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Celebrations at the Villa

Calverton , MD
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LOCATION

4060 Powder Mill Road
Calverton, MD US 20705 (map)

PHONE

301-572-7744

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ABOUT US

Celebrations at The Villa is the newest star in the constellation of Washington-Baltimore area event sites. Built in the style of a Mediterranean hideaway, The Villa is a unique location... Read more
Celebrations at The Villa is the newest star in the constellation of Washington-Baltimore area event sites. Built in the style of a Mediterranean hideaway, The Villa is a unique location with a warmth and elegance making you and your guests feel as if you are in another world.



We provide the "Total Package" . . . Amazing Food, Flawless Service, Elegant Tablescapes, Complete Coordination, Beautiful Venues, these combine to provide you with unique value. Our family has been preparing for your day for over 40 years, our promises are kept, prices are guaranteed, our work is the best. We will do absolutely anything to make your day wonderful!



All catering provided by Catering by Uptown. Read less
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FutureJohnson's
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
The Villa was perfect for our wedding! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the food and The Villa was extremely flexible with us.
The Villa was perfect for our wedding! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the food and The Villa was extremely Read more...
The Villa was perfect for our wedding! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the food and The Villa was extremely flexible with us. Read less
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Kenya
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff is excellent and everyone went above and beyond their duty. As the bride I never had to stress about anything because they took care of everything, including coordination of guests as they arrived, decorating the venue, the delicious food, providing the cake and providing directions for the wedding invitations. Some of our guests told us that they regret spending more than twice as much on their own wedding at different venues which were not as beautiful as The Villa thanks to Catering by Uptown.
The staff is excellent and everyone went above and beyond their duty. As the bride I never had to stress about anything Read more...
The staff is excellent and everyone went above and beyond their duty. As the bride I never had to stress about anything because they took care of everything, including coordination of guests as they arrived, decorating the venue, the delicious food, providing the cake and providing directions for the wedding invitations. Some of our guests told us that they regret spending more than twice as much on their own wedding at different venues which were not as beautiful as The Villa thanks to Catering by Uptown. Read less
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Kaycia
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Having out wedding reception at the Villa was one of the best decisions that we made. The venue, staff and food exceeded our expectations!. I would definitely recommend this venue to everyone that I know
Having out wedding reception at the Villa was one of the best decisions that we made. The venue, staff and food exceeded Read more...
Having out wedding reception at the Villa was one of the best decisions that we made. The venue, staff and food exceeded our expectations!. I would definitely recommend this venue to everyone that I know Read less
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Malgorzata
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at The Villa in Beltsville. My husband and I were extremely happy with the Villa and their assistance in planning our wedding reception. They were extremely friendly and flexible. We asked if they would cook some Polish food for the cocktail hour and they did! I provided them with a recipe and they cooked pierogi and bigos (hunter's stew). They have an enormous selection of food for cocktail and dinner. The same with linen and plate selection. My husband and I attended the food tasting and left so full from all the delicious food. The planning team was prompt in responding to my numerous emails- especially closer to the wedding day, when our guest count kept changing and so did our seating arrangement. They also followed all of my instructions in placement of certain decorations like my Polish welcome signs or Polish poster for the sweetheart table. The day of the wedding, I was able to text with my day of coordinator, Joe to let him know that we were going to be late and he kept me relaxed by letting me know our guests are taken care of. We rented the entire place, so even though the facility does not have a bridal suite, we were able to use the tent as our bridal suite. Throughout the reception, Joe made sure that my husband and I didn't need anything, and if I asked for anything- it was done immediately. The staff kept checking on my husband and I and making sure we ate. My guests complimented us on the wonderful reception and the food. I could tell that everyone did have a great time. Thank you The Villa for making our wedding a fun and unforgettable day.
We had our wedding reception at The Villa in Beltsville. My husband and I were extremely happy with the Villa and their Read more...
We had our wedding reception at The Villa in Beltsville. My husband and I were extremely happy with the Villa and their assistance in planning our wedding reception. They were extremely friendly and flexible. We asked if they would cook some Polish food for the cocktail hour and they did! I provided them with a recipe and they cooked pierogi and bigos (hunter's stew). They have an enormous selection of food for cocktail and dinner. The same with linen and plate selection. My husband and I attended the food tasting and left so full from all the delicious food. The planning team was prompt in responding to my numerous emails- especially closer to the wedding day, when our guest count kept changing and so did our seating arrangement. They also followed all of my instructions in placement of certain decorations like my Polish welcome signs or Polish poster for the sweetheart table. The day of the wedding, I was able to text with my day of coordinator, Joe to let him know that we were going to be late and he kept me relaxed by letting me know our guests are taken care of. We rented the entire place, so even though the facility does not have a bridal suite, we were able to use the tent as our bridal suite. Throughout the reception, Joe made sure that my husband and I didn't need anything, and if I asked for anything- it was done immediately. The staff kept checking on my husband and I and making sure we ate. My guests complimented us on the wonderful reception and the food. I could tell that everyone did have a great time. Thank you The Villa for making our wedding a fun and unforgettable day. Read less
