So much has been written and said about Tuscany's extraordinary beauty and it really is absolutely true...Tuscany is everything you would wish Italy to be. How one tiny region can contain so much variety and splendour is simply amazing.
Don't think twice if your dream has always been to get married in Tuscany.
- The glorious countryside; no words can really do it justice.
- Renaissance and Medieval cities enclose a treasure of art and architectural masterpieces.
- A cuisine that is second to none and some of the greatest wines in the world.
- Every possible wedding service and guest activity you could desire is at your fingertips.
We are highly experienced in planning Italy Destination Weddings
Cities and Medieval Towns
The Renaissance grandeur of Florence with its elegant sprawling piazzas and palaces simply dripping with antiquities will astound you. The Arno River glides majestically through its centre while romantic bridges and narrow streets invite you to explore its many secret nooks and crannies. To actually be able to celebrate your wedding in Florence's grandest palace on the most important square of the city is a once in a lifetime dream that can come true. Civil weddings in Florence take place in the Sala Rossa of the Palazzo Vecchio. A truly a magnificent setting for a Wedding in Florence!
Medieval fortress towns such as Siena, Certaldo, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Montalcino and Cortona are unforgettable settings for a wedding. Ancient cathedrals, palace wedding halls and turreted castles abound; the only difficulty will be trying to decide among the incredible selection.
If your dream is to plan a wedding in Tuscany's romantic countryside, the choice of locations and settings is the finest in Italy. Tuscany's countryside is certainly the most painted and photographed of any of Italy's regions. Artists, photographers and tourists have all attempted to capture the loveliness of rolling vineyards, hilltop villages enclosed by ancient walls and silvery olive groves rising in the distance.
The Tuscan Riviera
Not to be missed is Tuscany's incredibly stunning coastline; its unique Riviera which at times is rustic and at others sophisticated and elegant. The tiny islands of Elba and Giglio are a delight to discover, perfect for a honeymoon stopover.
A wedding in Tuscany's Riviera will allow you to experience not only the countryside but enjoy the incredible pristine, turquoise waters of this delightful region.
A Tuscany Wedding offers every possibility from a small country church in the heart of the wine country to a spectacular cliff side castle magically lit by torches and candles. Rustic or refined, we have every possible reception option available. Or you could rent your own private villa or castle for an exclusive wedding event and let the team at Distinctive Italy Weddings cater to your every wish from wine tastings to horseback riding excursions and private cooking classes.
Civil weddings in Tuscany are held in Italy's greatest wedding halls, some of which date back over 800 years and are beautifuly decorated with frescoes, elaborate stuccoes and gilding. The selection of churches for a Tuscany Catholic wedding is among the country's finest from intimate chapels to grand cathedrals. 'Distinctive Italy' is a highly acclaimed team of planners for a Tuscany wedding. We arrange for Catholic, Civil, Protestant, Jewish, and Symbolic weddings including the smaller, lesser known towns. Contact our weddings team for more information about this unique destination!
Our Wedding Services
What kind of dream wedding in Italy are you envisioning? Perhaps you already have a Pinterest board full of ideas, or maybe you're starting from scratch, but you are sure that you want a one of a kind wedding in Italy. Distinctive Italy Weddings' specializes in beautifully curated weddings all over the country. If you’re envisioning a Tuscany Wedding, we source the top talent in the wedding world all across the Italian boot. Whatever your style, whether it be ‘rustic-chic’ or full out luxury and glam, our couples tell us over and over that we deliver!
Real Review from a Wedding Client
“We have received nothing but compliments on every aspect of the day from our guests, the beautiful church and venue, the amazing floral arrangements, the food, the lighting, the cake, the fireworks were a huge hit and the entertainment/ music was the highlight!” Caitriona and Paudie – Tuscany Wedding
Is Tuscany an expensive region to plan a wedding in Italy?
Tuscany and Umbria remain the most competitively priced regions for an Italy wedding. Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast are on the higher end of the spectrum in comparison.
The finest selection of Italian wedding venues is found in Tuscany – second to none. The range of options is simply outstanding from villas with estates, castles and even entire villages or hamlets can be rented exclusively over a week-end of celebrations.
What could be more magical that renting a whole medieval village for your Tuscany wedding celebration?
Il Borro Relais, a magnificent resort owned by the Ferragamo family offers a series of exclusive venues including a miniature medieval village, a stunning Ferragamo villa and Italian gardens, a spectacular auditorium and much more. Each of the spaces have their own unique characteristics and are designed to suit every taste. Your ceremony will overlook some of the finest views in Tuscany.
