If your idea of the perfect wedding involves jetting off to Italy with your nearest + dearest, you’re in luck because today I’m sharing two incredible location options for your dreamy destination wedding or ultra-romantic honeymoon! Both of these gorgeous, iconic hotels are members of the Orient-Express Collection.
Let’s start with the Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, Italy. This secluded, historical property is situated beside the Greek Theatre with breathtaking views of the glittering sea + majestic Mount Etna. Exchange your vows in one of Taormina’s centuries-old churches or on one of the property’s beautiful terraces. Afterward, you and your guests can enjoy celebratory cocktails + exceptional cusine in one of the Grand Hotel Timeo’s elegant ballrooms, or dine al fresco with the stunning coastline as your backdrop.
And wouldn’t it be amazing if you could not only host your wedding guests, but accommodate them too?! Grand Hotel Timeo has special group rates when you book a minimum of 10 rooms. I think it would be so special to have all of your friends + family in one place.
Grand Hotel Timeo is also the perfect place to stay for your honeymoon! Spend your days exploring Taormina’s ancient streets, colorful boutiques, atmospheric cafes + sandy beaches. Back at the resort, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or massage at the hotel’s peaceful wellness centre, nestled within five acres of beautiful Sicilian gardens.
Next up is the Villa Sant’Andrea, set on its own exclusive beach beside one of the most beautiful coastlines in all of Italy! Couples can exchange their vows by the sparkling waters of the Mazzaro Bay + host an unforgettable reception amidst one of the venue’s secluded, sub-tropical Mediterranean gardens or in one of their bright + airy salons.
The Villa Sant’Andrea‘s dedicated team of experts will assist you in crafting your perfect destination wedding + just like the Grand Hotel Timeo, the Villa offers a special group rate when booking a minimum of 10 guest rooms. Sounds pretty perfect, right?!
Picture a romantic Italian honeymoon along the aquamarine sea of Taormina Mare. Meander the city’s winding streets + beautiful boutiques, disembark on a sunset cruise around the island, + enjoy the innovative regional cuisine at the resort’s Restaurant Oliviero. It’s the perfect place to take in the views + enjoy each other’s company!
Love both and can’t decide on which hotel you love more? Guests of both properties can use the facilities of each hotel and there is a complimentary shuttle bus between two properties. Now that’s La Dolce Vita! You can learn even more about these two gorgeous hotels on their websites – Grand Hotel Timeo and Villa Sant’Andrea.