Wedding Receptions in Italy

Wedding Receptions


A wedding reception allows family and friends to offer their congratulations and celebrate together the couple's new status as a married couple. Food and Wine in Italy talk about sun, joy, life and love. The Italian cuisine and wines are famous world-wide as you already might know. In Italy you will enjoy an excellent wedding reception with top class cuisine and wines that you and your Guests will never forget!

The selection of your wedding reception venue will depend on your personal tastes and preferences, budget and the number of guests. The wedding reception is one of the most expensive elements of any wedding and has to be carefully chosen evaluating also other elements as distance from the ceremony venue or if it’s possible to have a wedding ceremony on the reception venues grounds, time limit for music after dinner, accommodation arrangements at the reception venue or nearby, if the venue is catered or has its own in-house kitchen service with staff . Italy has a wide selection of reception venues to offer : medieval Castles with lake, city or sea views, elegant and historical Villas and Hotels, wine cellars, countryside rustic restaurants, Tuscan villas, candle-lit rooftop restaurants in the art cities with magnificent views and vineyards reception venues. Many reception venues offer a menu and wine tasting once the venue is booked for your reception. At Italy Italian Weddings we may also help you design your wedding reception in Italy with customized decorations, menus and wedding reception stationery.

What happens at the wedding reception?

A wedding reception is basically divided into three parts : Welcome Cocktails/Aperitifs – Seated meal – Cutting of the Wedding Cake and dancing. Cocktail/Aperitifs which last from 1 hour to one hour and a half : Guests arrive after the Wedding Ceremony at the reception venue and are greeted with Italian Prosecco, fruit juices cocktails, wines and finger food, while bride and groom are finishing to get some more pictures together after the ceremony. Bride and Groom join Guests at the Cocktail/Aperitifs not later than half an hour from the beginning of the Cocktail/Aperitifs. After the Cocktail/Aperitifs, all Guests are escorted to be seated at dinner followed by the grand entrance of Bride and Groom . Speeches take place at the beginning or during dinner depending upon your traditions. Dinner is followed by the Cutting of the Cake and dancing. During the dancing after dinner, the Bridal Bouquet and Garter are tossed. Contact our expert wedding planners for advice in selecting and researching the perfect wedding reception venue in Italy for your Special Day.

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