Once upon a time, these were the family parties! The band in cherry color suits, playing the lively beats on the Roland synthesizer, uncle Roman in the center of the parquet floor in a short sleeve shirt tucking a star-shaped evening gown and spinning cousins.
Aunty Mania with vocal talent and the guest appearances at Sunday Mass, here cheered cheerfully in the hit of the Boys Band "You are crazy". At midnight the moment of calm, and now we go to one shot, then "bitter vodka", the traditional egg-laying through the leg and creating the longest rope from clothes.
Or such a wedding in a fireman's depot with a professional kitchen in the back room. The door to the kitchen opened solemnly, the light went out, someone switched on the Star Wars music, and the whole pig came in, with the apple in its mouths and the light fountains flares in its rump. The concept of exaggeration did not exist, it was thick and whole. Before the finale the orchestra played Urszula Sipińska's unforgettable hit, and the lovely parents performed a shaky dance with dignity. Later, only the finals, survivors, abandoned sailors, left and right leg, you will not drink and finally, and then only champagne breakfast and home...
So it was once, we remember it well, and when Kasia said "I've made it too sweet." and showed pictures to the following article - we asked where is uncle Roman and his spinning jacket?! Where is tatar with egg, unruly noodles from the broth and what the hell is the "naked cake"? Kasia responded calmly, relaxing our post-communist state of consciousness that luckily the ideas for family events are miscellaneous and yet we show only one type. There are, in the end, palaces with uncle Roman from the PRL and aunt from the church choir, but there is also something else. Vintage, retro, rustic, wonderful wedding reports and barns. The whole mass of barns. Today about the barns but not only. There are two picturesque guest houses in Lower Silesia and the famous villa in Lanckorona. Maybe you'll find something else? Let us know!
At the first place we have something so beautiful that we had to make sure that it was in Poland. And it is. All those photos of climate weddings you find on Pinterest were probably made in Kawków, and by the hand of the host of this place. So there is a house in which about 16 people will fit, a huge barn with a parquet floor, on which many uncle will fit. If there will be many more of uncles - all of Nowe Kawkowo is at your disposal, because the area is the most atmospheric accommodation in Poland.
„Stodoła is the perfect place for a wedding! No stress and among friends. And Staszek creates an true aura, making you want to come back after a weekend in Kawków and your dream wedding in the barn! We are limited only by the distance, but even from the other side of Poland it's really really worth visit!!”
Slowhop opinion: Such a nice place that you can consider your second wedding, just to make a party in Kawkowo.
This is kind of a place for a wedding in the boho style, that even obdurate singles want to hear Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" and married women, in such a setting, want to renew the oath. Instead of white outdoor tents, beauty openwork yurt and instead of stain resistant tablecloth, beautiful china and rustic decor. Małgosia, who in the past dealt with film production, came up with this idea for a romantic wedding in nature. Now she realizes the most fantastic scenarios. She pulls out weddings in churches and registry offices to Polish meadows. She helps fulfill the dreams of romantic stylish wedding and celebration of this special day in nature.
"We had a beautiful wedding. Not only because the yurt with its equipment looks phenomenal and not only because the yurt in the open air is a feast for the senses. The most valuable thing, that we had from the yurt that day, was its hosts. Gosia with her team helped us to feel relief and safe. They really watch over everything and there was no problem, for which they wouldn't find a solution! Thank you and we highly recommend."
Slowhop opinion: For the organization of the wedding in a yurt you need land, the rest belongs to the organizers. Everything from the decorations, through the flowers to the menu you'll discuss with organized and experienced team. It will be beautiful and without stress.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's a novelty of 2019. Specifically of July 2019. Let the inhabitants of Greater Poland and the surroundings enjoy, because there, in the greenery, you can throw a decent wedding reception in the barn. Actually, it all started from the beautiful place in the middle of the forest. So beautiful that guests found it to be better than Hawaii and cheered for currants and spruces farm. Then there was agritourism, which name was taken from the comparison. And then guests prayed stays, tastes and the hosts themselves. On site you will find a real farm with deer breeding and really delicious food.
"Place with the soul - created with passion for nature, while respecting the rights of mother nature... Full symbiosis of animals, plants and people, translates into a profound experience, providing complete relaxation and rest. The hosts along with their team have positive attitude towards guests, which gives the feeling of sitting at home or at the relatives and close friends."
Slowhop opinion: For couples interested in wedding: 50 beds, 140 seats for party in the barn and famous Hawaiian game on the tables.
Let's leave the countryside for a moment and get to the city. And here we have Warsaw, and inside, away from the glass skyscrapers - atmospheric antiques based on what (almost) everybody like: brick. Pół na Pół is a creative space for events, artfully decorated in the former powder-magazine from the nineteenth century Tsarist forts. So we have the truest loft, and half-wild meadow in the back. You can get married in the open air and then celebrate indoors. What do we like about it in addition to what we always like, which is conservation attempt? Maybe the fact, that it's Warsaw district of Mokotów and you can throw a green party in the boho style and pretend to be somewhere else.
