Receptions & Dining
Open year around for catered events with a minimum of 30 guests, Il Borgo di Olive provides both outdoor and indoor dining choices for your reception. In the warmer weather, you might consider a buffet or seated dinner in the garden terrace, Giardino di Olive, with its spectacular views. Or you could reserve the terrace for the ceremony and celebratory champagne and move inside to our restaurant for the meal. In cooler months, for those not using one of the churches on the property, a ceremony in the lovely Salone della Fortuna can be paired with a reception in our restaurant.
Ristorante di Olive
Sala di Olive is a large sunlit room with delicate hand painted images of the native olive trees which give Il Borgo di Olive its name. One section of the room is slightly raised — a perfect place to seat a wedding party or special guests, or it can be used as a more intimate space for a smaller event. Two large French doors open directly to the Giardino di Olive with its magnificent panoramic vistas, making the possibility of an integrated space for larger parties. It is also connected by a set of steps to Sala di Camino and the kitchen.
Sala di Camino is a large room in the taverna style with deep green walls and hand painted medallions and murals that evoke the stories of the hunts and hunting clubs for which the region is famous. A huge open fireplace stands ready to roast game. An extra-large forno legno bakes foccia, bread, pizza, and roasted game or special cuts of lamb and beef. The original wine presses from the castle’s cantina form the bar and an early Roman stone becomes a tasting table in the wine room. Sala di Camino is connected to Sala di Olive by a set of steps.
Giardino di Olive
The original terrace of the castle, Giardino di Olive offers both breathtaking views of the hills and sunset and the imposing presence of the Castello di Sismano.
The stunning views— especially at sunset—offer the perfect setting for a sumptuous buffet or a sit-down dinner or lunch. At the center of the terrace, with its small ancient fountain, is a picture-perfect spot for cutting a cake. With the castle as a backdrop, a hand wrought iron arch provides an intimate setting under which many couples have said their vows. At night, the walls of the castle are strikingly lit, providing an atmosphere of romance and drama.
Giardino di Olive lies at the foot of the entrance stairs of the castle and can be open to the Sala di Olive through two grand wooden French doors, giving you the option of choosing to use either one or both of the spaces.
Capacity: 120 for seated dining
200 for standing reception
Terrazza della Poeta
Outside Sala di Camino and just below the Giardino di Olive is the Terrazza della Poeta. Its name reflects the romance and poetry of the sunset views and the colors which change moment by moment—a place for timeless photos, or a welcoming aperitif for your guests.
Capacity: 60 seated
Salone della Fortuna
A large fireplace that is lit during the winter, deep red accents against the grey stone walls, ancient bedwarmers turned into hanging lights—the romance of medieval history comes alive in the Salone della Fortuna. Perfect for a ceremony, an intimate party, a buffet, or a community meeting, the space links to the kitchen for ease of catering for parties of a minimum of 30 guests. for parties of a minimum of 30 guests. For smaller catered events that do not require kitchen service, a well-equipped bar makes this a perfect place to celebrate.
Capacity: 30 seated
Our fully equipped kitchen is set up for catering for parties with 30 guests or more with a dishwashing area and substantial space for prep, refrigeration and storage. The kitchen has a separate entrance with easy access and parking.
You can use your own caterer, or we would be delighted to give you some suggestions.
Connect with friends in our Enoteca Kabille for a morning coffee and biscotti, or later for a glass of Umbrian wine or grappa, or a beer with some antipasto. It’s a great place to enjoy conversation amid the reimagined medieval designs painted on the walls and the repurposed artifacts found in the castle’s cellar.