Celebrity All About George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's Romantic Wedding Venue Inside the historic Aman Canal Grande Venice, where the couple exchanged vows Saturday By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is a Staff Editor at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 27, 2014 05:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Pierre Teyssot/Splash News Online SEE 26 MORE CLOONEY WEDDING PHOTOS! Subscribe now to People’s digital edition and get 26 BONUS photos from inside the ceremony, the parties and more, starting today – and pick up the new issue on newsstands. The historic palazzo-turned-hotel where George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin tied the knot Saturday could count as their “something old” and “something new” – and something most of us can only dream about. Originally built as the Palazzo Papadopoli in 1550 for a wealthy trading family, the Aman Canal Grande Venice housed posh Venetians for centuries before it opened as a luxury resort in 2013. On Friday, the resort served as the backdrop for a wedding eve celebration, with outdoor lanterns and candlelight filling the first floor, where the bride and a group of about 14 women – including her mom, Baria, and sister, Tala – enjoyed a festive evening. PHOTOS: George & Amal’s Globe-trotting Romance While it has plenty of modern amenities (see: the spa and fitness facilities), the hotel is steeped in history. Many of its rooms are still trimmed as they were by their 18th-century decorator – and some boast frescoes by the renowned painter Tiepolo. Guests still arrive via boat or gondola along the city’s iconic Grand Canal. The extravagant, five-floor space was actually designed specifically for partying. When new owners began renovations in 1865, entertaining was a top priority. So, they upgraded with one of the city’s first elevators, electricity and a phone system, on top of tearing down neighboring buildings to create two private gardens. George and Amal Party – Separately – Night Before Wedding Located in the city’s smallest district (and one of its oldest), San Polo, the resort’s neighbors include culture-rich palaces, churches and markets. Twenty-four rooms are available. But you better start saving up: Prices range from about $1,000 a night for a standard room to a modest $5,106.38 for a suite. PHOTOS: All About Amal: 7 Fast Facts About George Clooney’s Bride 5 Reasons Amal Alamuddin Is Perfect for George Clooney Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!