Destination Weddings in Sicily, Italy


A wedding in Sicily? A great idea! Especially if you choose the right venue... 

Several of our villas lend themselves to wedding day festivities, offering space, a beautiful setting, a touch of luxury and a highly professional level of service.

The company's London offices work hand in hand with its concierge who, along with the gracious owners and the villas' staff, will be there on the day to ensure that everything runs smoothly and according to plan.

Apart from sublime venues, The Thinking Traveller can also arrange a variety of essential services, including help with the formalities of getting married in Italy, catering, flowers, accommodation for extra guests in other The Thinking Traveller properties nearby, airport transfers, live music and much, much more.

In accordance with Italian law, official wedding ceremonies can only take place in a church (for Catholic Weddings) or in a town hall (for Civil Weddings). Should you choose the second option, we can also arrange a supplementary symbolic ceremony at your villa, giving you the opportunity to share your vows with your family and friends.

There are a number of bureaucratic requirements that you will need to fulfil to get married in Italy.  These differ depending on your nationality and where you want to get married (i.e. in a church or in a town hall).  We will be happy to provide you with a detailed list of the documentation you need, but we also recommend you contact your government’s Foreign Office and/or an Italian Embassy or Consulate.

For information about suitable villas for weddings and assistance in planning your dream day in Sicily, please write to or give us a call on +44 (0)20 7377 8518 or 1-800-490-1107 (toll-free from the US and Canada). In the meantime, please find below some information on services, pricing and general conditions.

For other special occasions (birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, etc.) click here.


  • Weddings can generally only be organised from January to the end of May and from October to December, and then only with the prior agreement of the owner.
  • Rental prices for villas vary depending on the time of year and include the rental of the villa (accommodation for the max. number of guests stated) and all the villa’s services and facilities as per website. 
  • Additional guests over the maximum that the villa has been booked for may not stay at the villa overnight. Please note that the number of guests for an event includes those staying at the villa.
  • There is a compulsory event fee – please see below for more information on services and costs in addition to those for the villa rental.
For other special occasions (birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, etc.) click here.

Additional services and costs

A compulsory Wedding Planning Fee of €2,500

This price includes:

  • Help in choosing and coordinating local aspects of the wedding (see details below) with our Wedding Planner
  • Organisation of the wedding (ceremony and reception)
  • Assistance with event design
  • Venue coordination
  • Our wedding planner's presence and supervision at the wedding day for 8 hours. If the wedding planner is required to stay more than 8 hours on the day, there will be an additional charge of € 60 per hour.

NB The information above refers to the wedding reception only, i.e. only one event at the villa. If you wish to organise other events/dinners, etc. during your week at the villa and invite more guests (i.e. anyone over and above the maximum occupancy of the property), please contact us for more info regarding feasibility and guest numbers. Extra charges will apply.

Additional Event Fees

Additional event fees (around €3,000 for our larger properties) will be payable on top of  the compulsory wedding planning fee. These will vary, depending on the precise nature of the event (i.e. exceptional/extraordinary use of the property), the villa in question, special requests, the number of people and the time of year. Please let us know all the details of your event as early as possible (and certainly before booking) so that we can provide you with detailed pricing in good time.

Optional - Legal documentation/Marriage Coordination. Please contact us for prices.

We will be happy to help with the hassle of obtaining legal documents here in Italy.  It will be your responsibility to provide all the required personal documentation by the deadline (normally 30 days before the date of the wedding).

We will also be happy to help you to design and coordinate the following services. Please ask us for prices.

  • Catering (food, service and linen, cutlery)
  • Flower bouquet for bride
  • Live music (live band, Sicilian band, string quartet, etc.)
  • Bridal Beautician (hair and make-up)
  • Chair rental (when different chairs from the ones at the villa are requested)
  • Interpreter for ceremony at town hall or church
  • Photographer (we can recommend a trustworthy English-speaking professional

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Terms and Conditions

Think Experiences are provided by independent local companies which are neither owned not controlled by The Thinking Traveller and for whom we act only as an agent. Whilst every effort is made to keep the description of every Think Experience up to date, the provider may cancel or amend your experience at their discretion for many reasons including where it considers that there may be a risk to your comfort, health or safety. Some excursions/activities (i.e. helicopter rides, excursions on Mount Etna, boat charter, etc.) may contain an element of risk or require a good level of physical fitness, and, if in doubt, you should contact us so we can put you in contact directly with the local provider before deciding to buy. Please also check that you are covered for the activity(ies) in question by your travel insurance policy.

In acting in the capacity of an agent on behalf of the provider, your contract will be with that provider and will be subject to their standard terms and conditions, and it will not form part of your contracted holiday arrangements with us. Any complaint (including any allegation of breach of contract or negligence) should be taken up with the excursion/activity provider directly. We will do our best to assist you, but will have no liability in relation to the performance of that contract.

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