After years of venue vetting for parties and weddings in Italy I have lost count of the number of properties I have seen. The portfolio of villas, castles, wineries and palazzos that I end up proposing however is a number I have a very firm grip on and fortunately is ever increasing. With an instinctive understanding of what clients are looking for when they start their search for the perfect wedding venue I can tell almost immediately whether a property has that special ‘wow’ factor. This week I was invited by Galateo Ricevimenti to a private viewing of Castello di Verrazzano in Chianti.
WEDDING LOCATION HOTSPOT: PISA More than a Leaning Tower!
When it comes to locations for weddings in Tuscany, historically the area of Chianti enjoys the largest portion of the cake, with cream on top. Christened ‘Chiantishire’ by its English-speaking fan base, this alluring haven of rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards between Florence and Siena is generously portrayed on postcards and book covers the world over to represent Tuscany at large.
A WEDDING IN ITALY can be the stuff of dreams, and very often is. As an experienced wedding planner organising nuptials for English speaking couples in the land of romance and sunshine for a number of years, I’ve seen it all. Below are ten of my top tips to make sure the dream becomes a reality and not a nightmare.