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Amalfi Coast

Villa Aurora

Villa Aurora

Completely immersed in a strikingly beautiful landscape, with the Volcano Vesuvius in the background, and views of the islands Capri and Ischia, there is no better backdrop for a wedding in Sorrento than glamorous Villa Aurora. Nestled in the Sorrentine peninsula, with its uneven shore that encloses ravishing beaches, the Villa is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the Amalfi Coast’s stunning scenery. Villa Aurora’s enchanting modern architecture is elegantly furnished and is designed to adapt and compliment the natural beauty of the coast. This luxurious and contemporary Amalfi Coast wedding venue is fully equipped with unique features to create a memorable wedding in Italy, think; cutting of the cake on a bridge suspended over the large pool. Unforgettable sunsets and gourmet Italian cuisine are key features of this enchanting coastal getaway. 

Key Features

  • 1 hour and 20 minutes from Naples International Airport
  • Max capacity for receptions – 300 people
  • 12 rooms available, ranging from rooms with views to suites fixed with large balconies overlooking the Gulf, all decorated with traditional Italian ceramic details
  • Music limit – until 11:55pm
  • Along with having the beautiful villa to celebrate, you can also utilize the various outdoor terraces and blooming gardens surrounding the villa
  • The villa offers a premium catering service, fully equipped to create any type of menu inspired by traditional and contemporary recipes
  • Access to an international wine advisor to choose the best label to match your Italian wedding menu
  • Minutes to the town center of Sorrento and a short drive to Ravello, Amalfi, and Positano
  • Cooking classes available to learn how to create delicious and traditional southern Italian dishes
Villa Azzurra

Villa Azzurra

At Villa Azzurra the smell of fresh orange blossoms fills the air, while stunning pink sunsets take over the sky. This Sorrento wedding location is sheer seaside paradise. Nautically themed and detailed with seashell mosaics, marble statues and ancient Roman ruins, this luxury private villa sits on top of a hill surrounded by the blue Mediterranean sea. Because of its unique position, the large panoramic gardens have amazing views of the sea at every angle, which mimics the feel of being on a yacht in the middle of the sea - an ideal spot for an Amalfi Coast wedding ceremony or reception.

The villa offers accommodations in rooms and apartments; each unique but all offering marvelous coastal views. Guests can enjoy the private beach (only a 3 min walk), solarium and surrounding Sorrentine gardens and lemon groves. As well as the lush gardens and terraces, the villa also boasts grand Victorian style banquet halls. Hovering over the sea, Villa Azzurra’s ambience will create the most romantic seaside wedding in Sorrento. 

Key Features

  • 1 hour and 20 minutes from Naples International Airport
  • Ideally located only 15 minutes from the center of Sorrento with many ferries going to the islands of Capri and Ischia
  • Music limit - until midnight
  • Various options for accommodations - suites, double rooms and depandance options - sleeps approx. 80 guests
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony
  • Mosaic terrace and gardens overlooking the sea are available for ceremonies or receptions, as well as the Victorian style banquet halls. 
  • Maximum capacity for receptions - 150 indoors and 220 outdoors
  • Villa Azzurra works with top catering services to create delicious and authentic wedding menus 
  • Private beach reserved exclusively for the Villa’s guests

ROOMS and APARTMENTS
16 CLASSIC ROOMS Double 
6 SUPERIOR ROOM Double 
DEPANDANCE 2 (of 2 outbuildings, one is in for the bride and groom for the wedding night)
5 apartments for 2 pa
2 APARTMENTS for 4 pax
2 APARTMENTS for 6 pax 

Villa Flavia - Ravello

Villa Flavia - Ravello

An elegant Ravello wedding locations, intimate setting with spectacular views of the incredible coastline.

Villa Flavia would be a magnificent setting for your destination wedding in Ravello! Once the residence of the noble family Cortese, the Romantic Villa still retains the historic atmosphere of aristocratic days gone by yet offering every possible modern comfort.  

The Villa Hotel distinguishes itself from other 5* hotels in the Amalfi Coast with its exclusive comforts and its unique location. It is just a few steps away from the marvelous Villa Rufolo, in the heart of Ravello and within walking distance of the civil wedding hall and the amazing Catholic Duomo.

The medieval Villa has been refurbished several times during the centuries but its original splendor and charm have been preserved. Today you may admire a perfect symbiosis of the ancient vaults and extraordinary marble carvings together with every possible modern conveniences and luxury.

