Top 10 places for your destination wedding in Sicily
You got engaged and you are now looking for the perfect spot to celebrate the beginning of your life together — what a thrill! You may wonder what places or venues could be the right spot: maybe somewhere close to the sea? In an ancient old town full of history and traditions? In a spectacular and unique location, yet easily customisable to your own taste?
Why destination weddings?
Destination weddings are a great choice if you want to celebrate far away from home with your loved ones. It’s a great way to give a distinctive flair to your ceremony and offer to your guests a taste of a place they probably never visited. It’s a unique experience filled with joy, love, and discovery.
Sicily is one of the most popular places for destination weddings thanks to its stunning variety of scenery and venues. In this article, we will give you an overview of the top ten places where to organize your destination wedding in Sicily. And if you’re wondering what makes Sicily one of the most sought-after locations for destination weddings, check our article “Why choose Sicily as your wedding destination?”.
Sicily’s top 10 destination wedding locations
Here are the top 10 places for your destination wedding in Sicily (in no particular order, we love all of them!).
Located in the province of Trapani, Scopello is a coastal village perched on top of a hill. It developed around a traditional Sicilian country estate known as baglio, and downhill, closer to the beach is the famous Tonnara di Scopello. Here is where many soon-to-be husbands and wives hold their ceremony. It is also well known as a movie location. You won’t believe the fascination of this place, both for its stunning clear-blue waters and its old town flair!
One of the most beautiful wedding destinations in Sicily, Noto is a small town in the southeastern part of Sicily. While there are numerous churches in Noto, couples love to get married in Noto Cathedral, located right in the center of the town. Noto has also been a popular wedding location among celebrities (fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni and rapper Fedez got married here in 2019). With stunning Baroque art, an enchanting maze of tiny streets and spectacular views, Noto is a magical place and an unforgettable wedding location.
In the southwestern coast of Sicily is a small fishing town which you might have heard of for its centuries-old Carnevale: Sciacca. From ancient times, it has been a health resort with hot sulfur springs, making it a great spot if you’re looking for a relaxing wedding destination for you and your guests. Verdura Resort is one of the most beloved venues here, a golf and spa resort hosting golf world championships and offering a luxury wellness experience.
Not far from Sciacca is another lovely seaside village - Menfi. Particularly known for wine production, Menfi has been attracting visitors from all over the world. Fields of vineyards stretch from the surrounding hills to the sea, giving wine a distinctive flavor.
And if you’re looking for a dreamy place where to tie the knot, wine resort Foresteria Planeta might be a great choice.
Marzamemi is a seaside village located in the south of Sicily. Besides the picturesque hamlet, started as a fishing village and continuing this tradition to this day, one of the most stunning wedding locations is the famous Tonnara, immersed in a beautiful nature reserve filled with wildlife and luxuriant flora.
Ragusa Ibla is the ancient city of Ragusa, one of Sicily’s provinces, located in the south of the island. Ibla has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2002 thanks to its richness in art and archeological treasures - definitely one of the best examples of Baroque art in Sicily. If you like to indulge in arts, history, and traditions, then Ragusa Ibla should definitely be on your list of wedding destinations in Sicily.
Piazza Armerina is located at 721m above sea level in the province of Enna. One of the top tourist attractions here is Villa Romana del Casale, a Roman Villa dating back to the 4th century AD, famous for its mosaics and Roman art. Piazza Armenia town is also a little jewel, with landmarks such as Aragonese Castle and the town’s Duomo. You won’t be disappointed by the vast choice of locations for your wedding celebration!
History, breathtaking views, a sacred place dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility: all this and much more make Erice one of the most desirable wedding locations. Located on top of Mount San Giuliano, this medieval town overlooks Trapani’s salt pans and the Aegadian Islands. Pebbled streets and historical houses give a unique and magical flair to this ancient town - a great setting for your special day.
Marsala’s salt pans
Ever thought of getting married in the middle of salt pans? Marsala’s salt pans not only are the traditional home of salt making, but they also represent an important marine nature reserve, home to a variety of wildlife. Imagine saying “Yes, I do” at SEI Resort with windmills dotting the horizon and sky reflections over the vast salt flats. Unforgettable!
Not far from Sicily’s biggest city Palermo is Gangi, a lovely little town named the most beautiful village in Italy. This is where old houses were sold for €1 to incentivise local tourism and economy. Gangi boasts a long history, cultural attractions, food festivals, and historical commemorations. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking and you can explore the area by joining one of the hiking trails or walking routes. Just the perfect backdrop to your destination wedding in Sicily.
Your destination wedding in Sicily with Amuri
We can help you realise your dream wedding in Sicily, in the location you’ve always dreamt of or somewhere unknown, ready for you to be discovered. Contact us anytime, we’d love to talk to you and see what we can create together.
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