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!!!!!
Kristen Baughman Taber · Married on 04/08/2019
Absolutely amazing experience at Ristonchi!
Wow! Where do I even begin. We worked with Stefanie and Rasmus for many months to plan a wedding at their castle in Ristonchi. I am so fortunate to have discovered their beautiful place on Airbnb. The hosts were great and helped me to organize a wedding ceremony and reception at their place for 25 total guests.Sent on 04/19/2019
We had 23 people total who stayed the night and their place definitely was comfortable for everyone. We were able to place our guests in rooms that would best accommodate them. Every guest kept saying just how cool it was to stay in a castle that was built in the 12th century! The beds are very comfortable and the views were awesome from the tower, were we had everyone stay.
For our reception, we did the make your own pizza party and it was such a hit! Rasmus was great and helped everyone learn how to cook in the wood-fired pizza oven.
The grounds are absolutely stunning and we were able to catch the most beautiful sunset right after our wedding ceremony. Definitely walk around and take in the breathtaking mountains. I only wish we could have booked another night to stay because I could have spent a lot of time exploring the town and walking around the castle grounds.
I highly recommend Stefanie and Rasmus' place for a relaxing getaway in Italy and it's perfect if you're looking to host an event like a wedding, family reunion, etc. We cannot thank them enough for making our wedding day a dream come true!!
Nata G · Married on 01/06/2018
My Romantic Dream Wedding
Best decision ever! I wanted a destination wedding that was simple, pretty, rustic and romantic. Really just centered around my loved ones who were making a big trip overseas to be there.Sent on 04/19/2019
Ristonchi organized everything beautifully - we got their package that offered really everything! It was all taken care of - the rooms, the food, the cake, the music, the party, the ceremony, the drinks. Like a one stop shop for gorgeous (and affordable!!) weddings!
Working with Stefanie was fun and easy, she always had everything under control and new what I wanted/needed before I did.
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Get a discounted rate for any open dates in 2019!