10 Top Tuscany Wedding Venues for a Dreamy Italian Destination Wedding

Rolling hills, centuries-old castles and some of the world's best wine—what more could you ask for?
Castello di Gabbiano Tuscany, Italy destination wedding venue
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Lane Nieset
by Lane Nieset
Updated May 03, 2024
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With its medieval cities, endless stretches of olive groves and vineyards, and Renaissance villas, there's a reason why Tuscany ranks one of the top places in Europe for a destination wedding. If you're trying to narrow down Tuscany wedding venues, we know it's not easy since each one is dreamier than the next. But we've rounded up a list of hotels and estates that check off a few essentials when planning a destination wedding in Italy—castles, vineyards and centuries-old villas included. From a seaside hideaway on the Tuscan coast to a sprawling organic farm with its own yacht, here are some of the best Tuscany weddings venues—plus everything to know about getting married in Europe as you're planning the big day.

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COMO Castello Del Nero, Chianti

COMO Castello Del Nero, Chianti Tuscany destination wedding venue
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One of the newer options in Tuscany, COMO Castello Del Nero, housed in a 12th-century castle, beautifully blends historic Renaissance frescoes with modern interiors by Milanese designer Paola Navone. Ten event spaces can host intimate or larger events on the garden terrace, Italian garden and chapel, or the wine cellar. Couples can also leave the planning in the hands of the hotel, which can organize even the smallest details, like stationery.

Wedding Capacity: 120 for an estate buy-out.

Guest Activities: Enjoy a private picnic on the sprawling, 740-acre estate; join the executive chef for a cooking class perfecting pasta or tiramisu; or learn the history of Super Tuscan wines with a sommelier-led tasting and pairing.

Accommodations: For larger destination weddings, the 50-room hotel offers a mix of accommodations from family-friendly suites to lavish rooms for two with a terrace showing off countryside views. COMO Castello Del Nero also features the five-bedroom Villa San Luigi that fits up to 10 and sports its own infinity pool.

Tenuta Casenuove, Chianti

Tenuta Casenuove, Chianti Tuscany destination wedding venue
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A 40-minute drive from Florence, Tenuta Casenuove sprawls across nearly 300 acres of rolling hills in winemaking heavyweight Chianti, near the town of Panzano. This is the Tuscan countryside at its finest: landscapes that have inspired painters, rows of olive trees and lemon groves, and a restored villa lined with original frescoes. There's even a small stone chapel onsite that will make for a picture-perfect spot to tie the knot.

Wedding Capacity: Small to midsize events and ceremonies.

Guest Activities: Take a private tour of Chianti's wineries, book a cooking class or visit a centuries-old winemaking castle like Brolio.

Accommodations: Sleep at country house Villa Tenuta Casenuove, whose seven rooms fit up to 14 guests. Both the ground and top floor feature a fireside room for guests to gather, but couples can also entertain in the frescoed dining room (complete with a 14-seater table), formal garden and wood-oven area, or the barn porch, which has its own kitchen.

Castelfalfi, Montaione

Castelfalfi Italy destination wedding venue
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The newly-restored hamlet and country estate sits between Pisa, Florence and Siena—within an hour of Tuscany's must-see sights. The team at Castelfalfi offers a full-service wedding planning experience, arranging everything from invitations to flowers and the cake, and couples can work directly with an on-sight expert or have their planner coordinate the schedule, menu design, linens and experiences.

Wedding Capacity: With 21 venue options, the property can cater to events of all sizes, whether you're planning for 10 or 350 people.

Guest Activities: Indulge in a personalized treatment at the Castelfalfi Spa; relax with a glass of wine at poolside Giglio Blu; play a round on the largest golf course in Tuscany; or go olive-picking and visit the estate's historic mill.

Accommodations: The 146 rooms range from modern to traditional Tuscan and are scattered throughout different spots, from the historic tobacco warehouse to timeless suites in the main building—plus five private villas surrounded by lush greenery.

Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole

Hotel Il Pellicano Tuscany wedding venue
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Most people picture Tuscany as rolling hills lined with vineyards and medieval castles crowning the countryside. And while that's definitely part of the region's charm, there's a whole other world waiting on the coast. Hotel Il Pellicano gives off Amalfi Coast vibes, but you and your wedding party won't be surrounded by tons of tourists thanks to its tucked-away locale carved into a bay.

Wedding Capacity: Small to midsize weddings can take place everywhere from the pool and terrace to the piano bar or beach, where you can exchange vows with the hills in the distance.

Guest Activities: Meet for drinks at the terraced beach club or heated saltwater pool—a favorite of Slim Aarons; go paddle boarding or snorkeling along the Argentario coast; take a boat to hidden coves or spectacular dive sites; or set off on hikes or wine tastings.

Accommodations: Choose from 26 rooms and 24 suites scattered throughout the main Tuscan home and cottages. Think terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and views of the sea or gardens. For families or wedding parties, garden villas offer four private suites.

Borgo San Felice Resort, Chianti

Borgo San Felice Resort Tuscany wedding venue
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The first Relais & Château of Chianti Classico, Borgo San Felice Resort checks off tons of boxes for destination weddings: a Michelin-starred restaurant and more casual Tuscan fare; a winery with bottle great for sipping at meals in the cellar; villas tucked into the hillside. Your guests can explore the Tuscan countryside by e-bike as you finalize all of the wedding festivities or unwind with a vinotherapy treatment at the Botanic Spa.

Wedding Capacity: Couples can book an entire historic village for their wedding, exchanging vows at the 19th-century chapel or outside in the vineyard followed by a Tuscan feast and dancing on the terrace and a brunch sendoff the following day under a pergola of vines.

Guest Activities: Tour Siena and other UNESCO sites in the area like San Gimignano and the Val d'Orcia; take a heli-wine tour over the vines; get pampered at the resort's spa, housed in an ancient oil mill; or explore Chianti's hills by ferrari.

Accommodations: Ancient village homes open up to 30 suites and 29 rooms, while one of the private villas can accommodate up to 18 guests in three individual apartments—all spilling out to the open-air pool and patio.

Il Salviatino, Florence

Il Salviatino Italian destination wedding venue
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A former Renaissance villa dating back to the 15th century tucked into the Florentine hills, Il Salviatino is an intimate option (just 39 rooms and suites!) for couples who want a wedding closer to Florence. The outdoor terrace shows off stunning views of the Duomo—making it a favorite for scenic receptions—and expert planners can arrange for everything from a barbecue under the stars to a romantic picnic reception.

Wedding Capacity: A mix of venues from the library to the terrace can accommodate weddings from 25 to 250 people.

Guest Activities: What's great about this property is its prime locale just a 10-minute drive from Florence, so guests can set off on the shuttle bus to town and explore sites like the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio or day trip to the medieval city of Siena.

Accommodations: For something truly unique, book the Greenhouse Suite, expansive rooms housed in the former greenhouse that offer direct access to the villa's park and gardens. For the soon-to-be-weds, the Ojetti Suite spans two levels and features a jacuzzi in the room if you want a post-ceremony soak.

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Florence

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze Tuscany Italy destination wedding venue
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Couples who want the convenience of staying in a city with access to landmarks like the Duomo for sightseeing (or as the backdrop for photos, since the property can arrange a secret dinner in a private, 15th-century palazzo a few blocks away), Four Seasons Hotel Firenze is our pick for an urban escape that still has all the countryside feels of its Chianti counterparts—plus the largest private garden in the city.

Wedding Capacity: The hotel's largest venue, a former convent church, can hold up to 200, while receptions on Tempio Lawn, framed by the botanical garden, is spacious enough for 400. If you want a wedding dripping in opulent crystals and chandeliers, plan an over-the-top event in the Gherardesca Ballroom, which can host up to 120.

Guest Activities: Arrange a special private dining experience at sunset on Ponte Vecchio's open-air terrace; day trip to the coast to Bolgheri in a vintage car; visit the Sant'Ambrogio Market on a guided tour; or soar in a hot air balloon over the city.

