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Matt Damon, left and his wife Luciana Barroso, arrive at Venice Lido, Italy,  Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Actor director George Clooney revealed earlier this month at a star-studded benefit in Florence that he would marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in the lagoon city, but refrained from giving the date. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

Matt Damon, left and his wife Luciana Barroso, arrive at Venice Lido, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Actor director George Clooney revealed earlier this month at a star-studded benefit in Florence that he would marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in the lagoon city, but refrained from giving the date. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

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George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, have not publicly divulged details of the celebrations, although Venice city officials have closed the area along the famed Grand Canal on Monday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, have not publicly divulged details of the celebrations, although Venice city officials have closed the area along the famed Grand Canal on Monday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the worlds most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the worlds most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Amal Alamuddin and George clooney.

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General view of the Palazzo Papadopoli, Aman Canal Grande Resort on September 23, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin

General view of the Palazzo Papadopoli, Aman Canal Grande Resort on September 23, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin

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George Clooney (R) and fiance Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney (R) and fiance Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney and his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin.

George Clooney and his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin.

Amal Alamuddin

Amal Alamuddin

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The entrance of the 7-star Aman hotel (L) on Venice's Grand Canal, where it is rumoured U.S. Hollywood star George Clooney will celebrate his wedding with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

The entrance of the 7-star Aman hotel (L) on Venice's Grand Canal, where it is rumoured U.S. Hollywood star George Clooney will celebrate his wedding with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

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Amal Alamuddin, human rights lawyer and fiancee of US actor George Clooney attends the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Amal Alamuddin, human rights lawyer and fiancee of US actor George Clooney attends the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

Hollywood star George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin have arrived in Venice, Italy, ahead of their weekend wedding extravaganza.

A clutch of photographers were on hand to record the couple's arrival at the Tronchetto terminal, where they were picked up by Clooney's regular water-taxi driver and taken to the luxury Cipriani hotel.

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The couple were accompanied by supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband, among the many celebrities arriving for the festivities.

Among the other arrivals in Venice were actors Matt Damon and Miguel Ferrer.

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George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, have not publicly divulged details of the celebrations, although Venice city officials have closed the area along the famed Grand Canal on Monday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, have not publicly divulged details of the celebrations, although Venice city officials have closed the area along the famed Grand Canal on Monday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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George Clooney, left, and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, have not publicly divulged details of the celebrations, although Venice city officials have closed the area along the famed Grand Canal on Monday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Clooney, 53, and human rights lawyer Alamuddin, 36, have not publicly divulged details of the celebrations, although Venice city officials have closed the area along the famed Grand Canal on Monday.

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Matt Damon, left and his wife Luciana Barroso, arrive at Venice Lido, Italy,  Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Actor director George Clooney revealed earlier this month at a star-studded benefit in Florence that he would marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in the lagoon city, but refrained from giving the date. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

Matt Damon, left and his wife Luciana Barroso, arrive at Venice Lido, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Actor director George Clooney revealed earlier this month at a star-studded benefit in Florence that he would marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in the lagoon city, but refrained from giving the date. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

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Matt Damon, left and his wife Luciana Barroso, arrive at Venice Lido, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Actor director George Clooney revealed earlier this month at a star-studded benefit in Florence that he would marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in the lagoon city, but refrained from giving the date. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

As dozens of Hollywood's hottest stars begin descending on Italy for George Clooney's hotly-anticipated wedding to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel is pulling out all the stops to ensure everything is picture perfect for tomorrow's wedding reception.

While the couple and Amal's family will be based at the Hotel Cipriani, Venice's only seven-star hotel will host the reception

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The entrance of the 7-star Aman hotel (L) on Venice's Grand Canal, where it is rumoured U.S. Hollywood star George Clooney will celebrate his wedding with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

The entrance of the 7-star Aman hotel (L) on Venice's Grand Canal, where it is rumoured U.S. Hollywood star George Clooney will celebrate his wedding with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

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The entrance of the 7-star Aman hotel (L) on Venice's Grand Canal, where it is rumoured U.S. Hollywood star George Clooney will celebrate his wedding with his fiancee Amal Alamuddin

Tonight, the couple will host friends and family for a lavish dinner at the Cipriani Hotel. Tomorrow morning, guests will indulge in breakfast before making their way, by boat, to the Aman for the ceremony and festivities after,

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General view of the Palazzo Papadopoli, Aman Canal Grande Resort on September 23, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin

General view of the Palazzo Papadopoli, Aman Canal Grande Resort on September 23, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin

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General view of the Palazzo Papadopoli, Aman Canal Grande Resort on September 23, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin

It won't be an all night affair at the opulent hotel however as they're expected to party into the wee hours of the morning at the Cipriani.

