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Have your wedding in Rome, the Eternal CIty

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime. 

Rome is definitely the most romantic city where to get married. Are you dreaming of a destination wedding in the Eternal City? It will be the most unique experience of your lifetime!

Art, history, culture: you can find them everywhere while walking through the narrow streets of the city center¦ Stop for an Italian gelato with your partner and enjoy a rich, tasty meal in a special, traditional trattoria¦ the great beauty of Rome will conquer you and you will love to marry in such an amazing place!

Many choices when getting married in Rome

Great Reasons To Get Married In Rome

Why Choose Rome For Your Destination Wedding?

First of all, Rome offers a wide variety of options to choose from for your ceremony, such a stunning town hall for the civil marriages and more than 900 churches to host the religious marriages¦ There are also secret corners and panoramic terraces that are ideal for symbolic ceremonies and marriage proposals.

Second, since the weather is a very important aspect that affects your wedding, Rome’s climate is inviting. Almost all the year we enjoy the benefits of a warm sun and a nice temperature that will make the wedding day comfortable for you and your guests.

Third, all your wedding dreams can become true in Rome. Thanks to the presence of hundreds of venues, it is possible to have a party in the exact style that you prefer.

Many venues for civil & religious marriages

Roof-top hotels, unique villas, fascinating castles, lofts, historical buildings, charming countryside mansions, typically Italian agriturismo, an intimate beach¦ all the best scenarios are at your disposal for a bespoke, unforgettable event!

Rome is located at a strategic point that is well connected to all the surrounding area. The Roman countryside is quiet and enjoyable, perfect for a rustic-chic or a shabby style wedding reception.

Planning your Roman holiday

What Are The 5 Most Important Tips About A Marriage In Rome?

1. Book in advance. It is very important to book in advance all the places and services that you would like for your wedding day. Rome is a popular tourist destination during the entire year, and sought-after destinations fill up quickly. Be sure to make all the reservations promptly, especially if your dates are not flexible.

2. Hire a local wedding planning agency. Local, professional planners know about the best services in town and will offer support through the whole wedding planning process, starting with paperwork preparation to secure your venues. 

3. Pick a specific style for your wedding and go with it. There is so much to choose from in the Eternal City, Be sure about your preferences and coordinate all the details for an impeccable result, which saves energy and time.

4. Budget accurately. A destination wedding requires a precise budget-analysis to understand  all the costs that you and your guests will need to afford. Remember that a local wedding planning agency can be helpful also with budget management, as they will collaborate with selected vendors for a good price.

5. Enjoy the Eternal City. Combine your destination wedding with extra honeymoon-days, taking the time to visit Rome and all its great beauties.

Start your life together in Rome

Rome is exceptional and we are sure that you will fall in love with her special features! Whatever your wedding plans and expectations, we will be happy to welcome you in the warmest way to ensure that a marriage in Rome is once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The most important goal is to ensure that your wedding and your honeymoon will be as magical as you have always dreamt about, enriched and customized in every aspect choosing the finest solutions.

Thanks for reading and have a very nice time!

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Bio: Alessia Deiana and Alexander Riger are destination wedding specialists in Rome who specialize in helping foreign customers around the globe meet their dreams of getting married in Rome, the Eternal City. Regardless of where you are from, they will attend to all details to help you select and secure your venues, prepare documents, and execute your wedding the exact way you want it. For information, check out their website.

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This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

When getting married in a romantic location is important to you, you can’t select a more romantic location than Italy. With dozens of lovely locations to choose from, how do you pick the perfect setting for starting your life together? Here are our top 10 places to wed in Italy.

Places to Wed In Italy

Villa del Balbianello, Como Lake

Lake Como, Villa Balbianello

Whether you are up for some Hollywood stargazing or the more romantic kind, Lake Como stands among the top wedding areas in Italy. Villa del Balbianello is definitely the most romantic Villa for a dream wedding on Como Lake. The real masterpiece is the panoramic terraced garden dominated by the elegant Loggia with three arches which stands on the highest point of the promontory. Dusk lights embrace bride and groom, along with their guests, who can can reach the Villa with private boat landing on the quaint quayside of the Villa. The majesty and charm of Villa was also a film set in famous movies like Guerre Stellari and 007 – Casino Royale, that could be an original idea for a movie wedding theme.

Capri Island

Capri

A legendary island of unspoiled charm and of the most desirable wedding destinations in Italy, Capri is a combination of shiny white houses, tiny squares, Moorish architecture, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, and narrow medieval alleyways with the perfect Mediterranean appeal. The favorite destination of VIPs for summer holidays, the island has 2 different souls: Capri, lively and charming with its famous Piazzetta and its elegant hotels, restaurants, and boutiques and Anacapri, a bit secluded, hence a perfect gateway for quiet and intimate weddings. Our favorite spots on the island are: The super VIP JK Capri at Marina Grande for small weddings. and for a cozy and familiar gathering, Restaurant Il Geranio – overlooking the Faraglioni Rocks is a real gem!

Kempinski, Venice

Venice

A wedding in Venice is romantic by itself. If you have your private island for one day, it is also more romantic! A wedding at San Clemente is a journey through the time. Set in a centuries’-old park, which houses antique courtyards and a historical church built in the 12th century, the hotel offers the perfect setting for every wedding style, may it be an exclusive, garden style, or theme wedding. The hotel has it private church, perfect setting for the ceremony and, why not, for the cut of the cake? Terraces, courtyards, lush gardens and dramatic halls make the San Clemente a one of a kind wedding venue in Venice.

