Understated and brimming with culture and history, Portugal is the jewel of the European continent, and is fast becoming a hugely popular destination for couples seeking to marry abroad. With some of the most innovative architecture, the most picturesque sea views and – it has to be said – the most amazing food, Portugal has everything you could want in a host country for one of the most important days of your life. And within the country, there is beauty to be found in every region, each with their own character – historic Porto, dynamic Lisbon, stunning Sintra, and many more to be discovered. Here, we bring you our selection of the best venues across Portugal for your dream Destination Wedding!
- The Quinta – My Vintage Wedding in Portugal
- Quinta do Torneiro Events
- Quinta da Picanceira
- Iguarias do Tempo
- Plaza Ribeiro Telles
- Quinta do Vizo
- Forte São João
- SUD Lisboa Hall
- Quinta do Casal Novo
- Casa dos Arcos
The Quinta – My Vintage Wedding in Portugal is the first wedding venue with a genuine vintage charm in Portugal. Located in the Sintra Mountains, The Quinta boasts 500 years of rich Portuguese history and culture. Sintra is considered one of the most beautiful villages in the world thanks to its royal retreats, castles, and UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
To help you plan and design your wedding, The Quinta – My Vintage Wedding in Portugal has a team of wedding designers and wedding planners at your disposal. Wedding venue, planner and designer – sorted!
The Quinta do Torneiro is an incredible venue for weddings and events in Lisbon, Portugal. Despite its city location, the impressive estate is surrounded by vast grounds including a beautiful French garden and a 17th century chapel, making it the ideal venue to host your dream wedding in Portugal whilst enjoying both the glamorous city and the gorgeous countryside.
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Quinta do Torneiro is a family owned and operated business that is devoted to satisfying their customers by providing a high quality service. They are a friendly, helpful, supportive team that wants nothing more than to see you experience your dream wedding.
Quinta da Picanceira, Santo Isidoro
An ancient Portuguese aristocratic family has owned the Quinta da Picanceira for several generations now. It has always been a famous venue for unforgettable events and celebrations in Portugal. The location is surrounded by lush vineyards and impresses with a manor house, country style stables and ancient wine cellars. These can be transformed into banquet halls and ballrooms for your wedding day and will be the perfect scenery for a luxurious fairy tale wedding.
Fall in love with the well-manicured gardens full of roses, an impressive greenhouse and a romantic lake close to the location!
Iguarias Do Tempo, Leiria
If you are after a rural-chic theme, then Iguarias Do Tempo has not one but TWO gorgeous venues for you to choose from. Style and romance ooze through these two countryside venues: Quinta das Silveiras and Quinta de Santo António do Freixo in Leiria, Portugal. Both offer exclusivity, tranquillity and natural beauty, so it just depends which one you fall in love with the most! While Quinta das Silveiras has a plethora of charming garden spaces for an al fresco ceremony, Quinta de Santo António do Freixo is both bucolic and sophisticated, with a wealth of history dating back to 1774.
At either of the two venues, you will benefit from the expertise of the Iguarias Do Tempo team, with a load of experience in event management and planning allowing them to provide a complete service from start to finish.
Plaza Ribeiro Telles, Castanheira
Plaza Ribeiro Telles is a beautiful fusion of tradition and modernity, with a mix of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to suit every party size. There’s panoramic patios with connecting gardens – full of charm and wonder. The fully functional rooms can be adapted according to your personality, taste and decorative style… no theme is too big or too small.
The location is simply perfect, too. Just 25km North of Lisbon, you and your guests can have a full travel experience in and around the special day, taking full advantage of what Portugal has to offer. At Plaza Ribeiro Telles, you and your guests will be treated like Kings and Queens, as you enjoy a momentous celebration no one will forget.
Quinta do Vizo, Buarcos
Quinta do Vizo is the ideal place for you and your loved ones offering a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Serra da Boa Viagem. The venue is nestled in the dense woods across a 27,700 square meter farm, providing a real escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. A charming pink washed farmhouse, ideal for bohemian or rural-chic wedding themes.
