The Best Wedding Venues in Italy
Italy is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, culture, art and incredible cuisine. In addition, the country is home to some of the world's most famous landmarks and boasts some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Europe. From Rome to Venice, Florence to Milan, and beyond, there is no shortage of gorgeous destinations to choose from.
Apart from being a popular tourist destination, Italy has become a favorite destination wedding location over the years and a personal favorite, as I'm always looking forward to working as a wedding photographer in Italy. With so much beauty to explore, it is no wonder that Italy is now considered the most popular country for destination weddings worldwide. Whether you love the beauty of the countryside or you appreciate the unique architecture and historical landmarks, Italy is a great place to host a memorable wedding event in a large number and variety of wedding venues. Rustic mansions, castles, luxury villas and hotels, renovated convents or chic rooftop venues overlooking the city lights, Italy truly has something special for everyone, as seen below:
Being the indisputable queen of the Italian Lakes, enchanting Lake Como possesses a captivating allure that will seduce you from the very first moment you will set your foot on this magical place. And if you are looking for a location that would be the epitome of fairytale romance for a destination wedding, then look no further. The variety of historic, waterfront villas, which take on a whole new level of opulence, will have you spoilt for choice and your wedding venue selection can quickly become overwhelming. To help you with your wedding planning journey, you will find a curated list of the best Lake Como wedding venues below:
Photo Villa Balbiano
Villa Balbiano is a breathtaking palazzo nestled in the western shore of Lake Como. The villa has a remarkable beauty both inside and outside of its walls. In terms of its interior design, a work of Jacques Garcia, unique objects decorate the beautiful 16th-century building. It counts 6 luxury suites, offering a unique experience for up to 12 guests. In its exterior spaces, you can find blooming gardens, a swimming pool, a private pier, and a boathouse.
This impressive property can be transformed into the ideal venue for your wedding, with three different areas in its expansive outdoor spaces. The Main Terrace, which offers remarkable views of the lake can accommodate weddings with up to 300 guests. The courtyard, with the villa’s luxury pool in its center, can be the place for large weddings with up to 500 guests. For romantic intimate weddings and elopements, a great option is the Secret Garden. Lastly, for those who would prefer to enjoy the villa’s beautiful interior, there is the option for a reception with up to 70 guests.
VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO
Villa del Balbianello is a charming 18th-century mansion with wonderful gardens located on a cliffside in the village of Lenno offering its spaces for private events and weddings through the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), which is Italy's National Trust. The villa is a museum open to the public every day, except for Wednesdays, which would be the ideal day for scheduling your wedding event.
Alternatively, private events can be hosted after 6 pm on all other week and weekend days. The guests' access can only be done by boat adding to the dreamy atmosphere of the venue, which offers five different options for the ceremony, aperitif, and dinner, namely the Church Square, the Loggia Durini, the Camphor Tree, the Loggia Segrè, and the Lake Terrace hosting up to 150 guests. This is the epitome of the romantic fairytale wedding venue.
Immersed in a large, centuries-old botanical park in the charming town of Cernobbio, lies the impressive Villa Erba. Built by Luchino Visconti's maternal grandfather in early 19th century, the building is a stunning example of Italian mannerist architecture with a splendid interior, rich in frescoed walls, stuccos and finely carved wooden ceilings.
Wedding ceremonies with up to 200 guests can be hosted in the dock area, providing wonderful views of the lake, or in the surrounding, lush gardens for larger groups. In case of rain or inclement weather, the villa's elegant rooms can be used for ceremonies or dining for up to 450 guests, if all the five rooms of the ground floor are used. For couples wishing to host an al fresco dinner for their guests, weather permitting, the terraces and the gardens of the villa are offered, with the possibility of a marquee structure, while the stunning indoor atrium is the ideal place for post dinner party and dancing.
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Villa Pliniana is a luxurious palazzo on a totally secluded part of the Lake Como shores with a long history dating back to the 16th century. From 1573, when it was built, until today it has hosted the most discerning clientele, including historic personalities such as Napoleon, Alessandro Volta, Leonardo Da Vinci as well as the English poets Percy Shelley and Lord Byron.
Nowadays, it promises to offer couples an ultra-luxurious wedding experience in its 18 acres of private property, permitting a celebration without curfews and noise restrictions. It's ballrooms and common spaces, which would be suitable for a wedding event, include the indoor rooms of Salone Rossini and Belini with a capacity of 100 seated people, as well as the outdoor areas of the Terrace with a capacity of 120 seated people, the Garden with its 108 meters lakefront and the Loggia, which is an outdoor covered area connecting Salone Bellini and Rossini.
To host a wedding at the villa, the whole property, which consists of 17 luxurious bedrooms, divided among four large apartments in the main villa and two additional standalone villas, need to be rented for a minimum of 3 nights.
Photo Villa Pizzo
Between the charming villages of Cernobbio and Moltrasio, you will find the stunning Villa Pizzo. Having a long history that dates back to the 1400s, the villa is well-known for its lush lakeside garden, which is the longest that you can find across the shores of Lake Como and it is ideal for hire as a private event venue space from elopements to weddings with up to 200 guests without the requirement of accommodation.
Ceremonies can take place on the 'Darsena' terrace, which is the old boathouse, with the most breathtaking views over the lake, while the blooming gardens and the courtyard can be the perfect option if you prefer alfresco reception dinner, enjoying the warm weather during summer months. Villa Pizzo's impressive ornate interiors with pastel-colored walls, frescoes, and marble floors can be used as an indoor reception area for small groups or an after-party dance floor.
