Belmond Villa San Michele
Wedding at Belmond Villa San Michele
With its unrivaled position in the hills of Fiesole, and overlooking the historic center of Florence and the Duomo from which it is only a few minutes away, the Hotel Belmond Villa San Michele is right for you if you are looking for good taste, intimacy, nature and relaxation in your special day. This venue is an ancient Renaissance monastery of the 15th century and extends along one of the sides of Monte Ceceri, the hill where Leonardo Da Vinci tested his planes.
It is accessed from a tree-lined street at the bottom of which the striking façade of the Hotel stands out, the central door is the entrance of a small and ancient church inside the structure, where it is also possible to celebrate religious rites. For civil ceremonies instead, the Italian gardens are a splendid and evocative setting for exchanging your Yes I do between historic wisterias, lemons and rose gardens, not to mention the wonderful panorama you can enjoy. But there are many spaces to choose, whether it is a civil or symbolic ceremony.
Wedding reception at Belmond Villa San Michele
The interiors of this elegant venue hidden in nature maintain their original structure, and perfectly combine the refined furnishings with the works of contemporary artists and street art. The cloister, an intimate and cozy room, is an ideal place to relax between the entrance and the loggia. At the cloister bar, a bright space that blends traditional and contemporary decorations, you can sit and enjoy original cocktails.
Also for a reception you will have several rooms to choose: the large arched loggia, overlooking the “cradle of the Renaissance”, can accommodate up to 130 guests, and can also be used in case of bad weather.
If you have more guests, the Italian gardens become the best choice because they can accommodate up to 250 guests. For small receptions, a good option could be the Cenacolo room, with an ancient fresco recently renovated, but also the new and modern Davanzati room is a great alternative, and it is also suitable for a party thanks to its soundproof windows.
From the garden a staircase goes up among the roses that leads to the pool area, that is a suggestive terrace with a bar-restaurant and a heated panoramic pool. This space is ideal for a welcome cocktail or an after-dinner party.
If you are planning a destination wedding, Villa San Michele can guarantee you the exclusive use of all the spaces, and welcome you in its 45 rooms and suites, all different, all refined and equipped with private gardens and panoramic terraces. One in particular, set inside a former chapel, and hidden among the trees, is perfect for a bride & groom couple.
The Limonaia suite instead, will pamper you with a private pool just for you!
Of course, you cannot avoid involving your guests with a cooking class. You can have fun learning all the secrets of the Italian cuisine, alongside the skilled chefs of the restaurant. Belmond Villa San Michele is an enchanted place that will involve you from every point of view!
Ceremony: catholic, religious not catholic, civil, symbolic
Capacity: Church: 40 guests – Restaurant Loggia: 130 guests – Italian gardens: 250 guests – Pool restaurant: 80 guests – Cenacolo room: 50 guests – Cloister: 60 guests –Davanzati room: 100 guests
In-house caterer: available
Accommodation: 45 rooms and suites
Distance from popular cities: Florence: 5 minutes – Siena: 1 hour
Restrictions: music allowed in the gardens: up to 85 dB