Castello di Ristonchi is a historic castle wedding venue located in Florence, Italy. Situated on top of a Tuscan mountain, this venue is enveloped by lush Italian forests and olive groves. Castello di Ristonchi offers a number of event spaces for couples to choose from, as well as on-site overnight accommodation. Located just under 19 miles away from Florence, this location allows for a variety of tourism opportunities, both on and off its property. Surrounded by Italy’s picturesque natural landscape and heavily influenced by its local culture, this venue is sure to set the stage for an unforgettable occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
Over 1,000 years old, Ristonchi Castle boasts a rich history alongside a peaceful rolling landscape. A sanctified chapel sets the stage for the exchange of traditional vows, while a number of terraced and green outdoor spaces provide additional ceremony locations. Suitable for families, this venue also features an outdoor playground and swimming pool. Guests can opt for organized on-site activities that appeal to a variety of tastes, from the adventurous to the rejuvenating. For reception celebrations, a cave-turned-dancehall located on the property acts as the perfect party spot. Guests can dance all night long in this historic structure, underneath its arched roofing and a glittering disco ball. Other notable features of the property include get-ready suites, pet-friendly areas, and available guest parking. At Castello di Ristonchi, couples will find an Italian escape that is capable of hosting all of their wedding events in one place.
With all-inclusive planning packages available, the team at Castello di Ristonchi is available to support couples as they prepare for their special day. Their comprehensive catering services offer a number of dining options. This venue aims to provide culinary experiences that surpass their guests’ expectations. From post-wedding brunches to pizza served hot from a wood-fired oven carved right into the castle wall, every meal is prepared with care. Beverage catering packages include bartenders and open bar options, with wine served alongside a fresh and flavorful food menu. To cover wedding preparations, an on-site event coordinator is available to assist couples with the technical elements of their celebrations. Every step of the way, the staff at Castello di Ristonchi are on hand to help every wedding vision come to life.
Able to host up to 90 overnight guests, 30 different apartments offer a variety of accommodation selections, from two-bedroom suites to studio-style chambers. Each room features rustic and romantic interior design and decor, true to the castle setting. Suitable for couples, solo guests, and families, Castello di Ristonchi provides comfortable and convenient lodgings within its long-standing stone walls.
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Andrea Peterson · Getting married on 01/04/2020
All My Italian Wedding Dreams Came True!
Our wedding at Castello di Ristonchi was a dream. From the first email to Stefanie until the very last day we spent at the Castello, the genuine concern and outstanding hospitality NEVER changed. My husband and I are both based outside of Italy . Our wedding planning consisted of a lot of emails to and from Stefanie and her team, but emails were answered right away, and she even connected us to suppliers that they have had success with in the past.Sent on 04/19/2019
We cannot wish for a better location than this historic 1,00 year old castle - surrounded by rolling Tuscan hills, the word "beautiful" falls short to describe Ristonchi.
As for Stefanie and the rest of the team, we are so,so, so thankful to them for making it possible for me and husband to have a stress free and perfect Tuscan wedding. Looking forward to returning here to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!!!!!
Rob Sm · Married on 05/25/2019
Amazing wedding venue and perfect hosts
I was lucky enough to get to stay at Castello di Risonchi in late May 2019 for my little brother's wedding. The experience was so great it's hard to know where to begin. The setting is absolutely picturesque, nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside in a building that dates to at least 900 (at least simply because that’s the oldest deed of sale that the owners had found). The rooms are quaint and comfortable, and the views from the top rooms unparalleled.Sent on 06/27/2019
The castello is under new management and Rasmus and Stephanie couldn’t have been better. They were super helpful, very engaged and worked tirelessly to make sure everything went well, including when a brief but intense rainstorm hit minutes before dinner was supposed to begin. The whole dinner was moved inside in minutes and we barely missed a beat. Apart from their professionalism the owners were also, simply, lovely people who were great to have around in the wedding atmosphere and a joy when we finally convinced them and the rest of the staff to join us on the dance floor! 10 stars out of 5, if you want a great Italian castle stay, look no further.
H Sm · Married on 05/25/2019
The Best Wedding Ever
Our son was married at Ristonchi in May 2019. It could not have been a better experience. Rasmus and Stefanie and their staff are comfortable, approachable, and felt like family immediately. They were in the background providing a fun, warm, rustic setting, until they were needed and then they were always at hand. They managed 90 guests professionally, anticipating the needs of the moment. They managed to get the wedding dinner moved inside when a downpour started 5 minutes after the ceremony, and it was every bit as lovely as outside (which is spectacular). Over the course of a long weekend (Thurs to Sunday), there were lots of small touches of welcome and comfort. The food was plentiful and delicious. There were lots of fun things to do -- mountain biking, hiking, and lounging by the pool during downtimes, and the castle, the adjacent buildings and surrounding fields offer many flexible spaces for all kinds and sizes of activities and groups. It was so relaxing and fun!Sent on 07/31/2019
The setting is true Tuscan idyll -- if anything, the photos don't do it justice.
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Get a discounted rate for any open dates in 2019!