The top wedding venues in Italy
Villa Il Balbiano, Lake Como
If you’ve ever dreamed of a lavish Lake Como wedding celebration in one of the most luxurious venues in Italy than you should consider Villa Il Balbiano as your top Italian wedding venue.
Situated right on the shores of Lake Como, this historical jewel is the largest private residence on the lake. It occupies more than 2 hectars of land composed of various extensive gardens with cascading waterfall, green lawns and an outdoor swimming pool plus a private pier with a boathouse!
The indoor main hall can accommodate up to 60 guests while outside you have plenty of space to set up a marquee for bigger celebrations - well over 400 in fact.
The indoor of the villa is unlike any other! The interiors have been filled with finest objects of art and historical designer brand items from Sotheby’s and Christie’s. It even has Mozart’s piano!
Why choose Villa Il Balbiano for your Italian Lake wedding?
If only the very best will do, you have found your match! This villa is a rare diamond and definitely one of the most luxurious and fashionable wedding venues in Italy!
Villa Pizzo, Lake Como
In case you are a fan of John Legend, you must have spotted Villa Pizzo in one of his most famous music videos “All of me’’. John and his bride exchanged vows in one of the most iconic villas on Lake Como.
Villa Pizzo has the longest lakefront of any property in Lake Como. Entering the property, the first thing you will see are the Italian gardens and Limonaia – or gazebo.
Romantic shaded pathways, terraced gardens and a spectacular jutting terrace (ideal for a ceremony) are part of this exclusive estate which enjoys breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Villa Pizzo epitomizes everything you expect for a Lake Como wedding. The terraced gardens were formerly planted vineyards and olive groves. It might be just the most romantic walk in the whole Lake Como area.
The elaborate, frescoed interiors of Villa Pizzo can host small receptions of up to 80 guests and the lakefront has sufficient space for up to 200+ guests. Tha villa is for receptions only, not accommodation.
Villa Pizzo is reached by road but calls for a grand arrival by boat!
Why choose Villa Pizzo for your Lake Como wedding?
For brides dreaming of a fairy-tale outdoor wedding with amazing lake views in one of the most famous villas in Italy, Villa Pizzo is the undisputed Italian Lakes venue.
Villa Sola Cabiati, Lake Como
This truly grand, elegant Villa will strike you with its perfect symmetry. A grand wrought iron gate connects its private dock with the villa and its gardens. Today the residence is still considered a patrician symbol of the elegance and serenity and is the perfect setting to celebrate your Lake Como wedding. Whether it be an intimate reception in the spectacular frescoed halls, or an outdoor evening in the charming Italian gardens, this magnificent Italian lake’s wedding venue offers a luxury apartment and 5 royal suites for up to 12 guests.
The outdoor spaces can host a wedding for up to 150 guests and the elegant interiors of the villa will manage receptions for up to 50 guests.
Why choose Villa Sola Cabiati for your Italian Lake’s wedding?
For couples dreaming of living the life of a real aristocrat and absorbing the atmosphere of the Belle Epoque that can be breathed from every corner, Villa Sola Cabiati is the right venue for your Lake Como wedding!
Villa D’Este, Lake Como
Villa D'Este is a historical, 16th century gem, filled with impressive works of art painted by Italian masters. In this legendary 5 star hotel guests will experience the atmosphere of old aristocratic Europe while enjoying the comfort and technology of a modern hotel. Villa D’Este not only offers a spectacular lake view but you can get lost wandering in 25-acres of stunning gardens. The estate is magnificent.
For your Lake Como wedding reception, the aperitif is set up on the lake terrace while the reception is held in a grand hall: Impero hall, that can host up to 200 guests. Additional rooms are available for the party and smaller events.
But the piece de resistance of Villa D’Este are its Mosaic Gardens, facing the waters. They are truly spectacular and one of a kind. An idyllic setting for a Lake Como wedding ceremony that is sure not to be easily forgotten!
Why choose Villa D’Este for your Italian Lake wedding?
For couples who want to experience Old European style and luxury with impeccable service and grand surroundings.
Tenuta Corbinaia, Tuscany
This beautiful Tuscan estate is the personification of elegance, luxury, and grace. Situated only 40 minutes outside Florence, it is one of our favorite Tuscan wedding venues.
No expense has been spared to create a very unique property. The painstaking renovation has created a very classy venue. The interiors are glamorous and definitely NOT rustic. The gardens are a dream and the selection of spaces available for both ceremony and various moment of the reception are almost too many to count!
