I cannot explain how horrible this place was for the Ju e wedding I attended. First of all, the wedding was supposed to start at 2pm, didn't start until almost 3pm. It was 93 degrees and this place had ZERO shade... I am not exaggerating, there was no cover anywhere. They wouldn't let you inside to escape, even the bathrooms were swelling. We all had to huddle under the scarce table umbrellas as staff was trying to set up for the dinner. It was so hot outside, we couldn't get over how unprepared this place was. There were not enough umbrellas for dinner-- and believe me, you had to be shaded to escape the scorching heat. They ran out of ice and started rationing it out...seriously?? It was just horrible from beiginnig to end, which was when an older gentleman psed out and an ambulance had to be called in... Too much sun. Shocker. Here's a tip: if you hold an outdoor wedding, make sure the guests are comfortable and taken care of as well as the wedding party. Numerous people were complaining and calling this place a joke-- it was THAT miserable. I am sure this is a wonderful place for anything BUT a summer event, but this place is woefully not prepared to handle hot temperatures. We travelled a long way to attend this wedding and it was just miserable, not memorable, as it should have been.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the American River and Coloma Valley, Villa Florentina welcomes you for luxurious weddings and weekend getaways. The days here are filled with gentle breezes, the sound of the river, and a sense of love and laughter. From the verandas and terraces you will gaze across the silvery leaves of the estate's olive grove and down the valley towards the setting sun. As night falls and the stars dance overhead, you will wish the evenings could last forever. ... more less