The Residenza di Ripetta is located in the very heart of Rome, within walking distance of the famous Piazza del Popolo – a beacon for all art lovers, who converge from all over the world to admire the artworks by Caravaggio, Pinturicchio and Bernini exhibited in the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo. If you venture in the opposite direction, you will be walking straight into Rome’s exclusice fashion district, that revolves around via Condotti. Several of the city’s most popular landmarks are easily reached from the Residenza di Ripetta, which will prove to be the ideal place to go back to and relax after a hard day’s explorations.
Residenza di Ripetta: The Space
A gem of the baroque style, dating back to the XVII Century, the Residenza di Ripetta was once a convent. Entering its ample and lavish inner court is like walking into an oasis right at the heart of Rome’s bustling centre. Paintings, statues and ancient frescoes, as well as a rich collection of contemporary art-pieces decorate its spacious halls. Conveniently located between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, the original convent has expanded and developed over the centuries thanks to the generous contribution of the Vatican. One of the popes that offered the most support to the original institution was Innocent XI, whose marble bust is currently on display in the Bernini Hall, which used to be the convent’s church. The Bernini Hall is the ideal place in which to hold your reception or your civil ceremony. The Terrace will offer your guest a peerless view of Rome’s rooftops. It is furnished with an elegant marquee and luxuriant plants and flowers. The inner garden contains a rich selection of Mediterranean plants and it makes for the ideal location for a mise en place en plein air. There are also a number of halls of different sizes, catering to all manners of receptions: the Ripetta Pavillion, the Gaudi Hall, the Esdra Hall, the Library and the Vantaggio Hall.
Bernini Hall: 160 seated guests, 200 standing buffet guests
The Terrace: 120 seated guests, 150 standing buffet guests
The Garden: 160 seated guests, 200 standing buffet guests
The resident chef is Rodolfo Chieroni, whose skills and expertise will create the perfect menu to offer your guests and unforgettable culinary experience. The constant research for new gastronomic wonders will result in surprising, daring and delicious choices, ranging from original reinterpretations of traditional recipes to the creation of entirely new ones, always with genuine and freshly sourced ingredients.
You will work with an experience Event Coordinator, which will be able to assist you throughout the planning phase as well as on your wedding day. The Residenza di Ripetta can also provide several other professionals, including a flower designer, photographers, musical entertainers, stewarding and babysitting services, a garage and a cloakroom.
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