Top 10 best Wedding Venues in Florence
If you are looking for the best venues in Florence for your Italian destination wedding, Sanda Pandza Events made a selection for you.
- VILLA DI MAIANO
A few steps from Florence, immersed in the lush greens on the Fiesole Hills, Villa di Maiano will enchant you and your guests with its rustic, elegant and relaxing charm. Built in 1400, this huge estate includes two different areas: a Villa with the monumental Tapestry Hall on the ground floor with majestic balustrades in Florentine sandstone and a Farmhouse with accommodations where organic olive oil is also produced. With its rustic charm, the Olivaia Hall, a former olive storage room would be a winning setting for a rehearsal dinner. Wedding ceremonies can be held in the Italian Oak garden, in the private Chapel of the Villa or inside one of the halls while the Catholic ceremonies can be celebrated at a nearby church in the village of Maiano. You have so many options for the indoor or outdoor wedding receptions: from the inside halls to the garden with the spectacular terrace overlooking Florence. For the after party you can choose between the Tapestry or Carriage Hall where you and your guests can dance until 1.30am. What else to say? Simply perfect!
- FOUR SEASON HOTEL
Four Seasons Hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels in Florence. Located in the heart of the town, the hotel is made of a 15th-century Palazzo della Gherardesca and a 16th-century Il Conventino that offers 116 rooms. The two buildings border an immense private garden of 4.5 hectares, the largest private park in the city with winding paths, fountains, and vista over the Duomo and where the ceremonies can take the place. The reception can be organized in the magnificent Conventino Ballroom or outdoors on the Conventino Terrace. There is a Michelin star restaurant which is favorite among Florence restaurants for its traditional regional cuisine with a modern twist. The wedding cake cut can be organized in the garden followed by a spectacular firework show.
- VILLA CORSINI
Villa Corsini a Mezzamonte is located in Impruneta, just a few steps from Florence. One of the residences of the Medici family and today owned by Corsini family, the Villa offer a multiple option for your destination wedding in elegant and charming Tuscany style: for the indoor reception, you can choose from many different halls, all enriched with magnificent frescoes from the 17th century: the Gallery, the Guards Hall and the Gordigiani Hall. For the outdoor receptions, you have two options: a beautiful Italian or Victorian garden that overlook vineyards and olive groves and offer spectacular views. Villa Corsini is definitely one of the best solutions if you are looking for an elegant and private destination wedding reception.
- VILLA SAN MICHELE
What about having your destination wedding in the old monastery building designed by Michelangelo? This magical villa hotel nestled in the hills of Fiesole will take your breath away with its views over Florence and the Arno Valley. The terraced Italian gardens can be used for spectacular outdoor ceremonies with views over Florence. Other stunning locations for your wedding ceremony are the former Church of the monastery, the Rose Garden, the Pool Terrace, the Lovers’ Corner, and the Limonaia Suite Gardens – beautiful secluded gardens belonging to the two suites of the Limonaia building. The Italian gardens can also be used for other settings – a cocktail soirée or a cake-cutting ceremony. In the monastic days of Villa San Michele, the Cenacolo room was the monks’ refectory, spectacularly decorated in 1642 with a fresco of the Last Supper. A grand fireplace, the high ceiling and the simplicity of décor and furniture make it an unforgettable venue for a cocktail party or dinner.
- VILLA CORA
Villa Cora is a fantastic 5-star hotel, perfect for any kind of destination wedding in Italy: from small elopements or intimate weddings to bigger receptions. Located in the center of Florence, inside the centuries-old park that overlooks Boboli Gardens, this XIX century villa was built upon commission by Baron Oppenheim, reflecting the architectural styles of that period. It is dominated by a strong eclectic decor that provides the villa with different, sometimes even bizarre, artistic styles. Villa Cora gives many options for your wedding: you can arrange the wedding ceremony inside the Sfingi gardens and have a dinner inside one of its many amazing halls. For the wedding photo session, you have many beautiful spots, both outdoors and indoors among centenarian frescoes and decorations from the Baroque age.
- VILLA MEDICEA DI LILIANO
This amazing wine estate, transformed from a simple farm house to a lavish country home has hosted many important guests such as King Frederick IV of Denmark. It is one of the few venues that is authorized to perform civil marriages. The sumptuous baroque decorations inside the private chapel of the Medici Cardinal and twin winder stairways in the central courtyard, the historic agrarian function of the villa is still evoked through well-preserved architectural features including the suspended first-floor granary, lemon house and subterranean oil cellar. You can choose from many options that Villa offers, enjoying the evocative sunset dinner inside the garden and dancing under the stars inside the historic Limonaia courtyard.
- VILLA LE CORTI
A typical example of elegant and refined Tuscan Renaissance architecture and just a few steps from Florence, Villa Le Corti is a magnificent venue for an elegant destination wedding. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Villa offers and intimate and relaxing atmosphere for those couples that prefers to celebrate their destination wedding far from the city lights. The beautiful Villa’s gardens with its monumental avenue of cypresses are the perfect ceremony setting. The heart of the Villa is the internal courtyard, enclosed by a square-shaped loggia with four columns on each side. From the courtyard you can access independently to all the halls that have kept the sign of the centuries intact. The large lawn surrounding the Villa, equipped with three independent entrances, allows to set up various structures and to completely customize each event.
- ST. REGIS HOTEL
In the heart of the city center, overlooking the Arno river and most iconic landmarks of the city, the St. Regis Florence is just a short walk from all the masterpieces the city has to offer and is the ideal solution for a memorable and stylish destination wedding experience. The palace is a masterpiece of Renaissance Florentine architecture that offers many different solutions for your destination wedding: renaissance grandeur and inimitable details provide a magnificent setting, from an intimate to a large number wedding. The impressive Salone delle Feste on the first floor with its frescoes and majestic wall arches is the ideal setting for the elegant and bespoke wedding. Centuries of history and tradition have bequeathed Florence with a deeply-felt attitude to hospitality, with practices and rituals handed down from generation to generation, reinforcing the highest aristocratic principles and standards of service and that is way St. Regis is considered one of the most important hotels in Florence.
- VILLA LE FONTANELLE
Villa Le Fontanelle is a luxury Villa located on a hillside from which you can enjoy spectacular views over the city of Florence. Originally a farm, in the 15th century the Villa became one of the properties of the Medici family. The villa has 7 luxurious Suites and services of a 5-star hotel and has just been inaugurated after a long restoration. Symbolic and Protestant weddings can be celebrated on the lawn in a special secluded area of the park, the aperitif can follow on the Italian garden and dinner outdoors in the panoramic terrace. There are private gardens with different paths inside the property that offer you the opportunity to immerse into amazing landscapes. Simply amazing!
- CASTELLO DI VINCIGLIATA
Castello di Vincigliata is one of the most romantic and beautiful venues, not far from the center of Florence. Plunged among the rolling Tuscan hills, it is the ideal place for any kind of celebration. With its breathtaking balcony and its romantic courtyard, the castle is a unique setting for an unforgettable destination wedding. The Castle has many indoor and outdoor spaces: the cozy and romantic courtyard gardens, the interior halls furnished with antiques and paintings of the ‘500 and the beautiful winter garden. The Ceremony can take place on the lawn followed by the romantic in the Courtyard with candles and torches all around. During the evening the guests can stroll around and visit the drawing-rooms with their original furniture, frescos and antique arms.