Matera, as I saw it, I couldn’t imagine it.
It is a shame to start enjoying something only when it becomes trendy and fashionable. The most exemplary case? The delightful Lucanian city of Matera, which has been there for centuries, embedded in the history of the southern “depths”, yet unknown to most until a few years ago when it became a meeting place for photographers, journalists and influencers. Suspended in time and space, pop and aristocratic at the same time, this splendid city becomes an ideal open-air stage to celebrate any event. First and foremost: weddings! And among the most beautiful wedding locations in Basilicata, Alvino 1884 stands out among all: a warm embrace between history, architecture and empathy.
From abandoned mill to a location full of charm: welcome to Alvino 1884
The story is wonderful because it always intertwines with the story of human beings. This is the case with Alvino 1884 which takes its name from the Neapolitan family, which built the original ancient mill. After a long period of abandonment, the brilliant minds of Ettore Mocchetti (architect and director of Condé Nast Italia’s “Traveler” and “AD” magazine) and of the entrepreneur Nicola Benedetto, create a totally innovative artistic project. It is the crasis between history and futurism, design and tradition, aesthetics and functionality.
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This place moves between open and internal spaces, in a delicate mix that immediately gives a sensation of purity, stability, cleanliness of forms, visual harmony. The strength of the location is its functionality and logistical ease – the painstaking attention to detail transforms each room into a warm and welcoming space. It is a location designed for every season of the year, for every moment of the day. And it makes every wedding “articulated” and flexible thanks to the vastness and variety of spaces.
Alvino 1884 can be considered a unicum in Italy. It all starts with the peculiar industrial architecture which, expertly modified, has created large, very bright rooms. And yet the details, intrinsically perfect, give a special allure to the location: from the internal courtyard, the arches, the vaulted coverage of the spaces, etc. The internal rooms are pure visual emotion: the first room, called Alvino, is connected to the second which gives onto the wonderful garden through large windows. A beautiful presidential suite to welcome the newlyweds and 24 rooms for all guests and – why not – opt for a Wedding Weekend. Dreamlike outdoor spaces with swimming pool, ancient trees, scenic fountains, etc.
The greatness of Alvino 1884 does not lie only in the historical-artistic beauties, but in the empathy of the team that will follow you from start to finish, until you complete the perfect picture of your wedding day. In short, it is simple… Alvino 1884 is a metaphysical environment to live a memorable wedding day.