Help! Destination wedding in Italy (cinque terre?)

posted 7 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2008

firenze and cinque terre are lovely spots but have you thought about Milan? It’s easy to fly into direct from NYC. (i live in both cities and do it quite frequently) lot’s of super nice restaurants that you could have intimate wedding celebration. Guests can take day trips via train to various fabulous places very easily from milan, such as cinque terre 1 12 , Genoa 1hr, Parma 1 12, Bolgna 1hr high speed train, Bergamo 1hr, (this is one of the most enchanting walled city perched up on a hill) and Torino 1hr…so many other cool places, too many to list.

Keep in mind in Italy, you can only have a legal marriage ceremony in either a catholic church or civial ceremony that must take place in a townhall. I just photographed an americanitalian wedding in Piemonte and the couple had their heart set on having the ceremony outside at a vineyard but they had to have civial ceremony the day before to legalize it.

hope this helps.

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@kritonastick: I love, love Florence! I recommend Florence for the wedding/reception and then honeymoon in Cinque Terra (Monterosso was my favorite). Florence will be more convenient for visitors and offer many, many more ceremony/reception options. I wish I had more suggestions for locations – it’s been too long since i was there! Best of luck 🙂

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve been lurking for a bit, but when I saw this, I had to post.

@kritonastick:  I love Certaldo!  Beautiful little town in Tuscany, especially the old city center, Certaldo Alto I think it’s called?  One of the best meals I had in Italy was at a super cute restaurant there with a great outdoor patio and view.  There’s also a fabulous hostel in town that’s in a former monastery.  Certaldo would definitely would be a great choice for a destination wedding!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@kritonastick:  Yep!  It was Taverna L’Antica Fonte.  I have great memories of that place.  

The stretch of beach on Monterosso is really beautiful, but I also have to throw in a vote for Vernazza.  Such a cute town.

Post # 10
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hello,

I stumbled upon this post while researching wedding destinatins in Italy.  Hope this gets to the original poster, or if anyone else can offer tips, would be appreciated.

We are looking for a similar type of wedding ceremony, either civil or symbolic (havent decided yet) in a old historic area of italy.  Was hoping for an outdoor venue with views, cobblestones, castle like settings of that nature. We cant marry in a church since I’m not catholic, so it would have to be somewhat not religious, but a venue that does civil ceremonies would be ok.  

We originally were looking at Amalfi area like Sorrento, since we got engaged there just a couple months ago.  Sorrento and the area are beautiful, but it seems to lack the castle like venues, and not many options for ceremony?

We also plant to have only a small amount of guests, maybe 4-10, and would like a reception somewhere not necessarily just exclusive for us, but that has a fun, vibrant feel in center of small town.

I too, can relate to your dream of pictures in Sienna. I’ve been there before, and thought that would be a great location as well.  Although we are hoping to be near water/beach.

Did you end up getting married in Certaldo? would love to hear the details and any tips you have.

thank you

Post # 11
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hello,

I stumbled upon this post while researching wedding destinatins in Italy.  Hope this gets to the original poster, or if anyone else can offer tips, would be appreciated.

We are looking for a similar type of wedding ceremony, either civil or symbolic (havent decided yet) in a old historic area of italy.  Was hoping for an outdoor venue with views, cobblestones, castle like settings of that nature. We cant marry in a church since I’m not catholic, so it would have to be somewhat not religious, but a venue that does civil ceremonies would be ok.  

We originally were looking at Amalfi area like Sorrento, since we got engaged there just a couple months ago.  Sorrento and the area are beautiful, but it seems to lack the castle like venues, and not many options for ceremony?

We also plant to have only a small amount of guests, maybe 4-10, and would like a reception somewhere not necessarily just exclusive for us, but that has a fun, vibrant feel in center of small town.

I too, can relate to your dream of pictures in Sienna. I’ve been there before, and thought that would be a great location as well.  Although we are hoping to be near water/beach.

Did you end up getting married in Certaldo? would love to hear the details and any tips you have.

thank you

Post # 11
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

kira812 :  Where did you end up having your wedding?? Any tips? Also planning a destination Italy wedding for summer 2017! 🙂

Post # 12
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1485 posts
Bumble bee

I love cinque terre and tuscany but if you wont have a car then dont stay in tuscany. I recommend northern Lake Garda. Its easy to get around by tourist ferry, lots of things to see and do, absolutely beautiful scenary and still Italian Culture! You can fly into Milan, Venice or Verona so its easy to access. We saw a few weddings in Malcesine while we were there that looked amazing (one was in the castle overlooking the lake, one was up towards the mountain with great views and the other was in the harbour with the lakefront). Malcesine isnt half as crowded as Cinque Terre too so its a great option.

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