La Pila Eventi

400 years of history

An old warehouse devoted to rice storage and production may become the ideal place to celebrate the best day of your life. Actually it sounds strange, but that is exactly what makes La Pila so charming, therefore it may represent the perfect setting to seal your love dream through a magical, exclusive and lively wedding reception.
Set in the middle of Lomellina, not too far from the left bank of the river Po, La Pila was built in Sartirana in 1700 with the purpose of creating a warehouse for the adjacent Viscount’s castle that dates back to the XIII century.
This unique and evocative location, different from the other ones, has its own personality and charming and intense history that endures still today, thanks to the numerous testimonies that provide documentary evidence of the procedures connected to rice production.
The oldest part of the building, which dates back to the XVII century, consists of spacious rooms, with barrel or cross vaults, made of typical red clay bricks devoted to keep grain after harvesting. First-floor rooms have spectacular ceilings with evocative wooden trusses and many walls that still show paintings in tempera about different levels and weights of stocked rice. The middle part (which dates back to the XIX century) still has a water mill that works thanks to the water diverted by the old Roggione of Sartirana, which supplied energy for the process of rice husking, carried out through still existing and working machinery. After rice husking, that is the cleaning of the external peel of the rice, rice went through a process of polishing in a piece of rotating machinery, equipped with stiff brushes. Nowadays, it is positioned in the last wing of the building erected around the first years of the XX century.
This wonderful and very distinctive historical residence has a large quantity of outdoor spaces, suitable for the needs of any wedding reception, whether it may be small or crowded. The Salone del Riso can accommodate up to 250 guests, while the Sala delle Travi and Sala Tramoggia can host smaller events or distinct moments of the same wedding. The lovely and spacious outdoor courtyard, with its farmyard and big portico, is the ideal location for a banquet, aperitif, buffet or for a spectacular cutting of the cake.
Each wedding in La Pila is unique and exclusive, thanks to the different souls of this place: the rusticity of its rural past, the energy and the explosion of colours of Ken Scott’s permanent exhibition, the romantic view on the Viscount’s castle. Everything in one lovely location.
Its strong character is softened and romanticised by the luxuriant greenery that enlivens the outdoor courtyard and by the few, even though fundamental, devices used by the experienced and professional personnel, which will be able to serve the bride and groom in order to make them live an absolutely unforgettable wedding day.

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Silver Crown

In order to ensure the high standards required, the selection criteria adopted by the Certification Commission are very strict and also include:

  • More than 162.458 Club Members' suggestions and recommendations
  • Scores obtained during anonymous Quality Control inspections
  • Renovations quality
  • Presence of elements of historical, artistic and cultural relevance
  • Rooms' intimacy and exclusivity
  • Notoriety, reviews, references from certified partners
  • Advertisement and information pack (website, brochures, catalogues, etc...)
  • Reception service and customization level

La Pila Eventi was awarded the Silver Crown after successfully completing the Preliminary Assessment of Eligibility under the rigorous supervision of Residenze d'Epoca's Certification Commission. A total of 25 Quality Assessments under the Residenze d'Epoca Certification Protocol have been passed.

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La Pila Eventi


Piazza Lodovico da Breme, 3 - 27020 Sartirana Lomellina





Opening period

Tutto l'anno

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La Pila Eventi is regularly registered in the Italian Register of Historic Houses of Excellence
Latest release: 9 December 2021
Ref. Certification Protocol: 6228/343.21

La Pila Eventi


  • Facilities

    Internal church

    Car parking

  • Events

    External capacity 200

    Internal capacity 250

    Plenary hall capacity 150

    Event or banquet halls 6

  • Technical equipment

    Sound system


    Projector display

    Video projector

  • General services

    Air conditioning

    Internet access

    People with disabilities

    Civil ceremony

    Babysitting service

  • Restaurant and food services


    Internal catering

  • Other services

La Pila Eventi



100% COVID-FREE historic house

La Pila Eventi has adhered to the official prevention protocol "Historic House Healthsafe" which ensures the highest level of safety and health in full compliance with the health regulations for the containment of the COVID-19 infection.

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