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Rome

Romantic 4 star Castle

Romantic 4 star Castle

One of our favorite Rome wedding venues!

This exclusive 4 star castle hotel in Rome was built at the times of historic Rome (between the 12th and 13th century) by the noble Cancellieri family, descendents of the Orsini. It stands on the site of an ancient Roman villa.

The magical atmosphere of the Castello with its romantic corners and enchanted gardens will plunge you deep into the past. The marvelous scenery of Castello is the ideal place for pronouncing your vows and celebrating an outstanding reception.  Located 12 km far from city centre, reachable in 30 minutes with train and metro – faraway from traffic jams and everyday chaos, the Castello is surrounded by an unique green landscape.

23 Rooms and Suites, 3 elegant reception rooms, a wellness area and incredible surroundings.

The Castle has two Catholic consecrated chapels, which can hold up to 80 people, where you can pronounce your vows. There is an ancient Chapel dedicated to St. Barbara, dating back to the 16th century, and here you can hold the religious ceremony in intimacy. There is also the extremely romantic Cloister where you can celebrate your wedding in the open air and wow your guests.

Three elegant rooms for wedding receptions of all sizes up to 350 guests. Music and dancing possible.

In a relaxing atmosphere like the Castle, there obviously has to be a wellness area for regenerating the body and the mind. The castle provides a relaxation area, swimming pool, and possibility of personalized beauty treatments.

The cuisine of the castle ranges from regional dishes to others with a strong Umbrian influence, but always using top quality, seasonal ingredients and local products.

The Romantic Castle is an idyllic setting for your wedding in Rome!

View weddings at this castle from our Blog: 

http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2014/03/catholic-wedding-rome-castle-mary-mark/ 
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2014/07/castle-wedding-in-rome-juliana-and-david/
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2014/05/catholic-wedding-rome-olivia-paul/

 

Lake Bracciano Country Estate

Lake Bracciano Country Estate

Love, love this venue!

Celebrate your Rome wedding at this  gorgeous Country Estate on breathtaking Lake Bracciano; just a few minutes’ drive from the city’s center. Built on a hill overlooking the entire Lake, the setting is truly stunning with extensive gardens, farmland, woods and pastures for a “once upon a time” setting.   Sunsets here are magical!

The large country house can host indoor events for up to 120 guests in the elegant dining hall, while the outdoor spaces can host up to 300 depending on the set up.

Imagine your guests enjoying the romantic landscape and gorgeous views over Lake Bracciano during your wedding reception. The scent of lavender wafts through the air. The property is very well maintained and has been owned by the same family for over 100 years!

The indoor spaces boast an ancient wine cellar and a glass enclosed grand hall with fireplace with direct views of nearby Anguillara Sabazia, a lovely lakeside town.  

Your Rome Catholic ceremony can be held in the property’s consecrated chapel.  The nearby towns offer unique outdoor civil ceremony options or we can bring a Pastor authorized to celebrate a civil ceremony on site.

Most of all this Lake Bracciano Country Estate is completely authentic; perfect for anyone dreaming of a country wedding in Italy enjoying outstanding scenery.

Finest Castle

Finest Castle

If you are dreaming of a castle wedding near Rome, this is undisputedly one of Italy's finest castles. It overlooks the blue waters of Lake Bracciano and enjoys astounding views. The castles' origins date back to 1470 and in subsequent centuries it continued to be transformed under the ownership of some of Italy's most important noble families including the Borgias and Orsinis. It was restored to its present splendour during the 1800's.

The castle is spectacular in every possible way from the views, the gardens, to the incredible interiors. A wedding at this Roman castle will allow you to re-live the magnificence and style of the past, surrounded by works of art by Bernini and other great names.

Every room is sumptuous; a wedding banquet here will be like no other. The elaborate frescoed ceilings, the rich tapestries and antique furnishings create a "once-upon-a-time" atmosphere.

The castle is available for small or large groups, and wedding ceremonies can be celebrated in the gardens or indoor halls. There is a chapel on site as well; however Catholic weddings are celebrated in the nearby Duomo, a stunning Baroque church that is connected to the castle via a tunnel. The bride arrives to the church through this tunnel.

Every possible wish and desire can be catered to. Contact the team at Distinctive Italy Weddings for suggestions.