Where are civil ceremonies in Tuscany performed? Can I have a civil ceremony at my wedding venue?
Tuscany has some of the country’s most stunning town halls – ancient medieval or Renaissance palaces with gorgeous frescoes and full of art and beauty. Each town has its own unique style and architecture. A wedding in Siena offers couples the chance to marry in one of Tuscany’s most famous palaces with interiors that are simply breathtaking and overlooking the famous Piazza del Campo. Not to mention Florence’s Sala Rossa in the grandest Palazzo Vecchio. If you prefer a more intimate setting then look no further than getting married in Montalcino, Montepulciano or Pienza.
Secondly, Distinctive Italy is one of the few agencies that has civil celebrants that are authorized by the Italian state to celebrate a civil wedding in Tuscany’s private venues. No need to go to a town hall if you prefer not to.
Thirdly, many private villas and estate now have obtained permission to celebrate civil ceremonies on their property. This means the town hall official will come to the venue and perform the civil ceremony.
Where are Protestant ceremonies in Tuscany possible?
Protestant ceremonies in Tuscany can be performed at any venue of your choosing: villa, castle, estate! The ceremony can also be civil, legally valid.
Is it possible to have a Catholic ceremony in Tuscany?
Definitely yes! If you wish to have a Catholic ceremony in Tuscany, the ceremony must be celebrated in a church. Outdoor Catholic ceremonies are not permitted. The choice of beautiful Catholic churches in Tuscany is as you can imagine outstanding from charming chapels to impressive cathedrals. Florence has a number of historic churches available in its center.
What are the main airports for Tuscany?
Tuscany has Pisa and Florence airports with Pisa being the most international. Both airports are very close to Florence and within easy access to the rest of the region.
Do wedding venues in Tuscany provide accommodation for guests?
One of the exciting aspects is that the region offers many estates that in some cases can sleep all your guests! This creates a very unique atmosphere and your wedding becomes an experience that no one will soon forget. You could rent an entire village with guest houses and celebrate each day in a different space.
Can I have my entire event outdoors?
To be sure one of the key reasons for couples to choose a wedding in Tuscany is to take advantage of the amazing weather and the VIEWS! The whole wedding day can be spent outdoors starting with your ceremony and continuing until dancing under the stars into early morning.
Are there music timing limits in Tuscany for the party?
Tuscany tends to be quite relaxed as far as to when the music must end and also decibel levels, this is one of the best regions for couples who want to party until late. Compared to the Italian Lakes and Amalfi Coast which tend to require music to end before or at midnight.
What is a typical Tuscan wedding reception like?
Many Tuscan villas and castles are parts of working wine estates and produce their own outstanding wines and olive oil. These will become a part of your wedding reception for an authentic experience.
Imagine long wooden family style tables decorated with olive branches or leaves as a wedding décor, flowers in Tuscan palette, wine barrels instead of traditional cocktail tables, and lots and lots of candles. A perfect start for authentic Tuscan wedding with a rustic style!
Or if you want to dazzle your guests, celebrate your wedding in Florence in one of the most iconic private palaces or villas. Villa Gamberaia with its world-famous gardens is one of the many options for a luxury villa wedding in sumptuous style.
The reception starts with an aperitivo hour of amazing local delicacies with Prosecco poured throughout. A seated reception follows accompanied with the most suitable wines and then the wedding cake is served. Italian wedding cakes are often made in front of the guests by the chef. This can be a very unique experience.
What are the top venues in Tuscany?
Are you wondering what might be the best villa for your celebration? Villa Cetinale is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent villas in the whole Tuscany. Villa Cetinale is surrounded by oak forests, yet just a few minutes away from the medieval city of Siena.
This baroque style villa features perfectly manicured Italian Gardens with cypress trees. To say that it is impeccable is an understatement. Every aspect of the gardens and interiors is breathtaking. The setting is a mixture of peaceful and grandiose. This is an ultimate choice when you are dreaming of a perfect villa wedding!
Ancient castles are one of our favorite wedding venues in Tuscany. The Belmond Castello di Casole is a very unique combination of 5 star hotel service with a touch of medieval history. The castle which dates back to 10th century with its surrounding farmhouses have been transformed into luxury accommodation complex. Here luxurious country retreat meets authentic Tuscan setting.
And as for hamlets – the Borgo San Felice in the heart of Chianti is one of our favorite luxury resorts. Quintessentially Tuscan, it offers the feel of an authentic village surrounded by spectacular countryside and views.
These are a few of the possibilities for venues! We can think of no setting more romantic and enchanting than Tuscany for your wedding in Italy.
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