Accommodations: Opt between the 15th-century Palazzo della Gherardesca or a sumptuous spot in La Villa. Historical suites are a Renaissance dream with painted ceilings, period furniture and gorgeous ceramic flooring.

Borgo Santo Pietro, Siena

Borgo Santo Pietro Italy wedding venue
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Not far from Siena, Borgo Santo Pietro is on the boutique side but its manicured gardens and organic farm are the exact opposite—spanning an impressive 300 acres. Couples can relax before the festivities at the luxe Seed to Skin spa (a five-sense experience) or with a wine tasting at the cellar hidden below the 13th-century villa. Of course the gardens are the main highlight, with photogenic spots ranging from the forest to the river, but another lesser-known perk about the property? Couples can set off straight on their honeymoon on board the hotel's Satori Yacht, essentially a five-star hotel at sea.

Wedding Capacity: Plan an intimate ceremony in the gardens with the fountains forming background music or on the island in the middle of the lake for a setting your friend won't believe until they see it. The property can also help arrange legal civil weddings at the neighboring medieval Abbey of San Galgano or the round Montesiepi Chapel, known as the real-life locale of the "sword in the stone."

Guest Activities: Go on a Tuscan truffle hunt (dogs included!), shop in Florence, set off on a Chianti Classico wine tour or go golfing at nearby Il Pelagone Hotel & Golf Resort or La Bagnaia Resort in Siena.

Accommodations: The boutique hotel's 22 rooms are outfitted with antiques and Mediterranean courtyards or private terraces with outdoor fireplaces and private pools. Families or groups of friends can book adjoining suites, and the couple can book a secluded private estate pool suite to cozy up in as the honeymoon kicks off post-ceremony.

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Brunello di Montalcino

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco destination wedding venue
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The 5,000-acre country estate in the Brunello di Montalcino was founded by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo, so you know you're in good hands when it comes to a stylish backdrop for the big day. Wedding specialists can organize elopements, intimate gatherings or large wedding parties at venues from ancient castle ruins to a medieval church or villa with panoramic views.

Wedding Capacity: Anywhere from 8 to 200.

Guest Activities: The resort offers the best of Tuscany without having to leave the grounds. Think a cooking school, Italy's only private golf club, a winery, gorgeous spa and a heated pool overlooking the hilltop town of Montalcino.

Accommodations: With just 42 suites, each is outfitted in antique furniture, exposed wooden beams and terraces or shady pergolas where you can sit back and soak up the view. Eleven luxe villas (former 17th- and 18th-century farmhouses) span between three and six bedrooms and feature private heated pools, with some sporting a pool house, home theater and private tennis court.

Castello di Gabbiano, Chianti

Castello di Gabbiano Italy wedding venue
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A great option for a rehearsal lunch or ceremony, couples can bring their own vendors for a destination wedding at Castello di Gabbiano, a historic winery with roots dating back to the 11th century. In addition to an onsite restaurant, Il Cavaliere, the team can arrange everything for wedding parties from massages and yoga to cycling in Chianti and hot air balloon rides—the ultimate way to make an exit as newlyweds.

Wedding Capacity: Small to midsize events and ceremonies.

Guest Activities: Take a scenic drive through Chianti's vineyards, olive groves, walled cities and historic castles, pausing in towns like Greve, Panzano and Castelnuvo. Book a cooking class and lunch on a farm terrace, cruise the curved roads by Vespa or cycle through the vines by e-bike before indulging in lunch at a winery.

Accommodations: The castle offers 10 rooms, including a duplex suite spanning three floors of a medieval tower, while the handful of renovated farmhouse apartments can accommodate families or friends traveling together.

How to Plan a Tuscany Wedding

Valdorcia, Siena, Tuscany. Road of cypresses in a farmhouse at sunset
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The best time for a Tuscan wedding is in the fall months of September and October or in April and May, but the long summer season with its dry, mild weather is also a great time to plan an outdoor destination wedding. Larger hotels have on-staff planners who can arrange practically everything you'll need, from invites to the post-wedding brunch. It's best to plan a year in advance and visit the venue beforehand, so you have an idea of what to expect when you arrive for the big day.

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