A destination wedding in Italy fosters the ultimate sense of indulgence due to the opulent venues, unique culinary delights, and exceptional service. From the majestic waterside villas surrounding Lake Como to the countryside estates nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany to the colourful shores and cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, couples who tie the knot in Italy know a thing or two about creating unforgettable experiences and romance.
With so many awe-inspiring Lake Como wedding venues, narrowing it down to just one can take time and effort. So, today we’d like to introduce you to one of our favourites - Villa Erba.
If you are an artistic soul, love majestic places that scream royalty, luxury, and class, and are looking for a wedding venue in Lake Como, then you are at the right place.
The location of Villa Erba is marvellous, surrounded by the lake and a vast botanical garden spreading over more than 100,000 square meters making this Villa one of a kind.
A variety of art can be seen around the property, such as balconies made from stone and different types of colourful frescoes, precise and valuably carved ceilings are just one of the reasons why this Villa is called the Italian Jewel. And can a Villa like this be without gold details? Of course not; on the property, you can find golden gilded decor and golden murals.
This Venue can accommodate up to 450 people for the reception in different areas, such as the old ballroom or the reading room. Unfortunately, the Venue does not offer accommodation on-site, but it can provide you with hotels just a few minutes away from the Venue.
Carlo Erba, the owner and founder of a pharmaceutical company, built the Villa to show off his wealth. The Villa was designed and established between 1898 and 1901 by Angelo Savoldi and Giovan Battista Borsani. An interesting fact about the whole venue is that the German Commando occupied it during the war; as luck would have it, the composition was undamaged.
Exclusivity at its finest. Everyone that is searching for something majestic will find it here. In addition, the waterfront wedding venue offers you various wedding ceremonies, such as: on the lawn by the lakeside or right in front of the Villa.
But please bear in mind if you are considering choosing one of the Lake Como best locations - Villa Erba is only open from April to October, so plan carefully.
Villa Erba is one of the most picturesque, if not the best, locations for outstanding photographs. Its 100,000 square meters garden that overlooks Lake Como is just one of the reasons why people choose this location. The centennial park, palatial botanical patrimony, and countless species of exotic, fancy plants clasp the Villa giving multiple options throughout the year for great photos due to different shades and colours.
The Villa also has the Darsena, known as the boat house where water meets the land, and numerous indoor locations such as the Grand Interior Room. Everywhere you turn, there are beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos.
When it comes to Villa Erba, luxurious and elegant wedding ceremonies are their mark. With different types of locations, whether you like it indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather conditions, they will offer you dreamy setups with incredible decorations and give you a true love story to tell your kids.
Every couple's dream is to make a grand entrance (or exit) on their wedding day; this Lake Como wedding Venue gives you just that. The Majestic Darsena, as the name states, will provide you with a one-in-a-lifetime, opulent, exclusive entrance by boat. An Ideal spot for a ceremony and magazine cover photographs. You can accommodate up to 200 seated guests in this area.
No words can describe the extravagant garden of the Villa Erba. Its immeasurable beauty will suit you best for your romantic, special moment where you will say the words you carefully chose, your vows that will echo into eternity and seal your love path.
One of the things we love the most about Villa Erba is that every room is unique. Let's start with the design; at the Villa, each window has its own story. Every angle has a different view, making all rooms a different kind of masterpiece.
Each room has intricate decor, a different colour palette, frescoed ceilings and walls, and original stone, tiled, or wood flooring.
When you’re planning a wedding in Lake Como in a grand, stately chateau in Italy, there will be many beautiful settings for your reception. This is true at the Villa Erba. Here are a few ideas for hosting your wedding reception at Villa Erba.
It’s not just the numerous flowers, plants, or trees that make this Botanical Garden - Park special. It is the tradition and what it represents. Just imagine, as “John Lennon” said, having something that has sustained for more than we can remember or that we will ever experience; it is just enviable and yet extraordinary at the exact moment.
Here you can host up to 200 guests seated in the middle of the colour palette that the garden brings hope for your love and friendship to last as long as the garden itself.
We all know the fairy tales and stories where you meet your forever one at some grand terrace and have the perfect dance along with the forever-lasting kiss; this Lake Como wedding venue will provide you with just that.
Perfect lake view, outstanding architecture, an ambience vibrating love notes, you, your partner, family, and friends all together making core memories and capturing all the incredible and lovely moments together while dining and having fun.
Several locations can be picked for dining at the property. For example, you can choose the Ballroom for your reception if you are keen on chic and luxury decorations and ambience, or the Botanical Park, where you will feel like you are “Alice in Wonderland” with all the precious and remarkable nature traits that the garden is nurturing.
And there is the “Grand Terrace” with an outstanding lake view that will make a perfect dining area where you can wait for the sunset and enjoy your magical, dreamy, fantastic day.
As the title describes it, the heart of the Villa is the Cathedral Hall. Stone balconies make the space remarkable and dramatic. The Cathedral Hall is a mix of modern architecture, extraordinary colour palettes, ravelled decoration details, frescoes, walls with original tiles, and wooden and stone flooring. And next-level lightning and sound gadgets make it a perfect spot for dancing till dawn.
Can’t you imagine arriving and entering your wedding ceremony by private boat? You and your partner glide through the lake, the wind caressing your hair and face while your impatient family and friends are waiting for both of you to come up and start the wedding ceremony.
You step onto the land, and a thunderous ovation starts from the crowd, clapping continuously as you march and arrive, ready to begin your wedding ceremony. Goosebumps!
The wedding is the day when all your wishes must come true! So do not hesitate to make this day one of the best experiences in your life, and where better than in an exotic and classy location such as Villa Erba on Lake Como?
The land of love, Italy, is home to countless wedding locations. However, Villa Erba is the greatest if you're searching for one that encapsulates Lake Como's natural beauty, history, incredible décor, luxurious finishes, and an experience no one will ever forget! So give us a call if you're prepared to begin organizing your Italian wedding!
It's never easy to select the ideal location for your Italian wedding, especially with the wide range of options this great nation offers. Castles, Italian wedding villas, renowned 5-star hotels, and everything in between are among the many incredible venues to choose from.
We know that narrowing it down to just one is a monumental task, and as a Como wedding planner, we want to make it a bit easier. So, we put together this venue spotlight to introduce you to one of our favorite Lake Como wedding venues.
Italy is a country rich in history, with a wide variety of natural landscapes, such as the sea, mountains, lakes, and hills, as well as many villages and cities with a long history of artistic production. In addition to this, Italy is renowned for its wonderful weather, mouthwatering cuisine, and top-notch wine.
Italy has long been associated with having some of the most breathtaking scenery and wedding venues; today, we’ll introduce you to Villa Balbiano.
Villa Balbiano, located on the picturesque western shore of Lake Como, is the gem everyone is looking for in the best Italian wedding venue. A truly remarkable and majestic wedding setting for your special day. The villa has an exceptional heritage beginning with the famous Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, who created it and lived there at the end of the 16th century, 100 year later, Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini used this hidden gem to host daily festivals, banquets, and dances, etc.
Today, Villa Balbiano is the most recognizable private residence in Lake Como and further. Located by the lake with 2HA property, with a widespread luxurious garden that was designed by the British Society of Garden Designers.
The Villa itself possesses an outdoor swimming pool and a private boathouse with a pier. The interior is designed with first-class historical furniture and spectacular 17th-century frescoes created by the Recchi brothers and Agostino Silva that are still spotless on the walls of the Lake Como wedding Venue.
