What could be more romantic than getting married in an ancient church on a private Venetian island? Imagine crossing the historic waters of the lagoon, the silhouette of St. Mark's bell tower in the distance. You arrive at San Clemente Island, alighting at a pier just steps from a 12th century church where you will exchange vows surrounded by family and friends. As newlyweds, you celebrate your new union with an elegant reception on a terrace surrounded by captivating views of the sunset and city skyline.
This is just one of the many options available at San Clemente Palace Kempinski. The location of our ceremony is entirely up to you. Whether you envision an intimate indoor service or a grand outdoor gathering, your ceremony will reflect your personal style and the eternal allure of Venice.
San Clemente Church
Established in 1131, San Clemente Church is a beautiful venue with an illustrious past. To fulfill a vow made during the plague in 1630, Venetians funded the construction of a chapel in 1643. Modelled on the Santa Casa di Loreto, this addition occupied the place of the main altar, creating a church-within-a-church which remains one of the structure's most intriguing features. The church also contains a 12th-century sacristy- one of the oldest places of worship in Venice and an inspired setting for intimate events.
Note: San Clemente Palace is able to arrange symbolic wedding ceremonies only. Legal unions require special permissions for which the island is not vested.