Villa Dino – A magical Italian wedding venue oozing history and grace

Located in the heart of Rome’s historical Appia Antica Park on the road that once connected Rome to Brindisi, Villa Dino sits amongst botanical gardens surrounded by trees, flowers and extensive meadows – perfect for a romantic and elegant destination wedding in Italy.

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

Villa Dino has two exquisite and spacious living rooms with large windows offering an elegant atmosphere for a wedding with a maximum capacity of approximately 250 people for the hall on the first floor, and 200 on the ground floor. Both rooms are air conditioned, making it an ideal location for summer weddings too. A magnificent outdoor ceremony and reception can also be arranged at this breathtaking venue.

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

A beautiful fountain welcomes guests to the stunning venue and family and friends can enjoy elegant cocktails under the stars in the fragrant citrus grove. Historical artefacts embellish the garden making each wedding at Villa Dino truly unique. Strolling along the boulevard entrance, a monumental Roman colonnade can be seen with a magnificent backdrop for scenic outdoor wedding ceremonies.

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

At Wanderlust Weddings, we feel that this venue really offers the ‘wow factor’ and gives couples huge flexibility to plan the day exactly how they want with our Rome based wedding planner, Roberta. With extensive experience in planning and hosting weddings across Rome (including Villa Dino), Roberta has excellent contacts who can supply all of the elements for your special day at very reasonable and competitive rates. If you are interested in finding out more about Villa Dino, please get in contact with Roberta for an informal chat – roberta@wanderlust-weddings.com

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

 

Advertisements

Wedding colours & themes

We could spend hours looking at different options for wedding colours and themes. Check out our Pinterest board to see some of our favourites. Also look our for our tips (coming soon) on applying these themes to your destination wedding:

One Fab Day (www.onefabday.com)

One Fab Day (www.onefabday.com)

Meet Roberta, our Rome based wedding planner

We are delighted to introduce our Rome based wedding planner, Roberta, to the Wanderlust Weddings family.

Roberta has over five years experience in wedding planning in Italy and has extensive knowledge and contacts needed for hosting a wedding in romantic Rome.

Destination Wedding Planner_Rome

Roberta has arranged weddings at some of the finest venues in Rome, several of which we will be featuring over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy reading our interview with Roberta below which should give you some insight into why Rome could be the perfect destination for you……

What do you think Rome has to offer as a destination wedding location?

 Rome is the Eternal City, and can be chaotic and so Italian! However when it comes to magical weddings , it turns into a very special and unique place. Rome can offer some of the most beautiful and amazing venues in the world, with a dramatic scenery you won’t find anywhere else.

 How did you get into the wedding planning business?

 I started working in this wonderful industry with a very special mentor, Enzo Miccio, the most famous and televised wedding planner in Italy. He made me love the job I had always dreamed of.

 How long have you been a wedding planner?

 More than 5 years now, but I began planning weddings even before, while I was a site manager for a large marketing and events company

How will couples know if having a destination wedding is right for them?

Couples usually know it’s the right destination because they’ve been dreaming of it.  However when couples are not very  familiar with the location, they may not pick the right venue for them. That’s why they need help from someone who is experienced  and has local knowledge and contacts.

 What is your favourite wedding venue in Rome – for the ceremony and for the reception?

 I know everyone is looking for the best views and for wedding venues near the most famous monuments, but I work very often with some “hidden gems” that always leave my couples speechless…

Is it easy for non-Italian couples to get married in Rome/Italy? What advice would you give to couples who would like to have a destination wedding?

It’s quite easy to get married in Rome, but I definitely recommend that all couples seek help when planning their big day, to ensure they choose the best possible venue and so that they can relax in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of.

Belle Epoque Reception_Destination Wedding Rome

A dream wedding in Villa Aurelia_Destination Wedding Rome

Describe the process for having a wedding in Rome – what happens after we initially get in contact with you?

After first getting in contact (Roberta@wanderlust-weddings.com)  via email or Skype, I always like to hear the couple’s love story. I want to hear about the wedding of their dreams, what styles inspire them and what atomosphere they want to have for their guests; then I will suggest some wedding venues I think will best suit their desires, and that will be our starting point.    

How long do I need to plan a Rome wedding?

 We can provide a perfect wedding, no matter the time, but if you want a specific church or one of the most popular wedding venue in town, the earlier the better.

What do you think is the best thing about having a destination wedding?

You can combine a wonderful trip in your favourite country with your dream wedding, and share it all with your guests!

Describe your dream wedding…..

I don’t think there is an exact definition for a dream wedding, but what best defines it is when a couple tells me their wedding day exceeded their expectations beyond their dreams!  

For anyone interested in getting married in Rome, contact roberta@wanderlust-weddings.com to find out more!

A Dream Wedding in Villa Aurelia_Destination Wedding Rome

Belle Epoque Reception_Destination Wedding Rome

 

 

Gorgeous Guardastelle – A fantastic Tuscan farmhouse, perfect for an overseas wedding

Located just two kilometres from the medieval town of San Gimignano, this working farm – Agriturismo Guardastelle – is an enchanting destination wedding venue in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Rated number 1 of 93 speciality lodgings in its area on Tripadvisor, Guardastelle has been described as ‘unbeatable in terms of beauty, hospitality and serenity.’

