I had my wedding of 54 people here and I do not recommend this venue for future weddings. From the beginning of our meeting, I felt our wedding was only in Delyse's best interest and not both parties. My husband and I were under immense pressur...
e to rebook our venue and luckily found Villa Riposo. Beautiful vineyards, property, and Airbnb rooms but through it all, I experienced immense emotional distress from seeing her come out every few minutes to turn down the music. It has taken me almost a month to fully heal from it all.
During our wedding, her and her family was walking all over the property and her Yorkie was barking at the beginning of our ceremony. She promotes privacy in her Airbnb rooms but there was zero privacy whatsoever. I even saw an elderly family member moving our ceremony chairs - whether that was helpful or not, I hired people to do that.
Delyse's contract was designed to protect herself and to maximize the money taken out of your deposit. You have to go through her preferred vendor, Pro Prop Events for chairs and rentals but Delyse's contract will state that the rentals must arrive and get picked up within the 8 hour window of your wedding date. As a bride, you want to make sure everything arrives on time, and it's stressful already with everything on your plate. Why do you need to have rentals come during the time you are getting hair and makeup done and you need to worry about gathering it all up in one place for pickup?
Also, one of my aunts sprained her ankle near the ceremony bathroom due to insufficient lighting and nothing was done. #negligence
From the time the ceremony started, she harassed our DJ to lower the music all the way until 10PM. When I say lower music, expect background noise! Basically, she prevented him from even speaking as our MC to the point that he was whispering! Half of our wedding guests could barely hear him and the music. Expect background music, not a huge dance party.
Book Villa Riposo for intimate parties or micro weddings but not for any large parties. She threatened to pull the plug on our DJ if we decided to increase the volume. All in all, our guests did not enjoy her presence and she will control your wedding.
There are other wedding venues in the area that may be more looser in their rules and Delyse should do better about accepting and declining weddings and events that do not fit her criteria.
If you want to have your dream wedding, do not go with Villa Riposo - you've been warned.
Reviewed On 1/10/2021 by Sheri B
We had my then boyfriend's 50th birthday party here and it was perfect. Delyse was amazing and so helpful. She worked with me on parking and getting all of the airbnb's rented to people attending the event. The place is stunning and all of ...
our guest thought it was elegant and very impressed. During the event my boyfriend proposed to me so now we are planning our wedding here as well. I will keep you updated, but so far everything with Delyse has been just wonderful.
Reviewed On 10/15/2019 by Nhi D
Do NOT RECOMMEND! Stay away from this vineyards if you don’t want an unpleasant wedding/ vacation.
If you are planning a wedding, I would like to share my honest opinion with you.
The owner Delyse was very rude, without manner, disrespectful ...
and arrogant. Delyse talked to me like she was my boss. I simply got lost at the property and couldn’t find where to park. She came and yelled at me with a horrible attitude. I explained to her that the direction she provided for check in was not clear and she didn’t listen and only made me feel I was stupid not to understand her direction (other people in our party also found her instruction confusing!). I did nothing wrong or bad and do not deserve to be treated like this and belittled by Delyse. She should learn to respect people, be polite and listen to others.
The property looks pretty from the outside but when you pay closer attention to the details, the quality of materials is poor. The worst part is that many of the facilities inside of the room do not work! The toilet doesn’t flush properly, the electrical outlet doesn’t work, the base board of the wall is loose (a tripping hazard). There is even a big spider web in the room.
Parking spaces are very limited and hectic.
If you are planning a wedding, you would want to have a pleasant experience and happy memories based on my experience with the owner Delyse and the poor maintenance of the facilities.
If you choose this place for your wedding or vacation, I wish you luck and maybe have a better experience and hope that Delyse will not boss you around. But at this point, I highly do NOT recommend Hill Road Vineyards/ Villa Riposo!