Venice wedding photographer and venues
As a wedding photographer in Venice, I work at some great wedding venues. I am going to share some of my top recommendations with you. But first, let me say that for a destination wedding photographer, Venice is an exciting place to photograph a wedding!
If you are having a wedding in Venice, I recommend carefully selecting a photographer. Ideally, look for a wedding photographer based in Venice or one with experience shooting weddings in Venice. It is definitely a location where local knowledge can be a real advantage.
Next, your wedding planner should be able to guide you through planning a destination wedding in Venice. However, it is your photographer that understands the timings and light in Venice. They know how to work best in this unique location. Getting married in Venice is a once in a lifetime experience, be sure to choose a great Venice wedding photographer. They will document your love story, so the memories live on forever in the photos.
I’m not based in Venice, Italy, but it’s an easy drive for me to get there. Having photographed many weddings in Venice, I have a good understanding of the requirements to shoot and plan a wedding in a city on water.
The best wedding venues in Venice Italy
When looking for Venice, Italy, wedding venues, think about how your guests are going to move around. Of course, you can walk around Venice on foot, but to truly experience everything Venice offers, you need to get on the water either in a gondola or water taxi or even better both!
Some couples choose to give their guests the experience of a gondola ride or water taxi transfer in Venice. They use it as part of the wedding arrangements. Picture this, you need to get your guests from the church to the reception venue, and it is too far to walk. However, a convoy of gondolas would indeed be a memorable experience for everyone!
From a wedding photographer’s point of view here are some of the best wedding reception venues in Venice, Italy:
A wonderfully luxurious high-end boutique hotel. The Aman is no doubt one of the most exclusive wedding venues in Venice.
Wonderful hotel with a great central location. The music room in Ca Sagredo is an incredible place for a wedding reception.
On Giudecca island to the south of the grand canal and St.Marks square, this luxury hotel offers refined elegant surroundings.
Symbolic, church, or civil weddings in Venice
Decide if you prefer a palace or an elegant hotel as your wedding venue in Venice. Likewise, think about where you will have your marriage ceremony.
During my time as a professional wedding photographer, I have photographed numerous civil ceremonies, church weddings, and outdoor blessings in the romantic city of Venice.
Venice town hall occupies a lovely position on the Grand Canal. You can celebrate your civil wedding there whilst enjoying a lovely view of the grand canal.
For a symbolic ceremony, book one of the few gardens in Venice, or ask a hotel about their terraces on the water. For small weddings or elopements, some of the better hotel suites have large terraces. We can easily perform a beautifully intimate wedding in Venice on a private balcony.
If instead, if you desire a religious wedding then here are some lovely churches in Venice:
- Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli
- Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci
- Il Redentore Venice on Giudecca Island
- Armenian church on the Isola di Lazzaro degli Armeni
As you can see, there are many variables to consider when choosing the right Venice wedding venue. As a wedding photographer in Venice, I can help you find the best location for your wedding ceremony.
Make the most of your visit to Venice
St. Marks Square, Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal, and of course, the countless little bridges that cross the maze of canals linking together the quiet backstreets are all stunning backdrops for a destination wedding photographer in Venice.
Venice has a rich history, priceless art, and a magical feeling, and I always do my best to capture as much of Venice as possible on the wedding day of your dreams. My experience will help us find the best locations for your wedding photography.
Seeing as a wedding in Venice is a once in a lifetime opportunity, we can also consider adding a second shoot to take more photos at sunrise. A sunrise photo session in Venice will allow you to take pictures in and around St.Marks square without having to compete with thousands of tourists. This is an excellent idea if you are having a pre-wedding photography session.
Gondolas and Water Taxis
On your special day, you must have a short gondola ride. A gondola is a perfect way to get away from the busy streets and explore some of the quieter areas. As you drift down the narrow canals and glide under beautiful bridges, I will capture lovely photos of you both in this intimate and quintessentially Venetian setting.
I make it my mission to be the best wedding photographer in Venice. From the moment we meet, we will start planning to get the most out of your trip to Venice. We will discuss getting photos with a gondola or using a water taxi to visit places like the Basilica di Santa Maria Della Salute.
A gondola is a slow method of transport, so when covering more considerable distances on the Grand Canal or if you want to visit somewhere further away like the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore then we can take a water taxi. Book one in advance to get a beautiful wooden one, and you will look like celebrities as you cruise around Venice. Photos with a water taxi and Rialto Bridge as a backdrop are stunning!
Your Ideal Venice Wedding Photographer
I am English and work with clients from all over the world. I particularly enjoy sharing my advice, contacts, and knowledge and helping to organize a perfect wedding in Venice. Obviously, if your wedding is a well-planned event, then it will be even more enjoyable for me to photograph!
It is an honor that you are considering me to be your wedding photographer in Venice, Italy! I enjoy working with couples to ensure every detail is perfect. If you let me, I will plan your wedding photography from start to finish.