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Villa d'Este for destination weddings on Lake Como

Aerial view of Villa D'Este, Lake Como  

Venue Location

Villa d'Este is located near Cernobbio on the western branch of Lake Como, near the border between Italy and Switzerland.

Reception Venue description

Villa d'Este is a luxury 5-star hotel located in the enchanting town of Cernobbio, Lake Como. This property has become a Grand Hotel in 1873 and it is a complex of two beautiful palaces. This famous resort destination is worldwide renowned for the splendor of its gardens, excellent cuisine, flawless style, and astonishing hospitality.

Villa d'Este on Lake Como: the wedding ceremony

Symbolic ceremonies can be organized at Villa d'Este in the beautiful Mosaic Garden, an Italian-style garden where the spectacular Nymphaeum forms the most elegant backdrop for your wedding ceremony. The sumptuous colonnade, called the Mosaic, is decorated with thousands of pebbles in different colors forming arabesques, friezes, and elaborate motifs along the arches framing the elegant bas-reliefs with scenes from Greek mythology.

Rear façade of Villa D'Este  
Gardens of Villa D'Este  
Gardens of Villa D'Este on Lake Como  
Interiors of Villa D'Este  
Bride and father of the bride  
Wedding ceremony in the gardens of Villa D'Este  
Chairs for wedding ceremony  
Flowers for wedding ceremony  
Hall with garden view  
Arrival of the bride  
Wedding ceremony in the garden of Villa D'Este  
End of ceremony  
Bridal couple at Villa D'Este  
Bride and groom in the gardens of Villa d'Este  

Villa d'Este wedding on Lake Como: the wedding reception

Dinner can take place in the Salone Impero that can hold up to 150 guests or at Sala Colonne (up to 60 guests).

D’Este Club is perfect for the after-dinner party.


Wedding banquets are prepared by the Chef of the Villa and they are inclusive of a welcome cocktail with warm and cold canapés, a 4-course meal, a selection of wines, a wedding cake and spumante for toast.

The price of the menu varies depending on the number of courses and type of menu. It is possible to consider the open bar during cocktail time.

Music Entertainment

Music entertainment is allowed until 02:00 am.


The 152 rooms are all differently and elegantly furnished with antiques, paintings, vintage prints, silks, brocades and velvets of rare preciousness.


Weddings at Villa d'Este on Lake Como can be organized from March to November.

Wedding cocktail  
Lake view  
Wedding reception at Villa D'Este  
Wedding banquet at Villa D'Este  
Decoration for wedding reception  
Music entertainment  
Blue Hall at Villa D'Este  
Sala Colonne of Villa D'Este  
Cardinal Suite, Villa D'Este  
Presidential Suite of Villa D'Este  
Arrival of the bride  
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