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Villa de Amore

Temecula , CA
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LOCATION

40205 Calle Cabernet
Temecula, CA US 92591 (map)

PHONE

951-970-5831

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Villa de Amore is a Mediterranean style estate perched on a hilltop surrounded by the vineyards and rolling hills of Temecula Wine Country.
The private estate has indoor and... Read more
Villa de Amore is a Mediterranean style estate perched on a hilltop surrounded by the vineyards and rolling hills of Temecula Wine Country.
The private estate has indoor and outdoor facilities including outdoor altar and ceremony space, elegant ballroom, bridal suite, groom's dressing room (with pool table), patios and gathering spaces on the extensive grounds. Tastefully decorated throughout with Spanish tiles, wrought iron candelabras, sculpture. Paths wind through the beautifully landscaped grounds, formal rose gardens, fountains, manicured lawns, and lush vineyards. Villa de Amore has experienced staff to help you plan and accomplish every detail of your special day. You and your guests will be able to relax and enjoy your special day amid the Villa's lush landcaping and natural ambience. As your memorable day moves into the evening, the dance floor comes to life as the sun sets over the mountains and the lighting throughout the grounds turns the estate into a romantic wonderland. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2003
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
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?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/26/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment we stepped on the property, my fiancé and I knew this was going to be our wedding venue. Eileen was so kind and welcoming during our site tour and you can see the pride she takes in continuing to make this venue better and better. The staff was so amazing throughout the planning process, that they began to feel like family.

During our rehearsal, we had a pretty serious medical emergency happen with my fiancé. Laura and Eileen made sure an ambulance was called right away and handled the situation like pros. They were so great in keeping everyone calm and preventing me from having a nervous breakdown. I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to have our wedding the next day, so they made sure all the vendors were updated and aware of the situation.

Thankfully we were still able to have our dream wedding the next day, and it turned out even more beautiful than I could have imagined. Every single one of my guests commented on how gorgeous the venue was. I can't begin to thank them enough for everything they did for us. I would highly recommend this venue!!! It is a million times more amazing and private than any of the wineries in the area and you will definitely get your money's worth!!
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Villa was wonderful! All of our guests were wow'ed by the beautiful grounds and we couldn't imagine getting through the day without their coordination and direction. Thank you Villa for a perfect Day <3
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halac1234
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I kept saying we wish we were guests at our own wedding at the Villa! The day was absolutely amazing; the team at the Villa is so professional and coordination there was superb. I was nervous having the venue far away during the planning phases, but the day/night came out more beautiful than I could have imagined. The guests raved about how beautiful the venue was and even specifically were impressed with the coordination and efficiency of the staff. Laura the coordinator was such a sweet person to work with; she made sure we had everything and was not pushy at all. David responded to all my emails during the planning phases timely which I appreciated. The Villa added a new fountain recently which is beautiful and adds an extra wow factor to the venue. All the vendors were absolutely amazing as well. Renee the caterer, Marcella the photographer and Jennifer/Sheila the florists and table design...they were all such a pleasure to work with and they all helped me create my vision for the wedding. I hope to be invited to a wedding here in the future!! Thank you for the beautiful memories!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Karen
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Villa de Amore and are so grateful we were able to get married there! It's everything we wanted our wedding venue to be ~ romantic, elegant, private, and magical. The grounds are perfectly maintained and stunning. The sunsets at the Villa are heavenly. We loved the fact that we got the Villa to ourselves our entire wedding day and that they have their own vendors included in an all inclusive package. It made planning a wedding so much easier and less stressful knowing that all of the vendors are familiar with the property and its owners. David and Eileen are outstanding! They always responded promptly to our emails and phone messages throughout the planning process. All of the Villa's vendors were easy to work with and very accomodating. THANK YOU Villa de Amore for making our fairy tale wedding posssible!

Karen & Robert
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Cynthia
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Drive up the palm and rose lined private drive on Calle Cabernet in Temecula to arrive in paradise. Villa de Amore is the ultimate location for a dream wedding. Located at the top of a hill with 365 degree views of vineyards, Villa de Amore offers privacy, elegance, and photo ops. After interviewing several local wineries as locations for my daughter’s wedding, Villa de Amore was the winner. This family-run business cares about making the Big Day a special occasion. Every step of the process from booking the venue to the final goodbye was easy, hassle-free, and tranquil. Only one celebration is executed daily between the hours of 2-10pm offering every client full run of the property with the utmost in luxury and service. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful, with elegant garden rooms, vineyard views, waterfalls, ponds, paths, twinkling lights, and arbors exude romance. Not much other decorating is necessary. Villa de Amore is a one-stop shop. With choices in vendors, everything is included except the alcohol. At most winery venues, the client is required to buy and serve only that particular winery’s offerings. At Villa de Amore, we were able to bring in whatever we wished. The bartenders were professional, and each vendor was stupendous. Our remarkable team included catering by Renee Bitoni, Desserts by Elegance on Display, DJ John Brigante of Divine Entertainment, and Photography by Leah Marie. Villa de Amore is designed with celebrations in mind. Ceremonies may held in a variety of outdoor spaces and the ballroom is large enough to accommodate 170 dining guests in case of inclement weather. They handle the clean-up and by the time the evening had ended, our things were packed and waiting at the front entrance, ready to be loaded into our vehicles. One short stroll through the grounds to make sure that everything was accounted for, and the fabulous day was sadly complete.
With gratitude to everyone at Villa de Amore. Perfect!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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christine
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not ever possibly give this venue or the amazing people that work there and with them, anything less than five stars. Everything was absolutely amazing from the moment my husband and I stepped foot on the property to take our tour. I am much of a procrastinator unfortunately, and the villa helped me in any and every way possible that I could imagine without any hesitation or rudeness all the way to the very last minute of the night. My necklace broke while we were taking pictures in the vineyard and they took the necklace and did everything they could to fix it, which I thought was beyond repair, before we even went back out to be introduced as bride and groom. It's little things like that, as well as the major things obviously, that made this venue special. My husband and I still talk about the wedding as well as still hear about it from guests numerous guests. It was the most amazing/beautiful day and venue, I wouldn't have done it any other way. Thanks so much, Dave and the Villa family.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Lighting & Decor, , Wedding Venue
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Nicky
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved this venue from the moment I went to look at it the first time. My fiance and I had already been to 4 or 5 wineries in the area and almost didn't look at the Villa, but decided to go check it out. When we pulled up, Eileen, the owner was in the garden hoeing her plants and I immediately knew I was going to like her. She is very sweet and down to earth. I live about 8 hrs away and really liked the idea of already having vendors picked for me so I didn't have to worry about looking for them. All the vendors are very responsive and communicate well via e-mail. The other wineries we looked at only give you four hours for the wedding and reception, which I don't think is a lot of time at all so the 8 hours the villa gives you is great! We also liked that you could buy your own alcohol as it works out to be a lot cheaper than the other venues. On our wedding day nothing went wrong and everything moved extremely seamlessly. The Villa does so many weddings they have them down to a science and keep your day moving along. I did not have to worry about a single thing and Eileen would come check on me to see if I needed anything. The whole crew were very professional and accommodating and I loved my day. Towards the end of the reception the villa cooks an extra snack -tacos, sliders etc. and many of my guests said this was money due to the amount of alcohol they had consumed. I had so many compliments from my guests about how beautiful the villa is and how great it was to have cocktails before the wedding! The day after the wedding my new husband realized he had left his sunglasses there and called Eileen who found them the next day and they were mailed to us.
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Mary
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I can honestly say that my wedding day was stress-free and was perfect thanks to everyone at the Villa. I tried to find something that went wrong, but I could not. All the staff was so knowledgeable, helpful and kind. They went above and beyond what I expected and I was extremely pleased with their services. They were on top on the schedule and day of events and I would do it all over again by how simple they made it on me. Weddings are what they do and they do them very well. Even my family and friends were so pleased with everyone and the BEAUTIFUL facility. It was a gorgeous and perfect day. Thank you for making my day such a success and a memorable experience!!!
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Kristy
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We were married at the Villa on Oct 4th. From the first day we saw the venue David made us feel comfortable and at ease with all the planning. David was also there on our big day and made the day run super smooth. There was minor issues throughout the day that came up but we never felt stressed and some things we never even knew about until it was over because David handled everything so smoothly. Leah Marie Photography, Soirée Designs, Bitonni Catering, Elegance on Display, and Aaron the DJ were all top notch!!! All our guest were blown away by the beauty of the venue and the quote of the day was "This was the best wedding ever!!!" We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking to work with professional wedding vendors and coordinators at a gorgeous venue in the beautiful Temecula Wine Country. Trust us you won't be disappointed.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Villa de Amore and its staff is more than just a typical venue for your wedding day. At Villa de Amore they treat you like family. They make sure that your wedding day is as stress-free as they can possibly make it. They never pressure you to make one choice or another. They simply ask you what it is that you want to do. There were a few issues the day of my wedding, which consisted of the best man forgetting his pants, a family member running late that I chose to read a poem during the ceremony, The flower girl ripping the ring bearers flower off, me getting my husband’s boutonniere color on my dress while taking a picture, and more, even some that I didn't know about until it was all over. Even with those few issues, Amiee and Eileen made sure that I was calm and assured me they had everything under control. Not once did I feel stressed out because whatever decision I made they were fine with. They never told me no or that they could not do that. Not only do they treat you, the bride, like family, but even the rest of my family and my husband’s family told me that they felt like Aimee and Eileen were family. They went above and beyond what I feel their job called for, and that’s what made me feel stress-free and showed me that they genuinely cared about me and my wedding day. There are not enough words to express how grateful I am to have had Aimee and Eileen by my side taking care of any and every issue that arose that day. I am so glad and thankful that I chose this venue and got to work with all the amazing staff members of Villa de Amore.
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Private User
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Villa de Amore and its staff is more than just a typical venue for your wedding day. At Villa de Amore they treat you like family. They make sure that your wedding day is as stress-free as they can possibly make it. They never pressure you to make one choice or another. They simply ask you what it is that you want to do. There were a few issues the day of my wedding, which consisted of the best man forgetting his pants, a family member running late that I chose to read a poem during the ceremony, The flower girl ripping the ring bearers flower off, me getting my husband’s boutonniere color on my dress while taking a picture, and more, even some that I didn’t know about until it was all over. Even with those few issues, Amiee and Eileen made sure that I was calm and assured me they had everything under control. Not once did I feel stressed out because whatever decision I made they were fine with. They never told me no or that they could not do that. Not only do they treat you, the bride, like family, but even the rest of my family and my husband’s family told me that they felt like Aimee and Eileen were family. They went above and beyond what I feel their job called for, and that’s what made me feel stress-free and showed me that they genuinely cared about me and my wedding day. There are not enough words to express how grateful I am to have had Aimee and Eileen by my side taking care of any and every issue that arose that day. I am so glad and thankful that I chose this venue and got to work with all the amazing staff members of Villa de Amore.

