Borgo Santo Pietro
Number of people: 2-100
Not only does this 13th-century Italian estate have beautifully tended grounds, astonishing views of the Valle Serena and romantic rooms, it has its own abbey. The romantic ruins of the San Galgano Abbey sit on a hillside – get married there, then process along an avenue of cypress trees back to the Borgo for a lavish champagne reception.
Need to know
Civil ceremonies can be held in the San Galgano Abbey or Siena's town hall; blessings can be performed at the pretty local Montesiepi church, a short drive away. All the paperwork can be taken care of locally within a week. Staff at Borgo Santo Pietro can arrange any detail to make your day perfect, whether you want a formal banquet for 35 or an alfresco buffet meal for 100 amid the Tuscan countryside. You'll have the run of the whole estate, so let your imagination run riot. They can also help with everything from wedding cakes and flowers to hiring a wedding planner. Events such as rehearsal dinners can also be arranged: barbecues by the infinity pool are a popular choice. This property lends itself to intimate, romantic weddings for people who love good food, great wine and glorious countryside.
Decadent San Pietro is the honeymoon suite: its private balcony is so vast you could hold a private cocktail reception on it. A hand-painted Indian-style marquee can be erected in the Lemon Garden, holding up to 100 guests; alternatively, take your alfresco buffet meal seated at linen-covered trestle tables dressed with silver candelabra.