Guardastelle has been lovingly refurbished by its owners Fausto and Suzanne, and each bedroom is decorated tastefully in a typical Tuscan style. The accommodation comes in the form of a B&B villa with five double rooms (plus 3 sofa beds) and four self catering apartments which accommodate up to 13 guests.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Virgo Apartment - Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Virgo Apartment – Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Teresa Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Teresa Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Renato Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Renato Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle,  Orione Apartment, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Orione Apartment, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Virgo Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Virgo Bedroom, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

In total, Guardastelle can accommodate up to 29 guests and prices start at €110 for a double room (per night, with breakfast) or €660 for an apartment (for 2 people) for the week . There are plenty of options nearby providing additional accommodation for larger wedding parties.

Guardastelle offers their beautiful terrace and gardens for an outdoor wedding of up to 100 guests. Local Italian caterers provide truly tantalising menus which your guests will never forget. Contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for more details on menus and pricing.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Ceremonies can take place in San Gimignano townhall or a symbolic ceremony can take place on site. There are several churches nearby for a Catholic wedding too.

Surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan landscape, guests can enjoy the sunshine, take a dip in the refreshing swimming pool or go for a walk around the gorgeous gardens, vineyard and olive groves. Guests can also taste some of Guardastelle’s renowned wines or olive oil, try a cooking class or visit the estate’s cellars during their stay.  Guardastelle’s location in the heart of Tuscany also means guests can access the popular cities of Siena and Florence.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Harvest Time at Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Harvest Time at Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Wanderlust Weddings think Agriturismo Guardastelle is a very special venue offering a true taste of Tuscan hospitality and beauty in a rustic, unique and magical place, ideal for a destination wedding.

Contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for further information on hosting your wedding at this beautiful venue.

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Guardastelle, Destination Wedding Venue (Villa), Tuscany, Italy

Fulfil your fairytale fantasy with a destination wedding at Villa Catignano, Tuscany

Nestled in the heart of the winemaking region of Italy’s Chianti Classico, Villa Catignano is a magnificent 17th century villa set in an idyllic countryside estate. Located only 7 miles from Siena and two hours from Pisa International Airport, this exclusive villa provides the perfect backdrop for an enchanting overseas wedding.

Up to 90 guests can stay on the Catignano estate, providing exclusivity for your wedding festivities in an intimate surrounding.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

The team at Villa Catignano can assist in organising and arranging every detail of such an important day. With years of experience in hosting weddings, the wedding team has close contacts with high-quality local suppliers to cover all areas of your day including caterers, florists, musicians, photographers, hair and makeup artists and transportation services.

Catignano allows couples to customise their menus to fit every taste, for an intimate wedding breakfast on the terrace, an extraordinary lunch in the Italian Garden, or a picturesque dinner in the courtyard of the villa, bringing fine-dining to your fingertips.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Anglican or Protestant faith ceremonies can be held in the ancient private chapel inside the property, while symbolic ceremonies or blessings can be held in the idyllic Italian gardens.

Wanderlust Weddings think this is an ideal destination wedding venue for couples looking for an exclusive wedding set in the charming Italian countryside.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Weddingtaking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Weddingtaking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Up to 90 guests can Villa Catignano, Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Up to 90 guests can Villa Catignano, Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Fulfil your fairytale fantasy with a destination wedding at Villa Catignano, Tuscany

Nestled in the heart of the wine-making region of Italy’s Chianti Classico, Villa Catignano is a magnificent 17th century villa set in an idyllic countryside estate. Located only 7 miles from Siena and two hours from Pisa International Airport, this exclusive villa provides the perfect backdrop for an enchanting overseas wedding.

Up to 90 guests can stay on the Catignano estate, providing exclusivity for your wedding festivities in an intimate surrounding and taking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Villa Catignano, Chinati Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chinati Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

The team at Villa Catignano can assist in organising and arranging every detail of such an important day. With years of experience in hosting weddings, the wedding team has close contacts with high-quality local suppliers to cover all areas of your day including caterers, florists, musicians, photographers, hair and makeup artists and transportation services.

Catignano allows couples to customise their menus to fit every taste, for an intimate wedding breakfast on the terrace, an extraordinary lunch in the Italian Garden, or a picturesque dinner in the courtyard of the villa, bringing fine-dining to your fingertips.

Up to 90 guests can stay on the Catignano estate, providing exclusivity for your wedding festivities in an intimate surrounding and taking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up to 90 guests can stay on the Catignano estate, providing exclusivity for your wedding festivities in an intimate surrounding and taking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Anglican or Protestant faith ceremonies can be held in the ancient private chapel inside the property, while symbolic ceremonies or blessings can be held in the idyllic Italian gardens.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wanderlust Weddings think this is an ideal destination wedding venue for couples looking for an exclusive wedding set in the charming Italian countryside.

Contact clare@wanderlust-weddings.com for more information on hosting a wedding at this stunning location.

Up to 90 guests can stay on the Catignano estate, providing exclusivity for your wedding festivities in an intimate surrounding and taking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Up to 90 guests can stay on the Catignano estate, providing exclusivity for your wedding festivities in an intimate surrounding and taking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Villa Catignano, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Up to 90 guests can stay on the Catignano estate, providing exclusivity for your wedding festivities in an intimate surrounding and taking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Villa Catignano

Villa Catignano, Chinati Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chinati Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Up to 90 guests can Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Up to 90 guests can Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding