Dear Villa Antonia Family,
As I sit down to reflect on the past two years of owning this extraordinary wedding venue, I’m filled with immense gratitude, joy, and a heart overflowing with love. What a journey it has been – from dedicating a decade to working at and managing Villa Antonia, a total of 25 years of hard work in the Austin wedding industry, to finally stepping into the role of owner. Villa Antonia, my dream turned reality, has not only been a sanctuary for couples in Austin, Texas, but it has also become a cherished destination for couples from across the globe seeking a perfect backdrop for their love story.
This endeavor is not just a business to me; it’s a labor of love. Having my entire family by my side, working passionately to make every wedding a magical experience, is a dream come true. The love and commitment we share as a family are woven into the very fabric of Villa Antonia, making it a place where love truly knows no bounds.
The Villa Antonia team, fueled by dedication and love for what we do, has played a pivotal role in creating countless unforgettable moments for our cherished couples. Every smile, every tear of joy, and every shared vow has become a part of our shared journey, reminding us of the profound impact love can have on people’s lives.
Looking back, I am grateful for the opportunity to work with incredible wedding vendors who have become more than just partners; they’re friends who share our commitment to creating extraordinary celebrations.
As we celebrate these two years, I am filled with excitement for the future. Villa Antonia will continue to be a place where dreams are woven into the very fabric of the venue. I have plans, dreams, and visions that extend far beyond the horizon, and I can’t wait to see them come to life.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this incredible journey. Here’s to love, laughter, and many more years of making wedding dreams come true at Villa Antonia.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Owner, Villa Antonia
We get it… wedding planning is stressful. It can be incredibly difficult to research the best vendors in town, interview them, and organize pricing and your budget. For the bride who wants to use our exclusive, most tenured and loved vendors, Villa Antonia has you covered. To help make wedding planning easier, we are happy to offer an All-Inclusive Vendor Package with elite vendors starting at $30,000 for 100 guests. Read below to learn more about the amazing vendors who are apart of this package.
The following vendors must be booked within 6 weeks of booking Villa Antonia in order to receive the package pricing. All consultations, contracts, and payments will be arranged with each vendor.
CAKE | MICHELLE’S PATISSERIE
ABOUT | We’ll WOW your guests with sophisticated flavors and fabulous designs! We make cakes for weddings and all occasions. Choose from over 30 cake flavors using the best ingredients around!
DETAILS | Includes a 3-tiered round wedding cake serving 100, classic vanilla with a smooth finish, florist to provide flowers for cake if needed. Upgrades available!
STARTING PRICE FOR 100 GUESTS | $950
CONTACT | Michelle Doyon – [email protected]
512.433.6860 – michellespatisserie.com
CATERING | STERLING EVENTS
ABOUT | Austin’s premiere full-service catering company. For over 25 years we have catered exceptional events at venues in Austin and surrounding areas and it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you! We offer catering packages from our expansive menu and are happy to customize a package to fit your individual budget and palette. We can also provide you with rentals including linens, flatware, china, and glassware. We provide everything you need to create a seamless experience!
DETAILS | Includes 1 passed hors d’oeuvre, 1 entrée buffet with salad & dressing, rolls & butter, entrée, & 2 sides, water & tea, liquor, beer, wine & champagne bar necessities, linens, disposables service ware, & labor. Upgrades available!
STARTING PRICE FOR 100 GUESTS | $7,575
CONTACT | Emily Vidal – [email protected]
737.333.7600 – sterlingeventsaustin.com
COORDINATION | CORDIAL HOST
ABOUT | A cordial & generous disposition in all that we do. We believe in warm & friendly greetings. We believe that heartfelt details create a memorable experience. We believe that beautiful moments in life should be celebrated.
DETAILS | Often referred to as month-of, day-of or event coordination, our Event Management service allows us to ensure your event runs smoothly, start-to-finish. This package starts 60 days out from your wedding and is for the client who wants to do all of their own planning but needs someone to finalize the details and manage the event day. Upgrades available!
STARTING PRICE FOR 100 GUESTS | $3,000
CONTACT | Emily Vidal – [email protected]
737.333.7600 – thecordialhost.com
DJ | EXODUS SOUND COMPANY
ABOUT | Unique, interactive, talented, entertaining,
captivating, and classy! The perfect mix of live music and DJ!
