The Best Wedding Venues in Italy

Live la dolce vita at your Italian wedding.
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
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Taylor Carson
Taylor Carson - The Knot Contributor.
Taylor Carson
The Knot Contributor
  • Taylor writes wedding venue roundups for The Knot.
  • Taylor was formerly the Assistant Managing Editor at Philadelphia magazine, and she continues to freelance for Philadelphia’s lifestyle and wedding verticals.
  • She received her degree in journalism, with a minor in English, from Temple University.
Updated Aug 01, 2021

Wine, art, authentic cuisine, beaches, history, architecture … what's not to love about Italy? The incredibly stunning, romantic and popular European country has so much to offer visitors year-round, with the best time to visit dependent upon what your travels will entail. High season takes place during summer, low season in winter, and shoulder season (ideal for nice temperatures but less crowds) in autumn and spring.

No matter when you travel abroad, your Italian vacation will have you living la dolce vita—especially when that vacation is for your fairytale destination wedding. From the Tuscan countryside to the Italian lakes to the Amalfi Coast, there are many unforgettable locations for your Italian wedding. Here, we've highlighted 13 of Italy's best wedding venues to help you start the wedding planning process.

Castello del Trebbio in Florence, Italy

Florence's Castello del Trebbio is a winery and castle venue 15 minutes from Florence. Surrounded by Tuscan hills, the full-service venue is absolutely stunning and steeped in history, dating back prior to the twelfth century. For your ceremony, you can take advantage of all the castle has to offer, including a historic courtyard and a private chapel. Receptions are hosted at La Sosta del Gusto restaurant next to the castle. The restaurant boasts a terrace from which you can take in picturesque vineyard vistas. Castello del Trebbio will help you plan everything from makeup to flowers, and it has apartments and villas (and pools!) on-site, so you and your guests can rest and relax in this European paradise.

Hotel Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy

Hotel Villa Cimbrone is on the Amalfi Coast, which makes it desirable off the bat. But that's just scratching the surface of its greatness. With preserved architectural elements from the 12th century, views of the Mediterranean Sea, a 2020 Michelin star restaurant, a pool, a solarium and a private helipad, the hotel is truly next-level. And your wedding day here will be no different, with an offering including customized event planning, beauty services, entertainment, videography, photography, hostess service, security service, an interpreter and more. Inside the elegant hotel or outside in the lush gardens, your Villa Cimbrone wedding celebration will be unlike any other—with a backdrop unlike any other.

Castello di Rossino in Milan, Italy

It's all about "relaxed luxury" at Castello di Rossino, Lake Como's only castle available for events. The castle's interior features five restored event rooms: Sala della Corte, a backup lounge area in the summer and a cocktail room in the winter; Sala Benaglio, a hall for seated events; Sala Manzoni, a dining room for up to 120; Sala della Rosa, a room utilized for drinking and dancing during receptions; and Sala della Volta, a ceremony space for intimate weddings of 30 to 40 guests. Outside is equally as great when it comes to wedding locations, featuring a panoramic terrace, a courtyard, an olive tree garden and a vineyard park.

Villa Oliviero in Positano, Italy

The team at Villa Oliviero is confident the venue is the perfect location for your Italy wedding. "The day you'll never forget," Villa Oliviero's website states, "the wedding you've always dreamed of." Your luxury wedding at this luxury cliffside villa on the Amalfi Coast will have the most breathtaking views. The venue can accommodate both religious and civil ceremonies and provides an in-house wedding planner, a professional chef, a wedding coordinator, interpretation services, catering, a photographer, and assistance with florals, entertainment, hair and makeup, and transportation. Villa Oliviero can be rented for weddings in spring, summer and fall, capping out at 150 guests for a buffet-style outdoor wedding in the summer and 120 guests for a buffet-style covered wedding in the spring and fall.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Tremezzina, Italy

Lake Como's stunning Grand Hotel Tremezzo is opulent. In addition to top-tier hospitality, the luxury five-star hotel also boasts three pools, a private lakeside beach and a private park. Inside and outside, images of the Grand Hotel are so awe-inspiring, they could be paintings. Your dream wedding—al fresco or indoors—can be held here, whether that dream entails a seated dinner, a buffet, a cocktail party or a night spent dancing. Event rooms include the Sala Contessa, which can host up to 50 for an intimate wedding, and L'escale Trattoria & Wine Bar, an after-party space with an adjoining veranda and garden.

Villa San Martino in Apulia, Italy

Villa San Martino's Mediterranean landscape is lovely, comprised of countryside, gardens and a swimming pool. Located in Itria Valley, the venue offers many activities and excursions for you to take advantage of beyond your big day; the staff organizes guided tours of masserias, horse-drawn carriage rides, mountain bike itineraries and more. But the wedding day offering is also spectacular. There are six outdoor locations and three indoor locations, and these areas can fit party sizes ranging from 40 to 250. You can host a daytime or evening wedding (or a Christmas wedding), and the on-site wedding team is prepared to assist you with details such as florals, cars, photography, lodging and more.

