The Best Wedding Venues in Italy
Ah, la dolce vita – the smell of fresh pizza, the distant gong of a church bell, and the gentle roaring engine of a vintage Fiat Panda trying to get through cobbled alleyways. There’s nothing and nowhere quite like Italy!
Top Wedding Venues in Italy
Bringing its unique sense of charm fused with its enduring classic backdrop, it’s one of the most romantic and breathtaking destinations for the meeting of two families.
Just a few hours by plane from the UK, Italy remains one of the top locations for marrying abroad in 2023.
If you’re one of the lucky couples that gets to say ‘si’ (I do), then here’s 21 spellbinding venues that will bring all your wedding day dreams to life…
An exquisite 100-acre estate located in Volterra countryside, family owned Country Relais & Spa Le Capanne boasts 360-degree panoramic views across Tuscany’s famous rolling hills, the perfect setting for a romantic, Italian destination wedding.
A natural resort in beautiful Tuscany, La Pescaia offers a fairytale setting of ancient olive groves and Italian countryside alongside an exclusive villa, authentically restored for romantic wedding stays.
Gentle hills, an ancient mansion, blossoming rows and breathtaking views. A unique location, where history and nature blend to celebrate your most beautiful day in an extraordinary fashion at Il Casale Denari, set in Santa Maria della Versa.
Hiding out in the Tuscan countryside, you can smell the fresh pine air and enjoy total chill in this stunning and tranquil villa. With uninterrupted views across the Montalbano hills, it’s a serene setting, ideal for medium to large parties looking for maximum wow.
It also has the added benefit of space – indoors and out, including a large ballroom and plenty of Italian art for a pop of colour. Built on the ruins of a fortress, you too will feel like King and Queen, if only for a day!
Famous for whitewashed architecture and a stretch of glorious coastline, Puglia is a popular destination for both weddings and honeymoons.
Here you will also find Masseria Don Luigi, a 19th century treasure which has been updated for a contemporary look and feel. Its open air setting is perfect for making the most of the great weather. Indoors there’s even more treats with 14 cosy bedrooms for up to 30 guests to enjoy, alongside a jacuzzi, pool and immaculate grounds. With Brindisi on its doorstep, you can expect a full culinary feast coming your way.
Castello del Nero hotel in Tuscany, a 12th Century Castle with its very own Chapel, beautifully set within 740 acres of rolling vineyards and olive groves on this luxury estate.
Set within the rolling hills of Tuscany lies COMO Castello Del Nero, a castle surrounded by vineyards in Tuscany’s famous Chianti wine region.
Planning the wedding of the year? You might just have found the ultimate venue in Villa Balbiano.
With jaw dropping views overlooking Lake Como, this former 16th Century historical plaza is like something straight out of the movies. From its Baroque features, to its impeccably decorated interior, and acres of beautifully presented private gardens, you won’t be short on stunning backdrops for all those wedding videos and photos.
Bringing all the fairy-tale dreams to life, this one-of-a-kind venue will indulge you – not just in its architecture, but in its first-class customer service and equally impeccable menu. The sprawling estate made for large lavish parties where money is no object.
Italy’s answer to Downtown Abbey, Villa Gallici brings grandiose and charm in this sizeable 17th century estate. Surrounded by the beauty of green lawns, vineyards and fresh alpine air, it’s a dream for those who love being at one with nature.
The villa can accommodate large groups, and requires a minimum one night’s stay. However, it’s ideally located for discovering the beauty of the region; from hiking in the Alps, to swimming in the Adriatic Sea – your wedding day can easily flow into your honeymoon in this charming home from home.
If your dream wedding day involves jetting off to a secluded and private location, with your nearest and dearest to say ‘I do’, then add Villa Montanare to your shortlist.
This transformed farmhouse brings boho chic to the luscious surroundings of Tuscany. Breathe in the views, and take time to unwind before or after the ceremony in its delightful grounds with pool area. Plus did we mention there’s even yoga and massages available – don’t miss out!