Exclusive Hotel with Gardens

Exclusive Hotel with Gardens

An incomparable setting for your wedding in Rome! The Secret Gardens of this luxury five-star hotel located in the heart of the Eternal City are simply stunning and will come as a total surprise once you enter the doors of this marvelous hotel.

Just a few steps from Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps the hotel is within easy walking distance of Rome's major attractions. The Vatican City, with St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel, are just 10 minutes walk away while Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain are also within easy access.

The beautiful terraced gardens are undoubtedly the hotel's most striking feature and the setting for a one of a kind wedding reception in Rome. They provide a tranquil oasis from the traffic and crowds and the pleasure of dining alfresco under the stars during an enchanting summer's evening.

The hotel also offers one of Rome's best health clubs and spa with a hydro pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish steam bath, beauty treatments and gym.

The gardens, restaurant and hotel facilities combined with impeccable service will provide you with a complete escape and allow you to experience the very best of for your Rome wedding event!

View a blog post of a wedding at this venue:  http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2015/03/wedding-in-rome-amanda-and-howard/

Cardinal Villa

Cardinal Villa

The elegant villa was built in the 16th century by a Cardinal. It is situated on a hill enjoying incomparable views overlooking the ancient city of Rome, the sea and Tivoli. 

The Villa is a masterpiece of the 16th century art, history and culture, filled with magnificent works of art painted by Italian masters like Ciampelli, Carracci and Pannini. Guests can experience the typical atmosphere of an old aristocratic Villa rich in art and exquisite furnishings, while enjoying the comfort and technology of a modern hotel.

View a Rome wedding at this villa: 
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2013/06/jewish-wedding-in-rome-joel-and-jordana/

Venice

16th Century Villa with gardens

16th Century Villa with gardens

This private, boutique style 16th Century villa in the Venetian lagoon seems to have come straight out of a fairy tale by Lewis Carroll. It is located on the enchanting island of Murano, 30 minutes by waterbus from St. Mark's square, the train station and the airport. Murano is perhaps the most beautiful island of the Venetian Lagoon. The island of glass masters, the only ones who could marry a nobleman's daughter. The place where the art of glass has been cultivated for centuries, amazing the world. 

The 16th century garden of the villa is equipped with specially designed facilities and a professional kitchen. It is the perfect setting for your wedding reception in Venice. There is nothing missing: the private landing stage for boats, the rose-colored walls of the villa, the enchanting 400 sqmt. garden, the terrace with ivy and roses, and the simple elegance of the rooms. The perfect haven for an intimate wedding in Venice in total privacy. Elegance and attention to detail create the atmosphere of a private home.

The Villa has a terrace overlooking the canal for an open-air reception enjoying amazing views! There is a small canal with private access directly from the lagoon, and a beautiful large flowering garden where a wedding reception can be held – or ceremony.

Key Features

  • 4* elegant B&B with 4 bedrooms, intimate and exclusive – sleeps 9 guests
  • The huge romantic garden for summer weddings and events
  • The breath-taking terrace overlooking the canal
  • Private peer for boat access
  • Maximum capacity, about 95 guests

Wedding Info

Wedding Reception
With its unique, spacious and flower full garden on the main canal of Murano, this elegant villa allows you to celebrate your memorable Venice wedding overlooking the lagoon, far away from the busy city. You can dine on the exclusive terrace, overlooking the gardens and the canal to unique Venetian cuisine. 

Wedding Ceremony
Civil in the Palazzo da Mula in the Island of Murano.  Catholic in The Church of San Pietro Martire or in the Dome of Santi Maria e Donato in the island of Murano. 
The Garden of the Villa is available for symbolic or non-denominational ceremonies, with view on the lagoon.

Palazzo Paolini - Venice

Palazzo Paolini - Venice

Few places in the world are as unique and romantic as the city of Venice. One could get lost in the canals, lagoons and one-of-a-kind Venetian architecture of the city. 

If you're imagining a glamorous wedding in Venice, we have the perfect place - Palazzo Paolini, a seventeenth century palace. The renowned Palazzo’s fine Gothic facade overlooks the canal of San Stin and has been preserved intact, and is surmounted by elegant obelisks dating from the seventeenth century. 

All the rooms of the palazzo are frescoed or decorated with stuccoes by the greatest artists of the period, such as Antonio Pellegrini, Jacopo Guarana, Abbondio Stazio and Amigoni, just to name a few. The palace has many beautiful indoor banquet rooms, perfect for both the ceremony and reception. The grand salons Portego, the garden, Sala Archivio, Sala Amigoni and Sala Cinese are all available and can be adapted to any style of wedding. 

