As a wedding photographer based in Tuscany, Italy, I often cover destination weddings at Florence's top venues. I love the city of Florence, and for destination weddings in Italy, it is one of the top choices for many a bride and groom.
Tuscany's capital city has a lot of appeal for weddings. With a direct flight to its international airport and fast trains from Rome or Milan, it is easy to get to.
The historical center offers a mix of hip restaurants and bars, as well as famous museums and inspirational art and architecture.
These are some of the best wedding venues in Florence Italy. They are also some of the most popular Florence wedding venues ones so make sure to book early!
The Four Seasons hotel is a popular wedding venue for those seeking all the modern comforts of a five-star hotel wedding in Florence. The hotel lies a short drive from the city center.
The Belmond Villa San Michele is another top Florence hotel wedding venue. I really like it for weddings with a smaller number of guests. Their terraced gardens are delightful, and the views of Florence are captivating.
A very luxurious hotel with sumptuous decor. The Hall of Mirrors is a breathtaking setting for your wedding reception.
The St.Regis With a central location, you are literally a short walk from the city center. With such a convenient destination, you can explore at any time of day.
Villa Gamberaia lies about 20 minutes from Florence city center and is a wedding photographer’s dream! Noble, refined, elegant, views to die for and still only 20 mins from the city center.
Il Salviatino is a lovely boutique hotel in a tranquil setting, just a short transfer from the city center. This is a small and very exclusive hotel.
Villa La Vedetta is a small hotel villa with a great view of Florence. The views from the terrace are what sell this venue.
In the countryside, just outside Florence, Villa Le Piazzole is a quiet and intimate location. The small Italian garden at the front elevates the property.
Castello di Vincigliata lies in the countryside just outside Florence. You can’t sleep here, but you can celebrate your party and then sleep elsewhere.
Decide what type of wedding ceremony you want as this will influence the venue selection. If you plan a civil marriage, then think about how long it will take to get to the town hall at Palazzo Vecchio. For a religious ceremony, find your church in Florence and then think about how you will move the guests to and from the venues. If you prefer a symbolic wedding. Then you will want a lovely outdoor space or terrace to celebrate your blessing ceremony.
When visiting Florence, talk to a wedding planner or have a photoshoot with a photographer. You can ask them their opinions and get some feedback on your selected venues.
Remember to check if the venue offers the possibility to eat outside as well as inside if it rains. Finally, see if there are any music restrictions for a late-night party.
You need to decide if you are going to plan your own wedding or if you want to get some local help. There are several excellent wedding planners based in Florence.
My work as a wedding photographer in Florence gives me access to many excellent wedding planners and service providers. If you ask me, I will provide you with recommendations and help you make the best decisions. If you like the idea of working with a photographer/wedding planner team, then my wife would be happy to discuss your wedding plans with you.
There are many Italian wedding photographers in Florence, you will want to narrow down the candidates.
Ask yourself, do you like their style? Does the photography show the excitement and beauty of Florence? Do they have experience in your chosen venue? Are they used to working with international clients?
You will love my knowledge of the local Florence area. I will take your photos at iconic spots like Il Duomo di Firenze, Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi, Piazzale Michelangelo and the San Miniato al Monte. Couples enjoy these beautiful locations due to their rich history and elegance. They are among the most popular backdrops for Florence wedding photographers.
On your wedding day, if there isn't sufficient time to visit these fantastic photographic opportunities, then you can consider taking those photos at a post or pre-wedding event. I have some special Florence wedding packages that include not only full coverage of your love story on the big day but also include a post-wedding photo tour of Florence.
With over 15 years of experience at weddings in Florence and as an English man that loves to travel, I truly understand the mindset of my modern international clients. I love to share my knowledge, and I hope you will allow me to capture your special day.
From the beginning of the day to the time I deliver your wedding photos, you will love my attention to detail. My energy and passion for being a Florence wedding photographer will be evident from the start. I really do love what I do and want to help you have a perfect Florence wedding experience!
If you are looking for a Florence wedding photographer or just a friendly point of view from an expert then let's chat.