With more and more couples choosing to get married abroad in Italy than ever before, they are becoming less and less similar. Modern couples are becoming more creative, seeking to make their destination wedding just as unique and carefully designed as if they were having a wedding closer to home. Just because you’re getting married in another country does not mean you have to sacrifice on style and personality. So, if you’ve made the excellent decision to jet of to Italy for your wedding, let us help you with the next big step: choosing the perfect venue. We’ve scoured the country for the most beautiful, the most authentic and the most unique venues on offer for your 2020 or 2021 destination wedding.
If it’s timeless charm you’re looking for, then Villa Quaranta ticks all the boxes. Just steps away from the ever-romantic city of Verona and the magnificent views of Lake Garda, there’s a seventeenth-century setting waiting just for you. This historic villa venue is situated in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica, and has an enchanting Romanesque Church that’s simply perfect for your vows. Other spaces include a centuries-old park with lush greenery, a ballroom with crystal chandeliers, and smaller reception rooms packed with timeless glamour.
Your wedding here will be made even more enjoyable by the first-class chefs who will personalise a bespoke menu to your tastes, with the richest and freshest ingredients, paired with some of the region’s most sought-after wines. What’s not to love?
Azienda Agricola Pratello is one of Italy’s most charming farm venues, located just 3km from the beautiful Lake Garda in a small medieval village on the green Moraine hills. Inside you’ll discover a farmhouse with a lovely restaurant and accommodation for you and your guests. The finely furnished nineteenth-century style restaurant offers fresh, local ingredients from the farm or nearby areas, expertly refined into innovative dishes.
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This estate also has a family-run winery with 3 generations of history and production – it can be the romantic vineyard backdrop to your wedding vows, or simply the provider of delicious wines throughout the course of your special day. Here you can celebrate with loved ones surrounded by nature and tranquility.
Just 25 minutes from the city of Palermo, you’ll find Villa Patri immersed in the Sicilian hills. With sea views, lush green landscapes and luxury service, you can celebrate your destination wedding in true Italian style. Villa Patri consists of a small boutique hotel, a fabulous banquet hall, a dynamic kitchen suited for parties of all sizes, an elegant swimming pool and a romantic gazebo – which is the main attraction for couples wanting an al fresco ceremony, surrounded by nature.
You can host your wedding both inside and outside the banquet hall here, so there’s the wonderful option of an outdoor reception under the sunset and twinkling fairylights.
For a glamourous city wedding that’s even more unique than you could imagine – how about a wedding on the water? Baja offers an unforgettable experience in a magical place: the River Tiber is the heart and soul of the eternal city. This venue is built on an ancient harbor barge anchored to the Tiber by the banks of the city center, where you’ll be pampered with food, wine, cocktails and music.
Baja’s team of event managers have a wealth of international experience to make sure the venue becomes your personalised hub of celebration and joy, with no detail left to chance. More than 600sqm of space can be used for your event, both indoors and outdoors under the stars and city lights.
Also in the eternal city of Rome is Villa Agrippina, by Gran Melia, which sits close to the Vatican and is a picture of timeless luxury. This venue is perfect if it’s a hotel wedding you’re looking for, to keep you and your guests in the same place across a number of days, enjoying luxurious food, comfort and each other’s company – the central point where your destination wedding memories will all be made.
With history, culture and authenticity, this hotel also has a cutting-edge style, with elegant rooms and signature paintings. Here lies a green oasis among the hustle and bustle of Italy’s capital city, where you can relax and fall in love all over again.
Masseria Grieco is a sixteenth century structure, and every single detail speaks of it’s beautiful history and culture. A large square built with local stone is complimented by charming little cone-shaped buildings, and leads to a quaint little church for your emotional vows. It’s precisely these details of Apulian architecture that make this venue so unique and special: the arches, the terraces, the authentic stone, the aromatic garden and the pool on the horizon will all contribute to the beauty of your wedding day.
The helpful team here will also be ready to add those personal details to make your destination wedding truly about you.
Cascina Spiga d’Oro is a magical location somewhere between nature and history, nestled in the archaeological and natural park of Ostia Antica. Among the enchanting nature of it’s gardens and outdoor spaces, you’ll find chefs who strive to offer an unforgettable dining experiences, with organic, local and seasonal ingredients and truly traditional Italian dishes.
Your destination wedding package here can also include floral design in the church, the photo shoot, car rental, musical entertainment, makeup, table décor, sweet tables, invitations, a guest book, and a breathtaking firework display. Sounds simply perfect.