There is one prominent reason why couples from all over the world jet off to Italy for their destination wedding. This gorgeous European country has an enviable climate, one that you can rely on for perfect sunshine on your special day. Forget worrying about the British weather, and start planning your paradisiacal wedding in Italy.
So, in true Zankyou style, let us recommend some stunning destination wedding venues that will become the centre of attention of your wedding day. Your venue will be the spot your guests will never forget, it will be the backdrop to your timeless wedding photos, and it will be the centre of your joyous celebration – so, we must get it right.
Baglio Aversa is a wonderful location nestled in the countryside of western Sicily in the province of Trapani, a timeless place that is perfect for organising magical and romantic weddings. The stunning venue has many ample spaces that are ideal for wedding receptions, like the spacious, beautifully decorated interior which is popularly used in the winter months because of its warm, welcoming atmosphere, and during the summer you can indulge in the beautiful garden for a warm summer evening wedding banquet al fresco.
Not only is Baglio Aversa an incredible venue, but it also provides you with excellent staff and their own in-house catering to help you organise your event. Their experienced and friendly staff will take care of every detail, customising them venue according to your instructions, while the chefs of the restaurant will offer you a customised wedding menu based on your personal preferences and requests. You can expect delicious delicacies and pristine presentation. When you get married at Baglio Aversa, you do not just get a venue. You get the whole package. If you decide to get married at this wonderful venue, you can rest assured that you will have a smooth, stress-free, mesmerising wedding. It is everything you could want for your big day.
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If you are a couple who dream of a space immersed in a bucolic landscape, this resort is for you. This resort is versatile and easily adaptable to any type of wedding event, whether that be relaxing or non-stop excitement. With a number of services included, this structure also offers furniture and customisation of the event relating to your wedding theme. For example, the catering and kitchen service of this structure will guarantee you an unrepeatable gastronomic journey, with the typical flavours of the area!
For those timeless wedding photos, you will need a timeless wedding location. Bonello Luxury Retreat dates back to 1989 and accompanies the river at its most majestic point. You cannot get much more luxury than that… and just wait until you see their gallery! Crossing the impressive gate of this resort, one is transported in the authentic dimension of the nineteenth-century villa, enlivened by the fragrance and the scents of the park that surround it. It is safe to say it is an experience, no just a visit.
Located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica, this impressive and elegant monumental complex is surrounded by lush woods and splendid vineyards. With an eight-hectare historic English park and magnificent frescoed and decorated interior rooms, the complex has been used for luxury events of all types. Furthermore, the Salone delle Muse can accommodate 100 people, the Antica Tinaia offers up to 150 seats while the villa as a whole can accommodate up to an impressive 270 guests!
Altafiumara Resort & Spa stands on an eight-hectare park along the Costa Viola cliff, just 19 km from Reggio Calabria. Surrounded by beautifully charming motifs of historic events, this fortress gives you and your guests an unforgettable view for the day of your dreams. Inside its exteriors you will find the “Salone degli Arazzi”, located on the lower floor, which can host banquets for 160 to 200 people and is ideal for those who prefer a classic and refined ceremony!
Relais Villa Il Palagio is truly a unique location as it boasts a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. Enclosed in what can only be described as a dreamy bucolic nest, all the spaces inside will be at your complete disposal: the internal courtyard, the small consecrated chapel, the large living rooms, the restaurant, the terrace, the pool area and, of course, the disco.
As Brits we are always conscious of the weather, even in Italy. But as this hotel consists of 40 rooms and apartments, there is plenty of room come rain or shine!
Inspired by a country house typical of the Sicilian tradition, the Torre Bonera Green Resort stands where once stood a nineteenth-century tower, but is now an epic location for the day of your dreams. On the ground floor of the main building there is a small reception, a breakfast room, a meeting room and a large living room with a fireplace and a bar area, which is not even the half of it! There is also a vast green lawn where you can taste the delights of your wedding banquet watching the sunset from the infinity pool with panoramic views! It is a truly a dream location.
Locanda in Tuscany is a luxury country resort immersed in the boundless farmlands amid the UNESCO heritage Val d’Orcia Artistic Natural and Cultural Park. The building dates back to the XVII century but has been completely renovated using elements of the Tuscan tradition and in authentic chic country style. Celebrating the day of your dreams here would be a blessing, so what are you waiting for?!
The Yacht Club of Marina di Loano is located in the central pier, dominated by the panoramic window from which you can admire the port and the sea. On the second floor you will find the once-in-a-lifetime restaurant of the Yacht Club, which, with its terraces overlooking the sea represents a unique structure of its kind to host the most delicate and dreamy day of your lives!
Specialising in every type of reception, Baglio Regia Corte is the perfect combination of the professionalism of highly qualified staff and the elegant sophistication of a bucolic setting that will leave you breathless. The nineteenth-century beams from which the structure was made have undergone a profound restyling – for a modern touch with a hint of Sicilian noble tradition. For summer weddings, there is the possibility of outdoor dining on the parquet by the pool. Your destination wedding will be immersed in the countryside, with bales of hay, candles, lights, wood and wild flowers, the ideal setting for a rural-chic theme.
A villa from the 1700s in Chianti, located in the heart of Tuscany. Villa La Palagina offers you a unique location for your wedding: a historic building elegantly renovated to guarantee maximum beauty and comfort. Spend your wedding night in the spacious Superior Room with incredible views of the Chianti countryside, equipped with a Jacuzzi to give you a royal experience. To accommodate friends and relatives, you can choose between stone houses and apartments, all furnished in the typical Tuscan style: terracotta floors, ceilings with wooden beams and old stone fireplaces. When you wake up you can cool off in the fantastic infinity pool and enjoy the magical Tuscan landscape. And of course, what is a wedding in Chianti without wine? The La Palagina estate produces its own Chianti wines that will be paired exquisitely with every gourmet dish on your wedding menu.
Tenuta dei Mori is an ancient farmhouse from the early 1900s, restored in the late 1980s, immersed in the typical Umbrian landscape. The venue, thanks to the elegant and versatile facilities, offers an array of possibilities for destination wedding receptions. In fact, it has a large garden with swimming pool where you can set up a welcome aperitif, and then move to the inner hall for the wedding banquet. The atmosphere and the elegance of the location, together with the professional service, will make your special day all the more unforgettable.
Tenuta di Artimino has its roots in a fascinating past, immersed in vineyards and olive groves, where art, nature and culture intertwine to give unique experiences. The main attraction at this estate is the splendid Villa Medicea La Ferdinanda, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The magnificent halls, the garden with the romantic swallow’s nest staircase, the ancient cellars… each space is unique and can be personalised with every detail. The Villa can also host civil ceremonies, both indoors and outdoors. The Estate also boasts a Hotel to accommodate your guest, and a plethora of outdoor spots for your celebrations and photos in the Italian sunshine.
Palazzo Ducale Venturi dates back to 1500 and was once a medieval fortress. The recently renovated structure is spread over two floors. The main garden, that of the pool, which is overlooked by the gym and bar, and the secret garden, are ideal for a quiet evening inebriated by the scent of the citrus grove. This is an incredibly unique environment for the refined choice of furniture, paintings and ancient artefacts, which make it a luxury location to celebrate both your destination wedding and your honeymoon experience in gorgeous Italy.
Are these venues not incredible? Without a doubt, your wedding day in Italy will be absolutely sublime at any one of these locations!