How much does it cost to get married at Villa Balbianello?

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How much does it cost to get married at Villa Balbianello?

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Villa del Balbianello is one of the most stunning venues on Lake Como. Situated on a peninsula, the villa offers one of the best Lake Como views. 

It is one of the most requested wedding venues on the lake. As a wedding planner, one of the questions I get asked the most is ‘How much does it cost to get married in Villa Balbianello?'

In this blog page you can find out all the costs and options for a wedding at Villa del Balbianello. 

It is the dream venue for many couples and many of them get disappointed when they think that it will be way too over their budget. There are few options though…so don't give up!  For example you can just hold the ceremony there and have the reception elsewhere like a restaurant or a lido rather than having everything at Balbianello.

Just imagine for a second walking down the aisle with such a breathtaking view and beautiful surroundings. Can you picture it?  Ok... now think of exchanging your love and vows under the magnificent arches of the villa? Just like a true fairytale. Your dream can come true!

Cost for just a ceremony up to 50 people :

5,124 euro - Hire fee at 4,200 plus 22% VAT

610 euro - Chair hire at 10 euro plus 22% VAT per chair x 50 chairs 

585.60 euro - A violin for an hour (the cheapest instrument but you can decide to have whatever you like eg - a string quartet,  violin and so on ) 

300 euro - Celebrant for a symbolic ceremony 

TOTAL:

6,919.60 euro

Prices of course vary according to the number of guests but if you are less than 50 then you can have your wedding ceremony any days when the villa is open to the public and therefore without exclusivity which is of course cheaper. 

Another option is to hold just an elopement or to have max 10 guests (just your close family)

2,562 euro -  Venue hire for 2 hours for max 10 people at 2,100 euro plus VAT.

122 euro - Chair hire at 10 euro plus VAT x 10 guests 

585.60 euro - A violin for an hour (the cheapest instrument but you can decide to have whatever you like eg - a string quartet, a violin and so on) 

TOTAL:

3,569.60

If instead you are more than 50 guests then you would need to hire the venue on a Monday or a Wednesday when it’s closed to the public. This means you will have the entire place for you and your guests. 

A ceremony  (minimum 2 hours rental):

8,174 euro - Venue hire for 2 hours for more than 50 guests at 6,700 euro plus VAT.

12.20 - Chair hire at 10 euro plus 22% VAT per chair x for the number of guests you have (maximum 80)

A ceremony + aperitif (minimum 3 hours rental):

10,980 - Hire fee for 3 hours for over 50 guests at 9,000 euro plus 22% VAT. 

12.20 - Chair hire at 10 euro plus 22% VAT per chair x for the number of guests you have (maximum 80)

A ceremony + Reception (minimum 6 hours rental) Prices vary according to number of guests. You can contact me by email to get a precise quote. Any extra hours after midnight is 2,500 euro plus VAT per hour. 

Keep in mind that this venue has a limited selection of suppliers that can work there. I can also advise you the best catering in the area that is allowed to work there. 

If a wedding ceremony is over your budget, you can decide to just have a photoshoot. When the villa is open to the public the cost is 300 euro plus VAT and when it's closed to the public it will be 600 euro plus VAT for a maximum of 2 hours. 

You definitely have many options that can fit everyone’s needs.

Let your fairytale begin in Lake Como by saying I Do in one of the most stunning and luxurious venues! I Do in Lake Como Wedding Planner will make all couples’ dreams come true. Our team will listen to your requests and advise you best to ensure that your day is just absolutely perfect!

With love, 

x

Zaira

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  1. Latasha Datt
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    Hi there, my partner and I are looking to have an elopement with just the two of us, a boat ride after, and then a fancy dinner. Do you have an indication of how much this will cost and what will need to be done? Thank you, Latasha

  2. Brooke Broms
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    Looking to get more info for having a wedding (elopement) at Villa del Balbianello or somewhere on Lake Como May of 2024.

  3. Vanessa Ruiz
    Reply

    Hi there, my fiancÚ and I are huge Star Wars fans and have always dreamt of eloping and getting married at Villa del Balbianello. I was hoping you could possibly help and get me some more information ? Thank you in advance, Vanessa

  4. Jessica
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, I am interested in learning more about the costs for this venue. My fiance and I would ideally like to have both the ceremony and reception here for 50-80 guests in the Spring of 2025. Thank you!

