Style & Romance: 8 Luxury Wedding Villas In Puglia

April 30, 2024

Jose Antonio Zamora Roldán

Destination wedding

Puglia is such a beautifully romantic setting for your destination wedding! This region in southern Italy is drenched in history and is known for its fresh seafood and produce and vibrant colors, with sparkling blue beaches, lush green olive groves, and sun-kissed coastlines. And just as importantly, there are plenty of luxury wedding villas in Puglia that create the ideal setting for your gorgeous celebrations.

If you’re planning a destination wedding in Puglia, here are the best villas to consider. They’re all wonderfully unique, with a passionate, romantic, and charming vibe that you’ll love — plus, gorgeous settings where we can create cinematic, timeless wedding photos.

1. Masseria Torre Coccaro

If you’re seeking a historic villa, Masseria Torre Coccaro is one of the best wedding villas in Puglia. A masseria is a fortified farmhouse, and you’ll find many dotted throughout the Puglian countryside. Masseria weddings are authentic, elegant, and luxurious, so you can’t go wrong with any of them!

Masseria Torre Coccaro dates back to the 16th century and is such a lux choice for your wedding. The property’s beautiful whitewashed walls are dripping with vibrant bougainvilleas and fairy lights and plenty of outdoor and indoor spaces to enjoy, including a unique greenhouse for your reception. Your Masseria Torre Coccaro wedding photos will be romantic, magical, and elegant, capturing the traditional charm of this wonderful venue. 

Its location is famed for its natural caves, which have been incorporated into the property’s design, making for such unique accommodation. The indoor pool and Turkish spa are also in a cave, which would be such a relaxing place to unwind and pamper yourself before the big day! 

You’re also just a few minutes away from the Adriatic Sea, with guests having access to two different beach clubs when staying here. 

2. Masseria San Giovanni

For Puglia weddings in summer, the bright, airy spaces and inviting swimming pool of Massera San Giovanni are a great choice. Set in the serene Itria Valley, this masseria dates to the 19th century and is known for its traditional Apulian architecture and rows of ancient olive groves, which will photograph so beautifully in your images. 

There’s a small consecrated chapel on site where you can say your vows and a large lawn where you can host your reception in a stylish tent or outdoors, with long rows of tables. The decor is stylish and customized to your preferences, the ideal setting for toasting with friends, savoring delectable cuisine, and celebrating your wedding! The villa’s culinary team specializes in using fresh, local produce, serving traditional Italian dishes that you’ll love. 

With stylish rooms and suites, adorned in a luxurious minimalist style, your guests will love relaxing here for a few days. The masseria can also arrange excursions for your wedding party, such as a sunset horseback ride on the beach, visits to hidden caves and grottoes, or a cycle tour of the area. 

3. Villa Zaira

While there are many private villas in Puglia for a wedding, Villa Zaira delights for its unique gardens and impeccable elegance. Previously a palatial estate for noble Italian families, the historic gardens are still lovingly maintained, known for their rare plants, and are the ideal setting for your ceremony or wedding photos, particularly the ancient Holm Oak Forest. 

The historic Botte room, with beautiful stone archways and white brick, is a gorgeous choice for an indoor black-tie reception, accompanied by amazing local cuisine and wines. Or, the spacious lawns and gardens would perfectly suit an outdoor reception, depending on your preference. 

Your Villa Zaira wedding photography will be classically beautiful — an editorial style of images that captures not only your love, but also the historic architecture, gardens, and personality of this luxury Italian villa. 

4. Masseria Grieco

Masseria Grieco is a family-owned villa that delivers rustic charm and wonderful hospitality. It’s a great choice for a relaxed Puglian wedding. I love the unique architecture here too, with historic stone arches and eight trulli, which are a type of traditional stone hut with a conical roof, only found in this part of Italy. Combined with white stone staircases, lush green gardens, and romantic terraces, stepping into Masseria Grieco truly feels like you’re entering an enchanted fairy tale. 

It’s an ideal choice for a smaller wedding, with 25 stylish rooms on site, and the resort underwent a full renovation in the last few years. The venue can be hired for exclusive use, providing you with privacy and serenity to enjoy the company of your guests. 

