My first meeting was a hotel set in a medieval tower of 1200 with three amazing terraces overlooking the masterpieces of architecture that Florence has.
The hotel is in the fashion district of Florence, few steps from ponte Vecchio, Duomo and the Arno river. It has only 20 rooms (in 2014 will have six more) and the peculiarity of this hotel is the absolute easiness, even if we are still in a four stars hotel! I was really impressed when i saw a family helping themselves at the bar with water or orange juice!
But apart the down to earth attitute of the Relais the most amazing thing I have ever saw are the three terraces overlooking Florence and perfect, just perfect for a cozy and romantic wedding reception. If you just want to do the reception, you will have a terrace (plus the smaller one for the cocktail) reserved for you and for your guests ( the big terrace remains for the hotel guests), instead if you reserve all the rooms of the hotel, for a maximum of 45 guests you can have all the terraces for you.
This abviuosly for the summer season (events and reservation of the all building in June, July and Septmber must be reserved at least one year in advance). But if you want to have a simple and intimate wedding in winter they have a lovely room with three big windows where you can have the same view of the terrace. In this case the dinner or the lunch can be for about 30 people.
The terrace can be perfect also a for a blessing followed by a simple cocktail.