Seaview Villa - Sorrento

Seaview Villa - Sorrento

Once owned by a private family, this stunning villa with amazing views of the bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius has opened its doors to hosting exclusive wedding receptions in Sorrento. The two beautiful outside terraces offer "to die for" views of the “Bay of the Sirens.”

The villa is not a hotel; it is exclusively reserved for special events and allows you and your guests to enjoy complete privacy for the duration of your special day.  Symbolic or Protestant ceremonies can be performed on the panoramic terrace overlooking the sea!

This is one of the finest settings for anyone planning an outdoor wedding reception in the Amalfi Coast.  The expansive views are spectacular.  The villa can host weddings for maximum of 120 guests and has indoor options in case of bad weather without having to rent a marquee.

View some of our Sorrento weddings at this exclusive venue!

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Mediterranean Palace

Mediterranean Palace

The very pinnacle of luxury.

A uniquely designed luxury palace hotel offering an exclusive venue for a one of a kind wedding event in Capri.  Here space, blue skies, turquoise waters and beauty combine to create an extraordinary setting. 

Dramatic vaulted ceilings, ancient columns and romantic arches create a magical atmosphere bathed in white and gold colors.  Among the highlights is a 150 square meter rooftop terrace which  includes a private swimming pool with hanging gardens.  Several other suites offer the unique possibility of hosting an exclusive event on your own rooftop terrace garden complete with private pool and gazebo  enjoying the 360° views of the coastline. The main hotel roof top terrace is also available for private dinners, ceremonies and buffet wedding receptions. 

The restaurant boasts a Michelin star, the only star awarded to any restaurant on the island. 

The hotel makes available a 50- foot motor yacht and a 65 foot sailing yacht for excursions and there is a heliport nearby.

Seafront Restaurant & Lounge

Seafront Restaurant & Lounge

The Seafront Restaurant & Lounge is a fantastic Amalfi wedding reception location offering so many choices: a private beach, an outstanding restaurant with a refined twist on traditional cuisine, and a lounge for after meal drinks with dancing. All within a few steps from the Amalfi main square and wedding ceremony locations! 

The refined wood interiors of the restaurant are beautiful, reminiscent of a luxury yacht. Tables are impeccably laid out with fine linens and there is a bar available for cocktails. The cuisine is outstanding, as is the presentation of the dishes. The fish is caught daily, and every ingredient is local. 

The sea is just in front of you - so the possibility of an informal beach party with hot snacks and drinks is another option. This family owned establishment takes great pride in the smallest details enveloping you in typical Amalfi hospitality.

Exclusive 5* Villa Hotels

Exclusive 5* Villa Hotels

Ones of Sorrento's most exclusive villa hotels offering incomparable views from its terraces overlooking the Gulf of Naples. The current villa is built on ancient foundations dating back to Roman times when the Emperor Augustus came to the region in exile. Its current design was created in 1750 for the Earls Mastrobuono. Royalty and famous names have stayed here from Eugenia, Empress of France to William Waldorf Astor.

The hotel's terraces are perfect for an elegant wedding reception in Sorrento. The Villa Pompeiana terrace is designed around a colonnade and is a perfect example of Pompeian style. It enjoys magnificent views over the blue waters of the Coast of Sorrento. We think it is one of the finest wedding reception locations along the Amalfi Coast. The hotel's two restaurants serve exquisite local Campania cuisine.

The suites are a dream...each completely unique and our favorite is the Suite Roccia,made out of an ancient Roman grotto which, is equipped with a huge jacuzzi.

The villa hotel is only a few minutes' walk from the heart of Sorrento and also houses a Beauty Centre offering massage s and other relaxing treatments.

Legendary 5* Hotel

Legendary 5* Hotel

This Legendary 5* hotel is located in the heart of Capri, just steps from the famous Piazzetta and has been the most renown hotel on the island since the 1800's.

The hotel is an oasis of privacy and luxury surrounded by a gorgeous park. The Dolce Vita reigns supreme at this opulent location, and the idyllic setting is perfect for an unforgettable Capri wedding event. 

The park and pool area are spectacular enjoying incredible views over the Faraglioni Rocks. The exclusive La Prairie SPA offers guests a relaxing environment in which to indulge in the finest beauty and wellness treatments.

