Real reviews from Villa de Amore brides, couples, family members and wedding guests. You will be convinced that Southern California's Villa de Amore is one of the best wedding venues. Close to both Orange County and San Diego the wedding venue is located in the beautiful Temecula Wine County.
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September, 2014: " I cannot say enough good things about Villa de Amore! We got married here on 8/22 and everything was literally PERFECT. Not only is the venue stunning (every guest said it was the most beautiful wedding location they'd ever seen - and we agree!), but the staff makes the day completely flawless. From the initial booking to the day of the event, it was smooth sailing. Laura, the coordinator, was beyond amazing. She was fun, sweet, and so on top of everything. Before the wedding, friends and family said to me: "be prepared for things to go wrong, and be ready to let it go." Honestly, there wasn't a single thing I can think of that was even the slightest bit off or that didn't go according to plan. Laura made sure everything was on-point and incredible. I'm still hearing from my guests about what an amazing day it was! As a former wedding planner, I know how time-consuming planning a wedding can be; but at the Villa, they made the entire process so easy and worry-free. They answered questions in a timely, efficient manner, and never said no to anything we wanted All their vendors are incredible, which means no shopping around, no price haggling, no wondering if you made the right choice. Deciding where to have your wedding can be daunting, but as soon as we stepped on the property, we had no doubt that we'd found the right place. And we were right - we will remember what an incredible, special experience we had for the rest of our lives!"
Sophie Stava, Huntington Beach, CA
January, 2014: "Dear fabulous staff at Villa de Amore,
We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day so incredibly special! The entire day was above and beyond our expectations. Kristen and Amy were amazing, they were always 5 steps ahead, helping us (bride and Groom) know where we had to be and when, and also making sure we had eaten, bringing us plates of food during the photos and drinks during the evening. They ran it like clock work, the only thing for me to worry about was having fun! For a control freak like me it was a huge relief to have them totally in control.
The comments of 'most beautiful wedding I've ever been to!' Has to be given credit to the venue, there is nowhere in the UK that could have had the same wow factor and this is the reason we decided on the Villa. The entire experience from beginning (first look around) to the end of the wedding was so professional. My husband and I have very high customer service standards and can be quite critical, but we could not fault any of this process working with Villa de Amore. Again, planning from the UK could have been very stressful, but with the website, it's like online shopping! So so easy, we made all our vendor choices and then booked our tastings and meetings all in one day. I see other friends getting so stressed dealing with various vendors but all your vendors were so wonderful and professional and made me so relaxed.
It is now 6 weeks on and people are still talking about it. We are now getting our videos and photos sent through and reliving it over and over again. Thank you again!"
Mel & Brandon del Rosario, Wimborne Minster, UK
March, 2014: "Just got married here this weekend and it was an AMAZING fairy-tale experience! I am so grateful for the Villa's friendly and capable staff and the seamless way they work with their suggested vendors. The whole day went so smoothly - we literally just showed up and they did the rest - STRESS FREE! Eileen, David, Aimee and the staff were awesome! They are so friendly and accomodating. We really felt like we were in good hands, and even though they put on weddings every weekend, we still felt like they cared about us and worked to make our wedding a special and memorable experience. Sheila with Soirée designs did a fantastic job with our flowers and linens. She was there on the day of the wedding, and even fixed my bouquet to get me exactly what I wanted. She's got an exceptional eye for style, and her taste and suggestions matched up with ours perfectly. We can't recommend her enough. Our cake with Jennifer was perfection. We gave very specific instructions on the icing and look of the cake, and even sent Pinterest photos. The cake came out exactly how we wanted, and was moist and delicious. Leah Marie photography made our day - we love her. Leah knew each and every shot that we wanted and made sure she was there to capture them. We love her style and the look of her photos, and the way she uses natural lighting to get the perfect shot. She's excellent at giving direction and we both felt at ease during the multiple photo sessions on our wedding day. Leah and her assistant made me feel so special on the day of my wedding and they all did it with a smile - that's what I call exceptional customer service! (I haven't even gotten to the venue yet!) Absolutely breathtaking, with all the different nooks and crannies to take pictures. The Villa offers gorgeous options for photos - both for you and your guests. It looks and feels incredibly expensive, and your photos will have the variety you'd normally see if you had two or three location set ups. The surrounding grape vines were growing out with beautiful green leaves which made for breath-taking scenic pictures. My guests absolutely loved the view and venue and couldn't stop complimenting on it. I could not have asked for a better place to get married. My husband and I had such a wonderful time and cannot stop talking about how Villa de Amore did such a great job in helping us. Love Love Love!"
