Review from Gillian and Evan :Perfect Wedding in Ravello!!! We got we got married in Ravello in July and it genuinely went better than we could have hoped for, thanks to Mario, Annamaria and the team. 50 family and friends joined us for the week and none of them can stop talking about how amazing the whole experience was.Being from Scotland and not having seen Ravello or met Mario in person before making the decision to go ahead with this type of wedding was daunting, but we’re so glad we took the risk. Looking back on the whole experience, we can’t think of a single thing we’d change. We had the ceremony in the Town hall gardens, toast in the square and the reception at Villa Eva. The setting for the ceremony is unbelievable, surrounded by gardens, old stone walls and looking out over one of the best views in the world. The toast in the square was a perfect break between ceremony and reception and gave the guests an opportunity to enjoy themselves while we got some photos taken. By the way, if you’re not sure whether or not to choose Enrico Capuano for your photographer, go with him.
He was extremely professional, relaxing to work with and knows the town inside out, so he knows the best spots for photos depending on the time of year/weather/sunlight/etc. Plus now we have the photos back we can also see how brilliant he is at his job. The reception at Villa Eva is another amazing setting. Dinner under a green canopy and drinks looking out over that spectacular view. We were a bit unsure about the DJ set inside after midnight, but when it came to the night it turned into a great party atmosphere. The gardens are still accessible at this time so the party spilled out into the night. The staff were all very professional and discreet so everything ran like clockwork, but we hardly noticed they were there. Guests also commented on the quality of the drinks from the bar (the full selection of cocktails was tried). The main reason the day went so well is because Mario and Annamaria know exactly what they’re doing and they were on hand throughout the whole day to guide us when we needed them. If anything didn’t go to plan on our day, we weren’t aware of it! They are also a very calming influence as they’ve done this a thousand times so we never felt rushed or under pressure and the whole day was surprisingly relaxing. A special thanks to Annamaria for laying out the tables and decorations. We sent everything in a big box from the UK and merely showed her some pictures of our idea and she set it up perfectly. Aside from the actual wedding day, the week also went to plan for us and our 50 guests.
The transport Mario arranged and the accommodation he organised was excellent, as well as the ‘pizza party’ he arranged for everyone on the day of arrival in Ravello. We’ve noticed that there are some negative reviews regarding couple’s communication with Mario and at times we also found the email process overly complicated and some of the language confusing. However, you have to remember that there is a language and culture difference and any couples starting their journey should bear this in mind from the outset. However, even though Mario runs a small team and organises over 100 weddings a year, we always got quick replies to any emails (usually within a few hours). Mario also gave us reminders in plenty of time for each decision or action that was required so we always felt comfortable that the process was progressing on schedule. It’s worth pointing out that, as Mario handles so many weddings a year, the package is not particularly tailorable. Although he knows the town and suppliers so well that the options he provides and the suggestions he makes always turned out to be the best choice in the end. He knows what he’s doing! We can’t thank Mario and the team enough for making sure we had the most perfect day and we hope we get the opportunity to go back again soon as guests of another wedding.