An amazing wedding at La Badia in Orvieto – Umbria Countryside

Umbria is a magical region. It is located close by famous Tuscany but it is still a little undiscovered and wild. Lorna and Ben chose it for their lovely country wedding in Italy.
Lorna and Ben are a beautiful couple coming from Australia. They chose one of the most beautiful wedding venue in Umbria region… we can say that this is also one of the most beautiful country wedding in Italy: La Badia in Orvieto.
We wish to thank Alessandro Colle studio for the beautiful wedding pictures he provided!

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La Badia – An island of stones in a sea of green

Badia is described as an “island of stones in a sea of green”. Description is pefect! It is a renowned historical venue, and it is the ideal venue to dive in green Umbrian countryside. Here you can breath a unique sense of well-being. It is magical, full of energy and charm.
Badia is located in Orvieto, in the ancient land of the Etruscans. Orvieto lies on the main communication routes between Florence and Rome, and it is a crossroads of culture and traditions from Val d’Orcia to Tuscia and thermal spas and baths. Could you think about something more poetic than this?

Orvieto, with its heritage of art and its fascinating cultural events, is one of Italy’s outstanding attractions and the perfect destination for a country wedding in Italy.

Inside La Badia there are 22 rooms and 5 suites overlooking the courtyards of the ancient abbey. Wide park, and hills clothed with olive trees and rows of vines with the tufa plateau and its majestic Cathedral rising up in the background make the landscape simply unique!
 
No better place than the abbey for private events, celebrations and wedding receptions in Umbria Countryside!

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La Badia location is strategically great There are many activities to do in the surrounding: from excursions into nature, visits to archaeological sites and the neighbouring art cities, wine and olive oil tastings in traditional olive mills. Spas and Parks of the Waters of Upper Lazio and Tuscany are within easy reach. In two hours you can reach romantic Florence, and Rome or even Siena!. It takes but an hour to reach Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza, and half an hour to get to Civita di Bagnoregio and the Lake Bolsena.

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A romantic wedding ceremony at La Badia

Back to Lorna and Ben’s wedding! Our bride and groom decided to plan both ceremony and reception at the venue. Initially the garden facing Orvieto was the perfect spot for the wedding ceremony but the weather turned out to be rainy and we had to move it inside the old refectory, which is a hall inside the Badia with precious ancient frescos. And it is more than a plan B, it is a wonderful spot!
All floral decorations where in white, cream and green, very natural. The perfect style for Badia in Umbria Countryside.

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Lorna hold an elegant cream wedding bouquet with roses and gypsophila that perfectly matched her vintage wedding dress.
A crown made with the same flowers, gave the bride a bucolic style, too.
Ben, the groom, on the other hand, had an elegant cream suit.

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An amazing wedding dinner at La Badia in Orvieto

After a romantic wedding ceremony bride and groom went down to Orvieto for some wedding pictures inside the old town and in front of the stunning Abbey, one of the most beautiful churches in Italy.

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When they got back to La Badia, they reached out guests for their wedding cocktail inside the courtyard. Here they all enjoyed delicious Italian aperitif, all made with local Umbrian products: very genuine.
Seated wedding dinner was served inside Badia refectory where we set up a long top table. We decorated the wedding top table with a green runner with candles and floral bouquets all along the table.
We planned the cut of the wedding cake outdoor overlooking Orvieto by night. Romantic fairy lights did the rest!
We opened for Sweets buffet and open bar and the dancing party could start! What a great night! 


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A wedding in Umbria countryside is always special!


ABOUT THE PLANNERS

Stefania and Vanessa (Wedding Planners)

Ciao to all, we are Stefania and Vanessa and we are Italian Wedding Company wedding coordinators and planner in amazing Tuscany region. We are the authors of this post you’ve just read.

We hope you liked it. If you are dreaming about a real Italian style Tuscan weddings on lovely hills and amazing countryside this is the right place for you. Do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to send you great ideas!