Dreaming of a Italian summer ‘La Dolce Vita’ style wedding? Here are a few of our top picks for an ‘away from it all’ destination wedding at magical Lake Como!
If fairytales is your thing, consider Villa D’Este. Set on the shores of Lake Como, in Cernobbio, Villa D’Este is a dream come true fairytale luxury property with 152 rooms beautifully decorated with period antiques that exudes quiet luxury. Its iconic gardens are second to none, creating the perfect setting for a romantic wedding. Prefer a lake view instead? You could also consider a smaller more intimate terrace setting overlooking the Lake and majestic scenery.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL CASTA DIVA RESORT
Imagine arriving by boat to this breathtaking and tranquil property! The glamorous Casta Diva, (soon to be rebranded Mandarin Oriental Casta Diva in early 2019 following a refurbishment), is a luxury property located in the small village of Blevio.
Located on the east side Lake Como and around 60 km from Milan Malpensa airport, Casta Diva has 73 rooms and suites and two private villas spread out amongst the garden with different options for romantic wedding ceremonies on terraces overlooking the lake and alfresco dining under the stars.
The atmospheric and elegant Casta Diva also features a heated floating pool, gourmet cuisine, a beautiful spa and breathtaking views.
Located in the charming village of Cernobbio, Villa Erba has played host to some of the most exclusive events in the world. Ancient frescoes, ornate ceilings and opulent interiors set the tone for a breathtaking setting for any destination wedding.
Villa Erba is a lakefront property with an expansive park. The ground floor of the villa is composed of an entrance hall, a foyer and five separate adjoining rooms. Options for a wedding ceremony include a romantic iron cupola near the lake, alfresco receptions or a lavish dinner inside one of the grand rooms. Villa Erba’s botanical park, with its secular trees, its manicured hedges and its lush gardens on the water, surround the property.
The newest luxury hotel in Lake Como is touted as one of Europe’s most exciting new luxury hotels. Designed by Patricia Urquiola and featuring all the amenities and luxuries of a five star hotel, this elegant yet relaxed hotel features interiors made from local wood, stone and Porthault linens. Guests can hire the hotel’s two all-wood Riva boats for a glamorous La Dolce Vita experience. For intimate wedding ceremonies and photo shooting, consider the nearby Villa Pliniana, a 400 year old villa lovingly restored by the owners of Il Sereno.
What better place to say “I do” than overlooking Italy’s most iconic lake? Perched on its banks, you’ll find the ultimate Lake Como wedding venue; Villa Pliniana. With a history dating back over 400 years, it’s impossible not to feel the rich culture that has passed through its walls or be seduced by its natural, romantic charm. Sereno Hotels has achieved the pinnacle of romance with this restored villa. The ancient architecture is meticulously preserved, and coupled with world-class contemporary design to create a jaw-dropping fusion. A favourite among foreign couples looking to experience a luxurious Italian-style wedding, Lake Como is one of the most sought after destinations in the world.