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Friuli

Friuli Castle - Udine

Friuli Castle - Udine

One of our absolutely favorite locations in Italy!!
Perched on a hill and surrounded by  magnificent gardens, vineyards and breathtaking scenery, the Castle  is one of the finest venues Northern Italy. The owner has lavished this property with every possible attention and has created a very exclusive, luxury resort complete with 18 hole Golf Course, Club House, Winery, Wine Store, Hotel, Restaurant and a Tavern all serving superb Friulian cuisine.   Fireworks definitely possible here! 

The 19th century castle is comprised of magnificent reception rooms for weddings, a small private chapel, which is still used today for weddings, and a superb 14th century wine-cellar.  Guided visits can be arranged for wine tastings. On the castles’ first floor there are nine elegantly appointed suites with period furnishings, modern bathrooms, TV and air conditioning.  Additional guests can be housed in the Tavern or Bed and Breakfast under the same ownership.

Finest Seaview Castle

Finest Seaview Castle

Overlooking the stunning Adriatic coastline, this magnificent sea view castle is a one of a kind setting for an unforgettable wedding in Italy and among the finest castles in Europe. Its geographical position alone commands one of the most incredible vistas of the rugged Adriatic coastline. The castle is surrounded by impressive walls, a reminder of its past as a medieval fortress.

The walls enclose magnificent gardens and terraces overlooking the sea and beautiful interiors, because this is also a museum and open to the public for visits at specific times during the day.

The Friuli castle is also a family home and only recently opened its doors to the public. It is very much lived in by one of Europe's greatest noble families: the Princes of Torre e Tasso.

Its beautifully appointed interiors include the masterpiece of the Palladio staircase, antique furnishings, paintings, valuables and mementoes collected over centuries which bestow a warm, elegant atmosphere.

Meanwhile, the gardens with their centuries-old trees, manicured lawns, cascades of flowers and architectural features are an invitation to relax and enjoy open walks admiring the vistas. A pathway running through the gardens leads directly to a private beach below. We can't think of a finer location for your Italy wedding and reception!

This home from home for visitors down the ages has opened its gates to leading figures from the world of culture, science and research and is now open to you for an exclusive wedding in Italy.

One of the most singular features of the castle is that it is entirely consecrated so that Catholic ceremonies can be celebrated either indoors or outdoors which is very rare in Italy.

It is also possible to spend your "first night" in one of the stupendous historic rooms.

17th Century Villa- Friuli

17th Century Villa- Friuli

Set in a huge park with majestic trees, the Villa is surrounded by a magnificent landscape, with gently rolling hills on its southern side and a spectacular view of the Alps on its northern side. The interior of the main building has been recently restored. The main halls are painted in delicate pastels and elaborate white stuccoes and elegantly furnished with antiques. This is a very impressive venue for anyone desiring an exclusive wedding event in Italy and a civil ceremony can be performed in the gardens or in one of the gorgeous halls.

There is a greenhouse for informal buffet breakfasts with wonderful views of the valley, a pool and pool garden that is superb for drinks and relaxation, plus the front portion of the villa – magnificent! In addition you have access to the wonderful cellars with 2-foot thick stone walls; perfect for a seated dinner and dancing plus a romantic vine-covered loggia. A wedding here is always an unforgettable experience!!!!

The Villa is located in an old village of Celtic origins, north of Udine. It is about three hours drive away from Salzburg ( Austria). Airport distances: Venezia (1.5 hours), Trieste (1 hour).


 

Tuscany

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!

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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:
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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.

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.

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: 
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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.

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.

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:

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Castle with Hamlet

Castle with Hamlet

Imagine a Tuscany wedding in your own private medieval citadel with spectacular castle! This Castle with Hamlet is an enchanted world of its own. Located over the rolling hills of Tuscany that border the Chianti region, the Castle is a fortified village dating back to the 1200's, only 10 minutes from Arezzo.

Enclosed within the ancient city walls are guest rooms and self-catering apartments, a restaurant, bar, panoramic swimming pool and beautiful gardens and park.

Surrounding the castle are spectacular landscapes and the rolling hills of Monte San Savino. The castle is removed from fast paced tourism and offers the opportunity of experiencing an authentic Tuscan life as well as the delicacies of traditional Tuscan cuisine and wines.

For your wedding in Tuscany, this castle is ideal! With its own ancient Romanic church, or elegant medieval wedding hall nearby for civil ceremonies, it is possible to offer your guests a very exclusive wedding event.

Your Tuscany wedding reception can begin with aperitifs in the lemon gardens with their breathtaking panoramic views of the Val di Chiana valley. The Restaurant is the crown jewel of the Castle and is located just outside the Gargonza city walls, near the swimming pool, where one can enjoy the views of Gargonza's woods and Val di Chiana. The setting is truly stunning: the internal dining hall accommodates 50/65 persons, while the outdoor terrace accommodates up to 185 guests and boasts magnificent views.

ROOMS and APARTMENTS
With the option to choose from a bed and breakfast or vacation apartments, a stay at the castle is characterized by tranquility, nature, art, history, and even shopping (within the antique markets of Arezzo and Cortona and the nearby brand-name Prada outlet stores). Siena is only 35 km away.

The rooms of the Castle are located over various buildings within the village. There are 13 buildings which maintain their authentic structure and original atmosphere thanks to a careful restoration process. The comforts are modern while the atmosphere retains the feel of a long ago. There are three types of accommodations; comfort, classic, and superior, housing from one to four guests in utmost comfort.

The apartments reflect the trademark of an elegant Tuscan country life and were lovingly restored by the owner - offering every possible comfort and amenity. Each apartment is named after its original inhabitant - the house of the seamstress Niccolina, the gamekeeper's house, Celso etc.... The smaller apartments accommodate 1 or 2 guests, while the large house located on the outskirts of the property can accommodate up to 10 guests.

Castle with Wine Estate

Castle with Wine Estate

One of the most idyllic settings for your wedding in Tuscany is this beautifully restored medieval castle which towers above mountainous forests and lush, rolling vineyards expressing the astonishing poetry of the Chianti countryside.

The castle was constructed during the Middle Ages and served as Siena's first line of defense against attacks from the south.

The heart of the estate is its meticulously restored medieval castle and hamlet offering wonderful Tuscan hospitality in luxuriously appointed rooms and suites. A warm and inviting Tavern serves traditional lunches and dinners as well as wines by the glass. The setting is rustic Tuscan in the vaulted cellars with wooden tables, broad brick arches and oversized wooden casks. Surrounding the castle are peach and plum orchards, olive groves, vineyards and woods teeming with wild game. Today, the castle and its hamlet are the crown of the 7,100 acre estate which produces some of the finest wines.

For your Tuscany wedding, the castle offers 14 rooms and suites, each in different sizes, decor and location. All have beautifully selected furnishings and fabrics and luxurious amenities with a King size bed. In addition, the five suites have a Queen size sofa bed in a separate room. Guest rooms and suites are located inside the 18th century hamlet walls and towers in original stone houses that have been completely updated offering all possible comforts. Private hideaways are reached via the quaint terraced street walkways.

On the property is a private chapel and there are churches and abbeys nearby for a Catholic wedding in Tuscany.  The nearby wedding hall of Montalcino is a striking setting for your civil wedding in Tuscany.

Castle Giacomo

Castle Giacomo

Castle Giacomo is one of the most requested castles in the Chianti area.  The castle dates back to 1252, but it is supposed that it is much older. This castle is located in the Chianti Classico, in the heart of Tuscany, just 17 km from Florence, on the road to Siena through nine towns of the Chianti Classico.

This historic castle is surrounded by hills where the huge fresco blends the colors of the vineyards and the olive trees, the soft green of the meadows, pines, cypresses and woods. The many vineyards, dry-stone walls, flowers, and chapels in the country make a beautiful backdrop for your Tuscany wedding.

Da Vinci Castle

Da Vinci Castle

This beautiful and well-preserved castle dates back to the 1400's and is surrounded by a park of more than 130 hectares.  The property is comprised of an elegant holiday farm and renown wine estate and would make a perfect location for your Tuscany wedding celebration. On the top of a hill, dominating the whole Greve Valley, it is only 18 and 38 km from Siena and Florence respectively. During the Middle Ages, the castle was crucial for the defense of Florence during its feuds with the city of Siena. 

During its long and glorious history, the castle has hosted various famous artists, including Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo stayed at the castle while painting his masterpiece, Monna Lisa, and he also drew a charming and impressive picture that is still preserved among his personal documents. 

The structure is built out of solid stone and features a tall, crenellated tower and is surrounded by well-preserved manor houses and boundary walls. Thanks to careful and meticulous restoration works, it is well-preserved and has been acknowledged as a national monument.

CIVIL CEREMONY POSSIBLE ON SITE - outdoors or indoors!

Fortified Chianti Castle

Fortified Chianti Castle

This Chianti castle announces itself in the enchanting Chianti landscape at the end of a lovely driveway lined with cypresses and junipers.  The imposing medieval structure is surrounded by sun-kissed fields and vineyards, and is within an easy drive to Siena and Florence, and about 1 Km. from Gaiole in Chianti.  If you are planning a destination wedding in Tuscany, this Fortified Chianti castle will delight you and your guests!

The Castle's setting is an invitation to step out of the frenetic pace of the big city and immerse yourself in the peaceful countryside experiencing its colours, flavours and perfumes.  

The Castle dates back to 1262 and originally belonged to the Benedictine monks of the famed Coltibuono Abbey. The Ricasoli family extended and embellished the building over the centuries, and today the Castle still retains the original massive 15th century fortifications. The imposing medieval tower dominates the entire property.  The attached aristocratic villa is a beautiful sequence of furnished and decorated rooms, including an unparalleled 18th century theatre.  The rooms are the perfect setting for an elegant Chianti wedding banquet.

