Umbria is increasingly a favourite destination with travellers who seek a real experience of Italy which combines nature, culture and history, great food, sports and a vast schedule of different events.
It is known as the “Green Heart” of Italy not only because it is the geographical centre of Italy – and combines major mountain chains, wooded hills, lakes, rivers waterfalls and national parks – but also because nature is an integral part of its history, its towns, people and lifestyle.
Its history has left visitors with a wealth of treasures of architecture and art spread across cities, towns and small villages.
Civil weddings in Umbria are also performed in palaces and castles selected by the local authorities.
Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, and others boast quality locations. Catholic churches are available for a Catholic ceremony and the selection of Protestant and symbolic wedding locations is only limited by your imagination.
Our wedding coordinators are ready to give assistance for a stress-free event. We will take care of everything, from the ceremony to the reception, We are able to organise an interpreter and witnesses, Town Hall booking, catering, accommodation, transport, and all the services necessary for your wedding in Umbria.
Getting married in Umbria means experiencing one of Italy’s most authentic regions!
With Umbria becoming increasingly sought after as a premium wedding destination – including among Italians and other Europeans – during the traditional Summer “wedding season”, why not take advantage of a different approach!
In addition to the very significant pricing advantages, there is much that is special in Umbria in periods outside the high season. In fact many of the traditional cultural and culinary activities in the Region (and in its closer neighbours) occur in early Spring or late Autumn, and Winter has its own special charms.
All of our selected venues can provide a particularly “warm” and inclusive experience for your wedding celebrations: a unique “environment” which combines tradition, some of the best seasonal food specialities and a special atmosphere of friends and family being embraced by their local hosts, all supported by modern services.
Choose your season
This season is also an ideal time for some outdoor activities in Umbria. There is a very active cycling scene, including bike tours, and there are many hiking trails giving access to scenic areas as well as historic sites.
It is also a great time for trips to local wineries during and after the harvest and many places have special tasting sessions at extremely reasonable costs. It is also the best time for finding fresh gourmet foods, especially truffles and mushrooms.
And of course there is always the famous Eurocholate Festival in Perugia!
Early Spring starts the period in which you can look to combine both outdoor and indoor elements into your wedding ceremony and related festivities. Our venues are specifically chosen to give you maximum flexibility to get the right balance you want at various times of the day and night.
Once the Christmas holidays are over (after January 6), the sights are almost deserted and you will find a warm welcome everywhere. In hotels, low season prices apply could also provide a focus for those of your wedding party who would like to include in their trip a visit to some of Italy’s famous skiing areas.
Resort prices are lower than in France or Switzerland, while facilities are modern and extremely comprehensive.
Spring also sees a significant part of the “sagra” season – where small villages, especially those with historical centres, host local markets and especially informal indoor/outdoor dinners to show off their local wine and food specialities. These are a great opportunity to share in real community experiences unavailable outside Italy.
It is also a great time for cultural sightseeing, including the medieval festivals such as the Calendimaggio (festival of May Day) in Assisi, the Festa di Ceri (Feast of the Candles) in Gubbio and the Palombella in Orvieto. In many places you get in before the Summer crowds, which can make visiting major sites easier, and of course these trips are another opportunity to enjoy outdoor eating in different scenic places. For car fans there is also the chance to catch the passing through Umbria of the Mille Miglia tour of historic racing cars.
Perugia is the capital of the Umbria region and right in the centre of it. From the ancient Etruscan remains to the Middle-Ages, from Renaissance to Baroque, every period produced absolute masterpieces. This beautiful town will surprise and charm every visitor with unexpected sites and views.
It is home to many museums, galleries, churches and fantastic wedding venues, including castles, antique Villas and typical farmhouses, monasteries and churches, parks and the Trasimeno lake.
Its beautiful historic centre is one of the largest and most interesting in all Italy. Perugia is itself surrounded by hill-towns and ancient castles. It offers a multitude of sporting and recreational opportunities including 4X4 excursions, water sports on the Trasimeno Lake, golf, nature walks, and a wide range of festivals.
Perugia is the ideal starting point for other centres – such as Todi, Orvieto, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Montefalco and Gubbio –and the perfect base not only for neighbouring regions, an easily managed distance from Rome, close to the key areas of Tuscany and to coastal resorts .
Getting to Umbria
Umbria has its own airport, between Perugia and Assisi. It is not a large airport and it may be more practical for most to fly to other Italian regions, renting a car and drive to Umbria or take a train.
At the moment there is a direct flight from London Stansted to Perugia with Ryanair. From April to October this is a daily connection.
From April to October three times a day flights go to Rome Fiumicino which can be a good solution for connections with international flights.