Testimonials

Testimonials

Kay, I wanted to thank you for all your support and help to make this evening magical.  Everyone was enchanted by Villa Woodbine and the service was excellent.  I look forward to working with you in other projects.

~ YPO ~ January 2017

Best wedding food ever!! Wedding food is usually mediocre, but this had my guests (& myself) wanting more. First of all, the food tasting was elegant and made me so excited for my wedding day. We ordered the beef and the branzino, with the risotto as a vegetarian option. These were accompanied by potatoes and carrots, very elegantly executed. There were other interesting options but my boring palate chose the above. The appetizer plates were also outstanding: ceviche, maduro wrapped in bacon, chicken flat bread, tostones with crab, and arancinis. Finally, we upgraded the menu with a welcome drink for all the guests to have as they arrive. Amanda created a special, delicious drink for me, based on seasonal fruits. Bill Hansen truly made my wedding unforgettable. I worked with Amanda and Lia, both of who were available through email and phone, with quick responses. They also provided the linens, chairs, and tables, all if which were great quality. The polyester basic linens were included in the price, nicer linens were available for an added fee. Highly recommend!

~ Nic B ~ Wedding ~ November 2016

Let me begin by saying, Kay Rivas from Bill Hansen Catering/Villa Woodbine is a wedding guru/goddess. From the beginning, Kay was so involved in every detail of our wedding from how our tables should be arranged to what color of straws we should use in our specialty cocktail. We were planning our wedding in Miami from New York City, which could have proved to be extremely stressful. With the help of Kay, we were calm throughout the entire process. She was responsive, patient, calm, creative, resourceful, and an excellent decision maker. If I ever had a worry, she found a solution. (…) My father and I have severe food allergies, and she made sure was had a nut-free wedding and that I had wheat-free bread, which was delicious. No detail was forgotten. The food from Bill Hansen Catering was absolutely excellent at our wedding, but what I found so exceptional was the level of service and care that I received.

~ Cristina A ~ Wedding  ~ May 2016

Hi Sandra, We had such an amazing time at our wedding and everyone enjoyed themselves. The food and desserts were delicious and everyone can’t stop talking about the venue. You and your staff did a great job and we appreciate it. I am happy that you were there to witness our union, it really was a beautiful ceremony.

~ Racquel and Dipen ~ Wedding ~ April 2016

Hi Christina, The entire staff at the Villa was absolutely fantastic. Ian and I were so happy to have chosen the Villa and are still talking about how special it was for us. From the moment I arrived on Saturday morning to the moment we left after it was over – you helped with every detail. I was so happy and excited that my only anxiety was about getting on the dance floor and partying. I could not bear to miss one minute of the celebration.

~ Marissa ~ Wedding ~ March 2016

Hi Sandra -We really have been left speechless at how perfect our wedding day was. The Villa looked incredible. It’s truly amazing to see how everything came together to create the wedding of our dreams. We want to thank you and your team for being a part of our special day and making sure the day was perfect!

~ Mari & Bernie ~ Wedding ~ January 2016

Thank you so much for everything Sandra. You went above and beyond your duties (feeding the little one) and we want you to know that we are very grateful of that. It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to seeing you at our restaurant!

~ Fred Niznik ~ Wedding ~ December 2015

Dear Bill, I hope this email finds you well. First and foremost, I want to thank you and your terrific staff for the most incredible, over the top, most beautiful wedding. My family and friends can not stop talking about the venue, your staff and how fairytale and magically it was. It was truly spectacular.

When I first called your office, I was informed that Kay Rivas was going to be my event planner. Our meeting went so smoothly, Kay understood my ideas, she drew up a floor plan and my vision was complete. Kay recommended certain vendors, Rafi Grosz, Petal Productions and AA Musicians, Alan Andai and my most important person, my coordinator, Christina Acosta.

I can’t rave enough about all these special people that work with you. I am so truly grateful. My flowers were over the top gorgeous, the music was fantastic and Christina catered to my every need.

What more could I ask for? Your staff made the most important day of my life so special. I love them all. The food and presentation was outstanding. I¹ve been getting so many compliments on the selections, since I had vegans and vegetarians to think about.  Everything was perfect. Please thank the chefs for me.

~ Maxine ~ Wedding ~ November 2015

“The guests all enjoyed not only the Villa, but raved about the entire menu.  You have all made my daughter’s picture perfect wedding a reality and I want to commend and thank all of you. We will certainly come back for other important moments in our family’s life.”

~ Alicia ~ September 2015

Hello Gorgeous! Perfect location for Vizcaya like wedding at less of the cost and much more intimate feel. It’s a beautiful mansion that sits on lushly landscaped property with a giant oak tree where you can hold your ceremony under. It has soft lights around it that light up at night too. The catering here is done solely by Bill Hansen Catering. When I fist got engaged, I had no idea what I wanted. The only 2 things I did know was that I had to have amazing food given my unbelievable passion for it and I wanted an intimate house-like venue where both sides of the fam would feel comfortable and welcomed. Bill Hansen prides himself on his food, presentation an service. I could not have asked for more. The place is gorgeous and seems hidden off of South Bayshore Drive in the grove. When inside the property, you would never guess where you are. It’s just perfect if a historic old Spanish style mansion is what you’re looking for. Top notch food and service with an insanely beautiful location.

