Wedding in Italy

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Destination wedding in Italy is a great choice. Since ancient times, Italy has been the center of history, culture, and art. Across the span of more than 3,000 years, many civilizations have passed across this fascinating country, and evidence of these great civilizations is still inextricably woven into the present-day landscape and wedding venue options.

Being a dream destination for travelers, Italy has much to offer: historic cities, ancient ruins, intricate architecture, astonishing art, snow-capped mountains, pristine coastline, great beaches, inventive cuisine, and the best wine.

The country is divided into 20 regions and each of them has its own personality, culture, traditions, art, architecture, and cuisine. Besides, Italy is a magical country with the most beautiful and majestic landscapes in the world. There is something for everyone: rolling hills of Tuscany, pristine waters and white sandy beaches of Puglia and Sardinia, desert islands, terraces overlooking the beautiful Amalfi coast, stunning lakes, sloping farmlands, historic city landscapes of Florence or Rome, canals of Venice, and snowy mountains of Aosta. No wonder that many people dream about a destination wedding in Italy.

Wedding Planner Italy

Are you are planning a destination wedding in Italy? It takes professional wedding planners 150+ hours to put together an average wedding. It’s rather difficult to combine this amount of effort with a regular job or a busy lifestyle. Best choice? Hire a wedding planner in Italy to guarantee a perfect wedding.

Magic Day can guarantee your impeccable wedding thanks to the unique combination of extensive local expertise of our planners and coordinators in the destinations with international standards and processes.

Local expertise of our wedding planners in Italy

Magic Day boasts local coordinators in every major destination, be it Amalfi Coast, Rome, or Lake Como. We believe that only local team members can deliver the level of knowledge and savviness that our clients deserve for their destination weddings. This also allows us to know the best local vendors like stylists and musicians as well as flower, rentals, sound, and lights suppliers. Our planners and coordinators on location always know the best dishes on the menu in each venue we recommend. Who else can know the tiniest details? We always know from which direction the sun will shine during the ceremony on the terrace you select.

International standards

We’ve been planning weddings, events, celebrations, birthdays, and special experiences for our clients for over 12 years. Our wedding planners did everything from small elopements to €13 million celebrations in 11 countries of Europe. The entire planning and production processes have been documented in detail, tested over and over again, and polished to perfection. We guarantee that your wedding in Italy planned by Magic Day will be perfect.

Local expertise + International standards guarantee the best experience you can ever get from wedding planning. Have a look at some of our favorite destinations in Italy and let’s start planning your destination wedding in Italy today!

Italy Wedding Venues

Are you in search of the best Italy wedding venues? Italy is a great choice for couples who are considering a destination wedding: beautiful weather, the festive Mediterranean atmosphere, great wine, and delicious food. Besides, Italy is considered to be one of the most romantic countries in the world. You can choose from a variety of wedding venues in Italy that offer magnificent settings for unique wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Venice is the capital city of the Veneto region in northern Italy. It is built on 118 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. With its historic sites and gorgeous canals, Venice is one of Italy’s most famous attractions. This magic city is also one of the greatest locations for a wedding in Italy.

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Belmond Hotel Cipriani

A timeless hotel where elegance and charm are found in every detail. Cipriani is located on Giudecca Island and embodies everything La Serenissima is famed for. George and Amal Clooney chose Belmond Hotel Cipriani for their wedding reception. It is a unique historical wedding venue in Italy, offering stunning views of Venice Lagoon and the Doge’s Palace.

Ca'Sagredo

Ca’ Sagredo is located on the Grand Canal and offers views of the historical Rialto Market opposite. The 15th century Palace still preserves the untouched beauty of an ancient noble Residence while the opulently frescoed ballroom and the imposing marble staircase are simply made for luxury destination weddings in Italy.

JW Marriott

Located on a private island in the Venetian lagoon called  Isola delle Rose, JW Marriott is a truly exclusive wedding venue. It offers stunning views of Venice, the intimacy of the idyllic century-old park, and the timeless romance of a historical church. 