Weddings in Lake Como, the 3rd largest Italian lake recognizable worldwide for its breathtaking landscapes and picturesque locations, will be perfect for your dream wedding that emits luxury, magic, and class.
When asked for Lake Como's best locations for weddings, one of our first choices is always Villa Balbiano. The extraordinary beauty not only of the Villa itself but the whole surroundings, the nature, lake view, and perfect Italian garden.
Whenever you hear the word masterpiece connected with the 16th Century, the first thing that comes to mind is the Renaissance and its perfect art creations. Well, fortunately, this Villa has it all. Heavenly statues and fountains squirreled away in the perfectly shaped garden and bring life to the ambiance.
The Villa Balbiano offers exclusive accommodation; the newlyweds can enjoy the Master Suite, which has a king-size bed, sitting area, living room with gorgeous furniture, a walk-in dressing room, a bathroom with bathtub, and a shower, a private terrace with lake views for morning coffee with your loved one.
The Villa has a total of 14 bedrooms which can accommodate up to 28 guests. Each of these rooms offers an unforgettable, out-of-this-world experience. The chic furniture, the 16th-century frescoes, sculptures and statues, and the lake and mountain views make your stay a complete adventure.
In addition, as an extra service, you can get butler and chef service, helicopter transfers, wines from the cellar, beauty and spa treatments, and so on. What an incredible way to treat your guests to an unforgettable Italian wedding experience.
Imagine this, you, your lovely partner, caring family, and dearest friends, all together, at a wedding in Lake Como, on YOUR big day. Let's start from the entrance. You will get an elite, one-in-a-lifetime arrival at the villa by boat. A pretty incredible way to impress your guests. As you step off onto the peninsula, you will feel the breeze that leads you to the terraces that hold a miraculous viewpoint over the lake.
You have a couple of options for your reception. It can be the upper Loggia Segre that can accommodate up to 60 seated guests. Its own private terrace can later be used for dancing, cocktails, or maybe even an after-party. Your second option can be the lower garden terrace. Its capacity is a maximum of 150 people seated.
An interesting and unique thing about Villa Balbiano is that it is one of the very few Lake Como Villas and Venues that are “neighbours free,” and that can mean only one thing: partying all night with no guilt.
In addition to the lake view, boat, and garden photographs, we will give you some insider tips for a perfect photo. Probably the most famous and celebrated spot of the villa will be the three-arched loggias. A truly special place, the spot that gazes north to Bellagio and the mountains in the distance. Across from the mountains is the single island of Como. This spot can be used for a special ceremony like reading your vows or even an intimate dinner.
Other ideas for photographs can be with the luxury furniture that is all over the Villa. Ancient and historic furnishings, stunning frescoes, and amazing architecture throughout the villa create beautiful photo backdrops. A professional photographer will instruct you on making the perfect pose that will bring out the best version of you.
And, of course, you can never get too many wedding photos with the awe-inspiring and picturesque view of Lake Como. It will emit a vibe from the Renaissance period itself. And lastly, pianos always create a beautiful wedding portrait. The whole ambiance at the villa just complements love and is an unbelievable addition to your love story.
Each couple has unique reasons for choosing a specific location as their wedding venue. And when speaking of the Villa Balbiano, there are a million reasons to think of, but here are just a few reasons why we think it’s a wonderful location to say “I Do” in Italy.
A true masterpiece. Being able to see all of the art that is on the property, art that just speaks for itself, representing the wealthy history and its hard but beautiful tale. Every bit and corner of the whole property just screams luxury, royalty, chic, class, style, elite, and art! The terrace, the two loggias, the peninsula, the Villa itself, the views, the decorations, the nature, the garden...we can just keep on going. The Villa needs to be experienced and not described.
By choosing Villa Balbiano, you will definitely feel like royalty. Starting with the boat arrival, the villa’s service, and perfect and different reception spots, the Villa Balbiano is definitely one of the best Como wedding locations.
It’s hard to beat the breathtaking views, vibrant green nature, deep blue sky and water, chic furniture, luxurious halls, and interior decor with ancient frescoes that inspire us to dream and wonder, providing truly the best Italian wedding experience.
If you’re searching for an Italian wedding venue that will create a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience, the Villa Balbiano is it!
Wedding guests enjoy a unique chance to fully experience Lake Como's architecture, art, light, and drama at the majestic Villa Balbiano. The entire experience is characterized by flamboyant styling and opulent detail, and two hectares of well-maintained grounds provide innumerable lovely vantage points from which to take in the striking vistas.
The property may provide a window into the life of the villa's controversial former owner, Cardinal Durini, who lived there and extended it in the late 18th century. His passion for the arts as a papal nuncio is still clearly visible in the property's Italianate gardens with their dramatic fountains and thoughtful sculptures, beautiful ceiling frescoes, and a world-class library, which all interestingly contrast with the simple lines of the villa's Renaissance façade.
It’s important to remember that your wedding story is about the love that you share for each other and joining together as one. And while the Villa Balbiano is a majestic and unforgettable venue, the true experience for everyone in attendance is based on your love.
Every venue is perfect as long as you and your partner are in it. The couples that marry at Villa Balbiano make it even more beautiful and magical than it already is, the architectural and natural blessings are just supplementary. Are you ready to become part of this palatial villa’s evolving history? We can help you plan it! Give us a call today.
Rising from the sea cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples, this majestic property is grand in design and experience. Villa Astor has earned the title of "Paradise" with possibly one of the best vistas in the world and a grandeur rarely seen inside and out. It is one of the most romantic and awe-inspiring settings for a luxury Italian wedding.
This luxury villa is a fantasy wedding location, a one-of-a-kind and beautiful setting ideal for elopements, weddings in villa ceremonies, and receptions that have been named one of the trendiest Italian wedding locations by Brides Magazine. The gorgeous, lush garden is the perfect place for romance and celebration, and it offers expansive views of the sea and Mount Vesuvius. Either outside under the stars or within one of the many salons are options for dining.
According to numerous premium lifestyle and travel periodicals, including Town & Country, Quintessence, Forbes, Bloomberg, and the Telegraph, Villa Astor is the gold standard for opulent lodging on the Amalfi Coast. It’s a breathtaking villa steeped in history with a view that will take your breath away. In addition, it is one of our favorite Italian wedding venues.
If you dream of being whisked away to a destination filled with romance, culture, and history for your wedding, Italy and the Villa Astor are the perfect setting. Dripping in old-world luxury at the most renowned residence in Sorrento, you can expect to be pampered.
It is a majestic structure that rises above the Gulf of Naples. Nestled on two hectares (4+ acres) of land, the distinctive garden, one of Europe's 20 most beautiful gardens, faces Naples and Mount Vesuvius with a dramatic plunge to the sea.
The Villa has a primary structure with three floors. The lowest level, accessible through an exterior stairway, consists of a terrace and a salon in a glass-covered portico, making it the perfect summertime location for meals, gatherings, and barbecues.
Six luxurious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom designed and built by Jacques Garcia, are located on the first and second floors.
The property has 270-degree sea views and is encircled by a big, private garden with more than 1000 different species of plants, flowers, and trees, some of which reach heights of 60 feet. The decor, paintings, and other items on the property all reflect elegance and classicism with a solid connection to regional southern Italian traditions.
Walking around the house's garden, open areas, and interior rooms is a profoundly emotional experience. Marble columns and artifacts complete its architecture, yet it is hard to describe precisely what Villa Astor stands for.
