If yes, then you have landed on the right page. As a destination wedding planner, I have had the opportunity of planning some of the most exquisite weddings surrounded by the rich culture and stunning landscapes the regions have to offer. Let us explore the different types of wedding venues that are available for a destination wedding in Southern France & Italy.

Wedding venues that are available for a beautiful destination wedding in Southern France & Italy :

1. Castle Weddings:

Southern France & Italy are a treasure trove of ancient fairytale castles, some of which have now been converted into wedding venues. Imagine saying your vows within a refined castle space, surrounded by the grandeur of 16th-century antique furnishings and stand-out architecture. As skilled professionals, we can help you find the perfect French or Italian castle wedding venue to complement your wedding theme. In Provence, Château d’Estoublon is unbeatable if you’re expecting manicured gardens, amazing architecture and the highest level of services. We planned 9 weddings there, and still have rooms to be creative and do different wedding.

wedding in provence in chateau d'estoublon
©Kristine Grinvalde

2. Charming Villa Weddings:

If you’re looking for a place that evokes a both luxurious and elegant feel, then a villa wedding in Southern France & Italy may be the perfect choice for you. The breathtaking villa vacations and receptions offer plenty of space, picturesque gardens, and spaces that offer serenity and peace, ideal for wedding celebrations. Say the words “I do” within the manicured gardens and private extravagance settings of a charming villa in Southern France or Italy. One of my preferred Villa Wedding venues is undoubtedly Le Mas des Poiriers located in Avignon.

Wedding venues Villa in Provence
©Studio Cabrelli

3. Vineyards:

For couples in search of an intimate, rustic and authentic wedding, Vineyards provide the perfect wedding venue. The lush greenery, scenic views, and vine-wrapped buildings make this venue a picturesque setting for a winery wedding. Vineyards offer the perfect backdrop for your special day with a perfect combination of a country, chic, and romantic atmosphere. The beautiful countryside, the scent of the grapes, and the excellent wine will make for a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Wedding in a vineyard villa
©Remi Dupac

4. Beach Weddings:

The coastlines of Southern France & Italy offer some of the most stunning and sandy beaches, making them an excellent place for an intimate beachside wedding. The turquoise-blue waters, scenic landscapes, and the sun-kissed breeze provide a perfect backdrop for you and your guests to enjoy. If you’re looking for a charming and stylish beachfront wedding venue in Southern France & Italy, we got you covered with the vast options that we delve into with the help of our local partners!

Wedding and beach party
©David Bastianoni

5. Gardens:

For couples who love nature, gardens are perfect wedding venue choices. They offer stunning backdrops filled with blooms and greenery, perfect for creating a romantic ambiance. Whether you choose a classical garden or a contemporary one, you will find endless options to capture the essence of your wedding day. With the calming sound of the water fountains, the fragrant breeze, and the stunning floral scenery, gardens provide a serene place for your special day.

fonscomble wedding venue
©Valéry Villard

6. Historical Buildings:

If you are a history buff, then historical buildings in Italy and France will make for an ideal, magical wedding venue. From ancient ruins, grand palaces, to elegant manors, there is a plethora of historical buildings to choose from. Historical buildings offer a unique blend of architecture, art, culture, and history, bringing unforgettable charm and grace to your special day. Imagine exchanging vows in an ancient monastery, a lush garden, or a 14th-century castle.

villa erba wedding
©Gianni di Natale

7. Rustic Farm Weddings:

If you’re looking for a simpler and more country-style atmosphere, Southern France and Tuscany boast of vast territories and agricultural fields that offer rural wedding venues. Explore the countryside vineyards, the outdoors and the surreal country views that is Tuscany where you can say your heart vows under the heavens with a backdrop of unmatched elegance.

8. Unique Wedding Venues:

If you want something different, something that reflects your unique style or interests, we will help to make your vision come true with a range of nontraditional and customized wedding venue options. Experience a vintage movie-set wedding venue, forest, green, or cliffside weddings and other such distinctive wedding venues options.

