Weddings on Lake Como

Getting married on Lake Como

Elegance and style are a wedding at Lake Como

A huge favorite, especially amongst celebrities and VIPs all over the world, Lake Como is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious destinations for a wedding in Italy to experience the north-Italian lifestyle. Weddings in Lake Como? Just picture yourself looking out at the colors of the lake changing with every cloud passing, from one of the beautiful neo-classical villas sitting on the lakeside. Or sipping white wine at sunset, sailing on tranquil waters with that bit of luxury feeling.

So much more than lake views and fancy wedding villas in Lake Como. There are many wonderful venues in the local towns of Bellagio and Varenna like retreats and lovely restaurants, who will go the extra mile to accommodate your needs. A plentiful of great places within reach to take your guests to eat, host your rehearsal dinner or simply arrange small gatherings during your time here.

If you are looking for a super stylish venue for your big day, look no further. Lake Como is your best bet to host your exclusive event in any of the charming luxury wedding Villas.

Reasons why

5 reasons to have your wedding on Lake Como

The natural setting reminds you of those found in fairy tale books. Ideal for small, intimate weddings, Lake Como really has no limit to glamour

We can cater to all ideas, whether you want to elope in a big style, or you have a small party and want to keep it nice and cosy. And of course, our wedding planners team is an expert in welcoming large weddings on Lake Como too.

For those of you still undecided, here are five good reasons to make Lake Como your wedding destination in Italy.


Feel like a celebrity 

Nothing dreamier than getting married on the romantic set of a movie, or several movies, we should say. Yes, Lake Como has been also the setting in quite a number of films. 

Watching all those actors sipping their drinks, all dressed up and looking out at the gorgeous landscape around them, this could be you at your wedding on Lake Como shores.

Boat tours are fully customizable and offer countless possibilities including lavish boat parties and top-quality transportation on your Italian wedding day.

We always encourage our brides and grooms to go for a wedding in Lake Como in true Stile Italiano, slow-paced and full of class, like you can experience here at Lake Como.


Jet set lifestyle exclusive Lake Como weddings

Lake Como stands for luxury and Neo-classical style. It doesn't come as a surprise to know that the beauty of its elegant residences was once the source of inspiration for illustrious poets, musicians, and writers. All of this past glory turned the Lake into a matchless destination for extraordinary weddings, today.

Take the example of Villa del Balbianello. Its beauty isn't just limited to the 18th century mansion walls but stretches out to the famous garden and loggia from which you can get enviable shots of the Lake. It's not a coincidence that this location served as a movie set for 007 Casino Royale and Star Wars. 

Villa del Balbianello is of course one of our top-choice locations to host luxury weddings, but also cocktail parties, and stylish receptions.

Not far from here, another wedding villa stands proud in the territory of Tremezzo. Villa Carlotta is an example of neoclassical grandeur and is particularly special for the extended green area around it. Rhododendrons and azaleas top up the elegance of this gorgeous venue, where many civil weddings take place each year.

Two other important mentions are reserved for Villa Erba and Villa d'Este, both holding onto their past of religious residences and later homes to European nobility and other notorious names.


Outdoor and scenic natural setting

The charm of Lake Como is greatly connected to the silent presence of its rugged mountains. We are talking about the incredible peaks from the chain of the Alps offering such a peculiar backdrop at every season. 

A true amusement park for sports fans with spider-web trekking routes and many activities to fully appreciate the area. A wedding on the lake Como is not only about the marriage but also for the charming natural background you and your guests will experience.


Time for fun in the water

You may think Lake Como is mostly about luxury and slow living, but here is a preview of what our couples and their guests could experience during their stay. You can't imagine how many activities we have planned at our weddings on the Lake Como!

The Lake itself is the ideal setting for a morning spent kite surfing, sailing, and kayaking, but also diving and fishing are abundantly picked. This way you can fully take advantage of the calm, dark blue waters and the refreshing breeze.

And for the braves of heart, we can recommend activities like paragliding which have become increasingly common in recent years, and give people the thrill of seeing the surrounding area from above.


A hemline of pretty little towns to get married around Lake Como

Easily accessible with a short boat ride, the little towns and urban boroughs framing the banks of Lake Como are definitely a real treasure to venture into. Weddings in Italy are often planned in small treasure towns, and Lake Como gives you the same magnificent opportunity.

From the town of Bellagio - locally known as the Pearl of the Lake, filled with great options for an afternoon of quality shopping and tasting wines, to Varenna - a scenic fishermen village with colourful houses and many panoramic spots. Don't miss the chance to walk down the lakeside promenade called la passeggiata degli innamorati, the lover's walk. 

Passing by the village of Menaggio - another true gem sitting on the banks of the lake and offering a pictorial old town center and harbor, where you will spot locals and tourists enjoying a quiet walk, eating gelato or trying out wines.


