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Villa Antonia

Jonestown , TX
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LOCATION

19039 Adrian Way
Jonestown, TX US 78645 (map)

PHONE

512-267-3509

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ABOUT US

Elegant, Private, Unique

Lean into the wind on a balcony of the Lakeview Terrace while your guests enjoy the surrounding emerald hills and the sun glinting off the azure... Read more
Elegant, Private, Unique

Lean into the wind on a balcony of the Lakeview Terrace while your guests enjoy the surrounding emerald hills and the sun glinting off the azure waters of Lake Travis in the distance. Walk through the massive stone arch entryway to the first paved courtyard and fountain. Villa Antonia offers those celebrating a wedding one of the most beautiful and spiritual settings; the embodiment of all that is wondrous about Austin. A truly intimate experience that makes your day both unique and memorable.19,000 square feet of usable venue space: Including a chapel, ballroom, dressing suites (300 and 800 square feet, guys ad gals), terraces, courtyards, gardens, balconies, pond, waterfalls, fountains, and Hill Country views! Accommodating up to 300 guests. Rental includes tables and chairs, venue coordinator, security staff, and photo shoot/rehearsal time.

The beauty of your wedding day will be remembered for a lifetime when you experience Villa Antonia. Texas Weddings-Lake Travis-Villa Antonia. Old World architecture evokes memories of timeless traditions and will leave lasting impressions for years to come. Outdoor weddings at Villa Antonia Austin Texas. Walk by a waterfall, cross a bridge, and watch birds from the gardens…but most of all, enjoy the spectacular wrap around views. Breath-taking scenery combines with hill-country hospitality to create a joyful day for you.

Your wedding pictures will detail the splendor and delights of your memories and reflect with drama the artistry of the place, and the sweeping emotion of the day. Here at Villa Antonia there is plenty of room for your wedding party to stretch out and enjoy the day without feeling cramped.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2000
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
0
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
4500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
35
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding at Villa Antonia and it was absolutely beautiful. All of the guests were raving about how gorgeous the views were. Jennifer and Ms Chris are a delight to work with and will do everything they possibly can to make your day that much easier. As soon as I visited the venue, I fell in love and never looked back. Definitely recommend this venue for a wedding.
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Private User
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved this place. Several of our guests told us they felt like they were in a fairy tale. Villa antonia is gorgeous, especially at night. The views from the terrace (where we had our ceremony) are beautiful. They also have a chapel which would provide for a pretty plan B ( I chose this venue bc I really wanted an outdoor wedding). Chris is their day-of-coordinator and she is so helpful and sweet. Things went so smoothly on our wedding night, and it was thanks to all of her organized planning ahead of time and she stayed on top of every little detail that night.
Choose villa antonia!! It was perfect!!
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Britney
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The entire staff was amazing! We booked the venue very far in advance and they were always so helpful. Ms. Chris Spady kept all of my vendors update and took care of a lot of the week of last minute details. On the day of, I couldn't have been happier, Everyone was so supportive and helpful. Maria was assigned to me while Ms. Chris organized the wedding party and guests. The entire event flowed so well and everyone enjoyed themselves. I am really gonna miss these ladies.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We were honored to be of service and hope you will come back and visit!
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Mark
Wedding:
3/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We got married March 2nd 2014 and contracted Villa Antonia as our venue. Driving up to the venue you get a feeling like you're in Tuscany arriving to an Italian Villa. This was the first place we visited in Austin and right away knew that was the place we would get married. Villa Antonia is absolutely breath taking and pictures do not do it justice.

The entire venue is very large and you access to entire space. They have multiple options for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing outdoors and indoors. They also allow you to pick all your own vendors which allows you to buy your own alcohol if you'd like.

The only other thing that compared to the beauty and greatness of the venue was Chris Spady the on site coordinator. She is absolutely amazing!!! Chris was very professional with us the entire time. She took a very active interest in finding out exactly what type of wedding we envisioned. She also is very detail oriented regarding timelines, vendor coordination, and any special requests. I can honestly say that Chris is a complete pro and the whole experience from the first day till the last would not have been the same without her.

We had to do a last minute venue move from outside to inside due to weather and Chris allowed me to wait till the absolute last minute before making the switch. She coordinated with all the vendors to make set up seamless. She does a great job of keeping the wedding party informed of where to go and whats going on. Another great thing about Villa Antonia is their weather back up plan.

My wife and I would definitely recommend Villa Antonia to anyone wanting to have gorgeous venue with tons of space and options.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My now-Husband and I both live in Houston but were drawn to Villa Antonia after seeing pictures and reading reviews online. The team at Villa Antonia was great from the point that we inquired for more information about the venue! Jennifer gave us a great tour of the venue and was not pushy when it came to making a decision. After visiting a few other venues in the Houston area, we knew Villa Antonia was going to be for us. We quickly made our decision to secure our date and were introduced to Ms. Chris, the venue provided coordinator. Ms. Chris is very attentive and provided a lot of helpful information for planning our Wedding day. We were in constant contact with Ms. Chris and she was sure to follow up if she needed anything from us. Everything leading up-to, and including the Wedding day was perfect. We feel that we owe this to Ms. Chris and her Wedding day assistant, Maria. Without the help of Ms. Chris and Maria, we do not know how our Wedding day would have gone so smooth. Both of them were there to assist with ensuring vendors made it to the venue on time, keeping to the timeline, leading guests during transition times, and ensuring that we were doing good the entire night.

