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Weddings in Tuscany Introduction

The fabulous green fields and timeless villages of the Tuscan countryside are the places where dream weddings in Italy are created. In Tuscany, you can have a special ceremony in the grounds or beautiful rooms of a villa or castle followed by a magical reception under the evening Tuscan sun. Its cities, such as Florence, are perfect too for a romantic wedding thanks to their incredible architecture of palaces, villas, castles and hotels. Rosie’s on location partners have searched the corners of this region to find the perfect venues that will make your wedding a special experience for you and your guests. The magical landscapes of the Val d’Orcia south of Siena are where you can discover cosy villages, such as San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza, Montalcino, and BagnoVignoni. The rustic elegance of Volterra, the colours of Chianti, and the Mediterranean coast of the Maremma area, are just a few places where your Tuscan wedding can turn dreams to reality.


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SUITCASE WEDDINGS What Are They? Internationally renowned Destination Wedding Planner, Rosemarie Meleady, has been planning destination weddings for 10 years. At one point, she offered 4,000 locations in 90 different countries. In 2010, she orchestrated a marathon 86 vow renewals around the world for one couple as they attempted to break the Guinness World Record for most weddings by one couple! Now, in her dotage (or prime - she’s not sure!), she aims to take the mystery out of fabulous destination weddings. Rosie has selected some of her favourite locations and has partnered with the best wedding planners she has worked with over the years in each of these areas to produce easy to plan and affordable, beautiful, destination weddings. All the prices are laid out for everything you need for your destination wedding in an easy to read format, so you can calculate how much your wedding will cost in your chosen location.* The legal requirements for the country of your choice are also laid out in a simple to follow manner. Wedding Planning without the stress, just a suitcase! *While we strive to present prices as accurately as possible, fluctuation is out of our control. Accurate quotes for your date can be given on enquiry.


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SUITCASE WEDDINGS HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE: • Decide if you want a civil or church ceremony. Note down the price of the package. • Pick the services you might want. Note down the prices. • Pick your wedding venue and note the rental and price per guest for the meal. • Multiply the price per person by the number of your guests. • Add them together (plus €197 Rosie Wedding Planner admin booking fees) and you have a good idea of what your suitcase wedding will cost! • Fill out our booking enquiry form to get an accurate quote and to check availability.


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Weddings in Tuscany The Legal ‘Bits’ Required For Civil Ceremonies in Italy Civil ceremonies are performed by mayors or other authorised officials of the Italian state. There is no residency requirement in Italy, however, in many locations you are required to sign a Declaration of Intention to Marry two to four days prior to your marriage ceremony. These proceedings are in Italian, so unless you are fluent in Italian, an approved interpreter will be required.

In order for your marriage to be celebrated in Italy the following documents will be required a minimum of one month prior to your arrival:

• Original or certified copies of your long form birth certificates. • Nulla Osta (the civil letter of freedom to marry) which can be obtained, depending on your nationality, from your consulate or Department of Foreign Affairs (Irish passport holders). • Photocopy of Bride and groom’s passports. • Photocopy of passports of your two witnesses with details of their marital status, occupation and place of residence.

If either the bride or groom have been previously married the following documents will also be required: • Certified copy of previous marriage certificate(s). • Original divorce (decree absolute) or death certificate(s) of previous spouse(s). • If either party had a name change, the original deed poll will be required. • Should the names on any documents differ; a solicitor’s letter will be required. Please note: This is a guide. Procedures above may change or vary depending on nationality. Documents and residency requirements are subject to change. Please check with your Italian Embassey for a full list of required documents.


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Weddings in Tuscany The Legal ‘Bits’ Required For Catholic Weddings in Italy A Catholic Wedding Ceremony can only be celebrated in a Catholic Church in Italy (as with most other countries). It can be celebrated between members of different faiths provided one partner is Catholic. A Letter of Dispensation is required from your local parish priest and bishop to marry a non-Catholic and also to marry in another parish/ country.

For a Catholic wedding in Italy you need the same paperwork as listed for Civil Ceremonies PLUS the following documents will be required a minimum of one month prior to your arrival:

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Baptism Certificate Confirmation Certificate Certificate of Pre-Marriage Course Religious Nulla Osta from your bishop Letter of Dispensation from your parish priest

Religious documents are only valid for six months and must be in the parish in Italy at least 30 days before the wedding day.