Wine and Dine

In Italy, gastronomy is almost philosophy, it is pleasure and sociability. As a matter of fact, the importance of food, home cooking and eating together within the Italian culture has even been scientifically proven. The specialties of this unique frame of northern landscape are made of an eclectic mix of fish, plant and meat-based recipes. Lake Como's cuisine roots in a heritage of simple, honest cooking passed on mother to daughter, using fresh local produce and applying modern, inventive styling techniques on the plate.

Freshwater fish is the actual foundation of Lake Como's cooking books, skillfully enriched by delicious mountain and wild-farmed products. There are plenty of wedding menu ideas that Lake Como's cooking traditions can inspire you, especially with regards to main course dishes. Among the most ultra-chic selection, you will no doubt be mesmerised by their risotto. It looks good, it tastes great, and it's a very elegant serve on the tables. Fancy fish appetizers can be the grand opening to your reception and will leave your guests in absolute awe, from whitefish and perch filet to bleak and burbot. And don't forget to ask for the strong-flavored extra virgin olive oil which abundantly supplies the local niche market.

Expectedly so, wine-making is an ancient tradition also in this area. The Romans were in fact the first wine producers, later replaced by a more lucrative silkworm farming industry. The local wine makers saw no other option than to focus only on the selected vines guaranteeing a high quality production of the Terre Lariane bottles. Sipping on a good glass of wine, letting the lake breeze overwhelm you with a feeling of relaxation next to the person you love. This is how we envision romance for our happy couples in Lake Como.

RECOMMENDED WINES: Verdese Bianco, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon, Trebbiano, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Marzemino, Coratina, Schiava

Don't miss 

Missoltini (dry ray-finned fish), whitefish and perch fillet, alborelle, bottatrice, lake fried fish, polenta

The Arts

Art Lesson

The magnificent scenery of Lario, another name under which Lake Como is also known as, has charmed over the centuries, numerous artists and travelers. On the shores of the lake, painters, writers, and musicians from all over the world found creative ideas for their masterworks and at times, even patrons eager to support their art.

The soothing landscape of Lake Como and the tranquility of its renowned aristocratic dwellings created the perfect setting for a flourishing arts scene. A great example in the opera scene is owed to the Italian composers Rossini and Verdi, both greatly inspired in their famous representations by the wonderful symbiosis of the surrounding natural scenery that a wedding on Lake Como offers. 

On a more modern note, the proximity to the thriving cultural life of Milan, the fashion capital of the country and home to many renowned high-end designers such as Versace, Valentino, Armani, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana has a big power of attraction over other locations in the north. Only one hour train drive away, you can make a day trip and hit the famous fashion streets near the center to shop for the latest Italian outfits in vogue.

Famous artists inspired by the Lake

  • Alessandro Manzoni
  • Cosima Liszt, Richard Wagner's wife
  • Gioacchino Rossini
  • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Flaubert
VIP Weddings

Celebs who got hitched on Lake Como

Luxurious and VIP weddings on Lake Como have made the Lake a unique destination. Stars love Lake Como for the great privacy it can offer. Such was the tone of Hollywood personalities Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's wedding at Clooney's private villa, where a plentiful of celebrities had the chance to enjoy this splendid destination in total privacy.

Lake Como also offers the chance to design memorable events such as that of Mr Spotify, aka Daniel Ek's multi-day wedding with a series of planned events and activities, or fairytale memories such as John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's grandiose wedding. A crazy-long guest list, 3 fabulous bridal dresses, and a perfect setting for the most-seen wedding photoshoot made the Legend's day truly memorable. 

Are you planning your luxury and VIP wedding around Lake Como? Our team is ready to assist you with a super-professional and friendly mood.

Celebrities with a house on Lake Como

  • George Clooney
    movie star
  • Robert Pattison
    movie star
  • Richard Branson
    entrepeneur and founder of Virgin Group
What we do

How we make it work

Weddings on Lake Como are among the most exclusive events, we yearly plan as the wedding venues Lake Como offers are truly examples of Italian luxury and exclusive Villas. Having so many wonderful villas and elegant locations to choose from can make the decision really difficult. This is why we think that local expert advice is of the utmost importance to select the right venue. Above all we want to make sure all your needs are met, and your wishes realized. 

In the last 20 years, we have planned many incredible events in Lake Como and we have a thorough knowledge of the Lake District area, its regulations, and logistics so we really know what we are doing. Our biggest strength is probably the fact that we can be super meticulous with every detail of the planning, but we never give in to stress or frustration. We know it can be overwhelming for you, and that's why we're here.

We will walk by your side during this beautiful journey, from the choice of your venue and vendors to the operational phase on your big day.

On-site coordination is the main focus element of our planning service, ensuring everything will run smoothly. Don't forget, our mission is to give our international couples a wedding in the realest Stile Italiano.