Typically you hear of the Bride and Groom not being able to enjoy a meal; this was not the case for us! Ms. Chris and Maria ensured we had appetizers, drinks, and our full meals served to our table. We ran a bit over the time we had planned for dinner but both of them assisted to bring us back on schedule by letting us know when it was time for the next activity (toasts,first dance, cake cutting, garter belt, bouquet toss, and departure).

Overall, our wedding was beautiful! We couldn't be more thankful to Ms. Chris, Maria, and the rest of the Villa Antonia team for helping us achieve our dream wedding.
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Ida
Wedding:
1/10/2014
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the bride I cannot rate the Villa any higher!! It was fabulous. Our guests were soooo impressed and everything went so smoothly. Chris, the bridal consultant, was a blessing. She had ideas that worked because she knows the venue and has done many types of weddings there.. Everything went so smoothly and was fabulous.
I have sent a couple of other brides-t0-be and they have also booked.
Fabulous wedding venue.
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Arielle
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
They took control of everything and i didn't have to worry about anything. I love the staff there!!!!!!!!!
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Nydia
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose this venue for the view and price. We were able to buy our own alcohol for the bar which really decreased our price. Chris and Jennifer were very sweet and responsive. They were flexible and just wonderful. Everything went well without a hitch. All our guests loved the venue and are still talking about it.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

You are so precious - we were honored to take care of you! We wish you all the best...
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Scott
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Villa Antonia was the perfect venue for our wedding! We had a smaller wedding (about 50 guests), and VA was just the right size so that everything felt intimate without being too squeezed in. The views were amazing and the venue itself is just gorgeous. It's like having your own Italian villa for the day and it feels like you've been transported to Tuscany! We even had a couple of guests from Italy and they were impressed with the place, so you know it's legit. The wedding coordinators, Ms. Chris and Maria were awesome - they went above and beyond our expectations and made sure that everything was taken care of. The venue is a bit far from Austin, but it's totally worth it because of the views and the ambiance. So don't hesitate to book Villa Antonia for your event - we highly recommend it!
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We were so honored to take care of you and your family!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Made my dreams come true!

Villa Antonia is an amazing place to get married. First, it is gorgeous - it has great the stonework, beautiful archways, excellent woodwork, the views are true Texas hill country, the gardens are unique and have great places to take pictures, the ponds/waterfall are interesting as well - I could go on and on. It has great scenery for all your pictures to where you could run out of time taking pictures alone. The guests love it too because it is so beautiful and has all the different areas to explore. The venue offers a variety of choices if you want to get married inside or outside and even where you want to be outside. It is a drive from Austin proper but we believe it was worth it. It just has so much to offer that we couldn't think of a better place to get married. Everyone loved it.

Second the staff is excellent to work worth. Jennifer arranges the contracts and bridal portraits and was always on top of things and responsive to emails or phone calls. Ms. Chris helped with organizing everything for the wedding and was there the night of. She kept everything on track when we got a little off our schedule with pictures, she helped set up and take down decor, offered great suggestions and even answered questions that were not specific for the venue but more general wedding questions. She also was very on top of any question I had and sometimes would even respond on her day off. Maria also helped the day/night of the wedding and was excellent as well. Anything I needed she would get or find for me. To top it all off not only were they all extremely professional, they were the nicest people and one of the best experiences of wedding planning.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We were so honored to take care of you!
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sara
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to describe this venue!! It is beautiful and accomodating and just the best place in Austin to get married!! Chris at Villa Antonia and Maria were just simply amazing. They made our day perfect and the whole evening was flawless. We have memories that will last a lifetime and have Villa Antonia to thank!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Villa Antonia was absolutely beautiful! The venue truly exceeded our expectations. The Villa and scenery were stunning and provided the perfect setting for a storybook wedding.

It was difficult planning a wedding while living out of state, however, Kathie provided us with great advice and were so helpful in the planning of the big day.

