George Clooney wedding: The A-list attendees expected on the big day


When George Clooney marries his fiancée Amal Alamuddin in the magical city of Venice, the guest list is expected to read like the end credits to a Hollywood blockbuster.


Matt Damon

Though the final guest list is being kept strictly under wraps, some of the big names said to have received invites include celebrity friends such as Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt - who recently married in France - U2 singer Bono and George's co-stars Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts.

The actor's Ocean's Eleven co-star Matt Damon and his wife Luciana are also expected, and George's best friend and business partner Rande Gerber – who has been spotted bringing cases of tequila to Italy ahead of the nuptials – will surely attend with his wife Cindy Crawford.

Ellen Barkin, who is said to have thrown a hen party for Amal a few weeks ago, is also in the frame to be part of the celebrations.

According to reports in the US, George and Amal have only sent out 60 invites to guests, which include the bride's family. Her younger sister Tala has reportedly been asked to be maid of honour and Rande is the front-runner for the job of best man.

Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli is reportedly performing at the nuptials.

The couple had previously considered holding the ceremony at Highclere Castle, the home of Downton Abbey, as well as george's luxury villa on the shores of Lake Como, but finally decided on Venice.

George, 53, and the beautiful human rights barrister, 36, were last month spotted having dinner together in the romantic city where they first met. They are reportedly holding a dinner for their guests at the city's exclusive Hotel Cipriani the eve before their much-anticipated wedding.