Villa Astor is truly a luxury destination wedding venue located in Sorrento. The villa has hosted some of the most famous weddings in history, since the early 20th century. And the weddings that take place here are some of the most unbelievable.
The views are designed to be seen from every room in the house, but you can also enjoy them outside on your private balcony or patio.
Three rooms are available for ceremonies: an indoor chapel with high ceilings decorated with antique chandeliers; a small outdoor chapel with walls made of stone; and an outdoor garden where you can say your vows beneath a pergola covered with flowers.
Villa Astor is conveniently located near many other attractions in Sorrento, including museums and historical sites such as Pompei, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Volcano Park. The venue offers a range of packages to suit all budgets and styles.
Villa Astor has a lengthy history dating back to the first century A.D., when Agrippa Postumus, the grandson of Emperor Augustus, first made it his home. It has long been a house and a destination for the affluent and illustrious.
It is a remarkable example of combining interior and outdoor splendor. William Waldorf Astor purchased this house in 1905 after falling in love with it and filling it with one of the most extensive collections of classical and Renaissance artifacts of the 20th century. It became one of the most sought-after vacation spots in the South of Italy after a wealthy family purchased the Villa in the 1970s and hosted several famous guests, including Gregory Peck, Sofia Loren, Princess Margaret, Franco Zeffirelli, and Rudolf Nureyev.
The villa has been restored over the years, keeping its original design but updating the facilities to meet modern needs. As a result, it remains one of the most popular wedding venues in Sorrento.
It is an ideal location for a luxury wedding on Amalfi Coast and romantic honeymoons. It's also close enough to Naples for guests who may want to include some sightseeing into their trip (though there are plenty of things to do at Villa Astor itself!).
The location offers accommodations with stunning views overlooking the sea or mountain landscape—depending on which suite you book! Guests can enjoy meals in the main dining room or at one of several gourmet restaurants nearby (which can be booked through Villa.
The Astor Villa exudes a classic aura. A museum-quality collection of Greek and Roman antiquities that previously belonged to Lord Astor himself is displayed throughout the magnificent furnishings. In addition, antique relics, such as columns, statues, fountains, urns, pottery shards, and pieces of sarcophagi, are scattered throughout the verdant gardens.
Many of these items were discovered during Pompeii's original excavation, which is just incredible. Imagine the experience you and your wedding guests will have surrounded by such unbelievable history.
Weddings at Villa Astor are a luxurious experience, with many rooms decorated by famous artists like Gustav Klimt and Salvador Dalí. The grounds also feature an outdoor chapel, where many couples say their vows under the Tuscan sun.
It's a stunning luxury villa that offers a truly unique and memorable experience to celebrate your love with your closest family and friends.
A symbolic wedding in Amalfi Coast ceremony and reception for groups of 100–200 guests can be held in the exotic garden and breathtaking terraces of Villa Astor. For up to 120 guests, symbolic ceremonies may be held on a large terrace with a view of the sea and Mount Vesuvius. Another choice is a garden near the pool with exotic plants and palm trees but no ocean views.
There are citrus and olive groves, fountains, ornamental ponds, an internal pool in a natural grotto, palms, and ferns, as well as hidden paths and alleys that wind through more than 1,000 plant species, including medicinal plants. Within the walls of this priceless garden, you will discover a microclimate. The Villa is complemented by a jaw-dropping marble swimming pool on the grounds.
These magnificent settings create a beautiful backdrop for your wedding near the sea photos.
Sorrento is located on Italy's Amalfi Coast, which offers many other attractions, including museums, restaurants, shops & galleries - all of which are within walking distance from Villa Astor! Its location means that guests can easily enjoy their stay here – whether they want to explore the local area or take advantage of nearby offerings (such as hiking trails through nearby mountains).
If you're looking for extra activities during your stay here, there are plenty of things to do nearby! You can visit nearby Amalfi Village, where you'll find boutiques and restaurants—or go snorkeling at Capri Island!
You could visit Ravello, which has several historic sites, including an ancient Roman villa overlooking the sea, or spend some time hiking through the nearby countryside surrounded by olive trees and vineyards that produce some of Italy's best wines (and cheeses!). But yeah, make sure to sample the wine!
You can also enjoy activities such as hiking on Mount Asaro or exploring Piazza Duomo, where you'll find vibrant markets throughout the day.
The Villa Astor is a beautiful destination wedding venue in Sorrento, Italy, offering a range of options for your ceremony and reception, including the stunning courtyard, the ethereal gardens, and the secluded terraces.
The serene surroundings of Villa Astor allow guests to relax while enjoying world-class service from an expert staff dedicated to making your stay an unforgettable experience. So if you’re ready to say “I DO” in a romantic, luxurious palace in Italy, we’re ready to help you plan it.
For couples looking to have a destination wedding in the Amalfi Coast, Ravello is the most romantic and unforgettable location. It is situated just high and far enough away from the main tourist routes to feel more private and intimate. You should consider getting married in here if you want a garden wedding celebration with some of Italy's best panoramic ocean views!
This beautiful part of Italy has the most luxurious villa and castle hotels available for your wedding celebration. Moorish palaces, Romanesque churches, and magnificent sea-view homes are just a few of the venues the small village of Ravello has to offer for your wedding ceremony.
One of Italy's most opulent wedding venues is the Hotel Caruso in Ravello. The hotel features 50 guest rooms, most of which have sea views, eight suites, one outstanding restaurant, an outdoor infinity pool, and event space for up to 150 people. Its hilltop location is 365 meters above sea level, guarantees lengthy sunny hours, breathtaking vistas, and a high degree of peace and privacy.
Panoramic coastal views, ancient frescoes, and irresistible Italian cuisine make Caruso Hotel the perfect venue for weddings and celebrations.
Some of the hotel's rooms also have antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated in an attractive Neapolitan style and tradition. To further cement the connection to the former splendor, replicas of some of the antique palazzo's furnishings have also been made.
Travel and unwind in opulent elegance at this ancient palace from the 11th century. You can enjoy expansive views of the stunning Italian coastline as it glitters in the sunlight or the moonlight from this magnificent luxury hotel.
Caruso, a medieval palace from the 11th century perched on rocks next to the Amalfi Coast, appears to float over the Mediterranean Sea. Say your vows in the charming and historic 900-year-old Duomo of Ravello. Entertain wedding guests amid beautiful rose bushes in the fragrant Italian gardens. Whatever your Italian dream wedding, the dedicated team will make it a reality.
To provide every contemporary luxury, the hotel has been meticulously refurbished. In addition, its historical features, including its fresco-covered ceilings and ancient walls, have been meticulously conserved.
Visitors can take strolls around the terraced gardens or relax by the breathtaking infinity pool. Positano can be reached by water, or you can visit Roman Pompei. Everywhere they look, inside and outside the hotel, a world of history, culture, and beauty is waiting.
An ideal wedding can be anything, but for many people, it means getting married in a charming and romantic foreign country. Italy is the perfect location for such a wedding, and one of the most romantic locations is the Belmond Caruso, positioned high above the breathtaking Amalfi coast.
For many, a destination wedding in Italy is an incredible vacation getaway. So, selecting a location that allows you and your guests to enjoy the region and country is essential. Ravello and the Amalfi Coast are a few kilometres from the cliffside resort of Positano and conveniently close to Naples, Sorrento, and Salerno.
This makes it the ideal starting point to visit the fascinating Campania region, including the lost city of Pompei, which was obliterated by Mount Vesuvius' eruption thousands of years ago. But it also is a fantastic location for an intimate or lavish wedding celebration.
