Castello di Gropparello

WEDDINGS AT THE CASTLE The castle of Gropparello is an old yet perfectly preserved fortress, which was built like an aerie on the top of a rock peak. From its terraces and towers it is possible to enjoy a breath-taking view on the cliff around the walls. Here you can be wrapped up in a truly enchanting and magical atmosphere. The nature around the Castle, with its bright and far-reaching landscape, gives it an air of mystery, just like being immersed in the old fairy tale of Rapunzel in her tower. The property is articulated into the Castle, with its park and its rocky walkways , and the Masseria (Farmhouse), where the services are located (such as the Restaurant, the Rose Pavilion, and the salon Loggia dei Leoni) and where it is possible to enjoy its patrimony of antique rose gardens and fruit trees (especially grapes and quince trees). Masseria and Corte dell’Ulivo The different spaces of the Castle’s park are all joined by a picturesque gravel path, linking the Masseria to the Castle. In case it is necessary to travel such length by car, it is possible to drive on the main road and enter directly through the Castle’s gate. The open spaces, wide and articulated, enable us to create a trail where the various stops can mark the different moments of the ceremony. This is very important to create an event that is rich, dynamic and full of surprises. Our goal is to make your time pass by lightly and to make each moment bespoke and tailored to your wishes. The invitees can put themselves at ease, enjoying every corner of the Castle and fully participating to all the moments of the celebration – the cocktails, the wedding lunch, the cutting of the wedding cake, and the dance afterwards. It is possible to arrange a light aperitif with cocktails in the Castle, so to reserve a space for the starters, for which we usually offer the Padiglione delle Rose (the Roses Pavilion). The Wedding Lunch or Dinner can be provided in the Loggia dei Leoni, or in the Sala Rossa (the Red Hall), with its authentic mediaeval feel. All halls are equally charming at night. The Wedding Cake represents a central moment in the celebration. We particularly treasure it both in its aspect and quality (hence why we decided to offer the services of our in-house cake designer) and in the context of its presentation. The celebration ends with the dance. The best location for this is the Castle’s stone hall, whose walls are perfect to be covered with coloured lights. If desired, the Castle has plenty of outdoor spaces for the bride and groom’s photos: from the wilder, more romantic spots, such as the walkways around the castle walls, to the wonderful rose gardens, where nature and art are combined to create spots of pleasures and delight. The atmosphere can be enhanced by beautiful night lights, whether with coloured lights or with Roman torches. We also propose bespoke Tableaux Mariage, which we can customise by working with drawings, gold-foil or embossing, for the most stunning results. The Tableau can be customised around specific themes – whether the honeymoon, or the couple’s love story, or referring any image that they feel represented by. It can be coloured or black and white, in pencil, ink or watercolour, with or without golden embroidering. It can look like a painting or like a comic book. If the couple does not have a clear idea we are more than happy to participate in the search for an idea they will be satisfied with, even preparing free drafts to choose from. The cake and the ‘confettata’ (the Italian tradition of a buffet with confetti, typical sugared almond candy) are an important part of the Wedding banquet. Recently cake design has become a more and more present trend in our culture, and of course we, too, have found ourselves under its spell! From our laboratory we can create simple or more elaborated cakes, which we take care in customising exclusively for each event. Wedding Music Music is another key aspect of each celebration, and especially of any wedding party. Our venue works in partnership with a leading company in the sector, who are able to offer a carefully selected variety of bands and professional music suppliers for each genre and for all tastes. We can happily arrange different solutions, catering to every desire and every budget. Upon request, it is also possible to compose exclusive music scores, including variations on the wedding march. Let us conclude our presentation by introducing our small Hotel de Charme, the Leon D’Oro di Castell’Arquato, perfect to welcome all guests travelling from abroad. The Leon D’Oro is a historic hotel in the picturesque village of Castell’Arquato; it was recently restored to provide its rooms and spaces with the most modern comforts and to grant the best standard of hospitality, all while maintaining its original Liberty charm. The environment is chic but extremely welcoming, and all staff is attentive, helpful and well prepared to receive different guests. We look forward to welcome you soon!

