Villa del Balbianello

A wedding at Villa del del Balbianello is simply magical...


ForeverAmoreWeddings specializes in organizing exclusive weddings at Villa Balbianello. This villa is the most spectacular location in Lake Como (Italy) and one of the most beautiful and enchanting venues worldwide.

The main access to the villa is by water. The approach and the arrival at the villa’s harbour is an unforgettable, mesmerizing experience for the bride and groom as well as the guests.

Wedding ceremonies at Villa del Balbianello

Civil ceremonies, Symbolic and Non-Catholic weddings can be performed outdoors or indoors at Villa Balbianello, depending on the number of guests, the outdoor ceremony can take place in the gardens, in the splendid Arched Loggia, with its breathtaking views of Lake Como and Bellagio, or on the terrace of the new Loggia Segrè, the exclusive and elegant space dedicated to wedding celebrations with spectacular views. Indoor ceremonies take place in the Celebration Hall of the Loggia Segrè.
Villa Balbianello is a museum, open to the public from mid-March to mid-November, 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. (closed Mondays and Wednesdays). On Mondays and Wednesdays (or all other days after 6.00 pm) the villa can be rented for exclusive use of the wedding party.
Wedding ceremonies (and aperitif to follow, if required) with up to 50 guests can take place all week in the Arched Loggia or in the new Loggia Segrè, also while the villa is open to visitors.
While the villa is open to visitors the space rented for the wedding ceremony is of exclusive use of the wedding party, therefore privacy is guaranteed.
Wedding ceremonies with more than 50 guests can take place on Mondays or Wednesdays. All other days the wedding can be celebrated after 6.00 pm.
It is possible for an aperitif to immediately follow the ceremony and continue with a lavish outdoor, or al fresco, reception.
Town Hall fee for a civil wedding ceremony at Villa del Balbianello for non residents is 1.500 euro (2.000 euro on sunday and Italian public holidays).
Please note, the rental fee does not include any service, only the use of the spaces.

Wedding receptions at Villa del Balbianello

Wedding receptions for up to 150 guests take place in the new, elegant Loggia Segrè or in the Panoramic Lake Terrace. The elegant Loggia Segrè is the new space available for wedding celebrations at Villa Balbianello. Its Celebration Hall, with magnificent lake views, can accommodate up to 80 seated guests. The splendid terrace, with breathtaking views over the Balbianello estate and the gulfs of Venus and Diana, can accomodate up to 70 seated guests. The new Loggia Segrè can accommodated a total of 150 seated guests.
The romantic Panoramic Lake Terrace can also be used for wedding receptions. The hiring of a marquee is mandatory. Max capacity of the Panoramic Lake Terrace is 150 seated guests.
The rental of the villa includes the use of the spaces for:
- a maximum of two hours for a wedding ceremony
- a maximum of three hours for a wedding ceremony followed by an aperitif
- a maximum of six hours for a reception (6.00 p.m. to midnight); this rental can include the ceremony
It is possible to prolong the celebration for two additional hours, until 2.00 a.m.
No overnight accommodations are available at the villa. An elegant and romantic suite is at the couple’s disposal during the reception for changing/touch-ups. For elderly guests attending the reception, an additional bedroom can be reserved for relaxation.

Villa del Balbianello, historical background

Villa del Balbianello, which dates to the 18th Century, was built on the remains of a 13th Century monastery with the original facade and bell tower remaining today. Build in 1787 for the Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini. At the end of the 18th Century the villa was bought by Giuseppe Arconati Visconti. He made improvements to its gardens and the loggia.
By early 20th Century the buildings had fallen into a state of neglect when an American military offficer, Butler Ames, purchased and renovated the villa and its gardens.
In 1974 it was bought by the explorer Guido Monzino who filled it with rich collections, including artifacts acquired on his expeditions.
Monzino left the villa to FAI, Fondo Ambiente Italiano, the National Italian Trust.

Villa del Balbianello rental fees

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