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Civil ceremony on Lake Como: Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta Lake Como

In you wish to have your civil legally binding ceremony on Lake Como, Villa Carlotta is surely one of the best options. Villa Carlotta is part of the local authority heritage and it is one of the few villas by the lake to have the license for legally binding ceremonies for couples coming from all around the world.

Set in a beautiful centuries-old botanical garden, Villa Carlotta is one of the most popular venues on Lake Como and it is definitively one of the most romantic places to get married.


The ceremony can be held outside at Terrazze delle Camelie overlooking the lake or in the beautiful Sala Gessi surrounded by beautiful works of art. A small cocktail can be arranged after the ceremony. The wedding dinner and reception have to be arranged elsewhere because Villa Carlotta is available for ceremonies only.

Time of Ceremony: from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm. Other times can be arranged upon previous authorization by the local town hall. Ceremonies are held during the opening times of the Villa to the public.


– for up to 20 guests the fee is 1700 euro from Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays morning, 2000 euro for Saturdays afternoon and Sundays.

– for up to 50 guests the fee is 2050 euro and 2350 euro. For bigger wedding parties please contact us.

The cost includes: fee for the dedicated areas at Villa Carlotta and for the officiant from the local town hall, chairs for the ceremony and the standard basic ceremony set up that is a ceremony arch with fake flowers and the white carpet (please see picture below).

Transportation: Villa Carlotta can be reached by boat even with the public ferry service or by car. It is 30 minutes’ drive distance from Cernobbio and 15 minutes’ boat ride from Bellagio.

Paperwork and ceremony planning assistance: whatever is your nationality we can assist you with all the legalities needed for your civil wedding at Villa Carlotta. Please contact us directly to have a prompt response and more details on our fees.

Villa Carlotta Lake Como
Villa Carlotta Lake Como
Italian Civil Wedding Ceremony