Tenuta di Papena is the perfect location for people who are looking for charming and unique venues for Weddings in Tuscany.An exclusive and reserved location where to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature: a stunning infinity pool where to organize the cocktail reception, a wedding dinner in the old square of the hamlet, breathtaking views for great pictures make your Wedding in Tuscany a very special event!
What it was known as a beautiful cistercian monastery is today a special hamlet on a hilltop, where all of the interiors and exteriors have been furnished with particular care combining ancient furnishings and accessories following Tuscan tradition. So after the wedding party, your guest will be able to relax and get in touch with a real touch of Tuscany,
Thanks to its location, you will be able to celebrate your civil ceremony in San Galgano, by the Abbey of San Galgano, the very well know “abbey without the roof” or, if you are looking for a religious one, you can have the religious ceremony in The Montesiepi Chapel, where the “sword in the rock” sits.
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Anastasia D. · Married on 10/06/2020
Our Italian Wedding at Tenuta di Papena
I have to start by saying a huge thank you to Ginevra for making our wedding so wonderful and I will remember it as the best day of my life forever. Myself and my husband get stressed quite easily but with Ginevra's support and organisation the day was absolutely perfect and we have so many loving memories of our day, Tuscany and Tenuta De Papena. We hope to return in a few years time for our anniversary!
After falling in love with the San Galgano abbey, we knew we wanted to get married in Tuscany.
We arranged to view Tenuta back in the cold and grey November in 2017, when we met Gini it was so important for us to work with someone who would understand us, our ideas and wedding vision. Ginevra is the type of person that is incredibly passionate, creative and open minded. We bonded over interests of fashion, London and art. This was important for us so that we could essentially create a relationship that enabled us to be ourselves and trust Gini with her opinions and recommendations.
Throughout the whole process of organising and planning, Ginevra helped us every step of the way. I can only thank her so much for replying to our millions of emails and whatsapps along the way! My husband and I like to know every detail and Ginevra put our minds at ease so many times. We found it really helpful to share our pinterest and powerpoints of photographs and ideas so that we would create our vision.
Ginevra has a very good contacts within the area of Tuscany as she knows exactly who is the best supplier for each part of your wedding. I found that I really appreciated her honesty and opinions on caters, florists, photography and music. Ginevra has a wealth of experience in planning weddings, and understanding the flow/structure of a wedding day - she would explain how something would work from not just our point of view but a guests eyes too.
Ginevra also helped us with the UK side of the paperwork and translating the documents - we felt slightly out of depth on this but every time there was a query or question, Gini helped us to resolve it.
We stayed at Tenuta Di Papena for 3 nights along with our friends and family - they all loved their time there and they too have a special place in their hearts for Tuscany now. The villa and its apartments are beautiful and historic not to mention the stunning views!
Thank you again for our time at Tenuta Di Papiena - hopefully we will be back soon!
Sent on 05/13/2020
R · Married on 09/09/2019
Wedding at Tenuta di Papena and Abbey San Galgano in September 2019
We booked Tenuta di Papena for ourselves and our family to stay at during our wedding. Like many other reviewers, we had not seen the property in person until we arrived the week before the festivities. When we arrived at the property, we were just blown away. It was far more beautiful than we anticipated and in all honesty the pictures you see do not fully do it justice. From the rustic brick and stone, the open courtyard with the old well, and of course the vast views of rolling hills past the infinity pool it is simply amazing and breathtaking. We found the property to be exactly what we wanted. The rooms were well appointed, clean, and well set up.Sent on 09/29/2019
Not only is the property at Tenuta di Papena stunning, the owner operators Ginevra and her mother Fabiola are the most gracious, friendly, and accommodating hosts. They were both quick to respond to any need and made us and our whole family feel welcome and at ease. Ginevra arranged a fantastic breakfast for all of us each day that worked out perfectly as well. Ginevra and her family also have awesome pets, a cat and a few dogs, that entertained us and became additional highlights to our stay.
