Post # 1
Has anyone had their wedding, having their wedding or been to a wedding at Villa Christina? Anything bad to note or watch out for? Anything to highlight that is so great? Thanks!
Also has anyone done DIY flowers? If so, are there local classes you can take beforehand to get a feel for it?
Post # 3
My friend loved her wedding reception at Villa Christina. She said the food was great and quite affordable compared to the other venues she looked at.
The restaurant looked very nice when I went there for a networking event a few years back.
I think they do schedule weddings back to back especially in popular months which some people may not like.
Hope this helps.
Post # 4
Did you go with Villa Christina for your wedding? If so, do you mind sharing your experience (and pictures)? I am thinking about having my ceremony and reception there, but having the reception in the restaurant part (per their recommendation)
Post # 5
I didn’t go to my friend’s wedding at Villa Christina. I had not met her at that time (2 years ago). 🙂
She told me she had 50 guests for the reception. They got married in court and just had the reception for friends to celebrate afterwards.
The restaurant is nice but depending on how many guests you have, you may or may not have the restaurant to yourself (which I don’t know if is an issue to you or not). For example, when I was checking prices for a client for her rehearsal dinner at Villa Christina for 50 people, they said they can only seat the party in the restaurant with other patrons (unless of course one is willing to pay for a much higher minimum to have the whole restaurant.).
Post # 6
My fiance and I toured the Villa Christina this past weekend. The venue is very nice, especially the ceremony site. I really liked it! We were quoted a really good price to include everything, food, open bar for 4 hours, cake, facility fee, minimal decor like candles, etc for a Friday ceremony and reception. However, when we were there to meet with the events manager, there was a wedding going on!!! We thought, uh oh, should we be here? So we waited in the lobby area and while we waited, the wedding party was running around. Guests everywhere. I had on cut off jean shorts and my fiance was in his basketball shorts and tennis. LOL…Kind of out of place here…Than come to realize the place is totally public. The lobby area, the resturant, anyone could just walk in. The wedding party booked their reception in the ball room upstairs so that means the restaurant is open to the public. Villa Christina will take reservations as soon as the ceremony is over. The ball room was nice and very big. It has chandeliers and a huge dance floor that you can rent and place anywhere…Anyhow, we went back downstairs in the lobby area to discuss our wedding package, than the elevator open and it was the bride!! We saw the bride!!My mouth just dropped…LOL…Villa Christina is very nice but I prefer a little more privacy for my wedding. I definitely don’t want random people walking in and out. Heck, we could have went to get drinks at the bar and no one would care. =)
Post # 7
@Asia_Leone: Yeah we aren’t going with VC. The ceremony surroundings are amazing, but didn’t like the purple chairs in the banquet room (which = more money on chair covers or chvalli chairs (Spelling?))…..so we’re going with Primrose Cottage. I ADORE it there. It’s in Old Roswell, which is a super cute, quaint area. Great restaurants, bars, stores. And the hotel is 2.5 miles away and offers a shuttle for guets to/from the hotel to site! Can’t beat that. Drink away my friends, drink away.
I agree though…you want a bit more privacy when you’re getting married, and didn’t feel that VC offered that. In fact they have 2 weddings at one time (well receptions I should say). So if you get married at first, your receptions starts then the enxt bride comes in and if you look out you can probably see her getting married. Too wierd for me, even if the price is good.
Post # 8
April is an absolutely Beautiful month to get married at Villa Christina, if you don’t mind another wedding their. The cherry blossoms are usually in full bloom.
Here are some photos
Post # 9
i have friends who had a bad experience with villa christina. they actually double booked on accident and didn’t end up letting them know that they cancelled their wedding (bc it was the smaller one) until about a month before. completely unprofessional and really inconsiderate.