A charming Villa built back in 1820
Even if Stresa is known as the peal of Lake Maggiore, there is an hidden beauty located just on the opposite side of it: Villa Rusconi Clerici. A charming wedding venue on Lake Maggiore. It is located in Pallanza – Verbania where life is less busy than Stresa but surely more authentic. Privacy and relaxing atmosphere are some of the main features of this romantic villa. However its view over Lake Maggiore and Alps where the sun set in the evening can really make the perfect frame for your wedding reception.
As the matter of fact Villa Rusconi Clerici is on of the few reception venues that lays on the shores and for sure the only villa with this feature. Bride and groom and their guests can reach it by boat. Guests will love it!
Villa Rusconi Clerici was built back in 1820 with its Italian Garden degradation to the Lake.
Rusconi Clerici family still own the villa today and comes here to spend their holidays in Summer. Of course weddings can be plan even if Rusconi Clerici family is around. They are wonderful hosts!
Villa Rusconi Clerici is located not far from Milano Malpensa airport. It can be reached in no time… just about 40 mins drive. Very handy indeed.
Your Wedding in Villa Rusconi Clerici
You can decide to set your accommodation in Stresa and reach the venue by boat on the day of the wedding or set your base in Pallanza – Verbania. As the matter of fact, hotels for all pockets are located just few minutes walk from the villa. So transfers to reach the villa could be fun as a boat cruise could be or very easy as a simple walk in an Italian village.
As you are having a wedding in Villa Rusconi, you can set your wedding ceremony in different venue options. If you are keen for a Roman Catholic ceremony we can suggest to celebrate it in Stresa, Lesa, Baveno churches or to close by Sacro Monte di Ghiffa church. Otherwise you can choose one of the beautiful and traditional churches on Borromeo Island. Boat trip to reach the island and then the villa could be even more exciting.
On the other hand, if you want to plan a legal civil ceremony town hall of Pallanza is just few steps away. Villa Giulia and its garden or its roof terrace can host your civil ceremony or the town hall room can be the right venue too.
Wedding ceremonies in Villa Rusconi Clerici
But above all I can really suggest an amazing and very evocative symbolic ceremony in the garden of the villa. This way a wedding in Villa Rusconi could reach the climax of beauty!
Villa Rusconi has a side garden where we plan wonderful wedding ceremonies. It is located just on the shores. It is ideal for amazing photos during the ceremony and an evocative arrival of the bride from the lake. This long side garden creates the perfect path for a bride walking down the aisle.
After the ceremony guests will gather with the newly weds and this spot can be the perfect frame for wonderful wedding photos. With such an amazing set fro your ceremony a wedding in Villa Rusconi can surely a once in lifetime experience.
The big lawn located just in front of the villa building can host a traditional Italian rich aperitif after the ceremony. Bride and groom and their guests can mingle and relax outdoor while looking at a great view over Lake Maggiore and Borromeo Islands. Moreover let’s not forget about wedding photos! We can set group photos and casual pictures by hydrangeas, lemons trees, magnolia trees ad rhododendron bushes.
Wedding reception dinner at Villa Rusconi
Side of this wide lawn we can see a wonderful marquee where you can set your wedding reception dinner at Villa Rusconi. It has been recently renewed by late Architect Ruconi Clerici in person. The area is called the “big pavilion”. Even if it is very big we can modulate it to host groups from 50 to 250 guests.
It is covered by a roof-garden and on the side there are some wonderful English-style windows that can be foldable. In Summer this area can be totally open to let you dining in the nature but with a roof on top. On the ceiling drapes wonderful chandeliers adorn the look of the reception area. However we can plan to enrich it with romantic fairy lights, bulbs or even coloured lighting. Lights and floral decor can create the perfect set for your wedding reception at Villa Rusconi.
The venue does not have a restaurant inside its facility for your wedding reception dinner at Villa Rusconi. Therefore we need to hire a caterer to prepare a wonderful wedding meal for your guests. We have a couple of very good solutions that we can suggest to taste a great Italian cuisine. These names are the ones welcome by Villa Rusconi Clerici owners, too.
Wedding cake cut and first dance can be performed just by the shores. On the other hand wedding dances needs to be planned inside Villa traditional Italian Taverna.
As in many other venues on Lake Maggiore, outdoor music can be performed outside only up to 11pm. Then party can keep on going on indoor up to 2am.
Surprises are not over!
Inside villa taverna there is an original ancient Aga stone oven where an Italian Pizza maker will prepare a midnight pizza for all! Isn’t it a great way to end your wedding reception dinner at Villa Rusconi?
In conclusion I can say that choosing Villa Rusconi Clerici for your destination wedding on Lake Maggiore could be a wonderful chance to live the real charm of this special part of Italian Lakes district. Don’t hesitate to ask me for any further information!
Villa Rusconi Clerici, Lake Maggiore
David Christin Lichtag