Palacio Santa Cristina

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Sleeps: 22 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 13

Overview

Wedding Venue Villa/House
Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Palacio Santa Cristina was built in the late 19th century on the Las Alberguerías estate. The estate was managed for several generations by the Díaz de Bustamante family, which in turn is part of a sanctuary of thousands of hectares linked to the very same family. For those seeking elegance, character, style and a completely unique atmosphere; then this enchanting palace is a perfect choice, making your special occasion completely unforgettable!

Surrounded by flourishing gardens, set between cattle farms and game reserves and with breath-taking views over the bordering meadows, Palacio Santa Cristina sits in the very heart of nature. Located in Extremadura, just two and a half hours by car from Madrid, Seville or Lisbon and just a few minutes from Cáceres and Trujillo, it is a truly special place to celebrate weddings and other important events. There are large private spaces to accommodate your occasion and stunning surrounding areas for you and your guests to explore.

The palace sleeps up to twenty guests in ten bedrooms, and there is plenty of nearby accommodation for the rest of your guests. Lovingly restored, modern facilities have been blended in with the charming décor. Outside, with the palace as your backdrop, you can choose a space to suit your aesthetics, be it a ceremony under the dappled light of oak trees, canapes under a banner of twinkle lights or a fabulous dinner in a tranquil garden. There is capacity for holding events with up to 1000 people in the same space, so that huge wedding of your dreams, with all your loved ones around you, is a very real prospect!

Described as one of the most luxurious wedding venues, regularly hosting European royalty, this is an opportunity not to be missed, making your event quite unlike any other! The Santa Cristina Palace team go out of their way to make your day as special as possible. From outdoor weddings to personalised marquees, they can adapt to your tastes. It is possible to rent the estate with or without a catering service, and there is plenty of advice on offer to help you organise every element.

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What you should know…

  • It is also possible to rent the estate for weddings and events without a catering service
  • The capacity for holding events is up to 1,000 people in the same space
  • We offer advice for the organization of the entire event, ceremony, photography, music, transport, decoration or wedding planner

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Coffee Machine Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV TV Spa/Massage Wine Cellar DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Palacio Santa Cristina dates back to the mid-19th century and was completely refurbished in 2019. 11 modern double rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, decorated in detail and equipped of all the comforts, as well as a luxurious dining room, terraces and bar. A large lounge with several rooms serves as a common place in the warmth of the main chimney, turning the palace into a home away from home.

Interior Grounds
- 11 double rooms with bathroom and 1 double flat with bathroom
- Floor heating throughout the house and air conditioning in several rooms
- 13 bathrooms
- Main room with different spaces and fireplace
- Dining room with capacity for 30 people
- Balcony terrace overlooking the pasture and dining room
- Office/dispatch
- Bar room with multimedia TV
- Bathroom and service rooms

Exterior Grounds
- Garden
- Balcony in 3 rooms
- Terraces and chillout area with outside dining
- Barbecue
- Private parking
- Helicopter track

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Television
- Satellite/Cable
- DVD player
- Bedding
- Towels
- Air conditioning in some rooms
- Underfloor heating throughout the house

Location

About the surrounding area of Palacio Santa Cristina
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Historical Sites
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Palacio Santa Cristina is located in Extremadura, just two and a half hours by car from Madrid, Seville or Lisbon and just a few minutes from Cáceres and Trujillo. Surrounded by nature, in a meadow of oak trees, it offers a real escape from the hustle and bustle of city life; an oasis of tranquillity. It is the main house of the vast 750-hectare Finca Las Alberguerías, with its idyllic setting and privileged location making it the ideal place for weddings and all kinds of events.

For guests, there is very good access, with a decent road leading to the entire way to the property. It also has a large parking area, with plenty of room for large celebrations.

The nearby town of Trujillo has been described as Spain’s most romantic village! The village is characterised by the Castillo, a medieval stone fortress which sits strikingly atop a hill overlooking the town centre. An escape from the busy tourist towns of Spain, Trujillo gives you a tranquil insight into Spanish life without the constant stream of tourists. Trujillo’s Plaza Mayor, the main square is beautiful, with a huge statue of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro and a myriad of local eateries where you can taste some classic local dishes. A leisurely twenty-minute walk from the town centre will take you to the gorgeous hill-top castle, Trujillo’s pride and joy. You can go inside and climb up the tower, but the most impressive aspect must be the stunning views from the castle grounds, stretching out over the village and the Extremaduran countryside.

