This beautiful castle sits upon a hill with magnificent views of the Ambra Valley. With its tower and very own Romeo and Juliet balcony, it is the perfect place to host a wedding. For Catholic or Protestant weddings, Castle Elena has a lovely chapel, that can hold 40-50 people seated with standing room in the rear for 20 additional people. Intimate but richly decorated in the early Renaissance style, it features beautiful antique paintings, a baptismal font with mosaic stone floors and simple local wooden pews.
Although cosy, there is enough space for a duo or a trio of musicians to accompany the service that can be arranged in English. Catholic and Anglican / Episcopal marriages are legally binding in the chapel whileother marriages require a civil wedding ceremony before or after. Whether you are considering a standing garden reception or a seated dinner, you can rest assured that the setting will be enchanting and produce many delightful memories.
This castle offers these options for indoor or outdoor receptions:
the GRANAIO: what used to be the castles grain depository has been completely renovated, enhancing comfort and traffic flow while retaining its rustic and authentic Tuscan feel. It has a set of three large rooms joined together by wide sweeping arches that make it feel like a spacious hall, which makes it perfect for receptions. The granary has exposed beam ceilings, ancient stone walls, windows on three sides and a terrace off the side for your guests to take breaks in between courses or simply enjoy the scenery. It can hold up to 120 people seated, or half that many with space for dancing.
the FONDI: Other spacious rooms which were once used for storage of wine and other supplies are connected by archways and sit just below San Giovanni against the castle ‘s previously fortified walls. They have been completely remodelled and include a wet bar and a full kitchen. You will love the massive, ancient walls, the fireplace, the vaulted ceilings and the archways will allow you to appreciate the medieval atmosphere without giving up on modern conveniences. This area seats up to 40 people.
The Castle also offers ten villas which can accommodate up to 45 guests and are very well suited for your wedding party and guests. Thetastefulandelegantroomsare mostlydecoratedwithmedievalpaintingsandthefurnitureisantiqueandcomfortable.This large estate comes with a swimming pool and tennis court to be enjoyed before or after your special day.