Destination wedding venue guide for your adventurous soul
With Europe offering so much variety of destination wedding venues, locations, and stunning settings, it can be a bit overwhelming to find the one for you. We have created this destination wedding venue mini-guide of places we absolutely adore and love to work with. This is only a snapshot of what is available out there. So whether you are looking for a private villa wedding, exclusive estate wedding, or a palace wedding, we can help.
As a wedding planner based in the UK, we know how frustrating it can be to find the right destination wedding venue. With our combined experience of the wedding & travel industry & working with a local team, we can offer peace of mind to you that the venue will reflect you as a couple. And make sure you will create incredible memories with your family & friends.
Limestone Heritage – Waterfall gardens in Malta
If you want to get married in beautifully landscaped gardens, surrounded by lemon trees, and a 15-ft high waterfall coming out of white limestone, then this is the most unique wedding venue for you. Peaceful and exclusively hired, with a capacity up to 250 wedding guests, and a backup marquee just in case it rains.
A Civil Ceremony provides the couple with a Marriage Certificate which legally binds the bride and groom. For foreign couples, it requires that you be in Malta or Gozo for a minimum of two full working days prior to the wedding ceremony amongst the other legal documents which need to be submitted to the registry not more than three months before and not less than six weeks before the wedding date.
From the 14th of April 2014, the Government of Malta approved the legislation for Civil Unions, meaning that now same-sex marriages can be legally held in Malta.
Villa Bologna Gardens Malta
Get yourself lost in the beautiful Mediterranean gardens with a Baroque Villa, former stately home, backdrop. This utterly charming venue boasts a capacity up to 300 guests and a marquee back up the venue. Your wedding reception, dance floor, and photos taken under the fairy lights.
Walking through the blue wooden gate into the gardens and towards the magnificent backdrop takes your breath away. Wedding ceremonies in Malta are legally binding and same-sex marriage can also take place from 2014.
CastelNau des Fieumarcon Gascony France
Surrounded by rolling countryside, Castelnau des Fieumarcon is in Gascony, South West France. In the land of the Musketeers, celebrate your wedding in a place of a perfect romance. Hosting all your guests on-site with your very own walls, enjoy an unforgettable weekend.
From its XVIIIth century church to the cottages with their private courtyards, wander down the main street and discover the Castelnau. The village offers many outdoor and indoor spaces to celebrate together. With terraces, private gardens and houses to play with, the possibilities are endless.
An XVIIIth Century Church In the centre of the village, a beautifully renovated church with a seating capacity of up to 150. Religious ceremonies welcomed (permission must seek from the local Parish). French and English-speaking priest.
The monumental 17th-century stables, a carefully restored vaulted hall of 180m2, offers a comfortable seating capacity for 180 guests. … and more! Inside the cottages or under the arch entry, there are great covered areas within the village to organize cocktail and brunches.
With events for up to 200 and accommodation for 80 onsite, in one of the 14 tastefully renovated village houses.
Every house is unique, offering double and single bedrooms.
Every house has its own garden for your guests to relax. Colour and original features everywhere you look.
Create an outdoor cinema, feed our goats, run and jump into the pool amongst the sunflowers… Make the village your own.
Wedding ceremonies in France are not legally binding due to 6 months rule residency. Wedding ceremonies can be officiated by a Celebrant or blessed by a Priest.
Villa IL Balbiano
This 16th-century extravagant villa is the most popular wedding venue on Lake Como and there is no surprise why. Famous pictures of epic weddings circulate Instagram and Pinterest very successfully and are shared thousands of times. This is the first property of the Heritage Collection has done well indeed.
From the luscious footpaths to the 17th-century banquet halls, to the winter garden with the view, this Villa ensures a truly luxurious experience.
This wedding venue accommodates celebrations up to 550 guests and 30 of the closest family can stay for a minimum of 2 nights in the 15 bedrooms. Vast gardens overlooking the Lake Como refurbished interior filled with history, and cosy lounges will make you feel right at home. Closest airport would be Milan.
Belmond Hotel Caruso
The Belmond Hotel Caruso is probably Ravello’s finest luxury hotel boasting unparalleled views of the glorious Bay and its gardens. It has been restored to its former glory, with fresco-covered ceilings and vaulted terraces. The hotel offers various wedding venues within. From the Terraced gardens, the vaulted terraces, and the Belvedere terrace which are some of the options. Belmond hotel group offers only the best! The views are insanely beautiful from all wedding venues, especially from the infinity pool, which is a masterpiece of design. This venue accommodates up to 200 guests and offers on-site accommodation in 50 lovely rooms. The nearest airport is Naples which is around an hour away.
Hotel Villa Cimbrone Ravello
This former 12th-century aristocratic residence boasts with history, luxury, and epic views over the Amalfi coast. The park and gardens are visited by thousands each year and ancient statues and architecture only add to the beauty.
The villa offers various wedding venues for your ceremony and reception, including access to the ancient crypt and magnificent gardens overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This is a truly bespoke and unique venue with a Michelin star Chef who prepares south Italian delicacies. So, your wedding menu will be as amazing as the Villa itself. Located just 1 hour from Naples airport, this venue can accommodate celebrations for up to 150 guests. Nearest family can then stay at Villa’s 19 unique rooms.
Canaves Oia Santorini
Canaves Oia is a stylish, modern, and very intimate wedding venue on the Caldera Bay boasting amazing views over the Aegean Sea.
There are no sunsets like on the Caldera Bay. The legally binding wedding ceremony takes place on the balcony overlooking the Sea for up to 30 guests. Accommodation in Canaves Oia boutique hotel and spa is equally exquisite in the luxurious suites with those fabulous views from your own infinity pool.
Flawlessly designed new and modern wedding venue on the edge of the capital Thira. The unique vision of hospitality has come to life on the 2 clifftop acres exclusive and private estate. The estate accommodates in luxurious suites for up to 10 adults and 4 children and entertains wedding capacity for up to 350 wedding guests.
The estates charming open-air Chapel is a perfect spot for the wedding ceremony, while the immaculate grounds can seat and entertain large celebrations.
Marques Fronteira Palace – Blue Palace Portugal
Blue Palace is very conveniently located in the Lisbon town centre. This 18th-century blue-tiled (‘azulejos’ traditional tiles) palace offers a luxurious and unique wedding venue. With magnificent gardens, 16th century Chapel, terraces, frescos, water fountain, and staircase, there is beauty everywhere you look. This is a medium-size wedding venue for up to 100 seated guests. Civil and same-sex wedding ceremonies are available at this glorious wedding venue.
Anassa Hotel Western Cyprus
The truly sophisticated and luxurious hotel offers a whimsical wedding setting for ceremonies and reception. A perfect destination wedding venue for all year round celebrations.
A beautiful village square with the Byzantine style-chapel and gardens of the main Helios restaurant overlooking the sunset over the sea. The hotel is set on the secluded spot of the edge of Akamas Natural Reserve along with one of Cyprus’s finest beaches in between the charming village of Latchi.
Anassa – meaning the ‘Queen’ in ancient Greek is the jewel in Cyprus’s crown, a 5-star deluxe hotel with magnificent wedding venue within.
We hope that the guide has been informative and got you excited about your destination wedding planning. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the venues or how to start your wedding planning journey abroad.