Sicily wedding GUIDE

Sicily Wedding

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PLANNING A SICILY wedding

My name is Lukas. I am a destination wedding and elopement photographer. I created this wedding guide for all of you to give you a jumpstart when planning your Sicily wedding.

Sunny Sicily offers endless venue options for your destination wedding. From rolling hills, historical structures to stunning beaches, this place is simply magical.

This wedding guide gives you a brief overview of everything you need to know if you have never been there. Scroll down and learn all you need to know about your future Sicily wedding.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO

GET MARRIED IN SICILY?

Wedding Couple leaving a church after their Sicily Wedding

Sicily is considered to be one of the most breathtaking and romantic islands in the world and is rich in culture, music, cuisine, breathtaking landscapes, and beautiful architecture.

The sunny island features amazing and unique landscapes such as lush forests in the north, heavenly beaches in the south, hidden rock coves, and volcanic landscapes formed by the majestic mountain Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe.

This place will simply blow your mind with its unique landscapes and historical cities. Sicily offers countless wedding venues, from romantic castles, rural country sites to venues at the beach or even on Mount Etna.

THE BEST WEDDING VENUES IN SICILY

Hotel Capo dei Greci offers a truly unique outdoor space for your wedding and is located on the Taormina Riviera.

You can get married at the private amphitheater facing the ocean and enjoy dinner at the sea platform, the poolside area or the banquet hall.

This fairytale outdoor space is probably one of the most impressive outdoor spaces in Sicily.

The unique atmosphere of the sea of Taormina combined with the amphitheater will leave your guests speechless.

WEDDING VENUE SICILY

HOTEL CAPO DEI GRECI

Taormina Coast - Resort Hotel & Spa

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Have you been dreaming of celebrating under the Sicilian stars in a private beachside hideaway?

Well, this hotel is going to blow your mind. The Villa Sant´Andrea is located on the tranquil shores of Mazzaró Bay and will give you a once in a lifetime experience.

Get married between striking cliffs and sparkling ocean, and enjoy your locally sourced Italian cuisine at this 19th-century residence.

Dance the night away in the subtropical gardens and enjoy your Italian fairytale. This Sicily wedding venue is perfect for intimate elopements, but also for big weddings.

WEDDING VENUE SICILY

VILLA SANT´ANDREA

Hotel on the shores of Mazzaró Bay

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If you are looking for a unique outdoor location for your Sicily wedding, then the Teatro Andromeda might be just the right location you are looking for. This unique venue sits 1,000 meters above sea level and gives you gorgeous views of the Italian mountains and valleys.

The open-air theatre appears ancient, but is actually contemporary. The sculptor and farmer Andromeda spent 30 years creating this amazing theatre which features 108 stone seats. He also created other art works, that you can explore around the theatre.

This venue is actually one of the highest open-air performance sites in the world, which will leave you and your guests speechless on your big day.

WEDDING VENUE SICILY

Teatro Andromeda

Open-Air Theatre

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WEDDING VENUE SICILY

Castello del Solacium is a fairytale castle that will make your dreams come true. The castle is located in Syracuse, a city with lots of noble estates, castles, and scenic surroundings.

This fairytale estate is surrounded by a vineyard and an ancient garden with lots of secret corners. Imagine getting married in the castle, taking wedding photos in an enchanted garden, and enjoying dinner with lots of Mediterranean food and good wine.

Doesn’t that sound like a story out of a fairytale? Then what are you waiting for? You just found your dream wedding venue in Sicily.

Castello del Solacium

Resort and Winery in Syracuse

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The Eolian Islands are one of the most romantic and breathtaking wedding destinations in Sicily.

If you are looking for a destination with exclusive green vibes, then the hotel Principe di Salina on Salina Island might be just the right option for you.

This jewel of the island gives you and your guests amazing views of Stromboli, Panama and the Aolian Sea.

The venue can host events with up to 130 people and you can enjoy red rocks, the blues of the seas and the greens of the island.

WEDDING VENUE Sicily

Principe di Salina

Boutique Hotel on Salina Island

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WEDDING VENUE SICILY

Donna Carmela is a luxury boutique hotel located between Etna and the Ionian Sea. The resort sits in 10,000 square meters of lush gardens and overlooks a nursery of Mediterranean and subtropical plants.

You can use this hotel as a starting point for your elopement on Mount Etna or you can get married at the boutique hotel. This venue is perfect for small, intimate elopements.

The landscape around this beautiful destination is shaped by volcanic eruptions, which will make a perfect backdrop for your wedding.

Donna Carmela

Resort & Lodges near Mt. Etna

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Villa Fegotto is a historic estate in Ragusa and offers lots of amazing wedding venues such as the ground floor of the main house, the oil mil, the barn, the courtyards or gardens.

You might even know Villa Fegotto from the famous Inspector Montalbano series.

This venue is perfect for a rural wedding in the countryside or for a typical Sicilian wedding.

Enjoy the views of the countryside with lots of space and privacy at this breathtaking wedding site.

