The Best Italy Wedding Venues (2022)

Live la dolce vita at your Italian wedding.

Wine, art, authentic cuisine, beaches, history, architecture … what's not to love about Italy? The incredibly stunning, romantic and popular European country has so much to offer visitors year-round, with the best time to visit dependent upon what your travels will entail. High season takes place during summer, low season in winter, and shoulder season (ideal for nice temperatures but less crowds) in autumn and spring.

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No matter when you travel abroad, your Italian vacation will have you living la dolce vita—especially when that vacation is for your fairytale destination wedding. From the Tuscan countryside to the Italian lakes to the Amalfi Coast, there are many unforgettable locations for your Italian wedding. Here, we've highlighted 13 of Italy's best wedding venues to help you start the wedding planning process.

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Castello del Trebbio in Florence, Italy

Florence's Castello del Trebbio is a winery and castle venue 15 minutes from Florence. Surrounded by Tuscan hills, the full-service venue is absolutely stunning and steeped in history, dating back prior to the twelfth century. For your ceremony, you can take advantage of all the castle has to offer, including a historic courtyard and a private chapel. Receptions are hosted at La Sosta del Gusto restaurant next to the castle. The restaurant boasts a terrace from which you can take in picturesque vineyard vistas. Castello del Trebbio will help you plan everything from makeup to flowers, and it has apartments and villas (and pools!) on-site, so you and your guests can rest and relax in this European paradise.

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Hotel Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy

Hotel Villa Cimbrone is on the Amalfi Coast, which makes it desirable off the bat. But that's just scratching the surface of its greatness. With preserved architectural elements from the 12th century, views of the Mediterranean Sea, a 2020 Michelin star restaurant, a pool, a solarium and a private helipad, the hotel is truly next-level. And your wedding day here will be no different, with an offering including customized event planning, beauty services, entertainment, videography, photography, hostess service, security service, an interpreter and more. Inside the elegant hotel or outside in the lush gardens, your Villa Cimbrone wedding celebration will be unlike any other—with a backdrop unlike any other.

Castello di Rossino in Milan, Italy

It's all about "relaxed luxury" at Castello di Rossino, Lake Como's only castle available for events. The castle's interior features five restored event rooms: Sala della Corte, a backup lounge area in the summer and a cocktail room in the winter; Sala Benaglio, a hall for seated events; Sala Manzoni, a dining room for up to 120; Sala della Rosa, a room utilized for drinking and dancing during receptions; and Sala della Volta, a ceremony space for intimate weddings of 30 to 40 guests. Outside is equally as great when it comes to wedding locations, featuring a panoramic terrace, a courtyard, an olive tree garden and a vineyard park.

Villa Oliviero in Positano, Italy

The team at Villa Oliviero is confident the venue is the perfect location for your Italy wedding. "The day you'll never forget," Villa Oliviero's website states, "the wedding you've always dreamed of." Your luxury wedding at this luxury cliffside villa on the Amalfi Coast will have the most breathtaking views. The venue can accommodate both religious and civil ceremonies and provides an in-house wedding planner, a professional chef, a wedding coordinator, interpretation services, catering, a photographer, and assistance with florals, entertainment, hair and makeup, and transportation. Villa Oliviero can be rented for weddings in spring, summer and fall, capping out at 150 guests for a buffet-style outdoor wedding in the summer and 120 guests for a buffet-style covered wedding in the spring and fall.

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Tremezzina, Italy

Lake Como's stunning Grand Hotel Tremezzo is opulent. In addition to top-tier hospitality, the luxury five-star hotel also boasts three pools, a private lakeside beach and a private park. Inside and outside, images of the Grand Hotel are so awe-inspiring, they could be paintings. Your dream wedding—al fresco or indoors—can be held here, whether that dream entails a seated dinner, a buffet, a cocktail party or a night spent dancing. Event rooms include the Sala Contessa, which can host up to 50 for an intimate wedding, and L'escale Trattoria & Wine Bar, an after-party space with an adjoining veranda and garden.