-Jesse and Stephanie
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Genice
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were recently married at the Villa (9/27/13) and it was truly MAGICAL! We cannot thank the staff enough for such a flawless day! Everything was picture perfect and executed so nicely! We received so many compliments from our guest on the venue and staff! The Villa was there from start to finish and answered all my questions and paid attention to all of the small details that took me months to plan for. One of the coordinators would even take pictures of new ideas and send them over to me. They were always very helpful and responsive (same day turn-around for questions and inquiries). The Villa’s customer service is OUTSTANDING and it’s not often you get that in the wedding business. They have an AWESOME group of vendors who they work with and they know what they are doing and are very helpful and Eileen the owner is a true gem. The venue is gorgeous and the price is just right! We are so grateful that we were able to get married at the Villa!

FUTURE BRIDES: If you are looking for a dreamy, magical wedding venue overlooking the beautiful Temecula scenery with excellent service, this is a MUST!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This location is in the heart of Temecula wine country. We chose this venue to have a vineyard feel without the public able to access our wedding day. The staff there was quick to act on my wife and I's requests and everything moved along flawlessly. We absolutely enjoyed every second of our time there.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin with this amazing and beautiful venue?? This is truly the most gorgeous place to get married. I would not change a thing about my day. I had an extremely large wedding and an even larger wedding party and they made everything absolutely perfect. The staff was wonderful and they made everything so easy and were always there. My day was PERFECT and I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. All of my guests couldn't believe how gorgeous the Villa was and the pictures everyone took were just breathtaking. David, Amy, Kristin, Eileen and the rest of the staff deserve above a 5 star rating. The vendors that they provide Ross, Renee, Leah, Jennifer, Ken, Sheila and anyone else that I may have missed were 5 star! I can't thank everyone enough for making all of our dreams come true!
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Heidi
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want a beautiful Temecula Wine Country wedding, then I really recommend having it at Villa de Amore! It is seriously one of the most beautiful venues I've ever seen and I'm so lucky that I got to have my dream wedding there!

First of all, the venue is all-inclusive.. so a lot of the nit-picking details and trouble of having to find and interview a bunch of vendors is really not something you have to experience. Rather be super-controlling and have your pick of DJ, caterer, photographer, officiant, etc..? That's fine, but you'll spend a LOT of time looking and interviewing, and you might end up with people as good as the ones that work with the Villa.

Secondly, you can have a wedding at a winery but a winery isn't private. So, while your bridal party is taking pictures or getting set up, there are still people tasting or dining in the restaurant.. but the Villa is private and yours, so everyone there is staff or your party or guests (no strangers!)

Finally, the venue serves alcohol YOU provide, and BevMo! delivers for free (orders over $500) so you can have an open bar for much less than you would at a winery/venue that charges per head/per hour.

Eileen (the owner), her son David, Renee at Bitonti catering, John the DJ, Ken the Officiant, Sheila and Jen with Soiree Design & Events (florists), Jennifer with Elegance on Display (cake), Kristen and Amy the coordinators, Leah and Jill with Leah Marie Photography, and everyone were so incredibly helpful, accommodating and sweet. We literally had the wedding of our dreams!! Not that we will, but my husband and I talk about getting married over and over again so we can relive our experience at Villa de Amore! Seriously, the most beautiful and perfect place you can choose for your Big Day!!
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kimmy20716
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at Villa de Amore made our wedding so beautiful and enjoyable. I had the perfect day because of their hard work. They were very accomodating and the villa is just gorgeous! It was the best wedding I could have hoped for.
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Villa de Amore made our day so amazing! They were on point all day and so responsive!
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I looked at several venues before deciding on the Villa. I am so glad we did. David, Eileen, and Amy are soo helpful and really made our day special. They were always available to answer my questions while I was planning and selection of vendors they work with are amazing! I couldn't have imagine our day any better! We still have people telling us it was the prettiest wedding they have even been too. I think the Villa and its beauty is why people are saying that!
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Tatyana
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing wedding day :)) Villa de amore venue is just absolutely beautiful. Our guests loved the property, the food, the music and the staff at the Villa.

Everyone at the Villa from day one was so very friendly and helpful. Throughout 6 months of planning our wedding, the staff was so helpful and supportive, answering all our questions via email or phone within just few hours!!

All of their vendors are great!! Jennifer's cake was amazing and so delicious. She was able to create a cake from the two cakes that we liked and it looked soo beautiful and absolutely the most delicious cake I ever had!!! Sheila and Jen did a great job with our flowers. I had a hard time figuring out what flowers I wanted..the colors and etc. But Sheila knew exactly what I wanted :)) I couldn't have asked for better flowers. The food was delicious and so much of it. Our DJ Ross was a lot of fun and played great music for us!! The dance floor was never empty. Our minister Ken was outstanding!! Our ceremony was short but sweet as we both wanted!! Eileen, David, and Amie all worked very hard that day for our wedding to go without any issues and that's exactly how it was.. it was a perfect day!!! Thank you guys!!

For the future brides.. this is the place :) It's stress free..it's beautiful, it's all inclusive, it's your wedding day!! Go check out the place and you won't look anywhere else :)
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Villa de Amore was outstanding! The venue itself is absolutely stunning. Between the landscaping, decorating, and views of the surrounding vineyards, it made for a perfect setting. In fact, because the venue had so much natural beauty to begin with, we didn't need to add many decorations!

And now for the staff- our coordinator David was great. Leading up to the wedding, he was always organized, professional, informative, quick to answer our questions via email, and flexible to meet our needs. On the wedding day, he and everyone else there were great. They were helpful and checked on us frequently without being intrusive, and they were always very friendly and patient, even if our guests were a pain at times!

Another HUGE plus was the vendors VDA uses: Leah Marie photography, Bitoni catering, Elegance on Display (baker), and Soiree (florist) were all great. The photographers were particularly awesome- Marcella and Diana were friendly, efficient, and made sure that they captured all the guest combination photos that we requested. VDA also made it easy to add our own vendors. We were especially impressed with how seamlessly VDA's DJ worked with our live band.

Now, for a couple minor negatives (it was hard to think of any!!!): it would have been nice if we or our guests could have brought home some leftovers from the caterer. The food was so good but the two of us never really got the chance to sit down and enjoy it! The only other negative is that VDA's receptions have to end at 10 pm due to local noise ordinances. This is obviously out of their control, but it is something to consider when choosing a venue.

Overall, an outstanding venue from top to bottom! We really liked the combination of the simplicity of an all-inclusive wedding along with the ability to customize things to our liking. You really can't beat this place. Thank you David, Eileen, and everyone else for the best day of our lives!
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Rita
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I booked our wedding at Villa de Amore without visiting first. So we were thrilled when we saw how absolutely beautiful it is there! Eileen and staff took care of everything and conveyed such a sense of calmness, so we were able to relax and enjoy the day. I'm so thankful to them for helping to make our wedding day amazing!

Gorgeous flowers, delicious food and cake, flawless photos, and a fun DJ also contributed to the wonderful and stress-free experience.

I highly recommend Villa de Amore to future brides who are looking for a private vineyard setting. I cannot say enough complimentary things about my experience!
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Cindy
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave, Aimee, Eileen, Lauren, etc. with Villa de Amore were FANTASTIC, AMAZING, FLEXIBLE, HELPFUL, AFFORDABLE, etc. I really truly cannot say enough about our experience with those folks.

Venue - located in Temecula, California, about 45 min from San Diego. Needless to say, the venue is stunningly beautiful. Imagine a breathtakingly beautiful mansion on a hill with vineyards, a customized altar, a huge patio, personal dance floor, etc. - that's what you get with the villa.

