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We are located in DeLand right outside of the Orlando Metropolitan area in Central Florida.

  • 27 minutes from New Smyrna 
  • 29 minutes from Daytona 
  • 50 minutes from Universal Orlando
  • 1 hour and 5 minutes from Walt Disney World
  • 1 hour and 12 minutes from Port Canaveral & Kennedy Space Center
  • 23 minutes from Daytona Beach International Airport
  • 32 minutes from Orlando Sanford International Airport
  • 54 minutes from Orlando International Airport

We can accommodate 90 guests under our covered pavilion for a seated dinner or 50 guests dining inside the lower level of the Main Villa. Additionally, we have room for a 40 by 50 tent to accommodate 150 guests for a seated dinner.

There are 4 bedrooms in the main house and 1 bedroom in the carriage house. There are sleeping accommodations for 15-17 guests.

We provide up to twelve 96-inch rectangle fruitwood tables that do not require a linen!  We also have ten 60-inch round folding banquet tables and one half round sweetheart table (linen required).  We provide folding white resin folding ceremony chairs for the ceremony and fruitwood Chiavari chairs for the reception. Four cocktail height tables are also included for your cocktail hour (linen suggested).

Yes! We set up our tables and chairs according to your final diagram on your wedding day. Your Wedding Pros will have access to setup as early as noon for a 4:30pm wedding with the understanding that tables and chairs will be set by our team by 1:00pm.

Villa Festa requires you to provide a “Day-Of Coordinator”. This type of service is also known as “Month-Of Coordinator” or “Wedding Manager”. We have an incredible list of wedding planners that will offer you this service at an industry standard rate. You may bring your own Coordinator as long as they can provide their license and insurance information.

Yes!  We do have an incredible list of professional wedding vendors (we call them our Preferred Wedding Pros).  These wedding vendors have all worked with us previously or taken a special interest in our property.  You are welcome to book your own wedding professionals but they must be able to produce their business insurance and license.

No we do not. As part of our Wedding Pro (vendor) vetting process, we do require proof of insurance to work at the venue.

You are welcome to bring alcohol for your weekend stay. We have plenty of cooler and fridge space for beverages. If serving alcohol during your wedding celebration, it must be served by a licensed bartender. Many of our caterers have the option to provide your own alcohol for the bar. Reminder: It must be served by a licensed bartender during your Event Time as defined in your Agreement.

We have a wonderful variety of caterers on our preferred list. We do require that you choose from one of these amazing companies that have been vetted for quality and service.  We are willing to be flexible if you have another professional catering service in mind.

You have exclusive access to the property from 1pm on check-in day (usually Friday) until noon on check-out day (usually Monday or Wednesday depending on your package). On the wedding day, a spot cleaning of the common areas will occur between 10am-12pm. Setup will take place starting at noon as we arrange the event furniture according to your approved diagram. 

Wedding Pros are welcome to access the property as early as noon. Your wedding celebration must conclude by 10:30pm. Strike and clean-up will take place from 10:30pm-12:00am. You are welcome to have your guests hang out at the property until that time, as long as there is no outdoor amplified audio.  

Villa Festa staff breaks down all tables and chairs. You must arrange for your caterer to clear all dishes, food and trash from your tables on wedding night. You and your chosen Wedding Pros are required to clean up and collect your décor, rented décor and personal items on wedding night. Some rented décor can be stored and picked up the following week if pre-arranged (think flower vases, candle holders, cake stands, etc.) Large rental items will have a pre-approved strike time (often that night or the next morning).

We prohibit confetti, glitter, rice and silly string. Biodegradable confetti is allowed outdoors only. Any “installations” indoors or outdoors must be approved. 

We require a $500.00 REFUNDABLE Damage Deposit at time of your Final Payment (due 30 days prior to your Check-In Date).  If deemed appropriate, your Damage Deposit will be refunded via mailed check after your Check-Out Date.

Your Final Details Meeting will take place on a Friday, 30 days prior to your Check-In Date. This meeting date and time will be outlined in your Wedding Agreement and cannot be moved. We can accommodate an in-person meeting or virtual call that should take approximately one hour; please have your Day-Of Coordinator attend this meeting.

Your Ceremony Rehearsal will take place at 3:00pm on your check-in day (Friday). This will take approximately one hour and your Day-Of Coordinator must attend.

We like to have an estimated final guest count at your Final Details Meeting. Your final catering numbers will be due to your caterer when it is required in their contract.

All weddings are scheduled for 4:30pm. November (after daylight savings time)-January, you may opt for a 4:00pm ceremony to allow for more photography light after your ceremony.

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: Spot Cleaning of Common Event Areas
  • 12:00pm – 4:00pm: Wedding Pro Access for Setup
  • 4:30pm – Ceremony
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm – Cocktail Hour & Photos
  • 6:00pm – Wedding Party Introductions
  • 6:30-7:30pm – Dinner
  • 10:30pm – Celebration Ends
  • 10:30pm-12:00am – Strike and After Party
  • 12:00pm – Venue Cleared of Non-Overnight Guests

  • Exclusive Property Access From Friday-Monday or Friday-Wednesday
  • Overnight Accommodations for up to 15 Guests
  • Private Carriage House w/ Full Kitchen
  • Friday Wedding Rehearsal (1 Hour)
  • Saturday Wedding Celebration for Up to 90 guests (150 w/ Tent Rental – additional cost)
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Ceremony Chairs – Folding White Resin
  • Reception Chairs – Fruitwood Chiavari with Cushion
  • Covered Pavilion
  • Market Lights
  • Cocktail Tables
  • Choice of Gold or Silver Plate Chargers
  • Rectangle Fruitwood Tables or Round Banquet Tables
  • Firepit & Chairs
  • Lawn Games
  • Setup & Strike of All In-House Event Furniture
  • In-Person Final Details Meeting
  • Venue Manager Onsite for Rehearsal, Ceremony & Reception
  • Preferred Wedding Pro List
  • Welcome and Planning Guide
  • Handicapped Parking
  • ADA Bathrooms

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