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Villa Passalacqua

Villa Passalacqua

The breathtaking property ends at the lake's shore, which consists of 2 historic villas, gardens, a 200 year old green house, a terrace equipped with a swimming pool which is surrounded by olive and lemon trees, while a 12th century bell tower overlooks the area. An absolutely stunning venue for a lavish wedding in Italy. Every corner is curated impeccably, with various sculptured fountains around the grounds, adding freshness to any hot Italian day. 

The luxurious accommodations of Villa Passalacqua will ensure guests feel pampered, with amazing suites furnished with antique rugs and chandeliers that have been collected over hundreds of years. The ceilings are ornately decorated, while the floors are original Lombardy Cotto and adorned with beautiful Persian rugs. This 5-star property is the ultimate Lake Como luxury wedding venue.

Key Features

  • 45 minutes from Milano Malpensa International Airport
  • For those wishing to stay in the villa, the Villa Passalacqua has eight stunning suites. The suites are large and all have unique bathrooms. Sleeps up to 34 people
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony or civil ceremony
  • At your disposal there are 2 gorgeous villas with remarkable halls, vast gardens and a terrace with a breathtaking view of the lakes and mountains, all to use for the wedding and reception
  • Max capacity for receptions - indoors 120 people - outdoors it is possible to have more, but a marquee must be rented
  • Music limit - dance music until 10:30pm - softer music until 1am
  • Minutes from the city center of Como, only 20 minutes to Lugano, Switzerland and less than one hour to Milan
  • Short distance to elegant shops and restaurants. Italy's finest golf courses and sport areas are a short drive from the villa as well

website: www.thevillapassalacqua.com 

Villa Giorgia

Villa Giorgia

Searching for the quintessential neo-classical Lake Como villa for an exclusive Italian Lakes wedding?  Villa Giorgia is undoubtedly it! The Villa dates from 1790 and in 1850 was renovated in its current neo-classical form. It is located in the heart of Como town and enjoys a romantic lakeside position.

The interiors are luscious, elegant and formal, with frescoes everywhere and unique design. The lovely gardens allow you and your guests to take in the stunning beauty of Lake Como and are available for ceremonies, cocktails and reception.

The Villa offers not one but two living rooms (80 + 80 sqm) on the ground floor that can be used for an aperitif in case of bad weather, for a dinner party of about 50 people and for dancing after 23.30 when the music in outside it must be lowered.

In the second room on the ground floor there is a beautiful and chic, fully equipped bar.  Perfect for serving drinks throughout the evening in sophisticated surroundings.

The garden is furnished with tables and chairs and in case of rain there is an elegant wrought iron gazebo which will easily accommodate 180 guests.  A great plus since marquees are very expensive and this gazebo has a lovely wood flooring to boot!

The upper floor offers a huge salon (108 sqm) with two adjacent smaller communicating rooms (46 + 48 sqm) that can host a dinner for 170 people comfortably and a great backup option for the ceremony in case of poor weather. The venue is perfect for larger groups. 

One of the plusses of Villa Giorgia is no curfew for music indoors - a true rarity for Lake Como's venues!

 

Additional Info

  • Key Features:

    VILLA SPECS

    •    The villa easily accommodates events for over 300 guests
    •    Ground floor hall also hosts 50 guests
    •    In-house exclusive caterer
    •    Rental fee applies
    •    Marquee/Gazebo already installed for up to 180 guests
    •    Upstairs hall holds 170 guests
    •    Elegant bar room for entertaining

  • Weddding Info:

    CEREMONIES
    Blessing ceremonies or Protestant with Civil validity are possble directly at the villa.  Lake Como's church allows Catholic ceremonies for non -residents provided your own priest will celebrate the ceremony. Civil are possible in a variety of town halls all around.

    RECEPTIONS
    Are catered by the villa's exclusive catering company, one of Lake Como's finest.  Request a proposal by contacting DIW!  www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/contact.html

Villa Pizzo

Villa Pizzo

Boasting the longest waterfront of any villa along Lake Como, Villa Pizzo is famous for its remarkable beauty, and makes for the most romantic venue for a Lake Como wedding. It is located between the two charming villages of Cernobbio and Moltrasio, and surrounded by lush gardens and park,  reflected in the silvery blue lake waters.

Maritime pines and large Cyprus trees fill the gardens, while the 16th century villa is a testament to breathtaking Italian art and architecture with magnificent frescoes and gilded interiors.

