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La Rondinaia – a beautiful villa carved in stone on the top of the Ravello cliff at the beginning of the 20th century, once the private residence of the American writer Gore Vidal – stands today as one of the most beautiful properties in Europe. Majestic views over the Amalfi Coast, neo-gothic architectural elements, classic motives and sculptures guarding the gardens – all contribute to its personality and create an event location to dream about. While it offers just the perfect number of rooms to accommodate the closest family and friends, the villa offers vast gardens, with several areas which can be used for different parts of a multi-day event.

Key Facts

Ideal For
  • full wedding weekends / multi-day events, with all or some of the events taking place on-site
  • weddings with up to 220 guests, with a legal ceremony at the town hall, religious ceremony at one of the nearby churches or symbolic ceremony on the property, cocktail hour, dinner and party, taking place on the grounds
  • welcome dinners or after-wedding brunches, birthday parties, baptisms, or any celebration for up to 220 guests, depending on the desired setup and event flow
  • accommodation and getting-ready photos for couples having their wedding at this or another venue
Venue Type and Aesthetics
  • Privately owned luxury villa
  • Featuring exquisite architectural and interior design details
  • Combines historical architecture with modern and luxurious comfort
  • Available for partial or exclusive rental
  • Open throughout the year for accommodation and events.
  • Considering weather conditions on the Amalfi Coast, the best time to have an event here is between May-September.
  • Also possible, but with the risk of colder and rainier weather: April and October-November
  • Limitations in some areas – access from gardens to the villa and between rooms inside the villa only possible via stairs
  • Easy to reach by taxi, airport transfer service.
  • The property has its own helipad available from 2023
  • legal at the local Town Hall of Ravello or the Principessa di Piemonte public gardens
  • religious in one of the nearby churches
  • symbolic on the property
Event Spaces
  • For events planned outdoor there are 4 terraces
    • Muse Terrace 300 sqm
    • Events Terrace 350 sqm
    • Pagoda Terrace 400 sqm with a 210 sqm pagoda fitting 170 guests which can be extended to 280 sqm for 220 guests. This semi-rigid Pagoda can be used in both good or bad weather condition
    • Pool Terrace 400 sqm
  • Indoor spaces:
    • Italian Salon 80 sqm
    • Delight bar 18 sqm
    • Balcony of Wonders 14 sqm
    • Belvedere Terrace 33 sqm
    • Inspiration Terrace 60 sqm
    • Serenity Suite Terrace 35 sqm
  • Exclusive private chef and catering team provided by the villa
Event Timing and Technical Conditions
  • Music and noise limitations
    • amplified music outdoor only possible between 18:00-00:00
    • after midnight, only non-amplified music and at a moderate or reasonable volume may be allowed, assessing the possibility on a case-by-case basis – subject to additional fees.
  • Dancing – allowed in all event rooms
  • Dance floor – not mandatory, but necessary if party outdoor
  • Smoking indoor – not allowed
  • Real candles – allowed
  • Fireworks – only from the sea
  • Real candles – allowed
  • Air conditioned
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Helipad
Booking Options
  • partial rental for event only, charged at catering cost per person, with a minimum spend
  • exclusive rental including accommodation in the 6 rooms and suites
Pricing Structure 2022
  • Rental fees
    • Partial rental fee of the property can only be calculated on demand and is subject to availability
    • Exclusive rental available from 3 nights, including breakfast, daily cleaning and concierge
  • Event fees
    • apply on top of the rental fees and vary depending on month and day of the week (highest fees are for Saturdays between June-September)
    • additional fee for event extension after midnight – subject to approval by local authorities
  • F&B
    • quoted as per needs for each event organized on the property

Event Spaces

Garden of the Muses

300 sqm

photos by Luciana Varga Photo Art

Rooms and Suites

photos by Luciana Varga Photo Art

Video by Cinerava

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Recommended Minimum Budget

This is a very generic minimum budget recommendation a buyout for 2 nights, with one main wedding day and potentially one smaller event at this venue. For more accurate cost estimations matching your requirements, get in touch to discuss your particular needs.

The amounts mentioned here are in EURO, including VAT, and can include some or all of the following cost categories. Actual costs will vary depending on quantity and quality of chosen services, equipment, food and drinks, and duration of the event.

  • venue and catering budget including basic furniture, linens, tableware, staff, welcome drinks and canapes, 3-4 course dinner menu, basic beverage package during dinner, basic open bar package, simple wedding cake
  • wedding vendor budget = minimum recommended spend for all other vendor categories: photo, video, entertainment, decoration, stationery, make-up and hair, local wedding day transportation, planning, design and coordination by High Emotion Weddings
20 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 100.000

including 3 nights accommodation for up to 12 people at the villa

50 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 150.000

including 3 nights accommodation for up to 12 people at the villa

100 Guests

Minimum total wedding budget from 250.000

including 3 nights accommodation for up to 12 people at the villa


Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

60 km – 1 hour and 10 minutes from Naples International Airport

Already dreaming of a wedding at this luxury villa on the Amalfi Coast?

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