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Villa Balbianello

Villa Balbianello, an enchanting, unique and refined place, with a privileged position on one of the most famous lakes in the world.

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Many couples choose to get married on Lake Como. This location is one of the most loved by foreign brides and grooms, but also by Italians. After all, Lake Como is elegant, rich in natural landscapes, monuments and characteristic villages. 

Lake Como is a perfect wedding destination for those who want to celebrate their wedding in an elegant and sophisticated way. There are numerous locations on the shores of Lake Como that can be adapted to any need. Among these, we cannot fail to mention Villa Balbianello, a true pearl under the Lombardy sky. The location is known throughout Italy for its beauty and enviable position, accessible only by boat.

A wedding at Villa Balbianello is bound to give unique and unrepeatable emotions, both for the bride and groom and their guests.

Why get married on Lake Como

Lake Como presents the most exclusive locations for organising your wedding in great style. There is no shortage of destinations to choose from: Bellagio, the pearl of the lake, Cernobbio, Varenna, Como, Mandello del Lario and many others are available to the bride and groom. Here they can find villas, castles and ancient palaces surrounded by nature and the beauty of Northern Italy.

Lake Como also means art and history. After the wedding and reception, couples can take some time for themselves to visit some of the area's main sites of interest. Lake Como can also be visited in a weekend and offers truly incredible scenery.

The lake gives the atmosphere a romantic and sophisticated flavour, while the villages allow you to step back in time to glittering eras of great interest. The photos here are wonderful, as nature fills the background with its colours. The maximum beauty of Lake Como emerges in the summer season, when it is possible to celebrate the wedding and the reception outdoors.

The bride and groom can enjoy the Italian beauty and hospitality of Lake Como. If, however, the couple would like to get married away from the summer heat, there are also locations with beautifully decorated and breathtaking interiors. Among these, we cannot but recommend Villa Balbianello.

Discovering the Villa Balbianello

Villa Balbianello is one of the most beautiful and original locations for a wedding on Lake Como. It is an enchanting, unique and refined place, with a privileged position on one of the most famous lakes in the world.

We want to mention it because it is not only a versatile and customisable location for the bride and groom, but also because of the extraordinary photos that can be taken here. The lake is the main attraction, of course, but the beautiful gardens and the villa itself are also breathtaking.

Villa Balbianello is a charming historic house, which overlooks Lake Como. It is located in Lavedo, just over half an hour from Como and an hour and a half from Milan. It is located right on the tip of the peninsula and allows you to admire a large part of the lake. Your guests will not believe their eyes!

The villa was built in the 18th century and did not go unnoticed even then. It passed through the hands of various prominent people in the area, who hosted sumptuous banquets, parties and even meetings with intellectuals. Numerous directors were also interested in the location and asked it to shoot some Hollywood films, such as 007 and Star Wars. 

A wedding at Villa Balbianello is therefore an unforgettable celebration in a truly curious place. It is a site of the Fondo Ambiente Italiano, FAI, which is popular with tourists and also with companies that decide to organise their conferences here. For years, it has become a location often chosen by foreign and Italian bridal couples. The structure can be reserved exclusively, so that you can enjoy an intimate reception in your own way.

The Villa can accommodate up to 150guests for outdoor weddings, 75 for indoor. It is not possible to celebrate your wedding here officially, as there are no consecrated chapels. However, Lake Como is full of wonderful churches where you can organise your ceremony, such as the nearby parish of Santo Stefano, as well as municipalities where you can celebrate your wedding with a civil ceremony.

Villa Balbianello, however, provides ample space to unite couples in love officially according to the civil rite, or even to celebrate a symbolic or non-Catholic rite. The villa's small church is very beautiful, as is the Loggia Durini. If a sunny day is forecast, the Villa's garden will offer a fairytale atmosphere to crown the couple's dream of love. The party can then take place inside or outside, until late and enjoying the best culinary products selected by expert suppliers.

Particularly appreciated by the newlyweds is a peculiarity that makes Villa Balbianello unique: the garden of the residence directly overlooks the lake, which allows the newlyweds to reach the location by boat. This original solution is always highly acclaimed by guests, who are left speechless.

From the lake, the view of the Villa is stunning, thanks to its meticulously maintained gardens and works of art. The Villa's tree stands out in the garden in all its majesty. It looks like a man-made work of art!

The reception can be held in the gardens, on the Canfora Terrace, where a refined aperitif can be organised, or on the intimate and magical Segrè Loggia. Since the Villa overlooks the lake, the view will always be the protagonist. In case of bad weather, marquees are also available.

Whatever the wedding couple's needs, a wedding at Villa Balbianello will always be a unique emotion that will leave everyone breathless!

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