Inside Scoop on Planning a Wedding at Villa Sancti Di Bella Vista, Malibu, CA

Think about a lush romantic garden with breathtaking ocean views, sprinkle in numerous elegant fountains and timeless sculptures. You might be thinking of some far off exotic location in Europe, and while the name is Italian there is no passport needed to have your wedding at the beautiful Villa Sancti Di Bella Vista. Susan Burger, owner of Villa Sancti had some time to chat with us about her beautiful property in Malibu, CA. Susan Burger, the event manager of the property has worked in the interior design industry for over 25 years. Seamlessly transferring her exquisite taste into the world of weddings. Susan was able to answer few questions about her gorgeous garden property.

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GO: What is your unique role when it comes to a couple’s wedding day and how does your property distinguish a couple’s experience as opposed to getting married somewhere else?
I am a part of the process from day one. I am involved in every meeting which takes place on the property. The vendors come to the Villa to understand the perfect choreography that takes place during the course of the event so that it plays out exactly to the bride and grooms specifications. I am present during the entire event at every event. The most important thing for me is for the bride, groom and their families to have had an exceptional experience that is like none other, full of beautiful romantic memories. Villa Sancti is a special place where anyone who enters the gardens can sense the abundant life and love that resides here. The sophisticated European gardens, gorgeous ocean and canyon vista at sunset are added bonuses.

GO: From start to finish, what can a couple expect if they choose to get married at your property?
SB: Couples can expect nonstop support and communication from me from the planning stages till they’re driving off for their honeymoon. I try to make their special day as stress free for the bride, groom and their families as possible. Along with the property we have a large variety of extras that couples can choose from to add to their wedding. I take great pride in the property and I am there for every wedding to make sure that everything goes off without a hitch.

GO: If you had to describe your property in three words, what would they be?
SB: Gorgeous, Breathtaking and Warm!

GO: Do you have areas where a couple can elect to take their wedding pictures at your property?
SB: We have access to the beach; there are ocean views from all areas of the villa. Also, the gorgeous canyon views and sunsets complete with fountains, arched trellis with flowers framed by the ocean. And you can’t forget about our breathtaking rose gardens, zen garden and avenue garden.

GO: Do you have customizable packages? Tell me a little bit about them?
SB: All of our packages are custom.
Silver Package is for those who only want to rent the venue and want to take care of all the planning
Gold Package is for those who want to rent the venue but use my experienced vendors and some guidance
Platinum Package is for those who want to just show up and have every detail taken care of so they can be the honored guests

GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell me about your menus/culinary team?
SB: I work with a consortium of gourmet chefs and caterers that can suite every budget. Large or small parties, formal or casual dining is all available.

GO: What is the first thing a couple should do if they are interested in getting married at your property?
SB: They should email me, and set up a site visit ASAP!

GO: Does your property have any unique features that you would like us to share with our readers?
SB: Yes, please visit There are two photo albums with over 300 photos under the “Albums” tab. In addition to our venue we also offer our own proprietary chocolates as guest favors that can be monogramed with the bride and groom monogram in gold dust. We also offer silk sheets with monogram in 4 rich colors.

Thank you Susan for giving us a look into your beautiful lush gardens at Villa Sancti Di Bella Vista!

Villa Sancti Di Bella Vista
Malibu, CA


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