Wedding At Charming Odescalchi Castle
If you are thinking about your destination wedding in Italy and you’re looking for something unique and special, the Odescalchi castle is the right place: one of the most important Renaissance Castles in Europe and chosen as the wedding venue from many VIP couples and super stars: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Mena Suvari, Petra Ecclestone, Eros Ramazzotti. Located just a few steps from Rome, the castle offers majestic and scenic gardens, magnificent courtyards, and fascinating rooms full of history, all of which are available for exclusive use to host your private events and corporate receptions.
The Castle can be accessed from two entrances: the main entrance from Via del Lago is reserved for guests while the second from Piazza Mazzini is the entrance for event providers. Behind the surrounding walls, the castle has a huge private parking area reserved exclusively for guests that will attend the event.
Crossing the ancient bridge and the First Court, you continue the climb towards the magnificent Porta Falsa that frames the sensational view of the tower with the majestic portal of the Castle. There are multiple options for how your guests can be greeted, including a folkloristic and scenographic welcome procession by flag wavers or with a guided tour through the museum wing halls, lit with enchanting, medieval Roman torches.
For wedding receptions, the religious ceremony can be celebrated at the Cathedral of S. Stefano, a church of medieval origins with Baroque architecture & décor, which is accessed by a romantic Secret Tunnel reserved exclusively for the wedding couple to use. The guests, on the other hand, will reach the church by traveling through the narrow streets of the charming, medieval town of Bracciano.
For the celebration of Civil or symbolic ceremonies, the beautiful Granaio garden with its stunning view over Bracciano Lake and under the imposing Castle’s tower, is the perfect place. In the event of bad weather or during the winter season, the celebration of civil or symbolic ceremonies can take place inside the Granaio Hall. The same Hall is ideal as a meeting room for corporate events.
The majestic Secret Garden with breathtaking views of Lake Bracciano and with its lush hedges and leafy trees will enchant your guests. It is perfect place for cocktail receptions and for taking your guests on a sensory journey of flavors and colors, customized according to the tastes and needs of each guest.
From the Secret Garden, the spiral staircase will lead you to the elegant and refined halls of the Noble Floor. From the Papalina room to the Orsini Frieze room, your guests can experience a unique atmosphere, enjoying the beauty of the wonderful frescoes, painted by great artists of the past. The halls are consecutive and can accommodate a large number of guests. Embellished with sculptures of the Caesars, the Caesar’s hall is the central Hall of the noble floor. It is the ideal place for a seated or buffet dinner. This room is absolutely magical with an imperial table setup, including thousands of candle lights and the beauty of floral decorations. This will be the perfect frame for every emotion that will be celebrated.
The majestic Court of Honor, with its fascinating arches of the Renaissance Loggia, is the ideal place for the grand finale of any type of event: from the wedding cake cutting and dancing party of wedding reception or as the place for corporate gala dinners, concerts or fashion shows.
The Castle will always surprise you with its evocative and multifunctional spaces: the original ancient kitchens can be used for a tasty midnight pizza corner. For the winter period or in the case of bad weather, indoor events can take in Pozzo Hall and can be used as a space for aperitifs or after dinner drinks. The second indoor hall is Armerie Hall, an expansive room that will leave every guest surprised and fascinated by its beauty.
For those who want to have an intimate space for a symbolic moment such as the cutting of the wedding cake, the Ancient Rocca with its small garden offers a perfect setting.
Our team will be happy to help you with the organization of your destination wedding in this amazing venue.
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