Top Wedding Venues on Lake Garda
Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) is in the North West of Italy and its shores are in the regions of Veneto (on its East and South East Coast), Trentino Alto Adige (North East) and Lombardia (West/South West). The closest big cities to Lake Garda are Venice, Verona and Milan.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, located in the North and embracing 3 regions: Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige. It is 370 km2 wide and offers different landscape architecture, depending on the mountains in the North and the hills in the South.
The town of Salò is the jewel in the crown of Lake Garda. Set on a magnificent sweeping bay, this medieval town became a haven of elegance when it flourished under the Venetians. The new stylish marina and beautiful lakeside promenade, which runs along the whole length of the town, make it the perfect place for an elegant Italian destination wedding.
Inside the lake 5 small islands lay: the biggest one is the Isola del Garda followed by Isola di S. Biagio, also called Isola dei Conigli, The smallest islands are near the town of Malcesine, on the east side of the lake.
Lake Garda is a popular holiday location and has recently become even more popular as a wedding destination. It is a beautiful location for weddings with stunning views and a variety of venues to choose from.
Here are a few of the top wedding venues on Lake Garda that you must consider:
Castello di Malcesine
A place rich in history and charm, this is undoubtedly the Scaligero Castle of Malcesine, located on the Venetian shore of Lake Garda.
Built by the Lombards in the first half of the millennium, it was then destroyed and occupied several times, until in 1902 it was declared a National Monument.
Civil and symbolic weddings can be celebrated in the so-called "Rivellino", a raised courtyard from which you can admire the whole lake.
Malcesine Castle is filled with history and romance and is located on a pretty port area of Lake Garda. The venue is licensed and can host up to 70 guests inside, and 99 outside.
Castello di Lonato
This medieval castle is located on a hill overlooking Lake Garda and offers a unique and romantic setting for a wedding.
It has a large terrace and gardens for the ceremony, as well as several indoor spaces for the wedding reception.
Dogana Veneta is a prestigious historic building located in the heart of Lazise, one of the prettiest spots on the lake.
The interiors feel contemporary yet in keeping with the old nature of the building, and it can host between 40 to 200 guests.
Arrive by boat to your wedding ceremony and enjoy a reception on the lake view terrace. There’s also plenty of accommodation nearby for your guests to stay in.
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Hotel Villa Cortine Palace
This luxurious hotel is located on the shores of Lake Garda and offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings, including a beautiful garden with views of the lake.
Surrounded by luscious greenery, Villa Cortine is an elegant and decadent 5 star Italian hotel that was created in the 1800s when Baron Von Koseritz purchased a large 5 hectare park and commissioned the construction.
The ancient and prestigious residence offers the experience of a tailor-made event. A unique location, characterized by a luxuriant secular park surrounded by the lake, where hospitality, suggestive atmosphere and the fascinating panoramas reign supreme.
The hotel can host between 80 to 180 guests, with 54 rooms on site and a lovely swimming pool.
Isola Del Garda
A beautiful neo-gothic villa, designed by the architect Luigi Rovelli in the early twentieth century set on an island that can only be reached by boat.
It is situated within majestic natural parkland and formal gardens. You can host your wedding within the Loggia with 18th century frescoes, and or on the open terrace that directly overlooks the lake.The venue can host up to 100 guests with premium catering services.
Isola Del Garda also has a gorgeous Tuscan greenhouse in the heart of the natural park surrounded by greenery, making it a lovely spot to host your reception.
Torre San Marco
A luxury venue located on the lakeside in Gardone Riviera, Torre San Marco is an intimate and romantic venue that can hold up to 1500 people.
You can host your wedding right on the lake and enjoy all the rooms the venue has to offer, including a piano bar, elegant restaurant, winery and beautiful gardens.
You also have the option of hosting your reception either indoors or outdoors.
Hotel Villa del Sogno
This stunning villa is located on the shores of Lake Garda and offers panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. It is set in beautiful green grounds which slope down towards the lakeside. Hotel Villa del Sogno offers charm,excellent services and spectacular views across Lake Garda.
It has a large outdoor terrace and gardens that are perfect for a wedding ceremony and reception.
Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli
This grand historic villa is located on the shores of Lake Garda and offers a range of indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings, including a beautiful terrace with panoramic views of the lake.
Villa Arcadio has lovely views of both the lake and countryside and is surrounded by lush greenery and olive groves.
Inside the ancient monastery, the interiors are a refined mix of old and new and form a really sophisticated backdrop to your wedding.
The venue can host up to 80 guests and you can have a symbolic ceremony either in the gardens or on the glass covered terrace. The venue can also sleep up to 40 guests, who will be able to take advantage of the beautiful pool overlooking the lake.
These are just a few examples of the many wonderful wedding venues located at Lake Garda. No matter which venue you choose, you're sure to have a beautiful and memorable wedding in this stunning location.