If you’re looking to get married in one of the most romantic locations in the world, you’ve come to the right place. There is no doubt that Italy is one of the top 10 places to get married for 2020. It’s simple; Italy is elegant, warm, with the perfect amount of ancient attractions and a cuisine that could influence anyone to hop on a plane and take a visit.
Once you have started wedding planning, though, you will realize that choosing a venue is not so simple. There are a sea of options and so knowing which ones are worthy of taking a visit to, is crucial. This year we are loving these amazing locations, so if you trust us, continue reading!
What could be more charming than an 18th century villa, surrounded by a lush garden with ancient trees and a pond with elegant swans? Villa Grimaldi sounds like something out of a fairytale. It’s located in a large organic farm in Castelfranco Emilia, between Bologna and Modena.
At Villa Grimaldi, history, charm, elegance come together and, with the warmth of the rooms and the family atmosphere, it guarantees guests an unforgettable experience. The grand indoor spaces rooms, with authentic Bassano chandeliers, are able to accommodate from 80 to 250 people. So no matter your wedding size, you can really enjoy a wedding party fit for Kings and Queens.
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Located just a few kilometers south of Florence, near the heart of Chianti, is a true gem of the Tuscan countryside. Tenuta Colle Ramole is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, with a garden and pool that’s simply perfect for outdoor receptions or welcome drinks – among fresh floral aromas.
Inside the villa, there’s a spacious ballroom on the ground floor that can hold up to 100 guests. A further space is available on the first and last floor for intimate weddings of up to 40 guests. The terrace garden in front of the Villa can accommodate up to 150 guests and is the ideal place for an unforgettable celebration under the stars.
Also in the heart of Chianti, is a beautifully authentic Tuscan resort that you can turn into the most amazing wedding and holiday destination for you and your guests. Le Filigare has has 14 comfortable apartments furnished in typical Tuscan style, a capacity of 66/70 beds divided into two characteristic villages that sit equidistant from a glistening swimming pool. No matter where you stand, you’ll witness the breathtaking views over the surrounding valley, so just imagine this as the backdrop to your emotional wedding vows.
The reception, enhanced with local gastronomy, can be set up on the panoramic terrace that can accommodate up to 80/90 people. In and around your special day, there are some amazing activities for your guests to enjoy – such as a traditional wine tasting experience.
Now, how about a lakeside wedding? Lake Como has an international reputation as one of Italy’s most romantic destinations. Here, Villa Principessa is a prestigious and modern villa, surrounded by a charming garden with a large swimming pool and a breathtaking view of Lake Como. A path will lead you in a few minutes along a splendid lakeside promenade, an ideal spot for the all-important photoshoot.
It’s simply perfect for an intimate destination wedding, since the villa has a large suite, 5 double rooms with a lake view, and two futon beds for the overnight stay of close guests. There is a relaxation area where guests can also enjoy a sauna and hot tub.
Also in Lake Como, immersed in a park of over 30,000 square meters, is the magical Villa Meraviglia. Time seems to stop still on the enchanting terrace, perfect for wedding vows completely immersed in nature. The villa has a bright suite and 5 double rooms for guests to stay, with breathtaking views of the lake’s glistening waters.
The exclusivity and tranquility of the villa is perfect for small wedding sizes, where guests can fully enjoy a relaxing holiday – with a pool and Jacuzzi – in and around your special day.
And last but not least… have you thought about a sandy beach wedding at sunset? Well Nabilah can really make that happen. Think about a wedding ceremony that overlooks the ocean, and a reception in a glorious white marquee, with the golden sands beneath your toes. This really is an extraordinary wedding venue, that’s synonymous with the paradise that so many couples dream of when they picture a destination wedding.
That’s without even mentioning the glorious food and impeccable service. Your momentous day will run smoothly from start to finish, without any hassle or stress. There’s nothing more ideal for couples who are flying from thousands of miles away to enjoy the full wedding experience.
The Gattarella Resort, gives you a four-star wedding party, an experience made not only of incredible set ups and delicious flavors, but also of relaxation, wellness, healthy life and comfort to the nth degree. It has received the UNESCO prize for the best compromise between structure and nature.