Renowned as an awe-inspiring romantic escape is one of the most wedding destinations worldwide. With views that sweep down across the alluring Amalfi coastline and the gentle aroma of fresh lemons in the air, the backdrop is perfect for your “I Do’s.”
From weddings and renewed wedding vows, anniversaries, and meaningful events to family festivities — events and celebrations at this venue are imbued with a mythical splendour that creates a lifetime of cherished memories.
Caruso can transform a dinner date into a memorable experience because its superb regional cuisine serves the finest of land and sea. In addition, there are numerous wonderful alternatives, including private dining rooms that can accommodate 170 people and 50 rooms and suites.
While the hotel allows you to take in all the sights of the Amalfi Coast with a birdseye view, the complimentary boat tour shows you the beauty of the majestic Mediterranean Sea. So embrace your adventurous side with the daily 'Coastline of Treasures' tour.
Sail around the sea on the traditional wooden boat, named ‘Ercole,’ for an exciting adventure around the beautiful coast. This exclusive boat tour is complimentary for Caruso guests and includes round-trip shuttles from the hotel.
It’s an exciting adventure for all and guaranteed to create unforgettable memories and photos.
One of the most upscale wellness centres of the region is located here, a hotel with a difference in Ravello. Spa culture has become an art form here. With various treatments intended to nourish the mind, body, and spirit, you can experience botanical paradise. Even some therapies can be taken advantage of in the romantic gardens beneath a clear sky.
Let yourself be carried away by the exuberant flavours of Italy at the Caruso’s two restaurants. Delicious dishes spotlight locally sourced, fresh produce that is prepared and presented with style. Drink and eat while admiring historic frescoes or the ocean. Then, have a nightcap in the elegant Piano and Cocktail bar for the best nightlife experience.
Depending on the size of your guest list, the Hotel Caruso is an excellent choice for contemporary destination weddings. The beautifully groomed lawns are the ideal location for a classy supper.
You can host ceremonies or appetizers in the olive garden. The coastal scenery is spectacular in every location. Both the cake-cutting and the after-dinner event could be planned poolside.
And no matter which area of the property you choose for your ceremony or reception, you and your wedding guests are guaranteed incredible views, rich and luxurious details, and impeccable service.
The luxurious Hotel offers double rooms, junior suites, and suites. The interiors are light and opulent, with hand-selected antique furnishings and four-poster beds. Stunning furniture was specially built for this hotel and reflects the history and a sophisticated Neapolitan style; some rooms even include antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Look for fascinating historical details as each room and suite in this old palace is distinct. The Caruso is set on the cliff's edge, seeming to float above the ocean, overlooking olive vines and tiered groves of lemons. With balconies that look out onto the glistening sea, rooms take full advantage of the vista.
Perched 1000 meters above the sea, you can enjoy total privacy. Feel the sun's warmth in your private garden in this picturesque 11th-century palace.
The lovely Villa Margherita guest home is located on the grounds of the Caruso hotel. For honeymooners and family gatherings, its spacious suites provide the ideal level of privacy and exude a Mediterranean flair. The vistas of the sea are even more breathtaking.
If your dream is to get married in Italy, there is no better location than Ravello and the Amalfi Coast. And while there are many wedding venues to choose from, none come close to the majestic sea views, impeccable service, and unbelievable wedding experience you will have at the Caruso Hotel Amalfi. If you’re struggling to decide which venue is perfect for your “I Do’s,” give us a call. We’re here to help!
There is no lack of magnificent spots for weddings in Italy's majestic Tuscany region. However, Villa San Michele is the ideal destination for a wedding if you want a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience.
It's a charming location for a couple planning a luxury Italian wedding in Florence. The picturesque property, located in the Tuscan hills of Fiesole (just minutes from Florence by car), is full of secluded areas, opulent accents, and breathtaking surroundings. These are easily adaptable to extravagant wedding celebrations of every kind, from small-group get-togethers to using the villa exclusively for extravagant events with up to 200 guests.
Villa San Michele is a historic hotel in Florence, in Italy, built in the early 20th century by the Italian architect Leopoldo Pecori Giraldi and was originally a private villa belonging to the Medici family.
The backstory…In the 1950s, it was converted from a 15th-century monastery into a posh resort with a façade reportedly designed by Michelangelo—it was a setting where Medicis went to confess their sins, next to a park where Leonardo da Vinci allegedly tested his flying machine—boasting 46 enormous rooms and suites featuring private terraces and unparalleled views of the Tuscan capital, making it absolutely majestic.
Set atop a hill in Florence’s picturesque Fiesole district, with its stunning views of the city and surrounding Tuscan hillsides, the Villa San Michele is the perfect place to exchange vows. And the friendly staff creates the most wonderful environment, including pampering you with down-to-earth royal treatment.
Our experienced wedding planners will work with you to tailor-make your special day, ensuring that every detail is taken care of. From finding the perfect space for your ceremony to arranging transportation for your guests, our staff will take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy your big day.
If you’re searching for a unique and unforgettable Tuscany wedding venue that’s fit for royalty or celebrities, this is it! The Villa San Michele has a long history as a wedding venue and has hosted many famous weddings and guests over the years (including Prince Charles and Camilla).
Some of the most notable weddings that have taken place at the Villa San Michele include the marriage of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1964 and the wedding of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti in 1966.
And Sting and Trudie Styler were married at the Villa San Michele in 1992. And more recently, Kim and Kanye’s bridal party relaxed and stayed at Villa San Michele in Fiesole for the couple's lavish wedding.
Can’t you imagine saying “I Do” in a place where celebrities have also tied the knot?
This renaissance wonder sits atop a hill in Florence, offering stunning views of the city and the Arno river below. The hotel grounds are beautifully landscaped and feature numerous sculptures and fountains. The property also includes a chapel often used for wedding ceremonies. Villa San Michele is an excellent choice if you want a truly unique and memorable wedding venue in Italy.
The light over the Arno Valley is captivating at any time of day. You can seal your union beneath soft pink Tuscan skies with a view of the maze of Florentine streets below. Exchange your intimate vows beneath the shade of aromatic lemon trees in the sun-dappled gardens. Or get married inside the 15th-century arched façade while the sun sets outside in a blazing amber. A wedding at Villa San Michele conjures up the unforgettable romance of the Renaissance era; it’s simply perfect.
The venue offers various services and amenities to make your wedding day perfect. And features 46 rooms, each unique in its way but all featuring antique furnishings and an emphasis on comfort and pampering guests throughout your stay.
And it’s home to several gorgeous event spaces ideal for hosting your reception. The Loggia dei Lanzi overlooks the cityscape and provides a dramatic backdrop for an unforgettable evening, while the Terrazza Delle Rose is a beautifully landscaped garden terrace perfect for al fresco dining.
It’s the perfect destination for a wedding experience where you can host multiple events over several days. From a welcome party to a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception to a farewell brunch, the Villa San Michele can host them all.
Whichever space you choose, you can be sure that your guests will be impressed by the breathtaking views.
When it comes to getting married at the Villa San Michele Hotel, there are a few things that you can expect. First and foremost, the venue is absolutely stunning and unforgettable. Undoubtedly, your wedding guests will be mesmerized by the enchanting grounds and impeccable service.
Photo backdrop locations are available at every turn, which creates an excellent opportunity for having family portraits created. So, you may want to take advantage of your time there by hiring a professional photographer to document these memories on film for eternity. It’s truly an experience that will be cherished for a lifetime.
