walked in. Our consultant Maria helped us make decisions and answer questions from when we first booked the venue until our wedding day. We had an outdoor ceremony and everything was beautiful and better than we could have hoped. We booked the theatrical package (montage, entrances, wrap-up video) and it was an amazing touch to an already great day. Guests are still talking about the wrap up video and we couldn't be happier with how it came out. Sal Travis was our MC and was able to keep everyone on the dance floor and reception running smoothly. The food was delicious and the entire staff was great and allowed us to relax and enjoy the day. Our wedding day was perfect from start to finish.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Florentine Gardens on 4/12/14 and it ended up being like something out of a story book! My florist Nicole who works at Brodericks Flowers truly designed EXACTLY what I wanted and then some! She truly went above and beyond as far as the amount of flowers we received in each centerpiece. Evelyn Abanto did an exquisite job on my makeup and hair. My pictures are flawless! Linda Stark is a true artist and master at photography and TRULY made me feel comfortable the entire day. We cant stop looking at our photographs!! We booked the house band and the theatrical package supplied by Sal Travis whom works exclusively at the Estate. Weve been to more weddings than you can imagine and Ill say, Sals band is the best around! The vocals are right on and the band is extremely entertaining! Sal Travis was our MC and is truly that........a master of ceremonies and a true gentleman as well. His technology that is available in the ballroom is cutting edge and there is NO ballroom in Jersey that can come close to it. Jeffrey Lepselter was our Matire D and ran our wedding perfectly, Lauren was my bridal attendant who was always one step ahead of me regarding what I needed and when I needed it.
The SERVICE at this place is just seamless. My guests keep telling me about it...as well as the FOOD! Chef Jaime Milkman is the MAN. We had several high-end restaurant owners at our wedding and they were FLOORED at the quality, presentation, and AMOUNT of the food.

Nothing would have happened with out the grace of Maria Daidone our event consultant. She guided us every step of the way, was available when I needed her throughout the entire process, and is a true professional whom knows exactly how to create the wedding of your dreams.

THANK YOU ALL for such an amazing and memorable experience.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Maria / Sal / Nancy / Jeffery words can not describe how amazing you guys are!! We had the most amazing day and its all thanks due to you!! People have not stopped talking about how wonderful your facility is how fabulous the food was and how attentive the staff is! Steven and I have been involved in so many weddings over the years and we wanted to go out with a bang and we definitely did! At first being from central jersey and coming all the way up north people seem to be annoyed by that but I can guarantee once they were there they had forgotten all about that! Thank you all so much for your help and making our wedding day one we will never forget!
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Jamie
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Florentine Gardens on March 15, 2014 and I can honestly say it was the best day of my life. So many factors contributed to the perfect day: the picturesque scenery, making for beautiful pictures, the organized and detail-oriented staff and of course the delicious food. Wedding planning entails a great deal of decision making. However, the first decision we made to book Florentine Gardens was the easiest. From the moment I stepped out of the limo to the moment I went onto the shuttle after the wedding, I was completely stress free because I knew that Maria and the rest of the staff were there to ensure everything ran smoothly. A month later, our guests are still raving about the venue and the enormous amount of food we had and I have a feeling we will be hearing rave reviews for months and years to come !
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Florentine Gardens was the best vendor choice we made. Everyone there are true professionals. Our coordinator, Michael Huxtable, never felt like a salesperson-- he was always straightforward, which we appreciated after visiting other venues. He gave many great suggestions that only someone with years in the industry would understand. We knew that no question was too small or insignificant for Michael. His biggest assurance was that we should have no worries during the wedding so that we could enjoy the day—and that is exactly what he did. He stayed behind the scenes and everything happened as promised. We particularly had a lot of unique and detailed requests and we were pleasantly surprised to see how everything was carefully executed.

This venue has one wedding at a time, and on our wedding day, the venue ran like a well-oiled machine. We were so impressed. They easily, quickly, and discreetly handled any problems that arose with vendors. Their communication was incredible, both between each other and with us.

The Maître d’, Jason, is a sweet and kind person, and genuinely cared about making our event run smoothly. He was there all night long to make sure everything ran the way we wanted and efficiently communicated with our band and other vendors. The Bridal Attendant had everything you could ever need—she cleaned the bottom of my wedding dress when it got dirty, she sowed my dress when it ripped, and she made sure the entire bridal party had drinks and were eating. Sal Travis is such a nice guy and we were so happy to work with him on our beautiful lighting.

Florentine Gardens exceeded all of my expectations for a wedding venue. Our guests raved about the incredible and abundant food at cocktail hour, and loved the food at the reception (especially that the venue offered people seconds!). They wanted everything to be perfect for us and made sure that our day was unforgettable and stress-free. We couldn’t imagine a better choice for a wedding venue.
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William
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything about this venue is amazing! From our first meeting, to the night of our wedding. Best time of our lives! Cannot wait to work with Maria and her team again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Florentine Gardens in February 2014. I knew right from the start that it would be a great experience when we met Michael, our wedding coordinator. He answered any questions we had and responded to emails so fast! We always felt warm and comfortable with him. He was with us the entire day of the wedding, making sure that everything went perfect. There is no place with more or better food for a reception. Our guests are still talking about how amazing the food was and how it was the best wedding ever! You cannot beat the service. The wait staff made sure that every guest was satisfied and everything was cooked to their liking. And my bridal attendant Natalie was a true pleasure. I never had to ask for anything, she provided it to me first, kept me calm and in order. This is the most beautiful place you could ever ask to have your wedding at and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Dina
Wedding:
1/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Florentine Gardens on 1/24/14. We can not say enough about how amazing our wedding was. Michael was our wedding coordinator and he was organized, responsive, understanding, not to mention unbelievably kind. He helped us with every detail and offered us a lot of useful advice. On the day of, he came down to the bridal suite to make sure that I was comfortable and happy. The one thing that really sticks out in my mind about Michael was that right before I was to walk down the aisle I was incredibly nervous. He looked at me and said "just look straight ahead, do not worry". And believe it or not, it really did help. The fact that he noticed that I was in need of some kind words spoke volumes to the person that he is. I will be forever grateful that he was a part of our wedding day.Nancy was my bridal attendant and I also cannot say enough about her. From the moment I met her, she had a smile on her face and was also extremely accommodating. Everything from making sure the temperature in the room was ok, to making mimosas for my girls, she was wonderful. My hair clip came loose during cocktail hour, she opened her jacket and pulled out bobby pins and fixed it for me. She sewed one of the groomsmen's pants for him, clipped a bridesmaid dress, the list just goes on and on. She made sure that not only myself, but my husband and our families wanted for nothing all day. Jeffrey was our maître d for the night- another fantastic employee. He was patient, and very friendly. He explained all aspects of our night to us and made sure that what we wanted to happen happened.

Sal Travis and his videographer were beyond amazing. Guests were commenting on not only how great the music was but also the montage, wrap-up video and all the other features that they offer. Sal is by far one of the nicest people I have ever met. He is more than accommodating and offers GREAT advice. If you use Florentine make sure you use Sal and his team!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When we visited this place we decided based off reviews and what we could physically see. The ballroom is flat out gorgeous and they focus on one wedding a night. We worked with Michael Huxtable who was very professional and really helped us make some decisions along the way. There are two major things to say about our wedding at florentine. The food was off the charts, not only the quality but the selection and quantity will amaze you. Secondly, the staff really makes the event flow. They were very attentive and met everyone's individual needs. The guests that I have spoken to since tell me it was the best wedding they have ever been too. What else can I say?
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Kelli
Wedding:
12/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding held on 12/27/13 was absolutely magical. Michael Huxtable and the staff at the Florentine Gardens are remarkable. They take pride in their venue and ensure that any event held under their watch is nothing less than spectacular. Every detail was was carefully planned and they were more than accommodating with our special requests. The service on our wedding day was outstanding. Not only did the staff cater to our needs (bride and groom) but they treated our families like royalty. If you are looking for a venue with an outstanding food selection, beautiful ambiance and people who treat you like family- look no further.
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Linda
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
OMG!!! Why are there only 5 stars available to rate Florentine Gardens? There should be 100 stars and FG should receive 100 out of 100! The parklike setting, the beautiful interior, food, service, attention to detail all lead up to a fairy-tale wedding. The event manager, Michael Huxtable really made it happen.

Michael took the time to answer PROMPLY any and every question we had, no matter how important or silly. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and with his guidance every detail was perfect! We also had the good fortune to deal with Sal Travis for lighting and our video. He provided a wrap-up video the next day! Special thanks Sal!

From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. The bride and her bridesmaids arrived early - the bridal suite was filled with snacks and refreshments for the entire bridal party. Nancy, our bridal attendant, made sure that everything was taken care of and that my daughter had everything she needed all night long! Nancy was fabulous!

Jeff, our maitre'd had everything organized and running smoothly, and just made sure that the entire evening was on track.

The cocktail hour was phenomenal - so much food, served beautifully - stations, passed hors d'oeuvres, everything was absolutely delicious! People were full just after the cocktail hour because the presentation was so beautiful you had to taste everything! Dinner was amazing - food and service were unbeatable! Choice of 3 entrees, and THEN the servers came around with trays of food and offered seconds to anybody who could still eat! Unbelievable!

The Viennese dessert table was a dessert lover's paradise-everything from homemade cannolis, cakes, cookies, ice cream, mousse,creme brulee, chocolate dipping, even fresh fruit! Yum!

Thank you again, Michael, Sal, Jeff, and Nancy. Also thanks to the rest of the staff. You were all terriffic!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Fresh after our wedding weekend at the florentine gardens we cannot say enough amazing things about the entire experience. From the moment we walked into the venue over a year ago and sat down with Michael - we knew this place was special and it far surpassed our expectations. Michael, Sal, Jeff, Nancy and the rest of the team are so talented. We trusted them completely and they truly made our wedding the night of our lives.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Florentine Gardens is so gorgeous, and our event consultant Michael Huxtable and the whole staff were amazing. They were attentive and responsive, and every detail was taken care of. We did not have to worry about a thing the day of our wedding. Every thing went so smoothly and perfectly. My bridal attendant, Nancy, was also amazing. We were so happy with the entire experience!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It's been a little over a month of our wedding and people are still raving about it as if it was yesterday. Florentine did an AMAZING job with every aspect of our beautiful day. Sal was so helpful with the entertainment and lighting, and Maria did an oustanding job catering to our needs. The band was the BEST, everyone was dancing throughout the night and couldn't stop coming up to us telling us how great they were. Our Videographer, Evan Soloff, captured every moment and provided us with an amazing "wrap up video". From top to bottom, everything was above and beyond. We are so happy with the way everything went and if we could do it again at Florentine Gardens we would :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I was so happy with the Florentine Gardens and the service they provided for my wedding ceremony and reception. From the very beginning Michael and Sal were available to answer all our question and concerns. On top of that, they accommodated all of our requests and were very receptive to anything we asked for. The food was fantastic from the cocktail hour to the dinner and especially the Viennese desserts. Our guest were raving about the food and they even made and assortment of the french macarons I requested which I was so thrilled about. They had decorated by the fireplace in the foyer for Christmas which was really nice for our guest because it offered another spot for photos. Though it was winter and chilly outside at night the outside looked lovely with all of the lights on the trees. Natalie my bridal attendant was excellent, she brought us everything we needed and was such a tremendous help to my mother and sister at the end of the evening. After such a long day it was nice to have her take care of putting everything away in our cars. I honestly can't say enough about how great she was from fluffing my dress to providing me bobby pins to helping me change into my second dress. My husband was equally as impressed and even commented to me that he hasn't seen a wedding venue so organized before. All of the staff at the the Florentine Gardens were great during our special day!
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Theresa
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
There is not enough room in this box to describe how wonderful our wedding experience was at the Florentine Gardens. Right from the very beginning, Maria and Sal made us feel like we were in good hands and that our special day would be nothing short of amazing, and they were right. They were so extremely helpful in the planning stages, answered all of our questions and were at our disposal at any time to help us with whatever we needed. We had our ceremony and reception at the Florentine and couldn't be happier with how things turned out. From the moment our guests arrived, the entire staff worked tirelessly to make sure everything ran smoothly and that we did not have to stress out about a single thing. They paid attention to every single detail, not missing a beat and gave ourselves and our guests a night to remember. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, cocktail hour was incredible - TONS of food, and the reception was amazing - Sal and his crew did a great job with entertainment, everyone had so much fun. We especially loved the wrap up video and the Viennese hour to cap off the night. Props to Adam Leffel for putting together the most amazing floral arrangements we've ever seen (our guests are still talking about it).

This was one hell of a wedding.

~Theresa & Justin
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Gregory and Sieun
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We checked out multiple venues in the Bergen County area before we arrived at Florentine Gardens. We were blown away right from the start. From the exclusive service (as they only have one event at a time) to the extreme professionalism from start to finish, we were so happy with the whole process. On the day of it actually felt as if we had a wedding planner.

Not once through our hectic schedule did we witness any staff losing their cool. They were on point and top notch throughout the entire wedding. We would like to send a special thank you to the staff there for their wonderful service and professionalism.

Natalie, our bridal attendant, was AWESOME! Not once did she disappear on us and was always there by our side to help. (didnt even need to open my emergency bag once, she was prepared for anything!)

Sal and his in-house entertainment team were amazing! Sal was so accommodating and worked with us from beginning to end and was so flexible with our late schedules. We weren't even considering video but after he showed us they're incredible same-day-edits we had to add it in. Shout out to Evan, the videorgrapher! Awesome job!

Jason was our amazing maitre d' who had everything under control all day. And Michael was there to help us out from the very beginning. Thank you, thank you, thank you for an amazing day!

The venue is so beautiful for either indoor or outdoor (we had outdoor) and all our guests were raving about the food! We only wish we could attend an event there to enjoy it as guests! And as far as service goes, it was beyond our expectations. Simply top-notch. That will be one thing you can cross off the worry list!
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The Florentine Gardens will exceed any expectations. They are extremely talented at what they do. They think of everything and will put you at ease to enjoy the amazing event that they are putting on for you. The food is out of this world. The cocktail hour has more food than you can imagine. However, what was so impressive is that every single food item was absolutely delicious. One of our guests commented that he was blown away by the fact that there was an outstanding sushi roll a few feet an equally outstanding italian dish. The band is AMAZING. They will have everyone up and dancing throughout the event. Many, many people commented to us on how amazing the band was. Go with the house band. Sal, Michael and the rest of the staff were extremely responsive and helpful while we put the event together. Big or small, they were there to help us with any issue.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We just got married at the Florentine Gardens and the entire day was PERFECT! We are so happy with the service and professionalism. I have already recommended Florentine Gardens to family and friends. Everyone we talked to were so pleased with the outcome. The theatrical package we included is something many guests have never seen before and loved every minute of it. I am looking forward to more events at The Estate at Florentine Gardens.

XOXOX
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I visited at least 15 wedding venues in Bergen County before I decided on The Estate at Florentine Gardens. I chose Florentine Gardens because the grounds are beautiful, the ballroom is stunning, there is only one wedding at a time and the salespeople treat you like family.

Maria Daidone was a pleasure to work with. She answered every e-mail and question promptly and was willing to accommodate any request.

Sal Travis promised the best day of our lives and he did not disappoint. We booked the House Band, photo montage and lighting through Sal Travis Entertainment. Sal was so helpful and easy to work with. The House Band was especially amazing. They learned our first dance song for us and sounded better than the original artist!

Nancy was my bridal attendant. She was ready for anything! She sewed one of the groomsmen's buttons on his tux for him moments before the ceremony.

Jeff was our Maitre'D and made sure we were on schedule with everything all night. He also made sure we were comfortable and having the best night of our lives.

We continue to get compliments from our guests about the venue, band and food. Overall, Florentine Gardens will exceed all of your expectations.
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Erin
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Like most brides I wanted to feel confident in our venue and the people we would be working with. Once I met Michael Huxtable I knew that we wouldn't be looking any further for a venue...I was in love. I had already fallen in love with The Florentine because of their well groomed gardens, pristine finishes, and exclusivity, but who can forget about the food? It was so hard to find a wedding venue in NJ that is exclusively yours to use, and when the day should be about your two families joining together, you really don't want to share it with another bride. We were free to decorate The Florentine in which ever way we chose with however many photos of family, flowers, candles, etc. The day of the wedding went so smoothly thanks to Michael, Sal, and Nancy! Nancy and I became best friends by the end of the night, every time I turned around she was there and had EVERYTHING you can possibly need in her pocket! She was amazing!!
This experience has been such a stress-free, amazing, FUN time for us thanks to Michael & Sal's prompt follow ups and response time. I would highly recommend any bride looking for the ultimate venue with amazing people to work with for a stress free planning process.
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't begin to thank the Florentine Gardens for putting on what we thought was the most amazing wedding. What a breathtaking venue; not your typical catering hall by any means. Never once did we feel like customers but rather family. Starting with Michael Huxtable, we immediately felt like we were top priority. Michael took the time to answer any and every significant or silly question we had whether in person, through email or via phone. Michael took the time and patience to answer our questions in a friendly and comforting manner; he made us feel like family. Sal Travese was another key point man we dealt with at the Florentine Gardens. Sal took the time to help us design a detailed entertainment package that catered to our very need. He guided us through lighting packages, a photo booth and even a phenomenal after party including a cigar roller that our guests are still talking about. Sal was always available to answer any question we had and even checked up on our planning with us from time to time. Jeffrey our Maitre'D was amazing. Not only was he thorough with our night's timeline, but was extremely accommodating. He was there to advise us on how to ensure that our night ran smoothly and it absolutely did. Carolina, the bridal attendant was my right hand all night. From the moment we arrived until the end of the evening , she was by my side. Anything that I needed from bustling my gown in record timing to making sure I ate, Carolina was there. She was never intrusive but always a step behind me just incase I needed something. Not only was the staff truly professional, but the food was out of this world! Friends and Family are still calling us to rave about the amount of food that was served as well as how delicious everything was. Guests could not decide what their favorite part was; the extravagant cocktail hour, the incredible dinner or the extensive venetian hour. Truly a beautiful venue with a phenomenal staff.
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Lynda
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Every girl dreams of her wedding day and it being perfect. With the help of Michael Huxtable and Sal Travis at the Florentine Gardens, I was that girl, whose dreams came true. I cannot begin to say enough wonderful things about the Florentine Gardens and the staff. The place is exquisite, the staff is exceptional, and Sal and Michael are wonderful and extremely helpful. This was not the first place I went to visit. I checked out almost all the “Bergen County bests” but no other place had it all like the Florentine Gardens. So many people told us that it was the BEST wedding that they ever went to, and I know that a lot of those compliments are the result of the hard work of Michael, Sal and the staff. Everyone could not stop talking about the amount of food at the Cocktail Hour and the Viennese Hour. People were full after the Cocktail Hour because with the presentation, you could not resist trying everything! The food was absolutely delicious! I love dessert but when I saw the display of cannolis, pastries, crème brulee, mousse, etc., I literally thought that I had died and gone to heaven. Not only that, we had an “after party” that extended the reception an additional 2 hours with more food, a DJ, cigar bar and open bar. It was a long day but the staff was on top of their game at all times. The House Band was phenomenal. I danced to “Wind Beneath My Wings” with my dad and I actually had to look up to make sure it wasn’t a CD playing. I also did the Theatrical Package, which included a photo montage and a wrap-up video as well as a lengthier video. The day goes by way too fast that I am so glad that I will have the videos to remember it by. Weddings bring enough stress but it is so great to feel confident that your reception is handled from soup to nuts, that your guests are taken care of, and that you can really just enjoy yourself. The Florentine Gardens gave me that and I am truly grateful. It was everything that I wanted and more!
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Harvey
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Mr Michael Huxtable was extremely helpful which made the whole experience with Florentine Gardens everything I expected.
The person who was assigned to be with the bride all day (her name was Nancy) was also extremely helpful and made the day go smoothly for the bride and the entire wedding party. Could not ask for anything better!
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I honestly can't put into words how happy I was with our wedding!!! It literally was our dream come true and A LOT of it had to do with the staff at Florentine Gardens. I mean, don't get me wrong, the place is absolutely beautiful all on it's own, but the service that we received through the ENTIRE process was wonderful! I want to give a HUGE thanks to Mike Huxtable, Sal Travis, the maitre de, Jason, and my bridal attendant Nancy. I guess I can admit now, that I was probably an annoying bride, ALWAYS asking questions, but literally, whenever I would email Mike a question (regardless of how small of importance the question was), he would email me back immediately! He was just amazing... always explained everything thoroughly, and gave his honest opinion with everything! I have to say the same about Sal as well. So unbelievably nice, professional, and helped out in any way that he could. Not only that, but we got the DJ through him, and it was perfect! People were dancing the entire night, and LOVED every moment of it! Plus our uplighting and theatrical package was just over the top and perfect :) Jason was always there for me, making sure I knew everything that was going on, as well as always making sure I didn't need anything. He was awesome! And Nancy.... such a special place in my heart for Nancy. She was there for the entire wedding party from 9am until 3am, with a smile on her face the entire time! Anything I needed, she was there to help me! If my head hurt, she took aspirin right out of her pocket, my bridesmaid's dress didn't fit right, she was there helping to pin it... people are STILL raving about her a month later. My friend who is getting married at a different venue asked if he could hire her for his wedding, that's how amazing she was.

Overall.... GET MARRIED HERE!!! It was PERFECT!!!!!
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Michael
Wedding:
10/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We arranged our wedding through Michael Huxtable at the Estate and from the minute we met him and saw the estate we knew this was the perfect venue. As a kosher function we brought in an outside kosher caterer, Main Event (who were incredible) and the integration between the two was seamless.

Planning the event was extremely efficient and having someone as calm and knowledgeable as Michael on our team meant that all the intricacies of planning a wedding were dealt with easily.

On the day of the wedding Michael was there every step of the way and made sure everything we spoke about came to fruition. Nothing was too hard and with all the nervous energy in the air on your wedding day, what you want is cool, calm and collected experts by your side. Michael and his entire team at the Estate provided just that and ran our event flawlessly.

We had an outdoor, night time ceremony and with the lighting through the trees and gardens it was simply magical.

The main ballroom is stunning with the chandeliers and being the only function at the Estate that day we were given free reign for photos and our guests were free to roam throughout.

