20 Beautiful Wedding Venues In Italy
Author: Hollie Bond
Enjoy la dolce vita on your wedding day with sunshine, stunning scenery and fabulous food at one of these top wedding venues in Italy.
Dreaming of a wedding in Italy on the edge of a gorgeous glassy lake or in the picturesque rolling countryside peppered with pretty stone villas and cypress trees? Or perhaps it’s the vast stretches of vineyards or the luxury wedding scene along the Amalfi Coast that has convinced you that this is the perfect country for your big day.
If you’ve got your heart set on getting married in Italy then you’re in good company. Italy is known for being a country of love, with many of its cities being hotspots for romantic trips away and every year thousands of Brits get engaged or say “I do” in this fabulous country. The good news is that if you choose Italy for your wedding you don’t even need to jet off anywhere else after you’ve said “I do” as Italy is also a stunning honeymoon location.
Finding your dream wedding venue abroad can be a lot harder than choosing one closer to home though, as you may not know the region very well, speak the language, or have any idea where to look for the best wedding venues. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of our 20 top wedding venues in Italy, located in all the most glorious areas from Tuscany and Venice to the Amalfi Coast. So whether you’re planning a luxury wedding in a 5 star hotel, a more intimate wedding in a rustic, Italian farmhouse villa, a beach wedding by the Mediterranean Sea or even an exclusive big day in the mountains, you’ll find some truly beautiful Italy wedding venues to choose from below.
1. A rustic 17th century villa in Tuscany
Villa Catignano is a truly beautiful venue in rural Italy for your destination wedding. Surrounded by picturesque Tuscan countryside, your wedding day will take place against the most wonderful backdrop. Just imagine the photos!
The villa is an exclusively use wedding venue, with plenty of venue accommodation so all your family and friends can be together to celebrate in one place. And if you really want to make the most of the Italian sun, there are some stunning outdoor wedding spaces to take advantage of for your ceremony, too.
Picture a delicious breakfast on the terrace, lunch in the Italian gardens, and even a fabulous wedding breakfast in the villa courtyard. We’re ready to book our plane tickets!
2. An exclusive venue with sea views on the Amalfi Coast
If it’s sea views you want for your wedding in Italy, we’ve got you covered. At Palazzo Pascal, you’ll have breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast and miles of glittering ocean. And this stunning scenery could be the backdrop to your wedding ceremony thanks to the venue’s beautiful coastal gardens and wow-factor terrace overlooking the iconic cliffs and towns of Amalfi and Ravello. There’s also a lovely pool and restaurant onsite to enjoy once the celebrations have finished.
3. A luxurious hotel venue near Verona and Lake Garda
Just a stone’s throw from the famous Verona city centre, Relaid Fra’ Lorenzo is a stunning five-star hotel wedding venue offering an authentic Italian experience. Planning a wedding from another country is no mean feat, so you’ll want to make the most of the venue’s dedicated wedding planner, who can help you create a spectacular destination wedding that you and your guests won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
4. A palatial hotel overlooking Murano Island in Venice
If the romance of Venice is calling you, the Venezio Grand Hotel Palazzo Dei Dogi is the perfect place to get married in Italy.
Just imagine making your way to your wedding on a smart boat à la George and Amal Clooney! Well you can do just that at this gorgeous hotel, located in the 17th century Rizzo-Patarol Palace, with a private pier boasting breathtaking views of the island of Murano.
You’ve got a choice of spaces for your wedding here, including indoor ceremonies in The Noble Room, or you can take advantage of their beautiful gardens for an al fresco celebration. And with 64 bedrooms at the hotel, all of your guests can stay in one place – perfect for continuing the party!
5. A hilltop castle wedding venue in Bologna
Specialo’s Hill Top Hamlet is stunning little village in the former gardens of Montebudello Castle, perfectly merging medieval charm with that classic Italian aesthetic.
Surrounded by serene countryside views, this Italian wedding venue can host your entire day, from the wedding ceremony and reception, to the evening party and night time accommodation.
The venue also has its own swimming pool in a tranquil space enclosed by trees and where you can celebrate in complete privacy.