Thank you for your help in making my daughter's wedding a truly memorable occasion!
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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davillia
Wedding:
11/23/2012
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue. Being at Villa Antonia makes you forget that you're just a few minutes outside Austin, TX; you feel as if you're in another country. It is an absolutely beautiful venue and I'm so very thankful that we chose it.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue. Very dependable and it takes so much weight off of the family! They do all that they say they will do. They provide 2 planners who were so kind, helpful, patient, and calm on the wedding day!!! They did over and above what I thought that they would do. I cannot say enough good about this venue!!! All of our guests LOVED it here and could not stop talking about how beautiful it is. RECOMMEND HIGHLY!!!!! I would also recommend only using their suggested vendors.
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Meredithbride
Wedding:
6/23/2007
5.0/5.0
Absolutely Wonderful! The facility is breathtaking! The staff is kind and very helpful, I dreamed of having my wedding at a mediterrean paradise and that is what I got with Villa Antonia, I would reccommend this facility to ANYONE! It is rather expensive but it is worth it. One insider tip: book a morning wedding so you can see the beautiful hill country during the wedding and it saves money too!
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Kym
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue was wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better place to get married. The staff was welcoming, detail oriented, and truly great to work with. The venue and views are breathtaking along with not having to worry about anything the day of the wedding. The staff went out of their way to make it the best day possible.
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything went so well. I could not of been happier with everything.
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Olivia
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
If there was one word that I could choose to describe how I felt about our wedding as my husband and I were leaving Villa Antonia it would be, "breathtaking." This was such an amazing venue and what made it a memorable experience and an amazing day was Shelley. She has a great heart and really knows what the job entails with being a wedding coordinator and goes above and beyond to make things run smoothly as well as make sure that everything is taken care of. I had to plan most of my wedding from another state since I was in medical school and I can't tell you how accommodating Shelley was to work with and how much effort she put in to keep me stress free and put all my trust in her. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to work with and wish I could do all my future events with her.

After the wedding I can't tell you how many compliments were given about the facility, photography, food, and just how beautiful the scenery was. Especially at night with the stars and beautiful lights, just makes everything so perfect.

Villa Antonia also has a great recommendation list for other vendors and I have to thank: Austin Catering, Floral Fetish Carrie Beamer, Cakes by Kathy, The Grooves, Lake Austin Strings, April Skinner for hair, and Patrick Motola for my amazing photography!! They all seemed to work so well together and put on what some of my family calls “the wedding of the year” for our friends and family.

Thank you to everyone, especially Shelley, at Villa Antonia for all your work for making my husband and I experience one of the best days of our lives that we will cherish forever.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We were so honored to host you! We hope you'll come back and enjoy an anniversary dinner here as well!
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Shelley
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Shelley, at Villa Antonia, was invaluable help to us on our daughter's wedding day. She is very sweet, helpful, and accommodating and bends over backward to make sure everything goes smoothly. When a decoration can't be found or the placecard set-up is missing, she calmly goes to work and somehow figures out an alternate plan. She also keeps the night on schedule and makes sure all of the important players are where they need to be. Shelley is a delight to work with and is a wonderful addition to Villa Antonia. (Her boyfriend is very helpful, too!)
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Chelsea
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Okay, well I'll be honest, when me and my fiancé, now husband were looking for a place to get married, I went out to Villa Antonia and fell in LOVE with the venue!! It was breathtaking!!! I live in Dallas, so I like everyone else went and read reviews about Villa Antonia, which were not very good. However, we chose to have our wedding there any way despite what we read....and let me tell you....it was AMAZING!!! I actually had a issue with my florist not showing up and Shelly the new wedding coordinator bent over backwards to help set up, order me new flowers, and make sure that my wedding went off perfectly!!! She and Maria were absolutely the best!!! Luckily my flowers showed up but Shelly and Maria had to place all the flowers and in a short amount of time. Everything turned out great and largely in thanks to the staff at Villa Antonia! If you are wavering at all about having your wedding there due to reviews, please do not! You'd be making a huge mistake! It is by far the most beautiful venue I've ever seen and the staff is AWESOME!!!
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GENEVIEVE
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ran so smooth thanks to Michaja and her assistant, they are wonderful! Most of our family and friends are from Houston and they could not stop raving about how beautiful & romantic this venue is. Michaja and her assistant were so helpful during the entire weekend; from rehearsal to the day-of, they made sure my groom and I were well taken care of. Even making sure we ate! Cannot say enough good things about this venue. We fell in love with the pictures on the website at first sight. We had our ceremony in the chapel and reception in the main house. Though you can opt to have your ceremony outside, we just did not want to rely on the weather, so we chose the chapel. I do not regret choosing the chapel! It was intimate, romantic---just what we had wished for. The photos turned out beautiful and this venue is every photographer's dream! You can't go wrong with this place, well worth it!
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Christina
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Aside from providing the most beautiful views of the rolling hills of Austin, Villa Antonia itself is absolutely gorgeous. The atmosphere created at this venue is one of beauty and elegance. It offers amazing ceremony and reception options, indoor and outdoor. In addition, the day of services provided by Villa's manager, Michaja, exceeded my expectations. We opted for an outdoor ceremony and reception. A freak, 30 minute monsoon rushed in just before my ceremony, wiping out my hopes for a ceremony overlooking the hills and most of my centerpieces. Villa rushed to action immediately, carefully making sure to leave the decisions to me, and quickly moved everything, including my guests, indoors. They salvaged what they could and set up tables for everyone inside. They were amazing! I literally felt no stress through the chaos, because they handled everything so swiftly and smoothly. I still had the fairytale wedding that I always hoped for. Without Michaja's help, it would have been a disaster. Because of her, my wedding day was perfect!
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Amy
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue, professional service, awesome people! We had so many compliments from our guests about this fabulous place! Michaja, the wedding coordinator at the Villa was available anytime I needed her for anything both months before and during our wedding. It was like having a fairy godmother! She made us feel so taken care of and confident that everything would go smoothly - and it really couldn't have been any better.
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Christy_2b_Mrs.M
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Villa Antonia and Michaja, the coordinator. It's stunningly beautiful there with so many options for setting up the ceremony and reception.

