Country Style Wedding and Big Corporate Events in the Ancient Odescalchi Stables
Source: Francesca Ferrara of Quality Travel for Undiscovered Italy
A large vineyard, gardens and three huge rooms on one floor (Room of the Bridle and Rooms of the Saddles and Carriages) surrounded by vegetation overlooking Lake Bracciano for weddings, receptions, parties and corporate events. This is The Ancient Odescalchi Stables which has its origins in 1696 with the Duchy of Bracciano and the Orsini family. Purchased by Prince Livio I Odescalchi. With Livio II it became an estate and land for agriculture and sheep farming. From 1887 under the guidance of Don Baldassarre, eldest son of the Princess mother, Sofia Branicka, the areas were divided to diversify the crops and breed the best equine breeds. The Odescalchi Stables was born.
The Country Style for the Wedding
The Ancient Stables offers the possibility to plan your event both outdoors and indoors or to use all the spaces at the same time. There is no season for the wedding that the Stables does not know. For weddings, it is also possible the civil rite on site.
Here the outdoor spaces are very large, with over 50 hectares of fields, and allow private and corporate events with hundreds of guests as well as exhibitions, fairs, vernissages, or concerts that can attract thousands of visitors. Besides, the private beach overlooking Lake Bracciano can host water sports events and more.
“The restoration lasted about three years. Our type of client is Italian but it is a place increasingly sought after by foreigners or Italian couples living abroad,” says Princess Margherita Odescalchi, curator of the estate, and explains: “Our events come to host up to 350 people. It is possible to do the civil rite on site: for some years now, in agreement with the Municipality of Bracciano we have the possibility to celebrate the authentic civil rite both inside and outside our spaces and it is a civil rite where the municipal official comes to celebrate the ceremony. We also rely on a church of the late ‘500 overlooking Lake Bracciano with an extraordinary view, Santa Maria del Riposo”. The other churches in the area are: Santa Maria Novella and Duomo of Santo Stefano, San Lorenzo, Church of the Assumption, Basilica of San Michele.
The Country as Background for Events and Receptions
Baptisms, confirmations, birthdays in high style but also for business customers and leisure such as: congresses, meetings, gatherings, team building, presentations related to the automotive sector, trade fairs, corporate or advertising meetings, concerts, exhibitions and fashion shows. But also, show-cooking, film sets or photoshoots.
The Ancient Stables lends itself to host events that love the country landscape setting in which the protagonists are good food, traditional and artistic pastry, creative hobbies, fittings, the agricultural world, outdoor sports and professional craftsmanship.
Another type of event that can be organized includes sports events. The Stables estate overlooks Lake Bracciano and offers a private beach where you can organize events such as canoeing, fishing, and water relay races.
In the woods which surround the estate, you can organize outdoor activities such as tree climbing or hiking sessions (excursions on foot ) which allow you to admire the lush surrounding vegetation or even, for lovers of 4 wheels, a test drive of 4×4 and SUV or competitions on Quod and off-road 4×4.