Tuscany wedding venues for 2

Old May 26th, 2017, 04:39 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 21
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Tuscany wedding venues for 2

We are planning a wedding in Italy next May and we are having a tough time finding a venue near Tuscany that does not have a minimum of a three night stay or is just too large.

We will not be having any guests at the wedding, it will just be the two of us. It is difficult as everywhere I contact they keep telling me about full wedding packages for up to 25 people or more.

We want something simple; outdoors with a lush background of fields and greenery.

Has anyone ever done a wedding for just two in the Tuscany area and have any ideas to share please. Any tips would be useful. No advice on the legality of the ceremony is needed; just looking to get some options on places to have it.
rmd912 is offline  
Old May 26th, 2017, 05:25 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,958
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Check out Fonte Bertusi, located just outside of Pienza in a lovely location. You should be able to reserve for just a few days.
zoecat is online now  
Old May 26th, 2017, 05:27 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Many many places will accept you for 2 nights in terms of sleeping accommodations, but you need to be more specific about what more, if anything, are you asking for. Many agriturismi have a restaurant that would surely be happy to fix your a special meal. Many have lovely terraces where you are surely welcome to have a wedding photographer come and snap many pictures of you. You are also surely welcome to take time to exchange vows privately.

Someplace like this?

https://www.booking.com/hotel/it/cas...s=1&#hotelTmpl

Is there some reason you need to tell the hotel you are having a wedding? If you do, then of course they will start assuming you want things like flowers or a cake provided, and will want to charge you a minimum for going all out.

Also, if you find a place you love, would you consider paying for an extra night even if you don't stay there? Maybe that is worth it since it is a once in a lifetime moment.
massimop is offline  
Old May 26th, 2017, 06:48 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 21
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Massimop - Thank you! those look wonderful and exactly what we have in mind. You have a great idea that I should book the hotel and finalize the details after. Since we do want simple I just need a photographer that I can find in the area, I am sure someone at the hotel could officiate (I will check) and then just a nice dinner for two.

I guess I would not mind staying at the same place for three nights if it was in a good location where we can see all we want to see in Tuscany and not have to travel too far for day trips. I would even add a day if it was.

Thank you again!
rmd912 is offline  
Old May 26th, 2017, 07:24 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 19,825
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It is easy you get wed in the local council building, often very beautiful, it takes 30 minutes and costs about E400.

So the issue is not the wedding but some special faux ceremony for just the two of you.

Choose a town in Tuscany, grab an Italian speaker, go on line and look at town hall websites and "Vincezo is your uncle"

You'll need a person to swear you are of good conscience and a technical italian/english speaker, they cost about E350 to push the paper through and to be there at the Italian language only wedding, plus a bunch of signed off your local country documents.

East peasy, oh and two witnesses who must be booked a few months ahead.
bilboburgler is online now  
Old May 26th, 2017, 11:35 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Rather than asking someone at the hotel to officiate, ask the wedding photographer if he or she can arrange for someone appropriate to meet you at the venue (do you want an English speaker?) Hotel staff need to be available to other guests or emergencies without warning. They might be harder to pin down for the exact time you want them. You can talk with the wedding photographer about what would be an appropriate "payment" for the officiator.

If you give more information about your wish list of places to see in Tuscany, people might be able to identify some agriturismi convenient to all of them so you don't need to relocate to do all your sightseeing, provided that you don't want to see a combination of places in different corners of Tuscany, which is one of Italy's largest regions.
massimop is offline  
Old May 27th, 2017, 01:08 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,407
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What kind of a ceremony you are after? If you are already married, like through a civil ceremony at home, you only want a symbolic ceremony with renewal of vows, for which you may want to book an officiant. If you just want a honeymoon with pictures of the two of you, you only need a photographer, and a venue in pretty settings. If you want a religious ceremony for renewal of vows and blessing, you can arrange with English-speaking Protestant church in Italy (there are a couple in Florence). But if you aren't married and wish to have a legal ceremony, it gets much more complicated, and unless you are fluent in Italian and are familiar with Italian red tape, you should get the service of a wedding co-ordinator based in Italy.
Alec is online now  
Old May 27th, 2017, 01:41 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,645
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Maybe not everyone read to the end of the original post, but rmd912 did say: "No advice on the legality of the ceremony is needed; just looking to get some options on places to have it."

