Post # 1
I am looking at planning our wedding next year in Italy for between 20-30 people.
My favourite destination is Positano the colourful buildings creeping up the mountain and beautiful views of the see sell it to me, plus you can have an outdoor wedding at the Town Hall there on the garden terrace…but it seems very expensive! My budget is £5000 😱
I have recently discovered Cinque Terre which has a very similar feel to Positano in areas like Riomaggiore and Manarola.
Has anyone married here or planning a wedding here that might have some tips or ideas on costs?
I don’t feel like I can even get the idea off the ground at the moment 😞
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK
My sister got married at the Town Hall in Positano and my cousin married at The Cloisters for civil weddings in Sorrento (beautiful building).
Positano was 600Euros on a Friday, this was a few years ago but I can’t imagine it’s changed that much. I know weekends are a lot more expensive though. There were 25 of us and we managed to find a local chef to cook a three course meal for the reception on the huge terrace of our villa that we set up with fairy lights and lots of candles. Obviously this was a laid back and inexpensive way of doing it so it depends if you want a fancy restaurant meal.
I haven’t visisted Cinque Terre, nearest I’ve been is Portofino, so hopefully somone has some info that can help. I’m sure your wedding will be beautiful!
Post # 3
I vote Positano, and will be there again in a few weeks and I can’t wait!! Cinque Terre is gorgeous but I think the views in Positano are better. Riomaggiore is beautiful but a tiny fishing village and I can’t picture that being a good choice. Manarola would be my runner up. Have you given any thought to Vernazza? There is a restaurant there built into the cliffs right on the water that would be gorgeous for a wedding!! I believe it’s called Belforte.
Post # 4
Hi Gemma – I have visited everywhere except Sorrento. Positano is beautiful and I sent alot of enquiries off to villas and hotels in Positano whilst I was there on holiday to figure out how expensive it was and whether it was doable … it seemed like everything was SO EXPENSIVE..not sure what type of wedding you are wanting though? If you are just having around 5-10 people then a nice dinner could be organised in a private area of a restaurant but you may need to hire a planner to organise music, flowers etc if you are after that? Positano is also a pain to get to for guests as there is no train there and they would have to take a bus that takes half a day from Rome or a very expensive taxi ride which put me off having our wedding there as well.
In my opinion Cinque Terre doesnt even compare to the magic of Positano but is still nice … you might be able to find a nice restaurant in Manarola? In Riomaggiore (where I stayed on holiday last year) there were a few nice restaurants for casual dinners but nothing really formal – but depends on what you are after?
I am in the process of planning my wedding in Tuscany and am finding it so difficult to pick a place and a planner for my 10 person wedding! But I think our destination weddings will be perfect!
Post # 5
mrscsoontobee : Have been to Belforte – beautiful food!
Post # 6
We were planing to get married in Italy but it didn’t work out for some bureaucratic reasons. I know an amazing wedding fotographer/videographer who travels to Italy often. They are called Kare Kadraj. We worked with them on our wedding in Antalya and everything went great! I highly recommend them. They are cheaper than most local photographers. If you want to hear more about them you can message me. I will be happy to share their work with you. Good luck with planing!
Post # 7
I would say Positano but youre right it will be very expensive. Cinque Terre may be a bit cheaper but the towns are so busy and crowded it may take away from your wedding. If youre open to other suggestions check out Malcesine on Lake Garda. When we went it was the least busy of all your options and still absolutely beautiful. I know a few people who got married there (one in the castle one by the harbour) and it was much cheaper than the Amalfi coast.
Post # 8
EllyAnne : Could you send me the villa and meal info from your experience in Positano??