How to plan a fairy-tale Christmas-themed wedding
December is a month full of charm and festivities, increasingly popular with couples of future brides and grooms. Taking advantage of the festive mood, one can organise an original Christmas-themed wedding, with sophisticated arrangements, relaxing corners for guests and a tasty menu inspired by tradition. The important thing is to choose an evocative location that does not fear the cold and knows how to portray all the magic of winter.
The Antiche Scuderie Odescalchi offers the ideal setting for those who wish to get married at this time of year. The woods surrounding the Vigna Grande Estate and the lush English-style gardens are cloaked in a fairy-tale aura, enhanced by the deep red of the Cotoneaster berries and the shimmering waters of Lake Bracciano, peacefully nestled in the background. The elegant halls, warmed by the dancing flames of the fireplaces, lend themselves to weddings in grand style, as well as cosy and intimate receptions, in complete comfort and without any discomfort for guests.
Savouring the festive mood
Getting married in December is a unique opportunity to gather friends and family, recreating the joyful mood of an unforgettable family Christmas. Long imperial tables or refined circular tables can be arranged in the spacious halls of our historic mansion, to be adorned with fine fabrics, candelabra, crystal, and china edged in gold or silver. The rich Christmas menus, created by the best catering companies, can accommodate seasonal dishes (polenta, soups, chestnut recipes). To evoke the atmosphere of noble period residences, thematic corners can be set up, where one can relax while savouring aromatic teas, herbal teas, hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas desserts.
A majestic fir tree, placed in the centre of the room or next to the hearth, can become the centrepiece of the confetti or host small cadeaux for guests. Christmas-themed favours can be made with handcrafted creations, such as carved candles, terracotta lanterns, miniature nativity scenes, hand-painted boxes or ceramic Christmas balls. In shabby chic or country chic weddings, they can be made from reclaimed materials or food and wine products, such as nougats, panforte, fortified wines, extra virgin olive oil, jars of honey or jam.
Creating a sophisticated Christmas story
Favourite shades for Christmas-themed weddings are white, ruby red and forest green. Typical Christmas colours to be declined with immaculate tablecloths, fir twigs and scarlet berries. For sophisticated contrasts, touches of burgundy, marsala red, amaranth and pale pink can be included in wedding palettes.
Those who love the enchanted purity of winter gardens may lean toward total white, reminiscent of the impalpable lightness of snowy landscapes. Green light also goes to metallic shades (gold, copper, silver and bronze), to be combined with optical white, burgundy, classic blue or pastel hues, such as ivory, soft pink and powder blue. Candles and soft lighting will help evoke the poetic winter light and bring out the sparkling tones of the Holidays.
December at the Antiche Scuderie Odescalchi
The versatility of our facility, which is always granted on an exclusive basis, makes it possible to organise dreamy winter weddings both on holidays (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) and weekdays, when you can take advantage of attractive facilities. Each event is taken care of down to the smallest detail and personally supervised by our location manager, Ylenia Incecchi. To keep travel to a minimum and facilitate guests, couples have the option of celebrating the authentic civil ceremony directly on-site or booking through the venue one of the beautiful churches in the area, including Santa Maria del Riposo, a 16th-century artistic jewel located just 3 km from the Osterie.
If you would like to have an unforgettable Christmas-themed wedding, contact us to visit Antiche Scuderie Odescalchi: phone 06.9988152 – mobile 347.0330807. We will explain all the possible options and guide you in choosing our best partners (wedding planners, floral designers, catering companies, DJs, musicians, photographers, videomakers, etc.).