Venitian Wedding

Venitian Wedding

The venue

Venice is a great destination for weddings.

Concerning the ceremony we have chosen Santa Maria della Salute church which is a Roman Catholic church and really beautiful. It’s located in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the Italian city of Venice.

For this couple the reception of the wedding takes place in Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice. The hotel offers a different view of Venice and it’s perfect for a wedding.

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is located on the island of Giudecca, just a few minutes by boat from Piazza San Marco. The Hotel is reachable both by vaporetto water bus and water taxi from all your arrival points.

In addition, there is a regular complimentary hotel shuttle boat from Hotel Molino Stucky Venice to Piazza San Marco and Zattere.

Wedding ceremony            Wedding reception           Wedding reception

Wedding attire for the bride and groom

The couple wishes to relate the theme of Venice with the carnival of Venice.

The bride will wear a white and black dress with a volume full skirt and a bridal comb in her hair.

The groom will wear a black suit with white shirt and a black bow tie.

Both of them could wear for the reception a typical mask from the carnival of Venice.

Furthermore, all the guests will wear as well Venetian mask during the reception.

Bridal's dress  Groom attire            Guests' masks

Food and beverage

The food offered at a Venetian-themed wedding reception can also evoke Venice by using ingredients and preparations native to the region. While traditional Italian food may be served, we can also consider food typical of the Veneto region, which is more culturally influenced by cuisines outside of Italy. Rice dishes are important in Venice, as well as duck and many types of seafood. Canapés and main dishes featuring creamed cod, roasted eel or cuttlefish in their own ink are adventurous offerings to add to a wedding menu. Bellinis are a signature Venetian cocktail made of peach puree and Prosecco.

The menu following is the menu we chose for this Venetian wedding:

Welcome Cocktail



Prosecco from Conegliano Contarini

Champagne cocktail with green apple


Served by gloved waiters circulating amongst guests:

Parmigiano cheese flakes with salty toasted almonds

Small corn flour and black cabbage turbans with Cinta pork meat

Brioches sweet bread with rosemary pate

Stuffed crepè rolls

Small vegetables strudels

Spicy white meats skewers

Shrimp tails with bacon

Fried foods:

Cinnamon Parmigiano cheese cubes

Rice balls with ewe’s cheese and truffle

Milky white onion rings

Small fried breaded chicken cutlet

Zucchini flowers


Wedding Cake

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Floral decoration

For the name of the tables we will use some famous name of place in Venice like ‘rialto’s bridge’, ‘lagune’s bridge’ (…)  or some word related to Venice like carnival, gondola…

Then, we will use some gondola’s accessories to decorate the place of the reception and for the centrepiece, some carnivals’ masks with typical flowers from Italy.

The long-standing tradition of Carnival in Venice with its masquerades can turn your wedding into a specifically Venetian one, where masks may decorate your venue or be worn by the guests. These may include papier-mache masks, plumed imagination masks, half-faced masks and masks from Italian comedy.

The country of Italy features a vast array of climates, which in turn produce a vast array of flowers.

The bride’s bouquet will be with be constituted by typical Italian’s flowers like Bougainvillea, Trumpet Gentian, Jasmine, Lavender.

Floral decoration           masks           wedding decoration             invitation

Music and entertainment

During the reception it will be a ball with a violinist group.

All the guests will wear a mask to relate to the Venice’s carnival.

music        wedding bal


The location of the church allows the bride to arrive in gondola, a famous and so romantic way of transportation in Venise.


Written by Coline Dheyriat, Miguel Angel Lozano, Coralie Maysounabe

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