Discover the beauty of the Ligurian Riviera and its exclusive locations where celebrate both luxury weddings at Portofino and micro-weddings & elopements in Liguria.


Where is located Portofino? Why is it a famous Italian destination? Where can I celebrate my wedding ceremony at Portofino? Where can I organize my wedding at Portofino? What are the most beautiful wedding venues for an exclusive wedding or for an elopement at Portofino? A virtual tour at the discovery of the village and the Ligurian Riviera all around it. A stunning Italian destination for both big gatherings and intimate events, surrounded by the natural beauty of the region.


My dearest Spouses,

Autumn is also the season of the last on-site inspections at the wedding venues in Italy, before the break of the Christmas time, and I’m traveling along my country during these weeks ( you can follow my trips on my IG page : @elisaweddingplanner_italy ). Tuscany, Amalfi coast, lake Como… every destination and location always gives my a wonderful surprise and emotion. 

And it was during one of my previous trips that I had the opportunity to visit again an uncommon, but also really evocative, Italian wedding destination: Liguria, especially the exclusive village of Portofino.


Wedding in Portofino


Located in an intimate gulf and surrounded by a wonderful and blooming Mediterranean scrub, the village of Portofino is an enchanting, but also very exclusive, destination for unique holidays and high-end weddings in Italy. Thanks to its position, the weather and the temperatures are often mild and sunny, perfect to enjoy the village from the spring to the heart of autumn season… A joyful natural oasis along the Ligurian Riviera.

Famous all over the World for its unique beauty, it’s colourful houses and the beautiful square in front of the sea, Portofino is a renewed Italian destination, loved by International stars during the centuries.

Not for nothing, during the summertime, the bay in front of the village is full of boats and luxury yachts, as well as the boutiques of the most important brands and the restaurants are full of tourists.

Even if Portofino is surely a summer destination, I personally consider the autumn season a great occasion to appreciate it and to enjoy the authentic beauty of the village, without the crowed of the summer season… Peace, silence and mild temperatures to live the Italian Riviera from another point of view.

But, where can you get married at Portofino?


wedding planner Portofino


If you would want to get married at Portofino every kind of ceremony is possible, also giving you extraordinary panoramas.

For Catholic religious wedding ceremonies at Portofino, you can choose between two beautiful churches: the church of San Martino, located in the heart of the village and easily accessible from the square, and the breathtaking church of San Giorgio that it’s located on the hill of Portofino, with a wonderful view over the village and the sea. Even if you can arrive there only on foot, the walk will be really pleasant and it will give a wonderful experience at all your guests.

Otherwise, if your idea is to celebrate a symbolic or a legal, civil wedding ceremony at Portofino, castello Brown will offer you one of the most extraordinary view over the village and the coast.

Located on the top of the hill and reachable only on foot, Castello Brown can offer you different locations and corners where celebrate either your ceremony or your entire wedding day at Portofino.

Surely, in case you will opt to celebrate only your wedding ceremony there, the most breathtaking corner for the celebration is the panoramic garden: a small oasis full of flowers and greenery with extraordinary views over the village and the sea. A location that perfectly combines bucolic nature, an important history heritage and the privacy of a romantic wedding shelter. 


Luxury wedding planner Portofino


Great! You celebrated your ceremony, but for the reception? What are the best wedding venues where organize your wedding day at Portofino?

According to the size of your wedding, Portofino can offer you different options where planning your event: if you love the charm of the historical venues, surely, you can also decide to organise your wedding reception at Castello Brown: the view and the vibes of the location during the evening will conquer you and your guests!

Are you planning a luxury wedding at Portofino and would you like a venue rich in charm as elegance? The choices are different.

If you prefer to stay in the village, the splendor of Hotel Belmond Splendido will allow you to celebrate a high end wedding in Portofino. Located on one of the hills of Portofino, this luxury hotel offers different spaces for your event, according to your number of guests: from the panoramic restaurant, to the secret garden ( where it’s possible to celebrate your ceremony ), up to the different natural corners and promenades where organize your aperitif or your cut of the cake… the hotel is perfect for both a luxury wedding at Portofino ( rented it in exclusive use ) and for intimate micro-weddings.

At the opposite, if you’d prefer to organize your reception in a wonderful corner of nature and in complete privacy and peace, the planning of your luxury wedding at la Cervara is the right solution for you! 

Located on the top of the coast between Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, with a breathtaking view over the sea, la Cervara was born as ancient monastery and, nowadays, is one of the most exclusive venues in Italy.

The magnificent beauty of its terraced garden, full of different plants and flowers, and the historical beauty of this monument, will allow you to organise your wedding in Liguria, giving extraordinary memories and unique experiences at all your guests.

Not far from Portofino, located in the elegant village of Santa Margherita Ligure, there is also an important noble villa that is a great example of the architectural, historical and artistic heritage of Liguria and Italy: Villa Durazzo.

Surrounded by its frescos and outstanding rooms, and its marvelous, lush English and Italian gardens with panoramic view over the sea, the villa is a suitable solution as setting for your most important gatherings and weddings in Portofino and Liguria.

And if you are organizing a micro wedding or an elopement at Portofino, the area also offers intimate hotels and restaurants where plan your romantic candlelight wedding dinner.


Portofino is an authentic jewel nestled on the coast of the Ligurian Riviera, that can offer different options to organize your wedding day, always creating a dynamic event, that will allow you to live a unique experience, at the discovery of the region.

In fact, the particular position of the village, will also give you the possibility to use it like the base to discover the area: Cinque terre, Genova, Lerici and the gulf of Poets… 

Would you want to receive more information regarding the possibility to plan a wedding at Portofino? Contact me and we will make your wedding in Liguria comes true, together.


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