Imagine a Tuscany wedding in your own private medieval citadel with spectacular castle! This Castle with Hamlet is an enchanted world of its own. Located over the rolling hills of Tuscany that border the Chianti region, the Castle is a fortified village dating back to the 1200's, only 10 minutes from Arezzo.
Enclosed within the ancient city walls are guest rooms and self-catering apartments, a restaurant, bar, panoramic swimming pool and beautiful gardens and park.
Surrounding the castle are spectacular landscapes and the rolling hills of Monte San Savino. The castle is removed from fast paced tourism and offers the opportunity of experiencing an authentic Tuscan life as well as the delicacies of traditional Tuscan cuisine and wines.
For your wedding in Tuscany, this castle is ideal! With its own ancient Romanic church, or elegant medieval wedding hall nearby for civil ceremonies, it is possible to offer your guests a very exclusive wedding event.
Your Tuscany wedding reception can begin with aperitifs in the lemon gardens with their breathtaking panoramic views of the Val di Chiana valley. The Restaurant is the crown jewel of the Castle and is located just outside the Gargonza city walls, near the swimming pool, where one can enjoy the views of Gargonza's woods and Val di Chiana. The setting is truly stunning: the internal dining hall accommodates 50/65 persons, while the outdoor terrace accommodates up to 185 guests and boasts magnificent views.
ROOMS and APARTMENTS
With the option to choose from a bed and breakfast or vacation apartments, a stay at the castle is characterized by tranquility, nature, art, history, and even shopping (within the antique markets of Arezzo and Cortona and the nearby brand-name Prada outlet stores). Siena is only 35 km away.
The rooms of the Castle are located over various buildings within the village. There are 13 buildings which maintain their authentic structure and original atmosphere thanks to a careful restoration process. The comforts are modern while the atmosphere retains the feel of a long ago. There are three types of accommodations; comfort, classic, and superior, housing from one to four guests in utmost comfort.
The apartments reflect the trademark of an elegant Tuscan country life and were lovingly restored by the owner - offering every possible comfort and amenity. Each apartment is named after its original inhabitant - the house of the seamstress Niccolina, the gamekeeper's house, Celso etc.... The smaller apartments accommodate 1 or 2 guests, while the large house located on the outskirts of the property can accommodate up to 10 guests.
- The hamlet offers accommodation for a total of 90 persons. Each room and apartment is completely different in size and type so please inquire for specifics.
- For weddings a minimum 2 to 3 night stay is required.
- Rooms are divided in Classic (5), Comfort and Superior (14). All of the Superior Rooms are equipped with a kitchenette ideal for making tea, warming baby-bottles, etc.
- Apartments can host from 2 to 10 persons and are divided between Classic and Superior.
- Panoramic swimming pool
- Excellent restaurant serving local Tuscan cuisine.
- Super wine cellar offering over 60 labels.
- Catholic church for Catholic or Protestant ceremonies.
- Very fine civil wedding hall less than 10 minutes away.
- Outdoor Protestant or Symbolic ceremonies possible.
- Excursions to nearby Arezzo, Cortona, Siena and the Chianti wine country
Your Tuscany wedding reception will include authentic traditional local dishes made with simple, genuine ingredients chosen personally by the chef. The pasta is house made, the Chianina meat is cooked over embers, the wines (over 60 labels) are from the region, including Chianti Classico, Colli Senesi, Montalcino, Montepulciano and are stored within the wine cellar .
The morning following the wedding celebration, a brunch may be enjoyed either by the swimming pool, or the countryside setting.
Sample menu for wedding aperitif & dinner
Aperitif in the Limonaia gardens:
Prosecco, fruit juice, green olives, parmesan cheese, fried battered vegetables, puff pastries with vegetable filling
Dinner at restaurant
Tuscan ham and salami
Sheep cheese and garden rocket salad
Tomato and buffalo mozzarella cheese salad
Bruschetta with tomato and peppers
Vegetable flan with cheese fondue
Tortello filled with ricotta cheese and spinach in butter & sage sauce
Pappardelle in wildboar sauce
Sliced beef with rosemary sauce
grilled vegetables and roast potatoes
The castle's own church is beautiful and spacious! Catholic or Protestant ceremonies are possible. Less than 10 minutes away is the spectacular civil wedding hall of Monte San Savino.