wedding venue

Venue: Castle
Position: Country
Location: Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Piacenza
Wedding Planner Provided: Yes
Gay Friendly: Yes
Panoramic View: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Honeymoon Ideas: Culture & History, Intimate & Romantic
Panoramic View: Panoramic, Park
Animal Friendly: On Request
WEDDING VENUE - FAQ
Is your venue available for weddings throughout the year ? The whole castle is available for weddings from March to October. Some rooms are also available during the months of November, December, January and February
Will our wedding be the only one at your venue? We give you the exclusive from around the castle, so we do only one wedding per day
What are the nearest hotels to the venue? Inside the castle there is a suite derived from a tower, the Tower of the barn owl (4 bedrooms, sleeps 4 max). A 3 km we Torre del Borgo (9 rooms - max 19 people) and 28 Km we have a charming hotel in the medieval village of Castell'arquatoRead all FAQ
Can I move things around and decorate to suit my purposes, or do I have to leave everything as is? Fittings can be made according to the tastes of the bride and groom. Our fitters will present sketches for approval to Marry
Are there decoration guidelines/restrictions? We have no restrictions, except that i can not hang things on the walls, but all the decorations and composition of media must be detached from the wall, and have rubber protectors under beds, to avoid scratching the floor
Can I bring my own decorations? Yes, of course, as long as you ripettino security rules of the structure
Do you allow candles to be lit in the wedding venue? all rooms can be lit with candles
What time can my vendors start setting up on the day of the wedding? The arrival of suppliers is agreed as necessary, to allow for better organization of the work of preparation
Is it possible to start the setup the day before? Yes, with an additional cost, because it means that blocked the ability to accommodate other events
How early can deliveries be made? Delivery days of suppliers, are agreed with the bride and groom as needed
How much time will I have for décor setup? the property is available for fittings in the morning at 7:00 am0
Does your venue have bridal dressing rooms? We can lease the Tower of the Barn, where the bride can prepare and get the hair stylist and make-up artistic
Is there a separate indoor “socializing” space? we have several separate spaces between them that are all available for the event. In the planning phase you will choose what to do and where
Have you any facilities for babies? that our organization provides for the children there may be several entertainment activities that will entertain during the event, faceno so that it is a great prophet for them. There are many areas that can be devoted to them
Can we invite more guests for the evening? the bride and groom can invite additional guests at various times, such as when the cake or music with dancing. the important thing is to define all in the programming phase of the event
How many car parking spaces does the venue have? Our parking lot has 50 parking spaces, and 600 meters there is a bus parking
Is the venue heated? not the whole castle is heated with mderne technologies, but it is all heated
Does the venue have air conditioning? the location does not have air conditioning, but you do not need, especially in the evening, when the breeze of the river rises up to the gardens
Who is in charge of cleanup? Are there any extra costs ? nel costo di affitto è compreso il costo di pulizia dei bagni e dei locali durante lo svolgimento dell'evento
What is included in the venue hire? In the cost of rent includes the cost of cleaning the bathrooms and premises during the event
When do you ask for final numbers? The total number of sent must be notified 30 days before the event
Is there a minimum number of guests required to make a booking? We do not have minimum numbers to be able to make a reservation, because the cost of rent is flat
How far in advance should we reserve a date for our event? It 'good to reserve the date for the time, but just to be sure of availability. If a date is available, you can also book 3 days before.
Do you need deposit? To confirm your reservation we ask 30% of the total agreed and the balance 7 days before the event date
What’s the cancellation policy? Up to 4 months before you delete with the loss of deposit only. after the 4th month to 30 days before you lose only the portion of the rent. From the thirtieth day before you lose 70% of the total amount agreed upon. 7 days before you lose 100%
Is there a midweek/off-season (winter) reduction? yes, during the week the rent is cheaper. The amount of reduction depends on the season
Is it possible to reach the venue by bus? The venue can be reached by bus on weekdays. On holidays it is best to reserve a shuttle
Is the venue insured in case of accident? The place is insured for accidents that occur due to the structure
Notes and Suggestion for event in this venue
The castle of Gropparello is an old yet perfectly preserved fortress, located like an eagle’s nest on the top of a cliff. From its terraces and towers it is possible to enjoy a breathtaking view on the cliff around the walls. Here you can be wrapped up in a truly enchanting and magical atmosphere. The nature around the Castle, with its bright and far-reaching landscape, gives it an air of mystery, just like being immersed in the old fairy tale of Rapunzel in her tower. The property is articulated into the Castle, with its park and its rocky walkways, and the Masseria (Farmhouse), where the services are located (such as the Restaurant, the Rose Pavilion, and the hall ‘Loggia dei Leoni’) and where it is possible to enjoy its patrimony of antique rose gardens and fruit trees (especially grapes and quince trees).