The estate features a majestic panoramic terrace overlooking Tuscan hills, perfect for wedding dinner celebration and also after party! The very glam swimming pool area is perfect for a cocktail hour under the stars. The surrounding spaces feature gardens with colourful Mediterranean vegetation which blend beautifully with the statues and sculptures that dot the property.
But nighttime is when Tenuta Corbinaia steals your heart! The owners have invested considerably lighting up every corner of the property, the romantic gazebos, the gardens and the villa. Up lights, fairy lights, crystal chandeliers……well you simply MUST see this venue. It has stolen our hearts!
Large or small groups will find Tenuta Corbinaia ticks all boxes. The villa can easily manage over 150 guests and more depending on how it is used yet a group of 50 will not find it too big.
Corbinaia produces their own wine which makes it a perfect Tuscany wedding venue for all the vine lovers.
Why choose Villa Corbinaia for your Tuscan wedding?
Tenuta Corbinaia is a rare find even considering the many options available in Tuscany. There is accommodation for the family in suites and rooms in addition to reception areas. The estate stands out in a sea of rustic venues with its elegance and style.
Il Borro Relais, Tuscany
Il Borro is truly absolutely EVERYTHING you would want for a wedding in Tuscany! It is a dream come true. Situated only 20 minutes’ drive from Arezzo in the south of Tuscany, it offers: a completely restored medieval village, a luxury private villa, luxury guest houses and farmhouses, perfectly manicured Italian gardens, a huge amphitheater, hotel, a SPA, several restaurants, a horse stable, golfing and MUCH more.
Owned by the famous Ferragamo family, the medieval village has been completely restructured and its charming little square is often the setting for welcome dinners under fairy lighting.
Receptions are held in the terrace overlooking the Italian Renaissance style gardens and medieval village.
If you wish to add authenticity and charm to your ceremony, why not choose the medieval village with its narrow streets and centuries-old church? Il Borro Relais offers a total sleeping capacity of 190 guests and and various solutions for a stylish Tuscany wedding.
Why choose Il Borro for your wedding in Tuscany?
Why rent only a single villa if you can have a whole hamlet to yourself AND the villa besides? Il Borro has it all and it can be yours for a multi-day celebration with each day surprising your guests with something new and exciting.
Villa Cora, Florence
This eclectic sumptuous Villa overlooking Florence is the most spectacular wedding venue in Florence.
Luxury does not translate into stuffiness here...the family owned venue is impeccably managed by a wonderful team that will go the extra mile every time to make sure your stay and event are unforgettable. Villa Cora is a 5-star hotel just few steps away from the famous Piazzale Michelangelo which dominate all of Florence with its incredible views.
The interiors of Villa Cora defy the imagination. The Moorish Room alone is worthy of being showcased in one of the city’s great museums. The gilding of the Mirror Room is often compared to Versailles. It really is magnificent! The room holds receptions for up to 100 guests.
Each suite and room is unique and different and the fabrics, décor and style reflect the 30 million Euro renovation the family spent to return Villa Cora to its original splendour. Here, perfection reigns.
Villa Cora’s garden is perfect for an outside ceremony. But the highlight of the Villa Hotel is definitely the Hall of Mirrors that is sure to leave you breathless.
One of our favorite Florence wedding venues of all time!
Why choose Villa Cora for your wedding in Florence?
5 minutes from the center of Florence yet set apart from all of the hustle and bustle, impeccable service, jaw-dropping interiors. This is Villa Cora – one of the finest wedding venues in Florence
Villa Cetinale, Tuscany
If we had to pick Tuscany’s finest wedding venue the title would without a doubt go to Villa Cetinale. Perfectly hidden from the world by an oak forest, yet just few minutes’ drive from gorgeous city of Siena, this magnificent Tuscan wedding venue is the ultimate choice if you want only the best.
The 17th century villa is in the Baroque style and the impeccably manicured Italian Gardens are world famous and have been featured in many journals and books world-wide. The setting is a mixture of serene and grand.
Hosting your reception in the cypress lined gardens is one of the most amazing settings for a long imperial table under the stars that we know of.
The villa itself offers 13 spacious rooms and suites, swimming pool, tennis court and there are many activities for your guests in the surrounding area. The staff of the villa will make sure your stay is not soon forgotten.
Why choose Villa Cetinale for your wedding in Tuscany?
Because Villa Cetinale is hands down the quintessential Tuscany luxury villa. It has no equal in elegance and style.
Villa Corsini – Mezzomonte, Florence
Corsini Mezzomonte is a jewel and the perfect setting for a luxury wedding in Florence. The grand frescoed halls, superlative interiors, splendid Italian AND English gardens overlooking vineyards are some of the most memorable settings for a ceremony and reception in Tuscany.