Villa Pizzo’s own ancient stone dock is a stunning showcase for the bride to make an unforgettable entrance by boat. The lakeside grounds are an idyllic setting for an outdoor Lake Como wedding ceremony, reception and party. At night with fairy lights reflected on the water, the effect is magical!

The 16th century ballrooms, antique terraces overlooking the lake and extensive gardens are perfect for either an intimate wedding or an extravagant affair.

This Lake Como wedding venue has all the finest touches to create a magical Italian destination wedding. From the location with its ornate details, to finishing off the night with spectacular fireworks over the water, Villa Pizzo will ensure that your Lake Como wedding with exude la dolce vita.

Key Features

  • 1 hour and 10 minutes from Milan's Malpensa airport
  • Max capacity - 200
  • No accommodation on site
  • Special terrace for ceremonies
  • Music limit - until 1:30am, extra time can be extended at additional cost
  • The 16th century ballrooms, grand gardens and terrace overlooking the lake are all available spaces to organize your dream Lake Como wedding 
  • Villa Pizzo partners with a leading banquet catering service who offers the most refined Italian wedding cuisine
  • Antique frescoes, 16th century décor and ornate marble statues decorate the villa’s interior
  • Located in the heart of Lake Como, near to many enchanting villages and surrounded by the Italian Alps
Villa Il Balbiano

Villa Il Balbiano

On Lake Como's Alpine ridge, you'll find one of the area's most awe-inspiring Lake Como wedding locations - Villa Il Balbiano. Just walking onto the grounds of this 16th century villa, will immerse you into an atmosphere of extravagant beauty that only a perfectly located Lake Como villa can offer.

From the luscious footpaths, to the 17th century banquet halls to the winter garden with a view, each unique section of the villa and garden (approx. 3 acres) can be used to design an extravagant Lake Como wedding.

The villa is offered exclusively, to ensure total luxury, privacy and freedom. Filled with the finest artworks and objects of past centuries, guest will be wowed by the opulent interior and gorgeous gardens.

The villa has 6 exquisite suites, where guest are sure to feel like royalty. There is also an antique boathouse, gym and massage room. With an unbeatable panoramic view, Villa Il Balbiano only hosts the most lavish weddings in Lake Como.

During all seasons, words cannot describe the views from all angles of this villa. You'll just have to see it to believe it. 

Key Features

  • Located 20 minutes north of Como in Ossuccio
  • Private access to the lake
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • 6 luxurious suites - sleeps up to 12 people
  • Minimum stay of 7 nights during high season and 3 nights during low season
  • Maximum indoor capacity is 100 guests – outdoors no limits
  • Music outdoors is possible until midnight, then can continue indoors
  • Over 3 acres of space. The entire villa and gardens are available to create your dream Italian wedding reception. This includes; waterfront gardens and fields, frescoed lobbies, winter garden, 17th century dining and living rooms, gallery, indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • The villa has wine cellar with a selection of fine international wines, which are available on request.
  • The villa is fully staffed including chef(s), concierge, groundskeeper and housekeeping
La Romantica - Bellagio Villa

La Romantica - Bellagio Villa

This Bellagio Villa is an elegant historical 19th century villa located on the shores on Lake Como just a short drive from the 'Jewel of Lake Como', Bellagio.  A perfect venue for your Lake Como wedding!

The Villa is located on the lakeshore surrounded by a beautiful extensive park with elegant swimming pool, overlooked by centuries old trees and tropical plans. Your Lake Como wedding reception can be held outdoors, lakeside, allowing guests to enjoy the spectacular views.

GENERAL LOCATION

The fantastic location of the property, guarantees not only the perfect base for those who wish to get out and about and explore the area beyond Lake Como i.e. Como, Lecco, Bergamo, Milano, Lugano which are all within a convenient easy 90 minutes drive or less from the property. While, for those who prefer 'messing about on the water' the only problem is deciding whether to take the public boat to visit the many towns and villages which surround the lake or enjoy the lake with your own private boat and English Speaking Captain – Decisions, Decisions – the choice is yours.

Nearby are wonderful trattorias or we can assist in hiring a priate chef or arrange for catering services during your stay - the kitchen is modern and well equipped.

DETAILS

The Accommodations in the villa, are located on two floors. The Ground Floor, boasts marble fireplace, frescoed ceilings, chandeliers and wonderfully spacious living/dining area giving you a taste of what's in store. The lakeside terrace is easily accessed from many parts of this room.