  5. John Guzman
    Reply

    Interested in hiring you as a planner for our wedding

  6. Tiarne scuglia
    Reply

    Hi Zaira My partner And I are interested in getting married in 2025 august with 100 people, we would love to know more information about the prices Thankyou

  7. Lucinda Crosby
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, thank you for providing an idea on costings for this stunning venue! I would love to get in touch with you about a few options, as my partner and I are in the very early stages of planning! We are ideally looking at getting married May 2025 (preferably Thursday 22nd) and would like a price on a ceremony & reception with approx 40-50 guests. It would also be ideal to understand a rough figure for decorative suppliers and catering too. Look forward to hearing from you! Lucinda x

  8. Ellie
    Reply

    Hi, I would like to know the price of getting married at Villa Del Balbianello for the ceremony and the reception. We will have 50-60 guests attending the wedding. We would require the ceremony at around 4pm, canapes, dinner, drinks and dancing. We are looking to get married on a Monday in June.

  9. Caroline
    Reply

    Hi, I am looking for a budget cost for a ceremony and reception for roughly 150 people, could you please provide a few options? It would be great to get a rough cost or idea of prices for local suppliers for flowers and food also please, September 2025 would be when we were thinking, thank you!

  10. Leah
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    Hi there, thank you for this information. I would love to find out more specific pricing for the venue. I would love to have our ceremony and reception here not exclusive hire for 50 people or less. Could you send over some packages with prices please?

  11. Zoe Outteridge
    Reply

    Hello, I would love some more information on cost including of catering and full venue hire for a wedding the size of around 80 people. How long is the waiting list at the moment would September/October 2024 be possible? Thanks you!

  12. Georgia
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, thanks for this information - it seems impossible to find anywhere else! Would love to get in touch with you about a few options. We are ideally looking at august September 2024: - a ceremony + reception with approx a) 60 people b) 100 people and c) 150 people We are currently looking for options catering for guests from four countries so are interested in seeing if it's feasible to do one big event, or 2 smaller events in different places. I would also like to know about the possibility of doing weddings of other religious dominations and ease of finding celebrants. Look forward to hearing from you! Georgia x

  13. victoria burns
    Reply

    Hi could you provide cost and options for up to 20 guest for villa del Balbianello

  14. Sean Warbritton
    Reply

    Subject: Wedding Inquiry at Villa del Balbianello - August Time Frame I hope this email finds you well. My partner, Mark, and I are excited to plan our dream wedding at the breathtaking Villa del Balbianello in Lake Como. We have always been captivated by the villa's exquisite beauty, and we believe it would be the perfect venue for our special day. We are currently considering the August time frame for our wedding celebration. However, we understand that this is a popular period for events, and we are willing to be flexible with our date if it's necessary to accommodate availability. Our main priority is to secure the enchanting Villa del Balbianello as our wedding venue. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in providing us with information about the booking process, available dates in August or the surrounding months, and any wedding packages that you may offer. Additionally, we would be interested in learning more about catering options, accommodation suggestions for our guests, and any other services or recommendations that would help make our day unforgettable. Please feel free to reach out to us at your earliest convenience to discuss the next steps. We are eager to work closely with you to create a magical and memorable wedding experience. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Warm regards

  15. Michelle Marie Milliron
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    Hello. We are very interested in booking my son and his fiancÚ's wedding ceremony at Villa Balbianello in June of 2024. It would be for about 50 people or less. If you would be so kind and reach out with more information we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Michelle Milliron - mother of the groom.

  16. Stephanie
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    Hello Zaria, Would you be able to send over a precise quote for either a January or October wedding? We are looking at a guest count of 60-80. Thank you!

  17. Giancarlo Saldana
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, My fiancee and I came across your Villa during my search for possible wedding venues in Lake Como. My fiancee and I are wanting to get married in that area in the summer of 2024. I would like to hear more about your location. We are also planning to visit the area in May of this year and would love to get a guided tour of the location if possible. I will be eagerly waiting to hear from you. Best Regards Giancarlo Saldana

  18. Amanda Hilliard
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    Hello, I would like a quote for a small ceremony/elopement with a reception/dinner to follow for 10 people max. Looking for dates in September of 2025. If you could please send me information on the planning process that would be lovely.

  19. Deborah Costache
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, We would like to get married during summer 2024. We would like a ceremony as well as the reception in the same place. Would this be possible?? Also we are looking to have around 80-100 people. Could you please let me know availability and rough prices.