Besides the villa’s wow effect, we love its flexibility and variety of options for events of all sizes. The Grand Gallery is one of a kind and like no other in Tuscany. It holds about 200 guests who will dine in “wow” surroundings. No such gallery exists for events at any private venue. You and your guests will feel like they are dining in Renaissance splendour......and they are!
This is one of the most beloved wedding venues for foreigners but also Florentines and perfectly reflective of a Renaissance villa! The ceremony in the Italian gardens, overlooking the rolling hills is memorable.
Why choose Villa Corsini - Mezzomonte for your wedding in Florence?
Renaissance grandeur at the doorsteps of Florence. The advantage of Florence and all it offers in hotels and activities without sacrificing views of the Tuscan countryside views and gorgeous Italian gardens during your Italian wedding day, this villa is perfect for you.
Castello di Casole, Tuscany
This perfectly restored medieval castle is part of the exclusive Belmond Hotel Collection, combining history with outstanding hospitality. The castle which dates back to the 10th century with its surrounding farmhouses have been transformed into a luxury accommodation complex. It includes a restaurant in traditional Tuscan setting, chapel – perfect for intimate ceremonies up to 30 people, infinity pool, ancient Etruscan amphitheater for outdoor celebrations, spa and charming Tuscan boutique.
The views over the surrounding countryside are simply stunning, and the interiors of the castle with tapestries and other works of art create a romantic, authentic atmosphere.
Why choose Castello di Casole for your wedding in Tuscany?
For couples who want a castle wedding with accommodation, this 5 star country retreat is a 5 star resort providing every possible comfort and service: your ideal Tuscan wedding venue!
Four Seasons, Florence
There is no place like the Four Seasons in Florence and forget any thought of a “hotel wedding”!
This grand property is composed of 2 buildings, located just 5 minutes walking distance from the Duomo of Florence. The complex includes a 15th-century Palazzo and an ex-16th-century convent.
This unique Florence wedding venue offers maximum privacy right in the heart of the city with its spectacular 4.5 hectares (!!) of beautiful gardens. No need to travel to the countryside to enjoy amazing scenery. Rare secular trees and vast lawns create the perfect setting for an outside celebration.
The hotel features 2 beautiful ballrooms one of which was a former convent and can host up to 200 guests for a seated dinner. The Four Seasons also features some of the most impressive suites that will make you feel like royalty. It possibly is the only hotel with a permit for fireworks in the city center.
Why choose Four Seasons for your wedding in Florence?
An exclusive venue with park and gardens and a palace included……..all without leaving the city.
Villa Mangiacane, Tuscany
If you are a true Chianti lover, look no further. The Mangiacane Estate is composed of a working winery, an 18th century Country Resort and the historical 14th century Machiavelli Villa. Built by the famous family bearing the same name, the main villa was designed by the famous Italian sculptor Michelangelo and offers a comfortable accommodation in its 10 luxurious suites, outdoor and indoor pool with Spa and private gardens full of antique sculptures perfect for hosting you wedding celebration. The decor is VERY unique and the bridal suite out of this world.
This small luxury hotel with a perfect setting in the heart of Chianti wine region but just 20 minutes away from Florence. You can literally walk among the vineyards surrounding the estate.
The barriques room is a magical setting for an evening reception. A long imperial table here is truly fantastic.
Ceremonies are celebrated overlooking the olive groves in front of the large terrace of the villa.
Why should you choose Villa Mangiacane for your wedding in Tuscany?
Where else can you sleep in a villa that was designed by Michelangelo? Villa Mangiacane is one of the few Villas that offers breathtaking views of the Brunelleschi Duomo in Florence from the terrace balcony. If you are looking for a Tuscan wedding venue for multiple day celebration, Villa Mangiacane might be just the right fit for you!
Villa Cimbrone, Ravello
The combination of world famous gardens, mesmerizing views and 12th century architecture makes this estate one of the most impeccable and magical venues in the whole Amalfi Coast and is probably one of the top 10 venues in Italy. Originally built as the aristocratic villa of a wealthy 13th Century family it eventually passed to the current owners the Vuilleumier family who spent several decades restoring it to its present splendour. Villa Cimbrone is also a park, open to the public who come from all corners of the world to visit the spectacular seaview park and gardens. At sunset the villa closes for events which are held in exclusive.
The jewel in the crown of Villa Cimbrone is its gothic crypt for wedding receptions. Possibly one of the mot photographed settings of any Italian wedding venue. Lit by candles at night it simply is breathtaking.
