The best destination wedding venues in Rome

Getting married in the Eternal City is everyone’s dream. From ancient palazzos to fairytale villas and castles, there are so many breathtaking wedding locations in Rome. I’ve made a selection of some of my favorites, but there are many other magical venues for your destination wedding in Rome. Check out the list below, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help finding other locations or hunting down the best caterers in Rome for your special day.

 

Castello di TorCrescenza

Number of people: up to 500
Location: Via dei Due Ponti, 100 (Rome)

This 11th century castle is the it-place for a fairytale wedding in Rome. Located in northern Rome, Castello di TorCrescenza is one of the favorite wedding locations to say “I do”.  Ivy-clad walls, beautiful green spaces, ancient fountains and sumptuous frescoed interiors. What more could you want? The castle is owned by an ancient noble family  and ticks all the boxes for your luxurious wedding reception in Rome.

La Posta Vecchia

Number of people: up to 130
Location:Palo Laziale, 00055  (Ladispoli)

If you’re on the hunt for a seaside wedding  just one hour from Rome, this ancient Roman villa by the sea is your ideal wedding location. Palms, gardens with flowers, a terrace overlooking the sea, a pool and much more await you. It’s also the perfect destination wedding venue as you can book the whole place to yourselves, as well as host all your guests inside the hotel rooms! La Posta Vecchia is the perfect choice to celebrate your wedding with style, with romantic sunsets by the sea and candles to illuminate your special day.

Villa Miani

Number of people: up to 500
Location: Via Trionfale, 151 (Rome)

Villa Miani is a neoclassical hilltop villa on top of Rome’s highest hill – Monte Mario – offering jaw-dropping panoramic views of Rome and St. Peter’s Basilica dome. The villa has 2000sqm of interior spaces and charming outdoor areas and terraces. The English gardens next to their small private lake are perfect for your wedding reception in Rome. This luxurious villa was once the residence of a noble Venetian family, and today it’s the perfect place for your elegant wedding banquet.

Villa Aurelia

Number of people: up to 500
Location:  Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1-2 (Rome)

Villa Aurelia dominates Rome from its location atop of Gianicolo Hill offering breathtaking views of the Eternal City. Famous for its sumptuous villa gardens, Villa Aurelia is the perfect location for an outdoor wedding. It even has a secret garden and a myriad of indoor areas. Celebrate your wedding in Rome in this luxurious Villa which has recently been restored, immersed in green spaces, fountains, views and a romantic sunset. You can book the whole villa or just some of the spaces and indoor areas.

Casale di Polline

Number of people: 120-150
Location: Via di polline, 00123 (Anguillara)

Perched on top of a hill, Casale di Polline is a stunning villa located in Anguillara just 40 minutes from Rome.  Immersed in green gardens and overlooking Lake Bracciano and Martignano, it offers a magical setting for your wedding reception. Romantic sunsets, extensive outdoor areas and lavender scents will make for the perfect setting for your wedding. There’s also a small chapel if you want to celebrate your religious ceremony on the grounds! It’s the perfect place for your country chic wedding in Rome.

Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

Number of people: up to 1,000
Location: Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 14 (Bracciano)

Go above and beyond with your wedding in Rome at Castello Odescalchi. Located in Bracciano, just 50 minutes from Rome, this castle has been the wedding location of many celebrities, including Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. It’s one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Europe, and offers sumptuous gardens, elegant indoor and outdoor spaces, stunning views and even a chapel where you can celebrate your religious ceremony. It’s the perfect place for an ultra glamorous reception.

Villa Grazioli

Number of people: up to 200
Location: Via Umberto Pavoni, 19 (Grottaferrata)

Villa Grazioli is a stunning 14th century cardinal villa immersed in green gardens. From its panoramic viewpoint you can admire a jaw-dropping view of Rome, while being nestled in the countryside. Surrounded by a green park and boasting stunning frescoed interior areas, it’s the perfect location for your wedding in Rome. The Pannini Gallery with frescoed ceilings could be the ideal location to celebrate your civil ceremony. Park Hotel Villa Grazioli is also great if you’re planning a destination wedding, you can host your guests inside the hotel’s beautiful rooms!

Villa Giovanelli Fogaccia

Number of people: up to 400
Location: Via Nazareth, 35 (Rome)

Owned by the the Principi Giovanelli, Villa Giovanelli is the ultimate location for your wedding reception. Located in Rome, in between via Aurelia and Via Boccea, it boasts spacious indoor and outdoor areas ideal for any kind of wedding. On the grounds you’ll find four interior areas and 8 hectares of green spaces including a lake and Italian-style gardens. Inaugurated in 1938 by King Victor Emmanuel III, this villa has been the location of many noble weddings.

Borgo della Merluzza

Number of people: up to 200
Location: Via della Merluzza, 6 (Rome)

Immersed in the Roman countryside, just 20 minutes from Rome you’ll find this ancient borgo or hamlet, which used to be the hunting lodge of the Odescalchi princes. As soon as you go through the doors of Borgo della Merluzza, you’ll be catapulted into a completely different setting. A medieval tower, 20 hectares of beautiful outdoor spaces including a pool, vast gardens and an amphitheater await you! And inside you’ll find various rooms for your reception. Borgo della Merluzza is a dream come true.

Villa Dino

Number of people: up to 400 (inside), 2000 (outside)
Location: Via Appia Antica, 249B (Rome)

In the heart of the Ancient Appian Park, one of the most important archeological parks worldwide, you’ll find the charming Villa Dino. You will be impressed by the grandiose outdoor space, immense gardens enriched by palm trees, olive groves and lemon trees. Not to mention the wonderful outdoor pool that definitely adds to the atmosphere. Inside, you’ll find cozy areas with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the park. If it’s an open space wedding you’re searching for, you’ve hit the bull’s eye with Villa Dino.

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