Puglia is a wonderful region in the south of Italy. It is rich in amazing landscapes, history, tradition and excellent cuisine.Hospitality, conviviality, and authenticity are the characteristics which best define this land and which will help you choose Puglia for your dream wedding!
Puglia is coasted by the sea for over 860 km. Small towns jutting from steep cliffs overlooking the sea, and white sandy beaches that are known as the “Maldives of Salento”, create a splendid backdrop for pictures to capture your perfect moment.
History and folklore
Before and after the wedding, you can delve into history while walking down ancient lanes of cobblestone, or taking part in the innumerable local festivals in squares decorated in brilliant lights and colors, or even participate in the folklore with dances like the “tarantella” or the “pizzica”. It is a well-known fact that Italians love a good party!
The ideal setting for a wedding
Among the localities to choose from in Puglia, we find Monopoli and Polignano a Mare (birthplace of the famous Italian singer Domenico Modugno), both of which overlook the sea, or Alberobello in the hinterland. The famous Trulli of Alborobello became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996: these typical, cone-shaped stone constructions (dating back to prehistoric times) seem to come straight from a book of fables.Just click on Instagram to get an idea of these fantastic structures.
Pugliese cuisine is an unforgettable experience! Home-made past like orecchiette with cime di rapa (shell-shaped pasta with turnip greens) or cavatelli with cozze e fagioli (conch-shaped pasta with mussels and beans), were once considered simple dishes for the working class, but today they are served in the best gourmet restaurants. Fresh fish abounds and can be found in numerous dishes, but, have no fear, meat and vegetables, too, are found here in first class dishes.
Religious or symbolic ceremony?
For the couple that is dreaming of a religious ceremony, Puglia offers a vast artistic and cultural heritage: marvelous cathedrals and churches, in fact, dot the entire territory.If, on the other hand, you would prefer a more intimate ceremony, you can choose the ideal place for your civil wedding: Baroque residences, gardens set in enchanting villas, or even a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea.
Wedding reception in an ancient Pugliese farm estate
For your wedding reception, Puglia offers a number of ancient “masserie” farm estates which have been fully restored and are today luxurious residences. These farm estates belonged to local aristocratic families and preserve a dreamlike, old-world quality.
Today, these residences are exclusive five star hotels with spas and swimming pools, gourmet restaurants and spectacular gardens.
Many American celebrities have chosen to marry here!
As an alternative, if you desire a unique setting for your special day, a place that is enchanting and full of history for your princely reception, did you know that Italy offers an assortment of medieval castles, restored to include all the comforts you can dream of?
On the days before and after your very special wedding day, you can enjoy the beach in Puglia with friends and family, or maybe even take an outing on a sail boat!
Whatever your heart desires, whatever your needs, whatever your dreams, you can find the perfect solution – sophisticated, authentic, and elegant – in the array of different settings this beautiful territory has to offer. We have only one thing at heart, always: making your wedding in Puglia absolutely unforgettable!