Wedding at Villa Madama

Discover the splendid Villa Madama, the perfect venue for a fairytale wedding in the heart of Salento, Apulia.

The location Villa Madama 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!

Villa Madama: The History

The princely Villa Madama is a magnificent wedding venue located in Lizzanello, a small town just six kilometres from Lecce. For over 20 years, the complex has hosted weddings and events, masterfully coordinated by administrator Anna Calogiuri. Within its walls, there is also a renowned restaurant and a luxurious residence.

Villa Madama: The Perfect Setting for a Regal Wedding

Villa Madama stands out as one of the most exclusive and sumptuous wedding venues in Salento. With its noble and majestic structure, the complex offers numerous spaces that can be impeccably arranged by the skilled staff of the mansion.

The true treasure of the residence is the vast surrounding park. It is an extensive shaded oasis that gently embraces the white walls of Villa Madama. Embellished with a fairytale lake inhabited by swans, it represents the ideal backdrop for romantic and bucolic summer receptions. Here, you can not only celebrate into the late hours on warm days but also organize personality-filled wedding ceremonies and photo shoots.

Suited for weddings embracing the latest trends, such as shabby or minimal, the park features several areas for hosting banquets. Among these, the impressive Botticelli Hall stands out—a spacious courtyard bordered by tall palm trees and flowering trees. Dreamy and extremely refined, it will elegantly host fairytale and evocative weddings.

For the most discerning couples seeking a more formal and luxurious atmosphere, Villa Madama also offers a sumptuous reception hall. Elegant and exclusive, it will be the perfect setting for classic and glamorous weddings, leaving your guests simply speechless.

Villa Madama is truly a fairytale venue, where you can spend unforgettable moments with your loved ones. A dreamlike place that will enchant your eyes, providing sweet memories of your most beautiful day.

Villa Madama: The Structure of the Venue

The princely Villa Madama is nestled amid the gentle fields of Salento, just a few kilometres from the city of Lecce. With its fairytale and elegant appearance, the structure stands out with its candid walls made of Salento stone. Resembling a romantic castle, the property boasts suggestive crenellated walls and two medieval-style towers.

Upon entering its fairytale gate, visitors are immediately welcomed by a lush park. Within its 6 hectares, this area hosts palm trees, succulent plants, and gazebos, forming a genuine botanical garden. Here, you can also admire the splendid lake populated by numerous swans and water lilies. Strolling beneath the tree branches, you reach various equipped areas where summer weddings are organized. The park elegantly transitions into the mansion's courtyard, where tables and tents for banquets can be set up.

Among the various outdoor locations, the beautiful Botticelli Hall stands out—an extensive paved space sheltered by tree branches. Preceded by a small stone arch connecting it to the main building, this area is illuminated by numerous white chandeliers, creating an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere. A short distance from this is the Giotto Hall, another space dedicated to outdoor ceremonies, located beneath a romantic white lacquered wooden canopy. With a more modest size, it can accommodate about 60 people.

The indoor halls of Villa Madama are also available to couples for organizing their reception. In this case, you can choose between two elegant environments, each more refined than the other. The first is the Raphael Hall, the largest hall in the structure. Capable of comfortably accommodating up to 300 people, it is designed in a perfect neoclassical style. Between courses, you can admire numerous marble statues and columns present here.

The second is the Michelangelo Hall, suitable for groups of about 150 guests. More rustic and informal, it is characterized by a warm terracotta floor and large windows opening onto the mansion's park. Finally, Villa Madama offers couples and their loved ones various private rooms for overnight stays.

Frequently Asked Questions About Villa Madama

  • Where is Villa Madama located? Villa Madama is located in Lizzanello, a small town just six kilometres from Lecce.
  • Can I celebrate my wedding inside Villa Madama? Certainly. You can organize the civil ceremony, photoshoot, and reception within the Park, Salons of the Villa, and all related areas. The entire complex is exclusively dedicated to your celebration.
  • Is there a restaurant inside Villa Madama? Yes, Villa Madama has an internal catering service, managed by Chef Andrea Martina. However, you can also book an external catering service if you prefer.
  • What events can be celebrated at Villa Madama? Inside Villa Madama, you can organize your most important events. The structure is open for weddings and private parties. Additionally, you can arrange your business meetings and corporate events.
  • Can Villa Madama host business meetings? Certainly. Villa Madama provides its internal and external spaces for the organization of events and conventions. The structure is equipped with the best technologies and every comfort.
  • Can I stay overnight at Villa Madama? Yes, the Villa has several suites and rooms where you can stay overnight with your closest guests.

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