There really are plenty of wonderful places to get married in Ticino. Discover all the approved venues recognised by the Swiss state for weddings in Ticino in the Ascona-Locarno region and, if you also want a religious ceremony, browse our list of stunning churches where you can get married in the Lake Maggiore region to find the perfect place for you and your betrothed.
Where to get married in Ticino in the Ascona-Locarno region: all the approved venues recognised by the Swiss state where you can hold your dream wedding. Pretty town halls to suit everyone, elegant rooms in historic buildings or time-honoured villas: there’s no lack of options in the Lake Maggiore region when it comes to choosing a venue for your civil wedding, from sober and minimalist decor for lovers of simplicity to elegant frescoed rooms for a sumptuous wedding.
The civil ceremony is the first step in any marriage. In the Ascona-Locarno region, and in particular in the pretty towns overlooking the lake, the choice of officially recognised venues for civil wedding ceremonies is wide and varied enough to offer something to suit every couple. Stately council rooms in traditional buildings for those who love a touch of history, elegant and refined reception rooms, more modern multi-purpose municipal rooms for couples who prefer a minimalist wedding, or venues and locations with special charm, where you can hold both the ceremony and celebrations. In Locarno, for example, you can hold your civil ceremony in the historic reception room at the Museo Casorella. Or get married on the Brissago Islands, in the stunning setting of Villa Emden.
Getting married in church: the most beautiful churches for weddings in Ticino in the Lake Maggiore region. Historic shrines, modern or medieval churches and those famous across Switzerland. There are plenty of churches in the Ascona-Locarno region where you can choose to celebrate a religious wedding. Browse all the options and find the perfect place for you.
There are intimate and romantic churches, such as the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso, which also boasts an incredibly scenic position, perched on a rocky spur above Locarno, giving it incredible views over Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains. Or perhaps you’ve always dreamt of a snowy fairy-tale wedding in December? Bosco Gurin, the highest village in all of Ticino (at more than 1,500 above sea level), with its Chiesa dei SS. Giacomo e Cristoforo, is the ideal choice. If you and your other half prefer more modern churches by famous architects, the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in Mogno, designed by Mario Botta, stands out among the typically alpine architecture for its unusual diagonally cut cylindrical structure that hides a stunning glass roof that will give your ceremony a view up to the sky.