It’s lavish, historical, and unique, offering an incredible experience for all. It is nestled in the heart of Tuscany, the wedding hotel in Florence with the most awe-inspiring views. With its manicured gardens and incredible architecture, it's easy to see why this is such a popular spot for weddings, so you may want to book your date well in advance.
We recommend booking a year out or at least six months ahead of time so that you can secure your dream date and wedding. Trust us; it'll be worth it!
When planning a wedding at this gorgeous villa, you must consider a few essential things. Here is a complete guide to help you plan the perfect wedding at this stunning hotel.
The first thing you need to do is decide on your wedding date. The location is a popular Italian wedding venue, so booking your date well in advance is important. Once you set your date, you can start planning the rest of your wedding.
The next thing you need to think about is your guest list. The Villa San Michele Hotel can accommodate up to 200 guests, so make sure to invite everyone you want to attend. If you're having a smaller wedding, the hotel also has smaller event spaces that may be more suitable for your needs.
Now that you have your date and the guest list sorted, it's time to start thinking about the details of your wedding. We'll reserve you several packages available, so be sure to ask what's included. You'll also need to decide on catering, flowers, music, decorations, and any additional events you may want to host.
There are many different types of wedding ceremonies you can choose from when getting married here. If you are looking for a traditional ceremony, you can opt for a Catholic or Protestant service. Both of these services will be conducted by an officiant in front of your guests.
If you are looking for something a little more unique, you can opt for a humanist ceremony conducted by either a celebrant or an officiant. This type of ceremony is non-religious and focuses on the couple's love for each other. You can also choose to have a civil ceremony, which a mayor or magistrate conducts. Again, this ceremony is secular and not affiliated with any religion.
There are many breathtaking reception areas at the Hotel, including an outdoor terrace with stunning views of Florence, the city’s skyline, and the surrounding Tuscan hillsides. In addition, various spaces can be transformed indoors to suit your vision, from elegant ballrooms to more comfortable lounge areas.
Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting for close family and friends or a grand venue for a lavish celebration, is sure you'll have the perfect space.
The best way to get to the Villa is by car. However, if you are coming from out of town, you can take a bus to Florence, and then a taxi or Uber to the villa. But if you want a truly unforgettable experience, arrive via the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll experience a world of timeless luxury aboard the Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express, making it the most enjoyable way to get to the villa.
If you're looking for a breathtakingly beautiful setting for your wedding, look no further than Villa San Michele.
With its stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and its elegant architecture, it's sure to make your wedding day unforgettable. And with our experienced staff to help with every detail, you can rest assured that your big day will go off without a hitch. So contact us today to start planning your dream wedding.
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Planning a wedding in Tuscany is no easy feat. There are so many details to think about, not to mention the seemingly never-ending list of things to do before the big day arrives. One of the biggest things couples struggle with is finding a venue that fits their style and personality.
Luckily, we've done all the research for you and found Palazzo Pfanner in Lucca, Italy. And it’s a showstopper!
Lucca is a city located in the central part of Italy in the Tuscany region. It is about an hour's drive from Florence and Pisa, making it an ideal location for weddings. It's surrounded by medieval walls, which makes it unique and picturesque. But also inspires your imagination to think of all the history and memories created there long before your “I Do’s.”
There’s just something magical about the Tuscany region.
The Palazzo Pfanner is a beautiful Baroque-style building built in the 17th century. It is one of the most famous and historical buildings in the city. It has a large ballroom and a magnificent staircase. It is the perfect place to have a fairytale wedding in Lucca.
If you are looking for a breathtaking and romantic setting for your wedding, look no further than Palazzo Pfanner.
The Palazzo's street-facing front is identical to that of every other building in Lucca. But as soon as you go inside, it's evident that it's genuinely unique.
A view of the nearby Baroque Italian Garden is framed by a series of tall arches on the ceiling of the entrance hall. From this vantage point, you can also see the vast open staircase leading to the second story.
Because of the open layout, even when one is safely inside the walls of the Palazzo, it still feels as though they are outdoors.
The Italian Garden at Palazzo Pfanner is an absolute marvel to stroll through, especially since it's the only one inside the city walls. In the center of the garden is the octagonal pond and fountain, surrounded by allegorical statues of Mercury, Bacchus, Poseidon, and Anfitrite (Poseidon's Wife).
The garden is divided into several walkways, each leading you to a more private area of the park to enjoy and decorated with seasonal flowers. It’s truly a sight to behold and is a beautiful setting for your Tuscany wedding ceremony, reception, and portraits.
Palazzo Pfanner is a beautiful wedding venue in Italy's heart. This palazzo is the perfect setting for an unforgettable and romantic wedding day. It offers various services to make your wedding day perfect, from catering to flowers to music. They also have a bridal suite where you can prepare for your big day in luxury.
With its grand staircase and entrance hall with arched ceilings, accented with a lovely view of a lavishly lush garden, the courtyard appears to be designed explicitly for hosting festivities.
When it comes to wedding venues, Palazzo Pfanner is truly a hidden gem.
Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, this picturesque venue offers everything you need to make your dream wedding come true. From its stunning architecture and lush gardens to its attentive staff and world-class amenities, is the perfect place to exchange vows and celebrate your love. Here are just a few of the reasons why this venue should be at the top of your list:
The Venue: First and foremost, the venue itself is absolutely breathtaking. Palazzo Pfanner was built in the 17th century and has been meticulously restored to its original glory. The property features a beautiful outdoor courtyard where you can Exchange vows surrounded by towering cypress trees and an indoor ballroom perfect for hosting your reception. No matter what time of year you choose to get married, it will provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding in Tuscany.
The Experience: One of our favorite reasons to choose this majestic mansion in Lucca for your wedding is the experience that all will have. We consider weddings at the Palazzo Pfanner as “progressive-style” events. What does this mean? From the moment your guests arrive, they will move around the venue, taking in all the sights, sounds, smells, and history.
Each room tantalizes the senses with unique artwork, exquisite decor, antique furnishings, and memories - no two rooms are alike, creating a progressive environment.
Because the palace is grand and there is so much to see and absorb, it inspires your guests to progressively move from room to room and wander through the gardens feeling the love and celebration of your special day.
This is a progressive-style wedding venue for those reasons, and the result is an incredibly unforgettable experience.
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When planning your wedding in this palace, it is essential to know the floor plan. This will help you to plan your wedding ceremony and reception so that everything flows smoothly. The following is a floor plan of the palace:
The first step to planning the perfect wedding at Palazzo Pfanner is getting there! The good news is that the venue is located in a very central and convenient location.
Lucca is situated in the Tuscan region of Italy, just a short drive from both Florence and Pisa. If you’re flying into the country, the closest airport is Galileo Galilei Airport, which is about a 45-minute drive from the venue.
Once you’ve arrived in Lucca, getting to the location is a breeze. The venue is right in the city's heart, just a short walk from some of the city’s most popular attractions.
When it comes to planning your wedding day transportation, there are plenty of options available. You can take a private car or limousine or take advantage of the city’s public transportation system.
No matter how you choose to get there, one thing is for sure – this will be the perfect Italian location for your unforgettable wedding day!
After the ceremony, it's time to celebrate! Your guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the palazzo's gardens before moving inside for dinner and dancing. The reception will be held in one of the palazzo's grand halls, and you'll have a chance to explore all the beautiful rooms during the evening.
