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The Waters Edge at Giovanni's

Darien , CT
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LOCATION

2748 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820 US (map)

PHONE

203-325-9979

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ABOUT US

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's hosts weddings, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers at their elegant waterfront location in Darien, Connecticut. Owners JoAnn & Sal Latorraca will... Read more
The Waters Edge at Giovanni's hosts weddings, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers at their elegant waterfront location in Darien, Connecticut. Owners JoAnn & Sal Latorraca will orchestrate your special day to exceed your expectations and fulfill your wedding dreams. Conveniently located near beaches and parks for breathtaking photos on your special day.

“For some families entertaining is like breathing. And our family has a history of breathing life into special occasions for generations. My father, Giovanni Gabriele, came to the United States from the small Italian town of Potenza. Like many immigrants, Giovanni brought what he knew to start his new life here in America—fine food and entertaining.

From washing dishes in a well-known restaurant, Giovanni’s passion to own his own restaurant grew and in 1977 he opened Giovanni’s in Stamford. Ten years later he added a second, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien. Each step was made possible. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Jill
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just got married at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's at the end of October. From the very second we walked into Giovanni's we knew this was going to be the venue were going to get married in. We met with Jessica who sat right down with us, showed us the rooms, walked us through the entire place and put us right at ease. She was so incredible to work with. She was very calm but professional and knew exactly what she was doing. All my emails, questions, and concerns were always answered right away. We also had the chance to work with Bonnie on the actual big day. She was wonderful to work with, she jumped right in and was by my side from the second I walked out of the party bus into the bridal suite. She even cooled me down with a wet hand towel! Every single guest told us that the food they had was the best food they ever had at a wedding. From cocktail hour, to the reception- everything was incredible. Being gluten free was no issue for them! All the cocktail hour apps were made gluten free for me, as well as my filet for dinner. The staff go above and beyond to make all their guest have an amazing night. My parents went back the next morning to pick up everything we had left there to find Bonnie had already put everything to the side for us, all organized, which made it extremely easy for my parents. I can go on and on about Giovanni's and their staff. I would highly recommend this venue to every single person I know who is engaged and looking their special place to get married. They do an exceptional job.
My husband and I just got married at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's at the end of October. From the very second we walked Read more...
My husband and I just got married at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's at the end of October. From the very second we walked into Giovanni's we knew this was going to be the venue were going to get married in. We met with Jessica who sat right down with us, showed us the rooms, walked us through the entire place and put us right at ease. She was so incredible to work with. She was very calm but professional and knew exactly what she was doing. All my emails, questions, and concerns were always answered right away. We also had the chance to work with Bonnie on the actual big day. She was wonderful to work with, she jumped right in and was by my side from the second I walked out of the party bus into the bridal suite. She even cooled me down with a wet hand towel! Every single guest told us that the food they had was the best food they ever had at a wedding. From cocktail hour, to the reception- everything was incredible. Being gluten free was no issue for them! All the cocktail hour apps were made gluten free for me, as well as my filet for dinner. The staff go above and beyond to make all their guest have an amazing night. My parents went back the next morning to pick up everything we had left there to find Bonnie had already put everything to the side for us, all organized, which made it extremely easy for my parents. I can go on and on about Giovanni's and their staff. I would highly recommend this venue to every single person I know who is engaged and looking their special place to get married. They do an exceptional job. Read less
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Judith
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
I wish I could rate them even higher. They truly helped to make my wedding a dream come true! My guests (even the picky ones) felt they were flawless. They are the gold standard in this area and they surpassed the great reputation I had heard about. I look forward to having other events and many dinners in the restaurant at this venue.
I wish I could rate them even higher. They truly helped to make my wedding a dream come true! My guests (even the picky Read more...
I wish I could rate them even higher. They truly helped to make my wedding a dream come true! My guests (even the picky ones) felt they were flawless. They are the gold standard in this area and they surpassed the great reputation I had heard about. I look forward to having other events and many dinners in the restaurant at this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My parents hosted my engagement party here.
From the initial planning to the date of the party, Bonnie the banquet manager was a pleasure to work with. The food was absolutely plentiful and delicious! The banquet room is gorgeous with water views. The dance floor is huge. The location is excellent right off 1-95 on the Post Rd. My fiance and I so enjoyed everything that we felt like we were in a fairy tale!
My parents hosted my engagement party here.
From the initial planning to the date of the party, Bonnie the banquet Read more...
My parents hosted my engagement party here.
From the initial planning to the date of the party, Bonnie the banquet manager was a pleasure to work with. The food was absolutely plentiful and delicious! The banquet room is gorgeous with water views. The dance floor is huge. The location is excellent right off 1-95 on the Post Rd. My fiance and I so enjoyed everything that we felt like we were in a fairy tale! Read less
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Nicholas
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Water’s Edge at Giovanni's could not be any more of an ideal place to hold a wedding or any type of major event. The staff and ownership were beyond incredible and catered to our every need. Additionally, they alleviated and prevented any type of stress that comes with making sure things were perfect for our wedding. It was a worry-free and beautiful day and we would never in a million years consider hosting another occasion of this type of importance anywhere else. IT WAS A PERFECT DAY!
The Water’s Edge at Giovanni's could not be any more of an ideal place to hold a wedding or any type of major event. The Read more...
The Water’s Edge at Giovanni's could not be any more of an ideal place to hold a wedding or any type of major event. The staff and ownership were beyond incredible and catered to our every need. Additionally, they alleviated and prevented any type of stress that comes with making sure things were perfect for our wedding. It was a worry-free and beautiful day and we would never in a million years consider hosting another occasion of this type of importance anywhere else. IT WAS A PERFECT DAY! Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
From the first moment we walked into The Water’s Edge Giovanni’s we were greeted, and treated like family even though we didn’t have an appointment. Bonnie Littlefield made us feel right at home, she didn’t miss a beat even though she was in the middle of setting up for a wedding that same day. We were introduced to Giovanni who couldn’t have been nicer, and Sal the manager was accommodating, informative, and professional. We were offered a cocktail, coffee, etc. and tour of the venue. It immediately felt like we were with family, and they didn’t miss a beat when we announce it would be a same sex wedding. We were given a beautiful and detailed package of wedding pricing, and extensive menu choices. We made a follow up appointment to see the venue again and to discuss or needs in more detail.

