On the shores of Italy’s Lake Como sits the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. At 106 years old, the hotel – an authentic Art Nouveau palace – possesses a truly glorious history of luxury, opulence and grandeur. From the sparkling blue water of the lake to the flower-filled gardens, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is arguably one of the most romantic places on Earth. There is simply no better spot for a glamorous and stylish wedding than here under the Italian sky.
Whether the newlyweds choose to have a classic or fun wedding, decadent or minimalist, traditional or out of the ordinary, this is the place to hold it. The hotel’s wedding planners are able to put the final touches on every detail of the party, from the colour of the flowers to the choice of menu.
When it comes to the location of the special ceremony, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s picturesque grounds spread across 20,000 sqm, while nearby the beautiful 17th-century Villa Carlotta and 18th-century Villa Balbianello, with their sumptuous Italian gardens, are tailor made for visually stunning weddings. The villas are perfectly equipped for civil and symbolic marriages. For a more intimate religious ceremony, the Catholic and Anglican churches and chapels in the lakeside villages and surrounding hills are simply delightful.
The ideal spot for a secluded, tranquil garden ceremony is the gorgeous Piscina dei Fiori (the pool among the flowers) in the hotel’s own park. Surrounded by Riviera palms, tulips and flowers of every type, the pool, its gardens and the surrounding lush parkland have been newly restored with a design by renowned landscape architect, designer and botanist Emilio Trabella – who has also worked on George and Amal Clooney’s property at nearby Villa Oleandra, as well as the historically significant Villa Balbianello.
When it comes to the reception, Grand Hotel Tremezzo offers a range of stunning rooms and spaces, all with the extraordinary backdrop of Lake Como, whether for a seated lunch or supper, a sumptuous buffet or informal cocktails. The possibilities are endless for the type of celebration the newlyweds wish for, from a seated affair on the enchanting terrace at La Terrazza Restaurant – one of film star Greta Garbo’s favourite spots for dinner – to the refined and exclusive Salas, or to T Beach for a sunset cocktail soiree down by the hotel’s unique private beach and gorgeous floating swimming pool.
Post-reception, L’Escale Fondues & Wine Bar is the perfect venue for an after-wedding party, where guests can end the evening dancing or with a drink on the veranda overlooking the lake.
Every wedding begins with a memorable proposal, and for guests looking for just the place to pop the question, there is a particular secluded corner of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s flower-filled park, affectionately called ‘Dis-Moi Oui’ by the staff. Here, the hotel will help to ensure the answer to the big question is yes; with a romantic table set for two, a profusion of flowers, candlelight and a lakeside view. The menu can be agreed upon in advance with the hotel’s chef and a musician can be arranged to play a serenade.
In addition, a stay in the hotel’s elegant Honeymoon Suite Maria is the most romantic way to begin any honeymoon. Here, newlyweds enjoy their own private terrace overlooking the lake, a stunning bathroom in red Verona marble, complete with a perfect round whirlpool central bath, not to mention waking up each morning in the beautiful four-poster bed (the only one in the property) that faces out to spectacular views of the Grigne mountains across the lake.
Honeymoons at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo are spent luxuriously relaxing poolside, taking in the surrounding natural beauty and culture while exploring the sights, venturing out on the majestic lake and enjoying the some of the finest food and wine in the world.
This season the hotel unveiled its fully completed new T Spa, with treatments by leading British beauty brand ESPA. Villa Emilia, next door to the hotel, has been re-imagined to accommodate more than 1,000 sqm of wellness space dedicated to beauty and well-being experiences for guests. Couples massage, a private T Spa experience for two, Finnish sauna, Mediterranean Bath, Steam Bath, Ice Fountain, and marble hamman are just some of the treatments on hand to pamper and relax honeymooners.
Dinner is a special occasion every night when enjoyed at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s La Terrazza Restaurant overlooking the lake – known locally as the most romantic terrace on all of Lake Como. The menu, by star Italian chef ‘Maestro’ Gualtiero Marchesi together with the hotel’s Executive Chef Osvaldo Presazzi, changes with the seasons to take advantage of local produce and fresh water fish, serving traditional dishes enlivened with deft creativity.
Especially fun for newlyweds is the chance to take to the lake on Ruy, the hotel’s very own perfectly restored Venetian motor launch, to discover the magic of the lake in exclusive style. The splendid craft, with its mahogany hull and slender form, is a unique piece built in 1961 by the celebrated boat makers Cucchini of Venice as a ‘casada’; the private transport typical of the Venetian aristocracy.
The team at Grand Hotel Tremezzo have curated an exlusive “Romantic Escape” package, starting from rate €850per room, per night (plus tax) in a Prestige room. The package includes:
- Three night stay in Prestige Lake View Room or Superior Room of choice
- In-room breakfast each morning or in the signature restaurant La Terrazza
- Champagne and strawberry welcome in room on arrival
- One à la carte dinner for two (excluding beverages) signed by the Italian Maestro Gualtiero Marchesi in La Terrazza overlooking Bellagio and the blue of the Lake.
- A special Spa treatment for two ‘Suite Time Together’ to be enjoyed in the privacy of the T Spa Suite
- One-hour romantic boat tour onboard the Water Limo, Ruy, to discover the lake’s magic in exclusive style plus on-boat toast with Italian prosecco (subject to weather)
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