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The First Look
Couples can treat their guests to fine wine and dining at the Italian-inspired Villa Antonio Winery in Hillsboro, Missouri. The large estate has a capacity of 500 guests. With a variety of menu items at different price points and many essentials included with the rental, it is easy for couples to find the package that fits within their budget.
Several staff members are on hand to help make the experience a memorable one, including an event coordinator to help the couple etch out the details of their wedding day. To make sure everything goes smoothly on the day of the wedding, rehearsal space and preparation rooms for the bride and groom are included with a ceremony or reception rental. The lakeside vineyard setting offers a variety of ceremony and reception options.
Built over the lake, the gazebo is a breathtaking option for the wedding ceremony. The bride makes a stunning entrance on the pier when couples choose this location for the ceremony.
Several remarkable locations along the lakeside provide a backdrop for a romantic ceremony and reception. Overlooking the bridge that meets an islet, in front of the gazebo and many other locations on the lakefront deliver a charming atmosphere that also provides exceptional photo opportunities.
For couples inspired by lush greenery and grapes on the vines, the vineyard is another outstanding location for ceremonies, receptions and photographs.
The wedded couple and guests can enjoy modern amenities when the reception is held in the banquet room, which is equipped with projectors, wireless internet and other modern technology to help entertain the guests with slideshows of the lovely couple and more.
What You Should Know
Round tables, white chairs, silverware, white tablecloth linens, stemmed glassware and many other essentials are included with a rental of the property. Couples can choose the color of cloth napkins to blend with their wedding color scheme.
To-be-weds can choose from an appetizer buffet and cocktail hour for their reception, choose between the Bronze, Silver or Gold buffet menus or choose between the Silver or Gold seated dining options. Depending on the food package, buffet line servers or professional waitstaff are provided by Villa Antonio Winery. There are several main course options for each food package, and all food is inspired by authentic Italian cuisine. Coffee, tea and water are included with any food package selection. Food and beverages cannot be brought in by the wedding party or guests, with the exception of desserts and party favors.
Three open-bar packages are available for the reception: standard bar, mixed-drink bar and premium bar. Standard bar and premium bar packages include wine, beer and canned soda options, but mixed drinks can be added for an additional fee. Due to state law, guests are not allowed to bring their own alcoholic beverages.
Only DJ music is allowed at Villa Antonio Winery. The venue is partnered with TKO and Complete Music DJ services. If the couple prefers another DJ, the provider must be approved before the event.
The professionals at Villa Antonio Winery work to ensure that the bride, groom and guests have an elegantly memorable experience. Some special perks include:
- Award-winning wines served with open-bar packages
- China plating provided for the wedding cake
- Fans and thermostat-controlled heaters to keep guests comfortable
- Bridal party refreshments included with reservation
From the Vendor
Where Missouri wine meets Italian hospitality!
The perfect outdoor facility for your wedding or reception. Our lakeside gazebo and vineyard provide the picture-perfect backdrop for your special day. Host up to 300 guests in a very private setting while enjoying award-winning Missouri wines and authentic Italian cuisine.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Waterfront, Garden, Tented, Vineyard
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Couldn't have asked for more!Reviewed on 7/01/2015 Sara C
My husband and I just got married on June 6. 2015 at Villa Antonio Winery and we could not have been more pleased with everything. The venue, the staff, the food, everything was spectacular. I would highly recommend Villa Antonio to anyone looking for an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.
Villa Antonio Winery absolutely MADE our wedding! The setting is gorgeous (lake, vineyards, flowers, cobblestones), the staff is beyond professional and helpful (we worked with Colleen, Brooke, Maddy and Jeff), the food was amazing (we did prime rib and chicken spedini stations), the wine was great and the list goes on and on. Everything we asked for was not only accommodated, but Villa often did even more than we asked for. I just can't recommend Villa enough. If you are even thinking about having your wedding at a winery, I truly suggest you make an appointment and check out Villa!
