Beautiful wedding venue in Italy. Palace and castle in a magnificent hill top medieval village with its own historic Registry Office and fabulous walled gardens.


Authentic Medieval Hilltop Setting

Our Palace Gardens wedding venue is set on top of one of the beautiful hills of Terra dei Castelli (Land of the Castles).

This beautifully kept venue is a real castle which dates back to 1227 and boasts many of the characteristics and features of our existing venues: castle, magnificent palace, beautiful walled gardens, medieval village.

The Count and Countess still live in the premises where original paintings, artifacts and furniture are all left on site creating a unique ambience. There is even a secret tunnel … shhh!

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The reception is held in the beautiful walled palace gardens or in the magnificent hall boasting original paintings and artefacts. Whilst the pre-dinner drinks and canapes may be served in the tower of the adjacent castle.


We believe we are unique in Italy in offering you the legal ceremony on the same day as the wedding. At Palace Gardens there a romantic, medieval Registry Office which is set in the grounds of this fantastic venue whilst there is also an adjacent Catholic church in the hill top medieval setting or a symbolic ceremony can be held in the beautiful walled gardens of the palace by our registered Celebrant.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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


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).


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


3 nights, Deluxe Room, SPA, Breakfast

Four poster sun lounger at Exclusive Country Resort

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

Beautiful symbolic ceremony performed by Celebrant in the Palace Gardens

Wedding car package A

Prosecco reception and 5 course banquet package A

Music & Entertainment package A

Wine & Drinks package A

Flowers package A

Photo & Video package A

Ceremony music package A

Décor & Themes package A

Hair & Makeup package A

Cake package A

Chosen event with guests


Prices From Application
This Example
For 50 Guests

Your Guests


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


Per Person

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