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The Best Locations In Italy For Indian Weddings

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Every couple wants their wedding to be an unforgettable experience that marks the beginning of a new chapter in a long life together. This makes selecting the perfect location for your wedding an extremely important part of the planning process. Italy is a dream location for an Indian wedding.

When it comes to wedding destinations, Italy has it all – idyllic scenery, picturesque towns, fantastic cuisine that caters to vegetarians and a romantic atmosphere that pervades the entire land.

There’s a huge choice of venues in Italy that cater to weddings, both small and large. These range from traditional churches to luxury resorts, boutique hotels to beautiful villas, castles to vineyards, lakeside parks to farmhouses and everything in between. Essentially, you’re sure to find the ideal venue for the wedding of your dreams in Italy.

No Of Guests For A Wedding In Italy.

Indian weddings are well known for inviting a large number of guests. However, Italians, just like Indians, tend to have very large guest lists for their weddings. This means that many of Italy’s wedding venues have no problem catering to 100 or 200 guests if not more. Of course, if you would like to have a more intimate ceremony, with only a few guests, then you can easily book smaller venues to better suit the proceedings.

Booking A Hindu Or Sikh Wedding In Italy.

Yes, Italian wedding planners can arrange a Hindu or Sikh wedding that caters to all the traditional customs and ceremonial aspects of the occasion. So don’t be put off by the fact that most Italians are Catholics because Italy is a very open and welcoming culture. As a result, Italian wedding planners are always happy to cater to couples of any faith and arrange a ceremony that authentically reflects the customs of Hindus, Sikhs and any other faith group.

Best Locations For Indian Wedding In Italy.

The following are some of the best locations for an Indian wedding in Italy:

Tuscany.

Tuscany is one of the most iconic regions of Italy and is a famously romantic place that exudes the Dolce Vita in every aspect of life. There are numerous fantastic wedding venues in Tuscany to choose from although if you are planning a large wedding it’s much easier to accommodate in the countryside. In the countryside, you can arrange your wedding in a private villa with in-house catering, at a hotel, a farmhouse, a vineyard or at any rural venue that specializes in weddings.

Many of the best Tuscan venues can cater for up to 200 people to stay together on-site throughout the course of the celebrations. However, in some cases, guests may have to stay in nearby accommodation and be shuttled to and from the venue for the ceremonies. Ideally, though, you should look for a venue that can accommodate all the guests so they can come and go freely to their rooms to get changed during the course of the events.

For smaller, more intimate weddings, the villages and hamlets of rural Tuscany have some beautiful venues which have a really authentic Italian atmosphere. Alternatively, you could arrange a small wedding in a venue in one of Tuscany’s cities, such as Florence or Siena.

While it’s possible to rent venues in the cities for larger weddings the costs of accommodation can quickly add up which means that a rural setting is generally better for a larger wedding party. You’ll also have more privacy in the countryside and be able to enjoy a slice of Tuscan heaven all to yourself during the proceedings.

Tuscan wedding planners understand the practices of Hindu and Sikh weddings which means that venues are able to correctly cater to the different aspects of the ceremony. For example, parts of the ceremonies that involve all the guests can be held in one part of the venue while the more intimate parts of the ceremony, that only involve one side of the family for instance, can take place in another part of the same venue.

Venues are also able to hold the wedding ceremony in a part of the property where no alcohol is served, either before or after the ceremony itself. Even so, it’s important that you check in advance to ensure that you book a venue that can offer you the appropriate spaces to fulfill the traditional customs of an authentic Indian wedding.

Puglia.

Puglia has become one of Italy’s most popular wedding destinations in recent years and if you’ve ever visited the region it should come as no surprise! With stunningly diverse landscapes including lovely gorgeous coastal towns, Puglia is bordered by the Ionian Sea to the Southeast and the Adriatic Sea to the East. It’s easy to get to Puglia by flying into Bari or Brindisi airport or by catching one of the high-speed trains that run along the Adriatic Coast.

The majority of wedding venues in Puglia can accommodate between 20 to 60 guests on-site, providing food, accommodation and all the facilities required for an Indian wedding. Smaller venues are particularly well suited to Sikh weddings because the two families can stay at different accommodations. This allows the proceedings to properly incorporate the Doli ceremony in which the bride is traditionally escorted to her new family. For this part of the ceremony, a car or limousine can be used although in some cases you may be able to arrange a carriage in line with Sikh customs.

However, there are also some larger venues to choose from that can accommodate up to 100 guests but these are not very common. This means if you’re arranging a large wedding you may have to book nearby accommodation for your guests. Fortunately, there is no shortage of hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and holiday rentals in the area so your guests will have no trouble finding accommodation that’s close to the wedding venue itself.

Puglia has an amazing selection of venues to choose from, each with its own unique features and characteristics. Ranging from quiet olive groves to seaside venues overlooking the turquoise ocean waters, boutique hotels and private villas, there’s a venue for everyone’s ideal wedding in Puglia.

Lake Como.

Located in Lombardy, just 80 km North of Milan, Lake Como is one of the most strikingly beautiful wedding destinations in Italy. The lake is surrounded by picturesque resort towns, including Bellagio, Como and Varenna, and has an abundance of excellent wedding venues that are suitable for an Indian wedding.

Lake Como has an enchanting fairy tale quality that makes it a perfect location for a wedding. And even though Lake Como feels a million miles away from the busy modern world you can easily travel there from Milan, either by train or private vehicle hire. Alternatively, you can travel to Lake Como directly from Milan Malpensa airport within just an hour.

While many of Lake Como’s hotels do cater for weddings the best venues, particularly for larger weddings, are the spectacular villas that surround the lake. It’s worth noting that very few villas can provide on-site accommodation for large wedding parties. However, there are numerous hotels, B&Bs and holiday rentals in every town around the lake so your guests have plenty of choices available to them.

Since your guests are not going to be staying on-site at the wedding venue this gives you a lot more freedom in your planning. For instance, you could book different venues for the different days of the wedding celebrations. This will add a dynamic element to your wedding but it also means you can select specific venues for different parts of the ceremony and better tailor the overall experience for you and your guests.

Famous Indian Celebrities Who Married In Italy.

Italy has been the first choice destination for some of India’s favorite celebrity couples! While some of these unions were conducted in secret and only announced after the fact, others were announced in advance.

Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma – On the 11th of December in 2017, this power couple tied the knot in an 800-year-old villa in Tuscany.

Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone – The two Bollywood superstars got married in a multi-day ceremony at Lake Como on November 13th, 2018.

Rani Mukherjee And Aditya Chopra – After keeping their relationship private for nearly 5 years, the couple got married in a secret ceremony in Italy on the 21st of April 2014, only revealing their union to the public afterward.

Neha Bhasin And Sameer Uddin – On the 23rd of October 2016, the chart-topping singer Neha Bhasin married music composer Sameer Uddin in Tuscany in a small ceremony with friends and family.

Surveen Chawla And Akshay Thakker – Surveen Chawla and Akshay Thakker got married in the spectacular Castel Brando in Veneto on the 28th of July 2015.

Italy Is The Place For An Unforgettable Indian Wedding.

When it comes to glamor, romance, elegance and style, Italy is head and shoulders above most other places in the world. Consequently, if you’re looking for the perfect destination for your upcoming wedding then the land of the Dolce Vita should not be overlooked.

Wedding venues in Italy are able to accommodate all types of Indian weddings in breathtaking locations that make the ideal backdrop for the start of a magical new chapter in your life together. What’s more, after your wedding celebrations are over, you can enjoy your honeymoon in Italy and stay in some of the most romantic cities on the planet, such as Florence or Venice!

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