VILLA SOLA CABIATI
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Villa Sola Cabiati is a historic neoclassical residence dating back to the 18th century located in the heart of Tremezzina and facing the striking Bellagio. With halls adorned with frescoes and ornate stucco work by Italian masters and a beautifully manicured Italian garden with flowering parterres, the villa redefines regal luxury and it's the perfect setting for a memorable wedding celebration with up to 130 guests with a marquee rental. Its six suites, each one with a spacious bedroom and bathroom and living area, furnished in its own unique style, can accommodate up to 12 guests.
The nearby Grand Hotel Tremezzo manages this aristocratic mansion offering full hotel services and dedicated villa staff as well as access to all the hotel facilities, which is just a short walk away. To host a wedding at Villa Sola Cabiati a minimum stay of three nights is required with an extra event fee, based on the number of guests.
HOTEL VILLA D'ESTE
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Villa D'Este is an elegant 5-star resort with a long history dating back to Rennaissance, as it was originally Como Cardinal's summer residence, built in the second half of the 16th century. Since 1873, it is as a luxurious hotel, which from the very start of its operation in hospitality catered to the aristocracy and high bourgeoisie.
The hotel consists of 152 rooms and suites divided into two buildings, the Cardinal Building and the Queen's Pavilion, as well as four private villas, most of which are located in the wonderful 10-hectare private park that surrounds Villa D'Este.
Most wedding ceremonies, which are only symbolic, take place in the stunning Mosaic Garden Area, while cocktails can be enjoyed the Lake Terrace. Wedding dinners can only be hosted indoors, either in the Colonne room for up to 80 guests or the main ballroom, the Impero, for up to 200 guests. Although the music needs to stop at midnight, the party can continue at D’Este Club until 2.30 a.m.
With an evocative panorama of steep mountains plunging into the sea, lush vegetation, and picturesque little towns, the Amalfi Coast is romance personified. Popular with wealthy Europeans since the 18th century and international jet-setters in the 20th century, this is the ultimate destination in Italy to get married, if you enjoy being close to the sea and captivating views in the background. From an intimate wedding to a large event, the Amalfi Coast will provide you with a diversity of wedding venues to choose from and celebrate the new beginning of your life, as seen below:
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One of the most stunning Italy wedding venues, Villa Astor is a magnificent cliffside property that overlooks the Bay of Naples. Offering 270 degrees of breathtaking views, this villa is rightfully given the label “Paradise.”
Its rich history dates back to the 1st century A.D. and has ever since been a destination for the rich and noble. In 1905, Lord William Waldorf Astor decided to expand its magnificence by designing a 20,000m2 botanical garden at the back of the property. He decorated the villa with neo-classical frescoes and Ionic columns, giving it an even more extravagant feel.
Today, Villa Astor is considered one of the dream destination spots for a luxury wedding in Italy, setting the standard for lavish accommodations in the area. Guests can enjoy the magnificent suites, mesmerizing views, and the opulence of the estate.
Photo Villa Cimbrone
Villa Cimbrone is one of the most prestigious hotel villas in the Mediterranean. This 12th-century residence is enchanting for its luxurious ambiance. Its original architectural and decorative pieces are carefully preserved by the Vuilleumier family, thanks to its long-year experience in the hotel industry.
The halls of Villa Cimbrone are adorned with detailed art, frescoed surfaces, and statement antiques. Each design piece has a unique aesthetic and delicate chromatic nuances that define it. This is the main reason why this residence has attracted so many aristocrats and artists over the years.
Today, the hotel offers the perfect destination for an Amalfi Coast wedding. With its timeless elegance, baroque-designed guestrooms, and exceptional service, it is often a popular choice among couples who want to tie the knot in a lavish setting.
Photo Caruso Belmond Hotel
If you wish to experience the quintessential Italian flair, the Caruso Belmond Hotel won’t disappoint. This 11th-century palace sits between the blue sea and sky on the Amalfi coast. It features original frescoes and vaulted ceilings, giving a luxurious and paradisical feel.
You can stroll through the antique garden, enchanted by the scent of rose bushes and aromatic herbs. This luxury hotel bestows arched stone vaults, frescoed salons, panoramic coastal views, and a vast infinity pool.
The exquisite Italian cuisine makes this venue a perfect Amalfi Coast wedding reception destination. In addition, it has a capacity of 50 rooms and can host more than 150 guests, making it the ideal location for a lush garden celebration. The hotel’s team of event planners does their best to create a seamless and memorable experience.
Photo Palazzo Avino
Speaking of the best Italy wedding venues, Palazzo Avino hotel on the Amalfi coast certainly deserves a place among the top. This 12th-century establishment was originally a villa in which an Italian noble family resided, but it was converted in 1997 into a 5-star hotel, featuring a one-star Michelin restaurant.
Situated in the town of Ravello, Palazzo Avino boasts one of the most picturesque views of the Mediterranean. Surrounded by the crystalline blue sea, enchanting flora, and pastel-painted houses- it radiates a serene feel that attracts numerous visitors.
As one of the world’s finest celebration venues, Palazzo Avino features 33 rooms and 10 suites, a 20meter long outdoor pool, and the capacity to host more than 100 guests. This establishment is also well-known for its exquisite service, hospitality, and commitment to making your luxury wedding in Italy a dream come true.
