Do you imagine a stunning place, a lovely garden and a breathtaking view to make your wedding really special?
Are you dreaming about an outdoor ceremony in summer, facing the sea? Would you like a wide open-air space to have a reception in great style?
Would you like to marry in winter? are you looking for an ancient villa that can offer you wonderful halls indoors to enhance your wedding?
Villa Durazzo can give you all that and much more…it’s a dream villa that you can set up and decorate on your special day as you prefer, creating a unique event that will amaze your guests and remain forever among the most beautiful memories.
Do you prefer a small and intimate wedding?
Villa san Giacomo is smaller but charming and suggestive; its romantic halls are delicately decorated with frescoes and enjoy a wonderful view over the Italian Garden.
The reception office is at your disposal, to arrange a site inspection that will show you all the spaces dedicated to the weddings.
The Villa, a typical Alessian square based construction, was built in 1678 as the summer home for the Durazzo family and was given up to the Centurione princes in 1821. In the XIX century the house underwent various changes and the garden was made more refined with fountains and neoclassical marble statues. In 1892, for the Columbian Celebrations, the villa was temporarily transformed into Grand Hotel. Many famous people stayed there, as the Prince of Wied and The Queen of Italy. In 1919 the property was bought by Alfredo Chierichetti, to whom the final work on the garden is owed, with the addition of exotic plants, cobbled paths, statues and flower boxes. His heirs in the end sold the complex to the Town Council of Santa Margherita, in 1973. The “Apartments of the Main Floor” are open all year round. The rooms, that are furnished with period furniture, contain a collection of paintings that includes works from the Genoese Pictorial school of the XVII and XVIII centuries, with artists such as Domenico Piola, Giovanni Andrea De Ferrari, Luciano Borzone, Giovanni Enrico Vaymer, Cornelis de Wael, Giovanni Battista Paggi.
Villa Durazzo is a versatile venue that can host every kind of corporate event, from the simplest and smallest one to the most complex and elaborate one. Thanks to its location, in the middle of the town of Santa Margherita Ligure, Villa Durazzo is easy to reach, while the big park that surrounds it ensures peace and privacy. Villa Durazzo and the smaller Villa San Giacomo and Villa Nido can host meetings and conventions from 20 up to 120 people. They have also rooms for coffee break and lunch. The big Stucco Hall at the main floor of Villa Durazzo is the ideal place for the gala dinner. The rooms of “The Apartments of the main floor” and the garden are the perfect backdrop for photo shoots and movie sets.