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Palace with Enclosed Gardens - Positano


An 18th Century palace with cloister and enclosed gardens; one of the most romantic venues for a luxury Amalfi Coast wedding reception and honeymoon! 

The palace was the former summer residence of Emperor Napoleon’s brother-in-law. Its elegance has also charmed other great personalities from the writer Steinbeck to ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev. The property has been in the same family for several generations and runs the palace hotel with care and attention to detail. The highlight of this location are the amazing gardens with lemon groves, rare tropical plans, brightly coloured blooms and spectacular centenary "Bouganvillea" tree.  Your Positano wedding and reception can take place in the gardens which at night are lit up by fairylights and candles for one of the most romantic settings imaginable.

The Palace Hotel is situated in the heart of Positano, near the "Piazzetta dei Mulini" and the beach "Spiaggia Grande", which is reached in few minutes through a small street with picturesque boutiques and shops in one of the most enchanting corners of Positano. For a romantic Positano wedding reception this location is both private and secluded yet literally just steps from the beach. There is an old and new part to this hotel and both parts are beautiful and very harmonious – the minute you step into the walled palace and its gardens you will feel as if you’ve left the world behind!

The views are breathtaking and the serenity exudes calmness and beauty.  During the summer the patio offers the perfect setting classical music concerts and the gardens are perfect for a reception, cocktails or a symbolic or religious blessing. One of our favourite places for a destination wedding Positano!

Key Features

The Gardens
The amazing gardens enclosed by a romantic cloister. The whole building is wrapped by a centenary "Bouganvillea" plant. The garden is an intimate green island in the center of Positano. Bright colors and the scent of oranges  combines with that of tangerines, lemons and enormous tropical plants. NB - no direct sea views from the gardens, only partial.

31 airy and spacious Superiors and Standards, all with terrace overlooking the botanic gardens.

Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
Superb restaurant serving refined cuisine.

Activities nearby:
Hotel owned boat for boating excursions throughout the Amalfi Coast including Capri and Ischia islands.
Cooking classes

Wedding Info

Wedding Reception:
Receptions take place in the beautiful gardens surrounded by ancient plants, citrus trees, rose bushes, bougainvillea and colorful flowers. The setting is unique and when lit up at night with candles, absolutely romantic!
This is an ideal location for an unforgettable weddings in Positano.  Maximum 60 guests for reception, exclusive use fee applied from 50 guests.

Aperitifs in the Ancient Cloister
From the main entrance of the hotel you can have access to the romantic cloister, where the guests are welcomed in a setting which opens up to views of the cathedral, the town and of the gardens.

Dinner in the Private Garden area
Going down the ancient steps through the candle lit path you will enter into the private area of the gardens. For those desiring exclusivity, the ancient patio, the restaurant and the gardens can be exclusively reserved for dinners, weddings and special events for a max number of 80 people.

Dancing/loud music is not possible at this location.

Wedding Ceremony:
Catholic in the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Positano, Protestant and symbolic in the palace’s gardens (rental fee applies) and civil in the open air terrace of Positano’s wedding hall.


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