Rome, the capital of Italy, is the cradle of the Roman civilization and is filled with fascinating monuments. With its rich history and magic atmosphere, the Eternal City is an ideal place for an unforgettable destination wedding in Italy. Rome is a paradise for people who prefer genuine Italian cuisine.   

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Villa Miani

Villa Miani is an elegant neoclassic mansion dominating the top of Monte Mario Hill not far from the Vatican. This venue is a remarkable location as the whole city lies open before you from the Villa’s terrace.

Castello Odescalchi

Tom Cruise and Katy Holmes as well as numerous other celebrities chose the majestic Castello Odescalchi for their weddings. that is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Europe. It provides an idyllic setting for memorable weddings and a variety of special spaces starting with a lawn overlooking lake Bracciano.

St. Regis

St. Regis Rome is one of the most luxurious hotels in Rome. The Ritz ballroom is one of the most striking ballrooms in Rome for your Wedding in Italy. Belle Époque atmosphere is created by the original frescoes, marbled walls, and magnificent Murano chandeliers. Up to 300 guests capacity for a seated banquet makes it a perfect venue for your most grand destination wedding in Italy.

Sicily is the most cosmopolitan region in Italy. This enchanting island is full of history, art, folklore, and breathtaking sceneries. It is also one of the driest regions of Italy, guaranteeing a warm and pleasant wedding throughout the year.

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Castello Lanza

Castello Lanza Branciforte in Trabia is located by the sea close to Palermo. It’s a historic wedding venue that preserves the fairytale atmosphere of the past. The ancient Norman tower dominates the center of the courtyard and overlooks the coast. This venue is perfect for weddings from 100 to 1000 guests. 

Villa Mon Repos

Villa Mon Repos is located in Taormina. It’s an architectural jewel in Art Nouveau style frequented by many stars, including Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant. Today it is a luxury boutique hotel in the lushness of the Park of Olives. It overlooks the sea and Isola Bella on one side, and the summit of Mount Etna with its impressive volcano on the other.

Borgo del Carato

This secluded resort near Syracuse is located in 90 hectares of private park is characterized by the simplicity of ancient Sicily. Perfect for buyouts and parties until the sun comes up.

Tuscany is a region in central Italy. It is the cradle of the Renaissance and is famous for its art cities and marvelous countryside. Many couples choose Tuscany for the destination weddings in Italy because it offers a wide set of exclusive Italy wedding venues with breathtaking views: castles, farmhouses, villas, borgos.

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Villa Il Palaggio

The Villa Il Palagio belongs to Sting. It perches elegantly at the top of a private hill. The villa overlooks rolling Tuscan hills in the distance and the calming countryside. It offers a breathtaking panorama of vineyards, olive groves, cypress, oak forests, and Apennine mountains in the distance. The beautifully and meticulously restored villa offers countless spaces for your luxury Italian wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Borgo Castelvecchi

Borgo Castelvecchi is an atmospheric typically Italian “borgo” or town. It is located in the middle of nature, near the Tuscan village of Radda in Chianti, close to Siena. It’s a historical residence perfect for destination weddings in Italy.

Abbazia San Galgano

The Abbey of Saint Galgano is one of the most spectacular wedding venues in Italy. It was a Cistercian Monastery founded between the towns of Chiusdino and Monticiano, in the province of Siena. Only the roofless walls of the Gothic style 13th-century Abbey church still stand and serve as a unique venue for weddings in Italy.

The capital of Tuscany, Florence has a lot of picturesque sites and is rich in historical and cultural heritage. The cobblestone streets of the old town, the beauty of the Duomo, the romantic sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo are just some of the great attractions. With the help of your wedding planner in Italy, Magic Day, you will have a memorable timeless wedding in Florence.

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Villa La Vedetta

Villa La Vedetta is located close to the center, directly at Piazzale Michelangelo, just a few steps from Ponte Vecchio. This romantic villa is today a refined 5-star luxury hotel with only 18 deluxe rooms and suites. This unique wedding venue hidden in its own garden offers an exclusive panoramic position with a breathtaking view of the city of Florence.

