Destination Weddings in Italy

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 you believe in fairytales, consider Villa D’Este. Set on the shores of Lake Como, in Cernobbio, Villa D’Este is a ‘dream come true’ luxury property with 152 beautifully decorated rooms, exuding 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.


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.

The hotel offers both indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for all type of special celebration, with stunning lake and garden 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.

As a lakefront property with an expansive botanical park and lush gardens, this spectacular venue offers wedding couples various options from a romantic iron cupola near the lake to alfresco receptions or a lavish dinner inside one of the grand rooms.


A small intimate 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 property 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 or just relax on the terrace taking in the majestic scenery. 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 is 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.

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