It is difficult finding another location that offer so stunning scenery as Lake Maggiore: Borromeo Islands, wonderful gardens, historical villas and quaint villages.
Where you can find another lake like this?
There are really many couples coming from all over the world who choose Lake Maggiore for their wedding! I told you about many of them and some of their stories from the very first steps planning to the big day.
I’ve been working as wedding planner on Lake Maggiore for many years and I thought that a little virtual tour on this area could be a good idea.
Just to discover best location and venues on this wonderful Italian corner.
Why getting married on Lake Maggiore?
- Step by step let’s see together which are highlights for a wedding on Lake Maggiore:
- Three Borromeo Islands
Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Pescatori Island: they are Lake Maggiore gems. They can offer a unique scenery. You cannot find another place like this on other lakes.
- Belle Epoque appeal
You can really breath it in the little villages coasting the lake such as Pallanza, Cannero Riviera, Arona, Baveno and most of all Stresa.
- Mediterranean Climate
It is pleasant and mild almost all months.
Villa Taranto and Isola Madre gardens are the living proof of that. There are wonderful, exotic and rate plant there.
- Stunning panoramas
We cannot forget them! Wonderful historical villas, the perfect set for a dreamy wedding on Lake Maggiore.
Lake Maggiore…. only 30 minutes drive from Milan Malpensa international airport
CAR SERVICE RENTAL
Very easy, with the motorway (autostrada) you can reach all touristy villages on the shores of the lake such as Stresa and Pallanza.
But if you can pilot a plane you can even land on waters of the Lake, just in front of the venue you choose.
Do you remember? Judith and Mark did it, we told you about it in one of our past posts:
Villa Rusconi, groom arrives… by plane!
Catholic Wedding on Lake Maggiore
In general there are no problems for churches on Lake Maggiore hosting non-resident catholic ceremonies. Each church can decide by itself. For this reason we can find many different situation. As wedding planner on Lake Maggiore I will be happy to suggest the best churches for your catholic ceremony. Do you want to know the one I prefer?
For sure romantic churches on Borromeo Islands, or panoramic one of Sacro Monte of Ghiffa and the ancient church of Belgirate.
I love them all!
OUTDOOR CATHOLIC CEREMONIES
It is the only place where you can have it here… do not miss it!
Civil Wedding on Lake Maggiore
All towns on Lake Maggiore can give you the opportunity to celebrate your civil ceremony in their town hall. Stresa, in particular, can host your civil marriage in the ancient rooms of the Town Hall building. After that you can replicate your ceremony in one of the wonderful and elegant hotels on the shores like Grand Hotel Bristol.
Town hall of Verbania Pallanza offers the possibility to have your civil ceremony in wonderful Villa San Remigio. It is located on top of a hill overlooking the lake.
In a next future it will be possible that civil ceremonies could not be held there anymore but in Villa Giulia. It is a wonderful historical villa build back in the beginning of 1900 just on the lake shores. It is located just few steps from Pallanza lake side walk and stunning Grand Hotel Majestic one of the few hotels on the shores of this amazing Italian Lake.
LEGAL CEREMONIES AT VILLA CLAUDIA DAL POZZO
Symbolic blessing on Lake Maggiore
Almost all venues on Lake Maggiore give the possibility to plan your symbolic ceremony on their grounds. My suggestion is choosing a venue on the shores. This way your guests could enjoy the beauty of the Lake during the ceremony too.
I love to remember Leanne and Darren’s wedding at Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno. Ceremony, aperitif and reception all in the same place just facing the wonderful view over Borroemo Gulf and its Islands.Villa Rusconi Clerici in Pallanza hosted many symbolic weddings with aperitif and reception to follow all outdoor on its lawn and pavilion.
Reception on Lake Maggiore… so many choices!
Luxury villas, elegant Belle Epoque hotels, traditional restaurants with their terraces on the lake or stunning view (i.e. Ristorante Settimo Cielo in Stresa… your will be speachless!). There are many choices for your wedding on Lake Maggiore!
It lays on a wide territory that goes from North of Novara to reach up to Switzerland.
Northern part of Lake Maggiore is named Tessin (Ticino) it is also known as Italian-Swizerland. There are wonderful villages here. You will breath an elegant mediterranean air in Locarno, Brissago and Bellinzona.
Last but not least Lombardy side of Lake Maggiore!
I’ve only spoke about Piemonte side so far, which is well known and very appreciated by our brides and grooms too.
However even if the territory is really different it is a lovely place to visit. Tourism here is less formal and more casual. You will find many campings, boat rentals, sail schools and water parks. Among the hotels facing the lake you could have a look to Conca Azzurra of Angera.
Not far from here, on Quassa Gulf you will find Villa Rocchetta. It is very elegant and it also have a wonderful park just on the lake shores. It is perfect for an outdoor reception with maybe spectacular fireworks show at night!
Going North territory is wilder especially close to Swizerland. You could find here a romantic restaurant with a terrace on the lake and a charming hotel. This venue is named Camin Hotel Colmegna.
If you are looking for a romantic venue for an intimate wedding far from massive tourism on Lake Maggiore, this venue is just perfect!
Your Wedding Planner on Lake Maggiore
I’ve been working here for many years. I love the area and we planned many weddings in all the venues I’ve mentioned and even more. I will be pleased and happy to share with you my experience and my suggestions helping you planning your wedding on Lake Maggiore!
My name is Valentina and I work as wedding coordinator on Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore.
Before being a wedding planner and coordinator I worked for an American company planning events. I turned into wedding planning for SposiamoVi group, more than 5 years ago. Since Italian Lakes Wedding was founded I work with them to make bride and groom’s dreams come true on this wonderful Lakes of North West Italy and Piemonte region.
l love creating with my couples the perfect event for them following their wishes and needs, helping to find the best solution for their ideas and budget.
I like meeting people talking with them and know more about their cultures and traditions. I do like sharing Italian customs with them and working in team with couples to let them experience a real and dreamy Italian wedding!
I will be pleased to guide couples along lovely traditional and pedestrian roads of Orta village discovering the beauty of this romantic Lake between villas, traditional restaurants wonderful churches and enchanting St. Julius Island.
I will be happy to let couples discover bigger and charming Lake Maggiore with its Borromeo Islands, wonderful hotels and villas overlooking the waters.
I’m sure you would be amazed by the beauty of these special corners of Italy so I’m simply wait for you for a lovely experience to create and live together.
For any information about wedding on Lake Maggiore CONTACT ME