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Shaina
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I came here as a walk in with no appointment, and i got almost everything done in that period of time. Of course, my wedding was small, and i was a simple brinde, but they worked with me, and gave me a wonderful planner. I needed for nothing, everything was taken care of. I was especially impressed with how well the staff was working with me because i was planning my wedding last minute. Within that three month period of time i was able to choose the food, cake and patterns of my big day, even though it was really small. I wouldnt have done it with any one else, and to top it off the ceremony was at the same location as the reception and everything was wonderful. They worked with my photographer and dj very well, and like i said, I came there in January for a wedding I was having on April 6th, and it was wonderful
I came here as a walk in with no appointment, and i got almost everything done in that period of time. Of course, my Read more...
I came here as a walk in with no appointment, and i got almost everything done in that period of time. Of course, my wedding was small, and i was a simple brinde, but they worked with me, and gave me a wonderful planner. I needed for nothing, everything was taken care of. I was especially impressed with how well the staff was working with me because i was planning my wedding last minute. Within that three month period of time i was able to choose the food, cake and patterns of my big day, even though it was really small. I wouldnt have done it with any one else, and to top it off the ceremony was at the same location as the reception and everything was wonderful. They worked with my photographer and dj very well, and like i said, I came there in January for a wedding I was having on April 6th, and it was wonderful Read less
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Ash
Wedding:
2/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my Valentine's Day wedding here (2/14/13) and I had the best time of my life. The whole venue was beautiful, the staff was great, and the food was excellent. Let me first say that from the beginning when i came to visit The Villa I feel in love. I felt so welcomed and loved everything so much that we signed the contract 15 months before our wedding. I loved how this place is a one stop shop and everything was basically included. It was so much to choose from, and they offer so much that I couldn't say no. Over the months whenever I had questions the coordinators responded back in a quick and timely fashion. I never had a question unanswered. The day of the wedding the staff was awesome, everyone was so nice and professional. Everything was set up just like we planned and there weren't any issues. The whole day flowed like water. The food was so scrumptious and plentiful that our guess were so full they barely had room for cake. My signature drink was a hit as well. I think about this day and look at my wedding pics everyday as a reminder of the the dream wedding i had here at The Villa on 2/14/13. I would recommend this place/company to everyone!
I had my Valentine's Day wedding here (2/14/13) and I had the best time of my life. The whole venue was beautiful, the Read more...
I had my Valentine's Day wedding here (2/14/13) and I had the best time of my life. The whole venue was beautiful, the staff was great, and the food was excellent. Let me first say that from the beginning when i came to visit The Villa I feel in love. I felt so welcomed and loved everything so much that we signed the contract 15 months before our wedding. I loved how this place is a one stop shop and everything was basically included. It was so much to choose from, and they offer so much that I couldn't say no. Over the months whenever I had questions the coordinators responded back in a quick and timely fashion. I never had a question unanswered. The day of the wedding the staff was awesome, everyone was so nice and professional. Everything was set up just like we planned and there weren't any issues. The whole day flowed like water. The food was so scrumptious and plentiful that our guess were so full they barely had room for cake. My signature drink was a hit as well. I think about this day and look at my wedding pics everyday as a reminder of the the dream wedding i had here at The Villa on 2/14/13. I would recommend this place/company to everyone! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
The Villa is an amazing venue to have your wedding and any other celebration. The staff treat you well and are very responsive. They will work with your budget to provide you excellent service for your event.
The Villa is an amazing venue to have your wedding and any other celebration. The staff treat you well and are very Read more...
The Villa is an amazing venue to have your wedding and any other celebration. The staff treat you well and are very responsive. They will work with your budget to provide you excellent service for your event. Read less
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Shaunique
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
The Villa did a wonderful job on making our dream come true.
The Villa did a wonderful job on making our dream come true.
The Villa did a wonderful job on making our dream come true. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my reception at The Villa. The service was impeccable. My wedding guest are still raving over how nice everything was. The whole staff is awesome from the owner Rob, to all of the coordinators. My day went on without a hitch. Every minute was planned perfectly. I have already referred my plenty of people and my neighbor is using this venue next month. Awesome service, great food, and beautiful decor to choose from (table cloths, china). I can't say enough about this place.
I had my reception at The Villa. The service was impeccable. My wedding guest are still raving over how nice everything Read more...
I had my reception at The Villa. The service was impeccable. My wedding guest are still raving over how nice everything was. The whole staff is awesome from the owner Rob, to all of the coordinators. My day went on without a hitch. Every minute was planned perfectly. I have already referred my plenty of people and my neighbor is using this venue next month. Awesome service, great food, and beautiful decor to choose from (table cloths, china). I can't say enough about this place. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding a few days ago at The Villa, and everything was PERFECT!!!!