A selection of elegantly furnished, traditional Tuscan farmhouses is available for rent by the week;  perfect for you and your wedding guests wishing to experience life in Chiantishire.

Hilltop Castle

Hilltop Castle

In this majestic medieval castle, the rise and fall of the hills fades into the distance in shades of blue, giving a sense of peace and tranquility. On the typical Tuscan hilltops you can glimpse the towers of other castles, marked by small groupings of cypress trees in contrast with the cultivated rolling hills and rocky gullies.

The castle has always been a popular picturesque venue for Tuscan weddings and other special occasions. It still retains an authentic medieval aura which blends smoothly with Renaissance refinement. Once you pass the imposing façade, you discover the central courtyard which conveys a sense of regal elegance.  From there, you can explore the halls illuminated by large windows, through the sequence of rooms and sloping gardens, reaching finally the magnificent 18th century hall which is bathed in a wonderful, light atmosphere.

A magnificent private apartment with great hall overlooking the Italian gardens is available to rent exclusively for your wedding event.  The walls and ceilings are decorated with incredible frescoes.  Amazing!

Historic Villa with Spa

Historic Villa with Spa

The Historic Villa surrounded by an elegant Italian garden in a stunningly beautiful corner of the Chianti countryside, offers an authentic testimony of country life during the Renaissance period. The main part of the villa dates back to the 14th century. Mona Lisa - painted by Leonardo da Vinci, the daughter of Anton Maria Gherardini, was born here in 1479.

Since 1988 the new owner has undertaken an extensive renovation of the buildings, the gardens, the vineyards and the wine cellars making this one of the most beautiful settings for a luxury wedding in Tuscany.

The Historic Villa is a small Renaissance gem, its setting still very similar to the original. The core of the villa dates back to the XIV century, but its current look is the one given at the end of the XVI century by the Gherardi family who had purchased it from the Gherardinis.

The garden appears to be divided into two parts. The section adjacent to the residence, set in a north-eastern direction, is characterized by the presence of flower beds surrounded by low, geometrically shaped box hedges, each containing a graminaceous plant meadow. Scattered around the garden are rose trees, while along the pavement going all around the villa are various basins planted with lemon trees.

The hospitality of the villa is not like that offered by hotels, giving you the chance to experience traditional Italian country life and immerse yourselves for a few days or a week in some of the most beautiful countryside in Italy. Standards are high. The Villa's agriturismo consists of rooms, suites and apartments, each one different from the next, situated in the villa and in three different old farmhouses which have been carefully and tastefully restored and furnished and which are complemented with outdoor and indoor facilities such as a tennis court, two swimming pools, mountain bikes, gym and a children's playground.

A row of eight, hundred year old cypress-trees separates this area from the second one.

The cellars are spectacular and can be visited. The wine is aged in oak barrels and barriques which are situated inside the fifteenth century cellars. The structure of the cellars, which respects traditional canons, offers ideal conditions for maturing wines in a totally natural way; in fact, the temperature and environmental humidity are not controlled.

The estate covers an area of 160 hectares, situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico district. 52 hectares (=128 US acres) of the estate are occupied by vineyards and there are eleven hectares of olive-groves.

There is an elegant SPA at the Historic Villa offering Beauty Treatments. The treatments for face and body exploit the powerful anti-oxidant and regenerating action of the polyphenols contained in the grapes.

If you are considering a luxury wedding in Chianti, this elegant villa is one of the most authentic locations available, a true wine estate and agriturism of high level.

 

17th Century Villa & Guesthouses

17th Century Villa & Guesthouses

A more perfect location could not have been dreamed up. This Tuscan villa is set in a panoramic position rising 500 meters above sea level close to San Gimignano and Florence. Dating back to the 1600's the property is comprised of a stunning villa with apartments surrounded by additional guesthouses. The style is that of an elegant Tuscan residence. 

Although the entire structure offers every possible comfort and modern convenience the restoration was done respecting the villa's origins. The 17th century villa is ideal for weddings; allowing the bride, family and friends to stay in one location together enjoying the beautiy of the surrounding countryside. The gardens would be perfect for the cocktail hour, while the indoor hall with beautiful vaulted arches is a one of a kind wedding reception venue.

Civil weddings are possible outside in the gardens!

The 14 apartments accommodate 2 to 8 persons and are also furnished in traditional Tuscan style. Each has a private outdoor space and private entrance.  The interior of the villa offers 8 elegant double rooms.

4* Villa Hotel

4* Villa Hotel

The perfect setting for your wedding in Chianti! This villa hotel in Tuscany is ideally located near Siena and is within walking distance of a wedding hall and stunning basilica. 

This 4* villa hotel lies in the very heart of the Chianti hills and is the perfect blend of elegance and modern comforts. Originally built during the Renaissance, it has been entirely renovated respecting Tuscan architecture. Rooms and suites are large and overlook the gorgeous Italian gardens and the two outdoor pools. The gardens include a romantic rose garden and are perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony. The restaurant is stunning with marvelous frescoes, and there is a panoramic terrace for an unforgettable wedding reception enjoying the views of the Chianti countryside.

The hotel is family owned and the caring staff will do its utmost to make your stay and wedding event as perfect as possible.

The villa hotel is within an easy drive to Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and other key locations. Those of you seeking relaxation can enjoy the tennis court, bowling green or a relaxing stroll through the gardens. There is a beautiful basilica within walking distance for Catholic ceremonies and an ancient fortress for civil weddings.

After the ceremony you and your guests can enjoy aperitifs in the gardens while soft music plays in the background and a wedding banquet can follow either outside on the panoramic terrace or inside the elegant restaurant.

 

Borgo Magnifico

Borgo Magnifico

Overview

A Chianti wedding in your own private Tuscan hamlet!  This enchanting tiny village, set amidst vineyards and olive groves, is a magical location and the perfect setting to experience a wedding in the heart of Tuscany. Today this former Chianti village is a fabulous Relais & Chateaux where guests can expect the warmest of welcomes and the highest levels of service. Discover the endless rows of vines, forests of oaks and holm oaks, and the towers of Siena on the horizon. Borgo Magnifico is the only Relais & Chateaux 5 stars hotel in the Classic Chianti Region!

Borgo Il Magnifico offers 29 Guest Rooms and 17 Suites scattered throughout the buildings of the historic village. Careful and accurate refurbishing carried out with special attention to each and every detail has maintained intact the rural aspect of these ancient buildings. The décor and furnishings include handcrafted antique furniture, precious fabrics, wood-beamed ceilings, terracotta tile floors, stone arches and bathrooms decorated with lovely, luxurious Tuscan tiles.

The cellars are magnificent.......with the possibility of an exclusive wine themed dinner. 

A charming chapel for Catholic or symbolic weddings.

Lovely SPA with a wide selection of treatments.

A romantic square......where your wedding celebration can take place under the stars - feasting on authentic Tuscan specialties.

One of our favorite venues!

Medieval Fortress

Medieval Fortress

If you are looking for a medieval castle wedding in Tuscany, this 12th century fortress-castle overlooking the hills of Siena is a wonderful choice. The castle is part of a spectacular estate that encompasses 645 hectares. It is adjacent to a tiny village and includes a charming 16th century Catholic church. The estate also makes available a number of traditional Tuscan guest houses of differing sizes which allow you and your guests to fully experience life under the Tuscan sun.

The Medieval Fortress can handle very large groups. In the summer there is nothing so magical as a candlelit wedding banquet in the courtyard as the sun sets behind the surrounding hills. Indoor receptions can be planned in a variety of halls including the spectacular medieval room with vaulted arches.

The castle has a restaurant and small bar for guests who do not wish to cook their own meals. It is possible to book dinners in one of the three beautifully decorated rooms situated on the ground floor or an informal lunch in the garden during the summer season.

Iris Estate and Villas

Iris Estate and Villas

Overview

Located in the heart of Tuscany, this historic villa is beyond compare for all those who delight in nature, literature, the arts, and history.  It may possibly be one of the 3 finest gardens in Tuscany and has one of the most iconic panoramas of the region.  Few sights are as impressive as the Italian gardens where symbolic blessings can be held along with cocktails and receptions.

The property  lies on the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, a beautiful and miraculously intact valley in Southern Tuscany. Midway between Florence and Rome, it is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto. The estate garden, artistic and breathtaking, offers guided tours.  This is one of the most enchanting settings for anyone planning a wedding in Tuscany.

Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino are only a few miles away. The countryside abounds in lovely walks among woods and the characteristic crete senesi (clay hills); the food is among the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile and Brunello can be tasted in the local cellars. Cultural events - concerts, exhibitions, seminars - are organized in beautiful venues nearby. Tuscany's charms have been widely publicized, but the Iris Estate. is undoubtedly a place where you can enjoy the very best of this region. The Villa itself (now available for rent) was built in the late 15th century.

The Estate features a wide range of accommodations for you and your guests, from smaller apartments in a medieval castle or fortress up to larger farmhouses, with private pools and gardens. All have been beautifully restored and provide a perfect venue for your holiday or special wedding event in Tuscany.

Villa with Wine Estate

Villa with Wine Estate

One of our Tuscan favorites!!

For couples dreaming of an authentic Tuscan wedding experience , look no further! Lose yourself in the scents of the countryside, under the Tuscan sun!  This is truly an amazing location offering everything you could dream of for a beautiful wedding and honeymoon in Tuscany.

This magnificent estate near Terricciola and Pisa is surrounded by 198 hectares of woods, cultivated fields and above all vineyards and olive groves; above which rises the beautiful villa and park.