The property was well suited for wedding events of our size (36 guests) and in addition to staying on the property, we also hosted pre-wedding pizza party event on site in the lawn area above the pool. The following day we hosted our reception dinner in the courtyard area and dance party in an adjoining room, following the wedding ceremony which we held at nearby Abbey San Galgano. All of our family and friends were astonished and just raved about the beautiful setting, saying they had never seen anything like it. We are so happy that we booked Tenuta di Papena and highly recommend the venue and the hosts.
Tara R. · Married on 09/04/2019
Destination Dream Wedding Made Reality
My now-husband and I, both from Canada, had our hearts set on an intimate European wedding with just ourselves and our parents. After settling on Tuscany for the location, we struggled to find the perfect venue and accommodation, given the costs of some venues, limitations given our small party size (only 6 guests including ourselves), issues with getting timely responses, and having the date we wanted available (Italy is a popular location - book well ahead of time >1-1.5 years). One day however, we stumbled upon Tenuta di Papena and knew immediately that this was a perfect fit for us.
In discovering more about Tenuta di Papena, we came across many overwhelmingly positive reviews, which we are pleased to say were in keeping with our own amazing experience. Gini (owner and wedding planner) was incredibly knowledgeable, professional and responsive. Planning a wedding and family trip from several thousand kilometres away was made simple given Gini's promptness, organization, and innate sense of style. I never once worried or stressed ahead of the wedding as I knew Gini had it all covered. She was very responsive and understanding of our wishes and vision, and made it come to life.
Though we had a small party, the cost of renting out the entire property for the week we found to be incredibly reasonable and offered a sense of privacy and intimacy that we had wanted. The villa and property it sits on were beautiful, we particularly loved the infinity pool and the many pets that often came by for a visit. We appreciated the individual apartments that were each equipped with their own living space, kitchen, and bathrooms as it allowed us and each couple their own space and private time. We very much enjoyed the communal areas too, and spent much of the time in the courtyard. Though we were fortunate to escape any rain, the villa offers both indoor and outdoor space for ceremony/reception in the event of poor weather, which was also reassuring.
One of the selling points for us, was the proximity to the San Galgano Abbey (just a 5 min drive), which is stunningly breathtaking, and where we were fortunate enough to have our ceremony take place. Even though we were Canadians getting married abroad, Gini helped us through the process for this including taking us to townhall ahead of the date to complete the documentation, translate at our ceremony, and ensure our marriage certificates were properly authorized before being sent back to us. Though we had worried about this aspect of a destination wedding, Gini's support and expertise made this a seamless process.
Gini is also incredibly respected by local vendors, and was able to connect us with trusted, reputable, and skilled vendors for catering, hair/make-up, transportation, flowers/decor, rentals, etc. We found all of the costs to be reasonable and she was able to help us stay within our budget for the day. She also helped us to plan some other activities including a private wine tour of the region, and was always easily available to ask for directions/help or to provide other suggestions for things to do and see.
While we would definitely recommend renting a car to get around, we loved the pizza and wine shop just down the road from the villa, and Gini helped us get to a grocery store as well just 10-15 mins away so that we could also cook our own meals, which we enjoyed.
We are so incredibly thankful for Gini to help create our dream wedding. We only wish we could have stayed longer, but look forward to a future trip back to Tenuta di Papena.Sent on 01/15/2020
Tenuta di Papena is the perfect place for a country yet stylish wedding in Tuscany. It is located few minutes from the famous Abbazia di San Galgano where you can solemnize a civil wedding in a roofless charming cathedral. The Tenuta is managed by the nicest people and can accommodate weddings regardless the weather for at least the capacity of the tenuta and up to around 50-60 people without need to rent a marquee in case of rain. The view from there is spectacular and the courtyard with the well is the perfect setting for the most typical wedding in Tuscany. I strongly recommend the Tenuta for intimate, classy and yet rustic weddings. Brava Ginevra!!!