The staff at The Villa was amazingly professional and incredibly flexible to all my needs. They really do they're absolutely best to make sure you have nothing to worry about on your wedding day. The service was excellent, not only to us as the Bride and Groom, but to all our guests. They made sure everyone was happy and fed and having an amazing time.

It might seem a little pricey at first glance, but absolutely everything you need for your wedding day is taken care of. It's a beautiful venue and I would recommend it to anyone!
I just had my wedding a few days ago at The Villa, and everything was PERFECT!!!!

The staff at The Villa was Read more...
I just had my wedding a few days ago at The Villa, and everything was PERFECT!!!!

The staff at The Villa was amazingly professional and incredibly flexible to all my needs. They really do they're absolutely best to make sure you have nothing to worry about on your wedding day. The service was excellent, not only to us as the Bride and Groom, but to all our guests. They made sure everyone was happy and fed and having an amazing time.

It might seem a little pricey at first glance, but absolutely everything you need for your wedding day is taken care of. It's a beautiful venue and I would recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding at the Villa a few days ago and everything was PERFECT! They had everything perfectly set up exactly how I wanted it which was not an easy task. The staff was wonderfully mannered and kept us to our tight schedule.

People keep calling me and telling me how great the food was over and over again I get more compliments on how wonderful the food was than even my dress!! It was a lovely time and before the wedding they were willing to sit down with me and have me talk everything out so I was well prepared for how everything would work.

Their in-house/preferred vendors are a MUST working with them was so easy because they already knew the venue how it worked and where everything was. Their communication with the Villa was so easy that we didn't have to worry about anything.

I had a wonderful beautiful wedding that my guests will be talking about for a long time to come. I would highly suggest the Villa to anyone who is looking for a beautiful stress-free day.
I just had my wedding at the Villa a few days ago and everything was PERFECT! They had everything perfectly set up exactly Read more...
I just had my wedding at the Villa a few days ago and everything was PERFECT! They had everything perfectly set up exactly how I wanted it which was not an easy task. The staff was wonderfully mannered and kept us to our tight schedule.

People keep calling me and telling me how great the food was over and over again I get more compliments on how wonderful the food was than even my dress!! It was a lovely time and before the wedding they were willing to sit down with me and have me talk everything out so I was well prepared for how everything would work.

Their in-house/preferred vendors are a MUST working with them was so easy because they already knew the venue how it worked and where everything was. Their communication with the Villa was so easy that we didn't have to worry about anything.

