Beginning your journey together in marriage is special wherever you say your vows, but a beautiful Italian Wedding holds a certain allure for a romantic destination Big Day.
In our big beautiful world, with an endless list of destinations, choosing where to get married can be a tricky task.
Italy is known for its breathtaking scenery at every turn, beautiful sunsets, exemplary restaurants and delicious cuisine – everything you can wish for for your Wedding.
Restrictions are slowly easing and governments are now allowing for weddings in some form to take place.
At the moment they are not what they once were, or what we are used to but with time and consultation hopefully at some point they will return to the days we used to imagine.
Hopefully too couples will able to resume their wedding planning properly, but in the meantime why not consider how wonderful it would be to have a beautiful Italian wedding?
Before you go, it would be quite useful to learn some Italian phrases: a practical and easy way to do this is to take online Italian courses on websites such as Babbel, for example.
This way you can make the most of your time in Italy and communicate for your wedding a bit easier whether that is travelling to make plans or for the Big Day itself.
Plus, it’s such a beautiful language, so what do you have to lose?!
Here are a few ideas where you can have the idyllic Italian wedding…
Abbazia La Cervara, Portofino
Portofino is an exclusive town located along the Italian Riviera. Abbazia La Cervara is a restored abbey that is a beautiful venue for an elegant wedding, situated on a cliff between Santa Margherita and Portofino.
The breathtaking garden is two levels with pergolas, trees, fountains, and steps.
The gardens lead your eye to the sea views, and so you can maximize your time and experience here, there is space for you and your family and close friends to stay at the 11 suites at luxurious La Cervara.
Villa Sola Cabiati, Lake Como
Lake Como is a popular destination for prestigious travel and weddings. Villa Sola Cabiati is a prestigious villa, where you arrive by boat.
It feels like you are in your own world at Villa Sola Cabiati, as you can stroll through the fresco halls, spend time in the garden and enjoy an aperitivo and evening cocktail, and host an intimate and elegant wedding.
Il Riccio Beach Club, Capri
The beautiful island of Capri is known for its own unique lifestyle and beauty.
Il Riccio Beach Club is the venue to choose if you want incredible cuisine, as Il Riccio is a 1 Michelin star restaurant.
The beach club can host up to 100 people with sea views to set the backdrop for a beautiful ceremony and celebration.
Few things get more Italian than the seaside and amazing seafood!
Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi Coast
Hotel Santa Caterina is a 5 star wedding experience on the incredible Amalfi Coast.
It has panoramic views, a beautiful terrace and gardens, a private beach, and more. You can host a gorgeous coastal wedding for up to 100 guests at this prestigious destination.
You always have two restaurant options here, both with incredible sea views! There is Glicine, a Michelin-star restaurant located in the main building, and AlMare, overlooking the sea and pool.
You can’t go to a wedding on the Amalfi Coast and not experience the views and incredible food!
Il Salviatino, Florence
Il Salviatino is a small luxury hotel tucked away in the hills of Florence.
You can choose from locations in the villa or the private park to host your rustic or romantic ceremony, and host friends and family here for an extended stay.
With Florence so close, it is a destination where you can head in to explore and spend time in the city as well.
Full wedding planning services includes a wedding planner as well to ensure the day runs smoothly! All you have to ‘worry’ about here is enjoying your perfect day.
Palazzo Manfredi, Rome
Palazzo Manfredi is a gorgeous 5-star boutique hotel in Rome located near the Colosseum.
Rome is a romantic city that is essentially an open-air museum, and it sets the perfect backdrop for an Italian wedding.
Palazzo Manfredi itself is an iconic hotel where you would feel like royalty at a wedding here, due to its incredible greenery and architecture.
Concierge services are available for weddings at Palazzo Manfredi, including transfer services for you and your guests, as well as a couples’ massage and dinner for two at Aroma with a view of the Colosseum for the happy couple.
Weddings in Italy are some of the most beautiful in the world, thanks to the country’s natural beauty, warm people and culture, and undeniable romance.
So while we are waiting for things to return to a semblance of normal take a little time to to focus on the planning of the start of this magical adventure!
Image Credits: Main Image – Jeremy Wong / Portifino – Dame Traveller / Lake Como – Bruce Meier / Capri – Will Truettner / Amalfi Coast – Ricardo Gomez Angel / Florence – Bjorn Snelders / Rome – Dario Veronesi
*Written in collaboration with Emily Jones