"My husband and I were married at Villa Marcella and it was the most magical experience of my life. The views are breathtaking- perfect golden sand, beautifully shaped boulders, and miles of open ocean. If you are looking for a wedding venue, look no further, you will not find a better place. We had a barefoot beach ceremony, and have stunning photos of the waves rippling behind us. There is plenty of room around the pool for the reception, and a great spot for a dance floor as well. We had 75 people and there was plenty of room. Aside from being the most beautiful wedding venue, Villa Marcella, Descanso and Gran Vista are all amazing places to just vacation with friends and family. We rented Descanso and Gran Vista for a week as well for our guests, and every single person said it was perfect in both accommodation and service. Adrian is the main caretaker of Villa Marcella and he is a kind, generous and personable man. And he is an incredible chef! We hosted group dinners before the wedding for our guests, and Adrian and the other caretakers cooked for everyone, and their dishes were really outstanding. His jumbo shrimp was to die for! If you stay here, you should absolutely have them cook for you. Having the staff was wonderful- they did the perfect job at gaging when we needed their help and when we needed privacy. The villa itself is spectacular. We called it the marble palace. And lastly, Amanda, the manager of the villa is the most helpful, responsive person I have ever dealt with. She told me last fall she would help me along the way since this was also my wedding venue, and she went way above and beyond responding to obscure questions from guests that I passed along to putting up signs on each door stating the name of the room, and much much more. She is an incredibly easy person to work with, which I think is a huge reason to also consider this for if not your wedding venue, than a great vacation spot. Best place I’ve ever stayed, hands down."
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 31, 2015