Masseria Grieco can also arrange special activities just for you and your guests, including yoga, outdoor massages, or local cooking classes. 

Your Masseria Grieco wedding photos will be so authentically Italian, with historic stonework, rolling olive oil hills, and golden afternoon sunlight that will create such a light and airy feel. 

5. Relais Villa San Martino

Relais Villa San Martino is a spacious luxury venue that can suit any style of wedding. A historic country estate that’s been transformed into a boutique luxury resort, this villa is known for its farm-to-table cuisine and hospitality. Nino, the property’s fine dining restaurant, serves modern Mediterranean cuisine with wine pairings, which would be ideal for a wedding rehearsal dinner or a special meal for foodie couples. 

This villa caters extremely well to weddings, with a range of indoor and outdoor spaces. La Terrazza is a cobblestoned terrace, dropping with ivy, that’s ideal for a cocktail reception or Sala Giardino is a charming, whitewashed indoor space that can seat up to 200 for dinner. There’s also a beautiful garden, a popular choice for an outdoor wedding ceremony. 

You’ll love your Relais Villa San Martino wedding photos too, as this charming property has so much to offer for photography locations! The pale pink exterior of the villa offers a romantic vibe, and we can shoot throughout the property, enjoying its gardens, the serene swimming pool, and the stylish, contemporary interior furnishings. 

6. Tenuta Tresca

Tenuta Tresca is one of the best luxury villa rentals in Puglia for a wedding for couples who crave an outdoor oasis. Set in an ancient oak grove, this forested setting is so romantic for both your ceremony and wedding images. 

Your Tenuta Tresca wedding will be so beautifully romantic, especially in spring and autumn, when everything is in bloom. This space can do both luxury and bohemian weddings with ease, whether you desire an outdoor ceremony under a canopy of trees, known as the Enchanted Woods, or fine Italian cuisine and wine pairings. 

The Never Ending Olive Grove or the Square of the Tree are both romantic outdoor courtyards available for your ceremony, draped in twinkling fairy lights and surrounded by greenery and florals. Or, there are several indoor reception spaces for the cooler months. 

Wedding photos taken here will be romantic and whimsical — share a kiss under a tall oak tree, the golden sunlight behind you, or get lost in the property’s beautiful gardens while I capture candid images that you’ll treasure. 

7. Masseria Traetta

Masseria Traetta is such a grand, elegant choice for your destination wedding. Built in the 19th century on over 100 acres of parkland, olive groves, and woods, creating lots of relaxing natural spaces to enjoy with your guests. This venue specializes in weddings, with an experienced team to help you plan every detail. 

With immaculate formal gardens and a light and airy atmosphere, this space is stunning year-round, but especially in spring and summer. The classically designed interior spaces are just as lovely, decorated in antiques and period furnishings and the soothing bedrooms are styled in neutrals and earth tones. 

This venue specializes in weddings, with a large landscaped terrace for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and multiple reception options. And, for parties long into the night, the large swimming pool and deck are the perfect spot for late-night drinks and canapes. 

Your Masseria Traetta wedding photos will be elegant and romantic, filled with natural light and love. 

8. Masseria Don Luigi

A Masseria Don Luigi destination wedding delivers an authentic, luxurious Italian experience. You’ll be surrounded by olive groves, fragrant lemon and orange trees, and magical gardens for your celebrations. In keeping with tradition, all of the furniture here is made by local artisans and the cuisine and produce are locally sourced whenever possible.

With white lime walls, clean lines, and lots of lush gardens, we have lots of gorgeous options for your wedding photos, incorporating both the architecture and the gorgeous landscapes. It’s a great choice for a summer wedding, as you can relax in the warm weather with an al fresco reception or take a dip in the masseria’s inviting pool as you spend time with your guests in the lead-up to the big day. 

Or, arrange a private cheese-making or cooking class as a fun surprise for your wedding party, a great way to connect with Italian culture and traditions. 


I’m so excited to connect as your destination wedding photographer in Puglia! Please reach out and we can start planning your romantic and timeless wedding photography, in Italy or anywhere in the world. 

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