Live the Succession Life
How to experience the extravagances of
TV’s richest family
The Roys—the fictional, cut-throat, power-hungry clan at the center of the hit HBO comedy-drama whose media conglomerate Waystar Royco is headed by patriarch Logan Roy—have an ungodly amount of money, and it’s our guilty pleasure to see how they spend it.
With Succession’s fourth—and final—season premiering on March 26, DP takes a look at some of the family’s most excessive moments, and what it might cost to recreate them for yourself.
Fly to the Hamptons in a helicopter
In the series premiere, the family flies their troop of helicopters from Manhattan to Long Island to play a game of baseball in honor of Logan’s 80th birthday.
$$$: Purchase your own helicopter for several million dollars or charter a ride from NYC to the Hamptons for $1,025 per person
Set your wedding in the Tuscan countryside
The Season 3 finale also showcases the wedding of Logan’s ex-wife Caroline to her new beau on a gorgeous estate in Tuscany. While Kendall, Shiv, and Roman are attending the nuptials at the Villa Cetinale, their father is trying to screw them out of their fortune. The Roman Baroque mansion and grounds specializes in weddings and is available to rent for a week at a time.
$$$: Ranging from $33,000 for a small, off-season wedding to $77,000 with a larger party during the peak season. Venue only
Drink a 27-year old bottle of wine
In the Season 3 premiere, an argument between Kendall and his ex-wife Rava arises when Cousin Greg accidentally serves up a bottle of red that Rava had been gifted by her godfather. Internet sleuths determined that the wine was a magnum of 1996 Dominio de Pingus from Ribera del Duero, Spain. While Kendall’s new girlfriend downs the wine, no one touches the potentially poisoned donuts from Logan (which would retail at around $80 with delivery).
$$$: Around $8,000 for a 750ml bottle; an estimated $16,000 for the magnum
Get married in a British castle
Season 1 ends with the extravagant (and tumultuous) wedding of Shiv and Tom in the English countryside. The scenes were shot at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. Built in the early 1800s, this grand stone masterpiece is now used primarily as a tourist destination and wedding venue.
$$$: Around $23,000 for a weekend venue rental. Accommodations, catering, flowers, etc, not included
Attend a Hungarian game hunting expedition
The show’s infamous “boar on the floor” scene from Season 2, Episode 3 takes place during a Waystar retreat to Hungary. This is one of the few times the producers used a stand-in location—in this case, the Oheka Castle in upstate New York. However, you can book a VIP hunting trip (complete with its own castle) through Jagd Stiedl, a boutique organization specializing in high-end hunting and touring expeditions in the Hungarian countryside.
$$$: For two people, a three-day trip would cost upwards of $7,000. Add about $1,000 per person per day, plus airfare and other miscellaneous expenses.
Charter a yacht in the Mediterranean
The second season of Succession ends with the Roys enjoying a luxurious yacht trip on the Mediterranean. The scenes were filmed near Dubrovnik, Croatia, aboard the 279-foot-long Solandge, which was built in 2013 and refitted in 2019. You can charter Solandge—which sleeps 12—for a week in either the Mediterranean or the Middle East, depending on the time of the year.
$$$: Around $1 million a week
Eat dinner at a Michelin-starred French bistro
While Succession’s dining scenes don’t often showcase the most sumptuous food (remember the dead raccoons in a chimney spoiling lunch in Season 2?), Kendall does try to woo his ex-wife with a dinner date in Season 1, Episode 3. The restaurant in question is SoHo’s Michelin-starred Le Coucou, an elegant French establishment that serves foie gras, tartare de boeuf, and a whole rabbit.
$$$: Dinner for two with drinks from around $500
Throw a birthday party in a Hudson Yards skyscraper
A highlight of Season 3 is the lavish 40th birthday party that Kendall throws for himself in Episode 7. And while he does scrap his performance of “Honesty” by Billy Joel, he keeps a replica treehouse and a tunnel mimicking his mother’s birthing canal. Much of the elaborate event was filmed in The Shed, a Hudson Yards art space that opened in 2019.
$$$: The McCourt, the building’s signature space, rents for $90,000 a night; all event spaces cost $275,000. Food, alcohol, and entertainment, etc, additional
Check into a boutique rehab facility in Iceland
After a disastrous end to Season 1 for Kendall, Season 2 opens with him spending time at a top dollar Icelandic rehab facility for his alcoholism. The stunning, remote facility used for the shoot is actually the ION Adventure Hotel in Nesjavellir, Iceland, which you can book yourself into for a holiday (sober or otherwise).
$$$: From $247 per night for a single bed off-peak to $460 for a king in the summer
Cruise around Lake Como in a wooden speedboat
When Roman and Logan go to visit Lukas Matsson in the Season 3 finale, they travel across Lake Como in a wood-paneled, open-top vessel. The actual boat used in filming is the Riva Tritone, which can seat six. If you book through Como Classic Boats, you can tour the Italian destination in the actual boat, and with the actual driver, used in the show.
$$$: Around $1,700 for a two-hour tour
Wear a chic open-back turtleneck dress
While the cast of Succession are outfitted in an array of high-end business attire (and the occasional black tie ensemble), no garment gained quite as much attention as the backless, turtleneck dress Shiv wore to Waystar’s 50th anniversary gala. The Gabriela Hearst piece was not created specifically for the show; while it’s out of stock, you could find it on resale.
Host a retreat at a New Mexican ranch
After some public scuffles, the Roys travel to Connor’s ranch, Austerlitz, for some even more public family therapy in the show’s seventh episode. The actual ranch used for filming is New Mexico’s Rancho Alegre, an 11-bedroom, 13-bathroom, sprawling estate situated on 175 acres of land which is often utilized for retreats—hopefully of a more fruitful variety than the Roy’s.
$$$: From $70,000 a week
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