My husband and I got married in Sorrento, Italy on 22nd September 2011 at The Cloisters and then we held our reception at one of Don Pedro's restaurants called Castore.
Firstly if you are planning your wedding in Sorrento, it is honestly the most wonderful amazing place! We had not been before but we chose it because it looked beautiful and we were not disappointed. We held the ceremony at The Cloisters and to be fair I was concerned about comments left previously of the wedding factory feel at this location and the tourist who can see your wedding! Yes there are a lot of brides and grooms in Sorrento, but that is because it is probably the best place EVER to get married. When you arrive at Cloisters on your wedding day you will so consumed by your feelings you will not notice anybody else, even your guests during your ceremony! The place is so wonderful and romantic and tourists will be interested but at the same time respectful. There are gardens just outside the Cloisters where you can have your photos taken with the spectalcular view as your back drop.
We booked our holiday/wedding package through Thomas Cook who booked the wedding ceremony for us and helped with all the legal side, but that is all we used them for and everything else was done via Don Pedro. He helped with finding us a photographer (photos were amazing and we got them back in an album the same day!), transports, flowers, hairdresser (Beauty Glamour), table decorations, even a one on one personal service on the day to make sure everyhing went smoothly.
Just a quick note about the hairdresser, Beauty Glamour is the only place to go for your wedding hair! I made a mistake by originally going to a horrible salon called G&G (this was because my aunty had made an appointment for me before Don Pedros recommendation) and I showed the photo of how I wanted it and the owner did my wedding hair in 15 minutes with finger curls and tons if hairspray (on the wedding morning)! No exaggeration it was awful, so I walked to Beauty Glamour in tears and the owner was so lovely and he started my hair from scratch and did a perfect job. He fitted me in even though he was busy, you will have nothing to worry about if you go here.
Back to Don Pedro, so we had our photo's done at Cloisters and Don Pedro put everyone on the buses to the reception venue (about 10 -15 mins) and then he took us in the wedding car to several other locations for more photos. We got to the reception venue and it was decorated fantastically and the views were even better than the days before! Everyone was so impressed by it all. We had a guitar player who played traditional Italian music throughout our welcome ceremony and had lots of Procesco! The Don Pedro family were so hands on all day to make your day feel amazing! The food was wonderful with the four courses set people up for the evening (nobody was left feeling hungry!) - we then had the best party ever to about 1:30am. The Castore location was inimate and also makes a great party location as it has a dance floor. We played our own playlist through their sound system all night. Don Pedro puts a few surprises in for you too during the day/evening, so I won't ruin it for you!
All that is left to say is that Don Pedro and family will not disappoint you. They treat you like you are part if the family from day one, and they really are good at making people happy and setting a romantic atmosphere! They look after your needs as soon as you arrive by picking you up and taking you to their restaurant. This is where you pick your menu and ask Don Pedro to help you with any aspect of our day! Forget going through expensive wedding planners, you will not get the same level of personal service! The family are experts!!
I hope this review has been useful to anybody thinking about visiting Don Pedro's restaurant, whether it be for a wedding or a evening out! We will definately be returning for many years to come!
Thank you Don Pedro and family for the most memorable day for us, our family and friends!
Rachel and Kristian Stephens xxx
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