Saturday 21 May 2022 08:40 PM Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding venue is covered in tarpaulin ... trends now

Saturday 21 May 2022 08:40 PM Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding venue is covered in tarpaulin ... trends now
Saturday 21 May 2022 08:40 PM Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding venue is covered in tarpaulin ... trends now

Saturday 21 May 2022 08:40 PM Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding venue is covered in tarpaulin ... trends now

Final preparations took place ahead of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding ceremony at the ancient Castello Brown fortress in Portofino on Saturday - however the whole outdoor area was covered in tarpaulin.

The reality star, 43, is believed to have rented out the entire castle for her third exchanging of vows with the Blink-182 rocker, 47, which was built during Roman times as a military fortress.

It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the ceremony - which has been billed as the showbiz event of the year - will take place on Sunday in the Italian town.

Keeping it under wraps! Final preparations took place ahead of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding ceremony at the ancient Castello Brown fortress in Portofino on Saturday - however the whole outdoor area was covered in tarpaulin

Keeping it under wraps! Final preparations took place ahead of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's wedding ceremony at the ancient Castello Brown fortress in Portofino on Saturday - however the whole outdoor area was covered in tarpaulin

Staff, who have been sworn to secrecy and made to sign legal agreements, were pictured putting the finishing touches on the opulent venue in aerial shots.

They appeared to have set up a DJ booth, romantic lights and beautiful flower arrangements - while turquoise tarpaulin ensured the floor of the outdoor area remained in pristine condition.

Gold features from a 12ft structure in the shape of a huge gilded picture frame or mirror which was erected at one end of the garden plot beneath the house could also be seen sitting on tables.

Workers were seen hanging leaves and foliage from a curved frame over the length of the 40ft long garden to create the effect of a woodland hideaway.

Loved up: The reality star, 43, is believed to have rented out the entire castle for her third exchanging of vows with the Blink-182 rocker, 47, which was built during Roman times as a military fortress (pictured in April 2022)

Loved up: The reality star, 43, is believed to have rented out the entire castle for her third exchanging of vows with the Blink-182 rocker, 47, which was built during Roman times as a military fortress (pictured in April 2022) 

Two other giant gilded objects with wide brimmed bowls on top, possibly to become flaming bowls to illuminate the area, were also in place.

Dozens of candles in glass jars were also lined up ready to be lit and moved into position to in what promises to be an enchanting and romantic scene.

The ceremony was widely tipped to take place sometime this weekend, but we can exclusively reveal that guests will gather tomorrow to watch the couple tie the knot.

The castle, which was once used as a stop off point for Richard the Lionheart on his way to the Crusades, normally operates as a museum for tourists.

Exiting: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the ceremony - which has been billed as the showbiz event of the year - will take place on Sunday in the Italian town

Exiting: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the ceremony - which has been billed as the showbiz event of the year - will take place on Sunday in the Italian town

Busy bees: Staff, who have been sworn to secrecy and made to sign legal agreements, were pictured putting the finishing touches on the opulent venue

Busy bees: Staff, who have been sworn to secrecy and made to sign legal agreements, were pictured putting the finishing touches on the opulent venue

Dazzling: Gold features from a 12ft structure in the shape of a huge gilded picture frame or mirror which was erected at one end of the garden plot beneath the house could also be seen sitting on tables

Dazzling: Gold features from a 12ft structure in the shape of a huge gilded picture frame or mirror which was erected at one end of the garden plot beneath the house could also be seen sitting on tables

But the entire building on a hilltop overlooking the historic seaside village near Genoa has been sealed off since last Wednesday after the Kardashians hired it for a week.

As wedding preparations gather place, it has been revealed that an intimate garden grotto with outlandish gold structures is set to play a key role in the wedding.

The amazing set was being erected on Saturday in the grounds of a historic beachside house near the Castello Brown fortress, which has been widely tipped to be the venue for the main wedding party.

Much of the Kardashian family are staying in a house next door to the medieval castle and on Saturday, a 12ft high gold structure in the shape of a huge gilded picture frame or mirror was erected at one end of the garden plot beneath the house.

Workers were seen hanging leaves and foliage from a curved frame over the length of the 40ft long garden to create the effect of a woodland hideaway.

