(Closed) The Villa in Westminster, CA

posted 10 years ago in California – Central California
Post # 3
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6 posts
Newbee

I was thinking about this venue myself.  It is quite beautiful, ample parking, easy access from the 405 and 22. I ended up booking somewhere else bc my date was unavailable.  Their decor is also beautiful, from what I’ve seen through pictures, but a bit on the pricey side.  Colored linens somewhere from $25++ and Specialty Linens from $35++.  You’ll probably work with the coordinators at Lifetime Weddings (who are the owners of The Villa) who are easily accessible and accomodating.  I would inquire with them regarding policy with outside vendors, since they may or may not require you to use their on decor/floral designer.  Hope that helps.

 

Post # 4
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I asked before, they do allow outside vendor for decor, but they give 20% discount if using lifetime (but you might want to check for yourself).  I fell in love with it too, no available date and just too small for us.  It is gorgeous and having been there when it was decorated was just breathetaking!  You’ll have a beautiful wedding there =)

Post # 7
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Wannabee

My wedding isn’t until 2009 but i’ve been browsing around and i’ve seen beautiful pictures from the villa which is down by lifetimeweddings.  the only drawback is that they use furiwa as their catering preference because i think they are related.  I heard the food from furiwa had small portions and there were only seven dishes I didn’t know if the food was good either.  Have you looked around at other venues.  Let me know how you like them.  It would be very helpful for me.  Other recommendations I have are the universal city Hilton hotel to get a banquet room and have them cater chinese food through the hotel.  They have fabulous food and I’ve had people say they have been pleased.  And capital seafood.  Would look forward to hearing from u.

Post # 8
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33 posts
Newbee

qlcatandgyro and  ttran1183, my venue is Betty H. Reckas Cultural Center (also called the Greek Cultural Center) in a nice part of Long Beach. The rental venue is either free or $350 (I forget which), and you go through the catering co, whose food I’ve tried and enjoyed. Worth a shot for sure.<span class=”postby”>
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Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

looked on projectwedding.com and couldn’t find anything on ( I’m bored, it’s POURING outside!) I would ask the girls on the knot (LA and Orange Boards)

Post # 10
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193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

silverstar– Thanks for the heads-up about the Betty H. Reckas Cultural Center.  I just emailed the catering company and I’m hoping they have my date available! 

The Villa looks really nice on the website pictures.  I’m heading there next weekend to get a closer look 😉

Post # 11
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007

I checked it out while I was in SoCal but it looks pretty tight.

Post # 13
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11 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2007

For more information on certain venues or destinations, go to http://www.professionaltravelguide.com they can tell you what the weather is normally, how many people a venue can fit for occassions, what to wear, where to eat, shopping, etc.  Huge help.

Post # 14
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9 posts
Newbee

Hello ladies,

For those of you who visited the Villa and talked to the consultants, did they tell you that there’s a $15,000 minimum for food and drink?  I was ok with this at first, but when I got home and looked at the info. packet in detail, nowhere did it say $15K minimum. I just thought that this is a little strange….

Thanks! 

 

 

Post # 15
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193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My fiance and I went to see The Villa this past Saturday (the 9th) and our consultant mentioned there was a $10K food and beverage minimum for Saturday nights (pre-tax and gratuity).  We’re getting married during an "off-peak season" month, so we might try to negotiate that minimum.  By The Way, we looked at March 2009 and all Saturday nights were still available.

JustJen– kinda weird that we were both told different numbers.  Our consultant knew that our guest # would be around 125ish.  Did you tell her a higher number?  Strange… 

The venue is beautiful, the parking is ample… would be my #1 if there wasn’t that pesky minimum (which we won’t even come CLOSE to hitting).

On another note, I always thought that Chiavari chairs were made out of wood or a "sturdier" material due to all the pictures I’ve seen and the hype around them… they aren’t that special, IMO!  I was expecting more, but it’s nice that The Villa includes them in their packages.     

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