My husband and I got married May 21, 2016 at Villa Antonio. We could not have asked for anything better. Their staff is absolutely wonderful and cater to all your needs. They meet with you ahead of time and make sure all the details are set. The view is incredible. Our guests were so impressed with the views and the winery itself. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a winery wedding.
My husband and I got married at Villa in October of 2014. I knew I wanted a fall winery wedding and a venue that needed to accommodate up to 300 guests. I fell in love with the gorgeous surroundings at Villa Antonio. I loved that Donna, the coordinator, had pretty much everything organized and the day of I didn't have to stress about anything. They were even able to prepare me a gluten free meal as I have Celiac Disease which was a huge relief and I didn't feel sick at all! It is a bit hard to find so we used signs at each turn between the interstate and winery. There ceremony times are later in the day so we prepared for a 5:30ish ceremony which usually means taking pictures beforehand. They were pretty strict on the bar hours. Our ceremony ended up finishing much quicker than expected (probably the minister rushing because of how cold it was) and we ended up having to pay for an extra half hour of bar time just to carry the event until the time we planned. The only real complaint I have is that during the reception apparently one of the propane heaters went out and half of the tent was cold and had a gas odor. This was not resolved in a timely matter. I did not notice personally at the time but found out later that night after talking to my parents and guests. Other than that we really enjoyed our experience with Villa Antonio and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a picturesque winery setting!
My Wedding At Villa AntonioReviewed on 10/30/2014 Kate L
I had my wedding & reception at Villa Antonio winery, the whole staff was very professional and everyone on staff is very friendly, the whole event went very smoothly and I have to say it was a perfect evening. All of our guests even commented how great the whole evening was. The only complaint I had was with the minster, which is one of the choices they recommend, I would have preferred a more courteous minster, she was not very friendly & read from a paper the whole time, which I thought took away from the ceremony in a small way.
Villa Antonio WineryReviewed on 10/30/2014
I absolutely LOVED Villa Antonio Winery! Awesome venue, great wedding coordinator, great price, great service!
Beautiful, organized, wonderful!Reviewed on 10/11/2014 Rachel D
We used Villa Antonio for our October wedding. We had 160 guests. The ceremony was outside and the reception under the tent. Everything was gorgeous and the staff almost all the decorating for us (I rented decorations from a previous bride). The food and service were wonderful. They even put together a vegetarian menu for us! The one thing I wish I would have communicated was the dismissal of tables to eat - my dad's family ate last and we had fewer tables and he paid for everything... BUT other than that, I couldn't have asked for more. Donna, the woman who runs the show, is extremely knowledgable and knows how to plan it all if you need help, which we did. She is definitely an expert!I highly recommend this venue!!!
A Time to Remember Hosted by Villa Antonio Winery May 2014Reviewed on 5/27/2014
From our first planning meeting to our last goodbyes as the bride and groom left the winery, the Villa Antonio staff were there from start to end. Donna and her staff were extraordinary with their knowledge, service, personalities, and attention to every detail. Every guest was served with extreme professionalism, awesome food, fine wine and hospitality. Weeks after the reception, family and friends are still talking about the food and wine and overall experience. The venue and its surrounding grounds are beautiful, complete with bride/groom rooms. For the bride who wants to feel spoiled and for the groom who loves the outdoors, there is no other place than Villa Antonio Winery !
Wedding In NovemberReviewed on 11/19/2013 heather f
Donna and her crew take are of EVERYTHING! no stress! have your ceremony and reception here! guests are still raving about food!
Beautiful event space and great foodReviewed on 10/13/2013 leanne
Our guests are still talking about how beautiful the winery is. The food was amazing and the two wedding planners were so awesome! We are so glad we found this special venue! The price was also very good compared to the other wineries in the saint louis area.