Thanks to the weather day of, we had to make some last minute changes to our plans (dinner was supposed to be held outside, but it was turning out to be a bit too chilly). When I arrived at the venue, the staff met me and gave me a list of options. Based on their recommendations, I decided to have the dinner tables moved inside into the ballroom/chapel, where the dancing was already planned to be held. This arrangement ended up working fantastically, and they took care of everything to make sure the new arrangement was set up correctly. It was completely stress-free for me, and it looked so beautiful!

And I have to rave about Michaja. She was on top of absolutely everything, and made sure everything happened when it was supposed to, and that everyone was where they were supposed to be. Everything ran like clockwork, not a single snafu! In addition to preparing our plates for dinner and bringing them to our table, she also went to the trouble of doing this for my grandparents (who aren't so mobile). They really, really appreciated this!
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mrsgrabert
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you Jennifer and Chris for assisting in the coordinating of the wedding plans, rehearsal and wedding day. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and all family and guests felt as though they were in another country due to your beautiful venue.
Thank you for being a part of our memorable wedding!
Rebecca Joy Grabert
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We were so happy that we had our wedding at villa Antonia. The venue is amazingly beautiful. Our guests could not stop talking about how gorgeous this venue is. We worked with Chris for our wedding. Chris helped us with everything from day 1. She kept us on track throughout the whole wedding process and coordinated with all our vendors. On wedding day, she was calm and made sure everything ran smoothly. We didn't have a wedding planner or day of coordinator but Chris took care of everything. I was completely stress free on my wedding day thanks to Chris being amazing at her job. The great thing about this venue is that it's both indoors and outdoors and both areas are gorgeous so if the weather isn't what you expected, there's always plan B which is just as awesome as plan A. We had some crazy weather during our wedding where a storm was supposed to come through and it was a huge relief that everything could be moved inside if that were to happen. I couldn't imagine a better place to get married
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Villa Antonia was a pleasure to work with! The place itself is incredible and the staff went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect!
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fortewu
Wedding:
6/10/2006
4.8/5.0
Book your spot early!! This place is very popular. Pictures will turn out great and you have a variety of options. And there's indoors A/C too! Don't need too much decoration at this beautiful venue!
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Leah
Wedding:
11/18/2012
4.8/5.0
The villa was a great place to have my wedding. My husband and I enjoyed our day and the staff made it as easy as possible for us to enjoy it even with all of our day of the wedding changes. The only thing is that they have a lot of restrictions, which is understandable, so make sure you read them through thoroughly before planning
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shestough
Wedding:
4/16/2010
4.7/5.0
Villa Antonia was a beautiful location for our Wedding. The Villa itself is the gorgeous Italian style house with imported tiles and beautiful water falls, fountains and ponds. I fell in love with this location immediately. It gives one the feeling of a destination wedding here in Texas. Machija was very organized, friendly and orchestrated the flow of the entire pre- wedding, wedding and reception very nicely. Our outdoor ceremony had to be moved indoors at the last minute due to rain, but we had made all back up arrangements ahead of time so it went flawlessly. The food was catered by Sterling Affairs was expensive, but very good and fresh and Tedi was very nice and flexible with the wine list. We were very happy with all of the vendors that were referred by Machija.... except one... our photographer....Aimage Photography by Lisa Shepard was the worst experience one could ever have! She needs to be removed from their preferred list. She was rude, disorganized and completely stressed the bride, groom and guests out on the wedding day! REMOVE her from the list, there are many wonderful photographers and this lady is terrible and will ruin your credibility if you keep referring her to your clients who are trusting that you know the best in the business. This venue is very upscale with friendly people, Aimage does not fit the mold:(
The Chocolate Cup provided a wonderful Gelato Bar with five flavors to choose from, it was a special treat. Pete with DJ's unlimited was the best I have ever heard, he totally felt the vibe of the wedding guests and made it a wonderful dance party with great energy, friendliness, lights and sound!
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Kyle
Wedding:
3/1/2013
4.6/5.0
Villa Antonia is the most beautiful venue. It's breath taking. My wife and I were looking at venues all day in Austin and all around Austin. When we finished with our list of venues we had some extra time during the day. We remembered seeing the Villa but we thought they would be way outside our price range, but we had time so we figured we would go tour just to "dream."

When we got their we both immediately fell in love. It was the perfect choice. The beautiful architecture, the amibiance, the way it is isolated from the city, how it was surrounded by nature, it had everything we were looking for. As we walked around we knew we were getting to the point where we were going to be let down because of the pricing. Well, when we got the word on how much it was, it was only a little bit more expensive than most of the other venues in the area!!! Much to our chagrin.