I had a wonderful beautiful wedding that my guests will be talking about for a long time to come. I would highly suggest the Villa to anyone who is looking for a beautiful stress-free day. Read less
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Latrice
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
After my first visit at The Villa I was in love with this venue however, it was over my budget, so I decided to look at other venues. None of the numerous places I visited could compare to the decor and overall feel of The Villa. I decided to give them a call to see if they could work with me to stay closer to budget and they were very receptive and made it happen for me. I received so many compliments from my guests and other vendors about the food, decor and staff. It was truly a dream come true! I would definitely recommend this place!
After my first visit at The Villa I was in love with this venue however, it was over my budget, so I decided to look at Read more...
After my first visit at The Villa I was in love with this venue however, it was over my budget, so I decided to look at other venues. None of the numerous places I visited could compare to the decor and overall feel of The Villa. I decided to give them a call to see if they could work with me to stay closer to budget and they were very receptive and made it happen for me. I received so many compliments from my guests and other vendors about the food, decor and staff. It was truly a dream come true! I would definitely recommend this place! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tanitra
Wedding:
5/29/2009
5.0/5.0
The Villa services over-all was great!! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful our wedding was...the decor of the venue, food (especially), staff service, quality of everything!!! The best aspect was definitely the food, I was very impressed (along with our guests) with the quality, creativity, and quantity of food provided!! Great work!!
The Villa services over-all was great!! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful our wedding was...the decor of Read more...
The Villa services over-all was great!! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful our wedding was...the decor of the venue, food (especially), staff service, quality of everything!!! The best aspect was definitely the food, I was very impressed (along with our guests) with the quality, creativity, and quantity of food provided!! Great work!! Read less
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missnikkis
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
I was taken aback by the decor and location of The Villa because it lacked in my opinion scenery as I desired a beautiful beach front or garden wedding. However, after stepping inside of this Tuscan inspired haven, I was introduced to a piece of heaven. The staff treat you like family from the minute you enter walking you through the facility which is beautiful. The tent and the food sold me as the lobster bisque is to die for. The price pays for itself with all of the amenities that they offer you from the endless food, wedding cake included and wedding planning services, which let me tell you includes planning your schedule, wedding day set up and break down. I also enjoyed with my budget and busy schedule that I did not need a wedding planner on the side, I did all the extras myself and cross referenced with The Villa staff who are more than helpful and everyone is ready to assist.

Every time I see someone who attended my wedding they give endless praise to the unique venue, the great food, and beautiful ceremony and reception. I have to say kudo's to my Wedding Day Coordinator who kept me on schedule and was my safe haven during times of stress. You will not go wrong with this one stop shop...trust me!
I was taken aback by the decor and location of The Villa because it lacked in my opinion scenery as I desired a beautiful Read more...
I was taken aback by the decor and location of The Villa because it lacked in my opinion scenery as I desired a beautiful beach front or garden wedding. However, after stepping inside of this Tuscan inspired haven, I was introduced to a piece of heaven. The staff treat you like family from the minute you enter walking you through the facility which is beautiful. The tent and the food sold me as the lobster bisque is to die for. The price pays for itself with all of the amenities that they offer you from the endless food, wedding cake included and wedding planning services, which let me tell you includes planning your schedule, wedding day set up and break down. I also enjoyed with my budget and busy schedule that I did not need a wedding planner on the side, I did all the extras myself and cross referenced with The Villa staff who are more than helpful and everyone is ready to assist.

Every time I see someone who attended my wedding they give endless praise to the unique venue, the great food, and beautiful ceremony and reception. I have to say kudo's to my Wedding Day Coordinator who kept me on schedule and was my safe haven during times of stress. You will not go wrong with this one stop shop...trust me! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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kahlua
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with the Villa and Catering by Uptown was AMAZING! The venue is beaufitul and my husband and I fell in love with it the first time we visited. After we went back for a second visit with my parents, they fell in love with it too. Its not only the venue that we loved, we also loved the true sense of caring all the employees provide. We worked with many different planners throughout the process, although we had one main planning contact and one day of coordinator contact. They really made us feel like family throughout then entire process and I am sad to not be planning my wedding anymore, because I am no longer in contact with them.

The food is amazing! The service was impeccable! The decor options they offered were unlimited! and the extra lighting options, coffee bar, and chocolate fountain were the perfect extra touches. They also use a delicious bakery for the cake.

All our guests keep saying how much fun they had at the wedding and how amazing the food and service was. I could go on and on about the Villa. The provide almost absolutely everything from the food and bar, to candles and non floral centerpieces, linens and china, cake, etc...

Now that my wedding is over I am telling everyone I know to check them out because I had such an amazing experience working with Catering by Uptown and using the Villa for everything- ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. It truly was my Cinderella wedding :)
Working with the Villa and Catering by Uptown was AMAZING! The venue is beaufitul and my husband and I fell in love with Read more...
Working with the Villa and Catering by Uptown was AMAZING! The venue is beaufitul and my husband and I fell in love with it the first time we visited. After we went back for a second visit with my parents, they fell in love with it too. Its not only the venue that we loved, we also loved the true sense of caring all the employees provide. We worked with many different planners throughout the process, although we had one main planning contact and one day of coordinator contact. They really made us feel like family throughout then entire process and I am sad to not be planning my wedding anymore, because I am no longer in contact with them.

