We held our wedding at A Villa Louisa on July 20th 2013. We were a small wedding held in the Sunset Room, a small room at the back of the venue. We also had our ceremony at A Villa Louisa. We were very pleased with the ceremony space. They have the traditional gazebo, but unlike many other gazebo spaces, their space is very beautiful. There are flowers all around the space and a lovely brick walkway. There is also a small waterfall installation at the bottom. The gazebo is circled by trees. It is a lovely spot, way beyond the normal gazebo space. They have a small bridge and archway for pictures that made for a lovely receiving line and picture spot. The sunset room is for a small party and fit us very well. The big plus for us was a separate bar area for the Sunset Room only. This allowed our guests to move around and have conversations in the bar area away from the DJ. We really customized our wedding and the owner was very workable to allow us to do what we wanted. We substituted the cake for an ice cream Sunday bar. We had him bring in a slushy machine for wine slushies. We changed up items on the menu and appetizers. No matter what we asked for they were very accommodating.
They do not offer tastings of their menu, which is a shame. We were looking for a reasonable venue open for our date which we were booking 4 months before the wedding, so I took a chance without a tasting, because the venue and price were right. We were AMAZED at the quality of the food. It was awesome, by far the best food I have ever had at a wedding. We opted for a buffet, and I am glad that we did because our guests could try everything. We also had hot butlered appetizers and some cold appetizers on a table. Every single item was delicious. My guests have all commented on the quality of the food and lamented that A Viila Louisa doesn't serve dinner to the public. We would all like to eat there again!
We did not do any extra decorating beyond flowers and favors on the tables, and everything was truly lovely. I did my own flowers, so I don't know about what is included in the package. I did not get a credit on the flowers but I didn't care.
There are a few drawbacks to the smaller space. There is no where for the bridal party to dress, but they allowed me to use a room anyways (the bigger room does have a dressing area.)
The wedding party has to walk up a hill or drive to go from the restaurant to the gazebo. This seemed annoying, but I drove my van up and we all waited inside, and it was fine.
Overall, this venue was wonderful. My guests loved it and so did I. Lana, the wedding coordinator, took good care of us, even though she had a bigger wedding in the other room. Everything was beautiful and the food was AMAZING.
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