Borgo di Castelvecchio wedding venue in Tuscany sits right in the middle of the Val D’Orcia. This valley is famous for its rolling Tuscan hills which flow in the wind with crops of wheat and barley in May and June.
In Italian, “Borgo” refers to a collection of buildings or a hamlet, so it is no surprise that Borgo di Castelvecchio is a collection of buildings spread around a central courtyard.
There is a main villa and various other lodgings in smaller buildings, the overall feeling is like that of a little medieval village. Within a short journey, you can visit Pienza, and San Quirico and a little further away is Montalcino and Montepulciano.
This event is a welcome dinner to start the celebrations in a friendly, informal way before the super elegant wedding tomorrow.
With it being a large wedding some of the guests are staying at Borgo di Castelvecchio and so it makes sense to have a lovely welcome dinner here.
The caterers are preparing a lovely barbecue and pasta as well as plenty of options for vegetarians. This is an excellent opportunity for people to mingle and catch up with friends or family they have not seen in a long time.
There is a traditional Italian trio that walks around on foot and engages with the guests to add some excitement and a real authentic feel to the celebration.
After an hour and a half, the barbecue opens. People are free to take their food and sit down at any of the tables. The open seating idea is an excellent way to create a family atmosphere and also allow guests to move around and meet other people.
The dinner is a huge success as guests return for second and thor helping of the delicious grilled meats and pasta. During the dinner, the musicians enter the marquee and hand out traditional instrument sot guests so they can involve them in the entertainment. Audience participation is always a fun thing, and the laughter and enjoyment are palpable.
The evening has been a perfect start to their destination wedding in Tuscany. Borgo di Castelvecchio really is a lovely location and also worth considering as a bonafide Tuscany wedding venue.
Photos by Jules Bower