6. An elegant 15th century villa in Florence
Fallen in love with Florence? When it comes to wedding venues in Italy, villas are a traditional and fabulous choice. Villa Monteverdi is an Italian wedding venue steeped in history dating back as far as the 15th century, and home to gorgeous landscapes and centuries-old parkland. This delightful villa manages to be the best of both worlds, being close to the city centre whilst still feeling like a rural countryside retreat.
It’s not all location, location, location though. The villa itself is a stunning space for your wedding, The cosy interiors are beautifully decorated, with antique paintings, regal columns and Italian statues giving the wedding venue an elegant yet homely atmosphere. Plus, the onsite B&B offers beautiful, comfy spaces for up to 29 guests to enjoy.
7. An iconic hotel wedding venue on an exclusive island on the Amalfi Coast
Enjoy the very best the Amalfi Coast has to offer as you get married in Italy at Capri Palace, a gorgeous, a well-known, luxury hotel on the chic island of Capri. There are plenty of choices of venue within this exquisite hotel including the smart restaurants, the roof terrace, beach club, or even by the pool.
What makes this venue extra special is the honeymoon extras they offer. After you’ve finished celebrating with your friends and family, you can head off to one of their luxurious suites or perhaps jump on a yacht to take in the stunning views of the Blue Grotto.
8. A five-star hotel venue with sea views in Sicily
Nestled in the quaint Taormina old town, the beautiful NH Collection Taormina has all the modern amenities you could ask for at your wedding, whilst still maintaining the Italian charm you’ve been dreaming of.
You will be treated to the VIP experience on your wedding day, with a personal advisor helping you make sure your day goes seamlessly. Head to the roof top terrace for your wedding ceremony, home to stunning views of the surrounding scenery.
If amazing Italian food is top of your big day wish list then the onsite Zefiro restaurant will be the perfect location for your wedding reception.
9. A pretty Masseria in the Itria Valley, Puglia
Tucked away in the Itria Valley, Villa San Martino is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in southern Italy to host your special day.
This Italian wedding venue offers weddings all year round, whether you are looking for a cosy Christmas wedding overseas, or a traditional summer destination wedding.
The gorgeous wedding villa is surrounded by greenery and countryside, but is als just a short distance from the beach, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
With a ceremony license, reception spaces, beautiful outside spaces, and rooms for all your guests, Villa San Martino is a smart choice for an Italian wedding!
10. An Italian farmhouse surrounded by olive trees in Sorrento
Fattoria Terranova is a pretty agriturismo surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves, just 15 minutes from the glorious coastal town of Sorrento.
The staff at this romantic Amalfi Coast wedding venue are pros at creating unique weddings that reflect each different couples’ personality. With a range of wedding packages and menu options to choose from, and a delightfully private location, your Italian wedding really will be all about you. Plus, with panoramic views over the bay of Naples and Salerno, your wedding photos will be simply exquisite.
11. An 18th century exclusive use hamlet in the Tuscan hills
Like the idea of having your very own exclusive estate to lord it around on your wedding day? Then you’re adore Montestigliano, an original Tuscan hamlet of burnt orange 18th century buildings, located on its own hilltop with incredible views out over Tuscany.
You can choose to celebrate anywhere within the characterful hamlet, but we love the idea of a hilltop Tuscan wedding ceremony with sweeping countryside views and then your reception in the mini piazza.
12. A Baroque villa within Rome's ancient walls
Italy’s capital is a truly magical place, steeped in history and romance, so it’s the ideal place to write a piece of your own history. Rome’s Villa Aurelia has everything you need for destination wedding perfection, including stunning views over the city, thanks to its prominent position on the highest point within the walls. For a city venue, there are extensive gardens too, including a Lemon Garden, Italian Garden and Secret Garden.
While you’ll probably want to host most of your day outside with the pretty Villa Aurelia as your backdrop, inside you’re also spoiled for choice with elegant halls and rooms that are fit for royalty.
13. A stone farmhouse with spa facilities and 40 acres of gardens in Tuscany
Villa Monte Nero in Tuscany is a charming and intimate wedding venue with just 9 en-suite bedrooms on the outskirts of pretty Volterra. It’s a brilliant choice if you want your bridal party and nearest friends and family to stay on site, while other guests can choose their own accommodation nearby and simply come and enjoy this traditional Tuscan farmhouse on your wedding day.
