Are you dreaming of a romantic destination wedding in Italy? If you are searching for a destination that can offer culture, history, art, delicious food and breathtaking settings, Italy is definitely the ideal country.
One of the reasons people marry in Italy is that they can go from north to south and enjoy a great variety of local and in season food and wine. Other than the food, you can spend a great weekend with your loved ones surrounded by beautiful views of the countryside, the sea or in historic cities.
I’ve enlisted the help of Italian wedding planner, Emma Pavanelli from E.P. Unforgettable Events who is here to tell us about the most unique wedding venues in Italy. Emma shares wedding venues in popular Italian towns but also some hidden gems in regions still undiscovered by the masses.
Popular Italy Wedding Venues
With a variety of landscapes, Italy has many popular and well-known regions. The famous Lake Como area with its luxurious Villas, going down the peninsula, has amazing views of the coast of Liguria with famous towns such as Portofino.
Rome is another classic destination with outstanding historic ruins which will deliver unforgettable memories and amazing shots to cherish for a lifetime. The Amalfi Coast is an evergreen setting for the most romantic couples. Villa Maria with its ocean views and lush location surrounded by flowers, lemon trees, and delicious food make for a dream wedding destination.
Are you a sophisticated couple who dreams of a wedding in Venice? It has become another popular destination and it will not let you down.
Let us not forget Tuscany where you can choose from a town wedding in Florence or Siena to a countryside setting. There are no boundaries in the venues you may find from lush Villas to beautifully restored castles and historic farms. I recommend Villa Pazzi al Parugiano, this newly restored historic Villa not far from Florence will enchant you. Its divine gardens and its heavenly decorated interiors will make you fall in love with it.
Discover New Wedding Destinations in Italy
Have you ever thought of discovering new areas of Italy? There are so many unknown regions where you can find stunning wedding venues, outstanding local food and an incredible selection of local wines.
The amazing Dolomites Mountains in the far northern part of Italy will amaze you with its grand peaks, green valleys and the kindness of locals. These mountains are ideal for a snowy winter wedding or a summer celebration in Italy. Wedding venues in the Dolomites offer an infinite selection of amenities all year around from Spas to skiing and outdoor sports. Adler lodge is a luxurious Spa Resort which also offers private lodge solutions for a romantic honeymoon overlooking the mountains.
Umbria (The Green Heart of Italy)
If you want to discover central Italy, you have a wide choice of options in the Umbria region! You can discover medieval towns and beautiful hidden venues with outstanding views of its famous green hills covered by olive groves and vines. Wedding venue options range from old monasteries to entire medieval villages, 18th century Villas or restored farmhouses.
Dimore Urbani is a restored farmhouse with a spectacular view of the surrounding hills. Its first class chef will delight you with mouthwatering specialties from the area. Scheggino, the nearby village is famous for its wild truffles.
If you dream of a wedding by a lake, Lake Trasimeno is one of the biggest in Italy. Villa Borgo Colognola is definitely an amazing Italy wedding venue, in the main town of the Perugia region. It offers a cozy setting full of charm and a view that will amaze you.
Puglia is a trendy region at the moment for weddings as it has hosted a few “celebrity weddings”. It offers venues in old Masseria where you are surrounded by ancient olive trees. The food is simply amazing as its climate is ideal for cultivation. The beaches and the crystal clear ocean will surprise you as they remind you of more tropical countries. It is also the region where the two seas that surround Italy meet.
Masseria Potenti will offer a cozy but lush location where you can have a beautiful wedding in a relaxing setting. Local food from the farm and the wine from its estate will delight your palate.
Sicily speaks for itself, it is a magnificent region with some of the most amazing food and people. The oceanfront is stunning and your wedding party will love the ancient cultures of its towns. The historic mix due to the many past invasions has given this island a mystic feel. You won’t even believe what the food tastes like– its main ingredients are vegetables, fish and fruit. Sicily is a region that won’t let you down whether you choose the posh Taormina or the amazing historic town of Siracusa. If you love to be surrounded by the sea you can also enjoy the Therasia Resort on the UNESCO World Heritage Eolie Islands.
For more Italy wedding venues and inspiration, check out our Italy Destination Wedding Guide.