town halls that can perform official civil ceremonies in the lake como area

If you want to have your reception at a place that only allows symbolic ceremonies, consider one of these locations for your ceremony to have a legally binding wedding.

Many villas cannot perform civil ceremonies because the rule is that legally binding ceremonies must be performed inside town hall walls. However, some venues have a special license to perform these ceremonies, including Villa Cipressi, Villa Balbianello, and Villa Carlotta.

The official town halls in the area are listed below.

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The local town hall in Bellagio is an old villa and ceremonies are held in the charming library or the lush gardens at the entrance.

Example pricing: 900 EUR Saturdays; 600 EUR other days

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Photo Credit: We Villas

ospedaletto town hall

The town hall in Ospedaletto is called Ossuccio and contains the unique bell tower of the Santa Maria Maddalena church (the official symbol of Lake Como). This lakefront town hall has a few ceremony options to choose from, such as a rustic antique interior and beautiful olive gardens overlooking Isola Comacina. 

Example pricing: Olive Garden: 1000 EUR, must pay to rent chairs

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Lake Como's only island, Comacina is provides a stunning lakeside backdrop. The famed restaurant Taverna as well as the highly rated Locanda Dell'Comacina are nearby for convenient celebrations afterwards!