An intimate country wedding in Piemonte
Piemonte is one of our off-the-beaten track wedding destinations that we particuarly recommend when couples look for the simple Italian lifestyle given by genuine food, marvellous wines, great hill views and small town where time stands still.
It is a lovely and quite wide region in the North West corner of Italy, it sits above the Italian Riviera, borders France on the West and Switzerland on the North. Located on foot of the Alps Piemonte offers very special and well known wedding locations such as Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore while the Alps create a memorable setting for a wonderful Winter Wedding.
Among Piedmont’s undiscovered destinations the city of Torino is maybe the most renowed but for sure Langhe and Monferrato are the most stunning. These two areas are majorly known for the special wines such as Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco…believe it or not these names come from the little villages where they are produced; little authentic villages on top of vines hills with stunning views on the countryside.
Both areas are also known for delicious traditional cuisine and for the many stunning and impressive castles, ancient mansions and convents that dot the territory. Most of them have been converted to charming private homes, cosy and romantic restaurants, agriturismo or hotels where relaxing and fine weddings may take place.
On top of one of these vines hills, in the heart of Langhe we find a very special venue that is ideal for a romantic country wedding.
It used to be a country monastery built back in 1700 and recently renewed to be a lovely and cosy country hotel with restaurant and little spa.
The hotel is located in the center of the tiny village just attached to its church that once used to be part of the same convent.
A perfect setting for a Catholic ceremony, just side of the reception venue, very comfortable and stress-free!
A civil ceremony can be performed directly on the grounds of the venue, in a special room of the former convent, once a private chapel. It has been unconsecrated but the charm of its frescos and paintings stays intact.
A gorgeous solution which allows to keep everything in one place avoiding any kind of transport between venues.
Reception can be held outdoors; a delicious aperitif by the swimming pool follows the ceremony while the dinner could be set in the garden or according to preference in the winter garden which features great panoramic views overlooking the vine hills or in the rustic restaurant. In anycase be ready to taste delicious food and the best wines of the area well known all over the country.
Dances and party go on until late and very often the hotel is taken in exclusive use to be able to enjoy some extra time.
Hotel has infact 17 rooms among which four are lovely suites. Rooms have a nice and relaxed shabby chic look, matching perfectly the countryside atmosphere.
The SPA of the hotel is great to relax and chill out the days before or after and its’ skilled staff is helpful with the getting ready of the bride and bridesmaids.
Langhe area also offers many side activities to make your stay a wonderful relaxing Italian journey: wine and local cheeses tasting in local cellars, truffle hunting, horse and carriage rides in the vines, cooking classes, Vespa tours, hot hair baloon rides or cultural visits to castles and cities that preserve real treasures to admire!
Come and discover Langhe and Piemonte Countryside region we are sure you will fall in love with it! Contact our team in Piedmont to receive information on venues and services.