The food is amazing! The service was impeccable! The decor options they offered were unlimited! and the extra lighting options, coffee bar, and chocolate fountain were the perfect extra touches. They also use a delicious bakery for the cake.

All our guests keep saying how much fun they had at the wedding and how amazing the food and service was. I could go on and on about the Villa. The provide almost absolutely everything from the food and bar, to candles and non floral centerpieces, linens and china, cake, etc...

Now that my wedding is over I am telling everyone I know to check them out because I had such an amazing experience working with Catering by Uptown and using the Villa for everything- ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. It truly was my Cinderella wedding :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.9/5.0
Catering by Uptown is def the place to cater your wedding if you are in the DMV. From the very beginning everyone was very helpful and would answer emails or questions the same day they would get back to you. The food was awesome, the venue was wonderful adn the staff was top notch. They catered to your every need
Catering by Uptown is def the place to cater your wedding if you are in the DMV. From the very beginning everyone was very Read more...
Catering by Uptown is def the place to cater your wedding if you are in the DMV. From the very beginning everyone was very helpful and would answer emails or questions the same day they would get back to you. The food was awesome, the venue was wonderful adn the staff was top notch. They catered to your every need Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.8/5.0
We loved using The Villa for our reception. They were kind, courteous, and willing to work around my and my husband's crazy work schedules. We worked a lot with Peggy, and I would recommend her to anyone - she is GREAT!

The only reason I did not give The Villa 5 stars across the board is because the area where the coctail hour was held was a little hot and my guests were uncomfortable. In The Villa's defense, I did get married on a 95 degree day and had 150 guests in one room. The reception area was the perfect temperature, though.

Overall, The Villa was great!
We loved using The Villa for our reception. They were kind, courteous, and willing to work around my and my husband's Read more...
We loved using The Villa for our reception. They were kind, courteous, and willing to work around my and my husband's crazy work schedules. We worked a lot with Peggy, and I would recommend her to anyone - she is GREAT!

The only reason I did not give The Villa 5 stars across the board is because the area where the coctail hour was held was a little hot and my guests were uncomfortable. In The Villa's defense, I did get married on a 95 degree day and had 150 guests in one room. The reception area was the perfect temperature, though.

Overall, The Villa was great! Read less
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DesignDiva
Wedding:
10/31/2010
4.8/5.0
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Tanisha
Wedding:
3/20/2010
4.7/5.0
The Villa services was great!! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful our wedding was - the decor of the venue, the food, staff service, and the quality of everything!!! The best aspect was definitely the food, our guests was very impressed with the quality, creativity, and quantity of food provided!!

The Villa is expensive but it was worth every penny.
The Villa services was great!! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful our wedding was - the decor of the venue, Read more...
The Villa services was great!! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful our wedding was - the decor of the venue, the food, staff service, and the quality of everything!!! The best aspect was definitely the food, our guests was very impressed with the quality, creativity, and quantity of food provided!!

