If you were waiting for the best moment to plan your italian wedding without spending a fortune, you should get moving because the time is now!
Luxury villas, mediaval castles and charming hamlets immersed in vineyards and olive trees or located in the gentle tuscan hills are trying to fill up their 2014 calendar at discounted prices. The below 3 locations just gave us their 2014 availabilities with special offers on their wedding renting fees and … first come, first serve!
Villa Siena 2
This beautiful estate (Villa Siena 2) is nestled in the heart of Chianti Classico and includes a magnificent 17th century villa and a farm. It is set within a lovely Italian garden, lemon trees, olive groves and tall cypress trees. The pool is located amongst the olive grove with sweeping views of the tuscan countryside. The peaceful, relaxed environment, the picturesque Tuscan countryside and unique frescoed villa provides the perfect backdrop for capturing each special memory of your day. The possibility to accommodate your entire party, family, and friends for all the wedding festivities is surly a plus. The proximity to all the most popular cities and towns (Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, and Arezzo) makes it a truly ideal Tuscan destination. Here is the Italian garden where you can organise a beautiful symbolic ceremony.
If you are looking for a more traditional experience, you should then consider Castle Florence 5. This estate includes a 12th century castle, a wine cellar, 3 villas with private pools available for short to weekly stays, various apartments and a restaurant located in the tuscan countryside 25 minutes from Florence. They produce high quality products such as wine, extra virgin olive oil and pure saffron. On request they can also organize wine and oil tours in their 900 year old castle cellars.
The villas are all self catering (2 large villas for 14 people and then a villa broken up into apartments for a max of 50 guests yet you are not required to take the whole estate). In the private castle is possible to hold a cocktail hour (in the garden or courtyard). The wedding reception dinner can be organized in their restaurant with a panoramic terrace. You could literally take over the entire estate with your guests.
Overlooking the remarkable tuscan countryside Villa Volterra 1 still has few availabilities for 2014. This 17th century building where Napoleon has been staying during his time in Italy can accommodate up to 30/40 guests and it is rented exclusively as a whole. The maximum privacy is guaranteed by the 3 hectares of delightful and well-tended park that surround the property.
It would be perfect to have your ceremony on the lawn, the buffet aperitif under the pergola by the pool or in the courtyard in front of the façade of the villa, and the seated meal either on the lawns or in the banqueting hall of the villa. Ideal for parties from 20 to 80. Some advantages: landscaped gardens for symbolic blessings, private catholic consacrated chapel for small ceremonies (up to 20 people) and no time restrictions for evening parties.
Let the dream begin……….