Experience your special day surrounded by pure, natural and unique aromas. With Quinta do Vizo you’ll have a highly professional team on board to help you build the most incredible experience for you and your guests.
About an hour up the coast from the capital city of Lisbon, Cascais is where you go when you’re looking for sun, sea and sand. This being the case, the Forte São João really does make the most of its surroundings, offering outdoor weddings on their private veranda which offers a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, which seems to stretch on forever… Simple and elegant, the set-up for their Destination Weddings is easy to navigate for a foreign couple, and promises a cosy, memorable ceremony for the bride, groom and guests.
One of the primary draws of Forte São João is that is functions primarily as a restaurant venue – and so your guests will not go hungry feasting on some of the very best dishes that the Portuguese culinary world has to offer. Menus begin from a very reasonable €90, and there is space for between 50-200 guests to attend the reception. Bridal parties also have exclusive rights to the entire venue, so you won’t be interrupted by stray guests, and there is also no time limit on celebrations. So for great views, and the opportunity to celebrate all night long, then look no further than the Forte São João.
Lisbon is the innovative hub of Portugal, known for its vibrant, bustling streets and unbeatable blend of eclectic old buildings and modern artistic features. However, it does not lack of the beauty that is found in the more traditional areas of the country, and this also encompasses its wedding and reception venues – the best of which is, by far, the SUD Lisboa Hall & Terrace. Boasting the most enviable views of the Lisboan coast, the SUD can hold anywhere between 220 and 750 guests at any one time, offering a wide selection of gastronomic options.
Luxurious, contemporary and chic, the SUD are masters in creating an experience for your reception (they also have a space for civil ceremonies, though recommend looking at the Jerónimos Monastery – minutes away in Belém – as a potential space too). Cocktails, exquisite three-course meals and 5* service are the name of the game – and with the venue available to hire until 2:30 AM, the game can continue for some time! There are four separate areas that can be chosen for your reception, including the rooftop terrace pictured below. For the true Lisbon experience, with that extra dash of absolute pleasure, then the SUD is your only option!
The Quinta do Casal Novo is a fully restored 18th century estate which benefits from stunning rural views and an atmosphere of tranquility and peace, whilst being a mere twenty five minutes from the heart of Lisbon. A fully inclusive venue, their wedding planning team can arrange every detail on your behalf, including catering, music, reception entertainment, and decoration (though all decided through consultations with you!). There is space for between 80-300 people, with menus starting at a very reasonable €64 – and plenty of dancing to be had!
Out in the open air and countryside, there could not be a more charming or scenic venue so close to such a bustling city centre. The venue has specialised in weddings since the early 1990s, and the 40 hectares of land that the estate sits on is more than enough room for your wedding party to really stretch out and relax. The traditional décor and food (they have some of the best açorda in Portugal!) will delight your guests, and with a genuine, authentic feel, and an open-plan layout that gives you stunning views from whichever room you are in, the Quinta do Casal Novo is the one if you want a relaxing, low-key wedding day.
Porto is renowned for its history and tradition, but don’t let the cobbled stone façade of this 18th century palace trick you – though the estate is beautifully rustic, with beautiful garden (and only 5 minutes from the beach!), the interior has a modern, luxurious quality, with upscale amenities and an incredibly professional wedding planning service and team. Indeed, Casa dos Arcos appears as if it has been lifted directly from the pages of a fairytale, with idyllic floral arrangements, and is sure to deliver you the wedding of your dreams!
The venue has a capacity for between 70 and 250 guests, and menus begin at €70, and outdoor weddings take place in the gardens on the grounds, as can be seen below. However, perhaps one of the most compelling elements of Casa dos Arcos is its location – being close to the beach is one thing, but a few minutes in the opposite direction, you will find the Parque da Cidade de Porto, the perfect place for wedding photos that will wow! An all-inclusive venue, with some of the most startingly-attractive rooms and décor that we have seen, Casa dos Arcos comes with our highest recommendation for your classic Portuguese wedding day.
Don’t miss out on the chance to have the most wonderful wedding day, and look at Portugal for your Destination Wedding. Good luck with all of your planning!
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