Location: Tremezzina Nearest Airport: Milano Malpensa (MPX) 70 min. drive Wedding Ceremonies: Civil, symbolic, non-Catholic religions, Catholic blessing Wedding Receptions: Up to 70 seated guests Access: By boat and car Accommodation: No onside accommodation. A variety of Hotels close by. Closest luxury hotel: Grand Hotel Tremezzo Music time restrictions: 11:00 pm Fireworks: can be fired from the lake with a pontoon
A wedding at Villa Carlotta is romantic
The romantic Villa Carlotta, built in the late 17th Century by Marquis Clerici, is an artistic and botanical jewel. The villa stands on a hilltop above three grand terraces linked by an imposing double stairway and is surrounded by 70,000 square meters of lush botanical gardens. The villa is a museum today with a collection of distinctive works of arts. Villa Carlotta maintains several spectacular botanical gardens with fountains, sculptures, waterfalls and numerous paths. It is internationally renowned for its rhododendrons, azaleas, and the numerous spring flowers provide a gracious setting for an outdoor wedding with stunning views of Lake Como.
Lake Como Wedding ceremonies at Villa Carlotta
Civil, Symbolic, non-Catholic religions and Catholic blessings can be performed outdoors on the magnificent Camellia’s Terrace, surrounded by a majestic camellia hedge you will enjoy breathtaking views of Bellagio and the lake. In case an indoor wedding is desired, the ceremony takes place in the elegant Stucco Hall, which is decorated with splendid works of art.
The area reserved for the wedding ceremony will be of your exclusive use. Visitors will still have access to the gardens and the villa, with exception of your reserved area. Civil ceremonies can be organized Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays on request. Different timings are possible prior approval from the villa’s management and Town Hall. After the ceremony, an aperitif with drinks and canapés can be served on the Camellia’s Terrace or at the Villa's cafeteria.
Lake Como Wedding receptions at Villa Carlotta
A light dinner buffet for up to 150 guests from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm or a seated dinner for a up to 70 guests from 6:00 pm to 11.00 pm are possible at Villa Carlotta inside the Musuem main Hall. Soft background music is allowed. Time limit for the celebrations is 11:00 pm.
Please contact us for further information regarding a wedding at Villa Carlotta.
Villa Carlotta, historical background
Villa Carlotta was built at the end of 17th Century by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in a natural basin between lake and mountains, facing the dolomite Grignas and the peninsula of Bellagio. The architect created for the Clericis an important but sober building, with an Italian garden decorated with sculptures, stairs and fountains.
In 1801 Gian Battista Sommariva, famous politician, businessman and patron of arts, bought the villa. Thanks to this owner the property in Tremezzo attained the summit of its splendour and became one of the most important halting-place of the Grand Tour. The villa became a temple of XIX century art with works of Canova, Thorvaldsen and Hayez: Palamedes, Eros and Psyche, Terpsychore, The last kiss of Romeo and Juliet are only some of the masterpieces that enriches the extraordinary collection.
Under Sommariva part of the park was transformed in a fascinating romantic garden. Sommariva's heirs sold the villa in 1843 to Princess Marianne of Nassau, Albert's of Prussia wife, who gave it as a present to her daughter Carlotta in occasion of her wedding with Georg II of Saxen-Meiningen. Hence the name Villa Carlotta. Very fond in botanic, Georg enriched the park, today of great historical and environmental value.
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