What is the Cost of a Wedding on the Amalfi Coast?

Are you dreaming of a destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast? One of the first things you’ll need to consider is how much it will cost. There are many different factors that will define the cost of a wedding on the Amalfi Coast, including size, venue and transport. Also, it’s important to note that prices in this beautifully unique location are higher than in other parts of Italy. Of course, there’s no comparing the glorious scenery, flawless weather and surreal venues of this gorgeous location. But it’s important to note that on average, the cost of a wedding on the Amalfi Coast can range anywhere between 50,000 to 90,000 EUR for around 80 guests, depending on the specific location and venue you choose and whether guest accommodation has been included.

Keep reading to find out the details of a cost of a wedding on the Amalfi Coast. Our guide will help you plan and budget for each part of your dream day on Italy’s Mediterranean coastline.

The Amalfi Coast

One of Italy’s most memorable locations makes for a perfect place to have your destination wedding. The stunning landscape, charming towns, luxurious resorts and cinematic backdrops… it’s no wonder the Amalfi Coast is one of the most popular wedding locations! Bear in mind that, weddings in this area of Italy tend to be much smaller in size, because of fewer venues available and a generally smaller venue capacity. So while you may be looking at a limited number of guests, this is also the perfect opportunity to have a more intimate celebration with your loved ones! In fact, this Italian Paradise continues to surprise visitors with its infinite views from anywhere along the coastline. Just think of the iconic photos you can capture here, surrounded by the special ‘la dolce vita’ atmosphere! Also, note that southern Italians are known for their warm hospitality. So you can rest assured that you’ll receive a high standard of service.

Important points to consider

It’s important to note that a destination wedding will generally have the same essential elements as a local wedding. These are the ceremony and reception venues, catering, photographer, videographer, planner, florist, lighting, music, cake and officiant. Planning these key parts at a distance can be trickier. So researching well is a must! Look for trusted local vendors to make sure that you’re finding the best prices available.

A key point to consider is your wedding date. If you’re planning your wedding in high season, you’ll have to be wary of higher costs. However, if you have room for flexibility, then set your date during the low season. Remember that the beauty of the Amalfi Coast is that there’s mild weather all year round!

Another important point is the size of your guest list. In this region, you’ll find that venues are in much higher demand which makes the Amalfi Coast one of the more expensive areas for weddings in Italy. So if you’re limited with your budget, make sure to be extra selective with who you’re inviting. Costs usually don’t include accommodation and extras. Although, many venues may require guest accommodation as part of the requirement of having your wedding at their location.

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Photography: Bottega 53 | Planning & Design: Mitheo Events | Flowers: Armando Malafronte | Hair & Make Up: Manola Spaziani | Venue: Villa Astor

Wedding Venue

Finding the right destination wedding location in Italy is one of the hardest parts, so once you’re set on the Amalfi Coast, the next step is looking for a venue. A lot of venues in this spectacular location offer packages to help reduce the cost of your wedding. You can even find offers in the most popular locations such as Sorrento, Ravello and Positano.

It’s important to note that on average, your venue will usually amount to around 40 – 60% of your wedding budget. The average cost of a wedding venue on the Amalfi Coast can start from 25,000 EUR to up to 50,000 EUR for a higher number of guests or if you opt for a luxury venue. However, most venues will be around the mid-range of these figures. Also, many venue packages along the Amalfi Coast will also include some rooms for guests so the final price will depend on whether guest accommodation has been included.

Overall, there are a few essential factors to consider that will influence the cost of your venue. One, is the exact location as the more touristic spots will be more expensive (especially during high season) compared to locations that are more hidden and untouched. For example, if you stay away from the hottest tourist spots and opt for an intimate villa with a small number of guests, the cost of your wedding venue could go down to the lower end of the scale. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a venue that includes everything as well as any extra arrangements, then this will be more costly.

Wedding Planners

One of the most useful things you can pay for when it comes to your special day on the Amalfi Coast will be a wedding planner. They’ll be your go-to for just about everything! Although it’s an extra cost, if your planner is local or knows the area very well, then you won’t have to spend extra time researching the best places or organizing logistics. Most importantly, a trusted planner that understands your vision, will save you visiting your destination often. Instead, you can focus on enjoying the lead up to your special day!

On average, the cost of a destination wedding planner ranges between 4,000 EUR to 6,000 EUR. Depending on your budget for a planner, you can find ones that cover the basics, or those that organize every little detail for you.

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Wedding Planner: Magia Weddings

Catering

It goes without saying that Italians are very proud of their culinary options, and the Amalfi Coast has an especially exceptional cuisine! So you’re bound to have a delicious menu for your reception. The region is renowned for its pizza, pasta, cheese, fresh fish, and unparalleled produce. So you’re in for a treat with this wedding destination! Different points to think about when it comes to catering are whether the venue you’ve chosen has an in-house catering and events kitchen. If not, does your venue have a list of suppliers that they prefer to use? Some venues on the Amalfi Coast will have preferred caterers and might charge a fee for straying from this list.