We absolutely recommend Michael and the Estate to you for your wedding and hope your day is as magical as ours was.
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Kara
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't know where to begin to explain how amazing the Flloretine Gardens is as a venue. I would give them a 10/10 if I could. They made my wedding everything I have always dreamed of and beyond. They were attentive, knowledgeable, and supportive during the entire process. My guests cannot stop talking about the amazing food, the band, and the impeccable service. The estate was everything I wanted and needed in a wedding venue. I could not have asked for anything better in any aspect. Maria our banquet manager was outstanding. Sal the entertainment manager was wonderful. I dealt with many different businesses and vendors during the wedding planning process, but none compared to the professional, caring, attentive, responsive, and fun staff of people at the Estate at Florentine Gardens. I will honestly miss them all! I recommend them with the highest regard and look forward to the day I can attend a function there with my new husband!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was absolutely magical and perfect thanks to Michael Huxtable, Sal Travis, and everyone at the Florentine. They were wonderful from start to finish in every way. Any time we had any questions they were responsive, accommodating, and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we could ever want or dream of for our big day. We had some timing hiccups with our transportation to the wedding, and I was an hour late to get ready, and they still made sure everything went smoothly and we got every part of our big day in that we wanted with our friends and family. The food was amazing, and the venue itself is absolutely beautiful.

I cannot thank Michael and his team enough for making this day everything we could have ever hoped for!
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Alisa
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely PERFECT! Seriously! And this was all due to the Florentine Gardens and their amazing staff. From day one when we met with Michael Huxtable we were treated with total professionalism. He helped us make our day exactly what we imagined and MORE thanks to his expert advice. From our cocktail hour to the dinner menu...the food was outstanding! Our guests are still talking about it. And they made sure my husband and I had the chance to try everything.
We also went through Sal Travis and used the house band, DJ, videographer, montage and lighting. Let me tell you...you CANNOT go wrong with these services! They all did an unbelievable job. I am continuously receiving compliments on how awesome the music was!!! Us and our guests hardly ever left the dance floor. And the wrap up video was unbelievable! People were blown away that the whole day was captured so perfectly.
And words cannot express how perfect Nancy my bridal attendant was...she is truly a brides gift from heaven. The maitre d, Jeffrey was also amazing, completely professional and fun!
Let me just say that the Florentine Gardens made sure not only our guests but me and my husband thoroughly enjoyed every single moment of that day! We feel truly blessed and are forever grateful. We wish we could relive it all over again!
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Private User
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was MAGICAL. We had our ceremony here, used the musicians, and reception as well, and used the in-house DJ/Video. I can not even put into words how much Maria has done for me. She was with me from day one. Her level of professionalism is out of this world! We worked with Sal for Music and Video. Sal is a true businessman, but at the end of the day he really does care about the results and making his clients happy. I would not have survived the day without Natalie, my bridal attendant. She is a rare jewel and any bride who has her is truly blessed. She is prepared for anything imaginable and makes everything perfect. Jason is amazing! He helped with out rehearsal and made everyone comfortable. The entire staff at The Estate at Florentine Gardens treats their clients like family. You will have the perfect wedding here, just like we did! Words can not describe how happy we are with the results of our wedding day produced by the family at FG. We will rave about them for years to come! * Advice to the bride and groom- DO THE WRAP UP VIDEO- IT IS SO WORTH IT!
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, , Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Ebone
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at Florentine Gardens. specifically Michael Huxtable and Sal Travis are the most professional, courteous and efficient professionals, I have ever worked with. I am Hospital COO and work on very large scale events, and their organization, logistics planning, and overall culture were bar none. What was more surprising and pleasant was that the "day of" crew including the expeditor and the bridal attendants were sheerly marvelous. My wedding has been the talk of our community, the fog, the champagne, the service, the ambiance, the Cocktail hour, will have everyone speaking of your wedding for years to come. It was the best and most special day of my life and most of that had to do with this wonderful venue, their ammenities and the management staff. Absolutely amazing! Great value! Bridal bliss!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Simply put, I could not have been more happy on my wedding day. Everything went perfectly. This venue is absolutely beautiful. Michael and the rest of the staff did a great job making sure everything went without a hitch. I first fell in love with this venue while researching places online for my sister's wedding back in 2011. My sister ending up liking it so much that she had her wedding there. I originally wanted to do my wedding at a different location since all my family and a lot of friends had already been to Florentine for my sister's wedding. However, after visiting nearly 10 other wedding halls while planning, none of them seemed to compare. Not only was the food amazing but the presentation was also great. The garden areas are the perfect place for taking some beautiful pictures-especially at night when the entire garden is lit up. I have no complaints and definitely recommend Florentine to any future brides.
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Nicole and Gary
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything... EVERYTHING..from the house band to the in house videography to the food to the flow of our special day was absolutely perfect. People can not stop raving about our wedding, even a couple whose wedding we attended a few weeks after told us, after their wedding, that our wedding was perfect.
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Phil
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Florentine Gardens on 8/31/13, my (now) Wife and I had gone to see a LOT of vendors before deciding on Florentine, let me save you some trouble by telling you to go there first and at least give it a look - they will take care of the rest and show you why you should go with them, I have full confidence in that. Our wedding was perfect... They always say you can expect some things to go wrong, just go with the flow, etc... When I tell you they did everything and more than we could have asked for, I mean it - they were coordinated like a well orchestrated symphony.
We had Michael Huxtable as our consultant, he could give you an answer to your next question before you can ask it, helped us plan things and organize ourselves - its a lot of work to plan, he's a valuable resource, has much more experience at this and we valued his opinion tremendously - he's there to help, take advantage of that. He even gave us great advice on food selections. A complete professional in every sense of the word, a pleasure to work with and treats his work with a passion. Thank you Michael!! He and the staff were by my Wife's side every step of the way.

As for the Florentine it self - the place was set up incredible and looked like it belonged in a magazine, the service was red carpet and I still have people talking about how amazing the food was; which it truly was - I just wish I got to eat more of it (they always say you dont get to eat much at your own wedding) I might have to break out the tux and go wedding crashing just to eat - kidding (maybe). They make you feel like royalty and it looked as such. I have not heard one negative feedback from a single guest.

We went with Sal Travis for our entertainment. Sal is the resident entertainment for the place. Sal knows his business and was great. (See separate review for him)

Thank you to everyone at Florentine Gardens, you made our wedding day perfect with so many memories.

Phil & Paula
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Angela
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
It's been about a month since our wedding and it was absolutely AMAZING! There aren't enough words to explain how happy we were with everything.

Michael Huxtable was a pleasure to work with, always responded quickly to emails, answered all of our questions, and worked with us on whatever came up. Definitely ask for Michael when when making an appointment!

Our guests were BLOWN away by the beauty of the venue, the stunning ballroom, and most importantly the HIGH QUALITY of SERVICE and FOOD. We continue to receive complements about how great the service was, liquor was great quality and not watered down, and the the food plenty and delicious.

On our wedding day, we really were carefree. Our maitre d', Jeff, had everything coordinated perfectly and we went through the whole night without any concerns. We were constantly reassured if we needed anything we could just ask but everything was being taken care of so there was never any need to ask for anything. Nancy, our bridal attendant was so great & sweet! Nancy was always there and ensured we had anything we wanted or needed. Thanks so much! By the end of the night, everything was packed up for us and even trays of food and desserts were packed for us to have at home!

We also worked with Sal Travis who is fantastic and you should get the theatrical package! The lighting sets the mood in the room and the wrap up video was a big hit.

I found out about the Florentine Gardens online and we decided to tour it based on the great reviews. We were drawn to the beauty of the ballroom, the one at a time event, and hearing great things about the food. It's an EXTRAORDINARY venue and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND it!

Overall, we are so grateful for all that Michael Huxtable, Nancy, Sal Travis, and everyone at the Florentine Gardens did for our special day. It truly was a magical day and our expectations were exceeded.
Thank you!
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Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVE the Florentine Gardens & their entire staff, 5 stars is not enough!!! Can't say enough amazing things about them and the venue. Denise was our wedding coordinator, she made the entire process so easygoing and stress-free. Any questions/concerns I had, she always had a helpful and understanding solution. I loved her constant positive and upbeat attitude, it made me always excited to see and speak with her as we went over the plans. Jason, our maitre d' was very efficient and kept the flow of the evening running smoothly so that we did not have to worry about a thing. Nancy, my bridal attendant was absolutely wonderful! She was extremely helpful, was there for me every step of the way & even knew how to fix/sew my bustle when it broke. We booked lighting only with Sal, which definitely enhanced the ambiance. We were able to use the giant projector screens for our personal slideshow. Sal had a videographer project the live action close-ups of the reception entrances, first dance & speeches on the big screen, which I think was a fun & new experience for guests.

We received sincere compliments from our guests that have attended many weddings, they liked the quality (and quantity!) of food, the Viennese hour & how gorgeous the wedding was. We've been to & been a part of many weddings ourselves, and while most venues provide a perfunctory level of customer service, the Florentine Gardens are more exceptional by going above and beyond. One wedding only at a time, they are able to dedicate all their attention and service to each wedding. They really take pride in doing an excellent job & truly wanted our event to be perfect.

Florentine Gardens definitely was superb, exceptional, phenomenal, outstanding... I could rave on and on! It made our whole planning process and wedding itself a very happy and memorable one. I only wish now I could revisit and enjoy the place as a guest!
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Rashida
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I married the love of my life at Florentine Gardens the evening of Friday, August 23, 2013! I visited close to two dozen wedding venues before stumbling upon Florentine. It was proving harder to find my wedding venue than my wedding gown! The process left me and my fiance disheartened and exhausted. But Florentine was absolutely perfect and offered the majestic atmosphere and service that my fiance and I were search of for months!

The venue is indeed gorgeous and the service is impeccable! From my initial visit with Michael Huxtable, it was evident that the staff takes great pride in the service they provide. I worked closely with Michael and his team the months leading up to (and on!) my big day. They were very responsive and made certain that all of my wedding wishes (everything from the menu, ceremony proceedings, songs choices, and vendor recommendations) came true! As one of the first of my friends to get married, walking into this wedding planning process pretty blindly, it was a nice bonus to have such a professional and responsive team by my side.

Over a month later, many people are still talking about our wedding!! The delicious cocktail hour and dinner, the beautiful grounds, and the fun reception were all a hit! I am so overjoyed with our decision to get married at Florentine Gardens and would highly recommend the venue and staff.
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Lexi
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Florentine was amazing!!! Michael Huxtable and his team went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was as perfect as possible. We couldn't have asked for anything more! Guests kept telling us how great the food, especially the cocktail party and venetian dessert display - it was awesome! The venue is absolutely beautiful, its private and the gardens are gorgeous. It was the perfect place!
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Christina
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about the Florentine Gardens. I had gone to a wedding in November of 2009 and it was the best wedding I had ever been to. When I went to visit the venue, Michael Huxtable was so helpful and professional. Throughout the entire process, he made everything so easy and stress free. I never had to wait more than 2-3 days (most of the time less) for an email to be answered. Nancy my bridal attendant was absolutely awesome and catered to me and my entire bridal party with unmatched service. My parents and in laws, friends, and family continue to rave about the food, grounds, service, etc. I wish I could have the same wedding again next year!!
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Tracy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The team at the Florentine Gardens was a pleasure to work with. Everyone was polished, professional, friendly and genuinely excited for our son & daughter in law. Any question, no matter how small, was addressed immediately. The evening of the wedding reception, the staff was beyond exceptional. Every detail was taken care of and all we had to do was enjoy our night. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone who values quality service, outstanding food and elegant decor. We are coming back next year for our daughter's wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Venue, Videography
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Susie
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
August 4, 2013 was the best day of my life. I had a fairytale wedding from start to finish thanks to the Florentine Gardens! Choosing a venue is the most important decision you will make when planning your wedding, and if you choose the Florentine Gardens, you will be SO happy and thankful you did. There is not enough space here to list all the amazing things about this venue, but I will try to hit the most important points. This venue is incredibly beautiful inside and out. It also does one wedding at a time, so the entire facility is yours on your wedding day! Everyone there is an absolute pleasure to work with - attentive, friendly, and they truly care about you and your wedding and provide individualized service. Every time I stepped foot into the Florentine Gardens, I had a huge smile on my face because I was so excited to have my wedding there and I loved meeting with Maria (our event coordinator) and Sal (the MC & director of entertainment). Maria is SO sweet and helpful. We LOVED working with her! She was great with helping coordinate all the details. The day of the wedding, she put us at ease and ensured that everything ran smoothly. Sal is AMAZING! We had a lot of requests and a lot going on with our entertainment, but he executed everything flawlessly. He truly went above and beyond to make sure that we got everything we wanted. We used the House Band, the in-house DJ, and Italian singer Giovanni. The band was AMAZING, and our guests LOVED the DJ and Giovanni! We also used the in-house videographer, who I HIGHLY recommend. When they showed our wrap-up video at the end of the reception, our guests were floored by it and couldn't believe they produced it so quickly! Our maitre d', Jason, and my bridal attendant, Natalie, were also fantastic! Also, the food there is phenomenal! Our guests were raving about EVERY aspect of our wedding and said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to! Florentine Gardens is the best!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was held at the Florentine Gardens on August 3rd and while planning the wedding and reading previous reviews of the venue, we had very high expectations. However, Florentine Gardens exceeded each of these expectations, and there is no word to describe our wedding other than perfect. A month later, we are still receiving calls from people who had attended saying how amazing the wedding was.

Michael Huxtable was our wedding coordinator, and from the beginning of the planning process to the days following the wedding, he provided exceptional service. He answered every question we had in record time no matter the day or time we asked to ensure that everything ran smoothly on our wedding day. The cocktail hour was excellent as well as the food at the reception.

The entire staff was first class. Our bridal attendant, Nancy, was a miracle worker. She took care of everything that we needed from the moment we arrived until we were in the car ready to leave. She knew exactly what was needed and when, most of the time, without us even asking. Our maître’ d, Jeffrey, had the entire wedding running without a hitch. He was on top of every detail and helped to make the night perfect. We didn’t need to worry or think about a thing.

Sal Travis took care of our lighting and video. Both were excellent. The lighting in the room provided the perfect atmosphere. Not only was the video package reasonable, but the wrap up video was so professionally done, that our guests could not believe it had been edited and filmed on the same day. A main piece of advice is to get the wrap up video!

We added on the Sweet, Smoke, and Jazz hour which was a great way to end the night. We would have been disappointed with the night ending right when the music stopped.

Overall, we cannot say enough good things about the Florentine Gardens. We only hope that one of our friends has a wedding here soon so that we are able to enjoy it from the other side!
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Lois
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter got married at Florentine Gardens this passed Sunday. What an amazing event! It was magical and everything she ever dreamed of. Florentine Gardens is exquisite and magnificently breathtaking! Maria Daidone was so attentive and detail oriented in helping put the wedding extravaganza together. It was more than we could ever ask for!! Sal Davis was phenomenal in orchestrating the amazingly talented House Band, lighting and personal touches that we were beyond pleased. The "Florentine Experience" is extraordinary and we are forever grateful!

Lois & Pat Aferiat
Services Used: Band, Catering, Ceremony Music, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Alyssa
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow! From the moment Matt and looked at wedding venues until the day we got married Maria was always available to us and she answered all of our questions with ease and made us so comfortable. I had no concerns that the wedding would be perfect and it was absolutely perfect! Anything I asked Maria to do she did with a smile on her face! When I arrived with all of my lists and schedules Maria just smiled and said she would take care of it. And that's what she did. She was available to meet with us and on the day of the wedding she opened early so I could get ready there. Every guest at the wedding commented on how beautiful the venue was and the gardens were. The high ceilings, the beautiful chandeliers, and the gorgeous ballroom were noticed by the guests. The one event at a time is exactly the feel I was going for and I appreciated the fact that I was the only bride. Even the valet parking service is amazing and they won't let anyone come into the venue during your wedding! If it could give florentine 10 stars I would!

Also, sal Travis entertainment is beyond amazing. The band is fabulous and up to date on all of the newest songs. My guests are still asking about the band and saying how good the music was. All of the guests were up dancing and had a great time. Sal also does the lighting in the room which I highly recommend. My wedding was during the day bit everyone was impressed that they closed the shades and made it feel like night time. I can't thank them enough for providing such amazing entertainment and for being so classy.
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Chris and Heather
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Words can not describe our wedding day. Sal, Michael, DJ and Video, Natalie and the entire staff were beyond perfect. We, as well as our guests, were blown away by the service and impressed with all the details they paid attention to throughout the day. The food, technology and entertainment was spectacular and several people have already asked for contact information to inquiry about their future events.

Just one week before the wedding, I (the bride) had to have emergency surgery and was not fully recovered on my wedding day. I was so grateful for Natalie who stood by my side every time I needed her for little things that I can usually do on my own. She was even there to get a small stain off of Chris's shirt the second it was noticed.

From the second we walked into Florentine Gardens during our venue search, nothing else came close and they kept this reputation with us through our 18 month planning process all the way through our wedding day and beyond as we continue to communicate with them.

If you are looking for the most incredibly perfect fairy tale wedding day, then Florentine Gardens is it!

Sincerely,
Chris and Heather Obertlik
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am the father of the groom. Every aspect of the wedding was perfect. Every single member of their staff was expert at their job and 100% professional. We were treated like royalty as were our guests. Whatever we needed was immediately taken care of. We had total comfort in knowing that everything was running smoothly and every detail was under control. It allowed us to actually enjoy the event without a single concern. I would urge you to book your wedding at Florentine Gardens. It was spectacular
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Laura
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a spectacular wedding at Florentine Gardens on 7/6/13 - the gardens were meticulously kept, the service was incredible and the food was delicious and plentiful. Our wedding coordinator, Michael Huxtable is at the top for planning and executing a truly memorable event. From the time our daughter stepped from the limo, an attendant saw to her every need; all flowers, favors, pictures and extras were placed as planned and each introduction, dance and photo were coordinated by Michael and his team. Sal Travis added a tremendous entertainment level that astounded our guests from the band orchestration to the lighting to the video montages and evening displays. We enjoyed a carefree evening because they know the best organization & took care of everything. We are so glad to have Florentine.
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Anne Marie
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfection seems too small of a word to describe the experience we had at Florentine Gardens. From the minute we arrived at the Estate, we were immediately taken care of. Seriously, just stop worrying when you get to Florentine Gardens. Everything will be exactly as imagined (if not better).

Things aren't amazing at Florentine Gardens on accident. Our wedding coordinator Michael busts his butt for you from the second you arrive to ensure that your event is perfect. Even as he runs around, he still stops to talk to you to make sure that you are having the perfect evening. He was an absolute joy to work with. Immediately responding to emails, no question or request was too big or too small. We actually looked forward to trips to the estate knowing that we would be working with someone as amazing as Michael.

The bridal attendant and maitre d' were absolutely phenomenal. It was nearly 95 degrees when we took pictures before the ceremony, and the bridal attendant made sure to continually bring us waters. Our maitre d' ensured that we were where we needed to be at all times and orchestrated our ceremony beautifully.

The cocktail hour was amazing. People are still raving about the food. We had food brought to us in the bridal suite. Our bridal attendant brought us everything we asked for. Our only regret is that the cocktail hour didn't last for 5 hours.

As for the reception, Sal was an absolute pleasure to work with during the planning phase and made sure that everything we requested came true during the reception. He got people on the dance floor and paced the reception perfectly. Sal truly is the best at what he does. The house band. What can we say about the band. We heard comments that ranged from "best ever" to "send me their information, we want to book them for our wedding." They played the greatest cover of Born to Run that we ever heard.

We can't thank Florentine Gardens enough for the wedding they gave us! We had the most amazing experience.
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin. I do know that I won't be able to fit everything in that I want to because it would be about 2 pages long! Florentine Gardens is AWESOME. I have never experienced anything like it. We worked with Denise and Sal and they were just amazing. anything we needed no what day or time it was, they were there for us. We had an issue with a vender and Sal took care of it right away and made the issue not only go away but completely changed and made the situation better. I (the bride) was stressing over family issues and Denise made me feel confident and right at ease. We were so well taken care of. I even looked at my new husband and said lets save and do this again for an anniversary. We had guests calling us days after the wedding saying how amazing everything was. The food at this place, good Lord! AMAZING doesn't even do it justice! Honestly the best food I've ever had.. and the dessert hour.. INCREDIBLE!!!
If you want to have the best wedding and the night of your life, then book your wedding or even at Florentine Gardens.
My husband and I say EVERY DAY that we miss our wedding and wish we could do it again because everything was so great!
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Felicia & Howard
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Our banquet planner, Michael Huxtible, was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to work with. He guided us through the entire planning and execution of our daughter's Bat Mitzvah and delivered everything that he promised in a professional and courteous manner, and always with a smile and friendly demeanor.
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Victor
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Florentine Gardens and all of our guests had a great time. After looking at over 30 venues throughout the tri-state area, Florentine set itself apart by far.

The grounds and building are beautiful. A testament to this is the number of our guests who changed their profile picture on facebook to one they took in their garden. Not only was it beautiful, but it was large enough for our 300 guests.

There were so many choices provided for the cocktail hour and entrees (we wished we could choose them all)-- everything we picked was delicious and I'm sure you can't go wrong with anything food wise both quantity and quality wise. Topping it all off were the open bar and the after party which included rolled cigars.

The level of service by the staff was amazing. Michael Huxtable was very responsive and had lots of great suggestions during our planning process. He was also very receptive to any requests that we had. Carolina (lady in waiting) pampered my wife and made her entire day very smooth. Last but not least, our maître'd Jeff ran the entire ceremony and reception very very smoothly-- coordinating with our vendors on any last minute changes or surprises. Their quality flows through every small detail, for example some weddings venues skimp and hire highschool students as waiters during the summer--not so at Florentine.

Our friends and family raved about our wedding and several said that it set their "gold standard". We definitely couldn't have done it without Florentine Gardens -- not only the venue, but especially the staff.
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Kate
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I got married at the Florentine Gardens on Friday, June 28, 2013. We worked with Michael who was energetic and helpful. We also worked with Sal for the entertainment portion of our wedding. The day of our wedding, Jeffrey was our maitre d and he took care of everything! Nancy was my bridal attendant – she thought of everything and was always there to help everyone in the bridal party!

The house band was absolutely amazing and they kept our dance floor packed all night! The food at the cocktail hour was plentiful and delicious! Our guests could not believe the variety of food available! The whole night was wonderful! Our guests also loved the Wrap-up video which captured so many of the precious moments of the day.

