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Island of Elba, Hotel Villa Ottone

... Organising an event


In the heart of the Mediterranean, surrounded by splendid, well-established grounds and fine gardens of more than 24,000 square metres, Villa Ottone enjoys a view of the famously beautiful Gulf of Portoferraio.
Now renovated while retaining all its original architectural features, this historic Villa is a favoured destination for those wishing to stay in a setting steeped in charm.
This splendid neoclassical country house, furnished almost entirely with period furniture, features a lovely staircase leading down from its old colonnade to the large, romantic terrace overlooking the sea.

There are many delightful rooms and areas, such as the Contessa Toscanelli lounge, which still has its original frescoes, or the lovely seaside tavern, with its terrace reaching onto the beach. This room, actually once the old boat-house, is now the venue for elegant cocktail gatherings, sophisticated buffets, intimate candlelit dinners or parties.
The hotel also has two restaurants, one beside the swimming-pool and the other, particularly attractive, recently modernised and located in the fine grounds.
All these locations are impressive contexts for elegant receptions, anniversary celebrations, parties, cocktail gatherings, small working meetings or memorable concerts. And all these may be held by day, in the shade of the ancient trees, or by night, under the Mediterranean stars.

Receptions can be organised specifically to clients’ tastes and requirements, with no restrictions.
The hotel services are of the highest quality.
All receptions or parties of any kind feature sophisticated menus and exquisite preparations.
The sumptuous buffets are made up of our chefs’ choice cuisine, and are orchestrated by our staff in impeccable style.

The floral creations make these occasions, which take place in magical atmospheres, truly unforgettable.

For bridal couples wishing to make their wedding day even more intimate and romantic, we are able to organise a religious ceremony in the grounds, overlooking the sea.

Every event is exclusive and uniquely memorable.

The Villa’s owners, with their team and the entire staff (80 people in all) will plan ahead for your needs and fulfil your every wish, making arrangements with close attention to every tiniest detail to make you the absolute stars of an unforgettable occasion.
Top-quality service will be made available for every type of private or official reception, from the traditional wedding breakfast to the working lunch with buffet and refreshments outdoors, through to cocktails, dinners and parties.
Our team will assist with the flower arrangements, the choice of the background music during the reception, and the allocation of rooms to the guests, to your instructions.

The services we are able to offer include:
Honeymoon at the hotel with 10% discount during low and medium season;
Organisation of civil and religious ceremonies;
Organisation of religious ceremonies at the hotel;
Advice on your choice of church;
Transport from airport to hotel, church to hotel, and Italian mainland-Elba-mainland;
Private car park with security;
Car or boat hire.

The steps of the Villa lead to a lovely terrace full of flowers, complete with an elegant gazebo, perfect for receptions, cocktails, aperitifs or religious ceremonies.
The space under the colonnade, where our pianists play, is the focal point of the entire hotel and perfect for events of all kinds.
The Restaurant in the Grounds is the perfect setting for a romantic, glamorous candlelit dinner, or an impressive reception; or you may prefer an elegant dinner with barbecue by the pool, surrounded by immaculate gardens with the Villa in the background.
Evening events can also be organised around cocktails or a buffet in the grounds.
And why not cut the wedding cake on the terrace of the tavern, where you can dance until deep into the night?

Services available:
Fine table linen;
A selection of exquisite menus, including casher dishes;
Choice seasonal delicacies for the buffet;
Selection of fine champagnes and wines from our international cellar;
Special desserts and wedding cakes made by our specialists;
Themed flower arrangements;
Dance-floor can be laid in the garden;
Stringed musical instruments and three pianos, in the tavern by the sea, in the historic Villa and in the restaurant, are at your disposal.
Various entertainment styles and options: pianists, classical orchestras, jazz, DJs or bands, singer and organist for religious ceremonies.

Special room terms:

Discounts may be granted for guests and relatives depending on availability and by arrangement with Mr/Ms Di Mario.
The bridal couple will be offered a suite or special room, free of charge, for their wedding night, and will receive an invitation to another free overnight stay to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Special free services for the bridal couple on the day after their wedding:

A bottle of champagne;
An intimate breakfast served on the terrace of their room;
Tea or cocktails served in their room or the Villa Ottone bar;
Option of vacating their room later than usual;
A special gift for the bride.

The final preparations before the ceremony:

The ”Essentia” wellbeing centre is in the heart of the grounds, near the Technogym fitness centre.
With a hairdresser, beautician and qualified masseurs, the Centre offers guests the convenience of a tanning shower, six cabins, a Turkish bath, emotional showers and a relaxation area.
As well as specific oriental and Ayurvedic treatments, the Centre uses technology supplied by “Phytomer”, the company founded in Saint-Malo in 1971 which was the pioneer of seawater beauty care. Our wellbeing specialists have developed a series of regenerating treatment sequences that combine the benefits of water and steam baths with exclusive massages.

Photos and video reportage:
The wedding photos can be taken by our qualified photographer, against the backdrop of the splendid neoclassical Villa, in its lounges, on its majestic steps, in the grounds, or on the old steps leading to the beach.

Confirmation of availability space

We will be happy to confirm availability space at any time; to avoid disappointment, guests are advised to book months in advance.
All these services are provided with the greatest care and experience, specifically to your requirements and in any style you wish.

For more information about our services or to arrange an appointment, please contact us at
or +39 347 6229230

Villa Ottone still retains all the charm of an old country house.

Architectural period: mid 18th Century – Seaside location – Grounds of 2.5 hectares
Three lounges – Three outdoor restaurants – One air-conditioned indoor restaurant
Restaurants seat from 10 to 250, depending on the time of year.
Staff: 80 people
Other services available on request.