For your Destination Wedding in Tuscany I love work with Villa le Piazzole, located at 2,5 km from Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge of Florence and 7 minutes from the train station of Florence. It stays at the corner between the classic itineraries for walking-tours on the hills. Near the centre of the city but enjoys silence and relax of Nature. Fantastic combination!
Florence, romantic frame for wedding, opens its place of worship for your religious ceremony; Catholic or Anglican churches (and not only) and the synagogue for the Jewish marriages. If you prefer, I can book among many halls where we can organize a civil ceremony, from "red hall" of Palazzo Vecchio to the "Garden of roses". Otherwise, you can choose for the symbolic ceremony, that we can plan directly at the Villa. I wrote an in depth article about the fixed cost to get married in Florence.
KEELY & BEN, destination wedding in Florence
At Villa le Piazzole, you and your guests can choose how many days you can stay; it's not obligatory rent the venue for the whole week! Like Italian Wedding Planner & Designer, I work very well in this wedding venue, where you can live a unique experience, also thanks to its staff. You can decide also to rent the spaces only for the reception and not the rooms for the accommodation.
The landscape is breathless; not only the beauty of the city like the Duomo Cathedral, Fiesole and the Certosa of Florence but also all countryside with olives trees, cypresses and vineyards. You and your guests can take in exclusive the Villa per how many days you prefer and with this solution there aren't extra costs for the reception (excluding catering, of course) that we can plan wherever you wish.
There are 14 rooms, all with bath and kitchen corner, where who wants can cooking. Any room has a king size bed and also, for the family and close friends, there is a king size bed-sofa that can be opened. There is also a commune hall, where you can stay together during the breakfast, and in case you prefer the dinner or lunch cooked by the Villa's Chef; it's very intimate, familiar and useful also for the disabled. All together can use freely the gym corner, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, wireless connection and the heated pool opened from April to October.
You know what I thing about wedding packages, because any wedding is unique as the bride, and in the Villa there are many spaces where we can choose where organize what you prefer:
- Orangerie, for lunch or dinner for the wedding day.
- Pool, for lunch, dinner or for the appetizer and welcome cocktail.
- Terrace in "cotto fiorentino" with an iron gazebo, where we can organize appetizer, or symbolic ceremony.
- Amphitheatre, for the appetizer, dance, symbolic ceremony, lunch or dinner.
- Cellar wine, for appetizer.
- Vineyard for the symbolic ceremony or photo shooting.
We can also organize for you and your guests different activities for your stay.
- Tours around Chianti to see Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Greve in Chianti…
- Tours with old "500" fiat
- "Pestaggio" - Beating the grape
- Wine and oil tasting
- Make a pizza and cook it in the ancient own
In Florence I love work also with another wonderful wedding venue: Villa Cora located at only few steps from Piazza Michelengelo, with a breathless view of all Florence. If you want see about what I'm speaking, looking at the wedding of Sarah and Matthew...