Wedding at Masseria Pilano

Discovering Masseria Pilano, the perfect venue for a rustic and charming wedding in the Parco delle Gravine, Apulia.

The location Masseria Pilano is one of the structures I have most enjoyed during my experience as a wedding photographer in Apulia. I have gathered all the most important information so you can learn more about the history, the structure and answer the most frequently asked questions about the villa. Enjoy your reading!

Masseria Pilano: the history

The historic Masseria Pilano is located in Crispiano, a rural town in the province of Taranto. The structure is part of the Terra delle Gravine Regional Nature Park, a vast protected natural area. It is an ancient Apulian farmhouse dating back to the seventeenth century, where dairy cattle and Murgesi horses are still raised today. The property has been owned by the Motolese family since the late nineteenth century.

Originally a typical rural estate, the property has been transformed in recent times into a hospitality facility. Inside the historic seventeenth-century trulli, a folkloric farmhouse was inaugurated in 2007, consisting of numerous rooms and small apartments.

Moreover, Masseria Pilano has recently been awarded the prestigious 5 Sunflowers quality mark, an institutional recognition from the Ministry of Agricultural Policies. Thanks to this, the property is now considered the most accredited destination in Southern Italy. The venue has also been open to events and weddings for several years, boasting high-quality services.

Masseria Pilano: the perfect setting for a rustic wedding

The beautiful Masseria Pilano is located in one of the most beautiful and suggestive places in the province of Taranto. The complex is surrounded by the unspoiled nature of the Parco delle Gravine and overlooks the rich olive groves of the area. Converted into an agriturismo after a conservative restoration, this splendid location is now an oasis of peace, ideal for organizing rustic and folkloric weddings.

Thanks to its vastness, Masseria Pilano offers numerous solutions for the celebration of your event. Long used for civil ceremonies, it hosts bucolic ceremonies inside the romantic pergolas of the ancient trulli courtyard. Here, appetizers and warm banquets are served for a perfect country-chic wedding. Your guests, nestled on the numerous hay bales in the green garden, can then spend an evening in relaxation, enjoying the magical atmosphere offered by the Apulian countryside.

In addition to its idyllic outdoor courtyards, Masseria Pilano offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their special day inside the rustic trulli. These ancient spaces, with their antique charm and walls of pristine lime and white stone, are perfect for hosting more intimate and elegant banquets even in case of bad weather. Suitable for traditional and shabby-chic weddings, they will be the ideal backdrop for evocative and visually impactful wedding photos.

Whatever your style, we are confident that Masseria Pilano will be able to offer the perfect setting to realize all your dreams. It will be impossible for you and your guests not to fall in love with this fairytale location.

Masseria Pilano: the structure of the venue

Masseria Pilano is a rustic complex consisting of numerous trulli, a large main house, and smaller buildings related to sheep farming. The structure is elegantly framed by centuries-old olive trees, vineyards, and extensive Mediterranean scrub forests, part of the lush Parco Naturale delle Gravine.

Upon entering, visitors are immediately welcomed by a folkloric "jazzo", a typical paved courtyard once used for sheep. Overlooking it is the splendid main house, which can be accessed through a high arch. From here, by following elegant stone paths, you can reach all the areas that make up the property.

In addition to the more rustic "jazzo," there is a romantic inner courtyard, covered in well-maintained grass. Embraced by the trulli of the complex, this hosts events and weddings during the summer. Here, up to 200 people can be accommodated, who can enjoy the area until late at night thanks to the romantic network of golden lights visible at sunset.

Through the numerous stone arches opening onto the courtyard, you then access the row of trulli and the sheepfold. Dating back to the seventeenth century and perfectly restored, these spaces can now be set up with tables and chairs, hosting banquets and buffets in case of bad weather. Masseria Pilano finally opens its doors to visitors, offering them various rooms and bedrooms to stay in. You can indeed organize a true romantic getaway here, spending your first wedding night inside the adjacent farmhouse.

Masseria Pilano is truly a location rich in history and wonder, capable of giving you great emotions. It will amaze you and your guests with its unspoiled views and folkloric atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions about Masseria Pilano

  • Where is Masseria Pilano located? Masseria Pilano is located in Crispiano, a rural town in the province of Taranto.
  • Can I celebrate my wedding at Masseria Pilano? Certainly. You can organize the official civil ceremony, photoshoot, and reception inside the courtyard of the venue and in the large halls. The complex offers infinite views, capable of meeting all your needs.
  • Is there a restaurant inside Masseria Pilano? Yes, Masseria Pilano has a renowned internal catering service. Although the menus are completely customizable, they include the use of typical Apulian products and excellence from the Bari area. However, the venue does not allow external catering.
  • What events can be celebrated at Masseria Pilano? Inside Masseria Pilano, you can organize your most important events. The venue is indeed open to weddings and private parties. You can also organize your meetings and corporate events here.
  • Can Masseria Pilano host business meetings? Certainly. Masseria Pilano provides its large halls and outdoor spaces for the organization of events and conventions. The venue is equipped with the best technologies and every comfort.
  • Can I stay overnight at Masseria Pilano? Yes, the estate provides its newlyweds with a luxurious bridal suite. Guests can instead stay inside the attached farmhouse, where there are 32 beds available.

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