Getting married in Positano, the jet-set destination for a hyper glamourous wedding in Italy.
Words are not enough to describe the feelings and emotions provoked by this cliff-side village with pastel-shaded houses precariously clinging to the rocky cliff, lemon and jasmine-scented streets, olive groves and turquoise sea. In the words of John Steinbeck, "Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you're there but becomes beckoningly real after you have gone".
Positano weddings combine the beauty of its numerous beaches with the fascination of its ancient fishing port. The town itself is very smart, spiraling around terraces shaded by palms, lemon-trees, flower-filled gardens, and cascading multi-coloured bougainvillea. Lots of little cafes and typical restaurants, a myriad of colorful shops and boutiques offering clothing, famously known as 'Positano fashion' born in the '50s with its brightly colored fabrics loved by stylish women.
The center of the town is enchanting: among the delightful white or pastel-colored houses, stands the Moorish Church with its splendid majolica dome.
Positano offers plenty of fabulous wedding venues, from historical medieval terraces to splendid pergolas overlooking the sea, from luxury hotels with highest standards to prestigious private villas with enchanting gardens. And most of them boast a splendid view of the Mediterranean sea.
You can celebrate either Symbolic or Religious ceremonies at these private venues but Civil weddings in Positano Italy can only be hosted in the beautiful Town Hall terrace overlooking the ocean in the upper side of the villa; the stunning view will be a magical backdrop for your ceremony.
If instead, you wish to celebrate a Catholic wedding, the iconic Cathedral a few steps from the renowned beach is the ideal setting for your wedding in Positano!
Positano has also a long and glorious history. It was once part of the powerful Republic of Amalfi and played its part in international trading despite the lack of a harbour. Surviving Saracen raids, the town thrived and in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was famous for its trading with the East. Impressive palazzi were built; several are now romantically crumbling, others have been converted into luxury hotels.
With the onset of the industrial revolution, harbourless Positano could not compete with rival ports and had to wait until the birth of the tourist industry to regain its wealthy status.
In the sections below discover some of our favourite wedding venues in Positano for a romantic, luxurious, glamorous, or relaxed event.