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Wedding in a farmhouse: some advice for choosing and organizing it

  • 19/04/2024

​​Wedding in a farmhouse and vineyard: the ideal location for nature and beauty lovers

The wedding day is one of the most important days of life. Therefore, when organizing it and deciding where to celebrate the reception, it is essential that everything is perfect, from the arrangement of spaces to the mise en place, from floral decorations to table arrangements, passing through the menu. Every element must be carefully curated to create an unforgettable day not only for the future spouses but also for all the relatives and friends who will take part. But how to choose the perfect location for the wedding?

The possibilities are virtually endless, and much depends on the style and mood that one wants to give to their special moment. In recent years, more and more couples have been trying to break traditional schemes to create unique and memorable events, and among these is the possibility of celebrating the wedding day in a farmhouse. In particular, a trend that is gaining more and more popularity is that of getting married directly in a vineyard.

An experience to live this important day in an intimate way, immersed in nature and far from the city chaos, marked by the beauty of breathtaking views, unique environments, and genuine zero-kilometer products. Let's see then how to organize a dream wedding in a farmhouse or vineyard and what to consider!​

 

How to choose the wedding venue: some aspects to consider​

For all future spouses, there are never too many questions to ask: how big is the venue? How far is it from the church or town hall? How many rooms does it have? In case of bad weather, what alternatives does it offer? There are many aspects to consider, so it can be helpful to have some suggestions to orient oneself.​


Location

Most of the time, the wedding ceremony and reception venues are different. That's why it's important to try to minimize the distance between the two and consider ease of access and proximity to nearby accommodations for those who may not want to worry about getting home after the party. An excellent alternative could be to opt for a single venue for the entire event that offers, for example, a chapel for those who want to have a religious ceremony, or a specially designated space, such as a large hall, for those who prefer a civil ceremony.​


Structure and style of the wedding

It's essential to consider the spaces offered: does the venue have both indoor and outdoor areas? Weather is always an uncertainty: it's better to choose a place that offers more options for a potential "Plan B". Finally, let's not forget about style, which should be reflected in a venue capable of enhancing the taste of the couple and the theme of the event.


Exclusivity

Wedding is a special day, meant to be spent with loved ones in an intimate manner. That's why it's important to also consider factors like privacy, exclusivity, and timing, evaluating whether the same venue can be rented for multiple events simultaneously and if there are specific hours to be respected or not for the duration of the reception.


Guests number

The number of guests greatly influences the type of wedding and the choice of venue, to understand if it can be more or less suitable for the event you have in mind. Therefore, it's important to consider the capacity of the venue and the maximum number of people it can accommodate.​


Extra

Does the venue offer a restaurant service, or will it be necessary to rely on an external catering service? Does the staff take care of the decoration of the spaces, setup, and lighting or not? Are there any 'extra' services for guests, perhaps pre or post-wedding, such as tastings or poolside cocktails, open bar, or entertainment for children? Attention and care towards these details are crucial: these services are the "added value" that can transform the wedding into an even more unique and unforgettable day.


Wedding in a farmhouse: why choose it?

Today, farhouses are not only ideal destinations for a romantic weekend getaway away from the city. They are also the perfect place to host events or wedding receptions, offering well-organized dining facilities and functional and well-kept environments where nature, the intimacy of the spaces, and simplicity become determining factors. But why choose an agritourism as the location for your wedding? What are the advantages? Let's discover them all!


Spacious areas immersed in nature

Choosing to organize the wedding in an agriturismo means not having to worry about space, because the added value of this location lies precisely in the spaciousness and variety of the environments, both indoors and outdoors. Typically, opting for an agriturismo eliminates the problem of parking for guests, and it offers countryside and lawns where family and friends can relax between meals, and especially where children can play, always in controlled settings. Thanks to the surrounding nature, agriturismos provide the perfect backdrop for those who want to carry out the photo shoot on-site, thus reducing the long waiting times before the arrival of the newlyweds and the start of lunch or dinner. Moreover, the versatility of the spaces, both outdoor and indoor, allows couples to choose in which areas to set up the buffet, the tables for lunch or dinner, the cake cutting, or the tables for the confetti and favors to be left for the guests.​


An intimate location

Privacy and time management are crucial aspects for an intimate and relaxed wedding. Therefore, an agriturismo is the ideal choice because it is an exclusive location where there is generally no time limit for the duration of the reception. Finally, having a certain number of rooms or apartments already available on-site allows family and friends to enjoy the celebrations without the worry of having to return home afterward, especially when many out-of-town guests are expected.


Traditional and genuine menu

Weddings are about conviviality, and what's more convivial than the mealtime? The choice of menu is extremely important, and an agriturismo guarantees genuine and authentic cuisine, where all the flavors of tradition and the aromas of the territories emerge, highlighting excellent raw materials, often organic and locally sourced. Furthermore, accompanying the wedding lunch or dinner, of course, is the wine. By choosing the right agriturismo, you can opt for real 360-degree agricultural companies that offer a selection of wines of their own production. This way, you can be sure to find authentic and high-quality products: simplicity, especially when it comes to food and wine, always pays off.​


Balanced arrangements for those who love nature

Imagine the silence of the countryside, the gentle profile of the hills, surrounded by rows of cypress trees or vineyards, or the lush green lawn that caresses the perimeter of a swimming pool: choosing to celebrate a wedding in an agriturismo means embracing nature. And it is always from nature that the decorations should take inspiration, preferring a simple style, without sacrificing elegance, where every element - from flowers to centerpieces, through to seating - creates a refined and romantic atmosphere. The spacious areas allow the bride and groom to express their personalities without too many constraints or restrictions.


