Weddings in Tuscany are a dream for many couples around the world. No words can do justice to the extraordinary beauty of Toscana. This region unites all the variety and splendour you would wish to see in Italy. Magic Day provides experience and creativity to plan your bespoke weddings in Tuscany. Renaissance and Medieval destinations of this region are waiting for you.
Tuscany wedding planner
Magic Day has over five years of wedding planning experience in Tuscany. Our local wedding planner has organised over fifty events and enjoys the support of our team and the perfect flow of Magic Day processes. We have selected numbers of beautiful destinations for your wedding in Tuscany.
Tuscany wedding ideas
The first destinations that come to your mind thinking about Tuscany are Florence and Siena. But let’s step aside from the usual touristic paths and have a look around for some ideas.
Lari is an unforgettable setting for a beautiful Tuscany wedding steeped in history. The origins of the town date back to the Etruscans and who were eventually conquered by the Romans. The present structure dates back to the Middle Ages. The Lari Castle is a unique civil wedding location, set in the heart of the tiny medieval citadel enclosed by its ancient walls.
Civil weddings in Lari are celebrated either outdoors in the beautiful courtyard or inside the grand hall. The courtyard that leads to the wedding hall is home to gardens, a romantic gate for the bride’s entrance.
The Renaissance grandeur of Florence with its architectural masterpieces will amaze you. Medieval fortress towns Siena, Certaldo, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Montalcino and Cortona, are extraordinary settings for your ‘yes’.
If your dream is to plan a wedding in Tuscany’s idyllic countryside, there is a fine choice of locations. Lovely vineyards, silvery olive groves, hilltop villages enclosed by ancient walls – this is the fairy tale landscape waiting for you in Tuscany.
Tuscany’s incredible coastline is not to be missed. The enchanting Riviera is at times rustic or sophisticated and elegant. A wedding in Tuscany’s Riviera will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the countryside and the pristine turquoise waters of this delightful region.
Getting married in Tuscany
For a very authentic Tuscany wedding, you should consider getting married in Arezzo, in the south of Tuscany. You might have already seen the splendour of Arezzo in the Oscar-winning movie “La Vita e’ Bella” (Life is Beautiful). The film’s most famous scenes display the stunning piazzas and streets of Arezzo.
Arezzo is the third largest city in Tuscany, with a small old town closed to automobile traffic thus perfect for leisurely explorations on foot. The city’s origins date back to Etruscan times, but its existing architecture and design originate with the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The highlight of the town is the amazing Basilica of San Francesco with remarkable frescoes by Piero della Francesca painted in XV century. The Basilica has recently undergone restoration. After a 15 year long project, the interiors are dazzling.
The town is considered one of the world jewellery design capitals making window shopping a real experience. If you are looking for something special, you could purchase your wedding rings at one of the many jewellery boutiques in the heart of the town.
Civil weddings in Arezzo are celebrated in the magnificent Palace on the Piazza della Liberta. There are several medieval halls available depending on the size of your wedding party. Arezzo offers a stunning selection of villas, hotels, castles, marvellous restaurants for your Tuscany wedding reception in gorgeous surroundings.
Whether you are planning a Civil, Catholic, Protestant or symbolic wedding in Arezzo, our wedding planners can assist you with every possible request.
Destination wedding Tuscany
Destination wedding in Tuscany offers limitless options. Choose between small country churches or villas in the heart of vineyards or spectacular cliff-side castles magically lit by torches and candles. You can rent a private villa or a medieval castle for an exclusive Tuscany wedding and let our Magic Day wedding planner craft your celebration to exceed all your expectations.
Small weddings in Tuscany
Small weddings in Tuscany can take place in the famous venues or off the beaten path. The quintessential Tuscan town, Pienza is an intimate and romantic location for a wedding. One of the most perfectly designed Renaissance towns, Pienza will steal your heart.
Located on a hill in the middle of the Val d’Orcia – a National Park of Orcia Valley and surrounded by walls, Pienza offers stunning views from the beautifully named Via dell’Amore (the Path of Love). Just imagine these beautiful backgrounds for your wedding photos.
Civil wedding ceremonies are held in the XV century Palazzo Comunale. The Palace has an utterly enchanting loggia on the ground floor. Civil weddings are conducted in the Sala del Consiglio on the first floor. The interiors of the hall are beautifully furnished with Gothic antiques, heraldry and frescoes. Enjoy exceptional views from its windows. The venue is ideal for small wedding parties. The maximum number of guests allowed is 40.
Wedding Venues in Tuscany
Florence is the city of beauty and a cradle of Renaissance, where Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Dante, and Botticelli used to create their masterpieces. The spirit of creativity has reached our days. Today Florence is the home of internationally renowned fashion designers including Gucci, Ferragamo, Cavalli and many others.
