Dream of planning your Lake Como wedding? As Mark Twain once put it, while gazing at the ‘burnished mirror’ of the lake, one scarce knows where the reality leaves and the reflection begins.
Grounded by the weight of history, from the grandest villas that string out along the lake like a row of pearls to the noble families dating back to the Renaissance, Old Hollywood and European aristocracy, all these Lake Como wedding venues are strewn with glamour and exclusivity.
The dreamy sense of unreality is exactly the reason that Como, a narrow, 30-mile-long lake that looks like an inverted Y, has always been a retreat for artists, writers, aristocrats, and the most elegant couples on the globe. Stendhal was inspired to set part of The Charterhouse of Parma on Como’s shores. Verdi composed La Traviata here, Liszt Apres Une Lecture de Dante, Bellini Norma. Wordsworth, Shelley, Puccini, and Rossini all found inspiration at Lake Como. Leonardo da Vinci used the streams and waterfalls as the setting for Madonna of the Rocks. John F. Kennedy stayed here, as did Napoleon. Hitchcock made his first film, The Pleasure Garden, on the grounds of the Villa d’Este, the lake’s premier hotel, in 1925.
We can hardly blame any bride and groom wishing to tie the knot in Lake Como. It’s a spectacular place. If you envision a wedding day soaked in the immaculate green of the lawns and gardens, opulent camelia petals covering the domed pavilions and the most sumptuous art as the perfect setting for your special moments, Eventoile expert wedding planners can help you design a lavish wedding celebration in a Lake Como Villa.
Browse among the top Lake Como wedding villas on our list for your inspiration, and our Lake Como wedding planning team of experts will be happy to assist you in selecting the one that best fits your Lake Como destination wedding.