The First Floor is easily reached by the elevator or the stairway.. Here you will find seven bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. You can choose you room depending on whether you prefer one of the three twin bedded or one of the four queen bedded rooms, and of course you have a choice too with the bathrooms: Bathtub or shower.

See a wedding at this villahttps://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2017/07/lake-como-wedding-hilde-and-yngve/

Art Nouveau Palace

Art Nouveau Palace

A fabulous location for your  Lake Como wedding reception and honeymoon!

This superb Art Nouveau gem is one of the oldest and loveliest five star luxury hotels on Lake Como.  From its unique lakeside position it offers unparalleled views of Bellagio and the stunning Grigne mountains.  Originally built in the early 1900's, a time when travelling was an art, it quickly became the favourite hotel of elite European visitors.

A very accurate restoration has taken place throughout the Palace.  Period décor, precise in every detail, welcomes and envelops guests. Drawing rooms and salons segue into one another, frequently featuring “impromptu” lakeside views…

The Park....

As with most of Lake Como's historical villas, the hotel is surrounded by a beautiful century-old park, all ablaze with colourful flowers and plants which change with every season.  The 20,000 sq. mt park is criss-crossed with romantic footpaths and steps that wind gently up the Belvedere, which is adjacent to the spectacular Villa Carlotta gardens.  Rare ancient magnolias stand among palms in this wondrously Riviera-like climate. Clouds of azaleas, tulips and geraniums, hedges of rhododendron and beds of hydrangea alternate with expanses of pinks and reds, purples and blues that leave breathtaking glimpses of the lake beneath.

The tranquil greenery of the park hosts one of the three pools, a clay tennis court and the panoramic trail, perfect for early morning jogging or just a gentle stroll to fill the lungs with fresh air amidst the stunning scenery.

View a gorgeous Lake Como wedding at this venue:
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2015/09/glamorous-lake-como-wedding-elise-and-lars/ 
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2013/01/lake-como-wedding-natasha-and-owen/

Noble Varenna Villa

Noble Varenna Villa

This historic, noble residence on the shores of Lake Como offers some of the finest gardens and views of the Lake.  It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and romantic Lake wedding locations available.  The villa is a complex of buildings and flowering gardens, rich in history, built mainly between 1400 and 1800.  Originally the property of the noble Serponti family (1163) it passed into the hands of various other noble European families throughout the centuries.   

The Villa is also a 3* hotel offering charming rooms and modern amenities.

The lake view park is the highlight of this location and a beautifully arranged civil ceremony is possible outside, surrounded by the spectacular views over Lake Como.  Several grand, richly decorated frescoed halls are also available for wedding receptions and ceremonies in case of bad weather.  After your civil ceremony, enjoy cocktails on the various terraces while admiring the incredible panorama before you.  It is possible to dine outdoors or indoors depending on your preference. The in-house restaurant proposes local and international dishes and is glad to receive you in one of the most romantic and picturesque settings of Lake Como!

SEE BLOG POSTS of weddings at this venue: http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/?s=varenna

Casta Diva Resort

Casta Diva Resort

The stunning Casta Diva Resort is a five-star luxury resort with SPA located on the east side of Lake Como, only 5 km from Como and 65 km from Milano Malpensa International Airport.

The Resort consists of seven villas for a total of 73 rooms plus 2 private Villas and is surrounded by a luxurious botanical park over an area of approximately 26,000 sqm. A place of excellence and exclusivity, perfect for a romantic Lake Como wedding overlooking the beautiful mountains and waters of the Lake.

The villas are connected to one another through roads, walkways and steps amidst an enchanting vegetation. The Resort is a unique new style property, the ideal place to pamper yourself and replenish your soul, mind and body in privacy.

This venue has a major WOW factor!

The floating pool is unique and can become a floating platform, ready to host private events up to 160 pax . Basically a party right on the water! At night, after sunset, a mesmerizing show of music, lights and water jets transforms the lake into a magical backdrop. The floating pool disappears and a dancing fountain, “suspended” over the lake surface, appears.

Surrounded by an enchanting nature, the show will be accompanied by music from the best Italian opera arias. Aperitifs can be set up in the beautiful location of the Anfiteatro, on the shores of the lake, in absolute privacy.

In case of bad weather various options are available for your Lake Como wedding reception; with a breathtaking lake view. Glass enclosed salons allow your guests to still take in the beauty of the lake regardless of the weather outside. 