When it's time to say goodbye, you and your guests can be treated to a spectacular firework display over the palazzo. It's sure to be a night you'll never forget!
If you're looking for a reception venue that will wow your guests, look no further than Palazzo Pfanner. This stunning venue offers exquisite food and wine, set against the backdrop of a beautiful Italian palazzo.
Your guests will be treated to a sumptuous banquet of delicious food and wine; all served in the palazzo's gorgeous dining room. And afterwards, they can enjoy a drink on the terrace overlooking the picturesque city of Lucca.
With its stunning setting, delicious food, and wine, it is sure to make your reception an unforgettable event.
Italy is the country of love, with thousands of wedding venues. But if you’re looking for one that wraps all the beauty of Tuscany, history, unbelievable decor, luxury finishes, and an experience no one will ever forget - Palazzo Pfanner is the best! So if you’re ready to start planning your wedding in Italy give us a call!
We’re happy to help you with the biggest and smallest of details.
Photos Credits: Facibeni Fotografia
Tuscany is a beautiful region filled with art, history, and love. You'll instantly fall in love with the la dolce vita ambience when you step onto a cobblestone square, and if you need to “pop the question” or say “I Do,” there is no better place than Italy.
And when it’s time to tie the knot, Tuscany reigns supreme.
Its breathtaking scenery, majestic medieval villages, and vast fields make you fall in love. Couples from all over the world fly here to experience a magical Tuscany wedding. Its diverse natural landscape encompasses the rugged Apennine Mountains, the island of Elba’s beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and Chianti’s olive groves and vineyards - every inch is a beautiful setting to get married.
Tuscany offers the best of both worlds. You can have your wedding by the beach where you can say your vows under the sun or have an extravagant wedding in one of the top luxury hotels in Tuscany. There is so much love and beauty that the area has to offer. Today, we’re featuring one of our favourite Tuscany wedding venues - Borgo Santo Pietro.
Borgo Santo Pietro is a 5-star hotel in the heart of the Tuscan Countryside. It offers the ultimate luxury farmhouse experience. So, leave your city problems behind, unwind yourself and experience the calmest and most beautiful wedding experience in one of the most romantic locations in the world. This hotel has villas, gardens, vineyards, and much more. So, no matter how many events you plan to have here, every one of them will be unique and filled with love and beauty.
Relais Borgo Santo Pietro offers you endless ideas and opportunities for your wedding. It is home to excellent restaurants, a holistic spa, yachts, and working farms. Imagine the endless possibilities of having different wedding events in this beautiful place.
This Tuscan villa has two beautiful restaurants with fantastic food and breathtaking aesthetics.
Borgo Santo Pietro Saporium has an incredible outdoor setup where you can host an incredible reception for your wedding. The food offered there is based on providing an earthly experience with a taste that you won't find anywhere else.
TRATTORIA SULL'ALBERO RESTAURANT is unique because it is designed around a large Oak tree. The rustic interior overlooking the fields and forest is perfect for an intimate wedding reception with your closest loved ones.
That's not all this place has to offer. Let's talk about the 300-acre farm estate that is built and maintained by traditional farmers. You'll get fresh organic milk collected by farmers, which later on becomes cheese and yogurt at their dairy farm. It is not an actual farm if it doesn't have farm animals. You'll see chicken, sheep, horses, and even alpacas at the beautiful Relais Farm.
And we can’t forget the beautiful culinary gardens.
In Borgo Santo Pietro, most of the ingredients are harvested. So not only are your viewing authentic and natural beauty, but you'll also be tasting natural and organic food. Over 200 types of vegetables and 50 aromatic herbs are cultivated in their fields.
The food you'll have at this place will come from this field. There is also a fruits and nut garden with walnut trees and sweet and fresh fruits like peaches and cherries.
The overall classic and country aesthetic make this place the dream destination for your wedding. A Relais wedding is unique, and the Tuscan venue of Borgo Santo Pietro is elegant and rustic. You can have your wedding in the garden close to a fountain or maybe go a little more intimate and have the event on the island in the middle of the lake.
But, those two are not the only options for your wedding. This place is full of aesthetic venues where you can host weddings according to your taste and guests. With over five gardens, the options are many.
The founders of this relais have put their heart and soul into designing this beautiful place. Each room, restaurant, and garden are filled with details that show the true beauty and heritage of Tuscany. Their goal was to create an authentic country experience filled with luxury and art. This is very beautifully displayed through their architecture, food, and culture.
In each suite, there is detail in the form of art. The furniture is exquisite, the walls have a painting that screams love and beauty, and the windows overlook the beautiful gardens and landscapes. These are all the details you will only get to experience at a Borgo Santo Pietro Tuscany at Borgo Santo Pietro.
The history of Borgo Santo Pietro dates back 250 years ago. When discovered by the founders, this place was just an 800-year villa surrounded by muddy fields. It wasn't even close to the beautiful structure it is today. Nevertheless, Jeanette and Claus Thottrup, the founders, took eight years to transform it into a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Tuscany.
Now the hotel is serving the guests organic food and an authentic experience. Its restaurant, the "Saporium", is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves world-class food made from local farmed vegetables and fruits.
There is something unique and majestic about Italian weddings. It is either their impeccable style or the feeling they give. Tuscany is filled with romance and authenticity. This dream of every couple is to have it at their wedding.
When you say your vows in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, underneath the wild blooms and vines, breathing the warm air of a Tuscan farm, that will be the experience of a lifetime. Your dream will be fulfilled here.
This Tuscan hotel is the finest luxury venue that Italy has to offer. The exclusive villa is surrounded by gardens full of flowers and farms filled with vegetables giving the best countryside experience. The possibilities of having a wedding that suits you are endless.
From romantic to elegant, rustic luxury, and intimate to large, there is an option for all. If you love history, art, and fine wine, plan a wedding like no other at Borgo Santo Pietro. Your wedding ceremony will be held in a peaceful place filled with the love and warmth of the majestic Tuscan sunlight.
Like a wedding ceremony, there are countless options for your reception.
You can host the reception outside one of its fine restaurants, or if you are feeling fancy, why not on a yacht? It would offer a vintage experience.
The uncompromised attention to detail makes it an exciting yet unique venue for your wedding reception. So give your toasts while overlooking the mighty water of Italy and set sail into the eternal journey of marriage and companionship.
And you can always choose the gardens or restaurants if you prefer to stay on the ground for your reception. No matter what type of wedding you choose, you'll get the opportunity to plan your wedding reception just the way you want.
A Tuscany Wedding is a dream that many couples wish to have. Words can never do justice to the beauty and experience that Tuscany has to offer. The land of history, castles, farms, and architecture is the perfect place to have your destination wedding. Borgo Santo Pietro offers the magical Tuscany wedding experience.
It has fairytale landscapes that you will get to experience if you choose this fantastic hotel. You will have limitless options to have your wedding, whether it's in the heart of the vineyards or near a beach. Your wedding experience at Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy, will undoubtedly exceed your expectations. It will leave you with memories you will cherish for the rest of your beautiful married lives.
Relais Borgo Santo Pietro offers accommodation according to your budget and guest number. You can book suites or even the entire villa if the number of guests exceeds a certain limit. Every suite is built to provide its signature Tuscan luxury experience.
Each suite is furnished with fancy yet vintage furniture. Chandeliers are hanging in each suite, and let’s not forget the beautiful art on the walls. It provides the perfect experience that any 5-star hotel can give. In this case, you will get a double experience, both a luxurious and a country experience.