Villa Cimbrone is the perfect location for both small or large celebrations! It can accommodate up to 150 guests and has both indoor and outdoor options. You can exchange your vows overlooking the Mediterranean or in the ruins of the Tea Gardens. The villa’s catering is handled in-house and the restaurant boasts a Michelin star.
Villa Cimbrone offers 19 elegant rooms and suites combined with a 5-star hotel service.
Why choose Villa Cimbrone for your wedding in Amalfi Coast?
If you’ve set you heart on an Amalfi Coast wedding with magical cliffside views and remarkable architecture and gardens, Villa Cimbrone will be sure to please. It epitomizes all you hope the Amalfi Coast to be!
Belmond Caruso, Amalfi Coast
This beautiful 11th - century palace is located right next to the center of Ravello overlooking the entire coast on a cliff that is 1,000ft above sea level.
Belmond Caruso hotel features beautiful sunny terraces, frescoed ceilings, romantic gardens that offer dazzling views and a shaded olive grove – perfect for ceremonies. It offers 50 stylish rooms and suites, many with sea views, some also featuring a private garden.
The inside halls with sumptuous marble, precious paintings and works of art reflect the luxury of this elegant property.
This unique Amalfi coast wedding venue hosts receptions in its sea view Wagner Gardens. The gardens are situated just above the edge of the cliff which makes it one of the best dinning locations in the entire coastal area when it comes to views. The Gardens can host events for up to 170 guests.
The infinity pool offers a chic and unique ambience for your after party (until midnight) and is one of the undisputed top locations for wedding photographs in all of the coast. In case of rain the splendid Napolitan style indoor halls can accommodate up to 160 guests for a seated dinner.
Why choose Belmond Caruso as your Amalfi Coast wedding venue?
If you would like to combine spectacular views with Italian traditions and luxury accommodation plus a top-notch service, Belmond Caruso will have a special place in your heart.
Grand Hotel Convento, Amalfi
This 5-star luxury hotel is a very rare find: where history meets top level hospitality. One of the highlights of the former convent are the perfectly restored ancient cloisters that are available for either reception or aperitif for your romantic Amalfi Coast wedding. The restoration took many years and perfectly preserved the dramatic architecture. The incredible cliffside panoramic position of the GH Convento only enforces its captivating atmosphere. This has become one of our favorite Amalfi venues.
The magical “Walk of Monks” with its views of the Mediterranean and covered trellised arbor at night decorated with candles and hanging crystal chandeliers is the perfect setting for a reception.
The hotel features 53 rooms including two junior suites. It also has its own consecrated chapel – decorated with frescoes and gilding!
Why choose Grand Hotel Convento for your wedding in Amalfi Coast?
Dreaming of having your catholic, civil or symbolic ceremony all in a single dream setting? The Gran Hotel Convento can host any ceremony AND reception with party for up to 80 or so guests. The church, ancient cloisters and terraces – along with its spectacular restaurant offer a wide variety of memorable spaces for your celebration.
Isola del Garda, Lake Garda
Isola del Garda is pure enchantment. An island and exclusive private haven rising above the lake.
The lake itself with its deep blue-green waters and stunning views is sure to cast a spell on you. The lake is surrounded by charming towns with grand mountains rising in their background. Isola del Garda is both a park and garden, dominated by its Venetian neogothic Villa. The spectacular loggia is the perfect setting for a ceremony and/or reception for up to 80 guests. The aperitif is enjoyed in the English gardens below and there is an additional space for larger receptions with marquee for up to 150 guests.
The villa itself is surrounded by imposing Italian gardens that are the perfect backdrop for timeless wedding photos.
Why choose Isola del Garda for you Lake Garda Wedding?
What could be more magical than arriving by boat to this enchanted isle for your wedding day? If you dream of having an entire Island for your celebration Isola del Garda will make your wish come true.
Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina, Sicily
Famous writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez once said; “Going to Sicily is better than going to the moon". And we can only agree. Sicilian cuisine is one of the finest in the country and the selection of villas and palaces for weddings truly outstanding.
The Grand Hotel Timeo, in the picture perfect seaside town of Taormina is definitely one of the best. The Grand Hotel Timeo is another gem in the Belmond luxury hotels collection. It offers spectacular views over the ancient Greek ruins of Taormina, luxurious accommodation in 71 rooms and suites, fine dining, panoramic pool, spa and stunning Italian gardens offering shade and breeze during the summer months.
A rooftop ceremony is one of a kind with eye popping views over the gorgeous panorama.
Why should you choose GH Timeo for your wedding in Sicily?