I highly recommend the Florentine Gardens and the many services that they offer.
Services Used: Band, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Valerie L.
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
How do you envision your dream wedding day to be? I can promise you that whatever it is you imagine, if you get married at Florentine Gardens you will get it. I had my ceremony in a church but my reception at Florentine and rom the first time I went there I met with Maria and she showed me the grounds and I was blown away at all that they could offer us. Maria is amazing because every request I had, small or large, she found a way to make it happen. Sal Travis is their head of entertainment and he not only granted every wish I had in terms of music, videos, announcement etc he also happily put up with my persistent emails and phone calls leading up to my wedding day. Between Maria, her sister Amanda, Sal, my amazing bridal attendant, the house band and the videographer Even Soloff, our wedding day was nothing short of exactly how I had dreamt it AND more. If you pick Florentine be prepared to spend a lot of money, it may seem like a lot, but I can assure you that you WILL be getting your moneys worth, 100%. I would recommend the house band because they are simply amazing and Sal does the most unbelievable job getting EVERYONE up to dance and feel a part of the wedding, not just a guest, but actually involved. If you don’t use their videographer then you are really missing out. I cried like a baby when I saw my same day edit video during the wedding, it was THE most incredible experience and I would HIGHLY recommend it. I could honestly go on and on with how amazing my day was, how much my guests enjoyed the day and have been commenting to me about just how classy and fabulous it was. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions or need help – you will NOT be disappointed if you choose Florentine Gardens – the food, the atmosphere, the after party (wow! So much fun!) just everything was picture perfect and I cannot thank them enough. Click here to view our same day edit of the greatest day of our lives! http://vimeo.com/68933027
Services Used: Band, Catering, DJ, , Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Florentine Gardens and Michael was our representative. From the second we walked into the venue, we were sold. Not only by the grounds, but by the opportunity to work with Michael through our planning process. He is extremely honest and helpful. He really went out of his way to make sure that we were happy every step of the way.

We went through Sal for DJ and video and could not have been
happier. 3 weeks later, people are still raving about the music and the M.C.'s ability to make sure that every guest was on the dance floor. Sal sold us on the wrap up video. To be honest, I thought it would be cheesy but he refused to let us do video unless we did the wrap up, which kind of annoyed me. But, he was SO right. The video is beautifully put together and it is a perfect summation of our perfect day. Having it play during the reception was not cheesy at all, it was unique and beautiful- I wouldn't have had it any other way!!

The best part, without a doubt, was our bridal attendant Nancy. She has a solution to every problem, she is professional and kind-hearted. My dress ripped a little, she sewed it in .5 seconds, my hair fell during the course of pictures, she re-did it. She relieved me of all stress and I couldn't be more grateful. I can not imagine how anyone could get married without her!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
When we first visited Florentine Gardens, we instantly knew it was "our" wedding venue. It was important to us to hold our ceremony at our venue and they had the most beautiful grounds. Everyone that we worked with was extremely accommodating. We used their entertainment company which was Sal Travis and he and his people were amazing. Our guests were dancing the entire time and their only complaint was that they wish the wedding was longer! Sal also provided us with a videographer (Soloff Films) to do our same day edit video. We were blown away. They showed it ten minutes after our cake cutting and everyone loved it. Our guests were also raving about how much they loved the food. The cocktail hour is one of the best out there, during the reception they offer you seconds, and the Vienesse hour is a great way to end with a bang. Overall, it was the best day of our lives and we were so thrilled we chose to do it at Florentine Gardens!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We held our daughter's Bat Mitzvah at Florentine Gardens on June 8, 2013. We worked with Michael Huxtable. Our party was absolutely flawless! Michael was wonderful to work with and every one of our requests down to the very smallest detail was fulfilled. We had so many compliments from our guests on the food and the level of service. What a wonderful place to have a party. We will definitely be back in a few years for our younger daughter's Bat Mitzvah!
Thank you Michael and everyone at Florentine Gardens!!
Jen and Mitch Schaffer
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on a beautiful Sunday evening of memorial day weekend. It was the best day of our life, and we were absolutely thrilled with Florentine Gardens as a venue.

It was a pleasure to coordinate the wedding with Michael Huxtable, who was patient, quick to respond, and offered great advice when making decisions. He's a real stand up guy.

Our Maitre d' Jason Gentile oversaw that the day of the wedding went off without a hitch. He was able to keep everything running smoothly and to keep everyone to the schedule at all costs, which made the day stress free.

Sal Travis the audio/visual specialist was great to work with as well, and he provided the most fantastic lighting and techology throughout the whole event.

Nancy the bridal attendant was by our side at all times. She was our smiling servant at our beck and call the entire evening, getting us drinks, food, bustling dresses, taking care of loose hair, locating parental units via her ear-peace, and anything else we could think of to make us feel like the King and Queen of our event. We just knew that all would be well when we saw her face.

The rest of the servers and staff were excellent and professional.

If you're considering Florentine Gardens for your event, that means you're looking for a gorgeous venue, the classiest event, an amazing time, impressed guests, and an epic service team to make sure it goes off without a hitch on the best day of your life; which is what we experienced.

-Alex & Marina
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Elissa
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
If my husband and I could give the Estate at Florentine Gardens a 50-star rating, we would - that's how amazing it is. We had heard great things about Florentine Gardens prior to getting engaged, so once we were engaged, we went to go see it for ourselves. We met with Michael Huxtable, and from the start, we were blown away by his professionalism and all-around awesomeness, as well as how gorgeous Florentine was. We booked our ceremony and reception soon thereafter, and unsurprisingly, Michael was amazing. He answered our emails promptly, helped us pick a great menu, and made our meetings a ton of fun. We also met with Sal Travis, who handles the in-house entertainment. We were so impressed with what we heard and decided to book the DJ, theatrical and lighting packages, and video services. It turned out to be an amazing decision because Sal is every bit the consummate professional and is a wonderful guy. We loved working with him to pick the perfect music, among many other things. Both Michael and Sal treated us like our wedding was the most important wedding they were handling, which is exactly how a bride and groom want to feel. We didn't think we could love Florentine more than we already did...and then our wedding day came. It was beyond our wildest expectations. Jason Gentile was our maitre d' and he was phenomenal. He made sure everything ran perfectly. He was always there checking in on us and ensured that we had everything we needed. Natalie was my bridal attendant and she was nothing short of amazingly wonderful. She made sure I was calm, hydrated, bustled, fed, and even helped me change my shoes. We have not stopped getting rave reviews about the ceremony, the food, the music, the ballroom. The whole staff was amazing, and our wrap-up video by Shar had our guests in tears. Everything was perfect, not only for our guests, but for us. Our wedding day was the best day ever and it was in no small part due to the wonderful Florentine Gardens.
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Susan
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience with Florentine Gardens was a phenomenal one! Ask as many questions that you may think of! The Florentine Gardens was extremely helpful and patient with every question I had, and always made time for me. No matter how many times I called or thought of something else that I wanted, or didn't want, they were there and made me feel extremely confident that my day would be the way my fiancé and I wanted it. So never be afraid to ask questions, because no question is stupid!

Michael Huxtable was working with my fiancé and I and he did a fabulous job! He was super accommodating, extremely professional yet very friendly and made us feel so comfortable. We enjoyed every minute of planning our wedding and it's because of the wonderful people at Florentine and the vendors they recommended that made the process so easy! We were both so very excited to see the room the day of the wedding and it was everything we had dreamed of. They did everything perfectly, our guests could not stop complimenting the terrific food, impeccable service and gorgeous room. The entertainment, provided by Sal Travis at the Florentine, made it a fun and energetic party that kept the energy and happiness in the room alive all night!

It was a dream come true, and the staff and Michael had everything to do with it! I would recommend Florentine to any bride and groom that want a spectacular wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, , Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Jaan
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception here in May and it was beautiful! From the time it started to the very end, everything ran smoothly and all the guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. We could not have asked for anything better. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a truly wonderful experience from the food to the staff- flawless.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding at Florentine Gardens on May 11, 2013, and could not have been happier about how it turned out. We were worried we would never find a venue that hit all of the items on our wish list -- one wedding at a time, classy, beautiful grounds, great food, great service, beautiful ballroom, lots of windows, not one of those cookie cutter wedding venues -- but Florentine Gardens truly delivered on each of those items. Michael Huxtable was great to work with, and it made me feel comfortable that he was there the entire time on the day of my wedding to make sure all of the plans we made were executed flawlessly. The rest of the Florentine Gardens staff was professional, responsive and paid attention to all of the details that we did not even know we should be paying attention to. My bridal attendant, Carolina, went above and beyond on the day of our wedding to make sure my husband and I were well-fed, comfortable and happy. Sal Travis provided us with ceremony music, cocktail hour music, a jazz ensemble for Sweets Smoke and Jazz (an amazing after party idea, you must inquire), as well as a photo booth, lighting, and videography. We could not have been happier about the way these things turned out, particularly our wrap-up video, which we loved!

We have heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests about the food, service and venue. Even our parents, who have extremely high expectations for food and service, were blown away by the quality of each at our wedding. Another major plus is that Florentine Gardens was able to comfortably accommodate our 257 guests at our cocktail hour -- in fact, guests commented that the room never felt too crowded and almost everyone was able to sit. You must go take a look -- you will not be sorry!
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Andrew
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife & I had our wedding at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ on May 10th, 2013 (2 days ago) and we could not wait to leave a review! We had our cocktail hour, reception & after party all at Florentine and everything was absolutely AMAZING. The food & service was impeccable, we had the opportunity to tailer our menu to exactly what we wanted. We had a Sangria station at our cocktail hour which was a huge hit! We worked with Maria Daidone from the beginning of our planning process right up until our wedding day. She was extremely responsive, detail oriented and always made us feel at ease, could not have asked for a better person to work with! Our bridal attendant was Nancy and she too was spot on, always there to assist my bride with anything she needed, always made sure we had a delicious cocktail in hand! Finally our Maitre D was Jeff & he is awesome, knows exactly how to conduct a wedding and make sure all of our guests were happy and everything ran right on schedule. The After party was GREAT, most of our guests stayed to party, we had more food, more drinks..PERFECT way to end a PERFECT night! We want to thank everyone who made our special day so amazing. The Estate at Florentine Gardens was the best choice we could have made for a venue & I hope any future bride/grooms who are getting married decide to make an appointment and BOOK!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am the father of the bride, The wedding was amazing, outdoor ceremony in their beautiful gardens with birds singing as if they were accompanying the musicians. The staff were excellent, from each individual hostess and waiter to the bridal attendant Nancy to the owner, Amanda. But my greatest praise and appreciation goes to our main contact, Michael Huxtable, the Event Consultant. He was spot-on for every issue, large and small, and was with us from 8 a.m. until midnight on the wedding day.
I wholeheartedly recommend Florentine Gardens for your celebration.
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
It is without reservation that I highly recommend The Estate at Florentine Gardens. My wedding was everything I hoped it would be and more. From the first time that I met my event consultant, Michael, I was put at ease by his profound professionalism and his superb knowledge of the industry. Michael was attentive to any request I made, including last minute changes that were honored.

I decided to use the House Band for entertainment and I am still receiving compliments on their performance. Every song they played was spot-on - and sounded authentic. They played with a tremendous amount of energy and had all of our guests up and dancing throughout the evening.

My experience at Florentine Gardens was greatly enhanced by their hard-working director of in-house entertainment services, Sal Travis. He checked in with me regularly to make sure that all of the recommended vendors were treating us well and to see if there was anything further he could do to assist us. He made me feel that no request was too much to ask.

It has been 2 weeks since our wedding and I am still receiving compliments on the beauty of the venue and the delicious food. The food was amazing - every person we have spoken to was amazed by the variety (and quantity) of food at the cocktail hour. In addition, the food at the reception was also superb and our guests were even offered seconds or the ability to try the other dishes they had not ordered. We also decided to have the Viennese dessert option which was a huge hit.

The After Party at Florentine Gardens was the perfect way to end our night. They brought in a DJ who was terrific, a cigar roller, and even had more food for our guests.

I highly recommend The Estate at Florentine Gardens and hope to one day be invited back as a guest so I can experience it all again.
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daniel
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We have looked around few estates in NJ, From the ones on the near hudson river to inside the land,
Florentine Gardens was the best place among all of them as far as I can listed as them, those are
fast and accurate feed back,
full support from the staff,
great preparation for the events
guide support for the ceremony and reception
great timely manor
enough space for all bridal party to prepare and get ready
no interference from the other people (like such other estate have running restaurant and event at the same time, not on florentine)
everything was great, cant complain anything.

all my family coworkers, and friends said it was one of the best wedding they ever had and thanks for inviting them into Florentine Garden.
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Lira
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Honestly, I could fill a book with all the compliments I received from my guests at our reception. From the high quality of the food being served to the classy decor to the attentiveness of the staff, our reception could not have turned out any better.
The planning of our reception was handled by Denise while our entertainment was handled by Sal. Things could not have gone easier or smoother. They were accessible from day one and flexible right up to the final minutes.
Our reception went beautifully and our guests were treated to a wonderfully. We really felt very little stress because of all the work put in by the staff.
I will recommend Florentine Gardens to anyone who wants a Classy wedding in a Classy venue, handled by a very classy staff!!
Services Used: Catering, DJ, , Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Heidi
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My son and daughter-in-law were marred on April 12, 2013. They went to The Florentine Gardens "just to take a look". From the first time they walked into the beautiful foyer and their first meeting with Michael Huxtable they were made to feel they made the right choice. Not only were they treated so kindly and with a level of professionalism, but they felt like they were the only two people in the world that were having their wedding at the Florentine Gardens. Michael is the best in the business and made everything about their day even "more perfect than perfect" - The food at the cocktail hour was extraordinary, and the food at the actual reception was Perfection!!! The ballroom is spectacular and the uplighting gave it the effect that Dana was looking for. While we did not use the house band, Sal Travis who is the manager of the entertainment at the venue was extremely helpful and informative. The wrap-up video - OH MY GOD!!! WHAT A SPECIAL TREAT AT THE END! - I just feel sorry for the guests who left before it was shown - they really missed something special! - I can't say enough about the Florentine Gardens - I am sad that Frankie and Dana's day is over, but with all our family and friends still marvelling at the superior job and amazing food - or should I say over the top abundance of food!! - I can relive this day over and over again and feel so happy that not only did these two young people end up with a beautiful day and fairy-tale wedding, but we made some great friends at the Florentine Gardens and we will surely recommend this venue to everyone! Thank you Michael for always being so sweet and kind - your smile lights up the room - Thank you Sal for your help in being a part of their special day and for the bridal attendant Natalie for taking great care of our bride. It was an incredible wedding and I know Frankie and Dana will remember it for the rest of their lives.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Florentine Gardens is beyond exceptional! From the first phone call we made to make an appointment to the wedding day, and even after the wedding was over. Their professionalism and service was simply amazing.

Upon entering Florentine Gardens, you can tell that there is a lot of pride, work, and effort that goes into keeping it looking so beautiful. The grounds are simply amazing and well kept. There are fresh flowers in the very glamorous lobby with a large stunning chandelier, and a very welcoming atmosphere.

We originally met with Michael who was very enthusiastic and pleasant to work with. Michael worked with us from day 1 till the end of the wedding reception always with a smile on his face. You can tell he truly loves his job and will do everything in his power to make your dream wedding possible. He was always quick to respond to emails and phone calls and always made you feel at ease. We were very pleased and honored to have him working with us.

The day of the wedding was beyond exceptional and perfect! We felt like royalty from the moment we stepped out of the car. We arrived early to get ready and we were greeted by Nancy who was our bridal attendant. Nancy was extremely pleasant and will truly do anything you ask for. They waited on us hand and foot and really made us feel very comfortable on our big day.

A lot of our guests complimented the wait staff and thought the service to be excellent. The food was phenomenal! Many of our guests stated that it was the best cocktail hour they had ever had. Although they were full by the time the entrees came around, the food looked so amazing that they ate that too!

We also used the in-house vendor Sal for our videography and accent lighting. Sal was truly a pleasant man to work with and a true professional with many great ideas!

Overall, Florentine Gardens had greatly exceeded all of our needs. Just when you think they couldn't do more, they do!
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Joanne
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Nick and I had our reception at Florentine Gardens on March 16, 2013. Since the first time we went to book the reception almost a year and a half ago, we have had nothing but wonderful experiences with the staff there. We worked with the general manager Maria. She was awesome at answering any questions/concerns. We also worked with Sal who helped us with our entertainment needs and helped us find recommended vendors. The wedding day was also perfect. Everything went as planned. The bridal attendent Carolina and the maitre'd Jeff were most helpful and attentive to all of our needs. Our guests were in love with the food that day. They all said it was delicious! I would recommend this venue to anyone who is interested! It was truly a pleasure working with everyone there!
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Peter
Wedding:
3/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We prepared for March 15 for about 14 months. In these 14 months my now wife and I, had ALOT of inexperienced concerns. "How is this ever gonna come together", "how are we gonna pull this off", "can Sal really pull this off?" "is his sales pitch for real?" I'm in sales and I can tell anyone who is reading this that they don't only pull it off, they hit the ball over the fence... Going into this night,we thought we would maybe have 1 thing 2 worry about. The only thing we worried about was,when are we gonna have time to take a rest from the dance floor and finally eat some of this food that we haven't stopped hearing about since the cocktail hour... We walked into the cocktail hour at about 7:15pm, and I saw my uncle Dan, and he literally was speechless. He said to me "pete, you are missing the best part" I told him, "Uncle Dan, we were being served in our private bridal suite by our assistant Nancy" My Uncle Dan could not comprehend the fact we had an assistant serving us the same speechless food he just shoveled down... While I was at the cocktail hour, we were fortunate enough to have Jeff, who made all nerves and doubts instantly go away. His experience and assertiveness (cause he doesn't F around) makes you feel right at home.That's what the Florentine Gardens gave us. The feeling that we were right at home. Now we can talk about how entertaining, flattering, experienced, welcoming, and caring Sal is. He is the real deal.Always smiling. I asked him if he ever gets cranky? He said, never... That's when I fell in love. Besides the fact kept him telling me I looked like Toby McGuire, he was perfect. His pitch isn't a pitch, it's the truth...He delivers.He took all nerves away from me and my wife...I can't explain in anymore words that Sal is everything he says he is, and more. Not only are we sad that our beautiful wedding day is over but, my wife and I are sad we won't see Sal as much anymore...We could NOT picture our day with out their staff. Thanks
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Buffy
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my daughters Bat Mitzvah at Florentine Gardens on March 2nd and it was everything I hoped for and more. It is obvious that the owners take time to train each staff member to treat the guests with respect. The entire staff was attentive to my needs. I had forgotten something in my car and the closest person to me was the bartender, I explained the situation and he took care of it. Within minutes, the maitre de informed me that my items would be arriving shortly and before he was finished with his sentence, the items were in front of me. Additionally, a waitress had found an envelope that a guest had dropped. She made it a point to find me to be sure it got to the right person. Everyone on the staff handled themselves with professionalism and thoughtfulness which was recognized and very much appreciated.
Many of my guests called after the party to tell me how beautiful the catering hall looked and that the food was not only abundant but outstanding as well. They commented that they have never had such delicious food at an event. I had a fabulous time at my own affair because I was so well looked after. I highly recommend The Estate at Florentine Gardens.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We got married in February 2013 at Florentine Gardens. The wedding was perfect, and we received numerous compliments from our guests about the venue, food, and service. Michael and Sal were both easy to work with and delivered everything that we wanted. Nancy (bridal attendant) and Jeff (maitre’d) were both amazing and made sure that our entire day ran smoothly. We recommend the Estate at Florentine Gardens without reservation.
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Cristina
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding reception at Florentine Gardens on 2/16/13. This very special venue made my DREAM wedding a REALITY! The staff went above and beyond to ensure that my wedding would be even BETTER than they promised me! From the moment I first walked through the doors (before booking), I knew this was the venue for me. The grand ballroom nearly brought me to tears! Michael Huxtable (my event consultant) was amazing! He was truly there for me every step along the way - from before we signed the contract until the moment I walked out of there at the end of the night. Planning my wedding reception with him was a pleasure, not the least bit stressful! Nancy was our maitre'd and she was perfect for us. She knew what we were thinking before we were even thinking it! I will also forever be grateful to Carolina, my bridal attendant for the day. YOU ARE THE BEST! I can never thank you enough! A special thank you to Maria as well! Every one of my guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been to and I completely agree. My guests, my husband, and I were seriously floored by the food, the service, the beautiful decor, and attention to detail. They think of everything so you don't have to! If you want to be treated like royalty on your wedding day, do not look any further than Florentine Gardens. No review will ever come close to what an actual event is like here!
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Sonni
Wedding:
2/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Choosing Florentine Gardens as our wedding reception venue was the best choice we could have made. Amanda (AGM), Denise (Event Consultant), & Sal (Director of Entertainment & Services) offered and provided more than we could have even imagined. They made the process so easy and guided us through every decision. The grounds are beyond stunning and their service is unparalleled. We opted to use Florentine's band & a number of their entertainment services, which received rave reviews from all of our guests. The food is top notch and the cocktail hour is unlike anything we've ever seen before. 110% blown away by our event and without a doubt I would recommend to anyone and everyone. The staff at FG makes you feel like family and treats your wedding like it's the only one they are booking all year. We could not have even dreamed of a better day. Thanks to all that were involved at Florentine Gardens!
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Videography, Unique Services
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elaina
Wedding:
2/10/2013
5.0/5.0
AMAZING AMAZING venue. Michael Huxtable was truly a pleasure to work with. Clear and to the point during the process, his attention to detail clearly came through on the day of the wedding and his staff. He oversaw my entire reception, greeted me upon my arrival and was on the floor the entire time making sure everything ran smoothly. He was always available, stood by me and everything was just perfect. Michael was professional, as was his staff that evening. I did not worry about one thing, any concern I had was taken care of IMMEDIATELY.

During the planning process, correspondance was quick. Michael's email replys always answered any questions or concerns. Any drastic and/or minimal changes made were duly noted and executed. When I asked his opinion he gave it to me and I absolutely valued it.

