Borgo Santo Pietro is an exclusive resort not far from Siena. You will find it in a very quiet area. There are many walls and hedges protecting the estate giving it great privacy. From the outside, you have no idea of the delights that await within. Once the gates slowly open on entering you will be met by the perfect luscious gardens. As you drive along the driveway with its lovely lavender and cypress trees you will spot some of the apartments and cottages nestled in the greenery.
The grounds are extensive and the apartments, tennis courts, spa and much more reveal themselves as you wander around the gardens. Borgo Santo Pietro is also well known for its swimming pool and bar area with its unique design. The main villa is small but is the heart of the resort. The bridal suite is an impressively beautiful room. It is definitely a joy to photograph a bride getting ready in this magnificent room.
Borgo Santo Pietro is located close to the famous Abbazia di San Galgano. This is a large cathedral ruin. If you like you can get legally married at the cathedral. Otherwise, you may prefer to use the lovely resort gardens for a romantic symbolic wedding or elopement. However, I must say that San Galgano weddings are a magical experience. They are surely why many people choose to have a Borgo Santo Pietro wedding.
A Borgo Santo Pietro wedding is not an economical option. The venue is a luxury venue and as such it has high costs, but if you can afford it you will have the privilege of being able to enjoy a slice of heaven in Tuscany. A Borgo Santo Pietro wedding in Tuscany can be a small wedding or elopement in the gardens or the wedding could take place at the Abbazia di San Galgano. There are other options but these really are the most common choices. The drinks and reception can take place in the gardens at Borgo Santo Pietro. For a small wedding there is a little patio terrace that offers some cover, otherwise, for a larger wedding, you would need to look at getting a marquee put up on the lawn if you are unlucky enough to have poor weather.
Photographically a Borgo Santo Pietro wedding will often mean that we will pass a lot of time at the venue. Firstly, because it is beautiful and offers a great deal to photograph, and secondly, it is an expensive venue, so you will probably use it to get the most out it!
Nearby, there is San Galgano, we can visit for photos even if you did not use it for your wedding day. There is also the old hilltop village of Chiusdino. If you desire to take some of your Borgo Santo Pietro wedding photos in a medieval hilltop village then Chiusdino is a great option. The countryside surrounding the venue is quite rural. Perhaps less well kept than other areas of Tuscany, but there are some spots available should you wish to explore outside Borgo Santo Pietro.