Wedding at Villa Ghiringhelli

Discover the romantic Villa Ghiringhelli, the perfect venue for a classic and refined wedding on Lake Varese.

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

Villa Ghiringhelli: The History

The refined Villa Ghiringhelli is a historic residence located in Azzate, near Varese. Dating back to the 18th century, the property takes its name from the Ghiringhelli family, who acquired it in 1976. Over the following years, Antonio Ghiringhelli dedicated himself to the complete recovery and restoration of the complex.

In the '80s, after the completion of the works, he permanently moved into the Villa, now restored to its former splendor. This marked the beginning of a long social period for the mansion, opening its doors to parties and receptions. Antonio Ghiringhelli loved inviting not only his dearest friends but also collaborators from his textile company and various local political figures.

Upon Antonio's death, Villa Ghiringhelli passed through inheritance to his daughter Maria Antonietta. In the early years of the new millennium, she decided to reopen the residence for celebrations. With the help of her daughter Rita, Maria Antonietta transformed the structure into a charming event venue, hosting weddings, conventions, and private celebrations since 2017.

Villa Ghiringhelli: The Perfect Setting for a Classic and Refined Wedding

The splendid Villa Ghiringhelli is one of the most famous and elegant residences in Varese. Recognized by the FAI (Italian National Trust) as one of the most beautiful historic homes in the region, the structure offers picturesque and bucolic views, ideal for timeless weddings. With its breathtaking view of Lake Varese, it's impossible not to be enchanted by this location.

Villa Ghiringhelli is surrounded by a beautiful centuries-old park, dotted with bucolic corners and visually striking areas. Among ancient trees and flower beds, you can organize every moment of your summer events. While watching the sunset over the waters of the lake, you can celebrate the most romantic civil ceremonies here.

Within the park, you will find dedicated areas to continue your celebrations. The captivating caves of the complex stand out, perfect for a fairytale welcome cocktail. Next to the modern swimming pool, you can host more youthful and lively festivities, concluding the day with a spectacular fireworks show.

If you prefer to celebrate your love in a more traditional setting, the rich salons of the main building will surprise you. On the ground floor of Villa Ghiringhelli, five frescoed rooms will impeccably host the most classic and refined receptions. Perfect for discerning couples, these rooms overlook the romantic inner courtyard, suitable for celebrations with a distinctly rustic flavour.

Villa Ghiringhelli is truly a magical location, a unique and versatile backdrop to celebrate your love. Elegant but never ostentatious, we are confident it will leave you with sweet memories of your wedding day.

Villa Ghiringhelli: The Structure of the Venue

Villa Ghiringhelli is an elegant and diverse residence, with the typical lines of magnificent neoclassical homes from the eighteenth century. It is a complex consisting of numerous areas developed around a romantic inner courtyard. The structure is surrounded by a beautiful centuries-old park that extends over 20 hectares.

Walking along its avenues, you reach the scenic belvedere, from which you can admire both Lake Varese and the Monte Rosa mountain range. Ascending to the main body, the park gently fades into a romantic Italian garden. This houses various areas of the residence, including a modern pool area, charming caves, and a private chapel.

Reaching the elegant facade of the main building, you then access the splendid interiors of the complex. Entering Villa Ghiringhelli allows you to enjoy the rich artistic heritage of the place, choosing from five different lounges. Characterized by frescoes and original 18th-century furniture, the indoor halls can accommodate over 100 guests. In addition to these, there are additional seating spaces on the veranda overlooking the park.

On the lower floor, you will find the ancient cellars and the complex's disco. The cellars feature high vaults with late medieval lines, creating a suggestive environment for an informal dinner. The disco, on the other hand, is furnished in full 1970s style, enhanced by a glossy black floor and orange sofas. The large strobe ball in the center of the room amplifies the atmosphere, making the space perfect for a lively post-dinner dance.

Villa Ghiringhelli is truly a magical and richly diverse place that will fill your heart with sweet memories. Thanks to the wide variety of spaces and environments, we are confident you will fulfil every desire here.

Frequently Asked Questions About Villa Ghiringhelli

  • Where is Villa Ghiringhelli located? Villa Ghiringhelli is located in Azzate, near Varese. The structure directly overlooks the charming lake of Lombard town.
  • Can I celebrate my wedding inside Villa Ghiringhelli? Certainly. You can organize the photoshoot and reception inside the structure and in all the adjoining areas. The entire complex is exclusively dedicated to your celebration. Symbolic ceremonies can also be celebrated in the park or inside the halls upon request.
  • Is there a restaurant inside Villa Ghiringhelli? No, there is no catering service inside Villa Ghiringhelli. If needed, the staff of the residence can guide you in choosing an external catering service.
  • What events can be celebrated at Villa Ghiringhelli? You can celebrate your most important events inside Villa Ghiringhelli. The structure is open for weddings and private events. You can also organize your conferences and company gatherings here.
  • Can Villa Ghiringhelli host business meetings? Certainly. Villa Ghiringhelli makes its indoor and outdoor spaces available for organizing events and conventions. The environments are equipped with every comfort and feature state-of-the-art technology.
  • Can I stay overnight inside Villa Ghiringhelli? Yes, Villa Ghiringhelli provides two elegant bedrooms. The two rooms can be used by future spouses both before the event and during the day for a possible change of attire.

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He will capture the emotions of that day and turn them into memories you will cherish forever.

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