I've noticed before that many strangers seem insistent on defining weddings in ways that are no longer defined by many people actually getting married these days. I have friends who had their wedding in Italy at the home of one of their relatives, officiated by a cousin. For the sake of legal formality, they also signed documents at a municipal office in Italy a few days later, and went through the procedure. I was given a book of their wedding photos taken by a professional Italian photographer. Not a single one of them shows the legal procedure. All of them show the couple getting married in the countryside. For that couple, and loads of couples like them, the full meaning of their marriage began with their exchanging vows and making a commitment to each other at the wedding they chose to have. The fact that other people would refuse to recognize that as a marriage or insist it be called something else is more an indication that some people might not know what the true meaning of marriage is.
massimop is offline  
Old May 27th, 2017, 02:00 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 19,825
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Great points above, especially about what i meant by a wedding.

In Italy the civil ceremony is the one that counts. The party/going to church etc is the bit some people like and the photos help you with memories

Getting the civil wedding done; is tough but not beyond anyone. The civil wedding has to be done in Italian and the court basically has a view about the capability of people to speak Italian. Unless you are both very good you need an official translator (tribunale certified) at the wedding. They are also needed to translate your national documents into Italian.

Booking a place is a queue, thats it.

We did it 4 years ago and while not easy was not beyond a normal couple.

Photos/fizz/flowers not beyond the wit of man.

But there is a rule, flower cost $, wedding flowers cost $+40%.
bilboburgler is online now  
Old May 27th, 2017, 03:23 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 2,302
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Marriage is with a priest and commits you unto God
The rest is prétense.
If what one wants is a fake commitment hell awaits them.
Amen.
WoinParis is offline  
Old May 27th, 2017, 03:59 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,407
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A couple of points. I'm familiar with wedding procedure in Italy.
1. Because of the Lateran Treaty of 1929, a Catholic marriage rite is recognised as valid by the state, and there is no need for a couple to go through a separate civil marriage either before or after church marriage. This isn't the case with most Protestant denominations, and a civil marriage is required before any church ceremony can take place.
2. Marriage is a term defined in law, and while couples are free to give their onw definition to the union, marriage per se is a legal union with rights and responsibilities attached. Many countries nowadays recognise unmarried partnership or de-facto union, and give them civil rights usually associated with marriage, and Italy has recently passed a law recognising civil unions. But it's not correct to say that marriage is whatever a couple chooses to call their relationship. It is a legal union, therefore legal requirements must be followed.
Alec is online now  
Old May 27th, 2017, 06:12 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 2,302
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hell awaits peachers.

Marriage is also allowed between persons of the same sex in most developed countries, even France caved in 2-3 years ago.

But no priest celebrates it for homsexuals, divorced, etc.
Hence : hell will be filled with people who chose the path of sin.
WoinParis is offline  
Old May 27th, 2017, 06:57 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 19,825
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've never had much time for peachers or pearers ;-)
bilboburgler is online now  
Old May 28th, 2017, 07:00 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,483
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I follow on Facebook a place I have stayed a couple of times - Fattoria Pagnana which is roughly 20 minutes South East of Florence.

See - http://fattoriapagnana.it/en/home/

https://www.facebook.com/fattoriapagnana.it/

https://www.booking.com/hotel/it/all...al&type=total&

They recently had an open day for weddings as you can see from the photos on the Facebook page.

Obviously they mostly cater for a bigger number but out of curiosity I contacted them and they said that they could arrange a wedding for just two and make it a very special event including having an English speaking celebrant who could make the wedding legal so you can marry on the property rather than going to the local town hall. The B&B (see Booking for photos) apparently has one of the apartments which is often reserved for the newly weds.

Contact marketing AT fattoriapagnana.com if you want more info.
nochblad is offline  
Old May 30th, 2017, 04:12 AM
  #15  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 21
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
nochblad - Thank you so much! This place looks gorgeous and cozy. Thank you so much for checking; I will definitely contact them.
rmd912 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
gored01
Europe
5
Sep 21st, 2012 05:01 PM
pmItaly
Travel Tips & Trip Ideas
4
Apr 4th, 2007 08:01 AM
suetibu
Europe
18
Jul 25th, 2006 06:54 PM
fluffy
Europe
16
Jul 11th, 2005 07:27 AM
mg8
Europe
6
Dec 10th, 2003 04:36 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:48 AM.