December 3, 2022 Wedding Team

Your special destination wedding in Italy

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Your special destination wedding in Italy is much more than just our website motto! It is a mission a promise a challenge. As wedding planners and coordinators are pleased and happy to help our brides and grooms to make their dreams come true and following them in each step of this great adventure.
Tell your Italian Wedding Story is a special area entirety dedicated to the storytelling our our couples and our wedding planners and coordinators.

Bride and groom are surely the main characters of a wedding and this space is just for them to tell their emotions, joy and fun adventure they had panning a destination wedding.

Wedding planners and coordinators in turn are going to tell all backstage work they do to create magic events.
The most emotional moments and the little details that will stay in their hearts forever.

Before all the stories we thought to show the best of the best of a destination wedding in Italy. Italy can offer many different destination for a dreamy weddings and we would love to show you them all!


Lake Orta

Romantic and Intimate

Orta Lake is the smallest of Northern Lakes. It surely the most quaint, romantic and intimate.
It is located in Piemonte region close by bigger sister Lake Maggiore. Orta village is fully pedestrian and little church or terraced courtyard of the town hall of the village can host your wonderful civil ceremony.

Outdoor wedding reception by the shore can complete the frame.
And what about amazing St. Julius Island, the little pearl of the Lake where you can take amazing wedding photos.

Orta Lake is ideal for medium small weddings or very romantic elopes.


Lake Maggiore

Belle Epoque Charm

Lake Maggiore is located between Piemonte, Lombardy and Switzerland. Alps are the special frame for this enchanting destination.

It is one of the biggest Lake of Northern Lake District. The pearl of the Lake is Stresa where grand and historical leading hotels area located. Here you can really breath Belle Epoque flair.

In front of Stresa Borromeo Islands stand tall. Isola Bella and its lush gardens, Isola Pescatori with its fisherman village atmosphere and Isola Madre wild and undiscovered.
In addition, Baveno and Pallanza are other great destinations for a traditional chic Italian wedding. Above all, reception venues will surprise with their charm and elegance.


Lake Como

Elegance and Charm

Como Lake is indeed one of the most famous wedding destination in Italy. It is located close by Milan and as its close by metropolis it really has a very sophisticated charm. Very famous actors and signers have their villas here, George Clooney among all.
Magnificent hotels and historical villas are some of the top destinations for a chic wedding in Italy.

Cernobbio, Bellagio and Varenna are surely the most known villages but you can surely find many other undiscovered corners.
We cannot forget about Villa del Balbianello one of the most famous villa of the Lake. It is just breathtaking. Villa del Balbianello can be the destination of your ceremony, wedding photo shooting or the whole reception. Here you will really feel like a prince and a princess for a day!


Lake Garda

Mediterranean Flair

Garda Lake it’s the biggest of Italian Lakes and it is located between Lombardy and Veneto region in Western Italy.

Venice and Verona two of the most romantic cities of our country are few minutes far same as Prosecco vineyards of Valpolicella. Dolomite Alps frame the landscape.

Malcesine, Sirmione, Limone, Torri del Benaco and many other villages will welcome you with their colorful and traditional atmosphere. If you are looking for something very classic and elegant Isola del Garda could be the perfect destination. Venetian style villas could be a great option, Italian style gardens and breathtaking views. Boat rides are a must as Lake Garda has a special marine flair.



The city of lovers

Verona is one of the most famous and romantic cities in Italy. Shakespeare set here his Romeo and Juliet tragedy. And since then Verona has been mentioned as the city of lovers.
What about a civil ceremony close by Juliet’s balcony? An elope in this amazing city and see the outdoor Opera in famous Verona Arena?

Verona is located close by Lake Garda and it could be a perfect destination for a wedding between the lake and an city of art to enjoy.
Amazing palaces and villas can host your wedding reception and we are sure that your guests will never forget such a great experience!



Romanticism and Elegance

No need of introductions for Venice! Venice is one of the most romantic city in the world. Its Venetian style palaces, St. Marc Square, Grand Canal a trip on a Gondola.
If you are looking for a romantic elope this could be the perfect destination. But if you are keen for a big elegant and unique wedding reception Venice palaces could be incredibly perfect.

You can even plan a Venetian Carnival themed wedding. All your guests will be amazed.
Grand hotels on Grand Canal can give you the possibility to celebrate your special day overlooking one of the best panorama in the world.


Alps and Dolomites

Winter Wonderland

Aosta Valley and Alps in Piemonte, Dolomite Alps in Trentino and Sud Tirol could be the perfect destinations for a winter wedding in Italy. These wedding destinations are ideal for the ones who are looking for a frosty and winter wonderland atmosphere. Churches or town halls in mountains villages full made of stones could be perfect for a romantic wedding ceremony.

