The (exhaustive) list of the best places to get married in Lake Como
If you are feeling torn between destinations, Lake Como in Italy will win your heart. Who never dreamed of a fairy tale wedding venue for the big day? Good, because we are proud to say that one of the best places to get married is indisputably Lake Como.
From Chrissy Teigen and John Legend who tied the knot at Villa Pizzo, to Emily Blunt and John Krasinski who celebrated their nuptials at George Clooney’s house on Lake Como – only that-, the region continues to attract lovers from all around the world.
We have made a selection especially for you of the best places and wedding palaces to get married in Lake Como.
Villa d’Este is considered to be one of Lake Como’s finest gems. It is known for hosting events and summits of international scope, notably the Concorso d’Eleganza for classic cars, welcomes as well as wedding ceremonies.
The prestigious villa has a capacity of 250 guests, allows both indoor and outdoor dinners, has boat access, and allows accommodation.
Villa La Cassinella
Villa La Cassinella located in Lenno shares the Punto di Lavedo together with the famous Villa Balbianello. The luxury villa on the left bank of Lake Como offers breath-taking views and comes with a heated pool, tailored concierge, floodlit tennis court as well as helicopter transfer service from Milan’s airports.
The early 1920s villa offers room for up to 50 guests and sleeps up to 17 guests, allows both indoor and outdoor dinners, and has a private pier.
Villa Sola Cabiati
Villa Sola Cabiati, also called Villa La Quiete, has been built in the 18th century and has kept all its charm ever since as it is considered to be one of the pearls of Lake Como. With a terrace overlooking the bay, Villa Sola Cabiati has Baroque style decorated exterior while it retained a Neoclassical interior style decor. It is now the top exclusive accommodation offered by the iconic Grand Hotel Tremezzo, which is only at a 5-minute boat or car ride away from the villa.
The majestic Lake Como’s wedding venue offers accommodation, and can hold up to 130 guests and has boat access as well.
Located in one of our favorite places in Lake Como, Varenna, Villa Cipressi is a Renaissance-style residence established in the 15th. Its current Neoclassical appearance goes back to 1964 and after being the ultimate summer lake villa for many Italian nobles, it runs today as a hotel.
Villa Cipressi’s reception capacity is up to 120 guests and offers boat access as well as accommodation.
The legend says that there has been a villa on this spot as far back as Roman times, which gives Villa Serbelloni a rich and interesting history. The beautiful wedding venue in Bellagio also serves as a 5-star hotel. It enjoys an exceptional view over the lake with a looking out onto both Varenna and Tremezzo.
The stunning villa’s scenery offers an event capacity of 240 guests as well as 95 rooms accommodation.
Although it is impossible to catch the stunning 16th century Villa Pliniana from the road, it offers a complete other scenery from the other bank of Lake Como. Operating today as a 5-star hotel, part of Il Sereno, and as a wedding venue. Surrounded only by rocks and vegetation, Villa Pliniana is definitely one of the best places where to get married in Lake Como.
The villa can welcome up to 500 guests and allows accommodation, as well as a private boat dock.
Also known under the name Palazzo Moltrasio, Villa Passalacqua is actually one of the largest villas of Lake Como and also one of the most prestigious. Since its edification in the 17th century, it has seen many important figures stay within its walls such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, and Vincenzo Bellini. The outside architecture of Villa Passalacqua remains simple and symmetric meanwhile the interior enjoys a rich decoration of magnificent neoclassical paintings made by artists Albertolli and Appiani.
The wedding venue can welcome up to 250 guests and offers a private boat dock and 13 rooms for accommodation.
This Italian artistic masterpiece with almost three acres of garden is situated on the western shoreline in the prestigious Tremezzina area and is completely lakeside. The impressive gardens of Villa Balbiano overlooking Lake Como let speechless any person who visits it, not to mention the breathtaking frescoes in its interior ceilings and walls.
The 16th century Villa Balbiano offers accommodation for up to 12 guests and can hold an event of up to 200 guests. The wedding venue also has its private pier.
Villa Regina Teodolinda
Villa Regina Teolinda stands out by its romantic aspects which makes it a perfect wedding venue on Lake Como. The poetic Italian villa allows up to 80 guests, offers 6 suites, a private concierge, and pier.
If you are looking for a charming and cozy atmosphere, Villa Regina Teodolinda is without contest one of the best places to get married.
Villa del Grumello
A historical mansion sitting in a magnificent park overlooking Lake Como, this is the magical setting that you can find at Villa del Grumello.
The wedding venue is a stop along the Kilometre of Knowledge (Chilometro della Conoscenza), which is a kilometer long path starting from Villa Olmo and ending at Villa Sucota.
Villa del Grumello offers a contemporary and elegant wedding palace with an almost total white interior with Renaissance ornament: an exceptional property that allies classicism and modernity.
The villa allows up to 150 guests and comes with a private pier, however, it does not allow accommodation.
Villa Erba, a former nunnery from the 11th century that turned into a prestigious summer lake villa during 1816. The former owners and grandparents of the Italian cinema director Luchino Visconti have made what the magical villa is today: frescoes, sculptures, and nature are everywhere.
Wondering if you have ever seen this place somewhere? Nespresso, George Clooney, and Jean Dujardin got your answer. Not only, but the Hollywood movie Ocean’s Twelve was also shot at Villa Erba.
The wedding venue in Lake Como does not offer accommodation, nevertheless, it allows up to 210 guests and is accessible by boat.
Located between the charming villages of Cernobbio and Moltrasio, immediately east of Villa d’Este, Villa Pizzo of Neoclassical architecture gives an exclusive refuge for whoever is seeking peace in Lake Como.
If one word would perfectly describe Villa Pizzo, it would be “aristocratic”. The classy wedding venue boasts one of the longest lakeside gardens of English style, framing a spectacular view over the lake and mountains.
Capacity for this villa is set at up to 200 guests but no accommodation, and also offers a private dock.
Villa del Balbianello
Not to confuse with Villa Balbiano, Villa Balbianello sits peacefully on a wooded peninsula and serves not only as a wedding venue but also as a museum in tribute to its former owner the mountain climber and explorer Guido Monzino.
It is indeed inconceivable to not include Villa Balbianello, which is also a famous filming location that notably hosted the James Bond: Casino Royale and Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones.
Its magical gardens offer a speechless all-around view on Lake Como. The capacity is up to 150 guests, doesn’t allow accommodation, and offers a private pier.
A villa with the name of a princess can only allow a royal wedding. An elegant composition of nature, art, and architecture define Villa Carlotta, which is also one of the most touristic villas of Lake Como.
The exceptional property has one of the most beautiful views from its main patio over its botanical gardens and the lake. Initially from Princess Marianna of Nassau to her daughter Carlotta, the palazzo was meant to be a wedding venue.
The villa has boat access and allows a capacity of up to 100 guests, accommodation is unfortunately not possible.
Villa Trivulzio is another princess villa, taking its name from princess Ippolita Trivulzio, which has been built in the 16th century following a Neoclassical architecture style. The magical large and framed gardens offer a refined and elegant scenery for any outdoor wedding. Its chambers, on the other hand, which overlook one of the most evocative gardens of Brianza, are the ideal location for refined and exclusive wedding feasts.
The poetic villa has room for up to 240 guests, however, accommodation is not possible.