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Villa del Balbianello weddings

Villa del Balbianello for destination weddings on Lake Como  

Venue location

Villa del Balbianello is located on a promontory on the western branch of 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 southwest branch of Lake Como.

Built at the end of the 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 feature 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  

Villa del Balbianello wedding ceremonies

Getting married at Villa del Balbianello is possible with a symbolic or civil ceremony that can take place on the grounds of the Villa in one of the following areas:

• 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, the ceremony and banquet can be held under the Loggia Segré, an indoor area for 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  

Villa Balbianello wedding banquets

For couples wishing to organize a Villa del Balbianello wedding on Lake Como, the areas that can be used for the event are: 

• the Loggia, suitable for up to 75 people;

• the Loggia Segrè, suitable for up to 100 guests – partly sitting inside the loggia and partly outside under a marquee;

• the terrace in front of the church, suitable for up to 60 guests – to be used only when the villa is closed to the public;

• the terrace on the Lake, for up to 150 guests - here it is compulsory to build a marquee and flooring.


For an unforgettable Villa Balbianello wedding on Lake Como, a factor that must not be neglected is the food. Exquisite menus are prepared by a local catering company and can be customized according to the couple’s preferences.


Accommodation is not available at the Villa. Several prestigious hotels are located nearby.

Getting married at Villa del Balbianello: when?

Villa del Balbianello is open 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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