"When you write a Love Story, let it be set among the banks of the Como Lake..."
aka, the bit the men won't read
WHERE TO STAY
Lake Como is absolutely beautiful, with lots of lovely areas to stay. It is located approximately an hours drive away from Milan Malpensa airport. We would highly recommend hiring a car straight from the airport, which we found to be really easy and reasonably priced (from around £30 for the weekend!). Something small is ideal for the windy Como roads!
For those who are unsure where they would like to book their accommodation, we highly recommend the Tremezzina area. Not only is this area close to the venue, but somewhere you will find plenty of lovely accommodation options as well as restaurants and bars. Please visit the 'Recommendations' page for hotel and restaurant ideas.
For any guests who would like to stay in another area around the lake, please note that the traffic can get really congested when driving from place to place. Travelling from Como centre towards the wedding venue can sometimes take around 30 minutes, and if you choose to stay on the other side of the lake, the same journey could be anywhere up to two hours. (...Tremezzina it is then?!)
GETTING TO THE VENUE
To get to our wedding venue, we have arranged a water taxi for all guests to travel on. The Venue is situated at the tip of a peninsula overlooking the Lake, and unfortunately cannot be reached via any other method of transport. For convenience, the water taxi will be stopping at two collection points:
- Located at the Pier next to the boat "Brisbino" which is permanently docked. It is situated around 300m along from The Grand Hotel Tremezzo, heading north. There will be somebody from the wedding party there to meet you.
- The pier is situated directly infront of the "old bar sport", (address is: lungolago, Lomazzi 5, Lenno). There will be somebody from the wedding party there to meet you.
We Kindly ask that all guests make their way to the port closest to their accomodation, ready to depart via water taxi and head to Villa Del Balbianello.
*Please note* any guests who miss the water taxi may be required to swim to the wedding...no pressure!!
We wish that we could invite all of your lovely children to share our special day, but due to necessity rather than choice, we are unable to accommodate so many at our venue. For this reason, we unfortunately are only able to invite children of the wedding party. We hope that you understand and can still join us to enjoy a much deserved night off! Having said that, please do let us know if anyone is struggling to make childcare arrangements.
GETTING HOME FROM THE VENUE
Again, due to location restrictions, we have arranged for a Water Taxi to take all guests back to the same Ports, leaving the venue at 1am. From here, we hope you will continue the celebrations for us!
Gentlemen - Black tie, optional.
Ladies - There are no colours to avoid. The venue does require some uphill walking on a gravel path though, so maybe plan your outfit around your comfiest shoes!!
ORDER OF THE DAY
aka, when are we eating?
The Water Taxi leaves Tremezzo Port, to head to Villa Del Balbianello (via Lenno port). Please arrive on time for this, as there will be no alternative transport to the venue!
The Beginning of our Forever!
Cocktails & Canapes.
Dinner is Served.
We cut the cake.
Water Taxi leaves Villa Del Balbianello.
THE DAY AFTER
Sunset Lake Cruise
TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST | 5.30pm
Following the celebration of our marriage, we would love for you all to join us on a sunset cruise along the lake, for cocktails and nibbles.
Please arrive at Tremezzo port before 5.15pm, ready for our departure at 5.30pm.
The boat should arrive back for approximately 8.30pm. For those wishing to make dinner reservations, for lovely food and views, we recommend the following restaurants:
- N26 Tremezzo
- Al Veluu
- Alle Darsene Di Loppa
If you could please include whether you will be attending in the RSVP section, by 30th April 2022, it would be greatly appreciated. We hope you can make it!
SEE YOU AT THE ALTAR!
We can't wait to celebrate our marriage with you in Lake Como.
Hopefully we have touched on everything, but if you do have any questions, please message one of us! Please could we ask that all RSVPs are made by 30th April 2022.