With its rolling green hills, scenic countryside and charming Italian culture, Tuscany has long been thought of as the dream luxury destination for romantic weddings – and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting this breath-taking neck of the woods, then you’ll have no question as to exactly why.
This spectacular region of Italy is renowned the world over for its mixture of sprawling vineyards, medieval walled cities and historic castles, and is home to a plethora of majestic wedding venues that attract affluent couples around the world. If you’re looking for a fairytale style wedding, then it doesn’t look much better than here.
A broad region located in central Italy, the options in Tuscany are diverse. Set amongst the gently rolling hills dotted with cypress trees and olive groves, you’ll find everything from iconic art cities like the Tuscan capital of Florence to impressive historical sites such as Siena, and the beautiful remote winelands of Chianti – so whatever you have in your mind for your lavish countryside wedding, you’re sure to find it here.
From majestic castles to exclusive villas and boho-chic farmhouses, as demand for luxury wedding venues in Tuscany has increased, so too has the variety on offer – and these days, you can find a property to cater to just about every size and style of wedding. Those looking for the grandest of occasions will have no trouble finding somewhere to accommodate a generous guest list, but couples who simply want to elope and say their vows in peace will equally find a number of quaint and luxurious boltholes in which to hide away.
Infinity Weddings has been organising luxury events in Italy for more than fifteen years now, and has seen a steady increase in the number of those looking to bring their dream wedding in Tuscany to life. With a highly-trained team of planners and architects who work together to create unforgettable days for couples, it also connects them with a range of different types of venues, and although numbers have dipped somewhat during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, venues are booking up well in advance for the next two years.
If you’re considering making that romantic Italian ceremony in the sunshine a reality, then there’s no better time to start planning the moment you’ll say ‘I do’ – so here are some of the top destinations in Tuscany to consider.
One of the most magical cities in all of Italy and the birthplace of Renaissance art, when it comes to romantic destinations for your luxury wedding, Florence is the stuff that dreams are made of. From the Duomo to the Ponte Vecchio, the photo spots here are seemingly endless – but note the city can get incredibly busy throughout the day, so if you’re envisaging the perfect wedding album, unmarred by crowds, then you’ll have to get up early! Thankfully, Florence is home to numerous experienced wedding photographers who will ensure you get the shots.
Perched high on a verdant hilltop and offering breath-taking views over the city of Florence, the picturesque town of Fiesole is home to some of the very best wedding villas in Tuscany. Close enough for you to enjoy a honeymoon in Florence but offering the peace and tranquility of a countryside location, this quaint little town is a hidden gem in Italy, and perfect for your destination wedding.
It doesn’t get much more magical than a Tuscan vineyard wedding, and the expansive green wine region of Chianti, set amongst the rolling hills that surround the province of Siena, is an unrivalled pick. Home to some of the region’s most beautiful Tuscan castle wedding venues – which have often undergone luxurious modern refurbishments – as well as numerous different wine estates, you’ll have little trouble sourcing a few good bottles of red for the big day. Chianti wedding venues are varied and many, and in this part of Tuscany, you can quite literally take your pick.
The medieval town of Siena offers a breath-taking backdrop for a luxury destination wedding in Italy, with ceremonies often held at the Palazzo Pubblico on the famous Piazza del Campo. Romantic, rustic Tuscany weddings here happen often, and it certainly isn’t hard to see why. Farmhouse weddings and receptions are particularly popular in the surrounding countryside and offer a secluded location in which to truly get lost in the magic of the occasion.
If you’re looking for a Lucca wedding venue then you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This city sits on the Serchio River, with well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic centre, and its pretty, tree-lined cobblestone streets make it a popular choice. Even so, it is less touristy than Florence and often favoured by those in search of somewhere a little quieter to get married – so if you’re after some peace and tranquility, then this is the perfect hidden gem.