Villa Aurelia – An exclusive and elegant wedding venue in Rome

Perched in a dominating position on the crest of the Janiculum Hill in Rome, Villa Aurelia, property of the American Academy since 1909, was reopened in May 2002 after three years of extensive restoration. It was worth the wait as Villa Aurelia now provides the perfect backdrop for a personal and unforgettable wedding day, offering a wealth of history, culture and fine food which Rome is so well-known for.

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

The Villa is rented out on an exclusive basis and only one event is organised there on any one day, with couples being able to choose the areas that best suit their requirements.
The beauty of Villa Aurelia’s stunning gardens, the breathtaking view of Rome, and the variety of spaces available make this venue an ideal location for a wedding combining culture, style and something a little different.

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Roberta, our Rome based wedding planner, will use her extensive experience and close contacts to help you plan your perfect day and to choose an appropriate catering company, florist, musicians, photographer and any other services you will need. Roberta will be your support throughout the planning process and will be there on the day of your wedding to ensure everything runs smoothly.
If you are interested in finding out more about Villa Aurelia, please get in contact with Roberta for an informal chat. She will be able to provide you with an idea on price, capacity and can also make recommendations on other venues in Rome which may also suit your needs – roberta@wanderlust-weddings.com

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

 

One last look at our latest ‘Wanderful Wedding’ in Umbria, Italy

We couldn’t resist posting one final photo from Cristiano Ostinelli of this unbelievable Umbrian wedding:

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Destination Wedding Umbria_Cristiano Ostinelli_www.ostinellicristiano.com

Congratulations again to Gavan and Sally and thank you for sharing your wonderful wedding with us.

Check out the full feature on: http://wp.me/p4aMWM-cr

And additional photos can be found on Cristiano Ostinelli’s website – http://www.ostinellicristiano.com/it/blog/2013/ottobre/italian-wedding-cristiano-ostinelli-wedding-photographer

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

Fattoria di Corsignano – Raise a glass to this charming Chianti Classico wedding venue

Located in the heart of Tuscany between Siena and Florence in the Chianti Classico region, Fattoria di Corsignano is a beautiful family run farm which produces wine and olive oil. Wanderlust Weddings thinks this is an ideal location for a destination wedding in Italy.

Set across 54 acres, Corsignano is renowned for using native grapes to produce their popular Chianti  Classico wine.

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The property prides itself on being as eco friendly as possible, with all of the energy being provided by solar panels and having three wells for water. The owners always try to use on-site or locally sourced products, many of which are organic. A perfect Italian wedding venue for any eco-consious couples.

The four country homesteads of Corsignano have been converted into charming and romantic suites and apartments. The apartments have independent entrances, a parking space and a private terrace, garden or porch, meaning guest have the option of privacy during their stay.  The venue also offers plenty of activities for guests to participate in, including wine tasting and cooking classes.

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Corsignano offers a fairytale backdrop with panoramic views, making it an ideal destination wedding venue.

Location: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – 8km from Siena

Accommodation capacity: The venue consists of 10 apartments and four guest rooms/suites. The apartments can accommodate 32 guests plus an additional 12 guests if using sofa beds. There are also four suites which can accommodate two people in each, plus an additional 7 guests if using sofa beds

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Price per room: There are a variety of options available including B&B from €45-€70, half-board from €75-€100 per person per night and self catering from €60 to €240 per apartment per night

Price per wedding meal: €80 (adults)  / €40 for 4 to 14 year olds

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Restaurant on site? Yes plus there are two local restaurants within walking distance

Wedding ceremony location: Radda in Chianti’s townhall. The rental cost is €500 which is only 20 minutes away

After reception? An open bar can be provided

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Minimum stay? Three nights

Anything else? As this is an eco-friendly venue, there is no air conditioning available. However there is a natural breeze in the area and ceiling fans in all of the rooms which ensure the temperature is pleasant

Link: http://www.tenutacorsignano.it/english/index.html

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany Destination Wedding Venue

Fattoria San Donato – take over this charming medieval village for your special day

San Donato is a farmhouse set in a tiny medieval village amidst the green hills of San Gimignano in Tuscany, offering charming panoramic views of the unique town and countryside.

San Donato

San Donato

The Fenzi family, who have owned the farm since 1932 always provide a warm welcome and are happy to assist with your special day. Federica used to be a wedding coordinator herself and can provide recommendations for local suppliers.

San Donato

San Donato

San Donato is a working farm which produces wine, oil and cereals and the friendly owners are renowned for offering guests local produce and organising delicious dinners with typical Tuscan food.

We think this is an outstanding venue offering a magical Tuscan experience, which will be remembered for many years to come.

San Donato

San Donato

Location: 11 minutes from Tuscany’s San Gimignano and approximately 30 minutes from Volterra (Italy)

Accommodation capacity: Space for 32 guests spread across several self contained apartments, plus some extra bed can be added. Next year (2014) they will be adding two more apartments accommodating two people in each

Price per room: From €90 for a double room

San Donato

San Donato

Price per wedding meal: €80 per person if in-house catering is used. There is an option of using outside caterers  

Venue fee: None if in-house caterers are used for the wedding reception. If off-site caterers are used, there is a fee of €500

San Donato

San Donato

Post-reception entertainment: Music can be played until 12.30pm

Restaurant on site (for meals before or after the wedding)? Yes – meals need to be pre-booked a day or two in advance. A traditional light lunch costs €22 while a traditional dinner costs €32

Minimum stay:  Three nights (though this may be flexible)

Website: http://www.sandonato.it/english/agriturismo.html

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fattoria-San-Donato-Agriturismo/78801493172?fref=ts

Anything else? San Donato is well known for its wines and cooking lessons too, all of which can be sampled by the guests during their stay. Also as expected, hosting a wedding reception there is only possible if you are staying on-site

San Donato

San Donato

Tenuta Croce di Bibbiano – Tuscany

Wanderlust Weddings love the enchanting location of Croce di Bibbinao, facing the San Gimignano medieval towers.

Croce di Bibbiano

Croce di Bibbiano

The estate, an old monastery and ancient farm dating back to the  late Middle Ages has breathtaking scenery and beautiful gardens. The large courtyard can be used for your wedding reception, hosting up to 60 peoples. The venue also has a panoramic swimming pool where the aperitif can be served.

Croce di Bibbiano

Croce di Bibbiano

Croce di Bibbiano is located on 60 acres of property, which includes  30 acres of vineyards, producing quality wines and more that 1000 olive trees, producing a very tasty and high quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil – all of which can be sampled by the guests.

We think this is a stunning location for a relaxed and intimate reception.

Croce di Bibbiano

Croce di Bibbiano

Location: 6 km from San Gimignano, 25 km from Siena and 35 km from Florence

Accommodation capacity: Up to 28 guests across 8 apartments

Price per room: From €55 per person per night, including breakfast

Venue fee: None

Price per wedding meal: From €70 per person

Croce di Bibbiano

Croce di Bibbiano

Restaurant on site? Yes, dinner can be pre-booked. Meals are €25 for a typical Tuscan dnner / pizzas plus wine

Minimum stay:  3 nights

Website: http://www.crocedibibbiano.com/en/home/

Croce di Bibbiano

Croce di Bibbiano