Plan You Dream Wedding in Tuscany – chic vs idyllic

There is no doubt Tuscany is at the top of the most desireable wedding destinations list. The region in central Italy is related to the famous Chianti wine, delicious food, astonishing sights and luxury. By luxury I mean ‘the experience’ in general because in Tuscany it does not matter whether you stay at a 5-star hotel or an agritouristic place, it will probably be luxurious.

From what I have observed, an average wedding in Tuscany equals a very big fat wedding somewhere else. It will be expensive, but you have to pay for the quality. Landscapes are the main ingredient of the wedding in Tuscany: vineyards and cypress alleys, endless spaces and tender hills. All this under the Tuscan sun.…

Last week, I visited two potential wedding venues. I don’t intend to compare them to one another, as it would not be possible. The two venues are completely different and correspond to completely different needs.

What they have in common is the beautiful location and a very good house wine.

How to get to Tuscany?

By car – Italy is known for having a great net of toll roads or…

…by plane. The connections are many, and the airports are very close to each other as well. You can choose from flying to Florence, Piza or Bologna. It could be a low fare of even 30 return from the UK, Germany or Poland (the majority of airports). The flights to Tuscany are running even twice a day and are affordable in compare to the rest of European countries. From the US it is a matter of $1000 return off season, but it could be cheaper if you buy in advance. It is best to fly to Florence, as there are several direct flights from the major US cities.

IF FLYING, you would have to rent a car.

I recommend renting a car from GOLDCAR, where you could also use my 15% discount with the code: CARMELATTE15

The price of a small car (like our feminine Fiat500) is around 25 per day (+insurance!!), , but I would recommend renting a very comfortable SUV, such as FIAT500L for around 50 per day +insurance. The fuel policy it full to full. The tollroads cost from 8 to 16€, it depends where you are going from.

  • from Florence it takes around 1h30mins to get to Follonico and La Suvera
  • from Bologna it takes around 2 hours to get to Follonico and around 2 hours 15 mins to La Suvera
  • from Piza it takes around 2h 20 minutes to get to Follonico and around 1 hour 50 minutes to get to La Suvera

When is the best period to get married in Tuscany?

We were told it is the best to plan your big day between the period of half May to half June. The climate in Tuscany is a bit tricky. The summer is extremely hot and dry, while autumn and winter are often cold and foggy. The Spring is usually nice, but the weather is not guaranteed. Hence you probably want your wedding to be outside, under the skies, it is recommended to choose your date wisely.

Boutique Wedding in the Heart of Tuscany

Follonico is  one of those places where you feel at home, where lavish hospitality and surroundings immerse you in authentic Tuscan atmosphere. The house is located in the heart of Tuscany, among the vineries and green hills. The venue has the capacity of 6 suites, which means it is able to accommodate 20 people. Follonico is able, however, to host up to 70 people for the celebrations. I think it is an idyllic place for a small wedding, even if it’s only for the bride, groom and their parents. It isn’t a desired place for everyone, not even for a standard wedding, but definitely for the couple who stands out of the crowd. Are you a fan of the rustic/romantic scenery? Green colour and freshly made pastries? Follonico is a perfect place for your big day! Escape the city, the rush and forget about who you really are.

Wedding Package at Follonico – How Much Would a Boutique Wedding Cost You?

‘This countryside estate is the picturesque background you’ve been searching for to celebrate with those you love. Welcome another year of life by stopping the clock and allowing yourself to be immersed in the simple luxuries of Follonico.’

All the prices given are stated at VenueReport.com and were given me at the venue. In general, there are several churches and chapels in case you want to have your ceremony in the church. Follonico is able to provide a setting for a civil wedding.

Follonico is also able to cater up to 20 people. If you are expecting more guests, it is recommended to hire a wedding planner to organise a catering.

Fees

Estimated Price Per Head

from $130 to $180
Additional Charges
The rates are for a min of 3 nights up to 7 nights of exclusive use of the property. Additional fee may apply based on the event.
Insurance
Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
70
Buffet
70
Standing
70
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2013
Curfew
3 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
Closed Mid November to Early March. Available on request and across Christmas
Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Follonico is set amongst 20 hectares of vineyards and in a valley where our only neighbors are flocks of sheep pasturing around. The valley has all the main elements of the famous Tuscan landscape: cypresses, olive trees, pasture, vineyards, small forests and hilltop towns.
Design:
Minimalistic, as minimal was the life of the farmers that have lived in the house for centuries. All perfectly mixed with comforts and technology. We have been collecting furnitures and decoration for the past 20 years attending flee markets, visiting antique shop and hunting “here and there” to find our collection.
Awards & Notables

Condè Nast Traveller, Telegraph, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Elle Japan, Travel and Leisure

Pictures : mydolcefarniete.com, I would recommend to visit his article about the wedding at Follonico as well

 

Princess Wedding in the 17th Century Castle

Relais La Suvera is the 17th century castle that now serves as a luxury 5 star hotel. It is located in Pivescola, a small village around 30 km from Siena. La Suvera is known for organising weddings. Well – no wonder. It is hard to imagine a place that would fit into the picture of a  ‘Princess Castle’ more than La Suvera does. The place has it all.

‘Imagine the magic moment as you exchange rings in the snow white setting of the 18th century Church dedicated to San Carlo Borromeo or in the shade of the impressive cypresses in the villa’s gardens. Picture yourselves hugging you guests as they enjoy their aperitif in the Lemon Gardens with its stunning views over the Sienna hills. Imagine the elegant dinner in the Pope’s Hall or the final part of a summer evening that culminates with a grand ball and a party in the piazza, the very heart of this enchanting Rennaissance Borgo. Relais La Suvera can be hired for exclusive use, to welcome and accommodate your guests in the 36 exclusive rooms and suites located in the Papal Villa, the Stables and Farmhouse.’

Wedding Package at La Suvera – How much would it cost you

Relais La Suvera – Elopement package

Elope is defined as to run away in secret, especially to get married. Here are Relais La Suvera they can make your dream come true. A unique setting that will be in your heart for ever. A secret place for your hearts only where you can live your dream wedding.

  • Use of the Church or of the Belvedere Garden for the ceremony
  • Celebrant
  • Flowers decoration for the ceremony , bridal bouquet, boutonniere
  • Toast after the ceremony
  • Photographer

Euro 1.700,00

 

For the accommodation, food, catering as well as the rest of the services, such as music, you have to get in touch with the wedding team.

Wedding Pictures provided by Relais La Suvera

Make sure to check my article from Tuscany here <3

3 Comments

Leave a Comment

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.