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Lake Orta Weddings


  • One of the prettiest lakes in northern Italy, intimate and romantic.
  • Narrow cobbled streets, lined with pastel colored houses and opulent palaces.
  • Take a boat ride to the tiny, romantic Island of San Giulio.

Airport nearby: Milano (under 1 hour)
Best time for a wedding in Lake Orta: April through October

We were the first to discover Lake Orta in the ‘90’s, making it known as a wedding destination for couples dreaming of a wedding in the Italian lakes. The bucolic Lake Orta - on the west side of Lake Maggiore is one of our favorite wedding locations with its cheerful flowering balconies, the lake view Motta Square and the many cafes with gardens. Orta is car free and easily reached in approximately 45 minutes from Milano’s Malpensa airport - you could not ask for more. The enchanting tiny Island of San Giulio in the middle of the lake can be reached via boat and makes an unforgettable backdrop to your wedding photos.

Our team of wedding planners can make any type of arrangement for civil weddings, catholic ceremonies, and protestant or symbolic weddings. 

Several churches with incredibly panoramic views are available for Catholic lake weddings; including a Baroque masterpiece high on a promontory overlooking the entire Lake.

A Lake Orta indoor or outdoor civil ceremony is possible in a Villa with lakeside gardens or in a 16th century ancient palace with frescoes near the main square. The bride can arrive in a boat. 

And as for receptions…Lake Orta has several exclusive hotels for a lake view reception including a fairytale villa with Moorish architecture boasting Michelin star cuisine. Terrace restaurants serving superb local cuisine are further options for an unforgettable Lake Orta wedding!

Get married in Lake Orta, one of Northern Italy’s most romantic wedding locations!



Distinctive Italy Weddings has in over 20 years of planning weddings in Italy and we have culled the country’s best vendors. They have a proven track record of delivering and will go the extra mile to satisfy our couples. From your wedding photographer in Italy to floral designer to bands, caterers and more, we will guide you in the right direction. Our couples rave about our Italian wedding vendors! Let us partner with you to create a one of a kind celebration. Special lighting and one of a kind layouts are what our design team loves to plan. We have extensive experience with big event productions.

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