Last updated on July 30, 2022

Getting married on Lake Garda 💒 Venues and wedding locations

Riva del Garda, Sirmione, Lazise and Torri del Benaco. The romantic villages overlooking Lake Garda offer villas and castles for an elegant wedding in Italy. We have collected the most popular locations in a guide written by Italians.

Wedding on Lake Garda
Wedding on Lake Garda, in Northern Italy

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Lake Garda is a classic wedding destination in Northern Italy. Thanks to the luxurious villas, medieval castles and a unique setting, the lake is the ideal location for an elegant wedding.

Along with Tuscany, Lake Garda is one of Italy's favorite wedding destinations - loved by Italians and foreigners alike.
Also the other great lakes of northern Italy - Lake Como and Lake Maggiore - are also classic wedding destinations.

Lake Garda is the southernmost of these lakes. The lake and the surrounding areas enjoy a Mediterranean climate. Even in the northern part, squeezed between the mountains of Trentino, palm trees and lemons grow: unusual in this region.

Around the lake there are many enchanting villages. You can choose to get married in a colonial villa, in a picturesque village or in one of the Scaligeri castlesoverlooking the lake.

The municipalities of Lake Garda celebrate civil weddings in the most diverse locations, not only in the halls of the municipality offices. On Lake Garda, weddings are celebrated in beautiful palaces, in the gardens of the villas and even on the beach.

The landscape of Lake Garda varies by area. In the north the lake is narrow and surrounded by the mountains; instead the southern area is flat and borders the Po Valley near the city of Peschiera.

The data on tourism on Lake Garda confirms that there are more and more destination weddings, couples who come from abroad to get married on the lake.
On Lake Garda, people and municipalities reacted well and a nice economy has emerged of professionals, wedding planners and ceremonial venues who manage the organization of weddings on the lake.

The most romantic wedding locations on Lake Garda

Lake Garda borders three Italian regions: Trentino in the north, Lombardy in the west and Veneto in the east.

The most beautiful locations for a fairytale wedding are enchanting towns such as Desenzano del Garda, Sirmione, Peschiera, Bardolino, Riva del Garda, Limone and Salò.

Here we list the most beautiful wedding venues, from north to south.

How do you say "wedding on Lake Garda" in Italian?

On All Italian we tell you about Italian culture, and we explain the meaning of the words we encounter. In this page:

🔊 Lago di Garda Lake Garda
🔊 Sposarsi sul lago di Garda Getting married on Lake Garda
🔊 Matrimonio sul lago di Garda Wedding on Lake Garda

Wedding in Riva del Garda, at the north end of the lake

Riva del Garda is located at the northern tip of Lake Garda and is the main town of the Garda Trentino.

The municipality of Riva del Garda celebrates civil marriages on historical and luxurious locations: in addition to the municipality offices of Riva, also Palazzo Martini, the Rocca and the Spiaggia degli Ulivi (the Beach of the Olives), on the shore of the lake.

Wedding in Riva del Garda
Spiaggia degli Ulivi in Riva del Garda Foto: Municipality of Riva del Garda

The most spectacular place we know for the wedding ceremony in Riva del Garda is the Hotel Lido Palace, a luxurious location on the shores of the lake

The hotel is also locally known for the quality of its food, based on the gastronomic tradition of Trentino and Lake Garda.

Wedding in Nago-Torbole

For us at All Italian the northern part of Lake Garda has a special charm. The view of the lake from the surrounding mountains is unique and spectacular.

The municipality of Nago-Torbole, located east of Riva del Garda, offers an incredible location to get married before the law: Castel Penede.

As the person who posted the photo on Instagram says: the most beautiful place I've ever seen for a wedding ceremony.

The initiative of the Municipality of Nago-Torbole is so popular that the wedding page on the Municipality's website is also available in English. In addition to Castel Penede, Forte Alto is also available for weddings, another exceptional venue.

Wedding in Gardone Riviera, Salò

On the western shore of Lake Garda, in Lombardy, are some of the most beautiful lakeside wedding venues.

One place we like to mention is Torre San Marco, in Gardone Riviera, in the province of Brescia. The tower, overlooking the lake, is surrounded by nature and is a unique wedding location.

Thanks to its location, Torre San Marco is the perfect place to organize a cerimony on Lake Garda.

The above photo was taken in the fall: Torre San Marco is a fascinating venue also in this season.

The Vittoriale degli Italiani

Another exceptional place to host a wedding is the Vittoriale degli Italiani in Salò, not far from Torre San Marco.

The Vittoriale degli Italiani
The Vittoriale degli Italiani Foto: Wikipedia

The Vittoriale degli Italiani is a group of buildings, gardens and an open-air theater built by the poet and novelist Gabriele D'Annunzio, a famous author from the Italian literature from the early 20th century.

The Vittoriale degli Italiani: the amphitheater
The Vittoriale degli Italiani: the amphitheater Foto: Wikipedia

The Vittoriale degli Italiani is visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year; the gardens can also be reserved for weddings.

Getting married in the Vittoriale is a classy choice in a place with great history.

Wedding in Lazise sul Garda

The town of Lazise is located on the eastern side of Lake Garda and is yet another enchanting village on the shores of the lake.
In Lazise, one of the locations we already told you about on the page about wedding in Italy: Dogana Veneta, a venue for events, conferences and weddings on the shores of Lake Garda. The bridal couple can also reach the guests by boat..

The Dogana Veneta is one of the most famous wedding venues on the east coast of Lake Garda.

Getting married in Sirmione, on Lake Garda

Sirmioneis an enchanting town in the southern part of Lake Garda. The historic center of Sirmione is on a peninsula splitting the lower Lake Garda in two; it's one of the most beautiful locations around the lake.

The village of Sirmione, on Lage Garda
The village of Sirmione, on Lage Garda Foto: Olga1969

A well-known wedding venue in Sirmione is the Antica Speranzina, a lake view terrace in the heart of Sirmione. The perfect place for an exclusive wedding reception.

Wedding in Torri del Benaco

The town of Torri del Benaco, in the Veronese part of Lake Garda, offers several prestigious locations to celebrate civil marriages.

One is the Castello Scaligero (Scaligero Castle), overlooking the lake.

Getting married in the castle is a unique experience: you can opt for the luxurious interior rooms, the internal park of the castle where lemon trees grow, or a small and charming terrace on the castle tower , where up to 20 people can attend the ceremony.

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We keep updating this page to inspire you with new wedding venues, in the villas and castles of Lake Garda.

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