17th Century Villa for Civil Weddings in Lake District

17th Century Villa between lake and mountains

You could get married outdoor in the panoramic terrace garden of a XVII Century Villa

This Villa is a gem of rare beauty, where the masterpieces of nature and art live together in perfect harmony in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum.

The beautiful villa 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 19th 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 enrich the extraordinary collection.

Under Sommariva part of the park was transformed into a romantic garden. Sommariva's heirs sold the villa in 1843 to Princess Marianne of Nassau, Albert of Prussia's wife, who gave it as a present to her daughter Carlotta in occasion of her wedding with Georg II of Saxen-Meiningen. Very fond of botany, Georg curated the park, which today remains of great historical and environmental value.

An incredible venue, and one of few to allow outdoor civil and symbolic ceremonies throughout Lake Como. The celebration can be performed on the stunning outside terrace overlooking the lake surrounded by thousands of flowers like rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and roses of over 150 different sorts, giving you one of the most beautiful natural surroundings in the area. But it doesn't stop there: after the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests have the opportunity to arrange a cocktail hour directly on the property, inside the greenhouse before reaching the wedding reception venue. The incomparable views and gardens are an experience not to be missed, and make this villa one of the most requested wedding venues in Italy.

So, if you, like so many, fall in love with this place, book as early as possible to ensure availability as the waiting list gets longer by the day.

Send an Enquiry »

« go Back to Weddings in Lake Como