Ultimate Guide to Getting Married at Villa del Balbianello
Villa del Balbianello is one of the most amazing wedding venue in Italy, each year couple coming from all over the world choose this spectacular villa on Lake Como to get married. Here there is everything you need to know for your wedding at Villa del Balbianello. If you are planning to have your wedding here read our tips first:
Villa del Balbianello is first of all a tourist attraction, we can say it is the most visited place on Lake Como. It is open to the public Sundays, Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Weddings can take place on Mondays and Wednesdays when the villa is closed or the other days from 6 pm. If you are interested to have at Villa del Balbianello the ceremony only, this can be performed even during the opening times. Events can take place until late at night but at 2am everybody has to be out of the premises.
Villa Del Balbianello is open from mid March to end of October but to enjoy a nice weather on the lake we recommend from mid May until end of September.
Villa del Balbianello has a special agreement with the local town hall so legally-binding ceremonies can be celebrated at the villa. Civil ceremonies can take place every day of the week.
Please keep in mind that there is to pay an extra charge to the local authorities for licensed ceremonies. Costs are from 1800 euro, price varies according to the time of the day and day of the week. If you wish to have your ceremony under the arches overlooking the lake the maximum capacity is 80 guests.
You can reach Villa del Balbianello only by boat. So we suggest to stay in hotels in the areas like Tremezzo or Bellagio. If you decide to stay at Villa D’Este consider that it will take 45 minutes by boat. Only vendors can access the place by car: the road is narrow and steep and there is no parking area at the top entrance.
Areas for your event
Villa del Balbianello is mainly a museum. Events can take place in a few dedicated areas of the gardens and inside the building on top called “Segrè”. If you have a big wedding party you have to rent a special tent to avoid problems in the event of bad weather.
Wedding receptions can take place at Villa del Balbianello, only authorized caterer companies can work at the villa. Caterer companies have a dedicated area where they can place their kitchen to be able to cook everything on site
We’ve been arranging wedding at Villa Del Balbianello since 2007. One of the most important thing to be aware of is that, due to the particular logistic of the place, a wedding coordinator is highly recommended.
If you wish to have a ceremony only prices are from 2200 euro plus vat. If you wish to have both the ceremony and the wedding reception prices are from 7900 euro plus vat. Prices vary according to the number of guests involved.