The reason behind many couples’ decisions to jet off to Portugal for their destination wedding is to take advantage of a warm sunny climate and celebrate in the great outdoors. It’s an opportunity to feel the sun-kissing rays at the very moment you take your vows, and watch the sunset as you party with your loved ones in a beautiful location.
So, to pay tribute to al fresco wedding ceremonies and receptions (a real trend for 2019), and to inspire you with some Portugal recommendations, we’ve picked our 5 favourite outdoor wedding venues.
If you’re an animal-loving couple seeking somewhere unique for your destination wedding in Portugal, then how about a marine park in the Algarve?!
Zoomarine can accommodate any size of wedding, from an intimate ceremony to a large celebration. You can have your glorious outdoor celebration in one of their wonderful gardens, after saying your vows at Dolphin’s Tropical Bay – which is a spectacular place for ceremonies and drinks receptions. Just imagine having your wedding photos taken with dolphins!
Modelled on a traditional and colourful Portuguese village, Vale da Carva is a very special wedding venue with a pretty outdoor terrace. You can celebrate with your loved ones surrounded by brightly coloured buildings, garden areas and green lawns.
The venue also has a chapel for the all-important ceremony and a hog roast oven for an indulgent feast. Think of it as an entire model village at the disposal of you and your guests. Authenticity and great hospitality are combined by the planning team and staff at Vale da Carva to create unique experiences for every guest.
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In the heart of the Algarve, you’ll find this gorgeous rustic location for a countryside wedding. Quinta Dos I’s is a farm venue surrounded by the most magnificent of Portuguese scenery. With a glistening pool and large outdoor area, your al fresco wedding ceremony and celebration will be beautifully set from start to finish, with the possibility of ending on a high with a magical firework display.
The venue also offers a luxury catering service, with personalised menus tailored to each event style, along with regional delicacies. There is also accommodation on site for up to 28 people.
One of the most scenic locations that a venue in Portugal has to offer: right on the beach. Kailua Fonte de Telha is a coastal restaurant that opens up out onto the warm golden sands of Costa de Caparica. You can say your vows at a decorated alter on the beach, with the sunset as your backdrop, and then celebrate under the stars on the restaurant terrace. The great thing about this venue is that the whole space will be exclusively yours.
An idyllic outdoor venue, caressed by the sea breeze.
An elegant and urban-chic setting on the edge of Portugal’s capital city, overlooking the serene Tagus River. Specialising in award-winning fresh fish and seafood dishes, a delicacy of Portuguese cuisine.
With a wedding reception on the terrace you will have one of the best views of Lisbon. The multi-functional space can be adaptable to all wedding sizes and themes or styles, so you can really tailor Monte Mar to say something about you and your story.
So, if you’re looking for an outdoor wedding in Portugal, first decide your wedding style, and one of these five amazing venues should fit into place. A glamorous wedding venue can be found in cities such as Lisbon, while a more authentic rustic-chic space will be located in one of the countries picturesque rural towns. Alternatively, choose a beachside venue for a more casual affair!