The Splendour of Villa Schiffanoia for Your Most Special Day

Infuse your luxury wedding with elegance in the romantic setting of Villa Schiffanoia, a dream villa overlooking the most beautiful bay on the French Riviera.

Villa Schiffanoia defines a glorious wedding venue, perfectly situated between Nice and the principality of Monaco.

Villefranche sur Mer in the sunny South of France is your destination when you select beautiful Villa Schiffanoia for your romantic ceremony. A French Riviera wedding is the perfect start to a wonderful life together and this superb Villefranche wedding venue is an enchanting choice.

From the moment you drive through the spectacular wrought iron gate, created by Gustave Eiffel of Tour Eiffel fame, and up the tree lined avenue to the classic circle entrance of Villa Schiffanoia, you’ll be captivated. Commissioned from Gustave Eiffel in the mid 19th century, this magical luxury villa enjoys a prominent position over the sea with sensational views over the Bay of Villefranche sur Mer, perhaps the most beautiful bay in the world. Italian poet Gabriele d’Annunzio was so inspired that, he christened the villa ‘Schiffanoia’ a place where one can never experience boredom.

You’ll adore this very private and exclusive wedding location. Pristine white columns highlight arcades surrounding the villa in the classic Italian style. A dramatic curving staircase leads from 320 square metre terraces to aromatic, tree studded Mediterranean gardens and to the gorgeous swimming pool. Set over 2,800 metres squared, the luxury villa has been extensively modernised and even has an inside lift accessing all 4 floors. A gym, Hammam and mosaic tiled, heated indoor pool, plus outdoor Jacuzzi ensure that every detail is perfect for your guests. Luxurious, comfortable living spaces with exceptional amenities, beautifully appointed bedrooms and cool marble bathrooms provide accommodation for 22 of the wedding party in the villa, plus a further 8 in the guesthouse.

Your wedding on the French Riviera might begin with cocktails on the terrace above the swimming pool and gardens, or perhaps on the guesthouse terrace in front of the main house where panoramic views of the bay are magnificent. For those who would like a religious ceremony, a magical cupola topped building is available. Dinner can be served in the garden and the first floor of the villa transformed for the evening’s festivities with a lounge set up on the terrace. Brunch options are also possible.

Villa Schiffanoia Villefranche – a wonderful location for weddings

Villa Schiffanoia revels in a prestigious location on the exciting French Riviera, close to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, between Nice and the Principality of Monaco. This marvellous area of France is a treasure trove of superlative scenery and fine architecture. The Belle-Epoque villas and lush gardens of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat make it a favourite of the European aristocracy and your guests can be accommodated in luxury at Grand Hotel Cap du Ferrat or the Royal Riviera Hotel, ideal for visiting the many superb beaches in the area.

Just a 20 minute drive from Villa Schiffanoia, the glittering Principality of Monaco, known for its Grand Prix and Red Cross Ball, and playground of the rich and famous who moor their luxury yachts in the marina, is a fitting choice for your guests. They’ll love the chance to avail themselves of luxury, designer shopping, fabulous beaches and glamorous nightlife, including the famous casino, while staying at one of the many 5 star hotels such as Le Métropole, Hotel de Paris, Hermitage, Monte Carlo Bay or the Fairmont.

Nice, famed for its Promenade des Anglais and the ochre facades of its picturesque old town is just 20 minutes from Villa Schiffanoia Villefranche and, with excellent hotels such as the iconic Negresco or the elegant Boscolo Exedra, it presents another option for accommodation for your guests.

To ensure that Villa Schiffanoia is available for your specific dates, or if you have any other queries regarding luxury villa weddings, please do get in touch with us by telephone or via the contact form. We excel in the creation of memorable events and can intercede with French speaking venues on your behalf. We look forward to assisting you with the wedding on the French Riviera you always dreamed of.

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