When in Rome, one simply must take advantage of its breathtaking beauty… and that’s exactly what you can expect in Villa Aurelia. Have it all in this city venue, perfectly located for wedding guests arriving from all corners of the globe.
Nestled within luscious gardens, you’ll certainly feel a world away from the bustle of the city. Owned by the American Academy, this exclusive villa offers a magical venue for exchanging vows and celebrating your nuptials. Dine under the stars and take in the unmistakable scent of its lemon trees, there’s even a secret garden to behold.
For all those classic Italian vibes, Villa Castello is your answer. This 14th century castle overlooks Umbria’s tumbling hills, shimmering in the glorious sunshine. With capacity for large groups, including 20 rooms on-site, it’s a beautiful location to host your wedding day celebrations.
Foodies will appreciate the locally sourced produce, including the finest olives, truffles, fruit and vegetables. Did we mention they produce their own olive oil – pure liquid gold!
After the big day, there’s still lots to enjoy, including a spa and pool, as well as tennis courts for making the most of this serene setting.
Everyone should feel like a prince and princess on their wedding day, and you certainly will at this outstanding 14th century villa, set within 50-acres of luscious grounds.
There’s something quite special about this quintessentially Italian estate, nestled within a National Heritage site of outstanding beauty. If you’re looking for a touch of tradition, the property is home to a private Chapel where you can exchange vows, before dining outside with guests.
Indoors, the rooms are lavishly finished with regal touches throughout. Close to the famous vineyards of Chianti, it’s a fun place to kick off married life.
To the north of Italy, this utterly spellbinding estate is perfect for foodies and wine aficionados. Not only is the 130-hectare Estate simply sublime, but it features its very own cellar, with wine-tasting for wedding parties and guests if they linger long enough.
This all combines to create a truly memorable experience, set within pristine grounds. Nothing short of a magical oasis, it’s the perfect choice for large up-for-it wedding parties.
Welcome to paradise! This simply sublime setting is the perfect choice for couples looking for a touch of luxury Tuscany, surrounded by exquisite beauty.
Whether you choose to make the most of its gorgeous indoor rooms, or immaculate outdoor space, you’re totally spoilt for choice. Throw in a heated outdoor pool, a private spa and service at the click of your fingers, and you may never want to leave!
One of our most exclusive properties, Villa Castello brings a private village feel to your wedding day with its cute courtyard, charming terrace, and beautifully enshrined gardens.
Like something out of Romeo + Juliet, there’s a distinct air of romance in its castle grounds, perfect for intimate weddings, including civil ceremonies. Afterwards, guests can party the night away whilst soaking up sunset views from its roof terrace.
For those on a budget, or with small groups to cater for, Casa Minotti is an ideal choice without compromise. This former farmhouse adds a touch of magic to your big day, set within a sophisticated Italian residence. It’s focal point is a 12th Century Tower which features a mezzanine deck – the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.
With a seasonal menu using locally sourced ingredients, it’s hard to think of a venue more authentically Umbrian.
One for the true romantics – this stylish venue is idyllically located between the Amalfi Coast and Capri. The relaxing retreat is designed for outdoor weddings with a touch of sophistication. This includes a delightful menu tailored to your taste and preferences.
Afterwards sit back by the pool and let the world go by, whilst lapping up the first-class service its known for. Definitely one for the jet-set clique.
Go big or go to Villa Medicea! That’s the vibe in this family wine-estate with a touch of ‘Indiana Jones’ vibes about it, This elegant setting is perfectly unique, offering plenty of space for outdoor dining and selfies against the magnificent property that dominates the skyline.
The grand banquet room is a magical spot for photographs, not that you’ll be short for inspiration, the expansive estate boasts vistas across the Chianti landscape. And as you’d expect the food and (particularly) wine is nothing short of first-class.
Everything you could wish for in a Tuscan wedding can be found here. Rustic red buildings, a charming outdoor terrace, views across pristine Italian gardens, and twinkling fairy lights the light up the village as the sun sets.
