MASSERIA : THE IDEAL VENUE FOR AN
AUTHENTIC DREAM WEDDING IN ITALY
One of the most typical places in Italy - particularly to celebrate wonderful weddings - is a masseria in Apulia. A masseria is the perfect location if you are dreaming of a wedding full of authenticity. It offers the possibility to organize events and the numerous olive trees and outdoors spaces are the ideal setting for romantic and simple weddings. In these venues, the spouses and their guests will have the privilege to discover a facet of Italy’s soul and to share a memorable moment.
WHAT IS A MASSERIA?
Apulia is well known for its natural landscape and delightful gastronomy. This region in Southern Italy hosts many masserias, former large farms where tradition and modernity coexist today. You can find masserias in the Salento (the South of Apulia) as well as in the other areas of Apulia. These historic venues often built during the 16th or 17th century used to be the residence of entire communities. Some masserias even are as old as ten centuries! In the past, the buildings were imposing family houses where farmers and landlords lived surrounded by windmills and barns. The white stone structures were the main residence of the landlords at the time. They developed the growing of fruits, vegetables, and cereals, they did livestock farming and even produced precious products such as salt.
THE FUNCTION OF A MASSERIA TODAY
Today, masserias make the joy of tourists and newlyweds. Their big gardens have been rearranged for the greatest pleasure of visitors. The stone walls of the old millstone are used as benches by lovers seeking a place to rest. Olive groves are perfect places to throw parties with friends or to celebrate beautiful shabby-chic weddings. Among the biggest masserias in Apulia, some have also transformed the main building in B&Bs, allowing the guests to stay in this enchanting environment a little longer or to experience agritourism. In parallel with its agricultural production, a masseria can offer options for its clients who came to live an original adventure. Most of them make their own olive oil and offer classes or demonstrations to their guests.
STAYING IN A MASSERIA
Today, transformed into B&Bs, hotels or reception halls, masserias offer various services with options made to satisfy tourists coming from around the world. Numerous masserias in Apulia were restored and are a window display of the most authentic venues of the region. A stay in these former farms is ideal to enjoy relaxing moments in the countryside with your loved ones. Getting married in a masseria is choosing a venue filled with history and ancestral traditions for your wedding ceremony.
A MASSERIA AS A WEDDING VENUE
Lots of couples choose a masseria for their wedding in Italy. As a matter of fact, watching some videos of weddings in Apulia is enough to acknowledge it is one of the most suitable places for this kind of event. Spouses favor the riches of an authentic historic place to celebrate their wedding between past and present. The places selected by Noces Italiennes have kept their authenticity; they remain full of character and can host any kind of event. With its rustic atmosphere, a masseria always presents large outdoor spaces. The fields of centenarian olive trees are an example of the perfect setting for a bucolic and original wedding dinner. Some masserias also have a small forest and a lot of them have a modern pool area (and even waterfalls!): true dream places for chic and pastoral ceremonies! The olive grove will be illuminated at sundown to light the dinner served on wooden tables while the paved courtyard echoes the sound of the guests' laughter.
HOW TO CHOOSE A MASSERIA FOR YOUR
WEDDING IN ITALY?
If a white stone building is a common element, each masseria has its own features. The future bride and groom can thus choose the venue that matches their personality among the large selection offered by Noces Italiennes. From the most rural to the most sophisticated ones, masserias uncover their story and the tastes of their owners to satisfy couples coming from across the world. Their large volumes are appealing to the spouses who want a wedding ceremony outdoors and in a natural environment: a wonderful frame to make wedding pictures in Apulia. The lucky newlyweds and their guests experience the pleasure of the coveted dolce vita! If a masseria is a place you are keen on to celebrate the best day of your life, feel free to contact us!
WHAT DECORATION FOR A WEDDING IN A MASSERIA?
If you wish to organize your wedding in a masseria in Italy, our team of wedding planners in Apulia will support you to create a customized wedding design that blends into the chosen venue’s decoration. The olive groves, generally present in Apulia’s masserias, are an example of the perfect field for an artistic light setting. Without altering the place, but by wrapping it with the magic of marriage, we can create skies full of stars thanks to our tinsels of light and set candles or floral compositions on your tables to produce a sophisticated atmosphere. From shabby chic to pastoral elegance, decorating a masseria of Apulia is a way to express your personality. The advantage to getting married in a masseria is that it is useless to overload the decoration. The beauty of the place is almost enough on its own. Whatever your tastes, we will work hand in hand with you to make this event unforgettable for everyone!
WHY GETTING MARRIED IN A MASSERIA?
A masseria is a place both magical and original for couples who wish to get married and organize their wedding ceremony in a relaxing and authentic environment. Numerous weddings are celebrated there every year as a masseria offers an intimate and warm atmosphere in a typical setting of Apulia. Enjoy services (swimming pool, traditional meal, bike ride, etc.) to make your event unique and fabulous! Our wedding planners’ team in Italy can organize a stay full of emotions for you and your guests and extend the celebration with a brunch for example. Wait no more to celebrate your wedding ceremony in those incredible venues: contact us for a customized and free quotation!