Convenient - During our engagement, my husband was in Washington DC, I was in Canada, and the wedding was in California. As such, you can imagine how difficult wedding planning could be... However, it could not have been much easier, to be honest. When you meet with the villa, they give you the caterer, a choice of florists, photographers, ministers, DJ, etc etc etc. Literally all you need to do as the bride is worry about the guest list and your dress. All the vendors they allow you to choose from are professional, talented and "go out of our way" helpful.

Affordable - The fee is per guest - no hidden costs. When we did the math, they were even more affordable than other venues that you have to do piece by piece. Not only do you already have a group of vendors (cater, photo, DJ, minister, etc), but the pricing is even more affordable!

Soiree Florists - Sheila and her team over there are phenomenal. I honestly could not have made the flowers and decorations more beautiful if I tried. I told Sheila I knew nothing about flowers and just told her a group of colors. She got creative with it and on the day of the wedding, I was just blown away with the color, the styling, the artful taste - it was all amazing.

Ken Pollard - Minister - I can not say enough nice things about Ken. The man probably marries 2 couples a week - however, he still managed to make our ceremony so touching and customized to Luke and I. I don't doubt that he will be a part of our lives forever.

Overall, A++!
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Krystal
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Villa De Amore made our wedding day come true. Eileen,David, and Aimee were amazing. They were so organized and made sure the day flowed accordingly. They make you feel like family and that was really important for me and my husband. The venue is breathtaking and everything I had envisioned. I will and already have recommended this venue to other brides out there. Even guest from my wedding have called me up wanting to know Villa De Amore's phone number for friends of theirs who are getting married because they too were impressed with the site and staff. Seriously brides go check out this place you won't be disappointed.
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Karen
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything about this place is magical! The setting is beautiful - the estate sits on a hill that overlooks vineyards. The location is private and quiet. The grounds are well-groomed and have the most amazing sunsets. They are not a winery so you don’t have to worry about drunken wine tasters gawking at your wedding. It is a family owned Company and they make you feel special every step of the way from the site visit, to the signing of the contract, to the planning, to the rehearsal and the day of the event. During the planning process I had tons of questions. They always answered me promptly and were always helpful. The location is all-inclusive - they have a vendor list to select from. If you choose not to use their vendors they will credit you that portion. We decided to use the vendors from their list. It made the wedding planning process a breeze. I felt very secure knowing all of these vendors were familiar with the property and have worked with them in the past. All of the vendors were friendly, accommodating and easy to work with. The day of our wedding was gorgeous! It was hot and sunny day and they provided our guests with parasols at no extra charge. They provide a lot of little extras that other locations would charge for. Prior to the wedding we scheduled a design appointment to talk about the look and details of the wedding. They took notes and shared with us all the items available to us to use the day of at no charge. The wedding coordinator and assistant set up all the details! Everything was ready by the time we arrived on property the day of your wedding. Took away the stress and made the getting ready process easy. David was our wedding coordinator and he is awesome! I can honestly say not a single thing went wrong at our wedding. This is pretty amazing! At the wedding and even afterwards people told us the day ran so effortlessly and the setting made for a fairy tale wedding.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Villa De Amore gave us a wonderful wedding day. Everything was amazing and all of their staff was very professional, courteous, and respectful. We are especially thankful for all the help David gave us, he made the day run very smoothly and his calm and in control demeanor made us feel very comfortable and reassured all through the night. Not only did everything run perfectly but all of the top notch vendors they recommended made every detail exactly the way we wanted it and much more. The caterer (Renee Bitonti) did an awesome job with the food, everything came out delicious. Our cake baker (Jennifer Duarte) did an awesome job with the cake, it tasted just as good as it looked! The florist (Sheila Alonzo) did a fantastic job helping pick out our flowers and they turned out even more beautiful than we had imagined. The photographer did a magnificent job with our pictures. We spent a good amount of time with her posing and smiling, but instead of it being a long drawn out process she made it fun and energetic. Our DJ (John Briganti) was also extremely exceptional. His music choices were exactly what we wanted and throughout the entire wedding he went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. A number of our guests came up to us afterwards and told us how much they really enjoyed everything and how much fun they had. Their services were more than outstanding and our only complaint is that we can't re-live the experience every day. Our overall experience we had with Villa De Amore and their staff was incredible and we feel very blessed to have gotten to share our special day with them. We really appreciate all they've did for us.
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Vanessa
Wedding:
3/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Villa de Amore made all my wedding dreams come true. The venue was beautiful and the staff was very professional. The all inclusive wedding is truly a fabulous idea, it allows the couple to have creative freedom yet still have access to reliable trustworthy vendors. My husband and I loved everything about our day and feel blessed to have worked with Eileen and her family!
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Karrissa
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely amazing !! Everything was perfect! I did not know it was possible to have a 5 star vendor list! If you are looking for a beautiful fairy tale wedding please look at the Villa!! David, Lauren and Eileen are so sweet and just a pleasure to work with! Thank you for making our special day so awesome!! Love, Jimmy and Karrissa Snyder!!!
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Kristi
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW! That is the best way to explain our experience! No wedding ever goes without a little issues, however I am pleased to say we had only one very minor "hiccup" I can think of. Villa De Amore was awesome; very professional, organized, so nice, and very willing to do whatever they could to make your day the best day it could be! I worked with David from the time we came to see the venue to the "design day" and then Via e-mail after that and he was so great about getting back to me quickly whenever I had any questions or concerns. He also had a great vision and knowledge base of the wedding business; you could tell he has been around it for a long time! I then worked with Lauren on the day before and the day of and wow was she awesome! She was the sweetest and happiest girl you will ever meet! She was also such a hard worker...every direction I turned there she was making sure everything went to plan and flawless! The best thing was they are so organized and man, what a relief that was coming to the venue on the day of and seeing that everything was almost done and looked exactly how I had pictured it. The wedding of my dreams had really come true! Thank you Villa De Amore for everything! Brent and I had the most amazing day that we, and our guests, will NEVER forget!! xoxox <3 Brent and Kristi
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Tricia
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Villa de Amore on August 3rd, 2012, the venue was referred to me by a friend who also got married the same year. She ended up picking a different venue for her day, but suggested I go check out the Villa. On our first visit, we KNEW this was the place we wanted to get married- the location is stunning, the facilities are maintained well and the overall feel of the venue was perfect for us!

We booked a date for early November 2012 and sent in our deposit- the date was SET! Unfortunately just a few short days later, we ran into some person hiccups that made us ultimately have to move the wedding up. When I called the Villa to explain the circumstances, they were more than accommodating to our needs and although we were contractually obligated to get married in Nov, they graciously worked with us and changed our date to August 3rd. They way they handled it was professional and showed that they really wanted to work with us- Amazing professionalism and flexibility!

With just 6 months to plan a wedding, I had to get a dress and meet with all of my vendors quickly! The vendors were all great and accommodated my schedule. I choose: Elegance on display for my cake, Soiree for my flowers, and Leah Marie Photography. All were FABULOUS!

