How Much Does a Destination Wedding in Tuscany Cost?

Food, wine, scenery, art, history, culture, and so much more… it’s no surprise that you’re considering getting married in Tuscany, one of the most breathtaking regions in the world!

Traveling and visiting is one thing, but planning a destination wedding in Tuscany is a whole different story…
To help you out, we’ve published, and are always publishing, the most informative Italian wedding guides and tips as part of our WedBoard blog.
So wait no more! Let us take you through some of the most important information you need to properly budget and assess the cost of your wedding in Tuscany.  

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What is the average cost of a wedding in Tuscany in particular?

To answer your question, the average cost of a destination wedding in Italy for 100 guests can range anywhere from as low as EUR 40,000 to as high as EUR 85,000, primarily depending on your choice of location, venue, and of course your catering options for an average wedding size of 100 guests. Your choice of venue including catering options, typically accounts for about 60% of your total wedding budget

In our article on how much does a destination wedding in Italy cost, we cover all wedding expenses: venues, planners, catering, flowers, photography, music, hair & makeup, and transportation in a lot of detail. While this article is about Italy in general, it will also help you assess your Tuscany expenses since service rates are the same on average around the country.

So how does this apply to destination weddings in  Tuscany?

This is one of the toughest questions to answer, as there are so many variables and factors to take into consideration. Every decision you make will affect your budget: area, venue, wedding size, wedding theme…even your choice of flowers! Not taking into consideration the wedding style you are going for, the accommodations, plane fares, transportation… And with a region that has so many options to offer, the task is even harder. 

Despite being mostly in the countryside, the options for top-quality wedding services in Tuscany are not limited. The region is quite famous for destination weddings, and you will find everything you need within the budget you choose!
These types of costs are subjective of course and will vary according to your taste and wedding vision.
Contrary to other locations that are exclusively considered luxurious spots, you will find that the budget bracket in Tuscany is quite wide and can suit any budget without any concession on quality and aesthetics. 

Do keep in mind however that if you decide on a remote countryside setting, you might have to spend some extra bucks to cover your provider’s transportation (including the transportation of their tools & material!).  

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Booking a venue represents the biggest chunk, so before you continue, ask yourself, do you know where in Tuscany you’re getting married?

We suggest you have a look at our Destination Wedding Guide to Tuscany to help you know your way around the various areas and options available.
In this article, you will find a roundup of the most sought-after Tuscany Wedding Locations, details about logistics and transportation, as well as a section on the best activities for you and your guests to plan in the region.
This will allow you to narrow down your choices, and get more of a feel of Florence, Chianti & Siena, Grosseto & Maremma and what they have to offer in terms of moods, venues, and prices. 

As we stated before, Tuscany is very popular as a region for destination weddings. So the number of choices available is quite high to address the big demand. This also means that negotiating will get you far ahead, and can help make venues much more affordable. 

Tuscany’s landscape is so diverse, the scenery so breathtaking and the culture so rich, that you have a great number of stunning venues to choose from! Every corner is a potential wedding venue setting, which makes the pricing more flexible than let’s say Lake Como where a more limited choice of venues can often cause a spike in pricing. 

To help guide you further, we’ve provided you with a price estimate tool that will allow you to get an approximate budget and breakdown split for the dream wedding venue you select in Italy.

Wedding Venue in ItalyPhoto courtesy of Villa Le Piazzole

One more thing before going into the cost details of a Tuscany wedding, you will need to know beforehand which expenses you will be covering for your destination wedding :

Before diving into wedding ceremony and reception expenses, have you thought about which expenses you plan on covering? Are you planning on organizing some already paid-for touristic activities? Will you be hosting several dinners and parties before the big day or maybe just one pre-wedding event? 

This expense is one of the biggest and is usually the one that a lot of couples forget to account for as they are so focused on the wedding day itself. Have a look at our article about which expenses you should cover for your destination wedding, to have an idea about the things you shouldn’t forget to account for.

Civil Wedding Ceremony in FlorencePhoto courtesy of Villa di Striano

Now that you’ve organized your thoughts and know everything you need, here are some additional tips to help you estimate your expenses and plan your wedding in Tuscany!

  • If you are thinking of paying for your guests’ accommodation:

From hotels, villas, apartments, Airbnb, bed and breakfasts, cottages… the array of accommodations available in Tuscany is quite wide. Even though it is one of the most popular Italian destinations, your stay won’t cost a fortune, as opposed to staying in other highly sought-after touristic areas. You can choose any option that will suit your budget.
While finding such conditions might be harder in crowded locations like Venice or Rome, one of the perks of Tuscany is the availability of options! So you can go ahead and plan your wedding there with the peace of mind of knowing that you will certainly find awesome accommodation no matter your budget. Just calculate the bracket you are looking to allocate from your wedding expenses, and this, ladies and gentlemen, will be your actual accommodation’s cost! Nothing more, nothing less.
One particular thing about Tuscany, and that would be very helpful for you as a couple, is the possibility for you and your guests to stay in the same location where you will be hosting your wedding. Even more so when going for a Villa or borgo! Some venues will be able to accommodate your close relatives while others will have enough space for all of your guests.

  • Getting around  Tuscany:

Transportation in destination weddings can be a big expense to account for, but fortunately getting to Tuscany won’t cost you an arm and leg. Tuscany’s location on the map is quite practical and easy to access with the many trains and several airports serving the region. However if your venue is located a bit farther in the countryside, you will have to take into consideration renting a car. But, once again, worry not! The region is well prepared to receive tourist inflow and the available options and prices are many!
We advise you to allocate a sum for transportation initially, as you will certainly find the pricing you are aiming for and won’t have to adapt.

  • Guests’ entertainment:

If you are also planning on covering your guests’ entertainment, or at least a part of it, you won’t be disappointed in Tuscany. There are so many things to do and to see, and the best part is that you can do so much for free or just a little sum. Walking on Ponte Vecchio in Florence, strolling in Siena, going for wine tasting tours just anywhere in the area, having a drink while overlooking the lush green landscape…there will be a lot to do, suiting any taste and any budget! 

Now that you have all the information you need, you can get to the more exciting parts of wedding planning with the peace of mind of knowing what to expect! 

We suggest you get in touch with wedding planners specialized in Tuscany to have the Tuscan wedding of your dreams. And don’t forget to start building your mood board by adding every picture you like to your themed boards! 

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