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The First Look
Located in gorgeous Temecula, California, the Villa De Amore Estates invites couples to celebrate their love in the California sunshine with a spectacular view of the surrounding vineyards. This venue offers both wedding ceremony and reception spaces with a total venue capacity of 225 guests.
The Ballroom at Villa De Amore Estates shares a soaring vaulted ceiling with pretty arched doorways and elegant tiled floors to create an idyllic indoor wedding ceremony and reception space. Sparkling chandeliers and a state-of-the-art sound system provide elegant lighting and fun entertainment for the event. Gorgeous accents include large wooden doors, pretty wine barrels and glimmering wall sconces that make it simple to create a wonderful wedding celebration with minimal decorating.
The Vineyards. An outdoor wedding in the warm California sunshine begins at the Villa De Amore Estates vineyard. A gorgeous white pergola or intricate gates designed to look like climbing vines create a backdrop for those important wedding vows. Walk down the tiled aisle between rows of gleaming white chairs and enjoy a backdrop filled with rows of beautiful grapes. The Vineyards offer a variety of ceremony locations and make a beautiful spot for the wedding photos.
What You Should Know
The Villa De Amore Estates is a full-service wedding ceremony and reception venue with a variety of indoor and outdoor wedding and reception locations. Large areas of the vineyard grounds can be tented for an outdoor wedding reception.
Venue catering and menus are provided by the Villa De Amore Estates. A gourmet menu includes entrees like the swordfish or cedar salmon, the prime rib of beef short ribs and the farm roasted chicken. Passed appetizers include stuffed button mushrooms, crab cakes and crab deviled eggs to start the evening. Sit-down reception dinners are generally at a price per plate charge and are included in the wedding cost depending on the package selected.
Venue amenities include white wooden chairs, lovely white parasols, use of both the groom's suite and the bridal suite, a fabric draped altar and gorgeous centerpieces made from wrought iron. A huge selection of decor and everything from the flower girl's basket to the ring bearer's pillow are also available depending on the wedding package chosen. Villa De Amore Estates offers all-inclusive weddings that include food, drinks, seating, venue, flowers and dessert along with all of the entertainment.
The gorgeous views of the surrounding vineyards are definitely a perk when it comes to planning a wedding at Villa De Amore Estates in California.
- Close to lodging and restaurants
- Everything but the dress wedding packages
- Near Santa Rosa Plateau and Skinner Reservoir
From the Vendor
Villa de Amore Vineyard Weddings
Nestled in the beautiful vineyards of the Temecula Valley Wine Country; Villa de Amore offers couples a private ceremony and reception, onsite gourmet fine dining, and an award-winning team of vendors and staff to help you create your wedding day vision -perfectly. Explore our website for; venue and wedding package details, hundreds of photos of the gorgeous venue and actual weddings, and a selection of recent wedding highlight videos. Villa de Amore is located close to both San Diego and Orange County and the Temecula Valley is a great weekend destination with abundant activities and accommodations. Please contact us directly to learn more about our All Inclusive Wedding Package and to book a property tour. http://villadeamore.com
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Garden, Estate, Historic Venue, Vineyard
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
What an amazing day and an amazing year at that! Villa de Amore was the only location we visited. We instantly fell in love with the venue and locked in our date. I had a really busy year, finishing my Master’s and working full time, so I wanted an all-inclusive place. I did not want to worry about finding the best deal on flowers or even visit different bakeries to find the best tasting cake. I wanted a one stop shop and that is exactly what I got at Villa de Amore. Being a planner, and having high expectations, I was afraid to trust people I had never met with one of the most important days of my life. But along the way they, the staff, endlessly gained my trust. It started with the food…ALL of the food we tasted was DELICIOUS! We really couldn’t go wrong with any of the options. Then it was the meeting with the designer, Monique was wonderful… I showed her a picture and pointed at a few things I liked and then boom she knew exactly what I was looking for. The details were oh so lovely! And Laura, the day of planner, I LOVE YOU Laura, she was so great. At the rehearsal she had all of my e-mails printed and knew exactly what I wanted on my special day. She kept us moving forward and even did my bussell so we wouldn’t run late. Oh and I cannot forget David…he answered my, what seemed to be hundreds of, e-mails very quickly. That was really appreciated. All around I had the BEST TIME OF MY LIFE! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you Villa de Amore J
Perfect Venue for Our Perfect Wedding!Reviewed on 5/27/2015 Jill H