"Better place for a magical wedding you won't find, and even staff is very helpful, without mentioning the magic of the garden, terrace and exit through the window. I highly recommend, not only for the wedding."
Slowhop opinion: In details Pół na Pół is 160 m2 divided into 2 twin halls, which can fit up to 120 people. You can do everything from baptism to weddings. Plus corporate meetings and photo sessions. The hosts know the ropes, so they can help you from A to Z.
And here's completetly different story. Literally. If loft-like atmosphere reminds you a socialist-realist posters from grandfather's photos and you'd like to have a little more elegance - we have for you Pałac Zdunowo. History, as usual in such cases - charming for our old souls. So, superheroes who have taken restoration of the ruins near Warsaw upon themselves, once house of a noble family. There's a real manager, who gently wraps you up with good advice and good practice. In addition, the award-winning chef and his effects: 100 Best Restaurant Poland award and in 2016 the palace was entered in the list of prestigious Gaullt & Millau guide.
"Our ceremony was held on Friday in the open air, on the grass between the beautiful trees and the wedding reception was held in a tent next to the palace. The possibility of preparing from in the palace rooms since the morning and accommodation after the event was a great solution and the shuttle bus for guests from Warsaw and return was a hit. The place itself has an amazing atmosphere of the manor situated in nature. In addition, thanks to the service, which had coped with all the diets and serving dinner for guests. Magda, who coordinated the event was easy-going, precise and she buttoned everything up tied. Thanks a lot from the two of us and our families for the most beautiful day and night of our lives!"
Slowhop opinion: In details Pałac Zdunowo is: a marriage ceremony in the open air (transparent tent for 200 people (420 m2), can accommodate dance floor and round tables (12-people) and elegant chairs) and a wedding in the ballroom. And 53 beds.
Creaky floors, a mansion with a cozy home atmosphere, a magical garden with a pond, linen tablecloths and the fire in the fireplace. Wedding in Dwór Dawidy is an extraordinary event. This eighteenth century manor house after careful restoration is today a wonderwall for brides who want to have dress with a veil in the Provencal style. Dwór Dawidy is perfect for enthusiasts who love celebrations in vintage style, boho and traditional receptions in fairy-tale interiors or outdoors. It's worth mentioning the brilliant food made from local products and beautiful bedrooms on the first floor and an atmosphere of unhurried relaxation.
"Charming place surrounded by forest and tranquility. Atmospheric place in the old style. We held a 3 day wedding here. People who work in the manor house create an atmosphere of hearth and home. Owner was extremely helpful in the preparation of the party, he tried to do everything, so we wouldn't have to worry. FOOD. Large portions, prepared from regional products, excellent taste. None of the guests left hungry and disappointed."
Slowhop opinion: Inside the mansion there's place for an intimate party for the Bride and Groom and closest family. Here, too, you have the option to arrange a magic civil ceremony in the park.
Fabulously situated house in the middle of the forest. Silence, clean air, relaxation and no stress. Bride relaxed, laughing, friends and family lying down on the sun loungers and a wooden platform serves as the best dance floor under the sun. Rural wedding in a modern style, a little bit detached from reality. You can get married outdoor, under the linden tree or on the island in the middle of the pond, organize a bonfire, and even get foodtrucks for an afetr-party. We dare to believe that this is the most beautiful place for the boho wedding in Wielkopolska.
fot. Martyna Woźniak
"As I am writing "magical", I'm not abusing this term - we drove here 20 minutes through the forest to find this haven of peace where Karolina brought house with her history back to life. Flowers, decorations, tables - it's almost all down to the bride nd groom and their relatives. Preparations have started quite slowly, Zosia had even time to go for a run ;) With time, everything speed up a little bit, but still - without hurry. There was no fixed plan, it was my first wedding where cake entered after midnight, the DJ didn't stopped playing music - uninterrupted party!"
Slowhop opinion: One of those places that offers rental - you rent 2 hectares of land with two houses, hall and a covered terrace - total area of 260m2 of ballroom. The price includes the whole infrastructure: tables, chairs, dishes.
Wilhelmi and Barbara Kraftówna were here, and young Stuhr probably fall into the pool several times. Willa Tadeusz is an unusual place, and probably we will soon read about it in textbooks, because it is probably the oldest pension in the hands of one family. Weddings are even for 100 people, in a garden-outdoor climate, over an unusual brick swimming pool, in a green sourroundings, about 30 minutes from the center of Kraków.
„Beautiful garden weddings, unforgettable atmosphere. If someone is so fond of such a style of home-garden weddings then this is an ideal place for not much money.”
Slowhop opinion: If you ask us - with the wedding at Villa Tadeusz you will enjoy not only yourself, but also the grandfather who loves Piłsudski, mommy with good old days taste and dad who likes to eat well.