Different types of Wedding Venues depending on your dream playground :

1. Provence

Provence, with its stunning lavender fields and beautiful vineyards, is the perfect destination for a romantic and rustic wedding. The region is known for its quaint villages and UNESCO heritage sites such as Avignon and Arles. We recommend that you choose one of these venues for your wedding reception:

  • Villa Baulieu:
    Is a luxurious wine estate in Aix-en-Provence, is an excellent option for an intimate ceremony. The estate offers a magical atmosphere, complete with a garden terrace, infinity pool, and Seven bedrooms.
  • The Domaine de Capelongue:
    Located in Luberon, is another iconic venue that boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant and lush gardens.
  • La Bastide de Gordes:
    This luxury castle is majestically perched on top of a hill, giving you and your guests stunning panoramic views of the Luberon Valley. The property has 40 beautifully decorated rooms and suites, perfect for accommodating your wedding party. You can host your ceremony in the charming chapel or in the lush gardens and then enjoy an al fresco dinner in the courtyard.
Destination Wedding Planning provence Jardin Bastide de Gordes
©Studio Bergoend

2. French Riviera

From Cannes to St. Tropez, the French Riviera an undeniably glamorous destination for a destination wedding.

  • Le Mas de Pierre :
    Located in Saint-Paul-de-Vence Cap Ferrat, is an exotic venue featuring a garden area, swimming pool, and five buildings to accommodate guests. For couples looking for a sumptuous venue for a larger wedding, the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, is a luxurious option. From elegant ballrooms to sophisticated terraces overlooking the Mediterranean, this venue has it all.
  • Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc:
    This iconic hotel has been a haven for celebrities since the 1920s and is one of the most luxurious destinations on the French Riviera. With its elegant and grand setting, you can have your ceremony in the stunning gardens overlooking the Mediterranean before enjoying a gourmet reception in one of the hotel’s restaurants.
  • Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild:
    This stunning Renaissance-style villa is perched on the Cap Ferrat, offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. The property has nine of the most beautiful gardens on the Côte d’Azur, perfect for a photo shoot or an intimate ceremony. The “Belle Epoque” style villa is a masterpiece of art and welcomes guests to experience elegance and refinement.
wedding venue hotel le beauvallon
©David Bastianoni

3. Lake Como

Lake Como is situated in the lap of the Alps, close to the border of Italy and Switzerland. The ethereal Lake and magnificent villas create a perfect fairy tale wedding setting. I recommend that you discover 4 different wedding venues:

  • Villa Balbiano:
    Nestled on the shores of Lake Como, the exquisite Villa Balbiano stands as a testament to timeless elegance and romance. Imagine a wedding embraced by historic charm, where whispers of bygone eras blend seamlessly with modern enchantment.

    With its opulent gardens, intricate architecture, and breathtaking lake views, Villa Balbiano offers a dream canvas for your wedding day masterpiece. Whether you envision an intimate affair or a grand celebration, this venue promises an atmosphere of pure magic.

    Walking through its storied halls, you’ll feel the echoes of past celebrations, inspiring your own chapter of love. As the sun sets over Lake Como, you and your beloved will be the stars of a night that dances with elegance and joy.