Ceremony

Max Seated Indoor: 64
Max Seated Outdoor: 150
Panoramic View: Yes
Ceremony with Civil validity: Yes
Church & Chapel: Yes
Max Seated in Church: 20
Ceremony Capacity Square meters Price From Price To
Romantic Wedding 60 100 712.98 USD 1,188.30 USD
Notes and Suggestion for ceremony in this venue
The civil ceremony can take place in the park or in the Hall of Arms, while the religious ceremony can be held in the chapel or under the old oak trees
CEREMONY FAQ
There will be another wedding on my wedding day? The day of the wedding there will be other events or weddings
Does the wedding venue have an entirely separate area outdoor and indoor for the ceremony? Gropparello Castle has a huge separate location in order to devote any space to a different time of the ceremony or the reception
Do you allow confetti to be thrown at the venue? The Invitees can launch both rice confetti rose petals to the newlyweds, the ceremony lastedRead all FAQ
How long is the red carpet ? The red carpet is one of the stands to book, not included in the price and can be as long as 200 meters equal to the length of the avenue that leads from the entrance gate to the Hall of ceremony
Can my marriage celebrant use your microphone? The audio system can be used in the castle, but it is not included in the cost of rent
Do you provide chairs for the outdoor ceremony? What type? Do we need to rent? The cost of the space for the ceremony, including the setting up chairs
Do you have a church or another pleace of workship nearby? Near the castle there is a very pretty church
Can we play music at the ceremony? During the ceremony, you can play music
Is your venue licensed to carry out civil weddings? Our restaurant can accommodate civil ceremonies
Do you have a person who usually take care of the official document? We have a staff that can take care of this
Do you have a person who usually takes care of the official document? A special staff takes care of official document
Is there a fee for document civil wedding? There are the costs of preparation of documents, requests to consulates and the costs of legalization of documents
Do you have a Minister or official celebrant available for my wedding in your venue? We have contact with ministers of worship that can celebrate both the civil ceremony and religious

Ceremony Type

We are able to organize for you these kind of Ceremonies:
Anglican Baptist Blessing and Symbolic Catholic
Christian Civil Ceremony Civil Partnership Episcopalian
Evangelical Hindu Lutheran Methodox
Mormon Orthodox Presbyterian
We allow to celebrate these kind of Ceremonies:
Anglican Baptist Blessing and Symbolic Catholic
Christian Civil Ceremony Civil Partnership Evangelical
Hindu Lutheran Methodox Orthodox
Presbyterian Quaker

Reception

Max Seated Indoor: 195
Max Seated Outdoor: 200
Marquee, Tent and Gazebo: On Request
Marquee Max Seated (Outdoor Covered): 200
Wedding Ideas: Gothic , Green Wedding, Romantic
Reception Capacity Square meters Price From Price To
Padiglione delle Rose 200 300 475.32 USD 831.81 USD
Notes and Suggestion for reception in this venue
The different spaces of the Castle’s park are all joined by a picturesque gravel path, linking the Masseria to the Castle. In case it is necessary to travel such length by car, it is possible to drive on the main road and enter directly through the Castle’s gate. The various open spaces enable us to create a trail where the various stops can mark the different moments of the ceremony. This is very important to create an event that is rich, dynamic and full of surprises. Our goal is to make your time pass by lightly and to make each moment tailored to your wishes. The invitees can put themselves at ease, enjoying every corner of the Castle and fully participating to all the moments of the celebration – the cocktails, the wedding lunch, the cutting of the wedding cake, and the dance afterwards.
RECEPTION FAQ
Will ours be the only wedding at your venue on our wedding day? yes, we organize only one wedding per day
Does your venue allow to use only one space for the wedding reception or it's required the exclusive use ? it's possible to use only one space where it's no required the esclusive use
Barbeque facilities? yes, we have barbeque facilitiesRead all FAQ
Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware and glassware provided, or will I have to rent them myself or get them through my caterer? If the couple are for rent only the location, the caterer will need to make available for the banquet. If in addition to the rent we take care of the banquet, the menu is included in the cost of everything you need: tables, tablecloths, cutlery, glasses,
Will the reception have to end at a certain time? The receipt must not end at a certain time, but in the planning stage we need to know what time it will probably end. This program only for our organization
Can we have aperitive by the swimming-pool ? The Castle of Gropparello not have a swimming-pool, but the drink can be served on the ramparts, on the rooftop terrace, or in the paths of the museum Rose Rising, or in the courtyards of the castle

