As your wedding will be a major event in your life, organise the best possible celebration in a far and magical place that you will remember forever. Why not celebrate this special occasion in one of the most picturesque towns in Tuscany, Italy?
Get married in Montepulciano, a lovely town over 2,000 feet high, located on the top of a panoramic hill and overlooking the amazing Tuscan countryside. Moreover, the surrounding vineyards you can admire from the top of the hill are home to the world’s most famous wines.
Reaching the town will not cause you any problems, since the airport is nearby: only one hour and a half from Florence airport, while Pisa is two hours and a half away. Weddings in Montepulciano, Italy, are scheduled from April to October.
Why is Montepulciano the best setting for your marriage?
Couples who choose to hold their wedding in Montepulciano can experience the unique Renaissance atmosphere of the town. Before and after the ceremony, you will be able to stroll hand in hand along the cobbled streets and winding alleys, admiring the ancient clock tower and the outstanding town’s art and architecture. The unique Piazza Grande is characterized by a central well called Pozzo dei Grifi, and it is delimited by vintage buildings such as the Town Hall, Palazzo Contucci, Palazzo del capitano and Palazzo Nobili-Tarugi. This main square is located on the highest point of the town, from where you can admire the most breathtaking views of the beautiful surrounding valleys. This is a wonderful setting for your civil wedding in Montepulciano.
Delicious Montepulciano Wine
Firstly, Vino Nobile is considered as one of the best Tuscan wines: it is a highly prized red wine, produced in the surrounding vineyards of crimson grapes. Other delicious and famous types are Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montepulciano and Vin Santo di Montepulciano, created from the luscious grapes hanging on the vineyards. These wines are amazing products to serve to your guests at the wedding reception, during a rich banquet: the perfect choice for a toast to happiness and a long life!
Best wedding locations
Italy’s most famous architects and artists from the Medieval and Renaissance period made their mark in central buildings. You will find majestic buildings in a row, one after the other, enhancing the town centre of Montepulciano. Around the main square, you will also admire outstanding monuments such as the Cathedral, the Town Hall and other Medieval structures. Visit these amazing buildings and let yourselves go back in time.
The marriage hall is located inside the Town Hall, whose central tower and battlements are comparable to the ones of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Montepulciano will provide you with a romantic civil ceremony in a unique Renaissance atmosphere. Celebrate inside this lovely building, under the distinctive loggia in the internal courtyard and among the furniture and paintings that date back to old times. After the wedding, you and your guests can go up to the terrace or all the way to the central tower and enjoy the amazing view on the surrounding hills: the ideal setting for exceptional photos.
About civil weddings in Montepulciano
Civil ceremonies are performed in Italian by the town mayor or his/her representative, followed by an interpreter included in the package. Weddings can be held both in the morning or in the afternoon, from 8 o’clock a.m. to 7 o’clock p.m. every day of the week, Saturday and Sunday included.
A sworn declaration can be provided the same day of the wedding, only a few minutes before the actual ceremony.
Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will help you to prepare the documents needed. For your marriage in Montepulciano, Italy, you can have personalised vows and readings after the standard civil rite. Moreover, classic music can be played to enhance the ceremony and its romantic atmosphere. For a more refined ceremony hire a violinist, a harpist or, if you prefer, a duo or trio.
Civil wedding vows in Montepulciano
The town’s cathedral, known as Duomo di Montepulciano, and the Renaissance Town Hall make the perfect wedding venues.
The Town Hall has a very strategic position since it is located in the main square, and it houses a beautiful wedding hall. The inner courtyard is characterized by beautiful colonnades, while from the high tower you will be able to admire the incredible surrounding valleys. Nature and beauty will be the perfect setting for your wedding destination in Tuscany. Elegance and charm are perfectly combined in this venue, which is one of the finest wedding halls for a formal ceremony. Furthermore, this unique marriage hall also contains original antiques and stunning paintings.
Marriages in Montepulciano, Italy, can be held throughout the week – including weekends, both mornings and afternoons.
If you wish for a more personal ceremony, you are free to introduce to the event personal vows, romantic poetry and your favorite readings.
A movie setting
Montepulciano received great attention after the filming of New Moon, one of the movies of the vampire saga Twilight.
Montepulciano is also famous for its barrel racing known as Bravio delle Botti, an annual contest held in August in Piazza Grande, the main square in the heart of Montepulciano.
Wedding receptions in Montepulciano
Wedding receptions in Montepulciano will provide you with a taste of the world-renowned Vino Nobile. You have to try the best wine in their tasting section! Your planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will arrange any details for you.
Montepulciano offers the best local cuisine reflecting the wealth of its surroundings: your wedding reception will certainly provide the unique Vino Nobile, as well as the local olive oil and the finest meat from beefs and lambs bred nearby.
Unique restaurants are available as wedding venues, as well as the surrounding Tuscan castles. Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will reserve the best venue, look after the exquisite menu and serve the best wine for toasting and drinking!
More reception venues
The whole area offers outstanding reception venues, including independent villas with unique gardens and pools, perfect for an unforgettable wedding reception. Moreover, you can also choose among ancient abbeys recently restored and turned into luxury hotels, or you can opt for a farmhouse and go back in time to experience the old, authentic Tuscany. Your planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany can arrange everything.
You will love celebrating your wedding in Montepulciano, Italy, as it is simply one of the most captivating and distinctive hill towns of the whole region!