The hotel offers an impressive choice of dining venues for your Capri wedding reception; from the formal, indoor restaurant to dining outside in the park. Your wedding menus will reflect Mediterranean haute cuisine using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients. There are also the legendary terrace café, the tea room, the cocktail bar, and the Krug Room, where the world's finest champagnes are served by the glass, accompanied by canapés and other tasty appetizers.

Terrace Restaurant - Positano

Terrace Restaurant - Positano

The Terrace Restaurant is an outstanding location for a wedding reception and ceremony in Positano.  Its amazing position, protected from the rocks, gently resting on the beach, lulled by the crystalline sea of the Amalfi Coast is simply unbeatable.  Watching the sun set into the sea as you dine on refined cuisine with your friends and family will remain etched in your memory for the rest of your lives.

Luminous and stylish, its rooms and terraces are perfect in every detail, designed with impeccable taste and high style. Guests are invited to dine in a warm and sophisticated and romantic atmosphere that welcomes them. The terraces offer impressive views of the sea and the masterpieces of nature.

Private Villa with Views - Ravello

Private Villa with Views - Ravello

A splendid Ravello villa in late liberty style, which has been renovated with care and respect of its original architecture.  This is one of the best locations for a destination Ravello wedding ceremony and reception with truly unforgettable views of the surrounding coastline.

Located next to the historical centre it is a small jewel immersed in a vast 3000sqm park of centenary trees and thanks to its position in the highest point of Ravello, enjoys a marvelous 360° view of the coast below.

Refined and elegant dining halls with spacious glass windows are ideal for an indoor reception, while ceremonies can be held outside, in areas protected by large parasols and thick-set centenary plants. The large outdoor spaces offer the possibility of personalizing the event according to your every whim and fantasy.

The villa offers the possibility of organizing Ravello religious ceremonies (non-Catholic) in characteristic areas, prepared specifically for the function, either inside or outside, always with a unique splendid sea-view.

In one of the halls, with soundproof acoustics, it is possible to organize open bars with a DJ or live bands.

View a Ravello wedding at this Private Villa:  http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2014/07/elegant-amalfi-coast-wedding-karuna-jayssen/

Exclusive Beach Club

Exclusive Beach Club

Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, and only a stone's throw from the famous Grotta Azzurra, this Exclusive Beach Club is a superb Capri reception location. The interior decor is quintessential Mediterranean; with a white and blue color scheme that recalls the intense blue of the sea that surrounds you.   This location is both a restaurant and a beach club and the cuisine is seafood based using only the freshly caught shellfish and fish from the surrounding waters. A fabulous seafood buffet is the highlight of the restaurant, available both lunch and dinner and includes various pasta dishes as well. Not to be missed is the dessert room serving a variety of local sweets!

Private parties and wedding receptions can be arranged at the Exclusive Beach Club.

The Beach Club's cutting edge interiors are superb; decorated with sculptures and hand painted majolica tiles. From the private sun decks guests can soak the sun. It is possible to access the Exclusive Beach Club directly from the sea.

Luxury Cliffside Hotel

Luxury Cliffside Hotel

Nestled on the top of a cliff overlooking the Amalfi Coast sits a 5-star paradise. Once a 13th century monastery, this unique past gave way to magnificent gardens, a spectacular coastline and the famous Passeggiata dei Monaci, an ancient pathway along the coast previously used by the monks of the monastery, now reserved for the guests of this luxury hotel. The architecture is spectacular and unique – truly one of a kind. With many panoramic reception options, extraordinary indoor and outdoor facilities, and delicious gourmet cuisine, the possibilities are endless for hosting an elegant and unique Amalfi Coast wedding celebration.

The ultimate getaway to celebrate your wedding on the Amalfi Coast

Luxurious amenities such as an infinity pool with an uninterrupted view of the coast and the prestigious wellness center make this location the ultimate getaway to celebrate and relax during your Amalfi Coast wedding event. 

Key Features

  • 53 spacious fully equipped guest rooms available, including; suites, junior suites, deluxe, premium and superior rooms. 
  • Max capacity for reception - 120 people
  • Music limit - outdoor until midnight (12am)
  • Many beautiful indoor and outdoor location options for different types of ceremonies (symbolic, civil, catholic), including exquisite terraces, gardens, cloisters and a 13th century church. 
  • outdoor and indoor dining options with unique historic architecture and unparalleled views of the Amalfi Coast 
  • Pristine wellness facilities to regenerate the body and soul - including an infinity pool, fitness center and an enchanting spa, which offers various treatments and services 
  • Gourmet traditional and contemporary cuisine options
  • Trips and excursions organized by the hotel
  • Panoramic lounge bar and reading room 
  • Located just 400 mt from the town of Amalfi
Palace with Enclosed Gardens - Positano

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!

