Villa Astor: Luxury Wedding in Amalfi Coast

October 27, 2022

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.

A Unique Experience 

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.

Weddings At Villa Astor In Sorrento Italy

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.

The History

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.

A Luxurious Destination For Weddings & Events

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. 

Things To Do

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. 

Greece colums on Villa Astor Garden
Villa Astor External yard
bathroom of the Villa Astor's suite
Table set up of the Astor Restaurant
balcony sea view from the Villa
balcony sea-view from lunch table
beautiful pool near the room of Villa Astor

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