A destination wedding doesn’t have to mean a package hotel deal that sacrifices historic charm in favor of beachside luxury. In Italy, there’s a plethora of venues that combine the country’s rich culture and history with the amazing views and luxury that couples seek when marrying abroad. Here, you can really have the best of both worlds.
Choosing a venue for your destination wedding is one of the most important steps of the planning process. Your venue will stay in you and your guests memories for a lifetime – it’s a statement of your style and personality as well as being the base upon which your carefully planned event will transform into reality. So, if you’re looking for more than just a venue, for something really special, let us tell you about our favorite historical and cultural venues in Italy.
This 15th century residence breathes both history and art; it was the first residence of the Alighieri family and seat of the Macchiaioli in this period. If you’re looking for a wedding venue that will make your guests feel like royalty, then this Tuscan delight might just be the place for you.
Torre di Scopello Residenza d’Epoca is a historic location with an unforgettably breathtaking view; surrounded by the incomparable Mediterranean maquis, this ancient setting is surrounded by nature as well as the ancient watchtower which overlooks the Gulf of Castellammare!
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Located amongst the hills, this venue is home to about 14,000 square meters of commercial space and over 100 parking spaces available on site. This space is divided between a small boutique hotel, a banquet hall, an industrial kitchen, a romantic gazebo and a swimming pool. Offering authentic experiences with a burst of luxury, it is a wonderful place that offers a unique feeling of well-being, relaxation and inner comfort.
In the province of Treviso, Hotel Villa Condulmer is the ideal place to overlook the biggest day of your life. With origins in the eighteenth century, thus location boast an atmosphere of charm and beauty. The numerous rooms can all be dedicated to your event; that is incluing the barchessa and the gardens, which makes the most of the beautiful setting.
Dating back to the 16th century, the beautiful location is surrounded by one of the largest citrus groves in Sicily. The main façade of the Castle is in neo-Gothic-style courtyard. The wedding receptions find their ideal place at the Xirumi Castle where every couple can personalize and realize their wildest wedding day dreams.
Villa del Bono di Cremella is located on a hill within a park of about six hectares. Just 35km from Milan, this location is ideally placed and extends over the Grigne and the Resegone. The villa can accommodate up to 14 people in seven bedrooms, as well as another 10 people in five bedrooms in the Rustico, the old stables renovated next to the pool!
Stretching towards the open sea of the Gulf of Naples, the Villa Andrea di Isernia showcases all there is to offer. With a splendid swimming pool and the clear blue sky of the Mediterranean, this place of prestige will cater to all of your needs and allows you to host the event you have always dreamed of.
Turn your dreams into a reality with this splendid beauty. The professionals behind this ethereal location work on the premise that love is simplicity, but at the same time the refinement of small things… the details. The sea breeze which surrounds this location will gently caress your face, whispering notes of love in your ears and you meander around the vicinity.
This venue is a special kind of place that will never cease to amaze our millenial brides and grooms. On a boat on the river, your guests can enjoy the scenery, including the sun nestling amongst the outlines of the buildings. Just take one look and we’re sure you’ll be just as impressed too!
Whatever style of wedding you are wanting to host, the Relais will give your reception an exclusive atmosphere that speaks to the characteristics of you and your partner. Immersed in a space of about 15,000 square meters, which is buried in the Roman countryside, this farmhouse from the early 1900s is an enchanting location where harmony and style come to share indelible moments.
Palazzo Ducale Venturi dates back to 1500 and was first a Templar settlement and then a medieval fortress. The recently renovated structure is spread over two floors; of particular artistic value is the rusticated portal on which the Venturi coat of arms dominates. Palazzo Ducale Venturi is the ideal setting to stop unique sensations and moments over time.
San Donnino is an oasis of peace, tranquillity and beauty. It is located on the Florence hills in the Chianti area and spread around 60 hectares of land. San Donnino Winery Estate has one main building – the bottling area – where you can set up the reception! There is also a big parking area with security and it is possible to rent the loft in the main building that has two double bedrooms, one bathroom, living room with a big fireplace and a small kitchen! What more could you need?
Villa Rubini Redaelli showcases the architecture of the early twentieth century on the superb scenery of Lake Como. In a harmonious setting, the main Villa overlooks Lake Como, and is granted exclusively for weddings and private events. The Villa lends itself to hosting dream receptions in a rare and unforgettable setting.
The history of this exclusive location overlooking the shores of Lake Maggiore, has its roots in distant eras, full of charm and wonder. The ancient halls and the lush green park have played host to some of the most important noble families in Italian history, starting from the Visconti to the Marquises Dal Pozzo, who are the current owners. Here you can live your fairytale wedding dreams with the same elegance and prestige as royal lineage.
How many other couples can say they got married in an Italian CASTLE? Castello dal Pozzo really will wow your guests and provide the most authentic of romantic atmospheres.
This hotel venue has it all: culture, authenticity, and an exotic paradise-feel. Portovenere and the Gulf of Poets offer a dream wedding venue near the Cinque Terre in the Italian Riviera. The lush vegetation on Palmaria Island and the bright turquoise waters will be the backdrop to your emotional vows, and the unique and sophisticated style of hotel will be a treat for the eyes.
You’ll barely have to decorate your event here, the majestic architecture, the stunning views, and the warm Italian sun will be enough to create a dreamy destination wedding atmosphere.
The Italian villae have a long history – villas were once the home of aristocrats, princes and dukes. This villa, however, has been renovated to a suit modern demands for effortless luxury and contemporary culture.Nestled among the lava rocks and the clear blue sky of the Mediterranean, Villa Andrea di Isernia is an elegant, evocative and totally unique structure.
Stretching towards the open sea of the Gulf of Naples, the sublime panoramic pool terrace will lend itself perfectly to welcome aperitifs and to cut the cake. The views of Naples as the sun sets should be enough to persuade you to marry here – it’s simply beautiful! The staff are amazing too, and will guide you every step of the way as you plan your wedding with them.
Monte Meraviglia Hotel is within walking distance from the historic center of the city and the Basilica of Saint Rita. This family run hotel, with over 40 years of history and experience, will provide a warm and joyful welcome. There’s 130 newly renovated rooms which means your guests will enjoy pure comfort, and the whole venue has a modern style with ample space, ideal for any wedding size.
Here, the Italian authenticity thrives in the hotel’s family-run restaurant and catering service – making traditional dishes with the Italian flavors that are so loved on a global scale. Expect fresh, seasonal ingredients combined with local quality wines.
Now you have no excuse not to have the most unique and wonderful destination wedding in Italy – simply choose the venue that’s perfect for your personality and party size!
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