Top 10 luxury European wedding venues
The day you get married should be one of the most memorable of your life, and an all-out luxury occasion is the only way to celebrate in style. If you’re in the process of planning your dream luxury nuptials, an exotic destination wedding may well be on the cards – and when it comes to getting married abroad, there are a host of wonderful luxury venues to choose from just a stone’s throw away from home.
We’re not talking about staying home for your big day, but rather, taking a trip to Europe. With a number of incredible dream destinations to choose from that would make as ideal a stop for the honeymoon as for the wedding itself, it makes sense to do the both in one place. And, with spectacular backdrops and scenic views that are just perfect for that all-important photo session, the only dilemma left is how to choose just one.
We sat down with destination wedding videographers, HD Moments – who have experienced some of the very best European wedding venues first-hand – to find out where you should be booking up now – and each one is guaranteed to be a glamorous setting for your special day.
Villa del Balbianello, Italy
Lake Como in Northern Italy is a perfect backdrop for a destination wedding, and Villa del Balbianello offers privacy, exclusivity and impeccable service that is bound to make for a memorable day.
The 18th Century Villa is perched right on the edge of the lake itself, with beautiful views out to the Dolomite mountain range which encircle the lake.
Villa Sheherezade, Croatia
Croatia is an up-and-coming country for a destination wedding, receiving fewer tourists than other European hotspots – which makes it a more personal location for a destination wedding. Get in there quickly though, as its popularity is only set to increase!
Villa Sheherezade is perfectly situated on the Dubrovnik coastline looking over the beautiful Adriatic ocean and close to the paradise island of Lokrum – a definite favourite for a romantic wedding.
Hotel Cap Rocat Mallorca, Spain
This evocative military fortress-turned-hotel is a truly unique spot for a destination wedding. Based on the majestic Spanish of Mallorca and with wonderful views over the Mediterranean, Hotel Cap Rocat is an awe-inspiring mixture of history and natural beauty – hopefully like your wedding day itself.
Hotel Villa Cimbrone, Italy
Combine one of the most romantic countries in the world and one of the most prestigious 5-star hotels in the Mediterranean, and you have discovered Hotel Villa Cimbrone.
Situated on the breath-taking Amalfi coast, this 12th Century residence oozes splendour, and with majestic gardens to explore paired with the beautifully preserved Villa, you’ll be able to take wedding shots fit for a king and queen.
Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Montenegro is a little bit hidden from the well-trodden tourist routes in Europe, but if you’re a fan of mystery, mountains and coastline, it is definitely worth considering for your European destination wedding.
One of the highlights of this country is the venue of Aman Sveti Stefan, a luxury seaside hideaway resort surrounded by the wild pine trees and sea views. The resort is isolated from any towns and villages, so if you’re searching for an elegant, intimate venue, look no further.
Son Marroig Mallorca, Spain
Not much information is available online about this exclusive resort in Mallorca; only that the grounds are positioned atop a stretch of breath-taking coastline – which, let’s face it, is intriguing enough in itself.
Why not explore Son Marroig and its surroundings with your wedding guests? As a country that is world-renowned for its splendour, who knows what hidden gems you could stumble upon?
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, France
This picturesque venue could not be anywhere else in the world than the French Riviera. The chic villa on the Cap Ferrat peninsula has nine beautifully-kept gardens, each with a different theme. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild combines classical architecture with some more modern facilities to cater for all your wedding needs.
Masseria San Nicola, Italy
Another luxurious entry from Italy; Masseria San Nicola is located in Puglia, a region world-famous for its fine wine and olive oil. Set in a blissful location and with good-weather almost guaranteed, this venue is one for couples looking for a unique mixture of rustic and luxury accommodation.
Chateau Poesie, France
The Cheateau Poesie estate is situated in the idyllic South of France and boasts a gorgeous new farmhouse with extensive grounds. Located in the Rhone Valley – a part of France steeped in history and romance – this majestic 18th Century residence has been adapted with modern fixtures and fittings to make it a lavish, luxurious and comfortable base for your wedding. All you could need, and more.
A Romantic Escape for Your Special Day
Whichever the wedding destination of your dreams, it’s sure to become a place you will remember fondly forever – and no doubt you’ll find yourself longing to return in years to come, to visit where it all began. Your wedding is the first day of the rest of your life, so make sure you start things off on the right foot. Sunshine, luxury and incredible views will ensure that everything is just perfect.