Art and culture, class and elegance, all in one single place. This is Florence.
Newlyweds and lovers from all over the world choose Florence for its artistic and architectural beauty. However, not everyone knows that it also offers breathtakingly beautiful luxury venues, perfect for a romantic elopement in Italy, but also for honeymoons and micro weddings.
Celebrating your union in one of these fantastic luxury venues in Florence will be a wonderful experience. You can have a romantic symbolic ceremony in the best spots with a view – Florence is amazingly rich in fabulous rooftops and terraces – and thanks to a talented photographer, you special moment could be captured perfectly. In the next day, you can have some portraits taken while you indulge in a stroll through the hills of Chianti and Tuscany. The Tuscan countryside is an unbelievable setting for any wedding photo!
And upon your return, you can enjoy all the well-deserved relaxation in your luxury venue. Let yourself be pampered by the professional and attentive personnel. A spa, a dip in the pool, or maybe a delicious dinner in a prestigious restaurant? The choice is yours! Here are the best 7 Luxury Venues for Your Elopement in Florence Italy.
Four Season Hotel Florence
In Florence, the Four Seasons Hotel is a real gem, just a few steps from the Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio.
It is an old historical villa surrounded by a spectacular park (the largest in the center of Florence), renovated and transformed into one of Italy’s most luxurious hotels. The vaulted ceilings, frescoes, and floors made with Capodimonte tiles are just a sample of this place’s charm.
Here you can have your intimate ceremony among the centuries-old trees, statues, and fountains of the garden. You can also exchange vows and rings in the tiny and lovely chapel, surrounded by old frescoes.
Your intimate dinner can be held in the garden or at the Coventino, an old church within the property transformed into a large hall. At the Four Seasons in Florence, you can start your honeymoon diving into the outdoor pool with a jacuzzi and indulge in the Spa, for long relaxing afternoons.
We had the privilege to shoot here one of our best elopements. You can see some photos here.
Villa Cora is an upper-class residence of the late nineteenth century located in a beautiful garden in Florence.
It has hosted international personalities such as Princess Eugenie, Napoleon III’s wife, and the French pianist Claude Debussy. Today it is a fantastic 5-star hotel, perfect for elopements and intimate celebrations, as well as bigger weddings. It’s so stunning that it became a member of The Leading Hotels of the World in 2016.
The Italian garden with century-old plants is ideal for open-air ceremonies in a romantic and elegant setting. The rose gardens and the baroque frescoes of the Sala degli Specchi are some of the most beautiful backdrops for pictures in Florence, a dream for any wedding photographer!
You can have your a romantic dinner in the garden, in the conservatory by the pool, or the villa’s splendid halls, the ultimate setting for lavish receptions. The terrace with a view of the hills is spectacular at sunset for a quick aperitivo before. The exquisite cuisine of the restaurant Le Bistrot and the spa are an absolute treat for all the newlyweds who choose Villa Cora to begin their honeymoon as well.
Click here to see our latest photography at Villa Cora.
Villa Belmond San Michele
Belmond Villa San Michele is one of Italy’s most beautiful boutique hotels.
Nestled in magnificent Italian gardens overlooking Florence, this former 15th-century monastery will leave you speechless. You can exchange rings in the shade of the scented lemon trees, or in the romantic rose gardens, under the sunset amber light. The photos here will be unforgettable – and your wedding photographer couldn’t help but thank you for taking him/her there. You can also arrange a symbolic ceremony in one of the monastery’s impressive frescoed rooms, where you can deeply breath the air of the Renaissance.
For bigger weddings, you can book the entire hotel and turn it into your private residence. You can also request exclusive use of the La Loggia restaurant, which boasts unrivaled views over Florence’s rooftops.
A team of experts could help you organize your luxury elopement down to the smallest detail. At Villa Belmond San Michele, you can celebrate Catholic (there is also a lovely little church), Protestant, Jewish and Orthodox rites in a sacred place. At the same time, civil ceremonies can be held in the hotel’s private areas, and at nearest town hall.
