Taormina: the perfect location for your dream wedding!
“A patch of paradise”: that’s how a great writer like Goethe used to refer to Taormina. The town, located on the Sicilian East coast, on the slopes of Mount Tauro, has everything it takes to impress eyes, mind, and heart: its Greek-Roman theatre, medieval alleys, breath-taking views, gorgeous beaches, excellent cuisine. All those elements turn Taormina into the ideal location for a dream wedding!
As wedding photographers and videographers working in Sicily, we have many times experienced the privilege of narrating the emotions of a wedding in Taormina. However, the town conveys each time a unique emotion, a vibration of the soul that we try to translate into a documentary-reportage whose narrative is rich in detail, colours, treasured and unforgettable moments.
For this reason, we thought about creating a mini-guide: a list of the most exclusive wedding locations in Taormina. We are talking about hotels offering refined venues, dreamlike landscapes and excellent service. In other words, everything you need to make your “big day” even more special!
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Located in the heart of Taormina, the hotel stands in a privileged position, right in front of the Greek Theatre, with a splendid view over Naxos Bay. The building is a historic site, cultural heritage of the region. Its luxuriant gardens, a swimming pool, and a breath-taking terrace from where to enjoy sunset on Mount Etna, enhance its beauty. The enchanting suites, and the welcoming and helpful staff contribute in making the experience absolutely unforgettable.
An evocative “terrace” overlooking the Mediterranean, the Atlantis Bay Hotel is among the most ideal settings for a refined wedding in a true Sicilian-style. For its position, the building looks like a hamlet on a cliff, while the architecture and the furniture bring charm to the internal spaces. Easy to imagine a wedding here, in a sunny summer day, surrounded by the beauty, history and culture of Sicily!
Ashbee Hotel’s timeless charm is a blend of ancient English reminiscences and historical Sicilian references. The venue is a large villa dating back to the early 20th century: the evocative interior atmosphere is a precious mix of tradition and modernity. The enchanting view over the Sicilian sea, the olive groves, the swimming pool and the panoramic terrace will offer you and your guests a unique and moving experience!
San Domenico Palace
This incredible luxury hotel in Taormina rises up on an astonishing location: a 13th century Dominican monastery of which, despite the restoration work, one can still admire the original architectures. Its peculiarity is certainly its strategic position, overlooking the Greek theatre and the majestic outline of Mount Etna. Not to mention the large ever-blooming Italian garden, located on a built-in terrace overlooking the sea, perfect for the reception. This is the ideal venue for experiencing a wedding caressed by the gentle breeze and citrus scent, in perfect Sicilian style!
Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea
We couldn’t end our list of the most beautiful wedding venues in Taormina without mentioning Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea. The building has a private beach over Mazzarò bay, one of the most enchanting bay of the whole Sicily. Of great importance is also the architecture of the building, an aristocratic villa dating back to 1830. The building is surrounded by luxuriant gardens conveying a tropical touch to the venue! Here you can really experience the emotion of a refined and elegant wedding, a stone’s throw away from the town centre.