Villa Medicea di Lilliano

Villa Medicea di Lilliano is one of the most popular destination wedding venues in Italy, unsurpassed for its combination of the beautiful setting and outstanding service.

Palazzo Borghese

Palazzo Borghese is a hidden gem in the heart of Florence. An exclusive wedding venue in Italy that will make your event unique. Palazzo Borghese is a neoclassical building boasting of frescoed and gilded halls ready to challenge Versailles in their grandeur.

The Italian Lake district is one of the most elegant regions in the country and is popular for VIP weddings. There are 5 major lakes: Maggiore, Lugano, Como, Iseo, Garda — and each of them has its own particular character. It’s one of the most luxurious and exclusive wedding destinations in Italy. There are secluded castles, lakeside villas, and panoramic chapels — everything you need for a breathtaking and stylish Italian wedding.

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Villa d'Este

Villa d’Este overlooks one of the most romantic lakes in the world, Lake Como. It is surrounded by a wonderful 10-hectare private park and offers a number of breathtaking spaces for your wedding ceremony, reception, and party.

Mandarin Oriental Como

Mandarin Oriental on Lago di Como boasts of a serene lakefront setting. Hidden in the luxuriant botanical park, the resort represents a quintessential blend of Italian style and natural beauty.

Villa Crespi

Villa Crespi is located on lake Orta and dates back to the late 19th Century. This Moorish style, historic residence over the centuries became an exclusive place of hospitality for poets, nobles, and rulers. Its name resonated in some of the most illustrious houses in Northern Europe. Now it’s one of the best Italy wedding venues.

Verona is a city of northern Italy, famous for being the setting for Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet.” If you choose Verona for your destination wedding in Italy, you should select one of the numerous historical villas around the city. Magic Day — your wedding planner in Italy will be by your side every step of the way.

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Villa Arvedi

A few kilometers from Verona, in a dominant position on the Valpantena in Grezzana, stands Villa Arvedi, one of the most majestic Venetian villas in the province. The spectacular seventeenth-century Villa, its manicured gardens, and its frescoed ballrooms are perfect for your luxury wedding in Italy.

Villa Mosconi Bertani

In the heart of historic Valpolicella, just minutes from Lake Garda and the City of Verona, lies the elegant Villa Mosconi Bertani, a picturesque estate and grounds dating to the 18th Century. It is a perfect outdoor wedding venue in Italy.

Villa Rizzardi

Villa Rizzardi offers one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy. It is perfect for one-of-a-kind destination weddings in Italy.

Sorrento is a coastal town in southwestern Italy famous for its plunging sea cliffs. This small resort with a big reputation is a hidden gem. Sorrento’s beautiful location has drawn visitors for centuries. The town is one of the most famous and romantic places for destination weddings in Italy. Sometimes this means significant crowds.

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Excelsior Vittoria

Over 180 years of history, Michelin-starred cuisine, and stunning views of Vesuvio make this unique hotel really special. The elegant Vittoria ballroom is the most beautiful spaces for luxury intimate weddings in Italy.

Villa Zagara

Villa Zagara is a small oasis located in the historical heart of Sorrento. The property enjoys a 20.000 square meters garden surrounded by ancient trees, mythological statues, and a myriad of colorful flowers. The villa provides a variety of unique backdrops for your wedding in Italy.

Villa Astor

This majestic property rises above the sea on a cliff in the center of Sorrento offering the legendary 270-degree views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Villa Astor offers arguably one of the greatest views in the world and a splendor rarely seen, both inside and outside. This is one of the most luxurious intimate wedding venues in Italy.

The Amalfi Coast is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula. It is a popular wedding destination that offers spectacular scenery and a variety of historic and natural attractions. The Amalfi Coast was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the uniqueness of its natural landscape.

