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Discover San Clemente Palace Kempinski

San Clemente Palace Kempinski in Venice 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, as San Clemente Church is on its very own island - San Clemente, tucked away in Italy’s venetian lagoons.


A Venetian Wedding Venue Enveloped in History 

Formerly known as Isola di San Clemente, the island has a chequered but interesting history. Located between Giudecca and Lido in 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 in 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 housed 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 an Arabic wedding, traditional wedding or private event or party at this Venetian palace, you will not be disappointed.

A wedding venue for the elite 

This incredible wedding 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 Ashwin Grover and Riya Khilnani. For a glamorous wedding away from the public eye, San Clemente Palace Kempinski is the perfect place to go. 

San Clemente Palace Weddings

Defining Italian Luxury in Venice

If you choose to have your dream wedding at San Clemente Palace Kempinski, 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 deep history in Catholicism, making the perfect city for a religious destination wedding. Step outside and you are surrounded by antique courtyards and flourishing gardens. The San Clemente Palace Kempinski has been completely renovated; from a former Monastery into a palatial paradise. 

The island is a 10-minute boat ride from Piazza San Marco – the most central part of Venice. Scarlet will manage the logistics of 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. Your guests will be wowed from the minute they step on the vessel. 

If you want a private wedding with your family and friends, then this luxury wedding retreat is the perfect place to go. The rooms overlook the Lagoon and gardens, featuring soft classic décor where traditional high ceilings meet typical venetian design. The local Italian cuisine offers modern venetian haute at Acquerello, or you can indulge in relaxed pool dining at La Dolce. San Clemente island also features a tennis court, golf course, a heated outdoor pool, jogging trail and kid’s club, giving you plenty to do.

The Perfect Wedding in San Clemente Palace

Choose to have a garden wedding or party in the four-hectare beautiful 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 an Indian, Greek or Jewish wedding. 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 beautiful manicured garden. A smaller gathering in the San Marco room can fit up to 25 people, giving you a classic yet intimate affair.

The hotel has 190 luxury rooms and suites, overlooking the lagoon or the stunning park. If 190 rooms are not enough, then your guests can also stay close by at the luxury Hotel Cipriani in Giudecca, Venice. This stunning venue offers a stunning five-star experience whilst maintaining the level of privacy offered on San Clemente Island. The Marriott Hotel will also accommodate for your guests for additional overspill.

Planning your party or wedding at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice has never been easier. When you book your wedding or event with Scarlet, we will ensure you have an unforgettable experience. From the moment you make an enquiry to the final second of your event we will work tirelessly with all those involved to give every client an unforgettable experience.

Planning your wedding at San Clemente Palace Kempinski in Venice 

Travel to San Clemente Palace Kempinski 

  • 10-minutes on a private boat shuttle 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 people for dinner in San Polo e Santa Croce Room 
  • 120 for dinner in the San Polo Room 

How many guests Can San Clemente Palace Kempinski host outside?

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

Our expert wedding and party planners are experienced in organising events across the world and we would be delighted to help you plan your dream wedding or party in Italy.

For more information about booking San Clemente Palace Kempinski for your wedding or event, please speak to one of our team.

If you’ve always wanted to get married in Italy, you may be considering alternative destinations. Lake Como features an incredible range of Italian wedding venues. From Villa Erba to Villa d’Este, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Should you want something more central, then consider Villa Medici in the heart Rome. We’ve worked with some of the most exclusive wedding venues in the world and would be delighted to help you find your dream venue.

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