Taormina has it all! Whether it’s a religious service in Taormina’s Saint Pancrazio church, a civil ceremony in an ancient palazzo or a blessing on the spectacular rooftop of the Grand HotelTimeo, it’s guaranteed to be a remarkable occasion.
Dimora delle Balze, Sicily
This unique Sicily wedding venue is located right next to one of the most emblematic towns of the whole island; Noto. Dimora delle Balze is a very special place for connoisseurs of the good life.
Surrounded by nature offering perfect privacy and tranquility. No wonder it was chosen by the top influencer, Chiara Ferragni and Fedez as their wedding venue. This estate is perfect for multiple day celebrations. It offers 11 rooms of different sizes, each with a different, classy design. This is the place where you will fall in love with Sicily and enjoy its delicious cousin and traditions.
Why choose Dimora delle Balze for your wedding in Sicily?
If you have always imagined a wedding with a proper Sicilian feel, full of history and nature this Sicily wedding venue should be on the top of your list! Here you can soak up all the Mediterranean scents and colors that will heal your soul and mind.
La Badia di Orvieto, Umbria
An iconic venue that has been photographed in countless magazines and blogs. The incredible ruins and arches have no equal anywhere. Time seems to have stopped at La Badia, a haven of tranquility surrounded by the rolling Umbrian hills with olive groves and vineyards.
The ancient abbey has been transformed into 4-star hotel and will seduce you with its beautiful ancient courtyards taking you back in time. The hotel offers 22 classic rooms and 5 suites furnished with antiques. You can have a Catholic ceremony in the medieval church which is the heart of the abbey. Civil or symbolic ceremonies are possible in the alluring olive garden or in one of the dramatic courtyards of this beautiful Umbrian wedding venue. There is also a restaurant offering traditional local dishes and all this is topped with a beautiful view of Orvieto which is one of the gems of Umbria.
Why choose La Badia di Orvieto for your wedding in Umbria?
History, beauty, glorious views and outstanding cuisine…..we thing these are the right ingredients for a perfect Italy wedding.
Castello Monaci, Puglia
Castello Monaci is one of the most remarkable wedding locations in Apulia, a true castle and impeccably maintained. It is very elegant and grand.
Still close to the sea but nestled deep into the countryside this Apulia wedding venue has it all: hidden gardens with a swimming pool, a majestic park, grand interiors decorated with historical works of art, reflective of a different time when nobles used to live. You can celebrate your civil or symbolic ceremony in one of the castles’ many beautiful gardens and host the reception dinner outdoor in Army’s or Arbutuses’ Square.
The rooms on site offer comfortable accommodation for up to 30 guests. If you want to experience the castle’s magic to its fullest, you should plan a stay in Le Scuderie - the old stables of the castle have been carefully restored and converted into a wine-resort to allow guests to experience the ancient charm of a castle.
Why choose Castello Monaci for your wedding in Apulia?
If you are looking for an authentic castle with views of olive trees and never-ending vineyards, this Apulia wedding venue should definitely be your top pick!
Il Melograno, Apulia
Apulia features many stunning Masserias: former farm estates that are now resorts. Il Melograno is definitely one of our favorites and truly enchanting surrounded by fabulous citrus grovews, ancient olive trees and close to the beaches. In fact, Il Melograno has its own exclusive private beach club, a pool, tennis court and more. The beach club is the perfect setting for your welcome event. There is accommodation in 41 luxury bedrooms and suites. Il Melograno is a perfect wedding venue for multiple day celebration where you’ll be pampered by 5-star service while enjoying the authentic colors and flavors of Apulia to the fullest.
Why choose Masseria Melograno for your wedding in Apulia?
If you’ve set your heart on Apulia and a beach is a must for you than look no further, you’ve found your fairy tale Puglia wedding venue.
Villa Aurelia, Rome
Would you like to celebrate your wedding in Rome with views over the entire Eternal City? Villa Aurelia dominates Rome and is situated at the top of the Janiculum hill, guaranteeing spectacular views!
It is considered the premier private villa in Rome and has many incredibly unique features.
It was painstakingly restored and reopened to the public in 2002 and lends itself to elegant, high end celebrations. This Rome wedding venue offer endless options for outdoor and also indoor events. The outdoors can host up to 450 guests and the largest indoor hall - Sala Aurelia - with its impressive frescoes and gilding can accommodate up to 180 guests for a seated dinner. The outside gardens are breathtaking. The villa’s famous lemon garden has been often used for wedding receptions and is set up like a chess board.
Why choose Villa Aurelia for your wedding in Rome?
A perfectly renovated grand Roman villa with a Renaissance feel for an exclusive Italy wedding.
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