Best wedding venues of Lake Como

Are you dreaming about a fairytale wedding in a fabulous Italian wedding destination? Dream big, anything is possible now, in one of the most desired Italian regions for weddings: Lake Como.

Villa del Balbianello

This world famous venue has been home to elite weddings, fashion shoots and has been the backdrop for films such as James Bond and Star Wars.

It is situated at the tip of a small wooded peninsula.

Couples and guests have the full impact of it’s grandeur as the only way to arrive at this villa is by boat . Villa Balbianello has unique lake views on all sides making it one of the most scenic wedding locations.

The glorious gardens and vistas make for a truly spectacular and unforgettable event.

Villa Balbiano

Situated on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa Balbiano is an awe-inspiring Italian jewel, an exceptional historical palazzo that once belonged to the famous Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, who built it at the end of 16th century and used it as his main residence. A century later, it was enlarged and embellished by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini who used the Villa to host a gallant and frivolous society where festivals, banquets and dances followed one another relentlessly. Since then each successive owner only added to the splendor of the villa. Nowadays, Villa Balbiano is the largest private residence on the lake, occupying over 2ha, with extensive sumptuous garden, which was distinguished by the British Society of Garden Designers, outdoor swimming pool, a private pier and a boathouse. Inside, its historic interiors have been filled with finest objets d’art and furniture of past centuries, sourced from Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Spectacular 17th century frescoes painted by the Recchi brothers and Agostino Silva still decorate the walls, untouched by time. With its illustrious past, an unparalleled mix of man-made and natural beauty, Villa Balbiano is one of the most glamorous locations on Lake Como.

Villa Bonomi

Facing Lake Como western cost, Villa Bonomi is an exclusive property. The unique pieces of furniture, just renovated, are the key elements of a perfect and comfortable stay for its guests. A stunning four-acre garden, designed by the most important Italian landscape designer Pietro Porcinai, offers an unforgettable view of Lario’s luxury residences.

Villa Pizzo

Villa Pizzo is a 17th century aristocratic dwelling built on the promontory

of the Gulf of Cernobbio. It is visible in its entirety only from lake

and it is renowned for its style and its breath-taking views.

The Villa is also an ideal location for exclusive and sophisticated weddings.

Villa Sola Cabiati

Villa Sola Cabiati is an artistic masterpiece that harks back to the hedonism of the Belle Époque. With elaborate halls boasting stuccoes and frescoes by renowned artists of the day, and priceless collections of tapestries, paintings, majolica and Chinese vases, this historic residence will transport you back to a time when extravagance knew no bounds.

The spirit of indulgence extends to the flowering Italian garden with direct views over the waters, the park bursting with scented trees, and the beautiful outdoor pool, making Villa Sola Cabiati the ideal place for reliving the decadent history of the Lake.

Villa Erba

Villa Erba exhibition and Convention Centre is a venue that can host any kind of exhibitions and events. Our consolidated competence, the functionality of our high-tech rooms, the artistic appeal of the Villa’s historical environment, and the unique setting of Lake Como, make Villa Erba SpA a consolidated reality in the international context, promoting business and knowledge at their highest level.

Villa Pliniana

Villa Pliniana was built in 1573 around the spring that carries the same name. The name “Pliniana” is inspired to the famous naturalists native of Como.  Through time other distinguished scientists, including Leonardo Da Vinci and Benedetto Giovio, studied the spring as well. The construction of the villa is due to the will of Count Giovanni Anguissola, governor of Como, whom decided to transform the spring and the surrounding land in a place of delight. Through the centuries the villa went through alternated periods of great splendor and abandonment. The Visconti, the Canarisi and the Belgiojoso are among families who contributed to the splendor époques of the Villa. Many famous guests over the years visited the Pliniana: among them the poet Percy Shelley, who left a wonderful description of the villa, Gioacchino Rossini who composed Tancredi in the villa itself , Napoleon whom “is said” to have played on the still existing billiard, Antonio Fogazzaro who adopted the villa as the set of his novel Malombra, later transformed by Mario Soldati into an homonymous movie in 1942 set in the villa itself. The villa has been visited by many famous writers (Byron, Foscolo, Berchet, Stendhal) musicians (Liszt and Bellini), scientists (Volta, Spallanzani and Ghezzi) and monarchs Joseph II of Austria and Margherita of Savoy. After a long and meticulous restoration work, today the villa has been returned to its former splendor.

Villa d'Este

Overlooking one of the most romantic lakes in the world, Lake Como, Villa d’Este is surrounded by a wonderful 10-hectare private park. The rooms and suites, overlooking the lake or the park, are divided into two buildings: the Cardinal Building and the Queen’s Pavilion. Windows and terraces overlooking the lake, with exceptional views of the marina and boats quietly returning to shore in the evening. Are you ready to immerse yourself in this dream scenario?

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