When You’re Planning the Perfect Wedding, Take the Time to Dream

by Specialo on June 24, 2019

If you’re planning a wedding, then serious ‘congratulations’ are in order. You’ve an exciting time ahead of you. Pondering over wedding venues and agonising over the smallest of details always evokes a sense of anticipation that is quite unlike any other.  

Yet before you commit to your plans, we encourage you to relax for a while.

Because it’s in these early days that you get to dream about the wedding you and your partner really want.

Now is the time to contemplate the numerous possibilities that will eventually form the basis of your big day and uphold the memories that will stay with you both for many years to come.

Dare to dream

So, sit back for a moment and let your minds wander.

Let Specialo take you to a venue that overlooks the view of timeless hills that gently roll away into the horizon.

To a location where a single church bell chimes in the distance and the scent of citrus and jasmine fills the air on a temperate afternoon.

And to a venue where your guests are illuminated with a peach hue from the fading light of the sunset as they sip chilled prosecco and socialise on a courtyard patio, whilst looking down on the medieval towns and villages below.

For we are taking you to Tuscany: A legendary region that has the ability to turn your dreams into a reality and provide you and your partner with the most unforgettable, romantic backdrop you can possibly imagine.  

Intimate retreat

So, what can you envisage now we’re there?

Are you dreaming of an intimate, small gathering with a select number of guests? Then think how it will feel to experience the motion of a vintage car as it slowly cruises up a long driveway to a medieval hill top hamlet.

Here, with stunning 360° vistas of the glorious surrounding countryside, you can enter a pristinely dressed courtyard in which you can receive a symbolic ceremony among the beautiful gardens of a sensational hillside setting.

Afterwards, you can look forward to celebrating in style and treating your guests to a splendid Tuscan-inspired dinner in a dramatic vaulted dining room.

An enticing prospect, for sure.  

Spellbinding drama

Or perhaps you’re keen to inject some serious ‘wow’ factor into your big day and would prefer the splendour of a ceremony at the 10th century ‘Grand Castello’.

Steeped with history and atmosphere, the backdrop of grand halls and beautiful and original frescoes ceilings will make for some exceptional photographs if you select such a venue for your event.

Grand Castello

And with the option of holding the ceremony in one of the great halls or outside in the impressive courtyard, this jaw-dropping location provides the backdrop for a legendary Fairy-tale wedding that nobody – least of all the happy couple – would want to ever forget.

Contemporary yet classic

Yet as well as cosy hamlets and dramatic palaces, Specialo can also whisk you off to a contemporary yet classic modern country resort for a poolside wedding that offers all the glamour of a Hollywood movie, but with you and your partner in the limelight. 

Panoramic Views From The Locanda Swimming Pool

In the sophisticated setting of our country villa, the views of Modena provide the perfect scenery for a dramatic ‘celebrity style’ event and has a remote location that is perfect for dancing the night away under a star-studded sky.

All this presents itself as the perfect location for filling up your Instagram feed. Your followers will be left looking on in envy!

Bring your wedding dreams to life

Yes, there’s little doubt about it. Tuscany has everything and more to offer a newly engaged couple.

From the weather to the views to the venues, it has exactly what it takes to play host to every type of wedding and event – and kind of couple.

Think a Tuscan wedding might be just beyond your reach? Then think again.

Whether you’re after intimate charm, fairy-tale splendour or contemporary glam, you can afford to let your imaginations run free.

Because Specialo we can make all of your wedding dreams come true, regardless of your particular tastes and budget with a number of all-inclusive packages designed to save money and time.

If you want your wedding to be super special, then give it that Specialo touch. 

Contact us on 0044 (0)7768 030626 or email

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Tuscany Wedding Venues

by Specialo on April 30, 2019

If you’re looking to get married in Italy, possibly one of the finest places you can choose to tie the knot is Tuscany.

Amongst a landscape of rolling hills and forests, you’ll find medieval hilltop villages and swathes of vineyards producing the sangiovese grape that is used to make the regions famous Chianti wine.  This picture-perfect scenery makes a bewitching backdrop against which to get hitched in some of the finest Tuscan villas, castles, villages and farmhouses.

Tuscany village wedding

Suitable for 30 to 100 guests, our very special Tuscany village wedding venue is set amongst the highest hills in the heart of Chianti.  This spectacular borgo boasts a thousand years of history and is surrounded by magnificent views of woods, olive groves and vineyards.