As you arrive, the road leading upwards offers a wonderful Tuscan panorama of vineyards and olive trees, guarded by an age-old oak, until you enter a wood of ilexes and in the very centre are the historical wine cellars, the villa and the castle, with park and swimming pool.

The villa, independent farmhouse apartments and rooms offer an idyllic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life but are also a strategic starting point for visiting art cities such as Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca and Pisa, or to spend a day on the Tuscan Riviera of Livorno, Cecina, Vada and Bibbona, or relaxing at nearby spa towns of  San Giuliano and Casciana Terme.

Villa Maria Medici

Villa Maria Medici

For your wedding in Tuscany look no further than this striking Renaissance villa. Surrounded by exquisite vineyards in the Tuscan hills, Villa Maria Medici, otherwise known as the 'Hundred Chimney Villa' is immediately impressive because of its grandiose size and yes….its many chimneys! The Medici villa is filled with unique and authentic features such as: a rustic wine cantina, large stone staircases, a terrace decorated with frescoes and a variety of uniquely decorated, large dining halls. 

With an all-encompassing breathtaking view overlooking the Tuscan countryside, this villa is a UNESCO world heritage site and produces its own famous Carmignano wine. It is the perfect place to have an authentic Tuscany wedding, especially if you love being surrounded by world-class vineyards and rustic olive groves. 

The villa’s hotel can easily sleep at least 90 guests for an exclusive and private event.

The grand halls can easily accommodate large numbers – thus avoiding the necessity of hiring a marquee.

Key Features

  • 40 minutes from Florence
  • Max capacity for receptions indoors - 150 people – large numbers are possible for outdoors.
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic and a civil ceremony
  • The hotel is on the grounds of the estate offering 37 rooms including; standard, deluxe and junior suites. There are also 59 apartments available in the Hamlet of the villa located right next to the hotel
  • The hotel is equipped with an outdoor pool and tennis court, as well as various other services and amenities
  • The venue can also organize and host various other events such as welcome/farewell dinners, vineyard tours, pizza parties, barbecues etc.
  • Music limit - outdoors by 11:30pm - indoors there is no limit
  • Many menu options are available and cater to each season serving traditional Italian and Tuscan cuisine. 
  • An array of fabulous wine options are available - all produced by the villa
  • Located steps away from a charming historic town and less than one hour from many Tuscan villages, including Florence
Enchanted Hamlet

Enchanted Hamlet

Come and experience Tuscany at its very best!

This gorgeous hamlet located in the most picturesque part of the wine country is an idyllic setting to celebrate your wedding in Tuscany. The vineyards of Brunello and Nobile surround the estate; offering you and your guests exciting wine itineraries and the opportunity of exploring the nearby medieval towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano.

The hamlet is a perfectly restored, miniature village made up of stone farmhouses, with original architecture and materials completely preserved.  Perfect for couples seeking an exclusive hideaway to celebrate their event!

The main square of the hamlet is the setting for a magical Tuscany wedding reception with trees lit with cascading fairy lights. 

The views from every angle are truly spectacular whether for ceremony, aperitif, Tuscan BBQ and reception.

The interiors and accommodations reflect the beauty and tradition of an authentic Tuscan atmosphere: original wooden beams, elegant guest bedrooms, wrought iron décor, some of which equipped with four-poster beds.

The Villa and the village’s eight farmhouses offer:

  • Total sleeping capacity including luxury villa is 70 guests
  • A luxury private villa with own infinity pool sleeping 12
  • 7 Superior rooms and Suites in the main hamlet’s villa
  • 17 Classic and Superior rooms in guest houses of the Hamlet, all with private bath
  • Two indoor halls seating 70 and 20 guests
  • Two grand salons for the refreshment and relax of guests
  • Two swimming pools for leisure activities
  • Gourmet cooking lessons, photography, and painting courses
  • The estate offers marvelous occasions for walks and on horseback riding trails to discover the countryside.

This is without a doubt our favourite venue for your wedding in Tuscany!

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Borgo Il Frantoio

Borgo Il Frantoio

Just outside Florence is this lovely Hamlet an ancient Tuscan "borgo". A place where history, tradition and authenticity are combined with charm and comfort to create the perfect location for an unforgettable wedding in Tuscany.

The borgo has three rural buildings, the Barn, the Farmhouse and the Old Mill, where there are charming rooms and luxury apartments, and the nineteenth century Villa surrounded by a luxuriant garden. The location is set in an estate of 17 hectares of olive trees allowing to enjoy the ultimate privacy and relaxation being only 20 minutes from the historic center of Florence.

In the heart of the borgo there is the Spa – Wellness Center: a relaxing area dedicated to the balance of body and mind with a large Jacuzzi, a sauna, a fitness area and a lounge area where to taste purifying teas and infusions.  They offer massages and beauty treatments upon request.

The Hamlet has a large open-air swimming pool (9 x 18m), advantageously located in a sunny garden. The solarium is furnished with chairs and chaise lounges to guarantee best comfort and relax.

The perfect location for an unforgettable wedding in Tuscany

The accommodation, rooms and apartments are furnished with simple elegance and attentive care of details: from the choice of materials to the interior design, everything was conceived for the harmony between Tuscan tradition, refined elegance and modern comfort. The bathrooms are spacious and elegant with large shower area with a rain shower or bath to meet the needs of all guests. The hamlet can accommodate 34 guests distributed among double rooms and 2/3 room apartments (up to a maximum of 42 with extra beds). All room and apartments are furnished

The spaces available for the set-up are: the Terrace and the Living room of the Villa, the Limonaia inside the Old Mill, the Small Paved Square near the Old Stove and the Loggia and Old Tavern just by the pool with a special room dedicated to wine and food tastings.

Many experiences to live here in Tuscany can embellish your wedding: Chianti wine cellars tours, wine and typical food tastings, BBQ and Tuscany Dinner, guided tours to Florence and its museums, guided tours to historic gardens of Florence and Tuscany, cooking class & pizza making, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, golf…
See at wedding at Borgo il Frantoio: https://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2016/12/romantic-wedding-in-tuscany-paige-and-lorenzo/

Additional Info

  • Key Features:

    ACCOMMODATION
    The hamlet can accommodate 34 guests distributed among double rooms and 2/3 room apartments (up to a maximum of 42 with extra beds). All room and apartments are furnished with elegance, attention to details and love for Tuscan tradition. Minimum stay of 2 nights Eventual extra beds will cost € 30.00 per person per day.

    Each room is equipped with:

    •    Double bed or 2 French beds
    •    Flat-screen satellite  TV 
    •    Bathroom with shower / hair dryer 
    •    Mini-bar
    •    Safe
    •    Air conditioning/Heating
    •    Free Wi-fi
    Available services:

    •    Welcome dinner
    •    Served or Buffet Lunch
    •    Aperitivo
    •    Served or Buffet Dinner
    •    Barbecue by the pool
    •    Tasting of our extra virgin olive oil
    •    Tasting of Tuscan and Italian wines with Sommelier

    Some of our choices : Typical Tuscan Dinner, Typical Products Tasting, Theme Dinner with Personal Chef, Barbecue, Pizza Making with Wood Burning Oven.

  • Weddding Info:

    RECEPTIONS 
    Are possible for larger groups in the lovely hamlet's square in which case we simply arrange for an outside caterer to manage the food and beverage.

    CEREMONIES
    Catholic ceremonies are possible in Florence or the surroundings of the Hamlet as are Protestant (with civil validity) on site.  Civil ceremonies are available in a variety of town halls nearby.

Medici Villa with Wine Estate

Medici Villa with Wine Estate

If you’re looking for the best possible base for a wedding in Tuscany, you’ve just found it!

This Medici Villa with Estate is only minutes away from the center of Florence. Close to the beating heart of the city and at the same time surrounded by Chianti’s peaceful, rolling hills, you have the best of both worlds – city buzz and country calm.

An 11th Century lookout tower high on a hill above Florence became 400 years later a magnificent family home belonging to aristocracy – Grand Duke Ferdinando II of the famous Medici family. The estate was continually enlarged and after the main Medici dynasty died out the Estate was purchased by its current owners who are excited to share their home with you.

LIMONAIA BANQUET HALL
Located next to the Medici Villa and its enchanted ancient garden, the sensitively restored Limonaia Banquet Hall is a grand, impressive and welcoming space. 
With 247m2 floor space, our highly versatile Limonaia Banquet Hall offers a variety of layouts to suit your event; for example:

•    cocktail receptions for up to 240 people,
•    banquets with 10 round tables and an 80m2 dance floor, for 160 people
•    classroom-style meetings for 140 people
•    theatre-style meetings for 220 people

The large windows of this light and airy room look out on the Tuscan landscape and 17th century Medici Villa. There are large, wide-opening doors and easy disabled access. The room can be dimmed or specially lit to suit your event.

Right next to Limonaia Banquet Hall are the delightful Limonaia Courtyard and Garden, which can each be utilized to offer extra space for your guests.

THE COURTYARD
With 135m2 of space, Limonaia Courtyard lies between the main Villa and the Limonaia Banquet Hall and can comfortably host up to 130 people. The Courtyard has direct access to the Banquet Hall, making it an ideal extension to give you even more flexibility and add a charming extra dimension to your event.

THE LIMONAIA GARDEN
Open the doors on one side of the Limonaia Banquet Hall, and you can step straight into the Limonaia Garden: a delightful green space with a mesmerizing view of the Tuscan countryside.
At 235m2, the Limonaia Garden can easily accommodate all your guests from the Banquet Hall, so it’s ideal to utilize with the Hall, perhaps for a pre-event reception or a post-event party. You can also book the Limonaia Garden on its own; with room to welcome up to 230 guests, it’s a versatile and spacious setting for any gathering, formal or fun!