The food was DELICIOUS- everyone was raving about it. I was a bride who actually got to try the food! My bridal suite was set up with appetizers and a bar and we were constantly brought plates of food from the cocktail hour! I HIGHLY recommend Florentine Gardens, WORK WITH MICHAEL! I would follow him as an event consultant anywhere! My wedding was clearly not his first, this is a guy who knows what he's doing!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the estate are just wonderful! They are there when they need you on the day of the wedding. Everything I possibly could think of happened on our wedding day! I had the best time because of all the workers there! I definitely appreciated everyone at the Estate. I couldnt ask for anything more from my wedding!
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Lori
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's bat mitzvah party was held at Florentine Gardens this past weekend. I have planned many affairs before, but the service and attentiveness at FG was by far the best. I worked with Michael, who bent over backwards to accommodate us, was always available to answer questions and NEVER got annoyed no matter what we asked of him. The food was phenomenal: plentiful and delicious. The staff was professional and the service impeccable. The facility is beautiful. Ours was a winter affair and the gardens were twinkling with lights that looked magical through the windows. I can only imagine how lovely it is in the summer. There is no possibility that you will regret choosing this venue!
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JOYCE
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment I walked into Florentine Gardens, I knew immediately that this was the place I wanted to get married in. It just had everything I was looking for, the venue was absolutely beautiful and luckily there was another ceremony taking place that day so I was able to see how the ballroom was set up for both the ceremony & reception. We met with Denise our wedding consultant who was soo warm and friendly and attentive, and her enthusiasm about the place and having our wedding there just sealed the deal for me and I knew this was THE place. It took us a year to plan and throughout it all, if I had any questions, then Denise or someone else (during Denise's maternity leave) was right there to help us. We also worked with the in-house entertainment director Sal, who was so wonderful and who knew exactly what we wanted from our reception. He picked all the right music for us for both the ceremony and reception and he was a great MC, got everyone up and dancing throughout the entire reception party. I had guests come up to me raving about the cocktail hour and the reception, how much they enjoyed themselves and what a wonderful time they had. Natalie, my bridal attendant was a joy to work with, catering to my every need, and I truly felt like a princess on my wedding day! Our maitre'd Peter was also helpful, moving things along during the day to make sure everything was running smoothly and in a timely manner. I'm so happy I got married here, it's a wonderful place, staff is very attentive, patient, and makes you feel so special on your wedding day. I highly recommend Florentine to anyone who's looking to have a stress-free fabulous wedding day~
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin to explain how amazing our experience was at The Estate at Florentine Gardens. From the moment we entered the estate, we knew it was a special place. The staff at Florentine Gardens is truly exceptional, and after meeting Michael Huxtable on our first visit, we knew we didn't want anyone else coordinating our wedding. Michael could not have been more helpful and accommodating. I admit, I am pretty crazy when it comes to details. At one of our meetings, I handed Michael a two-page typed checklist and a few "diagrams" that I had drawn. Michael just took them with a smile and assured that everything was perfectly executed the day of our wedding. I was also one of those brides who would send the most random (and probably annoying) emails to Michael about every little detail, and he always got back to me promptly (and happily). Even when we dropped off 15 boxes of wedding day items, Michael just laughed :)

Our wedding day was incredible, and the staff at Florentine Gardens made sure that everything was perfect. From the lobby decor, to the white lights outside the ballroom, to the votives they suggested placing in every window pane, the estate looked stunning. The food was delicious, and we highly recommend the Viennese display for dessert - our guests loved it! The staff could not have been more attentive, and our wonderful bridal attendant even kept bringing us food to make sure we had the opportunity to eat!

We have been hearing nothing but wonderful feedback from our wedding guests. By the time cocktail hour was over, several of our guests had already told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. A month later, everyone is still talking about our wedding.

Thank you to everyone at Florentine Gardens for making our wedding day absolutely perfect!

-Andrew & Nicole
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding is still burning in my brain - and I have to say it is all thanks to Sal Travis and Michael Huxtable. Sal promised our wedding would be amazing - the outcome of our wedding exceeded our wildest expectations (and trust me we had them). The food was AMAZING - the service was fabulous and the band was OUTRAGEOUS. We have had non stop compliments from family members and friends both young and old about how the music was outstanding. A testament to that is my grandfather - who we were told would not make it past the cocktail hour left our wedding at MIDNIGHT because he was having such a great night.

We cannot thank them enough. I was told ahead of time to prepare for things to go wrong- and I can honestly say that to the amount of snow on the ground the wedding was jaw dropping amazing. I have to say that I was able to work with Sal regarding the music, and that is probably what we got the most compliments on. We did not want all current pop music, as we are big into rock and roll. The band played a cover of Bill Withers "Use Me" that still has us chatting about it. The venue, food, band, service was impeccable. I cannot believe how amazing a night we had!! Do yourselves a favor and book with Florentine!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Florentine Gardens on 12/15/12. Our wedding was a fairytale thanks to our consultant, Michael Huxtable , and the rest of the staff at Florentine Gardens. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. Michael is one of the most caring, professional, and classy people my husband and I have ever met. He is amazing at what he does. Michael makes dreams come true.

From the very beginning of the planning process, my husband and I were treated as if we were Michael’s only clients. If we had a question, it was answered. If we expressed any concern, it was handled with the utmost care.

Florentine Gardens is a beautiful venue, from the lobby’s cozy fireplace and beautiful décor, to the classic and gorgeous cocktail hour room, to the high ceilings, glistening chandeliers, and magnificent floor to ceiling windows in the ballroom, Florentine never ceases to amaze. From the moment we walked in, my husband and I (and our families) simply knew Florentine Gardens was “it.” As Florentine only host’s one event at a time, we were able to add our own personal touches, i.e. pictures of our family throughout the lobby, and tea light candles to line the floor to ceiling windows in the ballroom. Additionally, the food is SO delicious. Our guests loved the fabulous variety.

Our wedding day was smooth and stress-free. My husband and I are still receiving calls and messages from our guests stating that our wedding was one of, if not, the best weddings they’ve ever been to. The bridal attendant assigned to me, Carolina, was so sweet and amazing. Anything I wanted or needed, she was there for me. My husband and I were also able to enjoy some time alone in the spacious bridal suite (large enough to accommodate our large wedding party) prior to the reception, and food from the cocktail hour was brought to us as well as any beverage we wanted. We really just felt SO special.
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Monica
Wedding:
12/7/2012
5.0/5.0
There is no venue better than Florentine Gardens. My husband and I went to visit 8 other venues and there was no one who treated us better than Denise Downing (see if you can work with her!). She is a GOD SEND and represents the venue so well. She welcomed us with open arms and was on OUR team the moment we met her. That's what made FG stand out to us in comparison to the other venues- their focus on day one was how they could make us happy. What could they do make our lives easier? How could they fit our budget? These were addressed during our first sit down. Amazing.

Unfortunately, Denise went on maternity leave during our planning but returned the week before the wedding. It was as if she had never left. Although we were nervous with her leaving, she left us in good hands. The staff clearly works well as a team and everyone is just so great and doting. As a fickle bride, it was important to work with a venue that was patient and wonderful and WANTS to give you the best day ever. That is exactly what FG did, and they did it all with a smile! Our wedding day was absolutely the most perfect day ever. I wasn't stressed out for a moment. Denise made sure everything was beyond perfect, as if her life depended on it. Our guests have told us over and over again that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. The staff even went around during dinner giving seconds! Worth every penny.

And Sal! I love that man. We had issues with the Woodcliff Lake Hilton (hotel that we booked for our guests- worst vendor ever) and he called them immediately to scold them (he was clearly team bride :)). He and Denise are the heart of FG, simply put. The staff at Florentine Gardens is family to us now and there is no doubt that if you choose to have your wedding at FG (which you should, OBVIOUSLY!) that it will single-handedly be the best decision you have made during the wedding planning process! I want to get married all over again just so we could have another party there!
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alli
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Not enough stars to show you just how great Florentine is !! From Start to finish--- top to bottom they are great and worth every penny !! I love their venue because its one wedding at a time- you get the whole venue !!! The food is unreal - the maitre'ds are right there every step of the way to help you out. They are professional - the venue is gorgeous in everyway. You cant go wrong with Florentine. They are perfect !!
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/21/2012
5.0/5.0
From the moment my husband and I first got engaged, we both had our hearts set on having our wedding reception at the Florentine Gardens. Naturally, we shopped around to see if any other place would compare, and as we expected no place even came close! After touring the grounds and going over the menu offered (which is amazing all in itself), we finally agreed on a date and started planning. Our wedding planner was Mike Huxtable, and let me tell you, he was absolutely a pleasure to work with! Not only did he keep in close contact with us through out the year of planning, but the day of the wedding went flawlessly all because of him! Mike not only guided us through the wedding planning process as stress free and easy going as he could, but he genuinely put all his heart and soul into making our day perfect, and it showed! Besides the beautiful venue, five star food, and amazing staff; we decided to use Sal Travis Entertainment for our videography, up lighting, and photobooth. From the second we sat down with Sal, it was evident how passionate he was about not only his work, but about making our wedding day as special for us as he could. His smile was so endearing and it was hard to not fall in love with his work from just meeting him. We went with the theatrical package, including up lighting, a picture montage, and a wrap up video of the day. The wrap up video was such a special touch to the night because it allowed everyone to see a recap of the day, and we were able to take home copies of it that night to enjoy! The videography team was absolute perfection. We were hoping that we wouldn't even realize anyone was filming us, and that was absolutely the case! All in all, we could not have asked for a more memorable or perfect day than we had! We both were blown away with how many compliments we received from our guests and hands down would recommend the Florentine Gardens to anyone looking to have a magical wedding experience.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Taryn
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Florentine Gardens helped to make our wedding day unforgettable. Five months later, we are still receiving compliments about how wonderful the entire evening was. A special thanks to Maria Daidone, Sal Travis, and Jeff Lepselter for their support, guidance, professionalism, and hard work. They helped to make our wedding day spectacular. I would highly recommend The Estate at Florentine Gardens, and Sal Travis Entertainment to anyone that would like to host an amazing, and unforgettable event!
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Sulerqui
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on November 4th at the Florentine Gardens, one week after the hurricane disaster, and our day still turned out like a dream. From the start of the process when we chose our venue Mike answered every question and made all of our requests happen. Even with craziness and difficulties from the storm our special day went forward without a hitch due to the work of the Florentine team. The grounds for our outdoor ceremony/reception were perfect, the tables and décor were amazing, and our bridal suites were above and beyond what we expected. Our bridal attendant Natalie kept everyone organized and also saved the day and sewed back on a button that fell off my husband’s tuxedo minutes before the ceremony. Our friends and family continue to rave about the cocktail hour, main course, dessert and attentiveness of all the Florentine staff. Choosing the Estate at Florentine Gardens was the best choice we made during our wedding planning and they made our day unforgettable. Thanks again, Sulerqui & Andrew.
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Tracy
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at Florentine Gardens on October 27, 2012. The day was more than i could ever have imagined. The staff was so attentive and answered every question and met every need we had. I can not say enough about how gorgeous our ceremony and reception was thanks to Denise, Maria, Jeffrey, Sal, Nataly and the rest of the awesome Florentine staff. My guests were thrilled with the everything and we could not be happier with the day we had. I would totally recommend Florentine to anyone they made my day totally unforgettable!
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Krystin
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at Florentine Gardens on October 19, 2012. Our wedding far exceeded all our hopes and dreams. It was the most unbelievable night. Michael was amazing from the very beginning of the planning process all the way through to the last minutes of the wedding. He was so attentive and accommodating; answering all 1 million of my questions throughout planning, and assuring and reassuring me that our wedding would be phenomenal. I honestly don't have one bad memory of the entire day/night! Even when there was a slight issue with our florist, Michael took care of it, and we didn't have to stress about anything (which we really appreciated)!! The Estate looked pristine and all our guests raved about the wedding from beginning to end. Nancy was the best, too!! Any bride lucky enough to have her as their bridal attendant need not worry about a thing! She was so helpful and on top of everything that we/I needed all day and night long, and with a smile on her face the entire time. She was personable and fun, laughing and joking with me to calm my nerves at all the right moments. Jeffery and Sal did a wonderful job of making sure we, as well as our guests, had a great time and everything went as smoothly as it could go!!! They all worked so hard to make our day the most special and memorable day of our lives and we are so grateful!! I cannot stress enough what an absolutely amazing job everyone did!!!!!!!
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Krystin
Wedding:
10/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at Florentine Gardens on October 19, 2012. Our wedding far exceeded all our hopes and dreams. It was the most unbelievable night. Michael was amazing from the very beginning of the planning process all the way through to the last minutes of the wedding. He was so attentive and accommodating; answering all 1 million of my questions throughout planning, and assuring and reassuring me that our wedding would be phenomenal. I honestly don't have one bad memory of the entire day/night! Even when there was a slight issue with our florist, Michael took care of it, and we didn't have to stress about anything (which we really appreciated)!! The Estate looked pristine inside and out, and all our guests raved about the wedding from beginning to end. Nancy was the best, too!! Any bride lucky enough to have her as their bridal attendant need not worry about a thing! She was so helpful and on top of everything that we/I needed all day and night long, and with a smile on her face the entire time. She was personable and fun, laughing and joking with me to calm my nerves at all the right moments. Jeffery was fantastic and was always around when we needed him!! Sal did a wonderful job of making sure we, as well as our guests, had a great time at the reception, and everything went as smoothly as it could go!!! The wrap up video was incredible, and so many guests could not get over the fact that they were watching things on a video they had just seen happen live!!! Everyone worked so hard to make our day the most special and memorable day of our lives and we are so grateful!! I cannot stress enough what an absolutely amazing job everyone did!!!!!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how phenomenal the Florentine Gardens is! I had my wedding there on 10.6.12 and it was spectacular! My event coordinator was Michael and he is by far the most awesome person ever! My husband and I liked him from the start. It was the beautiful grounds and rave reviews that got us there but it was Michael that made us want to have our reception there. We ended up using everyone Michael suggested because he is great at his job. We went in house with entertainment and videography. Sal Travis is such a wonderful person. His warm and friendly demeanor made him a pleasure to work with. The music was great, everyone was dancing. My bridal attendant Natalie is the best bridal attendant ever; I wanted and waited for nothing! You can't go wrong with having your wedding at the FG. Work with Michael and listen to everything he says to do because he knows what he is talking about. My wedding was the most magical day and Michael, Sal, and the ENTIRE staff at the Florentine Gardens had everything to do with that! Thank you so much!!!!
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Alisa
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The entire staff at the Estate at Florentine Gardens was top-notch. They made our wedding day dreams come true. They fulfilled every request, and exceeded all expectations. Guests were blown away with the beautiful gardens and ballroom, delicious food and high-quality service. The food and beverage were plentiful and outstanding.

In the months of planning leading up to the wedding day, the staff was readily accessible and responded immediately to any questions or concerns we had. Even the day of, the organization of keeping on schedule and meeting our needs was fantastic. No small detail went unnoticed. The staff was on top of everything the entire day, leaving us stress-free and able to enjoy every minute.

We would highly recommend The Estate for any future couple looking for a venue that can deliver it all!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW!!!!!!!! We just had our wedding at the Florentine Gardens on October 5, 2012. The service was absolutely priceless!!! We initially started with Denise but she went on maternity leave(woooohooo). We began working with Maria who is just as wonderful as Denise! We had Nancy as our bridal attendant. Words cannot describe how perfect her service was. Nancy knew what we wanted without us even asking for it. She provided us with a flawless service. She was absolutely perfect!!!!!!! We also worked with Jeffrey. He made sure everything that night went perfect!!!! He really had everything on point and all of our guests loved our wedding. Jeffrey fixed something in our ballroom in the matter of seconds. The entire Florentine Gardens team captured our vision.

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! OUR GUESTS ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT COCKTAIL HOUR AND DINNER! DESSERT WERE OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!

Special Thank you to Nancy, Maria, Denise and Jeffrey for making our day perfect. Also Thank you Michael for helping us in the morning! Perfect Venue!!!!!
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The most amazing night of my life! Everything was amazing! Maria was great to work with and helped me out with anything that I needed! Everyone at my wedding said it was the BEST Wedding they had ever been to in their lives!! The after party was key people are still talking about it. The staff was the most professional staff I had ever seen and everything ran smooth and according to plan! If you want the Wedding of your dreams check out Florentine Gardens! I wish I could relive the night all over again!!!!!
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Liz
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Hi all! I’ve never written a review on anything before, but after my experience with the Florentine Gardens I feel like telling the world how wonderful they are!! I had my wedding ceremony and reception there on 9/23/12. Everything was perfect! Everything they promised us, they delivered - They exceeded our expectations!! I'm still hearing compliments about our wedding - the ones that stand out the most are "the food was excellent and very fresh", "the place is gorgeous", "the staff was on point with everything", "great DJ, I danced the whole night", and a lot of other great compliments.
I worked very close with Denise Downing who made sure that all the little details were covered – she’s amazing. Sal Travis and his team were exceptional as well ( the music, lighting, and video). I'm Portuguese and so were most of my guests, it was very important to have Portuguese music so everyone could enjoy it. Alex did a great job mixing the Portuguese music with American -which if not done right, it doesn't flow every well. They did an excellent job!! Everyone was on the dance floor and having a great time - this was very important to us!!!!
Anthony Sylvestri was our Maitre'D and did an excellent job keeping everything running smoothly!! Nancy was my bridal attendant and anticipated my every need! She trully listens and by the end of the night I felt like she was an old friend and not someone assigned to me for the day - LOVE HER!!! They have a great setup and an amazing staff. Everyone was friendly, polite, and on point with everything. I don't have enough words to thank them for the amazing work they did! I can go on and on raving about them, but I'm trying to keep this short. All I can say, if you book your event with the Florentine Gardens you will not disappointed. They trully take care of you and your guest!! I wish them all the best because they have a fantastic team or workers!! Keep up the good work and the quality - you guys are #1 in NJ!!
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Nick
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael, Jeff, and the entire staff at the Florentine Garden's all went above and beyond to make our wedding outstanding.

From the moment we contacted Michael to tour the estate, to the last drink at 2am when Jeff offered to drive us back to our hotel when our car service was late, we were treated in a polite, professional, and a family like manner.

The estate was the easiest vendor of everyone we used to deal with. Anything we needed, wanted, or asked, they worked with us on. Any email we sent, or voice mail we left, was answered inside of an hour. Any special request we had, from unique timing for the night, to dimensions of plates and tables for our florist, were taken care of without as much as a question.

On the day of our wedding, from the second our limo pulled up, we were greeted by Michael and Jeff and cared for like royalty the entire day. My entire family and all of our guest could not stop telling me how attentive the staff was, how wonderful the food tasted, and how at home they felt.

Everything we ate that entire night tasted great. We have been to a ton of weddings, and sometimes expectations are high but the venue fails to deliver. Florentine delivered and exceeded our expectations food wise. Jeff really kept the staff on their toes and it showed the entire night. He really knows how to run an event!
Carolina our bridal assistant for the day was outstanding. She kept a drink in both our hands the entire night, made sure we ate, and made sure we did everything we had our our itinerary and more. When my parents were stranded at the hotel due to car service mix up, Michael hopped in his personal car as we were taking photos in the garden, drove to the Hilton, and brought them to our wedding!

I am running out of room here so all I can say is this. Michael and his team went above and beyond to make our day awesome and we are forever grateful!

Mr and Mrs Korinis
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I was recently married at Florentine Gardens; our wedding was SPECTACULAR! The venue is absolutely gorgeous! We had our Ceremony, Reception, and After-Party at the Florentine so it was a LONG day but the amazing staff lead by Michael Huxtable and Sal Travis made sure every element was perfect. We loved how it was a "one stop shop" in that the whole day was taken care of by the Florentine Gardens staff. We did not experience ANY issues.They even helped us with an OUTSIDE vendor we were having issues with, and made sure that they did everything correctly to relieve some pre-wedding stress. They are two of the most wonderful and professional people you will ever meet.

The Food -- UNBELIEVABLE -- all of our friends and family were raving about the cocktail hour, reception of course, the Venetian Hour... Mike even coordinated Taco Bell to be delivered to our after party! They are very flexible with out of the box requests.

The Band / Entertainment / Lighting - Our friends and family were blown away by the band who you just need to hear in order to know why. We originally didn't think we'd want a band but once we heard them we new we needed it! Our package included Videography - I don't want to give away all the surprises but we had screens that showed our baby pictures / events of the entire day. Sal, Anthony, and the Videography crew did a FANTASTIC job with every element of the day!!

Overall we'd highly recommend the Florentine Gardens to any couple that wants to WOW their friends and family. #1 in NJ!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't think there are words to describe this place but I'll try. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!!! Florentine Gardens is such a beautiful place. Classy, Elegant, top of the notch service and great people. Everyone and I mean everyone who works there treats you like if you were family. The food is not like any other. You can tell that there's a great chef in the kitchen preparing every meal with passion in order for you and your guest to enjoy every bite. Great food, Top shelf drinks, perfect atmosphere. Sal Travis and Michael Huxtable did an awsome job in making sure that every single thing went beautifully.The entire staff was on top of everything. My bridal assistant Nancy was truly a blessing. She was so helpful and she made sure she was by my side throughout the entire affair. I want to thank the Florentine Gardens for making my day the most memorable not only for me but for my guests as well.
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Mary
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was out of this world and beyond our highest expectations. Everything was amazing especially the cocktail hour and Viennese hour. The phone hasn't stopped ringing with our guests calling us with their rave reviews. Thanks to you our daughter's wedding was like a farytale come true!
-Mary Barden-Maffei
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
From the moment, my husband and I walked into the estate to look, we were blown away by the gorgeous ballroom & stunning chandeliers. Our initial banquet manager was Oliver Leoni but after he left to pursue another opportunity, we worked with Maria. Having worked with Oliver since the start, we were obviously a little nervous getting a new banquet manager six months before our wedding but Maria picked up right where he left off without any issues.

When we arrived to our reception, we were greeted by Maria, Nancy (my amazing bridal attendant) & Jeffrey (our awesome Maitre d') & we were escorted to our bridal suite where Jeffrey went over & confirmed the details of the night. My husbands jacket was completely wrinkled from the limo ride so Nancy took it and steamed it for him. When we went upstairs to our cocktail hour, they had a table reserved especially for us. Once we were seated, Nancy & several other servers went around to each of the stations and brought food back to our table - so much that our entire table was covered with plates! Once we sat down for dinner, Nancy came & covered me with a large tablecloth in order to protect my dress. My husband had the Chateaubriand & I had the Chilean SeaBass. Both were DELICIOUS! Our other entree was the French Cut Chicken Breast stuffed with Spinach & Fontina Cheese & I was able to have a piece of that when Jeffrey and the waitstaff came around & offered seconds... yes, SECONDS! We, along with our families & guests were completely blown away with the amount of food & how great everything was. From cocktail hour to dinner to viennesse hour to the hot pretzels & italian ices at the end of the night, no one can say they left hungry!

Thank you FG for going above and beyond & making our wedding day truly one to remember. Now one of our friends or family members needs to have their reception here so we can return as guests!

Melissa & Philipp
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Rea
Wedding:
9/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We know this is review is quite late, as we had our wedding back on 9/3/12, but we still want to say that we had the best night of our lives on our wedding day, thanks, in large part, to the Florentine Gardens and their wonderful team.

Everything about the Florentine Gardens, from Maria, our event coordinator, to Sal, our entertainment and videography coordinator, to the food (best of any place we've been to), to the entire staff and the venue itself,, was the epitome of class, precision, professionalism, personalization, and most of all, fun.

We decided to get the majority of our services from them, so as to lessen our headache with having to keep up with too many vendors, and it was the best decision we made. They're like a well oiled machine that knows exactly what you want, when you want it, most of the time before you even think about it. And even when we wanted to throw in a number of personalized touches to our night, they were nothing but supportive and accommodating.

We've been to a number of places for other weddings, for family and friends, and out of all of them, the Florentine Gardens ranks at the top of our list as a whole package. They're the best one stop shop for all your needs.

