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Muriel Saldalamacchia
Muriel Saldalamacchia

For more than 10 years in the destination wedding business, travelling the world for weddings, Muriel is France based, but has also rocked in Italy few years ago.

Are you ready to make your dream choice? We yet have everything here for you.

Wedding venues in Lake Como? Let’s focus on this today.

 

You always knew you wanted to marry abroad. Your soulmate popped the question, and it’s now official-time to envision and decide where to celebrate your dream destination wedding.

With so many possibilities and so many stunning areas around Lake Como, it might seem a little bit tricky to choose your wedding location. And even if you will pick the one who will meet with your expectations, I also know you will have in mind you will want your guests to be able to say “ok! It was worth to spend so much money to come and join their wedding. It is absolutely beyond words. It’s sublime.” wedding venues in Lake Como

I know we are not always very comfortable when it’s time to speak about money, but that drives and rules the choices and beings. But just facing it means you take care of your guests. Congratulations: you’re on your way to being awarded “best-caring-bride-to-be”. I will truly honour you for the months and years to come! wedding venues in Lake Como

Here are some tips to help and guide you. These are the ones I use when I start to think about the most perfect venue for my clients.wedding venues in Lake Como

#1 | Scenery and Ambiance

What is your ideal backdrop for each hit-moment of your big day ? View on the Lake? Ha! I am quite not surprise this is one of your expectations and I don’t blame you -at all. Whatever it is for your outdoor ceremony or for your cocktail or wedding dinner, be sure to be able to offer one of the most spectacular view on a Lake ever. Some very fab and celeb’ venues can host  indoor receptions. With their historic buildings, you will awe your guests. Others are splendid hotels with outdoor capacities. Having your ballroom inside will give you a chance to party very late. From black tie wedding to laid back wedding, it’s up to your choice. You have luxury historic buildings, but you can also choose a fishermen house with a real beach to celebrate in style. wedding venues in Lake Como

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#2 | Budget (still, I know!)

While figuring out the general budget, what is the amount you will / you want / you are ready to pay for the venue? 

Take care about all logistics the wedding location in Lake Como requires. Do they work with an exclusive list of suppliers ? How to access the Villa / the property. What are all the hidden costs like plan B, like extra loos to rent, or extra charge for late curfew… 

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#3 | Choose the venue that looks like your summer residence.

You have to choose a wedding venue that could looks like your summer residence. 

Sometimes, some of my clients want to buy some of the venues we are scouting. Hey! We can’t be sidetracked by any estate interests. After the wedding.. Not before! We have a plan to follow ^^ All joking aside, when choosing your wedding location in Lake Como, put your interests first. If you plan to party ALL night long, just choose the venue that will allow you extended hours at very late night (don’t dream, it’s not early morning!) But 4 -5 am is already a good target, isn’t it? If the idea is to welcome your nearest friends and families, don’t over sized the venue. When it’s too big, you will pay a lot of efforts to keep it warm and cosy. 

But in contrast, if you’re planning to invite more than 200 guests, focus on all options the wedding venue has to offer.

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#5 | Near or far > Religious ceremony clarifications.

There’s a myth around religious weddings in Lake Como. Churches and beautiful chapels in Lake Como are registered in two separate parishes. Como’s Parish rules most of the churches and chapels around the Lake. In order to regulate the huge amount of weddings occurring each year, they have strict rules: only residents can celebrate a religious wedding in one of their splendid churches. If you had in mind to invest in real estate around the Lake it could be the good moment ^^ Milan’s Parish is not giving access to foreign couples anymore  Opt-in for a symbolic or spiritual ceremony.

Finally.. you have the tools! Ask the experts to help and guide you in case you decide to enjoy the planning process as much as you plan to enjoy your big day.

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Muriel Saldalamacchia
Muriel Saldalamacchia

For more than 10 years in the destination wedding business, travelling the world for weddings, Muriel is France based, but has also rocked in Italy few years ago.

Your several days dream wedding has its home in Lake Como

Villa Balbiano is elegantly nestled on the Western shores of one of the most beautiful lake in the world: Lake Como, in Northern Italy.