Our second visit was even a greater pleasure, and having already visited 5 or 6 other venues we could tell this was the place for our wedding. Bonnie was patient, kind, professional, caring, and a wonderful person. Again we left there feeling like we were at a family’s home and not in a wedding mill.

So contract in place we began the process and Bonnie was there for us every step of the way… the tasting was to die for… the food is excellent… Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, there are so many to choose from, and the cocktail hour better than any meal I ever had, and being Italian that’s not an easy task. Bonnie made the process go smoothly from start to finish.

Our wedding day was a fabulous and grand affair… Our family and friends are still talking about the venue, ceremony, amazing cocktail hour, spectacular dinner menu, unparalleled service, excellent music by DJ Kurt, and the most magnificent flowers by JP Licari!

To quote one of our guests “It’s the best wedding I’ve been to in 20 years”
From the first moment we walked into The Water’s Edge Giovanni’s we were greeted, and treated like family even though we Read more...
From the first moment we walked into The Water’s Edge Giovanni’s we were greeted, and treated like family even though we didn’t have an appointment. Bonnie Littlefield made us feel right at home, she didn’t miss a beat even though she was in the middle of setting up for a wedding that same day. We were introduced to Giovanni who couldn’t have been nicer, and Sal the manager was accommodating, informative, and professional. We were offered a cocktail, coffee, etc. and tour of the venue. It immediately felt like we were with family, and they didn’t miss a beat when we announce it would be a same sex wedding. We were given a beautiful and detailed package of wedding pricing, and extensive menu choices. We made a follow up appointment to see the venue again and to discuss or needs in more detail.

Our second visit was even a greater pleasure, and having already visited 5 or 6 other venues we could tell this was the place for our wedding. Bonnie was patient, kind, professional, caring, and a wonderful person. Again we left there feeling like we were at a family’s home and not in a wedding mill.

So contract in place we began the process and Bonnie was there for us every step of the way… the tasting was to die for… the food is excellent… Rack of Lamb, Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, there are so many to choose from, and the cocktail hour better than any meal I ever had, and being Italian that’s not an easy task. Bonnie made the process go smoothly from start to finish.

Our wedding day was a fabulous and grand affair… Our family and friends are still talking about the venue, ceremony, amazing cocktail hour, spectacular dinner menu, unparalleled service, excellent music by DJ Kurt, and the most magnificent flowers by JP Licari!