WEDDING VENUE SICILY

Villa Fegotto

Rustic Villa in Ragusa

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WEDDING VENUE Sicily

Tonnara die Marzamemi is located in the beautiful fishing village Marzamemi, close to Noto. This venue is one of the oldest Sicilian tuna factories and offers the loggia and the courtyard of the palace as wedding sites.

The Loggia overlooks the sea and the old fishermen’s harbor and is directly connected to the private courtyard. You can celebrate under the trees of the courtyard and use the rooms of the estate for your wedding.

This rustic venue and the charm of the fishing village give your wedding a breathtaking backdrop that you will never forget.

Tonnara di Marzamemi

Old tuna factory in Marzamemi

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Baia Taormina is a stunning beachfront hotel in Forza d´Agró.

The fortress village sits 420 meters above the Ionian Sea and is a famous filming location of The Godfather movies.

The hotel rises on top of a splendid sea and is surrounded by impetuous nature. On your wedding day, you can use the hotels inner rooms, the panoramic terraces and the pool area.

Even the drive towards this beautiful location is scenic and gives you amazing views of the ocean.

WEDDING VENUE Sicily

Baia Taormina

Hotel in Forza d´Agró

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Wedding Couple kissing after their wedding in Sicily Italy

What do you need to get married in SICILY?

GETTING MARRIED IN SICILY IS PRETTY EASY BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO DO AS A FOREIGNER

Italy recognizes civil weddings and religious weddings from all faiths. Generally, these aspects apply to your wedding:

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For non-Catholic religious weddings, a civil ceremony must be incorporated into the wedding

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Bring both of your passports

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Sometimes you need a birth certificate

If you are divorced, you need to wait 300 days; if you are a widow(er), you need to bring the certificate from your first marriage and the death certificate of your partner

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Catholic ceremonies require a permit from the local pastor or a certificate of a pre-wedding

course

And the most important thing that you need, would be a photographer that captures the beauty of your Sicily Wedding.

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WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO GET MARRIED IN SICILY?

Wedding Couple Standing in-between palm trees at a wedding venue in Sicily

Summer

THE BEST TIME FOR pLENtY OF SUNSHINE

Summer time in Sicily offers you bright blue skies, beautiful colors and lots of sunshine. If you are planning a summer wedding in Sicily, I recommend to choose a venue along the coast to get gentle cooling breezes from the ocean.

You can also choose to get married in the early evening, when temperatures start to slowly drop down. An outdoor venue with lots of trees that provide shadow might also be a good option for your wedding.

Kissing Wedding Couple after their ceremony close to the sea in Sicily

Winter

THE BEST TIME FOR GOOD RATES

Winter months in Sicily are usually not that busy with local weddings. That’s why you can save up to 30% of your budget.

Sicily has some really cold weeks on mid-January to February, but overall, the winter months are relatively warm and sunny with temperatures up to 20° C.

If you are looking for unique wedding photos, then the citrus season with colorful lemons, mandarins and oranges might be just what you are looking for.

Wedding Couple at a wedding venue in Siclily

SPRING & AUTUMN

THE BEST TIME FOR MODERATE WEATHER

The weather in Sicily is still delightful during spring and autumn. After the summer heat you are still able to take a dip in the Mediterranean, sometimes even until November.

In early spring you can enjoy the blooming flowers, lush green fields and bursting nature. This season is perfect for an Italian countryside ceremony.

A wedding couple is getting married at the San Jose Del Cabo Wedding ceremony.

Best wedding planners in SICILY

Wedding Planner in Sicily

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Sandra Giuffrida is a wedding planner based in Sicily and loves to help you organize your entire wedding. From floral arrangements, entertainment, wedding cake, to dog sitting, Sandra and her team love to organize and arrange every little detail of your wedding to make our dreams come true.

How much does a wedding in sicily cost?

Wedding in Sicily – Taormina

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One of the most asked questions by couples that are planning their Wedding in Sicily are the costs!

the average cost is around 25ooo€, but it also depends on what your wedding should look like!

The right question should be how much you really want to spend to make your wedding unforgettable.

No matter what your answer is, you can make your wedding special.

Wedding in Sicily is a professional wedding planning agency located in Taormina, Sicily. Isabella is the owner of the company and loves to help foreign couples to get married in Sicily. The Australian lives in Taormina, her husband´s hometown. The LTBTQ friendly agency offers services ranging from bridal beauty, flowers, music for the ceremony, to island tours and much more. If you are a foreign couple looking for local guidance, Isabella and her team might be just the right choice for you.

Italian Wedding Company

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Italian Wedding Company is a team of destination wedding coordinators and planners in Italy. Giovanna Leonardi focuses on destination weddings in Sicily and offers multilingual services. She has been working on events for years and is fluent in Italian, her mother tongue, and English. If you are looking for exclusive weddings in Sicily, then Giovanna might be a perfect fit. She loves to communicate, solve your problems, budget your wedding and gives attention to details.

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Boho Luxe Sicily

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If you are planning a boho destination wedding in Sicily and are looking for some help organizing it, then Boho Luxe Weddings might fit your style. The agency is based in Sicily and offers you a team of destination wedding planners that love to tailor their services to your needs. Their team helps you with venue selection, loves to find unconventional locations and organizes your whole event in a fabulous, classic, alternative and offbeat way.

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