A short guide to wedding venues in Tuscany: types and advice

The topic we are going to talk about is one of the most important elements that you need to check off your wedding to-do list from the very beginning: the wedding venue!

Types of wedding venues in Tuscany

What type of wedding venue in Tuscany do you dream of? In our region, you can find many different solutions: from charming farmhouses to romantic castles, from historic villas to 5-star luxury hotels.

Exclusive wedding venues are spread throughout the territory from the beach to the hills, in the north and in the south. Choosing the right venue is imperative for a well-planned and personalized wedding. So, we want to share a short guide to all the main types of wedding venues in Tuscany.

Tuscan farmhouses

A Tuscan farmhouse is a charming solution for couples who are looking for a casual and intimate wedding celebration. Consider renting a farmhouse for the week and turn your destination wedding into a truly memorable vacation with your loved ones, can be like a fairytale.

Family and friends can enjoy an array of activities that many farmhouses offer, like cooking classes, bike tours, hiking and cheese tastings. A Tuscan farmhouse, usually surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, is a fantastic setting for a country-chic wedding, with rustic decorations using natural elements like wood, branches and wildflowers.

Historic villas

A historic villa in Tuscany is suitable for formal events, while still maintaining a romantic mood. Villas are usually regal, as they were once (or still are) private residences of the upper class or even of clergymen like cardinals and popes. Most villas in the region date back to the Renaissance, thought is possible to find everything from medieval to 18th or 19th-century styles.

Many villas boast gorgeous Italian gardens, perfect for a post-ceremony aperitif or dinner. Often, they offer stunning views over hills or art cities, perfect for gazing at the sunset. A villa is certainly a great choice for couples looking for a naturally elegant wedding venue.

Romantic castles

A Tuscan castle is the top of romance. What better way to celebrate a marriage than in an ancient castle, just like a true princess? A castle wedding is usually formal and elegant. Crumbling stone, wishing wells, majestic staircases and panoramic terraces are just some of the features of a castle in Tuscany.

Whether you choose to get married in a castle near Florence, in the hills of Siena and Chianti, or near the seaside, you and your guests will never forget its magical atmosphere!

Luxury hotels

Though not the first choice that comes to mind, luxury hotels are a great venue choice. Every 5-star hotel you can find in Tuscany takes care of your every whim, cuddling you with thermal spas, pool tables, big libraries together with starred restaurants and luxurious interiors.

Many of them are placed inside restored villas ensuring you do not miss out on the typical Tuscan atmosphere. Modern accommodations and facilities are granted. Luxury hotels can have a more rustic mood, but usually represent a formal environment, perfect for elegant events.

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