Villa San Martino in Apulia, Italy

Villa San Martino's Mediterranean landscape is lovely, comprised of countryside, gardens and a swimming pool. Located in Itria Valley, the venue offers many activities and excursions for you to take advantage of beyond your big day; the staff organizes guided tours of masserias, horse-drawn carriage rides, mountain bike itineraries and more. But the wedding day offering is also spectacular. There are six outdoor locations and three indoor locations, and these areas can fit party sizes ranging from 40 to 250. You can host a daytime or evening wedding (or a Christmas wedding), and the on-site wedding team is prepared to assist you with details such as florals, cars, photography, lodging and more.

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Conti di San Bonifacio in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany's Conti di San Bonifacio is an Italian vineyard wedding venue that is happy to host anything from elopements to intimate weddings to vow renewals. Hosting luxury weddings for 10 years, the venue's in-house planners can be trusted to help you create your perfect wedding. Conti di San Bonifacio's exclusive wedding package gives you exclusive access to the 150-acre estate for three nights. Say "I do" at a hilltop wedding ceremony overlooking vineyards and olive groves. The package also includes a wedding banquet with wine and Tuscan table decor, a custom wedding cake, an inclusive bar until 1 a.m. on your wedding night, a midnight snack, and a Tuscan welcome dinner when you arrive or a pool party on your last day.

Castello Papadopoli Giol in Venice, Italy

Venice's Castello Papadopoli Giol is a historic neo-Gothic castle and park dating back to 1192. It's palatial, as it should be—the kind of place that will make you and your wedding party feel like royalty on your wedding day. If an intimate ceremony and reception are more your style, the venue's Conti Papadopoli dining room seats up to 30, and its seascape dining room seats up to 40. For a larger affair, the central hall caps out at 110. Other areas include a Venetian parlor, a main hall and foyer, a 19th-century cloakroom and the historic park, which is open to all guests. From a technical standpoint, the venue also has professional kitchens, air-conditioning, a conference platform, an audio system, a projector and private parking for 150 cars.

Hotel Hassler Roma in Rome, Italy

Hotel Hassler Roma is a luxury hotel wedding venue in Rome, with desirable panoramic terraces from which to take in the city during your special day. The five-star hotel is centrally located, making for a truly romantic, and truly Roman, wedding experience. The venue offers everything you need to bring your big day to life, including flowers, customized menus, place cards, live entertainment via a classical string quartet or a jazz band, wedding cakes, photography, videography and dining services. Plus, brides can enjoy hair, makeup and beauty treatments in-suite or at the on-site spa. Post-wedding, you can enjoy the honeymoon suite with your new spouse.

Masseria San Domenico in Puglia, Italy

In the past, Masseria San Domenico was a 14th century fortified farmhouse. In modern-day, Masseria San Domenico is a five-star luxury hotel featuring interconnected white stone buildings, rooms and suites, open piazzas, and vistas of the mountains to the north and olive trees and the Adriatic Sea to the south. From April through November, you can host a unique wedding extending two to three nights at the Masseria. From December to March, you can host a one-day celebration inside the hotel's meeting rooms or restaurant. The hotel offers a professional events team, a selection of wines and menu options for your event.

Villa Antiche Mura in Sorrento, Italy

Take our word for it: Host your Sorrento wedding at Villa Antiche Mura. Why? Because the beautiful cliffside venue has so much to love—starting with its unreal view of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Photos could do all the talking at this private villa, but we'll explain more anyway. "Completely equipped for all celebrations," Villa Antiche Mura has two terraces, a citrus grove garden and direct access to the sea, and it comes stocked with silver cutlery sets, table linens, white covered or iron chairs, candlelit chandeliers, buffet decorations and more for your wedding reception. The venue is also happy to arrange whatever you want at your wedding, from giant Mr. and Mrs. letters and drapery to caricatures, wedding doves and fireworks.

Hotel Villa Enrica in Lipari, Italy

Beyond the northern coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands' Lipari is home to Hotel Villa Enrica—another magical seaside oasis. Decked out in Aeolian-style architecture, the hotel has everything you could need for a wonderful vacation: a bar, a breakfast terrace, a swimming pool and pool bar, free Wi-Fi, a location just 10 minutes from the town center, and rooms ranging from classic to superior, plus junior suites. For your wedding itself, the venue offers even more greatness, such as a ceremony or reception on the terrace, overlooking the bay of Marina Lunga; a seasonal menu filled with fresh, authentic cuisine customized to your tastes; and qualified staff and local wedding planners available to bring your big day vision to life.

