Torri del Benaco
Torri Del Benaco is a typical Italian lakeside village, situated on the south-east shores of Lake Garda and is one of the few that remains quietly unspoilt, even in the height of the summer. In the centre of the village, Torri’s beautiful romantic castle overlooks it’s picturesque harbour with the local fishermen’s colourful boats making you feel you’ve stepped back in time.
The entrance to the castle is right there in the harbour giving you the most romantic setting as you arrive and leave your wedding ceremony. Weddings in Torri Del Benaco can be celebrated either in the castle grounds or in the ‘Toras’ area of the harbour (new for 2016). The San Giovanni Church nearby is available for weddings up to and including 2015.
Within the castle grounds you can choose where you would like to be married, depending on your number of guests. The lemon groves or boat room hold up to 40 people standing; the terrace at the top of the castle tower is suitable for intimate wedding parties of no more than 15 people standing; the contemporary style indoor ceremony room seats 30-40 people.
(Please note that in the castle grounds guests remain standing during the ceremony. There are only seats for the bride and groom and their 2 witnesses).
The San Giovanni Church, in Torri Del Benaco (St.Johns Church) is available for civil weddings only (up to and including 2015).
Originally a Romanesque Parish Church, there are testimonials of its existence dating back to the 12th Century but it is believed to go back as far as the 9th Century. Simple in design it features frescoes on the walls dating back to the 13th and 14th Centuries, including ones by a local artist Giovanni da Bardolino from 1330. It was closed in 1806 and has been recently restored and is currently used as an auditorium by the local government, where they also perform civil weddings ideal for couples who would like their wedding ceremony to take place in a church environment (and for everyone to be able to sit down!). Ideally situated just outside the old town walls, less than 100m from the lakeside and town centre.
Weddings in Torri Del Benaco in the castle or church can be held within the following times:
Monday to Saturday from 9.00am 8.00pm