THE BEST WEDDING VENUES IN TUSCANY

Top pick of Tuscany venues for your destination wedding in Italy

by Italian wedding photographer Benni Carol Photography

If you are starting to plan a destination wedding in Italy, then looking for a wedding venue in Tuscany is where you should start! Whether you are planning to get married in a vineyard surrounded by endless hills, or in a historical, rustic Italian villa, Tuscany has everything to offer. So, we decided to narrow down the choices and come up with a list of 10 of our favourite wedding venues in Tuscany, with stunning outdoor spaces which will make you experience all the Italian beauty on your wedding day.

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best wedding venues in Tuscany

PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING IN TUSCANY

In order to continue our series on the blog about destination weddings in Italy, we decided to share our experience as wedding photographers based in Florence and write a list of wedding venues in Tuscany that we love. From our personal experience with our couples, we know that finding the right wedding venue in Tuscany while living so far away (especially now that Covid made everything even more exciting, right?!) could feel a bit overwhelming, the choices are endless and pretty much all the venues in Tuscany look as gorgeous!

Keep in mind that after you have set your heart on Tuscany, the next thing on the list of your wedding planning journey, should be to set a budget. Setting a budget while planning a wedding is one of the most important things you can do. It will guide you through your choice for your wedding suppliers, avoiding disappointments and pointless stress afterwards.

Here below you will find a comprehensive article about the costs of a wedding in Italy, with a section about the average costs of a wedding venue in Italy and about the cost of the catering, so you can have a better understanding of the average budget to allocate.

Always keep in mind though, that these figures depend on many different factors. The amazing thing about getting married in Italy, is that you can have a grand luxury wedding, as well as an elopement or an intimate celebration on a budget but that will not feel – not for a minute – as a lesser choice!

Below you can find a list of planning resources to have the Italian wedding of your dreams, no matter how big or small your budget might be.

best wedding venues in Tuscany

PLANNING A WEDDING IN ITALY

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A LIST OF THE 10 BEST WEDDING VENUES IN TUSCANY

We can all agree that there is no place like Tuscany to plan a destination wedding in Italy, the outstanding beauty of this region and its glorious countryside is second to none. Tuscany also offers a variety of small wedding venues, ideal for intimate weddings, of which we are huge fans. Last but surely not least, Tuscany has endless options when it comes to food and wine, which are, as we all know, exceptional. So let’s have a look at our list of our 10 favourite wedding venues in Tuscany:

1. L’ Antica fattoria di Paterno

L' Antica fattoria di Paterno
L' Antica fattoria di Paterno
L' Antica fattoria di Paterno
L' Antica fattoria di Paterno
L' Antica fattoria di Paterno

If your dream is to have a rustic wedding in a Tuscan villa, surrounded by golden fields and vineyards, L’Antica Fattoria di Paterno could definitely be the choice for you. It offers a wonderful garden where you can have an outdoor ceremony underneath a gazebo and a beautiful courtyard for an outdoor reception.

L' Antica fattoria di Paterno
L' Antica fattoria di Paterno
L' Antica fattoria di Paterno

The indoor rooms have spectacular views on the surrounding fields and vineyards of the Chianti hills that will surely make your guests enjoy the typical Tuscan environment and atmosphere.

Check out Shannon & Adam’s day at L’Antica Fattoria di Paterno

L’Antica Fattoria di Paterno Website:

www.fattoriapaterno.it

2. Villa Catignano

villa catignano
villa catignano
villa catignano

Another wonderful villa in Tuscany, nested in the winemaking region of Chianti Classico, the dream place for any wine lover. Villa Catignano is set in a very strategic place, convenient for all the most famous (and beautiful) Tuscan destinations like Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra and more!

As we were mentioning in our article “All you need to know about the costs of a wedding in Italy”, Tuscany is a very convenient region for an Italian wedding. It has two International airports, Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as Peretola, in Florence. Villa Catignano is close to both of them.

This Tuscan villa offers a pool (from May to October) in which their guests can enjoy the stunning surrounding views and really have a relaxing experience. The outdoor spaces are simply magnificent and perfect for any rustic-chic, outdoor wedding reception.

Wedding Venues Tuscany
villa catignano
villa catignano
villa catignano
10 best wedding venues in Tuscany

A quick extra note on Villa Catignano: if you are looking for a more informal, yet superb environment, you can also consider its farm house, La Fattoria di Catignano. For more information about this wedding venue, just visit their website.

Villa Catignano Website:

www.villacatignano.it

3. Villa Petrea

Villa Petrea
Villa Petrea
Villa Petrea
Villa Petrea

Entirely made of stone, Villa Petrea is an ideal Tuscan wedding venue for intimate weddings. It is located on a small hill from where it dominates the surrounding landscape. From the villa you can enjoy views on the Tuscan countryside, the small town of Bucine and, in the distance, the hills of the Chianti region. In the garden surrounding the villa, you can find a pool, a barbecue, a large gazebo, a spa with a Jacuzzi and a relaxing area with amazing views on the valley.

Villa Petrea website: www.villapetrea.it

4. Agriturismo San Galgano

Agriturismo San Galgano

Did you ever hear of the roofless Abbey of San Galgano? It is one of the most spectacular places here in Tuscany for a destination wedding, and only a 3 mins walk from Agriturismo San Galgano. Nestled in the most typical Tuscan countryside, this Tuscan wedding venue is absolutely ideal for both intimate weddings as well as bigger events.

