Below, a glimpse of the programme, 3-4 June 2023, at WeWilder Campus:
16:00 campers' arrive and set up their tents;
17:00 welcome drinks at WeWilder campus;
18:00 traditional dining experience with warm hearted locals
19:00 starting the barbacoa sheep ritual, cooked underground for 24 hours.
20:00 warming up to the big day
22:00 closing the night & transfers to accomodation
10:00 - 12:00 brunch for wedding campers, on location
13:00 transfers, arrivals, nibbles and refreshments
15:00 the ceremony
17:00 dining in hay and in style; Opening act, take out the barbacoa sheep out of the land
18:00 feast of local delicacies with a twist of flowers and Italy, our love
20:00 music & dancing in the hay
24:00 & 3:00 transfers to accomodation
This location is close to our hearts, because we share the love for nature and local communities with its 333 makers. Truthfully, Stefan was even one of them. Its a community hub built in part by volunteers, a showcase of sustainable practices and choices that can spark change in the world and a real nature-based economy locally. It was built around an ambitious effort to rewild bison in this vast Carpathian landscape, by WWF's trouble-maker team who founded WeWilder, a local community enterprise. Bison are landscape architects and so are all of you who contribute to its ideals by joining us here.
Your participation is generating revenues for 25+ local families.
10% of revenues in the cooperative model coordinated by WeWilder are directly funding local nature restoration work.
What you eat, drink, wash your hands with, sleep on, how things are built - all come from local producers, crafers, makers and a growing ecosystem of small, ethical, entrepreneurs in the region, part of a growing eco-preneurial movement.
152 European bison are roaming freely as a result of our hosts and partners' work.
We recommend you watch these 3 short docs, as you prepare to come this way.
We invite you to dress comfortably and cozy. Our wedding is simple and closer to nature, on a hill overlooking lands with wild bison. As most of our time will be outdoors, on the grounds of WeWilder campus we recommend you absolutely bring a waterproof jacket or poncho and nature friendly shoes too.
You will set up your tent in and around the main Campus grounds. You will have access to 3 comfy wooden outdoor toilets. Mothers and babies have priority in the main bathroom in the Fairy building (Zâna). Two tiny huts on campus, Dusk and Noon, will transform to tiny shower cribs for ladies and gentlemen. If you want to camp need some help with gear, please fill in our arrival & food survey.
No matter the occasion, when you choose to spend time in nature, every day, even on your wedding day, prepare for rain! Bring a raincoat, waterproof coat or poncho, in case we get the "rains-rich" blessing.
We are in charge to help you get from your accommodation to the venue and have the right transfer back. Please fill in the arrival & food survey, linked above so we have your info! There is also a map, up on this page for some orientation.
Phone signal on the campus ground, on all networks ✔. Internet powered by starlink.
"Carpathian Beauties" and "Raul Lung" cabins have limited reception but full wifi.
We are happy to hear! In the main "Fairy" building (Zâna), you will have room to play with your youngsters in the library and main space. We will have a dedicated team member to help kids feel at home.