Top 5 Lake Garda Wedding Venues

A Lake Garda wedding can make your fairytale dream wedding come true. 

The allure of Lake Garda goes beyond its renowned lake – you can also expect idyllic towns and villages, as well as picturesque lakeshore views that neither you nor your guests will ever forget. If you’re planning on getting married in Italy, Lake Garda is the perfect destination to host your wedding ceremony and reception.

Getting married in Lake Garda? Here’s what you can expect:

  • Incredible views and sights that’ll leave a lasting impression on you and your guests 
  • The option of delicious and authentic Italian cuisine in your wedding menus 
  • Whether you’re looking for an elegant lakeside wedding or to live out a fairytale wedding in a castle, Lake Garda has a variety of enchanting venues for your dream wedding 

If this sounds like the wedding that you have always wanted, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team. You can book venues with us up to 3 years in advance – and, with our staff wedding and travel experts, you can count on us to help refine the finer details to ensure that the wedding of your dreams is brought to life. 

Why Should You Choose Lake Garda for Your Special Day?

Lake Garda, known as Lago di Garda in Italian – and otherwise known as Benaco during Roman occupation – is considered to be the largest lake in Italy (its crystal clear blue waters stretch 370 km²). It is an area that is rich with Italian culture and heritage, with historical monuments and structures that have withstood the test of time. 

Around 7% of all tourists visiting Italy head to the Lake Garda shores, witnessing its majestic lake waters in the north, and exploring the charming villages and vineyards in the south. Lake Garda has five main islands, the largest of which is Garda Island (Isola del Garda). 

The lake’s waters touch three different regions – Lombardy, Veneto, and Trentino-Alto Adige – so it is not a surprise that Lake Garda attracts a diverse crowd. In particular, poets and artists alike have found Lago di Garda as their muse, making this northern Italy location the perfect place for romantic weddings beside the Garda lake. 

In comparison to Lake Como, Lake Garda is the better option for those who want a sense of opulence but without taking too heavy of a toll on their bank accounts. For adventurous spirits with a love of history and culture, Lago di Garda has the perfect ambience and mysticism. 

Weddings in Italy are no doubt the epitome of lavish luxury combined with a timeless atmosphere. In Lake Garda, this is only amplified, making a Lake Garda wedding the experience of a lifetime. 

The Wedding Travel Company is here to assist you with your wedding planning, dedicated to finding the perfect wedding venue to suit your every need. 

Have a Fairytale Wedding at Malcesine Castle

On the eastern shoreline of the Italian lake lies Malcesine, a historic town with its very own historic castle where you can achieve a fairytale wedding. Malcesine Castle is a scenic location for your wedding ceremony. An ancient structure that has existed since the 5th century, it is ripe with history and culture. 

Overlooking Lake Garda, Malcesine Castle is one of the best places to see breathtaking views of the lake in the Lombardy region. After you say ‘I do’, there is an abundance of reception venues to choose from for you and your guests to enjoy drinks and regional cuisine. 

For where exactly in the castle your ceremony is held, you’ve got two options:

  1. At the top of the Rivellino Tower, which overlooks the lake and rooftops of beautiful villas in the village
  2. In the Casermetter, which is a grand hall where the knights of the castle once resided - plus access to its balcony perched above the lake

No matter which area of the castle you pick, we can assure you that both you and your guests will be awed by the sights and vibes that Malcesine Castle has to offer.

Fulfil Your Dreams at Torri Del Benaco Castle

Another castle wedding venue is, of course, none other than the Torri Del Benaco Castle in the quaint lakeside village of Torri. This castle venue, which translates to the ‘Towers of Benacus’, truly lives up to its name as you’ll be saying your vows surrounded by the castle’s towers and historic walls. 

History lovers will surely enjoy this central location at the heart of Torri Del Benaco, with numerous points of interest. Who said you couldn’t do a bit of exploring before or after the wedding ceremony?

For a small and intimate affair, profess your love at the castle tower, which can hold up to 10 guests. Otherwise, if you’re planning a larger civil wedding, embrace the lemon groves and envelop yourself in the lush and fragrant Italian gardens of Torri Del Benaco Castle. 