Love love loved Villa de Amore. First off, it's a family business and they really treat you like you're part of their family. Leading up to my big day, I've called, emailed, and even showed up in person with questions/concerns and each time they were very responsive and provided me great customer service. The venue itself is just spectacular with amazing views of grapevines surrounding the entire property. All the detail, from the barrel wall to the newly renovated cocktail hour area with amazing chandeliers, really give it the first class quality that I loved. And my favorite part about Villa de Amore is that you get the entire property to yourself! There is no strangers crashing your wedding, or your guests wandering into other people's events. Everyone there is either a guest of yours or working your event. As I mentioned before, their customer service is great. I envisioned having an ice cream bar. They said they have never done that before and they usually do candy bars. But instead of telling me that an ice cream bar wasn't an option, they worked things out and made it happen! This is just one of many requests that they fulfilled. They truly go out of their way to accommodate your requests. The only thing I wasn't able to do that I really wanted was a sparkler send off. But that was due to county laws - so ladies, sorry but that's a no-go. Another great thing about Villa de Amore is that it's sort of a one-stop-shop. They provide all inclusive packages that includes: catering, DJ, flowers, photography, cake, minister, day-of coordinator, bartenders, personal website, props (that you can use for decor as well as for your photography sessions), and customized lighting. I chose to use my own photographer and wanted a videographer as well as a photo booth, so I had to coordinate those myself. But all others were minimal coordination on my part (you do have to meet with those vendors to tell them what you want but you don't have to worry about paying them separately). The unique thing about this venue is that you have to purchase your own booze (they provide the bartenders but you have to stock their bar), but the little bit of hassle that it adds to your pre-wedding-to-do-list was outweighed by the huge cost savings. I just went to Costco and purchased a little over $1,000 worth of booze and that was way more than enough for 100 guests ($400 was suggested but we wanted top-shelf and we kind of got crazy with wanting to provide a wide selection). Had Villa de Amore required us to purchase the booze through them (like most other venues), our bill would have easily been $4,000 and up (based on the top-shelf open bar that we did). The cost is a bit pricey but the level of service and quality that you receive for it is worth every penny.
Amazing!Reviewed on 5/16/2015 claire l
This venue is unbelievable. From our first meeting to the very last minute on the night was just perfect. All the staff are so professional and the vendors they provide are top notch
(March 18 Wedding) As a designer by profession, I had a very particular vision for, well, every inch of our wedding. I worried that an all-inclusive package might be "cookie cutter" and limit my options, but VDA provides experienced, quality vendors and allows you to use your own photographer/flowers/cake/officiant if preferred (if you use your own, they will credit you). VENUE- My now-husband and I looked at 4 venues with mixed feelings until we came across VDA. As other brides have said, it really was love at first sight. We picked our date and put down our deposit that very day. The other venues we looked at all had 1 or 2 nice areas for photographs, while the rest of the spaces were plain/underwhelming. VDA, however, has such a great variety of gorgeous spaces for photographs (gazebo, vineyard gate and views, rose garden, swing, ballroom, barrel room, bridal suite, groom's suite, twinkle lights, fountains, antique wine truck). The photo ops are endless. OFFICIANT- We chose Mark Lohman (included w/ VDA package), who was excellent. Mark took the time to meet and get to know us in person, and he created a lovely ceremony that made everyone "aww," laugh and cry. CATERING- VDA's food was amazing and defied the typical "wedding food" reputation. We went with the Rib-eye and Pork Tenderloin for entree options. Guests raved about the great food and attentive service. The only big disappointments were the late night tacos (they are included, but it would've been better not to have them at all). ALCOHOL- The bartenders are included with VDA, but alcohol is bring-your-own. You save SO much money from buying your own alcohol! Most other venues require you to use theirs, which comes with a hefty markup. At VDA you can set your own budget. We were able to buy more/better alcohol and take the leftovers home afterwards (and spent about 50% of what we would've with open bar through a caterer). Win win win. DJ- DJ Ross was great. He acted as emcee for the day, kept the guests informed and kept the party going. Our guests had so much fun and danced until the very last minute. COORDINATOR- Laura was a calming force on the big day. She was somehow able to keep everything on schedule, inform everyone on where to be and what to do, and perhaps most importantly, make sure that my husband and I were fed! DESIGNER- Monique was incredible! I provided her with a detailed document with my many design requests, and she went above and beyond. She brought all of my ideas to life and further added to the look & feel I was going for. VDA has rooms full of props and furniture, so there's no need to rent anything. FLOWERS- Soiree Design did an amazing job with the florals. My bridal bouquet and altar arrangement were particularly stunning. PHOTOGRAPHY- We decided to use an outside vendor, Ether & Smith (received credit from VDA), who did a phenomenal job capturing our day. CAKE- We used an outside vendor, Cakes to Celebrate (received credit from VDA). We would definitely recommend checking them out. Both my husband and I are not usually fans of wedding cake, but Cakes to Celebrate are moist and not overly sweet. --- The VDA team is so professional and experienced that I was able to rest on the big day, knowing that it would all be taken care of. Our day was truly perfect, and we have been getting compliments from guests on all aspects of our wedding. Is it expensive? Yes. Was it worth it? Absolutely.
