Newlywed couple on a rooftop in Venice.

photo credits: Hotel Bauer, Venice.

Desperately looking for the best wedding venues in Venice? And what about avoiding spending a ton of money on accommodation and food and beverage?

Venice will indeed be able to amaze you with secret corners and sections of daily life, lost rhythms and anti-modern suggestions, explosions of joie de vivre, and moments of remarkable authenticity. 

But, of course, whether you’re looking for information on getting legally married in Venice for foreigners or looking for the best wedding venue in Venice, you need to arm yourself with patience and accept not to find everything on the first try or entrust this complex process to an expert local wedding planner in Venice.

Because only a boat for your and your guests will cost you a fortune unless you use the assistance of your wedding planner in Venice!

Starting from your car parking to the connection to your hotel to the place you and your guests want to visit, this will be a complex journey. You will need to get advice and assistance to have your marriage in Venice without stress and any money loss.

Take also into account that in Venice there are often big events, such as Cinema festivals, Biennale, Carnival, Festa del Redentore, Festa di Nostra Signora della Salute, historical regatta.

Therefore you will need to pay attention wo availability of accommodation, car park, and water taxies.

Who is envisioning a wedding in Venice will also desiring to have a guided tour in the town. And who wouldn’t love that?

We know the right touristic guides that would be right for you; experienced and of course a person that can entertain you at the same time!

This is city is really complex in terms of logistics and  costs. Also a normal tourist would need help to in Venice to avoid to spend a fortune. You can’t imagine on a wedding how much complexities there are with logistics and food and beverage and accommodation costs.

View of the Venice's Lagoon during a wedding of foreigners in Italy

We don’t want to discourage you, but this town is a business and wedding is a big slice of the business of the town, we just want to protect you and your savings!

Now that we have advised on what to pay attention let’s see the funny part…

It’s true we focus too much on Venice, forgetting that in the nearby, on the water, there are beautiful islands such as Murano, Burano, and Torcello. We will talk more about it in our blog.

And what about Venues?Let’s have a look at the best wedding venues in Venice then!

Hotel Bauer

A hotel terrace during a wedding in Venice.

wedding symbolic ceremony in Venice in front of Basilica San Marco.

Bauer hotel is the perfect place to celebrate the most important day of your life, immersed in the magical atmosphere of Venice. The terraces with breathtaking views and the elegant rooms offer a suggestive atmosphere for the wedding reception, satisfying the wishes and expectations of the guests. Our experienced staff is ready to guide our guests in selecting the details of their event, recreating an unforgettable experience of excellence and charm.

Belmond Cipriani hotel

Cipriani Terrace Breakfast at Cipriani Hotel

A historic hotel that lends itself to a luxury ceremony is the Hotel Belmond Cipriani, where the Granaries of the Republic lend themselves to the scene of original and refined weddings. Sophisticated and out of the ordinary, the contrast of the exposed bricks with the Murano glass chandeliers is the touch that characterizes this location.

St. Regis Venice

St-regis-hotel-terrace

St-regis-hotel

Sculpted ceiling, ornamental leaf decorations, and polished in a typical Venetian terrace and the “Salone del Canaletto” are the epitome of “Belle Epoque” style.
Additional intimate outdoor spaces include their Italian garden and private terraces ideal for celebrating a wedding in Venice with the city’s famous waterway and monuments as a backdrop.

The Executive Chef Nadia Frisina’s disruptive and modern approach to Venetian and Italian cuisine will ensure the reception of an unforgettable dining experience. Each dish will be freshly prepared, expertly plated, and graciously served by our talented team of culinary hosts.

At St. Regis, you will celebrate the spirit of Venice. The captivating embrace of its play of water and light, each of the 130 beautifully appointed rooms and 39 suites at the St. Regis Venice, surrounds visitors with the exquisite beauty of the iconic city.

 

Gritti Palace Hotel

Gritti Hotel Dock

Gritti hotel's restaurant

A 15th-century palace, the private residence of noble families and illustrious visitors, and a luxury hotel since 1895, the Gritti Palace is where history and culture meet the renewed Venetian style. A place of exceptional art and elegance has always been the place where multiple generations of elite influencers come together to socialize and share The sparkling Murano glass chandeliers, the precious wood modeled by local artisans hundreds of years ago, the finely colored brocade, and the refined hand-polished marble are just some of the jewels inside the Palazzo. The redesigned suites with artistic elegance evoke the intimacy of a noble private residence and offer a real distinctive experience that uniquely captures the palace’s heritage and the city’s cultural and artistic roots. The wonderful terrace of the hotel is the perfect place for a wedding reception in Venice. The structure and internal catering can serve up to 80 people.

Hotel Danieli

Foyer of Hotel Danieli in Venice

Terrace of Hotel Danieli in Venice

Located on the Riva degli Schiavoni, Hotel Danieli dominates the Venetian lagoon over the Grand Canal and the islands with spectacular views. The hotel overlooks the Doge’s Palace and is within walking distance of the Ponte Dei Sospiri and Piazza San Marco. The three buildings of the hotel date back to the 14th, 17th, and 19th centuries: Palazzo Dandolo in Venetian Gothic style, once a residence, and Palazzo Danieli Excelsior, with balconies overlooking the lagoon.