As for the rooms and suites - they truly are one of a kind and simply gorgeous! This is a venue that lives up to the word "luxury" in every sense of the term!

One of our favorite venues for your Lake Como wedding.

Villa Serbelloni

Villa Serbelloni

Villa Serbelloni is a dream location for a romantic and glamorous Lake Como wedding in Bellagio! Undisputedly Villa Serbelloni is one of the most elegant hotels in Bellagio and among the most famous in Italy.  Churchill and many other heads of state and famous individuals have found this luxury 5* hotel a haven.

From April to November the salons and the large lakeside garden offer guests the chance to enjoy a magical Italian Lake wedding event and honeymoon far from the madding crowd and close to nature immersed in one of the most beautiful panoramas in the world.

Lovers of peace and quiet can alternate the pleasure of a poolside drink with beauty treatments and programmes at the villa's SPA.  The Spa specializes in bridal make-up and hairstyles.  Or take an unforgettable boat ride from the private dock to the many historic gardens along the lake which in Springtime attract people from all over the world for the wonderful flowering azaleas. 

Lovers of sport can take advantage of the hotel gym and tennis courts, enjoy delightful walks or take a mountain bike out on the Bellagio promontory, before freshening up in the swimming pool overlooking the lake.

Authorized to celebrate civil ceremonies on site!

Villa Anna

Villa Anna

Villla Anna is one of our undisputed favorite private villas for anyone planning a luxury wedding in Lake Como. It is a haven of tranquillity yet close enough to all of the other lakeside towns.  

Located in an enchanting setting in a small town overlooking the blue waters of our favorite lake, it is one of the few villas on Lake Como able to welcome guests with a service of Bed and Breakfast. The six suites consisting of two bedrooms each, are elegantly fitted with antique furniture and accessories that create a cozy and romantic atmosphere. The Villa can provide, on request, personalized services during your stay such as transport, entertainment and sports.

Extra special:  the villa is authorized to celebrate a civil ceremony on site. So no need to go to a town hall - both ceremony and reception can be all in one single location!

To enjoy the relaxation that Lake Como offers, the villa has a large garden with English lawn and counter-stream swimming pool. The stylish lounge, the lush gardens and the exclusive access to the lake make Villa Anna a special place for celebrating important events. The panoramic position and the blooming gardens are the best backdrop for an unforgettable Lake Como wedding event.  The indoor hall can hold up to 100 guests.

During your stay the villa's excellent catering can organize BBQ's, welcome dinners and serves one of the finest wedding reception banquets in the region. 

See a gorgeous wedding at Villa Anna on our blog:  http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2016/04/lake-como-wedding-at-villa-balbianello/

Sophisticated Lido

Sophisticated Lido

An exclusive and cosmopolitan corner of Lake Como offering many different options ranging from the exotic to the formal or a combination of both (!) for an unforgettable Lake Como wedding reception.

The Lido has its own private beach for cocktails, ceremonies and after party entertainment plus a green, garden area, a restaurant and a panoramic terrace.  It is the perfect venue with a wide range of possibilities thare are only limited by the imagination.  The various spaces allow you to plan an exciting event that is fluid and never static.

Boats can arrive directly to the locations where elegant cocktails and finger food will be served either on the beach or the terrace.  Dinner is then followed in the restaurant and then music and entertainment are ideal on the beach, under the stars as they sparkle and reflect into the water.

The entire venue can be rented exclusively or for smaller events an area set apart for privacy.  It is only minutes from Villa Balbianello. 

One of the most versatile venues on Lake Como.

Villa Balbianello

Villa Balbianello

Planning a wedding at Villa Balbianello means selecting the most exclusive of all of the Italian Lake wedding venues. The villa's gardens are magnificent, enjoying incomparable views of Lake Como and the bride and guests arrive by motor boat... This is a truly magical setting. The villa is set on a promontory and the grounds enclose a collection of terraces, brightly colored flowerbeds, loggias, an old church, a splendid staircase and incredibly manicured trees and shrubs cascading towards the blue waters of Lake Como The setting is flawless and a delight to the eyes.

Civil ceremonies at Villa Balbianello are possible! Distinctive Italy Weddings will assist you with all legal requirements to hold a legally binding ceremony at this Lake Como villa.

