It is called Destination Wedding Italia and it is the phenomenon for which more and more foreign couples choose to get married in Italy, the so called Belpaese, accompanied by a handful of relatives and friends, weddings that turn in real trips to discover the territory.

Saying “Yes, I do” under the magical Italian sky. During an intimate and profound ceremony, shared with a handful of relatives and friends. During a wedding that turns into a real territory discovery experience, to live and share. 


So, more and more foreign couples decide to say their wedding vows of eternal love choosing to get married in Italy, far from their country of origin. The wedding turns into a romantic escape in the Belpaese.


Italy Destination Wedding, a 540 million euros trend


A real phenomenon – called “Destination Wedding Italia” – has not been subjected to any setbacks; instead it has had an exponential growth, registering a national income of more than 540 million euros in 2019 (data of the Centro Studi Turistici of Florence).


Certainly, the year 2020 makes an exception: due to the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing and the consequent stop to the transfers from a country to the other, the sector of Destination Wedding Italia went through an inevitable stop, almost all the ceremonies planned for this year postponed for the next year. 


In this photo a married couple in the square of Spao Borgo San Pietro where their wedding banquet is organized


Destination Wedding Umbria and Tuscany: the central part of Italy is the most loved


Beyond the latest news items, anyway, the trend of the foreign couples weddings in Italy is rewarding the Belpaese in these years, especially the regions of central Italy; more over Tuscany, followed by Lazio and Umbria. 


According to the study Destination Wedding in Italy 2019, conducted by Centro Studi Turistici of Florence for Italy for Weddings, the foreign couples who have celebrated their wedding in Italy are more than 9,200, generating about 473 thousand arrivals and just over 1.5 million presences in Italy. For a total estimated income of more than 540 million euros. The central Italy regions are the most requested areas, with the 42,2% of incomes, that means 228 million euros. 


According to the report, United Kingdom is the couple main origin country (26,3%), followed by USA (23,5%), Germany (7,9%), Australia (5,8%) and Canada (5,1%).


Destination Wedding Locations: the appeal of the borghi (villages) increases


Among the couples’ favourite locations that are organizing their destination wedding in Italy, the Italian borghi are “emerging” wedding locations, they have always more appeal and long to become the most chosen. 


They represent the perfect locations in which it is possible to celebrate a wedding in an exclusive and intimate way, but also to live the territory that welcomes the brides and grooms to be and their guests. 


Getting married in a borgo means being completely surrounded by Italian history, traditions, flavours and breath-taking landscapes. It signifies getting in touch with the most real and genuine Italy, the one made of limpid landscapes, uncontaminated nature, local food, legends and myths to discover and fall in love with. 


A wedding in a borgo is the ideal solution for those – foreign or not – who desire an exclusive reception, a luxury event although with a simplicity key.


In this photo the square of Spao Borgo San Pietro set up to host a wedding reception


Spao Borgo San Pietro, Wedding Venue among Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio


The welcoming philosophy of Spao Borgo San Pietro is represented by the luxury to be found in the most simple and genuine things, in details that only Nature can donate. 


An approach loved by the Italian couples that choose us everyday, but even by the foreign couples who decide to get married here at the borgo, rewarding the high quality of services, the experiences that is possible to live but also the central position of the location: Spao Borgo San Pietro, indeed, is a Wedding Venue located among Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio; at the center of a unique crossroads.


In this photo the guests of a wedding sitting on one of the terraces in the garden of spao borgo san pietro, while they attend the wedding ceremony with a civil ceremony


Another strong point is the possibility to conduct a civil or symbolic ceremony: the borgo is duly authorized to host the ceremony for non-religious unions; it also provides a celebrant if the couple does not know anyone. 


The French T. and D., for example, organized here, in Umbria, their dream wedding: an unforgettable long wedding weekend, planned by Regency Event Group. Four busy days, discovering the area’s places, full of experiences, relax and smiles. 


In this photo the imperial tables of a destination wedding organized in spao borgo san pietro, in the center of Italy


For the wedding day they chose a natural setting that winks at the Country Chic style that here in Spao Borgo San Pietro finds its best expression (here are the photos of a Country Chic wedding setting to be inspired by!)


In this photo a country chic wedding set-up proposed by Spao Borgo San Pietro, destination wedding location in Italy


Wedding luxury location: not only Wedding Weekend!


Not only Wedding Weekend, that means wedding celebrations that continue for a few days such as it was a real trip.


The borgo is chosen, moreover by the foreign couples who decide to get married in Italy,  as perfect location even for:

  • Elopement: an intimate wedding, well-finished, without any guests or with a minimum number.
  • Engagement: an engagement party. 


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