Where to get married near Rome: the best destination wedding venues
Italy, particularly Rome, is a popular location for citizens and foreigners, sometimes A-list celebrities even, to get married or have a civil ceremony. The glorious weather is perfect for photo opportunities, there is ample choice of world-class caterers and wedding planners, a vast range of ethereal churches and chapels, as well as exquisite hotels…marrying in Rome is truly special. The Amalfi Coast and Italian islands are popular honeymoon spots too, so why not marry in Rome and then the day after take a road trip or train journey down south to start married life ‘la dolce vita’ style? Whether you prefer the city, countryside or seaside, here are some great spots in and around Rome to tie the knot.
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Wedding locations in Rome
A selection of villas rich with history, splendour and finer details
Villa MianiVia Trionfale, 151
For breathtaking views of St Peter’s Basilica and many other Roman rooftops, have a wedding from the top of infamous Monte Mario at Villa Miani. Part of the ‘Residenze D’epoca’ collection, this Italian events company that runs Villa Miani and other villas across Italy, are well practiced with weddings. Open year round, this neo-classical, regal villa with grounds fit for lush garden ceremonies is an elegant choice for weddings with a large guest list –you can have 1800 people if you truly wish!
Villa AureliaLargo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 2
Perched on the Janiculum Hill is Villa Aurelia, property of the American Academy in Rome. Wedding receptions are available here which can be highly appealing under the crystal chandeliers and gold ceilings. Outside you can find splendid gardens and courtyards, perfect to host a jazz band with champagne and canapes.
Castello di Tor CrescenzaVia dei Due Ponti, 100
In the north of Rome minutes from Ponte Milvio, discover the green estate of the Castle of Tor Crescenza. There are various different spaces in the grounds for a ceremony, reception or party; such as the magical president’s terrace, the fireplace room, the renaissance cloister rooms or the exquisite citrus garden with a glass gazebo. This castle can offer an atmospheric day, with sprawling ivy on the candlelit walls, ancient fountains and a romantic-gothic aesthetic.
Villa DinoVia Appia Antica, 249B
For couples who desire an outdoor wedding, Villa Dino is a strong contender. With gardens that stretch out along the Appian Way, there is plenty of room to dance on the lawns amongst the lit up trees late into the night. They even have a blog where they describe their mission to make weddings special.
Countryside wedding locations near Rome
A selection of places with charming views, plenty of fresh air and open fields
Tenuta di PollineLungolago di Polline, 220, Lago di Bracciano
On the shores of Lake Bracciano dotted with swans, is this chic, bohemian location in a well maintained nature park. Allow all your worries to subside by purchasing the wedding planner package, so that catering, photography, transport, music, flowers and even smaller details like confetti are all taken care of on the big day. Bride and grooms also have the option to take a rowing boat out onto the tranquil lake for a sunset photo opportunity.
Castello Orsini Hotel NerolaVia Bigelli Aldo, 54, Nerola
In a location fit for a gallant knight and damsel in a white dress, why not choose this countryside castle for your wedding day? With rooms that look Arthurian, views that stretch for miles, fine dining and wine in great stone halls – this ‘medieval-glam’ location is only 40km from Rome and a top choice for history lovers to take their nuptials.
Residenza Antica FlaminiaVia Gargarasi, 15, Civita Castellana
This charming, smaller castle residence is a luxury option for the wedding party to dine after the ceremony or a bride and groom to stay the night. Churches nearby include Santa Maria Maggiore, San Gregorio Magno, Falerii Novi, Basicala Sant’ella (an ethereal private chapel) and many more here…
Seaside wedding locations around Rome
Laid back yet demure locations for a wedding where the sound of waves can be heard
La Posta VecchiaPalo Laziale, Ladispoli
La Posta Vecchia is an award-winning, saffron hued palazzo, right next to the sea, offering ceremonies and receptions. It is an enchanting escape for wedding parties to dine next to the water or stay in bedrooms adorned with antiques and velvet drapes. It is also possible to hire the entire villa for exclusive celebrations.
Grand Hotel Chiaia di LunaVia Panoramica, Ponza
The only hotel on Ponza island in Chiaia di Luna bay, this location offers seaside escapism with views over the Mediterranean turquoise waters, white cliffs and a wedding buffet can be held by the poolside with chic linen furnishings and beachy flower arrangements.
Hotel Il San FrancescoVia Caterattino, Sabaudia
If you’re seeking a high quality location then the San Francesco could be it. Their restaurant can be decorated with ivory drapes and arrangements for enjoying the exquisite Mediterranean cuisine.
Il PellicanoLocalità Sbarcatello, Porto Ercole
Situated in a secret Tuscan cove between Rome and Pisa, is this delectable spot, with sprawling gardens set into the mountainside and immaculate views out across the ocean. This pristine location is approximately 90 minutes from Rome by car and the perfect choice for bride and grooms looking for somewhere secluded yet stunning. A nearby helicopter landing pad is also available too, for those wishing to arrive in style!