As a wedding photographer based in the stunning city of Milan, I have had the privilege of capturing countless magical moments of love and celebration. Each wedding is unique, with its own story to tell. When it comes to ensuring a seamless and memorable wedding day, one aspect that often gets overlooked is the choice of venue for getting ready. In this blog, I want to share my insights and highlight the potential of using an Airbnb as the perfect location to prepare for your special day in Milan. First, let’s take a look at my top suggestions!
Location: San Cristoforo Sul Naviglio
From the Host:
A wrought-iron spiral staircase leads down to the romantic, light-filled space of this welcoming split-level loft with private garden. The original loft interior in industrial style was designed by renowned Milanese architects.
Huge, well restored, former marble workshop open space of 110 mq + 30 mq garden,
A lot of light. Fully carefully equipped, industrial atmosphere with raw loft details.
The loft, designed and decorated by Mariaplatz, a group of well-known young Milanese architects, is an open space flat on two floors, quiet and charming.
On the ground floor there is a living room with flat screen TV, a big sofa wich can became two single beds if requiered, kitchen and a bathroom with shower. The open space bedroom on the mezanine overlooks the living room.
Location: Central Station Area
From the Host:Experience the Milanese spirit in this amazing penthouse with contemporary lines and fine materials, with a steam room and a huge terrace overlooking the Milan skyline.
The penthouse has a living room, a separate and equipped kitchen, two double suites each with bathroom and king size beds, there are two single vanishing beds in the living room and a third service with a steam room. Then there is a veranda on the large terrace with a jacuzzi bath, outdoor shower and wonderful 360° view of Milan.
Bed: 1Bath: 1Location: Giambellino-LorenteggioFrom the Host:
Discover a stylish retreat to rest and recharge. The tranquil home features soothing neutral grays throughout, pops of yellow, flowing indoor-to-outdoor spaces, an open-plan layout living room, and a patio dining area (the gazebo has been replaced by an open pergola).
Extremely bright and drenched in sunlight, the unit has a king size bed and a sleeping sofa that converts into a queen bed.
Bed: 1Bath: 1Location: Central Station AreaFrom the Host:
Beautiful 40sqm apartment with a livable balcony a few steps from the Central Station entrance. By the station there are 2 underground lines that allow you to reach Piazza Duomo in 10 minutes and the Navigli District in 15 minutes with direct connections – this apartment is located just 100 meters from the bus terminal from Milan airports. The apartment consists of a large open space with a fully equipped kitchen, a double bed and a bathroom. There is a long planted balcony with small tables and lamps to dine outside and enjoy the city sun.
Bed: 1Bath: 1Location: NavigliFrom the Host:
Retreat to a tranquil living space in the heart of Italy’s fashion capital after exploring the sights. A rustic wood beam ceiling and stunning exposed brick arches add a timeless touch of warmth and solidity to this newly renovated studio flat.
The flat is a big wide space of 32 square meters with a double bed and a sofa bed that turns into a second double bed. It has an en-suite bathroom with shower. It has a lovely little balcony with a view on the Naviglio Grande.
Bed: 1Bath: 1Location: Corso ComoFrom the Host:
Simply dazzling design apartment located in glamour Corso Como and its finest and elegant surroundings. Completely restored and preciously refined in each detail, it is the perfect place for those guests who love a sophisticated, relaxing and silent apartment after a hectic day. Fantastic, unique location!
Perfect for Businessmen and Couples (all couples are very welcome!)
Location: Zone 1
From the Host:Located at the rooftop of an historical building, the apartment has great charm. With a fully equipped kitchen, a very bright bathroom and a spacious bedroom, it is provided with every kind of comfort and it is a fabulous private nest where you can completely relax and enjoy.
Very stylish and chic, it is the perfect spot for those guests who wish to explore the city or simply relax after a hectic day.
An Authentic Italian Experience
One of the main advantages of using an Airbnb for wedding preparation is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Milan offers a plethora of charming and stylish apartments, villas, and lofts, each with its own distinctive character. By opting for an Airbnb, you can select a space that reflects your personal style and preferences, providing an authentic Italian experience from the moment you wake up on your wedding day.
Unique Photo Opportunities
As a wedding photographer, I am always on the lookout for unique settings to capture memorable photographs. By choosing an Airbnb, you open up a world of possibilities for stunning wedding day images. Many Airbnb properties boast beautiful interiors, architectural features, and picturesque outdoor spaces, all of which can add an extra touch of charm to your photographs. From elegant balconies overlooking the city to luxurious living rooms flooded with natural light, the potential for breathtaking shots is endless.
Comfort and Convenience
Preparing for a wedding can be a whirlwind of excitement and nerves. Choosing the right Airbnb can offer you the comfort and convenience you need during these precious moments. Imagine having a dedicated space where you can relax, get your hair and makeup done, and share intimate moments with your closest friends and family. With a well-chosen Airbnb, you can enjoy all the amenities you require, such as spacious bedrooms, dressing areas, and well-equipped kitchens, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable wedding preparation experience.
Privacy and Intimacy
Another significant advantage of using an Airbnb is the privacy and intimacy it provides. Traditional wedding venues often host multiple events simultaneously, which can lead to a lack of privacy and distractions. By contrast, an Airbnb allows you to have exclusive use of the space, ensuring you have complete privacy during your preparation time. This privacy allows for uninterrupted moments of reflection, excitement, and bonding, creating an atmosphere of intimacy that sets the tone for the rest of your special day.
Customization and Personalization
Every couple has their own unique vision for their wedding day, and using an Airbnb as a preparation venue allows for greater customization and personalization. From decorating the space to match your wedding theme to arranging it to suit your needs, an Airbnb provides you with a blank canvas to bring your vision to life. This flexibility empowers you to create an environment that truly reflects your style and sets the tone for your wedding day.
Choosing an Airbnb for your wedding day preparation in Milan opens up a world of possibilities. It allows you to experience the charm of authentic Italian living, provides unique photo opportunities, offers comfort and convenience, ensures privacy and intimacy, and allows for customization and personalization. By selecting the perfect Airbnb, you can enhance your overall wedding experience, creating lasting memories that will be beautifully captured by your wedding photographer.
So, if you’re planning a wedding in Milan and looking for a distinctive and enchanting venue to get ready, consider the potential of an Airbnb. It could be the perfect backdrop for the start of your magical journey together as a couple.