Thanks again to Maria and Sal and the entire staff!! - Rea & Jason
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Randi
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I was recently married at the Estate at Florentine Gardens- My wedding was nothing short of spectacular!! This is all due to the amazing staff at Florentine Gardens- Michael Huxtable and Sal Travis are two of the most wonderful and professional people you will ever meet...My wedding was perfect because of the two of them. A BIG thank you to the ENTIRE staff at The Estate!!!
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Elyse
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our daughter's wedding at The Florentine Garden this past Saturday. It was magical in every way. Our event consultant was Michael Huxtable who was fantastic from the first moment we booked on New Year's Eve to the day of the wedding.
He is professional, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Michael was there from the moment we arrived till the wee hours when our event was over. Our maître d', was Jeffrey who was excellent as well. He ran everything from the ceremony to the reception with perfection. He calmed everyone's nerves. We had heard that the Florentine is amazing, but they exceeded our expectations in every aspect.
The cocktail hour was fabulous! Although, I did not eat much, I was told by all of our guests that the selection, presentation and service was fantastic. I wish I had one of the baby lamb chops now! One of my daughters friends got married at the Florentine Gardens last July, they were thrilled to be able to experience the Florentine Gardens once again.
Carolina, my daughters bridal assistant was extremely attentive to her from the moment we arrived, to getting in the limo at the end of the evening.
I would highly recommend The Florentine Garden as the venue is impeccable, the staff is fantastic and our daughter and her husband had their dream wedding.
The House Band lead by Sal Travis was fantastic, they knew every song on our play list. Sal was the most accommodating, helpful person from the planning stages to the night of the wedding. The wrap up video was the icing on the cake. To be able to view the events of the day during the Viennese hour was truly amazing, we are still getting calls to say how wonderful that was. In addition to the band and videography, I would also suggest all of the recommended vendors as they were all a pleasure to work with. Gail and John
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at The Estate at the Florentine Gardens on 8/25/12 and experienced the most beautiful day of our lives. Our event consultant, Michael Huxtable, was ABSOLUTLY AMAZING. Since 12/11, when my husband and I booked our wedding, Michael was there for us, without fail, in so many ways. He was knowledgeable, professional, fashionable and went above and beyond all of our expectations to make us happy. He was at our wedding reception from the second we arrived to make sure everything was running smoothly and stayed until we took the shuttle back to the hotel. Working with someone so helpful was very comforting, especially to a stressed out bride ;o)
The cocktail hour was fantastic. Nancy, our bridal assistant, waited on us hand and foot and brought us anything and everything we wanted to eat. Food literally filled the room and it was DELISH! Nancy was not only a help during cocktail hour, but she was there next to us all night making sure we were happy. Among many other favors, Nancy fixed the bustle on my dress when it came loose, she brought us drinks when we wanted refills, and she brought me my flip flops when my feet started to hurt. She was yet another person who was there from beginning to end and really contributed to such a great experience.
Sal’s house band had our guests out of their seats all night! They are such a talented band that can play any song you want to hear. The wrap up video brought tears to our eyes and was a truly beautiful way to sum up the day. The Viennese hour was filled with every type of dessert and after dinner drink known; it the perfect ending to the reception.
It’s been two weeks since our wedding day and we’re still getting get calls from our guests telling us that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to. Enough said! Thank you FG!!
Lisa & Sean Baird
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Phenomenal! Michael Huxtable and Sal Travis were both so great to work with!!!
Being a bride is stressful, but Michael and Sal took care of every request that we had.
Michael was so responsive with every email or phone call and was always accommodating to our schedules. Natalie, our bridal attendant, was beyond great. She had my lip gloss in her pocket, just in case I needed it!
My guests were beyond thrilled with the venue. I can't tell you how many times I've been told that the cocktail hour was amazing. Food was delicious! Especially the creme brûlée :)
My guests did tell me they had an issue with one of the waiters, but that is minor in the grand scheme.

I used Sal for DJ and videography as well.. Use him! The wrap up video at the end was so great! You get to relive your whole day for 3 minutes!
I definitely recommend Florentine to any bride!
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Jeannette
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Fabulous wedding venue. They truly know how to organize a wedding from the ceremony to the reception. They work with you to be as creative and out of the box if you so wish. They will cater to all your needs and work with you to make the day the bet it can be. Every venue should run like this and be as organized and professional as the Florentine Gardens. Maria, our wedding expert is the best a girl could ask for. She is so attentive to you and will be there through out the wedding to make sure it is just as planned. She is the a wonderful, happy, cheerful person who loves her job and it shows through her work and support.
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joy
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Florentine Gardens on 8/19/12. A Special thhanks to our consultant, Denise Downing , and the rest of the staff at Florentine Gardens. We could not have asked for a more perfect day. Denise was professional, and sweet, any question i had she answered and made me feel at ease.

From the very beginning of the planning process, we were so confortable with everyone at the Florentine. Denise went above and beyond for us. If we expressed any concern, it was handled with the utmost care.

Florentine Gardens is a beautiful venue!! From the moment we walked in, my husband and I (and our families) simply knew Florentine Gardens was “it.” As Florentine only host’s one event at a time, whici was very important to us because the sole focus was our wedding!! anything we needed they came through. The food was amazing, we ate everything. My bridal attendant, Nancy was amazing anything i asked she was there for me, ask for her if you decide to book with the florentine gardens. Our Martri D, Anthong was great!! Everyone who works there is awesome to work with!Our wedding day was smooth and stress-free. Thank you for making our day so special!
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Irene
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the most outrageous wedding we could have ever dreamed of at the Florentine Gardens. Michael Huxtable went out of his way to make sure our wedding day was spectacular. Sal, Anthony and Nancy looked after every detail and made it an extraordinary day for us. We looked at over 15 venues before we picked Florentine Gardens and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the house band was the best wedding band we have ever heard. Our friends and family have all told us that our wedding was the best wedding to which they had ever been.
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Kimberly
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We were married at The Estate at the Florentine Gardens on August 17, 2012 and had the most magical wedding. We had a wonderful experience with the Florentine from the very beginning of the planning process all the way through our wedding day. Denise helped us with our wedding planning and made our experience very smooth. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable, and was a pleasure to work with. Anthony, our maitre d', was excellent as well. He ran everything seamlessly, was very professional, and helped make our day perfect. We had heard that the Florentine is amazing, but they exceeded our expectations in every aspect.

The ceremony was perfectly organized on their beautifully manicured grounds. The Florentine ensures that the grounds are immaculate prior to the ceremony. Our photos/video really capture the beauty of the greenery.

The food was amazing both with taste and presentation. The cocktail hour was especially impressive with their stations, knowledgeable staff, and exquisite presentation. We even received compliments about the well-informed host of the wine & cheese bar.

As the bride, I felt like a true princess throughout the duration of the day. Nancy, the bridal assistance was excellent. She was always there with my lipstick, a hand mirror, and anything else I needed. The wedding was just over two weeks ago and friends/family are still talking about how wonderful it was. Many people also told us that it was the best wedding they had ever attended.

Our wedding was absolutely perfect in every way. Each staff member is very professional, knowledgeable in his/her domain, and go above and beyond to ensure perfection. We are truly grateful to have had the opportunity to have our wedding at the Florentine and recommend it to anyone who is planning a wedding. We had a dream wedding that was truly the best day of our lives.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our daughter's wedding at the Estate at the Florentine Gardens this past Sunday. It far exceeded all expectations we ever could have dreamed of. The Estate, in all its glory is magnificent, providing the perfect backdrop for a garden wedding ceremony, under the stars, while the interior is elegant and exquisite and absolutely beautful to host the reception. The staff is top notch, available to serve your every whim in a non obstrusive manner, friendly and respectful. The food is beyond belief, everything, according to our 200 plus guests was delicious, and plentiful. Maitre d' Jeffrey did everything possible to ensure that things ran smoothly from start to finish, and that every guest was attended to. Bravo to the house band under the leadership of Sal Travis! The band was unbelievable! They abound with such talent and enthusiasm, the dance floor was jumping the whole night long! Sal is such an amazing person. He orchestrates all the entertainment for the Estate, and his attention to detail is unparalled. He makes sure that the evening starts off on a high note, and stays that way throughout. Our wedding coordinator was Michael Huxtable. My daughter and I had an immediate connection with Michael. He assured us from day one that our wedding would be everything that we have always dreamed of. He made himself available to us at all hours of the day and night. Michael has an easy going manner, and nothing was too much for him to do. And, most importantly, he was there with us till the end...from the first day we walked into the Estate, to the last minute of the evening of the wedding. Last, but not least, our bridal attendant, Nancy, was the best. She helped my daughter with everything, she could not do enough for her, and for my whole family as well. What a treasure! Did I love the wedding at the Florentine Gardens, more than you can imagine. It was as Sal promised us, the very best night of our lives.
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Blair
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at The Florentine Gardens on August 12th. I can't even begin to explain how amazing my experience was. Since the very beginning, Michael, our coordinator was extremely accomdiating and generous. They helped us organize everything from food, to outside garden, to music, to flowers, the works! Michael even arranged for my bridal party to come early the day of to take photos in the private garden, had the bridal suite prepared for us with food and drinks. The day of my wedding completely exceeded my expectations. Michael and Jeff ensured the day would run smoothly and it did. My bridal attendant, Nancy was AMAZING. She literally took care of me the entire night. It was truly the most amazing night. We used The FG House Band, and they kept the energy going all night. Sal, our MC, and coordinator of entertainment of the FG was amazing, starting from day 1. I will miss getting emails from him. We also used the theatrical package which included a wrap up video. All of our guests couldn't believe the amount of talent and how quickly it was produced, we saw it that night. The food was AMAZING! Everyone kept telling us how delicious the food was and that it was the best food they have had at a wedding. There was sooooo much food. The wait staff went over to all the tables at dinner and offered them a tasting of all of the main dishes in addition to the meal they had chosen. Our favors were cake boxes that would be filled with a slice of cake, but the staff was so generous and let our guests fill their boxes with all of the left overs from our Vienese Hour.

Our wedding night was everything we dreamed of and I am so thankful for everything Michael, Sal, Jeff, Nancy, and the entire staff did for us.
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Jenny
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We just got married yesterday! The Staff at Florentine Gardens, the whole Estate, the food, the band, the entertainment package, the videographers were insane- l honestly don't think I could have asked for anything more. From day one when I walked in to "peek" at the place, they welcomed me in, showed me around, and made me feel at home.

Michael is "THE SH*T" literally so accommodating, kind and fun. He took care of every detail and made minor changes for my crazy planning details happen 2 days before the wedding. Carolina is the nicest human on earth - she plugged in a curling iron for me, steamed my dress, had bobby-pins in her pocket, a napkin for my HUSBAND, had a Chardonnay in one hand, a diet coke in the another and carried my veil all at the same time. Sal Travis was so kind and reassuring and made every wish and detail happen for us. We sat in his office choosing songs for our montage and he allowed us to envision how our wedding would be and then followed through with it all. Anthony was incredible making everything run smoothly. Any question or concern we had was answered and addressed immediately. The Florentine Gardens is beautiful but so are the staff who make it that way. Any bride/groom will be lucky to have their wedding here. Thank you!! Jenny & Michael- okay time to go watch our wrap up video and cry!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The staff at Florentine Gardens really knows how to throw an event. From the first time I called to stop by and see it, to the days before and after the wedding, communication was always quick and easy. My questions were answered immediately and my mind put at ease. On our wedding day, the staff flowed smoothly throughout the event, catering to my every need and dealing professionally with any vendor issues that popped up. My husband and I said our only regret was that we didn't attend cocktail hour because we heard it was so good! We hope to get the chance to go back as a guest and experience it again.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
The Estate at Florentine Gardens was an amazing wedding venue! I feel so lucky that after visiting many different venues that we selected Florentine Gardens. Our wedding planner, Denise, was so nice and extremely helpful during the entire process. She made sure every detail was handled flawlessly and gave us the personalized attention that you want when planning your wedding. We also used the house band, and they were phenomenal! Our guests are still raving about how wonderful the band was. Sal does an excellent job as MC, and he created a fabulous theatrical package for us that included fog during our first dance as well as an exquisite wrap-up video the same day as our event. Our friends and family were very impressed with how quickly Sal and his team were able to create this video! It is something we have watched many times since our wedding and is a great way to remember how we were feeling on our special day! I cannot say enough positive things about Florentine Gardens!!! Make the right choice and book them for your wedding!
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Beth and Anthony
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married on 8-10-12 to the place that we visited 4 years prior for a friend's wedding. We always remembered this venue as spectacular so when the time came to plan a wedding...we went right to the Florentine Gardens and met with Michael Huxtable to start the planning process. We knew that they could help us have the most memorable day because we had such significant memories of our time there for a different wedding. We had 272 people at our wedding and not one complaint. The wedding was flawless.

MICHAEL HUXTABLE was amazing and we really enjoyed working with him during the planning process!!!! We can't put into words how much we appreciated his help during the planning. We kept asking Michael what else we should be doing because it just seemed too easy!!! He took care of all the details. The Florentine Gardens was able to run the wedding day extremely smoothly.

The bridal attendant, NANCY was so sweet and gave us cold towels to deal with the heat during outside pictures. The maitre d was JEFFREY and he was running the night with his ear piece. He was so wonderful to work with. SAL TRAVIS organized the photo montage, wrap up video, lighting, and videography package. We can't wait to see the whole video because the wrap up video was awesome.

Our guests have not stopped talking about the wedding and the food. THE FOOD WAS SPECTACULAR! As one guest said, "The cocktail hour was the best she has ever been to." We had a wet mozzarella roller and he was the talk of our Italian wedding. THE FLORENTINE GARDENS has delicious food and impeccable service!
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Stacey
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but rave reviews for Florentine Gardens. Maria was such a blessing to work with and so pleasant and helpful throughout the entire process. We could not have asked for a better point person to work with! We received endless compliments from our guests on the food, service and stunning elegance of the venue. We would recommend Florentine Gardens to anyone in a heartbeat. They made our day flawless and we had the absolute best day of our lives. In addition, our bridal attendant, Natalie, knew what we wanted before we even asked for it! She was amazing and any bride would be lucky to have her by her side!!
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how spectacular the Florentine Gardens is!! My husband and I had our wedding reception there on 7/29/12. From the moment we were first engaged we started looking at venues for our reception. We looked at so many places, but once we stepped foot into the Florentine Gardens, nothing else even compared. Our decision was made. We both knew from that moment, this was the place for us. We set the date and started planning!

Our wedding planner was Mike Huxtable. Mike was amazing and such a pleasure to work with. He was always so helpful keeping in close contact with us and guiding us through the months of planning. He would offer his suggestions and advice. He made the planning so much easier on us. I am so thankful we had Mike to make our wedding day perfect!

Besides the beautiful grounds, top notch food, and amazing staff, we also decided to use Sal Travis Entertainment for our videography, and up-lighting. Sal Travis is wonderful!!! I am still in touch with Sal now 6 months later. He is so genuine. I have never met anyone who cared so much about making his clients happy. He always had a smile on his face and everytime we sat down with Sal we could see how passionate he was about his work. We went with the theatrical package, up-lighting, a picture montage, and a wrap-up video of the entire day start to finish. The wrap up video was such a special touch to the night because it allowed everyone to see a recap of the entire day, and we were able to take home copies of it that night to enjoy. I still have family and friends talking about the wrap-up video. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

My husband and I could not have asked for a more memorable day. We received so many compliments from our guests. I have been told numerous time that it was the best wedding ever. I would recommend the Florentine Gardens to anyone looking to have dream come true wedding experience. I wish I could do it all over again. Our wedding day was perfect!!
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Words can barely begin to describe our experience at the Florentine Gardens. From the moment we walked in for our initial consultation we were complete wowed and made to feel like a special, unique couple. Our coordinator, Mike [Huxtable] was available around the clock to answer all of our questions (even the annoying ones) and he made us feel like we were the only couple he had to work with. Reviewing all the details of our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception on paper was dazzling as it was, but; come wedding day we had our socks knocked off!
From the minute we arrived we had not a care in the world. Before we could even think of a necessity/request, Mike, Liana and the rest of the [very] well-coordinated staff had thought of it and it was already taken care of. They left no bells unanswered and were as fun and friendly as they were diligent, prompt and professional. The food was ridiculously delicious; we heard nothing but the highest praises from our guests! The perfectly maniucured gardens were breath-taking and the coordination of the ceremony amazed both us and our guests alike. Flawless. The accent lighting, photo montage, wrap video...everything was impeccably executed. Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and Florentine Gardens had everything to do with that. If you're getting married and searching for a venue, stop looking and call up the Florentine ...you'll be ever-thankful that you did.

Cheers!

-Nicole & William DeLoi (VERY satisfied Florentine Bride and Groom!)
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Gail
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
What a fabulous experience we had at this venue. Michael H. was a wonderful wedding consultant. Michael's attention to detail surpassed our expectation.
"He blew our socks off"
Tony the matre d (aka bridal party security) was a wonderful person to have dealings with last night. He was amazing and very pleasant person.
Nancy the bridal attendant was awesome. There was nothing that she didn't do.
The overall experience was wonderful and I would highly recommend this venue and the above people for you to work with planning your next event.
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Bridget
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding at the Estate and it was phenomenal. We dealt with Denise Downing who is a true gem. She was in constant contact at the date approached and so accommodating. Ssl Travis and his house band were amazing.
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Francesca
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I got married here 07/21/12. This venue is gorgeous and absolutely perfect. Many of our guests raved about the amazing food at the cocktail hour and dinner and how this was one of the best weddings they have ever attended.

The cocktail hour was amazing. We decided to stay in the bridal sweet for some private time that they provided us with so the staff brought us food to eat. I was told by the staff that they have never seen guests devour so much food during the cocktail hour.

One of the best parts of the Florentine gardens is that your event is the only event taken place. This allows you to enjoy the entire venue and its breathtaking grounds.

The entire staff is professional and is very helpful and accommodating. Most importantly the bridal attendant (Christina) was one of a kind. She was there to help me fix my dress and whenever we needed anything. She was just a joy to have.

The estate at Florentine gardens was everything and more that I could have ever dreamt of. I like to say a special thank you to Maria Daidone. She was truly amazing and such a wonderful person.

Thank you

Francesca and Giuseppe
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had a fantastic experience working with the Florentine Gardens. The service was top notch and my guests are still talking about the venue and the incredible food!
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Carol
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say about my daughter's wedding at the Estates-PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a dream come true. The venue itself is magnificent! It is a true fairy tale setting. It is elegant and classic. The gardens are so beautiful! The service was outstanding. Michael, Anthony and Sal made sure that every little detail was attended too.
and always with a smile! The Food.... OMG, It was not your standard wedding food ; it was truly gourmet! the presentation was magnificent!
with live music in the background!during the cocktail hour . The bride is from Queens New York .. It was so well worth the trip over the GW to have the wedding at the estates. The phone is ringing off the hook ; guests telling me they have never been to a wedding as magnificent as this!!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone hopes for a perfect wedding. In our case perfection was met. The Estate at Florentine Gardens sets the bar at the highest expectation and then surpasses it. It is truly a flawless venue from the beauty of the Grand Ballroom and grounds, the absolutely amazing food, and the spectacular staff. From the minute we arrived at our wedding to the moment we left, there was not one thing that we had to be concerned with. Our guests were treated like royalty, were completely entertained, and dined on some of the most amazing food that we have ever tasted. Maria, the general manager is such a great person to work with and she gave us great direction to make all of the right decisions. She made wedding planning a breeze and was attentive to all our desires for our wedding day. Sal Travis provided us with the entertainment and it was absolutely beautiful. Our guests were dancing the night away. Everyone was completely entertained with the amazing singing of Gianni the Italian singer along with the breathtaking wrap up video. Nancy the bridal attendant made sure that our every need and want was met. People often don’t realize just how occupied you may be on your wedding day and often disregard their own wants and needs to make sure that their guests are ok. We in no way, shape, or form had to do so because of the stellar service. Nancy did everything for us and made sure that our needs and wants were met. We are going on three weeks after our wedding and still continue to receive great compliments about how delicious and bountiful the food was, how much fun everyone had with the entertainment, and how amazing the service was and how beautiful the venue is. If you are looking for the absolute best, then look no further. The Estate at Florentine Gardens will make your wedding dreams come true!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I cant begin to say how amazing the service, staff, and venue is. Nancy, my bridal attendant was there every minute of my day helping me with anything ad everything I could possibly imagine. She gave ice to my fiancée and now husband to cool off when he was warm, fixes my sisters dress when there was a spill, and was under the table gettin my shoes before I even mentioned that I wanted to take off my heels and change into flip flops! Jeffrey, the maitred was extremely organized and made sure everything went off without a hitch. Maria, our wedding coordinator was so organized and helpful. The guests raved about everything but especially the service and cocktail hour! I am thrilled with them and can't speak highly enough about this venue!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What an amazing place! They really know what they are doing and go out of their way to take care of you....you don't have to worry about a thing so you really get to enjoy your wedding day! The food and service was amazing! I got so many compliments on how great the food was and how beautiful the place was! Sal's videography and dj package is also great because it makes your wedding unique and personal. They are very professional and all of the effects with the montage and videography were very impressive! Everyone loved it because it was entertaining and something different to have at a wedding. Best of all, they give you a copy of everything right after the reception! I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
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Angela
Wedding:
2/17/2007
5.0/5.0
Everything about the Florentine Gardens is wonderful from the food to the employees. My husband and I could not have been happier.