Humanist, Blessings & Vow Renewals If you wish to have a blessing in Italy and the civil marriage in your own country this can be arranged. There is no required paperwork for this as it is not a legally binding ceremony.


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Weddings in Tuscany IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR IRISH CITIZENS!

Additional Paperwork required by Irish citizens: To get married in Italy an Irish passport holder must apply for a Certificate of Nulla Osta. Apply to Department of Foreign Affairs, Contact 01-408-2568. Request the forms required for the NULLA OSTA for Italy. Apply at least four months before your Italian wedding date. The forms must be fully completed, notarised and returned to the Department of Foreign Affairs no later than three months before your Italian wedding date. There is a list of required documents to be sent with the application; the Department of Foreign Affairs will advise. You will need to know where you are getting married and the date of the wedding before applying so time to start planning!! Your Nulla Osta application will be sent by the Department of Foreign Affairs directly to the Irish Embassy in Rome which will then forward it to the region where you will be married in Italy. If you are not an Irish national the process above will be different. Contact your consulate.


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Catholic Church Weddings in Tuscany €1,400 includes:

• Catholic or symbolic ceremony performed in at a choice of Tuscan locations • Booking and fees of the church or venue • Catholic Priest or symbolic ceremony celebrant to perform the ceremony in English • Assistance with paperwork • Wedding witnesses if necessary • Bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom • 4 Marriage certificates • On-site wedding planner to supervise the event • Personal coordinator to assist you through the planning of ceremony with unlimited e-mail and phone correspondence • Booking of the accommodation and transfers • Coordination fees, Taxes and service for all the above included


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Basic Civil Weddings in Tuscany €1,500 includes:

• Civil ceremony performed in Town Hall - Volterra, Castle of Lari, Certaldo, Villa Medicea of Artimino on week days • Booking and fees of the wedding hall • Mayor or civil registrar to perform the ceremony in Italian • English-speaking interpreter as required by law • On-site wedding planner to supervise the event • Assistance with paperwork legal requirement • Consular fees • Wedding witnesses if necessary • Bouquet for the bride and boutonniere for the groom • 4 Marriage certificates • Personal coordinator to assist you through the planning of ceremony with unlimited e-mail and phone correspondence • Booking of the accommodation and transfers • Coordination fees, Taxes and service for all the above included (SEE PHOTOS OF TOWN HALLS ON NEXT TWO PAGES)


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CASTLE OF LARI TOWN HALL


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Cost of Additional Services

• Hairdresser - Salon Service €150 • Hairdresser - Hotel Service €280 • Make-up Artist - Salon Service €50 • Make-up Artist - Hotel Service €90 • Music for the ceremony • 1 musician €300 • 2 musicians €500 • 3 musicians €700 • 4 musicians €900 • Photo Service (Ceremony and right after, up to 2 hours Digital Photos – more than 100 shots provided on a CD) €500 • Photographer additional hours €200 Rosie’s Elopement Special! Romantic dinner for 2 in local restaurant, including starter, first course, main course, local wine, (FREE mini wedding cake!) €120


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Castle In Chianti TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: Self Catering and B&B available. Town: Florence (1 hour away)

This castle is nestled on the famous Chianti vineyards, about one hour by car from Florence. The castle and the gardens can be rented exclusivity for your wedding day. More pics on next two pages! PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL FOR WEDDING DAY:

€3,270 Reception: From €75 per person - table service From €45 per person - buffet service Personalised menu with aperitif, starters, two first courses, one main course, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee Accommodation: Self Catering apartments From €40 per night per person Hotel Rooms B&B From €55 per night per person


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Siena Villa TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 90 guests (Self Catering) Town: Siena (5 miles away)

The property is in the heart of an amazing Tuscan countryside with a breathtaking view on the city of Siena. A lovely Italian garden and a small chapel are available for ceremonies. More pictures on next two pages! The reception can be organised in the refined halls of the villa or in its beautiful courtyard and garden. PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL FOR WEDDING DAY:

Price for the wedding room/Italian garden/courtyard €1,600 Reception: From €70 per person - table service From €40 per person - buffet service Personalised menu with aperitif, starters, 2 first courses, one main course, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee Accommodation: Self Catering apartments – Breakfast available on request From €40 per night per person


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Villa In Volterra TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: None Town: Siena (5 miles away)

Have your wedding reception in the beautiful garden of the villa or in the charming authentic cellars of the villa. There is a magical atmosphere in this venue. More photos on next page! PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL FOR WEDDING RECEPTION:

