Umbria wedding at Castello di Petrata
Libby and Tim have traveled the world before choosing Italy to celebrate their big day in one of the most iconic Umbria wedding venues – Castello di Petrata.
Castello di Petrata, is an elegant yet rustic location that typifies what the region is all about. It is surrounded by hills and vineyards and spectacular panoramas. It is possible to celebrate ceremony and reception outdoors yet has a perfect back up plan in case of poor weather.
This Umbria wedding venue is one of our regions favorites, nestled perfectly in nature close to one of most beautiful Italian cities, Assisi.
Why should you consider Umbria as a perfect region for your destination wedding in Italy?
Umbria perfectly blends nature, architecture and art. Small medieval towns perched on hilltops are full of hidden cultural treasures and medieval architecture.
No wonder Umbria was a perfect match for Libby and Tim. After reviewing a wide range of DIW’s top venues with the team, they fell in love with Castello di Petrata. Our planners, together with our Umbrian wedding vendors made their dream come true!
Libby and Tim wanted to give their guest a chance to enjoy authentic, local Umbrian cuisine. Petrata definitely delivered. Over 3 days of celebrations guests had a chance to experience amazing dishes – from hand made tagliolini with truffles ( so good the guests asked for and "encore"!!) to seasonal vegetables and meats.
During the aperitif the guest savored various local cured meats like Prosciutto and Capocollo. The cheese lovers could pick from variety of aged pecorinos, fior di latte, tomino cheese and goat ricotta - served on traditional chic wooden boards. Yum!
And this was just the beginning! There were various freshly fried vegetables on site, black truffle omelets & beef tartare all'ancienne.
Those with a taste for fish could enjoy variety of seafood salads, tuna carpaccio, marinated salmon topped with goat cheese.
The options to taste were endless! For the welcome dinner a barbecue presented locally sourced Umbrian meats, traditional Italian Bruschetta made with local bread topped with pate, guanciale and raisins.
Vegetarians were not forgotten; traditional summer dishes like Panzanella made of vegetables from a local garden & Vegetable cous cous were just few of many delicious options.
Wine lovers also felt right at home during this wedding in Umbria! All of the wines served were organic, locally sourced and selected to match perfectly with all served dishes.
The couple together with our Senior planner Raffaela, opted for a unique and memorable seating chart idea – wedding table plans positioned in little plant pots filled with various locally grown herbs.
The menu for a seated dinner was another highlight of the culinary part of the day.
Crepe with cherry tomatoes, burrata and basil
Taglierini fresh pasta with pork ragout and black truffles
(Vegetarian option: taglierini fresh pasta with black truffels)
Roast saddle of veal with scamorza and eggplant
(Vegetarian option: Aubergine “Parmigiana”)
The wedding cake made with lemon cream & fresh berries added the perfect amount of sweetness to Libby and Tim’s celebration.
The ceremony took place on the expansive, panoramic gardens, overlooking the incredible Umbrian panorama of vineyards and olive groves.
The wedding reception was held al fresco in the courtyard of Castello di Petrata, under the stars. Hundreds of fairy lights created a magical atmosphere.The wedding after dinner party was another highlight. A 6-piece live band got everyone on the dance floor until the early morning hours.
“You guys, and DIW generally were absolutely INCREDIBLE. You both went above and beyond to help make our wedding truly unforgettable. I have been a bridesmaid for 10+ friends, and have seen their planning process in the States first hand and I have to say- you've blown everything I've seen/heard away. I have friends who have paid 10, 15, even 25K for wedding planners who have not held a candle to the quality of service you provide. Truly. There is no doubt in my mind that Americans would pay at least double (honestly probably triple) for your services. “
PHOTOGRAPHY by Roberto Panciati - https://www.robertopanciatici.com