DETAILS | All of your music needs covered from the ceremony
to the end of the party. Includes up to 6 hours. Upgrades available!
STARTING PRICE FOR 100 GUESTS | $2,500
CONTACT | Mark Klentzman – [email protected]
832.655.5189 – exodussound.co
FLORALS | VISUAL LYRICS FLORAL ARTISTRY
ABOUT | Sculpting nature into art. We are a family-run florist with roots grown from the heart of Texas.
DETAILS | Includes bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, 5 bridesmaids bouquets, 5 boutonnieres for groomsmen, 2 wedding party bracelets or corsages, 2 additional boutonnieres, ceremony arch with greenery and floral, and 10 guest tables with candles and greenery. Upgrades available!
STARTING PRICE FOR 100 GUESTS | $3,500
CONTACT | [email protected]
512.244.6720 – visuallyrics.com
PHOTOGRAPHY | HYDE PARK PHOTOGRAPHY
ABOUT | We’re honored to have been chosen Preferred Photographer at Villa Antonia for over 10 years in a row. We’ve photographed over 100 weddings at Villa Antonia during this time and know the entire venue really well, including which areas work best for photos depending on the different seasons and even the different times of day. Our photos have been featured in numerous national publications, including BRIDES Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Audubon Society Weddings and so many others. We consider our wedding photography to be very personal projects with a special purpose, based on personal collaboration with you to capture your unique story.
DETAILS | Includes 7 hours of wedding day photography, 2 photographers, digital set of the edited image collection (with print rights so you can have prints made at any lab you prefer), complimentary website for 30 days featuring the edited image collection (a great way for family & friends to view the collection), and a handcrafted bespoke 10×10 album with 20 pages and 50 images. Upgrades available!
Collection Investment | $5,955
CONTACT | Brad Lemon – [email protected]
512.797.8326 – hydeparkphoto.com
PHOTO BOOTH | SAY CHEESE PHOTO BOOTHS
ABOUT | Say Cheese Photo Booths started in 2007 with one goal in mind. To create the best photo booth experience! Our high-quality equipment paired with the best photo booth attendants and exceptional customer service guarantee your event will be unforgettable.
DETAILS | Includes the Dual Photobooth Green Package which combines our roaming booth with our stationary ring light experience, up to 4 live hours of photo booth fun (between both experiences), super cool party props, friendly booth attendant, choice of backdrops from our collection, stills, gifs and boomerang images, digital delivery of images via text/email, choose from our gallery of templates, customized text and email verbiage, digital copies of all your images in a password protected online gallery, setup one hour before booth goes live, and a photo mosaic (20″x30″) comprised of images from your wedding and suitable for framing. Upgrades available!
STARTING PRICE FOR 100 GUESTS | $1,060
CONTACT | [email protected]
512.643.7766 – saycheesephotobooths.com
VIDEOGRAPHY | 2ND GENERATION FILMS
ABOUT | You have spent time and effort planning the
perfect day. Our job is to capture the events, joy,
celebration, romance, and emotion that is your day.
2nd Generation Media is a family owned business
specializing in wedding cinematography. We have
been dedicated to preserving memories since 2002.
DETAILS | Includes a 1st videographer for 8 hours, a 2nd videographer for 4 hours, 30 second Instareel, 15 minute highlight, complete ceremony, complete toasts, and delivery online and on a thumb drive. Upgrades available!
STARTING PRICE FOR 100 GUESTS | $5,415
CONTACT | [email protected]
737.226.9424 – 2ndgenmedia.com
Please note: The venue rental fee is separate from the All-Inclusive Vendor Package.
Jingaling Photgraphy is hosting a “Picture Perfect” workshop in August to help prepare couples for their wedding day. Check out their flyer on our Instagram!
We can’t wait to see you there.
Check out Nicole & Tyler’s wedding at Villa Antonia, which was featured on Photohouse Films Blog!
Check out Viviana & Jake’s wedding at Villa Antonia, which was featured in the Lauren Garrison Blog! Also, take a moment to check out the gallery of photos from Lauren Garrison Photography!
Kamille & Brian’s wedding at Villa Antonia was featured in the PhotoHouse Films blog! Click on the link and take a moment to read more about their special day!
Check out Chandler & Haden’s wedding at Villa Antonia, which was featured in the Ashley Nicole Affiair Blog! Also, take a moment to check out the gallery of photos from Caitlin Rose Photography!
