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PRIVATE VILLA IN LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY

A ROMANTIC CASTLE ON A UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

Sleeps 100

Capacity 250

Venue from €3,600

Incl. 1 nights

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ABOUT

The First Glance

Relish in the romantic charm of this castle, a luxury estate only 2 kilometres from the shimmering blue of Lake Maggiore. Surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens and three buildings including a castle, this 18th-century villa creates the ultimate dolce vita setting for your wedding celebrations. The romantic Castello was originally built by the Visconti family and has been in the family for six generations. While decorated with lavish chandeliers, sumptuous furnishings and fabrics and fine crystal stemware, the 45-room property has an intimate family feeling.

Say your “I Do’s” on the sweeping panoramic terrace overlooking Lake Maggiore and the luxuriantly green surrounding hills. Afterwards, move to the internal courtyard for refreshing aperitifs and a memorable cutting of the cake ceremony! For an intimate dinner reception, enjoy restaurant “Le Fief,” a jade-colored space, preciously decorated with antique gold furnishings and sumptuous fabrics. Throw a party in the ballroom of the main castle, embellished with Murano glass chandeliers, stenciled walls and tapestries, in true neo-gothic Great Gatsby style.

With on-site accommodation for family and friends, this is a perfect wedding destination to enjoy for a getaway with loved ones. Today, the castle is under private management by a lovely Italian family and have hosted 35 weddings a year since 1997.

Ordine Della Giarrettiera

PARTY & RELAX

Feature Highlights

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Sleeps up to 100
  • Castle: 8 Bedrooms
  • Stables: 8 Rooms
  • Palace: 29 Rooms
  • Nearby Hotels for Guests

Areas To Enjoy

  • Gardens (23ha)
  • Garden Lounge Restaurant & Bar
  • Gourmet Restaurant Le Fief
  • Ballroom (250 guests)
  • Swimming Pool

Wedding Related

  • Hosts up to 250
  • Licensed for Marriage
  • Onsite Wedding Planner
  • Onsite Church
  • Library for Civil Union Celebrations

GETTING HERE

Location

This castle is a convenient venue to reach from abroad. The closest airport is Milan Malpensa airport, which serves 90 international airlines. Once you land, the venue is a short 35 minute drive away.

Nearby Airports

Milan Malpensa Airport (35km)

approx. 35min drive

GOOD TO KNOW

Venue Pricing

This venue is available to hire only for longer stays with accommodation. The prices stay consistent throughout the year, however will fluctuate depending on the number of areas you would like to entertain in. The price below is for the accommodation, ballroom and courtyard use only. Hire of the chapel and onsite restaurants will be an additional charge.

On selected months

Starting price

All Months

Avg. Temp

9-27 °C

3,600


Day use of Castello reception room in main castle is EUR 3,600 per day

Exclusive use of Palazzo ballroom is EUR 1,400

Optional extras:

8 sleeping rooms in the Castle EUR 2,000 per night

Exclusive Use of Chapel EUR 1,200

Exclusive Use of Le Fief Restaurant EUR 800

Exclusive Use of the Historic Library for Civil Ceremony EUR 600

All prices include tax

GUESTBOOK

Love Stories

We chose to have a wedding only with a few close friends and we couldn't have made a better choice!

Marina & Tullio

Travelled from Germany

"Everything was perfect, from the civil ceremony in the library to the dinner in the Borghese room that seemed tailor-made for us. My husband and I couldn't have made a better choice for our big day."

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon before the wedding should I arrive in Italy?

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CEE European countries: At least 3 working days before the wedding

NON-EU countries: Allow for at least 5 working days before the wedding

* This information is indicative only. the arrival time may vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any travel arrangements.

Who can get married in Italy?

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Anyone can get married in Italy! There are no legal residency requirements for a wedding. Couples must be 18 years old to legally marry, and under-18s must have written parental consent. Muslim individuals aged 16 can marry with the permission of sharia authorities.

What documentation is needed to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in Italy, each British national resident in the UK requires the following for a civil ceremony.

1. Certificate of Non Impediment: A certificate you receive from your local counsel, stating you are free to marry. This is also known as a CNI, Atto Notorio or a single status certificate. Each person in the couple requires one and typically costs around £35 (valid for six months).

2. Statutory Declaration: A document you receive from your local counsel, stating your will to get married. This is also known as nulla osta, statutory declaration or sworn declaration. Each person in the couple requires one and must be signed in front of a solicitor or public notary.

3. A Valid UK Passport

4. Original Birth Certificate

5. Proof any previous marriages have ended (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate)

Documentation for a religious ceremony coming soon!

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the quickest & easiest way to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations for a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This means that you do not need to worry about sharing, translating or completing additional documents for a civil or religious ceremony as you are already legally married. When you come to Italy, you can celebrate your commitment to one another and personalise the ceremony in a way that reflects your values and beliefs (personal vows, favorite songs, poetry, gift exchanges, religious elements etc).

What kind of wedding can I have in Italy?

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If you would like to have the legal ceremony in Italy, there are typically three types of wedding ceremonies you can have:

1. Civil Ceremony: Performed by the local Italian mayor or town officer in a Town Hall or Villa with an official wedding permit. The ceremony is typically 20 minutes, conducted in Italian and recognised worldwide.

2. Religious Ceremony. Performed by the local priest in a church setting and does not require a civil ceremony beforehand. Either you or your partner (or both) must be a Catholic and neither of you can be divorced.

3. Symbolic Ceremony: A humanist wedding does not require any legal documents and is not legally binding. Instead, you have the freedom to personalise the ceremony to reflect your values and beliefs. Alternatively, you can have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This is the quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the process to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in Italy, you will need to be slightly more organised (or get support from a local planner!). For Europeans and UK citizens, it is often recommended to contact the local Italian town hall 6-12 months before your ideal wedding date to find out about local civil partnership laws, including what documents you and your partner will need .

Typically, you must bring the “Certificate of Non Impediment” and “Statutory Declaration” translated in Italian and legalised with a Hague Apostille in the UK. Once you have decided your wedding date and venue, email these documents to the venue owner, wedding planner or go directly to the local town hall in Italy to register your civil partnership. The local town hall with arrange for the local mayor or representative to conduct a 20 minute ceremony for you in Italian. This is often held in the Town Hall or in a villa with a wedding permit.

You are required to have 2 witnesses and 1 interpreter during the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, you will sign the Ceremony Act which is translated into multiple languages and recognised as a legal wedding certificate all over the world. Once you are back in your country of residence, you may bring this to your local council to have it registered as well.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

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