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Venice is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. From canalside dinners and serenaded gondola rides, to strolls around its famous landmarks and piazzas, there’s no better place to visit for your big day. For the backdrop to your wedding photos, choose from famous landmarks like Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge.
Civil weddings in Venice are held at the historic Palazzo Cavalli, a 16th-century Renaissance building located on the Grand Canal that is used solely to celebrate civil marriages. The room is elegantly furnished, with views of the canal from large, light-filled windows. The palace itself exquisitely decorated, with beautiful frescoes and fine furnishings.
Once the ceremony has taken place, newlyweds (and your guests) should consider leaving by gondola for the complete Venetian experience.
Palazzo Cavalli capacity: 70 guests.
Built in 1860 and set in a prime spot on one of Venice’s longest waterfront promenades, this beautifully designed hotel is home to Restaurant Do Leoni, where you can raise a toast while watching the sun set behind the city’s iconic landmarks.
If you’re looking for a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Venice’s centre, the San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice offers its own 17-acre private island that sits only a 10-minute complimentary boat ride away from Piazza San Marco.