An Italian jewel. Villa Erba is located in the chic village of Cernobbio and has played host to some of the most exclusive events in the world.
'Ocean’s Twelve' was filmed here and a result, it is one of the most well-known villas on Lake Como. But it is famous for good reason. The villa has a lavish interior with a number of original ornaments and frescoes, making it a jaw dropping setting for a luxury wedding. The lakefront property has an immense botanical park, with a very secluded and romantic wrought iron cupola where ceremonies can be held. Given the scale of the villa, dining can be in a marquee in the gardens or inside one of the spectacular grand salons.
Accomodation No Capacity 300 (can be increased to 400 with a marquee) Boat access Yes Ceremonies Symbolic Receptions Yes
Villa Erba is a lakefront property with an immense botanical park, one of the few gardens of its size that has such a unique position. Access to the villa can be via private boat to the boat dock at the end of the garden or via road, as it is located in the vibrant little town of Cernobbio.
Each of the three facades of the villa offer grand and impressive entrances for your guests.
The heart of the villa is a cathedral hall, surrounded by dramatic stone balconies. Each of the rooms on the ground floor has a totally different colour palette, intricate decor details, frescoed ceilings and walls and original tiled, wood or stone flooring.
The jewel of this property is its ancient Darsena, or boat house. Where the villa meets the water, it provides the perfect spot for a ceremony, the area can be levelled and enlarged with the addition of a platform, as shown here.
For a ceremony in this area, 200 guests can be seated. Larger groups can use the gardens next to the lake as an alternative ceremony location.
With such vast interior rooms, as a backup plan in case of bad weather the ceremony can also be held indoors with the backdrop of the impressive windows overlooking the water.
Relax in true Como style with cocktails on one of the terraces of the villa. The large stepped entrances make the perfect lounge and cocktail spots for pre and post dinner drinks.
The villa provides a romantic and impressive dining space for your reception. With all rooms adjoining it is possible to seat up to 300 people for dinner.
If you prefer to use the gardens for dining, it is possible to build a structure attached to the villa in order to create a larger dining and after dinner space.
The heart of the Villa is the dramatic cathedral hall, surrounded by stone balconies. The blend of architecture with modern lighting and sound technology make it a near perfect location for after dinner dancing.
There's no better way to start a party then with fireworks overlooking the lake. Villa Erba's diversity allows multiple use of its spaces, which can be easily converted from day to night.