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A Chic and Rome Elopement Wedding

A Chic Romantic Rome Elopement Wedding

Rome is one of the most popular destinations for elopement weddings. If you’re considering a Rome elopement wedding, here are some things to keep in mind!

Grant and Lauren had their destination wedding in the eternal city. They had a beautiful religious ceremony in an Italian church, rented a villa, and had a private dinner. Newlywed photos around Rome, including a stop at the Colosseum. Here are some tips if you’re considering a Rome elopement wedding!

Rome has many gorgeous ceremony locations, from churches to outdoor gardens. If you’re planning a religious ceremony, check out some of the beautiful churches in Rome, like the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore or the Church of Sant’Ignazio di Loyola. For a non-religious ceremony, consider renting a Villa for exclusivity or getting married in one of Rome’s many historic parks or gardens, like the Villa Borghese or Villa Doria Pamphili.

There are also plenty of great reception locations in Rome, whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner for two or a large gathering of family and friends. For something truly unique, consider renting out a historic Palazzo or Villa. Or, if you’re looking for something more traditional, there are plenty of great restaurants in Rome that would be perfect for a small reception dinner. Whichever location you choose, book early because Rome is a popular destination, and venues can fill up quickly! I always suggest a year at least in advance.

Rome is full of photo-worthy spots, so leave time in your schedule for some newlywed photos! Of course, you’ll want to get some photos in front of the Colosseum and other iconic Roman landmarks. But don’t forget about all of the hidden gems scattered throughout the city—like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona—that also make for stunning backgrounds!

A Rome elopement wedding is chic and romantic to say “I do”! With its abundance of stunning ceremony and reception locations, not to mention its wealth of photo-worthy backdrops, it’s no wonder that so many couples choose to tie the knot in Rome. If you’re considering a destination wedding in Rome, keep these tips in mind to help plan your perfect day!








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