Enchanting Venues For Your European Wedding
Get inspired by this stunning selection of wedding venues abroad, from fairytale French castles to Italian villas set in the sun-kissed Tuscan countryside.
The glamour and romance of marrying abroad will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests, and your memories will become entwined with the beauty of the destination. Brimming with history, culture and stunning natural landscapes, these spellbinding European venues will create the ultimate backdrop for your big day.
Step into a world of rural Tuscan luxury, where the scent of sea pines, cypress and jasmine fills the air. L’Andana in Castiglione della Pescaia is a true celebration of the laidback lifestyle of the Maremma region and the gracious staff will warmly welcome you and your guests to enjoy its superb gastronomy, exclusive wines from the estate vineyards and design-savvy suites that promise the utmost comfort throughout your stay. A quaint peachy-hued chapel is the pinnacle of romance located in the main villa’s garden, where intimate ceremonies can be held inside at the ancient olive tree altar or facing the couple at the doorway beneath an archway of blooms. andana.it
Casa Lavanda, Turkey
This family-run boutique hotel and venue in the Ulupelit Village of Şile is your chance to host the fairytale wedding of your dreams in a secret Turkish garden. Located just 45 minutes from Istanbul and encompassing an area of 21,000m² with trailing blossoms, lush lawns and an outdoor pool, Casa Lavanda is your private natural oasis to enjoy with your loved ones. There are 15 charming individually designed guest bedrooms with magnificent forest views, an on-site aromatherapy Darphin Spa for pre-wedding pampering and Chef Emre will blow your wedding party away with his thoughtfully prepared dishes using products from their biodynamic farm. casalavanda.com.tr
Maslina Resort, Croatia
The effortlessly stylish 5-star Maslina Resort by Relais & Chateaux is the next Croatian wedding destination to have on your radar. Located on Europe’s sunniest island of Hvar, any wedding day here is guaranteed to be planned to perfection with the support of their highly experienced team. The 50-room boutique resort with three private villas is nestled by the beach overlooking captivating views of the Adriatic Sea, dense pine forests and hidden bays, enabling you and up to 150 guests to experience the very best of the destination on its doorstep. Maslina puts mindfulness at the forefront of their private events, by handpicking local suppliers, creating sustainably sourced menus from the organic garden and working closely with the couple to ensure their love for one another is at the heart of it all. maslinaresort.com
Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé, France
This beautiful chateau in the Loire Valley, just south of Paris, seems as though it has been plucked straight from the pages of a storybook. Built by a nobleman to host the most discerning of guests in the late 18th century, the luminous doll’s house-like exteriors have entered a new era of luxury. Its opulent interiors have been meticulously restored to its former glory, making a heavenly setting for your wedding morning preparations as the sunrise floods through the large sash windows. Once the bride is ready, the aisle awaits - a beautiful central pathway through the manicured gardens facing the sunlit manshion, followed by reception drinks by the circular pool and a night of unfogettable celebrations beneath the ballroom chandelier. chateaugrandluce.com
The UNESCO-protected Douro Valley in Portugal is an unheralded gem, marked by the beautiful river running from the Atlantic Ocean to the border of Spain. The riverside views at Octant Douro is simply unrivalled and the everpresence of the water creates a serene and calming ambience as you get ready on your wedding morning. Surrounded by rolling vineyards that grow internationally renowned Port wine labels, you can give your guests a taste of the terroir with locally produced bottles at your wedding reception, paired with a impeccable cuisine at their Michelin star restaurant, Raiva. The warm and welcoming team at Octant can’t wait to share the spirit of their unique destination with you, and create a wedding celebration you’ll dream of forever. douro.octanthotels.com/en
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