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Borgo San Felice in Chianti Classico, Italy

Borgo San Felice, a lavish Relais & Chateaux hotel, tops off our list of Italian wedding venues. The wine resort, described as an ancient medieval village, is surrounded by Siena's rolling hills, tiny streets, courtyards, loggias and vineyards that create an atmosphere of historic charm. It's simply the kind of place you'd want to escape to and get lost in. For your special event, Borgo has two meeting rooms that can hold up to 120 guests, and the staff will guide you as you plan and personalize the day. If you want to go all out (and we wouldn't blame you), you can reserve the entire 29-room, 39-suite hotel and its facilities for a truly one-of-a-kind destination wedding.

FAQs

Where is the most beautiful place to get married in Italy? ›

Venice is the most popular place to get married in Italy for couples visiting from abroad. With its romantic narrow streets, beautiful canals and unique architecture, it's an iconic part of the country that is perfect for intimate and stylish weddings.

How much does the average wedding cost in Italy? ›

Wedding Cost 2022:

According to the above table, the average cost of Italian wedding from 15,000 to 75,000-80,000 euros but it all depends on the choices of the bride and groom.

How do I choose a wedding venue in Italy? ›

Choose a venue that is close to the area where your guests are staying or at a decent distance from a major airport. If your venue is rather far, make sure there is easy access or practical transportation to reach the venue, such as private buses, taxis, etc.

Why is Italy a popular wedding destination? ›

The venues

Take your pick, and Italy has it: Castles, villas, wild nature, gorgeous lakes, luxurious 5-star hotels, picturesque medieval borgos, vineyards as far as the eye can see… We aren't exaggerating when we say you can literally have ANY kind of wedding you could wish for in Italy.

What is the #1 wedding destination in the world? ›

San Francisco wins the hearts of brides- and grooms-to-be for many reasons: Hills rise and drop everywhere you look; huge parks share space with skyscrapers and ornate, bay-windowed Victorian homes; cable cars rattle over the streets; and stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge are everywhere from within the city as ...

What is the best month to get married in Italy? ›

May and September are the most popular times of the year for an Italian wedding. June, July and August are highly desirable as they guarantee even more sunshine and less chance of rain. If you don't mind the heat, then these are excellent choices.

Who pays for an Italian wedding? ›

The best man or witness may culturally pay for the wedding rings. The groom is known to buy the bride's bouquet. The groom's family pays for almost every wedding expense except for the bride's garment, wedding invitations and flower decorations which are settled by the bride's family.

How do people afford weddings in Italy? ›

Here are some insider tips to help with your budget and make your dream Italian wedding more affordable and possible.
  1. Get married outside of the main tourist areas. ...
  2. Choose a villa that doesn't charge a hire fee. ...
  3. Only have a symbolic ceremony in Italy. ...
  4. Get your wedding planner to find the perfect venue for you.
19 Jul 2018

Is it cheaper to have a wedding in Italy? ›

A destination wedding in Italy may initially seem like an extravagant affair. But it's not always the case! It may turn out even cheaper than ones celebrated back home, simply because of their smaller size.

Is Italy cheap to get married? ›

The average cost of a wedding in Italy is around €30.000, but you should take this number with a pinch of salt as there are so many different factors that might affect it. Please note that this average cost is calculated for a wedding with 50 to 80 guests and it does not include the accommodation costs.

What color do brides wear in Italy? ›

Traditional Italian Style Wedding Dress Code

The bridal gown is white as a symbol of innocence and purity, thus this color is traditionally reserved for the bride. While some recent trends have proposed white attire for female guests, it is still considered inappropriate to wear white, unless the couple asks you to.

Which country wedding is most beautiful? ›

France is one of the most romantic countries in the world for a wedding. The language, the food, and the gorgeous landscape all exude love, making France the ideal place to tie the knot with your partner.