GRAND HOTEL CONVENTO DI AMALFI
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The Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is a cliffside property situated 80 meters above the sea, offering unparalleled views over the Coast of Amalfi. Wrapped in the sky’s and sea’s azure, this establishment is often regarded as one of the most mesmerizing places to host your marriage celebration! In fact, this hotel is the only one of the several Italy wedding venues on the Amalfi coast that organizes civil, symbolic, and Catholic ceremonies.
The hotel offers a distinctive setting for hosting lavish events, festivities, and weddings given its setting and history. It features 53 luxuriously-equipped rooms and an indoor and outdoor restaurant – ideal for a terrace reception and al fresco dinners. If you dream of having a fairytale celebration in front of some of the world’s most picturesque views, the Grand Hotel Convento is probably the ideal fit.
Situated in central Italy with rolling hills, historic cities, charming villages, and amazing food and wine, Tuscany is the quintessential location for the "Italian Experience". Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, showcases some of the most renowned artwork of the renaissance period. With a prominent collection of palaces, museums, and churches even the air of the city smells of its historic significance. Due to its stunning scenery and the fact that it boasts countless castles, villas, and farmhouses, Tuscany has long been known as Italy’s premier wedding destination. No matter what your guest count is, Tuscany has so many options to make your special day unforgettable, as seen below:
Photo Villa Cora
Florence has many attractive event venues, but none is more sought after than Villa Cora, especially if you wish to host an exclusive, one-of-a-kind event. This 19th-century old park is located close to the historical center of Florence and offers some stunning views over the Boboli Gardens.
This historic aristocratic residence was constructed to represent the architectural styles of the period in which it was built. The dominant eclectic decor contributes to the villa’s unique and artistic style – it’s no wonder that Villa Cora is now a major cultural symbol of Florence.
The villa offers 29 rooms spread over four floors – each with its own unique style. The luxurious and enchanting feel of the vibe makes it such a popular Tuscany wedding venue choice.
FOUR SEASONS FLORENCE
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The Four Seasons Florence Hotel offers a unique and reminiscent feel of a historic mansion, or, perhaps, an intimate apartment. It has 37 guest rooms and suites and boasts a lavish garden overviewing the Florentino Duomo. This establishment is mostly cherished for its privacy and discretion, making it an ideal site for your intimate Tuscany wedding celebration.
The hotel's main ballroom is the Neogothic church which can be found onsite. It can host approximately 94 guests, ideal for a small Italian-style marriage party. The luxurious feel and the private location make the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence one of the most sought-for locations for hosting an opulent yet private event.
VILLA LE FONTANELLE
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This historical venue in the Tuscan countryside is one of the most popular Italy wedding venues. Villa Le Fontanelle is a luxurious 4-star residence known for its quiet and familiar atmosphere. Built by the Medici family, this villa is surrounded by untouched nature, offering a perfect indoor and outdoor setting for hosting exclusive events throughout the year.
The gardens of this historic residence are equally suitable for non-Catholic religious rites and symbolic ceremonies. Additionally, the residence's many rooms allow you to arrange each wedding-related activity in a distinct location.
Apart from the comfortable stay, this Tuscan villa features one of the finest restaurants in the area – perfect if you wish to indulge your senses in traditional cuisine. The property also has a private pool where you can unwind in a tranquil heaven.
BELMOND VILLA SAN MICHELE
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The Belmond Villa San Michele allows you to experience the history and beauty of a Renaissance monastery that is an essential part of Italian culture. Enveloped with terraced gardens and lush trees, this residence offers magnificent views over the city of Florence. There are hundreds of reasons why this venue is considered one of the best places to host your wedding in Italy – from its hilltop location to its surroundings and appearance.
Villa San Michelle is one of the country’s finest small boutique gems. With its facade designed by Michelangelo's school, and the typical Italian gardens filled with lemon trees and roses – this place is, without a doubt, a pure form of art. Although it can only hold a limited number of guests, this villa offers a paradisical atmosphere for your intimate celebration.
Overfilled with history and magnificence, Villa Corsini offers one of the best places to host your luxury Italian wedding. Located on the picturesque Florentine hills and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, this property seems like it’s positioned in a secluded place. However, it’s situated just 7km from the center of Florence.
Offering a unique view of the Chianti hills, Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte is an example of pristine beauty among Tuscan wedding venues. Its 16th-century architecture is just one of the reasons guests feel attracted to this historical spot. The villa’s most famous owner was Prince Giovan Carlo de ‘Medici, the person who decorated and frescoed the space in the 1630s. Five centuries have passed since then, but the original infrastructure is still well-preserved!
Photo Villa Cetinale
The Best Wedding Venues in ItalyBuilt in the Roman Baroque style, Villa Cetinale stands to remind us what an architectural marvel truly looks like. Famous for the vast lush gardens surrounding it, as well as its own chapels and holy forest, this villa is undoubtedly one of the most unique properties in Tuscany and in the whole of Italy.
The enchanting gardens are filled with different types of plants, including lilies, irises, climbing roses, and vine branches. It boasts vast fields of poppies that contrast the cypresses and olive trees, as well as a citrus garden.
This symbolic piece of Italy wedding venues radiates magnificence and extravagance. No wonder why Villa Cetinale attracts so many young couples who want to tie the knot in the world’s most idyllic setting.
