Unique and gorgeous wedding venues
On the Amalfi Coast
The most stunning spots to tie the knot
by Giorgia Torsello
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Vibrant and colorful, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello are beautiful, fashionable seaside resorts south of Naples, seemingly suspended between the sky and the deep blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Infused with the scent of lemons, they are popular destinations for couples from the world over who wish to celebrate an authentic wedding on the Amalfi Coast.
It’s impossible not to be charmed by this picturesque part of Italy – it really is heaven on earth. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amalfi Coast is home to narrow cobbled lanes, houses carved into cliffs, and boats bobbing up and down in the sea. Vespas hum along winding streets, locals are exceptionally welcoming, and the regional cuisine is outstanding.
There are many unique and wonderful locations to tie the knot on the Amalfi Coast, including panoramic terraces, enchanting gardens, charming restaurants, elegant villas, luxury hotels, ancient monasteries, churches and chapels. We have rounded up some magical venues for romantic wedding on the Amalfi Coast, whether big or small, traditional or formal (Read also “Seaside wedding: the most beautiful venues in Italy“).
Villa TreVille | Positano Via Arienzo, 30
A luxury 5-star hotel on the Amalfi Coast, Villa TreVille is an earthly paradise, an oasis of peace lapped by the crystal-clear waters of Positano. Comprising five stunning villas offering wonderful views of Positano, the property is nestled among lush gardens bursting with bougainvillea and tropical plants, home to secluded swimming pools and secret terraces offering utmost privacy and relaxation. The former residence of Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli, the Villa has long been popular with a jet set crowd of international guests. Exuding class and a vintage vibe, it’s the perfect venue for an unparalleled wedding on the Amalfi Coast.
Villa Cimbrone | Ravello Via Santa Chiara, 26
An aristocratic residence dating back to the 11th century, Villa Cimbrone is one of the country’s most charming hotels overlooking the Mediterranean. It’s a gorgeous, romantic spot for a wedding on the Amalfi Coast – it was here that Greta Garbo famously fell in love. The Villa is owned by the Vuilleumier family, who are committed to preserving the building’s original architectural features and decorative elements. It’s the perfect venue to host a fairytale wedding, with a range of wonderfully romantic facilities including a secluded crypt, a breathtaking panoramic terrace adorned with classical statues, an enchanting hall with Gothic arches, and much-celebrated lush gardens. Indulge your wedding guests with exquisite Mediterranean dishes at Michelin-starred Il Flauto di Pan.
Il San Pietro | Positano Via Laurito, 2
Located on a spur that juts out into the sea, Il San Pietro is one of the world’s most celebrated luxury hotels, building a reputation for excellence in less than five decades. The hotel is located on the site of a small 18th century chapel dedicated to St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. Popular among international celebrities and a jet set crowd, the hotel perfectly blends in with the surrounding environment. It offers a discreet and elegant ambience, and is the only resort in Positano with direct access to the beach. The perfect venue for formal and fashionable destination weddings, it offers a variety of spaces to host wedding receptions, from an iconic panoramic terrace with majolica-tiled benches to its refined Michelin-starred restaurant Zass.
Le Sirenuse | Positano Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30
Located in Positano, Le Sirenuse is one of the Amalfi Coast’s most exclusive hotels. It opened in 1951 when the Sensale family decided to convert their summer residence in a luxury hotel evoking the warm feel of a private home. It offers gorgeous views of the bay and overlooks Positano’s colorful houses carved into the rockface. It’s a charming venue, with vaulted ceilings, tiled floors made by local artisans following age-old traditions, lush plants, and foliage straggling up the walls. The perfect setting for an intimate and memorable celebration, the hotel houses one of the most romantic restaurants in the area, with an inviting room lit by 400 candles where you can dine to the sound of the waves lapping against the shore below.
Belmond Hotel Caruso | Ravello Piazza San Giovanni del Toro, 2
Perched on a rocky spur among lemon and olive groves, this 11th century palazzo is located in the heart of Ravello, a charming resort town nicknamed ‘City of Music’. Offering all the modern comforts one would expect from a luxury hotel, Belmond Hotel Caruso is an exclusive venue perfect for a wedding on the Amalfi Coast featuring elegant, contemporary furnishings. The views from the infinity pool are sublime, and there are plenty of outdoor spaces including rose gardens. Marble-clad corridors lead to beautifully embellished frescoed rooms, making for the perfect setting for a romantic exchange of vows, whether at Hebrew, Protestant or symbolic ceremonies. Civil ceremonies can be held at the nearby town hall while Catholic weddings can be hosted in the Duomo. For a stylish wedding night, choose Belmond Villa Margherita within the property, which offers the services of a personal chef and private butler.
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi | Amalfi Via Annunziatella, 46
A former Capuchin monastery dating back to the 13th century, the 5-star NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi became a hotel in the 19th century. Once an obligatory stop on the Grand Tour of Europe, the hotel is entirely refurbished, and features modern comforts and minimal décor. There are plenty of options for your big day. Catholic ceremonies can take place in the splendid chapel, while other types of celebration can be held in the Arab cloisters. The Belvedere terrace and the Passeggiata dei Monaci are perfect to enjoy a drink at sunset, while receptions can be hosted at the restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Lo Scoglio da Tommaso | Nerano Piazza delle Sirene, 115 – Marina del Cantone
Nestled in the bay of Marina del Cantone, Lo Scoglio is a small family-run hotel with a private stretch of beach. It is renowned internationally not only for its gorgeous, secluded location, but also for its excellent Lo Scoglio da Tommaso Restaurant, built on stilts and sitting directly above pristine blue waters. The restaurant offers exceptional local dishes made with top quality ingredients, including local fish and seafood, freshly picked vegetables, and meat sourced from the family farm. This is the perfect place for couples looking to host a wedding on the Amalfi Coast in a simple and laidback yet warm and authentic setting, kissed by the sea breeze and the heady fragrance of Mediterranean vegetation. Your foodie friends are in for a treat.
Hotel Capo la Gala | Sorrento Via Luigi Serio, 8 – Vico Equense
On the seafront of the Sorrentine peninsula, elegant Hotel Capo la Gala harmoniously blends in with the surrounding Mediterranean vegetation. Attentive staff offer guests bespoke, personalized service with utmost attention to detail. The sundeck is a lovely spot to enjoy laidback, informal drinks at sunset following your ceremony. Ines Terrace and Michelin-starred restaurant Maxi are fantastic spaces too for an unforgettable wedding. If you’d like to accommodate guests at the same venue, the hotel bedrooms are refined and authentic, while the equally attractive suites have private terraces with whirlpool tubs offering sea views.
Hotel Santa Caterina | Amalfi S.S. Amalfitana, 9
Hotel Santa Caterina is a calm and pleasant hotel overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the sea. It’s a short walk from the historic center of Amalfi, the ancient port city that lends this stretch of coastline its name. The lush secluded gardens are perfect to host Hebrew, Protestant or symbolic ceremonies, while small receptions can be held on the bright and airy veranda or in the main hall. Easily accessible by elevators carved into the rock, the beach club is a great spot to spend the day with guests, whether before or after the wedding. You’ll easily be able to entertain all your guests on a hot sunny day – there’s a large terrace with sunbeds, saltwater swimming pool, and a traditional restaurant.