The surroundings are absolutely stunning, plus, you would get the chance to use San Galgano Abbey for your couple session, which will also be the perfect backdrop for your cutting of the cake moment! Absolutely a Tuscan wedding venue to consider!

Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano
Agriturismo San Galgano

5. Villa Petrolo

Villa Petrolo

Ideal for an intimate wedding, Villa Petrolo has a beautiful pool, as well as a gorgeous garden. You can have your ceremony set outdoors just at the back of the villa and have instead your reception tables set up in the front garden. From here, you can enjoy the stunning views of the typical Tuscan hills, covered with vineyards and olive tree fields. You can get ready in the stunning bright and airy indoor rooms.

Villa Petrolo
Villa Petrolo
Villa Petrolo
Villa Petrolo
Villa Petrolo
Villa Petrolo
Villa Petrolo

Villa Petrolo Website

www.petrolo.it

6. Castello il Palagio

Castello il Palagio
Castello il Palagio

Castello Il Palagio is a medieval Tuscan castle of the 13th century. It is located in the Chianti countryside, overlooking majestic hills of vineyards and olive groves. Its large garden can host big celebrations as well as more intimate and smaller ones. One striking aspect of this gorgeous wedding venue in Tuscany is surely its secular trees. Getting married just underneath them in an outdoor garden overlooking the surrounding Chianti hills, is simply priceless.

Castello il Palagio
Castello il Palagio
Castello il Palagio
Castello il Palagio
Castello il Palagio
Castello il Palagio

At Castello il Palagio the inner courtyard will definitely create a classy and unique atmosphere to any wedding reception.

Check out Mel & Eugene’s day at Castello il Palagio

Castello il Palagio Website:

www.castelloilpalagio.eu

7. Villa Cora

Villa Cora
Villa Cora

Since we are based in Florence, we thought it was only right to give you also an option closer to the city. Villa Cora is not simply “close to” Florence, it is in its heart. Situated only a stone’s throw away from Piazzale Michelangelo, Villa Cora is the perfect option if you are looking to live an experience in a luxury, historic Florentine villa. Its proximity to the city centre also, will give you the possibility to enjoy the city even on your wedding day. If you instead want to stay outside the centre, you can always have wonderful photo options in the surrounding locations, like (as we mentioned), Piazzale Michelangelo, from where you can see the whole city, San Miniato al Monte or Il Giardino delle rose.

Villa Cora
Villa Cora
Villa Cora
Villa Cora
Villa Cora
Villa Cora

8. Il Falconiere

Nestled within the beautiful hills of Cortona, The Relais Il Falconiere is a charming house surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. It offers 31 rooms and suite, a Michelin Star restaurant, two panoramic swimming pools and a cozy Spa.

Wedding at Il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at Il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at Il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at Il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at Il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at il Falconiere Cortona
Wedding at il Falconiere Cortona

The space dedicated to wedding receptions is really something unique and of extreme beauty. With it’s wall windows, the evening turns into a dreamy and surreal atmosphere, with the surrounding typical Tuscan villages creating a fairy like landscape.

At il Falconiere you can have an outdoor ceremony, as well as pretty amazing couple pictures with the most beautiful golden light setting on the surrounding vineyards and olive groves. A real little gem nestled in the Tuscan countryside.

Il Falconiere website:

www.ilfalconiere.it

9. Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding

Badia a Coltibuono is an elegant, exclusive, enchanted venue, simply perfect for a destination wedding in Tuscany. Within the walls of this abbey you will find romantic and quiet rooms, large halls, an Italian garden, courts and courtyards.

On top of its undoubted beauty and charm, the Coltibuono Restaurant in the summer offers a terrace with an amazing valley view and in winter the warmth of the fireplace. At this Tuscany wedding venue, you can you can have both civil and religious wedding ceremonies.

Badia A Coltibuono website:

www.coltibuono.com

Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding
Badia a Coltibuono wedding

10. Fattoria La Loggia

Surrounded by green spaces, hills, olive groves and vineyards, Fattoria la Loggia it’s a beautiful intimate wedding venue in Tuscany, with a very different touch. All scattered around the grounds of the estate, you will be able to enjoy unique and refined pieces of art, that will surely add to the whole elegant and sophisticated atmosphere.

Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding

The outdoor space for the ceremony and aperitivo, as well as the pergola for your wedding reception, are surrounded by endless vineyards and olive groves, making the whole setting a whole with nature and the typical peacefulness of the Tuscan countryside.

Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding
Fattoria la Loggia wedding

Fattoria la Loggia Website:

www.fattorialaloggia.com

And here’s our list! We hope you will find this little list helpful and a good first step to start venturing in the most wonderful world of weddings in Tuscany.

As we are only more than aware of how daunting planning a destination wedding might be, we recently published a FREE GUIDE with 13 key steps to take when planning a wedding in Tuscany.

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GET IN TOUCH!

If you are planning a destination wedding in Italy or in Tuscany and you are starting to look for an Italian photographer to document your wonderful day, don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@bennicarolphotography.com and schedule a consultation, we just cannot wait to hear all about your exciting plans!

We are a team of two wedding photographers based in Florence, Tuscany and we will be more than happy to assist you through your fantastic journey!

To know more about our packages for weddings in Italy, you can also request our wedding brochure by filling up our contact form HERE.

Happy planning everyone!

Benni & Carol xx

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