It was commissioned by Jusuf Mašković, an Ottoman supreme admiral who intended it as his summer house when he retires from Constantinople. (What happened next is detailed on the official website)
Despite the tumultuous history, the Maškovića Han wedding today can be a stunning and eclectic mix of cultures, influences and nature. The Maskovica Han wedding venue is surrounded by olive groves, golden fields, ancient ruins far predating it and a traditional Dalmatian village around it.
The food is amazing, but so is the setting where it’s served: on the lawn in the evening.
The thick stone walls and orange-tiled roofs hide guest rooms and the eastern influence in architecture is visible everywhere — it’s highly ornamental and stylized, which is especially visible in their caffe bar. (Although calling it caffe bar doesn’t do it justice).
This wedding took us from the apartments at the beach seafront in Pakoštane, to the first look in an ancient olive grove near lake Vrana and finally to the Maskovica Han wedding venue.