Florence and its surrounding areas are full of romantic castles which look like they belong to the fairy tales. The city is also home to many fabulous elegant villas with their lavish gardens which were originally constructed under the patronage of the noble Medici family in the 1600s. Today these amazing residences can be rented by couples searching for the romantic wedding venues.
Tuscany wedding villas
There are hundreds of historical villas available for weddings in Tuscany. Usually, we suggest our clients the best match depending on their style, budget, wedding date and the number of guests. However, there are several villas that embody the Tuscan spirit to the limit. We’d like to share some info about them.
Villa Mangiacane was designed by the amazing Renaissance master, Michelangelo. It is a magnificent XV century villa built by Machiavelli family. The main building is hidden by over 600 acres of endless vineyards and olive groves.
Luxurious facilities complement the main villa. There are two swimming pools, unique sculpture gardens and breathtaking Tuscan views adorned by a rare glimpse of the Duomo in Florence. 28 rooms and suites can accommodate up to 60 guests for an exclusive wedding in the heart of Tuscany.
Tuscany vineyard wedding
Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate is a historic private family estate and a classic of Tuscan lifestyle. Grand Duke Ferdinando II of the famous Medici family brought the property to its current glory.
Beautiful terraced gardens and courtyards perfect for Tuscany vineyard wedding ceremonies are surrounded by 70 hectares of vineyards and olive groves. There is also accommodation in separate villas for over 30 guests, swimming pools and endless opportunities for the real enjoyment of Toscana.
Wedding in Chianti
Chianti is the traditional wine region in Italy located on the way from Florence to Siena. With its picturesque hills dotted with Medieval castles and vineyards, Chianti is the perfect place to have a destination wedding ceremony.
When you mention the word “Chianti”, people may initially think of red wine made from Sangiovese grapes. Gaiole, Radda, Greve, Castellina, and Castelnuovo Berardenga are the five main towns of “Chianti Classico”. Each of these amazing wine cities and their surrounding areas offers numerous options for weddings surrounded by natural beauty, elegant old world charm and luxurious service. Here time goes leisurely and unhurriedly, and romance deserves top priority.
Magic Day’s wedding planner in Chianti will handpick one of the unique and romantic wedding venues tailored for your personalities. Each time our team designs a wedding in Tuscany we make sure it outshines your dreams.
Chianti wedding venues
Capannelle Vineyard and Farmhouse is a XVI century farmhouse in the heart of Chianti region. Surrounded by 20 hectares of vineyards and cypress trees, it offers beautiful vistas of nature. The farmhouse can accommodate up to twelve guests in five bedrooms. The history of Capannelle Wine production dates back to 1974. The company produces one of the finest Chianti wines in the region. It is a beautiful venue for intimate weddings.
Casa Cornacchi is a perfect venue for small and medium weddings in Chianti. It can accommodate up to 40 guests in seventeen bedrooms. The panoramic terraces offer amazing views of Toscana countryside. Magic Day team loves Casa Cornacchi for the quality of food made exclusively of local ingredients with majority grown on the estate. This venue is also a perfect place to offer an unforgettable cooking class to your guests. A wedding in Casa Cornacchi will stay in your memories forever!
Chianti wedding villa
Villa Catignano dates back to XVII century. It is located in the heart of Chianti with easy access to all major cities and airports of the region. The building is beautifully adorned with ancient frescoes, fireplaces, and dated hardwood flooring. Precious prints and beautifully crafted furniture enhance the Italian charm of the Villa. It can host up to sixteen guests in seven vacation apartments. Your wedding can take place in the picturesque gardens with a stunning view of Tuscan countryside or in the traditional courtyard of this beautiful Chianti wedding villa.
Weddings in Siena
Magic Day Tuscany wedding planners have handpicked the most beautiful and romantic villas and castles around another picturesque Italian town – Siena. Imagine exchanging your wedding vows inside a castle replete with turrets, a moat and a drawbridge, the lush Tuscan vineyards in the valley stretching in front of your eyes. A romantic vineyard villa is the best chose for a more intimate ceremony.
Every wedding is unique. Magic Day will tailor the wedding to your dreams and aspirations. Our wedding planners in Tuscany will work with you every step to create a beautiful and breathtaking ceremony.
Siena wedding venues
A stunning walled medieval city perched high on a hill, Montalcino is a popular location for couples planning a wedding in Tuscany. Brunello di Montalcino, one of the world’s finest wines, is produced here. Don’t miss a degustation in one of the surrounding wine cellars and local restaurants.
