The capital of the Veneto Region is perhaps the most romantic city in all of Europe. The Serenissima, as it is called (The most Serene One), is a city entirely built on an archipelago of 118 islands, formed by approximately 150 canals, connected by around 400 bridges in a shallow lagoon. Its elegant palaces lining the canals, visible as you are rowed along by gondola at sunset, recall ages past when the grand salons of these beautiful buildings echoed with Vivaldi and dancing.
The influence of Venice on the development of architecture and monumental arts has been considerable. Venice possesses an incomparable series of architectural ensembles illustrating the age of its splendor. It presents a complete typology whose exemplary value goes hand-in-hand with the outstanding character of an urban setting which had to adapt to the special requirements of the site. One of these Palaces is the site of the most famous wedding hall in Italy, the Palazzo Cavalli. There is an additional palace, even grander, available by special request only and both are on the Grand Canal just steps from the glorious Rialto Bridge.
Should you then wish to plan a one of a kind reception, there are private palaces with secret gardens, luxury 5 star hotels with terraces on the canals or villa hotels with gardens on the mainland just minutes away. In short, something for everyone. It is possible to host an event on one of the tiny islands must minutes away by motorboat. If you come during Carnival when the entire city is celebrating in full costume you could plan an original 18th century wedding with a masked ball!