Wedding weekend in Valtellina
For your dream wedding on the snow
Valtellina, an extensive Alpine area in the province of Sondrio, offers visitors spectacular landscapes and breathtaking views.
Enchanting, untouched venues you will fall in love with at first glance. So why not plan a wonderful wedding at high altitude here, surrounded by the delightful scents of nature? Its extensive stretches of beautiful landscapes are the ideal destination for a memorable day to be savoured in full amid the snow-capped peaks and magical scenery. Indeed, it offers exclusive, intimate venues and remarkable views, making it perfect for an unforgettable snowy wedding weekend in Valtellina!
A wedding in Valtellina: amid history, tradition and magic
The white landscapes act as the unique backdrop to your very special "I do". Valtellina is home to dream scenery throughout the year, but it is in winter that these mountain areas are cloaked in a special allure, ready to welcome tourists and visitors. Indeed, the fruit crops, the vineyards, the woods and the endless meadows afford unexpected fairytale views. But that's not all. Upper Valtellina is packed with history, traditions and has no shortage of fun activities to delight in the local area and enjoy unforgettable experiences.
A wedding weekend allows you to “celebrate” your wedding over several days, usually three, so both the newlyweds and their guests can arrive at their chosen location in advance and leave the day after the wedding. That's why everything needs to be planned with painstaking care, occupying the guests' time in the best possible way with a host of typical local activities.
Winter wedding in Valtellina
Winter and its typical landscapes are thus the ideal time to organise a wedding on the snow. Why not arrive at the location of the civil ceremony on a sleigh? A genuine wow-effect entrance that will astound your guests, leaving them speechless!
What's more, there are plenty of typical, charming little churches in the area, including the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Talamona, San Vitale church in Bormio and the San Rocco church in Livigno.
For the reception, your every dream can come true thanks to the vast choice of castles, historic villas, refuges, chalets and cabins that can host wedding receptions with a guaranteed wow effect!
The choice of trimmings and decorations is also essential, to recreate an enchanted atmosphere. Carefully devised, beautiful flower arrangements will add elegance to the reception tables, which are in turn embellished by refined table settings that are perfectly in keeping with the theme of the event and with the surroundings. One popular, original idea is to include typical local flowers and scents, from Valtellina in this case: edelweiss, gentians, wolf's bane, rhododendrons and a few larch twigs. There will be no shortage of centrepieces lit by warm candlelight. Indeed, it is the design that makes the difference.
Consequently, plenty of attention is paid to the matching wedding stationery. Invitations, tags for the wedding favours, escort cards, menus and thank-you cards will be meticulously devised to create a matching, harmonious set. Indeed, these are the key words to organising the perfect dream wedding in the mountains!
The traditional menu for a wedding weekend in the mountains
What about the menu? Any self-respecting mountain reception includes typical dishes from Valtellina: pizzoccheri, traditional fresh pasta made with buckwheat served with Savoy cabbage and potatoes supplemented with local cheeses, the famous polenta taragna, charcuterie such as bresaola or slinzega and cheeses including Bitto, Casera and Scimudin paired with flavour-packed full-bodied wines like: Nebbiolo, Sforzato and Valtellina superiore.
Your wedding weekend in Valtellina will be emotion-packed and exciting, distinguished by unique experiences and activities which you and your guests will enjoy immensely in these fabulous settings.
Upper Valtellina is a mountain gem and with its close proximity to the Swiss borders, it is home to some of the most famous ski slopes and trails, including Livigno, Bormio, Santa Caterina di Valfurva, Aprica and Stelvio Pass.
Its age-old thermal spa facilities are also among the most well-known in the world. These including Bormio - QC Terme Bagni Vecchi and Bagni Nuovi - and are ideal for spending a weekend of pure relaxation. This magnificent, internationally renowned land stands out for its distinctive flavours, aromas and colours.
A choice of walks in the midst of nature, snowshoeing excursions along dedicated trails, as well as the must-see Christmas market stalls: both the newlyweds and their guests will be spoilt for choice and surrounded by an unrivalled festive atmosphere, where they can savour the magic of the Festive season and the thrill of their weekend wedding marked by happiness and carefree fun. What's more, these are the ideal settings for spectacular photo shoots, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, for unique and special memories.
Valtellina is the ideal location for a winter wedding. Find out more about what Lombardy has to offer.