The staff at the Villa are amazing and they do a super job at helping you organize and structure your wedding. They're intimately familiar with all the vendors that supply for weddings and they stay in touch with each vendor. With all the vendors we chose, they all knew each other and had worked with each other for the last ten years. It felt like all the vendors and the venue were excited to put on and host our wedding. It really made the whole process much less stressful, and a lot more exciting.

The venue was clean, and it was well maintained as far as landscaping and the building, and the ponds. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue.

The only reason the venue isn't a perfect five star overall rating is because of the flexibility. This isn't necessarily their fault.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We were honored to host you and hope you will come back to visit! We now consider you part of our family!
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Jasmine
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.6/5.0
Why is it worth your money?1.Service:Their staff do everything they can to ensure everything is professionally done.I never stressed from planning to the actual day of.Chris and Sara did a great job of sending follow up emails and contacting my vendors.Maria was the sweetest lady I ever met and was so helpful the day of the wedding.2.Seeing Your Vision Through:I know they are technically not "wedding planners" but I did not see any reason to hire one because they really do an amazing job and covering it all for you.The day of the wedding, Chris did an amazing job at stepping in the day of the wedding to clear any misunderstandings, tactfully speak to "unruly guests", and overall make sure the flow of the wedding was above standard.
What to be aware of ahead of time:1.Strict Guidelines:Do not expect to be able to choose whomever you would ever want for catering or some other services (without specific permission).For example, we wanted to use sparklers for the exit but they are very strict about burn ban regulations so this was not an option for us (on the bright side, we used colorful glow sticks which were cooler and safer anyways!).Also, we wanted to use our own bartender but they have a strict vendor they use.I must say, every regulation put in place was necessary and for good reason...I just caution the "free spirited" bride to do their research before signing the contract.
Before deciding to book, we were nervous about some of the reviews we had read in the past but they have done a great job of hiring solid, knowledgeable staff and are committed to making your day unique and special.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We were so honored to host you all at the Villa! Our priority is always the most safe, stress-free, beautiful, and memorable experience we can provide.
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Shelbi
Wedding:
6/25/2007
4.6/5.0
I wouldn't have had my wedding anywhere else. The guests absolutely loved the location. It had a beautiful scenery, even in Texas and despite the rainstorm earlier that morning. The coordinator there, Makaja, was a wonderful asset on the day of the wedding. She helped us make the wedding and rehearsal so much easier. The website doesn't even do the place justice, which is saying something considering how beautiful the pictures on the website are. This is the perfect location to get married.
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Audrey
Wedding:
9/23/2012
4.5/5.0
We had a wonderful and magical wedding! Chris at the Villa was amazing. So helpful and kept everything going smoothly!! Thank you!
Much Love,
Neil and Audrey Sullivan
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robinr777
Wedding:
5/9/2008
4.5/5.0
The venue was absolutely beautiful! The wedding coordinator Makaiya was exceptional- extremely organized and ran a tight ship with a smile. I would recommend this site to anyone! The only minor issue we had was the staff was suppose to light the candles on the tables and they didn't. Otherwise it was amazing!
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April
Wedding:
6/4/2006
4.5/5.0
Michaja was incredible!
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Jennifer S.
Wedding:
10/21/2006
4.5/5.0
Beautiful location! We felt as though we were in a Mediterranean villa in Europe - the setting was so picturesque and the facilities were stunning. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the location.
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Christy
Wedding:
9/2/2007
4.4/5.0
I loved the couple who runs this place. Both are very personable and care about each wedding that they do. Plus the place is beautiful!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/8/2012
4.3/5.0
Villa Antonia makes for an impressive, beautiful wedding venue, with a lot of different spaces that can be used. However, it is quite a drive on country roads, so I would only recommend it to brides who can afford shuttles for their guests or who get married during daylight hours and do not serve alcohol. There is also a certain amount of inflexibility in regards to hours and other wedding vendors - which can end up costing thousands more (not from Villa Antonia, but rental companies who do not normally do pickups as early as the Villa requires). I would absolutely recommend Villa Antonia - but brides need to be able to afford a few extra inconviences.
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.2/5.0
This venue is absolutely stunning and so picturesque! The scenery is to-die-for! Upon arriving, it carries you away to another time and place...an Italian villa in Europe perhaps. When I first stumbled upon it online, I couldn't believe how beautiful it was, and once I saw it in person, there was absolutely no way that I could get married anywhere else. It is just gorgeous.

I'll be the first to admit that Villa Antonia is a rather expensive wedding venue, but it is seriously worth every penny! The photos and video from our wedding are amazing, and we'll treasure the memories and the beauty of Villa Antonia for the rest of our lives. You have to decorate far less at this venue because the views and scenery are already breathtaking, so you'll definitely be able to save some money on decorating!

