and I got married last week at Villa Baroncino and we recommend it a thousand
times to anyone planning a wedding in Italy.
The service provided by Marco and his team is exceptional. Marco is a natural wedding planner. He is extremely organised and experienced and with him running the show you can trust everything will run perfectly. Most importantly to us, Marco seems to genuinely love what he does; on our wedding day he was beaming with happiness and he added to what was a perfect and wonderful day. Marco is a lovely person, as is Ina who looks after the Villa and tends to all your needs during your stay there.
Villa Baroncino is a beautiful villa set in the glorious Umbrian landscape. I visited Villa Baroncino twice before the wedding and both times it was being cleaned and organised for the arrival of a wedding party. Despite having visited on these 2 occasions, I was in awe at the beauty of the place when we arrived for the week of our Wedding. I have been lucky enough to have stayed in many wonderful places in Tuscany and around Italy. However none compare to Villa Baroncino. The communal kitchen/dining room area is beautiful and welcoming and the apartments for sleeping in are full of character and charm. The wedding suite is the most magical and romantic room I have ever stayed in. There are great walks you can go on from the Villa if you like walking in the Italian countryside.
Organising a wedding in Villa Baroncino is not difficult as Marco has a very efficient and user friendly webtool that allows you to chose from a selection of very good suppliers. Marco details each step of the planning for you. The only difficult step for us was deciding who would stay in the villa and for how many nights. All other decisions relating to the wedding eg flowers, music, photographer were easy as Marco has wonderful people providing these services.
For anyone thinking of a wedding in Villa Barconcino you can trust that this is a lovely place to get married and you will not find a better wedding planner than Marco or a place that is better equipped for a wedding than Villa Baroncino.
We chose a civil ceremony at Cortona Town Hall and are so happy with this choice. It was a beautiful ceremony.
I unreservedly recommend the following services which we used:
Photographer: Jules Bower is an EXCELLENT photographer. He is very talented and experienced. I love photography and I think he is the best wedding photographer I have ever come across. Just a few days after our wedding Jules put up his photos of our wedding- he is incredibly efficient and his photos beautiful and natural. I cannot say enough to recommend Jules more and I think his photos speak for themselves: www.jules-photographer.com
Videographer: Marco Abbatangelo (www.marcoabba.it) was wonderful. (I think that he works very well with Jules)
Flowers: Christina. Christina is a 20 minute walk up the road from Villa Baroncino in the village of Tuoro sul Trasimeno. She is very nice and sweet and she made a beautiful arrangement of flowers for our wedding. I sent her a picture of a bouquet of flowers that I liked and she worked from that to make beautiful arrangements of flowers.
DJ: DJ Alex was fantastic. We gave him a playlist of music a few days before the wedding to give him an idea of what we would like and he adjusted this superbly; the dancefloor was full all night and he knew exactly what to play to suit the crowd.
Music for ceremony and aperatif: we had a string quartet from a co. used by Marco- beautiful music.
Food: Renata. We chose the 9 course meal and are very happy that we did. It was not too much food and people even got seconds of lots of courses. The food was delicious and everyone was in great form as the food and wine kept coming and it worked better than getting one huge plate of food. People had lots of food but still had energy to get up and dance all night afterwards.
I could not be happier with our choice of venue for our wedding in Italy and there is nothing that I would change. Alot of our guests have said that this was the best wedding they ever went to and have asked how we managed to find it. I found it on tripadvisor and I am grateful to the reviews that I read that encouraged me to choose this for our wedding. Having a wedding organiser who owns the property where the wedding takes place is excellent; Marco is intimately involved in the wedding and I am truly grateful to him and everyone involved. Our wedding was, thanks to them, perfect.
We wish you continued success and hope to see again someday.
Aoife and Rob