€2,500 Reception: From €70 per person - table service From €40 per person - buffet service Personalised menu with aperitif, starters, two first courses, one main course, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee Accommodation: No accommodation, but lots of options around the area. From €35 per night per person


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Castle In Florence TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: Hotel B&B available. Town: Florence (5 mintues)

Authentic medieval castle with unbelievable view on Florence, especially from the reception hall and the bedrooms. A romantic piece of history only five minutes by car from the centre of Florence. More pics on next page! PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL: Included in the cost of accommodation

Reception: From â‚Ź80 per person Aperitif, starters, 2 first courses, one main course, wedding cake, local wine, coffee Accommodation: Hotel Rooms B&B From â‚Ź150 per night per double room


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Villa Medici TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 9 Town: Florence area

Gorgeous Tuscan Villa with an amazing lawn with views over Tuscan hills for your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception.

Ceremony: Registrar fee and use of the wedding venue and four copies of the marriage certificate in English from €300 RENTAL FOR WEDDING RECEPTION:

Hire of Villa for reception and ceremony €1,200 Reception: From €90 per person - table service Cocktail hour, aperitif, starter, 2 first courses of pasta or rice, one main course, wedding cake, local red and white wine, sparkling wine and espresso Accommodation: B&B double room €130 per room


Villa In Chianti TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 67 (apartments) Town: In Florence

Wonderful renaissance villa nestled in the Chianti area, just a few minutes from the centre of Florence, with its own restaurant and accommodation. More photos on next page! RENTAL FOR WEDDING RECEPTION:

€ 800 up to 60 people € 1,500 up to 80 people € 5,000 up to 100 people including a marquee € 6,500 over 100 people including a marquee Reception: Wedding meal including aperitif & starters, two first courses, one main course, wedding cake, espresso, equipment and table service. Starts from €110 per person, wines not included Accommodation: Price per person per night: starting at €75. Two Swimming Pools, Tennis Court, Mountain Bikes, Fully Equipped Gym, Wellness Centre, Playground, Billiards and Table Tennis Other accommodation near this villa from €30 per person


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Fattoria TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 80 (B&B ) & Self catering Villas: 46

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This beautiful Tuscan Villa with pool, can be hired for your group of up to 46 people from less than €300 per person for the week.* A great way to have a wedding week with your nearest and dearest under the Tuscan sun! *based on 46 people occupancy

Ceremony: Registrar fee and use of the wedding hall and four copies of the marriage certificate in English from €700 RENTAL FOR WEDDING RECEPTION:

Hire of the Terrace €1,000 Reception:

From €100 per person - table service Cocktail hour, aperitif, starter, two first courses of pasta or rice, one main course, wedding cake, local red and white wine, sparkling wine and espresso Accommodation: From €130 per room per night (Villa can be hired exclusively for your group for a week)


Castle Of Duchi TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: Hotel B&B available. Town: Florence

This castle is one of the best wedding venues in Tuscany. It situated in the centre of Tuscany near Florence in a ideal position to reach Siena, Pisa, Arezzo, San Gimignano. More pics on next page! PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL:

Reception hall plus cocktail hour area in the court yard of the castle. €2,000 Rental of the Limonaia, the main garden of the castle where you can dance and have a lounge/open bar service €1,000 Reception: From €85 per person Aperitif, starters, two first courses, one main course, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee Accommodation: From €55 per person per night


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Castle In Val Di Pesa TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: Hotel B&B available and self catering. Town: Florence (25 minutes)

This castle is located in the countryside at the doors of Florence, about 25 minutes by car from the centre of the city. They have a restaurant where you can have your weddin reception. PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL:

From €1,980 Reception: From €84 per person Aperitif, starters, two first courses, one main course, espresso Accommodation: This castle has hotel rooms and apartments available for guests. Self catering apartments from €45 per person Hotel rooms (B&B) from €65 per person


Agriturismo In Val D’Orcia TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 15 (self catering) Town: In Florence

This is a typical Tuscan country mansion from the XVII century. With a spectacular pool overlooking the boundless valley, it sits in the very heart of the Val D’Orcia Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park. More photos on next page! RENTAL FOR WEDDING:

Exclusive use of the venue for the wedding day €1,800. Includes one night of accommodation in the venue for max 15 persons. Reception: Personalized menu with aperitif, starters, two first courses, one main course, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee From €75 per person - table service From €45 per person - buffet service Accommodation: Self catering apartments €45 per person per night


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Agriturismo In Reggello TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 30 (self catering) Town: Florence (3 miles)

A recently restored farmhouse complex of immense beauty, situated in the centre of a commercial farm that produces excellent wines, oil and honey.

