Archive for September, 2010

Wedding: 1/23/10 5.0 out of 5.0

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

From the minute that we sat down with owner Nicky Crecco, we felt at home. My husband and I had seen the website while we were searching for a place to get married. We sent in an inquiry, and within the hour we recieved a call. We were greeted at the door by Robert, the general manager. He offered us a drink, and asked us to wait. Not more than 5 minutes passed, and Nicky came to greet us. He explained the process of a wedding reception, and then led us through the rooms. Because we were anticipating 350 guests, we settled on the main ballroom. Nicky sat down with us, and created a custom menu just for our needs. We decided on the deluxe package, and were not disappointed! The day of our wedding was the most memorable day of my life. Not only was everything perfect, but Nicky threw in a few extra touches that we had not anticipated. From the personalized ice sculptures to the novelty ice cream cart, the wedding was a complete success. Throughout the day, my bridal attendant was right next to me. Our wedding was in January, and our guests are still calling us and raving about the party! I can personally vouch for the amazing staff and food at the villa barone.

-Mary and Frank Bellianucci

Wedding: 3/6/10 5.0 out of 5.0

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Vinny Carovillano was there for us from the begining to the end. The location and food were outstanding! To all the staff at Villa: Thank you for making our special day so memorable!!!

Giovanna and Alfonzo Manfredi.

Wedding: 5/1/10 5.0 out of 5.0

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

We loved every second of our time at Villa Barone Hiltop Manor! Nicky and Johnny were excellent in helping us plan our special day and Rob executed our wedding night without a hiccup. The food was amazing…everything from cocktail hour, drinks, appetizers, dinner, and my favorite – dessert. They have amazing outdoor areas which you wouldn’t guess from seeing if off the road…their rooftop decks are awesome. I HIGHLY recommend considering this venue for weddings.

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Krista Wedding: 7/31/10 5.0 out of 5.0

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

I have previously also wrote this review on the knot and want to let future brides have a chance to read what an amazing place this is, so I am reposting it here also. Thanks for reading! I am 15 days married!!!! Our wedding took place on 7/31/10 at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, NY. We had over 240 guests, it was a night people have talked about for the past two weeks. No words can describe what an amazing wedding it was. The only way I can explain it to future brides is that I felt like a celebrity. Everything went according to plan and BEYOND my expectations!!! Actually the reception/catering hall did everything I wanted and more!! People have been talking about my wedding for the past 2 weeks, my parents had phone calls every day since the wedding, telling them how beautiful the reception was and that the food was out of this world, and no other place could match a wedding like we had. I am on the top of the world, I think the best thing about it, is they put so much effort in to making us know we were the important people of the night and what we wanted we would have. They treated our guests with utmost respect and catered to their every need with a smile. The timing was amazing, all day the limos were in contact with the reception hall, when we arrived I heard one of the managers on the ear piece announce to the other staff BRIDE AND GROOM HAVE ARRIVED!!! Everyone was on their toes ready to do what they had to do to make our night one to remember!!!! When I say I felt like a celebrity it is an understatement, I felt like I was Chelsea Clinton getting married :-) on July 31, 2010. I wish I could have let you live the night with me because it was a fairy tale. I smiled the entire night, I had not one worry about the catering hall, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we had direction of what to do, where to go, it just was unreal. I had a bridal attendant who never missed a beat. She was like a personal assistant :-) but never got annoying she had a drink in my hand before I finished the previous one, she had food in my dish before I even asked, she fluffed my dress before I could see it was not fluffed!!! I guess all I can explain is Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, NY is different then any other local vendor in hudson valley, ny. There may be places out there that will give you the same package for different prices, but an italian catering hall is going to give you the best food, the best service, the best atmosphere, and in the end that is the best price. I went there the other day to express my gratitude to the managers and owners of Villa Barone Hilltop Manor. I felt I needed to tell everyone I could about this place. I told them the organization, the professionalism of the waiters was just incredible. Both my husbands parents and my parents said their waiter took care of their family like it was their own. To the waitstaff, to the bartenders, managers, owners, bridal attendant, chef, valet attendants and all the rest of the crew, THEY WERE AMAZING, If I can tell every future bride that their day will be the best day of their lives with their reception in the hands of Villa Barone Hilltop Manor then here is living proof, that the fairy tale wedding you dreamed of is possible, when you have the right people doing it for you!!!!. Thanks for listening and reading my post, its the least I can do to let people know how lucky I was. I feel other brides deserve to feel the happiness I felt on my special day. This was the best day of my life, a day I married the love of my life, and a day to always remember. People always tell me horror stories about their wedding reception, all I can say is it was perfect! When I have a chance I will try to post some pictures of how amazing the room looked, and how our seats were set up like a king and queen, you will be shocked, my friends tell me it was the best wedding they have ever been to and I believe it!!! :-)

Alicia Wedding: 8/21/10 5.0 out of 5.0

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

The Villa Barone Hilltop Manor…..where do I even begin?? They only can give 5 out of 5 stars on here…but I would rate them an 11 off the charts. There just doesn’t seem to be enough words to describe how outstandingly wonderful they are! From the very begining from our first meeting, to the whole planning process, and right until the very end of the night. They were the most flexible, understanding, caring and professional people I have ever had the absolute pleasure to have make my DREAM wedding come true!! They totally worked with us within our budget, and didn’t try to “sell” us anything we didn’t want or couldn’t afford like some other vultures out there do. Vinny and Nicky…you were superb! You and your staff treated me and my guests like we were family. I don’t even think the word “NO” is in their vocabulary, because there was no request that was denied us. Everyone was absolutely BLOWN away by everything from the littlest details down the the major events, food and the atmosphere. Even our guests who regularly attend big “New York style” weddings said that our wedding was one of the best they’ve ever been to! Everything was planned and timed perfectly!! We didn’t feel like we missed a thing, which is something you hear most couples complain about with their weddings. Well, not here. My advice to any brides out there looking for the best wedding they can possibly have….go to the Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, you will NOT be disappointed!! Thank you again Villa Barone, with my deepest and most sincere grattitude. You made my dream wedding come true. :) Love, Alicia and Rob