Off-beat ‘editorial,’ specially written for The Garden
by JOHN EAMES,
Consiglière on all words in English
Weddings & Special Events
the Garden has built up a reputation for painstaking, comprehensive services in hosting wedding receptions & similar party occasions
Why the Garden?
The setting – the travel writer’s “view to die for.” Ravello is arguably the best location on the Amalfi Coasts for every bride’s “Italian Dream Wedding.”
The hosts - the Mansi family, who over three generations has offered guests at the hotel & restaurant an experience of the genuinely warm hospitality, distinctive culture, & fine, fresh foods of the Italian “Deep South.”
The celebrations: From lavish to “local” – from a banquet to something smaller & (paesano) simpler - but still excellent. At whichever level, The Garden offers good value for money in comparison with other venues in Ravello & elsewhere on the Amalfi Coast.
At the centre of historic Ravello, adjoining the fabled “Enchanted Garden” of the Villa Rufolo, with wide, open terraces overlooking the Amalfi Coast - the “World Heritage Site” described by legions of visiting writers and artists as “the most dramatic and inspirational meeting of land and sea on Earth.”
Menus & costs
All celebration lunches & dinners are custom-made on advice from the party hosts.
The weddings’ managers - Marco, Patrizia & Anna - would be pleased to discuss & cost the arrangements by exchange of emails.
Three sample, table d’hote menus have been prepared for email dispatch on request.
On advice, the Chef would provide special menus for children, vegetarians, or to meet requests (if they can) for religiously prescribed or dietary foods & preparation.
On the sea, but in the mountains, The Garden chefs make the best of both natural environments. On the basis of traditional Neapolitan cooking, the dishes are prepared almost exclusively from fresh local produce – organic, where possible.
The cuisine is not over-complicated (nor over-sauced). But the piatti are imaginatively conceived & presented by our Chef under the guidance of Marco Mansi, our managerial, true aficionado of regional food & wines.
The marriage services
Advice on, or oversight of, formalities/arrangements for Church, Civil (Town Hall) & “Symbolic” marriage formalities.
Arrangements for other services
• For the bride’s preparation – hairdresser & beautician, assistance with dressing, etc. Also “grooming“ for the groom, of course, as requested.
• Video & still photography
• Flowers - supply & creative floral presentations
• Live musicians & background CD music (see below)
The party and other arrangements >>>