What is it Really Like to Get Married in a Private Home?
For many couples, getting married in Italy is an easy choice to make, with its romantic history, landscapes that seem to come out directly from a fairytale and glorious architecture. But with so many beautiful options comes the next question - where and which venue exactly?
Combining all these three elements perfectly, Amalfi Coast is one of the most coveted wedding destinations, competing with Lake Como and Tuscany. It goes without saying that it is home to some of the most splendid villas in Italy. One of these magnificent Amalfitana jewels is Villa Astor, once a private home of the famous Lord Astor and a destination for the jet set, having welcomed such illustrious guests as Princess Margaret, Sofia Loren, Gregory Peck, Rudolf Nureyev, Franco Zeffirelli, Gianni Agnelli and many others.
Now part of The Heritage Collection, this Italian landmark offers perhaps the ultimate, stunning wedding venue for many, guaranteeing a truly magical day for the bride and the groom and their guests. An aristocratic residence for many centuries, built on the ruins of an ancient Roman pallazo, the place oozes a feeling of classic European romance and old-world charm; there’s truly something special in the air. One of the main attractions of Amalfi Coast is its beautiful setting - the insanely beautiful stretch of coastline draws visitors from all over the world with its beauty.
Rising sheer above the sea on a cliff, Villa Astor boasts one of the best viewpoints of Mediterranean Sea on all of the Amalfi Coast from its garden, the dinning terrace and a chic rooftop terrace where private cocktail parties can be held. Speaking of the century old garden - it is a wonder in itself, named one of the best in Italy for its design and the finest botanical collection of 1,000 plant species. Seven acres of citrus and lemon grooves, palms, wisteria, exotic wild flowers with antique artifacts, columns, sculptures (some excavated from Pompeii originally), natural sea grotto and last, but not least the Great Gatsby marble outdoor pool - all of it makes it a perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony and dinner reception.