How many different times have you heard the same story about a wedding venue falling short of what they show you they can deliver? The picture is certainly worth one thousand words, but none of those words are of a positive sort. Villa Barone will show you their beautiful building, glamorous fountains and waterfall, pictures of previously done weddings and professional food photography. When you're done, you will be overwhelmed with one thousand words that still will not do the place justice. My wife saw the inside of the venue, and knew she wanted to get married at Hilltop Manor. Our experience with the wedding consultants was very comforting and never overwhelming. I was nervous and on-guard when first meeting with them as I've heard the stories where you don't get what you want because it may not fall into their exact guidelines. I was never led astray once, and any reasonable request was never turned down. My wife and I were able to plan things exactly the way we wanted them, and given ample amount of leeway to ensure it got done our way. I am a chef, so the food and beverage end of things was where I would really be concerned and focused on. However, my concern was quickly lifted. They give you so much to begin with, and all of my concerns were addressed in less than five minutes. People left my wedding talking about it for months, and saying how they never left a wedding with so much food and being so stuffed. The service was not only professional throughout the whole ordeal, but they were always smiling and projecting that they were proud of what they were doing. If you were to ask me to single out one thing that everyone at Hilltop Manor excelled at, it would easily be their availability. It's your special day, and you're always going to have a question or concern leading up to it. Every time I called with some type of quandary, they would always answer the question immediately. Even if they answered that one question and I was satisfied, they always asked, "Do you need to come in and discuss or look over anything else? Let's schedule something." Villa Barone Hilltop Manor does not just "do weddings." They make themselves available to ensure that your day can always be called "special."