Cáceres is equally described as one of Spain's most beautiful cities. Relatively untouched since its 16th-century splendour, narrow cobbled streets twist and wind among ancient defensive stone walls so you can amble and wonder for hours, getting lost in the charm and romance of the city. The charming streets are lined with palaces, mansions, arches and churches, while the cityscape is decorated with turrets, spires, gargoyles and storks' nests. The historic Old Town is in fact listed on the Unesco World Heritage list, for outstanding universal value and cannot be missed when you are staying nearby.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Badajoz Airport

(152km)

Nearest Airport 2 Sevilla Airport

(301km)

Nearest Village La Cumbre

(11km)

Nearest Town/City Caceres

(42km)

Nearest Restaurant Meson Huseo

(17km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar La Plaza

(20km)

Nearest Supermarket La Cumbre Supermarket

(22km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club

(43km)

Nearest Golf Norba Golf Club

(50km)

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Meal delivery service

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

 

Extra Services

- 4X4 routes
- Private hunting reserve, organization of partridge hunts and big game hunting
- Private events and celebrations (up to 100 people in indoor halls and 1,000 people in the gardens of the house)
- Horseback riding and equestrian shows
- Concerts and performances of flamenco, jazz and classical music in the house
- Guided cultural visits in several languages and private access to monuments / palaces
- Ornithological routes with guides and optical material
- Private visits to bull farms
- Private transfers from nearby airports (Badajoz, Madrid, Seville or Lisbon, on request)
- Therapeutic massages
- Full board and domestic service (2 chefs, butlers, maids and driver;)
- Laundry service
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks (on request)

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Wedding Reception
At Palacio Santa Cristina, there are four different areas that can be used for outside events, with a total number of maximum 500 guests seated. In the event of bad weather, there is an elastic tent available for use at no extra cost. Please be aware that events are permitted at Palacio Santa Cristina from April to October.

Dancing is available to do in any of the gardens/outdoor spaces with the same capacities, with no timeframes or music restrictions.

Wedding Ceremony
For the ceremony itself, there are two different areas; one for over 300 people and one for 80 people seated. The owners of the property can provide an English-speaking celebrant if required.

Where to stay
Palacio Santa Cristina can accommodate up to 22 guests in the house. For guests to the wedding, there are plenty of hotels and other accommodations in the nearby towns, and the owners can provide transport options for these guests if requested.

Wedding planning
The owners of Palacio Santa Cristina can organise the whole event themselves, or they will happily put you in touch with the most prestigious wedding planners in Spain, so you will have the best of the best for your special day! If desired, clients are more than welcome to bring their own wedding planners also.

Catering
The owners of the villa work with 6 of the top national catering companies and are happy to provide you with more information if needed. External catering companies are permitted at the property under prior supervision.

Other information
Please note that there is an extra fee of €6,000 for events and €7,000 for housing. Please get in touch with us for more information!

The owners of Palacio Santa Cristina are happy to provide extra services, on request and at an extra charge, such as:
- Photographers
- DJs
- Florists
- Transfers/bus services
- Bands and music
- Security
- and more!

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
Arrival time 4 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 3 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 24th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £24,294 £32,396 £40,498 £56,696
Dec 29th 2024 - Jan 25th 2026 £24,294 £32,396 £40,498 £56,696

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 24th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €28,919 €38,563 €48,207 €67,488
Dec 29th 2024 - Jan 25th 2026 €28,919 €38,563 €48,207 €67,488

Prices based on an occupancy of 22 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 24th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $31,359 $41,817 $52,275 $73,183
Dec 29th 2024 - Jan 25th 2026 $31,359 $41,817 $52,275 $73,183

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Wedding in the Extremaduran countryside

    on 21/05/2022

    Even though I’m from Madrid, my husband is from Cáceres, and when we got engaged, it was clear that we wanted to get married on the grounds at Palacio Santa Cristina. It’s a gorgeous country estate that you can be seen from the motorway between Trujillo and Cáceres. The estate includes various spaces where you can pick where each space will be (cocktails, dinner/lunch, dancing…). Because we chose to have an afternoon wedding, we decided to do the cocktail part on the terraces whilst watching the sunset, the main dinner on the steps under the lights, and the dancing in the marquee. The estate offers various catering menus to choose from that are all high-quality, and they also understand how best to work there. Finally, it’s important to note that the staff there are always attentive and available to talk or show you the estate. Thank you again, we are super happy with our decision, and our guests were amazed!

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