Which country wedding culture is best? ›

Most beautiful wedding traditions around the world
  • India. Brides apply beautiful designs of henna on their hands as an auspicious sign of marriage. ...
  • Italy. ...
  • Sweden. ...
  • Venezuela. ...
  • Netherlands. ...
  • Philippines. ...
  • Japan. ...
  • France.
15 Apr 2021

What country is the cheapest to have a wedding? ›

According to the research by Angelic Diamonds, these are the cheapest destinations to get married in.
  1. Thailand. The cheapest wedding destination on the list is Thailand.
  2. Russia. In second place, be swept up in the magic of Russia. ...
  3. Turkey. ...
  4. Sweden. ...
  5. Mexico. ...
  6. Jamaica. ...
  7. Finland. ...
  8. Portugal. ...
30 Sept 2021

What's the most popular wedding city? ›

Most searched US cities to have a wedding
ScoreCitySearch Volume
1Chicago102,900
2Long Island94,200
3Dallas87,000
4San Diego84,300
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How old is the average bride? ›

In 2021, the median age for the first wedding among women in the United States stood at 28.6 years. For men, the median age was 30.6 years.

What month is best in Italy? ›

Italy's best travel months are May, June, September, and October. They're also the busiest and most expensive time to visit (with the north remaining just as busy throughout midsummer). Crowds aside, these months combine the convenience of peak season with pleasant weather.

How much does a luxury wedding cost in Italy? ›

Wedding Cost 2022:

According to the above table, the average cost of Italian wedding from 15,000 to 75,000-80,000 euros but it all depends on the choices of the bride and groom.

Should I wear my wedding ring in Italy? ›

It is perfectly safe to wear diamond engagement and wedding rings n the big cities and in the little towns and in the countryside in Italy. This is a civilised country, not bandit country.

How long do Italian weddings last? ›

How long does a ceremony in Italy last? This depends on the type of ceremony : civil weddings usually take 20/30 minutes instead catholic ceremonies are generally longer, normally up to 1 hour.

What should you not wear to an Italian wedding? ›

ONE : Avoid black and white

Black is associated here in Italy (as in many other countries) with mourning, plus if you are attending a wedding at midday and you turn up in a black cocktail dress you are going to be, firstly hot and secondly feeling very out of place. White is strictly reserved for the bride of course.

What are 3 traditions in Italy? ›

Here are eight for your list:
  • Epiphany and La Befana. Throughout Florence, it is tradition for an old woman to deliver gifts to children on Epiphany Eve. ...
  • Carnevale. ...
  • Florentine New Year. ...
  • Scoppio del Carro. ...
  • Patron Saint Feast Day. ...
  • Notte Bianca. ...
  • Festa della Rificolana. ...
  • Republic Day.
21 Feb 2017

Why do Italians give cash at weddings? ›

Italian Weddings

It's called la borsa, and as part of a custom called buste (meaning "envelopes"), guests place envelopes with money in the satin bag. The money is used to help cover wedding expenses. Italian families often ask an older relative to hold onto la borsa during the reception.

How much is a wedding dress in Italy? ›

In fact, a wedding catering for 100 guests costed on average 7,600 euros as of the survey period. Moreover, a wedding dress had an average price of 3,900 euros in 2018.
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Average costs for a wedding in Italy in 2018, by spending category (in euros)
CharacteristicAverage price in euros
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17 Dec 2019

Is $100 enough for a wedding? ›

The average wedding gift amount hovers right around $100, which is a great place to start, and you can increase or decrease that based on how close you are. If you're very close or related to the couple (and have the wiggle room in your budget), you may choose to spend more—about $150 per guest (or $200 from a couple).

What are the top 3 costs for a wedding? ›

Be prepared to spend the most (around 40 percent) on taking care of guests' basic needs—that's venue, food, and beverage." Alicia Fritz is a Michigan-based wedding planner and the founder of A Day in May Event Planning & Design.

Is it cheaper to get married in France or Italy? ›

The average Italian wedding cost is slightly higher than its French counterparts––setting couples back roughly $22,500 for 114 guests.