Chalets and Winter Resort are the top wedding venues for enchanting winter receptions.
Winter cuisine to taste with local wines and sweets. Italian days could be spent on the snow skiing, snowboarding or skating. Let’s not forget about elopes in the snow above all a special one on top of Mont Blanc above 3000 meters above the sea. A real adventurous winter wedding!


Italian Riviera

Poetic views and amazing panoramas

When we speak about Italian Riviera, Portofino is surely the first destination that comes to our minds. It is a top destination for sure with a breathtaking view over Ligurian sea. However have you ever heard about Poet’s Gulf and Cinque Terre? Seaside village like Monterosso, Porto Venere, Santa Margherita, Lerici, Fabiano and other hidden pearls. Romantic Poets such as Shelley and Keats used to come here to write their emotional poems. We can understand why they were so amazed by this land!

Maritime Alps meet Apennines to dive in the Ligurian Sea. Lush nature and vegetation frame this enchanting land.
A boat trip could be a must.

Ceremony and reception overlooking the sea under the stars will be surely a dream for you and your guests.



A Classical Country Destination

Tuscany has been the top wedding destination since 1960s. A lot of vips chose it for their destination weddings since ever. Easy to understand why. Rolling wheat hills, dotted by poppies and sunflowers can be the perfect frame for a country wedding.
And what about a tuscan style country chic wedding in a big mansion surrounded by olive groves and cypresses?

But this is not over… Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano are waiting for you.
Cities of arts can be a dream destination for those who are looking for a romantic Italian style elope or a big wedding overlooking Florence skyline.
Tuscany does not need introductions. It is simply stunning!



The Eternal City

The eternal city of Rome! Rome is Rome… did you know that if you read Rome backwards you will get Amor? It says all.
It can be the perfect destination for a romantic elope with great wedding photos among the Roman Forums, Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Trastevere.
On the other hand if you are keen for a big wedding villas and grand hotel will satisfy your requests. You can plan a fantastic wedding reception overlooking Rome skyline and St. Peter’s Dome.

If you want a religious wedding Rome could be your ideal destination choosing St. Peters Basilica for your Roman Catholic wedding.
Jewish Great Synagogue in Trastevere can host amazing traditional Jewish ceremonies.
But if you are keen for a civil ceremony Rome Campidoglio and its Red Room will be amazing, just few steps from Roman Forums.
Do we need to tell you more?



Country and Traditional

Umbria is located in central Italy and side of more famous Tuscany but it shares with bigger sister the same flair and atmosphere. Lake Trasimeno could be a perfect destination if you are keen for a county wedding by a lake. But if you would like to choose a villa among olive groves and Italian countryside this could be the perfect choice.

Among all we can suggest Orvieto and Assisi, two fantastic medieval villages of central Italy.
Abbey La Badia di Orvieto is one of top destinations of this wonderful region. Ceremony and reception could be planned in the same venue with a spectacular view over country hills.



Sun and Sea

Apulia or, as we call it in Italian, Puglia is the so called heel of Italy. It is located Southern Italy on Adriatic sea. A lot of cities of art dot the region such as Bari, Taranto, Foggia.
Apulia region is a brand new top destination for destination weddings in Italy!  Sandy beaches, wonderful blue sky and see, romantic atmosphere or lovely beach resorts and amazing village to explore.

Apulian cuisine and wines are amazing and you can also find pretty spots such as famous Grotta Palazzese – one of the most wanted wedding venues in Southern Italy – or beautiful Masserias or pretty Trulli – traditional Apulia buildings and renewed mansions where you can plan your ceremony and reception.


Amalfi Coast

Breathtaking views and vibrant Colors

Amalfi Coast… No need of introduction for it! A top Italian destination for sure!
Amazing views over Tirreno sea, enchanting destinations such as Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi. Rock coast and high peaks will give you the opportunity to frame your special wedding in amazing and breathtaking photos. Deep blue sea, yellow lemon trees, cliffs and perched little villages. Vibrant colors and warm seaside weather will really make you feel in a Dolce Vita movie.

Amalfi Coast is a famous and stylish wedding destination that still preserves some of the old traditions of Italian South regions, amazing cuisine and romantic atmosphere.
Here you can plan your wedding in wonderful villas overlooking the sea or by the shores and we are sure you won’t disappointed.



Traditions and Spectacular Landscapes

Sicily is one of the major island of our country. It is locates Southern Italy an it is connected to main land by a narrow channel. Catania, Palermo and, Siracusa and Taormina could be amazing and very traditional destinations if you are keen for a real Sicilian flair.
Warm weather from May to November makes this amazing island the perfect wedding destination all year long. Blue sky and vibrant colors are the perfect frame for a wedding in Sicily.

If you are looking for a a beach wedding you are in the right place and you can even decide to travel further to Eolie Islands! Although even if you are keen for a country wedding Catania Countryside and its Mt Etna, which is actually an active volcano can be a unique choice. And lets’ not forget about amazing food and wines! A wide choice venues in all locations, suitable for larger parties or small intimate weddings in Italy.