Photo Villa Catignano
If you wish to host your Tuscany wedding in the heart of one of Italy’s most popular winemaking regions, then Villa Catignano is the ideal venue for you. This 17th-century building, located in the Chianti Classico area, offers one of the most relaxing and peaceful atmospheres not far away from the city of Florence.
The villa welcomes all guests that are looking for rural Tuscan accommodation. In fact, Catignano is just part of a lovely estate, which includes a villa and a “fattoria”. The setting perfectly combines art, history, and picturesque countryside, making an idyllic backdrop for your bridal photos. You can have your dream marriage celebration in the villa’s garden, and the staff will be more than willing to create a positive experience for your special day in an intimate surrounding.
BORGO SANTO PIETRO
Photo Borgo Santo Pietro
Deep into the heart of Tuscany, you will find the Borgo Santo Pietro – a beautiful and heart-warming hotel used as a healing stopover for pilgrims in medieval times. Although we are far away from that historical period, this lovely farm home continues to radiate the same amount of warmth even in its contemporary setting.
Today, Borgo Santo Pietro has grown into a 5-star luxury hotel, opening its doors to guests all over the world. Spread out over 300 acres, this 800-year-old establishment continues its unique “farm to plate” philosophy that attracts couples looking for an exquisite place to say their “I do’s”.
The hotel offers 20 rooms, an elegant restaurant, lush gardens, and even a yacht you can use if you wish to spend your day exploring the beauty of the Mediterranean sea.
Photo Borgo Finocchieto
Formerly a village, Borgo Finocchieto is a stone-built property that is located on the beautiful hilltop grounds of the Tuscany region. It comprises five individual rental homes amid the lush and predominantly green natural setting, just a 15-minute drive from the lovely town of Montalcino.
Apart from offering some privacy of staying in a secluded village, away from the city’s noise, this beautiful medieval village is the perfect location for your intimate and luxury Italy wedding. It can host up to 44 guests, and despite giving off a detached feel, it offers all of the modern life amenities you might need for a seamless experience.
The interiors have been carefully refurbished, retaining classic elements like beamed ceilings, arches, Cotto flooring, and stone fireplaces. Overall, Borgo Finocchieto offers some of the most outstanding accommodations and event experiences in the whole of Italy.
Photo Il Borro
Il Borro is a century-old small settlement, located in the very heart of Tuscany. It is surrounded by more than 1000 hectares of organic land, which gives it a feeling of a forgotten, well-preserved place, awaiting to be explored. Thanks to being meticulously restored, this small gem of Italy now stands as a symbol of culture, tradition, and sustainability.
It is no wonder that many couples choose Il Borro as the most idyllic spot for their wedding in Italy. This establishment is becoming a popular event destination by offering cozy accommodations and the opportunity for a truly authentic Tuscany experience. The hamlet offers around 50 suites and has the capacity to host just above 100 guests.
Offering a stay, spa access, hair and makeup stylists, and above all else, a magnificent event space; this settlement truly has everything you need for a complete wedding experience.
Photo La Foce
La Foce estate is located in the hill area, overlooking the Val d’Orcia, in the region of Tuscany. This beautiful historic residence was built back in the 15th century, but it was not until 1924 that it started looking like the grandiose establishment it is today.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Foce is widely appreciated for its beautiful private gardens and the renaissance appearance of the house. La Foce is a prime example of Tuscany's architectural and cultural development in the 20th century due to the synergy between the buildings, gardens, and natural surroundings.
This property is available for rent and has been a home for some of the most extravagant and luxury Italy weddings. If you wish for an enchanting and royal-feeling marriage celebration, La Foce is the venue that will fulfill your lavish dreams.
Photo Borgo Stomennano
Located in the Chianti Classico region, the tiny village of Borgo Stomennano lives to tell the story of ancient times. This beautiful establishment received its final reconstruction in 1700, which converted it into the idyllic event residence it is today.
The building is surrounded by luxuriant forests, vineyards, and olive trees, which give this place a timeless and enchanting look. It is also a symbol of a prestigious family estate, thanks to its surrounding gardens and monumental fountains.
All this makes Borgo Stomennano one of the most majestic Italy wedding venues. It has the capacity to host up to 200 guests in the airy ancient barn, and up to 34 in its venue. The all-around Italian-style gardens and the preserved architecture lure many couples to celebrate their love in this place.
Photo Villa Mangiancane
Villa Mangiacane is spread within 600 acres of olive groves and flourishing vineyards of Chianti Classico, setting the tone for an outstanding experience right from the start. This location is just 12km south of Florence, although the renaissance touch can make you feel like you’re not only miles – but years away from the modern world.
This magnificent 15th-century villa was a property of the Machiavelli family, who built it with the help of the very best renaissance master, Michelangelo. You can now see why this property promises to fulfill every fantasy when it comes to hosting even the most extravagant Tuscany wedding.
The stunning Tuscan landscape and distinctive private house provide the ideal background for documenting each memorable moment. And for those who prefer private travel, Villa Maniancane provides helicopter landing coordinates.
CASTELLO DI VELOVA
Photo Castello di Velona
Castello di Velona is situated just 8km outside the town of Montalcino. It offers mesmerizing views over Val d’Orcia – which is a vast landscape of olive trees and vineyards. Apart from offering satisfying views, this castle also provides great sensory experiences. Its relaxation oasis can help you regenerate your body, spirit, and mind, enjoying the benefits of the region’s natural thermal water.
