From the moment that we stepped foot into the Madera Room at The Villa, we fell in love with it. Everything was so cozy, from the wooden beams across the ceiling, to the fireplaces on either end of the room. They also just so happened to have an October date still available, which sealed the deal! We booked in February....and then Covid hit. Planning a wedding during a global pandemic is a daunting task, but the staff at The Villa made it so much easier! Elizabeth, our wedding coordinator, was very communicative throughout the entire process, keeping us up to date with what the governor was saying, along with what the guidelines were at The Villa. We had to change multiple things due to restrictions, including moving from the Madera Room to The Tent outside. The Tent had a different feel from the Madera Room, but was still just as beautiful. We also were forced to significantly cut out guest list by more than 50%. Each step of the way, Elizabeth and the sales team helped us figure out what would work best for us and our day. The day of the wedding went off without a hitch. We had not only Elizabeth, but also had a bridal attendant and an event manager. The staff were always available for anything we needed, and quietly took care of everything behind the scenes. Despite all of the changes, we could not have been more pleased with our decision to have our wedding at The Villa. After speaking with our guests, many have agreed that it was one of the most well-run weddings that they have been to, and that the food was phenomenal!
So happy we chose Avenir for our wedding! I would recommend this venue to everyone! They are so professional and organized. Our wedding producer was Sydney she super helpful every step of the way. She was very attentive and would answer all our questions and if she did not know the answer she would get the answer for us. The day of the wedding brides get a bridal attendant. Mine was Amy. She was super sweet she would always make sure that I had everything I needed. Also Maria she would also make everything was running on schedule with food and just the overall layout of the evening. And the food!! Absolutely amazing!! Our guest kept telling us it was the “best wedding food” they ever had! Overall we were super happy with our experience wish I could relive the day over again!
Planning a wedding is super nerve wracking, and as I bride, I was most anxious about how the actual day of the wedding would go. There are so many moving parts during a wedding and I can say without a doubt that Saphire Estate absolutely NAILED it. Our event producer was Emma Tonelli, and she is the best of the best. She is so knowledgeable, helpful, accommodating, and responsive. Our meetings leading up to the wedding with her were wonderful, but she really exceeded all expectations on our wedding day. She anticipated each and every single one of our needs (along with our parents', bridal party's, and guests' needs) before we even knew we needed it! We also had a lovely event manager, Maureen, and bridal attendant, Jeanine, who were amazing as well. As you'll probably read in other reviews, the food is amazing as well! I have already gotten multiple texts saying their filet mignon was one of the very best they've ever had (and I agree). You will be in wonderful hands if you choose to book with Saphire. We can't recommend them enough!
Massachusetts was one of the harder states when it came to COVID restrictions. 5.30.21 was a significant date for me to be married on as it was my parents 40th wedding anniversary and a date change just wasn’t an option for me. Both Hillary and Emily at Saphire Estate, worked with me as best they could to make sure that I could get the most out of my wedding on that date. They went above and beyond and continuously kept in touch with changes along the way. The team at Saphire never missed a beat and my wedding day went flawless (even with the rain!). The setting is quaint and beautiful and there were picture perfect backdrops everywhere you looked. The staff was professional and accommodating, making sure everyone was happy and having a good time. Saphire Event Group has 3 different properties for everyone’s budget and I highly recommend checking them out if you are still undecided on a venue.
Working with the team at Avenir was far and above beyond our expectations! Every room, every decoration, every single detail at Avenir has weddings in mind. The way the doors are located and rooms are set up to allow flow from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception created perfect transitions throughout the day. Each room is beautifully decorated with a gorgeous, clean, modern glam aesthetic with a neutral color scheme that is gorgeous on its own. Both ceremony options (indoor and outdoor) suited our needs and it's rare to find a venue that offers beautiful options for both. The attention to detail in planning the event was impeccable. Every single element of the day was looked after, and we had so much trust in the team in case anything got delayed or didn't go according to plan-the fact is, everything did! They managed to make everything run so smoothly. We had a guest who requested a kosher meal, and the event producer took the time to find this guest and explain to her the methods being used to prepare her meal, and the chef also set aside a plate of special kosher appetizers just for her. We were greatly impressed by the level of commitment the team had towards making sure all of our guests were comfortable and taken care of. We couldn't say enough things about our experience working with SEG at Avenir. They made the wedding planning process orderly and organized, and ultimately we had left so much trust in the team on the day of the wedding that all we did was enjoy the day. We couldn't have been happier choosing to have the wedding of our dreams at Avenir!
I got married here and everything was PERFECT! Such a beautiful and romantic venue. Multiple guests told me it was the best food they have had at a wedding. The day ran so smoothly I was surprised not a single thing went wrong. The reason it went so perfectly was because of my coordinator Hillary. If you get assigned Hillary for your wedding you are in the BEST of hands. She knows her stuff and can answer each and every question you have. She was with us throughout the entire planning process and was so quick to respond via email, text, call, etc. 10/10 recommend both Hillary and The Villa.