Charming Liberty Villa

Charming Liberty Villa

This Ravello villa has belonged to the same family since 1934 and used to be the mansion of a Roman Marquis. It is now an elegant 4* hotel.   The structure has throughout the year’s undergone considerable restoration and upgrading while retaining special features such as the antique marble floors while rooms and the bathrooms display hand painted Vietri majolica tiles.

Situated in the historic centre, in a secluded area it is as an oasis of peace and quiet.

The villa’s Liberty style furnishings are in keeping with its history and are a mix of Lliberty and Art Deco decors and Murano glass chandeliers.

The hotel is equipped with all modern technologies; the rooms have been renewed with all comforts, in the bathrooms it is possible to relax in the shower or in the whirlpool bath.

Luxury Private Villa

Luxury Private Villa

An absolutely stunning property with breathtaking views of the bay of Positano and surroundings! We can't think of a more romantic and beautiful location to celebrate a Positano wedding or reception.  Everything is impeccably maintained by the owners who have created a Paradise of luxury and comfort.  This Positano Villa is built on a rocky ridge above the sea in a residential area in the highest part of Positano. The rooms and terraces are on different levels. The main gate leads you to the upper terrace covered with a beautiful wisteria plant.and the romantic gardens with fountain.  Stepping forward you will catch your breath when you reach the main terrace and see the incomparable views around you. 

The terraces are perfect for outdoor wedding receptions and ceremonies for various size groups.  There is staff on hand to make sure your every request is attended to and the suites and rooms are each unique, with state of the art bathrooms.  Our favorite suite is the honeymoon suite with a gorgeous pink marble bath.  The villa has a Turkish Bath and a pool with amazing views.

The Luxury Private Villa is approximately 200 meters off of the main coastal road that passes through Positano along a pedestrian pathway. There are approximately 90 steps from the main coastal road up to the pedestrian pathway which take you to the front gate of the Villa. From the villa guests can reach on foot the town centre in only 10 minutes and the beach in 15 minutes.

4* Boutique Hotel

4* Boutique Hotel

This contemporary, luxury villa, under 30 minutes from Sorrento, is a superb choice for an elegant Amalfi Coast wedding event. The feel is pure Mediterranean and the views are eye popping to say the least. You will be completely mesmerized by the enchanting panorama which can be enjoyed throughout the hotel thanks to the huge glass enclosed windows and outdoor terraces. The views overlook the Sorrento Peninsula and the hotel is inside a Marine Reserve; surrounded by nature.

Dining on the terrace or in the indoor restaurant is a memorable experience; the cuisine is modern serving both traditional and international fare.

Each of the 12 bedrooms enjoys sea views. The rooms are designed with cutting edge features and fantastic bathrooms.

Belmond Hotel Caruso

Belmond Hotel Caruso

A romantic "balcony" overlooking the Mediterranean...this is our favorite venue in Ravello if not the Amalfi Coast!

The Belmond Hotel Caruso is probably Ravello's finest luxury hotel boasting unparalleled views of the magnificent Bay and glorious gardens.  It has been extensively restored and its ancient walls,  fresco-covered ceilings and vaulted terraces reflect once again the splendour of ages past.  One could say the entire property is a work of art in itself. The terrace gardens are incredibly beautiful and the very pinnacle of romance with vine covered trellis, flower beds bursting with colour and the scent of jasmine and roses wafting through the air. 

The infinity pool is a masterpiece of design. You will truly feel as if you are floating on the intense blue ocean.  A gorgeous SPA and Wellness center is located on the property with the possibility of enjoying outdoor massages—the ultimate pleasure is to be pampered while gazing at the magical views.

The luxurious rooms offer not only terraces with sea views but in many cases a private garden as well.

View one of our Ravello weddings at this spectacular venue!

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Italian Riviera

Villa Durazzo

Villa Durazzo

At first glace Villa Durazzo does nothing but dazzle, with its frescos, famous masterpieces, glistening Murano glass chandeliers and Genoese floors. It is no wonder why it remains one of the finest venues for an Italian Riviera wedding. The villa's grounds are filled with spectacular gardens overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio. On the same property you'll also find the neighboring Villa San Giacomo, another luxury Riviera villa - perfect for a smaller Riviera wedding reception.

