If there’s something on Instagram that we’ll double tap nine times out of 10, it’s a great destination wedding pic. Want to know what we double tap every time? Wedding pics in the Italian countryside, with reception setups that go on for days. We LOVE the winding banquet table look, and we just so happen to know one of the hotels and wedding planning teams that do it best: Castello di Petrata. Through personalization and attention to details, the passionate and expert staff at Castello di Petrata provides a magical experience for every couple that dreams of their special day on their grounds.
Castello di Petrata is situated in the center of Italy, in the Umbria region of Assisi. On the edge of Tuscany and only two hours from Rome, Assisi sits close to Perugia and Trasimeno Lake and is surrounded by olive grove hills and picturesque vineyards. It’s a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable sunset, and you know how we know? 👇
If you have tons of friends and family you’d like to invite to your destination affair, then you don’t have to worry about finding accommodations for them. The fortress (and yes, we said fortress, because it is) of the 14th century can host up to 100 guests in its charming hotel or fabulous glamping tents—oh yes, glamping in the San Francesco hills. And you and your guests will essentially become family for a weekend (two or three days), free to enjoy Castello di Petrata’s restaurant, spa, swimming pool, tennis court, and 50-acre grounds where their oils, truffles, wild porks and fruits and vegetables are grown, harvested, and bred.
And that’s the beauty of a Castello di Petrata celebration, ‘the more, the merrier’ sentiment really does play out here and makes your reception dinner all the more unique. Communal style dining, with shared platters placed in the middle of a table, lends itself to a relaxed and intimate ambiance—in spite of stacked attendance.
Above and beyond the welcome pizza and pasta party that the Castello staff recommends to get guests acquainted with each other upon arrival, you can arrange for a post-wedding pool party to decompress and get ready to go home. Boozy brunch, but make it wellness right? Well, decide on a hangover cocktail (so here for that) and chill out with your crew in their garden. A DJ and dancing, even after you’ve got sore feet and bags under your eyes, is highly recommended.
“We hosted our wedding at Castello di Petrata in August 2020 (we're extremely lucky, we know!). Words really cannot describe how perfect everything was throughout our stay, and all of our guests couldn't stop talking about the fantastic time they had at the Castello. The venue is absolutely gorgeous (traditional Italian chic, overlooking the most beautiful view of Assisi and the Umbrian valley), and being able to host our wedding (and a pizza party the day before) within the Castello's beautiful grounds made it all feel like a dream.” ~ Holly & Oli
“We held our daughter’s wedding here last week with about 70 guests. The beautiful Umbrian countryside combined with excellent and efficient staff made this an unforgettable event for all of us. The setting simply couldn’t be beaten with far reaching views over Assisi and beyond. When hosting over 70 guests you must be super organised with all the details of a complex event.I’m pleased to say that Giovanni and his team made sure that everything ran like clockwork during the whole stay.” ~ Tony D
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