You’ll also have to consider if drinks are offered in the catering package. Some venues charge you for bringing your own alcohol. So it could be cheaper to organize bar options through your caterer or venue. The average cost of catering is around 190 EUR to 250 EUR per guest. But this can vary depending on several factors. One, is whether you choose a basic drinks package or a premium package. Another ,will be the type of food you choose. Caterers on the Amalfi Coast will usually include a cake. But if you want a specific style or a more luxury menu this will increase costs.

Photography

When it comes to wedding vendors for a destination wedding, trust is key. Create a list of professional vendors based on experience and reviews. Before going ahead, make sure that you understand how they work, and that they understand what you envisage. The average price for a photographer on the Amalfi Coast varies between 4500 EUR to 6000 EUR. The cost of your wedding photographer will also depend on whether they are local to the area or not, as you’ll have to pay for their travel. So if you want to go for a cheaper option, look for photographers and videographers that are from the Amalfi Coast or nearby. As this area is so popular for weddings, you’ll be spoilt for choice! You’ll also want someone who knows the area well, and can capture the iconic cliffside backdrop beautifully.

cost of a wedding on the amalfi coast
Photography: M and J | Planning: Catherine Bradfield | Venue: Duomo di Ravello | Hair: Andrea Serretiello | Florist: Armando Malafronte

Hair & Make Up

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so you’ll want to look and feel flawless! You need an artist you trust, who understands your vision and can pull off your dream. So it’s essential to research your chosen stylists well. Fortunately, the Amalfi Coast is a popular location for destination weddings, so you’ll find a wide range of spectacular and high-quality hair and make up services. You can find luxury tailored artists and stylists in main locations around the area, including Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello.

Prices for a wedding stylist on the Amalfi Coast range from 400 EUR to 1000 EUR. This will increase depending on any extras you may want in your hair and make up package. For instance, you might want to include pre-wedding dinner make up, wedding day changes, pre or post-wedding photoshoots or even several trials. All these could raise the cost of this service.

Transport

The nearest airport is Naples International Airport. There are several ways to get to Amalfi from the airport. The bus is the cheapest option at 5 EUR but takes around 2 hours. Whereas a taxi or private car can set you back between 60 to 95 EUR, but it only takes an hour. You can also catch a high-speed train from other parts of Italy to Naples Garibaldi Station and Naples Centrale Station. However, it’s important to note that there is no train station specifically on the Amalfi Coast. The closest ones are Vietri Sul Mar, Sorrento or Salerno, where you can take a bus to Amalfi.

Other transport factors you’ll have to consider include where the nearest civil ceremony location or church is, the easiest way to reach your venue, if regular taxi service is needed, airport transfers, wheelchair access and how late transport runs between your venue and guests’ accommodation. The Amalfi Coast is undeniably stunning but it’s known for not being the easiest to travel around. The beauty of the traditional Italian villages is the quaint aesthetic and laid-back lifestyle, but this also means that public transport isn’t the most efficient. When it comes to organizing transport around the Amalfi Coast, it’s best to pre-book well in advance, especially for evening services. Also consider car rentals, which will usually cost around 500 EUR to 1000 EUR.

cost of a wedding on the amalfi coast
Photography: Paolo Ceritano | Planning: Emma Events | Flowers: Rosalind Rellino

Flowers

In a location like this one, flowers can really highlight the amazing scenery. Make the most of the stunning array of local plants and blooms for your special day. The average cost of a wedding florist on the Amalfi Coast can range between 3,000 EUR and 6,500 EUR, depending on how minimal or glamorous your wedding style is. We recommend choosing seasonal local flowers if you want to reduce the cost of a wedding on the Amalfi Coast. Non-seasonal flowers are available in the area, but they might be harder to get hold of and could cost more.

Also, bear in mind that the temperature and blooming period will be different to back home, and even in other parts of Italy. In Spring you’ll see an explosion of colors on the Amalfi Coast. Popular flowers during this season include wisterias, bougainvillea, petunias, roses, calla lilies and cyclamen. The best part is that these stunning florals continue on into summer and early fall.

Extra Costs

There will be other aspects that influence the cost of your Amalfi Coast destination wedding, that aren’t essential or that your bridal party might pay for. These include accommodation, additional clothes, group activities, entertainment, and presents, welcome bags. You might want to add some extras for your guests to enjoy as a token of appreciation for travelling far afield, such as a welcome bag, some snacks or a bottle of local bubbly. Usually, guests will pay for their travel and accommodation, as they’ll probably want to spend a few nights in a hotel making the most of this beautiful destination.

Also, couples sometimes choose to hold some extra events during the week, such as a welcome dinner or farewell brunch. As guests will have to pay extra to attend your wedding, you could add a note on your invitations saying that there’s no need to get you a gift. Just the fact that your friends and family will be celebrating your special day with you in this magical location is more than enough! But for any guests that do want to, make sure that they know to send it to your home.

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Photography: Mary & Maurizio Quattro Studio | Planning, Design & Venue: Casa Privata

Here at WedBoard, we have all of the information you’ll need to help you plan your special day abroad, including the most beautiful wedding venues and talented vendors across Italy and the Amalfi Coast. In the meanwhile, if you’re exploring other Italian wedding destinations, check out our Destination Wedding Guide to Tuscany, our Wedding Guide to Veneto’s Countryside and even more inspiration with The Best Regions In Italy To Get Married.

Featured image: Francesco de Tito

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