All areas of the villas are ready to create an ‘Italian wedding with a view’, including the coveted Sala Rossa, the Salone degli Strucchi and the Sala Vaymer. Each room and parlor has a different theme and is filled with prestigious art collections, which the villa has collected throughout the centuries. From oriental themed interiors to a parlor dedicated to Queen Margherita of Savoy, guests will get lost in exploring the gorgeous halls of this 17th century coastal Italian Riviera wedding paradise. Best of all, the villa celebrates civil ceremonies both indoors and outdoors as well as receptions!

Key Features

  • 40 minutes from Genova
  • Max capacity - 200 people
  • Music limit - until 1am (or 2am with extra fee)
  • It is possible to hold a civil or symbolic ceremony - there is also a magnificent Catholic church nearby to hold a religious ceremony
  • Villa Durazzo collaborates with an authentic and professional catering service to create the finest Genovese wedding menu options 
  • For years Villa Durazzo has won awards and is member of the "Great Italian Gardens" for its breathtaking park and gardens 
  • Just minutes from Portofino!
Belmond Hotel Splendido

Belmond Hotel Splendido

If you're looking for a one of a kind, luxury Italian Riviera wedding location, look no further because at Belmond Hotel Splendido Portofino you can have an underwater scuba diving ceremony, or a chic, formal reception with unforgettable views. Nothing is ordinary in this extraordinary venue. With beautiful footpaths and terraces overlooking the water, and access to a protected marine area, Belmond Hotel Splendido will definitely create the most memorable wedding in Portofino.

With its mix of old world charm and Ligurian coastal luxury, the Splendido is ideally located in the heart of Portofino, overlooking the town square, beautiful harbor and seaside. Guests will surely enjoy your destination wedding in Italy with amazing room views over the Italian Riviera and a state of the art spa and wellness center. The hotel's catering service uses local products from around the region, and the finest quality ingredients to make stunning gourmet Italian wedding menus.

Whether you want a traditional ceremony, a party on a private boat or a blessing in the gardens, Belmond Hotel Splendido offers all the luxuries of the Ligurian coast and so much more.

Key Features

  • 50 minutes from Genova
  • 69 rooms and suites available, boasting terraces overlooking Portofino and the sea.
  • There are an additional 16 rooms and suites available at the neighboring Splendido Mare. 
  • Max capacity - 130 people for receptions
  • Music limit - until midnight (12am)
  • Various unique reception and ceremony location options, including scuba diving ceremonies, stylish Ligurian ballrooms, gardens and terraces overlooking the sea or next to the infinity pool.  
  • Ideally located in the heart of Portofino 
  • Exclusive amenities include; infinity pool, fitness center, tennis court, boat rentals, and excursions organized by the hotel
  • On-site spa and wellness center featuring various treatments and massages, including a hair salon
Castello Adriano

Castello Adriano

Standing on a cliff situated on the bay of Portofino, Castello Adriano looks like it came straight out of a fairytale. The 16th century castle has undergone a complete restoration commissioned by the current Duke and owner.

Each corner of this historic Ligurian sea escape is enchanting. Accommodations and suites in the castle have a view overlooking the sea, letting you wake up to the soothing sound of the Mediterranean waves crash against the glistening Ligurian rocks.

Why not take it to new heights by having your civil Italian Riviera wedding ceremony in a historic medieval tower overlooking the incredible views of the coast followed by  a romantic reception on the outdoor terrace of the castle or inside the formal banquet hall with elegant marble interiors?

Castello Adriano partners with a renowned catering service that offers a wide variety of Ligurian cuisine, using only seasonal and local produce. The castle’s idyllic and peaceful location is next to picturesque Italian fishing villages as well as beaches. In short - a dream-like spot to celebrate a wedding on the Italian Riviera.

Key Features

  • 45 minutes from the Genova Train Station
  • Accommodations for up to 16 people between 3 suites/ bedrooms and 2 apartments (with a required minimum of a 2 night stay)
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony
  • Max capacity for receptions - 150 people
  • Music limit - outdoors until midnight (12am)
  • Health and beauty treatments available for all guests - including outdoor massages
  • The castle is perfectly located on the Ligurian coast, overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio between Rapallo and Chiavari
  • Minutes away from the famous beaches, as well as many local shops and other stunning towns in the region, such as Portofino
Luxury 5 star Hotel

Luxury 5 star Hotel

Getting married in the Italian Riviera is all about luxury and heart stopping views! The elegance and style of the Italian Riviera has been popular for centuries and typifies the “Dolce Vita”. One of the region’s most prestigious hotels, the luxury 5 star Palace Hotel  has been hosting famous officials, artists, aristocrats and celebrities since the 1900s. 

