Choose a beautiful Tuscan town as your special wedding destination and get married in Montalcino, Italy. Founded at the beginning of the 10th century, Montalcino went through its greatest expansion during the Middle Ages. Nowadays, it still preserves its original pentagonal shaped castle with a tower at each corner, dating back to the 13th century. Montalcino, a remarkable medieval walled city located on a hilltop, is the perfect romantic location for lovers wishing to plan a wedding in Tuscany, Italy.
Home to the best wine in the world
Did you know that Montalcino is home to Brunello di Montalcino, one of the world’s finest wines? Brunello di Montalcino is a deep, red wine highly prized worldwide. You will be offered a taste of it in some local restaurants or in one of the surrounding wine cellars. Today, Montalcino boosts an annual production of more than 3.5 million bottles of Brunello di Montalcino, and around 3 million of Rosso di Montalcino, the lighter weight cousin of the former. Montalcino has turned into a wealthy town thanks to its famous wine production that also includes Moscadello, the white dessert wine. Moreover, the town is also well-known for its fine products, ranging from a special quality of honey to the typical Tuscan “salumi”, or its cured meat and pecorino cheese.
Montalcino, the hilltop town in Val d’Orcia
Montalcino is a hilltop town overlooking the surrounding Val d’Orcia area, which offers an enchanting landscape of wide fields of golden wheat, verdant olive trees, yellow sunflowers and rows of vines teeming with crimson grapes.
Reaching the town will be easy for you, as it is less than an hour from Siena and only about an hour and a half from Florence.
Wandering around the streets, you will first notice the extraordinary medieval architectural monuments of the town. Then you will admire the Town Hall (the wedding hall) and the distinctive cathedral, as well as other majestic historical buildings. Exploring the alleys, you will personally get in touch with all its typical little workshops and handcrafted products, and with specialty stores: here you will find unique souvenirs to bring back home with you.
Weddings in Montalcino
If you plan your wedding in Montalcino, you could also choose an exclusive venue on top of the hill with a breathtaking swimming pool, in order to leave your guests speechless. Otherwise, if you wish for something cozier, you will be offered a more peaceful country setting.
Finding the perfect wedding venue in Montalcino will be extremely easy, since you will be given the opportunity to choose among little country churches, imposing castles, old farmhouses nestled in the hills or even Renaissance mansions. These locations could also include accommodation and reception. Your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will help you to arrange any single detail.
Civil Weddings in Montalcino
The best venue for a civil wedding in Montalcino is the 13th century Town Hall, an ancient building located in the main square of the town, known as Piazza del Popolo. Coats of arms and a clock tower decorate the façade of the building, while the internal marriage hall is adorned with elaborate Renaissance frescoes and an impressive colonnade with elegant arches. During the ceremony, an original table dating back to the 14th century table will be used.
Weddings are scheduled from Monday to Friday mornings, or on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Music entertainment is allowed, and you can choose the accompaniment you prefer. You can also customize your wedding ceremony by pronouncing personal vows after the standard civil ceremony.
For your civil wedding in Montalcino, you must submit a sworn declaration at least two days prior to the date of the wedding.
After the civil ceremony, the staff of Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will handle every detail for your wedding reception in Montalcino. And not to forget are the famous local Brunello wine and the amazing varieties of local specialties that will contribute to the outstanding wedding banquet of your dreams!
Religious and Catholic ceremonies
Religious and Catholic marriages in Montalcino, Italy, can be celebrated in one of the several wonderful Renaissance or Medieval churches in Montalcino. The astonishing Abbey of Sant’Antimo, a former Benedictine monastery in the area of Montalcino, is one of the most beautiful Romanesque monastic churches in Tuscany, central Italy.
Garden wedding venues
This refined and elegant town in Tuscany will provide the perfect venue for a Tuscan Garden Wedding or a special wedding dinner underneath the stars, surrounded by nature or inside one of the most beautiful castles, estates or villas of the area. The newlyweds and their visitors will experience unforgettable moments strolling around the narrow and winding alleyways that give a distinctive character to the town. There are so many wonderful places in every corner just waiting for you! Moreover, houses are decorated with flowers that make them so lovely and charming. This gorgeous setting is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day!
Montalcino has a very rich artistic heritage and its romantic atmosphere is the perfect setting for a wedding. Picturesque venues such as country villas and castles surrounding the town are unique settings where to exchange your vows.
Religious blessings and symbolic ceremonies
Weddings in Montalcino can be solemnized in different locations, according to your needs: from the former Benedictine monastery to a more refined private villa with a swimming pool; from a 5-star resort to a family-run agritourism; from the Brunello di Montalcino winery to Medieval castles. These are the most sought-after wedding venues that comply with the needs of couples wishing for a personalized and quiet ceremony, as well as for those preferring a bigger celebration.
Choices are based on a deep knowledge of the territory, and Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will help you to make the best possible one suiting your needs.
The whole area offers unique venues that are perfect for your wedding reception in Montalcino, such as independent villas with amazing gardens and pools. Moreover, incredible venues such as ancient restored abbeys turned into luxury hotels, fabulous country relais, B&B and farmhouses will make you and your guests go back in time and get in touch with the history of such fascinating places. If you wish for a spectacular yet relaxed ceremony, choose a Tuscan Garden Wedding: special receptions will take place in the gardens of the most beautiful castles, estates and villas, surrounded by nature and underneath the stars.
Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will look after all your documentation, licenses, bookings, reception, transportation, accommodation, translation and interpreting services so that everything in your marriage in Montalcino will be impeccable. Leave all the worries to your planner, focus on enjoying the most beautiful day of your lives and live your dream. Montalcino will make this day as fantastic as a fairy tale, with its magical setting where couples can declare their eternal love to one another.