What makes this palazzo so unique is that the family still runs and lives in the palace, maintaining the authenticity and original beauty.  The family can be traced back to its very early origins having played a part in Venetian history, and they are, needless to say, fully equipped to host a lavish wedding in Venice

Key Features

  • 30 minutes from the Venice International Airport
  • Max capacity for receptions - 200 people 
  • Outdoor gardens in a beautiful courtyard for ceremonies and aperitifs
  • Music Limit - until 2:00am, additional hours are possible at extra charges
  • Special soundproof discotheque with complete sound system set up
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony or we can provide a civil officiant to come to the venue
  • Various banquet halls, garden and courtyard spaces are all available to organize your wedding
  • The palace is an experienced event host, it is fully equipped with facilities such as chairs, covers, table linens and lighting
  • The palace is located perfectly in the centre of Venice, close to all attractions, luxury hotels, restaurants and local shops
Queen's Palace

Queen's Palace

One of Venice's grandest luxury hotels, directly on the Grand Canal and only a few minute's stroll from the Piazza San Marco.  From its terraces  and restaurants you will enjoy views that span from St. George's Island to the beautiful Santa Maria della Salute church and more.  As you enter its doors, you will be enveloped by an ambiance of regal luxury, spacious salons and recently renovated guestrooms and suites - some of which have the largest and finest terraces in Venice.  These terraces are available for a symbolic wedding ceremony offering stunning views of the lagoon...

Moorish Palace Hotel

Moorish Palace Hotel

Absolute glamour and elegance, this historic palace hotel offers luxury and exclusivity in a gorgeous setting on the Grand Canal and within walking distance of San Marco Square. Staying here will allow you to experience the history and beauty of Venice not to mention the incredible views from the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal and the romance of the rooftop Jacuzzi to be enjoyed while sipping on Prosecco.

The hotel is uniquely furnished with elaborate carvings, sculptures and antiquities; not even the smallest detail has been spared. The grand staircase with its elaborate marble carvings is perfect for the grand entrance of a bride...while the mosaic chapel upstairs would make the perfect setting for a blessing or symbolic ceremony.

Ex-Convent with Gardens

Ex-Convent with Gardens

Across the Grand Canal from Piazza San Marco on a tiny island away from the madding crowds and bustle is one of Venice’s most unusual and secret hotel gems. And it’s just a short, picturesque boat ride from the heart of the city.

The Island Palace with Gardens is an exciting, unique five-star hotel concept. The handsome building used to be a sixteenth-century convent designed by the greatest Renaissance architect, Andrea Palladio. The Palace has been restored to its former splendour as an exclusive private hotel with a limited number of sumptuous suites and bedrooms.  What is most amazing about this location however are its incredible and very large gardens.  They are  a welcome haven from the busyness of the mainland, and one of the most romantic settings for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception in Venice.

Bursts of colors from roses, hydrangeas and lilies and other incredibly colourful blooms vie with each other creating an utterly romantic atmosphere.  Majestic trees and vine covered trellis grow in beauty and harmony together.  There are three different gardens, each with its own style and architecture to enjoy, not to mention experiencing the rich scent of the many blooms.  The gardens are available for wedding receptions and ceremonies.

View some of our Venice weddings at the Ex-Convent:
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2013/07/venice-wedding-pehle-and-michael/ 
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2012/04/wedding-in-venice-tatjana-and-dmitry/

14th Century Palace

14th Century Palace

Leaning majestically on the banks of the Grand Canal, between Ca’ D’Oro and the Rialto Bridge, the 14th Century Palace Hotel has been declared a National Monument and still preserves the untouched beauty of an ancient noble residence. The restoration was done maintaining all of the original historical features and artistic riches and your surroundings are simply sumptuous.

The ballrooms and the rooms are magnificent and are home to important artworks, including paintings by the most representative Venetian painters of the 17th and 18th centuries, such as Sebastiano Ricci, Giambattista Tiepolo, Niccolò Bambini and Pietro Longhi.  The grand staircase seems to have been designed with a bride in mind.

