Borgo Stomennano, Monteriggioni, Tuscany
“At Stomennano the term ‘personal touch’ is not an abstract catch phrase, it instead reflects a very tangible and genuine concern for the needs of our couples and a desire to get to know them personally. We have a real passion for people, and it is perhaps because of this that many visitors to Stomennano feel treated as guests of the family rather than tourists on holiday. Nothing is too manicured but everything is attended to with care. There’s a photo opportunity whichever way you look and an air of relaxation achieved by a team who know exactly how to look after their guests”
What's So Special About Borgo Stomennano?
Surrounded by endless woodland, vineyards and olive groves, Borgo Stomennano is a unique and prestigious family estate that dates back to the 1700’s and oozes old-world charm. Included in the list of National Historical Buildings, Stomennano was once a self-sufficient village – all around the Italian-style garden are several buildings of the ancient borgo that once housed the farmers, the workshops, the oil mill and the stables. Some of these farmhouses have been transformed into charming apartments, while the farm itself still produces wine and olive oil.
With on site accommodation for a maximum of 38 guests, divided amongst five different accommodation options. Six can stay in the Villa, 12 guests can stay in the Tinaione Farmhouse, 12 guests can also stay at the Volta, and four at both the La Corte and the Casilde.
Located halfway between Florence and Siena, just a few steps from the medieval town of Monteriggioni. Your guests flying in from abroad will arrive at the venue through a majestic driveway of centuries-old cypress trees which is guaranteed to create a great first impression.
The Borgo Stomennano estate truly encapsulates tuscan romance. We’d even go as far as to say it’s one of the dreamiest, historical venues around. With charming classical interiors, sprawling grounds and a glorious poolside area, this property is perfect for a weekend wedding soiree.
Wedding Style – we think refined & romantic with a few classical touches. Delicate floristry in abundance. Create a heightened al fresco dining experience with elegant tableware, long candlesticks and festoon lighting that hangs overhead.
1hr 55 to the North, 2hrs 30 to the South.
Italian – French and English are also widely spoken and understood.
Italy has plenty of public transport, from the trains to the metro in cities like Milan. The roads (and Italian drivers) are notoriously terrifying for foreigners so it’s often better to take a taxi than hire a car.
Each town in Italy has it's own patron saint and shuts down to celebrate the saint’s day each year (e.g. Rome is Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29th). Alongside Christmas and Easter, the other big religious festivals are Epiphany (6th January) and All Saints Day (1st November). All of Italy celebrates Labour Day (1st May) and also Liberation Day (April 25th).
Good Time to Go
Late April - Mid October
good to know
June is recognised as the month of Juno, the Roman Goddess of Marriage.
What Couples Say
“Our wedding weekend was a dream thanks to Luisa, the amazing vendors/wedding planner we had and the gorgeous Borgo Stomennano! Although both I and my now-husband are based in London/nyc and we don’t speak a word of Italian, it did not pose a problem for organizing such a fantastic wedding thanks to Luisa and our vendors’ responsiveness and sense of responsibility. A lot of our guests came up to us later and told us this was the most beautiful wedding venue and wedding that they’ve been to. People were taking photos and can’t stop raving about how gorgeous everything is. We had 70 guests who were all comfortably seated in the backyard for dinner, which was decorated with fairy lights. The great thing about the venue is that it has a lot of different areas for different parts of the wedding, eg: welcome drinks on the right of the entrance, ceremony/cocktails on the left of the entrance, dinner at the back and dance party/cake cutting by the pool. Our guests were constantly exploring the venue and discovering new areas as the night went on, ultimately ending in an impromptu pool party! Our wedding party and families stayed on-site at the venue and throughly enjoyed the beautiful facilities full of character, as well as the pool. The night after the wedding, my brothers/friends and I even hung out by the rooftop area by the pool to look at shooting stars as there was a meteor shower that night (stars are abundant and clear from the venue)! Luisa and team have done so many weddings that they know exactly what to expect and how to help us navigate through items like how the chairs should be transported from the front to the back for instance. She has also worked with most of our vendors before so there were no surprises there and everything went off without a hitch. Plus, it’s easy to get to Borgo Stomennano from the Florence airport as there is a highway connecting the two locations resulting in an easy 50 min drive. This was a huge win for our guests traveling from out of town (especially new Yorkers and Londoners who barely ever drive) and would not have enjoyed driving narrow and windy Italian roads to some of the other venues we had previously checked out. Thank you Luisa and family (and of course the resident great dane Dante who was the star of the show) for making our wedding so magical. We could not have chosen a better venue for this milestone in our lives!”
Sam + Mark, 2022
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