Wedding at Tenuta Caradonna

Discovering Tenuta Caradonna, the perfect location for a glamorous wedding among the ancient olive trees of the hinterland of Lecce, Apulia.

The location Tenuta Caradonna 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!

Tenuta Caradonna: the history

The beautiful Tenuta Caradonna is located in Lequile, in the gentle Puglian countryside. It is an ancient nineteenth-century residence in local Leccese stone, immersed in a lush forest of ancient olive trees.

Initially, the complex housed a large agricultural company, mainly dedicated to olive oil production. Inside its courtyard stands a monumental staircase, which separates the master accommodations from those intended for sharecroppers and their tasks.

Following a series of restoration works that began in 1998, Tenuta Caradonna transformed into a modern and comfortable venue for events and weddings. Currently, Tenuta Caradonna hosts accommodation facilities and is open for exclusive receptions. It also includes a renowned restaurant, known for its traditional and genuine cuisine.

Tenuta Caradonna: the perfect setting for a dream wedding

The beautiful Tenuta Caradonna is nestled among ancient olive trees and cultivated fields in the Puglian hinterland. Today, it houses a renowned relais and restaurant, encapsulating all the charm of local history. It will be the perfect setting to organize events with a traditional and folkloric flavour, capable of transporting participants to distant eras.

What stands out most about Tenuta Caradonna is the elegance of its pristine walls, enclosing a garden with a fairy-tale atmosphere. Populated by olive trees and Mediterranean plants, this hosts lively and trendy summer weddings. From the cheerful welcome cocktail around the pool to the princely cutting of the cake in front of the monumental staircase, you will find the perfect backdrop for every moment of your celebrations.

In the spacious inner courtyard, you can serve a bucolic summer banquet, enhancing the area with enchanting lights and lanterns. Tenuta Caradonna also provides elegant tensile structures, from which you can enjoy the sweet view of the Mediterranean garden between courses.

For couples seeking a more glamorous solution, the ancient farmhouse offers everything they have always dreamed of. In the main building, three unique and distinctive halls are available. From a rustic wedding in the Cellina Hall to a luxurious one in the Carolea Hall, you'll have the embarrassment of choice!

Tenuta Caradonna is truly a dream place, where you can breathe in the most authentic Puglian hospitality. We are confident it will leave indelible memories of your wedding day in your hearts and those of your guests.

Tenuta Caradonna: the structure of the venue

The historic Tenuta Caradonna is located among the fields and olive groves of an ancient agricultural company. It is, in fact, a former farmhouse with pristine walls in local Salento stone, now transformed into a luxurious accommodation facility. As the venue for a renowned restaurant, the property offers both typical Salento tradition recipes and international specialities.

Embraced by a well-kept Mediterranean garden, the complex includes numerous equipped areas elegantly overlooking the characteristic central courtyard. Walking along the stone paths, you can easily reach all the attractions of the relais, including a modern pool immersed in olive trees. Here, tables and tensile structures can be arranged during the beautiful season, accommodating up to 200 people.

In the central courtyard, also set up on sweet summer days, there is an ancient nineteenth-century well and a majestic double staircase. Through this, you can access the spacious internal halls of the Estate, where couples will find three environments in which to organize their event:

1. Carolea Hall: Elegant and refined, characterized by golden colours and a splendid ceiling with star vaults. It directly overlooks the green of the olive groves and the complex's pool.

2. Cellina Hall: The oldest of them all, embellished with a typical rustic-style ceiling with star vaults. This hall enjoys a splendid view of the central courtyard and the mansion's staircase.

3. Moresca Hall: One of the largest halls, with a welcoming style featuring soft colours and a modern ceiling. It overlooks the main atrium and the Mediterranean garden.

Tenuta Caradonna is indeed a unique location, rich in history and wonder, capable of giving you great emotions. It will amaze you and your guests, making your most beautiful day even more enchanting.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tenuta Caradonna

  • Where is Tenuta Caradonna located? Tenuta Caradonna is located in Lequile, in the gentle countryside of Lecce.
  • Can I celebrate my wedding at Tenuta Caradonna? Certainly. You can organize the civil ceremony, photo shoot, and reception within the garden of the venue and its spacious farmhouse halls.
  • Is there a restaurant inside Tenuta Caradonna? Tenuta Caradonna features a renowned internal catering service. It has a chef and a dedicated catering and banqueting staff. However, external catering services are not allowed.
  • What events can be celebrated at Tenuta Caradonna? Within Tenuta Caradonna, you can organize your most important events. The venue is open to weddings and private parties. You can also plan your corporate meetings and events.
  • Can Tenuta Caradonna host business meetings? Certainly. Tenuta Caradonna provides its conference halls and well-maintained garden for the organization of events and conventions. The venue is equipped with the latest technologies and all necessary amenities.
  • Can I stay overnight at Tenuta Caradonna? Tenuta Caradonna offers its newlyweds the luxurious Bridal Suite. Another 13 rooms will accommodate friends and relatives who wish to stay in the venue after the event.

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