When it comes to getting married in Italy I find that there are definite trends in the industry and amongst couples regarding picking the right destination.
There is no doubt Italy is a country of many stunning regions and cities, and most of all, they are all so different and varied!
From sea, to mountains, to stunning lakes and countryside, it can be daunting to choose the right place where to say the most important ‘yes’ of your life, but I have selected a few popular destinations for you to understand which would be the perfect place for you and your partner. Enjoy!
Tuscany is certainly at the top of most couples’ desires when it comes to picking an Italian wedding destination. With its rolling hills, vineyards and incredible produce, Tuscany will appeal mostly to couples who like to savour the simple pleasures in life, like great food and wine, nature, beautiful scenery and gorgeous historic towns.
From the ‘Maremma’, to the famous ‘Chiantishire’ and ‘Val D’Orcia’, couples will find infinite choices for a truly typical Tuscan wedding.
Probably the most popular choice for a venue in Tuscany is in ‘Agriturismo’: these are working farms with accommodation and restaurants on-site.
These are very often family-run, they will not blow your budget, and most of all offer a real insight of country living in this region.
Another popular choice is the Tuscan Villa: often more expensive than the Agriturismo, these are stunning old residences converted in Hotels or holiday rentals, where you can experience the luxury this region has to offer.
The stunning Amalfi Coast is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and definitely at the top of our list for Italian weddings. If the sea is what you are looking for, look no further!
The picturesque backdrops are world-famous, with blue seas, enchanting whitewashed towns and the sweet smell of lemon blossom. The food on the Amalfi Coast is what you would expect from the south of Italy: delicious fresh produce, seafood, and vegetables that will leave you wanting more.
The favourite destinations are seaside villas or hotels, built high on the side of a hill or a mountain, with views you will never forget.
The Lakes in the North of Italy
Very popular with Brits are the lakes in the North of Italy: the most popular being Lake Maggiore, Como and Garda.
This is certainly one of the most romantic options for a wedding in Italy: with lush gardens and stunning villas there is nothing better if you are planning a luxury wedding, this is a place that will make you feel like you are a celebrity on a film set!
The Lakes have an array of the finest villas and hotels in Italy, most of them dating back 16th century.
After your ceremony, you could hop on a speedboat for a trip around the lake, then arrive in style for your drink reception on a historic terrace with blue water and greenery as your only view. Salute!
Still very much to be discovered by the British public, but definitely growing in the wedding industry year after year, is the coast and countryside of Puglia.
This area of Italy is loved by Italians, and it is one of our favourite destinations! Vast olive groves, farms and hundreds of kilometres of beautiful coastline, this land is full of traditions, centuries-old farmhouses (called ‘Masserie’) and recipes that have been preserved for hundreds of years.
If your interest is experiencing the ‘real’ Italy then you are going to love Puglia.
A wedding in a characteristic ‘Trullo’ (a traditional Apulian stone hut, with a conical roof) could be a unique and truly Italian experience!
These are just a few of the stunning regions Italy has to offer. Your Italian Wedding Planner offers a complete ‘blank paper’ service, where we do all the research for you and match you with the perfect location for you and your partner!
Happy travels 😊