As children we all bought into the idea of fairy tales and happy endings and to an extent as adults we still have the dream. Romeo and Juliet is arguably the greatest love story ever told and now you have the opportunity to marry in one of the most romantic locations; Juliet’s house in Verona.
The setting couldn’t be more perfect for that princess wedding. Not only is this backdrop a fairy tale scene with a legend to accompany it, but also it was used as one of the sets for the film, Letters to Juliet, in which the story talks about a girl who meets a group of volunteers who reply to letters written to Juliet.
Entering the courtyard of Juliet’s house, you pass through an entrance with love notes stuck to the wall and behind them are scribbles of love. Walking through the courtyard and into the house, you walk up the stairs to the second floor where two medieval influenced chairs stand facing the guests and behind them a fireplace.
After the vows have been exchanged the wedding photo opportunities are endless. Looking down from the balcony into the courtyard below, various locations within Juliet’s house and for those who don’t mind a short walk, couples can head over to Juliet’s tomb for a more intriguing backdrop. Aperitifs in the courtyard are ideal for an evening wedding as it’s exclusively yours and closed to the public. You can dine on the terrace in privileged privacy, overlooking the courtyard and Juliet’s balcony.
Roberto Benetello director of Bestweddingaway, says, “The opportunity that Verona council have given to foreigners to marry in such a magical location is fantastic. We’re really happy to be able to offer this wedding location to brides-to-be. When brides return home and show the photos to work colleagues and guests that could not make it to the wedding, they are in complete awe of the setting.”
This story is not just fiction, it is based on fact. Juliet has been receiving letters since World War II, mainly from women asking for her counsel with matters of the heart. There is a group of volunteers called ‘Juliet’s club’ who respond to these letters with hope and advice.
So if you can imagine yourself exchanging vows surrounded by the legend of Juliet, and with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, get in touch with Bestweddingaway to discuss your wedding requirements for this venue and Italian destination.
Penelope x x