Wedding at Villa Ricrio

Discover the splendid Villa Ricrio, the perfect venue for a rustic and relaxed wedding in the heart of Tuscany.

The location of Villa Ricrio is one of the locations that I have most appreciated during my experience as a wedding photographer in Tuscany. I have collected all the most important information, to allow you to get to know the history, the structure and answer the most frequently asked questions about the location. Enjoy the reading!

Villa Ricrio: the history

The beautiful Villa Ricrio is located in Guardistallo, a charming medieval village in the province of Pisa. The structure is situated at the foot of the Colli della Riserva Naturale di Caselli. Dating back to the 18th century, the mansion is part of a larger complex immersed in the fields of Tuscany. In past centuries, a large agricultural estate was located here, mainly cultivating cereals and olive groves. Villa Ricrio is just one of the ancient 16 farmhouses that formed the extensive Ricrio Estate.

Used as the manor house and administrative headquarters of the entire property, the residence was built directly on the pre-existing cellars and stables. The tenants gathered daily in the mansion to plan the work in the fields and participate in religious functions held here. Numerous smaller farmhouses inhabited by estate farmers were located around Villa Ricrio.

In the early '90s, the owners of the complex decided to start a profound restoration of the property. After abandoning 5 peripheral farmhouses, the remaining buildings, including Villa Ricrio, were renovated. Transformed into a beautiful tourist location, the structure now houses numerous suites and a modern pool. Finally, from the early 2000s, Villa Ricrio has also opened its doors to events and weddings.

Villa Ricrio: The Perfect Setting for a Rustic Wedding

As mentioned earlier, Villa Ricrio is a wedding venue set within an ancient farmhouse. Surrounded by cultivated fields and hills, the structure boasts secluded corners and breathtaking views. For this reason, it will be the perfect setting for intimate and exquisitely rustic weddings.

The historic Villa Ricrio is inserted into an articulated complex called Tenuta Ricrio. Versatile and suitable for even larger groups, the mansion can meet every need of the couples who choose it. Available for your event are numerous areas, each with its characteristics. You can choose to celebrate your wedding both outdoors and inside the structure, adapting the spaces according to your taste.

On warm summer days, Villa Ricrio's large garden will impeccably host your celebrations at every stage. From the romantic civil ceremony on the panoramic terrace to the banquet around the modern pool, you will spend moments of pure magic here. The exteriors of the structure will be the perfect backdrop for trendy and carefree weddings, suitable for younger couples.

For more demanding couples and lovers of tranquility, the structure also offers elegant indoor halls. Located inside the former stable of the villa, these rooms feature a vaulted ceiling that will give your event an exquisitely rustic touch. They will be the perfect choice for couples who want to organize a banquet in a country chic or traditional style.

Villa Ricrio is truly a unique wedding venue, a dream location that will give you the sweetest of weddings. Whatever your idea of a wedding, we are sure it will be the perfect choice for your most beautiful day.

Villa Ricrio: The Structure of the Venue

The historic Villa Ricrio is a rustic residence embraced by the hills of the Riserva Naturale di Caselli, where past and present blend perfectly. The structure is characterized by the perfect mix of Tuscan-style elements and more modern comforts. Over the past decades, the complex has been partially revisited, transforming it into a beautiful tourist destination.

Villa Ricrio is surrounded by a large garden, inside of which are the various areas that make up the estate. The spaces dedicated to private events and weddings include the cellars, the large terrace, and the modern pool area. A short distance from the main building is a deconsecrated chapel and numerous smaller buildings. These are the old houses once inhabited by the estate's laborers and now transformed into apartments for overnight stays.

The true highlight of Villa Ricrio is undoubtedly the ancient stables, located below the noble floor of the building. Transformed today into a large hall of over 500 square meters, it can accommodate up to 150 guests. It is a unique space, characterized by stone walls and vaulted ceilings. Thanks to numerous dimmable lights, the hall has a dreamy atmosphere that will add romance to your event.

Climbing the elegant external staircase, you then access the first floor of Villa Ricrio. Furnished with luxurious elements in perfect Tuscan style, 8 rooms have been created inside, as well as a refined bridal suite. Here you can spend your honeymoon or simply prepare before your vows.

Villa Ricrio is a truly rich and welcoming complex, where visitors will surely leave their hearts. If you are looking for a unique and versatile place to celebrate your wedding and organize a beautiful vacation, we are sure it will be perfect for you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Villa Ricrio

  • Where is Villa Ricrio located? Villa Ricrio is located in Guardistallo, a splendid medieval village in the province of Pisa. The structure is situated at the foot of the Riserva Naturale di Caselli and is a short distance from the main Tuscan art cities.
  • Can I celebrate my wedding inside Villa Ricrio? Certainly. You can organize the official civil ceremony, the photo shoot, and the reception in the garden and all the adjoining areas, such as the old cellars, the terrace, and the pool.
  • Is there a restaurant inside Villa Ricrio? Villa Ricrio does not have an internal restaurant service, but it has various kitchens for catering use. You can therefore turn to a catering company of your choice or ask the complex staff for advice.
  • What events can be celebrated at Villa Ricrio? Inside Villa Ricrio, you can organize your most important events. The structure is open for weddings and private parties. You can also organize your meetings and corporate events here.
  • Can Villa Ricrio host business meetings? Certainly. Villa Ricrio 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 inside Villa Ricrio? Yes, Villa Ricrio has 6 double rooms and 2 twin rooms, all with private bathrooms. There is also a large double suite with a sitting area and private bathroom.

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He will capture the emotions of that day and turn them into memories you will cherish forever.

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