Villa Antonia is not flexible. There are three things that initially annoyed me about Villa Antonia, but there is no room for negotiation - take it or leave it. The first thing was that you must only use their designated caterer, Sterling Affairs (they are quite expensive as well, but the quality of their service and food is admittedly terrific). The second thing I found rather disturbing was that you are required to pay an additional $750 for the event manager, Michaja's, services solely for "the day of" wedding services/coordinating. $750 is a big chunk of change to pay someone for not doing anything (other than making a short appearance at our meeting with the caterer at the venue), which was quite unsettling...until our wedding day! Wow! Michaja was phenomenal on the day of...running a rehearsal prior to the ceremony (this is the third thing that is annoying about Villa Antonia - no rehearsal dinners are allowed on Friday night), putting the flowers on the groomsmen, mothers and grandmothers, checking with us to see if we needed anything, taking care of the grandmothers, whipping everyone into shape to get ready for the ceremony, and calling shots in general left to right. I was so very thankful that Michaja was there and decided right then and there that she is worth paying the extra money.

I received a ton of compliments about our venue and Michaja! Everyone who sees my photos asks me where we got married. They say that it looks like a wedding that you would see in professional wedding magazines. Some of that is due to the quality of the photos from Alamo Photographic, but mostly it's due to the gorgeous venue. I highly recommend Villa Antonia! I honestly believe it's the most beautiful venue in the Austin area.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We would just like all to know that we now have 6 caterers to choose from... we also do offer rehearsal dinner here as an option! (depending on availability)
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Brandis82
Wedding:
10/14/2011
4.1/5.0
The Villa Antonia was so absolutely beautiful, if it wasn't so far out it would have been the perfect venue. We went to see the venue about a year before the wedding. It was beautiful and different, but far out of Austin and a bit on the pricey end of the venues we looked at. We decided that it was out of the question, especially because at that time they had an exclusive contract with one catering company whose cheapest buffet package was way more than we wanted to spend(especially for their Italian buffet, bc we like Italian, but not for a wedding). I also was totally annoyed by the on site coordinator Mikaya. She walked us around the property talking and talking about her sons and what she would spend on this and that for their wedding and how she would treat me like her daughter in law...frankly I wished she would just shut up. I'm not a person who likes to be sold on something. Tell me what it has and let me make the decision. I know that is what she is there for, but there are ways to sell without being annoying.
A few months later we needed to make a final decision and I just couldn't get the Villa Antonia out of my mind, so went for it. By then, they had opened their catering contract up to a few more caterers. Even with the $850 payment to Mikaya for day of coordinating, bc the $5000 we dropped on just the venue wasn't enough, we still decided to go with it. The only problem was, I don't like being lied to, and I very much felt like I was being told what I wanted to hear until I handed that first check over. I was told I could change the time of the wedding, we had 7hrs at the venue and I wanted to be there later than 11, which I was told I could do in January, but when we went back to visit in May, I was told that it really wouldn't work. That's fine, but why was I told I could change it? I didn't want to start earlier, I wanted to start later so that I wasn't sitting at the venue for 2 hrs doing nothing waiting for the wedding..which was sort of what happen. Needless to say, I went on to look at reviews for the Villa Antonia at that point, and found similar complaints. People were annoyed with the 4hr bar service, the coordinator, the in flexibility of the site.
A few weeks before the wedding I was contacted by the new coordinator Shelly Gay. I was told by the venue that the other coordinator left due to illness, which sounded like a standard statement. (I was told later by someone that after the owner died, his daughter came in and found Mikaya had been pocketing money by referring vendors, whether or not it is true, I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me) Shelly and I talked for about an hour going over everything about the day of. She seemed nice and organized over the phone. My only complaint is that she didn't contact my vendors with much time(or at all in one case that I know of). The week before the wedding I was already getting emailed from vendors about getting in touch with the venue, which I thought Shelly was supposed to have done already, but giving her the benefit of the doubt and the fact that they probably have 2-3 weddings a weekend, I figured it would get done the week of the wedding. I called Shelly on Monday to ask a question about the liquor and she said she would be back to work Wednesday and contacting vendors then. My wedding was on Friday, so I was a bit worried. When we met her on Wednesday, she told me she had been calling my vendors all morning. We went over everything a second time and went on our way. A few hours after the meeting at the venue, I went to pay the caterer. They said they had not been called yet, and they also needed to know if they could come 30 min earlier because of the set up time. I emailed the venue asking if that was ok, and telling them that the caterer had not been contacted. Shelly said it was no problem for the, to show up 30 min early which I thought was nice and flexible of them. I emailed the response to the caterer who told me they had still not been called. I didnt mindogging between the two people, but wasn't that what I was paying Shelly for? It wasn't a huge deal, but it is something that fell thru the cracks.
The other thing that really annoyed me is that 2-3 weeks before the wedding, after I had spent months talking about the bar service with the caterer, Shelly informed me that I had to use a bar service separate from the caterer. I don't think this is Shelly's fault as it was the first time I had talked with her, but why in the 10 months and several site visits and many talks about catering and bar did no one at the Villa Antonia tell me anything about using a specific bar service and not going thru the caterer? That kind of stuff annoyed the crap out of me when dealing with the Villa Antonia.