The day of everything was taken care of, there were a few things that weren't done to my liking, (minor things) but the staff immediately fixed them and made sure I was happy with them. The only thing that I was bummed about was that my florist used the wrong table centerpieces- she gave me vases, instead of candelabras- by the time I noticed it was too late, the florist was gone and the guests were already sitting at the tables. Other than this hiccup, our day was perfect, venue, food, and vendors are all amazing - you will not be disappointed. Thank you VDA- we will cherish our memories of our beautiful day forever!
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Alejandra
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding, on July 20 was absolutely beautiful and perfect. This place is breathtaking, we fell in love with it since we first saw it more than a year ago, and it just keeps getting prettier and prettier. Every single section in this property is well taken care of and you need very little flowers or anything to decorate since everything is so green, the gardens are so beautiful an colorful with plants and flowers. The new dance floor is amazing. I cant really explain how beautiful this place is. It is so private and has a stunning view. Very different than a wedding in a typical winery in Temecula or public place. The staff is great, so helpful and sweet. The day of the wedding we did not have to worry about anything, everything was taken care of and things ran smoothly. The service was professional and the catering service was more than great. The food was delicious and they were so attentive. The vendors that we could choose from were all great, so having to use their vendors was not a big deal at all. It actually made thing so much easier while planning. John (the DJ) was so helpful and he was a great entertainer, Soiree (flowers) absolutely beautiful flowers, Leah Marie Photography (sweet, professional, and beautiful pictures and albums!). The next day my sister asked me "aren't you sad it's all over?", but the truth is that everything was sooo beautiful and we were all able to enjoy ourselves so much without having to worry about anything that i am not one bit sad. I am soo lucky to have chosen Villa De Amore for my wedding, i have nothing to look back on and say i wish this or that. Now i am just looking forward to our pictures!! Thank you soooo much to David, Lauren and especially Eileen! This place will always be in our hearts and thank you for making this day all about us and our guests! Our guests came from all over the US, Mexico and Spain! Everyone was soooo happy and loved the the wedding! From 5 year old kids to 87 year olds!
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candice
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Where to begin with my story.... I met Eileen and Lauren July of 2010. I came down with my Matron of Honor and best friend to look at the venue. Villa was recommended to me by one of my bridesmaids. I loved the idea of everything being all inclusive, you just bring the dress :). Once I got to Villa and met Eileen and Lauren I knew this is where our wedding was going to happen. We got a tour of the whole venue and some insight into who Eileen is. Having meet her only that day I felt I had known her forever. When it was time to go we got hugs from both Eileen and Lauren and it sealed something for me. I came home told my Fiance about the venue and said we have to go see this place, I know it's where the wedding should be. We set up another appointment to come down. This time we brought a couple that was in our wedding party. Once they saw the venue for themselves they all agreed this was our venue. That led us to booking our wedding date! June 22, 2012. Now mind you this is July 2010. We gave ourselves time to save more money also I was in the middle of having my braces on, so of course those had to come off before the wedding. That was an amazing day. We locked a date down and it really established my relationship with Eileen, Lauren and her son David. With all the time I had to plan and prepare for the wedding I always stayed in touch with someone from Villa. They would send me "just checking in" emails. I loved that! Once the wedding date started to approach quickly we began our adventure into meeting with our wedding vendors. I decided since we lived an hour away that we would meet with all Villa's prefered vendors and start there. I loved how each vendor I met with they all knew the other vendor I would be meeting with. It really felt like a team effort. They really love working together and they all adore Eileen. It really made the planning process effortless! Before I knew it all vendors had been booked and everything was decided and planned out. The next thing I know rehearsal has already came and went and the wedding was days away. Since all the work had been done and I was in amazing hands I had no stress or need to worry about a thing! The day of the wedding I was one calm bride. You can ask Angela from Above and Beyond Beauty and my Matron of Honor I was so calm they were a little freaked. I just knew that everything was taken care of and I just had to arrive at the venue and get into my dress. And thats exactly what happened. Everything went off without a hitch!! Lauren was my Day-Of Coordinator and I couldn't have done it without her. She was my rock. Once it was time to line up to walk down the aisle I just had to take a moment to breathe and just soak it all in because they really set the tone for how the whole wedding went. Our wedding was the best experience of my whole life thus far. I can not think of a better place to get married at then Villa de Amore. Eileen feels like apart of my family. I hold a special place in my heart for her. Also we are going to be seeing her this Sunday to have a BBQ with her. I love how she wanted to invite us back down there. There will never be enough words to fully describe how amazing this venue is and how the staff and vendors connected to this place really do an outstanding job. <3
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ralph
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My family would like to thank everyone involved with my daughters wedding on June 16, 2012. Our experience was "First Class" from the first time we visited Villa De Amore. The location is picture perfect and every private. The grounds of the property are beautiful and the new Ballroom was great for dancing. The catering was amazing. Not your normal wedding food but really delicious. I can't tell you how many family and friends came up to us to rave about the food. The entire staff (caterers, bartenders, servers, etc. ) did a wonderful job of serving our guests. The officiant that performed the services was great and made the wedding fun and a family event. We had almost 200 guest and everyone had a great time. David was in charge of handling things for the wedding day. He was terrific and didn't miss a detail. Everything ran very smoothly and the smile on our daughter's face was something we will never forget. Thank you for a wonderful experience and making my daughters big day one that she will never forget. Ralph & Betsy Warren
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Ann
Wedding:
5/28/2012
5.0/5.0
My fiancé (now husband:) and I came across Villa de Amore by pure accident, and what a lovely accident it was! While we were in Temecula viewing other wedding venues, someone mentioned Villa de Amore to us and we hadn't heard about it before that, but after looking at their web site we thought it looked beautiful and loved the concept of an all-inclusive wedding package. We called and spoke with Eileen directly and she told us to stop by that day. So we did and we were blown away at how GORGEOUS the location was. And how convenient the all-inclusive package deal would be. Unfortunately they didn't have the date we wanted available, so we ended up leaving a little disappointed, but then after a couple of weeks of talking, we decided we really loved that place and that we'd move our date to make it work. We went back the next month and booked it. It was the best decision we ever made!

David and Eileen were our main contacts throughout the wedding planning process. They were prompt to get back to us regarding any questions we called or emailed them about. The all-inclusive package was so wonderful because even though the main vendors are selected for you (caterer and DJ) you still get your choice of photographer, florist and cake vendor. All the vendors were wonderful, we used Sheila from Soiree Design & Events and she was fantastic, she really listened to my requests and completely understood the look I was going for. She was quick to respond to my emails and phone calls. We also used Leah Faddis as our photographer and Jennifer Duarte (Elegance on Display) for the cake. Both of them did a wonderful job, but I'd have to say they weren't as quick to respond to emails as the other vendors. I think they are both just extremely busy and maybe during wedding season take on too much. But the cake and our photos turned out beautifully.

The day before the wedding we had our rehearsal with Lauren and she was FABULOUS! She took her time to walk through every moment with us and really made us feel comfortable. They had a wedding that afternoon, but she never rushed us or talked over us, which was a very calming feeling. The Villa handles all of the setting up for you, so you don't have to ask anyone to go to the site that morning to set up, which we didn't know about and LOVED! Lauren even took notes when I went over where everything had to go on the day of and how it needed to be set up, I left the villa feeling confident that she would make sure everything was perfect... and it was!

The day of the wedding we got there a little later than we wanted to (note to brides, plan EXTRA time for your hair and make-up, especially if you have a large bridal party), but everything went smoothly and I think we started almost exactly on time. And from that moment on, everything went off without a hitch! I had mentally prepared myself for something to go wrong (because everyone told me it would) but NOTHING did! It was amazing! The ceremony was great, except a neighbor kid was playing basketball and I swear he did it on purpose because for the first part of the ceremony all you heard was that stupid ball! But regardless, the music was all timed out correctly (thank you DJ John!) and the flowers looked gorgeous. We even had flower cups on the outside chairs and they were filled and set out, ready to be thrown!

The cocktail hour was great (so I heard:), the food was delicious, the cake cutting, first dance and other dances all went perfectly and DJ John played EVERY song we specifically requested. It was so much fun! We also had a photo booth (DJ John's wife, Kim, was the one who I worked with on that and she was wonderful and quick to respond to emails, too) and everyone who wanted to go in the booth got to go in there. And then the night was over before we knew it! But it all went perfectly!

My only small complaint would be that I so very wish the venue could be open for dancing until 11pm (it ends at 10pm), but Eileen said that was against Temecula's laws, so there wasn't much we could do about that. Regardless, it was a wonderful day that we will NEVER forget!

And I have to say, every single person I talked to said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to and I know a large part of that was because of the beautiful location. We got married at the end of May, so the vineyards were green and beautiful and a perfect picture opportunity, especially for our out of town guests who don't get to see the beautiful landscape of California very often.

Sorry for the long review, if you're still reading, go check out Villa de Amore ASAP and book it. You won't regret it!
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at Villa de Amore and it was truly the most amazing experience. Lauren was our day of coordinator (at least on the girls side, but I know there was someone else helping the guys out too, but I can't remember her name... I'm so sorry!) and she did such an amazing job helping everything run so smoothly so that I didn't have a stress in the world on my wedding day! All our guests were complimenting us on choosing such a beautiful location and I couldn't agree more. There are so many beautiful places to take pictures. I don't think my big day would have been the same if I hadn't done it at Villa de Amore! Highly recommend!

Vila de Amore was also so helpful in the wedding day process. Everything was included, except my dress it seemed. They included photographer, cake, catering, DJ, wedding coordinator and officiant (although we used our own). Plus they are stocked with some decorations that brides are allowed to use. This made my planning so much easier and their vendors are HIGHLY skilled! The food was amazing, the cake was beautiful and yummy, the DJ kept the part going and I'm sure our pictures are going to be amazing (don't have those back yet).

