More and more people are deciding to have their weddings overseas and why not? Whether you’re after a sunshine wedding by The Med or cool, crisp experience in the verdant valleys of the Pyrenees you can e sure to have a memorable day that will live long in the memory. What’s more is that its becoming clear that these destination weddings are often much cheaper due to a myriad of factors from economic strife to good old local competition driving prices down. That said, these weddings are not without difficulty. The need to communicate in a different language and to understand the region and the areas customs can often lead to the hiring of wedding planners and reconnaissance trips out to the destination months or even years ahead of the big day.
To help we decided to highlight some of Europes finest wedding establishments. Finding the gems can be hard but with a little bit of help from our resident photographer Gareth from Gareth Newstead Photography from Staffordshire, and we have managed to get a list. together. They have travelled extensively in Europe and have shot numerous wedding while doing so and I have assurances that they have visited each of the venues below. So here is what they had to say…
1. Finca Cortesín, Costa Del Sol
I remember being completely in love with the Costa Del Sol as a child so when I got asked to photograph a wedding there, I got a tad excited. The Finca has all the charm you would expect from property located in this Andalusian enclave and the area it situated in has all the sights and sounds you would associate with The Med. Just perfect! That’s before I get to the golf courts and multiple swimming pools. It is a stunning venue, and it deserves all the accolades it receives.
2. Hotel Castell d’Emporda, Costa Brava
Dating back to the 14th century this stunning castle has so much to offer a couple who are looking for a venue with charm and a little idiosyncrasy about it. From Caves to terraces to and lounge bars for all your guests to enjoy themselves. It comes at a high cost, but the value for money overall makes it well within reason.
3. Atzaro, Ibiza
Surrounded by tropical gardens, this beautiful Finca is a 100-year-old property that comes with a salon, a lounge bar and four swimming pools. Not a bad start eh? When the sun goes down, guests can then head to the dancefloor that has some stunning views to take in while you bust some moves. In short, this place has heaps of character and it’s no wonder it’s rated so highly.
So there are our contenders for the top wedding venues in Europe! We’re always looking to extend this list and add to it so if you have any recommendations feel free to get in touch and we would be more than happy to add them to the list!