A Private Palazzo, a Noble Residence, a Museum, a Luxury Hotel  and much more…

Florence

Villa Il Borgo

Villa Il Borgo

Villa Il Borgo is a Tuscan Villa Hotel located a few kilometers from Florence. Designed with the enlightened vision of the Renaissance, during the height of the period it is quite simply an authentic representation of the era.  The villa features beautifully adorned doors and walls; canopies and curtains of the finest fabrics and silks; and breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills and gardens. A perfect setting for a wedding in Tuscany!

Meticulously restored, this classified historical mansion makes legendary Italian hospitality in a true country house a dream come true.

Key Features and Amenities -

  • 24 ROOMS & SUITES:
  • 8 Double Country Classic Rooms
  • 6 Double Country Superior Rooms
  • 3 Junior Suites
  • 3 Tuscan Hills Junior Suites
  • 2 Suites
  • 2 Family Rooms (with kitchen corner)


AMENITIES

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool and solarium
  • Park and gardens
  • Spa & Wellness centre


Wedding Info.

The Renaissance loggia lends itself perfectly to an Italian garden wedding in Tuscany against the backdrop of the Chianti hills. Terracotta pots overflowing with lemon plants, cypress trees standing to attention and scented lavender wafting on the breeze.

Wedding Receptions
Indoors seated capacity – 70
Main living room – 80
Outdoor event – large numbers are possible
Music and dancing are possible until midnight

 

Villa Gamberaia

Villa Gamberaia

Perched on top of a hill overlooking the renaissance city and the Tuscan countryside, Villa Gamberaia is a monumental 17th century villa filled with historic charm and Tuscan opulence. With the maximum capacity for receptions being 900, this is the perfect venue to hold a grand wedding in Tuscany. With various spaces available for your dream day, including antique cellars, a grotto, the lush gardens, the Limonaia and many stunning halls within the villa – you can be sure that every moment of your Tuscany wedding celebration will be unique! 

The villa offers very exclusive rooms and suites – furnished with exquisite antique. Guests will fall in love with the famous gardens that attract hundreds of visitors each year. Villa Gamberaia is one of Tuscany’s most exclusive properties; its location just outside the historic Renaissance city makes for an unforgettable Florence wedding venue. 

From the moment you pass through Villa Gamberaia’s gates, you’ll fall in love with the sentinel cypresses, breathtaking landscape and noble architecture. This is one of Tuscany’s gems!  

Key Features

  • Its Italian gardens with fountains are world famous
  • Located 30 minutes from Florence’s city center 
  • Music Limit – outdoors until 11:00pm and indoors until 2:00am 
  • Max capacity for receptions: Up to 900 – indoors there are two halls that each hold 200 guests
  • Accommodations for 40 people within the villa and surrounding luxury apartments. 
  • Its close proximity to Florence’s historic center makes visiting world famous museums, monuments and landmarks easy, while also being nestled in the countryside, there are tones of gastronomical excursions available
Villa Le Fontanelle

Villa Le Fontanelle

A dreamy countryside luxury villa, Villa Le Fontanelle is one of the finest private locations for an exclusive wedding in Tuscany. The views overlooking the city of Florence are simply out of this world! If you love the serenity of the Tuscan hills, but also want to be near to the Renaissance city this is a perfect venue for your Tuscany wedding.

The estate is composed of a 15th century villa, a fortress, a beautiful antique greenhouse, a small historic chapel and lavish Italian gardens, which can all host an amazing Tuscany wedding celebration. With an unbeatable view of Florence and the surrounding area, this is one of the area's most exclusive Italian wedding venues. 

Key Features

  • 15 minutes from Florence
  • The villa can accommodate up to 14 people. There are 7 unique luxury suites available – plus other hotels nearby
  • Music Limit - outdoors until 10:30pm, indoors until 1am (extra hours are possible upon request)
  • Max capacity for receptions - 100 people
  • Specialty wedding menus are available and can be adapted to your preferences
  • There is a small chapel on-site that can be used for ceremonies
  • Various options for the ceremony and reception, such as; halls in the fortress or villa, on the antique outdoor terrace or in the luscious gardens overlooking Florence
  • On request, the villa can provide all kinds of activities to ensure that you have an unforgettable stay, such as; horseback riding, cooking classes, Yoga, Personal trainer service, guided tours and excursions and agricultural courses
  • A short distance away from the center of Florence and other beautiful Tuscan villages 
Macchiavelli Castle

Macchiavelli Castle

Macchiavelli Castle Apartments Gallery

Perched high on a hill overlooking an incredible Tuscan panorama, this castle, inside a tiny hamlet, is an authentic location for lovers of nature and the quiet uncontaminated countryside combined with elegance and refinement.  The entire property is meticulously managed and the guesthouses and elegant halls are beautifully furnished with antique carpets and furniture!  We think it is the perfect place for your exclusive Italy wedding.

