We first saw Chiesa Del Carmine whilst looking for wedding venues with our daughter and her fiancé in May 2019. To us, the choice of venue was a no brainer - everything we were looking for in one place. We booked the wedding for May 2020.
Sadly, we had to postpone because of Covid. Chrissie and the team were excellent - everything we had booked and chosen were just carried over to a new date in June 2021. Yet again , we had to postpone and yet again, we had no issues with anything at all being changed to the new date of 6th June 2022.
It was with much excitement and a lot of nerves that we would have to postpone again, that the new date finally was upon us. We arrived on the Saturday and the place was every bit as stunning as we had remembered . Chrissie was there to greet us on arrival, and as requested, had filled the beautiful; kitchen with delicious food. Our house guests, most of whom had not seen the location, were blown away by it all - the spacious, well designed rooms, the fabulous pool, the stunning grounds and the overall discreet luxury of the place.
We had a wedding rehearsal on the Sunday morning, which our planner, Alessandra attended. It was so good to catch up with her as we truly feel that she and Chrissie had become our friends throughout the extended planning period.
Sunday evening we held a pizza party for our 60 wedding guests at the Vineria. This was a perfect opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and was such a fabulous evening, despite the somewhat dodgy dough tossing of some of our guests as they made their own pizzas.
And at long last the wedding day was upon us. I can say no more than that this was pure magic. so worth the wait. Seamless, beautiful, delicious food and a day that we will never forget. A large number of our guests said this was by far the best wedding they had ever attended Every little detail that we had ever requested had been acted upon and more. We cannot stress enough how amazing Chrissie, Alessandra and the team are. Their organisational skills, eye for details, and genuine people skills are second to none. We don't know how they do it, but they truly are awesome.
The final celebratory event was a barbeque at the house on the day after the wedding, A chilled, relaxed afternoon that again was so well organised with fabulous food.
Leaving Chiesa Del Carmine was hard. We have all fallen heads over heels in love with the place, the surrounding area and the people - nothing is ever too much trouble for anyone and a special shout out to Donata and Giuliana who discreetly cleaned every day,
This truly beautiful place will always hold a special place in our hearts and i know that we will return in the not too distant future