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Destination Weddings in the Italian Riviera


  • The charm and rugged beauty of the Cinque Terre.
  • The glamour and elegance of the Portofino Bay.
  • The birthplace of pesto - one of Italy’s most famous pasta sauces.
  • Hiking and boating excursions all along the coast.

Waves crash against rocky cliffs, sailboats glide along the deep azure sea, and the facades of pastel colored houses create an idyllic setting for your exclusive wedding in the Italian Riviera

The team at Distinctive Italy Weddings arranges for every type of wedding ceremony in the Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera is many things depending on your choice of destination. Portofino is the glamorous queen of the Italian Riviera while Portovenere and Cinque Terre are rustic and charming. Portovenere inspired Lord Byron who is said to have penned his Childe Harold's Pilgrimage here and where the writer Shelley often vacationed. Portovenere’s church of St. Peter, built on a promontory dominates the entire bay and is one of the most amazing backdrops for Portovenere's wedding photos. Regardless of the location you select, the views everywhere will be heart stopping beautiful. 

Your Italian Riviera civil wedding can be celebrated in the elegant resort of Santa Margherita Ligure, in the  17th Century Villa Durazzo surrounded by  park and complete with stuccoed interiors and stupendous views of the sea. Weddings in Villa Durazzio are unforgettable - it is one of the finest venues in the North of Italy. Many other options are possible for Civil, Catholic, Protestant and Symbolic weddings on the Italian Riviera including locations such as Cinque Terre.

Wedding receptions options in the Italian Riviera range from luxury sea view palace hotels, private villas, and restaurants. Relax with your guests while  taking in the beautiful vistas, watching the incredible sunsets while sipping a glass of bubbly Prosecco.

Let Distinctive Italy Weddings plan your Italian destination wedding in the unforgettable Italian Riviera!


Distinctive Italy Weddings has in over 20 years of planning weddings in Italy and we have culled the country’s best vendors. They have a proven track record of delivering and will go the extra mile to satisfy our couples. From your wedding photographer in Italy to floral designer to bands, caterers and more, we will guide you in the right direction. Our couples rave about our Italian wedding vendors! Let us partner with you to create a one of a kind celebration. Special lighting and one of a kind layouts are what our design team loves to plan. We have extensive experience with big event productions.

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