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Il Villaggio 200+ people

Has anyone used Il Villaggio or attended a wedding at Il Villaggio with 200+ people? FI and I really loved it, but are worried about fitting 225-250 people comfortably. TIA

Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people

  • Il Vilaggio specializes in larger weddings so I don't think 250 people will be a problem.
     
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  • when i went on a tour, the ballroom was set up for easily 225 people and because of the ceiling height, it didnt look the tight.  The tables were set up 2 deep in a semi-circle around the dance floor, so no one was really that far away from the "action" 

    the only thing to keep in mind is that the cocktail hour room might not fit that amount of people so comfortably, but the lobby and bar area could probably handle the spillover
  • I had my wedding there this past July. We had 178 people attend and it was by no means tight. I think you would be fine with that number. Also, is that the amount you are inviting or the amount you are estimating to attend? I invited 263 and only had 178 attend. Btw I have nothing but great things to say about Il'Villaggio! Let me know if you ever need any info or have other questions.
  • We are having our wedding in November there and are having 270 invites and probably expect around 225-250, which they were very confident with accomodating. They also use different oval tables. If you ask John or Bob they will give you the seating arrangements which made us feel much better. However, with that being said I still get nervous with our guest list.
  • 225-250 is appx what we are expecting...we are inviting more. We are going back tonight to see it set up for a 220 person wedding. Brides: Did you find them to be flexible on the price? Bob has offered us a "volume discount" depending on how far above the minimum we go. I am wondering if we should be trying to negotiate on top of that...(something I'm not very good at)
  • Follow-Up: We saw the grand ballroom set up for 220 people and absolutely fell in love with the place. It's just beautiful. We're going to set up a food tasting for next week.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-jersey_il-villaggio-200-people?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:90Discussion:20b75ed5-2167-40c3-8f13-f9e0097a379cPost:2c0600c1-1b0b-45f4-8b61-84f64ee36d56">Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people</a>:
    [QUOTE]Follow-Up: We saw the grand ballroom set up for 220 people and absolutely fell in love with the place. It's just beautiful. We're going to set up a food tasting for next week.
    Posted by heathsf[/QUOTE]

    <div>I've been there for dinner & the food is incredible! you're in good hands there :)</div>
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  • @heathsf - our food tatsting is scheduled for May 4th - will you be there?
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-jersey_il-villaggio-200-people?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:90Discussion:20b75ed5-2167-40c3-8f13-f9e0097a379cPost:92e2ef19-fe79-4d9b-8a1c-3399719f4daf">Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people</a>:
    [QUOTE]@heathsf - our food tatsting is scheduled for May 4th - will you be there?
    Posted by ddiner[/QUOTE]

    <div>No, we are going this Wednesday April 25. Are you booked there yet or still deciding?</div>
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-jersey_il-villaggio-200-people?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:90Discussion:20b75ed5-2167-40c3-8f13-f9e0097a379cPost:5d666021-6692-4292-936d-304e028dc7ea">Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people : No, we are going this Wednesday April 25. Are you booked there yet or still deciding?
    Posted by heathsf[/QUOTE]

    we are booked!! Both John and Bob are super sweet, nice, and accomodating.  so far, the process with Il Villaggio has been fantastic. 
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-jersey_il-villaggio-200-people?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:90Discussion:20b75ed5-2167-40c3-8f13-f9e0097a379cPost:7ebeb1cc-793f-4f39-9423-cc872824302e">Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people : we are booked!! Both John and Bob are super sweet, nice, and accomodating.  so far, the process with Il Villaggio has been fantastic. 
    Posted by ddiner[/QUOTE]

    <div>While we love the facility itself, the treatment we've had from EVERYONE who works there, especially Bob & John, really puts Il Villaggio on top. What is your date and how many people are you having if you don't mind my asking?</div>
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-jersey_il-villaggio-200-people?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:90Discussion:20b75ed5-2167-40c3-8f13-f9e0097a379cPost:78fe5c53-a93d-46d8-b366-b5c58548aaba">Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people : While we love the facility itself, the treatment we've had from EVERYONE who works there, especially Bob & John, really puts Il Villaggio on top. What is your date and how many people are you having if you don't mind my asking?
    Posted by heathsf[/QUOTE]

    this thread is turning into a conversation between just us =D - ill send you a pm with more details
  • Faith2730Faith2730 member
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    You girls are going to LOVE Il'Villaggio!!!  I had such an amazing experience there.  I can't recommend them enough.  I worked with John and he was such a pleasure to work with.  The food is excellent!  My guests were raving about the food.  If you are looking to do any upgrades, I would recommend the Martinit Bar.  My guests loved it.  Here are some pics from my wedding!  


     

     
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  • @BridetoBe730: Thanks for the review. Beautiful pictures, I love your dress.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-jersey_il-villaggio-200-people?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:90Discussion:20b75ed5-2167-40c3-8f13-f9e0097a379cPost:7ebeb1cc-793f-4f39-9423-cc872824302e">Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people : we are booked!! Both John and Bob are super sweet, nice, and accomodating.  so far, the process with Il Villaggio has been fantastic. 
    Posted by ddiner[/QUOTE]

    I was wondering how many people you actually had at your wedding?  And was the seating in the ballroom comfortable?  Did you use the oval 12 person tables?  I will be getting married there this October and will have appx.250 people and am worried about seating!
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_new-jersey_il-villaggio-200-people?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:90Discussion:20b75ed5-2167-40c3-8f13-f9e0097a379cPost:9644979d-2f03-4261-a174-40238ea721fd">Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Il Villaggio 200+ people : I was wondering how many people you actually had at your wedding?  And was the seating in the ballroom comfortable?  Did you use the oval 12 person tables?  I will be getting married there this October and will have appx.250 people and am worried about seating!
    Posted by rot[/QUOTE]

    <div>We have 253 on our A List right now...so we will be up there. We are planning to use the oval tables. But since your wedding is first, I would LOVE to hear from you how it turned out and see pictures if you wouldn't mind!</div>
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