wedding venues for civil wedding ceremonies on the italian lakes

When you are thinking  to a destination wedding , you are imagining a gorgeous place where to exchange your wedding vows, potentially not the traditional town hall, but a lake view spot, a beach wedding venue , an elegant villa… Italy offers spectacular wedding venues, especially the elegant towns of the italian lakes. Here a selection of wedding venues where you can have your civil wedding ceremony.

Villa Verbanolake maggiore civil wedding venue

On the highest point of the promontory , overlooking the lake a   beautiful twentieth century  villa  . The main building  with baroque style  offers a lovely frescoed room for civil ceremonies and it  is surrounded by a lush lawn, rich in flowers, majestic trees, rare essences, pleasant corners animated by ancient sculptures, beautiful decorations and ornaments. The perfect place for wedding photos after the ceremony.


Direct on the lake with a beautiful garden this liberty style  villa was build on the 1847 and is decorated by columns and loggias. Civil ceremonies can be held on the garden direct on the lake or on the top floor terrace of the villa.


Private Luxury villa, with beautiful italian gardens, elegant rooms with antique furniture , main room with old fireplace, swimming pool, big panoramic terrace overlooking the lake and 3 lovely suites that can accomodate the newlyweds and some guests. The villa is rented for one day and can host civil ceremonies.

Villa Bossilake orta civil wedding ceremony on the lake

A 17th century villa with a lovely intimate garden direct on  the small and romantic Lake Orta. For intimate civil wedding ceremonies  the garden of the villa is the perfect wedding location. The villa can be reached through  the ancient streets of the romantic village of Orta San Giulio or directly by the lake with the boat.

Villa Tremezzinalake como civil ceremonyA 17th century villa surrounded by a big botanical park with amazing view on the lake  and on the mountain. The villa is available for civil and blessing ceremonies on lake como. The wedding can be celebrated on the terrace with panoramic view and romantic atmosphere. The area is surrounded by an ancient camellias hedge and offers a huge view on Bellagio, on the lake and on the mountain picks. In case of bad weather the villa offers an elegant room for the ceremony. After the ceremony it’s possible to organize a wedding toast or short cocktail for the guests.

Villa Eleganzalake como wedding venue

Villa Eleganza is an enchanting and charming boutique hotel located in a small and romantic village on the banks of Lake Como. Thanks to an agreement with the local register office, the mayor can celebrate a civil wedding ceremony at the villa. The ceremony can be organize on the garden direct on the lake or in one of the villa halls. Villa Eleganza  is ideal for who would like to have a private villa with accomodation for the guests and to  organize the wedding ceremony and reception in the same location.

Villa Tempiocomo civil wedding ceremony

Neoclassical villa with beautiful italian gardens direct on the lake. A small temple on the gardens is the location for civil wedding ceremonies. The big park with fountains and statues is the perfect spot for wedding photos with Lake Como as background. This villa is perfect spot for wedding elopements and intimate weddings on Como Lake.

Villa Giardinivarenna lake como wedding

The villa is a complex of buildings and gardens, rich in history, built mainly between 1400 and 1800. It was a lake Como  property of a noble family  and today it is property the local town. The villa is managed as an hotel restaurant . On the botanical garden and terraces with lake view it’s possible to celebrate civil and symbolic wedding ceremonies, as cocktails and wedding receptions.

Villa del Balbaniellovilla del balbaniello lake como wedding ceremony

This villa is the most the most beautiful and enchanting venues on Lake Como and in Italy. Villa 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. It is now a museum and open to the public.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. Civil ceremonies, Symbolic and Non-Catholic weddings can be performed outdoors at Villa del Balbianello. It is  also possible for an aperitif to immediately follow the ceremony and continue with an outdoor and al fresco, reception.

Park Fontanaelopement on lake como gardens on the lakeFontana is a botanical park on the western shore of  lake Como with beautiful plants and bushes,  a monumental staircase and a gorgeous fountain . The park is the property of the commune and is also home to civil marriages.

Villa Serbelloniluxury villa wedding ceremonies and dinner lake comoThe 17th century  baroque villa is a private residence situated on the western shore of Lake Como. Direct on the lake with beautiful italian gardens , the villa offers beautiful frescoe halls and romantic suites with antique furniture and stucco artworks. The villa is a charming wedding venues where to host a civil ceremonies as a private wedding party. The villa can be rented and can also accomodate up to twelve people.

Malcesine Castlemalcesine castle wedding lake garda italy

On the north-eastern shore of the lake, the fairy-tale castle of Malcesine devours Lake Garda from its position perched on a rocky spur overlooking the lake.  The medieval castle is nowadays a museum and  an amazing wedding venue on Lake Garda. Here you can have your civil ceremony outdoor on the Rivellino terrace, a top terrace with breathtaking view over the lake and the mountains. Inside the castle you two ceremony halls are available for the wedding.

Isola Borghesegarda luxury elegant wedding venue

Only reachable by the lake, the private island of Lake Garda is a magnificent location for weddings. The villa , built in the 1900s, represents an example of Venetian Neo-Gothic style. The ceremony can be hosted in the loggia with columns, overlooking the beautiful Italian gardens and the lake . After the ceremony a cocktail or the wedding party can be organize. A perfect location also for elopement and wedding photos on the italian gardens rich of exotic plants and unique flowers.

Scaliger Castlelake garda wedding venues

The castle is a romantic wedding venue on Lake Garda. Here civil ceremonies are hosted in three locations: on the fishing room “Barchessa” where there are very rare ancient networks and a typical gondola flat of the Garda, on the Lemon grove, an antique citrus greenhouse dating back to 1760 and for elopements or intimate weddings you can tie the knot on the tower with breathtaking view over the lake and the town.


If you like to have your wedding ceremony on a special place , as a private house or an hotel, Varese Wedding can assist you organizing all the paperworks for a civil wedding ceremony with a private officiant. Choose a wedding venue and we will organize the ceremony!

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