The location of Villa Ca' Rezzonico is one of the locations that I have most appreciated during my experience as a wedding photographer in Veneto. 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 location. Enjoy the reading!
Villa Rezzonico: the history
Villa Ca' Rezzonico is a historic residence built in the 18th century in Bassano del Grappa, in the province of Vicenza. The elegant complex was designed by Baldassare Longhena and Giorgio Massari, famous Italian architects, for the powerful Rezzonico family. The Villa was initially built as a Sunday house, but was soon transformed into a luxurious residence.
Around 1730 Giambattista Rezzonico commissioned major restoration work on the structure to embellish the Villa. Over the years, the complex was transformed into an elegant mansion, even visited by Pope Clement XIII. Thus began the period of maximum splendour of Villa Rezzonico, which became an important social and cultural centre. Many illustrious guests have stayed here, including Ugo Foscolo, Alessandro Manzoni, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Giovanni Giolitti and Francesco Crispi.
Antonio Canova was also a regular visitor to the villa and made numerous interventions in the interior. It is still possible to admire the stuccoes and statues by the Master and a painting depicting the Triumph of Faith. During the 18th century the Villa was the setting for important historical events. During the Italian campaign it hosted Napoleon Bonaparte, while in 1797 it opened its doors to the Congress of Bassano.
Having survived long periods of neglect, Villa Rezzonico has now returned to its former glory. The current owners have completely restored the structure, opening it up to private and cultural events. Its beauty has not gone unnoticed: there is in fact a 'twin villa' built in Miami by the American architect Paul Chalfin.
Villa Ca' Rezzonico: the perfect setting for a princely wedding
With its majestic structure, Villa Ca' Rezzonico is an elegant location for princely weddings. It is in fact the perfect setting for luxurious and exclusive weddings. Around it there is a beautiful garden, from which you can admire the peaks of the Asiago Plateau. Here, history and nature combine to perfection, offering simply unforgettable moments.
Celebrating your wedding here means living an incomparable romantic dream. Depending on your style and taste, you can choose the solution that best suits your needs. The hotel's large park will be your best ally for informal, bucolic weddings with an almost fairytale feel. Immense and well-kept, it contains elegant statues and a beautiful central fountain. Around it you can arrange your tables and tensile structures for a perfect summer reception.
Villa Ca' Rezzonico also offers its internal salons if you're looking for a more exclusive setting. Furnished with period elements and works of art, these rooms are ready to fill your eyes with wonder. These vast halls, rich in frescoes and stuccoes, are perfect for celebrating refined events.
Villa Ca' Rezzonico is truly the perfect setting for a luxurious wedding, a must for the most aristocratic couples. If you love art, culture and nature, you will not be disappointed and you will always have a sweet memory of your wedding.
Villa Ca' Rezzonico: the structure of the location
Villa Ca' Rezzonico has an imposing structure, in perfect neoclassical style. The main body is majestic, with a structure similar to that of a castle. It has four large lateral towers, with an almost medieval flavour. Next to the mansion are two Barchesse and a small private chapel dedicated to St John the Baptist. The exteriors of the buildings are carefully detailed and embellished with stuccoes and statues.
The beautiful Villa is surrounded by a lush park, which gives the location privacy and fairytale corners. Stroll through the flowerbeds and tall trees and admire the beautiful fountain. This venue is perfect for carefree summer receptions with a maximum capacity of 2000 guests.
As you approach the main building, you cannot fail to be enraptured by its 18th-century architectural beauty and simplicity. On entering Villa Rezzonico, visitors are greeted by richly decorated rooms, with an endless succession of frescoes and memorabilia. You can immediately admire the majestic Hall of Honour, which houses a painting by Gian Battista Volpato. Entitled La Caduta dei Giganti (The Fall of the Giants) depicts Jupiter fighting and striking the Titans. There are also other paintings, including Canova's The Triumph of Faith.
An exclusive wedding banquet for up to 250 people can be held in this luxurious hall. It is also possible to set up the adjacent rooms if you wish, thus reaching 500 seats. In addition to these spaces, the Villa also offers its Barchessa for your events. The Barchessa can accommodate up to 100 guests, providing an equally suggestive atmosphere.
Villa Ca' Rezzonico is truly a magical, luxurious and princely venue. Organising your wedding here means living a daydream. If you are looking for an exclusive and glamorous location, it will not disappoint.
Frequently asked questions about Villa Ca' Rezzonico
- Where is Villa Ca' Rezzonico? Villa Ca' Rezzonico is located in Bassano del Grappa, in the province of Vicenza. The structure overlooks the peaks of the Asiago Plateau.
- Can I celebrate my wedding at Villa Ca' Rezzonico? Certainly you can. You can organise the shooting and the reception inside the structure and in all the adjoining areas. The entire complex is exclusively dedicated to your celebration. In addition, you can celebrate your religious rite in the private chapel on request.
- Is there a restaurant inside Villa Ca' Rezzonico? The Villa has a kitchen for catering use and an internal catering service. However, you can request to use the location without using it, freely choosing an external caterer.
- What events can be celebrated at Villa Ca' Rezzonico? Inside Villa Ca' Rezzonico it is possible to organise your most important events. The structure, in fact, is open to weddings and private events. You can also organise your meetings and photo shoots. The Villa is also open for visits and cultural events.
- Can Villa Ca' Rezzonico host business meetings? Certainly it can. Villa Ca' Rezzonico makes its premises available for the organisation of events and conventions. It is a luxury location, suitable for exclusive parties and high-end companies.
- Can I stay overnight at Villa Ca' Rezzonico? The Villa Ca' Rezzonico does not make its internal rooms available to the bride and groom. However, you can find several hotels and flats in the surrounding areas where you can stay overnight.
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