Plan your romantic wedding in Lucca, one of Tuscany’s most enchanting cities filled with many delightful places where to exchange your wedding vows. The city is well-known for its rampart known as the Passeggiata delle Mura, surrounding the walled city and its 99 churches. Lucca offers 5 unique venues for civil weddings, located in ancient villas surrounded by parks and estates. The city will be easy to reach as the airports are nearby: Pisa airport is only 39 minutes away, while Florence airport is an hour away. You should schedule your wedding from April to October, as this is the best period to get married in Lucca. Get your Brilliant Wedding Tuscany planner to assist you in scheduling your stay!
The walled city of Lucca
Lucca is one of Italy’s finest and most lovely walled cities, lying in Northern Tuscany. Did you know that Lucca is where Caesar, Pompey and Crassus held their rendezvous in order to form that historical triumvirate that led to many past conquests? An example of its ancient origins are the remnants of an old Roman amphitheatre that you can find in the central square Piazza dell’Anfiteatro Romano. Furthermore, Lucca is also where the famous opera composer Giacomo Puccini was born.
The city has also made a name for itself thanks to its famous 99 churches, each of them more elaborate than the other. The Basilica of San Frediano is to be found in Piazza San Frediano, and with its incredible 14th-century mosaic façade it is one of the most elegant examples of Romanesque churches. Moreover, Jacopo Della Quercia’s precious works adorn the interior.
The perfectly preserved walls around the city are wide enough for a stroll or even a bicycle ride while enjoying incredible views. Cars are not allowed to enter the walls: take advantage of this pedestrian paradise where you can walk leisurely and explore the beautiful cobbled streets, which will invite you to discover artisan shops, narrow lanes and open-air markets. For centuries this city has been untouched by time: the locals are always hospitable, and the pace of life is slow and serene. Lucca will give you the opportunity to relax and savour its artistic and architectural masterpieces from the ancient Rome, the Renaissance and the 18th century.
Lucca’s main economic profits come from its highly prized olive oil production, which you will also be able to savour as part of the local cuisine served during your wedding reception.
Lucca has elegant villas scattered around its territory that are offered as exciting venues for both civil ceremonies and receptions. Some of them are private villas, but there are also luxury hotels and restored medieval castles available for your wedding event in Lucca. Get married in Lucca, the perfect location for a destination wedding in Tuscany. Hire Brilliant Wedding Tuscany planner to help you prepare the perfect venue.
Civil wedding venues
Civil ceremonies in Lucca can be celebrated in several incredible locations; anyway, the best venue is the ornate Palazzo Orsetti, the most aristocratic palace in Tuscany. The walls of the gilded wedding hall are lined with sumptuous silk and magnificent antique mirrors. The stairway allows the bride to make a grand entrance in her beautiful gown. Original furnishings decorate the interior and additional rooms are available for ceremonies, depending on the number of guests.
Unique locations for a wedding
Apart from Palazzo Orsetti, there are other extraordinary sites that can serve as civil wedding venues in Lucca, Tuscany. Lucca offers five sumptuous mansions that are superbly stately and aristocratic, all scattered in the nearby countryside. These mansions and stately houses are surrounded by lovely parks et filled with scented flowers, glittering fountains and verdant trees. The ceremony is performed outside in the gardens and grounds, independently from the place you opt for. Extraordinary blooms are used as decorations, while classical musicians accompany the event. Guests can relax after the ceremony, sipping glasses of bubbly wines while enjoying the breathtaking surroundings and views. You can also opt for exquisite parks as wedding venues thanks to the arrangements made by Brilliant Wedding Tuscany concerning the ceremony and all catering requirements. In Italy, the epitome of romance and beauty is a garden civil ceremony, which will be customised so as to suit your plans.
Religious and symbolic weddings
A symbolic or Protestant wedding in Lucca can be performed in any of these locations abovementioned. Astonishing villas scattered throughout the surrounding countryside are available for civil, Protestant and symbolic ceremonies. You can also choose a recently restored farmhouse, located along a hillside overlooking the plain of Lucca: the perfect spot for those couples wishing for a marriage in the enchanting countryside while enjoying the latest modern amenities provided.
A wedding reception in Lucca is the chance to indulge the best products that Tuscany has to offer. During the reception, guests will be served some traditional dishes that could be traced back to hundreds of years. Every ingredient is local and genuine, so that you will be able to savour incredible products such as its truly amazing olive oil, considered as the best of the entire region or even of the whole country.
The remarkable artistic heritage preserved over the centuries has been capitalised to create ideal wedding venues. The historic centre of the town has been kept intact too, probably thanks to the massive surrounding walls over 4 km long.
Holding your ceremony in Lucca means more than just visiting the many monuments and taking advantage of the several artistic and cultural events, for example the Lucca Comics festival taking place throughout the year. It also means that you are granted the most beautiful venue where to celebrate your wedding: with the assistance of Brilliant Wedding Tuscany you can plan a unique marriage in Lucca, one of Tuscany’s finest locations!