Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera

A historical gem wedding venue located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sassi di Matera

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Located in the enchanting Basilicata region, Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita offers an unparalleled wedding venue in Italy. This historical gem, nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sassi di Matera, showcases the epitome of a Minor Heritage. Its rocky caves, which were inhabited until the early 1950s, provide a truly unique setting for a romantic celebration.

Transformed into 18 intimate boutique bedrooms, the sassi of Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita exude an air of tranquility. The rooms are beautifully adorned with simple furnishings, creating a serene ambiance illuminated by the soft glow of candlelight. Stepping into this cultural haven, guests embark on a hospitality experience that defies conventional categorization, transcending the limitations of traditional luxury.

Recognized for its exceptional allure, Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita has received accolades from esteemed publications worldwide. The New York Times hailed it as one of “the most extraordinary destinations in the world,” while the Times praised it as one of the “ten most beautiful hotels on the international scene.” Moreover, the Tatler guide of Condé Nast has bestowed upon it the prestigious honor of being one of “the one hundred most beautiful hotels on the planet.” At this remarkable venue, luxury takes the form of evoking profound emotions that leave a lasting impression on all who visit.

For couples seeking a wedding venue in Italy that embodies heritage, romance, and uncharted luxury, Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita stands as an unrivaled choice. Let your love story unfold amidst the captivating allure of this extraordinary destination.



Frequently Asked Questions

Are there indoor and outdoor set-up options?

  • Yes, we have both indoor and outdoor set up options 

How many guests does the venue hold?

  • 40 guests 

Is the venue available for exclusive use?

  • Yes

Does the venue offer accommodation?

  • Yes

Can we choose our own vendors, or do you have a preferred or exclusive vendor list?

  • It depends, we are flexible

Is the venue child friendly?

  • Yes

Are taxis and nearby accommodation easily accessible from the venue?

  • Yes

What is the backup plan for rain or inclement weather?

  • Yes

Can the venue accommodate a DJ or live band?

  • Yes

Does the venue have disabled access?

  • No

Do you charge a corkage fee?

  • Yes

Does the wedding venue already own a sound system with adequate speakers or will that need to be rented?

  • No

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