Rich & Clare
Madonna Della Rocca followed by reception at Metropole Hotel, Taormina
We recently got married in Taormina and stayed at The Lemon Tree with our friends. It was ideal as the apartments are well furnished with fantastic views of the town and Mt Etna. All the apartments had either a terrace or a balcony which were great for relaxing with our friends. The pool is great and comes with a volley ball net, there is also table tennis and darts available which kept everyone entertained.
Karen and Diego, the villa owners are also wedding coordinators. Unlike other firms they don't put any restrictions on what you can do. We got married in Madonna Della Rocca church and had our evening do at the Metropole Hotel. The day was fantastically well organised. They sorted out all the transport to get to and from the church, including taxis for family members not staying at the villa. They also organised flowers, the meal, the legal side, the service, drinks reception at the church amongst other things. It was brilliantly organised with little stress for myself and my husband.
We had a week's holiday at The Lemon Tree with our wedding half way through the week. Karen and Diego's hospitality and helpfulness is hard to explain so I'll give a few examples of what they did for us.
We arrive at about 18.30 on Saturday. There was a group of about 15 of us and we were tired after our flight so they organised pizzas and drinks for us.
The next morning they ordered in breakfast for everyone as most people hadn't thought to bring food even though it is self catering.
Later in the week our families came for lunch and they went to a local deli for some food so we could have a special lunch with them. My parents couldn't find the villa so Diego drove into town to meet them and they then followed him to the apartments.
They sorted out a day trip for my brother who wasn't even staying at the villa.
They also offer a taxi service at a fraction of the price of a regular taxi. So at any (and I mean any) time of the day or night they will drop of or collect you from wherever you want.
In summary the Villa is fantastic by itself and I would recommend it anyone. But with the addition of Karen and Diego as hosts it makes it an extra special experience. We have already talked about returning in 10 years time to celebrate.
Clare & Rich
As wedding photographers with over 20 years’ experience, I have worked with wedding planners many times over the years, but Karen and Diego are exceptional. They listen to requests, and plan accordingly, and have the contacts to arrange everything from buttonholes to the very best of banquets.
The Lemon Tree Villa owned and run by Karen and Diego - is private, spacious, modern and well maintained. Nestled in the hillside overlooking the bay and town of Taormina.
They offer, along with their team of chauffers, a very reasonably priced shuttle, for guests, to and from the town any time day and night.
If you are thinking of your wedding in Taormina ,Sicily, I would not hesitate to recommend Karen and Diego to you, As I entrusted them to arrange my daughters wedding day in June 2012 and it was a truly perfect day.
Thank you guys.