But before you take your long-needed rest, you might consider saying your “I do’s” in this picturesque setting. Castello di Velona offers a unique experience for all those who are looking for a lavish, extraordinary wedding. You and your guests will enjoy the romantic setting, the exquisite traditional food, and the highest quality wine in front of the enchanting scenery of the Sienese hills.
ROSEWOOD CASTILLON DEL BOSCO
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Infused by the breathtaking beauty of Italy, this country’s rich heritage, and centuries of history of traditions, lifestyle, and culture, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is one of the most bewitching estates that represent the beauty of this country. It is also one of the best preserved Tuscany private estates, often being at the top of the list of Italy wedding venues.
Inspired by the enchanting and romantic Tuscany aura, this elegant castle offers the perfect location for your destination party. The breathtaking landscapes of this region and an Old World charm make it one of the most desired venue options among newly-engage couples.
The Rosewood staff can turn any type of event fantasy into a reality; from intimate elopements to grandiose celebrations, the professional and holistic approach guarantees the guests’ pleasure.
CASTELLO DI VICARELLO
Photo Castello di Vicarello
The unique vibe of Castello di Vicarello is primarily derived from its location – the wild countryside of Tuscany, also known as Maremma. The place is located between Rome and Florence and is spread over 40 hectares of farmlands, featuring organic vineyards and olive trees.
Castello di Vicarello offers some of Italy's most stunning gardens, a whimsical atmosphere, and picturesque views. It is frequently a top choice for couples who wish to enjoy a complete event experience, knowing that everything will be well taken care of.
This romantic venue provides the perfect spot for your luxury Italy wedding. It is also ideal if you desire an intimate celebration, delivering complete seclusion and exceptional traditional cuisine- all that with a lavish, contemporary feel. The property also allows for hosting a catholic service, as well as a civil ceremony.
Photo Il Palagio
Located in the picturesque town of Figline Valdarno, this majestic villa offers everything you need for an exclusive Tuscany wedding experience. Il Palagio lies in the center of the lush rolling Tuscan hills in the countryside south of Florence. What’s interesting about this villa is that it has been the summer home for Sting’s family for over 20 years now, and the perfect venue for all of their small and grand events.
Withstanding a beautiful restoration, the villa and its vineyards are now converted into a vast organic farm. This 16th-century estate is available for hosting all types of luxury events, including marriage celebrations. The property offers everything you need to create a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience – a place that works as a wishing well for all of your wedding fantasies.
Built on a hundred and eighteen islands, and crisscrossed with a labyrinth of canals, bridges, and little alleys, Venice is something you would imagine existing in a fairy tale. Yet, Venice exists, and it's no wonder that it is considered one of the most unique and romantic places in the world and is a premier tourist destination. It has also been widely featured in movies for its beauty and romantic charm. Having been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987, its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architectural heritage has been conserved over the centuries, and this well-preserved legacy gives the city a historic feel. Being in Venice is like breathing inside a work of art. Furthermore, having long been known as a romantic getaway, this captivating destination has become a favorite spot for couples who want to celebrate their love in style in one of the city's opulent wedding venues.
Venice has been a synonym for love and romance for centuries, and Aman Venice truly embodies all of the city’s charm. Its historic Palazzo Papadopoli, which floats on the water's edge, offers its guests a serene feel from the moment of their arrival.
With a focus on Venetian tradition, the Palazzo provides the utmost sophistication, elegance, and grace for hosting any grandiose event, including marriage celebrations. From its large entrance hall, luxurious ballroom, and 24 guest rooms to the two private gardens featuring lush vegetation, this hotel is a beautiful embodiment of grandeur.
In addition, the hotel is easily accessible by water, making it ideal for all who want to experience some privacy surrounded by opulence and comfort in the heart of La Serenissima.
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BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI
Belmond Hotel Cipriani is the hotel to consider if you’re searching for a luxurious venue that offers 360° panoramic views of Venice. Providing exceptional services in a stunning location, this venue is everything you need for your wedding in Italy.
With its opulent architectural design, both inside and out, and a romantic garden filled with the enchanting smell of the florals, Cipriani will be ready to contribute to the amazing experience of your grandeur event. You will be able to enjoy the hotel's 19th-century glory in full light while you dance in the ballroom or indulge in a traditional feast.
If you wish to undergo a complete Venice ceremony experience in the closest circle of your family and friends, this luxurious hotel will make your dreams come true. From taking a gondola ride to attending a church ceremony, the staff will go up and above to coordinate your day to the smallest detail.
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Ca’Sagredo Hotel is a 15th-century monumental palace that radiates charm and sophistication. The untouched beauty of the residence, and the restaurant that offers astonishing panoramic views over the Grand Canal, often make this hotel the top choice for couples who wish to experience the charisma of Venice in its true light!
The romantic pink facade and the olden regal details give this residence an unparalleled appearance. Although it’s been restored, the hotel has managed to preserve its original charm – the main attribute it uses to allure guests from all around.
From this hotel’s magnificent outer appearance to the exquisiteness of art every spot is adorned with, Ca’ Sagredo offers everything you need from Italy wedding venues. It has 42 rooms, all furnished according to the medieval Venetian style, and a frescoed ballroom that will elevate your reception party!
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SAN CLEMENTE PALACE KEMPINSKI
Located on a petite island close to San Marco’s Square, San Clemente Palace is the answer you’re looking for when considering when you should host your luxury Italy wedding.