THE GRANARY BANQUET ROOM
Our Granaio Banquet Room presents the unique opportunity to meet and dine in authentic Medici surroundings. Carefully preserved to retain its centuries-old history, the Banquet Room offers 164m2 of versatile space with natural day light, for staging truly memorable banquets, meetings or drinks parties.

This wonderfully atmospheric room can be laid out for 100 seated guests around 10 round tables, or set up exactly as you wish. 

THE PANORAMIC GARDENS
Stretching away from our Medici Villa and restored Limonaia Banquet Hall towards the Tuscan hills, the Medici Villa Garden is the largest outdoor space.
It’s incredibly versatile. With 2060m2 of possibilities, you could create a dazzling al fresco wedding feast or welcome up to 600 guests for cocktails at the ultimate garden party. Your guests can gaze out over the Tuscan hills, delight in discovering the ancient grotto and fountain or enjoy the shade and character of our venerable trees. 

PANORAMIC TERRACE
The most spectacular views of Florence and the Tuscany countryside must surely be from the Villa’s Terrace. An event staged here is one your guests will savor and remember, with the opportunity to chat, sip drinks and watch the sun set over the Duomo.

The Medici Villa Terrace is 228m2, so there’s plenty of room for up to 220 guests for cocktails, or perhaps wine and food tastings. A wonderful space in its own right, it can also provide a highly convenient extension to   the Medici Villa Granaio Banquet Room, which opens out onto the Terrace.

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
The Villa and Residences can host your close family and guests for an exclusive stay in fully renovated, elegantly decorated, luxury villas.
Experience the true grand Tuscan villa lifestyle, and the charm of daily life on the family wine estate. You will see large ancient vases and other original décor, which was found during the restoration phase of the building.  More details on the next pages.

 

Additional Info

  • Key Features:

    Only 15 minutes from Florence!

    SPACES
    Due to its unique design this villa can host both smaller weddings or very large events of over 600 guests depending on which parts of the property you choose to rent.  In addition the venue offers the possibility of staying on site in very luxurious villas and residences.

    LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
    The Villa and Residences can host your close family and guests for an exclusive stay in fully renovated, elegantly decorated, luxury villas.
    Experience the true grand Tuscan villa lifestyle, and the charm of daily life on the family wine estate. You will see large ancient vases and other original décor, which was found during the restoration phase of the building.

    With generous room for up to 12 people, the main residence Villa is right at the heart of  the Wine Estate. So if you’re staging a wedding you should book this property.

    The main residence Villa offers:
    •    Five suites from 20 – 31m2, each with en-suite bedrooms for single or double occupancy, each with two twin beds or one king size bed
    •    Flat screen TV and laptop size safe in every suite
    •    Large, fully equipped kitchen and living room area, with another flat screen TV and double sofa bed
    •    Contemporary en-suite spa bathrooms and modern Tuscan interior design
    •    Air-conditioning and heating individually adjustable in each suite – comfortable any time of the year
    •    Unlimited electricity, gas, water and Wi-Fi internet access
    •    Ample power outlets in every room
    •    Self-catering, with fresh locally produced food (including organic) available on the estate
    •    Washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board
    •    Housekeeping once a week, including linen changes
    •    Ample parking space for cars and bicycles
    There are also 5 additional villas that can be rented, located on the estate.

    ADDITIONAL RESIDENCES
    A short walk from the center of the Wine Estate with its reception point and event venues, the other Villas are private and amidst a typical Tuscan village environment. The villas, large communal terrace and swimming pool all have spectacular views of Florence and its Duomo, and the Chianti countryside. 

    The Five individual villas 
    •    Communal terrace and swimming pool, with wonderful views
    •    Private gardens and terraces overlooking the swimming pool or the communal terrace and Florence
    •    Each villa has bedrooms for single or double occupancy, with two twin beds, a queen or king size bed and nearly all en-suite, with a laptop size safe in every suite
    •    Living rooms have a flat screen TV and a double sofa bed
    •    Contemporary fully equipped kitchens and luxurious spa bathrooms
    •    Modern Tuscan interior design
    •    Air-conditioning, heating and ceiling fans individually adjustable in each villa – comfortable any time of the year
    •    Unlimited electricity, gas, water and Wi-Fi internet access
    •    Ample power outlets in every room
    •    Telephone
    •    Self-catering, with fresh locally produced food (including organic) available on the estate
    •    Washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board
    •    Housekeeping once a week, including linen changes
    •    Ample parking space for cars and bicycles

    We have complete specs and floor plans for each villa.

  • Weddding Info:

    An incredible variety of spaces for every size wedding party awaits you. Intimate frescoed halls or spacious outdoor gardens overlooking the breathtaking panorama of the vineyards and Florence.

    Civil and Catholic ceremonies are possible either in Florence or nearby towns. A civil ceremony is possible on site with our Protestant pastor authorized to celebrate directly at your preferred venue. 

    Receptions are caterered by a limited number of exclusive top catering companies.

Villa Grabau

Villa Grabau

Surrounded by 9 hectares of botanical gardens, the prestigious Villa Grabau exudes pure opulence. Filled entirely with period pieces, stunning artwork and lush flora, this magnificent villa mixes elegance and romance all into one stunning wedding venue in Tuscany

 Minutes away from the beautiful Italian city Lucca, Villa Grabau is in the perfect position where the rustic Tuscan landscape morphs into the perfectly manicured grounds. 

 The park and gardens are entirely available to create a fairytale wedding in Tuscany. The Park is divided into several architectural gardens, composed by ancient trees and true arboreal rarities. You can choose to hold your civil ceremony in the botanical gardens or in the outdoor Box Hedge Theatre, which is formally used for concerts and summer plays.

 For the reception, celebrate in the Lemonhouse or in one of the villa's stunning ballrooms.

 Villa Grabau offers the most regal accommodations for your guests, with rooms spanning through three attached villas and a Bed and Breakfast, which all have private swimming pools and lush gardens. Guests can choose between the Casa di Orazio, La Stalletta or the Casa di Annadora. 

 Choosing Villa Grabau for your wedding in Tuscany is opting for excellence and an unforgettable experience. 

 Key Features

  • 30 minutes from Pisa international airport
  • Max Capacity - 300 people
  • It is possible to hold a civil and symbolic ceremony
  • The property has three guest houses to accommodate up to 50 people for accommodation, the Annadora House, the Orazio House, the Stalletta and also a B&B. 
  • The Lemonhouse, botanical gardens, the Box Hedge Theatre and the villa's two central banquet halls are all available to host your dream wedding in Tuscany
  • Private pools, lush gardens filled with botanical wonders grace the grounds of the Casa di Orazio, La Stalletta and the Casa di Annadora guests houses
  • Minutes away from Lucca, beautiful museums, historic landscapes and many typical restaurants and shops
Villa Clarissa

Villa Clarissa

When the Romans needed somewhere to sign a peace treaty, they always chose Tuscany because the finest locations are in this region.

Villa Clarissa is one of the most inspiring Florence wedding venues and is located in the heart of Tuscan countryside and sees eye to eye with an Etruscan medieval fortress that was at the core of wars between Florence and Siena. It is part of a charming stone hamlet composed of the main Noble Villa, some country farm houses that can accommodate guests, great barn (for indoor events), 2 swimming pools, bbq area, and bocci ball court.

Before the 17th century the villa dominating the hamlet was built to make it into a vacation home for the noble Medici family. These four centuries of history are visible in the thick stone walls distinctive of this elegant Tuscan demure and the wine and olive oil producing estate make it a pleasure to stay in. An authentic ambiance where history and tradition welcome guests into a real Tuscan home to enjoy life Italian style with good food, good wine, good company.

Rustic elegance and picturesque backdrops highlight your Tuscany wedding and a homestyle ambiance makes your party feel comfortable.

This countryside venue accommodates 34 guests in its guesthouses but can host receptions outdoors for up to 200 (120 for indoors).  Decorate with all the trimmings for romance: lanterns, fairy lights, hanging bubbles, candles galore.

The property boasts two spectacular panoramic terraced gardens in classic "Italian Garden Style" with fountains and antiques statues.  An antique antique water tank has been transformed into a pool with incredible views of all the surrounding countryside. 

Just at the outskirts of Florence the property is easily reached from Pisa and Florence airports.

 

Additional Info

  • Key Features:

    Fine 16th and 17th century interior design in the main Villa with elegant frescoes and original antiques.

    • 2 terraced Italian style gardens with fountains and antique statues
    • Olive grove where a symbolic ceremony may be held
    • 34 guests between villa rooms and self-catering cottages
    • 3 luxury suites inside the Villa
  • Weddding Info:

    RECEPTIONS

    Up to 180 guests for indoor reception; up to 200 guests for outdoor reception.

    CEREMONIES

    • Symbolic ceremonies in the Olive Grove and gardens
    • Civil Ceremonies in nearby medieval towns
    • Beautiful Catholic church 1 km away
Grand Villa Passignano

Grand Villa Passignano

This magnificent panoramic villa just 20 minutes from Florence is one of the region’s top villas for anyone planning a wedding near the Renaissance city. It is ideally situated close to Florence and Pisa airports

The villa is a jewel and the perfect setting for a luxury wedding in Tuscany. Grand halls with frescoed interiors and splendid gardens overlooking vineyards are some of the possible settings for an unforgettable wedding reception.  You decide whether the setting is to be outdoors or inside.  

The villa can host very large numbers but is also ideal for smaller wedding parties depending on the spaces selected – and there are many to choose from.

The piece de resistance is the Grand Gallery! It is aptly named and truly is breathtaking.  The gallery is able to host a seated reception for up to 220. This is quite rare since most historic villas do not have much indoor space and in case of rain allows you to forgo hiring a marquee.  For very large events, the beautiful gardens can host a seated reception for maximum of 1000 guests!