The Villa is expensive but it was worth every penny. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
11/17/2006
4.2/5.0
I had both ceremony and reception at The Villa and it couldn't have worked out better. The more weddings I go to, the more I realize how perfect my own was. The food was delicious and everything ran so smoothly.
I had both ceremony and reception at The Villa and it couldn't have worked out better. The more weddings I go to, the more Read more...
I had both ceremony and reception at The Villa and it couldn't have worked out better. The more weddings I go to, the more I realize how perfect my own was. The food was delicious and everything ran so smoothly. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/26/2012
4.0/5.0
My wedding at the Villa was beautiful and everything was just about perfect, except the fact that it rained which was out of their control and the mean day of event coordinator. My whole experience at The Villa was a great one except the day of, I had no idea that my day of the event coordinator would be someone that I only meet a couple of times who was mean and rude. Her name was Zora and I received so many complaints from my guest about how rude she was to them. I was informed by The Villa that they would be very accommodating the day of my wedding and if it started late or went a little over that there would be no issues. Well due to the rain I did run about 20 minutes late and right after my ceremony, Zora told me that we are running behind and I will need to rush through my pictures so that we can get back on track. I also had my own day of the event coordinator that did a wonderful job at keeping me and my guest as happy as possible. She did her best not to let Zora worry me or talk to me. After taking my photos Zora was informed that we were done with photos, but than had me and my guest wait for a good 30 minutes to set up for the reception after she rushed me. I was told by guest that she would talk to them like a child by yelling at them to move from one area to another or telling them they need to hurry up and sit down when they entered the reception area. I would have gave them 5 stars, but when you have a person that is telling you that you need to speed up your wedding, rush through photos and it is your fault that the reception took so long to set up because you requested different color chairs for your ceremony it can make any bride upset and stressed. Overall, my wedding day was a good day, but only because I had my own day of event coordinator that put people at ease by her kindness and good sense of humor. Up until the day of, every other person I meet at The Villa was wonderful and so kind, maybe we just had that one bad apple out the bunch.
My wedding at the Villa was beautiful and everything was just about perfect, except the fact that it rained which was out Read more...
My wedding at the Villa was beautiful and everything was just about perfect, except the fact that it rained which was out of their control and the mean day of event coordinator. My whole experience at The Villa was a great one except the day of, I had no idea that my day of the event coordinator would be someone that I only meet a couple of times who was mean and rude. Her name was Zora and I received so many complaints from my guest about how rude she was to them. I was informed by The Villa that they would be very accommodating the day of my wedding and if it started late or went a little over that there would be no issues. Well due to the rain I did run about 20 minutes late and right after my ceremony, Zora told me that we are running behind and I will need to rush through my pictures so that we can get back on track. I also had my own day of the event coordinator that did a wonderful job at keeping me and my guest as happy as possible. She did her best not to let Zora worry me or talk to me. After taking my photos Zora was informed that we were done with photos, but than had me and my guest wait for a good 30 minutes to set up for the reception after she rushed me. I was told by guest that she would talk to them like a child by yelling at them to move from one area to another or telling them they need to hurry up and sit down when they entered the reception area. I would have gave them 5 stars, but when you have a person that is telling you that you need to speed up your wedding, rush through photos and it is your fault that the reception took so long to set up because you requested different color chairs for your ceremony it can make any bride upset and stressed. Overall, my wedding day was a good day, but only because I had my own day of event coordinator that put people at ease by her kindness and good sense of humor. Up until the day of, every other person I meet at The Villa was wonderful and so kind, maybe we just had that one bad apple out the bunch. Read less
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VA Bride
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.0/5.0
We chose the Villa because of the ability to do one-stop shopping: venue, catering, cake, decorations. How great is that! Overall we were pleased with the staff, the food, and the preparations. Our coordinator Holland was very helpful in putting the final touches together. The Villa has a ton of extra decorations left from previous weddings, so if you're on a budget, you can spruce up your centerpieces without having to do a floral arrangement.

Working through the website was sometimes a challenge. Items weren't always updated to show the correct information. Usually an email or a phone call took care of that. We did the large tasting first, but since we were planning a stations party, we weren't able to taste our potential food. Fortunately, this wasn't a problem and we were able to setup another tasting with our food choices. The food was fantastic! If everyone talks about the food, it's for a reason.

We made a few extra trips to the Villa to plan for the wedding. The staff was accommodating and never gave us a problem. We were fortunate that on the day of our wedding, there were no other parties, so we were able to utilize the tent and the ballroom. The tent is nice, but the AC doesn't work very well and is really noisy. On a hot day, it can be a bit stuffy and warm in there. You might try to work out something with the staff ahead of time to make sure it functions to your liking. The tent is also very bright during the day, so pictures can be tough. We chose to do some pictures at a nearby park and were thankful we did. Our decorations for the ceremony were fairly simplistic, and the Villa provided most of them. When we arrived, the decorations weren't in place yet, which added a bit of stress to the day. My husband's brother ended up putting bows on chairs and moving a table around for the ceremony, something he shouldn't of had to do. Also make sure that if you decide to have the reception in there, you get a good picture for how many guests it can accommodate.

After the ceremony, we chose stationary appetizers. Overall the guests were pleased with the food, but for a large party, there weren't enough trays for the food, and the food rapidly vanished. They were replenished, but as the time got closer to the dinner, the staff stopped delivering food.