This iconic and historic palace has everything to amaze your guests, while giving your stay on the Lake an exclusive feeling of luxe and wellness.

A total of 30 guests can luxury be accommodated on site, and the Villa has a 2ha garden, which gives her the incredible privilège of being one of the most biggest Palace’s garden on Lake Como.

  • Airport Distance Malpensa MPX ITALY : 64 minutes (don’t trust other infos when saying less then 50 minutes ^^) 
  • Milan is at 1hr14 distance
  • Airport Distance Lugano LUG SWITZERLAND : 59 minutes
  • Private aviation is also available at MPX-LUG-LNT

Let’s tour this Palace through our photographic reportage below.

Don’t be shy: contact us for more informations (availabilities and pricing)

All photos are courtesy of Villa Balbiano.

Villa Balbiano… its gardens, its lake views…

You will never be tired of all the memories you created when staying at Villa  Balbiano during your destination wedding there. Two acres of land and gardens, designed by French designer Jacques Garcia.

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Up to 30 guests to sleep onsite at Villa Balbiano

You cannot be pulling your hair out with a million possibilities you’ll have to allocate the rooms to your bridal party onsite.

  • 12 guests in the main Palazzo,
  • 8 guests in the left wing,
  • 8 guests in the Villino,
  • 2 guests in dependenza.

No stress, we’re here to help with a floor map and more photos than presented below. Meanwhile, enjoy!

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Muriel Saldalamacchia
Muriel Saldalamacchia

For more than 10 years in the destination wedding business, travelling the world for weddings, Muriel is France based, but has also rocked in Italy few years ago.

Your exclusive getaway in a typical French Manoir.

Secret and bucolic, dream your romantic getaway in Provence: your wedding abroad in a typical French Manoir!

In a heaven of greenness stands Le Manoir, a magnificent and romantic building of elegant charm.

This 18th Century house, full of the charm of bygone days and protected by an ancient plane tree (300 years old – can you believe it!), stands in the heart of luxuriant vegetation. Le Manoir is surrounded by French-style gardens, small ponts and a swimming pool with traditional dressed stone. In this elegant atmosphere, lulled by the sound of trickling water, this venue welcomes you to a refreshing stay far from prying eyes. 

The 13 guest rooms are regularly redecorated and refurbished by the owner, who definitely has a cute decorative sense. With this 13 rooms, you can welcome up to 30 guests total. Knowing that I would recommend to stay within 26 guests to sleep to have the whole luxury benefit of Le Manoir. That respects both the history and spirit of Le manoir’s area, combining authenticity, and modernity. 

This spring 2018, the new 75 sqm Prestige bedroom is inaugurated. Created by uniting two bedrooms, this vast luminous space, with superb windows overlooking the gardens and the Village of Les Baux de Provence, blends modern comfort and the charm of bygone days.  

Travel on images…

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How I would personally recommend to best zoning there?

#1 | Choose to plan it in May, June, September, October. Peak season, Le Manoir is not open to wedding reservation. 

#2 | Organise the welcome-drinks at la Cabro d’Or, on of the restaurant of the Baumanière property. With its beautiful gardens and tall trees, you will enchant your guests, since the very first second. Jeremy, the head waiter will guarantee the best welcome and service ever! 

#3 | Enjoy your breakfast in the courtyard facing Le Manoir. There’s nothing more Provence than having your lazy-breakfast under the 300-years-old-Plane tree. 

#4 | Getting reading on site guarantee also that you won’t stress at all. No need to run anywhere: just enjoy this secluded place, nestled in Les Alpilles. 

#5 | Enjoy your wedding reception. From ceremony to Party, you have many luxury location in the area where to break the rules while having a very elegant and classical destination wedding.

 #6 | Organise the Brunch around the pool. The owners just refurbished the area, and the pool area has now it’s own Bar. Perfect for a very fun brunch, with sounds of cicadas. 

#7 | For everything else and other ideas – trust me Le Manoir and its area is bar none! Very inspiring and many options can be created, ask your destination wedding planner (the one I am, ha!)

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