We’ve found “the one.” No, not the guy or gal, but the next best thing – the picture perfect wedding location – for you! If you’re looking for a honeymoon or destination wedding spot, then look no further than the hillsides of Tuscany, Italy to Monteverdi, a place so special we can’t really call it a hotel, an event venue, or even a town – though it’s technically all three of those things!
This cluster of villas acting as a hotel is situated atop a mountain overlooking vineyards of fine wines and famous estates in the Tuscan countryside. Within the mountaintop is a tiny town (10 residents in total), where the cobblestone streets, ancient church and ruins around it, date back to the 11th century. But the accommodations within these charming structures are five-star and ready for today’s most well-traveled couple to arrive.
The American family-run property blends into the local culture and the history of the area seamlessly while the spectacular wines and local fare do the region justice and then some. Celeb Chef Giancarla Bodoni (who also has a hot spot in Miami, Escopazzo Restaurant) oversees with loving care the locally infused and inspired menus and the owners have been known to take a guest or two to town to taste their favorite wines before returning to the Library Bar where an equally impressive selection awaits you upon your return.
Each villa is uniquely designed and decorated (but each with commonalities like luxurious linens in oh-so soft beds!). Some villas more modern than others and some better suited for families than couples, so there’s something for everyone in your destination wedding party. The property is perfect for a buyout – you can literally take over a town to say “I do!”
But the hotel is just the beginning – the ceremony site for your big day is an even bigger ‘wow factor.’ If you’re like the owners of Monteverdi, consider exchanging vows on an ancient street below the Monteverdi archway (you’ll notice their logo is inspired by it). And if you do get married here, you’re in luck because famed designer David Beahm and his team from the New York design firm David Beahm Design will curate a stunning ceremony and reception for you as the exclusive designer on property. You get the best of both worlds – planning assistance from the states with design quality you’ve come to expect back home but the rich culture and beauty of Tuscany at the same time.
David Beahm and team took us to Monteverdi to experience it firsthand and I can’t gush enough about how one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, understatedly, spectacular it is. That’s a mouthful! It’s so different and so special it’s almost hard to describe. Your family will feel transported back to an old world, where your neighbors are your loved ones and your friends will gather in the local bar at the end of an adventurous day. But this disconnected and relaxing lifestyle comes complete of course with all with the service, luxury, and hospitality of a five-star resort, with loving charm and friendly faces hoping to enhance your stay with your every request.
Monteverdi is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway. Known to play host to Hollywood’s elite who want to get away and get creative without the city behind them, you’ll feel like a celebrity in your own private world when you reach this special mountaintop (and hopefully never have to leave). A perfect place to wed, a private place to honeymoon, and a place to call home year after year once you’ve fallen in love like we have, don’t go to Europe without going to Monteverdi.
All Photos via Monteverdi Tuscany.