Food & Beverage

Restaurant: Yes
Restaurant Name: Taverna Medievale
Restaurant Max Seated Indoor: 190
Restaurant Max Seated Outdoor: 250
Minimum price per menu: 71.30 USD
Maximum price per menu: 142.60 USD
FOOD & BEVARAGE - FAQ
What kind of cuisine do you serve? italian cuisine
Rehearsal Dinners? yes, of course!
Do you have on-side catering? we suggest some catering because we know that they work very wellRead all FAQ
Can you cater for our wedding guests who have special dietary needs? yes, of course
Is it possible to have a cash bar? yes, it's possible
Are you licensed to provide alcohol service? Yes, we have
Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne, and is there a corkage fee if I do? yes, it's possible
When does the open bar close ? we decide together the bride and groom in the planning stage of the event
Is it possible to arrange a wedding menu tasting session before our big day? Yes. It's possible
Can you personalize our menus? Of Course!
Do you cater for children? Do you have different prices for kids meals? Yes! If your children are under 10 year old, we have a different price and , if you prefer, we prepare a different meals
If I hire my own caterer, are kitchen facilities available for them? If you have your own catering is also possible to rent our kitchens
Can you cater for our wedding guests who have special dietary needs? of course! We can do the cooking for celiac, vegetarian, vegan
What are the rules for alcohol? stop before becoming drunk
Can I order my wedding cake from you? yes, of course! we prepare very good and beautiful wedding cake!
Buffet Meal Facilities ? Yes, we have buffet meal facilities
Kosher Menu? No
Private fine dining with the chef ? Yes, this is possible but only with a limited number of guests
Is there a coast for Kids menu? the cost of a children's menu normally is € 25-35, depending on the type of menu
Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge? yes, you can, and we will calculate only the cost of the service
Do you have your pastry chef for my wedding cake? yes , we have!
Notes and Suggestion for Food & Beverage in this venue
we propose typical italian product and wine: Parma ham, Parmigiano reggiano, all italian cheese, culatello of zibello, porcini mushrums, truffle, hand made pasta, rice, meet of beef, lamb, many type of fish, shrimps,vegetables, salads and many dishes based on vegetables WINE Chianti Classico Tignanello, barbera piemontese, Nebbiolo, Barbera piacentino, Cabernet sauvignon IGT Emilia, Brunello di Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano, Brut franciacorta,Lambrusco Emiliano, Cartizze, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Barolo Cannubi, Barolo Pianpolvere Soprano, Sassicaia, l'Ornellaia, Amarone Allegrini,

Music & Entertainment

Live Music: Yes
Allowed to play until: 04:00 AM
Dance Music: Yes
Allowed to play until: 04:00 AM
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT - FAQ
Can we release balloons and/or sky lanterns outside? No
Outdoor Night Lighting? Is included? Yes, it's included
Can we let off fireworks? yes, it's possibleRead all FAQ
Entertainment License? Yes, we have
Do you have a noise limiter for the music outdoor? inside? Externally we have to comply with a noise limit, internally we have no limits
Do you have an independent audio plant ? yes, we have on rent
Do you have a license for firework at your venue? No, we have a special organization with license
Can we listen until what time low music mp3? we haven't problem. You can listen until 3 or 4 o'clock
Do you provide facilities for DJ ? yes, it's possible for us
Do you have a dance floor? yes, we have a Pavillon of roses, where it's posible to dance
Notes and Suggestions
The celebration ends with the dance. The best location for this is the Castle’s stone hall, whose walls are perfect to be covered with coloured lights. If desired, the Castle has plenty of outdoor spaces for the bride and groom’s photos: from wilder, more romantic spots such as the walkways around the castle walls, to the wonderful rose gardens, where nature and art are combined to create spots of pleasures and delight. The atmosphere can be enhanced by beautiful night-lights, whether with coloured lights or with Roman torches.Wedding Music Music is another key aspect of any celebration, and especially of any wedding party. Our venue works in partnership with a leading company in the sector, who is able to offer a carefully selected variety of bands and professional music suppliers for each genre and for all tastes. We can happily arrange different solutions to match different music tastes and different budgets. Upon request, it is also possible to compose exclusive music scores, including variations on the wedding march.