The elaborate frescoes boast painters such as Angelo Michele Colonna, Domenico Cresti and others and the property is vast for a beautiful flow of your event culminating with the “wow” factor of the Grand Hall.

 

Additional Info

  • Key Features:

    •    The villa is comprised of 9 different salons or rooms of different sized for entertainment 
    •    Grand Hall with round tables: maximum 220 guests
    •    Grand Hall with imperial table: maximum 
    •    Other halls can hold 110, 70, 60, 100 and more
    •    Gardens with round tables: maximum 1000 guests
    •    No accommodation – Florence is the closest city for activities and hotels

  • Weddding Info:

    Receptions are catered - a variety of Tuscany's top caterers are allowed at this venue.   

    Symbolic blessing ceremonies are possible at the venue including a Protestant pastor authorized to celebrate a civil/legal ceremony on site. Catholic ceremonies are possible in churches nearby or in Florence.
    Civil ceremonies can be performed on site by a Protestant pastor authorized to do both religious and civil. Otherwise at nearby town halls.

Castello Amiata

Castello Amiata

The spectacular Amiata Castle is one of Tuscany’s finest “fairytale” castles with magnificent crenellated towers and battlements and romantic Italian gardens.

The Castle is located in the very heart ot Tuscany and overlooks the wonderful landscape that stretches from Siena to Monte Amiata. The original Castle dates back to the thirteenth century but has undergone refurbishment in the sixteenth century and then finally in the 19th century. It has belonged to the same family for about four centuries.  

A wedding at Castello Amiata is an unforgettable event. The reception can be held in the garden in front of the Chapel,  or in the elegant indoor Barn that can hold up to 180 guests either on the porch or in one of the recently redecorated rooms. 

The Italian gardens and the surrounding park embrace all the buildings, merging the manmade buildings and gardens with the breathtaking nature of the Tuscan countryside.  
This mixture provides a marvelous sense of peace and tranquillity. 

Below the tallest tower of the Castle is the sixteenth century chapel designed by Baldassarre Peruzzi, one of the most renowned architects of his time who worked both in Siena and Rome and also contributed to the renovation of the Castle. 

For your honeymoon stay in the elegant  “Limonaia” apartments!

See one of our weddings at this castle!  http://www.distinctiveitalyweddings.com/blog/2015/09/a-fairy-tale-castle-wedding-in-tuscany-alina-and-shawn/

 

Additional Info

  • Key Features:

    The castle can host up to 180 guests depending on the layout and use of the spaces. 

    The Limonaia (Greenhouse) Apartments
    The “Limonaia”, so called because it was used as a winter shelter for the lemon trees, which still decorate and perfume the Italian garden. It has been converted to apartments which can accommodate up to 10 people.   It is the ideal place to immerse oneself in peace and silence and is an excellent starting point for visiting the nearby places of interest such as Siena, Monteriggioni, Chianti, Florence and other lesser-known but extremely interesting destinations.

    It has recently been completely restored, preserving its original characteristics but allowing guests to enjoy the most modern facilities. 
    From the huge kitchen and spacious living room you have direct access to the garden which is full of roses and pomegranates.  Under the rose covered pergola you can enjoy your meals, read or just sit and take in the beauty and silence that surrounds you.  The infinity swimming pool is situated at the front of the house and overlooks Siena.

    The “Limonaia” offers:
    •    two double rooms with dressing room and en suite bathroom with separate wc
    •    one room with double bed and en suite shower (can also be used with twin beds)
    •    one room with twin beds with bathroom
    •    one study with a sofa bed with wc with washbasin 
    •    air condition in all the bedrooms
    •    restroom on the ground floor
    •    Wi-fi in and around the “Limonaia”
    •    washing machine
    •    kitchen with: dishwasher, oven, microwave, blender, toaster, two refrigerators, cooker hob


    Cleaning service for four hours a day, six days a week is included in the price

  • Weddding Info:

    The chapel can host small symbolic blessing ceremonies, which otherwise can be held outside on the beautiful lawn.

    The spectacular Siena town hall, one of Tuscany's most magnificent civil ceremony venues is available year-round and also holds large numbers.  A variety of historic churches in the vicinity can celebrate Catholic ceremonies.

    Receptions are caterered, there is no restaurant at the castle as this is a private residence.

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 
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

 

Il Borro Relais

Il Borro Relais

The Medici dynasty, the Savoia family and now the Ferragamo family have safeguarded and preserved this precious oasis dedicated to well-being and hospitality. Il Borro is a completely unique, 700 hectares Tuscan estate, enclosing a medieval village. Guests will feel like they have been transported back to another time - where each stone and alleyway seems untouched from centuries past. 

This location in unlike any other, and is the ideal spot for an unforgettable wedding in Tuscany

Il Borro offers a series of exclusive wedding locations, both indoor and outdoor, each more unique than the last. You can choose between a 19th century villa, a Renaissance style Italian garden or an authentic medieval village with narrow cobblestone streets, the possibilities are limitless and the views are unforgettable!

Various reception options are possible, including the superlative Ferragamo Villa, an impressive amphitheatre, and the Borgo et Chateaux;  an 11th century hamlet that can accommodate 160 guests!

At Il Borro we can organize an array of activities and excursions, as well as offering top-notch facilities, such as a wellness spa center and renowned restaurants and bistros. 

Choosing Il Borro for your wedding in Tuscany means that you'll be celebrating in your own private Tuscan village.

Key Features

  • 1 hour and 15 minutes from Florence
  • Total accommodations can sleep up to 150 guests between Ferragamo villa, medieval village and luxury farmhouses/villas – some with private pool 
  • Music limit - outdoor must end by midnight – in the amphitheatre can go beyond midnight.
  • There is a church on site for religious ceremonies
  • Max capacity for receptions -  200 guests
  • Shuttle service throughout the property is available 
  • Outdoor infinity swimming pools, spa and wellness center and antique wine cellars are just some of the luxurious facilities within Il Borro
  • On-site catering from the Bistro or Osteria of Il Borro for smaller events
  • Horseback riding, cooking and yoga classes, hiking, wine tasting, mountain biking and golf at a nearby golf course

See one of our weddings at IL BORRO:

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Romantic Luxury Relais

Romantic Luxury Relais

Timeless! Hidden in the heart of the most glorious part of Tuscany near Siena, this elegant estate is steeped in the history and beauty of the region. The Relais is a tiny hamlet and the perfect venue for an intimate wedding in Tuscany. The venue can host receptions for maximum 40 guests. 

Accommodation is provided in a completely refurbished medieval tower plus four additional buildings all on the same estate. The atmosphere is magical and quintessential Tuscany.

Elegant architecture composed of medieval towers, bucolic gardens and an outdoor swimming pool to soak up the sun, make this romantic getaway an ideal spot for your wedding in Tuscany

You can choose to celebrate your ceremony under the romantic arbor, toast your celebration on the outdoor terrace with a breathtaking panoramic view, and dine al fresco under the stars and fairy lights.

Key Features

  • 45 minutes from Florence
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony or we can bring celebrants to perform a civilly valid ceremony
  • The hamlet has 14 rooms available (doubles, triples and suites) and can sleep up to 37 people
  • Maximum capacity for receptions - 40 people 
  • Music limit - until 12am (midnight)
  • The garden, outdoor terrace and gorgeous villa dining hall are all available to host a ceremony or reception
  • Pool 
  • Less than one hour from Florence, Siena and Pisa
  • Possibility of organizing culinary workshops, Vespa rentals, hot-air balloon rides, wine tasting and many other excursions
  • In-house Tuscan restaurant - serving delicious delicacies paired with wine from the surrounding vineyards
  • Wedding receptions are catered with independent caterers
  • In close proximity to leisure and sport activities such as; horseback riding, tennis courts and luxury golf clubs 
Villa Beatrice

Villa Beatrice

Ascending up the Tuscan hills in the famous Chianti wine region, and entering into this gorgeous estate, you'll be stunned by how the open concept architecture takes advantage of the breath-taking views of the rolling hills. The large terraces and loggia, lush Italian gardens, elegant banquet halls and antique cellars create an ambience of pure bliss. From day to night, guests will have no better setting to catch amazing sunset views and starry night skies,  for an amazing and very elegant wedding in Tuscany

Along with the tower suite, the nearby resort (just five minutes from the villa), offers the bride, groom and guests charming accommodations. Tennis court, swimming pool and on-site lake are just some of the features offered. 

The attention to detail, from the 17th century tower overlooking the flower gardens, to the statues in the loggia, to the decor in the indoor halls, make Villa Beatrice a hilltop paradise. This naturally gifted location will guarantee a memorable wedding in Tuscany

Key Features

  • 50 minutes from Florence
  • It is possible to hold a civil and symbolic ceremony
  • Luxury accommodations (five minutes from the venue) offer private apartments, suites and villas.
  • The bride and groom can stay on-side in the renowned Tower Suite. 
  • Max Capacity - 200 people 
  • Music limit - 1:00am 
  • The villa offers several spaces, both internal and external, including the loggia and terraces, adorned Italian garden and pool, antique cellar, Hall of Roses, Hall of Queen Helen, Hall of Mirrors and Hall of the Fireplace. 
  • Located in the heart of Italy's most famous wine regions, the area is ideal for wine tasting, gastronomic tours, hiking and many other outdoor activities 
Villa Caterina

Villa Caterina

A rural paradise hidden in the Tuscan hills, the 17th century Villa Caterina offers the ultimate in rustic Italian chic. Set within 600 acres of Tuscan olive groves, the entire property is composed of; the main villa, the farmhouse and the cottages - all are perfect to host a large number of guests for your wedding in Tuscany. The villa is famous for its gorgeous Italian gardens which are perfect for an outdoor Tuscany wedding ceremony or reception.

