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Villa del Balbianello weddings

Villa del Balbianello for destination weddings on Lake Como  

Venue location

On Lake Como, about 30 km from the town of Como. Access to the Villa only by boat.

Venue description

Words cannot describe the beauty of Lake Como, especially if you see it from the gardens of this Exclusive Villa, famous for having been the setting of well-known Hollywood movies!

This gorgeous Villa is located on the tip of a small wooded peninsula on the western shore of the south-west branch of Lake Como.

Built at the end of 18th century, according to Cardinal’s Angelo Maria Durini will, this extraordinary villa rises at the edge of a promontory, overlooking Lake Como, almost facing the nice town of Bellagio. This magnificent villa is known for its picturesque gardens, where flowers and trees features the colors of the Italian flag: green, white and red.

Loggia of Villa del Balbianello  
Detail of the Loggia  
Bride and groom in the gardens of the villa  
Bridal couple at Balbianello  
Lake view from Villa del Balbianello  

Wedding ceremonies

Symbolic and civil ceremonies can take place on the grounds of the Villa. The areas where it is possible to organize the ceremony are:

  • under the Loggia (the most panoramic point): for small wedding groups and outside opening days and times;
  • in the Garden: for medium to large wedding groups.

If the Villa has been booked on a weekday open to the public, the wedding will be held in the private part of the garden. In case of bad weather, ceremony and banquet can be held under the Loggia Segré, an indoor area up to 75 people with the possibility of hosting up to 150 people renting a gazebo.

Wedding ceremony in the Loggia  
Wedding ceremony in the Loggia  

Wedding banquets

The areas use for the event are the Loggia (suitable up to 75 people, the Loggia Segrè (suitable up to 100 guests – Some guests seating inside the loggia and others outside under a marquee), the terrace in front of the church (suitable up to 60 guests) – to be used only when the villa is closed to public and the terrace on the Lake (up to 150 guests) where it is compulsory to build a Marquee and flooring.


Exquisite menus are prepared by the local catering company.


Available nearby.


From April to October.

Wedding reception at Villa del Balbianello  
Bridal couple in the gardens of the Villa  
Toast for the newlyweds  
Wedding banquet at Villa del Balbianello  
Flower decoration  
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