My fiancé was ready to ask for the coordinator fee after the wedding bc he was so annoyed with the venue. Luckily the day ran perfectly. I could not be more happy with Shelly that day. She kept the wedding on schedule, put together a quick last minute bouquet for a jr. bridesmaid, she was helpful, but not in my face all night. She earned her fee for sure. Everything that night ran smoothly and I'm sure it was due to her and my wonderful vendors.
Needless to say, the Villa Antonia was a great choice, everyone talked about how beautiful and unique it was. It was a bit of a headache getting there, and maybe if I was a crazy bridezilla it could have been a lot more stressful. In the end, I'm happy with the choice of having my wedding there.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We are so sorry you had some glitches prior to your wedding but so glad everything the day of was beautiful! Ms. Chris has been our coordinator since spring of 2012.
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Tiffany
Wedding:
2/26/2006
4.0/5.0
This venue is gorgeous. I had so many compliments on the view and view. The only down side about this venue is that they require you to use their caterer, which is good, but on the pricey side. They also require you to pay their day-of-coordinator $500 to come turn the lights on and unlock the venue, even if you don't want to use her. We did decide to use their day-of coordinator since it was only a little more than the required fee, however she didn't do much at all. She basically stood there. We ended up having a friend act as a day-of coordinator because she simply wasn't doing much. The venue though, is amazing and I would get married there all over again simply due to its beauty.
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tiffany
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.0/5.0
Villa Antonia is a beautiful and elegant venue! My guests came across the country and were not let down by the gorgeous scenery. With 120 guest, the space is a little tight during the dinner, however it made for an intimate evening before they sat under the moonlight during the reception. Ms. Chris ( the event coordinator) was brillant and EXTREMELY helpful in making sure my vision came to life and that all the moving pieces were operating as they were supposed to. My only comment is that many of the guest still had difficulty after I told them to follow my wedding website or Villa's directions because GPS may mislead them. Considering the amount of business, I would suggest larger signage to direct guest. The other comment I would make is that they purchase or convert their outdoor ceremony alter so that couples can place their alter arrangements higher. With the heavy winds blowing through the hill country, I couldn't put my beautiful alter arrangements on their current stands because it was feared that they might blow over; so we had to put them on the floor. Being only 2 ft tall, they weren't captured in a lot of the photos. This was even after putting stones and dirt to make them heavier. Other than that, Villa Antonia provided the atmosphere and the professional staff to ensure my vision was brought to light! I absolutely would recommend them to a friend or to anyone who craves Tuscan elegance at it's best!
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Diana
Wedding:
9/13/2012
3.8/5.0
Great location. We chose it because of the great hill country view as we wanted an outdoor reception with an indoor ceremony. Due to the weather, we ended up having everything inside. Staff was really great about being flexible and moving things around for us last minute. Several guests had difficulty finding the location and nothing ended up running on schedule, but again the staff was very accommodating. We asked about extending our reception an hour since our 6:00 ceremony did happen until 8:00 PM due to all the delays because of the weather which were out of our control and we were only offered one hour at the cost of $500. The bar service was unable to stay past 10:00 so the last hour we paid for, no drinks were served. We rented the bridal suite and spent our wedding night at The Villa and were promised that staff would have a warm dinner waiting for us in our room after the reception and that breakfast would also be served to us in the morning. We didn't receive either. When we asked about breakfast in the morning, we were told that they do not handle that and the person who booked our reservation no longer worked there and he must have given us incorrect information. However, we had been in communication with other employees who work there and had been promised breakfast. Disappointed that we had to leave the morning after the wedding and drive to an IHOP for breakfast, but the staff was helpful in getting our belongings loaded back up in the car.
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marliroberts
Wedding:
6/25/2011
3.8/5.0
Villa Antonia is so beautiful and Michaja and Tedi were extremely helpful! The only issue we had with VA is that because they try to schedule as many weddings as possible, there is often a HUGE conflict and struggle with trying to plan your rehearsal and any other meetings, like bridal portraits. They often have two weddings there in one day, which makes it difficult to feel comfortable and relaxed on your wedding day. Not being able to get to the venue until 4 when your wedding is at 6 can be very stressful. While it was a wonderful location and we are extremely happy that we chose it, we did somewhat feel like just another number or event since they try to get as many weddings in as they can in one weekend. It would be a better experience if they would only have one wedding per day. I understanding making money, but it also takes away from feeling like your day is relaxed and special. Overall though, the venue is absolutely beautiful and the management does a very good job of getting things in order and making sure everything is taken care of.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We would just like for all to know that we have changed our policy and now only have ONE wedding each day to be sure and take the best care of our precious couples!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/16/2007
3.8/5.0
We absolutely loved the venue, but it is a little hard to feel "special" and there are a lot of rules to follow.
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my good side
Wedding:
5/23/2010
3.8/5.0
The Villa was a beautiful place for our wedding! Our guests loved being there, and everything came out lovely. However, sometimes e-mails were not responded to in a timely manner which can be stressful when you are planning a wedding. However, the closer we got to our date the more punctual the Villa was with getting back to us. The layout of the Villa was very open and allowed for our guest to be able to move around easily and socialize and dance.
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teresa811
Wedding:
1/30/2010
3.6/5.0
Villa Antonia is a stunning venue! We wanted a destination wedding, but knew many people wouldn't be able to attend. We opted for Villa Antonia because it feels like you're in a different country! So amazing!