The DJ and videography was all done through the Florentine Gardens by Sal Travis Entertainment. The DJ was awesome as well as the video. There were so many special effects and a beautiful photo montage of me and my husband. I loved every minute of my wedding and people are still talking about how it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
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happybride16
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
My ceremony and reception were at The Estate at Florentine Gardens. The whole day, from the moment I arrived for my wedding until I left, was better than I could have ever dreamed! The staff was so attentive to any need that I or any of my guests had. The food was absolutely awesome! The band was incredible. Sal was amazing as a MC. He really got everyone on the dance floor. I have never seen a wedding where nearly everyone was up dancing! Nearly everyone has said to me that it was the best wedding they have ever attended. I am also from out of state and my wedding coordinator Denise was so great in answering my MANY questions. I would recommend the Florentine Gardens to any bride and groom. I have been to several other North Jersey venues and this one is by far the best!
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jessica
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
There is no way for me to accurately describe how unforgettable our wedding was. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the service was amazing. Our wedding coordinator Michael Huxtable was there for me at every point during the planning process. They day of, he was constantly making sure everything and everyone were having a great time. Carolina, the bridal attendent was unbelievable. From bringing us food, fixing my broken bustle, and cleaning the grooms stained shirt, she never stopped amazing me.
One thing everyone said was that the food was delicious. The cocktail hour blew all of my guests away. They couldn't believe that EVERYTHING was good. The house band had everybody dancing all night long. Sal, lived up to his promises and reputation in making a once in a lifetime event.
Having he florentine gardens host my reception was the best decision we made. It was truly an unforgettable night to remember.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Fabulous is all I can say!!! Amazing service. The atmosphere was beautfiful and perfect for our special day!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin. Florentine Gardens was the perfect place to hold my dream wedding. The staff catered to every whim of my husband & I as well as our families. Their grounds are gorgeous and provide the ultimate backdrop for a beautiful wedding. We made the best choice choosing this venue. I recommend them to everyone!
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Dianna
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say about The Estate at Florentine Gardens... I had went to a wedding over 10 years ago there and I fell in love with it then. When I walked in to see the new ballroom and meet with my event planner I fell even more in love. From the second my fiancee, our family and I walked in we were treated like royalty every step of the way. Maria, our wedding planner, was the best! Everything and anything I asked her for was done. She went above and beyond to make my husband and I's wedding day magical and it was just that. Our maitre'd Anthony and our bridal attendant Carolina were phenomenal. We also used the amazing Sal Travis & the house band as well as Giovanni, an italian singer and reel moments through the estate at florentine gardens. Everything was seamless. Our wedding was over 4 months ago and everyone is still talking about it. It you want an elegant top notch wedding where not only the bride and groom but all of your guests are treated like royalty then go there!
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Brad & Monika
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
This place is unbelievable. We knew it was going to be awesome but they really surpassed our expectations. It was AMAZINGGGG! The staff was professional and courteous. They were very very on top of their game and took the event extremely seriously. The tall ceilings, fantastic lighting system, beautiful gardens, awesome staff made our day super special. A guest of ours lost a button on his shirt, and the staff noticed it and sewed his button back! My wife and I did not worry about one thing because they were reading our minds before we even had time to ask for anything. Carolina the Bridal Assistant was soooo wonderful! Not only did she take care of my wife, but also myself, the entire bridal party, our entire family and even had time to help other guests! She did an amazing job! The food was spectacular! ...and endless! The cocktail hour was huge and had chairs and tables for every guest (200). The steak was cooked perfectly and it melted in your mouth. And the dessert table was out of this world. Endless desserts topped off the night. Florentine only does one event at a time, not two like most others. Their staff is 100% committed to your wedding only! I can go on allll day on how beautiful, professional, and tasteful the Estate of Florentine Gardens is. Michael the event consultant was by far the best consultant we met with. He remembered everything we asked for and really payed attention to what we were looking for and went beyond his expectations to help us out. He was very professional and very easy to work with. Sal Travis and his DJs, Bridal Assistant Carolina, and Jeff the Maitre D were all super awesome and very professional all the way through. Amazing place, amazing time, praying the rest of our friends get married here too!
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Kelly Gamma
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not begin to express how thrilled I was to have my wedding at the Florentine Gardens. I searched many venues before deciding on the Florentine Gardens for my wedding day and I can honestly say that none of the venues took my breath away like this one. From the moment I stepped into their open, home-like feeling lobby and then walked into the grand ballroom I was speechless. The tall ceilings, beautiful chandeliers, floor to ceiling windows, and gorgeous views of the gardens all lit up at night was exquisite and everything I had ever hoped and dreamed my wedding day would be and look like. Not only was the venue gorgeous but the staff was great to work with. Sal Travis, who is in charge of the videography and theatrical packages, added a completely different aspect that not many other facilities offer. From the photo booth, montage videos, and wrap-up video, it took our wedding to the next level and as many of my guests put it, they've "never been to a wedding like this before in their lives". Everyone wanted to know how I found this place! Michael Huxtable was my planner/coordinator and did a great job! Any questions or concerns were always answered promptly and thoroughly. I was completely at ease the day of my wedding and knew that everything would be under control and run smoothly. All the staff we interacted with were attentive, quick and kind. I honestly can't say enough great things about this venue. I can't imagine having my wedding day anywhere else! I highly recommend this venue to anyone and it is a MUST see for any bride!
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The Flores Family
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
The entire team at the Florentine Gardens worked to make sure that our wedding day surpassed all of our expectations. When we first visited we were awed by the spectacular landscaping, the cleanliness of the venue, and the décor, but what most impressed us was the friendliness and warmth of each person we met there. Throughout the months of planning, we were only more and more pleased with our decision to have our reception at the Florentine Gardens. Mike Huxtable, our representative, and Sal Travis (who handled all of our entertainment) were quick to respond to any calls & emails and able to answer every one of my questions, always maintaining that same friendly, helpful demeanor. That friendliness, professionalism, and attention to detail culminated on the day of our wedding, when we had the whole team helping to make each moment of the event all that more special for us. The food was out-of-this-world delicious; Nancy, Jeffery and the team of servers and staff were all so attentive and kind, and Sal Travis, the House Band at the Florentine, and DJ Kenny all made sure each guest was up and dancing and having a great time. We keep hearing from our friends and family, about how spectacular the whole event was and are sincerely grateful to the all of the folks at the Florentine for giving their all and doing their jobs in an extraordinary way, so that our night could be so special. It is truly appreciated. We highly recommend the Florentine Gardens.
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Frank
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
The Florentine Gardens exceeded everyones expectations. You hope to have a perfect wedding venue, and the entire staff delivered! Maria, the general manager and our coordinator did everything possible to provide us with an unforgetable evening. She was always there for us, and asking us if we needed anything. Our maitre d' Jeff was the leader, and made sure all our guests were treated like royalty. The bridal attendant, Carolina really lived up to her title. She took care of all my daughters needs, and made sure to assist her in any way possible. Sal Travis and his band was truly amazing. He is a pro at what he does, and it shows. Any song his band sang sounded like the original group. A must to get is "The Wrap Up" video. It is shown to all the guests during dessert, and everyone watching it was very excited. The food is both abundant, and top quality. The rooms are immaculate, and the grounds are impeccable. Throughout the evening, our guests kept coming up to us saying they have never experienced a wedding like the one at the Florentine Gardens. I can't imagine any place can compare to it. The only problem is that the evening goes too quickly! The Florentine Gardens is a true gem.
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thaines
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved it!!!!! I can't wait to go to another wedding their.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
First off, the venue itself is beautiful…the garden and the ballroom are just breathtaking. But what really impressed me the most was the staff at the Florentine Gardens who were beyond amazing!! They truly went far beyond my expectations with their food and service. We got so many compliments on the venue and food, and we couldn’t be happier with the selection we made by picking the Florentine Gardens. I cannot say enough good things about how helpful the venue coordinator (Denise), Maitre’D (Josh) and Bridal Attendant (Nadia) were the day of the wedding. They communicated well among each other and especially with my other vendors. I lost 2 of my bouquet flowers when taking pictures before the ceremony and Nadia was quick to get my florist who was still around to fix my bouquet, she also steamed parts of my dress that needed some retouch, cleaned my dress from all the branches that the tulle had picked up and was very attentive and kept me calmed before the ceremony. Denise also made the whole planning process easy as she seemed genuinely excited for us. She is very friendly and I really felt that she did everything she could to keep us happy. She was also very easy to communicate with and I really enjoyed working with her. She even got us bagels the morning of since we had to be there bright and early. Josh was just as amazing, he constantly checked on my fiancé and I and made sure that we had everything we needed and even made sure I had coffee ice-cream which wasn’t one of our flavors. It’s funny how they all had earpieces and whatever we said we needed they made sure that whoever was the closest was getting it for us, I heard them say many times…bride needs this…groom needs this..it kind of reminded me of Jennifer Lopez in the wedding planner.
We also worked with Sal (who was great. He worked with our budget and really helped us personalize our package as both my husband and I felt that we wanted only certain things) The in-house vendors we used were for videography, lighting, and photobooth and we were very happy with their work. We got 4 copies of the wrap up video the same day and they showed it to everyone towards the end of the reception. Everyone loved to see a recap of the wedding and a lot of my family members asked for copies of the video because they thought it was beautiful. I cannot wait to actually see the full wedding video.
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Kirsten
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Words honestly can not express how AMAZING Florentine Gardens is. Not only are their grounds and ball room breath taking, but their staff is top notch and bend over backwards for their clients and their clients' guests. The attention to detail from the very 1st moment was impressive and it only became more attentive as the wedding became closer. They strive for perfection and execute exactly that. Our family and friends can not stop talking about the place, the FOOD, the entertainment that Florentine provided for us, the lights, the staff... this place has it all and they gave my husband and I our dream wedding x's 10. I am beyond thankful for their support, advice, professionalism, help and for making our wedding planning and the actual wedding day EASY and magical. Yes, I said easy... trust in Florentine Gardens and their staff for any event - they are phenomenal!!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
This review is long overdue! I got married at The Florentine Gardens in April & have been telling myself not to procrastinate writing a well deserved review! Six months later...here I am!
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to Maria Daidone, Mike Hux, Sal & the very talented "Salvations" band. Maria was an absolute pleasure to work with...she answers questions you don't even know you have...making the whole wedding planning process so easy! I met Mike the day of our wedding...he was so fun & easy going, I felt comfortable & worry free from the moment I met him. That day I also met Nancy (my bridal attendant) & Jeffrey (the maitre d)...who were both amazing! The band was phenominal!! They kept everyone dancing the whole night! Sal was great also...he loves what he does & it shows. We were able to customize a package...we loved the lighting & the wrap up video, but we didn't want the slideshow of pictures or the wrap up video shown on the screens & Sal made it all possible. We also loved the photo booth & so did all of our guests...the best part is looking at the CD of images & seeing some crazy pictures! The food was delicious!! They even walked around asking anyone if they wanted to try the other entree's. The compliments can seriously go on forever...Thank you to everyone at The Florentine Gardens for a job well done!!
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bri10485
Wedding:
3/25/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on March 25th 2012. We had never been to a wedding at Florentine Gardens before and made a great decision to pick a different venue. As all of these reviews say, they are truly an amazing venue. We have heard no complaints and are still being told that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to by our guests. The food is amazing and yes the short rib risotto (what they are known for) is the best. While trying to pick a venue, we ran into a lot of ego's at other venues. What made us decide on Florentine was their level of professionalism and genuiness. We first worked with Noelle, then Maria. The two did a phenominal job and were extremely personable. The DJ was their house DJ, Sal Travis. Sal was the type that knows what works and knows how to throw a party. Everyone was dancing all night, including ourselves. I know that planning a wedding is an extremely stressful time in a person's (predominantly the bride's) life. The staff at Florentine Gardens reduces that stress because of their confidence that they will give you an amazing wedding....which they did. They went above and beyond and I couldn't be more thankful to them :)
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Robin Feinberg
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Florentine Gardens was simply amazing. From the contract signing to picking up the top tier of the cake the morning after, the entire staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. They were like a partner: suggesting refinements to our ideas; once we made a decision, they executed it flawlessly; and they gave us suggestions we never even thought of. The food was absolutely amazing: assortment; quality; taking advantage of seasonal ingredients; and presentation all combined to make for an outstanding cocktail hour and reception. Michael Huxtable, our coordinator, was amazing: from helping us refine the menu to emailing the bride with weather updates the week before our wedding. He was excellent to work with in the planning of our wedding and very attentive. Nancy, the bridal attendant, seemed to read our minds before we even formed a thought. Jeffrey, the maitre 'd, executed the brides vision of the night to a T.

The entire building looks as if it was constructed last year. While it has character and warmth, nothing is worn out or looks like it needs a new coat of paint. Everything was always immaculately clean, even the giant lobby chandalier looked like it had just been cleaned, and sparkled like new every time we went there.

We cannot say enough about Florentine Gardens and the staff. We can honestly say that now that it is over, we do not have one single complaint or criticism. It was a perfect evening.
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Grace
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on March 17, 2012. We knew when we booked The Estate as Florentine Gardens we had made the right choice for our venue. We could never have anticipated the outstanding job done by the entire staff. Michael Huxtable, our event consultant far surpassed our expectations of what we envisioned for our wedding reception. He was so responsive, always available to us when we had any questions. He made us feel at ease with every aspect of our planning. Our maître de was also amazing in executing every part of our reception without making us feel overwhelmed or smothered. Last but not least, my bridal attendant, Carolina, was like my shadow the entire night without being intrusive or overbearing. She was a god sent to me during the reception. We had relatives from Australia and Italy here for our wedding and they were floored by the amazing food and service they received. It is over a week after our wedding and we are still receiving phone calls and comments on how wonderful our reception was. We also added the Sweets, Smoke and Jazz hour to our reception and it was a huge hit amongst all of our guests. It was something different that no one in our families had ever seen at another wedding. The overwhelming satisfaction on the food, décor, service is exactly what you want after months of planning a wedding. We owe this all to the amazing staff at Florentine Gardens.
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Marissa
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married here on February 25th, and there are simply not enough words to describe how amazing the entire team at the Florentine Gardens was.

Our main contact was Michael and he could not have been more helpful throughout the entire planning process. He gladly answered ALL of our questions (even the crazy ones) and always made us feel like the most important couple in the building. He was always there with great advice and was amazing during the whole event. He even helped us out in a tough spot when one of our "outside" vendors dropped the ball.

The cocktail hour was epic. My husbands relatives from the midwest nearly fainted when the saw the spread...it was that amazing.

Geoffry (Maitre'D) and Carolina (Bridal Attendant) also were worth their weight in gold. Making sure everything ran smoothly and always there when any hiccup arose.

The venue is beautiful, the food is amazing, and the service is top notch. What else can you ask for?

On our very special day, the team at Florentine Gardens only made it even more special. We would recommend them to anyone that we know...and anyone we ever meet.
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cbjt15
Wedding:
1/20/2012
5.0/5.0
The most romantic and classically beautiful venue ever. Florentine Gardens is so stately; the two-story ballroom with the elegant wall of windows is breathtaking. There is no venue more gorgeous than this. The food and service were exceptional. If you want your wedding to go exactly as planned, then book it at The Estate at Florentine Gardens.
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RMadail228
Wedding:
1/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding at The Estate at Florentien Gardens in January 2012 and we couldn’t be more satisfied. From the consultation to each meeting everyone at The Estate was wonderful to work with. We loved that they only hold 1 event at a time. There is nothing more special than knowing your event is at the most important thing that day to all the staff. There wasn't 1 thing we lacked. Our guests CANNOT stop complementing us on such a wonderful venue. Not only was the food out of this world, but the service matched perfectly. We worked with Denise and she helped us acheieve a wedding that was personalized for us and she made all our ideas come to life. The grounds are beautiful, even in January! We have lots of wonderful pictures taken outside. I recommend the house Band!! There is not another band anywhere else that compares to this band. They will play anything you want them to. Also, the light package is a definite must!! Our room was lit up in a purplely-blue which took everyone by surprise. It looks great in pictures too.
The care and attention to detail for each element of our wedding was shown. Our favors were displayed at the exact time and place we requested. Our personalized ice sculpture was exactly what we wanted. They had all the alcohol we requested. I loved that a special table was set up for my husband and I in the Bridal suite so we can tast anything and everything we wanted from the cocktail hour. We actually ate at our wedding which is a lot more than I can say for many of our friends' own wedding experiences. We didn't feel rushed at all. I was able to dance, mingle with guests all while keeping the schedule of the night. We even had White Castle burgers waiting in the lobby for our guests as they were leaving! Overall, this is an outstanding venue. You must have your event there!! We only wish we can one day attend an event there to experience what it's like being a guest at The Estate.
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Taylor
Wedding:
12/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The Estate at Florentine Gardens is an exceptional wedding venue. We looked at many halls before deciding on the Florentine. Ultimately, we chose the Florentine because it struck the perfect balance between elegance and comfort; it is grand but not ostentatious. As we went through the process of planning our wedding, we knew that we had made the right choice. The staff at the Florentine is responsive, and they are not only willing but excited to tailor your wedding to your family. Each staff member makes the effort to know who you are and make you feel at home, whether you are coming in for a tasting at the very beginning of the process or dropping off favors just a few days before your wedding.

The day of the wedding, the Florentine went above and beyond what we could have imagined. The food was exceptional, and over two months later, the guests are still raving about the cocktail hour, the meal, and the Viennese hour. The staff was attentive to every guest’s needs. My husband and I did not have to worry about a thing that day, and it was because of the hard work of the staff that we were able to simply enjoy everything about our reception without ever having to worry about the time or what was supposed to happen next. Before my husband and I would say to each other that we needed something, someone would be right behind us to take care of it. From the moment we stepped out of the car, our parents and our bridal party were well taken care of as well. We could not have asked for a more attentive, kind, and generous staff.

We did choose to do the wrap-up video, and it was a decision I am very happy we made. We hesitated to do it because of the cost, but the video is something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. The guests are still talking about it, and I have shown it to a number of people who were not at the wedding. It’s just the right length, and it captures the beauty of the day in a way that still pictures cannot.

The wedding is the best day of your life, and when choosing a venue, you are entrusting a group of people with something so special. Everyone at the Florentine understands that, and they help to make it a day you will never forget.
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girloo
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing time at Florentine! Every staff was just amazing!!! Food was unbeatable and a lot too! =) Cant have hungry guests... =) I was relaxed at my wedding day bec thats how the ppl assigned to us (Nadia and Jeff) made us feel... Florentine is the place to have your wedding! DJ rocked the house... lighting was fabulous... fog machine added a lot of drama... all in all the gorgeous place just made everything beautiful... thank you Florentine... cant thank you enough... we are sooo lucky we found you... =) Mr. & Mrs. P
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Francesca
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
The Estate at florentine Gardens will give you the wedding of your dreams! I just got married there this past november and i could not have been more pleased with them. First off let me say that Denise was Amazing!!!!! Such a delight to work with and will bend over backwards to help you in any way you can! She was always there for me at a moments notice and was able to answer any questions i had. i really enjoyed working with her, and she really made me feel like i was the only person she was working with. Always gave me 100% attention all the time. The day of the wedding she was by myside and helped me get through the day, i even made sure to take a picture with her at my wedding just to make sure i remember how honored i was that she was there to help us have an amazing day. The place it self is a dream, the food AMAZING! i dont think there was one bad thing anyone said about the night. My family have been to a lot of weddings, and this was by far the best one they have had in a long time. The Cocktail hour was unreal, so much food and good food at that. you will be very impressed with the presentation and decor they provide inorder to make the room look warm, inviting, and classy. People are still raving about the wedding and its been 3 months.
We had the House Band as well as all the Video/Montage/Wrap-up video/up lighting with sal entertainment. He was OUT OF THIS WORLD! not only was the band a sensation..sal really knows how to set the tone to make everyone up and moving the whole night. People were up dancing the every single minute. The band was amazing, everyone still cant believe it was a band that was playing, they all said they didnt realized when the band was playing or if it was a DJ..thats how exact they sounded. They even went into the crowd while singing almost like a concert and got the crowd going and jumping and moving. Even my grandmother was up the whole night dancing and shes 80!! They had songs for all generations and you would be missing out if you didnt get them. The montage and wrap up brought tears to peoples eyes and gave us a nice token to go home with. Sal was amazing and made our dream wedding a reality. I would reccomend the florentine gardens any day any time and at any place. My husband was beyond impressed and it will be a memory of a lifetime!
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Romance. Elegance. Magnificence. These are the three qualities that were important to us as we started our search for venues. Hours and hours of searching through the blogosphere, websites, and wedding magazines, we narrowed our choice down to three venues. However, as soon as we stepped into the foyer of The Estate at Florentine Gardens, our decision was already made. And as you can guess, there is so much more to the Estate than the foyer.

Our consultant, Oliver Leoni, was not only extremely personable, but also equally attentive to both the bride and groom. He first led us through the beautiful cocktail room and described the many different stations that they could offer during our cocktail hour. We were then led out through glass doors leading out onto the Estate’s outdoor cocktail area and the surrounding grounds. The grounds were impeccable & beautiful – the stone gazebo and the white-lit trees set a very romantic scene that we instantly fell in love with. It was when we stepped foot into the ballroom, however, that the spell was cast. We fell in love with the ballroom from the second that Oliver opened the doors – we knew in our hearts that it would be the place we would celebrate the start of our life together. The Estate at Florentine Gardens met all three of our requirements and then some.

Our wedding at the Estate at Florentine Gardens on November 11th, 2011, was perfect in every way. Oliver was always attentive and happily answered every anxious question that I had. Any personal touch we requested, he made sure it happened for us. Sal Travis was absolutely wonderful to work with. In the months, weeks, and days leading up to the wedding, he was there helping us plan our music & video, and assuring us that everything would be perfect. And on the day of our wedding, Oliver, Sal, along with Geoffrey (our maître d') and Nancy (my bridal attendant), were there to make sure everything went smoothly. They were by our sides from the moment we pulled in front of the building to the moment we had to say goodbye. Everything was perfect. Four months later, our friends and family are still raving about our wedding. The food was delicious, the DJ was amazing along with lighting and the jaw-dropping “wrap-up video,” the service was flawless, and they even made sure I had extra sour cream whipped potatoes since I loved them so much at the food tasting. If you want the utmost personal attention and care, the staff at Florentine Gardens is who you’re looking for. If you want a romantic & gorgeous venue with great food and music to boot, then look no further. Thank you so much for making our night so wonderful!
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Paul
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding consultant was Oliver Leoni, the guy is straight up money. He's enthusiastic, knows his stuff and makes you feel totally relaxed. While most places cater to just the bride I found this venue made us men feel welcome and took care of us all the way through.

