A destination wedding in Tuscany… the perfect church is waiting for you!

If you dream about a wedding in Tuscany, Florence is the place where ‘I do’ becomes something magical. This beautiful city full of art and history has plenty of churches to choose from, guaranteeing a magical atmosphere for your Roman Catholic wedding ceremony.

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Thanks to the stunning masterpieces produced by some of the world’s most famous artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Botticelli and Brunelleschi, to name a few, Florence is one of the world’s richest cities for art. The ideal spot for a real Italian wedding.

You’ll be spoilt for choice. Florence historical churches are wildly popular, with even local couples wanting to tie the knot in one of these unique wedding locations. The sooner you make your decision, the quicker we can book the wedding venue of your dreams!

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First things first: let us know if you want to create a slightly more intimate atmosphere. Tell us what is your ideal wedding venue in Florence to celebrate your special day with friends and family. There are plenty of convenient wedding venue, all within reach.

Whichever wedding venue you choose, you won’t regret it. Florence will welcome you, sharing its unique romanticism. Florence is the perfect wedding destination in Italy for you.

Florence and its surroundings offer a huge choice of spots, but here are just a few of our suggestions…

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As you step into Florence’s most beautiful churches, you will find yourself surrounded by art and history. You will experience the magic of the past in locations that show off the cultural and religious tradition of this wonderful city. Ready to go?

The most beautiful churches for wedding ceremonies in Tuscany

Santa Felicità is one of the city’s oldest churches. it was built during Roman age, it has some of the most extraordinary Renaissance masterpieces.

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San Martino a Montughi is a Roman Catholic church dated back to 1539 . It lays on the hill of Montughi.

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Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s cathedral, is at the heart of the city’s most important religious ceremonies. The stunning dome and its truly imposing structure was engineered by Brunelleschi and offers one of the largest painting ever known, frescoed by Giotto and Pisano.

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The magnificent Basilica di Santa Croce presents a marvellous coloured marble façade. Some of the most famous Renaissance artists, such as Machiavelli, Alfieri, Michelangelo and Galileo, are buried here.

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Pieve di S. Andrea a Cercina, formerly called La Santa Gerusalemme is a beautiful Romanesque church situated in Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence.

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The Basilica di S. Lorenzo is the oldest church in Florence. Originally built in a Romanesque style, it has since been rebuilt and is now considered one of the great examples of Renaissance architecture.

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Santo Stefano in Pane is situated in Rifredi, a district to the north of Florence. With a history dating back to before the year 1,000, it sits on the remains of an ancient Roman settlement.

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Pieve di Sant’Appiano is situated in Barberia val d’Elsa, not far from Florence. The church is dedicated to the saint who evangelised the area of Valdelsa.

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This is just a small taste of Tuscany, and we hope it will help you plan your memorable wedding day. With all these beautiful wedding locations, we’ve got something for everyone.

If you want to exchange wedding rings and wedding vows in a Catholic venue of worship and you have picked a destination wedding in Italy, you can’t miss the opportunity to also receive an apostolic blessing by the Pope.

Oficial Papal Blessing in Florence, Tuscany

Photo courtesy by Alessandro Zingone – Official Papal Blessing

Official Papal Blessings are available on your wedding day. The blessing comes in the form of a beautifully ornate parchment, making it the perfect gift, a memory that you will cherish forever.

The Papal Blessing can be requested by any couple wishing to exchange vows within the Roman Catholic faith. Papal blessings were first issued only 100 or so years ago, under Pope Leo XIII. They are now available in 25 languages.

Until a few years ago, the requests were managed by an external operator, rather than the Vatican, which meant that the costs were relatively high.
Recently, however, by will of Pope Francis, the Official Papal Blessing can now be obtained directly from The Office of Papal Charities at a lower price.

Rest assured that if you choose a destination wedding in Tuscany, you will not be disappointed. You will head home with your heart full of joy.