The Wedding of
Sarah & Matthew McDonagh

September 17, 2024

Details of the Celebration

Ah, a discerning guest! Welcome to the wedding hotspot of 2024.You’ve secured a coveted spot on the guest list for this year's most sought-after soiree.The countdown has begun for a vogue wedding in the clouds. Embark on a journey with us to the sun-drenched coastline of Italy.Our vows will be exchanged high atop the cliffs of Ravello at the iconic Palazzo Avino, the famed ‘Pink Palace.’ Followed by a Michelin star feast at the infamous Rossellini's.Sharing these moments with you would be a true fairytale ending.We hope you can join the party! Here's to celebrating love, family, friends and the timeless allure of Italy.


The stage is set, the Amalfi Coast awaits, and the only thing missing is your presence.As we prepare for a celebration that blends love, luxury, and the luminous Italian sun, we kindly ask you to let us know if you'll be joining the festivities.Please RSVP so we can ensure your place in this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.Looking forward to sharing laughter, memories, and the magic of Italy with you.


We are delighted to request your presence at the marriage of Sarah and Matthew. This joyous event will take place within the storied walls of Palazzo Avino in Ravello, Italy, on the Seventeenth of September.Post-ceremony, we'll toast to new beginnings in the garden, followed by a starlit dinner at the Michelin-starred Rossellini’s Restaurant, where the terraces spill over with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. It will be an evening of timeless romance, modern elegance, and a touch of magic under the Italian sky.WEEKEND ITINERARYSaturday, September 14th – Set Sail to AmalfiWelcome to the start of our remarkable wedding journey! Today marks the beginning of your arrival along the mesmerizing Amalfi Coast. Settle into your chosen accommodations and embrace the opportunity to unwind and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings.Sunday, September 15th – Sunset Aperitivo in Amalfi TownAs the sun dips below the horizon, we invite you to join us for a magical evening of aperitivo (Italian-style pre-dinner drinks and snacks) in the charming Amalfi Town. We'll gather at a picturesque location to enjoy the warm colors of the sunset, delicious local beverages, and mouthwatering Italian appetizers. It's the perfect way to ease into the wedding festivities and mingle with other guests.Monday, September 16th – Adventures in AmalfiToday is dedicated to exploring the enchanting Amalfi Coast towns. Embark on a day filled with enchantment as you explore the captivating towns of the Amalfi Coast. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the rich history of the Amalfi Cathedral or bask in the historical splendor of Villa Cimbrone, your adventure promises to be a journey of discovery and wonder.Tuesday, September 17th – Palazzo Avino’s Enchanted 'I Dos'The big day has arrived! Join us at the breathtaking Palazzo Avino for our wedding ceremony and celebration of love. The day will start with preparations and pampering for the bridal party, while our guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of the Amalfi Coast. The ceremony will take place in the late afternoon, followed by a delightful reception featuring sumptuous Italian cuisine, dancing, and toasts under the stars. We can't wait to share this special day with all of you!Recommendations
We suggest a two-night stay in Amalfi followed by two-nights in the charming hilltop town of Ravello. Alternatively, stay in Amalfi for a short 20-minute drive to Ravello. Check our hotel section for accommodation details.
Wishing you a wonderful journey through Europe post the wedding celebrations!
The Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Town: Explore the historic Amalfi Cathedral, bustling piazzas, and charming streets.
Ravello: A hilltop town offering stunning views. Villa Rufolo: Famous for its beautiful gardens and stunning views over the coast. Villa Cimbrone: Another historic villa with a famed terrace and gardens.Limoncello Tasting: Try this local lemon liqueur in various shops and cafes.Boat Tours: Explore the coastline and hidden coves by boat.


