With so many couples opting to get married in Italy, where could you choose that’s a little less obvious, but still just as beautiful as the most popular spots? Well let us take you to the small sea village of Portovenere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique beauty, rich history, and incredible mix of natural landscapes.
This magical place not only provides a great location for your romantic wedding vows, but also a unique travel experience for your guests, who will never forget those views as they celebrate your love story. And to make the very best of those views, be sure to choose a venue with access to panoramic views out towards the glistening ocean. The Grand Hotel Portovenere has all this and more, so read on to discover why you should get married here.
Grand Hotel Portovenere is a boutique hotel set in a historic building, located on the most panoramic point of Portovenere in the Gulf of Poets, on the Italian Riviera. Everything about the structure of this beautiful venue oozes history and culture.
The Palmaria Restaurant is based in a spectacular veranda overlooking Portovenere. You’ll find yourself inside a sort of contemporary sailing ship that is about to sail towards the horizon: the nautical-style wood flooring recalls the ancient technique of caulking, (in other words, the waterproofing of the hulls of boats by the master caulkers of the Gulf of Poets). The cushions, made by a local upholsterer, are yellow, pink and green just like the colours of the houses in the village of Portovenere.
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This gorgeous hotel venue is most suitable for smaller weddings or elopements – for couples who want to get away from planning a large wedding at home, and instead want a much more personal and intimate celebration in paradise. For party sizes between 25 and 50 guests, you can book out the panoramic restaurant, and enjoy incomparable Italian cuisine. There’s also luxury accommodation for your beloved guests.
The team at this hotel venue are experts in luxury hospitality, so you’ll be able to have a completely stress-free experience. They can provide a photographer and a florist – to really make your wedding as beautiful as possible. They’ll also help you choose a mouth-watering menu, as well as collaborating with local wedding planners and suppliers.
“We know how important it is that your intimate wedding in Italy is a truly spectacular day and we offer each bride and groom a complimentary tailor-made service,” say the hotel team.
“Our spectacular outdoor space provides a tranquil oasis for lunch, pre-dinner or dinner reception as well as a perfect location to pose for wedding photos and unforgettable moments.”
There’s so much to do before and after your special celebration too, so Portovenere really is the ideal space to kickstart your honeymoon. The quaint and colourful town neighbours the spectacular Cinque Terre, and within 30 minutes you can reach Lerici and La Spezia; within 50 minutes there’s Sarzana, Tellaro, Fiascherino and Luni; within 90 minutes there’s Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Tuscany’s Versilia (Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi) and Carrara. An infinite amount of Italian wonders to explore!
So how about a destination wedding at The Grand Hotel Portovenere? We simply couldn’t think of anything more romantic…