Wanderlust Weddings loves the enchanting location of Croce di Bibbinao, facing the San Gimignano medieval towers.
The estate, an old monastery and ancient farm dating back to the late Middle Ages has breathtaking scenery and beautiful gardens. The large courtyard can be used for your wedding reception, hosting up to 60 peoples. The venue also has a panoramic swimming pool where the aperitif can be served.
Croce di Bibbiano is located on 60 acres of property, which includes 30 acres of vineyards, producing quality wines and more that 1000 olive trees, producing a very tasty and high quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil – all of which can be sampled by the guests.
We think this is a stunning location for a relaxed and intimate reception.
Location: 6 km from San Gimignano, 25 km from Siena and 35 km from Florence
Accommodation capacity: Up to 28 guests across 8 apartments
Price per room: From €55 per person per night, including breakfast
Venue fee: None
Price per wedding meal: From €70 per person
Restaurant on site? Yes, dinner can be pre-booked. Meals are €25 for a typical Tuscan dnner / pizzas plus wine
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Venue 2: Porderi Arcangelo
Poderi Arcangelo is a beautiful estate set in a panoramic elevated position between the medieval towns of San Gimignano and Certaldo. An organic working farm, Poderi Arcangelo enjoys lovely views of the Tuscan countryside and it is surrounded by its own olive groves and vineyards. It consists of three main villas, each of them with rivate gardens and a pool. The restaurant, veranda and terrace can be used for the wedding reception, with an aperitif by the panoramic pool with breathtaking views.
Location: Approximately 10 minutes from San Gimignano (by car)
Villa 1 – Capezzano – 19 rooms
Villa 2 – San Raffaello – 8 apartments which can host a minimum of 15 couples to a maximum of 23 (including sofa beds)
Villa 3 – Arcangelo House – 3 apartments consisting of 9 double bedrooms in total and accommodating up to 20 people
Price per room: Approx €100 per room (based on a double room) per night
Do I need a wedding planner? Poderi Arcangelo can assist you directly with the following services, so hiring a wedding planner isn’t essential:
– Symbolic Ceremony in their garden or terrace (attended by interpreter)
– Hairdresser and make up
– Massages and wellness treatment
– Flowers and decoration for restaurant and/or symbolic ceremony (arch of flowers, bouquets, centre pieces etc.)
– Rental of vintage cars
Venue fee: None
Price per wedding meal: From €45 per person
Restaurant on site? Yes. Guests can book dinner in the restaurant with typical Tuscan dishes prepared with the organic products from the garden. €25 per person, including 4 courses.
Nearest townhall location for a legal wedding ceremony: San Gimignano, Certaldo
Symbolic ceremony option? Yes a symbolic ceremony can be carried out on site
Minimum stay: 2 or 3 nights minimum stay, depending on the season
Additional extras: Free use of pool and accessories, parking, wireless internet directly to your room and guided wine tours. Also free olive oil tasting with an option to buy products from the farm at direct sale price
Activities such as motorbike tours, massages, cooking courses on the farm and guided tours of the historic towns nearby can be organised through Poderi Arcangelo
Venue 3 – Taverna di Bibbiano
Taverna di Bibbiano is a beautiful farmhouse situated just a few minutes from the tiny village of Colle di Val d’Elsa and close to San Gimignano in the heart of Tuscany.
The striking stone buildings are surrounded by roses and lavender bushes, rosemary shrubs and other aromatic herbs which make the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.
With the option of having both your ceremony at this beautiful location, Taverna di Bibbiano’s restaurant is the ideal venue for celebrating your marriage. With stunning views over the towers of San Gimignano and food which needs to be tasted to be believed, this venue can assist with flower arrangements and wedding favours and is happy to recommend other trusted suppliers in the area.
Location: 2 minute drive from Colle di Val d’Elsa and 5-10 minute drive from San Gimignano
Accommodation capacity: 9 rooms accommodating up to 24 people. This is made up of 5 standard double rooms, 2 junior suites (where they can add a single bed in each) and 2 suites (where they can add others 2 more beds in each).
Price per room: From €95 (low season) per double room including breakfast. An extra bed is €20 per person and €10 euro for a cot
Venue fee: None
Price per wedding meal: From €75 per person plus an optional open bar afterwards
Reception setup: The venue’s restaurant has a beautiful inner room which can host up to 40 people. The outer terrace can host approximately 90 guests and can be used even if it rains as it has transparent side covers
Restaurant on site (for meals before or after the wedding)? Yes
Minimum stay: 3 or 4 nights (though this may be flexible)