A fairytale hill top castle boasting grand halls and original fresco ceilings for your dream Italian wedding.

GRAND CASTELLO

An Imposing Hilltop Castle

A unique opportunity to get married in one of the great strategic castles comprising the Unione dei Castelli, the Land of the Castles.

Our grand castello dates back as far as the 10th century whilst being totally refurbished in the 12th century and boasting grand halls, beautiful and original frescoes ceilings.

Weddings can be arranged either in the great halls or designed outside in the courtyard.

The magnificent Rangone church nearby is available for catholic ceremonies and is renowned for its exceptional acoustics and its genuine local village choirs, chorus and wedding accompaniments.

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YOUR RECEPTION

If you are looking for a princess wedding, look no further. After the ceremony the bride and groom will enter the grand main entrance of the castle, to the cheers or their guests. The wedding dinner is held in one of the magnificent medieval rooms. Pre-dinner drinks and canapés are served in the grand hall while you are taking your wedding pictures in the beautiful surroundings. The torch lit underground passageways and cellars all add to the medieval ambience.

YOUR CEREMONY

Catholic ceremonies are held at the imposing church of Rangone, just a short walk from the castle, by our friend father Vittorio, assisted by renowned local chorus, choirs and singers.

For other faiths, a civil ceremony is performed by the local Mayor or registered Celebrant, either in the castle grounds or in one of the grand halls.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Bridal Accommodation – Vineyard Opera

This spectacular and stylish fully functional Acetaia set in its own vineyard, boasts uniquely designed duplex bedrooms, with large, modern king-size beds, and a choice of designs is available to the Specialo bride and groom.

There is a renowned restaurant maintaining stunning views and an exceptional gourmet menu offering the very best interpretations of local produce. After dinner drinks are available on the beautiful outside terrace.

There is a magnificent infinity swimming pool looking over the surrounding hills and the Agriturismo’s own vineyard.

Bridal Accommodation – Country Resort

Modern, stylish accommodation awaits the wedding couple at our country resort venue. Huge designer beds, sunken Jacuzzi baths, vaulted ceilings and balcony with beautiful vistas over the pool, the surrounding verdant hills and the Po valley.

Stunning sunsets, swimming pool with four poster sun loungers specially reserved. Also SPA, Jacuzzi, steam room, tennis and other sports available.

An outstanding menu and delicious food and service on the outside terrace by the swimming pool. Our first choice setting for the pre-wedding get together party.

Guest Accommodation

Modern, 4 stars plus hotel with 80 rooms built in modern ‘staccato’ style and perfectly situated for all our wedding venues and events. Beautifully appointed, air-conditioned rooms of varying styles. Large family rooms on request.

There is a magnificent SPA with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam, ice room and treatments. Also a sunny rooftop terrace with large open air Jacuzzi and an additional swimming pool were drinks and snacks are served to Specialo guests on arrival.

breakfast

Free SPA membership and late breakfast are included in the Specialo guests’ package as well as the buffet lunch on arrival whilst all-inclusive Specialo drinks and food are included at the wedding reception, the pre-party and guests’ events.

SUNSET PRE PARTY

Guests join the bride and groom for sunset cocktails and all- inclusive ‘Specialo’ drinks at our beautiful country resort venue, followed by a welcome dinner and the opportunity, later in the evening, to join with other members around the pool bar for a ‘Gelso Nights’ evening with disco and/or live music, or return to the dedicated Specialo area for wine and Prosecco.

Dress smart casual for this memorable get together evening under the stars with stunning views over the surrounding country side.

COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF

Find Out What Makes A Specialo Wedding Truly Special With Our Individual Viewing Visits Offer

Most of our clients have commented that our photos simply cannot do justice to our stunning venues. But don’t just take their word for it!

Please consider our offer of coming to visit our beautiful region and see our venues for yourselves. It would be lovely to meet you in person and show you around.

We offer one or two day visits in luxury spa accommodation at a preferential rate of £35 per person per night.  This includes breakfast, a wine sampling dinner and a visit to one of our exclusive venues. Time permitting we’ll also take in a vineyard and wine-tasting tour.

There is a huge selection of flights available from UK to Bologna and we do, of course, meet and greet you at the airport.

What’s more, we refund up to £250 of your costs on confirmation of booking your wedding with us.

Whatever you decide, Peter, Salvina and the Specialo Team promise you an amazing minibreak in our beautiful Terre dei Castelli region of Italy.

INCLUSIVE GUEST EVENTS

All included in our happy wedding weekend are a choice of guests events.

A unique opportunity to “live the dream” at our visit to Ferrari. Fun for all not just for enthusiasts, Pit Stop challenge, F1 simulator and test the Modena circuit or

A tour of a renowned local vineyard producing Pignoletto, Cabernet, Lambrusco. Tasting included!

Followed by a guided tour of the Rocca di Vignola, one of the most magnificent castle of the Unione Terra dei Castelli (land of the castles).

SAMPLE WEDDING

Below is an example of a wedding package based on a Mix & Match previously chosen by our happy couples. Of course you can always tailor your all-inclusive Specialo wedding to your preferences and budget. Remember: You are in charge! No surprises. No hidden extras! Also, there is a sample of your Guests’ Package for you to show them what they will get on their wedding weekend in Italy should they choose to join you! No surprises and no hidden extras for them either!

The Happy Couple

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3 nights, Deluxe Room, SPA, Breakfast

Personal Specialo greeting at Bologna airport & private transport to hotel

Civil ceremony assisted by members of the Specialo team, transport to ceremony, all documents, legalities and translations.

Fabulous all-inclusive sunset pre-party, dinner & music

Church ceremony at Rangone Church

Wedding car package B

Prosecco reception and 7 course banquet package C

Music & Entertainment package B

Wine & Drinks package B

Flowers package A

Photo & Video package B

Ceremony music package A

Décor & Themes package B

Hair & Makeup package B

Cake package B

Chosen event with guests

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Prices From £15,045
This Example £22,385
For 50 Guests

Your Guests

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2 nights luxury accommodation including breakfast and use of SPA

Specialo greeting and wedding pack

Group transfer to the hotel, reception, and all designated events

Light buffet and drinks on arrival

Exclusive wedding pre-party including Specialo all-inclusive drink package

Guest event of your choice including drinks and snacks

Group transfer return to Bologna Airport

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£275
Per Person

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