Gardens surround the suites, and the exclusive villas have private pools and all the necessary amenities. Borgo Santo Pietro will provide you with a comfortable, luxurious experience.
Weddings are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and every couple wants to have the best. And here, you'll have the best experience in the world.
Life is about exploring the beauty of Earth and living every moment you have here. So don't miss out on the opportunity of having a unique wedding where luxury meets nature. Where everything is authentic and pure, this is where your wedding will be. This is the real Tuscany Wedding experience. This is what you will cherish with your partner for the rest of your beautiful lives.
So, make your dream come true - let’s start planning your unforgettable Italian wedding today!
Photo Credits: Pixabay and Relais Borgo Santo Pietro
There is something about the Tuscan sun. The warm rays kiss your cheeks softly, wrap you in warmth and leave you with a halo of light.
The wedding of Mari and Tõnu's was no exception to this. They were married under the summer sun in June.
Mari and Tõnu had their Tuscan villa wedding in the beautiful Villa Boscarello surrounded by their nearest and dearest. There could not have been a more perfect setting for this lovely couple; the Villa sits in the rolling Tuscan hills skirted with rows of lavender bushes.
This beautiful Villa boasts a rustic charm with exposed brick walls that coexist in harmony with its setting. The elegant outdoor spaces look out over the manicured grounds and cypress trees onto the traditional Tuscan landscape.
Villa Boscarello is the ideal location as it is multi-faceted. It has dynamic spaces that can cater for any occasion. The large pool is ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine or taking a dip to cool off.
The front courtyard lent itself perfectly for the reception dinner. The Villa wrapped around the party and scattered beautiful lights over the table.
With the couple and their guests arriving in Florence and making their way to the Villa, you could feel the excitement in the air. The rehearsal dinner was a perfect welcome to their Tuscan wedding celebrations.
The warm Tuscan air was tangled with the aromas of fresh pizza. A professional pizzaiolo prepared the oven with dry wood and baked traditional pizza in front of the guests.
Mari and Tõnu sat with their family and friends around the beautifully mise en place, showcasing the fresh produce of Tuscany.
The feast of mixed Tuscan antipasti, fresh pizzas, chocolate sofflé and gelato paired perfectly with Toscana vino set the tone for the celebrations to come.
Mari and Tõnu's big day started easy; typically, the atmosphere is filled with nerves and excitement. The best thing to do is to spend the morning being pampered and eating good food.
Mari spent the morning with her girlfriends having their hair and makeup done, imagining her new chapter and the amazing adventures their family will have.
Behind the scenes, everything came together beautifully. The VB- team and the vendors worked like clockwork to get everything magically set up ready for the ceremony to start.
The ceremony was outdoors and the weather could not have been more perfect, with warm blue skies.
The fabulous Puscina flowers transformed the end of the aisle with a bespoke arch unique to the couple's colours and flowers.
The procession opened with the voices of the lovely guests singing 'Et Sa Teaks' as the bridal party made their way down the aisle. The surrounding scenery of lavender rows and rolling hills sang in harmony with this intimate Tuscan villa wedding.
There was a moment of breathlessness when Mari appeared, escorted by her farther down the aisle to meet Tõnu, absolutely beautiful.
Once the "I do's" were shared, the petals were tossed, and the lovely voices accompanied them down the aisle as man and wife.
The atmosphere was filled with joy and excitement and cocktails were shared by the poolside. The couple spent a brief period with their guests before taking a step aside for some pictures.
It's an important moment to capture; it is often one of the most cherished times as this will be the moment of realisation that you are now a married couple.
It is a time to reflect on the vowels and promises you have exchanged.
There is also no need to worry about your guests as they will be enjoying the buffet and cocktails.
Before the guests noticed, the couple returned and the party was moved to the dining area. The tables are set up beautifully in the Villa's front courtyard with the array of lights strung gracefully over the seating.
It would not be a Tuscan wedding if there was not a constant serving of fabulous food. Between the courses, heartfelt speeches were shared, filled with good wishes and love for the couple.
Mari and Tõnu's first dance was to "Sel ööl on tunne", made all the more special as it was sung by their friend. Including your guests in your celebrations makes it more memorable and special as it is unique to you and your guests.
This is a moment that can not be captured on any Pinterest board.
It is a tradition in Italy to have a wedding cake prepared in front of you, made up of layers with fruit and cream, then to cut it together.
So, it only seemed fitting that Mari and Tõnu did it for their Tuscan wedding. This added an authentic element to their Italian wedding and is something that will be remembered by their guests.
It was important for the couple to say a few words to their guest, a heartfelt moment of thanks as they released balloons into the night sky.
As the balloons drifted away, the music got louder and the heels came off. Mari, Tõnu and their guests danced the night away, the perfect way to celebrate their Tuscan villa wedding and the best way to start their next chapter as man and wife.
When planning a Tuscan villa wedding like Mari and Tõnu's it is important to think of the little details as this will in turn make the biggest difference and add an element of charm to your day.
Think about your guests and how you can make them comfortable. In this case, the ceremony was held in the Tuscan summer sun, Mari and Tõnu catered for this.
They provided each guest with an elegant, wicker fan to keep cool so they did not feel like they needed to escape the ceremony if they overheated. Prior to the wedding, each guest was offered a pre-ceremony cocktail before being seated.
The mise en place for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding night gave a nod to its location and tied in perfectly with the couple's style.
The Colour palette ran seamlessly through all elements of the wedding day although there were many different facets to the wedding. This was done through the beautiful design of flower arrangements, stationery, mise en place to what the bridal party were wearing.
When planning your Tuscan villa wedding it is important to stay true to yourself and incorporate elements that are special to you.
It was so heartwarming to see Mari and Tõnu's daughters dress next to Mari's and have her up at the end of the aisle with them. To have a friend of theirs sign for them during the ceremony and for their first dance, a special moment that will last forever.
It was an honour to have been a part of their wedding and make their dreams come true. Let VB- Events plan your uniquely special day and help write the next chapter, contact us for a free consultation.
Did you know that Italian villas were the original farm-to-table household? When you tour the gardens of 14th and 15th century villas, keep in mind that those gardens are not just for show.
They were lovingly planted to provide the master and misses of the estate with fresh fruit, grapes for wine, and any other home-grown delicacy that they could have wanted.
If you and your beloved are committed to buying from local farms, eating fresh fruit, and being close to nature, you will love the beautiful, historic villas in Italy.
Do you want a wedding that is both luxurious and down to earth? Do you want to honor your love of Mother Earth while feeling like a prince or princess for a day? Consider having an Italian villa wedding! Destination weddings are the biggest trend for 2021 and 2022, so why not say “I do” in a 15th century villa in the Italian countryside.
Your wedding day should be everything you want. It should be the most beautiful day. You should be the happiest you’ve ever been. Couples who choose an Italian villa wedding are
often looking for adventure - that comfortable kind of adventure, with warm nights, great food, and history everywhere you look.
Whether you and your beloved are history lovers, big fans of the Medici TV show, or enjoyers of luxury, Italy is home to many villas that would be perfect for your big day. The best wedding venue villas were built between the 15th and 17th centuries, making them ideal spots for experiencing history.
Because each villa is well preserved, spotlessly clean, and perfectly cared for, you can experience a day in the life of a member of the elite Medici family.
The number one reason that couples come to Italy for their wedding is because villas offer the best wedding experience. Since 15th century villas were built to house the entire extended family as well as the staff, such villas have more than enough room for the entire wedding party and the guests.
