Alexandria and Cameron choose hotel St. Regis Venice as venue to set their small wedding in Venice. After an intimate ceremony in an ancient monastery, the couple and their guests arrived with the water taxis in this unique location, the only one with a terrace on the water and facing Santa Maria Della Salute Basil. Enjoy this intimate wedding at hotel St. Regis Venice to get some inspiration!
Alexandria and Cameron are a young couple from Atlanta, Georgia. When they start thinking about getting married in Italy, they ended up choosing Venice very quickly as it was one of the bride’s favorite cities.
Alex contacted us in January, and the first thing she told us is that she would like to get married on the first weekend of September, during the famous Venice Film Festival. That period of the year in Venice is very busy, as the Film Festival brings in the city a lot of tourism. In addition, there are a lot of parties after the movies show and many venues don’t take bookings for this reason.
The venue research started soon. They told us they were looking for a location with a breathtaking view, but at the same time they wanted to be on a terrace on the water. In Venice there are a few venues with these two features, so we proposed them hotel Gritti Palace, hotel St. Regis and hotel Bauer. These three venues are located near to each other in the area of St. Mark Square and have some beautiful but different terraces on the water. They quickly fell in love with the St. Regis’s terrace. But why did they choose to set their wedding at hotel St. Regis Venice? The terrace of this amazing venue is unique for many reasons:
1. It is located in front of Santa Maria Della Salute Basil, and so it benefits of one of the most amazing view of the whole city. This ancient basil in a baroque style is full of artworks of Tiziano and Tintoretto, and it’s been built as an offering to the Virgin Mary by the Venetian people to free them from the plague in 1630.
2. The terrace is rectangular-shaped, and this allows to project receptions in different set up. If you have a small wedding, you can set both aperitif and dinner on it. You can decide to have round or imperial tables, or have a standing buffet. The choices are different.
3. The most important feature of this terrace is nature that grows everywhere. In fact there are 5 trees in the center of it, and beautiful rose gardens at all its sides. The terrace of hotel St. Regis Venice is the only one that can boast to have trees inside it, and we think that’s enough to consider it unique!
After the ceremony, all the guests arrived at the venue in one big boat at the private dock of hotel St. Regis. Alex and Cameron had a small wedding party of approximately 30 guests, so we arranged one boat for everyone to simplify the logistic, which in Venice is always tough.
The set chosen for the aperitif of this wedding was the closest part of the terrace to the Grand Canal.
At their arrival the guests found some canapés served at passage by the staff of the hotel while some background music was played by the Dj. The sun started to set on the Grand Canal and everyone enjoyed this moment.
After about 20 minutes from the arrival of the guests, the bride and groom made their entrance. Everyone was so happy to see them and friends and family went to meet them to congratulate.
Alex and Cameron joined their guests for the aperitif, took some photos with them and had some drinks to relax after the marriage celebration. After about one hour of aperitif everyone searched its name on the Tableau Mariage to find their seat on the table.
The dinner was set with an amazing imperial table overlooking the water, and after the three traditional speeches the whole party started to enjoy the intimate wedding reception at hotel St. Regis Venice. A real delight for everyone!
All the guests enjoyed the dinner cooked by the expert chef of The St. Regis Venice, who received many compliments from the spouses.
After the last course it came one of the most important moment of the day: the cutting of the wedding cake.
Alex and Cameron choose a simple but very elegant car, with three tiers and covered with sugar pastry. The fill-in was with sponge cake and cream, and it was perfectly made by the chef pastry of hotel St. Regis.
And what about the party? After enjoying this sweet moment all the guests went to the Canaletto Room of the venue to went wild on the dance floor and enjoy the party until 1 am. Alex and Cameron were very happy of their amazing wedding at hotel St. Regis Venice and leave these lovely words for us:
“The best wedding planner! Sara is not only an amazing talented professional, she’s also such a cool person. She made the whole process of planning my wedding in Venice from the United States fun and stress free. From every vendor she recommended to every small detail (welcome bags, makeup artists, flowers, stationary, photographer, etc.), everything was so amazing. I can’t get over of how perfect was my wedding day was! Sara, goes above and beyond in both planning and during the actual wedding weekend. Sara, we love you and we are forever grateful!”
If you want to received additional information about this venue and like Alex and Cameron you dream to have your wedding reception at hotel St. Regis Venice do not hesitate to contact us.