As the beginning of 2018 promises to be our most exciting time yet, we will continue with a year of celebrations and tie the knot in Tuscany.
There is plenty of pizza to be eaten and bottles of prosecco waiting to be popped – all we need are your lovely faces.
Amy had just returned from her belated qualification leave, having spent months travelling around Japan and South East Asia her next big step was moving to her new firm.
Ashley’s summer of 2015 was packed with stag weekends, weddings and a holiday in Ibiza. Neither of us could imagine that we would meet and have our entire worlds’ change over the next two years.
It has been absolutely amazing. So pleased that Nadia met Ashley and introduced him to the girl that lives behind the pink door in Chelsea (Yes -Nadia is of course a bridesmaid!).
Thank you for calling!
Friday, September 14
Saturday, September 15
Sunday, September 16
We appreciate you coming from far and wide – your attendance is as good a gift as any. Who really needs a Vitamix, anyhow?
However, if you feel inclined to add a little shimmer to our otherwise dull china or better dress our guest bedroom, possibly in anticipation of your next long weekend in London, visit our list of “wants” at the Wedding Shop.
Our venue is set in the hills of Maremma, a costal region of Tuscany which is widely recognised for the most beautiful landscapes and delicious wines in Italy.
The Count San Bonifacio, whose ancestors ruled over Verona for many centuries, bought the estate for use as a summer residence for his family at a time when vines had been maturing for over a decade. The wine resort is now available for guests to enjoy the fabulous wines and a whole host of activities including cookery and Italian classes, olive oil and wine tasting, pic nics and a lot more besides. Below we have made further suggestions as to how to take full advantage of being in one of the most picturesque locations in the world.
To receive further information about activities during your stay please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +39 0566 80006
For accommodation, please contact our wedding planner. Please see the details on the “Accommodations” page.
Conte di San Bonifacio is located a 1.5 hour drive from Pisa airport, and 2 hours from Florence airport. If you fancy soaking up the culture of Italy’s capital city, Rome is 2 hours and 20 minutes from our wedding venue.
Pisa is the most convenient airport to fly to and you can get there from Stansted, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and London City. You can also fly direct to Pisa from Manchester and Leeds-Bradford.
It is easy to pick up a car from Pisa airport and we got a very good deal with Gold Car but you may want to upgrade from a Panda!
The link below will take you to Sky Scanner, where you can compare flight times and the best prices available.
If you fancy having a day to chill out before the festivities, a number of family have booked the flights below:
Thursday 13th September
British Airways departs Gatwick – Pisa at 11:25
Monday 17th September
Easyjet Pisa – Gatwick departing at 18:10
Don’t worry if holiday is tight and you need to come out on Friday.
If you fancy taking in the European scenery there are a number of routes you can take. The most direct takes you via Reims (champagne tasting country), brushing past Geneva and down to Genoa, we would highly recommend stopping off in nearby Portofino it is well worth the trip, before arriving in Tuscany. The journey in total would take approximately 17 hours from London.
Alternatively you can choose to follow the coastal route by driving via Lyon down through Provence, and on to Monaco before crossing the border into Italy.
The area has a charming variety of guest houses, B&Bs and other villas for you to choose from. Although our packed itinerary will mean that you won’t be spending too much time at your accommodation, we are sure that you will love this cosy part of Tuscany just as much as we do.
We have already reserved a great deal of accommodation at special rates for our wedding and we will provide transport to and from these places and our wedding venue. Please do get in touch with our wedding planners to see what is still available.
For all of you Airbnb fans, if you do go ahead and find somewhere separately, please let our planner know where you have booked as we will try our best to help you out with transport to and from our celebrations at Conte di San Bonifacio.
When looking for accommodation, please bear in mind that it while it may only take you 10 mins to drive 15km while you’re racing up the M25 this takes considerably longer on the windy Tuscan roads (we learnt this the hard way on our tour of the area!).
You can reach our planner at:
or by calling:
+44 (0)207 760 2310 and asking for Sophie Hale
Please put your family name in the email subject line to help us run a tight and orderly ship.