For your wedding banquet, you will have the possibility to choose between two reception rooms, a panoramic terrace, a lounge bar directly on the sea and a private beach. The Belvedere Room can accommodate up to about 350 guests and overlooks a terrace overlooking Vieste and Tremiti Islands. The Orcio Room is closer to the sea, with a circular window, welcoming and suitable for up to 150 guests; The private beach is directly connected with a stone staircase with the Resort, it is the ideal place for Symbolic Ceremonies and Civil Rites on the Beach.
Located in Firenze, this is ideal location for all married couples who love nature. So beautiful, this 15th century residence will take your breathe away. The aesthetic beauty of this charming place is combined with splendid gastronomic taste as the chef, Marco Offidani, combines the exquisite flavors of Tuscany to meet the needs and tastes of you and all your guests.
Another beautiful regal location, this historic venue sits on a view of the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Castellammare. Now used as a reception hall and municipal site for ritual celebrations and civil unions in an unparalleled historical and landscape setting, it will be impossible to forget an event so breathtaking. Better yet, the owners of this location are very experienced, so they know how to welcome couples from abroad, and make sure that they are made to feel welcome in a new home away from home!
This location is the first spa with 5 stars status in the region of Castilla y León, and it extends over 2,000 square metres, including 16 treatment rooms and several thermal pools. One of our favourite things about this venue is that within it there are also a selection of function rooms for events with a capacity of up to 200 people. Additionally, the Hotel rounds off its facilities with a wide range of catering outlets, made up of the à-la-carte Restaurant “Converso”, whose kitchen fuses dishes of traditional and modern cuisine using first-quality products from the local area!
To host a great party, the venue needs to look to part. Villa Patrì is an accommodation facility located about 25 minutes from the city of Palermo in the hills. The location – about 14,000 square meters of commercial space with about 120 + parking spaces available on site – is divided between a small boutique hotel, a banquet hall, an industrial kitchen, a romantic gazebo and a swimming pool. What we love about Villa Patrì is that they can host events inside and outside the hall. Moreover, the presence of a romantic gazebo allows couples trying to celebrate a civil ceremony to perform all the functions in same place.
The Grand Hotel La Chiusa di Chietri is a 4-star hotel open all year round and located in a 10-hectare Mediterranean Park. Immersed in the splendid scenery of the Apulian Murgia, the Grand Hotel is ideal for an unforgettable and relaxing stay. The rooms and outdoor spaces are equipped with every comfort needed and are perfect for banquets, ceremonies and celebrations.
The staff there have been doing everything to keep the Mediterranean space unspoilt because they want their guests to freely and deeply enjoy natural scenery and gardens filled with olive trees and native Apulia plants and walk around the small rural village of Trulli, to escape from the everyday life and leave behind the stressful routine. Guests can also enjoy the SPA services that embrace the body and mind and restore sensory harmony and holistic wellness.
Having only looked at a couple of pictures of this location, you’ll soon realize exactly why this venue has been chosen as one of our favorites. A large complex for bigger weddings, it’s hard to find a location quite like it.
Surrounded by gorgeous Mediterranean gardens, it is located on the Gianicolo hill, between the Vatican City and Trastevere. The main attractions in Rome are within walking distance: the Vatican City and Castel Sant’Angelo can be reached in 5 minutes. Other essential visits such as Campo dei Fiori, the Vatican Museum and Piazza Navona are about 10 minutes away. The new Ossimoro restaurant and the Amaro cocktail bar offer an Italian culinary experience of superior quality. On sunny days the Liquid Pool Bar is open with fresh drinks and seasonal Mediterranean dishes by the pool. Or choose a tailor-made service of the highest standard with RedLevel rooms: a boutique hotel inside the resort, where exclusivity will make your trip a unique experience.
For the wedding, Borgo San Pietro Acqua & Ortus is rented exclusively to ensure that the spouses and their guests, can fully enjoy their day. With the utmost confidentiality of the structure and services offered, couples are guaranteed to want to stay at this location longer!
So, if you’re looking to have an intimate ceremony and wedding party in the beautiful country across the pond, then one of these luxury venues could be the perfect backsdrop for your special day. Simply choose the one that best suits your style, or the one that is situated in your desired destination, and celebrate under the stars!