If you are looking for a top wedding destination in Italy, consider travelling to Portofino on the Italian Riviera, Liguria. Nearby this luxury seaside resort are also the towns of Santa Margherita Ligure and Cinque Terre: stunning places where to host your wedding day!

Getting married in the Italian Riviera

Celebrating your wedding in Portofino is a magical experience. This small town in the heart of Liguria overlooks a charming portion of the Mediterranean Sea and it is framed by pristine nature. It is a chic and elite destination, also popular with European royalty and international stars.

Despite being quite small, nothing is missing in Portofino for a great Italian wedding: you can find exclusive venues, top food and wine, quality services and five-stars hotels. Also, reaching Portofino is quite simple and easy: less than one hour from Genoa’s airport.

Wedding venues in Portofino

When it comes to planning the wedding day in Portofino, you have plenty of options. The town is dominated by Castello Brown, an ancient fortress that is now a beautiful venue for weddings and events. Also, you can choose to celebrate at Belmond Hotel Splendido, this luxury hotel on the hills enjoys a stunning panoramic view over the town and the sea.

Finally, the most special wedding venue in Portofino: Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, an old abbey nestled between the mountain and the sea. You can reach this place only by boat arriving at the little harbour on its beach.

Your wedding day nearby Portofino

Nearby Portofino there are other small and picturesque towns that can be a perfect scenario for your wedding. Santa Margherita Ligure is one of these. It is a refined and chic destination with many ancient buildings and villas.

You can get married in Villa Durazzo, right in the town’s city centre, or can plan to celebrate at La Cervara, an ancient abbey overlooking the Italian Riviera. Trust us, you will discover so many beauties and will not be disappointed!

A wedding in Cinque Terre

Also, a Cinque Terre wedding is the perfect idea if you are looking for a unique frame for your special day! Embedded between the mountains and the sea, here are some fisherman’s villages you’ll immediately fall in love with.

Cinque Terre literally means “Five Lands”. That’s because this territory is actually made of five different villages: Manarola, Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso al Mare. They are all very picturesque towns, each tucked into the side of a cliff and facing the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean sea… a magnificent scenario for a wedding day!

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