Nearest Airport: Venice.
Best time to marry in Venice: All year around.
No one ever forgets their first sight of Venice; amazement, wonder and joy are some of the emotions every visitor encounters upon seeing the splendour of this city which is built on water. Our team of wedding planners arrange for Civil, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Symbolic ceremonies in Venice and surroundings.
A wedding in Venice is possibly the most exclusive and spectacular option for those who desire to marry in Italy. Every couple dreams of being able to enjoy a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, taking in the magnificent Rialto Bridge and the palazzi and bridges that line Venice’s main thoroughfare. The Piazza San Marco and its Basilica with its Byzantine architecture provide the perfect setting for your wedding photos. The incomparable views of the bay and the Isle of San Giorgio will remain etched in your memory forever.
Civil wedding ceremonies are celebrated in the superb Palazzo Cavalli which overlooks the Grand Canal, as well as several other superb Palace locations: a Ca’ Farsetti and Palazzo Vendramin Calergi. The bride can arrive in a gondola! The most popular location is the Palazzo Cavalli with its formal and imposing grand staircase. A civil marriage in the elegant palace of the Island of Murano is another wonderful option. Murano is the enchanting island where the glass blowers create the famous exquisite Venetian glass. The wedding palazzo would be an memorable setting with its formal hall overlooking the waters; the interiors are furnished with original antiques.
A Catholic marriage rite in Venice is possible in several of the city’s most important churches including St. Mark’s cathedral. Your wedding designer will help you choose the right church for your event and assist with all of the necessary paperwork. The San Marco basilica is just one possible option; it is among Italy’s finest!
Venice offers a variety of options for a Protestant marriage and our staff can arrange for symbolic ceremonies in various locations including the private gardens of an elegant secluded palace or on the expansive grounds of a former island monastery.
Jewish weddings in Venice are possible in several of the magnificent historical synagogues and kosher catering is available for your reception. Ceremonies are Orthodox only.
The city of Venice is famous for its sumptuous hotels and private Renaissance palaces which can be rented for very exclusive wedding receptions. Imagine ornate interiors lit by soft candlelight creating an atmosphere of times gone by; memories that will remain etched in the minds of you and your family for years to come. For special gala dinners, it is possible to rent 17th and 18th century costumes for a once in a lifetime event!
The staff at Distinctive Italy Weddings will be delighted to plan any kind of reception whether it is just the two of you or 200. You and your guests could dine at an informal restaurant on one of the islands of Murano or Burano or in one of the finer dining establishments of Venice where you will experience local specialties such as the freshest seafood and the famed risottos of the region of Veneto.
We look forward to planning the wedding of a lifetime for you in beautiful Venice!