Foto degli sposi Alice e Juri che sciano al loro matrimonio

Cortina d'Ampezzo is a mountain resort located in the Dolomites, Italy, known for its natural beauty and opportunities for winter weddings.
The majestic Dolomites are blanketed in white, creating a fairytale setting for your wedding.
The towering mountains, snow-covered forests, and picturesque mountain churches provide a perfect backdrop for your special day. Ski slopes, snowshoe walks, and romantic nighttime sleigh rides make winter in Cortina unique.
Getting married in the mountains is a choice that fills the heart with unique and unforgettable emotions.
The Dolomites, with their majestic beauty, offer a perfect setting for a dreamy winter wedding. However, to ensure that your big day goes smoothly, it's essential to thoroughly understand the location and all its nuances, which is why the advice is to rely on a local expert.

I was born and raised in Cortina d'Ampezzo, and my career as a wedding planner began right here, in my beloved hometown.
That's why I can offer you a comprehensive guide to this magnificent destination for winter weddings.

Let's discover together all the secrets of getting married in Cortina d'Ampezzo in winter!

Viviana turned our wedding into a real dream!! Everything was perfectly organized and executed!! We were really lucky to find her, and we made a great decision to trust her!! Thanks to her, we had a fabulous, magical, and unforgettable day, both for us and for the guests!!! A guarantee!!

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What Is the Ideal Time to Get Married in Cortina d'Ampezzo in Winter?

When it comes to planning a winter wedding in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the choice of date is crucial.
January, February, and March offer spectacular snowy landscapes, but it's important to consider the weather conditions.
Relying on an experienced local wedding planner like me can help you plan the perfect date, taking into account both your desire for snow and the practicality for your guests.
If you're considering a winter wedding in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the month of March is the ideal choice.
During this period, the days are longer, venues are more available due to lower tourist traffic, and you can enjoy an intimate and romantic ceremony.
Additionally, in March, weather conditions are more stable, providing greater certainty for your special day.

What Types of Ceremonies Can Be Celebrated?

Cortina d'Ampezzo offers a wide range of options for different types of ceremonies.
If you're planning a religious ceremony, you'll have numerous options.
You can choose from 14 smaller churches located in the hamlets of Cortina or opt for the two main churches in the city: the Basilica dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo, located right in the center of Cortina, or the Church of Madonna della Difesa.
If you prefer a civil ceremony, there are three beautiful high-altitude locations between 1800 and 2200 meters above sea level to choose from.
These locations offer the possibility of an outdoor ceremony with breathtaking views of Cortina d'Ampezzo surrounded by the majestic Dolomites, making the experience truly unforgettable.
Furthermore, if you desire a symbolic ceremony, Cortina d'Ampezzo is ready to accommodate any type of celebration you desire.

The versatility and beauty of this location make it possible to hold ceremonies of all kinds, meeting all your needs. Cortina d'Ampezzo is truly the ideal place to celebrate special moments in a unique and captivating way.

Cerimonia all'esterno a Cortina d'Ampezzo
Foto degli sposi Martina e Stefano durante il loro matrimonio tra le neve

How to Choose the Perfect Winter Location?

The selection of the location is a crucial step in planning your special day.
The number of guests, the desired altitude for the ceremony or reception, and, above all, the possibility of having an alternative plan in case of adverse weather conditions are all factors to consider carefully.

Choosing the ideal location and preparing for any weather eventualities is an important step in ensuring that your special day runs smoothly, and I will be here to make sure everything is perfect. From the moment you entrust me with the organization of your event, you can rest assured that you will have a well-structured Plan B to handle any unpredictable weather challenges. It will be my responsibility to find the perfect location for you, taking into account the need for a backup plan in case the weather becomes unpredictable.

How to Make a Winter Wedding in Cortina d'Ampezzo an Unforgettable Experience for the Bride and Groom and Their Guests?

Choosing Cortina d'Ampezzo as the location for your wedding will ensure an authentic and unforgettable experience, not only for you but also for your guests.
You will have the opportunity to enjoy unique mountain moments before and after the wedding, enriching the overall experience.