The St. Regis Florence
Located on the Arno River banks and overlooking Florence’s most picturesque spots, St. Regis Florence is housed in a magnificent period building designed by Brunelleschi. It’s a place of extreme luxury, ideal for both large and small receptions but also romantic elopement and getaways.
The Salone delle Feste is the most prestigious place in Florence to organize any kind of wedding. It boasts frescoed walls with Rococo-style vaults, reminiscent of the classic Florentine Renaissance style’s splendor. The many other halls can accommodate all stages of the event with elegance.
Since the first contact, the bride and groom-to-be receive the utmost care and the help of a St. Regis specialist who takes care of all their needs. The cuisine is a highlight; you can design the reception menu together with the award-winning executive chef and his team.
And what about the ceremony? You can organize a Catholic rite in the nearby church of Ognissanti or a civil ceremony in Palazzo Vecchio. You can spend a few extra days enjoying the spa, fitness center, and a mouthwatering meal at the prestigious Winter Garden Restaurant.
The Westin Excelsior
The Westin Excelsior is an antique noble palace in Florence’s heart, once Paolina Bonaparte’s home. It symbolizes Florentine hospitality, romantic and with all the best services for weddings and special elopements.
The suites are unique, but the real flagship is the restaurant Sesto on Arno which, thanks to its panoramic rooftop terrace, overlooks the whole town. Guests at the Westin Excelsior Hotel can enjoy a swimming pool with a diving board, a gym, and on-site Jacuzzi and spa treatments.
The Westin Excelsior offers the best setting, whether your wedding is intimate or with numerous guests, from exclusive ballrooms to the best à la carte meals. Among the many services, a wedding coordinator will help you plan an event tailored to your needs, to ensure that your elopement in Florence is precisely as you have always dreamed of.
A majestic 15th-century villa set in a five-hectare park, Il Salviatino is nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills just a stone’s throw from Florence’s center.
It is a luxurious Renaissance-style hotel with contemporary design elements. Its historic library has hosted the literary salons of great artists such as Salvador Dali and Gabriele D’Annunzio. It is a magical place where you can enjoy a relaxing moment in the spa or the heated pool outdoor or immerse yourself in the surrounding greenery, thanks to walking paths and bike tours through the hills.
Il Salviatino offers a wide selection of areas for intimate luxury and unforgettable celebrations. For elopements, the private terrace Il Belvedere overlooking the Duomo, the historical library, and the pergola are unique and classy spots. The Italian gardens and the swimming pool are romantic sceneries for candlelight romantic dinners and exclusive receptions. At Salviatino, luxury is mixed with the wonders of the surrounding vegetation and breathtaking views for unforgettable wedding pictures!
Located in Florence’s heart, the Hotel Baglioni has hosted sovereigns, heads of state, and artists throughout its history.
It is a four-star hotel in a sumptuous nineteenth-century palace, where past and present coexist in perfect harmony. The mood is warm and welcoming, and the services are of the highest level. All rooms have wooden furniture made by expert craftsmen, wrought iron finishes, parquet floors, and coffered ceilings in typical Tuscan style.
Going up to the fifth floor, you will discover the beauty of the splendid panoramic restaurant B-Roof, from which you can appreciate one of the most majestic views of Florence. Moreover, there are two American bars in addition to the B-Roof, where you can sip fabulous cocktails in total relaxation.
Hotel Baglioni’s panoramic terrace is also a perfect spot for romantic ceremonies and portraits with the Duomo and Florence’s churches’ bell towers in the background.
Your Favorite Venue for Eloping in Florence Italy
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Let yourself be overwhelmed by elegance and plan your romantic elopement in one of the luxury venues above. Let us know your thoughts, and we’ll be happy to assist you with personal tips and recommendations.