Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Italy from 8 Dreamiest Wedding Venues in the World (Slideshow)

8 Dreamiest Wedding Venues in the World (Slideshow)


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Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Italy

Getting married in Rome is already a dream, but getting married in a beautiful castle just outside of the city? I don’t think mere mortals are even allowed to have dreams like that. Built in the fifteenth century on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi houses a museum and cultural events center, but it can be your wedding venue for a bargain price of $50,000 — to start, of course. The happy (and wealthy) couple can choose to say their vows at neighboring St. Stephen’s Cathedral (which connects to the castle via tunnel) or in the light-filled granary overlooking the lake, the surrounding gardens (including the “secret garden”), or one of the armory rooms — any of which can also host receptions of up to 1,000 guests. The venue has played host to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes when they got married, as well as  to numerous other famous weddings that, according to the website, “are considered to be amongst the most important in recent years.” (Whatever that means.)