Wedding on the Beach in Sicily: To Be Known

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Our island is rich in varieties, so, when it comes to choosing the ideal location for wedding in Sicily, you may be spoilt for choice. We provide you with some tips and useful information on some of the best locations for a sicily beach wedding, so that you can have a foretaste of what a wedding by the sea in Sicily could offer you. 

The perfect wedding on the beach in Sicily

With its 1.152 km of coastline, its charming beaches and the crystal clear sea that laps upon its shores, Sicily is the ideal place for your romantic wedding by the sea.

Planning a wedding on a beach requires careful attention and to consider some crucial aspects to make yours a perfect wedding day.

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wedding on the beach sicily

Wedding on the beach: necessary permits

Since 2013, beach weddings are legal and can be celebrated.

This is established by Law n. 396/2000, which gives municipalities the possibility to set up more civil state offices, where to celebrate the wedding. Among these, of course, the possibility of getting married on the beach is also covered. 

In most Sicilian and Italian municipalities in general, only some beaches are available to be rented – for free – in order to celebrate a wedding. The civil rite is the only allowed, because according to canonical law the religious one must be celebrated in a holy place, eligible for sacraments.

When you think of celebrating a beach wedding in Sicily, you should consider that you can choose between two solutions: a civil rite if the municipality has authorized beaches or, alternatively, an exciting symbolic rite on the beach.

Where to celebrate the beach wedding in Sicily: the location

Although the idea of a bucolic wedding in isolated and virgin beaches is undoubtedly fascinating, it is necessary to keep in mind that Sicily is rich in coves, rocky beaches and places not easily accessible where the logistics of a wedding would be precarious or even impossible. We suggest these places to organize an exciting boat tour or, where possible, other small events related to your destination wedding week in Sicily, such as: welcome party, rehearsal dinner and more.

The private beach of a Hotel or villa in Sicily is definitely the best choice that we offer to our couples as it allows you to enjoy privacy, to receive a level of service up to your expectations as well as ensuring you and all your guests the right comfort.

Your wedding in the Marine Nature Reserve of Isola Bella in Taormina

An intimate ceremony on the shores of Isola Bella is definitely an option to consider.
The charming private beach clubs in front of the island can be dedicated to the celebrations of the rite and reception, and finely decorated to meet your requirements.

There are also some exclusive hotels all around Taormina Bay:  Belmond Villa Sant’ Andrea, Atlantis Bay or La PLage Resort if you desire a wedding along the lines of  “La Dolce Vita”.

Here, if you are planning an Elopement in Sicily, it is possible to take refuge in the lush beauty that Isola Bella itself represents. An ideal option to officiate your love with only a few close friends at your side.

The lush green of the island in contrast with the surrounding blue, makes a wedding on Isola Bella another perfect location for Sicilian weddings.

Glam wedding in the province of Agrigento

Immersed in the tranquillity of a pristine natural scenery, with a view extending from the Sicilian hills to the Mediterranean coast, in the province of Agrigento, our suggestion is the Verdura Resort, Rocco Forte Hotels.

Location of great prestige, with a private beach of fine white sand and large spaces with a sophisticated design for a luxurious wedding in Sicily. 

Your wedding week can also be characterized by personalized experiences and a variety of activities that the resort offers: including a golf course among the most beautiful in Sicily. Your wedding in Agrigento for an Italian style wedding experience that will surprise all your guests.

Getting married in a typical Sicilian atmosphere of yesteryear on a crystal clear sea

Your wedding in Sicily, overlooking a sea of endless shades of blue, in front of the impressive view of the legendary Faraglioni of Scopello. Imagine being inside a monumental complex of extraordinary beauty where Sicilian traditions and the most fascinating atmospheres of the island are relived.

Belonged also to the Sicilian Florio’s family, The Tonnara of Scopello, in the province of Trapani is an incomparable setting for your Sicilian wedding of excellence.

Thanks to its breathtaking landscape, this place is the backdrop to numerous movies and commercials.

The seven gems of Unesco: wedding to the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are wild treasures of Sicily, scattered on the northeast side of the island.

This archipelago, a Unesco World Heritage Site, consists of seven islands: Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea. 

A wedding on one of the wonderful and remote Aeolian Islands is, not only an opportunity to photograph your special day surrounded by breathtaking views and crystal clear waters. It is also a good occasion to experience the charm of local life.

There are plenty of exclusive locations facing the sea that satisfy many tastes and styles.

For an intimate occasion, couples can opt for a luxurious wedding on board sailing turquoise waters in a truly exceptional setting.

It is impossible to mention here all the other possibilities that Sicily can offer for your beach wedding.

As native Sicilians and wedding planners we know how important the knowledge of land is in order to value the best alternative, depending also on the season chosen for the celebration.

If you are looking for more inspiration, we are here to make your Sicilian wedding a reality.