Villa Gamberaia

Set on the hillside of Settignano (Italy) with extraordinary views of Florence and the surrounding Arno valley, Villa Gamberaia is renowned for its splendid gardens, celebrated throughout the world by leading landscape architects and garden historians. Completed in the early seventeenth century by the Florentine noble Zanobi Lapi in Tuscan style, the Villa combines interesting architectural features of both an urban palazzo and a suburban villa. In the eighteenth century, the property belonged to the Marchesi Capponi, and by that time the house and gardens had acquired the characteristic elements seen in the famous engraving by Giuseppe Zocchi (1744): the cypress alley, bowling green, nymphaeum, grotto garden, parterre and lemon garden. At the end of nineteenth century, Princess Catherine Jeanne Ghika began the transformation of the parterre de broderie into the beautiful parterre d’eau, enclosed at its southern end by a majestic cypress arcade. Elegant expressions of topiary art were created by Mathilda Ledyard Cass, Baroness von Ketteler, in the following decades. Following the partial destruction of the Villa during the Second World War, Gamberaia was acquired in 1954 by Marcello Marchi, whose family had founded important Italian industries and owned other historic properties in Tuscany. In 1994 the Villa passed to his daughter Franca Marchi and her husband Luigi Zalum, who have continued the work of conservation and restoration. Four houses on the property have been carefully restored and converted into comfortable guest houses, furnished with family antiques but also equipped with modern appliances and conveniences. There are the apartments Cappella and Nettuno (along the garden avenue), the first belonging originally to the 17th century chapel, and the second is named after the so-called Neptune statue in the nymphaeum; the Limonaia is an historic 15th century farmhouse, which belonged to the family of the Florentine sculptor and architect Bernardo Rossellino. Eremita is a small and nice apartment, into the grove near the grotto garden.

wedding venue

Venue: Garden and Park, Villa
Position: City, Country
Location: Italy, Tuscany, Florence
Wedding Planner Provided: Yes
Gay Friendly: Yes
Panoramic View: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Honeymoon Ideas: Leisure
WEDDING VENUE - FAQ
Is your venue available for weddings throughout the year ? YES
Will our wedding be the only one at your venue? YES
What are the nearest hotels to the venue? HOTEL D'ANNUNZIO, VILLA SAN MICHELERead all FAQ
Can I move things around and decorate to suit my purposes, or do I have to leave everything as is? UPON REQUEST
Are there decoration guidelines/restrictions? YES, AS WE ARE THE HISTORIC HOUSE AND NATIONAL MONUMENT
Can I bring my own decorations? YES
Do you allow candles to be lit in the wedding venue? YES, OBSERVING SAFETY LIMITS
What time can my vendors start setting up on the day of the wedding? AT 12.00 OF DAY BEFORE
Is it possible to start the setup the day before? YES
How early can deliveries be made? 1 DAY BEFORE ( IF NOT DIFERENTLY AGREEDED)
How much time will I have for décor setup? 1 DAY
Does your venue have bridal dressing rooms? YES
Is there a separate indoor “socializing” space? YES
When does the venue hire start and end ? DPEPEND OF OUR AGREEMENT
Have you any facilities for babies? YES
Can we invite more guests for the evening? YES ( UPON AGREEMENT)
How many car parking spaces does the venue have? 8 ON THE SITE AND 200 ON THE NEARBY PARKING
Is the venue heated? YES
Does the venue have air conditioning? YES
Who is in charge of cleanup? Are there any extra costs ? FINAL CLEANING IS INCLUDED
What is included in the venue hire? FINAL CLEANING, 3 PERSONELL 8 HOURS PER DAY EACH, GARDENER, PARKING, BASIC LIGHTENING, HEATTING, AIR CONDITIONING, WIFI,
When do you ask for final numbers? 2 MONTHS BEFORE
Is there a minimum number of guests required to make a booking? NO
How far in advance should we reserve a date for our event? 30% DEPOSIT IS REQUESTED FOR THE FINAL RESERVATION, ANY TIME
Do you need deposit? YES
What’s the cancellation policy? In case of cancellation by the Tenant : - 60 days or more prior to the check-in : the down payment will not be reimbursed. - less than 60 days prior to the check-in : and after the payment of the total amount of the event, 1/3 of the total amo
Is there a midweek/off-season (winter) reduction? NO
Is it possible to reach the venue by bus? ONLY MINI VA 16 SEATS
Is the venue insured in case of accident? YES

