Cows grazing at el bite de larieto
A Chinese bride bursts into laughter during the civil ceremony in a beautiful open space in Val Gardena in the Dolomites.

Today we want to bring you in a place we consider the best wedding venue in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The story of El Brite de Larieto and the Michelin starred restaurant San Brite originates in a family land that has made this land their home.

Their stables and their animals are the memories of their grandparents.

A family that has built its foundation on work and sacrifice.

The inspiration for El Brite and San Brite is in the milk drawn in the morning, the taste of pine, and the smell of a goat.

The secret of the owner and Chef is to be faithful to the family and its traditions.

This link between the family history and the chef ability allows us to understand the essence and the concept of these beautiful wedding venues in Cortina.

At El Brite de Larieto and San Brite, cooking means transforming the scent of the woods into an experience for the palate and soul.

Expressing my sensations in dishes, guiding people through my hands and bringing them into my world. The essence of my job can be summarized in being in contact with the raw materials I work with, seeing them born, making them grow, giving them the importance they deserves. Eating means feeling the mountain. This is the mountain that I love; its rough and stimulating flavor in its evocative silence.”

Riccardo Gaspari (Chef of San Brite)

View from the inside of charming and cozy restaurant in Cortina.

As your wedding planner in Veneto we want now to talk about the options you would have in this beautiful wedding venue in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

In their company, they have two restaurants that can be used to organize wedding events in Cortina, named.

These enchanting wedding venues are El Brite de Larieto and Restaurant SanBrite

Both venues do not have rooms for overnight stays, so the owners’ proposal is solely thought for a wedding reception.

It is possible to rent one of their wedding venues for either half a day or a full day.

An ancient stove in a classic stube inside a Michelin-starred restaurant in Cortina

El Brite de Larieto is their farmhouse located in Larieto in Cortina d’Ampezzo, reachable by car from the center of Cortina and about 7 km away. 

The place can host internally up to 60 people.

In terms of costs, the location’s rent for half a day is €. 1.500. *

In this case, the venue must be left no later than 05.30 pm as it must then be prepared for the evening service. 

Instead, the cost for the whole day of renting is €. 2.500*

As for the reception menu, the starting price is €.130* per person, and the couple must agree directly with the chef, according to their needs. 

The wines are excluded from the quotation, and the costs depend on the wine selected.

If you will be interested, the owners will be happy to share the restaurant’s wine list with you so that you can make a more comprehensive evaluation.

In addition to beverage costs, the following costs are also excluded

-wedding cake (since they do not make preparations of this type as they do not have pastry ovens but can recommend pastry shops in the area);

-open bar If requested.

-tensile structure for the outdoor space in case of rain.

The venue makes its “mise en place” available, and it can be evaluated and used by us without extra costs.

Stunning Mountain hut on Seiser alm during a wedding in the Dolomites

The SanBrite restaurant, on the other hand, is located in Alverà, about 3 km from the center of Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

Also, in this case, it can be easily reached by car. 

It can host in the internal spaces max 30 people.

It is characterized by a seasonal and traditional cuisine, but more elaborate, since it is a restaurant with one Michelin star.

In this case, renting the location for half a day is €. 2.000* and must be left no later than 5.30 pm; the cost of renting for the whole day, on the other hand, is €. 3.500*.

As for the menu, the starting price is €. 200.00* per person. 

Still, in this case, the wines are excluded from the quotation.

As well as with the Brite de Larieto, the rental costs of wedding cake and open bar and tensile structure are excluded from the quotation.

As your wedding planners in the Dolomites, we could not skip this venue from our list, and we will be happy to show you all the options these places can offer, combining mountain experience in Cortina d’Ampezzo with an intimate welcome in a high-end family run-business.

* Please note that prices may vary depending on internal policies and seasons

Civil Wedding in Cortina in front of Cinque Torri at Rifugio Scoiattoli.