Looking ahead for 2024-2025
WHY YOU SHOULD GET MARRIED IN ITALY
Are you dreaming of a wonderful and romantic place where you can have your Wedding, Elopement or Vow Renewal?
From the rolling Tuscan hills, stunning sea views of the various coastlines, the incredible lakeside settings, and the beauty of its colourful, vibrant cities full of cobbled streets and hidden places to explore, Italy has so much to offer.
It is a country full of romance, love and passion, steeped in culture and history
As a destination wedding planner, I get to visit some stunning venues in beautiful locations to enable me to offer the very best of what I find to my couples.
All the research I carry out is a huge and very necessary part of what I do for you and I always carry out a few site visits, getting to meet the owners and the staff and ensuring I know the whole team very well before I recommend a venue to any of my couples.
This also gives me a chance to get to meet up with all the local suppliers that will be available for all the finishing touches for your weddings and build up a good relationship with everyone of them.
Below is a very small selection of locations that you can choose from, but Italy is so magical that the list is extensive... so to start the process of planning with you, we have a Skype chat in which I get to know you both and what your ideal location and dream venue would look like.
I then start sending over options of suitable venues being sure to keep within your budget and fit in with your criteria.
You can choose from many different locations of Italy and I start your journey with Puglia which has incredibly beautiful locations with options of coastal or countryside venues.
It is a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot,” and is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline.
It is famous for its pretty towns and beautiful beaches. Traditional trullo houses, endless olive groves and clifftop villages perched high above the Adriatic allowing for stunning views of its dramatic coastline.
Some of the favourite towns to visit include Alberobello, Polignano A Mare, Ostuni, Bari, Trani, Monopoli, Lecce, Matera, Martina Franca and Vieste to name but a few. Each area boasts many incredible venues that are available for accommodation and wedding celebrations.
Then there is the many options available in the very popular Amalfi coast which is a 50-kilometer stretch of coastline along the southern edge of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region.
It is a world famous destination, favoured by many celebrities, dominated by sheer cliffs and a rugged, natural shoreline, littered with intimate beaches and traditional fishing villages.
The coastal road between Salerno and Sorrento is a drive that many people love and the scenery is breathtaking, full of grand villas and hundreds of lemon groves.
The area boasts that they produce the best limoncello in the world and so most of the locals and villas have their own lemon trees and produce their own.
There are so many places to stop at and explore along your way including Amalfi, Ravello, Praiano, Atrani, Maiori and Minori, Massa Lubrense, Conca Dei Marini, Positano and Sorrento, with stunning venues to marry in at all of these locations to suit every taste.
Next we come to the Cilento coast which is the lesser known neighbour of the Amalfi coast but with scenery just as stunning. It is one of my favourite areas of Italy. In fact... one of my daughter's got married in this region and I visit there as often as I possibly can.
While most tourists flock to the Amalfi coast, the Italians drive straight past and head instead for the mountains and beaches of this incredible, unspoilt region.
Much of the area is covered by the Cilento national park, the second largest in Italy, and it contains 100km of coastline and a natural mountainous landscape with historic villages where its people still live a traditional way of life.
This area is a perfect choice as it has very many varied locations and hundreds of venues to choose from. I have been lucky enough to have planned many beautiful weddings in this area.
Tuscany and Umbria
Another very popular area for weddings is Tuscany and Umbria and I have planned many in both.
If you’re after gentle undulating countryside and cypress trees, olive groves, beautiful lakes, medieval towns and areas of forest, either of these regions are perfect.
But if you want beaches, then you need to head to Tuscany. The one thing Umbria doesn’t have is a coastline as it is land locked.
Both areas however have plenty of wineries and vineyards and many of these are available to private hire for accommodation and wedding events.
These areas of Italy are also home to many beautiful medieval cities and towns, including Florence, Siena, Pisa, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Volterra, Cortona etc
Chosen by many as a summer and beach destination, Sardinia is famous for its clear and beautiful sea, and for the variety of its coastlines in each different area.
