Paris may be the city of love and where the magic happens. But besides Paris, we think Tuscany also deserves the spotlight when it comes to being a romantic destination. This Italian region is known for its local wine and fantastic landscapes. However, it has also been gaining plenty of popularity as it’s the perfect place to hose romantic weddings. That’s why we’re here to introduce you to some of the top venues in the form of wedding villas in Tuscany!
To us, the ideal villa for a wedding has to feature a beautiful garden, romantic bedrooms, a sparkling pool for the after-party, and other first-rate amenities. Of course, they should also be able to accommodate large groups and even large parties. And lucky for you, the ones we chose below offer breathtaking views of their surroundings, so your wedding pictures and videos will have a beautiful backdrop!
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream wedding by checking out the villas below! Aside from Tuscany, Venice is another romantic city in Italy that can be the ideal place to hold your wedding. If this idea piques your interest, check out these top villas in Venice!
Tuscany, At a Glance
Known for its olive trees, Tuscany is one of Italy’s most fascinating travel destinations. We recommend you hold your wedding in Tuscany as it’s home to beautiful small towns, which makes it one of Italy’s most romantic places. Perfect for weddings and honeymoons, Siena is one of Tuscany’s most charming bases. It’s set in the heart of the region with plenty of lovely spots to watch sunsets with your lover. Another romantic place in Tuscany is Lucca, a city of hundred churches. Here, you can take a stroll through the city’s gorgeous alleyways with your life partner. Aside from these two, there are still many other beautiful destinations in Tuscany to explore! But no matter where you go, know that Tuscany won’t disappoint.
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Tenuta Di Pratello
Kicking off this list is Tenuta Di Pratello, a villa set in an old building that dates back to the 17th century. First, let’s talk about this villa’s location. We think it’s perfect, as it didn’t take us too long to reach some of Tuscany’s gems like Peccioli, Volterra, as well as San Gimignano. In addition to that, it comes with its own little church!
And for the wedding reception, there’s a beautiful park that’s around 1,000 sqm! It consists of manicured lawns and a beautiful Italian Renaissance garden. Who says the fun ends after your wedding day? This Tuscany villa also boasts a luxurious kitchen fully equipped with everything you need.
During our stay, we also killed some time by having some friendly competition on the tennis court. In addition to that, you can also play billiards with your family! But if you prefer something romantic, why not make a splash in the swimming pool with your loved one and have some quality time there?
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Antica Villa Merelli
Set in the heart of Tuscany and between Monet San Savino and Arezzo, Antica Villa Merelli is another great option worth considering. Dating back to the 16th century, the owners renovated this villa without changing too much of its original structure. Now, the villa features exquisite materials like marble floors, making it an elegant place to celebrate your special day. Set on a six-hectare lawn, this villa is perfect for those planning an outdoor wedding. With a beautiful vineyard, olive grove, and orchard, beautiful isn’t enough to describe the lawn.
There are 12 bedrooms in total on the property. Each of them effortlessly gives you that relaxation you badly need in an elegant but also warm environment. We didn’t use all of them, but we can assure you that all rooms are spotless and more importantly, extremely cozy!
In addition to that, there’s also a park with a tennis court and games that children can enjoy. And if you want to beat the heat, you can take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, which is only a stone’s throw away from the villa. While it’s not an Olympic-sized pool, we enjoyed it allowed us to have a refreshing swim. Also, part of the pool is covered!
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Built back in the year 1950, who would’ve guessed that this villa could stand until today? Set in the hills of Tuscany, Villa Croci is another highly recommended accommodation for lovebirds who want to hold a wedding in Tuscany. This beautiful villa’s old-world charm was personalized to give us a wonderful stay. During our time there, we were always awestruck by the stunning 360-degree views of Tuscany.
The beaches aren’t too far away from this villa, so you can always have fun on the sand with your partner. But for a more intimate experience without the crowds, we highly recommend spending some romantic time in the swimming pool. Lined with blue tiles and offering views of the surrounding garden, it’s arguably the most relaxing spot on the property.
This villa comprises three floors and can house up to 26 people. The massive living area features a comfy living room where you and your loved ones can have some quality time, as well as a fully-loaded kitchen and a dining room. All of them also have easy access to the garden and the pool area. And since there are 13 bedrooms, we didn’t have to squeeze 4 or 5 people into one room at once!