The massive walls that enclose the town date back to the XIII century. Inside they hide one of the most perfectly preserved medieval citadels with a XIV century fortress (La Fortezza). The incredible architecture and beauty of these surroundings create an unforgettable backdrop for wedding photos.
Celebrate your wedding day in Montalcino with a grand ceremony in the XIII century Palazzo Comunale, an ancient palace on the main square called the Piazza del Popolo. The wedding hall is adorned with elaborate Renaissance frescoes and an imposing XIV century table used for civil ceremonies.
Siena wedding in a villa
The authentic Relais La Costa dates back from the Middle Age when pilgrims used to stop here during their journey along Francigena Road. Enclosed by the enchanting hills and the endless greenery of the woods it makes its guests dream. La Costa is a wedding villa appropriate for up to 150 guests. The ingredients of imaginative menus varying along the year come from the gardens of the property or carefully selected local Siena producers.
Castelletto di Montebenichi is a genuinely historical venue of XII century. Stepping on the grounds of this wedding villa in surroundings of Siena makes you feel lost in time. Each of the nine rooms and suites tells a separate story with their antique furnishings and restored walls. This venue is a perfect place for intimate weddings and celebrations up to 20 guests.
The beautiful walled city of Lucca, situated in the Northern part of Tuscany, is one of Tuscany’s most perfectly preserved XVI century cities. It is particularly famous for its 99 churches, each more elaborate than the other. The most famous of them is the church of San Frediano on the Piazza bearing the same name. It boasts of an incredible XIV century mosaic facade.
Piazza dell’Anfiteatro Romano still holds traces of an old Roman amphitheatre. Beautiful cobblestone streets inspire leisurely strolls through the town where nothing seems to have changed for centuries. Many of the elegant villas in surrounding hills are available for civil weddings and receptions.
Lucca is the home of opera composer Giacomo Puccini. It was in Lucca that Caesar, Pompey and Crassus formed the historical triumvirate.
Chefs around the world highly praise Lucca’s olive oil. It is one of the many exceptional ingredients of the local cuisine. Beautiful venues and mouth-watering local cuisine make the elegant city of Lucca a perfect location for a destination wedding in Tuscany.
Lucca wedding venues
Villa Grabau stands in the hills seven minutes away from the city of Lucca. The Villa is entirely furnished with period pieces and paintings and offers 9 hectares of botanical park divided into several architectural gardens. Centuries-old trees and real arboreal rarities make the park a perfect spot for your wedding ceremony. The wedding reception can take place in the gardens outside, in the Lemon House, which is a semi-covered space, or in one of the frescoed halls of the Villa itself. Three separate houses that can host up to 25 guests are available for accommodation on the premises.
Villa Garzoni restaurant and gardens is a fantastic wedding venue near Lucca. Available for symbolic and civil weddings, it is a standing monument to the grandeur of this region. The restaurant occupies one of the old farm buildings at the entrance to the flower garden. It combines the charm of ages with modern amenities. The chef, Iacopo Vannini perfectly infuses traditional flavours of Toscana with the innovation of contemporary cuisine. The restaurant can accommodate up to 80 guests in two rooms.
Villa Orlando faces Massaciuccoli lake from an old park. It was constructed in 1869 as a hunting lodge in neo-gothic style. A manicured lawn between the Villa and the lake offers a spectacular view over the lake and the nearby hills. It’s a perfect wedding venue for symbolic or civil ceremonies. Giacomo Puccini was a regular guest at the villa. The halls that remember his steps are a great option for indoor wedding dinner.
Wedding planner Cortona
Magic Day team has a significant experience planning weddings and private celebrations in Cortona. We have selected the most fantastic wedding venues around the town. Get in touch for a personalised quote. We guarantee a wedding that will exceed your expectations.
Certaldo is one of the Chianti region most charming towns. Certaldo links two connected towns: Certaldo Alto which dominates the very top of a hill with incredible views, and Certaldo Basso in the valley. Certaldo weddings usually take place in the panoramic Certaldo Alto.
The views of quaint Tuscan hills, beautiful cypresses, and olive groves evoke romantic thoughts. If you dream of a Tuscan wedding, consider marrying in Certaldo which offers a perfectly preserved medieval atmosphere.
The recently restored Palazzo Pretorio which built in the XII century is one of the town’s highlights. The Palazzo is the setting for Certaldo civil weddings. Fantastic views from its ramparts will take your breath away.
The Romanesque church of Santi Jacopo e Filippo dating from the XIII century is another must see. Certaldo’s attraction and charm are timeless, making it one of the prime wedding locations in Tuscany.
Wedding receptions in Certaldo can take place at an elegant restaurant offering outstanding Tuscan cuisine and excellent dishes. The medieval refinement of Certaldo is everything you need for an intimate destination wedding.