I already wrote an extensive review on Yelp so if you want the full review go to Bree Rauschenbach Yelp page :) I honestly can not say enough amazing things about Villa and the staff there. The day of coordinator Laura and everyone else made our dream wedding come to life. Honestly do not look any further because I still have people coming up to me saying my wedding was the best they have ever been to. Nothing went wrong and everything was perfect! One of my fav parts is ever staff member is Miked and has walks talkies so everyone knows what's going on! Ahha honestly you don't think about it until you actually experience it. Very important. They are the best. It was the best wedding I have very been to and will ever go to and I can call it mine :) I love you Villa De Amore
Our Oct wedding at Villa de Amore was nothing short of awesome (!) And yes, that's awesome with an explanation mark :). Everything flowed so smoothly and was relatively stress-free, from the planning up until the big day. Also because it was an all-inclusive venue, I only had to hire a videographer and a string trio for the ceremony, but of course live music is totally optional. The whole Villa team is truly exceptional, and I really love how they work together...so most of the time, I can talk to one person and they will know to communicate the details/decisions to the rest of the staff and team. It just made things really easy and actually kind of fun to plan. I loved that I would get responses either immediately over the phone, or at a minimum within 24-48 hours through email. Impressive right? With so many couples, it's amazing how efficient and professional the whole Villa team was! My guests seemed really pleased overall with the food, drinks and overall vibe of the wedding. The flowers and decor honestly exceeded my expectations, and really helped to bring personality to the ceremony/reception, cocktail and photo op spots. The reception went great, everyone was laughing during the games and the DJ brought tons of folks to the dancefloor. Our wedding was on a Sun, but so many guests stayed until almost the end. Special thanks to Sheila's crew on flowers, Monique on decor, Aimee's team for catering and table arrangements, Eileen and David for answering my many calls and emails.. and last but not least Laura, the lovely coordinator who made everything run so smoothly that day. Even the cake turned out beautiful. A+ as a whole... If you're looking for a lovely venue and a great team to help you put together a gorgeous wedding, I highly recommend you consider this venue, at least pay a visit to VDA. If you've already booked them, Leah Marie Photography does amazing work, and check out Sidebyside Cinema for video...Both did such a great job :).
Great Food!!Reviewed on 5/27/2015 Jill H
The catering was included in the Villa de Amore wedding package, so I didn't have a choice in the caterer. But I was not disappointed. Our cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres consisted of stuffed mushrooms, wood-fired flat bread pizzas and shrimp po-boys (the po-boys were my favorite!!). We started off dinner with a simple mixed green salad, and entrees were a choice of rib-eye steak (highly recommend getting this as an option), cedar planked salmon (this too!), or Italian sausage penne pasta (for my vegetarian guests). In addition to the wedding cake, we also had an ice cream bar (which was a real hit!). And finally for our late-night snacks, carne aside flautas, I think, were served (I didn't get to choose this, instead it's left up to them based on what is fresh at the local farmer's market that morning). The cherry on top is that everything is organic. =D
We Loved It!Reviewed on 4/08/2015 laura h
We had an amazing experience working with the Villa. Everything was taken care of for us leading up to the event and especially the day of. My husband and I (along with our families) could just relax and enjoy our day - which we did! Everything was stunning and exactly what we were hoping for. We had some difficulties with some of the logistics using the provided wedding website (we could not receive "no" RSVPs) but it did not ruin our experience by any means. We did lose some of our personal decor items in the shuffle of cleaning up so I recommend clearly labeling anything you bring in addition to their decor!! Overall we had a phenomenal experience and I would highly recommend this venue!! :)
Amazing VenueReviewed on 6/13/2014 Tiffany C
While searching for wedding venues, I was a little hesitant about Villa de Amore. As an event planner, I didn't like the idea of an all-inclusive wedding and wanted the freedom to choose my own vendors. Thankfully my fiancé suggested we go look at it since we were already in the area. From the moment we walked up the steps, we both knew this was going to be our wedding venue. The owner, Eileen, was so kind and welcoming, and you can see the pride she takes in continuing to make this venue better and better. If you choose this venue, you are required to use their preferred caterer and DJ, but have the option to use other vendors for everything else. We didn't end up using all their vendors, but the ones we did work with were absolutely amazing! I've included a few notes on the vendors we used below. 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!! All in all, everything was absolutely amazing and I'm thankful to have met the wonderful vendors that Villa de Amore introduced me to! Bitonti Catering: This is the catering company you are required to use. I did have some trouble in getting a response from the caterer, but the venue stepped in and helped with this. I wasn't impressed with their menu, but the chef was very flexible in creating new items. I also chose to do a plated dinner instead of a buffet and everything worked out great. The food was delicious and their servers were great. The venue also allows you to bring in your own alcohol, so it ends up saving you quite a bit of money. Soiree Design & Events (Florist): Working with Sheila from Soiree was a dream! We fed off each other's ideas and came up with some really great concepts. She was also nice enough to let me go to the flower mart with her to give her a better idea of what I was looking for. Ross Creations (DJ): Ross was such a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable and helpful with everything. I told him the vibe I was going for and he kept everyone dancing the whole night. He was an amazing MC and DJ!! Leah Marie Photography: Leah and Marcella are amazing photographers!! We were lucky enough to have both of them plus another assistant they were training. They were so on top of things and really made you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I can't say enough great things about them!