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Every list of villas in Tuscany for weddings should include the enchanting Villa Palazzaccio. This villa is surrounded by a hectare of lawn, which features several huge areas with grass and is bounded by vineyards. When we entered the entrance gate, we found ourselves in an elegant driveway with cypress trees on the sides.
Enlighten by the flowers, the gardens ensure privacy and quiet relaxation, which is perfect for weddings that involve large groups of people. Meanwhile, all of the 13 luxurious bedrooms are ready to host your guests. Some of them feature two twin beds, while the others boast double beds.
We love the big formal dining area, where everyone can enjoy the meal together. Not to mention, it has direct access to the portico. We also think this villa is a nice place to have your honeymoon! A romantic outdoor swimming pool is in the center of the lawn and surrounded by sun loungers. Last but not least, it took us only a short drive to reach Arezzo and the train station. If you need a guide, these Italy travel guidebooks can help!
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Le Caselle is a charming manor house in Arezzo that’ll please everyone. This property is an ideal pick that’s more than capable of providing plenty of accommodations for spouses and their guests. We booked this villa for a week and spent our days enjoying the huge common areas, beautiful gardens, and swimming pool to the fullest.
Organizing your wedding here will be a breeze, with 5,000 sqm of green spaces surrounding the house. Once your guests arrive, they’ll be welcomed by the gorgeous flower beds and a wide variety of plants like hydrangeas and roses.
Aside from the manor house, which is the main building, this villa is also accompanied by two outbuildings. It took us only a short walk to reach those buildings, which feature a dining area, kitchen, and several bedrooms. We mostly stayed at the main house, which boasts 10 bedrooms. It also features a massive open-plan living area, which provides direct access to the fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. Our favorite place is the living room. Not only does it come with comfy sofas, but it also has a cozy fireplace!
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Up next on this list is Machiavelli, one of our favorite wedding villas. The villa’s main building is a historic 15th-century structure, set not too far away from Florence! Once owned by the Machiavelli family, this expansive villa sits on a huge land. Framed by the refreshing gardens, this is an ideal venue for your dream wedding. With the breathtaking Italian landscape as the backdrop, your wedding photographer will never want to stop taking pictures of you and your guests!
We were spoilt during our stay at this villa. Once we arrived, we were welcomed with a drink! In addition to that, we were able to kick off each morning with a scrumptious buffet breakfast. We rarely leave our villa as there were tons to do and enjoy. During our spare time, we would work out in the gym or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Speaking of which, this villa also boasts an indoor pool and a sauna!
To accommodate up to 20 guests, this villa features 10 lavish bedrooms. And since you’re the bride or groom, you should spend your nights in the master bedroom. Of course, it’s the biggest option available, and it comes with extras like a marble bathtub and walk-in closet!
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Tuscany may have plenty of wedding villas. However, if you invite many guests, Villa Leonardo should be your top option. This villa proudly boasts an enclosed, well-manicured park that covers almost 6,000 sqm of the property in total. With a constant breeze and stunning views of the surrounding countryside, we’re sure all of your wedding guests will enjoy the reception just as much as you do. Featuring 15 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, this villa can comfortably accommodate up to 36 guests! Wow!
In addition to that, it’s also worth mentioning the villa’s parking area, which can be found near the main entrance. Though we didn’t bring our car, it was said to be able to accommodate up to 20 cars! So, you can ask some of your guests to bring their own vehicles if you want. We think it may even be one of the biggest villas in Italy!
The day before your big day can be stressful and nerve-wracking. To help you keep yourself cool, the villa invites you to take a refreshing dip in the south-facing swimming pool! Just a stone’s throw away from the villa, you and your partner can have a romantic time watching the sunsets there.
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If you want a wedding villa that can sleep up to 30 people (including you and your soon-to-be life partner), you should take a look at Orfea Estate. This villa is so big that there were times we were exhausted exploring the whole building and looking for our kids! If your friends and relatives are going to bring their children, you can show them the playground area on the premises. Don’t worry, as this estate is fully gated and fenced!
This ancient villa is ideal for elegant outdoor weddings dating back to the 15th century. Here, you’ll find manicured grounds that feature a stunning Italian-style garden competed with a lovely pergola. It’s one of the loveliest spots on the property, so you might want to make it into a beautiful wedding photo booth!