Each indoor hall is unique and adorned with traditional furniture, 17th century frescoes and period accessories. The main indoor hall with stone  vaulted ceilings is perfect for a plan B or for the party and dancing. 

Accommodation is provided in rooms and apartments, each unique!  The villa and estate can sleep about 100 guests.

Ideally located in the heart of Chianti Classico, this area is great for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, jogging, and in the summer months guests can relax by the outdoor swimming pool. If your preference is a wedding in Siena, the villa is only 20 minutes from the great medieval town!

The picturesque Tuscan countryside and one-of-a-kind private villa provide the perfect backdrop for a gorgeous wedding in Tuscany. 

Key Features

  • 1 hour from Florence, 20 minutes from Siena
  • There is a small Catholic chapel on-side for ceremonies
  • Max capacity for receptions - 120 people 
  • Sleeps over 100 people in total. The villa sleeps up to 30 guests, while the farmhouse has room for 56 guests and the cottages (made up of various apartments) can sleep 21 guests
  • Music limit - 1am  - with exclusive use until 2am
  • Various locations around the venue to hold the ceremony and reception. The Wedding Hall, Grey hall and sitting room decorated with antique frescoes are the indoor locations available. The Italian garden and courtyard are beautiful outdoor options
  • Fresh and traditional Tuscan/ Italian catering service
  • The villa produces its own wine and olive oil which can be incorporated into your menu
  • The private Tuscan villa is in close proximity to the most popular cities and towns in the area-  Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Florence, and Arezzo.
Majestic Villa Elisea

Majestic Villa Elisea

Wide-open spaces and multiple indoor and outdoor design options make this Tuscan villa a unique Italian wedding location for a very elegant event. 

A key feature of this venue is its vast park which surrounds the villa with a variety of natural Italian beauty and breathtaking landscapes, including a lake! 

To host your dream wedding in Tuscany, Villa Elisea has various (and beautifully decorated) grand halls available, while the lush gardens and outdoor grounds are furnished with white gazebos and seating, ideal for elegant outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The villa is ideal for larger events and can easily host 200+ guests indoors in a single room thus avoiding the need for a marquee in case of rain.

In addition, the villa’s estate offers its own elegant hotel with rooms and suites that can sleep 90 guests.

The villa is authorized to celebrate civil ceremonies on site!

The strikingly beautiful Tuscan-style villa is the perfect mix of renaissance architecture and natural countryside beauty. Paired with the warm Italian hospitality and surrounded by renowned vineyards, Villa Elisea is a romantic Tuscany wedding destination. 

Key Features

  • 30 minutes from Florence 
  • 90 guests can be accommodated at the on-side hotel, with a wide choice of other hotels in all price ranges nearby
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic and civil ceremony
  • Music Limit - no limit with exclusive use
  • General capacity for indoor receptions – over 500 guests.  Outdoors can manage about 1000!
  • Delicious in-house catering options
  • The Hotel is fully equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, traditional restaurant, and is partnered with an exclusive golf club and the largest spa and wellness center in Florence
  • Minutes away from the historic town of Signa, the famous wine country of Tuscany and other beautiful Tuscan towns 
Arezzo Luxury Hamlet

Arezzo Luxury Hamlet

One of our gems! This is the perfect venue for anyone desiring to host an entire group for several nights in exclusive surroundings and total privacy.

In complete harmony with the surrounding Tuscan countryside, this Arezzo Luxury Hamlet offers everything you would imagine for a romantic wedding in Tuscany surrounded by the colorful hills of Casentino. Encapsulating the beautiful Tuscan countryside, this dreamy retreat allows you to experience authentic Tuscan life in luxurious surroundings

Beautifully secluded in a valley – it is a memorable setting to escape the bustling life of Florence. The Borgo is surrounded by untouched nature, breathtaking hiking trails and Tuscan wildlife. With exclusive villas to rent, a variety of banquet halls - fully equipped to cater – the Arezzo Hamlet is the perfect backdrop to a magnificent wedding in Tuscany. 

The style of the Borgo mixes both old world and new world charm, as the ancient grounds are adorned with famous contemporary art pieces, which acts as an open-air museum. Furnishings are classy and elegant, nothing sub par here as the owners work in the fashion industry.

The villa and neighbouring additional estate offer additional accommodation options - with private villa rentals and suites available. The Borgo works closely with local catering services and has fully equipped facilities to make your special day run seamlessly. 

It is also possible to have the exclusive use for a smaller accommodation in the second estate. In the central area there are 6 apartments + 2 suites (42 rooms, total 94 sleeps), banquet hall, garden and 2 pools.

There are also 2 private villas with pool for each, very luxury accommodation: One with 3 bedrooms and the second with 2 bedrooms.

This hidden countryside escape will ensure that your wedding in Tuscany be private, authentic and filled with unrefined beauty. 

Key Features

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes from Florence, close to Arezzo 
  • Accommodations include: 16 apartments in private houses (70 sleeps) with terracotta tile floors, exposed beams, well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms
  • In addition there is the adjoining estate which sleeps up to 94 guests in apartments. Again very high level accommodation with kitchens.
  • 2 private luxury villas each with private pool are also available.
  • 2 swimming pools, wellness, fitness center and tennis court 
  • Max Capacity - 200+ guests for events 
  • Music Limit - no limit
  • A variety of areas for reception include: Italian Garden, Panoramic Terrace, various gazebos, and the two halls of the Borgo and the adjoining estate 
  • Ideally located near Arezzo and other Tuscan villages
  • A second estate is also available providing an additional 94 sleeps with apartments, private villas, gardens and 2 pools
Borgo Le Contesse

Borgo Le Contesse

In a valley surrounded by a beautiful hilly landscape, you'll find a luxury hamlet - encompassed by lush gardens and flowers. This venue is a jewel and impeccably maintained – an idyllic setting for a wedding in Tuscany.

This countryside retreat is a tranquil and serene venue to hold a breathtaking wedding in Cortona’s backyard. Cortina is one of the most famous Tuscan towns with art galleries, boutiques and outstanding restaurants.

With award winning accommodations, spa services and an unbeatable landscape, guests will never want to leave this little piece of Tuscan paradise. Indoor and outdoor locations are available to hold the ceremony and reception. From grand halls to large, open green gardens, Borgo Le Contesse offers many options. 

The suites are spectacular and luxurious – all with Jacuzzis and furnished impeccably.

Very high quality cuisine is provided by the in-house restaurant who will create a memorable menu for your special day. 

The all exclusive amenities and the location combined make it the perfect escape for an unforgettable wedding in Tuscany.

Key Features

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes from Florence, just a few minutes from Cortona
  • 15 rooms in total including spa suites and deluxe and double cottages
  • The deluxe spa suites measure 65 square meters. There is a superb exclusive deluxe spa over two floors measuring 85 square meters. All ground floor suites have access to a private garden.
  • In room spa suites offer exclusive amenities such as Crystal Turkish Baths, multi-sensory showers, aromatherapy, Cromo therapy, music therapy and Jacuzzi tubs
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony or we can bring officiants on site for civil
  • Music limit -  no limit with exclusive use
  • Max capacity for receptions - 100 people including large capacity back up plan in case of rain
  • In-house restaurant providing excellent Italian wedding menus
  • Grand gardens, outdoor swimming pool and golf course nearby 
  • The retreat offers various exclusive services such as; car rental service, personal trainers available, limousine service, laundry service, bike rentals, concierge service and much more
  • Possibility of organizing wine tours and tastings, culinary classes, guided tours and excursions and many other activities
Relais Donatello

Relais Donatello

A 14th century Italian Hamlet positioned perfectly between the renaissance city - Florence and the world famous wine region - Chianti. With terracotta roofs and grand arched windows, this classic Tuscan mini village is the ultimate destination for a wedding in Tuscany, a true Villa Resort. Amidst a breath-taking green landscape and surrounded by olive groves, you can bet that every angle of Relais Donatello acts as a picture perfect wedding backdrop. 

The wedding ceremony can take place between 3 different locations on the property: the main villa garden, the courtyard or the intimate field next to the main swimming pool. The most ideal place to hold the reception would be in the stunning restaurant garden, among many other options within the hamlet. 

The recently restored Relais Donatello is rich with history, the perfect place for olive oil and wine tasting, and an overall romantic Tuscan experience. This hamlet offers you the opportunity to host your wedding in your own authentic town in Toscana.

Key Features

  • 30 minutes from the Florence Airport
  • Max capacity for receptions - 60 people
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony
  • Music limit - by10:30 pm- No limit for indoor music (Ancient Olive press living room)
  • Accommodations - 18 double rooms and 2 single rooms spread out between 5 different buildings – The Villa, Fattoria, Bottega, Frantoio and the Studio
  • The Hamlet features 2 swimming pools, spa offering message therapy, Turkish baths and the hamlet’s own restaurant
  • Wine and olive oil tastings can be organized on-site, as well as many other gastronomic tours, cooking classes, mountain biking, lakeside fishing, horseback riding and hot air balloon excursions 
  • Minimum stay requirement which varies depending on the month of the year
Castello Federico - Siena

Castello Federico - Siena

The Castello Federico is a towering 13th century castle shaped as a hamlet and is surrounded by 5 hectares of pristinely manicured English gardens. The highly coveted castle has won various awards for its stunning landscape and unique atmosphere. Guests will be awestruck by the elegant authentic medieval decor and architecture. 

The landscape changes with the seasons, making this venue the perfect Tuscan wedding location all year round. The English gardens are so grand, that they are broken up into four smaller gardens', all having unique qualities that work as ideal spots for the ceremony and reception. 