To quote one of our guests “It’s the best wedding I’ve been to in 20 years” Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Easy decision and best we could've chosen! Amazing food, quality and service! Would do it again at Giovanni's in a heartbeat!
Easy decision and best we could've chosen! Amazing food, quality and service! Would do it again at Giovanni's in a Read more...
Easy decision and best we could've chosen! Amazing food, quality and service! Would do it again at Giovanni's in a heartbeat! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
This was a second wedding for us. Giovanni's was incredible...the attention to detail, the kindness and professionalism of the staff. Everything was just perfect. They also recommended a fabulous DJ. It couldn't have been easier. This day was so very special to both of our families. The guests raved that it was one of the best weddings ever.
This was a second wedding for us. Giovanni's was incredible...the attention to detail, the kindness and professionalism of Read more...
This was a second wedding for us. Giovanni's was incredible...the attention to detail, the kindness and professionalism of the staff. Everything was just perfect. They also recommended a fabulous DJ. It couldn't have been easier. This day was so very special to both of our families. The guests raved that it was one of the best weddings ever. Read less
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Iris
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we stepped into The Waters Edge, we knew that we were going to have our wedding reception there. Although it was only the second venue we saw, we both felt that there was no better place to celebrate our wedding. After we saw a few more venues, we had to go back to The Waters Edge because nothing we saw compared to it.

Perhaps one of the most important reasons we chose this venue was the food. The quality of the food (all made on the premises) is exceptional, and we had a taste of that in their adjoining restaurant. Our menu provided a choice of chateaubriand, rack of lamb and Chilean sea bass; guests have raved about each of these. Moreover, the service was excellent, with servers assigned to each table. The servers ensured that each guest, including those with specific food allergies, were happy. Our guests are still talking about how delicious everything was and how smoothly the night went. The pricing for their wedding packages is also reasonable, and, given the service and quality of the food, is far superior to most venues in the area.

Last but not least, perhaps the most valuable asset to The Waters Edge is Michele Esposito, their wedding coordinator. She assisted us in every way, and her attention to detail, warm demeanor and enthusiasm made the whole wedding process much less stressful! From planning the menu to making sure we ate our dinner during the wedding, Michele did it all.

We cannot say enough great comments about The Waters Edge. If we had to do it all over, we would choose this venue again without hesitation. We HIGHLY recommend The Waters Edge!!
From the moment we stepped into The Waters Edge, we knew that we were going to have our wedding reception there. Although Read more...
From the moment we stepped into The Waters Edge, we knew that we were going to have our wedding reception there. Although it was only the second venue we saw, we both felt that there was no better place to celebrate our wedding. After we saw a few more venues, we had to go back to The Waters Edge because nothing we saw compared to it.

Perhaps one of the most important reasons we chose this venue was the food. The quality of the food (all made on the premises) is exceptional, and we had a taste of that in their adjoining restaurant. Our menu provided a choice of chateaubriand, rack of lamb and Chilean sea bass; guests have raved about each of these. Moreover, the service was excellent, with servers assigned to each table. The servers ensured that each guest, including those with specific food allergies, were happy. Our guests are still talking about how delicious everything was and how smoothly the night went. The pricing for their wedding packages is also reasonable, and, given the service and quality of the food, is far superior to most venues in the area.

Last but not least, perhaps the most valuable asset to The Waters Edge is Michele Esposito, their wedding coordinator. She assisted us in every way, and her attention to detail, warm demeanor and enthusiasm made the whole wedding process much less stressful! From planning the menu to making sure we ate our dinner during the wedding, Michele did it all.

We cannot say enough great comments about The Waters Edge. If we had to do it all over, we would choose this venue again without hesitation. We HIGHLY recommend The Waters Edge!! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
After looking around at several locations for the perfect wedding we fell upon Giovanni's. The Waters Edge totally exceeded our expectations. The elegance and warmth of the facility carried throughout the wedding experience. Michele assisted us during the entire process and was welcoming and efficient. I didn't have to worry about a thing. Absolutely wonderful!!
After looking around at several locations for the perfect wedding we fell upon Giovanni's. The Waters Edge totally Read more...
After looking around at several locations for the perfect wedding we fell upon Giovanni's. The Waters Edge totally exceeded our expectations. The elegance and warmth of the facility carried throughout the wedding experience. Michele assisted us during the entire process and was welcoming and efficient. I didn't have to worry about a thing. Absolutely wonderful!! Read less
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FAB45CT
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
The wedding banquet director was Professional, friendly, and flexible. Our family was very pleased
with the total outcome of my daughter's wedding
The wedding banquet director was Professional, friendly, and flexible. Our family was very pleased
with the total Read more...
The wedding banquet director was Professional, friendly, and flexible. Our family was very pleased
with the total outcome of my daughter's wedding Read less
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