The trend for intimate weddings has grown in demand over the years. Whether it’s because couples are marrying abroad, constrained by budgets, or looking to create a small but meaningful experience, it has become a popular option.

For couples looking for smaller soirees abroad, Italy is a top choice. With its first-class cuisine, romantic beauty and accessibility from the UK, it’s by far the leading destination for international weddings.

Intimate Italian Wedding Venues

That’s not all, Italy has a number of ideal venues for smaller guest lists. Here are just a few of the best, accommodating anything from 24 to 120 guests.

Step inside the picture postcard of your dreams in this Tuscan countryside villa. This remote and quiet setting is built on ancient Roman ruins dating back to 1059. As such, there’s great character and charm to the property, ideal for enjoying the great outdoors.

Exchange vows in its pretty grounds and enjoy mesmerising sunsets, before dancing the night away.

Food is a top priority, and guests will be treated to world-class cheese and wines, for an experience that is truly bellissimo!

Luxury and style come together in this elegant venue, ideal for couples with discerning taste. Carved into the hillside of Praiano, the waterside venue offers a romantic backdrop of the Amalfi Coastline, perfect for exchanging vows.

Exclusively yours for a weekend or longer, this elite venue prides itself on a personal experience, allowing you to create the wedding of your dreams.

With room for 18 guests on site, a luxury pool, and mouth-watering Italian cuisine to enjoy, it’s a hidden gem that truly feels like a home away from home.

If you’re looking for a private space to take over for your special celebrations, then Casa Minotti deserves to be on your shortlist. Everything about this family farm is lovingly put together; the elegant outside seating, the in-season floral displays, and delicious locally sourced ingredients served to guests. Found within luscious green surroundings, this picturesque property is everything you’d expect from a first-class Italian venue.

Take your wedding party outside and say ‘I do’ in the natural beauty of the countryside. With stone brick buildings, a stunning mezzanine and panoramic views of rolling hills, it offers an idyllic canvas to bring your wedding day photos to life.

The ideal size venue for smaller soirees, Guadalupe brings all the luxury feels. Doubling up as a rather stylish honeymoon venue there’s a hint of ‘Love Island’ vibes about it too! Nestled in the Tuscan countryside, the spectacular property is lined by olive trees that rise up to meet you.

The pastel pink building glows in the heart of the countryside, with its own forest-like setting that creates a soothing sanctuary for saying ‘I do’. Drink, dine and party into the small hours, with rows of rustic tables positioned around a large outdoor pool.

The open air bar and space for a band/DJ make it ideal for smaller parties wishing to make a big impact. When day turns to night, there’s 16 apartments and a luxury suite for guests to kick of their heels.

Escape city life and unwind in this luxury villa set in a quiet and rural part of Tuscany. The perfect hideaway for intimate wedding parties, it’s an ideal size for hosting a five-star ceremony minus the five-star price tag.

Couples can exchange wedding vows in its glorious grounds, embellished with rosemary bushes, pine trees, fig trees and olive groves throughout. Cocktails and photos follow, before a memorable wedding breakfast.

Extend your stay and discover the large gardens, or start your married life lounging by the pool, partaking in the occasional yoga class. With room for eight guests in total, this is the ultimate venue for taking over and making all yours.

Minimum guests, maximum impact. If that’s your vibe, then the one and only Follonico is the venue for you. Glimmering atop a hill, the 200-year old farmhouse enjoys a privileged position overlooking vineyards, cypresses, rivers and olive groves.

With space for 24 guests, this bijou paradise is able to service individuals to the highest standard, especially with its exclusivity for your big day.

Its serene setting is ideal for hosting nuptials outside, followed by cocktails and dinner under the stars. Using fresh organic produce, the food is as equally dazzling as its unforgettable surroundings.

Like something out of a movie, Roncolo 1888 is an utterly divine resort that oozes style and sophistication. The contemporary feel juxtaposition against this iconic vineyard creates a luxury space for celebrating your big day.

To start with, the 130-hectare estate is simply jaw-dropping. Flanked by large pine trees, the drive-up to reception leaves you speechless. Within its confines, the forest and rolling hills open out to a courtyard – the perfect space for exchanging vows. After which, guests are treated to the very best organic sparkling wines and canapes sourced from the local area.

It’s the first of several culinary treats guests can look forward to. The on-site accommodation is equally as delightful, with room for up to 22 guests. Many choose to make a weekend of it, with its pool, wine cellars and vineyards to explore – plus its equidistant to both Milan and Florence, for discovering the wider region.

Bringing all your fairy-tale dreams to life, escape to this 13th Century estate for a magical Italian wedding. Set within the rolling hills of Umbria the breathtaking property, complete with outdoor pool, spans 50 acres of countryside.

Out in the open air, the lush landscape of olive groves, rolling hills and dense forests create a wonderful backdrop for your special day. At the helm there’s a Michelin-starred chef, serving up delicious dishes for crowds of all size.

With everything taken care of you may never want to leave… which is just as well since there’s luxury suites for up to 50 guests to enjoy. This allows you to ease yourself into Italian life, soaking up the gardens, wine tasting and daily excursions – there’s so much on offer.