Destination Weddings in Merano
Located in the Tyrolean Alps, the charming town of Merano is a fortified Medieval city dating back from the 13th century in the region of Alto Adige.
During the 16th century it became the city of choice of the nobility who moved here and built sumptuous palaces, contributing to the elegant architecture that can still be admired today. Later, in the 19th century Merano became a popular spa town. As you stroll along its streets you can admire some of the finest Liberty-style buildings in the entire South Tirol. The Kurhaus is one of the finest examples in the entire region as is the Post Office Bridge and the Civil Theatre.
Civil weddings in Merano are held in a beautiful miniature castle right in the heart of the town. The hall holds up to 30 guests and retains original décor, furnishings and coats of armour dating back to the middle ages. The floors are intricately carved in woods and the atmosphere is one of a kind.
Protestant and Catholic churches are available to celebrate religious weddings. The countryside is absolutely enchanting, surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards climbing up into the green hills and mountains. Several exceptional castle hotels are available for your reception. The town is an ideal starting point for skiing and other alpine sports. In the summer you can visit the various small medieval hill towns and stay in romantic chalets with panoramic views of the Alps.
The entire area around Merano is famous for its castles or “Schloss” in German. Most of the inhabitants of this region are bi-lingual and speak German and Italian. Merano is an enchanting city, and a delight to explore on foot. A blend of Northern Italy and Swiss or Austrian charm can be seen in the chalets with brightly coloured window boxes bursting with flowers and the cobbled streets in its pedestrian center. However don’t limit your visit just to Merano, but explore the surrounding hills and valleys covered with vineyards, apple orchards and breathtaking views from the top of majestic castles.
If your dream is to have a castle wedding in Italy, Merano and the Trentino-Alto Adige region are the perfect setting to crown your special day.