Sal Travis is the director of entertainment, and he too is a class act. Took care of everything from video to lighting to music and MC. Superb! If you decide to use the in-house entertainment package, highly recommended! My wife surprised me with Mr. Met at our wedding and they were totally cool with it and seamlessly integrated him into the celebration. In short, excellent food, excellent service, excellent staff and gorgeous grounds/rooms. Everyone who attended could not stop gushing about this place and the night overall!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Julianne
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Why choose the Florentine Gardens? Because my guests are still raving about the amazing food and the beautiful grounds. Because the staff provided not only lavish service, but because they went above and beyond, helping a guest clean and dry a child's dress that became soiled. Because every idea I brought to Denise Downing was met with the phrase "We can make that happen," and they did.
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N_Hourican
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about this place...just look at the ballroom and you'll know what I mean. This place is magnificent. The ballroom has high ceilings, and windows everywhere, looking out into gardens and trees wrapped in lights. The bridal suite is humongous.. Cocktail hour is fabulous, lavish, delicious... And the people who work here...AMAZING. We had the privilege of working with Denise Downing...who is on top of everything. She is prompt, gets back to your emails and phone calls... She is fun, and has a great energy about her that is contagious... My husband and I will miss meeting with her to go over wedding details. And the entertainment crew is amazing as well...headed by Sal Travis.. We did a wrap-up video which is a 4 minute video of our day that was provided to us at the end of the night.. Call far in advance, as it books quickly. Theres a wedding day here for every bride's budget...
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Rmhb1126
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I really have to start at the beginning, one year ago, when we and our son in law's parents first came to see FG.. Denise's warmth, enthusiasm & confident explanation of all FG could offer us, coupled with the beautiful grounds, the cocktail hour room with TABLES & CHAIRS (yeah!), the beautiful ball room, the ability to transform a daytime affair into what felt like a nighttime one by lowering the shades, etc quickly sealed the deal. Your unbridled endorsement of Petals Premier's talents, of Sal's house band's renown, of Milton Gil's photographic skills all served to simplify what would become our long distance maneuvering.
Each time we met with you, each time I e-mailed you, my "leap of faith" seemed less daunting. As the date drew nearer, and the floral decisions, cake selection, hotel reservations, etc were all finalized, I realized that I was able to orchestrate a wedding from 2 1/2 hours away because we had YOU as our fulcrum, keeping everything in balance.
And then suddenly it was the week of the wedding, and you added still one more essential element: CALM! No matter how many concerns I raised, you were your same reassuring, smiling, positive self...which went a LONG way in calming my anxieties. I knew we had definitely chosen well....
How well however I truly couldn't know until the day of the wedding. From the moment we arrived at FG that morning, until your staff had everything ready to pack up in our car afterwards, EVERYTHING was magical! Adam's vision of a chuppah in the round was an intimate, warm setting that had everyone feeling as if they weren't just spectators, but rather participants in our daughter's ceremony....and the fall jewel tone colors that Adam suggested for the bouquets & centerpieces made the visual impact a stunning one!
The cocktail hour was both a visual and a culinary feast- all the reviews I'd read didn't really do it justice. Our guests loved feasting on seafood skewers, sweet potato risotto, lamp chops, Chinese stir fry, and too many other options to name (and that's without any upgrades!).....and that was just the beginning....
As promised, Sal had our guests out on the dance floor non-stop....No one could believe this was the "house band" because they were so incredible! And through it all, superior service by white- gloved attentive staff made all of our guests feel very honored to have been invited, and made us feel very special because our every need was immediately addressed. Even our daughter's issues printing out her Matron of Honor toast was remedied by your staff quickly re-typing a hard copy of her speech. Nothing was too much to ask. And when the bus bringing guests from Manhattan got lost, you calmed all of us by simply delaying the start of the ceremony 10 minutes. That attention to detail delivered in a "we can do this" manner is truly priceless when dealing with anxious parents!!!
It was an absolute delight to have worked with you Denise & I would highly recommend that anyone considering a wedding in northern NJ sign with FG & then sit back & relax, confident that the day will be spectacular! I know that our guests will be raving about our daughter's wedding for years,because as the newlyweds said "it was absolutely PERFECT!"
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
The Estate at Florentine Gardens made my wedding day dreams come true and more! From the moment I walked into the building when I booked my wedding I knew that the venue was exceptional. The hall itself speaks volumes about the quality of service you will receive here. Everything is very well maintained and the decor works beautifully with any style choice. The staff is willing to cater to your every need! Whatever you want they will either get it for you or help arrange it with you. The entertainment services offered here are also exceptional. The day of the wedding I could not have asked for more. The quality and professionalism was outstanding and can not be duplicated. The staff and attendants were there to assist with everything my guests or I might need at a moments notice. I did not worry about one thing the entire day because they took care of every last detail. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception ran so smoothly due to all of their hard work. The food is magnificent to say the least!! So many menu options leaves every guest pleased with the food. The cocktail hour was stunning and the reception dinner was 5 star. Sal Travis (entertainment) had everyone on their feet dancing all day! My guests are still raving about what an outstanding time they had and I will never forget one moment of my time spent here. I highly reccommend this venue to everyone, you will not regret it.
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Yudelka
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so happy my husband and I chose this place for our wedding. As soon as I walked into the Florentine Gardens I immediately knew that was the place where I wanted to get married. Compared to other places and taking into account the quality of the service, food and the beautiful venue, this place is very affordable and having the entire venue to yourself is priceless. We worked with Noelle from day one and she was wonderful, very responsive and extremely helpful. I am a control freak and as soon as I arrived at the Florentine Gardens on my wedding day I started asking questions about all the details, but soon realized that these people had everything under control so I was able to let go and simply enjoy what has been the best day of my life. People are still talking about my wedding, the beautiful venue and how good the food was. The presentation of the food was exquisite from the cocktail hour to the vienese hour. We got the entertainment package: lights, DJ, video, wrap up video, etc. and were extremely happy with our choice. No matter the cost, it was all worth it. \r\nI strongly recommend this place; they made our day perfect.
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TDelisio
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
What can I say about the Florentine that has not already been said?? This, in my opinion, is the NUMBER 1 place to have your wedding - not just because the decor is amazing...not just because the food is amazing.....but the staff is a step above and it is all led by Noelle Gisonde - she certainly made this night THE best for my Friends and I - we never wanted for anything - she was right there making sure everyone was happy & fed very very well - she was even right there for us with things we did not even know we wanted - truly a top notch professional!! Make sure to ask for her when you book your affair - you will be relaxed all night, not have to think of one thing and have the time of your life - I guarantee it!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
This place is beautiful and well worth the money. All our guests are still talking about how great the wedding was and its been almost a year. The service was great. The only thing is I think they should drop the amount of people you have to guarantee down a little so more people could have there wedding here or make sure you try to negotiate that before you sign the contract. We had to gurantee 175 and ended up only having about 150 guests. A lot of money was wasted there but they wouldn't budge after I explained our situation. They did let me bring some dinners and food home but it def did not equal the value we spent for the 25 guests. Our maitre was just excellent. She was there any and everytime you needed her. The lighting is also a must for the room. It totally makes the whole place look even better than it already does.
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Stefdoll23
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I just recently had my wedding at the Florentine on Sept 2nd and I truly can say it was absolutly PERFECT I wouldn't of changed a single thing! The Florentine is 100% the best place to have a wedding, or any party! The service and production that was put on was absolutely mind blowing! Everyone is STILL talking about it and saying it was the best wedding that they have EVER been to!! I watch the video wrap up everyday and I still cant believe how perfect everything turned out. Everyone wants to go back ASAP because the food and service, the music and entertainment was just AWESOME! I really can't express how EXCELLENT the service was, especially for both my husband and I. I felt like a movie star for sure! The service and attention the Florentine gives not only the bride and groom but the guests is just amazing. I could go on and on about how perfect everything was, but I wont! You HAVE HAVE HAVE to have your wedding, or any event here! You will NOT be sorry!
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Paiged23
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding at Florentine Gardens this past Sunday, August 7th, and it was the absolute best experience of our lives from beginning to end. Everyone was friendly and helpful during planning and during our actual wedding day. Our guests have called and commented on how beautifully everything was put together, how organized everything was, how professional the staff was, and how DELICIOUS the food was! I could not and would not change one aspect of that day. The staff puts care into every detail, and you can tell they truly aim to make it an amazing experience for you on your wedding day. Little girls dream of how perfect their wedding day should be, and I'm so happy that mine came true in every way.
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mmrporsche
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I am the bride's father and am considered by most as a very demanding person. I was completely blown away by our daughter's wedding on 7/30/2011. Our coordinator Noelle was fantastic. She catered to every whim that we asked for. But talk is cheap and most do not deliver as described. There was a wedding in the afternoon and we were worried that it would effect our evening affair. Richard promised that it would be ok and it was. From the time we arrived till one am when the affair was over; nothing but perfection occured. The outdoor sevice perfect, the coctail hour, the dinner,the venetian table all were beyond our expectations. The food quality was superb giving people vast choices.The meats were prime the fish fresh. The alcohol served was top shelf The staff was over accommodating. Our server Nancy was fantastic. She read my mind before I even knew I wanted something. My wife's shoe came apart and Richard sent out someone to buy glue and they repaired her shoe. We used the house band and DJ. Sal Travis was great providing these services. The best compliment one can give to the Florentine Garden is that affair was flawless. We have heard from many of our guests and everyone said that this was the best affair that they have ever gone to. From the cocktail hour to the dinner to the music to the venetian table people said that everything was perfect. Thank you Noelle, Richard, Sal for giving our daughter the best wedding anyone can ask for!!!!
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Jessica Rottenstein
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I would like to say that I had the wedding of my dreams at the Florentine Gardens on 7/30/11. Everything was perfect and flawless, it was one amazing party :). Noelle was our sales agent and she was wonderful! She helped us pick the perfect menu. All of our guests are still talking about the short rib mushroom risotto! The cocktail hour was spectacular. We also went with the House band, DJ, lighting, and video, which was done by Sal Travis. All were beyond our expectations. The band was amazing their range was unbelievable, they could play anything and make it sound great. I have to say my husband and I danced all night. My bridal attendant was spectacular. I actually got the front of my dress dirty during pictures before the wedding. I had a big red streak across the front and I was mortified. My bridal attendant got the stain out in two minutes and saved the day. She also fixed my bustle three times after I ripped it out dancing. She was simply amazing. Overall, I cannot even express how wonderful my wedding was; Great food, fantastic entertainment, flowing drinks, and impeccable service. A fantastic venue! Thank you Noelle, Sal, and Richard for the time of my life. I cannot tell you how many comments and texts I received saying best wedding ever!
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Erin
Wedding:
7/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was this past July 29, 2011 and the Florentine Gardens was by far the best venue to have your event at. Our wedding was beyond incredible and we have Sal and the entire team at the Florentine Gardens to thank for it. Every detail was so perfect and the staff was amazing and attentive. We loved they way Richard/Sal would tell Mike and I what the next steps were in the course of the evening. Although it rained and we could not have our ceremony outside, the staff went above and beyond to make the ballroom just as beautiful as the garden. Our ceremony ended up being my favorite part of the evening. Everyone made us feel so comfortable at all times and Nancy our bridal attendant was fabulous. All of our friends and family are raving that it was the best wedding they have ever been to and the service/food was out of this world!!! The Executive Chef did such an amazing job and our DJ was a big hit! I can not stop watching the wrap up video, I love it!!! If you decide to book your big day at this venue, you should definitely purchase the Theatrical Package. I am so happy I did and we now have our video to cherish forever! The Florentine Gardens really does know the proper way to execute an event.....Sheer perfection!! I wish I could do it all over again!

Erin & Michael Milano
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JC
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
As Mother of the Groom I must say that the Florentine Gardens was the best venue for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding. From the on-site ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and venetian hour everything was flawless. Our coordinator Denise was the most amazing person, Denise and the staff were professional and made sure everyone was taken care of. The food was just unbelievable, the cocktail hour food was truly the best with wonderful presentation, dinner was unbelievable, then when you think it just does not get better the venetian hour comes along and becomes a WOW moment. Denise was there every step of the way from the beginning to the end. The theatrical show that Sal did along with the montage just took everyones breath away. I cannot thank Denise, Sal and the staff at the Florentine Gardens for making the most beautiful wedding that anyone can have. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful the food was and how attentive and professional the staff was to everyone's needs. This is the place for any bride to have the wedding of her dreams. They do come true at the Florentine Gardens. I must thank Denise, Sal and the staff for everything from our first meeting to the end of the most beautiful wedding night. This will be a wedding to remember for our guests, families, but most of all for the Bride and Groom. Words cannot describe how impressive the Florentine Gardens and staff were for the wedding evening. Thank you again Denise and to the staff for making my son and daughter-in-law's wedding fabulous and to remember for a life time.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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happybride585
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I got married at the Florentine over the summer, and I honestly could not have asked for a better experience. All throughout the planning process everyone was wonderful to work with and so helpful. Sal, in particular, was a pleasure. He was extremely accomodating and flexible, and always worked hard to make sure everything was perfect for me and my husband. I really felt like everyone worked hard to ensure we had a positive experience.

The day of the wedding everything went very smoothly. Nadia, my bridal attendant was amazing. She took care of everything I needed and more. The food was amazing (I wish I had the opportunity to eat more!), the band was great, and the overall atmosphere was fantastic too. We had a daytime wedding, but with the shades down it felt like night and we got the "dance atmosphere" we wanted as well. The uplighting was beautiful, and everyone was amazed at the wrap up video. There was SO much food to choose from during the cocktail hour, and the dinner selections were fantastic. We loved the band, and everyone was up dancing the entire time. I couldn't believe how many people told me and my husband, my parents or my in laws after the wedding how it was truly one of the best weddings they had ever been to. I would recommend the Florentine Gardens in a heartbeat. They have the ability to create a great affair down to a science.
Services Used: Band, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
When i first got engaged I never ever thought in a million years i would be able to have a big wedding...I started looking around and small off the beaten path venues and even restaurants to see if i could manage to pull something together and after going to 16 different venues i was frustrated to say the least. A friend suggested I call The Estate at Florentine Gardens (Where he and his wife had gotten married). I spoke with Oliver and immediately was invited to "come on by" and get a tour and discuss options. Oliver was amazing. He was very understanding of my needs and he explained EVERYTHING to me - and he did not make me sit through some boring speech - he was very straight forward and flexible and i did not feel like i was "Getting Sold". He let me know my options - he told me to think about it and give him a call and he let me know right off the bat the wedding date availablity. When i left that day - i knew this was where i wanted to have my wedding. But being the person that i am - i still continued to look at a few other venues that i already had appointments for. After going to 16 different venues - there was no doubt that the Florentine Gardens was where i wanted to get married and have my reception. No other place compared. The gardens are absolutely stunning and the ballroom is breathtaking. The fact that they only do 1 wedding at a time was also a huge plus. We had the entire place to ourselves and i was able to get ready in the beautiful bridal swuite. The entire process of planning my wedding was so stress free thanks to Oliver and Sal (the director of entertainment). Oliver knew just what i needed and he made everything so easy he was great. The other benefit of this venue is they have in house band, DJ and videographers. I chose to go with the DJ though their band was amazing...I just decided a DJ was best for the type of wedding i wanted. I also used their videographer and chose to go with their lighting package as well - it was so affordable and so worth every single penny i spent. (I feel like i am rambling on but i have so many wonderful things to say) Sal, who may just be the nicest man i have ever met in my life, was the best! He helped me pick my first dance song and my entrance song he even was the MC at our wedding and everything was perfect. We had our own bridal assitant Nadia and Maitre De Jeff who helped me throughout my wedding day. Someone got lipstick on my dress and Nadia got it out and steamed my dress for me right there on the spot! Jeff organized my bridal party that day and explained everything to all of us. He was great. Oliver was there too - he made sure everthing ran smooth and he was even there to give me a hug before i threw my bouquet off of the balcony overlooking the dancefloor. The bakery they use - Palermo bakery was amazing and the cake was the best wedding cake i have ever tasted and it was gorgeous! The Florentine Gardens takes no shortcuts - they do everything top notch - and they are the nicest people - they make you feel like part of their family. I honestly wish i could give this venue more than 5 stars - because it really does stand out above all of the other wedding venues i visited and of allt he weddings i have been to - mine was the most beautiful ceremony and reception - i am beyond grateful to them all. I would just like to point out that i went to 1 wedding there before my own - and also 1 wedding after my own - and all 3 weddings were completely different. This is not a cookie cutter wedding venue. Each wedding is unique in its own way. If you want a true dream wedding - this is the only place around to go to. I hope this place is around when i have my 50th wedding anniversary - because there is no other place i would have the big party!! xoxox0
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Michelem-Noble
Wedding:
6/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Just got married on 06/30/2011! If I can give the staff and location a 10 I would. I felt like a queen that night. Anything that I requested was granted above and beyond. Denise our wedding consultant was professional, hospitable and got to know us on a personal level to see what we like. She alway was in good spirits. My bride assistant Nadya attended to all my needs as well as my mother's. Jeff our matre'd guided us and bridal party all night on where to stand & sit lol . Waiters and bar tenders where responsive and courteous. Last but not least Sal Travis and his DJ Kenny were phenomenal. They catered to all my guests request as well as our special entertainment requests. They added extra surprises to our package. The vidoe wrap up was unbelievable everyone is still talking about how it was their favorite part in the wedding. Been married over a month and still we are hearing our guest talk about it. Im quoting one of my guest she said... "my daughter is getting married in September and I dont think we can come close to such a spectacular wedding" My comment was you should have booked it in Florentine Gardens!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue, Videography
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EBD618
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm writing this review on the one month anniversary of my wedding, and my gratitude to Sal, Noelle, Jeff, Carolina and then entire Florentine Gardens team is still through the roof. If you are looking to have a wedding that is beyond any dream you could ever have, look no further than The Florentine Gardens.

I have been dreaming of my wedding day since a very young age. I joined TheKnot.com when I was 12 (submitting my real groom's name at the time!) and have watched every wedding show ever created. Needless to say, I've been planning my wedding for a very long time. Despite that fact, the team at The Florentine Gardens exceeded any dream or thought or desire I could have had. From the day we went to look at the venue (I cried at first sight), to the vendor night where we were IMMEDIATELY sold on the band and full entertainment package, to the day of my wedding, everything was professional and personalized. Sal and Noelle really made me feel that they were truly invested in my wedding and no visit began or ended without a hug. All emails were answered immediately, all phone calls were returned immediately and followed up with an email.

The band is second to none. I'm a dancer and married my dance teacher's son so needless to say, the dance party aspect of the wedding was very important. My entire college dance team was there and told me it was the best band they've ever heard. Every single wedding guest told me the same thing. The dance floor was full the entire night (and we extended the wedding to 1am!). At one point, when a Jackson 5 song was being performed, my husband whispered in my ear "I honestly just thought we were either listening to a CD or Michael Jackson was here." They are truly the best and it amazes me they don't all have a record deal.

From the cocktail hour through the Venetian hour through the send off hot pretzels, the food was to die for. I was just at a party Saturday where everyone told me they all wished we were eating the food at my wedding. Our wedding cake was delicious and beyond gorgeous.
On the day of my wedding, Jeff was our Maitre'd and Carolina was my bridal assistant. Jeff was so warm and welcoming and ran the night perfectly. Everything was choreographed to a T and I didn't have to worry about a thing. He asked our opinions, made sure everyone was comfortable and made both my parents and my husband's parents feel so at ease. Carolina has her PhD. in weddings according to my best friend. From the moment I stepped out of the limo she was incredible. I still do not know how she bustled my veil like magic in 10 seconds, how she fixed my hair when I changed headpieces, or how she knew exactly when I needed water or an extra bobby pin.

I really do not have a bad thing to say about The Florentine Gardens. My wedding day was beyond perfection-if you are a bride who really wants your day to be a fairy tale, you must have your wedding here.
I truly wish that every bride could have as happy a day as I had.

Sending my love to the entire staff. One month later, no one has stopped talking about our wedding and I have a feeling this isn't going to stop anytime soon.
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sjr1434
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the best wedding that anyone could have asked for! From the decor, the ambiance, and the food was magnificent! Our families can't stop raving about the place. My only regret would be that I wasn't guest! I wish to go to an affair there where we don't have to do any work.
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stace7921
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Beautiful vendor. Oliver was great! Helpful staff..and Great food.
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AnnieS
Wedding:
3/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved our venue, and we were treated like a queen and king that day by all the staff. Rich was awesome, and guided us throughout the whole process. I would have our wedding there all over again, and am dying to go back to attend as a guest. Hope to have another party here in the future.
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Jane
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful venue my daughter got married there in October and I still here from people that it was one of the best weddings they have ever been too. It is apparently better than The Rockleigh according to most of the guests!!!!!
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Laura
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
My sister got married there and it was wonderful. Everything was unbelievable. My family and friends raved about everything and told eveyone it was one of the nicest places in New Jersey!!!!!!
Services Used: Band, Catering, Ceremony Music, Videography
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amy
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous place and they were very professional. I would tell anyone who wants a wonderful wedding to have it there!!!!!!
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Erica
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Florentine Gardens went above and beyond for us! They were accommodating, patient and extremely helpful with everything. I was able to call them with any questions even if it was just advice about something that did not involve the reception hall.

