The Castrogiovanni family has served the Rockford community for decades. In fact, in 2018/19, we’re celebrating 40 years of success. One of our most treasured skills, honed over those hard-working years, is helping our valued customers celebrate their wedding days and other special events beautifully, efficiently and tastefully.

From the highest level of boutique wedding planning and design to simply coordinating with outside planners of our customers’ choosing, our professional Weddings & Events staff stand at the ready to deliver just the level of expertise and TLC you need for events at any time of day.

Giovanni’s boasts over 12,000 sq ft of completely convertible, customizable space at our spacious Bell School Road banquet and special events facility alongside iconic restaurants alchemy and Legacy. New in 2018, we also co-manage the lovely new Rockford Bank & Trust Pavilion at Aldeen Golf Club, “driven by Giovanni’s.” And, for decades we have brought our planning and catering magic to outside venues of all kinds, from homes to church basements to outdoor facilities and more.

When choosing among wedding and reception venues, one of the most important considerations is the quality of food and beverage – and the level of service provided in presenting them to your guests. Giovanni’s excel in these areas in ways only a deeply experienced team can. We bring to bear every ounce of expertise earned over many decades in the hospitality business when designing, crafting and delivering mouth-watering meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to large groups of guests. We understand how crucial it is that the food served at your event be restaurant-quality, delivered quickly, cohesively and with good cheer.

A recent guest at a large event hosted by Giovanni’s said, “there were 850 people in the room. There was a well-orchestrated program going on. The guests were paying attention to it. It was amazing the way dinner just appeared in such a non-disruptive way. All of a sudden, there was a salad. Delicious. Little bits of apple and something crunchy. Then, the chicken and the steak, perfectly prepared, perfectly seasoned, creamy mashed potatoes and carrots. I wish that chicken was on the menu at alchemy or Legacy. I’d order it next week if it were. It was that good.”

From large groups to small, we treat you and your guests like family for two important reasons: first is because it’s the right thing to do. Second, because we can. The difference between great weddings and special events and mediocre ones really does come down to more than just intent. It comes down to experience and skill.

We invite you to contact Giovanni’s today to begin your journey toward the execution of a perfect wedding or event at Giovanni’s, Rockford Bank & Trust Pavilion or the outside venue of your choosing, catered by Giovanni’s. You will quickly find the real secret to our success is treating everyone like family – and pretending we’re not really in business at all. When all is said and done, we want you and your guests to have a great experience, just like we would our own family.