For the dinner, we were suppose to have a stations party, with full seating. Unfortunately, something got mixed up and we ended up having stations food in a buffet line. The result was a huge food line backup, something that would have been avoided with the stations. The food was also prepared/presented differently from the tasting, so we were a bit disappointed with that. The staff did prepare a plate for us however, which was nice. The cake was great and everyone seemed to love it. They also prepare the top of the cake for you to take home. They included a small plate from the dinner as well. It was a really nice touch!

The staff was very quick to clean up after the event, so we felt a bit rushed to leave the premises. We would have liked to have been able to take our time to say goodbye to the guests.

Overall, it was a positive experience with some discrepancies along the way.
We chose the Villa because of the ability to do one-stop shopping: venue, catering, cake, decorations. How great is that! Read more...
We chose the Villa because of the ability to do one-stop shopping: venue, catering, cake, decorations. How great is that! Overall we were pleased with the staff, the food, and the preparations. Our coordinator Holland was very helpful in putting the final touches together. The Villa has a ton of extra decorations left from previous weddings, so if you're on a budget, you can spruce up your centerpieces without having to do a floral arrangement.

Working through the website was sometimes a challenge. Items weren't always updated to show the correct information. Usually an email or a phone call took care of that. We did the large tasting first, but since we were planning a stations party, we weren't able to taste our potential food. Fortunately, this wasn't a problem and we were able to setup another tasting with our food choices. The food was fantastic! If everyone talks about the food, it's for a reason.

We made a few extra trips to the Villa to plan for the wedding. The staff was accommodating and never gave us a problem. We were fortunate that on the day of our wedding, there were no other parties, so we were able to utilize the tent and the ballroom. The tent is nice, but the AC doesn't work very well and is really noisy. On a hot day, it can be a bit stuffy and warm in there. You might try to work out something with the staff ahead of time to make sure it functions to your liking. The tent is also very bright during the day, so pictures can be tough. We chose to do some pictures at a nearby park and were thankful we did. Our decorations for the ceremony were fairly simplistic, and the Villa provided most of them. When we arrived, the decorations weren't in place yet, which added a bit of stress to the day. My husband's brother ended up putting bows on chairs and moving a table around for the ceremony, something he shouldn't of had to do. Also make sure that if you decide to have the reception in there, you get a good picture for how many guests it can accommodate.

After the ceremony, we chose stationary appetizers. Overall the guests were pleased with the food, but for a large party, there weren't enough trays for the food, and the food rapidly vanished. They were replenished, but as the time got closer to the dinner, the staff stopped delivering food.

For the dinner, we were suppose to have a stations party, with full seating. Unfortunately, something got mixed up and we ended up having stations food in a buffet line. The result was a huge food line backup, something that would have been avoided with the stations. The food was also prepared/presented differently from the tasting, so we were a bit disappointed with that. The staff did prepare a plate for us however, which was nice. The cake was great and everyone seemed to love it. They also prepare the top of the cake for you to take home. They included a small plate from the dinner as well. It was a really nice touch!

The staff was very quick to clean up after the event, so we felt a bit rushed to leave the premises. We would have liked to have been able to take our time to say goodbye to the guests.