History of Villa Balbianello

The villa is situated in the town of Lenno and was was built in 1787 on the very tip of a peninsula by a cardinal. It was further improved by Giuseppe Visconti who created the romantic loggia and gardens of today and later purchased and restored in the early 20th century by an American military officer, Butler Ames. It is now managed by the National Trust of Italy.  Villa Balbianello has been featured in the James Bond movie Casino Royale and also the Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The interior of the villa houses a museum of rich artifacts collected by the explorer Guido Monzino who led the first Italian expedition to climb Mount Everest.  He was the last owner of Villa Balbianello and gifted the villa to the National Trust of Italy.

View some of our Balbianello weddings on our blog! http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/?s=balbianello


 

Lake Garda

Isola del Garda

Isola del Garda

Sure to cast a spell on you, Isola del Garda is the largest island on Lake Garda, one of northern Italy's most famous fresh water lakes. The island is completely encircled by sapphire blue water and surrounded by the majestic Italian Alps.  

Nestled in the centre of the island, is the famous Cavazza family Villa. Built in the 20th century in the Neo-Gothic style, the villa boasts large vaulted ceiling and impressive windows overlooking the lake, as well as renowned18th century artwork.     

The villa offers the most exclusive amenities to make the entire island feel like your own wedding paradise. With private boat options and fully equipped facilities, from special lighting to marquee rentals, the feeling is surreal to have your wedding on this private island in the middle of Lake Garda. 

Start with saying "I do" in the amazing La Loggia with a view of the water, then cocktails in the botanical gardens and celebrations in the villa's beautiful banquet halls. There is no better place that offers the level of intimacy, luxury and privacy that Isola del Garda offers. 

Key Features

  • 2 hours away from the Milano Malpensa International Airport and 1 hour from Verona
  • Max Capacity - 80 people in loggia this venue is best for under 100
  • Choose to hold your ceremony in the historic loggia or in the English or Italian botanical gardens. The reception can be held on the outdoor terrace La Loggia, in the gardens or in the villa’s exquisite banquet halls.
  • Music limit - 2:00am
  • It is possible to hold a civil and symbolic ceremony
  • Fully organized boat / transfer services for guests, private boat rentals and guided tours of the gardens and island are available
  • Included in the rental cost of the villa; security service, welcome and assistance service for the entire event, golf carts for guest to get around, barge and boat service, marquee for after dinner, electricity service, lighting, cleaning of facilities and private boat for the bride and groom.
Lonato Castle

Lonato Castle

Few venues in Italy offer both options of civil ceremony AND reception on site, particularly stunning castles such as this one!

The Lonato Castle is one of the finest Lake Garda wedding locations with many different spaces for both civil ceremony and reception. Best of all......the civil ceremony can be held outside!

The Lonato medieval castle: "La Rocca" (The Rock) rises on a hill which dominates the southern part of Lake Garda. It is undisputedly one of the most impressive castles in the region.  Set inland, overlooking the ancient town of Lonato, the Rocca is an imposing structure nearly 180 feet long and 45 meters wide, complete with drawbridge!

The Rocca di Lonato is one of our favorite Lake Garda wedding venues and is an outstanding location for a one of a kind Italian wedding event.  At night the setting is spectacular and dramatic with torches and candles for a magical effect. The catering offered at this location is highest quality with a wide choice of menu options.  

We highly recommend this castle location; it really is unique!

See our gorgeous Lake Garda wedding at the Lonato Castle:http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2013/05/lake-garda-wedding-lucinda-and-matthew/

Verona Agriturismo

Verona Agriturismo

Ideally located 22 km from Verona and only 8 km from Lake Garda, this Agriturismo is an absolutely gorgeous location for a destination wedding in Italy. Surrounded by olive groves and the Valpolicella vineyards it is a haven of tranquility with so many possibilities. 

The family owned property has a wonderful park and gardens that would be perfect for a Lake Garda wedding ceremony and reception. Guests will marvel at the incredible views...Courtyards, loggias with vaulted arches and a large pool delight the eyes. The cellars are spectacular and can be visited for wine tastings. It is possible to arrange for a seated dinner in the cellars. There is a restaurant and a very impressive separate hall for indoor receptions and dancing, but we are particularly fond of the gardens and park because of its breathtaking views. The setting is perfect for an outdoor Protestant or symbolic ceremony. Nearby is an outstanding and majestic civil wedding hall in a historic villa with park and various Catholic churches are nearby as well.

The bedrooms are spacious and elegant, offering every possible comfort and modern amenity. Many have huge windows to enjoy the panoramic views.

