Wedding Photography in Lake Como
Lake Como is a stunning lake that rests in northern Italy between Milan and Switzerland. It’s one of the prettiest places in Europe, so it’s great for photographers to go nuts. Shaped like a Y, the lake features more coastline than the average body of water. It is also Italy’s deepest lake. A collection of quaint Italian towns line the lake, each offering its own distinctive feel. Renowned for its natural beauty, the area attracts many visitors each year.
The main villages are Como, which is more of a city with 80,000 people who live there. Griante has great villas and a super pretty church. The town of Nesso sports a couple of churches and a huge waterfall, while Tremezzo has a gorgeous botanical garden. The town of Varenna has a castle and pretty botanical gardens, and Bellagio is one of the prettiest and most expensive of the towns.
All of the towns that dot the shores of the lake are nestled close to the water to take in the distinctive juxtaposition of shoreline and mountains characteristic of the region. If you are looking for a site that provides opulence and charm, try the Villa Balbianello. This palatial estate, built for Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, is located on a promontory overlooking the lake. For an outside ceremony, try the Bellagio Wedding Hall. The area is also home to an array of quaint churches, nearly all of which are available for your big day, giving you yet another photo-worthy wedding-site option.
As wedding photographers, we believe Lake Como is one of the best places to get married in Europe. The setting is incredible, the lake is insanely pretty, the mountains are magestic, and the season is long (from April to October).
Where to Get Married in Lake Como
Because of its unique shape, Lake Como has a sizable perimeter, stretching 106 miles around. Any of the villages that surround the lake could serve as host to your wedding ceremony; however, because of the size of the lake from tip to end, it is important to ensure that you select accommodations close to your intended wedding site s you don’t have to arrange lengthy travel to and from the venue. Popular with tourists, particularly during the summer months, visitors can select from a number of well-appointed hotels.
- Albergo Terminus Hotel – This hotel is located conveniently in central Como, the largest city that rests on the lake’s perimeter. It is situated near the train station, allowing for easy exploration of other cities in Italy during your visit.
- Metropole Suisse Hotel – Nestled right up against the water, this hotel offers old-world charm that extends all the way into the room interiors, which are well-appointed and ornately furnished.
- Borgovico Hotel – A short 5-minute walk from downtown, this hotel features air conditioning and a variety of room types, allowing you to select the option ideal for you.
- Avenue Hotel – With a contemporary décor and modern amenities, this hotel is a breath of fresh air in the Como region. If you seek a hotel with a hip and modern vibe, this is the one to select.
Dreamtime Verdict – Lake Como
While Lake Como has all the charm that draws people to Italy, it is also a bit hipper than some other destinations. It’s a favorite hangout for Hollywood celebrities, and the restaurants and hotels show it. As far as photos go, the lake region has everything, and we couldn’t be happier to endorse this gorgeous region as a top wedding destination.