Dear friends, I never seem to run out of spectacular Italian wedding venues to tell you about. This week I let my heart guide me to the beautiful region of Liguria. What are the top 5 wedding venues in Liguria? Here’s my shortlist.
We already described what a wedding in this region might look like in a former article, in which we told you about the perks of getting married in Cinque Terre, a heavenly corner of Liguria with breath-taking landscapes.
There are several reasons for me to write about Liguria today and many of them are in some way connected to beautiful memories and powerful emotions. I have always been deeply connected to this region: I was born in Milan and, as it is common among my fellow citizens, I spent most of my holidays in Liguria. Through the years, before I even contemplated working in wedding planning, I attended a number of weddings here and in every bride I would see myself, on the best day of my life,possibly on a boat on the clear-blue sea or surrounded by the beautiful Ligurian hills.
There are so many charming venues in Liguria and shortlisting the top 5 has been quite a challenging task.
After much debating, we selected 5 venues that will give you the best of every possible world: the spectacular landscapes, the shining blue sea and the amazing local colours.
Wedding venues in Liguria
Villa Faraggiana is a sumptuous XVIII Century villa in Albissola Marina. The grand entrance hall, worthy of a princely wedding, will lead you through to an oak-lined road and then to an elegant and refined historic mansion. This venue will leave you speechless with its stunning Italian garden, based on a carefully designed symmetry of natural elements, fountains and sculptures. The terraced structure is a common local feature of villas built on this type of terrain. If you wish, you will also be able to celebrate the civil rite of marriage at Villa Farragiana.
Another ideal wedding venue can be found in Ameglia, a town near La Spezia. Club Moor is located on a peaceful and secluded seaside spot, surrounded by uncontaminated wilderness. This exclusive structure has been designed to stand in perfect harmony with the surrounding natural environment. For your reception, you will be able to use both its halls and grounds and always maintain an atmosphere of stylish charm. This impressive venue, with its almost 9 acres, will allow you to host a grand reception, as well as celebrate your civil marriage on the premises.
Genoa aquarium – Costa Edutainment
If you are shopping for a wedding venue in Liguria, it’s impossible not to consider the Genoa aquarium, that has recently been made available for private occasions, such as beautiful and unusual wedding receptions. Even calling it a stunning venue would be doing it a disservice. You will be literally be walking around in a spectacular underwater scenery, contemplating the marvels that lay at the bottom of the sea. There are over 70 tanks for you to choose: you might decide to guide your guests’ experience by matching different moments of the reception to different seascapes, dining in the dolphin room or, if you are in for a thrill, by the shark tank. This is, literally, a venue like no other.
Portovenere is, without a doubt, one of the most dazzlingly beautiful locations in Liguria and hosting your wedding here will give it that extra dash of magic you have been looking for. The view is one of the most breath-taking in Cinque Terre and that’s why, in the hot season, most venue manager will suggest you host your reception on one of the many rooftop terraces with a sea view or in a poolside garden. Welcome your guests in style!
Giacomo Becchi Castle
We are now in Torriglia, near Geona. Giacomo Becchi Castle is the ideal venue for those who want an old-styla, fairy-tale wedding in one of the most iconic locations of the region. The castle is surrounded by ample grounds, tall, ancient trees and a medieval village. Its inner halls are tastefully decorated and the garden is the ideal spot for an outdoor banquet. Most of all, it will look gorgeous in your wedding photos!
Have you found the perfect venue for your wedding in Liguria?