This 900-year-old residence features 196 rooms and suites that can fit a large group of guests. Spread out on 15 acres of lush, ancient gardens, this place offers magnificent views over Venice. The sanctuary holds several carefully restored monasteries and a 12th-century chapel. The hotel’s interior is decorated in a way to give off a genuine Renaissance feel, with six-meter ceilings, grand staircases, Terrazzo flooring, and art installations that rotate annually.
What makes this palace so inviting, apart from its attractive location, is that it offers spectacular backdrops and authentic cuisine that serve to complement any kind of event.
Photo San Clemente Palace Kempinski
Synonymous with the Liguria region, the Italian Riviera runs along Italy’s west coastline from the Tuscany region, through the Riviera di Ponente, ending at the Italian border to the south of France. It includes some spectacular coastal scenery with picturesque Cinque Terre towns as well as chic and upscale resort locations like Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. Combining rustic beauty and modern glamour with a unique romantic allure, the Italian Riviera is an ideal destination to plan your wedding in Italy.
BELMOND HOTEL SPLENDIDO
Best known as a fascinating vacation spot, Portofino can offer much more than crystal-clear turquoise waters and fine-sanded golden beaches. If you dream of experiencing a true Italian delight, the Belmond Hotel Splendido will definitely be up to the task.
Located on the perch of Portofino hills, the hotel provides a unique combination of sophistication and history. You will enjoy the picturesque views of the rugged coastline, historic architecture, and cascade terraces. The Ligurian riviera truly offers an incredible and romantic experience for everyone who steps foot there.
Whether you wish for an intimate celebration or a larger wedding, Belmond Hotel Splendido can do them both. Offering 70 rooms and suites, a beautiful balcony, and exceptional Italian cuisine, this hotel could be everything you need for an extraordinary coastal experience.
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Another gem on the list of coastal venues is the beautiful La Cervara. Located between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, this exclusive venue contains 15th-century frescoed galleries, a wisteria courtyard, ancient crypts, and an unforgettable view of the Mediterranean sea.
Enriched with a long history of planning and hosting all kinds of events, La Cervara offers the ideal setting for your wedding in Italy. This exclusive venue has several options if you’re looking to host an event there; you can either choose to have it in the surrounding lush green gardens, enchanted with colorful florals, in the indoor banquet halls, or on the panoramic terrace.
La Cervara’s natural beauty, inviting setting and superior cuisine make this place ideal for couples looking to tie the knot on the Italian Riviera.
Photo La Cervara
VILLA RIVIERA RESORT
Often called a sparkling oasis between Portofino and Cinque Terre, Villa Riviera Resort manages to unite the highest international standards with the familiar, welcoming aura of the famous Ligurian Riviera.
Surrounded by 15,000 square meters of the green park area, olive trees, and ancient stone remains, the resort comprises two villas, offering 15 rooms that can accommodate more than double the number of guests. This resort is designed for couples, offering them a palace for relaxation and utmost privacy. If you’re interested in hosting your marriage celebration, Villa Riviera can host up to 150 guests on-site. The pristine natural beauty, the fragrant vegetation, and the irresistible food certainly make the perfect recipe for an unforgettable event at a place where the sun never ceases to shine.
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Rome, the capital of Italy, is a charming blend of the old world and modernity that has beckoned people from all over the world for the last two millennia. Being home to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain, the city is scattered with historical gems. Being in Rome is all about experiencing the hedonistic way of life and living in the moment; Walking on the cobbled stone streets soaking in the exquisite sights, sipping away coffee at the roadside cafes, and watching the world go by. Therefore, it could not but be an exquisite location to host a destination wedding for couples who appreciate monuments of cultural heritage, have a love affair with authentic Italian delicacies, and want a general air of dolce vita lending a cinematic quality to their wedding.
Villa Miani is a grandiose residence built at the top of Monte Mario, close to St. Peter’s dome in Rome. This villa is unique because it offers the most expansive and exclusive 360° panoramic view of the city.
This 19th-century residence seduces with its neo-classical facades, large courtyards and park, and spacious terraces. Its interiors stretch over 3,000 square meters, offering spacious rooms that are furnished with authentic frescoes and decorated in marble.
The venue is ideal for hosting your wedding in Italy due to its big accommodation capacity. Apart from the captivating interior and exterior, Villa Miani is also known for its exceptional restaurant, which offers a dining experience that exceeds the ability of your buds to experience every taste.
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With an extensive history, magnificent appearance, and attractive location, Villa Aurelia is one of the most popular Italy wedding venues for many reasons. After undergoing three years of extensive restoration, this villa was reopened in 2002 and has since been the focal point of almost every major event in Rome.
The villa’s policy is rather simple; it hosts only one celebration per day, allowing you to choose which parts of its magnificence you are willing to use. Here, couples can enjoy the lush green gardens and the city's breathtaking views, making Villa Aurelia an idyllic spot for organizing luxurious outdoor events in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. This unique approach has proven to be successful in making your special day a truly unforgettable experience.
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LA POSTA VECCHIA
For admirers of the beauty of Roman history, La Posta Vecchia offers a fragment of ancient ruins that are worth seeing. The hotel was built in 1964 and preserved the historical elements in its museum. It offers its guests an unparalleled feel of the combination of renaissance romance and Pompeian parties woven into the residence’s contemporary style.