Conti di San Bonifacio in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany's Conti di San Bonifacio is an Italian vineyard wedding venue that is happy to host anything from elopements to intimate weddings to vow renewals. Hosting luxury weddings for 10 years, the venue's in-house planners can be trusted to help you create your perfect wedding. Conti di San Bonifacio's exclusive wedding package gives you exclusive access to the 150-acre estate for three nights. Say "I do" at a hilltop wedding ceremony overlooking vineyards and olive groves. The package also includes a wedding banquet with wine and Tuscan table decor, a custom wedding cake, an inclusive bar until 1 a.m. on your wedding night, a midnight snack, and a Tuscan welcome dinner when you arrive or a pool party on your last day.

Castello Papadopoli Giol in Venice, Italy

Venice's Castello Papadopoli Giol is a historic neo-Gothic castle and park dating back to 1192. It's palatial, as it should be—the kind of place that will make you and your wedding party feel like royalty on your wedding day. If an intimate ceremony and reception are more your style, the venue's Conti Papadopoli dining room seats up to 30, and its seascape dining room seats up to 40. For a larger affair, the central hall caps out at 110. Other areas include a Venetian parlor, a main hall and foyer, a 19th-century cloakroom and the historic park, which is open to all guests. From a technical standpoint, the venue also has professional kitchens, air-conditioning, a conference platform, an audio system, a projector and private parking for 150 cars.

Hotel Hassler Roma in Rome, Italy

Hotel Hassler Roma is a luxury hotel wedding venue in Rome, with desirable panoramic terraces from which to take in the city during your special day. The five-star hotel is centrally located, making for a truly romantic, and truly Roman, wedding experience. The venue offers everything you need to bring your big day to life, including flowers, customized menus, place cards, live entertainment via a classical string quartet or a jazz band, wedding cakes, photography, videography and dining services. Plus, brides can enjoy hair, makeup and beauty treatments in-suite or at the on-site spa. Post-wedding, you can enjoy the honeymoon suite with your new spouse.

Masseria San Domenico in Puglia, Italy

In the past, Masseria San Domenico was a 14th century fortified farmhouse. In modern-day, Masseria San Domenico is a five-star luxury hotel featuring interconnected white stone buildings, rooms and suites, open piazzas, and vistas of the mountains to the north and olive trees and the Adriatic Sea to the south. From April through November, you can host a unique wedding extending two to three nights at the Masseria. From December to March, you can host a one-day celebration inside the hotel's meeting rooms or restaurant. The hotel offers a professional events team, a selection of wines and menu options for your event.

Villa Antiche Mura in Sorrento, Italy

Take our word for it: Host your Sorrento wedding at Villa Antiche Mura. Why? Because the beautiful cliffside venue has so much to love—starting with its unreal view of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Photos could do all the talking at this private villa, but we'll explain more anyway. "Completely equipped for all celebrations," Villa Antiche Mura has two terraces, a citrus grove garden and direct access to the sea, and it comes stocked with silver cutlery sets, table linens, white covered or iron chairs, candlelit chandeliers, buffet decorations and more for your wedding reception. The venue is also happy to arrange whatever you want at your wedding, from giant Mr. and Mrs. letters and drapery to caricatures, wedding doves and fireworks.

Hotel Villa Enrica in Lipari, Italy

Beyond the northern coast of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands' Lipari is home to Hotel Villa Enrica—another magical seaside oasis. Decked out in Aeolian-style architecture, the hotel has everything you could need for a wonderful vacation: a bar, a breakfast terrace, a swimming pool and pool bar, free Wi-Fi, a location just 10 minutes from the town center, and rooms ranging from classic to superior, plus junior suites. For your wedding itself, the venue offers even more greatness, such as a ceremony or reception on the terrace, overlooking the bay of Marina Lunga; a seasonal menu filled with fresh, authentic cuisine customized to your tastes; and qualified staff and local wedding planners available to bring your big day vision to life.

Borgo San Felice in Chianti Classico, Italy

Borgo San Felice, a lavish Relais & Chateaux hotel, tops off our list of Italian wedding venues. The wine resort, described as an ancient medieval village, is surrounded by Siena's rolling hills, tiny streets, courtyards, loggias and vineyards that create an atmosphere of historic charm. It's simply the kind of place you'd want to escape to and get lost in. For your special event, Borgo has two meeting rooms that can hold up to 120 guests, and the staff will guide you as you plan and personalize the day. If you want to go all out (and we wouldn't blame you), you can reserve the entire 29-room, 39-suite hotel and its facilities for a truly one-of-a-kind destination wedding.

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