There are so many different types of weddings these days – intimate weddings, glamorous weddings, countryside/rural-chic weddings and more. But people tend to group all destination weddings into one category, as though they make up just one type of wedding style.
Meanwhile, at Zankyou, we celebrate variety when it comes to getting married abroad. We know every couple is different, every country is different, and of course, no two venues are exactly the same. So, if you’re thinking about a dreamy destination wedding in Portugal, let us tell you about some amazing venues to suit different wedding styles – from boho to classic.
1. Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden – luxury wedding style
On the beautiful island of Madeira, you’ll find Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden. A pocket of luxury nestled in the lush green countryside, with an elegant pool, first class service, and indulgent wellness spa – perfect for a luxury wedding theme. It can be used for wedding sizes ranging anywhere between 4 and 170 guests. Madeira island is particularly sought after by UK, EU and Canadian couples, because there’s no better place to kickstart your romantic honeymoon after a magical wedding.
This venue could also be transformed to suit magic garden or bohemian wedding styles, thanks to the abundance of vibrant flowers and fresh aromas in the botanical gardens.
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2. Casa da Praia – beach wedding/ casual style
Casa da Praia is literally situated ON the beach in one of Portugal’s most charming cities, Coimbra. Here you can have a casual beach ceremony, saying your vows with an incomparable backdrop as the sun sets – a view no one will be forgetting any time soon. This place also has a garden, swimming pool, panoramic views and incredibly attentive service.
A beach destination wedding is probably one of the most popular options with couples looking to get married far from home. There’s something so exotic and romantic about them, and you don’t have to think nearly as much about decoration when the views are your venue’s most stunning asset. At Casa da Praia, some pretty flowers are enough to make this setting simply magical.
3. Maroteira Events – rural and rustic style
You can’t get more authentic and rural than this. This venue space is situated in a “herdade” (Portuguese for a large farm estate) in the beautiful, agricultural region of Alentejo. Everywhere you look, there’s soft hills, wildlife, aromatic fauna and more.
This vineyard venue boasts 540 hectares of land, where the renowned “Cem Reis” wine is made. Maroteira Events also offers many activities for you and your guests such as Jeep Tours / Walks / Wine Tasting and there is also plentiful accommodation. It’s the perfect place not only for a charming destination wedding, but a unique travel experience for everyone involved.
So when it comes to destination weddings in Portugal, there’s a plethora of different venues and wedding styles to choose from. Firstly, work out what size of venue you’re looking for, and then consider the formality of your event, and your preferred style – according to your own personality as a couple. The rest will simply fall into place!