The palace exudes all of the finest qualities of the area and offers itself as an exquisite location for a Italian Riviera wedding. With its own private beach, luxurious amenities, fresco filled guest rooms and world-class restaurants, the Palace Hotel is the ideal getaway for those who seek comfort, sophistication and flair. 

While the hotel offers multiple outdoor terraces to organize your celebration or reception, there is also the famous Portofino Hall adorned with rare marble floors, precious antique crystal chandeliers and a wide panoramic view of the Riviera.  The palace's own catering service is ready to create traditional and gourmet wedding menus that boast meticulous attention to detail. 

A mix of old-world charm, belle époque and modern amenities, this 5 star palace hotel offers that rare type of luxury that can only be found along the Italian Riviera. There could be no better choice for celebrating your wedding in Portofino’s gorgeous backdrop

Key Features

  • 40 minutes from Genova
  • Max capacity for receptions - 200 people
  • Music limit - until 2am 
  • The hotel has 89 rooms available with 3 imperial suites, 15 junior suites, 66 double rooms and 5 single rooms
  • Outdoor saltwater pool, hydro massage, health and wellness center offering various spa treatments, a hi-tech gym and Turkish baths
  • Multiple restaurants and bars all with varying types of styles and cuisines
  • Outdoor terraces, seaside banquet rooms and the Portofino Hall are all at available for wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Near to many other Italian Riviera locations such as; Portofino, Rapallo, Camogli, Sestri Levante and Genova
Luxury Palace Hotel

Luxury Palace Hotel

One of the most spectacular settings along the enchanted Portofino Coast. The unique surroundings of the Palace Hotel, facing the bay of Rapallo make for an unforgettable Italian Riviera wedding event.

Inside, refined and comfortable ambiences reflect the warm colours of the sun and sea of Rapallo and the Portofino Coast. The guest rooms and suites look out onto one of the literature’s most celebrated panoramas, the Gulf of Tigullio.

This is a splendid setting for a honeymoon or wedding reception. The five-star luxury hotel devotes special attention to lovers of relaxation and of excellence, offering a Beach Club with terraces on the sea, individual cabanas and a panoramic swimming pool, in addition to an exclusive wellness centre, an oasis of pure pleasure for personalized treatments, gym and an indoor pool with a sea view.

One entire floor of the hotel is given over to weddings for complete privacy and exclusivity.

The Palace hotel boasts not one but two exclusive restaurants, able to satisfy the most demanding palates.

Property photographs by kind permission of R.E. Bright&A.De Crignis


Puglia

Masseria San Leonardo

Masseria San Leonardo

Stepping into the Masseria San Leonardo, you’ll find a stunning sense of complete harmony. The restored historic Masseria has been newly refurbished, but still holds all its old world southern Italian charm. Surrounded by 19th century lush gardens, the venue echoes the luxury of Italian palaces and nobility. The aroma of fresh citrus and roses stimulates the senses, taking you into an Apulian paradise. Steps away from some of the region’s most sought after seaside, are white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

The property has 3 large areas for ceremony and reception options, including the courtyard, gardens and internal hall. Serving up the highest quality cuisine, using fresh and local ingredients, the Masseria has many Italian wedding menu style options to adapt to any kind of reception. Masseria San Leonardo is an updated and elegant venue perfectly situated to host a lavish wedding in Apulia.

Key Features

  • 45 minutes from the Brindisi Airport and 55 minutes from Bari International Airport
  • Max capacity for receptions – 300 people – perfect for larger celebrations
  • Music limit – until 3:00am
  • The Masseria can sleep up to 24 guests – including inside the Masseria and guest houses
  • Use the courtyard garden for the welcome aperitif, the square or banquet hall for the dinner and the internal garden for the cutting of the cake and dinner party
  • Relax by the two outdoor swimming pools and the vast gardens encompassing the property
  • The entire property is designed to adapt to any décor options – great for outdoor hanging twinkling lights and large floral or structural set-ups
  • Steps away from the famous Apulian seaside
Castello Federico - Puglia

Castello Federico - Puglia

A 16th century Italian castle surrounded by thousands of olive trees and a sweeping vineyard, Castello Federico’s dream-like atmosphere is one of Apulia's most coveted wine resorts. A refreshing wedding venue that stands out from the traditional masserias in Apulia.

