Morcote

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The best of the Ceresio Peninsula lies at the southern tip. Here you'll find the captivating village of Morcote, once a fishing community and now eking out a living as a lakeside attraction. Its photogenic arcaded houses are strung along the shoreline road, with a web of tranquil, stepped lanes leading up the hill behind to the beautiful Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso. The atmospheric hillside church has well-preserved sixteenth-century frescoes inside, and boasts views from its terrace over the lake and hills beyond that are stunning.

With its characteristic small alleys, the arcades of old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty, Morcote, a village situated on the lakefront, 10 kilometres from Lugano, is considered "the Pearl of Ceresio". Of particular architectural interest, is the church of Santa Maria del Sasso, the terraced cemetery and the Tower of the captain. For those who love the nature and peace of these places, the beautiful Scherrer garden, full of exquisite subtropical flora on the lakefront, is the perfect setting. Morcote has all the characteristics for tourists to feel welcome as guests and offers various excursions and other relaxing opportunities.

Why this venue:

Beautiful civil ceremonies take place in the local Morcote Town Hall in a lovely ceremony room, overlooking Lake Lugano.

Venue details:

  • Civil legal ceremony only
  • Wide range of hotels in Morcote available for your guest
  • Number of guest activities in Morcote, Lugano and its area
  • Cocktail available on the boat on Lugano Lake
  • Wedding Reception available at number of magnifique venues with a stunning view over the lake and mountains
  • Weddings available all year

Capacity: up to 40-50 guests (to sit down)

For the wedding ceremony, an officiator will conduct the ceremony. Extra decorations, seating, and live music available upon request for an additional charge.

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