Elegant Villa & Wedding Hall on Lake Como

Venue in Varenna

The Villa is a complex of buildings and gardens, rich in history, built mainly between 1400 and 1800. It was the property of the noble Serponti family (1163), of Baron Isimbaldi (at the end of the eighteenth century), of the Andreossi family, who took care of the Park, of Sir Astley and Sir Salton (at the beginning of the twentieth century) and finally of the publisher Accame.

Elegant Villa on Lake Como

In 1980 it was purchased through a public voluntary subscription by the people and friends of Varenna for a public use. Owned by public corporations, mainly by the Municipality of Varenna, it is managed also as a Hotel.

The villa puts at the disposal of its guests the possibility to visit, through a botanic pathway, its century-old gardens with tiered terraces till the lake, containing plants of a rare beauty and of worldwide botanic importance. There is also an oasis of well-being in the secular park. Jacuzzi massages and relax area with lake view.

You will see attached some pictures of the indoor and Outdoor reception. The set up of the tables will be prepared for you, both indoor and outdoor in case of rain, as yours will of course be the only Ceremony taking place on the day. It will be possible to arrange for music to be either played on the Villa system, with a DJ or a band according to your requests. Dance hall available and included in price. Also included in the Price is the rental of all the spaces (2 Halls, Garden, Patio).

 

 

Wedding Menu Proposal

The rich Aperitif and Starters

Prosecco 9.5 Cold Wine Astoria, Prosecco 9.5 Pink, “Cipressi Cocktail”, Fruit juices in jugs, mineral waters

Sliced Parma ham D.O.P.
Flakes of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese D.O.P.
Sliced felino salami
Ascolan olives
Little pizzas
Little sandwiches
fried sage
Fried olives stuffed with meat “ascolana style”
The corner of the hot plate “Chef Style”

Choice between 3 of this starter plates
(served at the buffet with the aperitif)

Mousse of lavaret
Prawn kebab with bacon
Prawn salad with cherry tomatoes, and buffalo’s mozzarella cheese
Scallops kebab breaded with aromatic herbs
Tuna fish tartare with olive oil from the region, capers and lemon
Marinated Salmon roll, with gorgonzola cheese and balsamic vinegar

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Smoked Duck breast, balsamic salad, with citrus fruits
Dry salted beef tagliolini with Casera cheese, apple and raspberries sauce
Goose foie gras terrine with pineapple chutney
Roll of seasonal vegetables, tomato cream sauce an fresh basil from our garden
Cus Cus salad with spicy vegetables and pecorino cheese
Vegetables salad with goat cheese spicy with mint and lime
Salty “Tiramisù” with olive paste and mascarpone cheese cream

Choice of 2 first courses

Large ricotta ravioli with spinach, prawns, courgettes and light lemon sauce
Ravioli with ricotta cheese and wild mushrooms inside, with melted butter time
Ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach, little tomatoes and black olives
Ravioli stuffed with mozzarella cheese from Puglia, peas cream, crustaceans sauce and lavaret roe
Eggplant “Parmigiana Style”

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Tofiette “macaroni” with fish ragout of the lake
Gragnano paccheri “big macaroni” with fresh tuna fish, mint, cherry tomatoes and toasted bread
Risotto with wild mushrooms
Risotto with prawns, and lime
Risotto with perch from lake Como
Risotto with Champagne and reduction of Port wine
Risotto with courgettes cream and fresh vegetables of the season
Risotto with aromatic herbs from villa Cipressi garden and Robiola cheese From Valsassina

Choice of 1 fish courses

Fresh lavaret from our lake fillet with cream of potatoes, ginger and leek
Grill sword fish slice with olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper (salmoriglio style)
Baked golden turbot fillet with little tomatoes, black olives, little tomatoes, and pine nuts
Fillet of sea bas with crustacean sauce

Side dish

Little potato pie with parsley
Sweet tomato confit style

Choice of 1 second courses of meat

Lion of veal cooked at low temperature, with herbs from the villa Cipressi garden
Lion of veal cooked at low temperature, with wild mushrooms
Loin of lamb cooked at low temperature, mint and aromatic herbs
Lion of beef cooked al low temperature, cooking sauce (meat sauce)

Green peppercorns and rosemary
– Beef slices to your liking or
Rocket salad, parmesan cheese and little tomatoes

Choice of 2 side dish

Potatoes au gratin
Baked potatoes with rosemary
Grilled mixed vegetables with fine herbs

Dishes dedicated to food Intolerances

Vegetarians

Eggplant “Parmigiana Style”
Risotto with Champagne and reduction of Port wine
Risotto with courgettes cream and fresh vegetables of the season
Risotto with aromatic herbs from villa Cipressi garden and Robiola cheese From Valsassina

Vegans

Macaroni with tomato sauce and fresh basil
Risotto with courgettes cream and fresh vegetables of the season
Roll of seasonal vegetables, tomato cream sauce an fresh basil from our garden

Celiac

Corn macaroni with tomato sauce and fresh basil (gluten-free)
Risotto with courgettes cream and fresh vegetables of the season
Grill sword fish slice with olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper (salmoriglio style)
Grill fillet of beef