We fell in love with the Villa Cimbrone on a walking holiday 2 years ago. We stumbled into the garden after a swaty walk up from Amalfi, and saw them setting up for someone else's wedding. this sowed the seed for our wedding plans in May this year.
The team at the Villa, especially Marie Antonetta was very helpful in teh 2 years leading up to the wedding with good email communication.
I also used a brilliant couple who are wedding organisers in the region called La Calla. Marianna and Laura were fantastic in helping us arrange everything by email before the big day. I would really recommend people use them as it eased the stress by 99% and we were in safe hands! Priest, Music, flowers, hairdresser and makeup artist were all sorted...with one of them accomanying me to translate as neither of us are fluent in Italian.They also delt with all the offical paperwork before, so all we had to do was arrive a week before and finalise a few things.
We ate our wedding meal a few days before, and had great help from Antonio the head wine waiter to choose which wines to have at the wedding.
It made us realise that 5 courses were not needed, as we had been lead to believe from trip advisor chatrooms. In the end we had to ask the chef to make each course smaller so people could enjoy themselves. To anyone thinking of having a wedding dinner there -4 courses is more than adequate.
We stayed at the Villa Cimbrone for the night before the wedding until the 2nd day of our honeymooon. The hotel is 1st class. Nothing was too much trouble, and our stay seemed effortless.
Some of the ladies behind the scenes helped Iron my wedding dress on the day of the wedding. Their kindness will always stay with me..
Our room was amazing, but we had splashed out on the suite Camilla!
we got back to our room on the wedding night to find some of our wedding flowers had been moved in along with a bottle of bubbly on ice for us!
On the day our wedding was magical. The tearoom area in the garden was festooned with flowers and all the guests had a fabulous time.
The gardens are stunningly beautiful, so we have great pictures to show for our day. Post wedding cocktails and 'nibbles' in the garden were all included in the service....nibbles included a whole parmesan cheese, a whole leg of parma ham carved on request, and tray after tray of hot and cold yummy finger food.....all before a fantastic 5 course meal!!!
The wine was delicious and the guests drank with gusto.
The meal seemed unrushed with time between each course.
Sadly I was too busy dancing after the cake cutting to get to eat any of the cake, but apparently it was delicious ...and boozy!
The only sadness was it was all over at midnight. This is understandable as there are other guests in the hotel, but to all brides and grooms to be -the day goes in a flash!
We have the most magical memories of our time with the the team at the Villa Cimbrone. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone considering getting married in such a stunning place.
If you donet believe us you can see the photos of the day at:
www.sorchahollowayphotography.com and go to my images. You will see a photo of a couple with on a balcony with the sea behind us...Imogen & George ...thats us. There are over 400 pics to look at so I would skim through if I was you, but I think you will see that is was the most amazing day for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Villa Cimbrone, 12th century villa, is in the beautiful hill town of Ravello, situated about the extraordinarily scenic Amalfi Coast. Nestled within a magnificent park overlooking the sea, the Hotel is a 10 minutes walk from the town’s centre over stone paved walkways that offer breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding country side. Ample space and exclusive services are reserved for the discerning guests of just nineteen rooms.The amazing swimming pool overlooking the mountains and seaside, as well as, the fitness centre with high-tech cardiovascular trails and free internet access.Inside the gardens, a private helipad is the exclusive point of departure for an unique experience to overfly the spectacular Amalfi coast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cimbrone Hotel Ravello
- Villa Cimbrone