Venice is not a single island, but many (117 in all); likewise, there is no one Venice experience or destination wedding: each is uniquely yours, whether your celebration incorporates an iconic gondola ride down the Grand Canal, photos in the Piazza San Marco, or a ceremony and reception at the Aman Canal Grande Venice (where George and Amal Clooney tied the knot in 2014), the historic Hotel Cipriani, or another of this floating city’s Medici-worthy luxury resorts.

The wealth, beauty, and culture of Venice is apparent around every corner and canal bend, from the shops lining the Rialto Bridge to the masquerade costumes of the city’s legendary Carnival. This famously multiethnic city accommodates ceremonies of all faiths, including Catholic marriages in fabled St. Marks Cathedral and Jewish weddings in historic synagogues. If a palace wedding is more your style, consider the Palazzo Cavalli or Ca’Sagredo — both overlooking the Grand Canal — or the intimate Murano Palace, a hotel in the heart of Venice’s traditional glassmaking district.