The inside of the villa is also as amazing. The living room feels super airy and fresh thanks to the neutral earth tones. The addition of a big fireplace and a shining chandelier makes the overall vibe elegant. Perfect for your wedding reception, the dining room has enough seating for up to 50 people! And with French doors that offer direct access to the garden, this is the perfect wedding venue you’ve been searching for!
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Casale Rasa is located in the southern part of Siena, one of the top wedding villas to book when you’re in Tuscany. What’s so special about this villa is that it stands inside a massive park, about 5,000 sqm! Pretty insane, isn’t it? It’s so big that you can also have your wedding dinner reception there! The beauty of the park is even enhanced by the Mediterranean plants. Offering a majestic backdrop for your wedding, this villa easily lands a top spot on this list!
Once the wedding is over, you can spend the next morning taking a relaxing dip in the outdoor swimming pool with your partner. From there, you can easily admire the sun and the surrounding views. Surrounding the beautiful pool are gazebos, sunbeds, and some spots where you can kick back and relax. But for the most romantic experience, you’ll want to sip a glass of wine with your lover under the pergola while watching the sunset!
In addition to that, this villa can accommodate up to 22 people. There are 10 bedrooms on-site, and each of them is equipped with everything you need. But since this is all about celebrating you and your significant other, you should choose the room that comes with a bathtub!
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West of Florence, Bice is a beautiful villa that’s surrounded by a huge lawn and a beautifully manicured garden. These allow it to be one of Tuscany’s most perfect wedding villas! You and your life partner can have a humble and memorable ceremony on the lawn, which is big enough to accommodate your guests. When we were there, we were spoiled by the unobstructed views of the picturesque 18-hole golf course and landscape.
We also love that there are plenty of spots to socialize outdoors. As long as the weather allows, you and your loved ones can even dine al fresco on the patio or the huge terrace. Inside, the villa feels not only romantic but also homey. The modern furnishings are in neutral shades, which is a huge plus for someone who wants to have a chillax wedding ceremony.
During your stay, you can also turn into an aspiring chef, as there’s a fully-loaded kitchen with a breakfast bar. Or, you can let your family do that so you can make a splash in the gorgeous swimming pool with your partner instead! Moreover, this villa boasts five bedrooms and bathrooms. All of them come with cloud-like queen-sized beds as well as exquisite furniture.
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Out of all the wedding villas in Tuscany, we think Il Poggiarellone is the best. There are many reasons why we think so. For one, this villa features a massive green lawn that surrounds itself, which can be used as your wedding venue. The huge garden boasts vibrant flowers, making the villa even more romantic. If you want to have the perfect outdoor wedding, this villa truly doesn’t disappoint.
“Once we arrived at this villa, we were truly lost of words. Everything exceeded our expectations. It may not be the cheapest option but we didn’t regret spending a lot for a stay at this palatial villa!”WOW Travel
Not to mention, since the lawn is surrounded by hedges, you don’t have to sacrifice privacy. Better yet, you can find many shady areas where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views! Speaking of relaxing, we often spent our time taking a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool, which is surrounded by sun loungers. But if swimming isn’t your thing, you can enjoy your drink and the beautiful views of the surroundings on the terrace.
In addition to that, there’s a fully equipped kitchen as well, with all the appliances you could ever ask for. When it’s time to feast, you and all your relatives can dine together in the indoor dining area. There are 2 dining tables, and each of them can accommodate up to 10 people! And since there are nine bedrooms in total, you can invite as many people as you want to help you with your ceremony!
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Things You May Need During Your Stay
- Top Villas Romantic Pack – Show your life partner you love them by preparing romantic goodies from Top Villas that include a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine, silk rose petals, and more! You can even choose whether to have them ready before you’re arrival or later during your stay.
- Top Villas Private Jet Charter – Arrive in style! To have the most amazing wedding experience, why not go all out and book the flights for you and your entire family? The private jet will offer you comfort like no other!
- Tuscany Official Tourism Guide – Get to know Tuscany a little bit better so you can plan your wedding perfectly! This official website will educate you with everything you need to know about Tuscany, starting from its attractions to the available tours.