The downside is (1) price and (2) lack of flexibility. You cannot choose your own caterer. Sterling Affairs is pricey although the food was fabulous.

I would definitely have my wedding here if I had to do it all over again, despite the few annoyances.
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myweddingrvws
Wedding:
12/30/2009
3.4/5.0
Beautiful venue but very expensive
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
like anyone else who has visited this venue, my husband and I fell in love with it from the first time we visited. Nothing went horribly wrong, they worked well with us and even let us choose an outside vendor when we couldn't afford the ones on the list. However, if we were to do it again I do not think that we would choose this venue. The price is ridiculously expensive. Also, on the day of, things seemed pretty unorganized and our coordinator was barking orders at some of the bridal party. Maria was the only one who truly help and was kind to everyone. I can't thank her enough. So, ultimately, I would say that although this is the most beautiful venue in Austin, to me it wasn't worth the money and stress that came along with it.
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ksurp
Wedding:
5/16/2008
3.2/5.0
Micaja is probably a nice lady, but she was unhelpful to us until the day of our wedding - I know she's busy, but she was flat out rude to us when we asked questions. The day of my wedding, she was awesome....just up until that point, we had trouble communicating with her. The venue is absolutely the most amazing place I've ever seen...and our wedding was GORGEOUS because of it - the guests had a great time, and the pictures and videography are incredible - they had so much to work with there! (c:
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

Michaja is no longer employed with Villa Antonia as of 6/2011. We deeply regret any problems she may have caused. Management and ownership changed in spring on 2011 and we are committed to being gracious, professional and friendly - plus of course a gorgeous setting for your event!
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maria
Wedding:
4/19/2008
3.1/5.0
We were very disappointed with Michaja, the coordinator. Since the first meeting with her she was always in a hurry. She did not allow the mariachi band to play outside during the cocktail hour. If we would have known this we wouldn't have wasted our money! She never took the time to tell us that we had to pick everything up after the reception. She should also suggest more options for transportation such as renting buses, etc. Most of the guests got lost.With her experience she should know better. For a formal wedding she should also dress up more. She was not very nice at times.

The venue is beautiful however the catering service did not comply with some of our requests, such as serving the wine, etc.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

Ownership and management have changed since your wedding and wee are so sorry for your troubles. We hope you still have beautiful pictures and memories to share!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.0/5.0
This venue is GORGEOUS! Everyone who attended our wedding couldn't stop talking about the beautiful venue & views. It did not need much additional decor, which saved money!
Our wedding was on a Tuesday, & because of this we got a really good deal on the venue, which was TOTALLY worth it. Since we signed, the prices have increased, however.

CONS: It is a difficult venue to find. The venue is very particular about which maps get distributed to your guests because the directions are tricky. We had to tie up balloons and get a shuttle for our guests to ensure they wouldnt get lost, but it all worked out.
They give you a list of "preferred vendors" which they ask that you use. The only vendor that you are mandated to pick from the list is a caterer. This can be stressful if you are on a budget because most were not too budget-friendly. However, our caterer did an amazing job, which is why they have the list!
The venue has a lot of restricting rules stated in the contract (bar times, alcohol restrictions, send-off restrictions, etc.). This made the planning/coordination of wedding events more difficult & stressful to plan, which makes them a very inflexible venue to work with.
They advertise a "day-of coordinator" upon signing with them. My first day-of coordinator was Shelley, and I worked with her for a few months. Then I went months without hearing from her. I tried calling her, no answer. So I called the venue and they told me they had replaced my coordinator. It was frustrating because they did not inform me. The 3 new coordinators (of which I worked with Chris) were very kind, but I didnt hear from them at all except during our final walk-through. Even during the wedding itself, I think I saw her once.

Despite this, we had the wedding of our dreams & I would recommend this venue to any bride that wants the wedding of her dreams! Hope this helped!
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We are so sorry that you did not get the very best care during our coordinator transition but we are so glad you had wonderful memories and such a beautiful wedding!
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Leia
Wedding:
5/26/2013
0.5/5.0
Unless there have been great changes made please do yourself a favor/save yourself the stress and DO NOT use this venue! When I arrived at my rehersal the "coordinator" looked at me and my wedding party and had no idea who we were and not a clue as to the details of our wedding which had been discussed the month prior at our final meeting. The day of - there was no organization - and no one who seemed to know what was going on - even though I had met with the "coordinator" several times prior to this day. my bridesmaids ended up "coordinating" the entire night which would be fine had we not paid $800 mandatory fee for a coordinator who did absolutely nothing. There are so many more details that unfortunately won't fit in the given space, but would be happy to share more info if you are even considering having your wedding here.
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Villa Antonia responded with the following comments:

We are so sorry that you feel we did not take the best care of you that we could.
If you are a prospective client of the Villa and would like us to answer any questions about this particular review, we welcome you to call us for an explanation of the situation.

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