THANK YOU SO MUCH VILLA!
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Bonnie Taylor
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just got married on April 14 at the Villa! It was the best decision ever going with this venue not only because it's extraordinary in the sense of value, how beautiful it is, the location etc. but because the entire staff there is a family and makes you feel a part of it from start to end. Dave gave us a tour of the venue and we felt completely at ease and fell in love with it and then along the way everything was so organized!!! We had vendors to pick from and we could always email everyone with questions and they would get back to us immediately. The entire process was smooth and on the wedding day everything went so well! Our coordinator Lauren was the best and handled everything with grace and ease and even when the weather turned cold and windy they moved all the tables and chairs into their new reception room which is stunning! I am so happy the dinner was moved into this beautiful room which created such a romantic ambiance and also made sure our guests were warm and cozy! The food was amazing, the cake, the flowers and our great team of photographers!!! We cannot say more. Also, they have get togethers for people who have been married there and want to come back to hang out and mingle with other couples who spend their special day there too. How cute is that??
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Villa de Amore is amazing, and our wedding day could not have been more perfect! From the first steps of looking at the venue through the planning, rehearsal, wedding day and all the way to mailing us our toasting glasses we left behind, they were everything we could have wanted for our wedding and more. They are amazing at answering emails with questions and staying on top of you with all your planning getting done on time. ALL the vendors we used provided by them were phenomenal and everyone at Villa and the vendors are the sweetest people and they do everything to make your day special. Eileen, David and Lauren were the best- Lauren was the one who took care of us on the day and we were relaxed and enjoying the day while she took care of everything for us, even made sure we had a glass of champagne in hand! Our day was perfect, and better than we could have ever imagined! If you want a gorgeous outdoor venue surrounded by vineyards and are considering Villa de Amore I would recommend them as the best venue to choose! Thank you Villa de Amore, we will forever remember our special day!! :)
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Leticia
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
This place is amazing!! My husband and I were married at the villa March 23, 2012. It is a family run business and they were very accommodating and organized. David was the coordinator for our special day and everything turned out so beautifully. I love that everything was inclusive and all their vendors were very helpful and made everything run smoothly. I did not have to worry about anything. They have a beautiful bridal suite that is perfect for photos and touch-ups. Their new ballroom was finished just in time to have our dinner / reception inside just in case it rained. The weather turned out to be perfect on that day. The cost was reasonable considering we had visited other venues around the area that were much more costly.
I love that they allow you to bring your own alcohol for your guest... Not like some other places that charge you an open bar fee per hour that seems ridiculous.
Villa De Amore is really your best option for any bride! I would recommend them to anybody who wants a stress free wedding like my husband and I had! Thanks to Villa De Amore's helpful and amazing staff my husband and I will have a lifetime of beautiful memories.
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Wendy
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have found a better place to have our wedding. From the moment we arrived we fell in love with not only the venue but also Eileen and Lauren! We literally felt like we were at a magical place, you could feel the love there and the love that Eileen has put into creating such a wonderful venue. From the moment we booked the date we had no stress. Lauren was always there when I would contact her to ask questions and she always made me feel at ease. Dealing with the florist, baker, caterer, DJ, Photographer and Lauren was so easy and they were all there when I had questions. Once the day arrived everything went so smoothly and Lauren was by my side making sure everything went as planned. I could not have envisioned a more perfect day, it was all beyond what I had expected. I would love to do this every year with my husband! We still talk about how beautiful the day was and how special everyone made us feel.
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KathyBordoux
Wedding:
1/8/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at Villa de Amore and I was completely blown away with this facility. It is a private estate so the secluded atmosphere is the perfect setting. Gorgeous, lush landscaping fills the estate which meant little decoration was needed. Their all-inclusive package made wedding planning a breeze for my indecisive daughter :) All of the vendors were more than accommodating. The food was AMAZING, my husband is a chef and could not stop complimenting it. Our coordinator Lauren was a doll and stayed with is till the end of the event and took care of EVERY detail. I kept trying to do things and she would send me back to be with my daughter and told me to rest assured she had it taken care of, and that she did! The DJ had great music and made the guests laugh. Guests couldn't stop raving about how fun our bartender John was. Fast service with a smile, you can tell this guy loves what he does. Flowers by Sheila and Jen were large & beautiful! Highly recommend this venue!
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Shanleya
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Most beautiful venue and a great, helpful staff. They really made wedding planning so easy and took all the stress out of one of the most important days of my life! Absolutely loved everything this place!!!
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Every Girl Dreams about their perfect wedding day I want to thank everyone at the Villa for making it so much more than a Dream. This place is a class act. The Venue takes you breath away with beauty. the help from the staff was great the all inclusive package saved me the stress of wedding planning nightmares.My flower were great by Soiree Design & Events you get alot with the package. My wedding photo and just amazing. Recommend this venue to everyone.
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Brandi
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
One word describes our wedding, PERFECT!!! The staff at the Villa took charge of everything that day. There were things Lauren was doing all day in order to ensure our day went as smooth as possible. We wouldn't have done our wedding anywhere else! We searched and searched for places, but after touring the Villa we knew there wasn't any other place that would compare. Pictures do not do this venue any justice. If you're considering this venue, take a tour and you'll be sold. The best part is that it's an all inclusive venue. It took SO much stress off of me in planning and making sure all of the vendors were on the same page. We paid the villa and they took care of everything else. Family and friends are still commenting that they have never been to a more beautiful wedding and venue! Thank you Villa de Amore for making our wedding day the most memorable day!!
God Bless!!
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Angela
Wedding:
9/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that I found Villa De Amore on here comes the guide! Once I read the special offer I thought it was too good to be true until I actually saw the place in person.. Villa De Amore is the most gorgeous place I have ever seen for a wedding venue and after I went to the location I did not want to look anywhere else!! The staff are absolutely amazing and their vendors! They made planning a wedding seem so easy ;) My wedding day was like my dreams had come true!! Elieen and David are great, Lauren was great helping coordinate everything on my wedding day, John the DJ Divine Entertainment (he was great helping my husband and I and playing awesome music) , Christina and her team from Capture Moments (Can’t wait to see my beautiful photos), Rene Catering by Bitonti (People are still taking about how good the food was) , Carlos the florist made my beautiful flowers, Jennifer who made my wonderful cake Elegance on Display and Ken the minister. My guest loved the bartenders that worked there too, they had a fun time with them. The whole staff and the vendors works together as a team which made the whole night run smooth! Overall the wedding was AMAZING and PERFECT!! My guest are still talking about how beautiful and great it was and my wedding day was 9/22/2011. Thank you Villa De Amore for everything! I will spread the word that Villa De Amore is the number 1 place here in Temecula to get married =D Please future brides check out this place you will not regret it!!

Love Reed and Angela
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at the Villa de Amore on September 9, 2011. We immediately fell in the love with the venue on our first visit. The grounds are beautifully manicured and maintained and the surroundings vineyards are gorgeous. But that is just the beginning, the Villa has the most amazing staff and offers the best wedding vendors in the Temecula area. We found that the Villa's preferred vendors had extensive experience and were very familiar with the grounds and staff, which relieved a lot of stress on our part and also afforded us greater flexibility while planning. The Villa’s staff, Lauren and David were very accommodating, friendly, and most importantly reliable, which helped make our wedding day perfect. Also, the caterer was great and we had several guests compliment us on the food. The Villa de Amore made our wedding day dreams come true and we HIGHLY recommend this venue to any couple!
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Shauna
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was June 26, 2011. It is now June 30, 2011 and my guests are still calling to tell me that The Villa de Amore was the most elegant and beautiful wedding venue that they have ever visited. The view is breathtaking. The Villa has so many beautiful areas that every turn of the corner is a new surprise. There is a beautiful rose garden that has a beautiful view of the mountains. The area where the ceremony will be held is breathtaking. The gazebo is to die for! The area where the cocktail area is held overlooks vineyards and has a beautiful view of the mountains. One male guest shared with me that when his daughter marries, this is the place where he would like her to marry. Another guest shared with me that she has been to many weddings. However, this wedding was the first where she felt emotions. She could not stop talking about how beautiful the venue was. Words alone could not explain how happy my husband and I are that we chose The Villa.

In addition, the staff was wonderful! Many guests shared with me that the staff, waiters and bartenders made them feel very special.

The owner is a gem! She is very personable and will go out of her way to make you feel wonderful. Lauren, one of the wedding coordinators went the extra mile to make my wedding party and I feel like queens and kings.

The Villa has an all inclusive package. You literally do not have to pay for anything but your own alcohol. They have tons of decorations and accessories that will make your wedding look so beautiful. The price is VERY reasonable. Personally, I think the owner should charge twice as much if not more. I visited several venues in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The venues are nothing compared to The Villa.

I would like to get married again (to the same man of course) just to experience The Villa de Amore one last time! Good luck to you and I hope this helps!!

