Gorgeous Locations for your Italian Destination Wedding

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Gorgeous Locations for your Italian Destination Wedding
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If you have decided to get married in wonderful Italy, you have made a fantastic choice. Italy has an abundance of gorgeous locations that are all perfect for your destination wedding, making it hard to reach a decision. But, luckily for you, we have gone through so many and chosen those that really shine out from the rest. Here are some of our favourite Italian wedding locations that we think you should pick for your wedding day:

Lo Smeraldo Ricevimenti


Lo Smeraldo Ricevimenti, after a long and expert restoration, is today a majestic Palladian-style villa. As the gates open, the impressive marble staircase unveils the full splendour of the residence, adorned with precious friezes, columns and finely decorated doorways. The villa is surrounded by an enchanting private park, lush with flowers and exquisite aromas, perfect for organising lavish open-air buffets and civil weddings in the romantic Parco della Felicità.

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Lo Smeraldo Ricevimenti

Strolling through the park, you will encounter a variety of marvellous views, ideal for photo shoots. The paths are lined with tall, exotic palms and typical Mediterranean plants, framing the magnificent Galatea fountain, the spectacular swimming pool with its Roman colonnade, the lake as the light plays upon its surface, and finally, in a crescendo of excitement, the Viennese Park, a wonderful Italian garden.

Pettolecchia – La Residenza

The foundation of success of an event at Pettolecchia La Residenza is undoubtedly the variety of spaces available. The outdoor scenery is nothing short of dreamlike: lush gardens surround the swimming pool, and blend with panoramic terraces. There is access to a private beach club and, best of all, 8 hectares of centuries-old olive groves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Pettolecchia La Residenza

As you gaze at the emerald Apulian sea you will see more than 6,000 olive trees neatly growing in their red velvet soil, producing sumptuous aromas and fragrances that immediately relax the mind, body, and soul, an essential for couples seeking peace and relaxation just before they say, “I do”. And then there are the interior spaces: luxurious, sophisticatedly decorated suites, where sleep is not required to dream! Everything at Pettolecchia La Residenza exists in a world of grace and luxury that never fails to impress.

Tenuta Dei Normanni

Immersed in the green hills overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, a few minutes from the city centre, the Tenuta dei Normanni is the perfect setting to celebrate your wedding. Inside the estate’s vast olive tree park, Tenuta dei Normanni blends together the traditional and modern aspects of its eclectic style, which is expressed through its original architecture and bright colours so typical of the Vietri ceramic tradition but also of the famous azulejos of Antoni Gaudì.

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Tenuta dei Normanni

It has two magnificent rooms: the Norman room with 180 seats, and the Pedrera room with 90 seats and 250 square meters of terrace, both ideal for unforgettable wedding receptions.

Grand Hotel Portovenere

Just a few steps from the boats to the Cinque Terre and the Gulf of La Spezia you can find the Grand Hotel Portovenere, which overlooks the port and the ancient village of Porto Venere. The beautiful venue has inspired poets such as Byron and Shelley for its beauty and welcomes you today with a 5-star boutique hotel.

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Grand Hotel Portovenere

You can look forward to a spectacular panorama, a magnificent reception hall, large windows and exclusive rooms for you and your guests. Celebrate your wedding on the restaurant veranda or in one of the big halls of the historic building and create memories you will never forget!

Masseria Palesi

Close to Martina Franca in the heart of the Valle d’Itria, hidden amidst majestic oak forests and rolling green hills, is Masseria Palesi. This stunning location has recently opened to the public as an exclusive wedding venue and organic vineyard after centuries as an aristocratic residence, having been lovingly restored by its present owners. Whatever style of celebration you have in mind, with its traditional 17thcentury architecture and magnificent estate the Masseria offers an impressive variety of locations to choose from for a destination wedding in Puglia.

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Masseria Palesi

The lavishly decorated interiors, the stunning courtyard, the former stables, the oak coppice… each spot is magical in its own way and you’ll be spoilt for choice, whether you have rustic chic, vintage grandeur or a boho vineyard wedding in mind. The Masseria offers comprehensive 3-day celebrations comprising a rehearsal dinner, the wedding ceremony and reception, and a relaxed brunch or barbecue the day after. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests but is also available for bespoke intimate weddings for smaller groups. The experienced, creative wedding team will help you throughout with every detail and take the stress out of remote wedding planning and design.

Villa Mosconi Bertani

Located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica, this impressive and elegant venue is surrounded by lush woods and splendid vineyards. With an eight-hectare historic English park and magnificently frescoed and decorated interior rooms, the complex has been used for luxury events of all types.

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Villa Mosconi Bertani

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!

Hotel Villa Cheli

This historic 18th century villa will transport you and your guests back in time, giving you the chance to experience ancient traditions: Hotel Villa Cheti opens its gates for a magical reception that you will always remember with a smile. Outside, the vast grounds provide the ideal backdrop for welcoming guests, while an elegant swimming pool will enchant you in the evening with its light effects upon the water. There is also a gazebo for up to 130 guests.

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Hotel Villa Cheti

Inside, the restaurant is ready to welcome you and your guests with genuine and fragrant delicacies. You will find typical specialities of Tuscan and traditional Italian cuisine, as well as the possibility of creating special menus for vegetarians, coeliacs, and those with food allergies, guaranteeing a successful reception even for those with dietary problems. Hotel Villa Cheti has all the ingredients to transform your event from ordinary to extraordinary!

Villa Della Porta

An impeccable garden, an estate immersed in nature and kissed by the warm Neapolitan sun, a splendid view of the crystal clear sea on the horizon… where else could you want to celebrate a romantic wedding other than Villa della Porta, an enchanting, timeless estate just a few kilometres from Naples?

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Villa della Porta

Villa della Porta is a magnificent, ancient structure that retains its aura and charm of yesteryear, it is a location famous for its sophisticated and elegant atmosphere, which lends itself to accommodate any type of wedding you desire. Villa della Porta is a romantic venue full of history, culture, and beautiful nature for your unforgettable wedding!

Residenza Di Ripetta

Halfway between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, in the heart of Roman art and history, stands the magnificent Residenza di Ripetta, an ancient convent dating back to the 15th century that was converted into a hotel in the 70s. Renowned for the professionalism of its staff and its architectural exclusivity, this venue is the ideal choice for your destination wedding in Rome.

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Residenza Di Ripetta

Residenza Di Ripetta‘s Executive Chef Rodolfo Chieroni will produce a menu full of unique flavours, experimenting with and mixing national ingredients with a focus on Lazio cuisine to give life to dishes that flood all 5 senses. Spectacular wedding cakes are prepared by the venue’s very own confectioner to end your wedding day with sublime sweetness! This venue is perfect for both intimate and lavish weddings, with one of the most beautiful views of the Italian Capital. The gorgeous garden, so rich in biodiversity, can accommodate up to 200 people. Residenza Di Ripetta is a soulful place that we are confident will forever remain in the hearts and minds of you and your guests.

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Lo Smeraldo Ricevimenti Wedding Barns
Palazzo Ripetta Wedding Hotels
Villa della Porta Wedding Barns
Hotel Villa Cheli Wedding Hotels
Masseria Palesi Wedding Barns

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