Ceremony

Max Seated Indoor: 200
Max Seated Outdoor: 500
Panoramic View: Yes
Ceremony with Civil validity: Yes
Church & Chapel: Yes
Max Seated in Church: 30
Ceremony Capacity Square meters Price From Price To
Sagrestia 30 50 588.55 USD 5,885.50 USD
Grotto Nettuno 150 150 4,708.40 USD 14,125.20 USD
Gabinetto Roccaglia 60 70 4,708.40 USD 14,125.20 USD
Notes and Suggestion for ceremony in this venue
We can not celebrate catholic ceremony just blessing or protestant ceremony
CEREMONY FAQ
There will be another wedding on my wedding day? NO
Does the wedding venue have an entirely separate area outdoor and indoor for the ceremony? YES
Do you allow confetti to be thrown at the venue? YESRead all FAQ
How long is the red carpet ? WITHIN 225 MT
Can my marriage celebrant use your microphone? NO, IT SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY EXTERNAL SUPPLIER
Do you provide chairs for the outdoor ceremony? What type? Do we need to rent? YOU NEED TO RENT THE CHAIRS
Do you have a church or another pleace of workship nearby? YES
Can we play music at the ceremony? YES
Is your venue licensed to carry out civil weddings? NO, BUT WE CAN CONNECT YOU WITH THE LICENCED WEDDING PLANNER AGENCY
Do you have a person who usually take care of the official document? UPON REQUEST ( WEDDING PLANNER)
Do you have a person who usually takes care of the official document? UPON REQUEST ( WEDDING PLANNER)
Is there a fee for document civil wedding? NO
Do you have a Minister or official celebrant available for my wedding in your venue? NO BUT WE CAN PROVIDE

Ceremony Type

We are able to organize for you these kind of Ceremonies:
Blessing and Symbolic Buddhist Islam Jewish
Orthodox
We allow to celebrate these kind of Ceremonies:
Blessing and Symbolic Catholic Christian Civil Ceremony
Civil Partnership Episcopalian Evangelical Hindu
Islam Jainism Jewish Lutheran
Methodox Mormon Muslim Orthodox
Presbyterian Quaker Shinto Sikhism
Taoist

Reception

Max Seated Indoor: 200
Max Seated Outdoor: 500
Marquee, Tent and Gazebo: On Request
Wedding Ideas: Exclusive , Green Wedding, Summer
Reception Capacity Square meters Price From Price To
Garden 300 2000 10,593.90 USD 32,958.80 USD
Cantine 180 320 4,708.40 USD 24,719.10 USD
RECEPTION FAQ
Will ours be the only wedding at your venue on our wedding day? yes
Barbeque facilities? UPON REQUEST
Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware and glassware provided, or will I have to rent them myself or get them through my caterer? YOU WILL GET THEM BY CATERERRead all FAQ
Will the reception have to end at a certain time? 2 AM
Can we have aperitive by the swimming-pool ? YES

Food & Beverage

FOOD & BEVARAGE - FAQ
What kind of cuisine do you serve? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Rehearsal Dinners? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Do you have on-side catering? NORead all FAQ
Can you cater for our wedding guests who have special dietary needs? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Is it possible to have a cash bar? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Are you licensed to provide alcohol service? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne, and is there a corkage fee if I do? UPON REQUEST
When does the open bar close ? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Is it possible to arrange a wedding menu tasting session before our big day? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Can you personalize our menus? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Do you cater for children? Do you have different prices for kids meals? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
If I hire my own caterer, are kitchen facilities available for them? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Can you cater for our wedding guests who have special dietary needs? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
What are the rules for alcohol? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Can I order my wedding cake from you? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Buffet Meal Facilities ? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Kosher Menu? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Private fine dining with the chef ? YES
Is there a coast for Kids menu? TO AGREE WITH EXTERNAL CATERING
Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge? YES, NO SURCHARGE
Do you have your pastry chef for my wedding cake? NO

Music & Entertainment

Live Music: Yes
Allowed to play until: 02:00 AM
Dance Music: Yes
Allowed to play until: 02:00 AM
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT - FAQ
Can we release balloons and/or sky lanterns outside? YES, CONSIDER THE SECURITY LIMITS
Outdoor Night Lighting? Is included? BASIC LIGHTENING IS INCLUDED, FOR EXTRA LIGHTENING KINDLY CONTACT THE EXTERNAL SUPPLIER
Can we let off fireworks? YES, ON CHARGERead all FAQ
Entertainment License? PROVIDED BY YOUR WEDDING PLANNER
Do you have a noise limiter for the music outdoor? inside? NO, BUT THERE ARE MUNICIPAL RULES TO BE RESPECTED
Do you have an independent audio plant ? NO, MUST BE PROVIDED BY EXTERNAL SUPPLIER
Do you have a license for firework at your venue? EXTERNAL FIREWORK SUPPLIER IS PROVIDED FOR THAT LICENCE
Can we listen until what time low music mp3? NO LIMIT
Do you provide facilities for DJ ? EXTERNAL SUPPLIER
Do you have a dance floor? YES, SET UP NEEDED
Notes and Suggestions
Music outside is permitted until 11 PM and inside is permitted until 2 AM.

