Planning your perfect wedding in Greece requires you to make, what seems like, a million decisions!
If you are reading this, it probably means that one of the decisions you’ve made is to have your destination wedding in Greece and you are interested in enlisting the services of a wedding planner in Greece to help turn your wedding ideas into wedding reality!
Happy Events is an Athens-based agency that provides top-class wedding services, drawing inspiration from Grecian elegance, Mediterranean fragrances, and of course, our clients!
A common question our clients have when they contact us is “I know I want to get married in Greece, but where in Greece?”
So, we wanted to help you in your search for that perfect wedding venue in Greece by presenting some of the top Greek wedding destinations and venues!
One of the most popular choices for Greek destination weddings are of course the Greek islands!
With approximately 227 inhabited islands to choose from, we may need to narrow down your perfect area of interest a little bit! We are sure you have seen the beautiful white houses with their doors and shutters in varying shades of blue, the fuchsia and purple bougainvillea in full bloom over the cobbled streets, and deep blue Aegean stretching as far as the eye can see.
If you are dreaming of incorporating these elements into your special day, by having your wedding on a Greek island, you are definitely looking for a Cycladic wedding. You could choose to have your dream wedding on Santorini with its magnificent sunsets, or a wedding in Paros with its famous 4th-century Byzantine church complex, or a cosmopolitan wedding in Mykonos with its luxury resorts, like Casa Del Mar, and beautiful beaches, like Agios Sostis.
On the other hand, maybe you are dreaming of a wedding in Greece that combines the style of the Italian riviera and the warmth of Greek hospitality. Then the Ionian islands are the place for you, for a dreamy Greek wedding. The islands boast a rich mixture of Renaissance, baroque and neoclassical architecture, while luscious green landscapes surround beaches of crystal-clear, turquoise waters. Each Ionian island has unique wedding venues to offer, such as Casa Play Beach and Cameo Island in Zakynthos, which are ideal for a beach wedding in Greece, while the picturesque islands of Paxi and Ithaca lend themselves for a tranquil, intimate wedding in Greece.
Then again, maybe you are looking forward to a Greek wedding inspired by the fun and simplicity of “Mamma Mia”. Set in Skopelos, with its breath-taking beaches, sublime greenery, and quaint houses with red-tiled roofs, “Mamma Mia” culminated in that iconic wedding scene at the chapel of Agios Ioannis Kastri.
However, if your idea of the perfect wedding in Greece is a resort wedding, the nearby island of Skiathos and the Princess Resort may be exactly what you are looking for!
A less obvious but equally stunning choice for your destination wedding in Greece is
a romantic castle wedding.
One choice is the island of Rhodes with its City of Knights. