Weddings in Umbria

Get married in Umbria

The green heart of Italy

Set at the very centre of the Peninsula, Umbria is home to vast parks and a sweet hillside scenery, for which it takes the name of Italy's green heart. There is a unique, mystic feeling to Umbria with its plentiful Etruscan sites surviving time next to the many vibrant Medieval towns and blessed with Renaissance art all over

Rest and good homey food are people's priorities here. You will be greatly tempted by the shop windows elegantly laying out trays of hand-made pasta, locally sourced black truffles, and melt-in-your-mouth cold cuts. With such a hospitable environment, it will be very easy to shape your idea of a wedding in Umbria.

Reasons why

5 reasons to have your wedding in Umbria

Umbria carries a silent, meditative flavour and is a very dear place to the spiritual community for birthing many notable figures, amongst which are Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Benedict, father of Western Monacistism. 

The powerful presence of mother nature outnumbering the human residents of this region makes it tick all the boxes for a quiet, intimate wedding.

If you are still undecided, here are 5 reasons to choose Umbria for your Italian wedding.


Spiritual mecca

Assisi is a very cute Medieval village, attracting devotees from all over the world and their veneration for Saint Francis. Standing for the principles of kindness and tolerance, this magical town became a symbol across other faiths too, and for this very reason, we have helped many of our couples tie the knot here with a religious service. 

Assisi is also known to visitors as a non-spiritual landmark, so after your time at the Basilica and the romanesque buildings, you may head over to the piazza. Make sure you ask for some refreshments in one of the local eateries or spend some time cruising along the streets, taking pictures of the typical stone houses.


Guilty pleasures in and around Orvieto

Another example of urban beauty plunged in woods and greenery is the lovely Orvieto.

The town is placed very strategically and gives easy access to explore Umbria or reach Tuscany and even Rome for a day trip. Orvieto retains many famous monuments and buildings from its past as a wealthy Etruscan settlement, through to the Renaissance.

Right in the centre of town, you can visit one of the highlights of this Umbrian gem, the Saint Patrick's well. Built-in the 16th century to guarantee the citizens a permanent supply of water, the well is a real marvel of engineering. You might want to know that this is actually used to host civil wedding ceremonies. Nothing more romantic than exchanging your vows in this frame of rich history. 


Delight your tastebuds

Umbria feels like a retreat designed for foodies.

Contrary to general expectations, when it comes to winemaking, Umbria’s production shows us that time has moved on from tradition. Outside of the crisp whites coming out of Orvieto, the region specialises in reds of all levels. Since the wine road is set within easy reach from Perugia and Todi, make enough time for a proper drive trough.  

The region is also mentioned in the national books for its premium-quality truffles, something you and your guests can fully enjoy from the hunting to the tasting and why not, maybe even the cooking experience.

Last on the list of recreational activities, you should get your hands on their local chocolate products. Perugia is the capital of Umbria and the largest town in the area, offers many fun chocolate activities and a dedicated museum where our couples have gone wild with their groups in the past.


Urban charm

Spoleto: one of the largest in southern Umbria, it's a gorgeous fortress town contemplating the surroundings from a green hilltop. For our couples dreaming of a castle wedding, note down this prideful location and the suggestive stronghold towering above the town.

Todi: here's another big favorite for all types of civil and religious wedding rituals. Todi is a destination which is easy to reach and highly recommended for a day of urban exploring. The local artisan appetite makes for a plentiful of ceramics, jewellery, wood carving and restoration sights.

Gubbio: famous for its harmonious medley of medieval, gothic and renaissance beauty. Use your privilege to visit one of the most fascinating Italian burgs. Fun fact that you'll love to know: the residents of this town are known to be very funny and always ready for a good joke, and for this reason labelled by Italians, as "crazy people". 


Into the Umbrian wild

From hiking and biking to horse riding, Umbria is an idyllic platform of outdoor activities and playful experiences in the countryside. 

The lack of access to the sea doesn't stop the many water sports organized on Lake Trasimeno, a charismatic dream spot for kite and windsurfers, and all water skiing fans. Get adventurous!


Foodie Guide

It may be small, and mostly known to the jazz aficionados for its world-known annual festival, but Umbria sure leaves a great mark of excellence to anyone who visits. As one of the pivotal sides of Umbria's pride, food takes a huge portion of daily life in this green region. We probably owe it to the simplicity and true goodness of seasonal produce, ranging from mushrooms and asparagus to privileged black truffles

Olive oil and cereals, cold cuts, cured meat, and dairy products are amongst the most applauded local delicacies that make out-of-towners stash their bags full before they head back to their countries. Game and bird meats are also a staple of Umbria, best dressed in hand-made pasta dishes or as self-sufficient main courses that will have your taste buds in total delirium. On top of this, a real king of this region is hands-down the local black truffle, or truffles we should say, as we can count around 10 different varieties, of all costs and statuses. 

Umbria has the perfect climate for producing pretty much everything delicious. Stop at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Umbria ranging from Michelin-star fine dining to casual osterias, and learn how to be a buongustaio, or otherwise called by the locals 'gourmet'. So whether you and your guests would rather sign up for the (liquid) gold rush scouting the olive groves, or you prefer to invest your non-wedding time in a fun foodie weekend – just know, you’ll always be well catered for.

Don't miss

Strangozzi ai funghi e tartufi, Umbricelli alla nursina, Tinche al forno, Fagianella ripiena, Carpa in porchetta, Tegamaccio del Lago Trasimeno, Friccò all'eugubina, Brustengo, Torta al testo, Ciaramicola, Ciriole al tartufo, Ciriole alla Ternana, Pasta alla Norcina, Lenticchie di Castelluccio, Gobbi alla Perugina, Mostaccioli, Brustengolo, Porchetta


Umbria in a glass

The resemblance with lookalike Tuscany is uncanny, and this doesn't just go for the seductive looks. Umbria is big on the wine radar, just more on the low-key side. There are plenty of opportunities to sample splendid wines directly from the growers, and often without the pressure of booking in advance. Umbria is in fact well praised for its very down-to-earth character, allowing residents and visitors alike to truly connect with the space around and appreciate nature in its full form with a much more organic pace of life.  

Among the most famous wines of Umbria are the lovely Grechetto white wine and the red and strong Sagrantino, ideally suited for the many moments of your wedding reception.

RECOMMENDED WINES: Montefalco Sagrantino, Torgiano rosso, Colli Perugini, Lago di Corbara, Rosso orvietano, Torgiano spumante


Art Lesson

Follow in the footsteps of great names like the Renaissance superstar Giotto, or Byzantine-style painter and mosaicist Cimabue, and be inspired by this organic beauty that is Umbria. There is not just one reason behind this region's rich artistic and cultural importance. Perhaps the innate connection and respect that the locals have pledged to mother nature over the centuries. Or the resonance of ancient traditions, ever so present in daily life and to this day, Umbria's proudest bastion. Or even the spiritual presence of referential characters like Saint Francis, spreading messages of human compassion and brotherly love. 

Poets and writers of all ages and calibre, from Virgil to George Byron, from Herman Hesse to Carducci, they all fell at the feet of such charming sites, not least Assisi and Spoleto. Needless to say, that this is a once-off opportunity for our couples in love to visit this art-filled land and sustainably contribute to the support and benefit the authenticity of the host communities. Get in tune with the great artistic value and unique charm making Umbria the homeland of inspiring cultural activities for all.

Great artists who lived in Umbria

  • Perugino
  • Giotto
  • Cimabue
  • Nicola Pisano
  • Arnolfo di Cambio
  • Piero della Francesca
  • Pinturicchio
VIP weddings

Celebs who got hitched in Umbria

Umbria's silent nature and low-key character make it no doubt a hotspot for private celebrity weddings and VIP events.

This is where former boxer Carl Froch tied the knot with Rachael Cordingly with an epic ceremony in an ultra-exclusive private estate, blessed by idyllic hilltop views across rural Umbria. The wedding was attended by many famous faces the likes of former world champion boxer David Haye, and adventurer Ant Middleton. 

Colin Firth's love for the Umbria region is also no secret, and that's where in 1997 he and his former wife, the Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli took their vows in a gorgeous 13th-century church in her hometown, Città della Pieve.

Umbria certainly offers an array of opportunities with tons of local fortress towns and stone castles to stage a period wedding, so don't miss out!

A red, red rose - Robert Burns

O My Luve's like a red, red rose,That's newly sprung in June;
O My Luve's like the melodieThat's sweetly played in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,And the rocks melt wi' the sun:O I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.And fare thee well, my only luve
And fare thee well awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.

What we do

How we make it work

Umbria is one of the most exciting and relatively unknown great spots for your wedding experience. Privacy, authenticity and care are three fundamental pillars that will be guaranteed for your Umbrian event. However, as it frequently happens for this and other remote locations, it is of outmost importance for you to be able to rely on sound, local advice given by experts in the field, like us.

We will be by your side at every step of the way, ready to put our best foot forward. We make it our mission to ensure that everything is taken care of, down to the littlest detail. 

From location scouting to coordinating the big day, we know that every phase of the planning is equally important and best managed with the help of your wedding planner. We're very excited to share with you our secrets and recommend irresistible activities designed for families and big groups. 

Buckle up as you're about to embark on an absolutely memorable time. Find out more on our Testimonials.