A Romantic Riverside Retreat
Lake Garda's Best Kept Secret Wedding Venue
OUR RIVERSIDE RETREAT - A SECRET LOVE NEST FOR A ROMANTIC WEDDING IN BORGHETTO
The beauty and peaceful setting of this dreamy little riverside retreat is situated in a 14th century watermill, making it an ideal setting for those of you looking 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.
The secret entrance gate with it's welcome sign makes me fall in love every time I cross it and "WOW" is still the only word I utter as it's beauty engulfs me. How lucky am I to call this my office ?
This property lends itself to both small and intimate weddings and also to larger events of 100 plus guests.
It is a venue that can host the most elegant wedding or if you prefer a more relaxed and fun approach then it it perfect for that too.
Wedding Banquets are held in the large gardens or in the case of inclement weather in a marquee situated in the grounds.
Immagine your wedding banquet on the riverbank island dancing the night away under the stars with torches and fairylights above.
Your wedding banquet will be lovingly prepared by a well known and renowned local catering company.
The most beautiful wedding table here has to be a long table stretching the length of the island creating a stunning and elegant look.
The venue also lends itself perfectly to an elegant approach or a more simple and relaxed afternoon picnic in the afternoon followed by a more elegant table for dinner in the evening.
Relax in the afternoon after your ceremony and enjoy a fun picnic on the lawn followed by a swim in the natural river pools.
Pick up your quirky little picnic basket..........
Fill your picnic basket to the brim with a selection of goodies from our delicious food stations......
Relax on the lawn and enjoy your wedding picnic lunch to the sound of our amazing musicians....let the fun begin.
After the relaxing fun during the afternoon, serve your wedding dinner banquet on the island with a more elegant and romantic setting to end the most amazing day of your lives.
Wedding Ceremony Venues
Civil Ceremonies can take place in the townhall in nearby Valeggio which is a traditional style building in the main village square.
Only a 10 minute drive away we have another amazing townhall which has got to be one of Italy's most stunning civil ceremony venues.
Set in a historical palace and with spectacular gardens and fountains, this is a truly unique and beautiful setting.
In this townhall same sex weddings are particularly warmly welcomed and are celebrated with a truly open heart.
Symbolic ceremonies can take place at the Riverside Retreat.
Religious weddings can take place in the local church and we have an English speaking priest to perform your Catholic ceremony here.
Rooms and Hospitality at The Riverside Retreat
The pleasures of country life combine perfectly with rural luxury in this secret hideaway.
The 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.
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 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 , rooms are furnished with objects which have a special meaning for the owners where you can relax and feel 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.
We also have a wide range of guest accomodation within walking distance in the hamlet of Borghetto ranging from small luxury boutique hotels to apartments and family run hotels.
Breakfast is served on your own private island ,feasting on pastries, fruit, hams ,cheeses and other local delights you can watch the 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 here and reality really does seem like you are in a dream.
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 you will never want to leave.
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 !
Our Romantic Riverside Retreat is without a doubt where you really can say That’s Amore !