Sam and Emma chose not to get married in a castle in Scotland, instead they chose a Malcesine Castle on beautiful Lake Garda, Italy.
May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade, like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, our everyday a paradise. May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter. May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcome as the moon in a clear blue sky. I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage. Jalalud’din Rumi
Malcesine is one of the most evocative wedding destinations on Lake Garda. This pretty medieval village is located in the Northern area of Lake Garda. It is surrounded by mountains and local vegetation makes this scenario a perfect frame for your destination wedding in Italy.
In the heart of the village stands Scaligero Castle (Malcesine Castle). It is the pearl of Lake Garda. It has a splendid terrace with a breath-taking view of the lake for your intimate wedding ceremony. Malcesine Castle is the perfect spot to get married in front of a fascinating Italian scenario full of colors and traditions.
Wedding at Malcesine Castle overlooking Lake Garda
Wedding ceremony at Malcesine Castle can be accompanied by the sweet sound of some classical music and after your ceremony, we recommend a photo shoot in the Castle itself, through its many views. Its ancient balcony overlooking Lake Garda and its terraces will surely enchant you.
Malcesine castle has a special wow factor! If you follow a path out of it you can reach a romantic small beach on its foot: perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.
Or you can take a walk around the village to enjoy the most beautiful corners of the medieval village. We recommend Monte Baldo’s peak to enjoy an incredible view! You can easily catch the cable car from Malcesine village to reach it. From its top you will understand more about the size of Lake Garda: it extends from North to South and along its coast where charming villages as Torri del Benaco, Bardolino and Lazise are located.
Discovering the hidden pearls of Lake Garda
If you would like discovering the hidden pearls of Lake Garda, we recommend to take a ride on an ancient sailing ship. You can get on board at the port of Malcesine and sail North to admire corners that would not be visible from the mainland. You can even cross the lake and reach the opposite shore to visit Limone del Garda village where the ancient lemon groves stand: an unforgettable Italian panorama!
We can’t forget Italian food! It will make your destination wedding on Lake Garda even better! Malcesine has wide choice of local restaurants where you can taste traditional local cuisine to be paired with Valpolicella wines! A welcome aperitif can pamper your guests while they savor some Italian finger food. Wedding reception dinner will be served at the table surprising your palates with flavors and ancient recipes.
A wedding at Malcesine Castle on Lake Garda can be the most unforgettable experience of your life!