Beautiful venueReviewed on 8/01/2013 Deanna S
This is a beautiful place to get married but get ready to spend a ton of money and don't assume everything is included in the standard price. My family was particularly upset they only allow the bar to stay open for 3 hours but if you want it to stay open for an additional amount of time you can pay another 5 to 6 hundred dollars for a little bit of time. Everyone who attended the wedding had a fabulous time though and continually commented on how beautiful everything was
mixed reviewsReviewed on 10/24/2012 Nicole T
There are some really great things that I can say about this place. First and foremost the place was GORGEOUS! We just got married in the fall and the colors, the trees, everything. The winery is just stunning. The food, amazing! There are a lot of choices to choose from. Their wine is also very good. I am not a big wine drinker and I still liked their wine. Also, most of the staff was super helpful. The bartenders and servers were absolutely amazing! The team also set up all of our centerpieces and a lot of the decorations because I had done them myself. It is a picture perfect, delicious place. However there are some things I can say about it that aren't so great. First, the wedding coordinater is not the most welcoming or friendly at times. At the beginning we were very impressed that she was so straight forward and seemed like she knew how to get the job done. And she was great and very friendly at the rehearsal dinner. She was not always prompt to return emails either. Most of the time on average it took a day or two to respond. Sometimes longer. On the night of our wedding, we had a lot of guest complaining that she was rude, short and not that friendly. They do warn you in advance that the music has to stay at a certain level because the owners live on site. But stated that it can still be pretty loud. They were constantly telling our DJs to turn the music down, while our guest at the outer tables were complaining that they could barely hear some of the father daughter dance, mother son music. They do instruct you that you have to be off the premises at a certain time. And once that time comes, they are very strict and not so friendly about it. The other thing that I was not fond of, is no matter if your guest are under 21 they still have to pay for the whole open bar price. You have to have 20 or more guest that are under age in order to get a discounted price for them for the bar. They're choices for open bar were very good though. Overall, the place is gorgeous and the bartenders and serving staff were great. Food and alcohol deleicious. The florist they have on site was very helpful. I wish I could have delt with her more. If you can get past the attitude that we recieved at times and don't mind your music quieter then I would recommend this place.
Amazing!!!! Couldn't ask for better!Reviewed on 9/18/2012 Danielle M
Everyone at the winery went above and beyond to make our day so special. As soon as we arrived we were given food and drinks had our own area to get ready in. I didn't have to worry about anything. They took care of setting everything and taking everything down. I had meetings to pick out all our linens and to go over every detail and nothing cost extra. Everything was included in the price. I can not stress enough how perfect they made our big day. Many of our friends have gone after our wedding just to go get lunch the food is amazing!!! They made our wedding so much fun and so special!
A beautiful and wonderful experienceReviewed on 12/21/2011 Marie T
The coordinator here, Donna, was wonderful from the begining. She helped me plan my long-distance wedding and I always trusted that things would go well. She was very accomdodating, and even brought things from her home to make my day special. The food and staff were wonderful and the setting was beautiful. She was very accomodating the night of the wedding as well. Her staff boxed up all my items too. I can't say enough good things. Also, this was really a great quality for a lower price range.
Bach PartyReviewed on 11/08/2011 Katie S
This was a great place they have live bands and tons of seating and the wine is great.
PERFECTReviewed on 6/28/2011 Michelle M
The winery was a beautiful setting! The staff was great and they worked with us to make sure we had everything we wanted and needed to make the wedding perfect. I could not have been happier!
Review for Villa Antonio WineryReviewed on 9/22/2008 Erika W
It was absolutely beautiful and the staff there were so prepared and had everything under control that my husband and I were not bothered once with details. The staff even surprised us as soon as the ceremony was finished and we were taking pictures with bringing down wine and beer for the entire wedding party. In doing this they didn't bother us with asking what they wanted; instead that asked family members what we likes and then just brought it down.
Meet The Director of Sales
I am so excited that you are interested in Villa Antonio Winery for your big day! With an extensive background in event coordination and management, I look forward to working with you to make your wedding day memorable and successful. Contact me today to learn more about what Villa Antonio Winery has to offer!