A Venetian Wedding Venue Enveloped in History

San Clemente Palace Kempinski in Venice, Italy, is a truly memorable wedding venue that will take your breath away. If you are looking for exclusivity and discretion, then this stunning Italian wedding and party venue is perfect for you. San Clemente Palace is tucked away on a private island in the middle of Italy’s Venetian lagoon. With its very own 12th-century church and 17 acres of beautiful grounds, featuring antique courtyards and boutique gardens, San Clemente Palace Kempinski provides tranquillity near the busy city.

This incredible venue has previously hosted two luxurious high society Indian weddings. The wedding of billionaire Pramod Agarwal’s daughter Vinita Agarwal to Muqit Teja, and the wedding of industrialist Ashwin Grover to Riya Khilnani. For an exclusive luxury wedding or party, away from the public eye, San Clemente Palace Kempinski is second to none.


An Enchanting Private Island on the Venetian Lagoon

Formerly known as Isola di San Clemente, the island has a chequered but interesting history. Located between Giudecca and Lido on the Venetian Lagoon, the island covers six hectares and was first settled in 1131, after Venetian merchant Pietro Gattilesso funded the construction of a hospice for soldiers and pilgrims.

Fast forward to 1643, the vow to build a new chapel modelled after the Holy House of Loreto inside the San Clemente church was fulfilled and became a monastery, housing the nuns and monks of Venice. Two centuries later in 1844, San Clemente followed the rest of Europe in housing an institution alongside the monastery. The institution was abandoned in 1992 and developed in the beautiful San Clemente Kempinski.

For those who love history, the small island of San Clemente is the perfect place to say your vows and appreciate the natural beauty it holds. Whether you choose to hold a wedding, private party or event at this Venetian palace, you will not be disappointed.

Idyllic Venue Located in Venice

Defining Italian luxury, the San Clemente Kempinski is a wedding venue like no other. If you desire an intimate wedding or party with your family and friends, then this luxury retreat is the perfect place to go. The local Italian cuisine offers modern Venetian Haute at Acquerello, or you can indulge in relaxed pool dining at La Dolce restaurant. San Clemente island also features a tennis court, golf course, heated outdoor pool, jogging trail and a kid’s club, giving you plenty to do.

San Clemente Palace Kempinski is set on a private island just a 10-minute boat ride from Piazza San Marco – the most central part of Venice. We will manage the logistics of private guest transport across the city and ensure every guest arrives without a hitch. We can organise a vast number of private boats of varying size so just sit back, relax and enjoy your big day.

San Clemente Palace Weddings

Celebrate your Wedding with Venetian flair at San Clemente Palace Kempinski

For your dream San Clemente Palace Venice wedding, you could say your vows in the stunning 12th Century Chapel, or in an Anglican church in the heart of Venice. After all, Italy has a deep history in Catholicism, making it the perfect city for a destination wedding

Choose to have a garden wedding or party in the four-hectare grounds, or on the Acquerello terrace. For a wedding on a grand scale, in the Lido Garden, a bespoke glass marquee can be built to fit up to 500 guests, perfect for a large Jewish or Greek weddings. If you prefer an indoor party, the San Polo e Santa Croce Room can fit up to 250 guests seated, and its floor to ceiling windows overlook the beautifully manicured garden. 

The hotel has 196 luxury rooms and suites, overlooking the lagoon or the stunning park. If 196 rooms are not enough, then the additional guests can also stay close by at the luxury Hotel Cipriani in Giudecca, Venice. This stunning venue offers an incredible five-star experience whilst maintaining the level of privacy offered on San Clemente Island. The Marriott Hotel will also accommodate your guests for additional overspill.

Travelling to San Clemente Palace Kempinski

  • 10-minutes on a private boat from Piazza San Marco 
  • 30-minutes on a private boat from Venice Marco Polo Airport

How many guests can San Clemente Palace Kempinski host inside?

  • 250 guests for dinner in San Polo e Santa Croce Room 
  • 120 guests for dinner in the San Polo Room 

How many guests Can San Clemente Palace Kempinski host outside?

  • 180 guests for dinner in the Sunset Garden
  • 400 guests for dinner in the Lido Garden
  • 600 guests for dinner in the Natural Garden

Planning your wedding at San Clemente Palace Kempinski in Venice 

At Scarlet, our luxury wedding planners and party planners orchestrate high-end, luxury weddings and bespoke parties across the world and will perfectly execute your special occasion at San Clemente Palace. We will ensure you have an unforgettable experience from the moment you make an enquiry to the final second of your event.

For more information about booking San Clemente Palace Kempinski for your wedding or party, please contact us to speak to our luxury wedding and event planners today.