A Luxury Wedding Venue in Venice
For the ultimate exclusivity for your special event, the beautiful Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers an unforgettable experience for your guests. Situated on the island of Giudecca, across the lagoon from Piazza San Marco, Hotel Cipriani is one of the most desirable hotels in the world and only accessible by boat. This kind of calm and seclusion is usually unheard of in a European city - the combination of utmost tranquillity and privacy in the city of love is a must-have if you are keen to avoid the public eye.
Romantic, charming and unique, Venice is a popular location for celebrity weddings. In 2014 Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney married in the city of love, in one of the most anticipated wedding ceremonies of the year. Their wedding ceremony took place at Aman Canal Grande, and they chose the Belmond Hotel Cipriani to host their pre-wedding dinner, where they celebrated with famous guests including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford and Anna Wintour. The secluded venue, available for exclusive hire, allowed for a discreet and intimate affair.
The celebrity-adored hotel regularly welcomes high-profile guests during the Venice Film Festival. Famous visitors have included Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Steven Spielberg, who said the Hotel Cipriani was “The only place one must stay in Venice”.
Unforgettable Venice Wedding at Cipriani
The combination of charm, elegance and style positions Belmond Hotel Cipriani as one of the most sophisticated luxury wedding venues in Venice. The Belmond Hotel is an Italian fantasy and the finest location to host your celebration. The exquisite rooms provide endless beauty and present breathtaking views over the lagoon, offering a number of spectacular spaces for your event.
Two large adjacent rooms - The Granaries and the Longhi Ballroom have been spectacularly refurbished featuring original Venetian architecture albeit with beautiful Murano glass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. If your guest numbers total 150 or more, then this is definitely the right space for your luxury wedding. The Longhi Ballroom can be configured to a wide variety of specifications including round tables for a wedding dinner or long tables for a banquet for up to 220 guests.
Hotel Cipriani offers excellent dining options for your guests. Oro restaurant boasts a Michelin star and is run by world-renowned chef Davide Bisetto. Cips Club is perfect for an informal dining experience and offers an incredible view of the lagoon. There is also a poolside restaurant open in the autumn and the Gabbiano bar offers plenty of choices.
The Romantic Charm of Venice
The Fondamenta terrace sits immediately outside of The Granaries and is perfect for drinks receptions with a view. The terrace has a private entrance away from the hotel complex, and guests can get to this room via a private boat. The terrace has the most amazing views of the lagoon and looks idyllic during sunset - a firm favourite for a Venice wedding venue. Add poseur tables with beautifully draped brocade linen and soft lighting for a stunning setting before heading into the Granaries.
Adjoining the famous ‘Casanova Gardens’, The Antique Garden and terrace offer panoramic views of the beautiful Venetian lagoon with plenty of sunshine guaranteed. The location would be the perfect space for a wedding lunch or dinner at the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, with the cool breeze blowing gently from the east. A great option for a meal after a tour of the lagoon on a yacht.
For a ‘hotel within a hotel’ experience, Hotel Cipriani also has a secret suite and complex which is available to hire exclusively and has a number of rooms which can be used as accommodation or for a private event.
Plan Your Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice Wedding
The Renaissance architecture, romantic history, and exquisite artistry will provide a breathtaking setting for your special day. Scarlet will organise your private party or wedding in Venice at the Hotel Cipriani, curating everything from bespoke drinks and menus to entertainment and transport.
Travel to Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Transportation of the guests is paramount in Venice and we will organise private boats to take your guests to and from the hotel. We can also arrange for private tours of the lagoon and the beautiful city itself which is rich in culture and history.
- 6 miles from Venice Marco Polo International Airport - a 30-minute ride to the hotel by water-taxi
- 2 miles from Venice Santa Lucia Railway Station - a 20-minute ride to the hotel by water-taxi.
- 0.5 miles from St Mark’s 5 minutes by boat
How many guests can Belmond Hotel Cipriani host inside?
- 220 guests in the Longhi Ballroom for dinner
- 300 guests in the Longhi Ballroom for cocktails or receptions
- 120 guests in the Tiziano Ballroom for dinner
- 140 for a cocktail or reception in Tiziano Ballroom
How many guests can Belmond Hotel Cipriani host outside?
- 200 guests for drinks in Antique Garden
- 120 for dinner in the Antique Garden
- 50 on the Antique Terrace for dinner
- 60 on the Antique Terrace for drinks
- 200 guests for drinks on Fondamenta Terrace for drinks
Scarlet specialises in organising high-end luxury events in Venice and across the world. For more information about hosting your event at Hotel Cipriani in Venice, contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners today.
Images courtesy of Angelo Marini and Tyson Sadlo