10 Most Luxurious Wedding Venues in Italy
Italy is the wedding destination of choice for the rich and famous, and with luxurious venues that include former palaces set into the cliff edge in Ravello to exclusive villas on the edge of Lake Como it's not hard to see why. From Petra Eccelstone and James Stunt, to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes; Hollywood royalty and the world's elite have chosen Italy as their dream wedding destination. Italy is home to some of the most exclusive and extravagant wedding venues in the world and we have handpicked 10 of the most luxurious ...
Choice of Stars - Borgo Egnazia, Puglia
This is a 5 star retreat you don’t want to miss. Built entirely from local materials, Borgo Egnazia offers couples an unforgettable experience in the heart of Valle d’ltira hills. Situated on over 49 acres of unspoilt land next to the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by ancient olive groves, the luxury resort was where Hollywood celebrities Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel said their wedding vows. It also supplied the romantic backdrop as Justin himself serenaded Jessica with a song written just for her as she walked down the aisle. This exclusive venue has an inspiring choice of dining options that include a beach restaurant, as well as an award winning luxury spa.
Gateway to Happiness – Forte di Belvedere, Florence
Set on the highest hill of the Boboli Gardens, Forte di Belvedere is a 15th century fortress surrounded by 13th century walls, and is sealed by the Gate of San Giorgio. This mesmerising fortress is located on the southern hills of the Arno River and is a magical venue to hold your special day. Due to it’s spectacular position and height, the Fort boasts some of the most stunning views over the city of Florence. This exquisite venue was chosen for celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kayne West, who hired the venue for their wedding ceremony earlier this year.
A Royal Reception - Hotel Caruso, Ravello
Fit for royalty, this former 11th century palace is the perfect venue to hold your lavish wedding ceremony and reception. Set into the cliff edge 350 metres above sea level, Hotel Caruso will leave you and your guests truly captivated by its unrivalled sea views, stunning gardens and grand terraces. With a stunning infinity pool that over looks spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast, this 5 star hotel offers luxury accommodation with soft furnishings and unique wall art, and is the perfect haven for your lavish wedding.
Surrounded by Water - Hotel Cipraiani, Venice
Marrying in one of the world’s most beautiful city means you will need a venue just as beautiful for your reception. Hotel Cipriani (where George Clooney recently said his vows) will let you and your guests dine at Venice’s top table, with handmade Murano glass chandeliers and breathtaking lagoon views. The exquisite hotel boasts majestic suites with private terraces’, plunge pools and Jacuzzis, and uninterrupted views of Venice for your perfect Italian wedding.
Tranquil Celebrations - Mezzatorre Resort and SPA, Ischia
Tucked away amongst the ruins of a 16th century watchtower you will find one of the most beautiful and tranquil resorts in Italy. The Mezzatorre Resort and SPA is renowned for its breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and is just 18 miles from the port of Naples, and a ferry ride from Capri. This lavish resort is not only perfect for your wedding reception, but also your wedding night; couples can enjoy the luxurious spa treatments and the islands’ thermal hot springs, which flow into three of the therapy pools.
Historical setting - Odescalchi Castle, Rome
This is a wedding venue surrounded by the sea, packed full of natural beauty and bursting with history. This is Odescalchi Castle - a perfect place to hold your dream wedding. From bridal preparations in the magnificent suites, celebrations in the ancient gazebo or your evening party in the walled courtyards – this splendid castle will add ‘wow factor’ to your wedding day.
Small chapel ceremony - Villa La Massa, Florence
If you want elegance, grandeur and extravagance all rolled into one then Villa La Massa is the perfect wedding venue for you. Situated in the south of Florence, Villa La Massa is an exquisite 16th century dwelling surrounded by 22 acres of stunning gardens, olive groves and lemon trees. What makes this villa so special is its very own small chapel, where guests can watch as you say your vows before enjoying your lavish reception in the grounds of the estate, which sits on the banks of the Arno River.
Mediterranean View - L’Albergo della Regina Isabella, Naples
With an ocean view of the Mediterranean, five star service filled and exquisite furnishings, the prestigious L’Albergo della Regina Isabella makes a truly wonderful place to hold your wedding reception. The hotel can be found nestled on a quiet cove surrounded by cliffs and pine forests, where guests can enjoy a sea view as they dine next to the water and enjoy stunning horizon views. The spa is popular with celebrities looking for luxurious treatments and a stunning place to relax - what better place to spend your first night as newlyweds!
A Winning Formula - Villa Durazzo, Portofino
Where better to hold your wedding celebrations than the most popular village on the Italian Riviera. Portofino, the place where film stars and fashionistas flock, is the perfect location for those looking for a lavish and exclusive setting. The Villa Durazzo is dominated by breathtaking gardens and stunning sea views of the Ligurian Riviera. Situated in the grounds you will find the Baroque Church of San Giacomo and the perfect place to say your vows before you return to the villa for your wedding reception. Inside you can enjoy the splendid architecture and murals, while outside your guests can sit under a covered terrace that over looks the harbour. A popular choice for celebrities, the villa was where Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLaughlin held their three-day wedding celebrations.
Cloud Nine - Caesar Avgvstvs, Capri
Imagine your wedding reception suspended between the sky and the sea, high above one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Capri. The Caesar Avgvstvs, which sits 300 meters above the ocean on the cliff edge, is a 5 star hotel overlooking the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Your evening will be full of the ‘wow factor’ as guests enjoy the views of Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Not only does this sensational hotel provide a beautiful space to share with your loved ones on your special day, it also boasts six exclusive suites, 49 luxury rooms, and an infinity pool that you won’t be able to see where the sea ends and the sky begins.
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