the best places to get married

The best location for your wedding in Italy? Lake Como, of course! Through this guide, you will discover some of the best places for your wedding in Lake Como.

The magic light of the lake, the gorgeous villas, and the charming atmosphere will turn your special day into an unforgettable experience. So, keep reading and get ready to learn something about the best venues for your Lake Como wedding!

Villa Monastero Pax

Wedding in Villa Monastero Pax, Lenno (Tremezzina)
Wedding in Villa Monastero Pax (picture:

Villa Monastero Pax is a historic wedding venue, which dates back to the 18th century. The villa is located in Lenno (a hamlet of Tremezzina), on the western shore of Lake Como.

Over the centuries, Villa Monastero Pax had been the center of social and economic life of the village; nowadays, the site is one of the favorite Lake Como wedding venues, and offers a beautiful setting for photo shoots and fashion shows, which makes it the perfect place to welcome your guests in style!

The villa also hosts a huge park and several lake viewpoints: from the garden terrace with direct access to the lake, to the amazing lookout point… everything will be just like in a dream. 

Villa Monastero Pax provides many services that will make your wedding day perfect, such as reception, flower decorations, photographers, music entertainment and reservation in local hotels or B&B. Moreover, you can rent a boat for a romantic tour of Lake Como, or relax at the spa situated inside the villa.

Villa Balbianello

Wedding at Villa Balbianello, Lake Como
Wedding at Villa Balbianello

If you want to organize a memorable Lake Como wedding, a great option is definitely Villa Balbianello, one of the most popular wedding venues because of its unique position: the villa is located at the tip of a small and wooded peninsula which is part of Tremezzina.

Villa Balbianello is not just a simple place to get married in Lake Como; it is also the setting for many fashion shoots and international movies, such as Casino Royale and Star Wars, episode II: Attack of the Clones.

The breathless frescoes on the walls, together with the charming gardens and the imposing entrance, are only some of the treasures that make Villa Balbianello one of the most prestigious wedding venues.

Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo, Lake Como
Villa Carlotta, Tremezzo

Let me spend a few words for another gem of Lake Como: Villa Carlotta, in Tremezzo.

This historic building was a wedding gift from Princess Marianne of the Netherlands to her daughter, Princess Charlotte Frederica of Prussia. Nestled between lake and mountains, Villa Carlotta is another great choice for Lake Como weddings.

Setting your wedding in Villa Carlotta means traveling through time and space, and going back to the charming atmosphere of belle époque.

Surrounded by a wide botanical garden full of ancient trees, palms, rhododendrons, azaleas, and many other plants, Villa Carlotta gives its best in springtime, during the blossom period.

Villa d'Este

Villa d'Este, Cernobbio
Villa d'Este, Cernobbio

Another fantastic wedding venue is Villa D’Este, which is situated in Cernobbio. Villa d’Este is an imposing Renaissance building, and has always welcomed political leaders, VIPs and wealthy people.

Nowadays, Villa d’Este is a luxury hotel that offers over 152 rooms and is a prestigious venue for your wedding in Lake Como.

Thanks to its fairytale gardens, Villa d’Este is one of the most beautiful settings for your wedding photo shoots and, after the ceremony, you and your guests can relax at the spa located inside the villa.

If you want to admire the lake, you will be happy to know that Villa d’Este offers large terraces, windows and balconies.

Villa Erba

Interiors of Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Lake Como
Interiors of Villa Erba

Villa Erba is another classy villa, which dates back to the 19th century.

Located in Cernobbio, not much far from Villa d’Este, Villa Erba is characterized by Mannerist features, and is surrounded by a huge garden (rich in exotic trees and several species of plants) where you and your guests will have the chance to take a relaxing walk after the party.

Villa Erba was the summer residence of the Italian director and screenwriter Luchino Visconti. By visiting the interior of the villa, you will have the opportunity to see the breathtaking frescoes and dancing halls that you may have seen in The Leopard (Il Gattopardo). 

The villa was also the setting for many movies and TV spots. You probably have seen it in Ocean’s TwelveThe Leopard, or in the music video “Cool” by Gwen Stefani.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Blythe

    hello, i was just wondering how much it would cost to have a wedding here at villa balbianello. thank you.

    1. Alessandro – Lake Como Travel

      Hello Blythe, I don’t know because I do not plan weddings at Villa Balbianello, I’ve just collected information about it 🙂

    2. Rebecca

      Depends on your guest size and day or the week, but starting at approx €6,000 for an elopement ceremony (2-10 p) up to €100,000 for full day rental with 150+ people.

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