Best Wishes - Shauna and Gary
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Amy
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Villa de Amore was WONDERFUL!!! In my opinion there is no better option in Temecula, or most of southern california for that matter!! I had the absolute best wedding and it was all because of Lauren. I don't know how she does it, but she works her tail off for you! She is so flexible, allows your vision to take shape, not just what they normally do. She is also just so fun and exciting to work, she truly loves her job and it shows!! My wedding guests are still talking about how this was the best and most beautiful wedding they've ever been to. So if you want to look good to your friends and family get married at Villa de Amore! Thanks for EVERYTHING Lauren, David and Eileen!! Miss you guys!!
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Jane
Wedding:
5/15/2011
5.0/5.0
This place is magic! When my fiance and I booked this venue I breathed a deep sigh of relief knowing everything was taken care of and I didn't doubt this venue's capabilities once! Their weddings are done all inclusively (at a very reasonable price) so all the vendors are taken care of. With the assistance of the friendly staff of coordinators and vendors this experience was fun and easy! Day of the wedding everyone fulfilled their duties above and beyond. I had guests coming up to me all day telling me how great everything was!
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Brittney
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Oh my gosh, I get teary eyed just thinking about my wedding at Villa de Amore. It was the wedding of my dreams, and I am extremely hard to impress. My husband and I must've gotten 100 compliments on the venue Saturday night and the high praises are still rolling in! Considering the breathtaking setting, highly competent staff, and all the included amenities the price is an absolute steal in Southern California! The planning process was smooth, too. The staff responded to every email within hours of me sending it! Their replies were always kind and thorough. I visited the venue three times before the wedding day, including my Design Day, and felt welcome every time. I really appreciated Villa de Amore's vendor flexibility, too. Although they have preferred vendors, they are flexible and allow you to bring in your own. Okay, I've gotta go. I'm getting post-wedding weepy. ;-)
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Olivia
Wedding:
3/6/2011
5.0/5.0
perfect! perfect! perfect! this place is perfect! im so happy to add on to this list of reviews expressing my extreme gratitude towards villa de amore!!! this place is FABULOUS! this place offers something no other place i looked at did. a feeling. im sure they deal with tons of brides but this place truly goes out of their way to make you feel like you matter and you are not just a dollar sign! regular calls checking in with me and assistance from all the preferred vendors was so greatly appreciated. i owe it to them to write this review! they made my day everything my husband and i have dreamed of.
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Chanelle
Wedding:
2/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I am from Spain and came to the Villa de Amore for a friend wedding. I fell in love with Villa when I first come to visit. I knew I must have my wedding here. When i become engaged me and my fiance were so thrilled with the helpfulness of Villa de Amore from planning our wedding from Barcelona. Every detail was perfect and the vendors were so kind and helpful as well. Day of our wedding was better than anything. Beautiful day and the Villa de Amore was gorgeous. Staff was so kind and helped through the whole day. This place makes it enjoyable to plan wedding and makes day of perfect!!!!
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Kendall
Wedding:
2/13/2011
5.0/5.0
This place rocks! Great and friendly service, beautiful views and extreme ease in planning. My husband and I searched all around for packages that included everything since we are not from this area and did not know any local vendors and every suggestion they made went above our expectations! Top Notch place, highly recommend :)
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Charley
Wedding:
1/23/2011
5.0/5.0
If I could give this place more stars i would!!! My sincerest thanks to this Venue for literally planning the entire thing! They make it easy, fun, and everything you want. The home is surrounded with many natural and creative beauties. All perfect for a wedding. However, what made it the perfect place for us was the love and compassion that was poured out by the staff. Those aren’t things that can be rented or bought. They can only be given away. This place freely provides a place for new friendships to be built and for two families to become one.
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Emily
Wedding:
1/13/2011
5.0/5.0
There is not one thing I could have or would have changed about our wedding! We had so much fun and all our guests have commented since the wedding that it was one of the best and gorgeous weddings they’d ever been to.
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Marie
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Villa de amore was the perfect place for me. The all inclusive wedding package made a great place even better. I loved every vendor picked for my wedding. Renee the caterer made the menu perfect! Carlos did a great job with the flowers, everything turned out beautiful! Lauren our photographer was an absolute blast to work with and I enjoyed her creativity! She also coordinated that day which helped everything stay on schedule. Bartenders were super friendly and made fun drinks for everyone! The minister Ken was nice, we were able to meet with him before hand and discuss what we wanted and he created a ceremony perfect for me and my husband which made it special! The DJ john was also fantastic and kept the flow of the night and played awesome music all night! I was so pleased with the way it all turned out. All my vendors worked very well together and had great team work which made my day go off without a hitch! The coordinators Dave and Lauren were very prompt, friendly, and helpful and solved every problem that arose!
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LannaTeller
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Where to begin. This place steals your heart the second you walk up! Friendly staff that makes you feel like family. Where honesty truly is their policy and not only do they tell you that they have your best intentions at heart, they really do. They made sure every step of the way that i was taken care of and that my planning was stress free and fun- - and it was. This venue is more then a venue. Its a family that you become part of. My wedding day far surpassed all my childhood fantasies! I was given everything promised and then some :) my husband and i have gone back twice to visit and have been welcomed with hugs and smiling faces and they even remembered our names. That's the great thing about this place. You're more than dollar signs, you're family.
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Emerson
Wedding:
11/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Since the wedding we took time to sit back and talk about how much we loved our experience at Villa de Amore and how they truly making our dreams come true. It’s not often people go so far out of the way for you, especially when you are a “client”. The staff at Villa de Amore goes above and beyond to make you feel like family and were so efficient with our planning and there for us every step of the way, paying the utmost attention to our every need and questions. You have made the beginning of our lives wonderful!
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Hannah
Wedding:
11/19/2010
5.0/5.0
The people who work at Villa de Amore MAKE villa de amore. The second you walk in the door you truly feel like family. The intimacy of the venue is what sold us and what made our day perfect. The hospitality these people offer is what makes this place a success. I wish them all the luck and continue to recommend this venue to EVERYONE that i know!!
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Kylie
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot put into words how much we enjoyed our wedding hosted at Villa de Amore. The all-inclusive package was not only a steal of a deal price wise but made the planning process SUCH a breeze. The coordinators Lauren and Dave are very helpful and kept everything running smooth all throughout the planning and especially day of! The setting is absolutely breathtaking also!
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katie
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Villa de amore was the perfect place for me. The all inclusive wedding package made a great place even better. I loved every vendor picked for my wedding. Renee the caterer made the menu perfect! Carlos did a great job with the flowers, was a little hard to get a hold of but everything turned out beautiful! Lauren our photographer was an absolute blast to work with and I enjoyed her creativity! She also coordinated that day which helped everything stay on schedule. Bartenders were super friendly and made fun drinks for everyone! The minister Ken was nice, we were able to meet with him before hand and discuss what we wanted and he created a ceremony perfect for me and my husband which made it special! The DJ john was also fantastic and kept the flow of the night and played awesome music all night! I was so pleased with the way it all turned out. All my vendors worked very well together and had great team work which made my day go off without a hitch! The coordinators Dave and Lauren were very prompt, friendly, and helpful and solved every problem that arose!
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Eileen Rivard and her staff at Villa de Amore are so much more than just a business. Getting married is not only one of the most amazing and important days of your lives but the preparation into creating that day is also very vital and supposed to be exciting and stress free.
When i first drove up the gated road to the Villa, my mother-in-law and I knew that this place was special. It was the first venue i saw, of many, for my wedding to take place. We were greeted in a friendly and warm manner which made us feel very welcomed and at home. After we had a tour around Eileen's beautiful property, my heart melted. It had such a well kept, romantic, homely feel to it. Exactly what my husband and I were looking for. I thought to myself it was too good to be true and that the price for a Wedding here wouldn't fit our budget. This is where Eileen and her staff are unlike any other venue i had researched. You knew they were flexible and wanted to make sure your day was as special as you had always dreamt of. They were so very accommodating to our needs without any questions asked. Even though i know Eileen is a very busy woman, she would always get back to me with any concerns or questions i had within days. All of Eileen's staff on board were beyond impeccable. Renee and the catering staff served up a beautiful platter of food and allowed me to have the option of two main dishes, Carlos and his floral arrangement was stunning (even though you don't need too many flowers, as Eileen's garden is full of breathtaking roses). Carlos made it very easy to communicate via email, as we live in Las Vegas, to send me pictures of his arrangements, to see if it matched our needs and wants. Her photographer, Lauren, is a very talented lady and at such a young age still. I was extremely impressed with her skills and vision and am excited for Lauren and her long career ahead.
To sum up, Eileen takes great care and consideration when finding her vendors to create the perfect Wedding day. They have worked together for a long time now, so everyone feels like family, and they all work closely together, so no communication is ever lost, everyone is on board, which is rare to find these days. They all treated Noah and I with the upmost respect and made us feel like family.
During the preparation of our Wedding i built a beautiful relationship with Eileen, that didn't just become a business transaction, it became a friendship.
Noah and I had the most beautiful Wedding day. My family came over form England and were so impressed with her home. Our guests told us it was the best Wedding they have ever been too, and that's because everything went smoothly and we were all taken care of in the best possible way.
I recommend to anyone i hear of wanting to get married in southern California to go see "VILLA DE AMORE". They will offer you the best and not skim on anything to make your day as perfect as ever.
Eileen offers above and beyond what any vineyard in the Temecula can or will offer. Why, because Eileen makes it personal and not just another Wedding sweeping by.

I hope to see the 'Villa de Amore' make more dreams come true in the distant future
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ashley
Wedding:
3/4/2009
5.0/5.0
I just got married abt 2weeks ago at Villa De Amore, and I have to say it was absolutly amazing!! I searched all over Southern California and for the price, location and amenities - nothing comes close to this place!

The location itself is beautiful, but the owner and managers were so helpful and patient through the planning process. All the vendors they work with are easy to deal with and deliver 110% the day of. The food was delicious, the flowers were beyond what I imagined and the entire day went without a hitch! All of my guests having been raving about the location and all the Villa has to offer!I would highly recommnend Villa De Amore, your wedding will be PERFECT!!!

Thank you Villa De Amore and all the staff, my wedding was truly perfect!!

Ashley & Yzidro Lago
9/2/2011
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Shirley
Wedding:
6/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We got married on june 16,2007 at villa de amore. Villa de amore is more then just our wedding venue to us, its a 2nd home, the gates at the villa have always been open to us and eileen has always recieved us with open arms. eileen from day one has been more then just another stranger you meet ,shes family. We have known and kept in touch with eileen for 3 years and she has almost been like a second mom to us. She has been a true blessing in our lives. She has always gone out of her way just like family would. For our 3 yr wedding anniversary she and my husband planned out a surprise dinner for me and him with the villa all to ourselves, making more profound memories at villa de amore. I can definately speak for myself and my husband and say that our experience at the villa and with eileen is sumthing that will be forever lasting no doubt about it, and i would definately recommend for everyone to share in this experience at the villa and with eileen if they wish to engage in matrimony and gain a friend for life.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/10/2013
4.9/5.0
Our wedding was spectacular and unforgettable - a beautiful location run by a family who cares. David, our coordinator, was extremely professional, from designing the details to managing the event and the flow of the evening. You can tell Eileen is a romantic at heart. Every one went above and beyond to make sure that all of our guests were comfortable. In short, it was a spectacular day!
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Caroline
Wedding:
4/6/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband and I decided to go with this venue after we exhausted our search in the upper Los Angeles area. He and I toured the venue on two separate dates with Aimee and David. Needless to say, we both feel in love with the place almost immediately. We chose the date and placed our deposit after I visited. I really loved the feel of a non commercial venue unlike many others in the area, family operated and all inclusive.

The only complaint my husband and I had was the in house catering. Unfortunately, we were not able to use an outside vendor, therefore we were stuck with a "not so great" caterer. (Bitonti catering) *see separate review for caterer.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We had a beautiful wedding at Villa de Amore! Stress free, very accommodating staff and everyone said our wedding was the best ever.
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Brittney
Wedding:
7/13/2012
4.8/5.0
Just wanted to take a second to write about this amazing venue and their incredible staff; without them, I would not have had the wedding I have been dreaming about since I was a little girl! I was married July 13th, 2012, and I am still in awe of what an amazing experience my husband and I had.

