Struggling to find the right balance between all the factors you want to consider when planning your dream marriage ceremony? A Mediterranean wedding may be just the solution you’ve been searching for. Weddings in Cyprus, Malta or Italy pretty much guarantee you a fabulous day almost all year round, with beautiful weather and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea to match.
Not only that, but saving money by having your wedding outside of the UK means you can splash out on some extra luxuries when you’re there. Local event coordinators like Aphrodite Weddings in Cyprus can give indispensable advice to foreign couples looking to get married abroad.
But which venue is the perfect one for you? Here are some of our favourite destinations in the Mediterranean.
Located in the Eastern coast of Cyprus, the municipality is one of the top travel destinations in the Mediterranean. Ayia Napa known for its golden sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets, making it one of the most sought-after beach wedding venues in the country.
It is the third largest city in Cyprus with rows of luxury hotel resorts near the bay that offer civil weddings. Within the area is the incredibly beautiful Terra Santa Roman Catholic Church, famously booked year-round for weddings and baptisms.
If Cyprus is your ideal wedding destination, head for this beautiful modern spa complex. The chapel is perfect for a small ceremony, which you can follow with a reception in the amazing wine vault. This location was originally a monastery in the 1600s, which explains the wonderful architecture.
St Stefano’s Island
To access this tiny Greek island you’ll have to travel by boat, but it’s only a 10 minute journey from the coast of Kos. Once you’re there, you can enjoy the peace and seclusion of the naturally beautiful island. The only building is a traditional Greek wedding chapel, making it the perfect getaway for a quiet ceremony.
This upmarket seaside town in Italy is a popular getaway for the rich and famous, but anyone can get married in the fabulous town hall square. There are plenty of excellent venues for your reception afterwards, too, with beach bars dotted along the beautiful sea front.
On a small peninsular on the gorgeous island of Kefalonia sits the fanari, a white lighthouse building that’s ideal for a wedding if you want to be surrounded by the sea and amazing views on all sides.
This quiet village in Malta is famed for weddings in the region, since it’s home to the historic Zammitello Castle. The grounds here are perfect for a fabulous reception, just remote enough to escape the busy tourist areas without having to take your guests too far out.