Are you looking to tie the knot in one of the most stunning places on Earth? Look no further! Italy has always been one of my favorite places and I recently visited Lake Como and let me tell ya – it blew my mind.
If picturesque views everywhere you turn, incredible food (a lot of it!), and endless fun activities sound up your alley, then a Lake Como elopement might be perfect for you. Lake Como is home to Italy’s third-largest lake and sits against the foothills of the Alps – talk about gorgeous!
Keep reading to learn all about how you can have your dream elopement with the ultimate Lake Como wedding.
Many people choose the cultural, stunning country of Italy to say ‘I do’ and rightfully so. A Lake Como wedding specifically offers a unique and beautiful experience for several reasons!
For the most pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds, spring and fall are the best times to elope to Lake Como.
During the winter, the temperatures can be chilly. With that said, most days during the winter are sunny and beautiful with only an average of 5 rainy days each month.
In the summer, Lake Como’s climate is nice and warm. However, there are more rainy days which is awesome for the gorgeous flowers that bloom during the summer. Warm summer months are also peak tourist season, so be sure to plan ahead and expect prices to be on the higher end.
Lake Como is lined with charming towns and villages. You can find endless picturesque venues and locations for your Lake Como wedding. From charming hotels to luxurious villas and intimate rentals, there’s an awesome venue no matter what you’re looking for!
Take a look at charming towns (or villages) in Lake Como that are home to some of the best Lake Como wedding venues.
The city of Como offers unmatched scenery as it overlooks Lake Como and sits between lush green ridge hills. Gardens, parks, and lakeside spots make for incredible places to get married and take jaw-dropping photos.
A stunning wedding spot in Como is Villa Olmo, an 18th-century villa that features lake views, a gorgeous garden, and an elegant ballroom. For a more intimate space, check out this incredible Airbnb rental!
Famous for its gorgeous villas that overlook the water, Bellagio is a top Italy elopement destination. You can find villas, gardens, charming alleys, and beaches – all ideal photo and elopement backdrops.
A popular spot to say ‘I do’ in Bellagio is the Town Hall where you can have a quick civil wedding before heading off for gorgeous photos. Many villas also allow you to have a civil wedding. Lido di Bellagio is perfect for those dreaming of a seaside wedding.
Just across from Bellagio along the edge of Lake Como, Tremezzo is a small, charming historic area. If you’re looking for a culturally rich, laid-back spot that offers scenic hikes (or strolls), you’ll love Tremezzo!
Tremezzo is most known for Villa Carlotta, a large, romantic villa that features a massive garden with amazing blooms. The Grand Hotel Tremezzo also offers a variety of glamorous spaces to say your vows from elegant indoor rooms to romantic spots under the stars and by the lake.
This small town situated by Lake Como is a village known for its graceful past and various attractions ideal for events like an elopement. It boasts narrow streets with adorable courtyards, countless lakeside spots, and some of the most breathtaking villas.
Cernobbio is home to a couple of famous villas perfect for getting married. Villa Erba is a 19th-century, world-renown villa that offers unparalleled Lake Como views. Villa Pizzo is a romantic, luxurious villa from the 15th century.
Located near the center of Lake Como is the small village of Lenno. It’s surrounded by mountains and lake scenery and offers a peaceful atmosphere.
If you’re looking to get married amongst flowers and trees, a Villa del Balbianello wedding is perfect for you. This location was even the backdrop for movies James Bond and Star Wars, so that’s pretty cool!
Wedding planning can be a lot of work. But, these tips can make the process easier and, most importantly, enjoyable!
As with any location, the cost of your Lake Como elopement can really vary. It will, of course, depend on several things including your venue, your decor, your vendors, your accommodation, and more. However, just to give you an idea, you can plan to spend about $7,000 – $10,000.
Lake Como is absolutely gorgeous and I can bet you’ll want to capture the beautiful moment. That’s where I come in! Wild Aisle Photography is an Italy wedding photographer AND I help with basic wedding planning.
This is how I help you craft the perfect wedding day –
Interested in other Italy elopement destinations? Check out 13 Stunning Wedding Venues in Italy For an Unforgettable Experience.
October 27, 2021