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Malcesine Castle Weddings

Malcesine is a small Italian comune belonging to the province of Verona, and, interestingly, it is the last charming village on the Veronese side of Upper Garda, the last town in the Veneto before entering Trentino (In case you didn't already know, Lake Garda is the largest Italian lake, so large that it occupies three Italian regions, they are: Lombardia (province of Brescia), Veneto (province of Verona), Trentino-Alto Adige (province of Trento).

Malcesine is considered by many to be the most beautiful Veronese town on Lake Garda and no wonder, the charming village is dominated by a big castle overlooking the lake, perched on the rocks, it seems to want to dive into the blue waters of Lake Garda. The height of the castle seems dizzying, but it is little compared to the 2,218 meters of Monte Baldo, the peak that rises behind the city. The lake to the west, the mountain to the east, this is the great fortune of Malcesine, the city that in the past made the German poet Goethe fall in love, will make you fall in love too, we can promise you that.

Malcesine's Scaligero Castle


Malcesine's greatest symbol is the beautiful Scaligero Castle, situated in a scenic position atop a rocky outcrop that juts out into the lake. The construction probably dates from the 1st millennium BC, but the current castle was built in its original form in the 9th century AD and on 22 August 1902 it was declared a National Monument.

Currently the castle have a museum and is used for exhibitions, events and weddings. What a splendid place to celebrate a wedding, isn't it?

Castle location


The Castle of Malcesine has a very easy access, about 66km from the center of Verona, the journey can be done by car in 1 hour and 20 minutes of great natural beauty, as the main road from Verona to Malcesine passes through the coast from Lake Garda, passing through other beautiful lake towns such as Bardolino and Garda.

The city is very well served by hotels, restaurants, cafes and parking lots, and you can do almost everything on foot.


Access to the castle


Access to the castle is easy as it is located in the historic center of Malcesine and you will be enchanted by the town's narrow cobbled streets, full of history, local craft shops and contemporary restaurants.

The infrastructure of Malcesine Castle


Malcesine is a city highly regarded in the celebration of civil marriages in its prestigious Scaligero Castle. In the castle there are three options for venues for your wedding, two rooms, Casermetta and Sala Labia, or Rivellino, a splendid terrace located under the castle tower with a 360° view of the lake, the mountains and the small village of Malcesine.

There is no doubt that the rooms are magnificent, Casermetta for example is located inside the old Casermetta building, in Scaligero Castle, with a beautiful view of the lake. The room has a capacity for about 40/50 people seated and possibly another 20/25 people standing. However, it is the Rivellino terrace that attracts the attention of the bride and groom, outdoors and with a breathtaking view of the lake and the city, it is the one that draws sighs and makes weddings in Malcesine unforgettable.

If you have doubts about the amounts to be paid and documents to be presented for the celebration of the wedding at Malcesine Castle, click here.

Important tip: from Monday to Friday of any month, or in the months of January, February, March, November and December 2022 the rates to be paid are lower 😀.

Our photographic services


Photographing weddings is fantastic in itself, but photographing weddings at Malcesine Castle is always magnificent, the color of the ancient walls is a perfect match with the refreshing blue waters of Lake Garda. Leaving the castle you will pass through several alleys that can take you to the lake or the historic center of Malcesine, and none of the options disappoints.

Walking from the castle to the beach is easy and you're guaranteed to get amazing pictures of your wedding on the way. It's a must have on your day of celebration in this amazing place, and on the way you can stop to enjoy the view and also to taste a great local wine or a refreshing gelato.

Many of the couples who come to marry at Malcesine Castle are foreigners and bring only a few family members and close friends with them to the wedding, making the wedding an Elopement Wedding or Micro Wedding, which undoubtedly makes the ceremony even more intimate, special and exciting. Imagine having just the most special people in your life by your side in a magical place like Malcesine? Impossible not to be an unforgettable wedding!

Our job is to immortalize one of the most special days of your life, in every little detail, we are available from making off (makeup) to cutting the pie or first dance, depending on how your big day will be. We are also available for small weddings, if you choose to hold just the ceremony, we would be equally delighted to photograph this moment, be sure to contact us for a quote.

As we said before, the surroundings of the castle are equally enchanting and allow us to capture incredible images along the lake, we always recommend, after the ceremony, we take a walk through Malcesine to register some special moments, if your wedding has few guests, it would be amazing if they accompanied us on this walk, so the photos would be even cooler.

As you can see, the castle of Malcesine is a charm and is complemented by the beautiful medieval borgo overlooking Lake Garda and the mountain in the background!

For more information about wedding celebrations, contact the Comune de Malcesine via matrimoni@comunemalcesine.it  directly and you will get all the information you need to turn your dream of love into reality!