Hello everyone! Over the past few weeks I have done extensive research to narrow down a list possible reception sites, as my fiance doesn't have a lot of time to visit different venues. I narrowed the list down to three places, il Villaggio in Carlstadt, Primavera Regency in Stirling, and il Tulipano in Cedar Grove. While we thought il Tulipano was beautiful, we were not too impressed with the wedding coordinator we met with, and the price was higher than the other two places.
We are having a very difficult time choosing between il Villaggio and Primavera... I wish I could take all the things I loved about each venue and put them together!
At il Villaggio, we LOVED the inside (it's stunning), the package (fabulous Viennese hour), and most of all the coordinator. At Primavera, we loved the grounds, the location, proximity to our church, and most of all- the price.
Each place has negative aspects as well... I though that the package at i Villaggio was more impressive than at Primavera, and I definitely liked the interior better. However, I really dislike the location of il Villaggio, there are virtually no grounds to take pictures, and they keep the restaurant open during events (restaurant goers will use the same entrance as our guests).
I would greatly appreciate any advice-- in order to lock in the great price we got at the Primavera, we need to book within the next 48 hours! (Talk about pressure). Please help!