Sal Travis and his entertainment group is a MUST when getting married at Florentine! They were truly amazing! We can’t express how happy we were with Sal! If you book at Florentine Gardens you should definitely book with Sal!!!! He’s worth every penny!
Both the band and DJ are awesome
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bride0221
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
We Loved the Florentine Gardens and would recommend it to anyone!
They made our wedding spectacular and all of our guests are still raving about that night.
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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futureisgold
Wedding:
7/6/2008
5.0/5.0
This is the most wonderful reception venue! The food, service, and staff were amazing. I used several of their in-house services:
Sal Travis Entertainment- After we booked at Florentine we went to a showcase for the House Band and immediately booked the full entertainment package with Sal. The band was absolutely phenomenal and we are still getting people telling us how amazing the band was. Included in the Theatrical Package was also a slideshow of our baby and growing up pics, and a video wrap up of our reception. Everyone still is talking about the wrap up. It was amazing! Sal also added in wall uplights to accent the room in a splash of pink. We also had a GOBO of our monogram on the dance floor the entire night which looked great!
Reel Moments- We were a little unsure about videography since we booked everything through Sal Travis and discussed our video with him and not the videographer himself. The day of the wedding however, Eric was wonderful to work with and we even found out he knew one of our groomsmen and our Rabbi loved him. We have only seen our montage and wrap up video but both were done so beautifully!
Oliver Leoni and staff- Our bridal attendant Andrea was fantastic! She was there the whole time and did whatever we asked her to do. She gave us cool towels during our pictures before the ceremony, carried around my dress, got my flip flops when my shoes started hurting me, etc. She really was our personal assistant all night! She brought food to us during the cocktail hour so we didn’t have to move a muscle and draped my dress with a sheet so I didn’t get food on me LOL.
The Maitre ‘D, Rich made sure that everything during the reception ran smoothly. If anything went awry we had no clue because everything was perfect! He even ran a rehearsal with the bridal party right before the ceremony.
Oliver, was our go to guy from the beginning when we booked. He was very helpful and made sure everything went the way we wanted it. He was very diplomatic with our parents during the planning process and assured us that we would get what we wanted and we did. He schmoosed our parents and he used his charm for example to get us the sushi bar we wanted during cocktail hour.
Overall, the food was absolutely amazing. Our guests raved about the cocktail hour and we asking us if that was dinner because there was SO MUCH FOOD! The dinner was wonderful and our cake looked and tasted fantastic! The design was exactly how we wanted it; to match the running theme of all our stationary.
I would recommend Florentine to anyone who wants a wedding people will be talking about (in a good way) forever!
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Desiree Wesner
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
They were amazing! Catered to all of our needs and the needs of our guests.
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue, Videography
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andrewscher1
Wedding:
5/4/2008
5.0/5.0
words can never describe how happy we were with this venue. Our wedding was three years ago and everyone is STILL talking about it. The simple elegant decor, the responsiveness of the event planners, the promptness of the wait staff and of course the Maitre'd and bridal assistant. I don't know where to begin, or to end. The Estate at Florentine gardens is truly one of a kind, and they made this Cinderella's dream come true.
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teif2
Wedding:
8/12/2007
5.0/5.0
The Estate at Florentine Gardens was the perfect location for our wedding. Everything turned out better than we had ever hoped. The staff was friendly and attentive.
The food was absolutely amazing!! The wedding cake was part of the package and it came out exactly as I had envisioned. Plus, the cake was moist and delicious - the best wedding cake we've had, usually they are a little dry.
Its been over 6 months since our wedding and we're still receiving compliments about the food and location.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about The Estate at Florentine Gardens. Mike Huxtable, Sal Travis, Carolina, Jeffrey and the entire staff made all of our wedding dreams come true. Every detail was taken care of and all of our guests were so impressed with their professionalism and caring attitudes; they truly wanted to make sure that the day went without a hitch. One specific moment that stood out was when one of the younger guests was upset, Mike Huxtable approached her and asked her what was wrong. As soon as he found out that she wanted french fries, they appeared at her seat immediately.
Even when we were going over our menu during the planning process, there were never any problems with the various dietary concerns our guests had or any special requests that we had. Mike Huxtable was a great help during the entire process and had such wonderful suggestions regarding where to take photos in between the ceremony and reception and how to decorate the dining hall.
We used Sal Travis for the lighting and videography and we couldn't have been more impressed and pleased. The wrap-up video was one of the best things we decided to have at our wedding and everyone loved it. What you have heard is true, you will love watching it the day after, over and over again. We highly recommend The Estate at Florentine Gardens.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Private User
Wedding:
7/24/2014
4.9/5.0
Our experience here was more than what my husband and I could imagine! The entire staff was great including the absolutely wonderful Michael Huxtable. From start to finish he helped us through every step which in the end made our wedding day one people are still continuing to talk about. Sal Travis who wowed our guest from the lighting arrangements to the wrap-up video made the night even more special. Thank you to everyone at Florentine!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
I could not imagine having my wedding reception at another venue. Maria and the rest of her staff were very professional and helpful. The venue was beautiful and the food was to die for. My friends are still talking about it!
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Barbara
Wedding:
3/30/2014
4.9/5.0
We hosted a wedding for our daughter at The Estate yesterday and it exceeded all my expectations. I could not have asked for a more perfect experience and I am very hard to please. The staff was professional and extremely helpful. The food was fantastic and people raved about the beauty of the venue. If you want a perfect wedding, get married here.
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Neel
Wedding:
11/29/2013
4.9/5.0
Our wedding was everything we imagined and more! After visiting 13 venues and exhausting all our options in NJ, we stumbled upon the Estate at Florentine Gardens...it was love at first sight! From the minute we walked through the doors and after our meeting with Michael, we immediately knew that there was no other place we could dream of that would compare to the Estate! Michael was our wedding consultant and from day 1, he worked with us and paid attention to every little detail. Given that the Estate hadn't done many Indian weddings in the past, we were a little apprehensive but the big day turned out even better than we imagined. They accommodated our request for outside caterers (which was a major plus for us!), entertainment, decorations and various Indian rituals. The entire staff including Michael, Natalie (bridal attendant), Jason (another wedding consultant that assisted us when Michael wasn't available), our maitre'd was wonderful! We would recommend the Estate at Florentine Gardens to everyone - a once in a lifetime occasion needs a once in a lifetime experience and the Estate delivers on every aspect!

Thank you for everything!!
Vidhi and Neel
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Jon and Emily
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Michael Huxtable was our wedding coordinator and we have nothing but rave reviews for him and his staff. As for the time leading up to our wedding on 5/25/13, Michael was always available and attentive, and was sure discuss with us every detail of the event. (even ones we did not think of!) In this way, we had a personalized experience that really felt like it was "our day". On the day of, the staff was attentive courteous, and professional. In fact, the weather was 50/50 for an outside ceremony and the staff was with us every step of the way on a minute-to-minute basis to decide if the ceremony could be outside. Once the decision to have it outside was made, the staff was prepared and efficient, and everything went off without a hitch.

Having our wedding on a Saturday night at Florentine was needless to say not an inexpensive affair, but the money was well-spent! We had dozens of guests tell us that it was both the best cocktail hour and dessert experience they have ever had, and the entrees were well-prepared and delicious. Moreover, the Gardens packed up extra meals and the remainder of the cocktail hour and dessert for us to take home the next day!

The venue coordinates perfectly with the Director of Entertainment, Sal Travis, and the night (or day) flowed as well as could be expected. All in all, we could not have asked for more out of our wedding experience! We highly recommend visiting them to meet the staff and get a feel for the venue, you likely will not be disappointed!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Florentine was absolutely breathtaking and my now husband and I loved everything about it. We reserved the venue for our ceremony and reception because we fell in love with the grounds and picturesque backdrop when in the reception room looking out onto the garden. We booked the estate late 2012 (maybe November or so) and were so excited to begin the planning process with Michael. He was really helpful with helping us gather all the necessary details and suggested menu choices and vendors, although he has a way of speaking that gives off a hint of rude. He walked us through every step and even assured us that by January 2013, if no one has booked a wedding prior to ours (ours began at 5:00), we would have the entire estate to ourselves the day of our wedding. January came and no one booked! We were excited and began to arrange all of our vendors based on the idea that we'd have the hall from 9AM. A few weeks had passed by and only a little over a month prior to the wedding, Michael called me and informed me that I would need to rearrange all of my already scheduled vendors due to a wedding being booked just a month and a half prior. We were scrambling and needless to say, upset that we had been guaranteed no wedding as of January. After back and forth and our florist dropping out of the entire game plan just 2 weeks prior to the wedding (PETALS PREMIERE. Terrible customer service and miscommunication...WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THEIR SERVICES FOR ANYTHING)..we rearranged everything with everyone and it all worked out. Maria and Michael really did help us move through the day with ease. The food was spectacular, venue was beautiful, and staff was fabulous. Overall a wonderful experience and would recommend Florentine and their professional staff for any special occasion.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
From the moment we arrived at the venue till the end of the evening, the staff was always there to make our experience one to remember. Michael Huxtable, my event consultant along with the staff were always accomadating with all our requests; not only the bridal party but to all our guests. Our family and guests could not stop raving about the beautiful venue, delicious food, and the professional staff. They gave me everything I expected and more.
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Ed
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.9/5.0
I am the father of the bride and I can say the Florentine Gardens exceeded all our expectations. We met with Michael Huxtable who guided us through the entire process and always demonstrated professionalism and was always available. Nathalie the brides attendant seemed to be able to be in two places at the same time. Her attention to detail was incredible. Jeff our Master of Ceremony was excellent. He led us through the reception and was quick to change or do anything we asked for. The food was great, we received calls from the guests days after the wedding telling us how amazing the cocktail hour was as well as the main course. I strongly recommend the Florentine Gardens if you are looking for the perfect day for your wedding.
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Sara
Wedding:
6/17/2012
4.9/5.0
Denise was wonderful. The venue is beautiful - especially the outdoor garden and the HUGE windows - lots of light inside the reception room. The staff was very helpful and made the day run smoothly. I did not have to worry about a thing on the wedding day -- everything was taken care of. At first I wanted a DIY wedding in a tent, barn, or other unconventional space but this space is just as beautiful and way less work!
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Marissa
Wedding:
5/22/2011
4.9/5.0
If you want an amazing wedding where you, your family and friends will have the time of their life that they will never forget and where nothing will compare- Florentine Gardens is the place to have your wedding.
We got married on May 22, 2011 and have been planning for 2 years before. FG was the first place I looked and everything else after did not even compare to it. Florentine was the place I saw my wedding. My husband and I got married in a church and only had the reception at Florentine. EVERYONE had the time of their lives and we are still getting people telling us they could not believe the what an incredible place it was and what an amazing time they had. Their staff, technology, professionalism, talent, the care they have for their customer(s) are all top notch. Florentine knows what they are doing and, in our opinion, is the top dog in the industry.
We used their videography services as well. I have never seen anything like their technology! There was only 1 person with a camera during the reception and there are 2 cameras in the ceiling in the ballroom that are operated behind the scenes so you do not have cameramen invading everyone's space all the time. We hardly knew the 1 cameraman was even there! Sal Travis (Director of Entertainment and Services) was phenomenal!!!! He was such a pleasure to work and was excited to work with us whenever we met with him, he was excited for us on our day and helped make it a PERFECT day! They put together a photo montage that was played before the entrance and a "wrap up video." The wrap-up video was something they put together during the event with pictures and clips from the day put to your wedding song. The video is about 4 minutes or so but they play it at the end of the reception for everyone to watch. ITS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I am still crying when I watch it!
The food was fantastic and you will NOT go home hungry. Cocktail hour has a crazy amount of food that will fill you up before you even get to dinner! Drinks were top shelf and amazing as well.
If you have the chance, definitely check out Florentine Gardens because they really know how to put on a show and throw an amazing wedding/event!!
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Deborah
Wedding:
5/31/2010
4.9/5.0
The Estate was simply a beautiful venue. We had about 225 people which was a good number if you want to have a good size dance floor. The grounds and setting are gorgeous for both photographs and the ceremony. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful to us. We had a very positive experience there.
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Nicole
Wedding:
2/7/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband and I had a winter wedding at Florentine Gardens this past February. We had the most beautiful, special day. From getting ready with mimosas in the bridal suite that morning to dancing until 2 am at the after party, everything was wonderful.

Our guests loved the entertainment and raved about the food. Cocktail hour was out of this world! The after party, cigars, and pub snacks were tons of fun.

We worked with Maria to plan each part of our wedding. Maria was professional, honest, and very patient through the entire process. She offered advice and suggestions based on her experience and tried to make sure we were getting just what we wanted for our wedding day. Maria was lovely and a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.

Nancy was our bridal attendant and I will never forget my experience with her. She was really on top of everything, making sure both parts of our bridal party had everything we needed throughout the day. Nancy was kind, upbeat, and somehow able to be in several places at one time! Unbelievable! Jeffrey was our maitre'd. He was on top of all of the details the day of and made sure that every part of the evening went smoothly. Nice job!

Sal provided our DJ/MC, uplighting, entrance, screens, photo booth, videographer, ceremony music, and wrap up video. The music was fantastic and Sal kept the party going. The uplighting and screens were a beautiful touch. The photo booth was a huge hit among our guests. Our favorite was definitely the wrap up video. It was a perfect summary of the entire beautiful day - all in a nutshell. Sal was awesome to work with. The first time we met with him, he got us excited about our wedding just planning the music together in his office. He was a ball of fire!

Thank you to Maria, Sal, and everyone at Florentine that we didn't get to meet. You guys threw an awesome party. We had a great time and hope to be guests there one day!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, , Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Rivka
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.8/5.0
The wedding of our daughter last Saturday was a spectacular event.
Michael Huxtable as our wedding coordinator was so professional, he made planing of our wedding so much easier . From the moment we met him , we felt confident that our event will be an unforgettable one, and we weren't wrong!
Our maitre d' Jason the bridal attendant Carolina were also unbelievable made us feel like royalty . Carolina new and attended to our needs before we even realized what we needed.
. Jeff and the stuff made the ceremony ,the cocktail hour , the reception totally care free , we felt that everything will run smoothly and every detail will be under control'
The food was delicious the presentation beautiful .
Our friends and family are telling us ,that that was one of the best or best wedding that they have been to - can't ask for more:)
Thank you Michael, Jeff , Carolina and the whole stuff at
the Florentine Gardens .
We will not hesitate to recommend them !
Rivka and Jerry O
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Millie
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.8/5.0
Our guest can’t stop talking about it! the food was great, beautiful garden ceremony. Everything I had ever dreamed of! AMAZING bridal attendant and great service by the rest of the staff and Maître D. Some our guest went as far as to say it was the best wedding they have been to. I made a mess of the seating chart and thanks to Michael was all resolved! Thanks to Sal and the DJ the crowd was on the dance floor till the end. Thanks guys for such an amazing wedding day!
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danielle
Wedding:
7/22/2012
4.8/5.0
The best day of my life. Everything was perfect.
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CFinocchio
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.8/5.0
We had our wedding here in Nov 2011; the venue is absolutely beautiful. The gardens make for a stunning ceremony space and the ballroom is so elegant. The food was incredible-people could not stop taking about it! We worked with Oliver, who was extremely professional and accommodating and anticipated our every need in advance. We also used Sal Travis, their in house entertainment, and he too was a pleasure to work with and our music was great. Nothing bad to say about this venue...it was everything we could have dreamed of!
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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LAYZBOYENG
Wedding:
6/8/2008
4.8/5.0
This beautiful place is a dream come true for any Bride & Groom. The staff were very helpful & professional to the point where the Bride & Groom had nothing to worry about. The food were amazing, very tasteful & delicious. We had also used their in-house Videographer & DJ by Sal Travis. The video Montag they did of us was unforgettable . We highly recommend using their Videographer & DJ. All of our guests are still raving about how Florentine did a great job & all had a wonderful time.
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Anna
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.7/5.0
Florentine Gardens is a great venue. I got married on May 17, 2014 and was so blessed with amazing weather. The venue is incredible for a Spring or Summer wedding as you may have an outdoor ceremony, assuming that it will be a nice and sunny day. I highly recommend this venue to all the soon to be married couples out there. I had a great experience planning all the logistics with Jason Gentile, Event Consultant & Maitre’d! He gave the greatest customer service ever. He was very responsive to me and my husbands needs. I highly recommend working with him. He made us both feel very comfortable asking him our "millions" of questions. He never once showed impatience or distaste for us. And of course, this venue is just amazing. They provide everything and of course, plan and do EVERYTHING for your wedding so that you don't have to worry about anything on the day of your wedding. They have amazing food, amazing service and amazing everything! All my guests were extremely satisfied and had a blast on my wedding day. Many of my guests told me that my wedding was the best they have ever been to. NO JOKE!!!

I do also recommend their in-house entertainment service as you have your all in 1 package here. I had the in-house DJ and MC. Sal Travis handles these services. He was really great to work with and an amazing MC! I wouldn't necessary say it's a bad thing, but they did mess up on my ceremony music. They did not play my unity ceremony music on time, and also, they played the wrong music as my husband and I exited our ceremony. Don't get me wrong, their service was still great, but just if you do select the in-house service, please be very specific on what you want.

To summarize my experience, everything was GREAT at Florentine Gardens!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Our wedding was all we could imagine and more. Everything was over the top, the grounds, the service, and the food is all everyone is raving about. My bridal attendant Nancy was probably the most important person there. She was AWESOME!! She made my wedding day and was always going above and beyond. So sweet, caring and took care of everything and anything. My advice to anyone that is going to get married there would be to coordinate with your dj. We used the in house dj, he was good, but I would do things differently if I had known. The first dance should just be for just the bride and groom..don't have him call up the entire room. We did not want that, but that is what happened. Also be very clear as to what not to play. I put a song on the do not play list and it played during the reception. Just be very specific, as this has happened to not just me, but many others. The meetings can be frustrating as you are rushed in and rushed out. Overall they take care of you and make everything happen. Do not be fooled if they say you are the only wedding that day. We booked 7 months prior to our date and we were promised the Estate for the entire day. Meanwhile they booked another wedding that morning, making it a crazed day. One bride leaving while the others coming in trying to get dressed and ready. Your guests will notice as well. ALSO do the ceremony run through a day or two prior. Ours was sooo rushed when it came time for the ceremony no one remembered what to do. Everyone who is having the champagne greeting and using the out door decks are all outside watching you. If you want it to be a grand entrance without everyone watching do it before the big day. Again Nancy is the best ever, Jason is really sweet, Michael gets things done, and Sal is good. I would strongly suggest the wrap up video, it really adds to the special day. We are very happy we chose the Florentine, it was really beautiful!!
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Christine
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.7/5.0
My husband and I were married in April at Florentine Gardens. I had always loved this place and had been to several weddings there prior to having my own wedding there. They truley have everything down to a science. Our ceremony was there and at the last minute I decided to have the ceremony outdoors - it was a seamless transistion. Everything went according to plan. Jeffrey was our maitre d' - he was fantastic, very accommodating and professional. He immediately put me at ease upon my arrival. Carolina was my bridal attendant and she was an absolute gem. She got whatever I needed and even fixed my bustle at the end of the evening when it had come down. She was wonderful. Michael Huxtable was our wedding coordinator and he was truley a professional and a perfectionist! I don't know how he does it. He was unbelievably responsive even to my most annoying questions. He was organized, knowledgable, responsible - all the things you would want and need in a wedding coordinator. The food there, hands down is the best. I had countless guests tell me about how amazed they were at the quantity and quality of the food. I had several others tell me that outr wedding was the most elegant they had ever been too. I find myself wishing I could do that day all over again. It was truely memorable and Florentine Gardens made it so. Thank you!!!
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Kira
Wedding:
7/4/2011
4.7/5.0
They gave me the wedding of my dreams! Definitely an amazing place and highly recommended.
A few minor things went wrong - microphones didnt work during ceremony, they didn't do the lighting at dinner correctly, and many people said they never got any wedding cake.
BUT, every single person has said that was the best wedding they've been to, the venue is gorgeous, the people are friendly, the food is DELICIOUS, the band is unbelievable, and so on. Worth every penny!
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/11/2014
4.6/5.0
Thanks to Sal for providing us with a great house band! Natalie was an excellent bridal attendant! Food was fantastic and the guests all raved about it! The property is beautiful and the staff made it a wonderful, unforgettable night!
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Eva
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.6/5.0
I got married at Florentine Gardens and from the very beginning, the entire staff was extremely accomodating and professional. They are also willing to work with all reasonable budgets. Even my most critical of guests are still raving about the venue, the food and the service. I also used Sal Travis, their in-house vendor, for video and band services. The service was phenomenal. Sal wanted only the very best for my wedding but he was never pushy. He was able to deliver on my every request from having the band sing spanish songs to having the wedding ceremony and reception streamed live by video for our friends and family outside the country who were unable to attend. The band is hands down one of the best bands ever! They sound exactly like the original recording artist. They engage the crowd but still know how to stay in the background. Sal was also the emcee and he delivered every statement with such enthusiasm and energy, you would think he hadn't done this a million times previously. Sal is worth every penny paid and by far the best vendor I ever worked with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/31/2012
4.6/5.0
Our wedding here was absolutely beautiful! There were minor issues that arised and could have been prevented if they were more aware but overall the guests had a great time, said food was delicious, and everyone there was extremely helpful. It was definitely one of the happiest days of our lives!
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CadburysMum
Wedding:
2/28/2009
4.4/5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed our wedding at the Florentine and would recommend it to any bride and groom. Denise is a wonderful planner who worked hard to give us the day of our dreams and we would suggest working with her if possible.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Elee018
Wedding:
9/20/2009
4.2/5.0
Overall a wonderful experience. During the months leading up to the wedding the actual coordinator that met with us the first time was not very good with emails and responding promptly I sometimes had to call multiple times to get a response or get a hold of the person.

It wasn't really until a week or two before the actual event that I was really given the attention so that's the only downfall of the whole experience.

The night of I couldn't ask for anything more the Maitre'd was amazing the bridal attendant was super and the location obviously spoke for itself the food is impeccable and there were no issues throughout the whole night.

A+ for staff during the event and attention to detail
B- for the responsiveness during the time leading up to the wedding by the coordinator

Overall A
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nefthi
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.1/5.0
We highly recommend Sal Travis and his team to serve as the DJ/MC for your event. They have outstanding special effects and extras that truly make for a memorable event. The only thing that went wrong was that the entrance songs for our parents got mixed up, but otherwise, they were true professionals and provided great service!
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Viktoria1018
Wedding:
8/9/2008
3.5/5.0
Almost everything about that day was beyond my wildest dreams. The only downfall was the sales man who does the entertainment. watch out he's a real salesman but he didnt exactly come through on the big day with all the promises. But the Florentine was out of the this world especially my event planner denise.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue
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amraphster
Wedding:
3/8/2009
3.4/5.0
Florentine Gardens was a wonderful venue, and we were so lucky to have sun on our wedding day at the end of winter for outdoor photos in their beautiful garden. Noelle was wonderful to work with in planning our special day. Kristin was amazing as an assistant(?) that day, holding up my dress, helping me change shoes (and use the bathroom!). When someone stepped on my dress during photos and the gathering came out, they found a seamstress on the premises to control the damage.

My only complaint is that, despite requesting that the staff treat a celebrity guest the same as everyone else, the staff approached my guest during the wedding and requested photographs together, using our wedding photographer. This occurred after we cut the cake, and our wedding cake was never served! They sent it home with us in a big box, what a major disappointment! I found this to be rather unprofessional.
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Seema
Wedding:
4/21/2012
3.1/5.0
The Estate at Florentine Gardens is a really beautiful wedding venue. One of the prettier ones in NJ and Westchester. My guests raved about the beauty of the gardens, the lights outside and the grand ballroom. They also offer a great cocktail hour with plenty of food, decent wine and an excellent venetian table. The entree is pretty decent as well. I generally recommend the venue as it also offers good value. Only negative is that the management team seems to have issues behind the scenes. They were horrible about responding to my phone calls. Vendors also told me that they were not responding to their calls. They also told me that they would allow one special request and then completely reneged at the last minute. In the end, my wedding went off pretty well but there are some management responsiveness issues to be aware of.
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NYCWifey
Wedding:
9/25/2011
3.0/5.0
The good things: these guys know what theyr'e doing and put on an AWESOME show, and from what i hear, the food at my wedding was amazing.

The bad things: as the bride, i was treated like crap; assigned a "bridal attendant" who i only saw ONCE during the reception and was MIA the whole day, AND didnt know how to do a bustle. Wehn I asked her for food during the cocktail hour, she came back with ten skewers of meat, and NOT what I asked her for. When I expressed my complaint to Richard, he blew me off.

Overall, my wedding was a very special day, but it was NO THANKS to the florentine gardens.
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lbrooks23
Wedding:
5/30/2011
1.3/5.0
We were guests here and were absolutely appalled by the lack of service professionalism, and quality of food. Besides being hit several times by waiters, our table was given food forty five minutes after the plates began to arrive (there were 17 tables).

The prime rib was overcooked after being ordered as "medium rare" and came out well done. When asked for the appropriate doneness they said, "all we have is well done." Secondly, they served rice that was not cooked with cold salmon on top.

A waitress knocked over the coffee station and they just decided not to serve any more coffee after that point.

We were shocked after hearing such wonderful reviews about the place that the servers were rude, looked as if they were unsure of how to handle simple tasks including clearing plates, cups and even pouring coffee. The space was beautiful but that cannot negate the horrific service we received. If my wedding were being held here I would have been furious. Luckily the bride and groom were beautiful and seemed not to have the same service as us.
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