To future Brides and Grooms: We loved our time at the Villa Florentina and think our wedding was beautiful. We loved the fact that it was off the beaten path and secluded. It was another reason why we traveled 500 miles (one way) to get married. Celebrating privately with those we love and hold dear to our hearts was important to us. The house is gorgeous and clean, comfortable beds, beautiful views from the balcony, great hospitality and an amazing breakfast both mornings. The owners welcomed us with open arms which was important to us because of the intimate setting of a bed and breakfast. We plan to return to enjoy a quiet and relaxing getaway for two.
In response to the negative reviews that have been left regarding our wedding day: The Villa Florentina provided us a long list of vendor recommendations (wedding planner, florist, caterer, DJ, photographer, party rentals, etc.) which was just that, a recommendation. Ultimately, we wanted something different so we picked our own vendors. Therefore, all the complaints listed below should have been directed at the vendors that we (the bride and groom) picked, not the Villa Florentina. As far as the wedding starting late, it was due to an independent vendor (not connected to the Villa Florentina) that was out of everyone's control. At the end of the day we realize we can only guarantee the happiness of ourselves, which we did. Our wedding day will always be memorable and special!
- 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