When we think of a dreamlike place that has everything to offer luxury destination weddings, we think of Lake Como, Italy. Lake Como (or Lago di Como as the Italian say) is the 3rd largest lake in Italy; with its beautiful luxurious wedding venues, its delicious cuisine and breathtaking views and landscapes, Lake Como is one of the world's top luxury wedding destinations.
When visiting Lake Como you will be amazed by its fantastic hillsides and shorelines, not to mention the mesmerizing wedding venues - from historical villas to amazing restaurants, Lake Como has it all.
No wonder that many Hollywood movies were shot at Lake Como such as “007 Cassino Royale”, “Ocean’s Twelve”, “Murder Mystery” and even “Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones”. Many celebrities have also chosen Lake Como as their wedding destination, Chrissy Teigen and John Legen got married at Villa Pizzo, while Laura Smith and James Farmer got married at Villa Del Balbianello on Lake Como. Other celebrities, such as George and Amal Clooney, have properties on Lake Como and often spend their summer days in this charming place.
Lake Como is absolutely the spot with the most legendary Italian villas that are now open for hosting spectacular weddings and special events. Below is a list of the top villas in Lake Como which could be rented out for destination weddings.
It is without a doubt one of the most luxurious and prestigious wedding venue in Lake Como. The setting is flawless and delightful to the eyes: Manicured trees and shrubs cascading towards the blue waters of Lago di Como, terraces, flowerbeds, a splendid staircase, an old church and loggias.
The Villa del Balbianello is a villa in the comune of Lenno, Italy, overlooking Lake Como.
The complex consists of a structure of two splendid buildings, surrounded by fantastic gardens. The villa was the set of many famous films, including “A month to the Lake” and “James Bond: Casino Royale”. George Lucas decided to set “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones”, too.
An exclusive property with immense botanical gardens located in the chic neighborhood of Cernobbio in Lake Como. Villa Erba has hosted some of the most exclusive events in the world (Hollywood movie Ocean’s Twelve was shot there).
The heart of the Villa is a cathedral hall, surrounded by dramatic stone balconies. With its ancient frescoes, its ornate ceilings and lavish interior; it certainly provides the perfect set for a luxury wedding. If you are looking for a great location, customizable in terms of style, capacity and creativity, you will find a variety of spaces: the Convention Centre Le Serre, the Villa, the centuries-old Park and the Galoppatoio (Horse track).
Villa d'Este is an opulent hotel overlooking Lake Como. Lushly landscaped gardens (25 acres), breathtaking views, award-winning cuisine, best in class service and luxurious rooms make Villa d’Este the premier setting for the most memorable day of your life.
Villa d’Este is considered one of the most beautiful architectural works of the 16th century. It is surrounded by a private park with centennial plants where you can admire the Nympheum by Pellegrino Pellegrini, the Hercules Fountain and the Telemachus Statue. In its halls you can admire fascinating works of art including some from the French school, others from the Canova school and decorations by Andrea Appiani.
Villa Pizzo, was built between charming villages of Cernobbio and Moltrasio. On July 9, 1435, Giovanni Muggiasca, a merchant of Como, acquired a vast land that was rich in vineyards and olive groves, not far from town, stretching from the shore of the lake till the peak of the hills, crossing Via Regina, the main road serving the entire Lake Como. Its pink and sun-bleached peach facade make it one of the prettiest villas in the area. This is why Hollywood's couple, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, chose Villa Pizzo for their dream wedding.
Villa Sola Cabiati is all about art and architecture. Experience the magic of the Lake in the opulent style that has enchanted the most illustrious global travelers for over three centuries. 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. It is famous for being one of the most stunning villas in Lake Como.
A stunning 16th century Italian Palazzo set on 18 waterfront acres on Lake Como. The private estate features 18 bedrooms, a private boat dock, helicopter landing pad, a spa, vast gardens and Sereno Hotels services.
The team at Villa Pliniana caters for your entire stay, from setup to clean up. Professionally trained waiters, chefs and support staff ensure your Lake Como event passes with effortless bliss. The Villa is comprised of individual buildings, each boasting breathtaking, classical architecture, sure to provide you with the most unforgettable setting for a wedding ceremony, aperitivo and reception dining experience.