    Villa Balbiano invites you to create memories that will linger for generations, a love story woven into the fabric of this captivating destination. Get ready to say “I do” in a place where dreams become reality, and where every detail is infused with the spirit of amore.
  • Villa Cipressi :
    Welcome to a world where history, nature, and romance intertwine – welcome to Villa Cipressi on the breathtaking shores of Lake Como. This enchanting haven exudes timeless elegance and a sense of wonder that captures hearts at first sight.
    • Historic Splendor:
      Villa Cipressi boasts a rich history dating back to the 12th century. Its stately architecture, adorned with charming details, reflects the grace of bygone eras while offering modern comfort.
    • Lush Gardens:
      As you wander through the terraced gardens, you’ll be embraced by a tapestry of vibrant colors and fragrant blooms. Cascading down to the lake’s edge, the gardens provide an idyllic backdrop for weddings, strolls, and quiet contemplation.
    • Panoramic Views:
      The villa’s vantage point offers sweeping views of Lake Como’s cerulean waters and the surrounding mountains. Whether bathed in the soft light of dawn or the warm hues of sunset, these vistas are a feast for the eyes and the soul.
    • Wedding Elegance:
      Villa Cipressi is a dream setting for weddings. Its romantic charm and picturesque landscapes lend themselves to unforgettable ceremonies and receptions. Every corner of this haven is a canvas for crafting a love story as unique as you are.
    • Accommodations:
      The villa offers elegant accommodations that blend comfort with heritage. Each room tells a story, enveloping you in an atmosphere of refined luxury.
    • Historical Grandeur:
      Dating back to the 18th century, Villa Pizzo exudes an aura of timeless sophistication that enchants all who cross its threshold. Its architectural details and meticulously manicured gardens bear witness to centuries of passion and artistry.
    • Artistry in Frescoes:
      The interiors come alive with intricate frescoes, each a masterpiece telling its own story. Walking through these halls is akin to stepping into a living museum of beauty and history.
    • Breathtaking Vistas:
      Perched high above the lake, Villa Pizzo commands breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Como’s shimmering waters and the majestic mountains. The ever-changing play of light dances across its rooms and gardens, creating a magical ambiance.
    • Dream Weddings:
      Villa Pizzo sets the stage for dream weddings. Its terraced gardens provide a romantic backdrop for exchanging vows, while the opulent interiors lend themselves to elegant receptions.
    • An Unforgettable Experience:
      More than a mere venue, Villa Pizzo offers an experience. A place where past and present converge in an everlasting embrace. Whether you seek a setting for an enchanting wedding or wish to immerse yourself in the timeless allure of Lake Como, this villa awaits to craft unforgettable moments.
  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo:
    Welcome to a realm of opulence and history – Grand Hotel Tremezzo, nestled on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Como. A haven where elegance dances with the shimmering waters, this iconic hotel has played host to the world’s most illustrious figures.
    • Historical Splendor:
      Dating back to 1910, Grand Hotel Tremezzo epitomizes timeless luxury. Its elegant architecture and regal interiors pay homage to a bygone era, while modern comforts ensure a lavish stay.
    • Celebrity Legacy:
      This illustrious hotel has been graced by the presence of legendary celebrities, including the iconic Greta Garbo, who sought refuge in its halls. The Hollywood elite discovered a haven of tranquility amidst its grandeur.
    • Panoramic Views:
      Each room offers a breathtaking view of Lake Como, a picturesque masterpiece that has captivated hearts for centuries. Imagine waking up to the gentle lapping of waves and the sun casting a golden glow across the water.
    • Iconic Gardens: The hotel’s lush gardens mirror the beauty of Lake Como itself. Wander through manicured terraces and enjoy the fragrance of blooming flowers, just as Audrey Hepburn once did during her stay.
    • Exquisite Dining:
      Culinary excellence abounds at Grand Hotel Tremezzo. From gourmet Italian dishes to international flavors, the hotel’s dining venues offer a symphony of tastes, enjoyed by luminaries like Winston Churchill.
    • A Luxurious Retreat:
      More than a destination, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is an experience – a chance to immerse oneself in the glamour and allure of a bygone era. Whether you’re sipping cocktails by the pool or taking leisurely strolls through its gardens, the hotel embraces you in its legacy of elegance.
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©Villa Balbiano Courtesy

4. Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in the world. This rugged coastal region, featuring towns like Positano and Ravello, provides several wedding venues that range from extravagant ballrooms to historic gardens.

Hotel Le Sirenuse :

