Legal civil ceremonies can take place at one of the 2 places below:
- In the town hall of Sovicille
Capacity: 25 chairs & rest can stand (only 1 kilometer away) followed by an aperitif at Montestigliano.
- The Abbey of San Galgano (picturesque ruins of an ancient 13th century abbey)
Capacity: 60 chairs & rest would stand (this is about 30 minutes away - about 30 kilometers)
Blessings are ceremonies without legal or civil restrictions, and therefore are performed by a Master of Ceremonies or clergyman, rather than a state official. The ceremony suits couples who have already had a civil or church ceremony, but is also perfect for those who wish to renew their wedding vows for an anniversary. Your blessing can be celebrated in various locations on the grounds of Monstestigliano.
For ceremonies at the Estate, they take place in the garden amongst the olive trees - the grounds can be used for spectacular outdoor ceremonies with views over the Tuscan hills.
Capacity: Minimum: 21 & Maximum: 100 (with a max of 50 chairs because area is tight , the rest can stand).
Plan B will be in the Restaurant - in the event of bad weather.
For ceremonies at the Villa, they will take place in the garden by the pool at the Villa.
Capacity: max of 20
Plan B will be in Dining room - in the event of bad weather.
Protestant ceremony without legal effects with English Speaking Minister (Church of England/CofE).
Note: This can take place at the Protestant Church in Siena (about 15 min drive - about 20 km) or on the grounds of Montestigliano or in a small chapel on the grounds that can seat up to 20 people inside
Note: if more people, they can add more chairs outside of chapel & some can stand. The chapel is not consecrated, so can only be used for non catholic weddings. In this case, you must do the legal civil wedding at the Town Hall prior to the religious ceremony. This can possibly be done in the morning of the same day as the religious ceremony or day(s) before.
Jewish ceremonies can take place on the grounds
Catholic weddings can take place in one of one of the churches in Rosia or Torri (about 1 km. away).