Have you seen how many wedding destinations Italy has?
 A special destination wedding in Italy is a dream. With our experienced wedding planners and coordinators it can come true and it could be the most exciting experience of your life.
What are you waiting for? Contact us!
We will be pleased to help you and find the best venues and professionals for your destination wedding in Italy!



Frequently asked questions

In this section we selected 9 among our couples’ most frequently asked questions when they choose Italy for their destination wedding. However in case you may have any other specific questions do not hesitate to contact our Team. They will be pleased to send you all details and answers.

Where is the best place to get married in Italy?

Italy is beautiful everywhere. It is challenging to say! There are many famous wedding destinations such as Lake Como, Lake Garda, Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Rome, and Amalfi Coast. They are the most wanted location for Italian weddings.Many off-beaten track destinations will make your dream of Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, Umbria, Piemonte, Apulia, and Sicily. Feel free to ask for further information, and we will be happy to send a complete overview.

How much would it cost to get married in Italy?

It depends on the number of guests you are going to host and the services you will choose. We cannot say that it is super cheap, but there are destinations for every pocket. You can feel free to email us our criteria, and we will be pleased to send you a complete proposal based on your wishes and needs.

Can I get married in Italy if I am divorced?

Yes. You can have a legal civil ceremony in a town hall. We can help you to produce the right paperwork to achieve this Italian dream.
How long do you need to be in Italy before getting married?
It depends on your citizenship. Non-European citizens need to be in Italy some days before for some paperwork to be completed. European citizens can be in Italy a couple of days in advance. In general, we suggest enjoying some days before your wedding to settle down and welcome your guests anyway.

Is it easy to get married in Italy?

Very easy. Non-Italian citizens can get married in Italy even if not resident. We can help all nationalities to get their paperwork done to have their legal wedding in Italy. Our team has extensive experience and useful contacts in consulates, town halls, and embassies. We can support everything you need.

Has the civil ceremony a legal value even outside Italy?

Yes, at the end of the ceremony or some days after, you will get a multi-language wedding certificate that you can take back in your country. This will be evidence of your wedding. It will be recognized in your county, too, with our without legalization.

Can we get married in a church if just one of us is catholic?

Yes, in this case, it will be a mixed ceremony, and you won't have the full mass with holy communion. You will need to produce the civil ones for both of you and the religious ones only for the catholic one.

Can you help us with religious and civil paperwork for the ceremony?

This is part of our core business. We follow and help our couples for all the paperwork to produce to have their legal marriage in Italy. There will be a specific path to develop according to your citizenship. We will support you step by step.

Can you help us with logistics, transfer, and accommodation solutions for us and our guests?

Sure we can. We can help you with all the above and more.We can offer a concierge service and total support for you and your guests. This includes transfers to and from the airports to and from the wedding venues. We can also negotiate some block booking packages and conditions for all the wedding group. We can also help you plan side activities for your Italian stay as trips, events, rides, etc.

Can you help us to prioritize and arrange our budget?

Yes, sure we can help you with the budget. It is part of our work helping you to manage your budget in the most efficient way possible. We can give you all the suggestions for the best vendors with an excellent relation cost and benefit. We can also suggest the best ways to allocate your budget in different services and professionals. Being sure that you will be happy about your choices. We will always help you to follow your criteria and wishes.

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Comments (8)



    We are trying to find a location for our wedding destination, for September 2021.
    we are looking for a cozy place with a view for 40 to 50 guess maximum.
    if you guys can help us plan our day please contact me.
    my email: or whats app me on 00971529363771

    • Wedding Team

      Dear Zahra
      thank you for your kind request.
      We are going to send you a private email with all details and information and if you wish we can set a call too.
      Kind regards
      IWC team!

  2. Great website keep up the good work. I have got some excellent and
    great information from your website, that’s why I am sharing your site with my
    friends. Thank’s again and have a great day.

  3. Beautiful places! As an destination filmmaker and photographer with italien roots i´ve been many times there.
    Keep up the good work.

    un bello saluto 🙂

  4. S Dhanda


    We are trying to find somewhere for our wedding, ideally towards the end of 2022 for around 150 people. Please could one of you get in touch as to what sorts of venues you have; ideally we are thinking of having 2-3 events held for the event and preferably with lots of nearby or onsite accomodation for our travelling guests.

    I’ve left my contact details in the below bars so would appreciate your help.

    • Italian Wedding Company

      Dear Saj Dhanda,
      thank you for your kind request.
      We are going to send you a private email with all details and information and if you wish we can set a call too.
      Kind regards
      IWC team!

  5. Kimberly Molina

    Hello I am planning my wedding for May 2024, my budget would be $15,000-$20,000 what venues would this look like for 150 people.

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