Even with the increasing reopening of spaces, elopement wedding is still the safest choice for newlyweds who want to say “yes” during the pandemic. It was then that I wondered how I could further encourage you and your fiance to embark on this idea.
Castles are beautiful, they are part of our imagination and, like it or not, they are unreal for us Brazilians, since we do not have this type of medieval scenery here. (it even has some imitations, but a real castle, it doesn’t! lol). And that’s why today’s post is a summary of 5 castles that I LOVE for an elopement wedding . You have options in Europe and, amazingly, in New York!
Óbidos Castle, Portugal
One of the seven wonders of Portugal, the Medieval Castle of Vila de Óbidos has been a guesthouse since 1951, but its history began in the 12th century – dinner, including medieval cuisine. In fact, whoever chooses this destination for their big day, can not fail to taste the delights of the restaurant, such as fresh scallops with apple and watercress and foie-gras with green salad and apple. My suggestion is to exchange vows in the garden overlooking the city, and then do a rehearsal in every room rs! The historic atmosphere is reinforced by the classic and rustic decor, but very elegant in all the rooms in the space. Castelo de Óbidos is so prepared for weddings, that they have a full staff in case you want to bring the medieval atmosphere to your wedding. You can have harp players, jugglers, fire-eaters,everything a true modern pre-world party is entitled to.
Chateau de Chantilly, France
Close to Paris, 30 minutes, I think the most palatial of all, the one that most enchants brides who have the dream of a princess. The castle of Chantilly is wonderful! Known as the castle of the arts, it has the second largest collection of paintings in France (behind the Louvre) and is also capable of hosting spectacular wedding parties. Surrounded by gardens and ponds, it is great for rehearsals. And the Hotel Auberge du Jeu de Paume Chantilly Relais & Châteaux, attached to the Castle, provides a unique experience, combining luxury and excellence in serving well. For the wedding night or even the honeymoon of the newlyweds, it is more than full plate!
Oheka Castle, New York, United States
Located on Long Island, about 45 minutes from Manhattan, this castle is the second largest private residence in the United States, can you believe it? It was built in the early 20th century, during the first war. And although it is located in the heart of the modern, technological and capitalist world, it brings all the French charm to its architecture. It is so successful among Americans and even foreigners that it has been the scene of numerous celebrations, as well as the setting for many films. And the good thing is that the bride and groom can also stay on the property. For the ceremony, I suggest the garden, which is stunning!
Castelo di Velona in Italy
One of the best Thermal Spa, this is what I have to tell you about this property Rs! Jokes aside, it is sensational and you can’t miss this experience if you land there. An 11th century property located on top of a hill overlooking the entire Val d’Orcia, in Tuscany. For those unfamiliar, it is a landscape of olive trees and vineyards that produce the world famous wine Brunello de Montalcino. From Castello di Velona, you can visit the famous cities of Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni, as well as the extraordinary beautiful Abbeys of Sant’Antimo and Monte Oliveto Maggiore. In other words, the honeymoon is more than guaranteed for couples who do their wedding elopement in this property.
Castelo di Vincigliata, Italy
If I’m not mistaken, this is the oldest of all! The first document that exists on it dates from 1031, that is, it has been awhile! And the crazy thing is that he was abandoned for more than a century, becoming a real ruin. Until 1840 he returned to active duty and it is a beautiful space for him. It houses on its walls the love story of Mr. John and Bianca, whose family fight did not allow the connection. But that only further motivated the castle to become a center for weddings in the region. Located close to Firenze, it is between hills and has a beautiful landscape, which yield several wonderful photos. If I can give you a hint: enjoy the fall. The ivy that climbs the walls is red, it’s the most beautiful thing in the world!
I hope you enjoyed the post!
kisses and until the next!