The castle brings the best of both Apulian worlds by being set perfectly into the countryside, while still near the sandy white beaches.  A unique, regal and timeless place to hold an unforgettable wedding in Apulia

The castle's courtyards, lush gardens and endless corridors, allows for stunning reception and ceremony options. Guests can stay in the luxurious rooms of the castle or inside the rustic-chic restructured farmhouse.

The castle is outfitted with historic artwork and unique antiques and the Le Scuderie -the stables, have been restored to create a creative dialogue between ancient and modern architecture.  The castle boasts its own on-site farm and wine museum, which will take you through the wine making history of Salento. What else would you expect with over 200 hectors of vineyards? 

A place from the past that hosts the future. 

Key Features

  • 30 minutes from the Brindisi Airport
  • Accommodations up to 30 people in the castle itself (10 rooms available inside the castle + 5 in the farmhouse). 
  • Max capacity for receptions - 400 guests outdoors and 300 indoors
  • Music limit - must end by 2:00am, with possibility of extension
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic or civil ceremony on site
  • Exclusive services are available, such as in room massages
  • Swimming pool, jacuzzis, Turkish baths and outdoor spa area are available to create the most relaxing atmosphere. 
  • Guests will enjoy the castle's own museum dedicated to the history of wine making in the Salento region
  • Wine tasting and gastronomical tours can be organized amongst the original barrels on-site inside the castle's wine cellar.
Masseria Fasano

Masseria Fasano

A secluded sanctuary in the colorful Apulian countryside – Masseria Fasano offers all of the finest luxuries to have the most spectacular wedding in Puglia. 

The 5 star resort has everything you would expect from a lavish hotel, while also offering the most unique and authentic aspects of Puglia. 

Just ten minutes from the Masseria is an exclusive Beach Club which boasts luxurious lounges, ideal for celebrating a beautiful ceremony on the white sandy beach. Adding to the already naturally stunning atmosphere. The entire private area is designed with white-tented lounges, palm trees, flaming torches and cosy gazebos - all amazing spots for an unforgettable wedding reception. 

The Masseria is a slice of Apulian paradise equipped with multiple authentic in-house restaurants, health and wellness spa, countless luxurious amenities and a multitude of activities. Having your Apulian wedding here will completely encapsulate the classic and traditional atmosphere of one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. 

Key Features

  • 30 minutes from Brindisi Airport and 1 hour from Bari Airport
  • 40 rooms are available, which include various types of rooms and suites, from a 2 bedroom villa with a private pool to the Tower Suite – all accommodations at the Masseria are the epitome of comfort 
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic and civil ceremony
  • Minutes away from the beaches
  • Max Capacity - 200 people
  • Music Limit - until 12am (midnight)
  • The Masseria offers many locations to design your dream wedding in Puglia, including a courtyard piazza, outdoor terraces overlooking the sea, an indoor area and the exclusive Beach Club on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean 
  • Swimming pool, health and wellness spa, tennis court and golf course are just some of the many amenities
  • Cooking classes, yoga, Pilates and taichi are all offered at the Masseria, as well as many other tastings and activities
Masseria La Francescana

Masseria La Francescana

A 19th century Apulian farmhouse situated next to the Adriatic coast turned luxury wedding venue.

Masseria La Francescana is the ideal southern countryside setting for your wedding in Puglia.

 With vast gardens, outdoor terraces and halls to utilize inside the Masseria, there are endless options for an exclusive wedding in Puglia. Ceremonies and receptions can take advantage of the gorgeous scenery.  The ancient limestone architecture boasts bright vaulted rooms and traditional decor.

If you’re envisioning an outdoor garden chic event or a trendy poolside affair, this venue can easily cater to various wedding themes. Located right next to stunning sandy beaches and a quaint fishing village, the Masseria is immersed in the natural beauty of the region.

The on-site catering service offers an authentic culinary experience and will create a unique Apuglia wedding menu using locally sourced ingredients. Masseria a Francescana will ensure that your Puglia wedding with encompass all the charms of this glorious region. 

