Services for the wedding day
Planning your Italian Reception
Whether your wedding is set to be a small and intimate occasion, or a full on large scale reception, our team will tailor your day to be perfect for you.
Planning your Italian Reception can be easy with the help of our many years of experience in planning weddings in Italy, we know what it takes for a day to go perfectly, and we strive to deliver perfection every time.
Our team of dedicated and passionate staff will work with you closely on everything from table arrangements and centrepieces to menu selection and a wine list to match.
Quality and experience
Our extensive experience in arranging weddings has led to us holding excellent relationships with suppliers of the finest ingredients and the region’s best wine merchants, whilst crafting a brilliant team of staff to run your day.
Our chefs, cooks and waiting staff look forward to serving you and your guests exceptional cuisine in both Italian and international gourmet styles. All of our menu choices offer a wide range of variety, and each of our chefs are passionate about the food they serve. With Romantic Italian Weddings at the helm of your special day, you’re guaranteed a perfect blend of quality, professionalism and passion.
Staying in control of your budget
Our wedding catering is suitable for all types of budget, whether you’re planning a huge feast or a small reception.
We also have a Wedding Budget Calculator to help you keep track of your projected spend for the big day, and we’re committed to being up front on costs to help your planning go smoothly.
Below is a list of our caterers with some example menus:
Authentic Italian wedding menus
Our wedding menus can go from 3,4 or 5 courses up to the popular 8 courses of a typical Italian wedding meal , and range from traditional rustic Italian cuisine to a full-on gourmet experience. Whilst 8 courses may sound a lot, this is normal for a conventional Italian wedding! The menus include appetizers, first courses, main courses, side dishes and wedding cake all served separately as the meal progresses.
All our menus can begin with drinks and appetizers by the pool, allowing you and your guests to relax and
whet your appetite ready for the upcoming courses.
All our chefs can cater for specific allergies or dietary requirements. Vegetarians and vegans will always be given an alternative to each non-vegetarian/vegan dish, whilst those with food allergies can always have an allergy-free version of the chosen courses made. Our chefs have experience cooking for common allergies such as wheat/coeliac, dairy, nuts and so on, and can accommodate lesser known allergies with enough notice and preparation.
In the build-up to your wedding, we’ll arrange a meeting with your chosen catering team to run through the final menu preparation, and confirm the exact dietary requirements of your wedding party. We can also provide reduced menus for children.
All of our menus come with wedding cake included, made the traditional Italian way. Known as ‘mille foglie’, Italian wedding cake is made from layers of light pastry, chocolate cream, vanilla cream and in season fresh fruit.
For those wishing for a more traditional English wedding cake or something similar, we can arrange this with ease (requires an additional fee) . Our expert confectioner will happily create a cake based on photos you wish to send her should you wish to specify the type of cake design you’re after.
For those wishing to have a menu tasting, planning a visit to us in advance of your wedding is the perfect way to sample some menu choices to help make up your mind.
So that you can enjoy the full wedding menu experience, our menu tastings cover all 8 courses and are served in the caterers’ own restaurants.
Italy is famous for its wine, and at Romantic Italian Weddings we’re passionate about providing the very best wine for you and your guests. Both Villa Baroncino and Villa San Crispolto are working wide producers, providing red and white wine, and prosecco.
All of our Wedding Packages include 320 bottles of our own wine and 200 bottles of Moretti Beers.
Serving your guests wine from the very estate they’re on adds a special touch to your reception, and we’re always happy to provide tastings before the wedding should you wish to sample.
Our bar service is something we’re especially proud of. With swift and efficient service coupled with friendly staff, we’ll be sure to give you and your guests a warm and professional welcome.
No two weddings are the same, so we offer a variety of bar options to suit your needs;
Guests can order their favourite drinks with no limitations, with a set price to be arranged before the day.
Professional bartenders will serve your guests as if at a conventional bar, where guests simply pay for the drinks they order.
Open Bar with Pre-Ordering Drinks
You can pre-order your drinks package from us, which helps to save you money through our excellent supplier contacts. Any unopened drinks can be refunded as we’ll simply use them in our own restaurant and bar.
Open Bar – Bring Your Own
The cheapest way to arrange your drinks is to buy them at the local supermarket as we don’t charge corking fees. Prices in Italy are very reasonable for drinks, with a beer costing around 90/95 cents and a mid-range bottle of wine around €4-5. You can select this option for both your party and your reception dinner, and our caterers will happily serve your drinks at no extra cost.
The Receptions at our villas can be:
Outdoor in the Lake-View garden at Villa San Crispolto
The garden in the afternoon hours remains in the shadow of the centennial walls of the Villa San Crispolto Chappel and provides an extraordinary setting for a wedding feast al fresco.
Under the roof of an authentic Tuscan Barn at Villa Baroncino
Don Carlo Barn embodies the quintessential Tuscan charm, originally serving as a repository for agricultural tools, machinery, and harvests. The structure has three open sections, providing an ideal venue for hosting both your ceremony and reception, shielded from the intensity of the sun and unforeseen weather conditions while maintaining the allure of an outdoor celebration.
But if the weather does not give you a 100% guarantee that you can carry out the entire event without protection, only our villas can offer you a splendid fully openable.
Marquee with glass windows
Our marquee is a tasteful and elegant option for your wedding.
The ceiling inside is lined with exquisite cream-coloured plissé fabric and is equipped with beautiful white wrought-iron chandeliers that are fitted with speakers for background music during the dinner and at the party afterwards.
The floor is made of antique terracotta, with sliding glass walls inside. During the warm summer months, it can be opened completely but also closed quickly should the weather turn. It’s also heated, making it a lovely option for any wedding throughout the year.
In case you think marquees are a summer-only option, ours is equipped with heating, making it an effective year-round reception venue.