There are 13 charming villages on the Amalfi Coast that have plenty of differences. The most popular of them are Positano which is famous for its beautiful buildings in Mediterranean style, Ravello praised by the Italian poet Boccaccio in his Decameron and Amalfi that gives its name to the coast.

Undisputed beauty, delicious food, warm hospitality, and folkloristic traditions make the Amalfi Coast an ideal setting for your fairytale wedding in Italy.

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Villa Cimbrone

The glorious gardens, atmospheric crypt, and refined rooms of the Villa make it a unique, elegant location and the ideal wedding venue for couples declaring their eternal love in Italy. It is perfect for luxury weddings in Italy.

Convento di Amalfi

Convento di Amalfi is a converted 13th-century monastery with the original cloister and church. It boasts a cliff-top location with sea views, unique gothic features, and immediate proximity to the Amalfi town center.

Villa Treville

Villa Treville is a unique hideaway set within a spectacular, cliffside estate overlooking the clear blue waters of Positano, one of the jewels of Italy’s fabled Amalfi Coast. Available for buyout and offering a number of incomparable wedding venues, it is a perfect choice for a luxury destination wedding in Italy.

Capri is a small island situated 5 km from the mainland in the Bay of Naples. It’s one of the most picturesque and visited locations in Campania. In ancient times it was the vacation hideaway of Roman emperors Augustus and Tiberius. With its breathtaking landscape sea views, the island has been an inspiration for poets and travelers for centuries. Now Capri is Italy’s most glamorous island resort and a popular wedding destination among stars and rich people from all over the world.

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Villa Lysis

Villa Lysis was built by industrialist and poet Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen in 1905 and dedicated to the youth of love. It offers a combination of exclusive location, beautiful architecture, and a breathtaking view of Marina Grande.

Il Riccio

Il Riccio is a Michelin-starred cliffside restaurant overlooking the Blue Grotto. Upon your arrival by boat, you will take the stone staircase leading up to the series of sun decks perfect for a seaside destination wedding in Italy. The secluded location and thatch roof create an upscale beach club atmosphere. Panoramic views will easily take your breath away.

Certosa San Giacomo

The oldest monastery on Capri offers the biggest outdoor space available for luxury destination weddings.

Puglia is a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot”. With an unspoiled landscape dotted with small towns, sandy beaches, ancient castles, and rocky ranges, Puglia is a fantastic wedding destination in Italy. One of the most striking features of this region is the unique architecture of trulli — old whitewashed stone buildings with conical roofs which can be found mainly in the Itria Valley. Many of them are ideal wedding venues.

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Borgo Egnazia combines luxury with rural traditions and is a popular wedding venue among celebrities, including Hollywood stars. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake chose this exclusive venue for their wedding celebration.

A stunning wedding venue among vineyards and olive groves near Manduria, only 5 km from the Ionic Sea. 

Grotta Palazzese is a restaurant in Polignano a Mare with a terrace created inside a natural cave over the blue-green Adriatic sea. 

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Portofino & Riviera

Portofino is an Italian village and holiday resort near Genoa on the Italian Riviera famous for its picturesque harbor. It has been historically popular among celebrity and artistic guests. The town is built around a small harbor and is known for the colorfully painted buildings that line the shore. It’s a magical destination for your wedding in Italy.

La Cervara

The Cervara abbey exists for over seven centuries. Benedictine monks founded a monastery here in 1361. Its magnificent position made it the preferred destination of illustrious personalities like Francesco Petrarca, Saint Catherine of Siena, Pope Gregory XI, and John of Austria. It is now the top recommendation of your wedding planner in Italy — Magic Day.

Belmond Hotel Splendido

The essence of Dolce Vita in a wedding venue. A perfectly restored former 16th-century monastery, Splendido is the epitome of Italian glamour. Located on the hill overlooking Portofino harbor, it attracted numerous stars through the years, including Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor — and it’s easy to see why. 

Castello Brown

Castello Brown is a fortress that became a private residence in the XIX century. Located high on the hill of the small peninsula guarding the harbor of Portofino, it offers the best view of the town and is perfect for wedding ceremonies.

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