Wedding at Villa Barbarich

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The location of Villa Barbarich is one of the structures that I have most appreciated during my experience as a wedding photographer in Venice. I have collected all the most important information, to allow you to get to know the history, the structure and answer the most frequently asked questions about the villa. Enjoy the reading!

Villa Barbarich: the history

The ancient Villa Barbarich stands in Zelarino, in the province of Venice. Dating back to the 16th century, the structure was built according to the typical layout of the 16th-century Veneto villa. The complex was built to replace an earlier farmhouse destroyed by Spanish troops. The area where Villa Barbarich stands was of enormous strategic importance in the struggle between the Venetian Republic and the major European powers.

Over the centuries, the mansion maintained its close ties with the Serenissima, welcoming the city's noblest families. Ownership of the complex passed to the Malipiero, Foscari, Gritti, Filippi and Pezzana-Tessier families, among others. In 1863, General Eugenio Barbarich, a famous historian of the time, finally purchased the Villa. 

The different families made numerous changes to the complex over the years. In fact, the two barchesse and the structure's large Italian-style garden date back to different times. In addition, the main floor of Villa Barbarich was embellished with a marvellous cycle of frescoes, attributed to the esteemed Ludovico Toeput.

In 2010, Villa Barbarich was included in a restoration project, which restored the structure to its former glory. The complex is now home to a renowned resort and a gourmet restaurant, where events and weddings are hosted.

Villa Barbarich: the perfect setting for a luxurious wedding 

Over the centuries, Villa Barbarich has undergone major renovations to become a refined and elegant venue. Sixteenth-century elements blend gracefully with Art Nouveau ones, giving the bride and groom the perfect location for luxurious and unforgettable weddings.

What makes the complex even more unique is undoubtedly the large park that embraces it. Within it are centuries-old trees, paths and flowerbeds, the perfect backdrop for your most romantic shots. Strolling along the paths, you and your guests can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, ideal for banquets and summer aperitifs. 

Thanks to the Villa's elegant patio, it will be easier to organise your event, enjoying the breathtaking view in comfort. The extra treat? You can also make use of the area next to the elegant swimming pool, to dance under the stars with your closest friends.

Would you instead like to celebrate a more formal and refined banquet indoors? In this case, the Villa Barbarich staff will set up the large reception hall for you. This richly frescoed environment will be the perfect setting for exclusive and elegant parties that will impress the most demanding guests. Finally, the hotel also offers its sumptuous interior suites. Here you can breathe in all the history of the complex, ending the day in the sweetest of ways. 

Villa Barbarich is truly a unique location in which to spend unforgettable moments. A fairytale location that we are sure will leave a sweet memory in the hearts of those who stay there.

Villa Barbarich: the structure of the location

The historic Villa Barbarich is a renowned 4-star hotel, in which 16th-century frescoes blend elegantly with Art Nouveau decorations. The structure has the typical layout of Venetian villas, with the addition of two barchesse and an oratory on either side.

Villa Barbarich is then surrounded by a vast secular park, embellished with rare plants and flower beds. The different areas of the complex, such as the Italian-style garden, a modern swimming pool and an evocative patio, are located in it. Approaching the splendid manor house, it is then possible to admire the imposing façade of the complex, embellished with a romantic balcony. From here it is possible to observe the slow flow of the stream inside the Villa, surmounted by an elegant wooden bridge.

The interiors of Villa Barbarich are then the real heart of the mansion. Each of the salons, many of which are interconnecting, is finely decorated. There is no lack of frescoes, Murano glass chandeliers and period furniture, which embellish the rooms, giving them character and refinement.

The Reception Hall is certainly the most suitable for wedding ceremonies. It is, in fact, a unique environment, characterised by frescoed ceilings and walls, directly overlooking the park. From here it is also possible to access the splendid patio, from which to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Veneto countryside. 

Inside the neighbouring barchesse, on the other hand, you will find a more informal ambience. Here the opulent decorations give way to the wooden beams and terracotta floors, typical of rustic Veneto buildings. These rooms, now perfectly restored, house the complex's bar and a beautiful dining room equipped with every comfort.

Villa Barbarich is a simply enchanting and perfectly preserved mansion in which you will feel as if you are living a sweet dream. If you are looking for a historic yet versatile location, we are sure it will not disappoint.

Frequently Asked Questions About Villa Barbarich

  • Where is Villa Barbarich located? Villa Barbarich is located between Mestre and Zelarino, in the province of Venice.
  • Can I celebrate my wedding inside Villa Barbarich? Of course you can. You can organise the shooting and reception inside the Park, the Salons of the Villa and all the adjoining areas.
  • Does Villa Barbarich have a restaurant? Villa Barbarich is home to a renowned gourmet restaurant, which will take care of the preparation of your wedding banquet. The structure's chefs are ready to serve traditional Veneto dishes, originally elaborating them. You can still customise your menu, but do not hire an external caterer.
  • What events can be celebrated at Villa Barbarich? You can organise your most important celebrations at Villa Barbarich. In fact, the structure is open for weddings and private parties. You can also organise your meetings and corporate events here.
  • Can Villa Barbarich host business meetings? Certainly. Villa Barbarich makes its indoor and outdoor spaces available for the organisation of events and conventions. The structure is equipped with the best technology and every comfort. It is also the ideal location for retreats and brainstorms.
  • Can I stay overnight at Villa Barbarich? Yes, Villa Barbarich is also a renowned 4-star hotel. Inside, there are 31 rooms with every comfort, including two suites. These vary in size and type and are furnished with period elements.

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