This 17th century villa brings oodles or romance to your wedding day, in one of the most scenic settings in all of Tuscany.
No, you haven’t just stepped inside a painting by Ragnit von Mosch, this really is heaven on earth! The impossibly perfect setting of Borgo Finochhieto is magnificent, grand and breathtaking all in one.
Adding an air of sophistication and sense of occasion to your big day, this 800 year old medieval building comprises of five villas. Elevated high in the Tuscan hills, it’s the perfect vantage point for hosting your wedding party – all washed down with the very best local wine and cuisine, no less.
It’s an offer you can’t refuse – this 19th century Sicilian retreat brings all the Godfather feels, to this quaint oasis immersed in the beauty of nature.
The dazzling home is all yours for the duration, offering 27 hectares of private grounds for your big day. The courtyard offers the perfect place for post-nuptial celebrations, with a mouth-watering choice of wine, cocktails and aperitif’s before the wedding banquet begins. We told you it’s an offer you can’t refuse!
You’ll be shouting ‘Mama Mia’ from the red-tiled rooftops, when you see this fabulous stately home – perfect for your big day. The whimsical backdrop and historic architecture create a real sense of occasion, with a symphony of colours lighting up your wedding photos.
Tucked away in seven hectares of olive trees, citrus groves and majestic gardens, this hidden gem is made for special occasions.
History and romance come together in this chic and highly sought after Tuscan venue. Built on ancient Ertuscan and Roman ruins that date back to 1059, this majestic mansion never fails to impress.
Offering the perfect stage for your wedding day, the spacious grounds are ideal for large parties, with amphitheatre style seating for dining alfresco. Inside the Lemon Tree House and granary create even more spaces to continue the celebrations. Woozy heads can take comfort in one of its two soothing pools located in its grounds the next day!
Where dreamy views meet cobbled country roads, and rolling hills clash against the stone-lined walls, Casa Cornacchi is the perfect example of Italian rustic chic done well. With a nod to its Renaissance roots, this classy venue brings a friendly informal vibe to your celebrations.
Dine alfresco and clink champagne classes in this countryside manor, perfect for foodies. Focusing on authentic Italian cuisine, guests are treated to delicious traditional food using local ingredients and recipes passed on from generations. It’s the place to love and fall in love.
Luxury hotel Reschio is a thousand-year-old castle that has been meticulously restored and reimagined into a beautiful hotel that host a handful of weddings a year.
Getting married in Italy
Getting married in Italy can be a dream come true for many couples. The beautiful landscapes, rich history, and romantic culture make it a popular destination for weddings.
However, planning a wedding in a foreign country can be challenging, especially if you’re not familiar with the laws and customs. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about getting married in Italy.
FAQ on Getting Married in Italy
Do we need a visa to get married in Italy?
If you’re a citizen of a country outside the European Union, you’ll need a visa to enter Italy. You should apply for a visa that allows you to stay in Italy for at least three months.
What documents do we need to get married in Italy?
You’ll need several documents to get married in Italy, including your passport, birth certificate, and a declaration of intent to marry. You may also need a certificate of no impediment, which proves that you’re not currently married.
What is the best time of year to get married in Italy?
The best time of year to get married in Italy depends on your preferences and the location you choose. Generally, the peak wedding season in Italy is from May to October, with July and August being the hottest and busiest months.
Do we need a wedding planner in Italy?
While it’s not required, hiring a wedding planner in Italy can be helpful, especially if you’re not familiar with the country or the language. A wedding planner can help you navigate the legal requirements, find vendors, and coordinate all the details of your wedding.
How much does it cost to get married in Italy?
The cost of getting married in Italy varies depending on your preferences and the location you choose. On average, a wedding in Italy can cost between €10,000 and €50,000 or more, depending on the number of guests, the venue, and other factors.
Getting married in Italy can be an unforgettable experience. However, it’s essential to understand the legal requirements and plan accordingly. By following the guidelines and hiring a wedding planner, you can have a stress-free and magical wedding in one of the most romantic countries in the world.