Amalfi Coast Wedding Photography
Congratulations on your upcoming celebration! I hope you find our resource page for wedding photography on the Amalfi Coast to be helpful.
This region is a picturesque string of sandy beaches that stretches across the tip of the Sorrentine peninsula in southern Italy, and it makes for a fantastic place for couples to say their vows.
The region is reminiscent of the Greek Isles, as much of the villages are on the sides of cliffs overlooking the water. That makes the region a perfect fusion of the two zones, and it’s no wonder that it has become a super special destination that hosts many weddings each year. If you get married here, you might consider giving your guests a bottle of limoncello, which comes from this region. It makes a perfect gift, and Amalfi grows all the lemons!
The zone consists of a bunch of municipalities, the most popular of which are Amalfi, Positano, Minori, Maiori, and Vietri sul Mare, which is at one end of the coast and where lots of people start the adventure through the region.
Fortunately, the area is not as rife with tourists as some other Italian hotspots, making it perhaps a more secluded and romantic Italian site at which to exchange your vows. Registered with UNESCO as a world heritage site, this stretch boasts old-world buildings and quintessentially Italian streets, giving those with a desire to truly immerse themselves into the Italian way of life all they need to effectively do so.
The Amalfi Coast is made up of several distinct municipalities, each with its own engaging attractions. It might be worth the effort to do a bride and groom portrait session, or trash the dress session, at the Castle of San Nicola de Thoro Plano. This stunning hillside castle is not only beautiful, it was also once integral in protecting Amalfi from would-be invaders.
If you will say your vows in the western part of this region, consider venturing to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano and using the opulent interior or stone-street-surrounded exterior for awesome pictures.
Really, perhaps the best use of time as far as photos go is to rent a car the day after the wedding and cruise up and down the coast for bride and groom portraits. We can stop whereever and whenever and make some incredible images.
Venues on the Amalfi Coast
There is almost no bad place to get married in this quaint Italian stretch of beaches. Nearly all of the municipalities that make up this region feature a long-ago-built church. Civil ceremonies are also available at town halls in the region if you elect to forgo the religious service.
Here are some favorite hotels and venues.
- Punta Tragara – Wow. Not quite what to say about this cliff top gem of a hotel. It’s built right into the rocks and looks straight down onto the ocean and a bunc of islands, with ultra modern rooms and unreal balconies.
- La Sirenuse – A very colorful hotel high up above the ocean, with funky rooms and cool views onto the rest of the town.
- Santa Caterina Hotel – Nestled right against the coast, this luxury hotel, located in Amalfi proper, offers beautiful, sea-view rooms, perfect for new brides and grooms. The hotel also serves as host to weddings, allowing you to hold your ceremony right there if you wish, an arrangement that may prove convenient to both you and your guests.
- Il San Pietro di Positano – One of the coolest venues around! This incredible chateau has its own beach!
- The Saraceno Grand – This place looks like a giant castle justting out of the ocean, made of stone, built into the cliff, and sporting crazy turrets. The architecture it unreal.
Dreamtime Verdict – Amalfi Coast
Every bride is different, and for each different bride there is a distinctly ideal wedding landscape. Unlike many destination wedding sites, Amalfi is not as tourist-filled and busy. Perhaps because it lacks the name recognition of many other Italian cities and regions, this area feels more off-the-beaten path, allowing brides and grooms the feeling of a more authentic wedding. Photography here will also be a little less stressful because there are less people to watch and crowd the backgrounds. With all of the municipalities that make up this region offering stunning sea views and the region featuring mild winters there is neither a place nor season that isn’t perfect. Big thumbs up.