Villa Aurelia – An exclusive and elegant wedding venue in Rome

Perched in a dominating position on the crest of the Janiculum Hill in Rome, Villa Aurelia, property of the American Academy since 1909, was reopened in May 2002 after three years of extensive restoration. It was worth the wait as Villa Aurelia now provides the perfect backdrop for a personal and unforgettable wedding day, offering a wealth of history, culture and fine food which Rome is so well-known for.

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Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

The Villa is rented out on an exclusive basis and only one event is organised there on any one day, with couples being able to choose the areas that best suit their requirements.
The beauty of Villa Aurelia’s stunning gardens, the breathtaking view of Rome, and the variety of spaces available make this venue an ideal location for a wedding combining culture, style and something a little different.

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Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Roberta, our Rome based wedding planner, will use her extensive experience and close contacts to help you plan your perfect day and to choose an appropriate catering company, florist, musicians, photographer and any other services you will need. Roberta will be your support throughout the planning process and will be there on the day of your wedding to ensure everything runs smoothly.
If you are interested in finding out more about Villa Aurelia, please get in contact with Roberta for an informal chat. She will be able to provide you with an idea on price, capacity and can also make recommendations on other venues in Rome which may also suit your needs –

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Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy


Wedding colours & themes

We could spend hours looking at different options for wedding colours and themes. Check out our Pinterest board to see some of our favourites. Also look our for our tips (coming soon) on applying these themes to your destination wedding:

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Meet Roberta, our Rome based wedding planner

We are delighted to introduce our Rome based wedding planner, Roberta, to the Wanderlust Weddings family.

Roberta has over five years experience in wedding planning in Italy and has extensive knowledge and contacts needed for hosting a wedding in romantic Rome.

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Roberta has arranged weddings at some of the finest venues in Rome, several of which we will be featuring over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy reading our interview with Roberta below which should give you some insight into why Rome could be the perfect destination for you……

What do you think Rome has to offer as a destination wedding location?

 Rome is the Eternal City, and can be chaotic and so Italian! However when it comes to magical weddings , it turns into a very special and unique place. Rome can offer some of the most beautiful and amazing venues in the world, with a dramatic scenery you won’t find anywhere else.

 How did you get into the wedding planning business?

 I started working in this wonderful industry with a very special mentor, Enzo Miccio, the most famous and televised wedding planner in Italy. He made me love the job I had always dreamed of.

 How long have you been a wedding planner?

 More than 5 years now, but I began planning weddings even before, while I was a site manager for a large marketing and events company

How will couples know if having a destination wedding is right for them?

Couples usually know it’s the right destination because they’ve been dreaming of it.  However when couples are not very  familiar with the location, they may not pick the right venue for them. That’s why they need help from someone who is experienced  and has local knowledge and contacts.

 What is your favourite wedding venue in Rome – for the ceremony and for the reception?

 I know everyone is looking for the best views and for wedding venues near the most famous monuments, but I work very often with some “hidden gems” that always leave my couples speechless…

Is it easy for non-Italian couples to get married in Rome/Italy? What advice would you give to couples who would like to have a destination wedding?

It’s quite easy to get married in Rome, but I definitely recommend that all couples seek help when planning their big day, to ensure they choose the best possible venue and so that they can relax in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of.

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Describe the process for having a wedding in Rome – what happens after we initially get in contact with you?

After first getting in contact (  via email or Skype, I always like to hear the couple’s love story. I want to hear about the wedding of their dreams, what styles inspire them and what atomosphere they want to have for their guests; then I will suggest some wedding venues I think will best suit their desires, and that will be our starting point.    

How long do I need to plan a Rome wedding?

 We can provide a perfect wedding, no matter the time, but if you want a specific church or one of the most popular wedding venue in town, the earlier the better.

What do you think is the best thing about having a destination wedding?

You can combine a wonderful trip in your favourite country with your dream wedding, and share it all with your guests!

Describe your dream wedding…..

I don’t think there is an exact definition for a dream wedding, but what best defines it is when a couple tells me their wedding day exceeded their expectations beyond their dreams!  

For anyone interested in getting married in Rome, contact to find out more!

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