Lake Maggiore Weddings
Your special wedding on Lake Maggiore
Great scenery and Belle Epoque appeal
Nestled in the majestic Alps of Northern Italy, the breathtakingly lovely settings of Lake Maggiore is the ideal wedding destination!
Although this gorgeous Lake seems a bit remote to reach, it is a little over an hour from Milan and the International Airport of Malpensa is not much more than a 40 minute drive.
Lake Maggiore is the second largest Italian Lake, with a surface of 21Km2, (13 square miles) and a total lenght of 150 kilometers (93 miles). Descending from the Ticino, in Switzerland, its shores covers two regions: Piedmont and Lombardy.
Ever since Queen Victoria stayed on its shores, Lake Maggiore has been a favourite destination with the British who have been enticed by its Mediterranean atmosphere and legendary beauty. In the costal areas the climate is temperate and the winters are always mild.
Thanks to its climate it is possible for many species of sub-tropical and mediterranean rare flowers and plants to adapt to this territory. Well-known gardens, worth of a visit, include those of the Isola Bella and Isola Madre, the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa, Villa Taranto and Villa San Remigio in Verbania.
With its lush vegetation, the high peaks of the Alps, the picturesque villages, its luxury hotels and its architectural and natural treasures, Lake Maggiore has been for centuries - and still is – a favourite holiday resort, which has inspired artists and emperors.
Ever since the mid 1800's the aristocracy, the noble families - and more recetly the jet set of politics, finance, football and cinema - has chosen for the building of their elegant residences and splendid English-style or Italia gardens, which are still used today as glamorous reception venues in oder to create the unique atmosphere for a special event, such as a wedding on Lake Maggiore.
Getting Married on Borromean Islands
The elegant and aristocratic heritage of this lake derives by the influence of the Borromeo family. The Borromean Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori), in front of Stresa, are the repository of their prestige and refinement.
The Borromean Islands are a major local tourist attraction for their picturesque setting. The sumptuous Borromean Palace on Isola Bella contains inestimable art works, tapestries, furniture and pictures. The gardens are developed in adorned and superimposed terraces.
The Isola Madre is the biggest of the Borromean Islands. Thanks to its microclimate and to the human care, this island is a tropical botanical garden, rich in plants and exotic animals. Isola dei Pescatori (lit. Fishermen’s Island) - also known as Isola Superiore - 300 meters long and just 100 meters wide - is a small and characteristic village. The jewel of the island is the splendid church of Saint Vittore, which preserves the Romanesque apse of the XI century. It is the only one to be inhabited all year round. .
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A spring Elope on Lake MaggioreMay 17, 2019
A magic early spring elope on Lake Maggiore for Jennifer and Shawn. The atmosphere in Stresa and Pallanza was incredibly romantic. A civil ceremony on a roof top terrace, a boat trip on Borromeo Island and an aperitif on a skybar overlooking the sunset. Just enchanting!Continue reading
An Elegant Wedding Reception at Villa MuggiaMarch 31, 2019
If you are thinking about an elegant wedding on Lake Maggiore, have a look to our new post: Valentina and Matteo’s wedding story! First, a wedding ceremony in Chiesa Vecchia in Belgirate, a stunning spot with a great panoramic view, then an outdoor wedding reception at Villa Muggia in Stresa: elegance and charm is the motto!Continue reading
Isola Bella a dreamy frame for your wedding photos on Lake MaggioreMarch 9, 2019
Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore is a very special destination for a wedding in Italy. Its lovely church on the lake shore could be the perfect venue for your Roman Catholic ceremony. Lake Maggiore and splendid Gardens and Borromeo Palace make the rest for amazing wedding photos.Continue reading
A chic wedding on Lake Maggiore in SpringDecember 15, 2018
A Belief IWP awarded wedding on Lake Maggiore! Discover how Eimear and Micheal planned with us this wonderful chic Belle Epoque vintage style wedding on wonderful shores on Lake Maggiore.Continue reading
An Indian Persian Wedding on Lake MaggioreNovember 10, 2018
When Indian culture and Persian culture get together something magical happen: Neera and Amir’s wedding on Lake Maggiore. A wonderful event, a unique ceremony and a great party!Continue reading
A Luxury Elope on Lake MaggioreAugust 26, 2018
An Elope on Lake Maggiore is always a dream! Lake Maggiore offers grand and luxury venues that can host big events but it also hides little pearls that could be just ideal for an intimate elopement in Italy. Frances and Mark did it and the final result was just dreamy!Continue reading