Florence Weddings: The capital of Tuscany often considered to be the Mecca for all tourists on their grand tour of Italy, it was the home to the Italian Renaissance and you can still sense the medieval presence today, from the magnificent palazzos and breathtaking cathedral and you can soak up the loads of art culture in the 80 museums around the city.
One of these is the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza Signoria close to the Uffizi Gallery and the jewellery store -lined Ponte Vecchio. It is here that couples get married in the Sala Rossa. A beautiful red room, which was once the bedroom of Bettino Ricasoli, the Iron Baron, Prime Minister of Italy and creator of the recipe for Chianti. It is adorned with three large tapestries telling the story of Ester and neo Baroque furniture. Seeing your future wife making her entrance into this magnificent room will surely take your breath away.
Wedding times: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 8.30 to 13.00
One Saturday & Sunday a month (date decided by the Town Hall) it is possible to marry in the afternoon
In Florence it’s easy to have everything in the city with lots of amazing restaurants, great bars and nightlife, hotels to suit all budgets you’ll have trouble keeping your guest list down as everyone will want to come to your wedding in Florence.
A few of my favourite venues that I personally use and get fabulous rates for are Hotel Baglioni the oldest hotel in Florence, it has the most amazing roof top terrace restaurant, and so is perfect for dining outside over-looking the whole of the city. If you are tempted to host your reception away from the bustle of the city then most people choose Fiesole, a stone throw away up on the hills over looking Florence, great venues here are Castello Vincigliata and Villa Maiano, where a “Room with a view” was filmed. There are of course lots of other venues in and around Florence and I will be happy to share these with you should you decide to hold your wedding in Florence.
- #014 Amy Turner | iMAG1NE