Overall, it was a positive experience with some discrepancies along the way. Read less
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Wedding:
5/16/2014
3.9/5.0
Everything was included with this rental which made everything easier and cheaper but at times it was extremely hard to get in contact with someone on the phone.
Everything was included with this rental which made everything easier and cheaper but at times it was extremely hard to Read more...
Everything was included with this rental which made everything easier and cheaper but at times it was extremely hard to get in contact with someone on the phone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
The Villa is very pretty on the inside, but it is certainly not in the most scenic locations. If pictures are very important to you it will take a lot of creativity to make the most out of the location. I happened to get married on one of the hottest days of the year the week after a hurricane hit the region. The air conditioner in the tent was broken and instead of moving up to the ballroom they kept us in the tent. I believe that was why one of my bridesmaids passed out during the ceremony! The food was great, but I couldve had Uptown cater at a different location.
The Villa is very pretty on the inside, but it is certainly not in the most scenic locations. If pictures are very Read more...
The Villa is very pretty on the inside, but it is certainly not in the most scenic locations. If pictures are very important to you it will take a lot of creativity to make the most out of the location. I happened to get married on one of the hottest days of the year the week after a hurricane hit the region. The air conditioner in the tent was broken and instead of moving up to the ballroom they kept us in the tent. I believe that was why one of my bridesmaids passed out during the ceremony! The food was great, but I couldve had Uptown cater at a different location. Read less
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dshafey
Wedding:
8/16/2008
3.0/5.0
After months of planning we went with uptown because of promises of changing the carpet. Unfortunetly after months they did no such thing! The venue was nice and guests did not notice the smell of carpet! I would recommend using the tent outside if you decide to rent here its quite nice!
After months of planning we went with uptown because of promises of changing the carpet. Unfortunetly after months they Read more...
After months of planning we went with uptown because of promises of changing the carpet. Unfortunetly after months they did no such thing! The venue was nice and guests did not notice the smell of carpet! I would recommend using the tent outside if you decide to rent here its quite nice! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
11/20/2010
2.8/5.0
Unfortunately we did not have as great of an experience with The Villa as others did. The Villa made a lot of promises to us that they did not keep. For starters, we were told we would be the only event in the building and that we had rented the entire building for the evening. But, another wedding was scheduled the same night. I have a feeling that the other wedding was told the same thing, they ended up moving so we did end up being the only party there that night in the end. The Villa promotes itself as an all-inclusive type venue, including planning services, a "day-of" coordinator to help you figure out details, etc etc. But I sent multiple emails that were never answered, got responses to emails that answered only half of my questions, and met with a different person every time I went. We still didn't have a "day-of" person scheduled the week of the wedding, the first we heard of him was the Thursday before when we dropped everything off. They didn't offer help to me, did not give me an idea of what was included, I had to ask about every little detail (is there a coat check? do you have uplighting? what kind of chairs will be in the ceremony?), and as I said a lot of my questions went unanswered.

Their prices would be allowable if they were as inclusive and outstanding as they suggest they are. They are expensive, even for the area.

The food was good, but they insist you give a list of special meals for your guests (and names), but all of my guests who needed them told me they had to ask, and sometimes still didn't get what I ordered for them. As a part of a vegetarian family, this is so annoying when you're at a wedding, you don't get your food until everyone else, and you have to call yourself out to the waiter. They insisted this wouldn't happen, but unfortunately it did. Also, only about half of our guests say they got served cake. Then where did the rest of our cake go?

Our wedding day went great, but only thanks to a wedding planner I had to hire last minute (Tina's Creative Touch...she was amazing helping with the Villa). I would recommend this venue only to brides who know what they're getting into, have the extra funds to hire a wedding planner, and have a LOT of patience. The day did turn out beautifully, but if I had to do it again I would never book with them.
Unfortunately we did not have as great of an experience with The Villa as others did. The Villa made a lot of promises to Read more...
Unfortunately we did not have as great of an experience with The Villa as others did. The Villa made a lot of promises to us that they did not keep. For starters, we were told we would be the only event in the building and that we had rented the entire building for the evening. But, another wedding was scheduled the same night. I have a feeling that the other wedding was told the same thing, they ended up moving so we did end up being the only party there that night in the end. The Villa promotes itself as an all-inclusive type venue, including planning services, a "day-of" coordinator to help you figure out details, etc etc. But I sent multiple emails that were never answered, got responses to emails that answered only half of my questions, and met with a different person every time I went. We still didn't have a "day-of" person scheduled the week of the wedding, the first we heard of him was the Thursday before when we dropped everything off. They didn't offer help to me, did not give me an idea of what was included, I had to ask about every little detail (is there a coat check? do you have uplighting? what kind of chairs will be in the ceremony?), and as I said a lot of my questions went unanswered.

Their prices would be allowable if they were as inclusive and outstanding as they suggest they are. They are expensive, even for the area.

The food was good, but they insist you give a list of special meals for your guests (and names), but all of my guests who needed them told me they had to ask, and sometimes still didn't get what I ordered for them. As a part of a vegetarian family, this is so annoying when you're at a wedding, you don't get your food until everyone else, and you have to call yourself out to the waiter. They insisted this wouldn't happen, but unfortunately it did. Also, only about half of our guests say they got served cake. Then where did the rest of our cake go?

Our wedding day went great, but only thanks to a wedding planner I had to hire last minute (Tina's Creative Touch...she was amazing helping with the Villa). I would recommend this venue only to brides who know what they're getting into, have the extra funds to hire a wedding planner, and have a LOT of patience. The day did turn out beautifully, but if I had to do it again I would never book with them. Read less
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