The foundations of the Castle go back to the 9th century and the construction was completed in the year 1000, while the first group of stone farmhouses dates back to the latter half of the 13th century. In the year 1511, Niccolò Machiavelli bought the Castle and the farmland using it as a hunting lodge

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In the Renaissance, the battlements were removed and the fortification was then transformed into a country residence. I has been lovingly restored to the highest possible standards by the family that owns it, descendants of Niccolo' Macchiavelli, maintaining the delicate balance between history and modern convenience.

12th Century Castle with SPA - Chianti

12th Century Castle with SPA - Chianti

A real find! If we could rate this property with 6 roses, we would! Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or want to explore Florence and Tuscany, you could hardly find a more perfect retreat than this Tuscan castle, located within striking distance of two of Italy's most historic towns, Florence and Siena. This unique property is an exceptional Tuscan wedding venue, but also offers a very luxurious spa, a romantic honeymoon location and a gastronomic delight.

This unique property is an exceptional venue for a Florence wedding in Chianti

The fully restored 12th Century castle converted into a modern day luxury sanctuary, is the first property in the region to offer guests all the latest in modern facilities whilst maintaining the atmosphere of its historic surroundings. Among the many unique features is a beautiful frescoed chapel and garden, the perfect setting for a private wedding in the Tuscan countryside. 

The rooms and suites are outstanding and the bathrooms will leave you speechless. There are not many properties that are able to reach such a level of decor, design and outstanding service. Yet the castle is not so large as to feel overwhelming.

15th Century Castle - Chianti

15th Century Castle - Chianti

The Castle is an ancient manor built in the 15th century located in the heart of the Florentine hills, 30 km from Florence, 50 km from Siena and well connected with the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Tuscany.  It is an exclusive venue for special wedding receptions, typical Tuscan dinners and wine tasting, farm holiday resort accommodations, cooking courses and more.

Lorenzo de' Medici; the Popes, Leo X, Clement VII, and Paul III; the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinand III; and the King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele III are only some of the Castle's illustrious historical guests. Built in 1424 by the noble Dei Pucci family of Florence, the castle is one of Tuscany's most beautiful historical residences. What's more, it provides the ideal setting for an unforgettable Tuscan wedding event in Chianti! Combine six hundred years of history, the panorama of the Florentine hills, and the flavors that render Tuscany a gourmet's paradise, and you'll have the perfect combination: a distinctive and welcoming ambience in which your event stands above all the rest.

Open-air wedding banquets and receptions can be hosted in the outdoor areas or in the charming historical salons. The magnificent frescoed reception rooms, the open arcade, the courtyard and its splendid gardens become the perfect stage for prestigious and charming events.

Centuries of history and art will help you organize and celebrate your unforgettable day. The Castello's private hall is ready to host your Tuscany wedding ceremony; the view of the hills from its towers promises unforgettable photographs; and the Castello's reception rooms, Renaissance arcade, and Italian garden provide an ideal setting. For those who admire style, the thrill will take you away.

Villa Patrizia

Villa Patrizia

Villa Patrizia - 15th Century Villa

The views!!! At the doorstep of Florence, overlooking an incredible panorama is this Historical 15th Villa. The property has been lovingly restored and is impeccably maintained by the family. Though close to Florence, the villa is surrounded by lush countryside, olive groves and vineyards.......a green, peaceful oasis where wild game can often be seen.

The Villa is a residence with regular beautifully appointed bedrooms but also offers large self-catering apartments providing the best services and comfort allowing you and your guests to experience Tuscan hospitality and the local lifestyle.  Every possible comfort has been considered......from a heated pool to magnificent gardens and the possibility to participate in wine tours and cooking classes. This is one of the most versatile venues in the Florence area.

Villa Mancini

Villa Mancini

This superb new location has just recently been inaugurated after meticulous restoration. The luxury Villa Mancini is located on a hill in a wonderfully panoramic position dominating Fiesole, Florence and the Tuscan countryside whose soft lines were immortalized by the greatest Florentine painters.  We think this is one of the finest luxury venues for a wedding in Tuscany!