First and foremost, this venue has an all-inclusive package, which is the best wedding invention IN LIFE. Trust me, being able to have all the vendors packaged into one solid price and all searched for and paid by your venue is the most stress-free experience I have had with event planning ever. The vendors they provide are amazing at what they do (especially our photographer, Leah Marie and her staff) and know the exact flow of the venue... you'll only focus on your special day.

Second, the venue itself is absolutely STUNNING!! All my guests were so impressed with the natural beauty of the place and all the incredible vineyards that surrounded it. Honestly, decorations were so simple and minimal because the area itself is perfect. The combination of a private vineyard, floral gardens, and an antique feeling ballroom makes for the perfect wedding scenario. You and your guests can be inside, outside, or wander anywhere around the large grounds of the villa, and the romantic vibe definitely takes over.

Third, the staff is phenomenal. The Villa is family owned, and it's quite obvious from the moment you visit the venue. David was such a great wedding coordinator (which to be honest I was worried about considering he is a guy)! I think the fact that he himself has been married there and in general is such a mellow and easy going person makes you as a bride feel confident and relaxed knowing that everything will be taken care of.

It was a perfect day... thanks Villa family!
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.8/5.0
This cost includes everything though!! Food, DJ, Flowers, Cake, Photographer, Minister, Appetizers and Venue for 10 hours!! The absolute best place to get married in Southern California...period! Every one of my guests said if they get married, it's here. You will not regret the amazing atmosphere and the quality of all of the vendors. From start to finish, you become family with these amazing people who truly give you a low-stress wedding of your dreams. No other venue compares!!!!!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.8/5.0
I couldn't have dreamed of a better wedding! I was married at the Villa on May 21, 2011. The Villa de Amore is a beautiful place to start your married life. I am a big control freak and I pay attention to every detail and the Villa's staff made sure every detail was perfect and to my liking. I have to give a huge "thank you" to David the event coordinator for my day. He made sure I was taken care of the entire day. And something I appreciate more then ever was the fact that he always came to me throughout the day to keep me in the loop of when we wanted to do certain things during the wedding and reception. He made me feel soo comfortable and relaxed. Thank you David for making my special day perfect, I am soo happy to have worked with you and hopefully in the future we can work together again. I can't wait to hold another event at the Villa because I know it will be perfect. Everything went so smooth I can't complain. Only problem was, by the time I knew it the day was almost over, time just flew by! Advice for the brides: Savor every moment because time will get away from you! Thank you Villa de Amore!!
Love Always,
Justin & Stephanie Sadler
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Serein
Wedding:
9/9/2012
4.7/5.0
If you want an all inclusive, easy to plan, stress free, beautiful venue, Villa De Amore is the place. The venue is breath taking and we loved the privacy it offers.

For responsiveness, we took 1/2 a star off because we did have a little trouble reaching the officiant that they provided. Once we notified the venue, Dave, we were able to communicate better. The officiant did do a good job at the ceremony and was very clear, we just wished he was a little more personable.

The only reason we said 4 our of 5 for the value is because if you do hire outside vendors, the meal that your provide is the same cost as the guests, unless you have a contract with the outside vendor that you do not have to provide a meal for them.

The staff at Villa De Amore is hands on the most on top of it wedding coordinators out there. They know what they are doing and they do it well. Dave handled every hiccup perfectly and kept me, the bride calm. He did not stress out or show panic even when a tornado went through our wedding right before the ceremony.

The location is beautiful and we had an amazing wedding, the staff was great and made us feel special and calm.
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.7/5.0
We had our wedding here and it was (BY FAR) the happiest day of my life, from Lauren, Ms. Eileen, the bartenders, Ms. Renee (the recommended caterer) and her staff, Mrs. Dolan (our florist, amazing flowers by the way!!!!) to the beautiful private venue everything was perfect (except the DJ, but he wasn’t recommended by the venue). This amazing place was perfect for us to share our day with our families and closest friends. We, (my husband and I) most definitely recommend Villa De Amore to anyone that wants a romantic, stress free (Eileen & Lauren were awesome) place to celebrate their day. A little pricy, but definitely worth every penny.

Great job guys, you really made our day!!!! Love you guys
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Cindy
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.6/5.0
The Villa de Amore is advertised as an all inclusive venue. However, you can use your own vendors aside from the DJ and the caterer. You will need to work with each vendor to plan your wedding as you desire, but they are not all located @ the Villa, so keep that in mind (and it did get a little bit frustrating at a certain point in time). The beauty of using this venue is that you really won't have to worry about whether or not a vendor will provide/show up. David was quick to respond to every email, and Lauren did a great job on the day of the wedding. However, for some reason, it seemed that the questionnaires that we completed and sent in were not looked over since we had to resend them on rehearsal day (because it was easier than searching for them through their emails). Wedding day turned out great minus a couple of small hiccups. For example, the florist did not put the extra yellow spray roses that we paid for in the white flower balls at the venue, which my parents fortunately did not see since Chinese people traditionally use white flowers/lanterns when someone in the family dies. I had mentioned this to both the venue and the florist, but it was overlooked. The chicken was dry, and everyone wasn't really given much time to get up for seconds before the food was cleared away...but otherwise, appetizers and dinner was good. The venue also threw in free burgers at the end of the night that were grilled outside the ballrooom (I think they were trying out something new), which was a really nice touch! Overall, we had a lot of fun, many friends kept telling me that this was the most beautiful wedding venue that they have been to, and everything moved very smoothly even though we were running late (as were our guests). I would definitely recommend this venue. Just don't expect that all inclusive means you don't have to do anything! Many decisions need to be made!
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Christy
Wedding:
6/3/2011
4.6/5.0
I got married at Villa De Amore June 3, 2011 and they did an Amazing job! The Venue is an all inclusive package, meaning EVERYTHING is part of the package price. The only thing we had to pay for was the Alcohol for the bar. We decided to do an open bar for our wedding, which worked out great because whatever is left you take home. So your money is not wasted. My coordinator's Lauren and David were very organized and took care of everything. All the Vendor's were there on time and did exactly what We had asked. I used K&R photography for my photographer. The 2 girls worked very well together and took some amazing shots. They stayed till my reception was ending, which was definitely worth your money. Dj was fun, entertaining and worked well with my group. The venue only works with one caterer, but they did a great job of taking care of all of us..The food was soo delicious! We had a three layer cake with two different flavors.. The cake looked amazing and tasted soo good. I used Micheal's flower girls in Murrieta for my florist. They took such good care of us and did 100% on using my colors. So if you don't want to spend a fortune on a wedding, I would definitely recommend getting married here. It is absolutely beautiful and all the vendor's did a tremendous job! I have NO complaints..


Thank you Villa De Amore for Making Our wedding day a dream come true :)

Christy and Matthew
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sally
Wedding:
7/30/2010
4.6/5.0
My wedding experience at Villa de Amore was magical. I fell in love with the place and the staff the second I stepped foot on the property. The biggest compliment i can pay to Villa de Amore is that I was actually able to enjoy my wedding day. The staff at Villa de Amore caters to your every need and truly makes it the most magical experience. The coordinator Lauren kept telling my family and I "This is your day to enjoy, not work" and that's exactly how it was. I had great experiences with every vendor that came from the all inclusive package. John the DJ was awesome and kept everyone entertained and worked well with Lauren to keep the flow of the night going. The food (Renee and her staff) were amazing and the food was DELICIOUS! )he cake was beautiful and yummy. Lauren was there for anything we needed and made sure we stayed on track all night and was very easy to work with. Over all i had an amazing experience at Villa de Amore and would HIGHLY recommend it if you want to enjoy your wedding day :)
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EV
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.6/5.0
Everything went well for the wedding and I did not have one person come to me to advise of any problems. Eileen, Lauren and Becky we all very helpful in making sure my wedding day was just as I wanted. Becky and the bartender were fabulous on the day of the wedding. I received several compliments on the venue, food (thanks Renee) and service. Everyone had a great time. Thank you Eileen, Lauren and Becky for a perfect and memorable wedding day.
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Ann
Wedding:
9/1/2010
4.4/5.0
I just got married at Villa de Amore, and I was so pleased! I was planning my wedding from out of town and this all-inclusive place that was so affordable seemed too good to be true. My price was for 110 guests, included food, 2 bartenders, dj, officiant, cake, flowers, servers, cake cutting fee, parking attendant, all dcorations such as chair/altar decorations/barrel to hold the cake/vineyard access for photos/easles/parasols/shepards hooks, and day of coordinators. The package for $1000 more could have included photography as well, but we decided to go with somebody else. I initially wanted a vineyard wedding but after checking out the Temecula vineyards and VDA, I went with VDA because of price, flexibility, and the sense of intimacy. I really liked that we got to provide our own alcohol because we were able to have a full bar for so much cheaper (and we weren't limited to a particular vineyard's bad wine).

