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Civil Wedding at Villa del Balbianello

Villa del Balbianello for civil weddings on Lake Como  

The well-known Villa del Balbianello is located on the shores of the elegant and romantic Lake Como in northern Italy, in the small town of Lenno. It is a marvelous frame for a civil wedding overlooking the lake. Couples who decide to get civilly married here are extremely romantic and love the fascinating and mysterious atmosphere of this lake that brings you back to the 18th century when the villa was built.

Villa del Balbianello includes two residential buildings and a church, immersed in a verdant and luxurious park, while a panoramic loggia crowns the tip of the small peninsula projecting into the lake.

In recent times, the beauty and elegance of the Villa attracted many movie directors. Iconic scenes of Star Wars II – Attack of the Clones and of James Bond: Casino Royale were shot on its premises.


One of the peculiarities that make Villa del Balbianello a recognizable landmark of the lake region is its position on a promontory overhanging the lake. The arrival of guests is by boat, as well as the arrival of the Bride, onboard a private Venetian speed boat.

Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como is ideal for a civil wedding. Civilly binding ceremonies at Villa del Balbianello are performed under the splendid Loggia high on top of the property or in a terrific panoramic terrace or the beautiful gardens overlooking the lake. It is possible to hire the Villa for the ceremony only or the ceremony followed by an aperitif or for the whole event ending with a romantic dinner and dancing.

Terrace with lake view, Villa del Balbianello  
Gardens of Villa del Balbianello  

About civil weddings in the Villa del Balbianello

If you are thinking about Villa Balbianello for your Lake Como wedding, our wedding planners can assist you in the paperwork process. A sworn declaration is requested a couple of days before the wedding at Lenno’s town hall office. Couples can customize their ceremony by reading their own vows after the standard civil rite. It is also possible to enrich the ceremony with some classical music playing.

Getting married at Villa del Balbianello: when?

The best period for a Villa Balbianello wedding on Lake Como in Italy goes from May until the end of September when the weather is gentle and less unpredictable.

Wedding ceremony at Villa del Balbianello  
Exterior of Villa del Balbianello  
Bridal couple at Balbianello  
Gardens of Villa del Balbianello  
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