Vineyard Wedding: the new trend for an extraordinary receptio​n

Speaking of nature, one of the most recent trends sees many couples choosing to organize their wedding reception directly in a vineyard. Surely, it's one of the most evocative and romantic ways to start your life together, amidst the enveloping scents of grapes and their colors, the chirping of birds, and the breathtaking sunsets over the surrounding countryside. Opting for this choice guarantees spacious yet intimate spaces and the possibility of accommodating a large number of guests. Naturally, a wine tasting cannot be missed, as it's a centerpiece of the reception. Efforts should be made to enhance the natural aspect as much as possible, from the vine rows themselves to vine leaves that can become decorative elements for the table. A vineyard wedding is more than just a trend: it's an opportunity to celebrate the most important day in a dreamlike atmosphere that will be remembered for years to come.​​


When to organize a vineyard wedding?​

To organize a wedding reception in a vineyard, several aspects must be considered, including the season. Not all times of the year are suitable for this type of reception. For example, the winter period is not recommended: forcing guests to spend a lot of time outside is not a good idea, and it's also not the best time for the appearance of the vineyards, as they are not at their peak. Summer is undoubtedly the most popular period, with its sunsets among the rows and the possibility of setting up banquets even under the stars. But autumn is perhaps the most suggestive period: if the season is beautiful and the weather is mild, adding an additional element of magic and charm are the foliage and all the scents of the harvest. Late spring is also particularly suitable, allowing you to enjoy the vineyard and its colors throughout the ceremony and reception.​


Villa Grazianella, Tenuta di Monterufoli and Tenuta di Montecorona: three exceptional places for an unforgettable reception

As we have seen, therefore, the agriturismo is the perfect location for those who dream of a wedding immersed in nature, especially in a vineyard. Just choose the right one, capable of guaranteeing quality and experience, to make your day truly unique and special.


Relais Villa Grazianella – Fattoria del Cerro: Between Elegance and Nature​

A chic and captivating location. The Relais Villa Grazianella at Fattoria del Cerro, located in Acquaviva di Montepulciano, amidst the hills of Siena, is the ideal place for those who wish to celebrate the most important day of their life in the sign of elegance and nature, and for those who want to organize a vineyard wedding reception. Among sunny fields, vineyards, and majestic oak trees, stands this impressive Villa which offers 11 rooms - including 2 junior suites, all equipped with air conditioning, heating, TV, minibar, and Wi-Fi - that offer a splendid view of the wine estate. If you are looking for a truly exclusive event, there is the possibility of renting the entire Villa, which boasts both an internal conference room perfect for hosting a reception, and a large outdoor space with a swimming pool. The restaurant allows you to taste the flavors of Tuscan cuisine with the finest local ingredients for a genuine and zero-kilometer menu, organizing a banquet for up to one hundred guests.

​​Extra services are not lacking, such as a guided tour of the renowned cellar with tastings directly in the barrel room or in the vineyard, a highly appreciated experience, or a poolside aperitif with live music, followed by dinner in the garden, perfect for summer evenings. After dinner, you can organize the evening with music and an open bar. But the real added value of Relais Villa Grazianella is undoubtedly the small private chapel that allows you to celebrate the religious ceremony in the same location - for a select few intimates.​


The Monterufoli Estate for a more informal wedding reception​

A historic gem nestled within a nature reserve: the Monterufoli Estate in Monteverdi Marittimo, not far from Pisa, is the perfect location for those seeking a wedding reception in touch with the most authentic and wild nature. The Estate consists of three distinct buildings, with the restaurant hall and spaces dedicated to hospitality, all completely renovated. Here you will find the main villa called 'Miniera,' which has 9 rooms, a suite, and an apartment with independent entrance, the Stables, and the Guards' House, which instead have 6 Tuscan-style apartments, completely autonomous and with a magnificent view of the valley, for couples who want to accommodate their closest relatives and friends. There is also the possibility to enjoy a refined poolside aperitif. Also available is the restaurant 'La Miniera,' which allows you to taste authentic and genuine cuisine, using only vegetables from the organic farm garden.


 A wedding in the heart of the Umbrian countryside: the Montecorona Estate​

The Montecorona Estate is a perfect location to celebrate both the wedding ceremony and reception, embodying the timeless elegance of the Umbrian countryside and a fascinating historic building. Located in Umbertide, a strategic point to reach the famous destinations of Todi, Assisi, and Perugia, surrounded by hectares of olive groves, where guests can stay at the splendid Abbey founded by San Romualdo – at the foot of the ancient Camaldolese hermitage that dominates the entire valley – which hosts an agriturismo with 15 beds. Couples dreaming of a refined and exclusive wedding, in a place that can truly embrace all the love and joy of this special moment away from the city, will be enchanted by the Estate. It is a location surrounded by absolute tranquility, yet easily accessible from the main communication routes and equipped with ample parking. There is also the possibility of celebrating the religious wedding in the Church, surrounded by ancient frescoes and under an ogival arch that leads to the beautiful Gothic apse characterized by slender and elegant lines. Alternatively, the charming "Sala delle Erbe" (Herb Hall) is the ideal place for a civil ceremony, as well as the rows of olive trees and peach trees for nature lovers.

The inner courtyard of the Abbey allows for hosting two events simultaneously, ensuring at the same time all the exclusivity and privacy that every couple seeks. All this is in the name of authentic and genuine Umbrian cuisine offered by the "Abbazia di Montecorona" restaurant located inside the Abbey and managed by Samanta Girelli. The restaurant can accommodate up to 200 people, but with the support of tensile structures set up in the adjacent squares, it is possible to extend the capacity to 400 people, for those who do not want to give up a grand wedding.


A wedding in an agriturismo and vineyard offers couples a unique setting that showcases all the beauty of our territory and its excellences. If you want to organize your romantic wedding in one of our Estates, all you have to do is contact us!​​

 

 

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