As we are winding down from a whirlwind weekend, we just wanted to reach out and let you know how thankful we are to you for helping us pull off the wedding of our dreams. I don’t think I’ll ever forget walking into the Tent for the first time and seeing my vision brought to life. I was speechless! Everything was perfect, the details went exactly as planned and the night was so smooth. You were so easy to work with and a breath of fresh air. We truly appreciate you and all of your hard work throughout the last few months. We couldn’t have done it without you!. Thank you again for helping us create memories that will last a lifetime!
My husband and I were married at Avenir in August 2018 - EVERYTHING was amazing! The staff was outstanding in making sure that our every need was met and taken care of in a timely manner. There was no point in the entire process where we 2nd guessed our decision to use the venue. The ballroom is gorgeous with an eye-catching chandelier that our guests still mention. There is so much to say about this venue and the people who made everything possible. The staff was always patient with us and we appreciated everyone's effort to make our day perfect. You can't go wrong with choosing Avenir!
We really loved working with Avenir. When we first heard that Raffael's was under new ownership we were pretty nervous! Sydney and her team did such a great job making it an easy transition for us. Our contract was honored completely and the service was amazing. The chef is highly notable- the food was absolutely delicious. We are so happy we chose this venue!
Kyle & I can't thank you all enough for helping to make our day so awesome! We got nothing but compliments from all our guests. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
The Villa was our first and only venue we looked at and we fell in love with the Tent. It has beautiful landscape grounds and the pergola is gorgeous! The food was outstanding and everyone was raving about it. Choosing the food was so difficult because everything is incredible! It truly was the best day ever and I couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else!
Saphire Estate exceeded our expectations. Our coordinator went out of her way to make us feel comfortable, taken care of, and played a crucial role in making our wedding special. She even helped me (the groom) plan an additional surprise for the my wife (the bride) when she arrived at Saphire. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere is ideal, and the entire staff is dedicated to making your day perfect. If you are looking for a place that "has it all", this is it!
Thank you for coordinating our wedding day. Everything went smoothly and the guest loved the food! It was an amazing day and the grounds looked magnificent. We were so happy to choose Saphire Estate as our venue!
Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding. We had an amazing night all thanks to you and the rest of the staff at Saphire Estate. We hope you have a great holiday season!
We had our wedding at the Villa last night, and I could not be happier with how everything went. There was not a single negative to the whole night. The staff was awesome—so nice and accommodating. Haley was our coordinator, and she was great to work with. I am not the most organized person/wedding planner, but we had a great night thanks to Haley and her team, who kept everything running smoothly. Our bridal attendant Terry was so helpful, as was our event manager Aubree. We were able to spend the whole night just dancing and having a blast with our guests. They even packed everything up for us at the end of the night. We also had our ceremony outside and the reception in the tent, which I highly recommend! Our guests loved it, as well as the food and drinks. Highly recommend the Villa! You won’t have to worry about a thing on your wedding day.
Avenir was the perfect venue for our wedding. All of the details were covered by our event producer, Sydney, and the rest of the Saphire Event Group team. The venue was beautiful even before the renovations, but I could not believe how magical Avenir became after everything was complete. We were the first outdoor wedding after the gardens were renovated and we received countless compliments on the wonderful scenery. We also received compliments all night regarding the delicious food, both passed appetizers and main courses, and all of the support including bartenders and wait staff. Overall, we would recommend Avenir and the SEG team for anyone's wedding. They preserved as much cost as they could for us, were incredibly professional, and make our special day perfect in every way.
My wife and I booked Avenir just as they had changed ownership. The venue is stunning, especially after Saphire Event Group added their special touch to it. The level of detail that the Saphire Event Group drills down to is amazing. The wedding was perfect; from the service to the food- nothing could have been done better! People are saying how it was one of the best weddings they had been to. I highly recommend Avenir!
We are just shy of our two month anniversary and I could not let too much time go by without sending you a special thank you! Sterling and I greatly appreciated everything you did to make our special day so amazing!
Our day was so perfect. You were wonderful to work with and we are so thankful to have had you be a part of it. The Villa was everything we dreamed of!
Thank you so much for making our wedding the absolute best day! People are still talking about how amazing the entire day was. Thank you for ensuring that everything was absolutely perfect!
I loved everything about our wedding at The Villa. We had a beautiful garden wedding ceremony under the pergola, followed by a reception in the beautiful tent. I also have to say the food is the absolute best! I never expected to be able to enjoy every moment of my wedding like I did!
Words simply aren’t enough to express how grateful we are to you! You made planning easy, stress-free and fun. How lucky we are to have you create our dream day!
Just wanted to thank you for a great night! Food was excellent, bartenders and servers were great, grounds were beautiful. Thank you for helping to make our daughter's wedding perfect!
Thank you again for everything you did for our wedding day. We loved every second of it! Both of our families specifically said thank you and speak so highly of their experience. Saphire is so beautiful and I enjoyed every planning meeting we had - I wish I could come back again!