The 5-star hotel is located outside Ladispoli – a 40-minute drive from Rome, and contains luxurious rooms, a private beach, and plenty of space to host your dream celebration. The 18th-century decor, the magnificent garden grounds, and the picturesque views of the Tyrrhenian Sea all contribute to a unique wedding experience. Consider this venue if you dream of saying your “I do’s” in a remarkable setting that combines historic charm and modern comforts.
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Situated only a few kilometers away from Italy’s capital, the Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano castle is one of Europe's most stunning Renaissance venues. Although it was not always open to the
public, the castle now represents an idyllic setting for special events like matrimonies.
The castle's indoor and outdoor areas radiate magnificence – the vast, enchanting gardens are suitable for hosting any type and size of luxury wedding in Italy, with a capacity of up to 1,000 attendants. Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano offers some of the most breathtaking locations, and provides a highly-professional staff that will go above and beyond to ensure your special day runs as smoothly as possible.
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Located on the southern coast of Italy, Puglia, also known as Apulia, is a hidden gem that is only recently getting the attention that it deserves. But that only works in its favor, because it means that unlike other popular tourist spots in Italy, Puglia isn’t overcrowded, thus offering an idyllic yet luxurious setting for a wedding with beautiful beaches, quaint little towns, and a great climate. Like all Italian destinations, it promises a vibrant heritage and culture, and a rich history that you can immerse yourself into, ranging from ancient archaeological sites, medieval fortresses, and Romanesque churches. The cuisine is simple yet delectable, stressing fresh, home-grown ingredients. Regional specialties include some well-known classics such as Orecchietta pasta, Altamura bread, and the creamy Burrata cheese. Add to that some delicious wine, and what you have is a blissful paradise for the food connoisseurs.
Borgo Egnazia is a dreamy village resort located in Savelletri di Fasano, overlooking the Adriatic sea. Although it’s a 21st-century creation, this beautiful establishment does not lack any Italian charm – both historical and contemporary!
It was built inspired by the materials, colors, and shapes of the region of Puglia (where it’s located). Designed to bring an authentic feel that guests won’t be able to find anywhere else, Borgo Egnazia has soon become one of the most popular Italy wedding venues among the more adventurous couples.
The experience this miniature world offers is based on the genuine hospitality and traditional cuisine of the people of Italy. The resort offers a luxurious garden, comfortable rooms, private beaches, and a friendly service tailored to your unique needs and requirements.
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PETTOLECCHIA LA RESIDENZA
Located between Fasano and Savelletri, Pettolecchia la Residenza is a luxurious private estate, perhaps the most exclusive one in the area. The surrounding area consists of a sprawling green lawn, a water well platform, a private beach club, and an incredible 8-hectares space of UNESCO-protected olive groves. This Masseria also provides access to its rooftop, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the picturesque surroundings.
The property offers an idyllic setting for organizing a lavish event- such as your wedding- in the heart of Puglia. You can utilize the rooftop or the lawn area and have the most memorable party enjoying the light sea breeze and the serene landscape. The Masseria’s dedicated staff will do everything to translate your fantasies into the most extraordinary and seamless experience.
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Spread on an estate of about 130 hectares in the Manduria’s countryside; this 16th-century Masseria has previously belonged to the rich and powerful family of Imperially. It offers a magnificent view over the Ionian sea, located in a smooth landscape that rises gently towards it. Adorned with expansive vineyards, distinctive Mediterranean bushes, and infinite olive grooves, this typical Italian farm intends to offer a memorable experience for your wedding in Italy.
This establishment seamlessly combines the history and ancient architecture of the farmhouse with a modern feel and hospitality. Masseria Potenti offers several locations for your special day – a white muslin-decked orangery, a Moorish-influenced porch, or a restaurant. The capacity of this Masseria is 250 guests, which means that it can comfortably host an even larger number of guests.
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Castello Monacci is a grandiose castle located in the center of Salento in Puglia. The establishment is situated near the turquoise waters of the Ionian and the Adriatic sea, offering a serene view from its rooms. It is immersed in the lush vegetation of the green countryside, surrounded by countless olive trees and vineyards.
The location, as well as the castle itself, combines the historic charm and the modern feel in an authentic way that serves to create the most magical day of the lives of couples who decide to tie the knot there. The stunning spaces provide a luxurious setting and background to make your special day unforgettable. You can choose to have a day, night, or themed wedding celebration, and the venue will provide you with an event planner to do all the preparations.
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The largest island in Italy and the Mediterranean, Sicily promises many stunning backdrops – sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, scenic mountains, dominating volcanoes, and a rich architectural heritage that is a treat for the eyes. Sicilian architecture is derived from Greek, Roman, Norman, and Arabic roots, and as such there are numerous castles, villas, and vineyards that can serve as perfect options for your wedding ceremony and reception. Altogether, Sicily is a perfect blend of charming modern life and timeless heritage and boasts a rich plethora of art, culture, traditions, and history for you to explore. Sicily also offers quintessential Mediterranean cuisine, and its aroma and taste are sure to entice all your delicate senses.
TONNARA DI SCOPELLO
Tonnara di Scopello knows its ways when it comes to enchanting its guests with its timeless beauty. Being one of the most unique Italy wedding venues in Puglia, the place is beautifully embraced by the steep rocks and the blue sea. This seaside village is so rich in history and tradition that you can see it in every fragment of the 15 apartments.
Stepping into Tonnara di Scopello might feel like you’ve been taken into a different time. The open-air museum that serves as a symbol of the ancient tradition of mattanza will remind you of a period when time ran slower, allowing you to enjoy each moment of the day.