  • Location:
    Nestled in the charming town of Positano, on the enchanting Amalfi Coast, Hotel Le Sirenuse offers a picturesque setting for your dream wedding. The town’s colorful buildings cascading down the cliffs and the azure sea create a backdrop of unparalleled beauty.
  • Accommodations:
    The hotel boasts 58 elegant rooms and suites, each adorned with exquisite decor and offering breathtaking sea views. Your guests will indulge in luxury and comfort during their stay, ensuring a memorable experience.
  • Culinary Excellence:
    Your wedding feast will be a culinary journey to remember. The hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, La Sponda, dazzles with candlelit dinners amidst a canopy of wisteria. Authentic Italian flavors and the freshest local ingredients are woven into delectable creations.
  • Multiple Ceremony Options:
    Hotel Le Sirenuse offers a range of enchanting venues for your wedding ceremony. From the elegant poolside terrace overlooking the sea to the intimate garden terrace, you have the freedom to choose the perfect setting that resonates with your vision.
  • Seamless Service:
    With a dedicated team of experts, the hotel ensures that every detail is meticulously planned and executed. From floral arrangements to the reception setup, your dream wedding will come to life seamlessly.
  • Amalfi Coast Experience:
    Beyond the hotel’s elegance, your wedding guests can explore the treasures of Positano and the surrounding Amalfi Coast. Charming streets, stunning viewpoints, and the allure of Italian culture add depth to your wedding festivities.
  • Intimate Moments:
    Imagine exchanging vows as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden glow across the sea. The hotel’s serene atmosphere invites intimate moments, making your wedding a reflection of your love story.
  • Breathtaking Views:
    The Amalfi Coast’s unparalleled beauty is woven into every aspect of your celebration. Whether you’re dining alfresco or dancing under the stars, the breathtaking views of the sea and the coastline create an atmosphere of sheer enchantment.
  • Tailored Experiences:
    Hotel Le Sirenuse understands that every love story is unique. The team will work closely with you to curate a wedding that reflects your personal style and aspirations.
  • Captivating Memories:
    From the twinkling lights of Positano by night to the joyous celebrations under the Italian sun, Hotel Le Sirenuse becomes a canvas for unforgettable memories.Embark on a journey of love and elegance at Hotel Le Sirenuse, where the Amalfi Coast’s beauty merges seamlessly with your dreams of a magical wedding.

The Santa Caterina Hotel :

  • Location:
    Embrace the romance of the Amalfi Coast as you step into Santa Caterina Hotel, nestled in the charming town of Amalfi. This iconic destination offers a perfect blend of breathtaking beauty and historic allure for your dream wedding.
  • Accommodations:
    The hotel boasts 66 exquisite rooms and suites, each a haven of luxury and elegance. Your guests will be treated to breathtaking sea views and the finest amenities, ensuring a memorable stay.
  • Historical Splendor:
    Immerse yourself in history as you celebrate your love amidst the hotel’s rich heritage. The grandeur of the 19th-century villa seamlessly merges with modern comforts, creating an atmosphere that’s both opulent and welcoming.
  • Panoramic Views:
    Santa Caterina Hotel offers unparalleled vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. Imagine exchanging vows against the backdrop of azure waters and dramatic cliffs, the sun casting a warm glow on your celebration.
  • Ceremony Choices:
    Your dream wedding ceremony can take place in a variety of stunning settings. From the charming terraced gardens overlooking the sea to the panoramic seafront terrace, you have the freedom to choose the perfect spot that resonates with your vision.
  • Culinary Excellence:
    Delight your senses with the hotel’s exceptional cuisine. The Michelin-starred restaurant, “Il Ristorante Santa Caterina,” offers an exquisite culinary journey that’s a tribute to the flavors of the Amalfi Coast.
  • Seamless Service:
    With a dedicated team of professionals, Santa Caterina Hotel ensures that every aspect of your wedding is flawlessly executed. From the ceremony setup to the reception, your dream wedding will be brought to life with precision.
  • Amalfi Coast Experience:
    Beyond the hotel’s elegance, your wedding guests can explore the treasures of Amalfi. From its historical center to the charming streets, the town offers an authentic Italian experience that adds depth to your wedding festivities.
  • Romantic Sunsets:
    Imagine dancing the night away under the stars, the sea breeze carrying the melody of celebration. Santa Caterina Hotel’s romantic ambiance sets the stage for unforgettable moments.
  • Personalized Touches:
    The hotel understands that your love story is unique. Their team will work closely with you to customize every detail, ensuring that your wedding reflects your personality and dreams.
  • Timeless Memories:
    From the splendor of the Amalfi Coast to the joyous celebrations shared with loved ones, Santa Caterina Hotel becomes a tapestry of cherished memories.

Indulge in the elegance and romance of Santa Caterina Hotel, where the Amalfi Coast’s allure merges harmoniously with your vision of an unforgettable wedding day.
I still remember how I felt when I first visited the place some years ago : goose gumps!

