Tuscany is synonymous with romance and it makes an easy choice for destination brides. We just received word that L’Andana , once the Duke of Tuscany’s summer home and hunting lodge, is offering wedding on site. Celebrated chef Alain Ducasse offers guests of his luxury hotel the chance to marry right on site with the assistance of an on-site wedding planner to help plan the ceremony of your dreams.
Your Ceremony: The two of you can choose to hold their ceremony in a variety of settings on the royal lands of Duke Leopold II, from the hills that back the gardens, to the beautiful 18th century church on the grounds, or with a backdrop of the crystal blue sea in the distance.
L’Andana can provide you with an on-site wedding planner, floral arrangements, hair and make-up, and excursions to the Tuscan countryside for the couple and their guests. In addition, L’Andana can assist in coordinating official documents for the couple and make arrangements for weddings of various denominations.
Your Reception: At the reception, guests enjoy specially-created menus from the Trattoria Toscana’s Chef Christophe Martin. The restaurant’s sommelier is also on hand to select wine pairings from L’Andana’s own harvest of red, white and rosé wines, as well as from the restaurant’s wine collection to complement each course on the menu. Looking for an unforgettable way for you and your guests to remember your wedding day? You can choose to have fireworks light up the night sky following the reception. A photographer will also be on-site to capture it all.
After the Wedding: Throughout their stay, the bride and groom and all their guests can enjoy a number of activities, including relaxing in the gardens or the pools, and learning to cook traditional Tuscan cuisine at L’Andana’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Trattoria Toscana. The wedding party can also take advantage of L’Andana’s luxurious 6,000-square-foot spa, which offers treatments using products by ESPA, as well as a menu of gourmet finger foods and desserts designed to complement each treatment.
Why It’s Dreamy: The 16th century villa is set on 1,235 acres, featuring contemporary amenities yet is still traditional in character, with two picturesque pools, a stylish lounge and library and an on-site spa. Each of the 33 suites and guestrooms offers views of the Tuscan countryside and centuries-old olive groves and vineyards from every window.
Your guests explore the Maremma area; the L’Andana’s concierge can arrange anything from a quiet picnic for two in the countryside and wine tastings at one of the region’s vineyards, to a historic tour with an Etruscan guide, a round of golf, a day-trip to a beautiful Mediterranean beach, or shopping and dining in a nearby local town. For a special journey, L’Andana’s own 35-meter Viriella Yacht can whisk guests away to nearby Elba Island.
For more information:
• call +39 0564 944 800
• visit www.andana.it
Photo courtesy L’Andana