The closest airports to the Amalfi Coast are in Naples and Rome.Naples: Closer and more convenient for those heading directly to the Amalfi Coast.Rome: A major international hub with frequent flight options.Transportation from Rome to Amalfi
Traveling from Rome to the Amalfi Coast can be a delightful journey, and you have a few options to consider. Here's a breakdown of the best way:
Train + Bus/Ferry
1. Train from Rome to Naples or Salerno:
Rome to Naples: The high-speed train (Frecciarossa or Italo) is the most efficient, taking about 1 to 1.5 hours.
Rome to Salerno: Another option, slightly longer but directly connecting to ferries to Amalfi or Positano.
2. From Naples or Salerno:
Bus: SITA buses connect Naples and Salerno to various towns on the Amalfi Coast.
Ferry: From Naples (seasonal) and Salerno (more frequent), you can take a scenic ferry ride to Amalfi or Positano. Ferries are more scenic but also depend on weather conditions.
Combination of Train and Private Transfer
Take a train to Naples or Salerno and arrange a private transfer from the train station to your specific destination on the Amalfi Coast. This combines the speed of the train with the convenience of a door-to-door service.
Rental Car
Renting a car gives you flexibility but be aware that driving on the Amalfi Coast can be challenging due to narrow, winding roads and limited parking.
The most popular and balanced option is to take a high-speed train to Naples or Salerno and then a bus or ferry to the Amalfi Coast. This offers a mix of efficiency, scenic views, and cost-effectiveness. If budget allows, supplementing this with a private transfer from the train station to your final destination adds comfort and convenience.


Dear Valued Guests,We’re excited to have you join us for our special day! To assist you in finding the perfect stay, we’ve curated a selection of hotel options to suit various preferences in Amafli and Ravello. We encourage you to explore these recommendations to find a place that will enhance your experience in this beautiful region.Amalfi, SA, ItalyLuxury Option: Hotel Marina Riviera
A luxurious hotel offering spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast and renowned for its excellent service and amenities.
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Mid-Range: Hotel Residence Amalfi
Housed in an 18th-century palace, this hotel offers a great mix of comfort and convenience with a central location.
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Budget-Friendly: Hotel Fontana
Ideal for those looking for a simple and economical place to stay, offering a prime location with essential comforts.
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Economy Option: Casa Mao
This guest house offers a more intimate experience with beautiful views and personalized service. It's great for travelers who enjoy unique and quaint settings. Note that accessing Casa Mao involves climbing steps, as it’s located uphill.
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Boutique Option: Villa Lara Hotel
A charming boutique hotel situated in a serene location, known for its intimate atmosphere and personalized service.
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Other Notable Mentions
Hotel Aurora: Click Here
Amalfi Resort: Click Here
Hotel II Nido: Click Here
Hotel La Bussolo: Click Here
Aurora Apartments: Click Here
Ravello is a 20-minute drive from the city center if you would like to stay in the town of Amalfi. The wedding ceremony and reception are at Palazzo Avino, Via S. Giovanni del Toro, 28, 84010 Ravello SA, Italy.
Ravello, ItalyHotel Graal
This hotel is just 100 meters from Ravello town center and offers spectacular views over the Salerno Gulf. It's known for its good location and lovely ambiance. Go swimming in the hotel’s outdoor pool.
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Hotel Rufolo
A four-star hotel offering breathtaking sea and mountain views. It's situated near the Chiesa di Church of San Giovanni del Toro and is just a 5-minute walk from the center of Ravello.
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Hotel Villa Fraulo
Popular among guests booking hotels in Ravello, this hotel is known for its fabulous reviews and its location.
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Hotel Parsifal
Antico Convento del 1288: Another popular choice in Ravello, offering a fabulous stay with good reviews from past guests.
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Casa Dolce Casa
High praise from guests, with an impressive overall rating. It is particularly noted for its stunning views and excellent location, which is convenient for exploring Ravello. The property's terrace is a highlight, where guests can enjoy breakfast with breathtaking views.
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Maera B&B Ravello
Boasting an excellent rating for its location and overall experience. Visitors have appreciated the property for its proximity to the main square, making it a convenient spot for exploring Ravello and accessing local attractions such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Modern and stylish.
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Nicola e Madga
Visitors praised the location for being peaceful yet only a short walk to the main town. The host, Angela, received special mentions for her excellent hospitality and the enjoyable breakfasts served in a lovely garden setting. Guests have highlighted the privacy and unique charm of the accommodation.
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Duomo Attic
Well-regarded for its newly renovated and spacious rooms, which include modern amenities like a rain shower, fridge, and air conditioning. The property offers a pleasant breakfast and is noted for its proximity to key attractions like Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo.
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