RENTAL FOR WEDDING:

Exclusive use of the venue for the wedding day €1,800. Includes one night of accommodation in the venue for max 30 persons. Use of the hall and gardens only for the wedding day €900 Reception: Personalised menu with aperitif, starters, two first courses, one main course, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee From €75 per person - table service From €45 per person - buffet service Accommodation: Self catering apartments €40 per person per night


Village in Siena TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 32 (self catering) Town: Siena (8 miles)

On the summit of a hill, lies this antique rural village, of restored and furnished small holiday conversions. Attached to the main Villa, there is a pre-roman church. Being a little village, the entire place can be rented for your wedding, including the church for your ceremony. PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL:

Included in the price if you rent all the apartments available in the property for 3 nights Reception: From €75 per person - table service From €45 per person - buffet service Personalised menu with aperitif, starters, two first courses, one main course, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee Accommodation: Price per 32 guests in self catering apartment per night: €1,450 (Minimum stay 3 nights)


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Castle In Certaldo TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 32 (self catering) Town: Florence

Built in the 15th century located in the heart of the Florentine hills, this castle is now an exclusive venue for wedding receptions. Its painted reception room with wonderful frescoes, the lodge, the courtyard and the delightful garden will be the special setting for your wedding of up to 200 guests. PRICE GUIDE: RENTAL:

Exclusive use of the castle for the reception

From €2,320 Civil Ceremonies at the Castle fees: From €200 - €600 Reception: From €85 per person - table service Personalised menu with aperitif, starters, 2 first courses, one main course, local wines, mineral water, liquors, coffee Accommodation: From €40 per person


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Relais In Fiesole TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: 30 (self catering) Town: Florence (10 minutes)

Romantic and elegant relais on the hills of Fiesole, only 10 minutes by car from the centre of Florence. The main building is a renaissance villa with a beautiful view of the countryside. RENTAL FOR WEDDING:

Included in the cost of the menu. Reception: Personalised menu with aperitif, starters, two first courses, one main course, local wine, wedding cake, coffee From â‚Ź70 per person - table service Accommodation: From â‚Ź114 per night Double room B&B


Deluxe Hotel in Pisa TUSCANY TUSCANY

Briefly: Sleeps: Hotel accommmodation Town: In Pisa

Romantic and elegant relais on the hills of Fiesole, only 10 minutes by car from the centre of Florence. The main building is a renaissance villa with a beautiful view of the countryside. RENTAL FOR WEDDING:

Registrar fee and use of the wedding hall and 4 copies of the marriage certificate in English from €540 Ceremony room hire: €605 Reception Room HIre: Included in menu price Reception: Starter, two first courses of pasta or rice, one main course, wedding cake, local red and white wine, sparkling wine and espresso From €100 per person - table service Accommodation: Free Junior Suite for bride and groom Double room (B&B) €200 per room per night Thermal outdoor swimming pool water 37°, Gym, Turkish Bath, Swedish Sauna.


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Weddings in Tuscany Did You Find Something You Like?!

To make an enquiry for your date and to receive an accurate quote for your wedding in Tuscany, here’s what to do: Email: Rosie@weddingplanner.ie Subject reference: Wedding in Italy Your Names: Your e-mail address: Your phone number: Where you live: Wedding Date preference (please state if flexible): Name of Venue you are interested in: No of guests: Civil or church wedding or renewal of vows: Also any other information about your wedding which will help us! Looking forward to helping you plan your wedding in Tuscany!


Ab#t Rosie !e Wed"ng Planner Rosie The Wedding Planner is one of Ireland’s most successful and innovative wedding planning businesses. Rosemarie Meleady who has nearly 20 years experience in event management and publishing. While she may be based in Ireland (when not checking out new locations!) Rosie The Wedding Planner can help you plan your destination wedding in Italy, New York, Malta or Ireland. Rosemarie won the ‘International Women in Publishing Award in 1996’ and has produced a series of International Wedding Guides aimed at assisting couples to find the perfect venue, location, theme and suppliers for their wedding day. No matter where you are in the world The Wedding Planner can assist you planning your dream wedding in Ireland or abroad so please e-mail: rosie@weddingplanner.ie

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