The palaces house a rich collection of precious works of art and antiques that bear witness to the city’s history, combined with contemporary comforts to meet the needs of educated global travelers. Fundamental to the Danieli experience is his Ristorante Terrazza Danieli and the kitchen concept, a magical journey of the senses that traces the oriental influences of the spice traders and blends them with the ingredients of the lagoon. Private wedding reception for up to 40 guests enjoy a splendid view of the Doge’s Palace from the Sala Ducale. During the hottest months of the year, wedding receptions for up to 140 people can be hosted on the panoramic terrace of the Terrazza Danieli Restaurant.

The Renaissance-style Marco Polo rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Danieli Excelsior are perfect for wedding receptions for up to 180 guests. In addition, a dance floor with live music can be set up in the adjacent foyer.

 

San Clemente Palace Hotel.

San Clemente Island, view from top.

 

The lobby inside hotel San Clemente in Venice

The San Clemente Palac is built on a private island called San Clemente, just 10 minutes from St. Mark’s Square, and can be reached by one of the hotel’s free boats. The experience at the San Clemente Palace Hotel is really for privacy considering that the island where it is located in private and not accessible by public transport: only the hotel boats, the water taxi, or those who love transfer services private individuals can access this charming retreat.

Unlike many locals, the island’s enclave is quiet and secluded, a hidden gem in the heart of the lagoon just a few steps from Piazza San Marco.

From rehearsal dinners to romantic ceremonies to jubilant receptions, each palace wedding celebration at San Clemente Kempinski is accented with authentic Venetian flair and delivered with uncompromising sophistication.

 

Hotel Carnival Palace – Palazzo Veneziano

Palazzo Veneziano court

Carnival Palace secret garden

The 4-Star Superior hotel, overlooking the canals and just a few minutes from St. Mark’s Square, offers a unique wedding location: the historic private courtyard.
Privacy, comfort, and services are thus inserted in an elegant and suggestive setting to celebrate the most important day of your life.

The experienced and multilingual staff will define the different moments of the event with you, taking care of every detail, from the decor of the table to the definition of the banquet, from the theme to the decorations.
A perfect context also gives a unique and original imprint to meetings, graduation parties, anniversaries, congresses, seminars, private parties, events that can also be hosted in the modern interior design room and that can count on the services of the Lounge Bar of the structure.

And how to organize a photo shooting in Venice at best?

Newlywed couple on a taxi boat in Venice

Well you can’t miss for sure to rent a vintage taxi made of wood like those one James Bond have used several times.

You could get such extraordinary pictures from that boat!

We can book one for you and to obtain an unforgettable shooting!

However, for privacy lovers, perhaps it is best to avoid the city walking tour. Your wedding planner in Venice will offer you a different solution.

Getting married in Venice is a choice of charm, and it is also a commitment. And like any destination wedding in Italy, it is a gift you give to yourself and your guests to make them feel immersed in a unique experience.

But keep in mind the movements; they are not easy to organize in a city like this. Therefore, it is undoubtedly wise to rely on a wedding planner in Venice for all organizational and logistical aspects.

 

View of the Venice's Lagoon during a wedding of foreigners in Italy

In Venice, it is possible to organize your civil wedding with legal value or your symbolic ceremony such as Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, other religious denominations.

Every wedding organized in Venice brings with it the pathos and emotion of the city, which, like an open-air theater, hosts this sacred moment in all its beauty.

The architectural spaces and the streets will make your wedding a spectacular and unforgettable event.

In the case of a civil wedding in Venice, the Municipality of Venice provides Palazzo Cavalli, from the historic Renaissance, to celebrate your civil wedding in Venice.

It is possible to choose other beautiful historic buildings of the city’s most romantic city, such as the Strucchi room of Ca ‘Farsetti, the council room of Ca’ Loredan, or the Cuoi d’Oro room of Ca ‘Vendramin.

Regarding Catholic marriage in Venice, list a procedure we have already told you about Catholic marriage in Italy.

And which are the most beautiful Churches in Venice?

There are so many churches in Venice, not counting those that have been destroyed: an actual occupation of the city by these sacred buildings, which, however, also leaves room for other cults. Thus, for example, the Orthodox Church of San Giorgio is located in the castle. At the same time, a few steps from the Basilica of San Marco stands the small church of Santa Croce degli Armeni with baroque interiors. Therefore, the churches of Venice are a kind of widespread museum in which to research the 1000 forms of devotion.

Almost all the churches in Venice have at least one side leaning against another building, as if they were jewels, sometimes truly spectacular, set in bizarre and complex frames. This is the case of San Giovanni Crisostomo, a quiet and dimly lit oasis in the continuous comings and goings of the street which leads from the Rialto to the railway station, or to San Salvador which overlooks the campo of the same name on one side, but on the other has a hidden portal in a calle. The first is a small holy casket; the second tells excellent stories and houses the tomb of Caterina Cornaro, queen of Cyprus.

Furthermore, the Basilica della Salute, the Church of the Gesuati, and the Santa Maria dei Miracoli cannot be forgotten.

 

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