2. A Romantic Riverside Retreat
Lake Garda's Best Kept Secret Wedding Venue


The beauty and peace of this dreamy, divine little rural love nest is situated in a 14th century watermill, making it an ideal setting for a romantic and rustically elegant Lake Garda Wedding .


Only a short drive from Lake Garda and Verona this is one of the area's best kept secret wedding venues.




Weddings at The Romantic Riverside Retreat

This property lends itself to both small and intimate weddings of only 10 guests ( 5 rooms) but is also ideal for larger groups of 80/100.

Larger groups can easily be catered for as there is no shortage of amazing guest accommodation nearby.

Wedding Banquets are held in the large gardens or in the case of bad weather in a gazebo situated in the grounds.

Your wedding banquet will be lovingly prepared by a well known and renowned local restaurant.

No shortage of ceremony locations with settings to suit all tastes ranging from rural to lakeside venues.

We cater for civil, religious and symbolic ceremonies. Ask us for further details of the locations best suited to this property.

Property Location

Located on the banks of the river Mincio , the tiny riverside hamlet of Borghetto sul Mincio is only a 10 minute drive to Lake Garda and a short drive to Verona and Mantua.

Borghetto sul Mincio, where Valeggio's hills slope gently down into the luscious green pastures terminating in the river, makes this one of the most beautiful settings in the entire Veneto region.

A picture perfect little treasure chest with ancient watermills and a great selection of bars, restaurants and cafes .

A unique charm which will make you feel that you truly have stepped back in time and where the world and reality seem like miles away.

This has to be one of Lake Garda and Italy’s best kept secret wedding locations !

Property Description

The pleasures of country life combine perfectly with rural luxury in this secret hideaway.


Our Romantic Riverside Retreat is based around the real love story of its owners, Mattea and Pietro who’s dreams really have come true and who just live to make sure that yours do too.

Mattea, a law graduate and Pietro, a professional golfer, had always dreamed of getting into the hospitality trade and their passion and energy led them to the idea of transmitting their love for this area by transforming this old water mill on the river into a cosy riverside relais, with total respect for the style and spirit of the original building.

They just so love sharing this little corner of paradise with their guests and it certainly shows in every moment you will spend here.

5 Rooms set right on the river and in the shade of an ancient castle, offer a small number of fortunate guests the most amazing experience.

Set in bird-chirping grounds , the rooms are furnished and decorated with objects which have a special meaning for the owners and are peaceful and welcoming environments, where you can relax and feel totally at ease in a rustic elegant atmosphere.


Each room has a unique view over the gardens and river, which will lull you to sleep with its gentle flow.

Breakfast is served on your own private island and you will find yourselves feasting on a tasty selection of pastries, fruit, hams and cheeses and other local delights as swans glide silently down the river and the family of resident geese stroll by your window.

Full of  all of those special little details that make all the difference when looking for a location with atmosphere and charm.

Open the door to your own personal paradise. Both day and night are special and reality really does seem like a dream here.

Spend lazy and carefree days swimming in the natural pool or nod off in the hammock and then perhaps a stroll along the river into the village for a delicious plate of the local speciality “ Tortellini di Valeggio “or a tasty gelato.


There is no doubt that you will leave the cares of the world behind you here and really feel that you are living a dream within reality.


Guest Activities and Local Attractions

Hire a bike and explore over 45 kilometres of cycle paths along the banks of the River Mincio to Peschiera del Garda, Mantua and the famous Sigurtà Park, a unique wonder of the world and only 5 minutes from the Riverside Retreat.

Valeggio sul Mincio and Borghetto provide an excellent base for art holidays discovering the amazing Veneto region full of castles and medieval villages each full of its own charm and beauty.

The eno-gastronomical itineraries are just as important in this region and the gourmet speciality here is the famous “Tortellini di Valeggio” with its famous love story attached to the lover’s knot in the pasta.


Delicious is the word that springs to mind and a dish that is never missing from all self respecting wedding banquets in the area.

Remember to check out the famous wine areas too by visiting the vineyards of Custoza, Valpolicella and Lugana.

Surrounded by The Colline Moreniche hill territory famous for its vineyards and high quality oil mills also offers a wide range of traditional and genuine places to visit and eat.

The region offers numerous possibilities for your guest activities such as: horse riding, fishing, golf, sailing, tennis, museums and antique markets.


Not to be missed is The Parco Sigurtà, Gardaland, Movieland, the Cavour water park, the Natura Viva park and the spas Aquaria and Villa dei Cedri.


For golf fans, the Golf Club Paradiso del Garda, Golf Club Verona, Gardagolf Country Club and the Palazzo Arzaga Golf Resort are within easy reach, and don’t forget, Pietro the properties owner is a golf instructor with the Federazione Italiana Golf !


This is without a doubt the ideal property for those of you seeking something far from the crowds of Lake Garda but at the same time with the lake's lively resorts being right on the doorstep when you need that cosmopolitan fix !

A property that has to be seen to be believed.


I am sure that like me it will blow you away by the sheer peacefull and romantic atmosphere that surrounds it and that its magic will capture your hearts forever.


It will be easy to say I Do and I want to get married here when you have experienced it for real.



Our Romantic Riverside Retreat is without a doubt where you really can say                  That’s Amore !

Dream Academy - Wedding Planner Italy
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