  20. Shahla Mirfakhrai
    Reply

    Hello, I would like quotes for a small ceremony and reception/dinner to follow for 4-6 people. August 8,2023. Can you please send me info and the planning process.

  21. Elisabeth Wood
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, we are thinking about getting married here in either June 2025 or September 2025 with up to 50 guests. Would love to know more about pricing and the planning process. Thank you! Elisabeth & Harry

  22. Mark Emmerson
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, We are looking to get married between April and September 2025. Any info on pricing and planning would be great. We are looking at 60-70 guests with a ceremony, meal and reception included. Thanks.

  23. Lee Burton
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, my partner and I are looking to get married here between April and June 2025. Any guidance with regards to pricing and planning would be massively appreciated. I understand that 2025 pricing may be guesswork but the most up to date prices would be great. We are looking at 50-60 guests with a ceremony, meal and reception included. Many thanks in advance.

  24. Yasmine
    Reply

    Hi Zara, Looking to book this for June 2024. And advise / pricing would be amazing

  25. Sarah
    Reply

    Hi we would like to get married in lake Como June 2023 can you provide me with a little more information

  26. Andrew Fantasia
    Reply

    Hi there, We are currently planning for our wedding in 2024 and looking for venues in Italy. We are eager to learn a little more about Villa Balbiano and to get some pricing information. We do not have a confirmed number of guests - it will be 50 at a minimum. While we would love to accommodate all of our guests if this is not possible that is ok. We would love to do a ceremony and reception in the same venue if possible. Our dates are relatively flexible, but we ideally want it to be either between 5th July - 22nd July, or 27th September - 14th of October (these are school holidays in Australia). Any information you can provide us would be much appreciated. Kind regards, Andrew Fantasia

  27. Carolina Gonzalez
    Reply

    Hey! Would love to know a little more about planning a wedding in Italy!

  28. Peggy Oppedahl
    Reply

    Are there any dates in July August or September 2023 that I can have a civil ceremony with 6 people at Villa Balbionello? Thank you.

  29. Becky Cowie
    Reply

    Hi , Please could I enquire for a price to hire this venue for a wedding in august 2024 For a number of 80 guests for ceremony and reception. Many thanks , Becky

  30. Shona adams
    Reply

    Hi I'm I interested in holding an all day wedding he for maximum of 50 guests in June 2024

  31. Cherry
    Reply

    Hi Zaria, was wondering how much it would cost for ceremony + apertiff + dinner for 30 to 40 guests? And how long in advance should we book the Villa? Any helpful tips would be great Thank you!

  32. Maria Lobos
    Reply

    Hi Zaira thanks for the awesome post! I am planning to get married there in 2025 spring, could you please shoot me an email as I have a few questions to ask thank you!

  33. Yimei Miao
    Reply

    Ciao, We will get legally married in the USA first. In Italy, we want to do a ceremony and reception + a breakfast or activity the next day. Within a budget of 70,000 euros, this will be venue, food, decorations, DJ, local transportation to the venue, photographer/ videographer, hotel only for 20 of our guests. Is this doable? Grazie!

  34. Koral solorzano
    Reply

    Please email me I am interested in lake como villa balbaniello

  35. Sanchez Sandal
    Reply

    Interested in booking for summer 2026 for full private wedding with catering

  36. Rachel
    Reply

    Thanks for your post! I was wondering what the cost would be for just for a reception- an anniversary party- for over 50 guests and under 50? Summer 2024 on a Sunday.

  37. Piyush Goyal
    Reply

    Hello Zaira I am interested for my son's marriage only 12-15 people private. Need accommodation for week preferred villa and marriage planner. please suggest. Summer 2023

  38. Gabriela
    Reply

    Hi Zaira, I am interested in having a wedding here. Can you please contact me as I have a few questions.

  39. Debbie
    Reply

    Interested in a wedding summer 2023. 80 guests for ceremony and reception. Looking for a wedding planner to coordinate most aspects of the wedding

  40. Fatima Nunes
    Reply

    Hello, Interested in having a 40-50 person wedding reception in Spring/Summer of 2022. Can you please contact me. Thank you

  41. Lama Sarkis
    Reply

    Hi there, Would love to get in touch with you to discuss availability for a wedding reception in summer 22 (June, July or August) for a 15 guests. Weekdays are ok. Best, Lama

  42. Regina Ezeh
    Reply

    Hello Zaria, I just for engaged and we would like a wedding of 80 people in august 2022. Can you please provide me a suitable time we can discuss , I would also appreciate any further information or advise you have . Are you a wedding planner ? I would like the venue for both the ceremony and reception . Many thanks

  43. Sarah
    Reply

    Hello Zaira! I would love to get in touch in regard to pricing as well. Thanks

  44. Natalie
    Reply

    Hi there, can you help me to quote a budget for 40 pax at villa del balbianello in November 2022. Wedding ceremony and dinner. Tq

  45. Natalie
    Reply

    Hello, I'm looking to book the villa in November 2022 for 40 guest. Wedding ceremony and reception ( food and alcohol) 4pm to 12am. Do sent me a quotation. Thank you.

