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5 top rental villas for weddings and other special events

by Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande

Renting a luxury holiday villa in a unique location for a milestone event like a wedding, reunion or anniversary celebration is a memorable way to celebrate or commemorate a special day. This is also a way to share a special place with those you love and spend quality time with them, creating lasting memories.

These five luxury villas in Passepartout Home’s exclusive property portfolio located in unique locations offer an exceptional setting for your special event to remember:

Celebrating your wedding at Villa La Tosca, France

Celebrating your wedding at Villa La Tosca

An oceanside villa in southwestern France

Villa La Tosca  is a unique heritage beachfront villa built at the turn of the century and located just steps away from the ocean off the coast of southwestern France. Located on the Bay of Arcachon, a natural cove jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, this is the perfect setting for beach and nature lovers.

This elegant property has 4500 square metres of lush landscaped gardens which offer the perfect romantic venue for an outdoor wedding, followed by a reception by the natural spring water pool in a completely private setting.

With 8 double bedrooms with attached bathrooms, this luxury heritage villa can sleep up to 15 guests, perfect for a small wedding party, special family gathering, or exclusive corporate event.

Wedding at Villa La Tosca

Wedding at Villa La Tosca

A tropical paradise on Mexico’s Riviera Maya

Imagine saying your vows with your feet in the white sand and with the turquoise blue of the waters and palm trees of Mexico’s Riviera Maya as a backdrop. Many dream of getting married in the exotic setting of a tropical paradise: what better location than the beaches of the Caribbean Sea?

Villa Esmeralda  is located just off the shores of Puerto Morelos on the Riviera Maya, just south of Cancun on the eastern shore of the Yucatan Peninsula. This completely private beachfront villa furnished in a contemporary style has 6 bedrooms and many luxury amenities and services to ensure a stay to remember.

The huge 70 square-metre beachfront deck overlooking the ocean is the perfect setting for a special event. Or how about boarding a yacht at the villa’s private pier and setting sail into the sunset?

Tropical setting at Villa Esmeralda, Mexico

Tropical setting at Villa Esmeralda, Mexico

An elegant island villa in Thailand

Villa Riva  sits on a hidden headland on the unspoilt northern shore of the Thai island of Koh Samui. This luxury holiday property offers an exclusive retreat in an exceptional and romantic setting, in a quiet location on a semi-private cove on the north-western coast of the island.

This exclusive villa has 7 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms spread out across the property, several multifunctional living spaces decorated with Asian artefacts and contemporary artwork, and a fabulous 32-metre infinity pool overlooking the sea.

The specially designed covered platform complete with a marriage gazebo adjacent to a food and beverage service area and DJ podium is a popular venue for weddings, special occasions and corporate events. A highlight is the villa’s semi-private beach offering breathtaking sunset views over the bay to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan.

 

Dream wedding at Villa Riva, Koh Samui

Dream wedding at Villa Riva, Koh Samui

An elegant estate in a picturesque Sicilian coastal town

Villa Giardini del Principe is a charming and elegant property which includes a large house, two independent cottages and a guesthouse set in a large botanical garden with stunning views of the hills and the sea, which is just 50 metres away. This luxury estate is located in a picturesque Sicilian coastal town situated between Palermo and Cefalù.

The main house boasts a large terrace overlooking the sea and even a sea view from the bathroom. The four bedrooms on the upper floor all have private balconies overlooking the sea. The two cottages each have lush private gardens with a patio and barbecue.

Perfectly suited for large groups with a capacity of 22 guests, the property has direct access to the beach as well as three large swimming pools, including a large heated Jacuzzi. A romantic gazebo and covered outdoor kitchen overlooking the pools offer the perfect spot for al fresco events in the vast green gardens.

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Villa Giardini del Principe, Sicily

A hilltop retreat in the Tuscan countryside

Villa La Borghese is a historical luxury Tuscan villa dating back to 1204 and carefully renovated by its owners in 1994, who took utmost care in preserving the villa’s original characteristics. The villa can welcome large groups with 14 spacious double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, sleeping up to 28 persons. The property is made up of three adjoining buildings, creating a small hamlet, and also includes a wellness center with indoor hot baths, two swimming pools, a Turkish bath, sauna and a yoga room.

The villa is located in the Tuscan countryside just 25 km away from the historic city of Siena in Tocchi, which is situated in the municipality of Monticiano, between the town of Petriolo, famous for its ancient Roman baths, and San Galgano, the site of a Cistercian abbey. The town is perched on a hilltop with a 360-degree view of the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside.

Receptions can be held in the Domus, a Roman-style gazebo set in a beautiful garden on the edge of the woods, or in the romantic rotonda above the vegetable garden, offering the perfect setting for romantic weddings and receptions.

Villa La Borghese, Tuscany

Villa La Borghese, Tuscany

 

By Isabel Putinja, Travel Writer