Wedding in Florence: the top luxury venues

9 October 2019
Villa Le Corti

Getting married in Florence is the dream of many couples. Tuscany’s capital city is a treasure chest of history, traditions, and culture; a perfect example of Italian style. This is probably why it figures among couples’ favourite wedding destinations! We have selected here 10 among the not-to-be-missed villas, estates, hotels, and b&bs, for whoever dreams of a luxury wedding in Florence. And, if on that occasion you need a wedding videographer, don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

Villa Le Corti

Villa Le Corti

Villa Le Corti, the Corsini family’s historic estate, is located in the Chianti rural region. Can you think of a place where Tuscan hills, vineyards, and olive groves blend in with the history of one of the oldest and most renowned Italian families? Villa Le Corti is that place.

The estate consists of a square-shaped Renaissance villa with an inner central courtyard surrounded by a stunning arched loggia. The courtyard gives access to Sala delle Donne, Sala dei Titoli, Sala Clemente XII, Salone a Tramontana. A vast park, composed of Italian style geometric flowerbeds, secular cypress trees, and a large lawn, surrounds the estate.

The ancient wine cellar is unique in its kind. Built on three levels, it dates back to the 17th century and is still there that today’s wine is produced.

Located only 30 minutes away from Florence, Villa Le Corti is an authentic must for those couples who are in love with Tuscany!

 

Villa di Lilliano

Villa di Lilliano

Located only 14km south of Florence, Villa di Lilliano lies right at the heart of Chianti’s hills. It’s an ancient family estate and a perfect example of Tuscan lifestyle. Its terraced gardens, courtyards, swimming pools, and more than 70-hectares vineyards and olive groves, make Villa di Lilliano just the dream wedding venue.

The estate consists of six finely renovated houses. Each of them represents the typical country lodge. Casa La Corte offers the experience of living in a typical noble Tuscan home. Its five suites can host up to 12 people. La Corte lies next to Villa Medicea’s gardens and courtyard, close to Limonaia hall, the reception, and the other event venues.

La Torre offers, instead, five separate mansions. It owes its name to the fact that the building was once a watchtower, later transformed into a convent and, finally, into a luxury refuge. Its walls have retained its beauty for ten centuries!

 

Villa Corsini

Villa Corsini

The history of Villa Corsini in Mezzomonte dates back to the late Middle Ages. The building is one of De’ Medici’s last private mansions: it was Lorenzo the Magnificient who bought Villa Corsini in Mezzomonte in 1480. The frescos and decorations were commissioned between 1630 and 1634 by its successive owner, and art patron, Prince Giovan Carlo de’ Medici.

The estate is located only 7km away from the centre of Florence, perfect for those couples looking for an enchanting venue a stone’s throw away from Tuscany’s main city.

 

Villa di Maiano

Villa di Maiano

Dating back to the 15th century, Villa di Maiano is among the most prestigious wedding venues of the whole Tuscany. The reasons? It’s only 5km away from Florence. The scenery is stunning, as the villa is surrounded by the lush green hills dominating the city. Lastly, its ancient rooms and its park are the gems of such authentic treasure.

The majestic Sala degli Arazzi (Tapestry Room), located on the ground floor, is the main hall of the villa. The room is surmounted by a majestic balustrade in Florentine sandstone, and it’s the perfect venue for sumptuous gala dinners and wedding receptions. The villa also hosts the famous Red Lounge, renowned for some scenes of James Ivory’s most famous movie, A room with a view, which were shot there.

Villa Maiano is not only a splendid event venue; it is also a not-to-be-missed touristic spot. Madame Elisabetta Corsini’s private living room, and her collection of ancient dolls, are among its main attractions. Furthermore, its vast library hosts Sir John Temple Leader’s precious books collection. He was Villa Maiano’s third owner and transformed the villa in its own residence.

Villa Maiano is truly the perfect venue for an unforgettable destination wedding!

 

Villa La Vedetta

Hotel Villa La Vedetta

Villa La Vedetta is a romantic Neo-Renaissance villa turned into a 5 stars’ hotel. The estate hosts 18 elegant rooms, and boasts one of the most breath-taking views over Florence. An absolutely unique panorama, especially at night!

