10 Best Wedding Venues for a Lake Como Wedding


Are you planning to have a Lake Como wedding and want to find the perfect venue? You’re not the only one – many couples from all over the world have chosen Lake Como for their wedding ceremonies and we can totally see why! This blog post is here to help you make the most of your day and ensure it goes off without a hitch.

As wedding photographers we’re always centered on real emotions and happy moments, but of course we know that a beautiful scenery can be really important for your wedding day in Italy…so here’s some of our fav venues in the area!

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Villa Balbiano

If you’re looking for something luxurious, stop here! Villa Balbiano is a prestigious ancient Villa located in Ossuccio: it has a magnificent garden, a lake/mountain view, a marvelous suites for you and your guest. It’s perfect for every type of wedding, from a glamorous one to an intimate elopement.

Villa Regina Teodolinda

Villa Regina Tedolinda is a stunning wedding venue located in Laglio, a small village of Lake Como. This is maybe our fav venue: it’s small, right on the lake side, with an authentic Italian vibe. The villa can accommodate small weddings, up to 100 guests, and have 6 bedrooms. Perfect also for intimate weddings (25-50 guests).

Hotel Villa Cipressi

Villa Cipressi is a historic hotel and wedding venue located on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, in the typical village of Varenna. It has a lush Botanic Garden, perfect for your ceremonies and aperitifs, and three outside terraces with lake view.

Villa d’Este

Villa d’Este is a luxury hotel located in the village of Cernobbio. The hotel has a large garden with panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The hotel has several venues that are suitable for weddings, including a ballroom and a terrace. The hotel can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Villa Pizzo

Villa Pizzo is a beautiful villa located on the banks of Lake Como. The villa has a large garden with panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The villa has several venues that are suitable for weddings, including a ballroom and a terrace. The villa can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Villa Passalacqua

Passalacqua is really, really unique! It has an enormous garden, with 3 main ancient buildings: the Villa, the Palazz, the Casa al Lago. They’re all different, and all beautiful at the same time: the Villa has many different rooms and an 18th century style, the Palazz is just behind the villa, with a lot of privacy and romance, and the Casa sul Lago is a dream for everyone who wants to relax and chill looking towards the lake and the mountain. You can choose where to stay depending on your personality, and whether you choose it will be a fantastic location for your wedding in Italy!

Il Sereno

If you’re looking for something with a more modern vibe, Il Sereno is the right choice for you! This hotel is perfect for small weddings: it has terraces on the lake, modern glass/wood rooms, a wine cellar and an exquisite restaurant. For larger weddings you can also check its sister property Villa Pliniana, an ancient villa with a lot of charm.

Villa Meraviglia

If you’re looking for something more intimate, take a look at this private villa! It can accommodate a max of 14 people, and you can have an intimate ceremony in its garden, followed by a private dinner in the house.If you’re planning to stay inside (or if you want to have a strong plan B) it can host up to a maximum of 40 guests.

Laurium B&B

Something completely different from the rest: a small bed and breakfast with a stunning view and modern features. You should check the availability with the owners, but it would be absolutely perfect for an elopement just the two of you! And if you’re thinking to elope in Italy but you’re not sure yet, you can read this article to have some more good reasons to do it!

Villa La Cassinella

One of the world’s finest and most exclusive retreats, Villa La Cassinella can accommodate up to 17 guests and it has a maximum capacity of 25 guests for your wedding day. Just beautiful!

We mean, come on – imagine your wedding night with this vibe and this view (pictured below). Absolutely gorgeous, are we right?

View from above of an ancient village of lake como, perfect for a destinatoin wedding.
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If you’re considering getting married at Lake Como, here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your big day.

Step 1 – Planning Your Lake Como Wedding: Logistics

First and foremost, it’s important to consider the logistics of getting married in a foreign country (we wrote some practical info here). You can decide if you want to have a symbolic ceremony, or if you want to get a license in Italy: it’s up to you. It’s also a good idea to hire a wedding planner who is familiar with the local regulations and can help you navigate the process.

Step 2 – For Planning Your Lake Como Wedding: Your Wedding Venue

Next, you’ll need to decide on a venue for your ceremony and reception. When choosing your wedding venue on Lake Como, consider the capacity, the position, the indoor and outdoor spaces (yes, it’s good to have a strong plan B), but above all, follow your heart and choose something that makes you fall in love.

Step 3 – For Planning Your Lake Como Wedding: Get Your Photographer

Ok, you have your date, your venue… it’s time to go on with all the other vendors. This includes choosing a wedding gown and attire for the rest of the wedding party, selecting a florist and decor, and hiring a photographer and videographer to capture the day. You’ll also need to decide on a menu and hire a caterer, as well as choose a DJ or live band for the reception.

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Step 4 – For Planning Your Lake Como Wedding: Book Your Stay

You can stay either on your wedding venue, or in a close apartment or Airbnb if you want to save money. Our tip is to consider to sleep on the same spot of your wedding day at least the night before and after the big day, so you can relax and enjoy the day at your best.

Step 5 – For Planning Your Lake Como Wedding: Plan B

As you start to finalize your plans, don’t forget to consider the weather in Lake Como. The best months for having a wedding in Lake Como are April-May and September-October: it’s not too hot, and not too cold. But of course it’s impossible to predict when it will rain, so choose a place that can accommodate all of your guests inside in case of a plan B.


Villa Carlotta garden in A lAKE cOMO WEDDING
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No matter which venue you choose, Lake Como is a beautiful and romantic location for a wedding. The region is known for its delicious cuisine, so be sure to incorporate some local flavors into your wedding menu. You can also hire a local musician or band to provide entertainment for your wedding reception

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