Accommodation & Rooms

Total Rooms: 25
Total Sleeps: 54
AccommodationSleepsPrice FromPrice To
hotel de charme 54 106.95 USD 356.49 USD
Accommodation Notes and Suggestions by the Venue
we have a suit for the wedding couple in the watchtower of the castle, a tower with 9 rooms in the village near the castle and a small Hotel de Charme, the Leon D’Oro di Castell’Arquato, perfect to welcome all guests travelling from abroad. The Leon D’Oro is a historic hotel in the picturesque village of Castell’Arquato; it was recently restored to provide its rooms and spaces with the most modern comforts and to grant the best standard of hospitality, all while maintaining its original Liberty charm. The environment is chic but extremely welcoming, and all staff is attentive, helpful and well prepared to receive different guests.

Rooms & Apart Ammenities

Air Conditioning: Yes
Anti allergy amenities inroom: Yes
Disabled Rooms: Yes
Fridge: Yes
Minibar: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
Shower: Yes
Tube: Yes
Internet Wifi: Yes
Tv Sat: Yes
Flat TV: Yes
Alarm clock: Yes
Telephone: Yes
Family rooms: Yes
Wake up Calls: Yes
Safe: On request
Hair dryer: On request

Facilities & Services on Site

Yearly opening: Yes
Conference Room: Yes
Dance floor/Platform/Stage: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Garden furniture: Yes
Barbecue: Yes
Homemade products on sale: Yes
Parking area: Yes
Gazebo for alfresco dining: Yes
WI-FI in public areas: On request
Pets Allowed: At a charge
Express check-in/check-out: On request
Late check-out: On request
Early check-in: On request, At a charge
Shuttle service: On request
Mobile Phone: On request, At a charge
Champagne upon arrival: On request, At a charge
Binoculars: On request, At a charge
Car rental service: On request, At a charge
Limousine service: On request, At a charge
Valet Parking: On request
Prestoking: On request, At a charge
Welcome dinner: On request, At a charge
Welcome gift: On request, At a charge
Personal Shopper: On request, At a charge
Sommelier: On request, At a charge
Waitress: On request, At a charge
Cook: On request, At a charge
Nanny service: On request, At a charge
Hairdresser: On request, At a charge
Laundry Service: On request, At a charge
Stereo Equipment: On request, At a charge
Microphone: On request, At a charge
Karaoke: On request, At a charge
Flip chart: On request, At a charge
Newspaper: On request, Complimentary
Play Station & Console: On request, At a charge
Spoken Languages: italiano,english,french

Activities & What to do

Private Swimming Pool: Yes
Pool children friendly: Yes
Children playground: Yes
Restaurant: Yes
Golf: Within 25 km
Riding: Within 20 km
Trekking: Nearby
Balloon: Nearby
Fishing: Within 5 km
Rafting: Within 50 km
Hunting: Within 50 km
Yoga: Within 5 km
Guided Tours: Within 50 km

Wellness & Beauty

Packages & Special Offers

Title From Date To Date Offers
Summer 2014 09 Jul 2014 31 Aug 2014 30
Special Price for Summer 2014: Monday to Friday: 30% off

Venue Manager

Maria Rita Trecci Gibelli , Owner
I am determined to achieve the goals, and often become full support for the brides who decide to trust us
Tips and Suggestion for your wedding in our venue and activities around our location
my daughters Chiara and Francesca are important for a perfect organization of the event, and for the preparations for the emotional support to the bride and relatives

contact us

Castello di Gropparello

via Roma 84 - Gropparello

29025 Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Tel. 0039 0523 855814

Mob. 0039 340 5422761

Fax 0039 0523 855818

Website

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Nearest Airports: Milan Linate, Bergamo, Parma And Bologna Railway Station Piacenza 30 Km Railway Station From Fiorenzuola d'Arda, 28 Km From The Train The Possibility Of Taxi