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We are located in DeLand right outside of the Orlando, FL Metropolitan area in Central Florida.
- 27 minutes from New Smyrna
- 29 minutes from Daytona Beach
- 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 seat 80 guests under our covered outdoor pavilion or 50 guests inside the downstairs of the Main Villa. Couples with guest counts of 80-150 will need to rent a tent from our recommended vendor for additional reception seating. 150 guests total is our max.
There are 4 bedrooms in the main house and 1 bedroom in the carriage house. There are sleeping accommodations for up to 15 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. We will have all furniture set 2 hours prior to your ceremony time. Your Wedding Pros can have venue access earlier if they wish.
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. Your Coordinator must provide business 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 if applicable.
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 will provide you with our Approved Catering List upon touring and each has created a custom Villa Festa menu as your starting point (you can customize, of course!) We do require that you choose from one of these amazing companies that have been vetted for quality and service.
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). Setup will take place starting late morning/early afternoon on your wedding day as we arrange the event furniture according to your approved diagram.
Wedding Pros are welcome to access the property as early as noon or earlier with approval. We plan for 6 hours of event time starting with your ceremony. All amplified outdoor audio must conclude by 10:00pm on Saturdays (other days of the week are earlier). You are welcome to have your guests hang out at the property after that time, as long as there is no outdoor amplified audio.
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).
Villa Festa staff breaks down all tables and chairs at your Event End Time on Event Day.
We prohibit confetti, glitter, rice and silly string. Dried flower confetti is allowed outdoors only. Any “installations” indoors or outdoors must be installed by an insured floral designer. We are not a “DIY everything” venue. We encourage and in most cases require event industry professionals. Couples opting for a DIY decor or floral option MUST abide by our DIY Agreement.
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 one week 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. 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.
You can determine the time/day of your wedding rehearsal. It can be anytime after your check-in.
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 4:00pm or 4:30pm in the agreement. You can adjust this timing with approval from Villa Festa.
Most couples schedule their wedding some time between 3:00pm-5:00pm.
- 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
- Saturday Wedding Celebration for Up to 80 guests (150 w/ Tent Rental – additional cost)
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Ceremony Chairs – Folding White Resin
- Reception Chairs – Fruitwood Chiavari
- Covered Pavilion
- Market Lights
- Cocktail Tables
- Rectangle Fruitwood Tables or Round Banquet Tables
- Firepit & Chairs
- Lawn Games
- Setup & Strike of All In-House Event Furniture
- In-Person Final Details Meeting
- Preferred Wedding Pro List
- Welcome and Planning Guide
- Handicapped Parking
- ADA Bathrooms
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“BEST WEDDING VENUE OUT THERE”
“We stayed at Villa Festa for our wedding weekend on 11/11/2023 and from the stay to the wedding, it was complete bliss. Our wedding was one to remember and we are forever grateful to have had a picture perfect venue and experience. Thank you Villa Festa and team!”