In the mornings, the aroma of freshly baked breads, croissants and other delights will greet you as you head towards the breakfast room - to be met by an amazing buffet of delights!

What more can we say...except that we absolutely LOVE this location!

View some of our Verona weddings at this venue:
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2013/08/lake-garda-wedding-in-veneto-alice-and-myles/
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2012/11/veneto-wedding-rich-and-ilona/



Lake Maggiore

Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel

A Lake Maggiore wedding dream!

The Palace hotel is the Grande Dame of Lake Maggiore! A luxury 5 star Belle Époque hotel facing Lake Maggiore and the romantic "Iles des Borromees".

The palatial, Liberty-style hotel has been serving heads of state and a demanding clientele since 1863.

Here you can enjoy all the grace and style of a bygone era but with modern amenities. The hotel has been completely renovated respecting the history and art work, and its stunning interiors are among the most impressive of all of the Italian Lakes venues.

Extensive park and gardens offering the possibility of an outdoor Lake Maggiore symbolic wedding ceremony or religious blessing. Guests will admire and enjoy the waterlilly pond, the Japanese garden and centenary trees, such as the magnolia of Alexandra, Grand Duchess of all Russia, who was a guest at the hotel in 1870. Just some of the many unique features of this splendid Lake Maggiore wedding location!

Rooms are luxuriously appointed with Italian marble bathrooms, whirlpool bathtubs and televisions. A new SPA has been created, among the best in the area.

For longer stays, the "Residenza" is a separate building offering 27 self catering apartments that can be rented by the week or by the month. (3 to 4 persons maximum capacity).

Particularly impressive are the indoor dining halls which remind you of royalty with their incredible Venetian glass chandeliers, gilding and rich fabrics.  If you wish to dazzle your guests.....this Palace hotel is the perfect setting for your Italian Lakes wedding.

Camellias Villa

Camellias Villa

One of the most requested Italian Lake Villas!

This luxurious, beautifully preserved 19th century villa lies on the shores of Lake Maggiore and has its own beach, private jetty and boat dock. The setting could not be more idyllic facing the Borromean Gulf and the famous Borromean Islands and the mountains of Piedmont. The villa is surrounded by a huge park with English-style gardens, ancient trees, flowering camellias and azaleas creating the very picture of romance and beauty.

Your Lake Maggiore wedding reception can be held outdoors under a grand pavilion which is set in the center of the gardens and is a graceful wrought iron structure in the style of the imposing greenhouses of the late 19th century. The pavilion holds from 50 to 400 guests. In addition, the ancient cellars with vaulted arches and ancient stonework are also made available for dancing or receptions. As the evening progresses, guests can move into the old kitchen for freshly baked pizzas made in the wood burning oven.

The villa owns three charming guest houses for longer stays of a week. The apartments are self catering, have their own terrace and green area, and are accessed from the villa's gardens..

Imagine a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony along the lakefront overlooking gardens and mountains! There is a lovely wrought iron arch that can be decorated with flowers under which you can exchange your vows. The bride can arrive by motor boat!

Due to the fact that the villa is in heavy demand, we advise considerable advanced booking.

Belle Epoque Villa

Belle Epoque Villa

A location for brides dreaming of a VERY special Italian wedding event that exudes refinement and elegance...

Possibly the finest luxury 5* villa and palace hotel on Lake Maggiore and certainly one of our favorite venues for a spectacular Italy Lakes wedding reception and honeymoon.  The Villa interiors, gardens and location are simply magnificent for an unforgettable event.  It is no wonder that famous names have sought solace here such as : Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

The Villa & Palazzo overlooks the enchanting Borromeo Gulf, with stupendous gardens and terraces - perfect for a wedding reception and aperitifs.  Inside the villa's natural park, you can enjoy romantic walks surrounded by majestic trees, gorgeous flowering azaleas and rhododendrons which create a riot of intense colors.  The interiors, completely renovated in 2000 by the owners, drip with sumptuousness. Marble columns, aubusson tapestries, and walls decorated with luxurious fabrics create an atmosphere of opulence.  Light and the incredible views filter in from the huge bay windows allowing you to drink in the panorama, wherever you are.

The dining room is our favorite hall. You must see it to truly appreciate what a remarkable room it is and how incredible the views are. The Isola Bella, the Isola Pescatori and Isola Madre, romantic and amazing places, are directly in front of the Villa creating a marvelous panorama for you and your guests to enjoy while sipping on champagne.