One challenge of destination weddings is whether the couple or the guests should be responsible for the cost of accommodations. One way around this issue is for the couple to rent out an Italian villa, and allow guests to stay in the extra rooms. If you choose to go this route, having everyone in the same place can give guests a chance to meet and mingle.
Villas also provide a variety of locations for where to walk down the aisle. You and your beloved could hold the ceremony outdoors in the gardens, in the villa’s ballroom or another large room, or on the front steps of the villa. This makes it easy to customize the wedding to perfectly fit you and your beloved’s love story.
Whether you want to get married in a city center or out in the countryside, Italy is home to so many historic villas that you can have your pick. Want to get married overlooking Lake Como? VB Events recommends Villa Pizzo (where Chrissy Teigen and John Legend tied the knot), Villa Del Balbianello (which appears in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones), Villa Balbiano or Villa Sola Cabiati - where the gardens provide complete privacy and the walls are covered with frescoes worthy of Milanese aristocrats.
With so many beautiful villas in Italy, it is impossible to go wrong when you pick a venue for your special day. VB Events has worked with couples from all over the world, and a few of the most sought after locations include Villa Astor on the Amalfi Coast, Villa Igiea in Sicily, Villa Clara in Rome, and Villa del Balbianello near Lake Como.
With so many potential venues to choose from, it helps to work with expert wedding planners. This is where VB Events comes in. We have been helping wedding days run smoothly for 15 years. As local experts, we also know the ins and outs of all the best wedding venues in Italy, from villas to vineyards. Contact VB Events if you need a hand making your Italian villa wedding dreams come true.
Here are the top 4 villas to consider for your wedding:
Lake Como is home to several villas that would all be perfect for your special day, including Villa Balbiano and Villa Erba.
Villa del Balbianello was built in 1787 by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini. Parts of the villa were originally a Franciscan monastery, which were converted into a villa for the cardinal’s personal use. This villa has historically been a hub for political activity, including as a meeting place for Italian patriots and the Carbonari. Its walls have also been home to famous writers, artists, and architects.
Villa del Balbianello is the perfect wedding venue because it sits atop a peninsula, so you can say “I do” with the glimmering expanse of Lake Como stretching out behind you. While guests cannot stay overnight at this villa, there are many villas and hotels located nearby.
If photos of this venue look familiar, it is probably because the villa appears in Casino Royale, as the backdrop to James Bond’s epic adventures, shoot outs, and romantic entanglements. In late 2018, superstars of the silver screen Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh also chose Villa del Balbianello as their wedding venue.
Nothing says romance quite like the eternal city of Rome. If you want to tie the knot in the middle of an exciting city center, then Villa Clara is perfect for you and your beloved.
Villa Clara stands out both for its luxury and because it was reimagined in Art Deco style. Considered a hidden gem in Rome, Villa Clara was built in the 1910s, just before the start of the first world war. It was not finished until 1929 when famous architect Arnoldo Foschini took over the project and leaned heavily into his Greco-Roman influences.
Villa Clara radiates luxury, from the classic villa garden on the property to the over 1,000 square meters of marble and other semiprecious stone surfaces. When you hold your Italian villa wedding in this beautiful place, you will notice the wall panels made from rare amethyst, as well as the vast art collection.
Whether you love Greek and Roman pieces, Chinese and Japanese art, or European contemporary designs, the eclectic and well cared for art collection has something for everyone.
The best part about having your destination wedding at Villa Clara in Rome is that there is so much to explore in the city.
Many couples choose to combine their destination wedding with the honeymoon. After saying “I do” at Villa Clara, couples can get some time to themselves seeing the sights, shopping, experiencing Italian food, and jetting around Rome on a Vespa a la Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn.
For couples who are also interested in the villas of the past, Rome is just a bus ride away from the remains of Pompeii. Sadly, Villa of the Mysteries with its iconic red room, Villa of Papyri in Herculaneum, and the House of the Tragic Poet with its iconic “Cave Canem” guard dog mosaic barely allow tourists, and weddings are out of the question.
However, if you can’t have your dream Italian villa wedding in the villas of the far past, you can at least have it in a villa from the recent past. Then you and your beloved can tour the well-preserved villas in Pompeii and enjoy all the history that Italy has to offer.
Villa Igiea was originally built to be a private residence at the end of the 19th century. In the early 1900s, the Lorio family purchased the villa and turned it into a hotel for royalty, members of the Hollywood elite, and dignitaries. In 2019, Rocco Forte Hotels acquired Villa Igiea and brought it into a new era of opulence and accessibility. The historic villa was carefully restored to protect and preserve its heritage, while updating it to meet the standards of luxury of the 21st century.
This villa is the perfect marriage between the past and the present while maintaining luxury and quality. It is ideal for weddings because it can accommodate more than 100 guests. Each room is completely unique, all decorated and designed to pay homage to the history and beauty of Sicily. The bathrooms are even made with locally sourced marble.
If you and your beloved want to treat yourselves, Villa Igiea is the perfect place for your dream Italian villa wedding. Located at the base of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo, it marries natural beauty with human innovation. This venue is perfect for couples who want a wedding in nature, but who also want luxury, and don’t want to “rough it” on their special day.
The best word to describe Villa Astor is “paradise.” Overlooking the Bay of Naples, it has one of the greatest views in the world, as well as unparalleled splendor both inside and out. Of all the venues for an Italian villa wedding, Villa Astor is one of the most glamorous.
The villa dates all the way back to the 1st century A.D. when the grandson of Emperor Augustis made it his residence. Since then, Villa Astor has been a destination for the rich and noble. It was purchased by Lord William Waldorf Astor in 1905. He expanded the property to add a garden and a Pompeiian villa.
In the 70s, Villa Astor welcomed all manner of rich and famous guests, including Princess Margaret, Sofia Loren, Gregory Peck, Rudolf Nuriev, and Gianni Agnelli. Now, a villa that has been a beacon of luxury for the rich and famous can be the backdrop to your magical day.
To complete the experience, Villa Astor can accommodate your guests and wedding party. When you and your closest friends and family member stay the night at Villa Astor, you will notice the luxurious marble bathrooms, the art collection, and the furnishings sourced from Sotheby’s.
If you and your beloved want an Italian villa wedding, Villa Astor is the crème de la crème of authentic, luxurious, Italian villas. A place once home to the richest man in the world and all his famous guests, you can tie the knot in those same halls. There is no better location to hold the happiest day of your life.
Having a romantic, intimate, completely unforgettable wedding in an Italian villa is easy to daydream about and easy to create a Pinterest board for, but it’s hard to make it a reality. Many couples know what they want, but they don’t know where to start.
Here’s what you do: Hire a wedding planner that specializes in destination weddings in Italy. If you want your Italian villa wedding to be stress-free and to go off without a hitch, hire VB Events to make all your dreams come true.
Not only are we the masters at organizing weddings across borders, we also have connections with all the most desirable wedding venues. If you don’t know how you could possibly decide between all these beautiful villas, we can make a recommendation based on your tastes and your unique love story.
Hiring a wedding planner is a good idea for traditional weddings, but it is a must for destination weddings. The team at VB Events speaks the local language and can help you and your wedding party navigate any language differences.
We will also handle all of the small wedding details for you, including design, the flowers, concierge services, and lighting. If you need makeup or photography taken care of, we can handle that too. VB Events works with talented local photographers, artists, stylists, and florists to create the beautiful wedding that you have always dreamed of.
Are you ready to start planning your dream wedding? Contact VB Events today to get started!