Villa Mancini was the primary home of the noble Mancini family, whose coat of arms is still visible on the first floor chimney.  It was also the Florentine residence of the famous American banker Morgan as well as the summer home of the Florentine monks of St Mark.

The stunning panoramic gardens and terraces are surrounded by cypress, pine and oak wood trees, overlooking the magnificent landscape that stretches from Chianti to the Apuanian Alps.

The villa offers an amazing variety of options for weddings of all sizes in its various rooms, halls and splendid gardens. Ideal for weddings and allowing guests to enjoy a variety of views and experiences to avoid a "static" event. Unusual for many of Italy's wedding venues, music and dancing are possible with no curfew indoors allowing you and your guests to celebrate into the early hours of the morning.

Villa Mancini has undergone extensive renovation, restoring it to its former beauty while still keeping all original fixtures, ceilings, windows and doors. A 13th century tower, vaulted ceilings and a romantic courtyard create an idyllic setting for your wedding in Florence.

View a gorgeous wedding at Villa Mancini:

http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2015/02/luxury-villa-wedding-florence-wen-li-james/

Villa Artemis

Villa Artemis

The ultimate luxury villa hotel......for an unforgettable wedding in Tuscany. 

Nested in the heart of the winemaking region of Chianti Classico, Villa Artemis is a magnificent 15th century villa built by the Machiavelli family, bearing the unmistakable hand of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo. Located just 12km south of Florence, this luxurious villa is set within 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves. The private estate produces three award winning wines and a distinctive olive oil, which you can taste and enjoy during your stay.

The villa can be rented exclusively for weddings - either the entire estate or the main villa with its magnificent suites.  A beautiful SPA will enhance your stay.  The cellars are one of a kind and include the possibility of an imperial table and formal dinner.....as well as dancing until the early hours of the morning.

Tuscan Boho Haven

Tuscan Boho Haven

TUSCAN BOHO HAVEN

Tuscany embodies our dream of a wedding in Italy and this location is confirmation of that. Incredible vistas of rolling hills and cypress trees from an elegant country house offering the best of Italian hospitality. In short, a 13th century estate in the heart of Tuscany equally distant from Florence, Siena and Pisa that holds dear to its purpose sustainable energy, biodynamic agriculture and a boho philosophy of life. A green resort to host a fabulous wedding in Tuscany with a 'back to nature' look and feel.

The 13th century village encompasses a restored villa and 18th century mansion and is surrounded by a number of rustic, stone farmhouses to accommodate everyone coming to celebrate. There are fourteen suites and rooms in the main villa, furnished with period furniture and dressed up in fine Italian linens. Occasional frescoes and local marble and limestone give an artful feeling of Italian history. Artful as well is the collection of paintings and drawings decorating walls. A look out the westerly suite window spies Volterra in the distance, while another view from the east spots San Gimignano's towers. Two master suites large enough for two couples each, one frescoed and both with spacious bathrooms complete with clawfoot tubs for ultimate relaxation.

The honeymoon accommodation is more than a suite: it is a lakeside Tuscan stone home where newlyweds retreat to begin their life in complete intimacy. Two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room with fireplace to snuggle up in front of from the very first night together. A home away from home with Tuscan flavor.

The 750 acres of land surrounding the main villa offers plenty of free time sports and outdoor activities to do for guests fall ages including hiking, biking, horseback riding, running, Italian cooking classes, yoga, a game of bocce, or just a relaxing stroll through olive groves and vineyards are some of the other ways guests may spend their time.

Sumptuous Villa - Florence

Sumptuous Villa - Florence

We can’t think of any location in Florence that can match this setting for elegance and luxury. If you dream to be a prince and princess for your Tuscany wedding…….this is a location that will fulfill your dreams!

This five star villa hotel is situated in a splendid panoramic position overlooking the historical centre of Florence. The main villa is an aristocratic residence built in the late nineteenth century by Baron Oppenheim. 

Its interiors will leave you gasping for their splendor and elegance. It has recently re-opened after three years of meticulous restoration.

Located in a park and surrounded by woods and gardens, it is only a few steps away from Boboli Gardens and the Oltrarno. This “Grande Dame” of the hills south of Florence, with its 46 rooms and suites, heated swimming pool in the park, gastronomic restaurant and wellness area, is an absolutely gorgeous location for a sumptuous wedding in Florence.

All the major attractions, restaurants and everything that Florence has to offer, are within easy walking distance.

