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Discover Villa Erba and Lake Como

Imagine spending the morning strolling along the lustrous smooth promenades of Villa Erba, with the breathtaking views of the snow covered Rhaetian Alps. You and your other half are sitting in a cafe garden, sipping on freshly brewed espresso as you prepare to say your vows. The shoreline is dotted with independent boutiques and outlets, giving the perfect opportunity for you to find the perfect clothes for your honeymoon. Days are spent wandering down narrow Italian roads and winding alleys, taking you to the beautifully kept public gardens and incredible villas. Make this 19th-century villa located on the shores of Lake Como in Cernobbio the perfect backdrop to your picturesque wedding or spectacular party.

The Epitome of Italian Luxury

When you visit Lake Como, you will be surrounded by services made for the elite. A popular spot for the likes of George and Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace and Sir Richard Branson, it is a truly sumptuous destination for the ultimate luxury wedding or private event.  After spending your day being treated like A-list royalty, you and your partner then go to your luxury suite at Villa d’Este and Spa, ready for your luxury wedding at Villa Erba on Lake Como.

Lake Como is one of the most expensive places to visit - the authentic surroundings, mouth-watering food and relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect place for your wedding - you will not want to leave. A luxury wedding in Italy deserves quality, planning and preparation and Scarlet will help turn your dream luxury wedding or sophisticated event into a reality.

Villa Erba - Encapsulating Italy

Italy is a country encapsulated in culture and history. Museums showcase the complex yesteryear, chronicling the Renaissance, with the arts, architecture, literature, science and so much more being at the epicentre of Europe. Lake Como sits in Northern Italy, 25 miles north of Milan and is renowned for its natural beauty. The luxuriant lakeshore grows vegetation such as pomegranate, olive, chestnuts and fig, making it a truly magical place. Villa Erba sits on the shores of Lake Como, in Cernobbio, offering jaw-dropping views of the surrounding land.

This 19th-century villa was built by the Luigi Erba, the brother of prominent business man Carlo Erba. The purpose of Villa Erba was to show off Luigi’s wealth, and his daughter Carla inherited it after his passing.

This beautiful villa has been the backdrop to the Ocean’s Twelve film, singer Anastacia’s live tour, and Gwen Stefani’s 2005 music video for the single, Cool. Villa Erba is an Italian jewel that does not come along very often. Located in the sophisticated village of Cernobbio, the villa’s ancient frescoes, ornate ceilings and regal interior, gives a stunning back drop for a luxury Wedding or private event. The lake front’s property has immense botanical park, offering another dimension to the secluded and romantic lakeside. Villa Erba has a spectacular cathedral hall, making it the perfect place for a religious service, civil partnership, or non-religious ceremony.

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Defining Luxury at Villa Erba

A wedding in a luxurious villa with a stunning lake view is not to be missed. Formerly the ancient Count’s house where renowned painters, artists, politicians and celebrities would spend their leisure time. A stay at Villa Erba has always been a status symbol of wealth and class, housing some of the richest people with economic power. Pair this with the serenity of Lake Como, and you have the ultimate destination wedding. A location where Model Chrissy Teigen said ‘I do’ to musician John Legend, and American actor John Krasinski tied the knot to British beau Emily Blunt in George Clooney’s private lakeside estate.

Villa Erba has been a luxury wedding venue since 1800, and has become one of the most charming backdrops for the ultimate fairy-tale destination wedding on Lake Como. The breath-taking atrium has five 1900 style staircases and a stunning balcony, giving you and your partner a phenomenal entrance to your wedding reception. The ground floor can seat up to 450 guests, the dance hall up 300 guests and the reading room is perfect for a smaller affair, seating up to 80 dinner guests.

Planning Your Wedding or Event at Villa Erba

Whatever room you choose to say your vows and have your wedding reception, you will be surrounded by surreal views of Lake Como  - Villa Erba looks like it has come straight out of a Hollywood film set. From Russian and Chinese weddings to Arabic weddings, Persian weddings, or grand birthday parties the privacy of Villa Erba alongside its breath-taking surroundings and setting make it truly unique and most unforgettable. When your guests arrive, we will arrange their own private boats to take them to and from Villa Erba, whenever they need transportation. 

For more information about booking Villa Erba for your wedding or event, please speak to one of our team or email us at