Today’s blog feature comes from 5 Star Wedding Directory member SugarEvents. If you’re dreaming of a wedding full of romance and beauty, then choosing Italy for your wedding venue can make these dreams a reality. Its gorgeous, sun-kissed landscapes, elegant architecture and warm, inviting culture combine to create an Italian wedding that will leave memories to cherish. SugarEvents appreciate the importance of finding that setting that is meant for you; one which we can help you plan your perfect wedding around. To help you decide, we share our top 6 luxury Italian wedding venues, chosen to reflect the variety of different options available in this beautiful country.
A stunning lakeside setting for an Italian wedding with an oriental twist
The romantic charm of Lake Como is unrivalled. With its serene, turquoise blue waters, majestic mountain backdrop and elegant Italian villages, it has all the ingredients for a stunning wedding venue in Italy.
Located overlooking the spectacular water’s edge is the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como. This 5-star luxury hotel offers an oriental opulence that combines impeccably with the beauty of this Italian landscape for a magical wedding venue. With every detail stylishly designed, there is a range of captivating settings for your Italian wedding ceremony, cocktail reception or wedding dinner. Choose from the all-glass Greenhouse, brightly lit with stunning views of the gardens and lake, the atmospheric Amphitheatre, found in the verdant botanical park and protected by the canopy of ancient cedar trees or the spacious, yet exclusive, Lawn, set next to the historic Villa Roccabruna.
Your guests can take time to relax here and enjoy the hotel’s breathtaking scenery and exemplary Italian dining. With 73 individually designed rooms and the largest spa on Lake Como, your wedding party can stay and enjoy a truly luxurious experience.
Beachside for an idyllic Italian wedding venue
The Italian coastline is quintessential of the Mediterranean; sparkling turquoise waters curving into quiet coves and meeting warm, sandy beaches that rise up to dramatic clifftops and picturesque welcoming villages and towns. The Poets’ Gulf, found on the north-west coast between Fiascherino and Lerici beaches is an idyllic bay. Set 60 metres below street level, the walk down offers breathtaking views of this stunning coastal stretch.
Nestled within the cove, the Eco del Mare is an exclusive, romantic venue, whose private beach can be decorated to your bespoke requirements to bring your wedding dreams to life. The gentle lap of the Mediterranean waves delivers a soulful soundtrack to your Italian wedding, as you exchange vows surrounded by this sun-drenched, natural seascape, indulge in the authentic taste of Ligurian cuisine for your Italian wedding dinner in the exquisite beach restaurant and then end this paradisal day, relaxing with a cocktail on the moonlit shores. Romance, beauty and elegant style make Eco del Mare a perfect Italian wedding venue for a very special day.
Impress your guests with a majestic, Medieval castle as your Italian wedding venue
The northern region of Lombardy meets Switzerland and boasts a lofty mountainous area; however, this quickly gives way to gentle undulating foothills, encapsulating gorgeous lakes and rivers, rich green countryside and elegant, Italian architecture.
Set within the picturesque landscape of Lombardy, the Chignolo Po Castle provides a magnificent setting for a fairy-tale, Italian wedding. Surrounded by gorgeous, immaculately groomed gardens, the grand halls of the castle are adorned with Venetian frescoes and feature historically prized relics, showcasing the Lombard and Venetian nobility. The baroque courtyard, overlooked by the crowned tower, is a magnificent location for wedding photos or a drinks reception to welcome the newly married couple. With a fully-equipped kitchen onsite, your guests can dine like royalty, whilst soaking up the ambience of this truly impressive, luxury Italian wedding venue.
An Italian wedding with an elegant, artistic touch
Italy is renowned for its elegance and style and its architecture proudly supports this reputation. Spanning over 3,500 years, it’s rich in history and intrigue with influences from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods, right up to modern architectural designs.
The historic Villa Bossi showcases architecture from the sixteenth and eighteenth century, with frescoed interiors, period furnishings and enchanting gardens that host various blossoms and flowers throughout the seasons. With music at its centre, Villa Bossi houses a collection of ancient musical instruments, whose presence exude culture and tradition. Stepping out from the magnificent villa, the multi-layered garden and verdant, English-style park provide many opportunities to create spectacular photos of your special event.
There is a range of options for the ceremony, including the Pergola, shaded by the ornamental wisteria and fragrant jasmine, the Chopin Salon, featuring the grand piano and offering a stunning view of the gardens and park or the Loggia, overlooking the Grand Court.
Your Italian cocktail reception and wedding dinner can be enjoyed in one of the historic internal rooms, elegantly decorated to reflect the theme of your wedding or in the natural beauty of the Italian-style gardens, watching the stunning sunset before candlelight accentuates the romance of this enchanting day.
An Italian wedding with Tuscan countryside beauty
Tuscany is well-known for its picture-postcard, rolling countryside, vineyards and olive groves, dotted with Medieval villages. Regarded as the ‘Garden of Italy’ it has inspired many artists over the centuries with its sun-soaked beauty and ever-changing colours.
Nestled in the heart of the gorgeous landscape is the hidden gem, Borgo Santo Pietro; a 5-star boutique hotel with Michelin-starred restaurants, a holistic spa and a 300-acre estate that offer levels of luxury just perfect for an Italian wedding venue.
From each of the individually styled rooms, inspired by the villa’s rich history to the Mediterranean courtyards and flawlessly manicured gardens, fragrant with the scent of the citrus trees, this country manor hotel offers sophistication and elegance, combined with a romantic Tuscan charm that allows you and your guests to completely unwind and create memories to cherish.
A versatile venue to realize your perfect, luxury Italian wedding
The wedding venues across Italy are able to cater to each bride’s unique requirements; large celebrations with extended family and friends or small, intimate ceremonies, summer festivities, enjoying an outside venue and the warmth of the Mediterranean sun or cooler winter or autumn weddings, where the variety of captivating venues harness the romance exquisitely for a perfect day.
One such venue, offering great versatility is Villa Durazzo; a grand villa, with captivating views overlooking the Mediterranean. Built-in 1678, it was refined in 1919 to showcase contemporary, luxurious style. Its versatility means it can accommodate large open-air receptions and interior wedding ceremonies and banquets. Both the terraces offer outdoor space for ceremonies and receptions, with heating options for winter celebrations. Surrounded by exotic gardens and personalized with thoughtfully touches, these wedding venues still offer the romance sought after for such a special day. Inside, the opulent décor of the halls with crystal chandeliers, mirrors and finely designed marble floors can magnificently host wedding ceremonies and receptions of all sizes and style.
Blog Submitted by 5 Star Wedding Directory Member SugarEvents