25 miles northeast of Milan sits Lake Como - the famous Italian Lake that has featured in classical writings such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Pliny and Claudian. Close your eyes and imagine being greeted with a view of calming waters and mountains covered in rich vegetation as you walk down the aisle. Before saying, ‘I do’, you and your future spouse stroll down the shoreline of Lake Como, trying local delicacies in the shops and villas dotted along the way. You’re immersed in the natural beauty that has been the inspiration in classic literature, and have never felt more in love with life.
If you’re looking for the perfect venue to host a luxury wedding then Villa d’Este is the perfect place to say, ‘lo voglio’ (i do), combining traditional 16th Century Italian Renaissance with modern life. The walls tell the story of rich and complex history, and are deeply rooted in Roman Catholicism, making the perfect venue for a traditional Catholic wedding service.
A Dream Italian Wedding on Lake Como
Villa d’Este is a gate that encloses a world, and opens a horizon. Surrounded by a 25-acre park with 152 hotel rooms, a selection of private villas and two superior villas, it can cater to grand wedding with a huge guest list. The floating pool seamlessly becomes part of Lake Como, where you and your loved ones can sip on Aperol Spritz as you bathe in the sun. Villa d’Este also offers a golf course, a spa and exquisite gardens with 51 fountains, 398 spouts, 364 water jets and 64 waterfalls.
As soon as your wedding guests enter Villa d’Este they’ll be surrounded by a resort that looks like it belongs to a Fairytale - 25 acres of landscaped gardens, flowing fountains, inspiring views and intricate architecture will take their breath away. The Terrace boasts panoramic views of the lake, making it a great place for an outdoor reception for both afternoon and evening.
A Paradisiacal Scenery for Receptions of all sizes
If you’re looking for an indoor reception, then the Sala Colonne in the Cardinal Building can host up to 200 people. With marble floors, frescoe velvet furnishings, crystal chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows, this room is the creme de la creme of wedding reception rooms.
If you’re looking for an even bigger room, then the majestic Sala Impero in the main villa can host up to 350-400 people. The windows offer stunning views of the gardens and lake, crystal chandeliers and luscious plant life, Sala Impero offers an elite atmosphere you won’t get anywhere else.
Sala Ciani is the perfect room for an intimate wedding. Fitting up to 40 people, this stunning room can be decorated to suit the theme of your wedding. Sala Napoleone can seat up to 50 people, and was designed after Napoleon himself. Found in the Cardinal Building, gold brocade wallpaper, delicate appliques and warm lighting brings a unique and elegant ambiance - perfect for celebrating your love.
An Exclusive Celebrity Wedding Venue
English Rose Emily Blunt and American actor John Krasinski said their vows in Villa d’Este, and stayed in George Clooney’s villa in the build up to their wedding. However, Villa d’Este isn’t just a celebrity wedding venue. Alfred Hitchcock holidayed in Villa d’Este in 1925. The hotel has been host to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson and the former Prince of Wales. Alongside this, Elizabeth Taylor, Nick Hilton, Rita Hayworth and Bette Davies have also stayed.
When you plan your luxury wedding with Scarlet, you can rest assured that every single detail of your dream wedding is taken care of. Depending on the airport your guests are dropped off, we’ll arrange for a luxury transportation to Villa d’Este. You’ll then meet them at the Pool Bar and enjoy a drink or two. You’ll then be escorted into the Veranda restaurant, where you’ll be surrounded by stunning views of the gardens and the lake. The menu boasts authentic Italian cuisine, and you even have the option to dine al fresco.
Planning Your Luxury Wedding to Perfection
When choosing to plan your luxury wedding or event with Scarlet Events, you can rest assured that you and your guests will enjoy a most unforgettable experience. From the moment you make an enquiry to the final second of your event we will work tirelessly with Villa d’Este to give every client a prestigious and memorable experience.
Our event and wedding planners are experienced in organising events across the world and we would be delighted to help you plan your dream luxury wedding or exclusive party.