A Garda Island Wedding is one of the most beautiful options for a destination Wedding in Italy. Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake and it holds as a real gem a private island also known as Borghese Cavazza Island, that is a perfect venue for your exclusive destination wedding.
This enchanting Italian Northern Lake, stretching like a blue ribbon in the North of this beautiful country, touches three regions offering a unique mix of evocative sceneries, from the Alpine mountain frame in the North to the flat crowned of lively Medieval villages in the South.
A PRIVATE ISLAND FOR AN EXCLUSIVE WEDDING
Garda Island is close to the West shore of Lake Garda. Today the island is owned by the aristocratic Cavazza family, which lives all year round in the historical Venetian neo-gothic villa of the beginning of the 20th century; this charming palace, that recalls the style of the Palazzo Ducale in Venice, dominates the island and its gorgeous Italian and English-style gardens. Only recently the family decided to open the island to the public. From April to September this luxury location is available for ceremonies (Civil and symbolic), blessings and elegant wedding receptions.
It is now in fact possible to celebrate on the island a civil ceremony with legal validity; the property has in fact obtained the specific delegation from the local municipality and this is really one of the most beautiful location of all Italy to celebrate your civil wedding with a breathtaking view!
This completely private island is accessible only by boat and, surrounded as it is by the sparkling waters of Lake Garda and its spectacular mountain scenery, a Garda Island wedding for sure offers the right secluded privacy for a luxury destination wedding in Italy.
As partners of Garda Island and thanks to our perfect knowledge of this venue and its features we can guide you to create the exclusive wedding of your dreams and a celebration that full reflects your personal style in such a beautiful venue.
THE WOW FACTOR
Arriving by water this place enchant you with its splendor. Please close your eyes and imagine your guests and the groom taking a boat from the mainland. After a fun boat ride admiring the beauty of the lake from the water the gorgeous island will appear in all its magnificence and WOW factor. It takes just 10 minutes from the coast but we suggest to have a few minutes more long trip around so your guests can fully enjoy this unique experience.
The terraces and Italian gardens of Garda Island slope down to the lake. All around the vegetation is luxuriant and intact, rich in local and exotic plants, flowering shrubs and bushes, elaborately designed hedges.
The owner in person will welcome the guests landing in the small pier in the woods next to the stone watchtower; from there, strolling through the gardens and listening to the many tales about the history of the island and its many legends, your guests will reach the ceremony area where, with the groom, they will wait for the bride sipping a glass of great Italian sparkling wine.
The bride and the bridal party usually arrive by a luxury motor boat (I suggest a Riva!) for that dash of glam that a Garda Island wedding ensures…and probably you can’t imagine a more romantic and exclusive way to reach your wedding ceremony!
A GARDA ISLAND WEDDING… IN DETAIL
There are several options to personalize your event on the island; you can have there only the ceremony or you can decide to spend there all your wedding day with a luxury reception on the island.
The ceremony can take place on a sunny terrace by the lake, beside the old retaining wall at the end of the gardens, or it can be arranged in the elegant frescoed loggia overlooking the Italian gardens, or again in the woods next to the pier for a whimsical and fancy ceremony.
A Garda Island wedding allows a high custom-tailoring depending on your number of guests, your style and the atmosphere you are looking for. Working as Wedding Planner at Garda Island for years, together with my team we are able to create always new and unique set-ups and custom wedding decor, thanks to our passionate approach that guide you to best express yourself.
Your ceremony at the island can be followed by an elegant aperitif among the hedges of the Italian gardens enjoying a wonderful and privileged view of Lake Garda. If you want to reserve an exclusive Relais on the coast to spend your Italian days with all your guests, you can rent this private island just for your romantic ceremony and for an exclusive aperitif before to move back to your accommodation venue on the coast for the wedding reception.
Otherwise, to full experience the magic of a Garda Island wedding you can have the wedding reception on the island. In this case, if you have up to 80-90 guests, the frescoed Loggia in the Venetian style villa definitely is the most charming frame to host your candlelight wedding dinner; With its frescoed ceiling and important columns, it is cool in Summer and perfect with all weathers conditions and over all it offers the most breathtaking view of Garda lake.
PLANNING TIPS FOR THE PERFECT GARDA ISLAND WEDDING
The Loggia can comfortably hold a seated reception up to 80 guests. For a reception with more guests you can use the elegant glass greenhouse installed in the park; it is a very elegant structure with wooden floor and glass walls and ceiling that allow to enjoy the lush nature all around.
My personal tip is that this amazing and secluded venue is for couples that dream of an incomparable wedding overlooking a lake, love nature and its beauties and wish a very exclusive event.
Please note that there is no accommodation on the island, however we can suggest elegant hotels, small resorts and several other accommodation solutions around the lake; and take a boat directly from the pier of your Relais to a destination in the middle of the lake, perhaps unknown to your guests, will give them an experience certainly unique in its kind, don’t you think?
And if you desire to thanks your guests with a special favor that tells about your Garda Island wedding we suggest the olive oil produced on the island, maybe in a custom refined package.
We are at your disposal for all the details on rental prices and conditions.
The woods of cypresses, acacias, pines, giant agaves and magnolias of this lush island, the elegant silhouette of the main building and the blue waters of Lake Garda are the most extraordinary backdrop you can imagine for your destination wedding in Italy!
There’s still a story waiting to be told at this enchanting place, your wedding day! and you have just to contact us to turn your dream into reality.
Have a look at our galleries to find more on our weddings at Garda Island.
Thanks for these pics to:
Morlotti Studio Padova
Gianluca Adovasio Photographer