Getting married in Sorrento Italy: the glamour and romance of the best Sorrento wedding venues
A Wedding in Sorrento will allow you to discover one of the most extraordinary sea resorts in Italy. Sorrento is situated on a tract of coastline of unrivaled beauty, on the northern slope of the Sorrentine Peninsula, in a sheltered spot, surrounded by luxuriant hills where vines, olives and above all high-quality citrus fruits are grown.
For 2000 years already visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and fragrances of orange and lemon gardens. You will be bewitched by your Sorrento Wedding too.
During Roman times it has been the site of patrician villas and since the '700 it has been a highly prestigious retreat. The origin of its name Surrentum is poetically dated back to the Sirens who, legend has it, lived in the rocks of the gulf, from where they tried in vain to ensnare Ulysses and its sailors.
Sorrento is nestled on a tufaceous terrace, 50 meters high, which falls steeply down to a blue, crystalline sea. The city does not have a promenade, but looks down, like a balcony, over the port and two Marinas, with unexpectedly charming views. Access to the sea is gained mostly via stairs, passageways carved into the rock and lifts; can you imagine a more romantic setting for getting married on Amalfi Coast?
Civil weddings in Sorrento Italy can be performed at the evocative Cloister of St. Francis, with interlaced arches in the Arab style. A dramatic venue with great acoustic, in fact, classical concerts are usually held here during the summer. Recently also Museo Correale and its garden have been authorized for getting married.
Catholic Sorrento weddings between couples not resident in town are not allowed by the local Curia (local Catholic Authority); as such if your hearts are set for a Church wedding you need to contemplate other charming areas of Amalfi Coast like for example Positano, Ravello, or Amalfi.
There are so many different wedding venues in Sorrento that you will be spoilt for choice; here below you will find a selection of our favourite locations for arranging a wedding reception and party.
Let yourself be carried away by the beauty of this extraordinary Italian region and secure the wedding you have always dreamed of with Romeo and Juliet, the leading wedding planner in Sorrento.