Villa Treville:
When it comes to weaving your dream wedding in the exquisite embrace of the Amalfi Coast, Villa Treville stands as the epitome of elegance and enchantment. Here are the most exquisite details that make Villa Treville the perfect choice for your Italian wedding:

  • Secluded Luxury:
    Imagine exchanging vows in an intimate paradise that’s exclusively yours. Villa Treville’s collection of sumptuous suites and rooms offers a private haven for you and your guests, ensuring that your celebration is both elegant and personal.
  • A Cliffside Oasis:
    Perched dramatically on the cliffs of Positano, Villa Treville unveils breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Your wedding will be framed by the azure expanse, the sun-kissed coast, and the timeless beauty of the Amalfi landscape.
  • Romantic Ceremony Venues:
    Villa Treville offers an array of enchanting ceremony venues that cater to your unique vision. From the Secret Garden’s lush blooms to the awe-inspiring Cliffside Gazebo, each location presents an unforgettable backdrop for your “I do.”
  • Gastronomic Delights: Your culinary journey at Villa Treville is a symphony of flavors and artistry. The Michelin-starred restaurant, “La Sponda,” creates a feast that’s not just delicious but a tribute to the region’s culinary heritage, ensuring your celebration is an experience for the senses.
  • Impeccable Attention to Detail:
    From the delicate embellishments in each room to the impeccable service, every aspect of Villa Treville is crafted with a meticulous eye for detail. Your wedding will be executed flawlessly, ensuring that your dreams are translated into reality.
  • Authentic Amalfi Coast Experience:
    Beyond the villa’s opulence, you and your guests can explore the Amalfi Coast’s treasures – from picturesque Positano to the vibrant culture and stunning vistas that this region is known for.
  • Tailored Elegance:
    Villa Treville understands that every love story is unique. The experienced team collaborates closely with you to tailor every detail, ensuring that your wedding reflects your personal style and aspirations.
  • Capturing Timeless Memories:
    From the soft rustle of waves to the warm embrace of your loved ones, Villa Treville becomes a canvas for your cherished moments, where the magic of the Amalfi Coast harmoniously intertwines with your dream wedding.Choose Villa Treville for an unparalleled wedding experience that marries luxury, romance, and the allure of the Amalfi Coast, creating memories that will shine as bright as your love story.

Villa Cimbrone:
As you envision your dream wedding at Villa Cimbrone, prepare to immerse yourself in a world of timeless elegance and breathtaking beauty. Here are the most recognizable elements that will make your wedding at Villa Cimbrone truly unique and unforgettable:

  • Historical Grandeur:
    The villa’s rich history and architectural splendor will transport you to a bygone era of opulence and romance. The blend of medieval charm and Renaissance influences creates an ambiance that’s nothing short of magical.
  • The Infinity Terrace:
    The Infinity Terrace stands as an iconic symbol of Villa Cimbrone’s allure. Perched dramatically over the Amalfi Coast, this terrace offers sweeping panoramic views of the sea and the coastline, providing a stunning backdrop for your ceremony and celebrations.
  • Enchanted Gardens:
    The villa’s gardens are a symphony of beauty and nature. The Terrace of Infinity is adorned with statues, fountains, and lush greenery that form a whimsical and picturesque setting for your special day.
  • The Crypt:
    The Crypt, with its ancient Romanesque architecture and charming atmosphere, offers an intimate space for ceremonies and receptions. Its historic charm adds a touch of romance and intimacy to your celebration.
  • Michelin-Starred Cuisine:
    Your wedding feast will be a gastronomic journey of excellence. Villa Cimbrone’s Michelin-starred restaurant crafts culinary masterpieces inspired by the flavors of the region, ensuring that your guests indulge in a truly remarkable dining experience.
  • Tailored Experiences:
    Villa Cimbrone understands the importance of personalization. Their team works closely with you to curate a wedding that reflects your style, dreams, and unique love story.
  • Captivating Photography:
    Every corner of Villa Cimbrone is a masterpiece waiting to be captured. The villa’s distinctive architecture, enchanting gardens, and panoramic views offer a backdrop that elevates your wedding photos to works of art.
  • Amalfi Coast Magic:
    Beyond the villa, the Amalfi Coast beckons with its charming towns, vibrant culture, and captivating vistas. Villa Cimbrone’s location allows you and your guests to explore the treasures of the coast, adding depth to your wedding experience.
  • Unforgettable Atmosphere:
    The combination of historic beauty, breathtaking landscapes, and personalized service creates an atmosphere that’s nothing short of enchanting. Your wedding at Villa Cimbrone will be a celebration that lingers in the hearts of all who attend.

