With more and more couples choosing to have a destination wedding than ever before, they are becoming less and less similar. Modern couples are becoming more creative, seeking to make their destination wedding just as unique and carefully designed as if they were having a wedding closer to home. So let us tell you more about the rural-chic style that is a hot trend for 2019 weddings, with some recommendations of destination wedding venues that perfectly suit this theme.
Rural weddings are for couples that love the countryside. They may live and work in the city, so desire to turn their wedding into a magical and relaxing escape to a lush green landscape. The chic element comes from the added luxuries that these venues have, and the way in which they are decorated – from warming candles to fresh blooming flowers and sleek table linen. Here’s our top 6 rural-chic destination wedding venues in Europe, simply choose the one that best suits your style and location preference!
1. Vale de Carva, Gradil, Portugal
Everything about this Portuguese wedding venue is rural-chic, in fact it’s designed specifically to look like a traditional Portuguese farm village, with colourful and authentic house exteriors – like a charming pocket of civilisation in a scenic rural landscape.
You can have an al fresco reception right in the middle of it all, on their courtyard terrace, covered with twinkling lights. With such colourful surroundings you’ll barely have to decorate at all! Simply add some fresh flowers to the centre of each table and your wedding set-up will be spectacular.
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2. Domaine de Sarson, Grignan, France
A captivating french country house and estate, with panoramic views of lavender fields that reach as far as the eyes can see. Domaine de Sarson dates back to the 11th century, and is set over 15 hectares with ancient oak and olive trees. This venue can accommodate for any wedding size, from an intimate elopement with just 10 guests, to a grand party of up to 250, and the estate will always be fully privatised and exclusive for your special day.
Nestled in the Drôme Provençale, this venue really is a rural paradise that awaits you and your awe-inspired guests.
3. Convento de Sandelgas, Coimbra, Portugal
Imagine getting married in a historic convent, followed by a rural-chic reception with exposed brickwork and original beams. Convento de Sandelgas is positively brimming with charm, also perfect for a fairytale wedding style.
The staff here know exactly what brings destination wedding couples to their venue, and so strive to recreate that magic into every event, exclusively tailored to your tastes and style. This idyllic space is everything from romantic to glamorous, from authentic to elegant.
4. Casa Benigalip, Costa Blanca, Spain
An eighteenth century farmhouse that has been newly restored to a brand new wedding venue, having opened it’s doors to the public last year. Just a few minutes from the sea, this rural-chic venue is situated in the charming town of Pego, in Alicante.
The venue has lovely gardens and outdoor terraces, as well as a new pergola for events and a swimming pool to accompany it. And since it’s all brand new, your wedding will run smoothly thanks to high quality catering and service facilities.
5. Casale della Muletta, Rome, Italy
Located near to Italy’s gorgeous capital city, Casale Della Muletta is a beautiful structure surrounded by an expansive green landscape of gardens and olive groves. Here, you and your guests can experience the long-awaited wedding day with rural charm and magic.
The interiors of this venue are spacious and elegantly decorated, with a relaxed and exclusive atmosphere. There is also an illuminated pool terrace for a cocktail welcome party, as well as a large outbuilding that is perfect for a large wedding banquet in all seasons.
6. Domaine d´Essendierás, France
The Domaine d’Essendiéras, has incredibly scenic views, situated on top of one of the highest hills of leafy Dordogne. The estate boasts two castles between the 16th and 19th century, overlooking the river Loue. If you’re looking for a historic setting for your fairytale day, then this is it.
You can choose between The Grand Chateau for your grand affair, with romantic Celtic Gardens and lovely Pagodes, or the Clubhouse with a wealth of exposed beams, fireplace and large dancefloor with views of the golf course.
7. Castilla Termal Monastery of Valbuena, Spain
The Castilla Termal Monastery of Valbuena is one of the most luxurious venues that we could recommend for your destination wedding in Europe. A little grander than the rest on this list – but located in the vast rolling hills of the Spanish countryside, with a grandiose historic atmosphere and an on-site vineyard! – the Castilla is just perfect for a relaxed wedding away.
With an on-site planning team – including their very own photographer, and catering staff – this huge spa complex-come-castle could not be more picturesque. Leave your wedding in the hands of the professionals and enjoy the lovely Spanish sunshine on your big day!
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