Lake Como wedding venue Villa D'Este

A wedding at Villa D'Este is the epitome of Italian style and classic charme. With its world famous Mosaic Garden, stunning backdrop for an elegant Lake Como wedding ceremony and its majestic ballrooms, Villa D'Este is the perfect choice for lovers of timeless elegance and exquisite service.


Location: Cernobbio.
Nearest Airport: Milano Malpensa (MPX) 45 min. drive.
Wedding Ceremonies: Symbolic, non-Catholic religions, Catholic blessing.
Wedding Receptions: Up to 210 seated guests in the Impero Hall.
Access: By boat (private pier), car, helicopter.
Accommodation: 152 rooms in two beautiful palaces, the Cardinal Building and the Queen's Pavillon and 4 private Villas:
Music time restrictions: 02:00 am.
Fireworks: Can be fired from the lake with a pontoon.

A wedding at Villa D'Este is superb

Let Villa D'Este and Lake Como win your heart with their romantic, timeless atmosphere and unique, unforgettable settings. Experience the luxury and magnificence of this opulent venue, internationally renowned as one of the best Hotels in the world. Villa D’Este, was built in the 16th Century as a summer residence for Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio. This favourite playground of an empress, an English queen and aristocrats was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1873, and has since been relegated as an exclusive destination for extraordinary special events.

Lake Como wedding ceremonies at Villa D'Este

Symbolic, non-Catholic religions and Catholic blessings are possible at Villa D'Este. Outdoor wedding ceremonies take place in the Gardens facing the spectacular 16th Century Mosaic and Nympheum. The Mosaic is one of the Garden's most ancient features and a very fine example of Roman Baroque, majestic backdrop for a memorable, luxurious wedding ceremony.

Lake Como Wedding receptions at Villa D'Este

Wedding receptions at Villa D'Este take place in the elegant Colonne Hall or in the sumptuous Impero Hall. The Colonne Hall, ideal for wedding parties of 60-80 guests is located in the Cardinal Building, at the heart of the property. The Colonne Hall opens onto the lake front terrace where the wedding guests enjoy the welcome cocktail and the cutting of the cake with a firework display on the lake. The Colonne Hall is a charming example of the true Italian style, with its marble floors, crystal chandeliers and precious frescoes. The Impero Hall, majestic and sumptuous, can accommodate up to 210 guests and is a perfect setting for extraordinary wedding receptions and gala dinners. Situated in the Cardinal Building, the Impero Hall fascinates for its unique elegance and glamorous, timeless atmosphere.

Please contact us for further information regarding a wedding at Villa D'Este.

Villa D'Este, historical background

The Villa was built in 1568 by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio from a design by Pellegrino Ribaldi. At the end of the 18th Century the villa was bought by marquess Bartolomeo Calderara for his wife... Vittoria Peluso, who restored the building and modified the design of the gardens. In 1815 the property was taken over by Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales and repudiated wife to future George IV of England who gave the estate its current name. The Villa changed hands many times: becoming a hotel for the first time in 1856; for two years from 1868 tzarina Maria Fedorowna lived in the splendid residence, in awe of the surrounding countryside; finally in 1873 the Villa was reopened as a luxurious Hotel, today one of the most famous in world.

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