Prepare to write the next chapter of your love story in a setting that’s as unique as your dreams. Villa Cimbrone promises an unparalleled wedding experience where every moment is touched by the magic of history, romance, and the Amalfi Coast.

Hotel Caruso:
This elegant hotel is perched high on the hillside of Ravello and boasts stunning panoramic views of the coastline.As an American bride dreaming of a destination wedding that seamlessly combines elegance, convenience, and stunning beauty, Hotel Caruso in the Amalfi Coast is indeed a perfect choice. Here’s why:

  • Unparalleled Elegance:
    Hotel Caruso is synonymous with luxury and sophistication. Its historic architecture, opulent interiors, and panoramic views over the Amalfi Coast create an enchanting atmosphere that will infuse your wedding with timeless beauty.
  • Exquisite Facilities:
    The hotel offers a range of world-class facilities, ensuring that your wedding journey is seamless and luxurious. From elegant suites for you and your guests to wellness amenities and breathtaking pools, every detail is designed to enhance your experience.
  • Convenience for International Guests:
    Located in Ravello, Hotel Caruso is easily accessible from the major airports in Italy, making it convenient for your international guests to reach. The hotel’s dedicated team can assist with transportation arrangements, ensuring a hassle-free journey for everyone.
  • Tailored Wedding Experience:
    Hotel Caruso understands the importance of personalization. Their expert team will collaborate closely with you to design a wedding that reflects your style and aspirations, ensuring that every detail is curated to perfection.
  • Magnificent Ceremony Settings:
    Imagine exchanging vows against the backdrop of the stunning Amalfi Coast. The hotel offers several picturesque venues for your ceremony, including terraced gardens and panoramic terraces, each enhancing the romance and beauty of your special day.
  • Gourmet Delights:
    The hotel’s culinary offerings are a culinary journey in themselves. Indulge in a wedding feast inspired by local flavors and ingredients, ensuring a gastronomic experience that delights your guests’ palates.
  • Captivating Photoshoots:
    Hotel Caruso’s architecture, interiors, and panoramic views provide captivating backdrops for your wedding photos. Every snapshot will be a testament to the beauty of your love story against the backdrop of the Amalfi Coast.
  • Concierge Services:
    From arranging pre-wedding activities to assisting your guests during their stay, Hotel Caruso’s concierge services are at your disposal, ensuring that every aspect of your wedding experience is seamless and enjoyable.
  • Amalfi Coast Charms:
    Beyond the hotel, Ravello and the Amalfi Coast offer cultural treasures, charming streets, and the vibrant spirit of Italy. Your guests can explore and immerse themselves in the local culture, adding depth to their experience.
  • Memories to Last a Lifetime:
    Your wedding at Hotel Caruso will be more than an event; it will be an experience etched in your memory forever. The combination of luxurious amenities, stunning landscapes, and impeccable service will ensure that your dream wedding becomes a cherished reality.

Consider Hotel Caruso as the canvas on which you paint the masterpiece of your love story, surrounded by luxury, beauty, and the timeless charm of the Amalfi Coast.

The Villa on the Amalfi Coast in Italy
©Giardini del Fuenti

To conclude

Southern France and Italy present a lot of different types of wedding venues options for destination weddings. Whether you’re looking for an elegant and fairy tale castle, a stunning castle, or a charming villa that will host your wedding party, or the coastline sand-swept beaches, and scenic landscapes tickling your fancy, Southern France & Italy offers a vast array of choices for couples seeking luxury, romance, and flawless execution of their dream wedding. We guarantee you an unforgettable experience of memories that will last a lifetime!