 

Giardino delle Scuderie: boasts a water feature in the center surrounded by lemon trees, ideal for cutting the cake or an 'al fresco' dinner. 

Giardino della Loggia: shaped as an amphitheater can work as a main entrance for the guests, that will make a stunning first impression.  

Giardino della Piscina: features a salt water swimming pool and the Giardino delle Magnolie: a vast space separated from the others, perfect for a firework display, pic-nics or playground for children. 

Inside, the castle is filled with furniture hand crafted by local artisans, and antiques collected over centuries. With elegant guest rooms inside the castle as well as in the refurbished farmhouse, Castello Federico will make for the most charming wedding in Tuscany

Key Features

  • 1 hr and 15 minutes from the Florence Airport
  • Max capacity for receptions - 300 people (indoors as well!)
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony or we can bring a civil celebrant to the castle
  • Music limit - outdoors by midnight and indoors by 1:00am, extra fee per hour allows you to extend the timing
  • Accommodations up to 30 people, 16 in the castle and 14 in the farmhouse cottage
  • The vast outdoor gardens and regal banquet halls are all available to use for the reception or ceremony
  • Outdoor salt water swimming pool, hydro-massage beds and solarium are all available
  • Around the castle it is possible to organize various tours to neighbouring UNESCO heritage sites, towns, food and wine tastings and cooking classes 
Borgo Jacopo

Borgo Jacopo

Imagine having your dream wedding in Tuscany in the heart of the rolling hills, vineyards and stunning landscape. This dreamy hamlet in Chianti is an idyllic setting in the very heart of wine country.

From the Borgo Jacopo you have a view speckled with ancient Tuscan towns, majestic cypress trees and green-gold hills. This is the ideal location to indulge in world-renowned culture and traditions and incorporate them into your own dream Tuscan wedding. The Borgo offers exclusive spa services and cuisine made with its own fresh and local products so that you and your guests will have the most authentic Tuscan experience. The Borgo’s farm spreads over almost 500 hectares – including vineyards and olive groves. With a nearby winery, it is possible to organize wine tastings, or even have your Tuscan wedding reception in the antique cellar.

Key Features

  • Located 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Florence Airport
  • Max capacity for receptions – 200 people
  • The Relais has 58 rooms and suites (sleeps at least 116 guests) equipped with modern comforts offering breathtaking views of the Borgo and the surrounding countryside. All rooms have their own character and style that will make guests feel like they have stepped back into the Middle Ages
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony or we can bring a civil celebrant directly to the venue
  • Surrounding gardens, outdoor terrace, indoor banquet hall and wine cellar are all gorgeous options for a truly Tuscan wedding
  • The Borgo’s spa offers various services to rejuvenate and relax guests
  • Located near Siena, there is easy access to museums, vineyards, gastronomical tours and famous nearby towns such as San Gimigano
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


Umbria

Borgo Tancredi

Borgo Tancredi

One of our favorite Umbria venues – with that special touch of magic everyone dreams of when looking for a destination wedding in Italy! There’s no better place to view the rolling green countryside of Umbria than at Borgo Tancredi; an ancient hamlet situated on top of a high hill with a spectacular 360 degree view over the Niccone Valley.  This truly enchanting hamlet is perfectly located to host an elegant wedding in Umbria. There is an air of enchantment about this hamlet – full of character and history. 

The hamlet is composed of various guest houses and apartments, all beautifully an individually refurbished with antique furniture. The magnificent views and perfectly maintained grounds offer many different spaces to host both a ceremony as well as a reception.  

You have a choice over the various areas of the hamlet to design your dream wedding in Umbria including the ancient olive groves, the romantic, ivy adorned courtyard, the antique Chapel with open fireplace and frescoed walls and the pool area with its amazing views, especially for a dance floor! 

Choosing Borgo Tancredi ensures that your celebration will be different each moment and day. The variety of the unique spaces make this a perfect location for a 2 or 3 day celebration. 

Key Features

  • Located 1 hour from the Perugia Airport 
  • Music limit – outdoors until midnight, indoors until later
  • Max capacity for receptions – 60 people
  • Symbolic ceremony or we can bring a civil celebrant to celebrate directly on location
  • Each property offers superior comfort, spanning over 5 historic buildings, sleeping 26 people in total 
  • Outdoor pool area open in the summer months 
  • Perfected located on the Tuscan –Umbrian border to visit surrounding towns, local markets and vineyards
Magical Abbey with Park

Magical Abbey with Park

Step in to history…….and come and discover one of Umbria’s gems!

What could be more unique than celebrating your wedding in Umbra in an 8th Century former Abbey?

Whether you’re dreaming of a joyous religious ceremony in a historic chapel, or a jaw droppingly beautiful outdoor vow exchange surrounded by mountains and breathtaking views; this Magical Abbey has so many options for an idyllic wedding in Umbria. It is a stunning haven nestled in the green heart of this beautiful region.

The focal point of the venue is its magnificent Romanesque cloister with colonnade; perfect for a set up of long imperial tables. At night the atmosphere is truly unforgettable lit by candles and tea lights!

Your guests will start their celebration outdoors in the main park, with an hour long aperitivo enjoying specialty local cuisine and taking in the panoramic views.

The architecture is one of a kind with many unique corners to take advantage of for each moment of your wedding day.

With exclusive wellness offerings like ‘mother nature’ walks, yoga, massages and more, guests (and especially the bride and groom) can relax and take in some of Italy’s most coveted countryside.

Key Features

  • Located 1 hour and 50 minutes from the Rome Fiumicino International Airport
  • Max capacity for receptions – 190 people
  • Music limit – no limit 
  • The Abbazia has 22 room and sleeps up to 50 people and there are additional accommodations nearby
  • The entire Abbazia is furnished with antique furniture is a classic rustic chic Umbrian style
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic and a religious ceremony
  • Exclusive rooms and inner spaces are at your disposal: the Romanesque cloister, the smaller cloister from the 15th century, the lounge or the garden
  • There’s an ancient onsite chapel where a romantic religious ceremony can take place
  • The Abbazia offers nature walks, yoga, massages and many other wellbeing services
  • Perfectly located to reach many Umbrian and Tuscan towns, wine tasting, gastronomical experiences and more
Borgo San Martino

Borgo San Martino

A medieval jewel, hidden amongst the Natural Park of Mount Tezio, typical Umbrian vineyards and ancient olive groves, you'll find this lovely hamlet: Borgo San Pietro, an elegant and authentically rustic village that has been fully updated without sacrificing its history. 

Imagine your wedding in Umbria in your own private village nestled in the Italian countryside, the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable day. Your reception can be held under the stars in the main square.

The rustic-chic borgo has been expertly restored and offers several beautiful reception rooms and open areas to choose from: the garden, the square, the court and the various banquet halls, all have with different floor plans that are linked together. Each space can be multipurpose and arranged with different themes depending on how you wish to organize your Umbria wedding.

Inside the main building, there is a small Baroque Church, perfect for even the most intimate weddings. 

For full exclusivity, you have the option to rent out the entire village, where your guests can relax in their own private Italian hamlet, complete with amenities such as swimming pool, food and wine tours and outdoor activities. 

This is the ideal place to forget about the outside world and create your own exclusive Umbria wedding oasis in the bucolic countryside. 

Key Features

  • 2 hours and 30 minutes from Rome Fiumicino International Airport, 1 hour and 50 minutes from the Florence Airport
  • Located only 10 minutes away from Perugia's historic center and 20 minutes from Assisi and Lake Trasimeno.
  • 10 charming and refurbished apartments available to accommodate up to 48 people
  • Max capacity for events - 350 people
  • It is possible to hold a civil, religious and symbolic ceremony
  • Variety of luxury amenities, including; Turkish baths and sauna, outdoor swimming pool, spa and fitness center- offering many services and treatments, hairdresser and much more
  • Music limit - with exclusivity, there are no limits!
  • Nearby there are a variety of activities, including a golf course, lake for fishing, walking tours of the Natural Park of Mount Tezio, horseback riding, local food and wine tasting tours.
Castello di Martano

Castello di Martano

A unique medieval castle dating back to 962 CE, the Castello di Martano is a luxurious ancient haven that will leave guests in awe. With exclusive access to the castle, possibilities for a one-of-a-kind wedding in Umbria are limitless. 

Castello di Martano is one of the few private properties in Umbria where the Mayor will conduct a civil ceremony. The event can be celebrated within the stunning Hamlet surrounded by medieval walls, the enchanting stone halls of the castle with vaulted ceilings or in the Olive Tree Park with views over the Martani hills. If you opt for a religious ceremony, a historic church nearby is also available. 

The castle's own catering service from its first class restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients to create the most memorable wedding menus for your Umbria wedding reception.

As for the areas available; there are various indoor and outdoor spaces, such as the Imperial Hall, Stone Halls and Firehouse Hall - all with high vaulted ceilings and rustic stone walls. Outdoors there's the Pavilion with an outdoor pool, as well as the luscious Flower Cloister - a stunning Italian garden filled with roses, hydrangeas and fragrant lavender. 

Guests can be pampered in the spa, which takes its inspiration from ancient Roman baths, or kick back in the gorgeous restaurant and wine cellar.

A completely authentic Italian castle experience, located in the region often referred to as the 'green heart' of Italy, Castello di Martano is the perfect location for an enchanting wedding in Umbria. 

