Specializing in destination weddings in Tuscany, I have worked at some of the area’s most visually stunning wedding venues and have a whole host that I recommend to my clients. From regal villas to boutique hotels, here are five luxury wedding venues in Tuscany that will catch your eye…
A real showstopper of a wedding venue, Villa Cora in Florence is the epitome of grandeur and elegance. Along with its striking ‘Hall of Mirrors’, each floor has been designed in a different style. From baroque décor to the classy pool area, this regal location is made for the couple who want nothing but luxury for their Italian wedding. It’s close to the city centre and certainly has that ‘city chic’ vibe – stylish, high-end and rich with history. There is space for 100 guests to wine, dine and celebrate, as well as sumptuous on-site accommodation for your loved ones to enjoy.
Belmond Villa San Michele
The definition of modern luxury, Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence offers splendour in abundance. A show-stopping hotel and 14th century villa, it is part of the Belmond collection where you can expect sspectacular scenery, first-class service and an unforgettable celebration. This historic villa perches on the hills with jaw-dropping views across various levels. Their in-house restaurant serves exquisite food which can be enjoyed by your friends and family on their terrace – you’ll find it hard to picture a more perfect scene for your special day.
Borgo San Felice
For couples who want an Italian wedding venue with a touch of country charm, look no further than Borgo San Felice, a stone’s throw from Siena. This magnificent country estate has several outdoor spaces which have been well designed, along with rooms for 120 guests to stay overnight. It’s made for a large wedding (you may need a marquee in case of very large events) in a relaxed yet luxurious countryside setting. You’ll feel at home almost straightaway here, while the accommodation and scenery will make you never want to leave.
Located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Castello Banfi is set near the famous Montalcino, south of Siena and near the Val D’orcia area. It’s unique, luxurious and a wedding venue like no other. They are now part of the prestigious Relais & Chateau group, so you can relax knowing that you’ll receive fantastic service and brilliant food. The venue is renowned for its famous winery – take it from us, you cannot miss a wine tasting here! They have space for over 100 guests for both indoor and outdoor weddings – the choice is yours! This luxury boutique hotel has everything you need for the perfect Italian wedding in Tuscany.
Let me introduce you to Il Borro, home to the Ferragamo family estate situated in the Valdarno area. A vast estate made up of a medieval hamlet, luxury villa and collection of charming farmhouses, they have space for nearly 200 guests. While they do have an onsite restaurant and bistro, they also welcome you to bring in your own caterer on your wedding day, while a marquee is recommended if you are planning a big wedding. This incredible Italian wedding venue offers an experience for you and your loved ones, with artisan shops, wine galleries, horse riding and so much more – there is no chance of your friends and family getting bored here!
Italy, and Tuscany in particular, is home to many beautiful and luxurious wedding venues, so if you have something specific in mind make sure you get in touch with me to find out more.