Destination Wedding in Portugal: 5 Venues for 5 Different Styles

As a Southern European country with loads of charm, Portugal is the perfect place for a destination wedding. With a sunny climate, beautiful cities and glorious coastlines met with the Atlantic Ocean, it really does provide something for everyone to enjoy.

The first thing to do when planning a destination wedding to Portugal is to choose your location. Would you rather the authentic culture of picturesque cities like Porto or Lisbon, or a luxurious beach resort such as in the Algarve? One thing is for sure, everyone has different styles and preferences in mind. That’s why we’ve selected our five favourite wedding venues in the country, each suitable for different wedding styles.

1. Convento de Sandelgas

Coimbra is another idyllic city for a destination wedding, situated on the riverfront in central Portugal, home to medieval architecture. Here you will find the charming Sandelgas Convent, perfect for a rustic-chic, romantic wedding style.

Your wedding here will be nothing short of spectacular, as the venue has elegant decor and historic significance to further emphasise that love and romance are timeless. Have your reception in their function room pictured below, with original brick work and authentic wooden beams, providing the perfect place for a medieval style banquet.

2. Palácio Bacalhôa

This venue is perfect for couples that have good taste in wine – because it produces it’s own wine which is one of the most sought after in Portugal! Vineyard weddings are very popular among modern European couples, and this one is particularly special with over 400 years of history.

Founded in the Aviz Dynasty, this palace now stands as popular venue for fairytale weddings, boasting beautiful landscapes, gardens and celebrations spaces. Located in the thriving port town of Setúbal, it’s historic location will also allow you to explore some of Portugal’s lovely beaches with your family and friends.

3. Kailua 

This is our favourite venue for intimate beach weddings in Portugal, with a more casual style. The decor at Kailua Restaurant is inspired by nature and positive energy, reflecting the laid-back nature of tranquil beach life. The team is nevertheless efficient, dedicated and professional, known for their impeccable service.

Also located in Setúbal, this beautiful restaurant venue has an unparalleled backdrop, especially at sunset – just imagine saying your vows here! Kailua offers each of its clients a unique experience and a personalised menu of locally sourced, delicious ingredients.

4. Quinta do Casal Novo

30 minutes from Lisbon and less than 5km from Malveira, Quinta do Casal Novo provides newlyweds with some of the best views in Portugal. Great for luxury poolside weddings or countryside weddings. With space for up to 350 wedding guests, your wedding here really will be the big event of the year.

This venue only hosts 1 event a day, which will guarantee you complete exclusivity and privacy for your special day. Often the location for various films and movies, Quinta de Casal Novo really is a feast for the eyes. You will be able to hold both your alfresco ceremony and reception here, followed by a party under the stars.

5. LX Factory

Imagine an industrial chic wedding venue  in the heart of Lisbon, and you’ll picture LX Factory. This modern, trendy space has a very characteristic image, with walls in brick or stone and huge metal beams. Simple elegance defines this unique wedding spot, and you can decorate it to look even more spectacular with warm lighting and fresh flowers.

To help you organise the wedding of your dreams here, the venue’s very own Portugal Wedding Consultants, named The Vows, will be your most reliable point of call. They excel when it comes to precise planning and organisation of luxury weddings, and specialise in events that are alternative, urban and original. Your wedding here will be anything but cliché, with such a unique space and a creative planning team!

So what are you waiting for? Portugal’s most beautiful venues await your call, simply pick the one that’s perfect for your personal style!

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