Top 3 wedding locations in northern Italy

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Top 3 wedding locations in northern Italy – ITALIAN TOP WEDDING VENUES

Italy can boast charming wedding locations, dating back to distinct historical eras and inserted into different natural environments.

We wanted to select the most beautiful and most exclusive dreamy events locations.

Here we present the top 3 wedding locations in northern Italy.

From the Italian Riviera to Venice, passing by Como Lake, what these 3 magical places are joined by is the presence of water: the sea, lagoon or lake’s water, which frame their space.



The Italian Riviera, with its cliffs, its terraces stepped on the sea, the small villages, the villas and gardens, is a region rich in unexpected corners, hidden treasures not always visible at first glance.

And that’s exactly what happens here, along the stretch of coast connecting Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino.

Sheltered by a rich vegetation, we discover an ancient abbey that today has become a venue for unique events: we are talking about La Cervara.

La Cervara is an exclusive place, rich of history and with an enviable position.

The Cervara Abbey was built in 1300 by the Benedictine monks.

What immediately amazes is the wonderful Italian garden, even made more charming by its location overlooking the gulf of Portofino.

It’s here, between the garden and the cloister, which the reception of the lucky guests is held, continuing in the beautiful internal halls.

Into the church it’s possible to celebrate religious functions …what better location for a wedding in Liguria, immersed in history, dipped in the vegetation and surrounded by the sea?

La Cervara is not and does not want to become a hotel, but it reserves for its guests the special occasion to stay in the 8 beautifully renovated rooms and suites, overlooking the gulf of Tigullio.

And the experience becomes even more exclusive. 


The extreme attention to the plants caring allowed La Cervara to win the prestigious prize Great Italian Gardens.

Once monks kitchen garden, today this is one of the most suggestive Italian gardens overlooking the sea.

You stroll among oleanders, wisteria and camellias, secular and majestic trees, boxwood hedges and a small medicinal plants garden, tribute to the ancient Benedictine monasteries tradition.



Overlooking the western shore of Como Lake, Villa del Balbianello is the Italian most exclusive venue for a lake view wedding.

Perched on a lovely wooded promontory, the villa boasts a picture perfect location, to be fully enjoyed arriving from the lake.

On the porch floor, guests are welcomed by the motto “do what you want“, in remembrance of the cardinal Durini’s willingness in realizing this evocative place, where to devote themselves to reading and meditation.

With its scenographic position, Villa del Balbianello is a wonderful venue to celebrate the wedding, in a symbolic ceremony or in a rite with civil validity.

The most spectacular place is the loggia, which dominates the terraced garden, with its panoramic view.

The newlyweds and their guests will reach the villa by boat and will dock in the lovely private marina.

From the arrival by boat, to the ceremony under the loggia, going on with the reception and a visit to the marvelous gardens, getting married at Villa del Balbianello means to immerse oneself in a magical atmosphere, where nature blends with elegance.

No wonder, in the villa halls and in its gardens, many scenes from famous films have been set, from 007 Casino Royale to Star Wars.



Getting married in Venice, on a private island.

At San Clemente Palace what might seem like a dream becomes reality.

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Located on the San Clemente island, in the heart of the Venetian lagoon, the San Clemente Palace was once a monastery, then a hospital, until 2003, when the structure has been completely restored and has become a wonderful luxury hotel.

For couples who choose Venice for their most important day, the San Clemente is certainly the most exclusive location.

The arrival is on the private jetty, just in front of the XII century church, where it’s possible to celebrate the wedding.

The wedding reception will be set at the poolside or in the churchyard, with a secular park of 65,000 sqm all around and the magical landscape of the Venice lagoon as background.

But there are also the inner rooms and the cloisters, the courtyards and two top level restaurants.


Top 3 wedding locations in northern Italy are unique location for exclusive events, inserted into natural breathtaking landscapes.
For a luxury wedding, an exclusive event, these location combine charm, history and a service that exceeds expectations.
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| Image credits: La Cervara – FAI / Villa del Balbianello – Kempinski San Clemente Palace |


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