 

Key Features

  • 40 minutes from Brindisi Airport (Salento Airport), 1 hour from Bari Airport
  • Accommodations - 14 rooms available / 36 beds 
  • Music limit - no limit
  • Small or larger events
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony
  • Large outdoor swimming pool, infinity pool and hot tub
  • On-site activities include; horseback riding, golf course and cooking classes
  • Catering service offering the best in Apulian cuisine and wine selection
  • Minutes away from beautiful Apulian beaches and coastline
  • Ideally located near Bari, Brindisi and Taranto 

 

Masseria with Beach Club

Masseria with Beach Club

What was once an ancient watchtower overlooking the Mediterranean is now a luxurious 5 star Masseria. The two worlds of the opulent exotic and traditional southern Italy come together to create the ultimate romantic wedding atmosphere. The 5 star resort offers award-winning amenities, from yoga retreats to language classes, and a renowned golf course, all encompassed on the grounds, which feel like its own little Apulian world. With Moroccan style terraces, African sunsets and southern Italian architecture, each area of the Masseria can be utilized to create a lavish wedding in Apulia. Gourmet catering services from any one of the Masseria’s acclaimed restaurants will curate the perfect menu for your big day. 

Romantic beach weddings in Puglia are possible at this venue which also owns a nearby luxury Beach Club - a rarity in Italy!

Imagine exchanging vows overlooking white sandy beaches and then having access to some of Puglia’s finest amenities and cuisine.  

The venue’s golf course was deemed 'One of the most beautiful par 3 holes in the world' by the Financial Times, and the chic Beach Club was included in the 'Best 10 Beach Clubs of the Mediterranean’ by Times Magazine. The Masseria has countless rave reviews and will guarantee that your wedding in Puglia be one to remember. 

Key Features

  • 30 minutes from Brindisi Airport (Salento Airport), 1 hour from Bari Airport
  • 40 rooms in total including: 1 suite with a private pool, 5 additional suites 
  • Max capacity for receptions - 300 people 
  • Music limit - outdoors until 1am - indoors until 4am (no limit with exclusive use)
  • It is possible to hold a civil and symbolic ceremony
  • State-of-the-art spa and wellness center offering various treatments, therapies and beauty programs, as well as yoga, Taichi and Pilates classes
  • Just a short distance from an exclusive Beach club and area filled with restaurants, bars and night lounges
  • Cooking classes and tastings can be organized by the Masseria 
  • Just some of the exclusive activities and facilities include; gym, golf course on site, fishing, solarium, kids playground, billiard room, jacuzzi, library, bicycle excursions, Turkish bath, scuba diving, Hammam, horseback riding and heated outdoor pool
Masseria La Torre

Masseria La Torre

The historic Masseria is ideally located between the crystal blue sea and the rolling hills of Apulia, it’s the epitome of natural southern Italian beauty. This tranquil and romantic retreat is the perfect place for a gorgeous and personalized destination wedding in Puglia. With many outdoor activities, surrounded by colourful vegetation and ancient olive groves, the countryside oasis is sure to entertain and impress your guests. Masseria La Torre  has many banquet areas, such as the charming Winter Garden, restaurant, sea view terrace and a decorative veranda. This restored rustic farmhouse is the perfect Italian wedding spot to enjoy the naturally gifted beauty and the relaxed pace of southern Italy. 

Key Features of this Puglia Wedding Venue

  • 30 minutes from Brindisi Airport (Salento Airport), 1 hour from Bari Airport
  • B&B accommodations, 21 rooms - accommodation capacity of 65 people. For extra accommodation needs, Masseria La Torre works with other 'Masserie' partners located nearby.
  • Various types of rooms and suites are available with amazing views of the sea, wood-beamed ceilings and stone floors
  • Capacity for receptions - 180 people
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony
  • Music limit - until dawn 
  • 10 minutes from beautiful Apulia beaches 
  • Unique outdoor features; vast gardens, covered gazebos, barbecue and outdoor seating, swimming pool, antique stone alter and 1000 year old olive groves
  • Organized activities; cooking classes with local products, limoncello and sweet liqueur workshops. Guests can also enjoy vintage car trips through the valley or along the coast, guided bicycle excursions, and guided tours of the local cheese producers and tastings.
  • The restaurant - offers many different menu options using only fresh and local products and traditions passed down from generations. 
  • Minutes from many attractions; nature reserves, museums, historical sites and spas/wellness centers. 


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