With onsite accommodation and the estate’s own historic wine cellars for you to visit and sample the local wine, this venue provides an exceptional location for an Italian wedding.

tuscany village wedding venue

Tuscany castle wedding

For a truly grand wedding our impressive 10th century hilltop castle will fulfil all your needs. Refurbished in the 12th century, this Tuscan gem boasts grand halls and beautiful, original fresco ceilings.

This castle really is the fairy tale venue for Princess brides. Guests can soak up the atmosphere in the grand hall as they enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés.  After which your dinner is served in a magnificent medieval room. Torch lit underground passageways and cellars all add to the romantic ambience.

Tuscany farmhouse wedding venue

Tuscany farmhouse wedding

Smaller weddings are generously catered for at our Farmhouse and working ‘Acetaia’.  Set within a beautiful estate producing Modena’s renowned Balsamic vinegar and surrounded by Lambrusco vineyards and over 1,000 olive trees, this relaxed venue is perfect for intimate Italian weddings.  Guests will be spoilt with local dishes, wines and produce grown in the orchard and garden.

Why Tuscany is a dream wedding location

The stunning scenery is just one of many good reasons for choosing Tuscany as your wedding venue.  Italy is equally famous for its food, and the Tuscan cuisine is no exception.  The fertile landscape delivers fine wine and incredible ingredients that inspire local chefs to create dishes that are as generous as they are delicious.  Your wedding feast will be full of local, seasonal produce the like of which you’ll never have tasted before.

After the wedding, newlyweds and guests alike have the whole region to explore. You can head deeper into the Tuscan countryside to discover natural gems such as the Apennine mountains, The Casentinesi Forest National Park, The Mugello Valley or enjoy a dip in the thermal hot springs at Saturnia.

Panoramic Views Of Italian Countryside From Locanda

Alternatively, you can follow in thousands of art lovers footsteps to visit the regions capital, Florence.  A city renowned world over for its masterpieces in both art and architecture.  Visiting churches, museums and galleries you can have your fill of frescos, sculpture and paintings created by Raphael, Titian and Michelangelo during the height of the Renaissance.

Continue city hopping by taking in cultural gems of Pisa, home of the famous leaning tower, Lucca to walk the well preserved Rennaisance walls encircling the city, or the lovely medieval city Siena whose ancient streets have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Whilst the benefits of a Tuscan wedding speak for themselves, Specialo Weddings offer a wide range of all-inclusive wedding packages to entice you and your guests to soak up the atmosphere and culture of this incredible region.  Please feel free to contact us to find out more. Alternatively, check out our price calculator to see how our prices for an all-inclusive wedding in Italy compares to the price for a similar event in the UK.  We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Venue

by Specialo on October 27, 2017

If your think of your wedding as a gift, the venue is the box and ribbon that holds everything together. Your venue will house your whole ceremony, all your guests, and your reception in one place. Because of this, it is vital that you choose a venue that is right for you. Because we understand just how important a wedding venue is to you, we have put together a list of factors that you really need to think about when choosing your venue. These factors include:

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5 Reasons to Choose an All-Inclusive Wedding Package

by Specialo on September 27, 2017

There has never been a wedding that didn’t involve meticulous planning.  Making sure every tiny detail is ironed out is a sure fire way to ensure your day goes off without a hitch. The only downside is the huge effort and countless potential problems that can come from hiring lots of different companies for different things.

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Specialo Olympia Wedding Show

by Specialo on September 21, 2017

Specialo will be showcasing our fabulous all-inclusive deals at the London Olympia Wedding Show on the 22nd of September.

Come visit us at our booth and discover how you can have your wedding in the beautiful Italian countryside for the same price as a UK wedding!

We will be explaining how our service works, as well as showing brides and grooms to be, exactly why our gorgeous venues are perfect for their big day.

Specialo will be at stand J10.  So please feel free to drop by and meet our friendly team who will be more than happy to answer any questions over a glass of Prosecco.

See you on the 22nd and we hope you have a lovely event.


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Five Reasons Why Bologna Makes The Perfect Wedding Venue

by Specialo on September 7, 2017

Planning a wedding can be tricky. Every decision made opens up 10 other questions you need to answer before you can move forward. One of the biggest decisions is where to hold your wedding – somewhere fun, fresh, and inviting?

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SpecialoFive Reasons Why Bologna Makes The Perfect Wedding Venue