Lake Como is the spot with the most legendary Italian villas that are perfect for destination weddings from around the world. Lake Como is located in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region. It is an upscale resort area known for its beautiful scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps.
The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with 3 slender branches that meet at the charming resort town of Bellagio. At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture, and marvelous villas that can be rented for destination weddings.
No wonder that many Hollywood movies were filmed at Lake Como such as “007 Casino Royale”, “Ocean’s Twelve”, “Murder Mystery” and even “Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones”.
Here is a list of some of the best villas at Lake Como which could be rented out for destination weddings.
Villa Balbianello is one of the most luxurious and prestigious wedding venues in Lake Como. The setting is magnificent: trimmed trees and shrubs cascading towards the blue waters of Lago di Como, terraces, flowerbeds, a splendid staircase, and an old church perfect for a wedding ceremony.
The 18th century mansion consists of a structure of 2 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”.
Villa d’Este is considered to be one of the most beautiful architectural works of the 16th century. It is an opulent hotel overlooking Lake Como with lushly landscaped gardens (covering 25 acres), breathtaking views, award-winning cuisine and luxurious rooms make Villa d’Este the premier venue for the most memorable day of your life.
In Villa d’Este’s halls you can admire fascinating works of art including some from the French school, others from the Canova school and decorations by Andrea Appiani.
An exclusive property with immense botanical gardens located in the chic neighborhood of Cernobbio. Villa Erba has hosted some of the most exclusive weddings and events in the world.
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 at Villa Erba.