  46. Randy
    Reply

    I would like to have an email contact for more questions. Thanks

  47. Lorna Campbell
    Reply

    Hi, can you send me updated prices for bill balbianello please

  48. Elle
    Reply

    Hi I was wondering how far in advance does this place need to be reserved for a wedding. And also is the 50 person hire for the day meaning it would be private (not open to the public) during that time? Thanks!

  49. Carrie Smith
    Reply

    Hi! We are Interested in a price quote for a September 2022 or 2023 wedding for less than 50 people from America. Very simple, nothing extravagant, and also suggestions of where we could stay. Thank you so much

  50. Carrie Smith
    Reply

    Hi! We are Interested in a price quote for a September 2022 or 2023 wedding for less than 50 people from America. Very simple, nothing extravagant, and also suggestions of where we could stay. Thank you so much

  51. Marissa Schrader
    Reply

    Would love to chat about a wedding at Villa Balbiano in late august/early September 2023!

  52. harris khuramy
    Reply

    Hello dear we would like to know the cost for our small wedding on July 2022 for up to 25 guests thank you so much

  53. Patricia Haiduc
    Reply

    Hi, my parter and I are looking to get married in 2024 - would it be possible to know what the availability is like and how long in advance we should book? - I would also be curious to know the cost for a 115 people wedding. Thank you!!

  54. Max
    Reply

    Dear Zaira, I have a budget of +/- EUR 30,000 and would like to know what is possible to do for a ceremony and a reception there. Do you have any plan to propose ? Many thanks in advance for your reply.

  55. Martha Madero
    Reply

    I have accepted a marriage proposal from my ex-husband and thought Lake Como would be the ideal place to remarry by elopement. I would want to have my best friend and her husband as our witness. I'm so interested in what you offer and how to plan this.

  56. Lanie Carson
    Reply

    Interested in elopement in 2021 by October, just the two of as soon as US Citizens can enter. Is it possible for a 2 hour ceremony?

  57. LuAnn Goldstone
    Reply

    My only question is-what is a available in September early October 2021?

  58. Charlotte Cobbold
    Reply

    Hello My partner and I are very interested in celebrating our wedding in Lake Como. We visited Bellagio in September 2019 and have been in love with the place ever since! We would be looking for ceremony and reception for up to 100-110 people (including children) for August 2024. We would also love any recommendations for accommodation for everyone to stay throughout the duration of the trip. Many thanks!

  59. Claire Callaghan
    Reply

    Hi, I would like to celebrate our wedding with ceremony and reception in Lake Como in July/August/September 2021 for 140 people! I would be grateful if you could advise of available venues etc please, many thanks!

  60. Isabelle Webb
    Reply

    Is it possible to have a ceremony and reception for 70 people at villa Balbianello for ?100k ? If so please could you send me a proposal ?

  61. Jasmin Rozalia Barta
    Reply

    Hello Zaira, My name is Jasmin and i am interested in celebrating my wedding at Villa Balbianello! We would like to celebrate it on 14/21 of August 2021. We are going have around 90 -100 guest. Could you please send me more info, price, conditions, etc? We would like to rent it for 14h. Kind regards, Jasmin

  62. Victoria Debono
    Reply

    Hi, I'm interested in doing the ceremony and reception at Lake Como. Ceremony for around 50 or under and reception 250-300. Would you have any brochures and prices please?

  63. Jean-Claude EL-Chidiac
    Reply

    Hello, I'm looking to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary on July 5th, 2022 with 25 to 30 guests. Kindly send all necessary information about venue options, cost, down payment and reservation process. Many thanks, Jean-Claude Montreal, Canada

  64. Emma
    Reply

    Hi. I am looking at wedding venues for my wedding. Thinking either 30th May or 1st June 2022. 50-80 guests. Do you have any sample menus you could send me so I can have a look at them? And a brochure? Many thanks

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