Perched on a scenic hill over 2,000 feet high and surrounded by cypress trees, the medieval town of Montepulciano offers some of the most spectacular views of the Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia valleys. Montepulciano is synonymous with Vino Nobile, a highly prized red wine produced by the surrounding vineyards.
Couples who choose to get married in Montepulciano will experience a Renaissance jewel that is a pleasure to explore on foot, with its tiny alleys, ancient clock tower and old buildings; the selection of exquisite art and architecture is outstanding.
The highlight of Montepulciano is its magnificent Piazza Grande, filled with ancient palaces and buildings. The main square occupies the highest point of the town from which you can experience the breathtaking views of the beautiful valleys. The square is also the setting for the Duomo, the town’s cathedral and the Palazzo Comunale, a Renaissance palace and the wonderful setting for a civil wedding in Montepulciano.
The Palazzo is very reminiscent of Florence’s magnificent Palazzo Vecchio with its crenellated towers. Elegance and romance pervade this finest wedding hall in Tuscany particularly suited for a formal ceremony. The Renaissance palace has an inner courtyard with portico and central tower from which you can experience the gorgeous panoramas. The interiors of the wedding hall are decorated with period antiques and marvellous paintings.
Villa Cicolina Montepulciano
Villa Cicolina was constructed in the late XVI century and belonged to the same noble family of Montepulciano until the end of XIX century. The villa is a perfect wedding venue for celebrations up to 30 guests who can book accommodation in the rooms onsite. Beautiful spots among olive trees or at the poolside are perfect for intimate ceremonies. Outdoor spaces and the restaurant designed in the classical Toscana style suit well any receptions.
Pisa is the doorway to some of Tuscany’s loveliest countryside. It is surrounded by incredible villas, farmhouses and medieval villages. The city is also called the Field of Miracles, as it has one of the most spectacular architectural complexes in Italy that includes the Leaning Tower, the Camposanto, Duomo and Baptistery.
Ideally located near the Tuscan Riviera attractions, Pisa has one of Italy’s most beautiful coastlines. Pisa offers the most varied wedding settings in the region: historic towns and cities, countryside, castles, the sea and beaches.
The masterpieces of Romanesque and Renaissance art and architecture are spread throughout the city. The world-renowned Pisan masterpieces of this period are the Leaning Tower and the spectacular Cathedral (Duomo). The Piazza dei Cavalieri is a fine collection of palaces: Palazzo dei Cavalieri, Palazzo dell’Orologio and the church of Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri which was designed by the famous Renaissance architect Giorgio Vasari in 1560.
Civil weddings in Pisa can take place in five historic venues. The most prominent on, Gambacorti Palace offers three grand historical halls. Abbazia di San Zeno is a former abbey with marvelous architecture and interiors. Giardino Scotto offers a perfect spot for an outdoor wedding ceremony in Pisa.
Less touristy countryside and coastline around Pisa offer some fantastic Tuscan wedding locations. Pisa is surrounded by lovely hills, romantic vineyards and picturesque olive groves. Elegant estates are available for wedding celebrations, and many of them provide on-site accommodation.
Get in touch with Magic Day wedding planner in Tuscany to arrange your extraordinary wedding in Pisa!
Villa di Ulignano
Villa di Ulignano dominates the hill from which it inherits its name. Built in the XVII century, it is surrounded by a beautiful 17-acre park. The villa is ideal for weddings of 20 to 80 guests. Hidden corners of the park and beautiful interiors make it a superb venue for both outdoor and indoor celebrations all year round. It is also an excellent venue for corporate events such as teambuilding or management getaway for up to 12 participants.
San Gimignano wedding
Get married in San Gimignano, Tuscany’s spellbinding medieval hilltop town, made famous for its 14 towers reaching for the sky. You will quickly recognise the town from a distance by its unique silhouette.
The charm of San Gimignano is undisputed and is sure to captivate you with its narrow streets, medieval walls and incredible Renaissance art.
The main square of San Gimignano is one of the town’s highlights. The main Romanesque church Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta hides many treasures of art, such as the beautiful Renaissance chapel, Cappella di Santa Fina, richly decorated with frescoes.
Another amazing highlight of the town is the Museo Civico – a medieval palace which houses paintings by Renaissance masters including Pinturicchio, Filippino Lippi and Benozzo Gozzoli. Civil weddings take place in Dante’s Hall inside the museum which is a part of the Palazzo del Popolo.
San Gimignano’s tallest tower, the Torre Grossa offers a breathtaking panoramic view, worth climbing to the top. San Gimignano is a fabulous choice for couples dreaming about getting married in Tuscany.