Villa Antonia was featured in the Lacey & Lee Photography Blog! Take a moment to read more about what they had to say.
Annie and Andrew’s wedding at Villa Antonia was featured in the Hyde Park Photography Blog! Take a moment to view the pics and read more about what they had to say.
Villa Antonia was featured in the Photohouse Films Blog! Take a moment to read more about what they had to say.
Villa Antonia was featured in the Ashley Nicole Affair Blog! Take a moment to read more about what they had to say.
Dinner was staged on one of the elevated terraces with expansive views of the surrounding hillside. The tablescape design incorporated lots of texture and a blend of modern with traditional pieces.
Other highlights include a ‘Princess of Monaco’ nod, with the bride in a headscarf & oversized sunnies, sitting atop a classic car departing her wedding with her doting groom.
In a quaint Texas town, just outside of the bustling city, you will find the fairytale-esque Villa Antonia. Located on one of the tallest hills, its tower, balcony, and terrace overlook the sprawling Hill Country views. When you step on to the property and hear the water fountains, see the chapel, wine cellar, and the sprawling mosaic tiled staircase entrance, you are going to fall in love all over again.
As a florist, I love working here for SO many reasons. Firstly, the ceremony and reception options. Yes, you heard correctly. This venue offers varying ceremony and reception options! With Texas’ unpredictable weather, it is amazing to have not only indoor/outdoor ceremony options, but also the option to host your reception either indoors or outdoors. Villa Antonia’s chapel has a beautiful ceremony area that can be easily transformed into a dance floor! If you take the staircase down from the chapel you will arrive at the outdoor terrace area that includes an elaborate ornate fountain, strand lights, and a stage that’s ready for a band or a ceremony. When you have a venue that is able to accommodate any number of guests inside and out, you have got it made!
Secondly, Villa Antonia has venue features that are accommodating to many different styles and colors, (ex. stucco walls, colorful mosaics, and natural greenery) making it completely elegant. For this particular wedding we designed our flowers to be classic, versatile, and timeless. We designed our floral to be embracing the venue’s mediterranean olive branches and greenery by including premium garden roses and touches of whimsy ranunculus. This can mostly be seen in our lovely bride’s bouquet. It was a medium sized bouquet that was a bit more on the traditional side with an all around design that did not cascade or taper down. This size bouquet is the perfect size as it isn’t too large where it takes away from the beautiful bride and her dress.
For the guest harvest tables, we designed the floral to be similar to the bride’s but with more of a darker natural greenery that cascaded out the sides and ran down the table to accent the base of the candles and bud vases. The runner was a light mauve dusty blue cheese cloth that we accented with contrasting white, ivory, and dusty mauve pink butterfly ranunculus, peonies, and lisianthus in our rental eclectic bud vases. We used our white rental urn vase as the container for our flowers to create a clean bright touch to the tables with our rental brass tapered candlesticks.
Sometimes less is more, and with a venue as extravagant as Villa Antonia, minimalistic complimenting florals help embrace the natural beauty that the venue offers. This is where we come in. Let us help you plan your next fairytale wedding and create the ultimate floral experience with Austin’s best florist, rental decorations, styling, flowers, and design services. Contact us to help with your next event. Happy Planning!
Vendors: Photography by Emily Boone, Venue provided by Villa Antonia, Planning by Moonrise Weddings & Events, Invitation suite by Paper Tie Affair, Dress provided by Coreena’s Bridal Georgetown, Jewelry provided by Calvin’s Jewelry, Hair & Makeup by @theluxxlooktx, Rentals provided by Premiere Events Austin, Tableware provided by Table Manners TX.
Villa Antonia was featured in PhotoHouse Films. Take a moment to read more about what they had to say.
Inspiration for a Villa Anniversary has been published on Glamour & Grace. Click here to read the full post!
A wedding is an event that should be cherished. There are a lot of festivities, the people you love the most get to celebrate with you, and the excitement of starting a new life together is overwhelming. That said, weddings can be very pricey. In fact, couples spent an average of $33,900 on their weddings in 2019, which is a huge expense for most people.
That’s why preparing for it financially should be a priority. It’s a milestone for sure, but couples should also be mindful of how much they spend on it if they don’t have unlimited funds to begin with.