View a Florence wedding at this Sumptous Villa: 
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2014/10/carrie-thomas-luxury-wedding-florence-villa/

Roof Garden Restaurant

Roof Garden Restaurant

If you are planning an elegant wedding reception in Florence, the views from this rooftop restaurant are sublime and are guaranteed to leave you and your guests speechless.  There is something magical about sipping a cocktail at sunset while admiring the rooftops of Florence and the magnificent dome of the Duomo. A moment which is sure to linger in everyone's memory for years to come.

The spacious and expansive terraces of this first class hotel restaurant allow for various scenarios to unfold for an elegantly choreographed wedding reception to remember.  First class, discreet service by a team that takes great care and attention to making your wedding banquet exclusive and unique to you.  The food is beautifully prepared and the tables are elegantly decorated.  And even if the weather were to take a turn for the worse, the huge indoor windows will still allow you to revel in the panorama.

Renaissance Villa

Renaissance Villa

This grand Renaissance Villa rises on a hill dominating the entire valley and the city of Florence. The views of the Tuscan countryside are exceptional. The large terrace and superb Italian Gardens are an enchanted setting for a wedding ceremony or reception near Florence. The interiors are furnished in original 17th and 18th century antiques along with frescoes and rich tapestries which adorn the magnificent ballroom walls. The villa is ideal for those planning an exclusive wedding event in Tuscany.

There are several halls available for a wedding reception including the Tapestry Hall, the Carriage Hall, the Red Room, the Billiard Room and the Ancient Dining Room. Each has its own particular atmosphere and a suitable choice can be found regardless of your size wedding party.

But the highlight of this location is its huge terrace overlooking Florence, Fiesole and the surrounding countryside as well as the Italian Gardens and the Oak Gardens.  The gardens are one of the finer examples of Italian Renaissance design in Tuscany. From the terrace your guests could enjoy a stunning display of fireworks at midnight in honor of your wedding!

The villa has its own chapel and another Catholic church is within walking distance for larger weddings.

Renaissance Castle

Renaissance Castle

One of the most requested Tuscan wedding reception and ceremony venues!

The history of the castle dates back to the year 1,031 when it was owned by the Vinsdomini family. As the centuries went by the castle came into decline and was eventually bought by an English lord who fell in love with the Medieval castle despite its ruined state.

Over 80 masons, artisans, glassmakers and sculptors were engaged by Lord John Temple in 1840 to restore the ancient ruins of this spectacular castle and bring it to its present glory. The labor of love took 10 years but the result is one of the finest Tuscan wedding locations of all.

The castle enjoys extraordinary vistas, it can be seen from the surrounding countryside for miles away. The architecture is medieval and renaissance with crenellated towers and majestic walls. Guests can explore the beautifully furnished drawing rooms decorated with frescoes and coats of arms.

Your Tuscany wedding event could begin with a ceremony in the gardens followed by a cocktail hour on the terrace with guests admiring the views. A formal seated dinner in the courtyard lit with candles and torches will linger in the memory of you and your guests for years to come.

View a wedding at the Renaissance Castle:
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2015/01/castle-wedding-florence-sally-greg/

Panoramic Villa Hotel - Florence

Panoramic Villa Hotel - Florence

In the charming atmosphere of Florence, surrounded by the green hills looking upon the banks of the River Arno, this Luxury Villa is the ideal location for a romantic wedding in Florence, Tuscany. 

Formerly an aristocratic villa, the Neo-Renaissance romantic property is today a refined 5 star luxury hotel.  The large panoramic patio, enjoying a stunning view over the city of Florence, is the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding reception. 

The villa is surrounded by a beautiful Italian garden and ancient park which will add a distinguishing touch to your wedding reception in Florence.  Imagine sipping an aperitif while admiring the sunset and rooftops of Florence along with your guests. Luxurious rooms and suites are available for a charming stay, surrounded by luxury.  

The villa is the perfect location for visiting the unique treasures of Florence and the surrounding wineries and villages of Chianti.A wonderful Tuscany wedding event, an enchanting ceremony, a delicious banquet, beautifully appointed rooms… each and every detail is carefully laid out to enable you and your guests to enjoy the most romantic moment of your life.

View some of our Florence weddings at this venue!

http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2015/10/romantic-florence-wedding-lesley-and-stephen/ 
http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2014/09/wedding-florence-joni-nolan/


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