Top 5 Ultimate Lake Como Wedding Venues

When you think of a destination wedding fit for royalty, few places in the world can top the sophistication and beauty of Lake Como. Perfectly positioned in northern Italy sits a dream of natural beauty and architectural awe. A place where both visitors and Italians flock to for dramatic lake views, charming villages and a dose of the country’s most scenic and high-end resort areas. 

Couples searching for an elegant, jaw dropping and breathtakingly stunning wedding location, look no further than the legendary Lake Como. The endless amount of uniquely spectacular villas and hotels provides the perfect place to host your special day. 

That being said, we are sharing our top 5 favorite wedding venues on the lake for a guaranteed fairytale wedding.  

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Villa Pizzo

Nestled between evergreen hills and olive groves lives Villa Pizzo. Dating back to the fifteenth century, the estate comes with an interesting history in the original neoclassical style. Its true terracotta façade provides for a spectacularly Italian destination with endless panoramic views. Couples often opt to hold their ceremony on the lakeside terrace followed by dine and dancing into the night under the most beautiful overhead lights. The villa’s spectacular location coupled with historic culture makes for an absolute exquisite location to say, “I do.” 

Villa Erba

You may recognize this villa from Hollywood blockbusters such as Ocean’s Twelve and other star-studded moments. Sitting just before the Swiss boarder in Cernobbio, Villa Erba is among the top venues in the region. Often referred to as a nineteenth century jewel, the once holiday residence is home to ancient frescos, antique ceilings and the most exclusive VIP events. This is without a doubt a venue fit for a true red carpet wedding celebration. 

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Villa Balbiano

Perhaps the most well-known estate on the list is the quintessential Italian dream venue, sixteenth century, Villa Balbiano. The location remains the largest private residence on the lake in pristine décor from the main house to the independent villino. You will receive a fountain lined welcome accompanied with beautiful preserved statues covered in euphoric gardens. The famous Cyprus trees stand tall at its side framing the destination for a cinematic location. Heading toward the coastline for the incredible lake views, beautifully bold flowers line the venue between the intimate swimming pool and private dock. Couples planning on hosting their wedding at Villa Balbiano will have a number of incredible locations to choose from, inside and out. 

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo & Villa Sola Cabiati

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo embodies the ultimate first-class Como experience. Situated on the western side of the lake, guests enjoy not only the incredible lake scenery but an incredible view of the Grigne mountains. The hotel offers just about every amenity under the sun in addition to private beach access and not one but two Instagram famous pools- one of which floats on top of the lake itself. An exquisite royal interior and perfectly manicured grounds come together to create a romantic experience.

A five-minute boat ride down the lake will bring you to Villa Sola Cabiati. Breathtaking at first glance, the villa is engulfed in the decadent Belle Époque design. Exquisite halls, spacious suites, elaborate grounds and priceless artifacts will most certainly transport you back in time. If you are searching for a venue suspended in extravagance with all the conveniences of today, this villa might just be the winner.    

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Il Sereno & Villa Pliniana 

The star of the eastern shore is none other than Il Sereno. An elegant stay complete with its own private beach and front row dock access. Not to mention top tier hotel accommodations and incredible infinity pool with optimum lake views.  

Often called the “most luxurious on the lake,” Villa Pliniana is an exclusive, award-winning venue. Such a grand estate brings our most indulgent of wedding dreams come to life. From its endless top tier accommodations to glistening scenery this location is sure to provide an unforgettable wedding for everyone. 

Luxury on Lake Como

Deciding on the perfect venue is often the first piece in the wedding planning puzzle and can be overwhelming with protentional options. Starting with these five top spots will provide you with a glimpse into the best accommodations the region has to offer. These hotels and villas are suburb with every detail and have been proven to provide once in a lifetime celebrations for countless couples. Lake Como is the ultimate location for luxury weddings and beyond. 

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