Great Destinations for an Italian Wedding

Frescoed villas with flower-filled gardens cascading down to the water, antique castles sitting on a hill in the countryside, exclusive mansions in historic cities—the options are unlimited. Italy has the most exquisite choices to meet every need and style: from romantic, elegant, and intimate weddings to enormous family gatherings.

Magnificent farmhouses in the calm countryside or exquisite boutique hotels in quaint historical cities are ideal venues for a small wedding in Italy. In the country, historical wedding venues include elegantly renovated castles, exquisitely designed villas surrounded by lush gardens, and centuries-old churches.

Here’s a compiled list of the top destinations wedding venues in Italy for your inspiration. If you’re looking for the right place to make your fantasy come true, these beautiful wedding venues are some of Italy’s best to offer.

bride and groom, bouquet

HISTORICAL CITIES

Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice

Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a contemporary luxury retreat in the heart of Venice. It’s located on a small island just across St. Mark’s Square. It offers a laid-back yet private ambiance, the tranquility of superbly groomed vineyards and gardens, and the refined service and gastronomy that is part of the Belmond standards.

Couples can organize a spectacular feast in the elegant Longhi Ballroom or enjoy a memorable alfresco ball on the Fondamenta, overlooking St. Mark’s Square.

Aman, Venice

The Aman Venice is among the most opulent luxury hotels in Venice, located in a 16th-century Venetian Palazzo with stucco decorations, Murano glass chandeliers, frescoed ceilings, and spectacular views of the Grand Canal.

This luxurious hotel has 24 exquisite rooms and can accommodate up to 48 people. The gorgeous garden overlooking the Grand Canal, as well as the elegant Ballroom and expansive Salon, are genuinely one-of-a-kind locations that are ideal for a romantic, luxurious wedding celebration.

Palazzo Pisani Moretta, Venice

The Palazzo Pisani Moretta, an authentic Venetian palace from the 15th century, is located on the Grand Canal.

On the ground, first, and second levels, several magnificent Baroque halls are decorated by the most prominent Venetian artists of the 18th century. For this very reason, this palace is suited for couples who have a significant number of visitors.

WITH WATER VIEW

Abbazia La Cervara, Portofino

At Portofino’s, one of the most luxurious towns, Abbazia La Cervara is a beautiful, stylishly renovated abbey in the Italian Riviera. It has an incredible Renaissance Italian-style garden on two levels, joined by Gardenia flower terraces, citrus orchards, and luscious wisteria pergolas.

It’s an excellent setting for an exquisite, refined wedding party for those who appreciate fine art, history, and breathtaking views. With 11 suites, you plus your dearest friends and family may enjoy a first-rate stay at La Cervara. Large weddings may be readily hosted in the venue, which has a stunning hall that can accommodate up to 250 guests.

Villa Il Balbiano, Lake Como

Villa Balbiano, pond, waterlilies, garden, cypress trees, walls, mountains

Villa Il Balbiano is among the most recognizable historical homes on Lake Como’s western coast. The interiors are rich and sophisticated, combining magnificent antiques and art with modern design. This is an excellent choice for couples searching for a unique venue with a personality. 

Some of the things that will take your breath away include magnificent marble floors, Baroque frescoes, two swimming pools, plenty of space in the enormous gardens, and direct access to the lake. The internal seating capacity for a sit-down supper is 60 people.

The grand entrance halls and reception room of the villa are lavishly furnished with paintings, exotic velvets, silks, and antiques. Its six bedrooms all feature stunning lake views, and you can find other rooms in the annex. Villa Il Balbiano can accommodate a total of 30 people.

Villa Sola Cabiati, Lake Como

Villa Sola Cabiati, an aristocratic jewel, is regarded as one of Lake Como’s most stunning estates. Staying in this historic villa with your family will make you feel like some Duke or Duchess remembering the Lake’s sumptuous heritage.

Fairytale weddings are indeed a reality here, with guests arriving by boat to the private dock and experiencing a sunset cocktail and dinner beneath the stars or in the hand-painted fresco halls. The greatest painters appear to have been recruited into the house to enrich the hallways, balconies, and rooms with beautiful baroque frescoes and stuccoes, allowing you to have the most stunning wedding photos in the interiors.

COUNTRYSIDE

Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany

Borgo Santo Pietro is among Tuscany’s most beautiful villages. It’s a five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Tuscany, close to the medieval city of Siena.

A few kilometers distant are the round church of Montesiepi and the mystical abbey ruins of San Galgano, which houses the famed “sword in the stone” and can be used for Catholic and civil weddings.

With 21 rooms that you have to reserve exclusively, Borgo Santo Pietro provides an ideal setting for weddings ranging from modest gatherings to larger parties of up to 100 guests.

Castello Di Vicarello, Tuscany

Castello di Vicarello, located in the southern portion of Tuscany, Italy, is easily accessible from Rome and Florence airports. This old castle in the Tuscan hills has been carefully refurbished and offers nine suites for lodging.

The warm hues of the castle’s walls are complemented by a bright garden and rolling green hills. This quiet site is excellent for small groups wanting an intimate wedding celebration, while the central area is very vast and can accommodate large marquees or tents and a dancing floor.

Borgo Stomennano, Siena

Borgo Stomennano is among Tuscany’s most exemplary and best-preserved original “borgos” (little villages), about 15 – 20 minutes from Siena and set in a tranquil scenery. The noble main villa, beautiful pool area, well-kept grounds, and traditional Tuscan country houses where your party can stay make this venue one of Italy’s loveliest and most sought wedding venues.