Have Your Fairy Tale Wedding Come True!Reviewed on 6/14/2013 Karen L
If I could give more than 5 stars I would! 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 they have the most amazing sunsets. When we walked around the property for the first time we knew right away this is where we wanted to get married. It is a family owned Company and they are 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. We decided to select our 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. We made appointments with all the different vendors. All of the vendors were friendly, accommodating and easy to work with. The best part is we were extremely happy with the products and services from all of the vendors. The day of our wedding was gorgeous! David was our wedding coordinator the day of the wedding and he is awesome! We met with him the first time we visited the property and then on a design appointment prior to the wedding and he walked us through at the rehearsal (as well we had several email communications with him) he is very easy going and mellow. But, he really knows how to take charge. Our event ran smoothly because of him. I can honestly say not a single thing went wrong at our wedding. Which is pretty amazing! At the wedding and even afterwards people told us the day ran so effortlessly and was a fairy tale wedding.
For a stress free wedding dayReviewed on 4/01/2013 Cindy G
My wedding day was great! The venue & the staff offer a very relaxed and stress free environment. However, please keep in mind that although this is an all inclusive venue, you still have to work with each individual vendor to choose what you want and work out the details, and they are not located @ the Villa. However, you won't have to worry about them not showing up b/c the Villa will take care of all of that for you! There was one thing that they missed that could have been a big deal if my parents had paid attention. Fortunately, they did not, and I am not particularly traditional or superstitious (I paid to have yellow flowers placed in the white flower balls...but that didn't happen), so I really don't have any big complaints! =) Lauren, our day coordinator, was wonderful - all smiles, no complaints, & highly accommodating to our requests!
AMAZING!!Reviewed on 8/31/2012 Angela T
All I can say is .... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Lauren and the staff at Villa De Amore. Our August 4th wedding was out of this world. The staff, escpecially Lauren, made our day so memorable! The behind-be-the-scenes were seamless to our guest. Till this day, the consistent feedback from all of our guests seems to be "wedding of the year" and "best wedding I've been to", "beautiful venue" and "well organized". Thank you all at the Villa for an AMAZING day that we will never forget!
The Best Day of My LifeReviewed on 7/09/2012 Candice C
Where to begin.... It all started with my first meeting with Eileen and Lauren. I came down to look around at the venue as a possible location for our wedding. It was that day I realized this was where we were going to get married. After the first meeting I brought down my now Husband to look at the venue and knew the same thing. This was where we were going to get married! We booked our date almost 2 years out. In the 2 years until our wedding I became to get to know the staff at Villa on a more personal level. Any questions or concerns I had they were so gracious to help and in a prompt manner as well. Eileen made my dream wedding become a reality! I owe her so much for all she did for us.
Perfection!Reviewed on 12/03/2011 Amy W
Villa de Amore is an all-inclusive venue. They make wedding planning easy at a very affordable price. I couldn't be happier with how my big day turned out. The Villa is a stunning location with everything to offer!
amazing vineyard view weddingReviewed on 11/23/2011 dominique b
most people plan their weddings for summer. Ours was October 29th and we could not have asked for a better day. Weather was perfect leaves on vines were jus starting to change colors.....it was amazing!!!
Your own private vineyard estate for the day!Reviewed on 10/26/2011 Tina B
We decided to have our wedding at a vineyard in Temecula because living in San Diego we had been to so many weddings at so many venues and wanted to do something different for ours. From the minute we walked on to the Villa de Amore property we fell in love with the grounds. All of the staff was so wonderful especially the day of our wedding we didn't have to worry about a thing! They really helped pull together the wedding of my dreams!
My Dream WeddingReviewed on 10/18/2011 Denein M
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!!