GUEST POST - Eco Luxe Romance at Exclusive Tuscan Wedding Venue, Castello di Vicarello

27th December 2019

Destination weddings remain popular - their intimacy is a major draw, and also a bonus for the carbon footprint, and especially when your party can all stay together in the same place, and the honeymoon is also taken care of at the same time (just don't forget the carbon offsetting of all the flights, and to travel direct whenever possible!). It's also important to choose a venue with its own eco credentials; today, we take a tour of an exceptional destination wedding venue in Italy...

Castello di VicarelloPicture this: a 12th century Tuscan castle, surrounded by glorious gardens, romantic courtyards and picturesque terraces. Add in breath-taking views over the surrounding vineyards, olive groves and forest and you have the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding.

The exclusive, privately-owned estate of Castello di Vicarello lies in the heart of the Maremma region, providing a magical setting for both smaller intimate celebrations and larger events.

Castello di VicarelloThe team will take care of every detail, from food and wine, flowers, table settings and marquees to photographers, vintage car rentals and hair & makeup. Civil ceremonies can be held at the estate within the castle itself, a romantic spot in the garden or a tranquil olive grove, or alternatively the local church can host a Catholic ceremony.

The estate provides a myriad of unique settings, whether a BBQ on the panoramic meadow, an aperitif in the atmospheric courtyard or on the roof terrace as the sun sets. Experience a gala dinner under the stars, followed by an open barrique bar. There are no restrictions – revellers can dance to a live band and celebrate with a DJ until the sun rises.

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At Castello di Vicarello food is both a passion and a way of life. Seasonal organic produce from the surrounding estate is incorporated into authentic Tuscan cuisine, with menus tailor-made to the wedding party’s wishes and tastes. All vegetables are grown organically on the estate, and meat and cheese is all raised locally and organically. Game is from the family’s nearby hunting estate, so the food miles are very low! Alongside, guests can experience award-winning organic wines from the Baccheschi Berti family’s vineyards surrounding the castle.

Castello di Vicarello organic foodCastello di Vicarello organic wineNine stunning suites will accommodate the wedding party and closest friends, whilst other guests can stay in trusted nearby venues with a shuttle service to and from the castle.

Castello di Vicarello accommodationCastello di Vicarello accommodationWhether following on from a wedding at Castello di Vicarello, or following a UK ceremony, honeymooners will enjoy the tranquillity and romance of the estate. The new Suite Torre occupies the highest point of the medieval castle and boasts 360 degree panoramic views. An entire floor to yourselves, with a fireplace, marble bathtub and private terrace overlooking the estate will ensure an unforgettable stay.

Castello di Vicarello torre suiteOr for total seclusion, the elegant Spa Suite is located a short walk from the castle, with far reaching views over the valley and river below. With its own steam room, sauna, sundeck and al fresco hot tub this contemporary suite offers privacy for couples seeking a sense of calm and well-being after their nuptials.

Castello di Vicarello spa suiteA wedding at a private estate offers guests the opportunity to spend time together aside from the ceremony, and at Castello di Vicarello there are a range of pre- and post-wedding activities such as cooking lessons, wine tasting, spa treatments, horseback riding and hiking.

Castello di Vicarello activitiesCastello di Vicarello activities

The highlights:

  • Situated on 40 hectares of private land consisting of vineyards, olive groves, farm-land and forests;
  • Facilities include two swimming pools, outdoor massage experiences, two kitchen gardens, endless manicured lawns and a plethora of outdoor activities;
  • Castello di Vicarello is perfect for exclusive hire, private parties and weddings, accommodating up to 22 guests;
  • Experiences offered all year round include hiking, biking, horse back riding, wine tasting, guided wine tours, leather workshops, cooking classes, outdoor massage and yoga. Seasonal experiences include;
    • Spring - truffles and mushroom hunting, natural thermal baths
    • Summer - boat tour, picnic dining on the river, Maremma beach days
    • Autumn - grape and olive harvest, truffles and mushroom hunting, natural thermal baths

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