Last week, we reviewed some of our favorite wedding venues in Italy. However, we couldn't cover ALL the best places to host a ceremony and reception in just one blog post, so we decided that we needed a second. Here are three more amazing places to host a wedding in Europe's most romantic country.
Monteverdi Tuscany is a 12th century stone village that has been turned into a luxury hotel and resort. Home to three lovingly restored villas and a boutique hotel, Monteverdi is one of the most scenic and romantic destinations in all of Tuscany.
The first of the three villas, Muri Antichi, is a six bedroom home with a modern kitchen and bathroom. These features are balanced with the classic Tuscan elements of stone and wood.
The Villa San Pietro is the two bedroom accommodation that features a wine cellar, entertainment system and rainfall shower.
The three-bedroom, three-floor Villa Amiata has the same amenities as the other villas, but it has something a little bit extra - guests can enjoy an incredible view from the uppermost level.
The 10-room hotel (six suites and four rooms) is just as magical as the three villas. With features like copper soaking tubs and private gardens, these rooms will impress every guest who stays in them.
A destination wedding at Monteverdi would not be complete without the services of the in-house chef, who can plan each meal served during your wedding weekend. The hotel also features an exciting calendar of cooking classes, concerts and artist lectures.
Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany
Borgo Santa Pietro is located in the scenic Valle Serena. The 13th century villa boasts antique furnishings, hand-painted murals and a state-of-the-art entertainment system. Each suite has its own fireplace, sitting area and private courtyard. The two master suites even have private dining areas.
Formal meals are served at Villa Serena, where only the freshed local ingredients are used to prepare the dishes. The Treehouse Bar and Brasserie is a more casual space, but the food is just as delicious.
When staying at Borgo Santa Pietro, your wedding guests can attend live performances in the music room, read a book in the library, swim in the infinity pool or take a stroll through the garden. The wellness center offers both health and beauty services, including massage treatments. Other activity options include horseback rides, bocce ball, yoga, tennis, and excursions to the nearby city of Siena.
The estate can accommodate a wedding party for up to 200 guests.
Il Palagio, Chianti
Il Palagio was once owned by royalty. It was the home of Duke Simone Vincenzo Velluti Zati di Clemente. Now, it is owned by pop star Sting and his wife. It is available for all types of events and getaways. The estate is located in the hills south of Florence. The estate is surrounded by lush green foliage, lakes and gardens.
The property includes six villas, which can accommodate up to 50 guests total. This is a thoroughly historic estate, but it has modern amenities like wifi, a computer center, housekeep services, a tennis court, a playground, swimming pools and concierge services.
The panoramic views of the countryside, vineyards and olive groves are not to be missed.
Events at Il Palagio can take place both indoors and outdoors. There are several settings to choose from. The first, and largest, is the Villa Il Palago, which can accommodate up to 400 guests for a reception. Couples who choose this area have access to the loggia, gardens and pool.
The Limonaia event space can accommodate up to 100 guests indoors or up to 200 guests outdoors. Smaller receptions for 50 or fewer guests can take place at the loggia or the garden. The wine cellar can host intimate celebrations for up to 40 people.
Catering, staffing, floral arrangements, music, transportation and additional services can be arranged by your chosen venue.
There are so many amazing destination wedding venues in Italy. Have we mentioned your top choice? If not, use the comments section to tell us about your favorite Italian wedding venue.