Casa Sant Elia offers an intimate and authentic Italian experience in a luxury setting amongst olive groves and vineyards with stunning views across the Le Marche countryside.


Is there accommodation on site?

Yes, Casa Sant Elia can sleep ten. One ensuite bedroom has a separate lounge area and private terrace, a perfect dressing space for the bride. Two hundred metres down the drive (but still within the estate) there's Casa Gialla, another house sleeping six. Both houses having large swimming pools. Further accommodation from B&B's to 4 star hotels can be found locally.

Where is the nearest airport?

Ancona airport is 25 mins away from the venue, with the larger airport of Bologna being 2 hrs away. Cars can be hired easily from both airports, but guest transfer can also be arranged within a wedding package.

What does inclusive mean and include?

We offer a three day inclusive Friday-Monday experience. Arriving on Friday, giving you time to welcome any guests staying onsite and also those staying nearby. Enjoy an evening meal together, and breakfast the morning of the wedding. Sunday, continue the celebrations, and with both houses having pools, all set within approx. 25 acres there's room for relaxation, fun and even some wine tasting can be arranged... all before departing after breakfast on the Monday.

What is the reception capacity?

We offer capacity for up to 100. Depending on the weather, the reception can be held within the olive groves, under the pergola, or even around the large swimming pool. There's also a marquee if rain is forecast, which can also be used for celebrations late into the night.

Will there be someone to help plan the ceremony?

Yes, we feel it's important that the bride and groom have a stress free wedding in every way. Therefore we work with several local wedding planners who will offer as much, or as little help as is required. This would include all documentation for the wedding, whether it's a civil, religious or symbolic ceremony. We also use local chefs, florists, photographers, bands etc.


Sant’ Elia is an uber charming villa lovingly restored by Jerry and Irene’ Avis. Sant’ Elia is ideal for a more intimate, authentic Italian experience in a home-like setting with a very personal touch. The villa can accommodate from 8 to 10 guests with another 6 in an adjacent home. Nestled among the surrounding vineyards, the views from the villa are amazing providing the perfect backdrop for a destination ceremony and reception for up to 100 guests.

Carolyn Steere

We couldn’t have wished for anything more, the days were filled with love, happiness and fun. Having extensive grounds, together with both houses for three days, gave us extra time to spend with family and friends. Irené, Jerry and Chloe were brilliant...they ‘just know’, and filled us with confidence from the outset!

Sissy and Fede

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