Kaylie D. Los Angeles, CA
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Novemeber, 2013: "I cannot rave about Villa de Amore enough! From the first moment viewing the grounds and meeting David to the last minute of jumping in our limo and retreating to our hotel, it was perfect!!! Lets just start with the fact that i'm not a planner and am the first in my family to get married, none of us knew what in the world we were doing or how to do it. Villa de Amore has it all planned out for you! They narrow down a few different options for each vendor which i felt where the best of the best (especially leah marie photography and Soiree designs) I met with each of them once then emailed occasionally and had the wedding of my dreams. The grounds were so gorgeous i didn't need any cheesy props and was told all night by the guests how beautiful the wedding and venue was. I was even told it was better then a wedding they attended at the la jolla aquarium !!! it wasn't only beautiful but it was the whole package! They definitely know what their doing down to the tinniest of details and make you feel so welcome, calm, and special. thank you!"
Kalli N. San Diego, CA
November, 2013: "I could not ever possibly give this venue or the amazing people that work there and with them, anything less than five stars. Everything was absolutely amazing from the moment my husband and I stepped foot on the property to take our first tour. I am much of a procrastinator unfortunately, and the Villa helped me in any and every way possible that I could imagine without any hesitation or rudeness all the way to the very last minute of wedding night. My necklace broke while we were taking pictures in the vineyard and they took the necklace and did everything they could to fix it, which I thought was beyond repair, before we even went back out to be introduced as bride and groom. It's little things like that, as well as the major things obviously, that made this venue special. My husband and I still talk about the wedding as well as still hear about it from numerous guests. It was the most amazing/beautiful day and venue, I wouldn't have done it any other way. Thanks so much to Dave and the Villa family."
Christine. Corona, CA
June, 2013: "If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Everything about this place is magical! The setting is beautiful - the estate sits on a hill that overlooks vineyards. The location is private and quiet. The grounds are well-groomed and they have the most amazing sunsets. When we walked around the property for the first time we knew right away this is where we wanted to get married. It is a family owned Company and they are make you feel special every step of the way from the site visit, to the signing of the contract, to the planning to the rehearsal and the day of the event. During the planning process I had tons of questions. They always answered me promptly and were always helpful. The location is all-inclusive - they have a vendor list to select from. If you choose not to use their vendors they will credit you. We decided to select our vendors from their list. It made the wedding planning process a breeze. I felt very secure knowing all of these vendors were familiar with the property and have worked with them in the past. We made appointments with all the different vendors. All of the vendors were friendly, accommodating and easy to work with. The best part is we were extremely happy with the products and services from all of the vendors. The day of our wedding was gorgeous! David was our wedding coordinator the day of the wedding and he is awesome! We met with him the first time we visited the property and then on a design appointment prior to the wedding and he walked us through at the rehearsal (as well we had several email communications with him) he is very easy going and mellow. But, he really knows how to take charge. Our event ran smoothly because of him. I can honestly say not a single thing went wrong at our wedding. Which is pretty amazing! At the wedding and even afterwards people told us the day ran so effortlessly and was a fairy tale wedding."
"I absolutely loved this venue from the moment I went to look at it the first time. My fiance and I had already been to 4 or 5 wineries in the area and almost didn't look at the Villa, but decided to go check it out. When we pulled up, Eileen, the owner was in the garden hoeing her plants and I immediately knew I was going to like her. She is very sweet and down to earth. I live about 8 hrs away and really liked the idea of already having vendors picked for me so I didn't have to worry about looking for them. All the vendors are very responsive and communicate well via e-mail. The other wineries we looked at only give you four hours for the wedding and reception, which I don't think is a lot of time at all so the 8 hours the villa gives you is great! We also liked that you could buy your own alcohol as it works out to be a lot cheaper than the other venues. On our wedding day nothing went wrong and everything moved extremely seamlessly. The Villa does so many weddings they have them down to a science and keep your day moving along. I did not have to worry about a single thing and Eileen would come check on me to see if I needed anything. The whole crew were very professional and accommodating and I loved my day. Towards the end of the reception the villa cooks an extra snack -tacos, sliders etc. and many of my guests said this was money due to the amount of alcohol they had consumed. I had so many compliments from my guests about how beautiful the villa is and how great it was to have cocktails before the wedding! The day after the wedding my new husband realized he had left his sunglasses there and called Eileen who found them the next day and they were mailed to us."
