To those who are looking for a venue in Tuscany or Umbria to get married, I would strongly suggest you visit Villa Baroncino and discuss your wedding dreams with Romantic Italian Weddings.
Marco, and his experienced team, are extraordinary wedding planners and will organize your wedding down to the smallest detail, ensuring that the day runs smoothly and without stress for the bride, groom and guests.
My wife and I got married in September 2013 and our wedding day, and week, could not have been more perfect. Marco is a truly exceptional wedding planner, and we cannot thank him enough for making the day incredibly special. The entire wedding planning process was stress-free, as Marco has designed the 8-step tool to guide you through your decision-making at a gentle pace, ensuring that the wedding is 99% organized prior to your arrival at Villa Baroncino. As for Villa Baroncino, all I can say is WOW, what a stunning location it is.
Villa Baroncino is a beautiful villa set within acres of landscaped gardens with glorious vistas down to Lago Trasimeno. Each of the 13 apartments and rooms are sizeable and furnished with character and charm. We have had the pleasure of staying in Tuscany and Umbria a number of times, and researched a number of alternative wedding venues, but we are yet to visit or stay anywhere as beautiful as Villa Baroncino. Our guests felt the same, comparing the venue to "celebrity weddings" viewed in the press. They were blown away by its beauty and every single guest who stayed at the villa, could only say positive things about the location when they departed. It’s a truly magical location and a perfect venue for Tuscan Wedding.
I recall from researching Villa Baroncino myself that I really wanted to read more reviews on Food, Wine, Photographer, Transportation options etc. So I will run through each of ours quickly below:
We picked a menu from Guiliano, who kindly adapted some of the choices to our own desires. We had a few vegans, pescetarians(!) and gluten-intolerant guests and he provided 4 wonderful dishes for each and every guest. The Italian wedding cake was divine so I'd highly recommend that particular dish.
Valentina Weddings is an absolute legend and made our day so much better for his professionalism and presence! We are delighted with the photo's he produced for us, he even managed to make me look pretty good, which is no easy feat I can tell you! We really cannot recommend Valentina Weddings highly enough, he kept everyone smiling throughout the day but was also discrete which enabled us to spend as much time as possible with our guests.
We organized all of our airport, wedding guests and tour transportation through Massimo at Autonoleggio Il Girasole. There were no problems or issues with any of his services and the vehicles were air-conditioned and clean. We had to change a number of services in the weeks prior to the wedding and Massimo was kind enough to accommodate this. His drivers were English-speaking and added some local knowledge to our journeys as we travelled through the Tuscan countryside. I would have no hesitation in recommending his company. For the wedding car we hired the Rolls Royce from Drive-in-Style. The car is beautiful and made quite an impact on its arrival into Cortona! Again, we experienced no problems with the company and would recommend them to other bride and grooms.
This was organized by Monia, who copied a picture provided to the exact details, for the bride and bridesmaids. They were all extremely happy with the service provided on the day.
Christina provided a beautiful arrangement of flowers for the day, working from some photos which we had previously provided. We were very happy with the quality of the arrangements and would definitely recommend Christina to other wedding parties.
If anyone would like to discuss the above suppliers with us, I'd be happy to answer questions, just ask Marco for my email address.
To summarize, Marco Bernasconi and his team of suppliers made our day and week so very special and we could not have been happier with our choice of venue, planner and suppliers. We have had many guests commenting on both the venue and the wedding, stating that it's the best wedding they've had the pleasure of attending. We're so pleased that we picked Villa Baroncino and I'd strongly recommend that you visit the villa to see for yourself. You will not be disappointed and I can ensure you that with Marco organizing the day, it will be as perfect for you as it was for us.