Accommodation & Rooms

Total Rooms: 23
Total Apartments: 5
Total Sleeps: 46
AccommodationSleepsPrice FromPrice To
Intire Villa 18 20,010.70 USD 29,427.50 USD
4 Apartments 26 11,771.00 USD 18,833.60 USD
Accommodation Notes and Suggestions by the Venue
DETAIL ROOMS IN THE VILLA AND APARTMENTS : Ground floor : At the entrance to the left (view bowling green): 1 double room (blue room) - (possibility to add 1 single bed).. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . 1 double room (with scale) - (possibility to add 1 single bed).. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 1 bathroom for 2 rooms In the bottom left corner of the house (view of the bowling green): 1 double room (room Osmond) 1 double room (room Chinese) .. (possibility to add 1 single bed).. 1 bathroom for 2 rooms First floor: Side garden: 1 double room (grandmother's room) - Bridal Suite... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 1 double room (grandfather’s room) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 1 bathroom for 2 rooms Bowling Green Side: 1 double-room (green) with its own bathroom ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 double-room(old red) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 1 room (white) double... ... ... (possibility to add 1 single bed).. ... ... ... ... 1 bathroom for 2 rooms ROOMS IN APARTMENTS: LIMONAIA: First floor: 1 double room (up the stairs, totally on the right) - (possibility to add 1 single bed).. 1 Double room ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... They share a bathroom (green) with shower 1 very large room in the middle (there may be 3 or 4 children) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... With its blue bathroom (with shower) On the left, climbing the stairs: 1 double room with private bathroom (with bath) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... CAPPELLA: Ground floor: 1 double bedroom (Florence view) with its own bathroom (shower) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .... First floor: 1 double room (on the bowling green) with its own bathroom (shower) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. 1 double room (Florence view) with private bathroom (shower) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .... NETTUNO: Ground floor : on the right (side of Florence): 1 double room with private bathroom (shower) ... (possibility to add 1 single bed).. ... ... ... ... ... On the left (side bowling green): 1 double room with private bathroom (shower) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... On the left (side of Florence): 1 double room with private bathroom (shower) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .... EREMITA: A little house in the woods with a bedroom with a square of 1 ½ with its own bathroom (shower) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. GAMBERINO: …………………………………………………….. First floor (view on Florence) up the stairs: 1 double room with private bathroom / shower ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 double room with private bathroom / shower ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... First floor in the tower: a small single room with a view of Florence bath / shower ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. On top of the tower: a single room (shares the shower / bath below)

Rooms & Apart Ammenities

Air Conditioning: Yes
Oven: Yes
Fridge: Yes
Shower: Yes
Tube: Yes
Dishwasher: Yes
Internet Wifi: Yes
Flat TV: Yes
Family rooms: Yes
Wake up Calls: Yes
Safe: On request
Hair dryer: On request

Facilities & Services on Site

Conference Room: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes
Towels for Pool: Yes
Parking area: Yes
Luggage storeroom: Yes
Heliport: Yes
Pets Allowed: On request
Express check-in/check-out: On request
Late check-out: On request
Early check-in: On request
Concierge: On request
Shuttle service: On request
Car rental service: On request
Limousine service: On request
Welcome dinner: On request
Personal Shopper: On request
Sommelier: On request
Waitress: On request
Cook: On request
Nanny service: On request
Hairdresser: On request
Laundry Service: On request
Stereo Equipment: On request
Microphone: On request
Karaoke: On request
Newspaper: On request
Spoken Languages: Italian,English,spanish,French

Activities & What to do

Outdoor Swimming Pool: Yes
Shared Pool: Yes
Private Swimming Pool: Yes
Pool children friendly: Yes
Pool cleaning service: Yes
Bike: On request
Golf: Within 10 km
Riding: Within 10 km
Jogging Track: Within 5 km
Tennis court: Within 5 km
Tree climbing: Within 5 km
Trekking: Within 5 km
Yoga: Nearby
Guided Tours: Nearby

Wellness & Beauty

Packages & Special Offers

Title From Date To Date Offers
3 days rental and venue 01 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2014 € 35.000,00
2 night sleeping for 46 guests, wedding venue (up to 100 guests) including breakfast and 5 personnel at diposal

Venue Manager

Elena Latini , Event Planner

contact us

Villa Gamberaia

Via del Rossellino, 72

50135 Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Tel. +39 055 697205

Fax +39 055 607090

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Direction


HOW TO REACH US

From the center of Florence (ca. 6 km) with Bus n. 10 Piazza San Marco to the town of Settignano. From the highway (Autostrada del Sole) exit “Firenze Sud” and follow the signs for Centro Technico Nazionale Coverciano/ Settignano. From Coverciano take viale Gabriele D’Annunzio to Settignano, and from Settignano via del Rossellino to Villa Gamberaia.