Wedding at Tenuta Montenari

Discovering the Majestic Tenuta Montenari, the Perfect Venue for a Luxurious and Baroque Wedding in the Salento Countryside, Apulia.

The location Tenuta Montenari 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 Montenari: The History

Tenuta Montenari is a historic residence dating back to the 18th century, located in Carpignano Salentino, not far from Lecce. The complex, surrounded by the gentle Apulian countryside, also includes the adjacent French Gardens and a farmhouse, now transformed into a small accommodation facility. This ancient residence was built in 1747 at the behest of a local aristocratic family.

The estate served as the administrative headquarters of the agricultural company present here for a long time, as well as a summer residence for the noble families of Puglia. Later, the complex was partially redesigned, incorporating elements of Byzantine and Baroque styles. The owners at that time wanted to assert their prestige by building an intimate Greek-Byzantine expression chapel here.

In the last 20 years, after careful restoration and modernization, Tenuta Montenari has been opened to the public. Inside its spaces, it is possible to organize events and weddings, masterfully supervised by the General Manager Marco Mascello and the skilled wedding planner Patrizia Capasa.

Tenuta Montenari: The Perfect Setting for a Lavish Wedding

Tenuta Montenari is a truly impressive residence that encompasses numerous areas. It is an immense mansion immersed in the olive groves of Salento, completely redesigned to host princely and exclusive events. Therefore, the venue is the perfect choice for couples who wish to celebrate a lavish and captivating wedding.

Tenuta Montenari is certainly not a subdued wedding location, even though it also offers more intimate and romantic spaces inside. Walking among the ancient olive trees or in the adjacent French Gardens, you can capture fairy-tale and refined shots. Inside the vast park, it is possible to conduct civil and symbolic ceremonies full of pathos, deeply moving all participants.

On warm summer days, you can continue your celebrations outdoors, serving cocktails and banquets under the patio and the tensile structures scattered in the park. Ethereal and dreamy, these can be completely personalized, giving life to chic and glamorous weddings. As the sun sets, the park will begin to romantically illuminate, creating a unique and dreamlike atmosphere. Moving to the monumental amphitheatre, you can enjoy the scenic waterfalls of Venus, organizing a breathtaking fireworks show during the cake-cutting ceremony.

In addition to the bucolic gardens, Tenuta Montenari also offers splendid interior halls to the newlyweds. Here, you can host baroque and luxurious events, organizing weddings with a traditional and refined taste. Looking for a less opulent solution? No worries, in the spacious Versailles hall, the classic gracefully blends with the modern, providing a premium yet always elegant setting. Suitable for weddings of all kinds, with the right setup, it can also accommodate weddings with a more minimalistic taste.

Whatever your preference, Tenuta Montenari will always enhance your wedding, making the day of your "I do" unforgettable. Versatile and never mundane, we are sure it will leave a sweet memory in your hearts.

Tenuta Montenari: The Structure of the Venue

The immense Tenuta Montenari is located in the gentle Salento countryside, surrounded by the centuries-old olive groves owned by the property. Comprising numerous areas and buildings, the complex includes the famous French Gardens, a meticulously cared-for green space of over 15 hectares.

Populated by centuries-old trees, hedges, columns, statues, and fountains, the mansion's park now hosts grand events and weddings. Inside, there are numerous equipped areas, accommodating even the largest groups. Among these stands out the splendid patio, a large iron and glass structure completely paved.

The grand courtyard of Tenuta Montenari also includes a scenic amphitheater, in which numerous statues stand out. Chosen by the couples as the backdrop for the civil ceremony and cake cutting, it also features elegant fountains, known as the waterfalls of Venus. Going up the avenue of Zeus, you then reach the main villa of the property. Majestic and regal, it welcomes visitors with a refined hall with pristine white walls. Finely decorated, the room is furnished with antique Baroque furniture and adorned with a romantic fireplace.

Continuing inside the estate, you then access the luxurious reception halls. Among these, the immense Versailles Hall stands out, dominated by large crystal chandeliers and polychrome marble floors. Next to it opens another room, called the Crystal Room. Bright and colourful, it is also embellished with stuccoes and marble floors, although it is less formal than the former.

These spaces can accommodate up to 400 guests in total and can be used for both the reception and dancing. Tenuta Montenari is truly a unique and lavish venue where you can spend unforgettable moments. Versatile, luxurious, and full of wonder, we are sure it will enchant you and your guests.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tenuta Montenari

  • Where is Tenuta Montenari located? Tenuta Montenari is located in Carpignano Salentino, not far from Lecce.
  • Can I celebrate my wedding at Tenuta Montenari? Certainly. You can organize the photoshoot and the reception inside the structure and in all adjoining areas. The entire complex is exclusively dedicated to your celebration. Moreover, it is possible to celebrate your civil and religious ceremony on-site upon request.
  • Is there a restaurant inside Tenuta Montenari? Tenuta Montenari offers a renowned internal catering service. However, it is not possible to freely hire an external catering service of your choice.
  • What events can be celebrated at Tenuta Montenari? Inside Tenuta Montenari, you can organize your most important events. The venue is open to weddings and private parties. Additionally, you can organize your meetings, corporate events, and cultural events here.
  • Can Tenuta Montenari host business meetings? Certainly. Tenuta Montenari has been chosen by various important companies for their events. The complex provides its internal and external spaces for the organization of events and conventions, as well as its modern technologies.
  • Can I stay overnight at Tenuta Montenari? Yes, Tenuta Montenari has accommodations and suites. Inside the complex, there is a building dedicated to overnight stays, the Masseria Montenari.

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