Rustic, Elegant, Exotic and Chic: Our top pick of destination wedding venues for 2020 weddings

When it comes to searching for your dream destination wedding venue - it's all about the pictures. That's why we've compiled this gallery with our top picks of destination wedding venues in Europe and further afield. 

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When it comes to searching for your dream destination wedding venue – it’s all about the pictures. That’s why we’ve compiled this gallery with our top picks of destination wedding venues in Europe and further afield. 

Our gallery starts with venues in Portugal, since destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular on the sunny Iberian Peninsular. Firstly, you can discover Vale da Carva, an incredibly unique venue modelled in typical rural village style, with vibrant colours and an amazing terrace for an al fresco celebration under the stars. Alternatively, there’s Estufa Real, another beautiful outdoor venue that’s perfect for a rustic-chic theme, with a touch of glamour thrown in. Or you can opt for opulence and elegance with Palácio Estoril, with a celebration under crystal chandeliers in a fairytale ballroom.

We’ve also picked out a lovely venue in Barcelona, Spain, deep in the countryside but close enough to the city for exploring. The authentic brickwork of Mas de Sant Lleí is surrounded by aromatic gardens and lush greenery – a rural-chic gem!

Moving over to Italy, you can take your pick of historic villas, enchanting castles or luxury hotelsCasa degli Spiriti is a gorgeous restaurant venue with unparalleled views of Lake Garda and the romantic city of Verona, here you’ll feel at home with a friendly but creative and efficient service. Alternatively, Castello di Petrata is a rustic castle venue with a breathtaking pool terrace for those welcome aperitifs, along with a spa to calm those pre-wedding nerves. Baglio Aversa, in the province of Trapani, is a wonderfully romantic location nestled in Sicilian countryside – with its exposed bricks, terracotta floors and authentic wooden beams for an indoor ceremony, or lovely gardens for an outdoor celebration.

Italy is a country full of contrasts – so it’s perfect for any wedding style. Whether you want to be surrounded by vibrant green in the middle of the countryside, with Parco del Principe, or you fancy a wedding in an elegant palace like Palazzo Ducale Venturi or Palazzo Pucci, with breathtaking art and decadent style. Tenuta di Artimino is also a charming historical structure, where the grandeur forms part of your romantic love story. We love the ancestral history of Castello Benelli too, built in the nineteenth century on the foundations of a previous medieval castle of ancient origins. And last but not least in Italy, discover Villa Ormaneto in the Verona province – an ancient house renovated with pure style and luxury comfort.

Just in case you’re planning to jet off further than the bounds of Europe for your destination wedding, we’ve included Cinnamon Hotels in this gallery: our favourite collection of hotels in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. These are simply perfect for an exotic elopement in paradise.

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