So, what is the first step in the financial planning of your wedding? Know where the money is coming from, of course! Lots of couples dip into their shared savings, while others get generous help from their relatives and, at times, even friends. The couple’s families might offer to split the cost of the entire affair, and if that’s something that is agreeable to the both of you, there is no shame in accepting it.
Another option is to put the expenses on plastic. That is, to use your credit card to cover some of the costs of the event. You can earn a lot of points for spending several thousand on the wedding and, not to mention, borrow the exact amount you need. Many credit card options now come with 0% interest rate, so it won’t be a headache to pay off later on. The downside is that you might end up paying high fees and end up spending more than you intended. Some couples also don’t want to start their married life with debt and, understandably, would rather use their savings.
An alternative option is to apply for a personal loan. As with credit, this gives you the option not to shell out a huge sum of money up front. Before sending in an application, it might help to use a personal loan calculator to determine how much you can afford to borrow based on how much you can pay back in installments. Again, it’s better to start off your marriage on a good note, so planning for your finances together is crucial. You’ll need to have a sense of how much your wedding is going to cost, which brings us to the next point: setting your wedding budget.
To set your budget, you need to know what you’re actually spending on. Another survey by The Knot, this time from 2017, created a breakdown of a wedding’s typical expenses. These are some of those costs:
Of course, that list is a lot longer and it helps to inquire from several vendors before committing to any of them. That way, you can choose the best option that fits your budget. For example, you can look at the rates in Villa Antonia to see when it’s best to schedule your big day. Weekends are more expensive, of course, while weekdays are very reasonably priced. You might want to hire the photographers in-house too, and save a ton on your wedding. The point is that you have to know your options so you can more accurately stick to a realistic wedding budget.
The short answer is: yes! There are many ways to save money while still having the wedding of your dreams. For one, you can have a smaller ceremony altogether. Villa Antonia even has a micro wedding package that might suit your needs. By making this more intimate, you can also celebrate with the people you’re closest with.
A lot of food also gets wasted during weddings, so according to some planners, you can ask the caterer to provide smaller plates. That doesn’t mean guests can’t come back for second helpings — it just means they can control their portions more and avoid food wastage.
It also makes more sense to send out digital RSVPs instead of paper invitations, especially at a time like this. And, renting your bridal party dresses (and entourage tuxedos) can also help you in a pinch. Let’s face it: these dresses may never be taken out of the closet again, so there’s really nothing wrong with renting them! Some brides are even opting to rent their own wedding gowns these days.
Weddings are very important, but so is starting your married life on the right foot and without a huge bill to worry about. The important thing really is that you get to celebrate your union — all the rest are just details. And if you’re ready to get started on the planning, set an appointment for a tour around the villa now.
By Angela Taylor solely for villaantonia.com
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Villa Antonia was featured in Ruffled magazine. Click here to read the full post!
Models: @trae.johnson @shelbi.talavera
Vintage rentals: @lootrentals
On-Site Fashion Sketching: @vivavoguevignette
Vintage car: @4leaf_limo
Men’s suit: @theblacktux
Champagne Bottle: @pensandneedlesco
Villa Antonia was featured in Brides of Austin magazine. Click here to read the full post!
Photohouse Films filmed a wedding at Villa Antonia several months ago and we enjoyed having them at the Villa, as well as Heather and Jacob of course. Below is an excerpt from Photohouse Films’ blog.
“We had so much fun at Heather and Jacob’s Wedding! Villa Antonia’s dreamy vibe set the perfect tone for their celebration. The day was full of excitement and love that could be felt by all in attendance. We loved all of the gorgeous details and personal touches that took their wedding to the next level. Thank you Heather and Jacob for allowing us to capture your special day! We hope you look back on these films every year and reminisce about what an amazing day it was!”
Venue: Villa Antonia|Planner: Ashley Nicole Affair | Florist: Bouquets of Austin | Entertainment: Exodus Sound Co | Cake: The Cake Plate | Catering: Austin Catering | Photography: PhotoHouse Films | Hair/Makeup: SC Beauty
A Wedding at Villa Antonia | Heather & Jacob | Love Story | PhotoHouse Films | Austin Wedding Videographers from PhotoHouse Films on Vimeo.
