Gaze out at the grapevines that proliferate across the beautiful rolling countryside that surrounds our villas and you’ll see just how integral wine is to the local culture.
It probably goes without saying that this part of Italy enjoys an especially close and passionate relationship with food and wine. So why not make the most of the region’s love of good wine and delicious food with an Italian vineyard wedding?
Flexible and unique
Not only do our outdoor ceremonies allow you to celebrate your big day in a beautiful garden setting, they also present an opportunity to really make the ceremony your own.
Our legally binding outdoor ceremonies offer a degree of flexibility that simply isn’t possible at a church or Town Hall, where opportunities to customise your service are limited. With an outdoor ceremony you can truly personalise the occasion by including special readings or music and customising the order of service.
Ceremonies at our villas also benefit from keeping everything on the same site, simplifying transport arrangements and cutting the cost of transferring the wedding party and guests to and from the ceremony location and the reception.
Legally binding civil ceremonies
Before your legally binding outdoor wedding ceremony it will be necessary to make a sworn statement and sign the wedding register in front of two witnesses. We’re happy to organise this and usually book an appointment at Cortona Town Hall one or two days before the ceremony.
Protestant ceremonies at our Villa San Crispolto
We’re happy to host outdoor protestant wedding ceremonies at our villa, allowing you to celebrate a legally valid protestant blessing in a beautiful garden setting.
If you’re planning a protestant wedding it’s necessary to be civilly married before the ceremony. We’ll provide you with an Italian representative of the Anglican English order who will advise you on this matter and assist you in choosing the most appropriate ceremony.
Your minister or their assistant will contact you in advance of the ceremony to talk you through your religious requirements and let you know what documentation will be needed. They’ll also help to guide you through the process of personalising your ceremony, giving you a chance to select scripture readings, personal vows and music.
Symbolic weddings at our Villa San Crispolto
We’re also happy to host symbolic weddings at our villa. Symbolic ceremonies offer a chance to celebrate your wedding unencumbered by the requirements and limitations of a legally binding wedding. This gives you the freedom to plan a truly unique and personal ceremony.
Often, couples will have had a civil ceremony back home prior to celebrating their marriage with a beautiful symbolic ceremony here in Italy, although this is by no means a requirement.
We’ll gladly assist you with every aspect of your symbolic wedding, including the finer details of the ceremony, which might include a welcome speech, readings (famous poems or texts for instance) to be read by guests or the wedding coordinator, the declaration, vows, and the exchanging of rings. We can also assign a celebrant to perform the ceremony and assist you in creating a personalised order of service.
Celebrate with wine from our own Vineyard
Our Italian vineyard weddings give guests a chance to enjoy the pleasures of the vineyard lifestyle; tasting the best local wines – including exceptional examples of famous varieties like Montalcino, Chianti, Sangiovese and Montepulciano – and enjoying fine Tuscan cuisine.
We want our guests to enjoy an authentic taste of Tuscan culture and get a sense of Italy’s love-affair with locally cultivated food and wine. Our Italian vineyard weddings are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the deep gastronomic traditions of the region and celebrate with our very own wine.
What better tipple to raise a toast to a truly romantic Italian wedding?