info@eventoile.com  |  m +41.78.827.0930  |   t +41.91.224.8554

Lake Como weddings venues
Villa Sola Cabiati

Villa Sola Cabiati enjoys a prime location in the heart of the Lake, facing Bellagio. It is a five-minute ride by boat or car from the Grand Hotel Tremezzo.

Address: Via Statale, 36 – 22019 Tremezzina, Lake Como, Italy

Owners, history, exterior & interior design

The villa was purchased in the mid-1600s by a descendant of Charles II, King of Naples, who settled his family there. During this time, the family hired the noted artists of the period to embellish the villa with Baroque touches – exceptional stuccoed decoration, frescoes, and furnishings – all of which remain today, including a bed slept in by Napoleon and his Josephine.

Its grounds are dominated by a formal parterre, designed for enjoyment from the upper floors of the villa where you can best appreciate the color and symmetry of its design. Beyond, along the road, is a tall gilt-trimmed gate ensuring privacy and adding an elegant foreground to the stunning lake views that can be enjoyed from every window.

The entrance drive winds through many mature plantings – cypress, laurel and chestnut trees. Pathways dappled with sunlight lead through this woodland garden affording wonderfully serene walks accompanied only by the sound of birds overhead.

The top two floors of the main villa are preserved as a private museum containing the furnishings and personal effects of the family. These exquisite and priceless rooms are not included in the rental but can be shown to interested guests during their stay by a member of the family. Throughout this refined private home are period antiques, objects d’ art, paintings, engravings and prints of exceptional taste and quality dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Villa Sola Cabiati is the perfect setting for a select few who can host glamorous family gatherings or house parties for very special friends and, of course, exceptional weddings. With its Neoclassical symmetry, ornate marble balconies, ice blue shutters, and fern-flecked Italian gardens, it instantly conjured scenes of long-forgotten parties attended by the elegant but eccentric class of Milanese nobility who made the area their summer playground in the early 1700s.

The home is known to those in the know as La Quiete. It is famous for being the 18th-century vacation home of the very wealthy Duke Gabrio Serbelloni. It was his children who transformed La Quiete into its current Baroque dream, filling it with a museum’s worth of paintings, frescoes, porcelains, tapestries, and furnishings. (The villa even houses a bed slept in by Napoleon and his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais, which the family transported from Milan’s Palazzo Serbelloni during World War II.) The six-bedroom villa and its many wonders remained the property of the Serbelloni family for hundreds of years, only experienced by the select few who rented it each summer, or, by those like myself who gazed between its golden-tipped gates from the marble moorings on the shore and longed to see inside.

Getting to Villa Sola Cabiati

You can access Villa Sola Cabiati by boat.

Cuisine & catering

In the dining room, you can have your pre-wedding celebration, your wedding cocktail, your wedding reception, your post-wedding activities, your daily breakfast, all catered by distinguished, Michelin-starred chefs and bakers.

Accomodation

6 suites (12 guests) Six suites, situated in the wings of the Villa, each comprised of a spacious bedroom and ensuite bathroom, offer a unique décor that is as exclusive as it is comfortable. Lavishly decorated halls are entirely yours to enjoy in total privacy and of course, indulge in luxury during your wedding preparations.

Services

The residence benefits from being so close to the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, so guests can make full use of the facilities, including the award-winning T Spa and various bars and restaurants. A full dedicated staff, including Villa Manager, butler, chambermaid, and housekeeper is at your disposal throughout your stay.

Wishing for more? For our esteemed clients, Eventoile can organize concierge services, aviation, transportation, cooking services, waiters, porter services, muah artists and added security.

Rental period

All-year-round.

Ceremonies & parties

Villa Sola Cabiati has been famed for the indulgent style of its receptions throughout its long history. The extravagantly opulent halls and the peaceful Italian garden overlooking the ever-changing hues of the lake waters enchanted guests, leaving them breathless.

A canopy in the spectacular Italian garden with tables sitting 180, a standing get-together around the glimmering pool for parties of 100, or an intimate candlelit dinner for 80 loved ones. Complete with exquisite cuisine, attentive service and a backdrop of the shimmering lake waters. it is just the perfect place for symbolic, protestant, catholic, and other non-catholic ceremonies, from the intimate to the elaborate. Rehearsal dinners, milestone celebrations, spectacular soirées, or languid  pre-wedding afternoons of alfresco luncheons, sun-dappled picnics, and treasure hunts for little ones.

Famed guests, celebrity weddings

Nigora Tabayer, founder and CEO of high-end jewelry brand Tabayer, and Justin Chen tied the knot in Villa Sola Cabiati earlier this year. Their wedding has been featured on Vogue Magazine.