Nicky, October 2013
My husband and I were recently married at the Villa (9/27/13) and it was truly MAGICAL! We cannot thank the staff enough for such a flawless day! Everything was picture perfect and executed so nicely! We received so many compliments from our guest on the venue and staff! The Villa was there from start to finish and answered all my questions and paid attention to all of the small details that took me months to plan for. One of the coordinators would even take pictures of new ideas and send them over to me. They were always very helpful and responsive (same day turn-around for questions and inquiries). The Villa’s customer service is OUTSTANDING and it’s not often you get that in the wedding business. They have an AWESOME group of vendors who they work with and they know what they are doing and are very helpful and Eileen the owner is a true gem. The venue is gorgeous and the price is just right! We are so grateful that we were able to get married at the Villa! FUTURE BRIDES: If you are looking for a dreamy, magical wedding venue overlooking the beautiful Temecula scenery with excellent service, this is a MUST!"
Genice, September, 2013
"Amazing Wedding Venue! The staff at Villa de Amore made our wedding so beautiful and enjoyable. I had the perfect day because of their hard work. They were very accomodating and the villa is just gorgeous! It was the best wedding I could have hoped for."
K.D. August, 2013
Villa De Amore gave us a wonderful wedding day. Everything was amazing and all of their staff was very professional, courteous, and respectful. We are especially thankful for all the help David gave us, he made the day run very smoothly and his calm and in control demeanor made us feel very comfortable and reassured all through the ceremony and reception. Not only did everything run perfectly but all of the top notch vendors they recommended made every detail exactly the way we wanted it and much more. The caterer (Renee Bitonti) did an awesome job with the food, everything came out delicious. Our cake baker (Jennifer Duarte) did an awesome job with the cake, it tasted just as good as it looked! The florist (Sheila Alonzo) did a fantastic job helping pick out our flowers and they turned out even more beautiful than we had imagined. The photographer did a magnificent job with our pictures. We spent a good amount of time with her posing and smiling, but instead of it being a long drawn out process she made it fun and energetic. Our DJ (John Briganti) was also extremely exceptional. His music choices were exactly what we wanted and throughout the entire wedding he went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. A number of our guests came up to us afterwards and told us how much they really enjoyed everything and how much fun they had. Their services were more than outstanding and our only complaint is that we can't re-live the experience every day. Our overall experience we had with Villa De Amore and their staff was incredible and we feel very blessed to have gotten to share our special day with them. We really appreciate all they did for us."
Rebbecca H. April, 2013
"Villa de Amore is the best choice for a vineyard wedding without a bunch of wine tasters watching you get married. Everything was easy and taken care of. You basically pick your dream wedding and Villa de Amore makes it happen. Our wedding was beyond any vision or dream of a wedding I had. The staff was right there making everything seamless and were very comforting. John our DJ was like a personal assistant at the reception. He was so awesome! The new ballroom is just amazing. There is nowhere more beautiful to get married!! Soirée did the most beautiful bouquets and flower arrangements. Villa de Amore picks the best wedding vendors to work with. They really take care of everything! Loved our wedding day and will always recommend villa de amore."
Emily March, 2012
"I can honestly say that my wedding day was stress-free and was perfect thanks to everyone at the Villa. I tried to find something that went wrong, but I could not. All the staff was so knowledgeable, helpful and kind. They went above and beyond what I expected and I was extremely pleased with their services. They were on top on the schedule and day of events and I would do it all over again by how simple they made it on me. Weddings are what they do and they do them very well. Even my family and friends were so pleased with everyone and the BEAUTIFUL facility. It was a gorgeous and perfect day. Thank you for making my day such a success and a memorable experience!!!"
Mary S. September, 2013
My husband and I looked at several venues before deciding on the Villa. I am so glad we did. David, Eileen, and Amy are soo helpful and really made our day special. They were always available to answer my questions while I was planning and selection of vendors they work with are amazing! I couldn't have imagined our day any better! We still have people telling us it was the prettiest wedding they have even been too. I think the Villa and its beauty is why people are saying that!
The staff at Villa de Amore made our wedding so beautiful and enjoyable. I had the perfect day because of their hard work. They were very accomodating and the Villa is just gorgeous! It was the best wedding I could have hoped for.
The wedding was beautiful! Many of our friends told us this was the most beautiful wedding venue they have ever attended, not to mention the fun.
How did Kelly find it (Villa de Amore)? they asked. The internet. There was nothing else we looked at that could compare.
You are a beautiful lady inside and out. Kelly and Noah adore you and we loved watching you and Noah dance.