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The rise of the European destination wedding

With so many couples deciding to ditch the clouds and tie the knot in sunnier lands, we love getting out there and seeing the options for brides and grooms. European destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, with the short flight times and warm climate, what’s not to love? Guides for Brides have been trying and testing some of these the most romantic spots out there, and we’re excited to share. 

Palazzo Avino | Destination Weddings | Guides for Brides

Palazzo Avino, The Amalfi Coast

If you want a mixture of beauty and culture, we love The Amalfi Coast. Your guests will love the breathtaking views and gorgeous backdrops, and if you want our advice, nothing beats Palazzo Avino. On arrival, it is easy to see why it was voted The Best Honeymoon Location in Europe last year. Built into the mountainside, this beautiful hotel is located just five minutes from the centre of Ravello and boasts stunning views of the bay below.


Another favourite is Palacio Estoril near Lisbon, Portugal. This luxury hotel boasts a mix of modern luxury with the traditional palatial feel – whether you’re looking for a destination wedding venue or close-by honeymoon location, you won’t be disappointed with this impressive hotel. Read our full review of Palacio Estoril here.

cyprus destination wedding

Another firm favourite for destination weddings is Cyprus. The year-round warm climate and beautiful scenery and beaches make it an attractive option for couples wishing to say their vows in the sunshine. Check out our top five reasons to tie the knot in Cyprus here.

European Destination Weddings | Sicily | Guides for Brides

Another great option is the Italian island of Sicily. Boasting beautiful beaches and stunning volcanic scenery, it is the perfect location for a destination wedding. Our particular favourite on the island is the San Dominico Palace Hotel in Taormina, where you can exchange vows staring out into the bay below with impressive Mount Etna looming over you.

greece santorini destination wedding honeymoon

One of the most popular destination wedding locations is Greece and its many islands. With so many stunning locations to choose from, and a range of luxury hotels to go with it, it’s easy to see why so many UK couples are choosing to tie the knot in this stunning country. 


Are you planning a destination wedding? We’d love to hear about the planning process! Please email to be featured.

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