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Villa Lav, Istria wedding venue

Villa Lav is an amazing venue in Istria, if you’re looking for good food, a warm atmosphere and acommodation on site.

Located in a small town of Bale in Istria, villa Lav is just like the town, small, sweet, picturesque.

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The Venue, Villa Lav

The venue consists of two open-space parts.

The first one is by the pool. Perfect for smaller wedding dinners, ceremonies and cocktail hours.

The pool is surrounded by olive trees and has a small bar there too.

Before and after the wedding you can use the pool for relaxation and some fun. During the wedding day it’s a nice backdrop.

The other part is the open restauraunt and a courtyard.

This part is perfect for wedding dinners for bigger crowds. The surface around it is amazing for a dance floor, and maybe even some fun corners such as a photobooth or a guest book station.

The venue is perfect for weddings between 60-90 guests.

The music policy is until midnight.

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The food

The owners of villa Lav are of Macedonian decent. The venue is family owned so you can really feel the warm atmosphere.

The food at Villa Lav is a blend of Macedonian traditional food, with Istrian cuisine.

The Macedonian part is best seen in their out of this world grill, and the Istrian influence is in the pasta with truffles, and Istrian veil.

There are fish options available too, the fish options at Villa Lav are locally sourced.

Vegetarians, vegans and other guests with dietary restrictions won’t be left behind.

Villa Lav provides food options for all types of guests.

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Acommodation at Villa Lav

Villa Lav actually consists of two villas. The main villa and Villa Katarina.

Villa Lav consists of 8 double bed rooms.

And villa Katarina can acommodate 10 people.

The rooms are a blend of modern design with traditional Istrian architecture.

Additional acommodation in Bale is available mostly through Airbnb and Booking.

The town of Bale is so small, everything is super close to Villa Lav.

Let’s talk money

The prices at Villa Lav provide you a great value for money.

You can expect to spend 105 eu p/p for dinner

And 45 eu p/p – 60 eu p/p for drinks

Acommodation is aprox 125, eu per night per room

There are no more fees, such as rental, service, or cleaning fees involved.

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About the town of Bale

Bale is a charming town in the Croatian region of Istria, known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. If you are looking for an authentic and relaxing experience, Bale might be the perfect destination for you. Here are some reasons why you should visit Bale in 2024.

  • Bale has a medieval atmosphere that will transport you to another time. The town was built on a hill surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and has preserved its stone houses, narrow streets, and ancient castle from the 14th and 15th centuries You can explore the old town and admire the architecture, art, and monuments that reflect the town’s history and heritage.
  • Bale is close to the sea and the untouched coastline of Istria. You can enjoy the sun and the sea at the San Polo beach, which is only five kilometers away from the town1. The beach is clean, pebbly, and surrounded by pine trees, offering a peaceful and natural setting for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. You can also visit the nearby Meneghetti beach bar, which offers drinks, snacks, and music in a stylish and cozy atmosphere.
  • Bale is a cultural and artistic hub that hosts various events and festivals throughout the year. You can attend the Open Jazz Festival, which takes place every August and features local and international jazz musicians performing in the town’s squares and streets. You can also visit the art symposiums, which showcase the works of local and foreign artists who create sculptures, paintings, and installations inspired by the town and its surroundings. If you are a fan of theater, you can watch the performances of the Young Theater Festival, which takes place every July and presents original and innovative plays by young and talented actors and directors.

What to do in the town of Bale

Bale is not only a town of history, culture, and gastronomy, but also a town of nature and adventure. You can explore the surroundings of Bale by bike, horseback, or boat, and discover the stunning landscapes and the hidden gems of Istria. You can also visit the nearby beaches, such as the San Polo Beach and the Colone Beach, where you can swim, sunbathe, or play beach volleyball. If you are looking for more excitement, you can try diving, free climbing, hunting, or sailing, or visit the adrenaline and aqua parks in Istria3.

Bale is a town that has something for everyone, and that will surprise you with its beauty, charm, and diversity. If you are looking for a place to relax, to learn, to have fun, or to experience something new, Bale is the perfect destination for you. Bale is the best-kept secret of Istria, and we invite you to discover it for yourself.

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