This is exactly why this place is ideal for your marriage celebration. The vast Mediterranean garden and the colorful scenery, combined with the magical property of Tonnara to pause time, will create an enchanting and unique experience for your special day.
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Villa Tasca was built in the 1500s, but the protective gardens surrounding the oasis represent the Victorian era. This villa is spread over 20 acres of park, full of olden trees and delightful citrus orchards. The lush vegetation gives a feel of a tropical place, regardless of its European location. The villa has large and well-lit interiors and walls adorned with pastoral frescoes. This often gives the same balance of liveliness and serenity experienced in the gardens.
This historic place has long been a home for many special events, where guests were immersed in the delightful atmosphere the setting provides. The elegant and cozy Piano Nobile and garden are still used for receptions today. After the festivities, the couple can stay in the villa's oldest and most stunning room.
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Castello Camemi is one of the most magnificent places to host your wedding in Italy in Puglia. It offers impressive views over the countryside and a triumphal arch that opens into its courtyard, where the guests are usually gathered. The magnificent park includes flagstone pathways, in which center there is an old carob tree that is, in fact, the symbol of the castle.
The place is ideal for hosting smaller and bigger intimate celebrations, and the overall elegance guarantees a pleasurable experience. Castello Camemi also provides a grand pool and terraced garden, which you can enjoy.
But what any special event can’t go without is the delicious food typical for the Puglia region. The restaurant in this castle can accommodate several hundred guests and offer them exquisite specialties to play with their senses.
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BELMOND GRAND HOTEL TIMEO
Built right next to a Greek Theatre, which dates back to the 3d century BC, the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo proudly takes place on the list of best Italy wedding venues. Apart from offering gorgeous areas where couples can enjoy their special day, the proximity of the monumental piece also acts as entertainment for the guests.
This luxurious hotel features one of Italy’s most dramatic landscapes, providing an idyllic backdrop and setting for a memorable wedding experience. You can have a blessing in the middle of the lush vegetation in the gardens, a civil ceremony, or a religious one in Taormina church. No matter the type and size of a lavish event you decide to host, this place's captivating scenery and magnificent allure will make your experience truly memorable.
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DIMORA DELLE BALZE
If you are on the hunt for a magical venue to host your luxury Italy wedding, look no further than the stunning Dimora Delle Balze. The place radiates history and tradition and combines its olden heritage with its contemporary design quite well. You can easily identify it as home, surrounded by captivating nature and filled with a distinctive Mediterranean scent.
The place stretches across 27 hectares of natural beauty – between the cities of Noto and Siracusa. The owner’s dedication to fulfilling any of the clients' wishes makes it an idyllic setting for hosting grandiose events. You can choose to have your special day in the gardens, the lemon orchard, the swimming pool, or the many internal courts.
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Venues in Other Locations
ISOLA DEL GARDA
Isola del Garda is the largest island on Lake Garda – a part of the comune of San Felice del Benaco, in the Province of Brescia, in Lombardia. This gorgeous place holds unparalleled beauty, proudly standing above the crystal clear waters. Its rich history and magnificent landscapes are the main attraction for couples who wish to host an Italian-style wedding in an intimate but lavish setting.
The neo-gothic style villa that takes up most of the island was built in the 19th century and is surrounded by olden parks and English and Italian gardens that give this place a whimsical feel. Any event hosted in the gardens is always adorned with the mesmerizing scent of the surrounding fruit trees, including lemons, pomegranates, pears, oranges, grapefruit, and more.
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Located in the little village of Lisciano Niccone in Perugia, Reschio Estate carries so much history that cannot be perceived with the naked eye. The Castello dates back to 1050 and is an exquisite gem that will evoke your interest and intrigue. After being carefully restored, the place has been converted into a luxurious hotel in which the whimsy and effortless style predominates.
The courtyards within the castle’s walls are now a popular destination for couples who want to tie the knot at a secluded but splendid location. Adorned with tall pine and cypress trees, the freshly mowed lawns could be perfect for your outdoor reception. The Reschio Estate also has its chapel and church, which means that you could have a religious ceremony performed on-site.
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Intertwined with history and distinctive style, Villa Crespi has been a residence for many famous poets, rulers, and noblemen over the centuries. The 19th-century villa is decorated in a Moorish style, resonating with some of the most remarkable houses typical for Northern Europe.
Today, Villa Crespi proudly takes the place of some of the most luxurious Italy wedding venues. It is a 5-star hotel with a 3-star Michelin restaurant, famous for its exceptional dishes.vil The owners managed to create an intimate, hospitable setting that often welcomes newly-engaged couples and testifies as they pledge their love.
Thanks to careful reconstruction, this residential masterpiece is now well-known for its unique style, exceptional hospitality, and refined cuisine that will take your breath away.
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LA BADIA DI ORVIETO
La Badia di Orvieto, located in the Umbrian countryside, is a historical residence offering a remarkable atmosphere and deep serenity. This four-star hotel carries a rich heritage of art and cultural events, which is responsible for this place’s identity. The castle lies on the ancient communication route of Rome and Florence- a predominating factor in how the place has developed over time.
Today, the hotel offers 22 rooms and five suites to accommodate the guests attending your wedding in Italy. The building overlooks a spacious park, an ancient abbey’s courtyards, and hills of olive trees and vineyards. La Badia provides high-quality service, a hotel bar, and an exquisite restaurant. The antique style and the unique aura make this place ideal for hosting receptions.
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