Florentina’s, the perfect place to hold a wedding in a beautiful and romantic setting.
Occupying a tranquil square in Vilamoura’s pristine Old Village, Florentina’s forms part of the award-winning venue, A Casa do Largo. Comprising an elegant restaurant, a flower-decked pagoda and shady outdoor patios, Florentina’s has a separate luxurious lounge and bar leading to a dining terrace and extensive tropical gardens. It can be used as a venue on its own or as part of A Casa do Largo.
A family run business, Heather Turner is an experienced wedding planner and arranges every detail.
The ceremony usually takes place in the pagoda followed by a cocktail hour held in Florentina’s lounge. Sumptuously decorated, with velvet sofas, antique chandeliers and drapes that can be themed to match the wedding’s colour scheme
Spreading out onto the terrace, group photographs are taken in the adjoining garden, the quaint cobbled streets and of the bride and groom riding in Florentina’s horse-drawn landau.
To suit the wedding budget there is the option of barbecue, buffet or silver service dining, provided ‘al-fresco’ in the pagoda or on Florentina’s terrace.
Alternatively A Casa do Largo’s restaurant can be booked exclusively at an extra charge or as a shared facility for smaller wedding parties.
With an unrivalled reputation for concocting lavish desserts there is the choice of extravagant chocolate fountains and sweet treats served in individual vintage china teacups. On Florentina’s terrace there is a traditional ice-cream cart where guests can take their pick of homemade ice creams and sorbets. At this point a children’s entertainer is a popular choice and can be prearranged.
In the evening the terrace is transformed with twinkling lights and candles. Indoors - where Heather’s son, Daniel, takes care of guests - Florentina’s is full of atmosphere with its champagne, cocktails and Ginporium.
Depending upon requirements Heather can book live music or a DJ. As is customary the bride and groom are the first to dance and Florentina’s sound system, smoke-machine and air conditioning set the scene for a wonderful evening! Outside there is a balmy ambience on the terrace beneath a star-lit sky.
Florentina’s is also suitable for hen parties, birthday celebrations and bridal couples who do not require a full-day booking but would like an evening party.
In 2014 I surprised my other half with a holiday to The Old Village, Vilamoura for his 30th birthday. We completely fell in love with the place as soon as we arrived. One evening we had a meal in Casa Do Largo and noticed a slideshow of wedding photographs playing in the restaurant, we both agreed it would be such an ideal and beautiful place to get married. A year later we got engaged in Venice and we both said right away we just had to get married at Casa Do Largo! I got in touch with Heather and booked the wedding for 16TH September 2016, which left us with just 11 months to plan everything! I imagined planning a wedding abroad from home would be super stressful but thanks to Heather it was so easy, she provided me with a list of fantastic suppliers and we were able to book everything we wanted with ease. We got our flowers from Suzannah’s Flowers, music by Charlie from Kaleidosonix, cake by Leanne, photography by Nickie at Blush Photography, hair and make-up by the girls at Unique and Chic weddings, and Becky de Sancha as our celebrant. Heather was always just an email away, answering all my endless questions and putting my mind at ease! We only met Heather a couple of days before the wedding and she is so professional and has such an eye for detail, talking through every little thing that would happen on the day. On the day of the wedding we were both stunned at how absolutely gorgeous the venue looked, Heather and family had done an incredible job, it looked even more beautiful than we had ever imagined it would!! The day ran so smoothly from start to finish, the staff are all so professional and helpful. For food we went for the BBQ meal followed by desserts served on the ice cream cart in vintage china. The food was absolutely delicious and there was plenty of it! All our guests absolutely loved it! We had our evening party in Florentinas and had the most amazing night dancing the night away. We really did have the time of our lives, it was so perfect from start to finish. All our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We can’t thank Heather and family enough for their hard work and for making our wedding day so truly amazing and unforgettable. We are just so sad it is all over and we just wish we could do it all over again!!! Thank you so much for everything, Victoria and Lloyd (Mr and Mrs Hunter!) Thank you victoria x