It's time to expose this place, we are sure you will be grateful. The author of the success is Alex and Przepitki. Alex provided an idea, a house and a barn, Przepitki, hectares of wilderness an hour from the capital and the name. "Where did you have the wedding?" "In the Przepitki (chaser in English)"! "We invite you to the wedding at Przepitki". And immediately it gets fun, and as a bonus to the invitation we have a smile and a promise that it will be a decade party, and certainly will not be drought... Alex is a painter, he has in mind not only creativity, but also aesthetic vision, and a few places to sleep in. Look for more and contact the Host.
„Wonderful intimacy in a enormous space! And it is so close. Lazy rest or active close-up with nature. And evening by the fireplace or by the fire. A grill or an exclusive dinner. Such a choice that you have to go back and try everything.”
Slowhop opinion: We have 12 places in a small and large house. And the barn and gazebo with a total area 110 sq m for celebrations, weddings, workshops, film events or whatever you think of. 60 minutes from Warsaw.
There have been changes recently, and we still wonder how much energy they have. First, we were electrified by the fact that the host Tomek is a musician and plays the trumpet and bass in the band "Bracia". And Ewa, the woman that graduated from ASP is an interior architect. Well, we have the best combo and a recipe for a unique event. Minimalist interiors, calming. Cuisine based on local ingredients (if possible, so don't chase us later about the lack of cucumbers from the garden patch in December), a barn for all versions of "I have wonderful parents", ecological swimming pond and bungalows constructed in an old apple orchard on a hillside. Note, this is something for those who want to have eco wedding! Here, they care about it!
"Yes, it's a world championship - to create as authentic, beautiful, peaceful place. Ewa and Tomek are incredibly warm hosts, who surround guests with their cordiality since the morning (providing delicious breakfast composed only from local products: cheese from Mrs. Grazyna, cucumbers and tomatoes from their own garden, they also make delicious salads, local-home specialty - biłgoraj pie - we could list for a long time...). We stayed in the barn reconstructed to a cozy residential houses in Scandinavian style with a hint of industrialism - everything clean, fresh, comfortable. There are also great common spaces - terraces on which you can discuss till late night, read a book, sip wine from a local vineyard, pet a dog or just look straight ahead. Because the sky there is also beautiful: transparent, full of stars at night and during the day just blue. The silence was occasionally interrupted by the sounds of rural life: dogs, roosters, frogs. Phone signal is reachable only on the hill with apple trees, so you can make yourself digital detox, but in an emergency have contact with the rest of the world. The surrounding hills, fields and forest invite for walks or bicycle tours. Those, who desire company can always visit to Kazimierz for coffee or dinner. Although it's hard to leave Gołębnik, the perfect "holiday home".
Slowhop opinion: In details, Gołębnik is: five 4-bed rooms and two 2-bed rooms with a living room for 24 people, in the apple orchard you can get married and have atmospheric weddingreception in the barn. No wifi and TV. Accommodation also in the bungalows.
If we have barns, mostly they are rustic. And here, near Gdansk was created barn-loft. A loftbarn. It fits in 100 feasters, you can freely stomp with heels, tap dance or do the moonwalk, because the floor can withstand everything. The hosts have the understanding for slow cuisine and the products come from certified organic farms. Just around the corner of the barn there are three cottages: two 4-bed and one 2-bedded. Cool thing is also a great space for the kids on the mezzanine - they will love it for sure.
Slowhop opinion: From 60 to 120 seats, depending on the setting. The place is eco and you can have here not only wedding, but also workshops, baptisms, birthdays, or whatever you wish for.
Oh boy, how they do it! They have a great kitchen, they cooperate with "Kwiaty i Miut", so you can count on beautiful floral decorations and in addition they are in the Wleń area of Lower Silesia, and there is always something to do. On the spot there are 14 beds, and the newlyweds suite. People from Polna Zdrój have great joy from the organization of weddings and this passion is clearly visible.
„Polna is definitely the best place to organize this special day! A place with climate, great owners, where every stress gets lost. Polna Zdrój offers a completely different level of service and quality compared to other wedding service providers. If someone cares about the climate of an exclusive gala, let them look further, and if the rustic atmosphere is his dream, he could not get any better. ”
Slowhop opinion: Magda and Mateusz are masters of climate weddings. Left everything in their hands, and you will be looking at photos from the wedding every day for the rest of your life and you will look back to those flavors.
Only 45 km from Warsaw, there is a place for a great wedding, for more than 200 people in folk and boho style and basically in any style because Gosia (professional florist) knows her stuff and creates enchanting decoration professionally. The action takes place in Warsaw, in an old farm built by the Dutch in the fifteenth century. Surrounded by manor buildings,outbuildings, old sugar factory and mill settlement. Here you can say wedding vows in the orchard, a meadow or next to the old trees. You can dance to the music on the floor "under the stars", which is located right in front of the barn and the whole gang of uncles will find place for their hippity-hoppings. The bonus is that bride nad groom have their own Gypsy caravan, placed in a quiet place and hosts have 16 beds and hectares on which you can put up more than one tent.
Slowhop opinion: If you dream of an unconventional wedding which you will tell your grandchildren about, then this is the address. The biggest barn in Mazovia and full proffessionality in the organization.