Luxury Venetian Hotel with Private Beach
One of Venice and Italy's most famous and exclusive hotels, for your Dream Academy wedding in Venice.

A Luxury Wedding in Venice


Just few minutes from St. Mark's Square there's a magical and extraordinary Venice, so close and yet so appealingly different.

Venice Lido, with its golden beaches and greenery is an island of understated sophistication which blends the charme of the Belle Époque with the enchantment of refined modernity.

Right in the centre of Venice Lido Beach, this masterpiece of architecture with its Moorish decoration recalling a fabulous Venetian Renaissance palace, remains the favourite destination for lovers of sophisticated hospitality.

The unmistakable fascination of Venice combined with this gorgeous and historical Adriatic Seafront location is a fairytale setting for a truly exclusive Wedding in Venice.

If you are dreaming of an unforgettable wedding in a charming place, our professional and highly experienced team will be happy and honoured to satisfy your desires and make your Wedding in Italy perfect in every way.

A truly historic and intimate wedding venue and the perfect setting for your own creativity.

Wedding Ceremony in Venice

Get married on our enchanting terrace overlooking the sea or directly on the Venice Lido Beach.
Tailor your own bespoke ceremony in a setting which is all you’ve ever dreamed of and more.
We have a wide variety of proposals including symbolic and Jewish beach ceremonies,  terrace, poolside and ballroom reception areas, rehearsal dinners, and of course legal civil ceremonies in Venice itself or a religious ceremony in one of Venice’s famous churches.


Reception Rooms and Areas

The Stucchi Ballroom


Designed for larger gatherings, this breathtaking ballroom, with its stucco decorations and the Murano glass’ chandeliers, is the jewel in the crown here and setting to many great and famous events.



Terrace and Gazebo

If you prefer an outdoor reception the terrace overlooking the beach and the Gazebo at the poolside are your perfect locations.


A true romantic wedding reception under the stars.



Tropicana and Blue Room
These smaller, intimate rooms have the privileged position of facing the seafront terrace and are perfect for smaller events.


The Red Hall
Stun your guests by turning this room into a boîte de nuit!
Ideal for those of you looking for a nightclub atmosphere well into the night!


History of the Hotel

It was 11 o’ clock on the night of July 21st 1908 when the festive notes of the municipal band filled the air and fireworks illuminated the Lagoon of Venice for over three thousand invited guests and personalities who had travelled especially for the occasion from all over the world, and for the over 30.000 venetian citizens who reached the Lido to be present at the prestigious event.


The event they had come to celebrate was the opening of the Excelsior Hotel Venice, inspiration of the great architect Nicolo’ Spada. His vision for the Venice Lido transformed it from little more than a long sandbank forming a barrier between the lagoon and the Adriatic Sea into a previously undreamed-of complement to the adjacent glories offered to visitors by the city of Venice itself.

The world responded just as Spada and his partner Giuseppe Volpi expected, transforming the hotel into one of the world’s prime venues.

Ever since the day of its inauguration, the hotel has remained the focal point of the Lido, to the point where the American financier Pierpont Morgan was able with some justification to quip in 1912 that “In America, those who have visited Europe talk more of the Excelsior Palace than they do of the Doge’s Palace”.

Over the years innumerable distinguished guests have stayed at the Excelsior, from Barbara Hutton to Paola and Albert of Liège, from Erroll Flynn to the Duke of Windsor, from Don Carlos of Bestegui to Winston Churchill, and no star in the firmament of world cinema would dream of opting to stay anywhere else during the Venice Film Festival.

The most recent restoration included the restoration and refurbishing of all the bedrooms which have views overlooking the wide expanse of the Adriatic Sea and breathtaking sunsets over Venice or the relaxing sound of the water flowing from the big fountain in the Patio and relaxing views of the “Corte Moresca”, an enchanting interior courtyard that recalls the unmistakable and flowing water everywhere with the clours of flourishing plants adding to the all-pervasive glow of romance.


The Moorish style of the Excelsior’s architecture is echoed discretely in the Hotel’s elegant and spacious double rooms and luxurious suites.
The Hotel Excelsior offers all its Guests A free shuttle service which links the Hotel’s private pier on the Lido to the historical centre of Venice with departures all day long. Enjoy your 15 minute boat trip on the lagoon and discover the treasures of the world’s most romantic and famous city.


Excelsior / Amaranti Beach

About 11 km long, Venice Lido beach, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, owes its fame to its fine golden sand and clean water.


The beaches are notoriously among the most comfortable in Europe, thanks to their particular organization allowing limited and private access to hotel guests, thus creating exclusive settings with top class modern comforts and service.


The refined beach huts dressed with white curtains, lying on the golden sand just in front of the Hotel Excelsior, meeting point for movie stars and leading historical figures from the last century, give life to one of the world’s most exclusive bathing establishments.

On this beach, where elegance and quality are paramount, you can relax in a setting chosen by famous directors as the setting for their movies, and from time immemorial a renowned and favorite sea resort.

The elegant and historical beaches as described by Thomas Mann famous beaches will ensure that you will have unforgettable experiences and lots of fun too.


A Wedding in Venice with Dream Academy                                 That's Amore !



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