VINEYARD WEDDINGS IN CROATIA
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VINEYARD WEDDINGS IN CROATIA
Whether you are a wine enthusiast or you simply love to spend time in scenic surroundings, a vineyard wedding might be just right for you. These types of locations usually have plenty of outdoor space for your guests and can perfectly capture the essence of a dreamy wedding abroad.
Right next to Italy, Croatia definitely holds a high place on the list of most desirable destinations when it comes to weddings and is highly regarded for its various vineyard locations. Today we are bringing you some of our favourite vineyard wedding venues that will simply leave you in awe. So let’s get started.
Often referred to as the ‘White House of Istria’, Castle Belaj dates back to the 16th century. Its winery is documented for 600 years and it has one of the oldest terroirs in this region. This hidden gem is positioned in central Istria on a small hilltop overlooking endless vineyards from all sides.
There are multiple locations on the estate where events can take place, but possibly the most picturesque one and the one that opens looks on the vineyards is the charming, green lawn spot. It is located behind the castle which can accommodate up to 200 guests and a dancefloor.
When it comes to food offerings, as most authentic Istrian venues, they do focus on local ingredients but are happy to personalize the menus to your preferences. Their various wine labels, that meet almost all palettes, will surely not disappoint you either. Belaj’s delightful Istrian approach, wines made from indigenous grape varieties, and the nature surroundings all make for a unique experience.
Although slightly isolated, this vineyard wedding venue is truly a distinctive one and deserves all the praise. It gives a genuine Istrian feel that ultimately leaves almost everyone with the most special memories about a place where nature meets history.
More details on this unique venue can be found here.
BIBICH BAS DE BAS
At this beautiful location, in the untouched nature of the same-named iconic six-hectare vineyard, two old vineyard houses were rebuilt. Bas de Bas vineyard is planted with varieties Syrah, Merlot and Sauvignon blanc and gives one of the best Croatian wines – Bas de Bas. Vineyards are grown ecologically and the houses are self-sustainable.
The villas are available to hire for exclusive use, kitchens are fully equipped and the pool option certainly adds value to the entire experience for the ones staying overnight. However, they do not have a restaurant on the premises so you will need to organize the food menu from an outside caterer. As their team is already very familiar with weddings, they will be happy to help you pair your tastes with the perfect wine and your chosen wedding meal. Be sure to go for their award winning labels.
The incredible open space at Bibich looks very well planned out because not only does it allow accommodating large parties but also creates a serene feeling with lots of space for the guests to mingle. Oh, and don’t forget those panoramic views!
Read more about vineyard weddings in this incredible venue on the link here.
MENEGHETTI WINE HOTEL & WINERY
This impressive property is what we like to describe as “conveniently dislocated” in nature and off the beaten path, just a couple of kilometres away from its nearest town Bale, and about a half an hour drive from Rovinj.
Meneghetti really is nothing short of spectacular. If you are looking for something fancy and modern, yet with a hint of nature and rustic, look no further. This is by all means a luxury estate which is regarded as one of the best small hotels in Croatia. Their involvement with Relais & Chateaux and consistency in quality of the food & wine department, certainly shows devotion and commitment to the enogastronomic experience.
Most importantly and you guessed it right – Meneghetti is also a venue offering vineyard weddings. Here they have catered to some of the best, most beautiful weddings in Croatia. As the hotel itself lays on the same grounds as the vineyards, the outside wedding location is just next to one of nature’s most desired produce.
They are without a doubt everlasting trendsetters who have their guests’ needs as a priority and you will not be disappointed if you choose them as your vineyard wedding venue.
ROXANICH WINE & HERITAGE HOTEL
If you are a person who prefers boutique hotels that also happen to have a history then look no further. Roxanich Wine & Heritage Hotel is exactly that, and more. This incredible inland hotel is situated in the heart of Istria, overlooking the spectacular scenery of river Mirna valley. The hotel building was newly renovated and equipped with 32 boutique styled rooms and suites. Most importantly, it is also a vineyard wedding venue.
Considering its location in the heart of wine and truffle region, the town of Motovun, it is safe to say that this beautiful hotel lands on the list of hotels with the most amazing gastro offer. Authentic Istrian cuisine based on fresh local produce will leave you speechless and their many wine labels will give you a fair number of options when planning the beverage menu for your special day.
Roxanich is surrounded by picturesque views – it overlooks gorgeous vineyards which are conveniently situated by the old cellar, and the old town of Motovun is so near, you will without a doubt have a one-of-a-kind viewpoint.
For your wedding reception we recommend their outdoor terrace or the patio. However, they are able to fully accommodate your needs and personalize the entire experience, all in order to make your day perfect.
You can read more about this Istrian vineyard venue here.
So here they are, our choices on venues for vineyard weddings in Croatia. Hopefully we inspired the wine lovers in you and you decide to have your dream wedding here already next year!
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