San Marco, Castello, Cannaregio, San Polo, Santa Croce and Dorsoduro are only a few of the 118 little islands, interconnected by 354 bridges that make up Venice; the most romantic town in the whole world.
Venice is unique. A picture taken on a gondola, floating on the Grand Canal at sunset, is something that no other place can offer on your wedding day. That’s why, when working as a wedding photographer in Venice I feel like a painter sketching down unique moments with light.
Wedding venues in Venice
Wedding venues in Venice and in the surrounding area are buildings of rare beauty. The first that comes to mind is the Palazzo dei Dogi, with its distinct eighteenth-century splendour and its ample historical garden stretching out to the lagoon. There is also Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, a grand palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. This is the perfect place for a majestic wedding in Venice. Its frescoed rooms painted by celebrated maestros easily become the enchanting setting of a dream wedding reception.
Locanda Cipriani, in the little island of Torcello, is the ideal reception venue for couples wishing to tie the knot in the adjacent church of Santa Fosca. Its rose garden and the beautiful colonnade are a marvellous framework for couples wanting an open-air wedding in the warm season. If you are thinking to stay within Venice city centre instead, then The The Westin Europa & Regina luxury hotel may be the right choice. Its scenic terrace, stretching over the Grand Canal, adds even more exclusivity to its absolute premium location in the San Marco square.
Moving inland, the Venice area is not short of wedding venues. Among these, the Castello di Stigliano surely stands out. Its original beauty still endures, thanks to the tasteful medieval and Renaissance décor. The splendid aristocratic palace of Villa Foscarini Rossi, built in 1600 is, to this day, one of the most captivating buildings on the banks of the Brenta river. Next to the Villa one finds a small, intimate chapel where it is possible to celebrate Catholic weddings.