Let me break down the vendors:
1). Venue: Eileen is a bit difficult to reach on the phone, but overall good response over email. She has her son & another assistant helping her so sometimes they will answer the phone. She owns the place, and definitely does a fantastic job at keeping the grounds gorgeous. The place was so pretty the day of the wedding, and since I had never been there at night, I was very pleased with how the grounds looked in the evening. I always get compliments at how beautiful the place is. Bartenders were awesome and showed up many hours before the event started so that was nice for the bridal party and also for the early arriving guests. The day of the wedding, Eileen's staff catered to our every need and everything flowed seamlessly. I wasn't stressed about anything! Thank you VDA!

2). DJ: Manny Verdujo came with the package and overall did a good job. He was late the day of the wedding, and didn't play as many of the songs that we wanted but still was a decent dj who knows how to "feel" the crowd. he also has equipment for slide show which was cheaper than other companies.

3). Officiant: If there's one thing that drove my hubby & I up the wall was how flaky the officiant Ken was. He was horrible!! To reach him we had to try to contact him in 3 different mediums before he would get back to us. The day of, everything turned out okay. We were seriously concerned that he would flake out the day of the wedding. P.S. After this review was posted, Ken did contact us directly to personally apologize for the communications problems.

4). Florist (Flowers by Rodriguez): Carlos was amazing! He is super affordable and very amendable to recommendations...down to you picking all the specific flowers. I paid a bit extra to get more bridesmaid's bouquets, flowers for family, and I had to get extra centerpieces which were all really affordable altogether. He also made me a sample centerpiece months before the wedding.

5). Caterers (Catering by Bitoni): Renee and her husband Billy were really cool. He does all the cooking and she does the business part. They were very flexible, the food was very yummy the day of, and I also upgraded to get the chair ribbons, upgraded china, and the sitdown service. We also enjoyed our tasting very much.

6). Cake (Elegance on Display): Jennifer Duarte did a great job at designing a cake specific to your wishes. Honestly I'm not a big cake person so I won't be able to review the taste that well. I thought my cake looked really good though.

Overall, my day went really well. It was a really classy, beautiful event and the staff at VDA are experienced, accomodating, and very affordable. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat. The place was intimate (we got the whole venue to ourselves for the entire day), and we could dictate our schedule without strict limitations.
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Austin
Wedding:
6/5/2011
4.1/5.0
Our wedding at Villa de Amore was on June 5th, 2011. The venue is fantastic and the all-inclusive package is a good value. Many of our guests said it was the best venue they had ever seen for a wedding due to the variety of different locations, and very much enjoyed the wedding experience there.

The staff was flexible to our requests and we were able to use our own vendors as well. The officiant Ken Pollard, DJ John Briganti, Photographer Christina Mills, Florist Sheila Alonzo, and Caterer Renee Bitonti all paid attention to our special requests, helped us with good advice, and did a great job of executing on the day of the wedding.

At one point, we did experience an issue over the start time listed in the contract and a less than professional handling of the situation by the owner. Luckily, David was able to salvage the situation after we expressed our concerns. This incident left us with worries and a "walking on eggshells" feeling all the way up to the day of the wedding. However, our coordinator David reassured us and promised us a great wedding day. David and his staff followed through on that promise by executing well and doing more than expected to make our day as smooth as possible.
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David
Wedding:
6/24/2012
2.6/5.0
The Villa advertises that they are an "all-inclusive" wedding venue. In our experience, that was very far from the truth. In my opinion, many working women (especially those with any children) will want or need a wedding coordinator to help with the planning. This is something you do not get from the Villa. They offer a "day-of" coordinator only. So be very clear that if you have your wedding at the Villa, while you don't need to spend time finding your own vendors, you will be essentially planning every other detail of your day. The other things you will need to spend money on which are not included, will cost the average couple a few extra thousand dollars. These include but are not limited to renting tuxes, buying dresses, getting table favors, transportation, posters for the seating charts, etc. etc. Getting back to the service; they did not contact us at all during the year leading up to our wedding to offer any assistance or see how things were going. In fact the only time I remember being contacted by anyone at the Villa is when money was due. Also, a couple times I had to email the Villa a question about something that was covered in our contract because I was at work and did not have access to the document. Instead of them answering politely, I received a rude response at least twice. If the Villa representatives want to treat their clients that way, in my opinion they should not be working in customer service or the wedding industry. It's bad enough when you're buying a $5 fast food meal and get treated rudely at a drive-thru. But when someone is paying between $10,000 and $20,000 to a venue for an event, I feel that kind of treatment is not acceptable. We were left feeling like they were just happy to take our money and be done with things.
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Loriann
Wedding:
4/10/2009
2.5/5.0
With the amount we paid in comparison to the things that went wrong we were rather disappointed. The owner of the venue is the wedding planner on the day of. Much of this could have been avoided if we had our own wedding planner who would have ensured everything was taken car of.
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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adalys.harper
Wedding:
6/26/2010
0.2/5.0
Villa de Amore is a physically beautiful venue. This is the reason we chose to have our wedding there.
Unfortunately, the service and professionalism we received prior to and the day of our wedding didn't not match the venue's beauty.
Had I known working with the owner and "coordinator" would be such a challenge, we would have taken our special occasion elsewhere.
When we first met the owner (Eileen) and up until we signed the contract, she was very pleasant. Getting in touch with Eileen was nearly impossible after that(we are still waiting on a response from messages we left a few days after our wedding regarding a missing item). Throughout the planning process she thought my mother was me, up until the wedding day.
I, the bride, never met the "coordinator" (Lauren), and we had to hire an outside coordinator to do what she was supposed to do. This being said, we literally paid Lauren to be there and not do anything.
Eileen did not do things agreed upon in our contract, adding to the stress of wedding planning, as we had to schedule to get things done that she was supposed to take care of.
During the reception, the bartenders complained TO OUR GUESTS that there was no tip jar, IN FRONT OF ME. It was originally requested that there be no tip jar on display (we didn't like the look or feel of it for the occasion), as the two bartenders would be well-compensated for their job. They put the tip jar out, and we requested they put it away. Then, more than once, while I was in the room with my guests, they complained to the guests that the tip jar had been "taken away." This part of the evening really put the icing on the cake when it came to how much we disliked working with these individuals.
Don't get me wrong. We had an INCREDIBLE day, with amazing memories to last us a lifetime! It was not the result of the venue, however. My husband and I, along with our friends and family, made that day spectacular.
You are reading this review for a reason, and that is to gain insight on where you will share your magical day with your own friends and family. This physical location is very nice, yes, but I don't believe it is worth the stress of dealing with who you will have to deal with. It is not worth the time, energy or money you will spend.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Bonnie
Wedding:
12/10/2011
0.0/5.0
Brides with small budgets who dream of getting married with their friends and family in attendance, beware! Consider my tale your warning.

I got engaged in November 2010. One of the first things we did that week after sharing our wonderful news was to do our budget. We paid for our entire wedding by ourselves. When we were done crunching numbers, we realized that, while it's not woefully small, our budget was definitely not nearing 6 figures either. The budget we quoted all our vendors was $18,000.

Needless to say, we had our work cut out for us but I was optimistic.

I called this business to ask about wedding packages. I spoke to someone who was later identified as the manager. He started off very helpful and asked me about our budget. I told him "$18,000". He asked me about how many people we're expecting. I told him "about 200". He was pretty enthusiastic at first because he thought we had $18,000 to spend for the reception. When I corrected him and told him that $18,000 was our ENTIRE budget, things immediately went south.

He ceased being helpful and, in my opinion, very rude. He told me that there's no way we can get married with our budget, much less in Temecula. He said there's no way we can book a venue, pay for a ceremony and feed 200 - 250 people in addition to doing everything else we need to do with a budget of our size. He even helpfully suggested we cut down the amount of people we invite because "that's where your cost is."

I locked myself in my bathroom and cried. After I was done, I emailed their general email address and told them what our conversation was about, how I felt and how distressed I was after this conversation. I would have been done with this establishment had it ended there.

Instead, the owner then told me that she thought the manager (she's the one who identified him and his position) was not rude and that he was being "honest and upfront" about their pricing. She said that she was walking next to him during our entire phone conversation so she heard everything he was saying to me. She said they pride themselves on their exceptional customer service to their brides, that she was sure he was not malicious in his comments and DEFINITELY was not being rude.

This is where we differ in our opinions. I think it's rude to tell your prospective clients they don't have enough money to make their dreams a reality and imply they should look elsewhere. I also think it's incredibly rude for the OWNER of the establishment to think treatment of prospective clients in this manner is not only acceptable but to stand behind it.

I also think it's pretty craptastic to make a bride CRY because you, the owner, and your manager are telling her that SHE'S TOO POOR TO GET MARRIED!! How is this acceptable? And you pride yourself on your "exceptional customer service"? Maybe this exceptional customer service is only extended to those who actually become customers. However, if prospective clients are treated the way I've been treated, then I am amazed they have any customers to give this much lauded service to.

I'm sure the brides who have gotten married here had a great experience. I just can't help but wonder if it's because they had a bigger piggy bank than I did and that's why they received this "exceptional service."

It should go without saying that not only did I cross this venue off my list of possibilities (and yes, there are possibilities. There are other venues who are willing to work with me and have never made me feel terrible) but I will also never give them business of any kind.

In case you're wondering if we ever did manage to get married, we did. Not only was A 4 DIAMOND RESORT willing to work with our budget but they bent over backwards to ensure all 170+ of our guests had an amazing time. Guess what? They did.

I suppose I should thank Villa de Amore for making me cry, refusing my business and refusing to work with me because how else would I have been so determined to prove them wrong and pull off the wedding of my dreams?
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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