6 Gorgeous Destinations In Europe To Have A Wedding
Everyone has their idea of the perfect wedding. Whether it is by the beach with a small group of friends and family or a huge wedding held in the countryside, the venue is key to match reality to your fantasy.
Europe has some amazing and unique wedding destinations to choose from. If you are looking for something grand or something simple or even unique, check these destinations out for your perfect wedding.
1.Lake Como, Italy
Image: Wedding at Villa del Balbianello
We love this spot! It has already been featured in, not one, but two of our previous posts -Top 6 destinations for your inner Jedi & Ocean's Eleven Destinations. The surrounding scenery is just beautiful with villas by the lake and the neighboring mountains. Villa del Balbianello is an example of one that you can rent as a wedding venue.
The Villa was built in 1787, and is surrounded by the beauty of the area and has been featured in movies such as Star Wars Episode II and James Bond Casino Royale.
Lake Como is located in Lombardy in Italy and is a very popular retreat for aristocrats and celebrities such as Madonna, Richard Branson, Gianni Versace and George Clooney, just to name a few.
2. Ice Hotel, Sweden
We told you we would list something unique didn't we? Well the ice hotel in Sweden is just the venue for a unique wedding experience. The hotel's chapel is redesigned and hand craved every year by selected designers, with an ice altar and pews covered in reindeer-skin.
The ceremonies are overseen by the local pastor and the hotel does provide wedding consultation services for ease of planning.
The Church opens from December 26 up to April, when it begins to melt. It would definitely be a unique experience and you can find out more about it here.
3. Esterel Mountains, France
Image: Chateau Lou Casteou
A wonderful coastal mountain range located between Cannes and St. Tropez, in south-east France. The area has beautiful Chateaux and renowned vineyards to go with breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.
Just a 40-minute drive from Nice airport, the area is pretty easy to get to for guest. Chateau Lou Casteou is a venue that you can book for your wedding. It is a 20th century chateau that is beautiful and romantic. They can accommodate up to 250 dinner guest, so you won't have to worry too much about the length of your guest list.
4. Scotland, United Kingdom
Image: Eilean Donan Castle
Image: Wedding at Dalhousie Castle
The UK has many beautiful venues for your big day. Fulfill your fairy-tale fantasy of a wedding in one of the historical castles or have a beautiful wedding by the countryside. Dalhousie Castle in Midlothian, Scotland is just the choice for an enchanting evening.
This thirteen-century castle overlooks the River Esk and is surrounded by the greens of the area. The castle has a room named the “Sir William Wallace” room that has doors leading to the castle battlements outside.
Also, there is one very distinguish feature of Dalhousie Castle wedding that is, you can choose to have an owl deliver your wedding rings to the altar. Harry Potter fans delight!
Image: Wedding at The Caleta Hotel
A British overseas territory located in the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar has proved to be a popular choice for a wedding destination. With celebrities such as Sean Connery and John Lennon both getting married in the area. Apparently it's easy for couples to get married in Gibraltar without the fuss of paperwork as they have a straightforward process.
Sweet Gibraltar Wedding is a company that offers several packages that include the registry office package – where John Lennon got married to Yoko Ono, the botanical gardens package and the Caleta hotel, among others. The Caleta hotel has nice seaside views and romantic settings to exchange your vows on the Terrace.
6. Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Image: Wedding at Dubrovnik
The city of Dubrovik is located in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea and is only 2 hours by plane from London, Berlin or Paris. The city is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You can enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and the charming hilltop towns during your stay, and here's a little hint, fans of Game of Thrones would recognize some parts of the city as it was featured in the popular series.
The city is a great set for a wedding venue as you say your vows before the sun setting beyond the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnikweddings.com offers all the wedding services you need from planning to photography. Other sites like Doyouwed.me also offer these services.
There are many more beautiful venues for a dream wedding in Europe, though it does take a little research to find the best one to suit you.
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