Destination Wedding Venues: Lake Como

BY Rohma Theunissen / Oct 24 2019 / 15:02 PM

The Northern Italian lake provides the perfect romantic backdrop for weddings...

Destination Wedding Venues: Lake Como

Situated in the Italian lake district is one of the world’s most romantic wedding destinations: Lake Como. Just an hour away from Milan, the lake has long been a holiday destination for Milanese aristocracy who were drawn to the dramatic scenery of the tranquil lake set against the foothills of the Alps. The glamourous lake continues to remain a firm favourite amongst the rich and the famous, and of recent, has become one of the most sought-after wedding destinations in the world.

With its year-round temperate climate, breath-taking views and delicious cuisine, Lake Como simply had to be the first destination we looked into in our Destination Wedding Venues series. With an abundance of historic villas and luxury hotels set upon the lake, finding the perfect location for your wedding can be tricky. Which is why Harper’s BAZAAR Arabia has worked to round up the best villas and hotels for your dream destination wedding at Lake Como where you can host your ceremony, reception and party all at once.


Villa del Balbianello


Situated on its own island, Villa del Balbianello is the most exclusive wedding destination on Lake Como featuring 360 degrees of breathtaking lake views. The romantic villa played host to Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone’s wedding and has been featured in Hollywood movies James Bond: Casino Royale and Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones.

Capacity: 150 guests
Boat Access: Yes
Accomodation: No


Villa D’Este

This 5 star hotel is considered by many to be one of Italy’s finest. Located on the shore of Lake Como, the historic villa is the embodiment of grandeur, with majestic fountains and sprawling gardens that are reminiscent of Lake Como’s aristocratic roots. Villa Este was the venue chosen by Isha Ambani for her high-profile engagement.

Capacity: 250 guests
Boat Access: Yes
Accomodation: Yes


Villa Pizzo


With one of the longest lakeside gardens around, Villa Pizzo is considered to be one of the prettiest villas on Lake Como. Featuring amazing views and lots of little surprises, this historic villa is perfect for a large wedding and played host to Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend’s wedding.

Capacity: 200 guests
Boat Access: Yes
Accomodation: No


Villa Regina Teodolinda


Located in the rustic town of Laglio, Villa Regina Teodolinda is located a mere kilometre away from Villa Oleandra, the Clooney’s famous Lake Como home. Situated right on the lake, Villa Regina Teodolinda features tiered, manicured gardens and a luxury boutique hotel that you and your family can rent out for the days leading up to your wedding for total privacy.

Capacity: 80 guests
Boat Access: Yes
Accomodation: Yes


Mandarin Oriental


This 5 star hotel chain needs little introduction and its Lake Como location is probably the chicest of all. The Mandarin Oriental Lake Como delivers luxurious, scenic wedding venue options on its grounds including a greenhouse, an amphitheatre and a lawn so that you can customize your wedding in anyway you want.

Capacity: 50-150 guests
Boat Access: Yes
Accomodation: Yes


Villa Erba


Featuring its own botanical garden and cathedral hall, Villa Erba provides the perfect setting for a lavish, ornate wedding. A true Italian jewel, the majestic villa brings together stunning architecture with outstanding views that were showcased within Hollywood blockbuster Ocean’s Twelve.

Capacity: 220 guests
Boat Access: Yes
Accomodation: No