When you say “I do,” you should feel like you’re on top of the world; at Hotel Villa Honegg, you practically are! Located high above sea level and overlooking beautiful Lake Lucerne and the patchwork of homes below, it’s not uncommon to literally get married standing above the clouds. This historic and intimate hotel is an incredible venue for an unforgettable celebration. Here’s what you need to know about having an amazing Hotel Villa Honegg wedding!
About The Villa Honegg Wedding Venue
Hotel Villa Honegg started long ago with a dream and a passion for the hotel industry. Carpenter Emil Durrer worked for his uncle in the hotel trade and became determined to build his own luxury hotel. He purchased 30,000 square meters of land in 1905, regarded to be the most beautiful property in the area at 914 meters (nearly 3,000 feet) above sea level. The intimate - yet grand - Hotel Honegg opened in 1906 with only 72 beds, welcoming guests from all around the world. During WW1, the hotel served as accommodations for injured soldiers.
After Emil died in 1923, his wife and children took over the operations of the hotel until they sold the property in 1977. However, a lack of funding drove the hotel to eventually close (though it was eventually used as a film set.) Then, new ownership took over in 2007, and Hotel Villa Honegg reopened to the public in 2011 for stunning weddings and vacations.
Today, this intimate boutique hotel has 23 beautiful rooms and suites decorated with natural materials for a calming, comfortable aesthetic. Their in-house restaurant serves world-class cuisine made from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. They’re also known for their exquisite wellness facilities, including a heated outdoor pool overlooking views of the mountains, Lake Lucerne, and the cloud-filled valley below.
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Villa Honegg offers a dream-like wedding setting for celebrating your happily ever after. With room for up to 60 guests, a wedding of over 40 people requires booking the entire hotel. Think of how amazing a full wedding weekend retreat would be, surrounded by all of your favorite people!
Say “I do” on a terrace overlooking Lake Lucerne and steep rolling hills of green. Decorated with shady trees and umbrellas, the terrace offers spectacular views and fresh mountain air for an amazing experience that you and your guests will remember forever. You can also exchange vows in the onsite chapel, an intimate and holy space with a charming, quaint exterior.
Enjoy cocktails overlooking the breathtaking views, and then enjoy a reception on an outdoor patio or in one of their indoor event spaces. You’ll enjoy an incredible meal prepared by their in-house culinary team and finish your celebration dancing the night away.
The terraces that line the exterior of Villa Honegg are perfect for wedding photos that take advantage of the surrounding views. The silver-blue Lake Lucerne and the peaks of the Alps are incredible backdrops for portraits that make you and your partner look like you’re on top of the world. Gardens, landscaping, and trees are great for photos with lots of greenery that feel fresh and rejuvenating. The famous exterior of the hotel is beautiful in pictures, too!
When you host your wedding at Villa Honegg, you’re celebrating your love story with the experience of a lifetime. Their planners will help you coordinate every detail, from menus to decor to entertainment, so you can enjoy the planning process. While you’re visiting, you can also take advantage of the incredible spa and onsite dining for a truly indulgent experience. Let Villa Honegg help you curate the celebration of your dreams so you can enjoy being present in every moment!
Villa Honegg Wedding
A Villa Honegg wedding gives you a birds-eye view of the world below and a secluded space to celebrate this next exciting phase of your life.
As your photographer, I’ll help you put every incredible view to good use and make sure you have photos so you can relive your wedding day again and again. So, reach out today to start the conversation about your day!
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