Stunning: Workers were seen hanging leaves and foliage from a curved frame over the length of the 40ft long garden to create the effect of a woodland hideaway

Spectacular: Two other giant gilded objects with wide brimmed bowls on top, possibly to become flaming bowls to illuminate the area, were also in place

Stunning: Workers were seen hanging leaves and foliage from a curved frame over the length of the 40ft long garden to create the effect of a woodland hideaway

Gorgeous: Dozens of candles in glass jars were also lined up ready to be lit and moved into position to in what promises to be an enchanting and romantic scene

Gorgeous: Dozens of candles in glass jars were also lined up ready to be lit and moved into position to in what promises to be an enchanting and romantic scene

Extravaganza: The ceremony was widely tipped to take place sometime this weekend, but we can exclusively reveal that guests will gather tomorrow to watch the couple tie the knot

Extravaganza: The ceremony was widely tipped to take place sometime this weekend, but we can exclusively reveal that guests will gather tomorrow to watch the couple tie the knot

Two other giant gilded objects with wide brimmed bowls on top, possibly to become flaming bowls to illuminate the area, were also seen in place.

Dozens of candles in glass jars were also lined up ready to be lit and moved into position to in what promises to be an enchanting and romantic scene.

The secret garden is on the hillside beneath the castle and enjoys magnificent views over the Mediterranean.

Curious tourists in hire boats anchored in the cove adjacent to the castle were watching the last minute preparations taking place this afternoon.

MailOnline has revealed that the wedding is due to take place tomorrow when paths around the perimeter of the castle and the rented house are closed off to the public.

The closure will ensure that mother-of-three Kourtney and Blink-182 drummer Travis will escape the prying eyes of onlookers and be able to control publicity for their big day.

Historic: The castle, which was once used as a stop off point for Richard the Lionheart on his way to the Crusades, normally operates as a museum for tourists

Historic: The castle, which was once used as a stop off point for Richard the Lionheart on his way to the Crusades, normally operates as a museum for tourists

Stunning: But the entire building on a hilltop overlooking the historic seaside village near Genoa has been sealed off since last Wednesday after the Kardashians hired it for a week

Stunning: But the entire building on a hilltop overlooking the historic seaside village near Genoa has been sealed off since last Wednesday after the Kardashians hired it for a week

Bird's eye view: As wedding preparations gather place, it has been revealed that an intimate garden grotto with outlandish gold structures is set to play a key role in the wedding

Bird's eye view: As wedding preparations gather place, it has been revealed that an intimate garden grotto with outlandish gold structures is set to play a key role in the wedding

A steep path leading up to Castello Brown from Portofino harbour has remained open so that locals and visitors can still access the rocky coastline on the seaward side of the fortress.

But signs have now gone up saying that the path will be closed on Sunday and re-opened on Monday in an apparent measure to guarantee privacy for wedding guests.

Security cameras have been erected to help monitor the area and keep unwanted visitors away.

Teams of workers were today seen moving around boxes containing sound equipment and trays with glasses and boxes of drinks between the castle and a nearby storage area.

Security guards refused to answer questions at the entrance to the castle, saying only that it was closed to members of the public.

American and Canadian tourists from a cruise ship stopping off at Portofino were today being escorted by their tour guides on walks around the castle perimeter.

Wow! A steep path leading up to Castello Brown from Portofino harbour has remained open so that locals and visitors can still access the rocky coastline on the seaward side of the fortress

Wow! A steep path leading up to Castello Brown from Portofino harbour has remained open so that locals and visitors can still access the rocky coastline on the seaward side of the fortress

Picturesque: But signs have now gone up saying that the path will be closed on Sunday and re-opened on Monday in an apparent measure to guarantee privacy for wedding guests

Picturesque: But signs have now gone up saying that the path will be closed on Sunday and re-opened on Monday in an apparent measure to guarantee privacy for wedding guests

Kourtney and Blink-182 drummer Travis are believed to be staying on the 213ft superyacht Regina D'Italia which is moored just offshore from the tourist hotspot fishing village.

It is believed that the couple will be ferried to their wedding venue by tender boat, arriving at a small private jetty on the secluded cove at the rear of the castle.

Workers were today seen attaching a silver carpet to the wooden planks of the jetty which is in the grounds of a historic house next door to the castle.

The house is believed to be currently rented by members of the Kardashian family who are staying there during the festivities.

But the closure of the path tomorrow will mean that the couple will be able to move between the house and the path away from the prying eyes of tourists and the paparazzi.

Back to black: Kourtney, her son Reign, seven, and Travis werre pictured holding hands and walking around Portofino on Saturday

Back to black: Kourtney, her son Reign, seven, and Travis werre pictured holding hands and walking around Portofino on Saturday

But they will still have to climb more than 100 steps from the jetty to the castle, meaning they may change into their wedding finery in private rooms inside the fortress which dates back to Roman times.

A security guard with a radio handset at the entrance of the house insisted today: 'I'm not allowed to say anything. I don't know anything about a wedding.'

Kourtney's children Mason, 12, Reign, seven, and Penelope, nine were seen around the jetty on Friday.

Her mother Kris

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