Divided into North and South Sardinia, this island is considered to be a paradise in the Mediterranean.
With many locations and beaches to choose from all looking completely different from the next and offering every style of venue and wedding you could imagine.
Sicily is the biggest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an amazing land rich in history and traditions.
From the sea to the mountains and countryside, from the volcanos to the fishing villages, there are really many reasons to visit Sicily. With beautiful hotels and incredible venues, this is truly a wonderful choice for your destination wedding.
The Italian Lakes
All of the Italian lakes have many stunning venues and locations for your wedding in Italy... choosing which one will be a difficult job!!
The largest lake in Italy and one of the most beautiful, thanks to its rich culture, its crystal clear waters and stunning scenery.
It borders three regions - Lombardy, Trentino Alto-Adige and Veneto where you’ll find beautiful villas in old villages and lakeside for your dream wedding in Italy!
Next you have the natural beauty, ornamental gardens and peaceful atmosphere of Lake Como.
Lake Como is the perfect location for a stunning wedding and a few days of chilling and exploring too. Whether you enjoy a day along a lakeside beach, or exploring some of the region’s stunning gardens or just sitting back with a coffee in one of the area’s beautiful cafes with mesmerising views.
This lesser known lake bordering with Switzerland to the North, is a heavenly area of alpine landscapes scattered with lush gardens and stunning villages. From beautiful scenery to incredible architecture and botanical gardens, there’s no shortage of things to see and do.
Situated in the North-Eastern corner of Piedmont, next to Lake Maggiore, is Lake Orta, one of Italy’s best-kept secrets. Lake Orta is highly underrated yet equally as beautiful as other better known lakes and only an hour's drive from Milan airport.
Many people are not even aware of this lovely lake in Italy. Located between Lake Garda and Como, its charm lies in its undiscovered character and beautiful natural scenery. One of the highlights of Lake Iseo is Monte Isola which, in Italian, means, ‘a mountain on an island and this is truly worth a visit
Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline, southeast of Genoa city. Pastel-colored houses, luxury boutiques and seafood restaurants overlook the piazza overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super yachts belonging to the rich and famous. Rising up behind the town is a hill covered with olive groves and small vineyards. It is a truly beautiful location for a wedding in Italy.
Cinque Terre is a stretch of five ancient fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera just south of Genoa in northwest Italy. These towns are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore each one rich in its own character, charm, and magic for a destination wedding in Italy.
With its sparkling turquoise waters, endless green mountains and charming medieval villages, Calabria is the toe of Italy's boot, just waiting to be discovered.
Tropea, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, is Calabria's most famous of villages. With dramatic cliffs, clean beaches, and crystal clear water like tropical islands, it’s no wonder people are drawn here.
Sunsets here are especially wonderful as the city sits looking westward over the sea, is set on cliffs high above sea level and because in the distance you have the view of Stromboli and its active volcano!
The traditional, pedestrianised historical town, with its restaurants, cafes bars and shops, makes it an ideal destination for exploring after the wedding.
Leave the main tourist area, stroll into the city and wander through its authentic streets. This is where you will find friendly locals and family run restaurants hidden away from the tourists.
With many other areas and towns to discover and stunning venues waiting to help you host your wedding, this region has got so much to offer.
Venue Searches and Accompanied Visits
I also offer the option of a guided three day visit to every couple that book my services, in which you get to view some of the beautiful venues on your short list.
This is also a helpful visit for you to explore your chosen area and look at possible accommodation choices for your guests and of course to taste the incredible food and wine and immerse yourselves in the culture and tradition.
I hope this has given you an insight into many different options if you have decided that you want to marry in Italy. Of course, there are more locations that I haven't listed to think about but these are some of my favourites.
Once your decision to marry in Italy has been reached, or if you need help in making a decision about your location choice, get in touch with me at
and I will guide you on your way and help you plan the wedding of your dreams. onefinedayweddingconsultants.com