Nestled between Catania and Augusta on the coast of Sicily, the Commenda di San Calogero is the epitome of everything that comes to mind when you picture an Italian countryside wedding venue. It’s a Grade I listed historical building with a rich history in the region – one it continues today, with thriving olive groves and orange orchards, as well as one of Sicily’s oldest and finest horse farms.
A Commenda di San Calogero wedding is one where all the charm of the past meets the comforts of the present – in increasingly creative ways. With courtyards, winding gardens, and even wheat fields mowed into shaped lawns, this Commenda di San Calogero wedding transformed the space into a whole experience for guests to interact with and explore.
Creativity Met Tradition at this Commenda di San Calogero Wedding
Alex and Alice brought their own creative energy to this rustic and sophisticated Sicilian venue – just look at Alice and her bridesmaids! She had all of them in the most gorgeous flower-crowns, donning an asymmetrical masterpiece herself for a bridal look that was the perfect blend of traditional sophistication and modern elegance.
The ceremony was held in the olive grove, with bright blue chairs as a whimsical pop of colour in the midst of all the dreamy greens and browns. They nodded to the estate’s orange trees by having oranges on the ground lining the aisle – a stroke of understated and organic genius, if you ask me!
For more of this sort of rustic Italian luxury, check out this wedding at Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti and make sure you peruse my wedding portfolio for more inspiration!