 ~Lori D.. Wedding 

“Dear Lindsey, Sandra & The Whole BHC Crew:
You all have made this experience absolutely incredible!  You have answered every question, solved every problem, and done it with a smile.  Our wedding was perfect because of you all.  A million thanks you!”

~ Nicole & Giovani ~ Villa Woodbine ~ May  2014

“Hi Amanda!  We wanted to give you a big thank you for all your help during this whole process.  You were ready and willing every step of the way and for that we are very appreciative.  Christina executed our vision flawlessly.  The team at Villa Woodbine is amazing and we can’t thank you all enough.  Let me know if you were interested in any of the pieces we had for our wedding.  I’d be happy to work with you on any of it :) Thanks again!!”

~ Tanya and Mark ~ Wedding ~ March 2015

Everything was perfect. The entire staff worked so hard…It’s easy to see why your company has such a fantastic reputation and is second to none.

~Jan and Don Lowe. ~ Wedding 2013

Hi Lindsey! – Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! You and Jerry (and the entire staff) were fabulous to work with, I will definitely recommend the Villa Woodbine experience to all of my clients! I know that Rebecca and Peter were so happy with absolutely everything as well.

 ~Miranda Estes – Sugar(ed) Occasions. ~ Wedding  2013

This is one of the best venues I’ve seen so far for hosting a wedding. The property is quite enchanting and great for a special occasion. The decor is unique and romantic. The set up in the outside terrace was beautiful and the buffet style food was really good too.

 ~Sabrina L.. ~ Wedding  2013

Thank you, Thank you—It was all so lovely and far exceeded my expectations…from the comments I have received so far, I am sure that you will soon be going International!—with many Jamaican clients! You deserve the success. You give excellent value and an incomparable setting. We really lucked out when we found you.

 ~Joan McConnell, Mother of the Bride. ~ Wedding 2013

It almost seems like a secret… but Bill Hansen Catering (phenomenal caterer) has its own spectacular venue… The Historic Villa Woodbine, where his catering expertise evolves its a heavenly wedding experience at one of the most beautiful venues in South Florida.

Food – A+++ – My husband works in the food industry, so he knows good food and had set pretty high expectations for our wedding meal. He wanted a 5-star food experience and would not accept “wedding food” at our wedding. Honestly, they exceeded our expectations… the meal was beautifully presented and more importantly, tasted delicious, (even by my husband’s picky standards). Our guests were really impressed and that’s always a great feeling.

Service – A+++ – My glass was always filled with champagne without even having to ask. Isn’t that wonderful? Everything was taken care of in such a polite, “we are here for you; you are our guest” demeanor, that we had a fabulous time without a care in the world!

Team – A+++ – You can’t ask to feel anymore cared for… Bill, Adam, Janet, and (another wonderful, jolly gentleman who he took care of things the day of) are wonderful people. PERSONAL SERVICE is the motto that they live and work by. Adam was extremely helpful and responsive, even when I frantically emailed him at 8pm days before the wedding – I’d get a reassuring email back within minutes. Incredible!

They should have 10 stars for value! They really deliver above and beyond!

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! Our wedding was a blast! Truly a dream come true, thanks to you and all your team!! :)

 ~Frances R.. ~ Wedding  2013

I just want to send a big THANK YOU to you and your team for Lauren and Vincent’s wedding on Saturday! Shaneil was amazing to work with leading up to the big day and Sean, Jerry and Sandra were so great helping execute everything onsite. It was a pleasure working with you and hope we can do it again soon.

~Jessica Masi – JCG Events. ~ Wedding  2013

Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you, for such a wonderful wedding. The Sarria family has not stopped raving about the tasty fare you served at their wedding. The presentation was exquisite. The portions were abundant, and the quality of your staff was nothing short of professional, kind and courteous! I want to thank you for making me look good and all your hard work.

~Sarah Paz – Gables Linen – Claro Wedding Coordinator. ~ Wedding  2013

I would like to thank you all for doing such an awesome job last night. Please thank all of your staff – bartenders, servers etc for being very attentive, polite and friendly….you guys hands down did an amazing job and we are thankful for everything. The food was amazing, drinks were amazing and everything was great. Our guests commented all night about how good the food was. You have my word that we will recommend you 100%. Thank you!

 ~Romina & Pedro ~ Wedding  2013
I attended a wedding here last night and fell in love with this venue. Villa Woodbine can be best described as an Old World Miami mansion. Trees engulf the property and evoke a true, Coconut Grove vibe. The actual house reminds me of Vizcaya, just on a smaller, more intimate scale. There’s a huge open-air patio, perfect for an evening under the stars. Catering for events here is done solely by Bill Hans Catering…and their food is delish! The service is also impeccable — in fact, I tried to tip a server and they refused to accept. Hello? I know. Crazy.
So if you are a bride to be or searching for the perfect, intimate event venue, this place is a must see.

 ~Maria T.~ Wedding  2013

Fairy tale like Villa in Miami. I attended a wedding here and everything was beautiful.

~Anthony D.~ Wedding Jun 10, 2013

We couldn’t ask for a better wedding venue and caterer. From our first contact seven months before the wedding date the entire staff was friendly, helpful, communicative, responsive to our many emails and questions and welcoming each time we visited.We couldn’t ask for a better wedding venue and caterer. From our first contact seven months before the wedding date the entire staff was friendly, helpful, communicative, responsive to our many emails and questions and welcoming each time we visited.

~Lauren Mitchell ~ Wedding  2013