If you’re in wedding-planning mode, then you may be feeling a bit stressed. There’s actually a lot of validation for your state of mind. According to Zola, the online wedding registry, finding a venue to hold your nuptials is one of the most anxiety-inducing parts of the wedding planning process. Not only does the venue set the tone for the day your union is officiated, but your memory of the chapel, reception hall, and even the bridal suite, will reside in your wedding-day memories for the rest of your life. That’s why you want to find a special, picture-perfect venue — like Villa Antonia, located inTexas Hill Country. After that, everything else will fall into place.
For multiple years running, Villa Antonia was named “the Knot Best of Weddings” and was also included in “the Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.” Additional noted accolades are consecutive “Couple’s Choice Award” winners for Wedding Wire, Associated Wedding Planners of Austin Vendor Pick, many outstanding google reviews, and lots of publications that professionals have submitted for local and national wedding magazines, websites and social media sites.
Located about 35 minutes from downtown Austin, the elegant, old-world style estate stands on acres of rolling brushy hills. But these are not the only reasons you will want to wed your best friend at this sprawling, Mediterranean-inspired venue. Here are the top five reasons why Villa Antonia is the best place to celebrate your special day.
Villa Antonia is located a short drive from Austin, but sweeping views of the surrounding green, lush hills will make you feel like you’re in a faraway place and time. The Texas Hill Country with views of Lake Travis make our venue the perfect space to highlight our beautiful area.
The Mediterranean-style villa and courtyard was designed using natural stone and trimmed with handcrafted iron rails and accents. Outdoor courtyard weddings at Villa Antonia are accented by a butterfly garden, trickling fountain and waterfall, tasteful art and stately statues, phenomenal lake views, and multiple bell towers.
Villa Antonia has an on-site team that newlyweds have said saved the day on more than a few occasions. “Our inhouse coordination is by far the best gift we can give our couples to make sure they are well cared for on their day and that everything runs smoothly,” says Villa Antonia staff. “Our coordinator helps with couples’ desired layout, timeline, run of show, rehearsal and overall logistics.”
Villa Antonia has on-site parking but they still operate a shuttle so all guests can move easily between the car park and the venue entrance. There’s also a gorgeous bridal suite with a beauty bar, private sitting area and outside terrace. The groom’s suite has a balcony overlooking the courtyard. It’s a unique way for guests to get their first glimpse of the husband-to-be.
Villa Antonia has a dreamy chapel that is ideal for indoor ceremonies. For an indoor reception, the space can transform into an attractive dance hall (it’s also available as a plan-B when unwelcome weather conditions roll in). The chapel’s stately drapes are easily customizable to blend with almost any wedding-party theme. And when guests spill outside of the chapel, they’re bathed in a romantic glow of festoon lights strung about the courtyards and terraces. It’s absolutely stunning.
The entire venue has outstanding acoustics, especially in locations that couples declare their vows and “I do’s.”
At Villa Antonia, all couples can have their dream wedding, whether it’s large or small, or an indoor or outdoor affair. The underground wine cellar can seat about TK guests, making it the perfect nook for brides and grooms who prefer having an intimate wedding party with just a few friends and loved ones. Couples are also welcome to dine on the terrace where they’re surrounded by spectacular views of the lake and canyons. At night, everyone will be awed by the Hill Country’s starry sky. Guests also love exploring Villa Antonia and experience all its beauty firsthand.
Villa Antonia has a comprehensive preferred vendor list comprised of top event professionals, including nine caterers and party planners who are fluent in wedding traditions. “Our vendors are ‘frienders,’ says Villa Antonia. They are beautiful people who have integrity and their companies are always on trend. They also take excellent care of our clients and guests.”
If you’re interested in making Villa Antonia one of the main highlights of your special day, you can tour the property or attend one of the three open-house events hosted at the venue each year. It gives future brides and grooms the opportunity to tour the grounds, meet staff and vendors. Fill out our contact form below to request an appointment with our coordinator.
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The stars aligned for this lovely Longhorn couple! After meeting in college, then reconnecting years later, Nazli and Even decided to hold their wedding at Villa Antonia. The rose gold accents went beautifully with the September skies. Their ceremony was on the Lakeview Terrace. Dining and toasts on the Chapel Terrace. Friends and family danced the night away inside the Chapel before the sparkler send-off!
See more photos of this beautiful wedding, by the fabulous and experienced Svetlana Photography, at Nazli + Evan at Svetlana Photography