Located on the harbour, the venue is easily reachable by boat, meaning that your guests will have no difficulty with access. This also opens up the opportunity for a lake cruise after the ceremony as everyone heads towards the reception at a neighbouring town or village. (Note: this venue is also situated in the centre of the village, so it is also accessible by foot.)

Does this sound like perfection to you? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that with the Wedding Travel Company’s wedding package at Torri Del Benaco Castle, you’ll also be provided with a 1-hour photography feature so that your wedding is immortalised in beautiful pictures.

Soak Up the Culture at Le Gemme di Artemisia

If the idea of getting married in Lake Garda at Torri Del Benaco Castle sounds appealing, then you’ll certainly want to also have a memorable wedding reception at Le Gemme di Artemisia. Albisano, a medieval village in Torri Del Benaco where this gorgeous venue resides, truly oozes romance and a vintage charm. 

It can host up to 40 people, making it an excellent choice for those wishing to hold a grand wedding reception. Le Gemme di Artemisia supplies not only a restaurant, but also aromatic gardens filled with olive trees, exquisite flowers, and of course views of Lake Garda and a local church. 

Take a stroll and relish in the beauty of its magnificent gardens, enjoying an apéritif before you and your guests are whisked away to a delicious 3-course meal or buffet consisting of local Italian dishes, as well as an Italian wedding cake. Fine, Italian wine will also be provided, so you can expect an incredible Italian wedding experience.

Check Out the Foodie Delights of Pizzeria del Porto

Another wedding reception venue after a ceremony at the limonaia at the Torri Del Benaco Castle is the Pizzeria del Porto that is only a short distance from the castle itself

Nearby are other tourist attractions such as the Palazzo del Consiglio della Gardesana, a 15th-century building that is now a hotel, but which once operated as the seat where the Council of the Federation of the 10 Municipalities of the Lake would meet to prevent smuggling and to collect taxes during the 15th to 18th centuries. 

A reception at the Pizzeria del Porto will surely be like no other, with the option of catering to include either fine dining or homemade pizza – who says you can’t have pizza at an Italian wedding, after all? An Italian wedding cake, plus Italian wine and beverages are also available for you and your guests!

Savour the Italian air as you dine under a veranda or outdoor patio, soaking up not only the astonishing sights but also the succulent flavours of the Italian dishes made from local and seasonal produce and ingredients. 

This venue is located near a number of hotels, which will be extremely convenient for your wedding guests, as well as for your wedding night and honeymoon. Drink and dance the night away without worrying about how to get back to your hotel!

Savor the Romance at Tenuta Cipressi e Olivi

A wedding in Lake Garda is not complete without spending it with your loved ones – and, if you’re the kind of person with a large extended family and friends, then this reception space is the best place in Lake Garda for your big wedding. 

Tenuta Cipressi e Olivi holds 60 guests minimum, and is an impressive restaurant that is nestled in Cavaion Veronese, a small town near Torri Del Benaco. Here, you and your guests can choose to dine indoors - in their elegant dining room, which exudes Italian romance - or outside in the enchanting garden restaurant where you’ll be surrounded by Italian trees and stunning views of the lake. 

With both Italian and Mediterranean dishes on the 4-course menu, there’ll be no doubt that your wedding party’s tastebuds will be satisfied by the end of the evening. If you’re wishing for a romantic and magical reception experience, the Tenuta Cipressi e Olivi can make this come true.

Soft lighting, candles, floral arrangements, and more make this venue one of the most dreamy venues in Lake Garda for your wedding reception, so you definitely don’t want to miss out!

Entranced by the Idea of a Lake Garda Wedding? Start Planning Your Dream Ceremony with Us

Getting married in Lake Garda doesn’t have to be unattainable – our expert wedding planners at the Wedding Travel Company can make this happen for you with our range of Lake Garda wedding packages

When booking with the Wedding Travel Company, you’ll be able to choose your wedding style and theme, and our wedding consultants are more than happy to accommodate your requests as much as we can. We are committed to ensuring that our clients are wholly satisfied with our services, which is why we go above and beyond when it comes to helping you plan your dream destination wedding. 

Lake Garda is the ideal backdrop for weddings in Italy, with panoramic settings and numerous wedding venues to choose from. If you’re interested in a Lake Garda wedding or need help planning your unforgettable destination wedding, get in touch with our team today.