While Israeli weddings are infamous for their giant guest lists of 500+ members of the bride and grooms “closest” friends and family, many of our readers often ask us for recommendations on intimate wedding locations for their smaller size affairs. So to put it all in once place, here are some of our favorite spots for intimate wedding locations in Israel:
The Ticho House (Little Jerusalem)- The Ticho House was one of the first houses built in Jerusalem outside of the Old City walls and stands today as a place for visitors and events. While the property can fit up to 400 guests, The Ticho House has several smaller rooms and a restaurant perfect for smaller groups.
Kastiel- Hidden in southern Tel Aviv is the indoor/outdoor urban oasis Kastiel. Kastiel can fit small and large groups up to around 300 guests and offer a completely unique space in the middle of the city. Couples can choose their favorite furniture combinations for their event decor (Kastiel after all sells some of the most beautiful furniture in the country) and the venue works with a long list of Tel Aviv vendors to create the perfect intimate event.
Lauren’s Gallery- Laurens Gallery has high arched ceilings and illustrated floors for a classical yet modern design. After the Kabalat Pnim, you and your guests will be escorted by a Klezmer parade to your ceremony spot with a full view of the Tel Aviv coastline.
Zappa– Normally a night club for live music, Zappa can also be rented out for special events for couples looking for a fun and unique environment. Zappa Tel Aviv can hold up to 180 and Zappa Herzilya can fit up to 160.
Yacobi Caesaera (Caesarea Cellars)– The special events garden of Yacobi Caesarea is located within the Caesarea archeological site with a large outdoor area for up to 600 guests and Yekev Hall that can holds between 50 and 300 guests and styled with arched ceilings.
Modern Jerusalem- Inside the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Modern offers couple’s contempory restaurant event space in an ancient city. The restaurants exceptional food is complimented with a view of the Knesset and the Valley of the Cross.
Anina– Located at Eretz Israel Museum in North Tel Aviv, Anina is a cafe by day and can be turned into the perfect spot for a small 40 person wedding event. Guests can dine on a delicious Italian menu and the chuppah ceremony can be held on the museum grounds.