There’s plenty to be enjoyed here, including a pool with panoramic views, a heated Jacuzzi, a salt cave and massage area and 40 acres of Tuscan countryside.
14. An iconic villa with stunning gardens overlooking Lake Como
Wedding venues in Italy don’t get much more romantic than the incredible Villa D’Este on the shores of magical Lake Como. This former summer residence is now well known as being one of the best luxury wedding venues in Italy and your wedding guests will be blown away if you choose it for your destination wedding.
Deciding on just one spot for your “I dos” might be tricky though when there are so many beautiful spots within the world famous gardens. The Mosaic Garden is an absolute showstopper for your ceremony, followed by a reception in the Sala Impero or al fresco on the lake front terrace, which naturally has amazing views of Lake Como.
15. A five-star boutique hotel with pretty private gardens in Tuscany
Borgo Santo Pietro, a 20-room hotel just outside Siena, is a refined and elegant choice for an Italian wedding day. You and your guests can really embrace la dolce vita at this restored 13th century house, thanks to amazing and impeccable service, a sumptuous spa, incredible Italian food and serene gardens.
There are plenty of options for wedding locations, including the chance to hold your romantic ceremony in the gardens with their tinkling fountains providing the mood music, under a cupola overlooking the Valle Serena or even on an island in the middle of the lake.
16. A beautifully preserved 800-year old Tuscan estate with sprawling grounds
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is a wow-factor choice when it comes to destination weddings. Not only is it situated within the the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val d’Orcia, but with 5,000 acres of grounds, rolling hills and verdant gardens it is the perfect setting for lovers of the countryside.
This glorious venue has options for weddings both big and small, with event spaces both inside and out. For a small wedding we love the idea of a private garden party. If your guest list is on the larger side though you can host a village-style feast.
17. A fairytale Venetian Palace on the Grand Canal with a roof terrace
Ca’ Sagredo Hotel is like something out of a fairytale. It really does have to be seen to be believed. Everything about this elegant palace is perfect for couples who want to feel like royalty for the day. There’s the pretty pink façade on the grand Canal, a sweeping staircase for Disney princess-style entrances, a ballroom with frescos to rival the Sistine Chapel and finally a rooftop terrace with views over Venice that will be a romantic space for stunning big day photos.
18. A 12th century villa in Ravello with amazing views over the Amalfi Coast
Villa Cimbrone certainly has the wow-factor when it comes to weddings. From the terraced gardens with an infinity pool that spill down to the Mediterranean Sea to the fresco and antique lined halls inside, it’s the sort of venue that you and your guests will feel privileged to have celebrated in.
There are so many stunning spots for both your symbolic ceremony and seated dinner at Villa Cimbrone that you’ll find it hard to choose. Thankfully there’s a team on site to help you customise your destination wedding to perfection.
19. A private oasis Italian wedding venue surrounded by mountains near Pisa
Villa Scorzi certainly has a very picturesque setting, so as first impressions go your guests will be very happy. And it only gets better… This ancient Tuscan villa has three large spaces for indoor weddings, atmospheric outbuildings like the Granary and Lemon House or, as the sun will hopefully be shining on your big day, the Inner Court, Monumental Court or park and gardens might be where you choose to hold your wedding celebration.
20. A classic villa with beautiful Italian gardens on Lake Como
When you picture your big day on the shores of Lake Como you’ll probably imagine a stylish villa right on the shores of the azure waters, with pretty Italian gardens, a medieval church and romantic balconies overlooking the lake. If that’s your big day dream, then the exclusive Villa Del Balbianello will be the perfect wedding venue for you.
This villa is one of the most famous wedding venues in Italy and it’s not hard to see why, because it is simply exquisite. Start your wedding celebrations with a ceremony under the fabulous arches in the magical old loggia, before moving on to the a reception in the new Loggia Segre or in a marquee in the gardens. All day you’ll enjoy fabulous views of Lake Como and will have out of this world wedding photographs to remember your special day.