Key Features

  • 1 hour from the Rome Fiumicino International Airport 
  • There are 12 suites available that can accommodate 28 people. 
  • Room types include; suites, deluxe suites, junior suites and classic rooms, all furnished to amplify the regal atmosphere of the historic Italian castle
  • Music Limit - Outdoors by 2:00am and indoors - no limit
  • Maximum capacity - 240 people
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic, civil and religious ceremony
  • Many adorned indoor banquet halls and the vast grounds of the castle are all available for wedding receptions and ceremonies 
  • The castle has an array of luxury amenities such as the spa and wellness center offering a variety of treatments in the refurbished ancient castle areas, outdoor pool, gourmet restaurant, wine tasting tours and much more
  • It is possible to book the castle exclusively for your wedding
Castello San Pietro

Castello San Pietro

An enchanted world, steps away from Assisi and Perugia, Castello San Pietro is the perfect place to celebrate a luxury wedding in Umbria. The castle is a 14th century fortress, nestled in the tranquil Umbrian countryside. Its open parks and gardens overlooking Assisi are magnificent locations for a wedding or celebration, as well as the beautiful banquet hall,‘Sala Limonaia’. The castle has various ornate halls and rooms available that can be customized for any celebration.  With lots of room for guests and a top-notch catering service, this luxury Italian castle will make any dream Italian wedding, into a reality. 

Anyone dreaming of planning a wedding in Umbria will fall in love with this castle’s setting.  The views are simply out of this world, dominating the countryside.  Flowers bloom everywhere – enchantment reigns!

Key Features

  • 2 hours from Florence, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Rome Fiumicino International Airport
  • 20 rooms (maximum 50 guests) including classic and junior suites, and suites with different arrangements for each room 
  • Additional accommodation nearby
  • Minimum 2 nights required for exclusive use
  • Capacity for receptions – 280 people
  • Music limit – no limit with exclusive use, otherwise no limits if only indoors
  • Facilities include; restaurant, spa, tennis court, swimming pool and 50 acre park
  • White canopied outdoor lounge, indoor castle banquet hall and stunning outdoor garden are all ideal wedding locations 
  • Option of exclusive ‘couples’ spa use, and various other luxury spa treatments available
  • Gourmet catering using only fresh and seasonal products from the Castello’s restaurant 
Castello le Torri

Castello le Torri

Exchange your Italy wedding vows in the unique atmosphere of two magical luxury medieval castles - nature, tradition, and exclusivity all make for a breathtaking venue.  

This is undoubtedly one of the finest wedding locations in Umbria. 

A 1500-acre private estate and nature reserve enclose 2 medieval castles, small lakes and a working farm, located in the Northern Tiber Valley in Umbria. All the castles are fitted with the finest luxury décor, and are sure to make you feel like royalty. With a world-class collection of exquisitely restored castles, gardens, towers and park options to choose from, there are endless options to customize your dream wedding in Umbria.

The suites and rooms are luxurious and furnished with the very best amenities.

The two main castles offer completely unique options, one castle has accommodation, the other is for receptions only.

Key Features

  • 2 hours and 15 minutes from Rome Fiumicino International Airport, 1 hour and 50 minutes from Florence Airport
  • Up to 30 guests for sleeping with extra guest accommodations at nearby hotels
  • Luxury level!
  • The hotel accommodations in the first castle offers 7 bedrooms with 7 ensuite bathrooms + 2 guest bathrooms (max 15 beds), and the nearby tower has 4 apartments + 1 single bedroom: 8 bedrooms + 5 bathrooms (max 15 beds)
  • Music limit - outside limit by midnight (12am)
  • Capacity for receptions - 110 people 
  • 2 medieval castles available to use for wedding ceremonies and receptions - as well as the historic park, gardens with a view over the Tiber Valley and pool area 
  • Gazebo
  • It is possible to hold a symbolic ceremony or a civil ceremony
  • Various amenities such as; shops, bars, restaurants, sports centers, horseback riding, golf course, tennis court are all minutes away
  • 30 minutes drive to Assisi and Tuscany
  • On-premises billiards, table tennis, mountain bikes, stone BBQ, children’s playground, yoga mats, and an 18th century church
  • Access to the private1500- acre Estate, with walking and biking trails, picnic areas, small lakes and farm.
  • On site concierge can arrange transportation, including pickups from nearby train stations (Perugia, Foligno, Chiusi), and from central Italy airports (Umbria international airport, Rome airports, Florence, Bologna and Pisa airports)
La Badia

La Badia

La Badia di Orvieto 

Dreaming of a wedding in Umbria? La Badia is one of a kind! Qualifying as the oldest hotel in Italy, the historic La Badia di Orvieto offers unique hospitality, breathtaking landscapes and ancient art filled (but strategically restored) hotel and event venue. The former Benedictine Abbey dates back to 1100, and is internationally known as a medieval marvel. With classically furnished antique rooms adorned with 14th century frescos, an on-site 12th century Romanesque church and tower with a view of the stunning Orvieto cliff, the Badia makes for a rare and romantic Italian wedding location. 

Receptions can be held outside under the ancient ruins of gothic arches and magnificent views of the surrounding hills.  At night with fairy lights and candles the atmosphere is electrifying!

Receptions will enjoy top quality cuisine, the restaurant is listed in various guides including Michelin.

An idyllic setting for anyone planning a destination wedding in Umbria.

Key Features

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes from Rome Fiumicino International Airport
  • 22 rooms and 5 suites available (54 beds in total) overlooking the courtyards of the ancient abbey and the beautiful Italian countryside
  • It is possible to hold a Catholic ceremony in the church on the property
  • Top quality amenities – restaurant, tennis court, swimming pool and hotel bar
  • Music limit – no time limit with exclusive use –for restaurant use only, the limit is until midnight (12am)
  • Various places to hold the reception; the large restaurant serving traditional Umbrian cuisine, the antique lounge, and the ‘Chapter Room’ – a hall that faces the Orvieto Cathedral 
  • Activities and excursions organized by the hotel; wine and olive oil tastings in the countryside, visits to archeological sites and nature and sport tours
  • Near to the beautiful natural thermal spas and parks of the Waters of Upper Lazio and Tuscany
  • Minutes away from the town center of Orvieto
  • Less than 2 hours from Florence, Rome, Siena and many other famous Italian cities


Veneto

Verona Palace & Gardens

Verona Palace & Gardens

In the very heart of the city's historic center, this noble residence is a gorgeous location for a wedding ceremony and reception in Verona.  It is possible to hold a legally binding civil ceremony on the property, either outside in the wonderful gardens or in one of the stunning grand halls.  The Palazzo dates back to the 1700's and its interiors are decorated with elaborate frescoes, carvings and stuccoes by famous artists such as Filippo Maccari (1725-1800), Francesco Lorenzi (1723-1787) and Lorenzo Pavia (1741-1764).  Arches and majestic doorways create a regal atmosphere. 

But we are particularly entranced by the amazing gardens - which viewed from the upper balconies are enchanting.  You would never imagine upon entering that such a wide, green expanse could be hidden behind the palazzo's gates.  The gardens are ideal for outdoor ceremonies, cocktails or a reception.  And if that were not enough, adjacent to the gardens are the ancient cellars -perfect for dancing the night away to your heart's content with wonderful acoustics.  In short, this palace has everything you could ever desire for a royal wedding!

Magnificent Castle

Magnificent Castle

For a fairytale Italian wedding this Magnificent Castle is one of the most amazing locations we have to offer! 

Built on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Valmareno valley and blessed  by the mild climate of the hills of Treviso, the Magnificent Castle is one of the finest examples of redevelopment of the Italian historic – artistic heritage and one of the grandest castles in Europe.  This is a grand, yet affordable location in view of the fact that there is no rental fee to hold a wedding event at the castle.  Guests can arrive via the panoramic funicular! 

The castle is in a medieval village, in the heart of the hills of the Prosecco Veneto vineyards, between Venice and the Dolomites.  The natural surroundings are truly breathtaking. It is surrounded by a beautiful park, and is also a luxury hotel offering 80 elegant rooms, suites and apartments located in three different settings, a Spa & Beauty Farm, a sophisticated restaurant, a family pizza restaurant as well as pubs, wine cellars and wine bars.

A gorgeous, recently restructured villa belonging to the castle is available for weddings and private parties. The castle also offers a thematic museum of the eighteenth-century and a beautiful Catholic church of San Martino for your catholic wedding ceremony.

Grand Castle & Hamlet

Grand Castle & Hamlet

Location: The castle is a half hour from Treviso International Airport serviced by Ryan Air. The Venice airport is under one and a half hours away.

Constructed during the Middle Ages this is one of the great castles of Northern Italy and also one of the largest. Inside its hamlet are a stunning palace, church and ruins enclosed by medieval walls. The castle has been enriched throughout the centuries by some of the finest artists creating an atmosphere of elegance and beauty. It is also impeccably managed by family and staff in every detail. The palace was added later during the 18th century by the ambitious Count Odoardo, to compete with the nobility of Venice and to display his power and wealth. The palace is endowed with an elegant marble stairway with banisters decorated with stone statues, while the two back wings hold a small courtyard with terraced gardens. 

This is a truly splendid location for a very exclusive wedding in Italy. The ancient village and the views of the castle, with the churches of San Giovanni and Santa Croce and the Turris Magna dominating the hill, are the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies, special evenings, parties and banquets. The gorgeous natural landscape surrounding the hill is the ideal background for a memorable destination wedding in Italy. The endless possibilities offered by the natural scenario surrounding the castle make it the ideal location for your wedding photos and for a symbolic wedding ceremony. The spacious frescoed halls furnished with antiques and works of art will be a delight to discover for you and your guests. 

Vineyards and woods, pastures and meadows... the manes of horses stream freely in the air, while cows graze undisturbed with their calves. The farm that surrounds the castle is a happy and rare island, with an invaluable ecosystem. The family offers today the opportunity of spending your free moments in the houses they own on the hills, with wine tours. The ancient farmhouses dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries have come back to life after careful restoration work and with their comfortable furniture constitute today the ideal location for relaxing vacations or overnight stays far from the noise of the city.


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