8 Good Reasons to Get Married in the Val d’Orcia, Tuscany

26 january 2016

The Val d’Orcia is not only one of the most-loved destinations by tourists the world over, thanks to its unmistakable countryside dotted by cypress trees, olive trees, and tiny medieval hamlets which have made it one of the symbols of Tuscany. The Val d’Orcia is also an increasingly popular destination for weddings. Here are 8 reasons why a growing number of couples, Italian and foreign, decide to say their vows here.

1) Whatever your dream location is, it is in the Val d’Orcia
Have you always dreamed of getting married in a medieval castle? Do you prefer a country-chic wedding or a charming farmhouse in the hills? Or do you want a small hamlet exclusively for you and your guests with a private pool and gourmet restaurant? Would an elegant villa or a country house with designer furniture be better? In the Val d’Orcia, there is all this and much more.

2) Every season is the right season
If you love a sophisticated atmosphere and winter twilight, the castles of the Val d’Orcia and candlelit great rooms will be the ideal setting during the cold months. In the springtime harness the magical light of the first days of sunshine to then celebrate in a beautiful agriturismo. In the summer, experience an Under the Tuscan Sun wedding, then dance the night away under the starry skies. In autumn, the Val d’Orcia offers warm colors of the vines and the land, the precious seasonal delicacies – mushrooms and truffle – and bright and crisp days.

3) A cinema-worthy backdrop for your pictures
Do you know the iconic hills, the elegant cypress trees, the yellow fields of wheat in summer and bright green in spring, the little churches and old lanes that you have seen in pictures in thousands of magazines, and mostly in famous films like The English Patient and The Gladiator? They will provide the backdrop for the pictures in your wedding album. And without any added expense.

4) Ceremonies for all tastes
In the Val d’Orcia, there are beautiful Romanesque churches and parish churches in the country for those who wish to have a Catholic ceremony. For civil services, there are a number of city halls that are rich in history to choose from. But symbolic ceremonies can also be celebrated in gardens or in private villas or facing breathtaking views.

5) Gourmet wine and food for the reception
Top quality raw material, internationally famous wines - from Brunello di Montalcino to Nobile di Montepulciano - ancient and fortified food traditions: these are the ingredients for the reception table, set according to your preferences, from classic to contemporary, from vegetarian to zero-mile.

6) Your guests won’t get bored
If you intend on organizing a destination wedding, the Val d’Orcia offers countless activities making for a pleasant holiday for your guests. From horseback rides to guided wine, olive oil, and cheese tastings, from trekking to hot springs, from spa treatments to museum tours. The only problem is making your pick.

7) The innate sense of hospitality
The Tuscan welcome is famous the world over. In the Val d’Orcia, you will find an innate sense of hospitality, not only among the workers – in hotels, holiday farmhouses, and restaurants – but also among the locals, who will always have a greeting, a smile, something to say. And when you are surrounded by happy and friendly people, any experience becomes more pleasant.

8) You can count on the best wedding planner in the territory
Last but not least, the opportunity of having a wedding planner who knows perfectly well every corner of the Val d’Orcia, the best vendors, and the infinite possibilities that this territory has to offer! You can visit the website www.weddinginvaldorcia.com or write an e-mail to info@weddinginvaldorcia.com.