When you think of a destination wedding in Rome, you probably don’t think of doing it at the beach. But why not?!?! With a villa with grounds as gorgeous as this, you might just rethink your destination I do at the sea! Located about 45 minutes outside of the center of Rome, Italy, Hotel La Posta Vecchia is a historic property on the ocean, one that J. Paul Getty himself used to reside in (and some say still does).
The lovely lawns overlooking the water make for exceptional event locations for a formal (or even beachy-inspired) wedding. The regal nature of the building seems to lend itself to a chic black tie affair, peppered between a vacation on the sand on the days leading up to and after the big day.
If you’re a history buff, then you’re in luck, you’ll find many of J. Paul Getty’s personal belongings and collection in the home (and you can even stay in his master suite if you so chose). The hotel rooms are each appointed with his antiques, no two are alike. If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, you won’t find it here, but you can ask for one of the suites with a recently renovated bathroom (we also suggest rooms with an ocean view for an epic sunset sighting).
This Leading Hotels of the World property also boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant, an indoor pool, intimate spa, stunning outdoor dining spot and plenty of places to sneak off into the garden with your fiance for some quiet time.
And when you’ve had enough of that quiet time (or of your guests), head into the city for a day of shopping, sightseeing, or even a honeymoon just around the corner with a completely different pace and space without the time and cost of touching down somewhere far, far away.
All Photos via La Posta Vecchia.