Ah, la dolce vita – there’s nothing quite like it. Which is why couples flock from all over the world to the stunning shores of Lake Como.

Perhaps one of the most sought-after destinations is Italy, this retreat is known for its dreamy views, natural beauty, first-class cuisine and warm hospitality.

Wedding Venues in Lake Como

With an A-list following and hint of romance, there’s nowhere more lavish for throwing the wedding of the year. dPlus, time your wedding right and you’ll be able to enjoy the glorious sunshine this glamorous getaway is known for.

If it’s good enough for George Clooney, it’s definitely ok for us! Here’s ten of the best Lake Como wedding venues to soak up…

Grand, luxurious and an extraordinary Italian jewel, Villa Balbiano is a true aspirational gem. Situated on the Western shore of Lake Como the beautifully preserved historical palazzo is perfect for luxuriously lavish weddings.

Located in the small Italian town of Ossuccio, this villa features one of the most glamorous backdrops in the world, the picturesque Lake Como along with its vast mountain ranges. The prestigious wedding venue includes its very own private pier, ideal for indulging in a boat or seaplane ride amongst your celebrations.

Villa Balbiano is the ideal choice for weddings featuring glamour and opulence in every which way you turn.

Relais Villa Vittoria is a deeply romantic spot for weddings or celebrations where they can accommodate up to max 68 guests for a sit-down dinner. With truly spectacular views, Relais Villa Vittoria combines ancient taste with modern amenities for unforgettable wedding memories.

Perfect for elopements plus smaller ceremonies of up to 30 people can be booked without exclusive use of the villa.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

This Art Nouveau palace is a charming example of refined elegance for your celebration. Overlooking the snow-capped Gringe mountains and Bellagio, the dramatic vista provides the perfect place for all those enchanting wedding day photos.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Once vows are exchanged, guests can retire to the indoor grand room for a cocktail or two in opulent surroundings. Enjoy a three-course banquet with the option to dine alfresco, before venturing to the winter garden where you can party the night away. As an added bonus, the hotel boasts 90 rooms (including three luxurious suites), so guests can enjoy the on-site pool and facilities. Find out more here.

Grand Hotel Menaggio

On the serene shores of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Menaggio is the perfect venue for a large and stylish wedding reception. With views across luscious gardens, and the glistening lake, it’s a delightful venue where wedding dreams come true.

Despite its size, gatherings retain full privacy in its tranquil grounds. Best of all, you can arrive in style by boat with the hotel’s own jetty to moor up to. When it’s all over there isn’t far to stumble, with 94 rooms available on site. View more here.

Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort and Spa

Harking back to the start of the 20th century, this romantic property impresses at every turn. Upon entering the Lake Front Garden, guests are wowed by the view, and the temple – the perfect place for hosting your ceremony.

When it comes to feasting, the award-winning Italian restaurant has featured in the Michelin Guide, with equally mesmerising views to enjoy. With 60 rooms for guests, it’s worth extending your stay, it not for the Spa and pool alone. Find out more here.

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como

The sublime Mandarin is in a class of its own, and this Lake Como outpost offers the ultimate space for hosting a memorable wedding. Decorated with Italian charm, you’re instantly greeted with centuries old-cedar trees in a natural amphitheatre venue. This makes it a popular location for exchanging vows under the floral archway.

Next it’s on to the Greenhouse for a fine dining menu followed by celebrations into the early hours. There are 75 elegant rooms for guests to unwind in, along with the largest spa in the area. In a word, it’s delightful. Find out more here.

Villa D’este

Royalty and Hollywood stars have all rubbed shoulders in this five-star resort – one of the most iconic in the world. Where else better to host your wedding?

Villa D’este

With views over the lake, the pool and out to the marina, it’s surrounded by water and tranquilly. This bodes well for couples looking to exchange vows in spectacular surroundings. With first-class hospitality, an incredible menu of treats, and one of the most magical settings on offer, this grand property promises a day to remember. Find out more here.

Villa Balbianello

Like something out of a fairy-tale, or even a movie, this bijou property sits on the western shore of Lake Como. Comprising two buildings, a portico and its own church, this is the place where you can have it all.

Dating back to the 17th century, the property retains many original features, including an awe-inspiring interior adorned with a rich collection of artwork for your wedding day pictures. the impeccable grounds are the place for mingling, and should you wish to extend your party, it can also accommodate a marquee too. Find out more here.

Villa Erba

One of the finest and largest venues, Villa Erba is a sprawling estate dedicated to the art of romantic nuptials. Everything here is grand – from its huge airy rooms, to its bellowing staircase. Get married on the water’s edge, in a beautiful photo-ready terrace lined with flowers.

When it comes do dining, the impressive menu is just another thing to fall in love with, fusing local cuisine with local ingredients. It’s hillside position gives it quite a vantage when it comes to views – perhaps some of the most beautiful in the area. With plenty of room for guests, its an all-round winner. Find out more here.

Villa Monastero

Elope in style in this small, but perfectly formed venue – a former monastery that makes a magical place for wedding day nuptials. Making the most of its surroundings, the ceremony is held under the ‘portico’ on the edge of the lake.

Basking in the beauty of nature, the grounds are impeccable, bringing your wedding day photos to life. Well located to the nearby vicinity, it’s a wonderful choice for an intimate get-away. Find out more here.

Villa Pizzo

Nestled between the famous lake and the Alps, this grand property brings a touch of aristocrat vibes to your special day. Built in 1435 the classical architecture, inside and out, adds a sense of occasion to proceedings.

Villa Pizzo

As day turns to night, the venue livens up with space for live music and entertainment, offset to a smorgasbord of the finest local cuisine. It’s the place to serve up sophistication in style. Find out more here.

Villa Elisabetta

A standout luxury villa boasting panoramic views across the Lake, this is the perfect place for indulging in bespoke wedding-luxe. The intimate venue has a touch of farmhouse vibes about it, with its hillside location and luxurious amenities.

Featuring its own pool and jacuzzi, it’s the perfect day-to-night venue, for eking out the wedding celebrations that bit longer. A tranquil spot for wedding day bliss, this is the place where two become one.

Where do people get married Lake Como?

Italian law dictates that only the town halls have permission to perform civil legally binding ceremonies. This means most venues in Lake Como can’t celebrate legally binding outdoor ceremonies.

Which celebrities have married in Lake Como?

Famous couples such as Emily Blunt and John Krasinski got married in Lake Como in July 2010, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in 2013 and George Clooney and Amal married here in 2014.