Security has been increased around the area as more than 150 stars, including Bono and Ali Hewson, Cindy Crawford, brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, are expected to travel to Italy to see Hollywood's most eligible bachelors walk up the aisle.

In spite of the lavish surroundings, this won't be a uptight affair as hotel insiders told the Telegraph that he as a great rapport with bar staff in particular.

“George has a great relationship with all the staff,” a source explained. “He sometimes throws impromptu early morning cocktail parties and the bartenders let him go behind the bar to help out.”

Another source also told Us Magazine the couple are pulling out all the stops to ensure guests have a night to remember.

"Everyone is very excited. It's going to be quite the party," they said. “There is a lot of celebrating planned. They will be serving the tequila at a couple of the parties!”

This will mark his second marriage, after being with actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. But this time around is said to be different for George, as he has thought about becoming a parent.

"George is saying he's ready to do this - he thought he never wanted children, but meeting Amal has made him realise he is ready for a family," a source told British magazine Closer. "He's so glad that she has come into his life and knows he wants her to be the mother of his kids."

George revealed the reason behind their Italian nuptials simply came back to the star of their love story.

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Finally - the woman whos getting him up the aisle. George will wed human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice today.

Finally - the woman whos getting him up the aisle. George will wed human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice today.

Croatian model Monika Jakisic first caught Clooneys attention back in 2004, and has been dubbed the Croatian Sensation. The pair are said to be quietly dating.

Croatian model Monika Jakisic first caught Clooneys attention back in 2004, and has been dubbed the Croatian Sensation. The pair are said to be quietly dating.

Stacy Keibler and George Clooney have reportedly split after two years together.

Stacy Keibler and George Clooney have reportedly split after two years together.

George Clooney has been linked to Croatian model Monika Jakisic, and is rumoured to be dating her again.

George Clooney has been linked to Croatian model Monika Jakisic, and is rumoured to be dating her again.

George dated Renee Zellwegger from 2000-2001 and later co-starred in the 2008 movie, Leatherheads.

George dated Renee Zellwegger from 2000-2001 and later co-starred in the 2008 movie, Leatherheads.

Clooney met French waitress Celine Balitran in Paris and they dated from 1996-1999.

Clooney met French waitress Celine Balitran in Paris and they dated from 1996-1999.

George and Las Vegas cocktail waitress Sarah Larson dated from 2007-2008.

George and Las Vegas cocktail waitress Sarah Larson dated from 2007-2008.

Kelly Preston was Clooney's first high profile romance, and the pair dated from 1988-1989, having moved in with each other in the interim.

Kelly Preston was Clooney's first high profile romance, and the pair dated from 1988-1989, having moved in with each other in the interim.

The actor is rumoured to have dated actress Brooke Langton from 1999-2000.

The actor is rumoured to have dated actress Brooke Langton from 1999-2000.

The one woman to tame Clooney - George was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989-1993. He said that he has no desire to marry again.

The one woman to tame Clooney - George was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989-1993. He said that he has no desire to marry again.

George dated Italian model Elisabetta Canalis from 2009-2011.

George dated Italian model Elisabetta Canalis from 2009-2011.

In his longest relationship to date, Clooney was seeing English model and tv presenter Lisa Snowdon on and off for five years since 2000.

In his longest relationship to date, Clooney was seeing English model and tv presenter Lisa Snowdon on and off for five years since 2000.

Teri Hatcher is rumoured to have briefly dated George in 2006.

Teri Hatcher is rumoured to have briefly dated George in 2006.

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Finally - the woman whos getting him up the aisle. George will wed human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice today.

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"I met my lovely bride-to-be here in Italy, who I will be marrying in a couple of weeks in Venice, of all places. Amal, I love you to death and I cannot wait to become your husband," he shared at a recent charity event in Italy.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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