Castello di Vincigliata, Tuscany

Vincigliata

This part of Tuscany has it all: rolling hills, castles, vineyards, sun. Our favorite spot (and of many celebrities as well) is Castello di Vincigliata in Fiesole, overlooking Florence. Dating back to year 1031, this Medieval castle passed through different noble families who enriched it. Nowadays, returned to its splendor after 10 years’ renovation, the castle is the ideal place for celebrating weddings. With its internal courtyards, fresco ceilings, and an important heritage, the castle has the perfect atmosphere both in the internal and external spaces.

Portofino

Portofino

If you’re looking for a clifftop setting, but don’t fancy travelling south, then look no further than the Ligurian coastline. La Cervara, – on the road to Portofino – combines the balanced design and the grandeur of the architecture and the gardens. It is the ideal destination for those in search of peace and quiet. When you cross the threshold of the Cervara complex, the cloister is there to welcome and protect you. The unique, varied design of the Cervara complex allows you to hold different portions of an event in different places or rooms, all accompanied by the incomparable setting of the centuries-old monastery.

Belmond Cirpiani

Cipriani Venice

With its winding canals, Venice is probably the most famous spot in Italy, so it comes as no surprise that it’s the most popular city to get married. But you might have to be quick: Venice is sinking five times faster than originally thought, according to a report last year. The Giudecca Granaries managed by the Hotel Cipriani can host seated weddings of up to 220 guests, with a private landing dock to the front of its Fondamenta Terrace with views of San Marco Square. Several spaces are available to choose from for both ceremonies and receptions, including the beautiful Antique Garden and the brick-walled Sala Tiziano.

Langhe, Villa Pattono

Langhe

Thanks to its famous local products like Barolo wine and white truffle, the Langhe area boasts an heritage just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed during the wedding reception, in the company of the people you love. The uncontaminated beauty of this area of Piedmont changes with the seasons. In autumn, the vineyards tint the landscape with red and yellow, whilst in winter the rows of vines form geometric patterns on the snowy hills that draw the eye up to the Alps. Each season embraces this part of the land in its own special way. Located between Langhe and Monferrato, Villa Pattono is a beautiful historic home that dates from the 1700s and has been carefully restored with splendor, charm and comfort. Surrounded by nature with pristine old-growth woods nearby, it has panoramic views of the surrounding hills that provide guests a peaceful and tranquil retreat with luxurious privacy.

Rome

Rome

Ah, Rome, the eternal city. With opportunities to take your wedding snaps in front of some of the world’s most famous monuments, and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain for good measure, it’s no wonder that the Eternal City is the second most popular city in Italy to get married (after Venice). Rome is a beautiful and mesmerizing city, perfectly situated amongst an unlimited number of historical sites and monuments that give the city its unique character: make sure you hire a good photographer because the backdrop is absolutely unique! The home of the Vatican, where romance and history touch all who visit, Rome makes a stunning setting for a wedding. If you are considering a Rome wedding, you can choose to have a religious ceremony in one of the many historical churches or a civil wedding in a garden or on a terrace overlooking the eternal city or in an villa in the hills of Rome – the possibilities are endless¦ Perched in a dominating position on the crest of the Janiculum Hill, Villa Aurelia boasts beautiful gardens and a breathtaking view of Rome. Our favorite church? Santa Francesca Romana at the Fori Imperiali.

Apulia, Ostuni

Apulia Ostuni

Move over Tuscany. The southern region of Puglia may be largely undiscovered by tourists but it most certainly wins the beauty contest. Apulia (or Puglia) is the heel of Italy. Surrounded by both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, the coastline in this area is never far away making it a wonderful place to visit and travel for both wedding guests and honeymooners alike. Bari International Airport is an hour’s drive from the northern area of Puglia, so it is relatively easily reached, depending on how far south you go. Our favorite village is Ostuni, the white city, and the favorite and most romantic venues are La Sommità and Masseria Montalbano, alla masseria or converted farmhouses that are nowadays refined and boutique properties.

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello

Villa Cimbrone

A top list is not a top list without the gem of Ravello in the Amalfi Coast. Located in Ravello, absolutely enchanting and unique for its gardens downgrading into the sea, Villa Cimbrone is the perfect backdrop for a wedding in Amalfi Coast. The Villa is a first class hotel, a park to visit, and a venue for events and gala dinners. The Villa’s gardens are an incredible collection of the most beautiful flowers and one of the finest examples of English landscape in Southern Europe.

With many romantic locations that are perfect for your ceremony and your honeymoon, Italy is the perfect place for your destination wedding. Whether you plan to the wed in Italy or spend your wedding trip there, plan ahead with a honeymoon registry from Honeyfund.

ABOUT WHITE EMOTION. White Emotion is a leading wedding planning agency run by Alessia Santa. Alessia’s knowledge of wedding and event industry is very well known. As advisor and wedding expert, she cooperates with different venues all ove Italy. Her expertise has been featured in magazines and newspapers like Corriere della Sera, Elle, Bride’s, Junebug Weddings, Wedding Chicks, and many more. Alessia and her team create unforgettable and luxurious occasions that are a perfect representation of your love for one another. They have in their portfolio the best locations in Italy, caterers and other suppliers that serve couples with different needs, habits, cultures and traditions. For information, visit the website.

Photo credit: Cover photo: © Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar, via Wikimedia Commons

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