Updated: Apr 30
Located in Northern Italy, Lake Como is a secluded gem, infamous for being a destination where many celebrities go to unwind and dine in the setting of lush greenery and clear lake views. It houses some of the world's most stunning venues with incredible backdrops, making it one of our favorite destination wedding locations.
What makes this region extra attractive for a destination celebration are all the surrounding small towns ready to be explored. Grab your guests and catch a water taxi or the train for a day excursion. A few on our list include Como, Bellagio, Verena, and Tremezzina. Additionally, many of the properties have onsite spas and beautiful pools, so it'll allow your guests to fully enjoy their getaway.
While the Lake Como region had a long list of available venues, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites below, breaking them up in to two parts. Part 1 is all about grand celebrations and Part 2 explores micro wedding celebration spaces:
If you're envisioning an outdoor wedding, one of the most glamorous venues located on the west side of Lake Como is Villa Balbiano. Host an outdoor cocktail hour and dance under Lake Como’s moonlight, all while surrounded by an extensive garden that has been distinguished by the British Society of Garden Designers. Located right on the water, this venue makes appearances in Harper's Bazaar and Vogue US, and we understand why.
In the heart of Lake Como, Villa Sola Cabiati is not afraid of lavish luxury. Their halls are decorated with renowned priceless artifacts from all over the world and their award winning spa is n oasis within an oasis! During your stay, enjoy a short sail on the Battelo to neighboring towns to tour art galleries and historic churches.
For our couples with large families this venue offers the perfect accommodations to allow the adults to have some fun too! Being one of the most family friendly hotels in Lake Como, they offer childcare services for the entirety of the stay. Grab your photographer and explore the many hidden romantic niches. Finish your photoshoot at their rooftop terrace to get a full view of Lake Como!
Villa Pliniana offers modern luxury. With a ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 people, and 18 suites that can sleep 40, it makes for the perfect private wedding celebration. The location is set on the rocks, with Lake Como springs included! The villa itself has 4 separate houses, each with ts own view of the lake. The property has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and will literally make your jaw drop.
Between the perfectly manicured gardens, the privacy of each venue, and the overall hospitality of the region, Lake Como is quite the destination. This northern region is the perfect mix of tall trees, luscious gardens, and infinity pools. If you’re considering a 2022 celebration, exploring this region as a possible event location, or want to discuss other destination options, shoot us a note and we’ll be happy to share our knowledge with you.
Join us for part 2 of Lake Como, where we explore venues perfect for micro celebrations.