Villa Astor, Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Campania
Named one of the trendiest Italian wedding venues by Brides Magazine, Villa Astor is quite the luxurious wedding venue – a unique and romantic spot perfect for elopements, wedding ceremonies and receptions. With stunning lush gardens with panoramic views of the sea and Mount Vesuvius – I mean c’mon, that’s a heavenly setting for such a romantic celebration.
What's So Special About Villa Astor?
Overlooking the Bay of Naples, this majestic property sits perched on a cliff overlooking the water with a 270 degree view. Quite the prime real estate! With arguably one of the greatest views in the world and a splendor rarely seen, both inside and outside, Villa Astor has quite rightfully been labelled “Paradise”.
With a long history that can be traced back to the 1st century A.D, Villa Astor has long been a home and a destination for the rich and noble. Purchased by one of the wealthiest men at the time, Lord William Waldorf Astor, in 1905, the Villa became his passion project as he enlarged the territory and designed a splendid garden at the back of the house where a Dominican monastery once stood.
Today, Villa Astor sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation on the Amalfi Coast and has been named as a dream vacation home by many luxury lifestyle and travel publications such as Town & Country, Quintessence, Forbes, Bloomberg and the Telegraph.
Villa Astor has 6 luxurious suites in the main Villa so you can accommodate upto 20 guests on site during your wedding here.
All the rooms are furnished with the finest period furniture and objets d’art sourced from Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Another standout – the sumptuous marble bathrooms that accompany each suite.
Villa Astor oozes a refined, classic, quintessentially Italian luxe vibe. The exquisite interiors are filled with a museum worthy collection of Greek and Roman antiques, that once belonged to Lord Astor himself.
“It’s easy to think you are in a wing of New York’s Metropolitan Museum when you walk into Villa Astor” – Forbes.
Take a stroll through the immense 20,000m2 botanical garden that boasts the finest botanical collection of over 1000 species of plants and is considered to be one of the finest in the whole of Europe.
Civil ceremonies are performed in the Cloister of San Francesco in Sorrento, while the closer Church where Catholic ceremonies are celebrated for non-residents is in Positano. Alternatively, opt for a humanist ceremony which isn’t legally binding but allows you to have a ceremony on site. (For more information on the legalities of getting married in Italy visit our guide here)
We’re imagining guests taking in the legendary 270-degree views of Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius from the spacious terrace whilst mingling during cocktail hour. Dreamy.
Nearest Airport: Naples, just an hour away.
Take a ‘just married’ boat ride from a private “pontile” and head to Capri or Ischia.
1hr 55 to the North, 2hrs 30 to the South.
Italian – French and English are also widely spoken and understood.
Italy has plenty of public transport, from the trains to the metro in cities like Milan. The roads (and Italian drivers) are notoriously terrifying for foreigners so it’s often better to take a taxi than hire a car.
Each town in Italy has it's own patron saint and shuts down to celebrate the saint’s day each year (e.g. Rome is Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29th). Alongside Christmas and Easter, the other big religious festivals are Epiphany (6th January) and All Saints Day (1st November). All of Italy celebrates Labour Day (1st May) and also Liberation Day (April 25th).
Good Time to Go
Late April - Mid October
good to know
June is recognised as the month of Juno, the Roman Goddess of Marriage.
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