The convention – wedding venue “Princeps” is situated near the summer residence castle of the Odescalchi family in the middle of the unique vineyard appellation Principovac.
This special place is perfect for special events of different characters and types. Because of the ambience and beauty of this place the convention venue is mostly used unforgettable and amazing wedding receptions.
Our dedicated team provides professional advices and service in all that includes a professional event management support according to your budget and even more! Here your wishes and dreams come true.
The convention venue is well equipped with round tables, band stage, large dancing podium and colour light show equipment, gives the space inside and outside a special atmosphere. Our service is skilled and high professional. We offer a wide choice of different aperitifs and of course a exceptional wine choice. They give advices which wine is the perfect choice for each meal from the chosen menu. All menus are created with a lot of dedication and love from our chefs, taste and look special to make your reception complete.
The convention- wedding venue “Princeps” capacity is suitable for comfortable spacing of up to 500 people at once. Parking space is secured.
The nearby situated summer residence castle of the Odescalchi family, was built at the beginning of the 19th century was totally reconstructed in 2009 has now a days one of the most beautiful estate gardens in Croatia with its panorama view on the romantic Danube and vineyard sites contribute to a special feeling of this unique place.
We offer 5 ☆☆☆☆ modern designed and comfortable apartments with one luxury presidential suite 120 m2 space, on the appellation Principovac, located between the convention venue and the castle on the estate. The luxury presidential suite is our special gift for the brides and groom’s first wedding night.
Additional accommodation venues are available in the medieval old city centre of Ilok, next to our Old wine cellars from the 15th and 18th century, that is a few minutes driving distance from the Princeps wedding venue. All 18 rooms are very comfortable, new renovated and well equipped in high ☆☆☆.
You are all kindly invited for a enjoyable walk through the past of this small most easterly located town in Croatia in its medieval old centre where its rich historical heritage is located. The Castle of the Odescalchi family, today Museum of the town Ilok, the great City walls and the beautiful church of St. John Capistrano, with astonishing views on the Danube and it’s amazing story that was in the turbulent past and nowadays bonded to wine. Wine history has been made here over two thousand years ago. Wine was and still is here the most important growing and living potential. Let this undiscovered part of the wold heritage become a place to remember, taste this unique place with wines from rich soil and summer evenings at the most remarkable terroirs of the Croatian Danube and make your wedding stay a long-living memory to you and all you cherish and love. Go beyond your expectations, embrace the most important decision in your life and make it to an unforgettable source of happiness and joy.
Principovac – a unique single vineyard appellation & summer residence of the Odescalchi family
Near the centre of the historic town of Ilok, on the landscape hill offering stunning views of Ilok, Srijem and Backa, lies the Principovac Castle and Estate that was built in 1864th as summer residence of the Odescalchi family – The Dukes of Ilok, who stayed here during hunting seasons and grape harvestings. Whether you are a true wine connoisseur or you’re just on your way to become one, when you taste the royal Traminer and Graševina from Principovac in different styles you’ll realize that wine is here much more than a profession – it is a lifestyle.
Inside the restored castle of Odescalchi family is the Principovac restaurant, which has a rich gourmet offer – new age cuisine that is based on indigenous ingredients, flavours of the Croatian Danube and Slavonia prepared in a sophisticated way serving each course with a glass of wine chosen from our rich wine offer.
The Odescalchi summer residence offers accommodation in our luxury and modern designed ☆☆☆☆, apartments and one 120m2 De Lux Residential Suite, surrounded by vineyards. The apartments provide comfort and privacy, silence and amazing views. Principovac Summer Residence is offering additional open air recreation facilities. Beside the tennis and badminton courts, playgrounds for children and soon to be opened freshwater fish aquarium, there are 8 km of wine roads ideal for running, romantic walks, bike rides, moped rides or electric car rides through the vineyards. Barbeque points and small wood houses are available in several points though the estate vineyards ideal to spend time in nature for couples, families, and friend gatherings.
For those who are passionate golf players or those who want to experience their first golf steps, there is a covered golf shutting place with 3 holes. Teaching lessons can be organised and provided by prior reservation.
In Ilok, in the easternmost Croatia, above the powerful Danube River, along the historic medieval town centre, the Old wine cellars are situated. These unique heritage objects are remarks of the very long history and tradition of vine cultivation and wine production. Beside the authentic wine and gastronomy offer, the attraction of this tourism resort are the two old wine cellars from the 15th and 18th century . For over five hundred years, these unique wine cellars are having perfect condition for creation and nurturing of premium wines and guard the precious wine archive. They will delight you with stories that are told by secrets kept inside.
The Old cellar restaurant is located inside of the former winery and above the wine cellar build in the 18th century that gives this restaurant a special charm and atmosphere. Pleasant and warm, also thanks to the open fire place inside, you can enjoy in delicious food and of course excellent wines paired with a wide plate of homemade dishes, typical for this region.
The total capacity of the restaurant is 100 sitting places inside and 60 seats on both terraces. We offer different event organisation for different occasions, such as seminar and or congress meetings, anniversary, christening, wedding, birthday celebrations and other occasions.
Professional wine tastings through our impressive wine portfolio are offered and led by our oenologist and or sommeliers.
Wines and souvenirs of local artist and souvenir makers can be found in our souvenir shop.
Should you desire to spent a weekend or vacation in Ilok, or you need a room just for one night, in the building next to the restaurant, there are 18 comfortable rooms, totally renewed, well equipped, elegant and lovely designed, in ☆☆☆ star category with astonishing views on the powerful Danube and the unattached nature of the surroundings.