Pro’s & Con’s of an Amalfi Coast Destination Wedding in Italy
Breathtaking scenery, heavenly cuisine and unforgettable venues are all hallmarks of an Amalfi Coast destination wedding. Discover why we love this place, and some of the things you need to bear in mind before booking.
Italy is one of the most popular destination wedding locations on the planet, and with good reason. It is a country that is blessed with an incredible climate that pleasantly varies from region to region. It has a cuisine that can easily be found around the world, but will never taste as good as in Italy. And throughout the country we are fortunate enough to have ancient architecture around every corner, which fortunately for us as Italian wedding planners, can be repurposed as magnificent venues.
But with all of this incredible beauty up and down the country, it can be quite bewildering for visitors looking to plan a destination wedding in Italy. And so we thought we would lend a helping hand. Here’s our pro’s and con’s for some of the most popular spots in the country to tie the knot. First on the list. A wedding on the Amalfi Coast!
Amalfi Coast Destination Wedding
The best things about getting married in the Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is a rugged stretch of coastline that winds its way from Salerno to Sorrento. It is blessed with some of the most unique views you may ever see. It has to be seen to be believed. Scattered across its hillsides are collections of quaint villages that sit proudly, yet precariously against a backdrop of picture postcard sea. Hosting a destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast is to celebrate with one of the most beautiful views in Italy, née the world as your background, and an iconic scene for your photography.
You’ve never really eaten pizza, until you’ve tried one on the Amalfi Coast or Naples. The region is famous for their pizza. Its exceptional flavor is thanks to the unparalleled produce available, and also the skill of the craftspeople who make it. But have no fear, booking a destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast will not mean you’re only served Pizza! The region is also renowned for its pasta, cheese, fresh fish and of course Limoncello. The perfect liqueur to toast any destination wedding reception in Italy!
As Italian wedding planners we have experienced this part of the country at all times of the year. During the summer the Amalfi Coast can be very busy, as tourists descend on to this relatively small part of land. But, the benefit of a destination wedding in Italy, specifically the Amalfi Coast, is the climate is mild and sunny all year round. This means you can plan your big day for the not so crowded months of the year.
The all year round warm climate will give you more freedom to enjoy the outside space on offer at the wedding venues of the Amalfi Coast. In particular, Villa San Giacomo, a luxurious and historic villa in Positano with incredible views out to sea. This beautiful Amalfi Coast wedding venue has many picturesque spots to enjoy a meal during your stay. While also benefiting from a wonderful pool and a spectacular garden terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. One of the dreamiest of places to say ‘I do’ surrounded by family and friends. See how our couple Aida & Fraser tied the knot at Villa San Giacomo here.
If you’re looking for something quirky to entertain your guests, then the local artists in may have just what you’re looking for! As Italian wedding planners we’re always on the hunt for new, and exciting ways to entertain our clients on their big day. Recently we began inviting the ceramic artists of the Amalfi Coast to our weddings. These talented individuals hand paint ceramics at our receptions. Their ‘performance’ is a delight to behold, and a wonderfully unique memento of the day. Alongside these wonderful craftspeople, the Amalfi Coast is also full of gifted musicians, performers and contemporary performance artists. All of whom can bring an exciting, local flourish to your celebration.
The Amalfi Coast is full of hidden treasures waiting to be explored by any couple looking to plan a destination wedding in Italy. Its coastline is dotted with ancient churches, majestic villas and boutique hotels. All of which would create the most remarkable backdrop to your wedding photography. One such wedding venue is Belmond Caruso, a heavenly palace that sits atop a cliff edge 1000ft above the sea. It is a divine and heart-stoppingly beautiful venue. Filled with sun-drenched terraces, stunning rose gardens and an enchanting Duomo that is perfect for exchanging your vows.
The things to watch out for when planning a wedding on the Amalfi Coast
Italy is famous for its narrow, winding streets and roads, but in the Amalfi Coast they’re on another level! They are perfect for walking, or zooming around on a scooter. But on some roads, anything bigger than a Fiat 500 can get into trouble during peak hours. That is why as Italian wedding planners, we always include a cost for logistics in your budget. It’s vitally important that is there from the very beginning, even if services haven’t been defined yet. That way, we can give you a rough, yet realistic idea of the costs involved. So you don’t have any surprises down the road!
Due to the aforementioned layout and roads around the coast, traffic can sometimes be a little chaotic. This is especially true during the weekends, which is obviously a popular time to plan a destination wedding in Italy. We suggest to all of our clients to plan trips well in advance. Let us as Italian wedding planners guide your journeys, and gift you the best experience. Our special Amalfi Coast concierge service will plan for you the most convenient means of wedding transport. Which will be booked for the perfect time to travel when considering local traffic.
WEDDING VENUE CAPACITY
Destination wedding venues on the Amalfi Coast in Italy can rarely host more than 150 guests, so they are more suited to an intimate celebration. One such venue is Villa Cimbrone. A charming and prestigious hotel that offers its guests a very magical atmosphere during their stay. A reception at this romantic villa can host up to 150 people, but you will have the whole hotel to yourselves. So it will be a truly amazing experience for your nearest and dearest! Also, if you’re planning on hosting any of your wedding events outside. We always suggest having a solid plan B in case of bad weather. This is something our team will always bring into consideration, and have done many times in the past. Such as when we swiftly erected a beautiful marquee to keep the rain off our guests at this Gatsby inspired wedding.
What is a wedding without music and dance! But it’s important to check in advance to see if your chosen venue has a music limit. A municipal ordinance limits music outdoors after midnight. So if you’re planning on throwing a destination wedding reception in the Amalfi Coast with music pumping until dawn, you might get told off! As Italian wedding planners we have a special service that can narrow down your expectations and find the perfect alternative. Like venues that will allow you to party all night!
We hope we have helped, and also inspired your destination wedding plans on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. As wedding planners in Italy we have expert, local knowledge of the venues and vendors across the country. From the awe-inspiring destinations of Tuscany, Portofino, Capri. To the historic cities of Rome, Venice, Puglia and Florence. Wherever you choose to tie the knot in Italy, we have the knowledge to make it magnificent. If you would like to book Sposiamovi as your wedding planners in Italy, then please feel free to get in touch via our contact page. In the meantime please browse our recent real weddings.