The rooms are regal, no expense has been spared for guests' comfort with lavish bathrooms.  But the piece de resistance of this property is without a doubt the SPA. In our travels we get to see quite a few luxury spas but we think this is the ULTIMATE SPA; "the" place for a bride and wedding party to be pampered before their big day!  The design and golden mosaics are one of a kind.

Ancient Abbey and Villa

Ancient Abbey and Villa

Rising in the heart of a tiny town on the edge of Lake Maggiore is this stunning Abbey attached to a beautiful complex; ideal for both wedding ceremonies and receptions in the most romantic surroundings. 

The Villa is beautifully enhanced by a large park in which alternate Italian gardens, trees and flower beds, rose arches and spacious lawns adorned with trees. The location is divided into several rooms that allow  your wedding to unfold flawlessly. There is a banquet hall, a chapel, a large park, the court, and large porches, from which welcome refreshments and cocktails can be elegantly laid out for guests.

There is also a space dedicated to car parking, easy access, surrounded by a beautiful hedge of white hydrangeas, so as not to disturb the view of guests.  

The reception rooms offer a warm and refined atmosphere while the gardens and park are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful and a delight to explore.

Should you prefer to hold your ceremony in the frescoed church, it can accommodate up to 100 guests.



Lake Orta

Villa with Apartments

Villa with Apartments

One of the best Italian Lake wedding reception locations!

We had no idea what a treasure we would find when we discovered this incredible location!  The villa is hidden up in the hills overlooking Lake Orta in a tiny village 3.5 km from Orta San Giulio and what lies behind its doors is a little corner of Paradise.  Undisputedly, the location offers the finest panorama of Lake Orta and the Island of San Giulio.  A destination wedding at this Villa with Apartments will enchant you and your guests and be etched in your memory for years to come.  You will undoubtedly wish to return  for anniversaries and vacations!

The wisteria covered terrace overlooking the Lake and mountains is an idyllic setting for your Lake Orta wedding reception.  Imagine watching the sun setting while you sip a cocktail and explore the gardens, terraces, and beautiful interior rooms.  The villa has recently opened after an extensive renovation offering every possible comfort including rooms, suites and self catering apartments allowing up to 14 family and friends to be together.

We can't say enough about the views, the al fresco dining possibilities, the beautiful hall and stunning kitchen for private dinners and events and the luxury loft apartment - perfect for a honeymoon stay.  This is a location not to be missed!

Moorish 4* Villa - Lake Orta

Moorish 4* Villa - Lake Orta

An opulent, exotic and magical villa surrounded by a beautiful park. The exclusive 4-star Villa Hotel is in a stunning and atmospheric setting close to Lake d’Orta. This luxury hotel which is not far from the charming little town of Orta San Giulio is a short drive from Milano's Malpensa airport.  It's amazing intricate Moorish design and astounding interiors make the villa a one of a kind location.  Small and intimate is will envelop you and your guests in a magical atmosphere for your romantic destination wedding in the Italian Lakes!

The Moorish villa's incomparable atmosphere, sumptuous dining rooms and gorgeous gardens are the ideal setting for a fairy-tale Lake wedding. The staff will ensure your day is truly unique and entirely unforgettable.

The Moorish Villa is one of the most luxurious locations in Orta San Giulio and is the ideal choice for relaxing holidays and breaks in a natural setting which is famous for its lakes and its snow-capped mountains. Guests staying in this luxury hotel can enjoy a wide range of activities in both the winter and the summer months including hiking, skiing and excursions on famous Lake Maggiore which links us to nearby Switzerland. Yours will be the dreamy wedding day you have always desired.

Former 17th Century Convent

Former 17th Century Convent

A memorable setting for a Lake Orta wedding event in a former ancient monastery, now a newly renovated prestigious first class hotel overlooking the shores of magical Lake Orta.  A fabulous panoramic terrace restaurant and marvelous SPA make this unique historical hotel one of the best reception options for an Italian lakes wedding.

The gardens invite you to stroll and relax while admiring the amazing views, enjoying perhaps a glass of wine or Prosecco.   There is a separate Baroque villa almost attached to the convent, available for a very exclusive private stay in luxurious surroundings.  The villa has a small garden and terrace overlooking the lake.

When the weather gets hot, cool off in the panoramic swimming pool and float away your worries and stress.


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