Villa La Vedetta is located next to Ponte Vecchio. It is surrounded by an Italian garden and a secular park, a perfect example of how, in Tuscany, history, nature, and culture are all one and the same.

 

Four Season Hotel

Four Seasons Firenze

The Four Season Hotel in Florence is located within Palazzo della Gherardesca, one of the city’s most renowned 15th-century palace, and within the 16th-century convent. Its rooms host some extremely valuable artefacts: friezes, low reliefs, paintings, all finely renovated.

Is there any better venue than the hotel garden, for a perfect wedding in Florence? Its 11-acre garden is Florence’s largest. It was built in the 15th century, and its charming statues, fountains and even a small Ionic temple, still retains today all of its ancient beauty. The modern swimming pool perfectly suits the ambience and enhances its charm.

The banquet can be arranged in the Conventino magnificent ballroom, or on the outdoor terrace. Beauty is anywhere, at Four Seasons!

 

Belmond Villa San Michele

Belmond Villa San Michele

Nestled in the hills overlooking Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele is an authentic masterpiece, a treasure chest of ancient frescos and modern artworks with a panoramic view over the city. The hotel façade is attributed to Michelangelo, the master of the Italian Renaissance.

The hotel was formerly a 15th-century monastery. The Cenacolo room was the monks’ refectory. In 1462 it was decorated with a marvellous fresco representing the Last Supper. Thanks to the simple design, to the large fireplace, and high ceiling, the room is perfect for hosting an elegant cocktail party.

The Belmond has a swimming pool overlooking the Arno Valley and Florence for guests’ all-day relaxation. The gardens are stunning! They were originally planted and manicured by Franciscan monks, and still retain today, after five centuries, the same uncontaminated beauty. The garden is home to a 400-years old wisteria, the only one in Florence to bloom twice a year.

All of this contributes to making Belmond Villa San Michele a dream venue for couples from all over the world, for a destination wedding in Florence!

 

Villa Le Fontanelle

Villa Le Fontanelle

A boutique hotel or, if you prefer, a luxury b&b with a breath-taking view over Florence. We are talking about Villa Le Fontanelle, whose history is simply extraordinary. Cosimo de’ Medici donated the estate, a bit more than a small plot of land, to Marsilio Ficino, famous member of the Florentine Humanism. In this villa, the humanist translated the Platonic codes and gave birth to the Florentine Neoplatonic Academy.

During the centuries the villa was home to several families, who changed its aspect many times, enhancing the beauty and the magic of the place. The man who gave the garden its current look was sir John Francis Slone, inspired by the gothic style.

Villa Le Fontanelle is an elegant and cozy place; its charming private chapel makes it perfect for an intimate wedding. The panoramic terrace is ideal for aperitivi and cocktails, while the refined indoor space comes in handy in case of rain!

 

Villa Cora

Villa Cora

Villa Cora in Florence is one of the best venues for sumptuous and elegant events. The villa is located in a centuries-old park that overlooks the Boboli Gardens, on the hills just outside the historical centre of Florence. It was built at the end of the 19th century as a noble residence, and its décor is an eclectic mix of artistic style.

After several renovations and the conversion into a hotel, Villa Cora is today one of the symbols of Florence. Its charming rooms, its terrace, and garden make up the perfect setting for a romantic wedding, refined receptions, and cocktail parties.

 

Borgo San Pietro

Borgo Santo Pietro

Eight hundred years ago, Relais Borgo San Pietro was a refuge for medieval pilgrims. Its former identity as a sanctuary meets today that of a five-star luxury resort with thermal baths. The 110-acre estate farm is known for its philosophy of nurture “from the earth to the table”.

Attention to detail is the keyword. The 20 rooms of this boutique hotel in the heart of Tuscany were individually designed. Each of them hosts precious antique pieces, hand-painted frescos, custom-made beds.

The luxury experience meets the intimacy of the bright indoor spaces overlooking private gardens, outdoor fireplaces, swimming pools, and lounge areas. It’s also possible to connect the different suites to create a larger private space to share with relatives and friends.

 

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