Europe is a continent that has it all: cultural delights, incredibly varied cuisine, a strong sense of tradition and history, as well as the stunning scenic beauty. From an invigorating Italian wedding to glitzy weddings in Greece or a sublime Spanish wedding – Europe is your oyster. This staggering diversity means that getting married on this intoxicating continent facilitates the perfect place from which to plan your dream wedding.
From the majestic backdrops of the Lake District, the Scottish Isles and historic Stonehenge, to the iconic London skyline and beaches of Brighton, the UK has some spectacularly amazing places to say your wedding vows. The UK’s four nations are rife in culture and heritage that make getting married in the UK an unmissable experience. Full of bustling cities, historic castles and English gardens, you will definitely be saying ‘I do’ in serious style.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional highland wedding or a cultural hotel celebration in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland is a stunning destination to choose for your luxury wedding, and we’ve chosen some of the finest wedding venues in the country to bring your fairytale to life.
If you’re looking for a wedding to please avid skiers, outdoor fanatics and culture seekers then Austria offers it all. The ski resorts boast rustic mountain huts and spa hotels to accommodate your guests. Drift to the top of the mountain by cable car to tie the knot and ski back down, a unique and spectacular way to celebrate your day. For those wanting a luxurious wedding then the iconic Schönbrunn palace will fulfil this. The idyllic gardens are stunning in both winter and summer and will make for a truly unforgettable experience.
With a mix of Greek and Turkish influences and rich history, weddings in Cyprus are eclectic. As the third largest island in the mediterranean, you can be sure to have the time of your life. From the shimmering beaches and dramatic coastlines of Paphos and Larnaca, to the wild mountains and sun-kissed beaches of Nicosia and Limassol, Cyprus weddings are an absolute delight. Situated at the crossroads between Africa, Asia and Europe, Cyprus delivers a wedding experience like no other.
Situated in Central Europe and well known for its historical Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, stunning castles including the 9th Century Prague Castle, plus its excellent local beers, the Czech Republic makes for an iconic celebration. With no residency requirements to legally marry, there is nothing to stop you considering this beautiful country for your destination wedding.
France is a country that immediately summons images of splendour, opulence and effortless romance. Thanks to its café culture, world-renowned gastronomy and world famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, France is a premier wedding destination. It’s easy to be seduced by the lavender fields of Provence, the Alpine peaks of Chamonix and the rolling hills of the Loire Valley. Paris, France’s capital, is also one of the most romantic cities on the globe. Getting married in France will provide the setting for a true fairy-tale wedding.
From the Grecian show-stopper of a destination, Athens and Mount Olympus, to Santorini with its famed white washed buildings and scintillating romantic sunsets, weddings in Greece are nothing short of phenomenal. With Greek mythology and ancient temples, Greece is steeped in history and culture. Romance in Greece can’t be compared to anywhere else and a Greek wedding alongside the beauty of the Ionian Sea is guaranteed to be sensual and picturesque.
You can’t forget the enthralling ‘Emerald Isle’ as a wedding destination. Celebrated for its extensive green pastures, shamrocks and pints of Guinness, Ireland is rich in culture and history. An Irish wedding should not be underestimated. Ireland’s main attractions range from its invigorating capital Dublin and bohemian Galway on the west coast, to Killarney National Park and the legendary Giant’s Causeway. The stunning locations in Ireland will not disappoint as a wedding venue, ensuring that weddings in Ireland live up to their reputation. Romantic fairytale weddings that no bridal party will ever forget.
With romance, history and grandeur oozing out of its every pore, Italy is an irresistible wedding destination. The birthplace of ‘La Dolce Vita’, the country is packed with stunning art, unrivalled cuisine and scenic beauty. From the effortless charm of Tuscany and the enchanting canals of Venice, to the famed Colosseum in Rome and the stunning Amalfi coast, Italy really does deliver. The glitz and glimmer of dreamy Lake Como is another hot-spot for an Italian wedding. You could not get more romantic than a wedding in Italy.
At the heart of the Mediterranean and bursting at the seams with natural wealth, majestic mountains and clear lakes, lies Montenegro. The Balkan country may be small in size, but it is full of character, with an abundance of beauty littered along the Adriatic coast. Listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Montenegro’s tourist hot spots Kotor and Perast are stunning Montenegrin cities to get married in. With picturesque settings and ancient beauty, you are certain to fall in love all over again choosing a Montenegro wedding.