How much is a wedding at Lake Como? ›

Lake Como wedding costs can escalate. It has an abundance of luxury wedding venues sought after by the wealthy. However, with some knowledge and preparation, you can enjoy your special day on a smaller budget. Prices vary from a 3-day wedding for 50 guests at US $90,300.00 to US $402,000.00 for 180 guests.

How far in advance should you book a wedding venue in Italy? ›

Wedding venues should usually be booked 10 months to a year in advance so lock this down as soon as you get engaged. When it comes to weather, this is very important to consider when planning the location.

How much does a wedding cake cost in Italy? ›

How much is a wedding cake in Italy? On average, the traditional Millefoglie wedding cake costs $5 per head, while the American inspired costs $7 per head. Invariably, the former will cost about $400 while the latter starts at about $500.

Do you tip wedding vendors in Italy? ›

Bonus tip: Gratuity and tips are not expected in Italy. If you plan to offer your vendors a tip as a sign of your appreciation, make a note of the expected cost so you are prepared on the day.

Is a marriage in Italy valid in the US? ›

Important Note on the Validity of the Italian Marriage Certificate in the United States: A foreign marriage that is valid in the country where it is performed is automatically valid in the U.S. An Italian marriage certificate is sufficient to prove your marriage and it is considered valid once legalized through the ...

How do you look classy in Italy? ›

To dress in Italy, opt for clothes with clean lines that fit you well, like button-down shirts for men and capri pants for women. Additionally, choose classy shoes such as boots or ballet flats, since Italians generally frown on wearing things like flip flops in public.

What do Italians give for wedding gifts? ›

'Bomboniere' is the Italian word for wedding favours. It refers to the gift given to guests to thank them for their attendance at the wedding. Bomboniere usually contains a present, confetti (sugared almonds), and printed ribbons.

Which country is best for wife? ›

Then you should know where to start your journey. There are many great countries where you can meet your future wife.
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Top 15 best countries to find a wife in 2022
  • Brazil. ...
  • Mexico. ...
  • South Korea. ...
  • Italy. ...
  • Bulgaria. ...
  • The Czech Republic. ...
  • Colombia. ...
  • The Dominican Republic.
16 Jun 2022

What does an Italian wedding look like? ›

Italian weddings are loud and luxurious. You should expect an emphasis on religious ceremony, family and tradition. As a predominantly Catholic country, most ceremonies take place in a church – the bigger and more opulent, the better! Instead of bridesmaids and best men the couple select witnesses, or testimoni.

What country has the most expensive weddings? ›

Spain and Italy followed, with 23.4 thousand and 22.5 thousand U.S. dollars, respectively.
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Countries spending the most on weddings as of 2019 (in U.S. dollars)
CharacteristicAverage cost per wedding in U.S. dollars
United States29,200
Spain23,400
Italy22,500
Canada21,900
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8 Apr 2021

Which country is easy for marriage? ›

In Georgia and Seychelles, even foreigners are permitted to marry. The process is simple for couples who know what they're doing. International couples can marry in both Georgia and Seychelles, despite the fact that they are from different countries and have different cultural customs.

Which country marriages last the longest? ›

According to the Economist, couples in Italy stay together longer than any other country evaluated. Istat dives into these numbers a little deeper, noting that the average marriage lasts 15 years up until separation or 18 up until divorce.

Where do celebrities get married in Italy? ›

Lake Como is a popular spot for celebrity weddings. In fact, some of the most famous people in the world have tied the knot here.

Which country has the most amazing weddings? ›

Italy. Italy is easily one of the most romantic countries in the world! It's easy to imagine your perfect wedding day in Europe's food and history capital of Italy. It might not come as a surprise, but Italy is one of the most popular countries in the world to get married.

At what age do most Italians get married? ›

A male inhabitant of the region got married at the average age of 38 years. Over the last decade, the marriage rate in Italy has steadily decreased.
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Average age of women at first marriage in Italy in 2019, by region.
CharacteristicAverage age
Liguria34.6
Emilia-Romagna34.4
Tuscany34.2
Friuli-Venezia Giulia34.1
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22 Mar 2021

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