Typically, a winter wedding in Cortina d'Ampezzo translates to a weekend of extraordinary and sensational emotions, surrounded by the love of friends and family.
You and your guests will reach the wedding venue using a cable car, adding a touch of adventure to your journey.

Once there, you'll have the opportunity to organize a series of additional activities to enjoy together, including:

  • A dinner with snowmobiles at a mountain lodge.
  • A cooking class to discover the secrets of traditional Ampezzo cuisine.
  • A tasting of delicious local products.
  • The possibility to ski or take skiing lessons.
  • An adventure with dog sleds, known as sleddog, which will thrill everyone.
  • And many other surprises.

For the future newlyweds, I also have the habit of organizing a romantic and intimate poolside aperitif at the place where you are staying.
It will be a perfect moment to relax and prepare for the big day that awaits you.

Immagine di una location con tavolata allestita e sfondo di Cortina

What Is the Ideal Time of Day for a Winter Wedding?

Without a doubt, late afternoon is the ideal choice. Starting the ceremony at this time of day offers a magical experience.
You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting spectacle of the sunset, a charming atmosphere that will frame your special day.

Once the ceremony is over, you can continue with the evening reception. This is when the real magic happens.
The lights of the setup begin to shine, creating a fairytale atmosphere amidst the majestic mountains and the pristine evening snow. It's an unforgettable experience that will make your wedding in Cortina even more special.

What Are the Advantages of Organizing a Winter Wedding in Cortina d'Ampezzo with the Assistance of a Local Professional?

Organizing a winter wedding in Cortina d'Ampezzo with my assistance can offer numerous advantages, here are some you can benefit from:

  • Local Knowledge: I know the area well, local suppliers, and local traditions. This can be extremely helpful in identifying the best venues, catering services, photographers, and other providers that fit your needs and budget.
  • Venue Selection: Cortina d'Ampezzo offers a wide range of enchanting venues for winter weddings, including historic churches, mountain chalets, luxury hotels, and outdoor spaces with breathtaking views. I can help you find the perfect venue that suits your style and preferences.
  • Weather Management: Winter brings variable weather conditions. I can advise you on how to deal with the cold, snow, and possible weather challenges during your winter wedding in Cortina d'Ampezzo, ensuring that everything goes smoothly.
  • Vendor Relationships: I have established relationships with local suppliers. This can result in preferential rates and high-quality services, helping you save time and energy in searching for providers.
  • Respect for Local Traditions: Choosing to marry here must be done with care, as the mountain must be loved and respected. Organizing the wedding with my help can also help you respect and integrate local and cultural traditions into your ceremony, making the experience more authentic and memorable.
  • Simplified Logistic Planning: Planning a wedding requires detailed planning. I can manage all aspects of planning, including transportation, guest accommodation, and schedule management, to ensure that everything is flawlessly organized.
  • Design Expertise: I can help you create a magical winter atmosphere for your wedding, choosing the right decor, lighting, and setup that fits the theme and season.
  • Day-of Assistance: I will be present on the wedding day to coordinate all activities, resolve any unforeseen issues, and ensure that you can enjoy the day without worries.

In summary, my assistance in organizing a winter wedding in Cortina d'Ampezzo can significantly simplify the planning process, ensuring that everything is meticulously taken care of and that you can fully enjoy your special day in this enchanting mountain location.

Sposi Alice e Juri ch si baciano
Sposi Martina e Stefano ch si baciano

In conclusion, Cortina d'Ampezzo in winter presents itself as a dream location to celebrate your winter wedding.
The majestic Dolomites, snow-covered forests, and picturesque mountain churches create a magical backdrop that will make your special day unforgettable. However, it's important to make this decision carefully and plan all preparations thoroughly.

As your local wedding planner, born and raised in Cortina d'Ampezzo, I can offer you a comprehensive guide to this beautiful destination for winter weddings.
I know all the secrets and nuances of the place, ensuring that your wedding goes smoothly and is perfectly organized.

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Viviana Verzi Reatti

Romantic wedding planner, originally from Cortina d'Ampezzo but adopted by the most charming worldwide locations.
My profession is my passion, my clients' satisfaction is my goal, and for this reason, I've had the honor of being recognized with numerous awards in the industry.

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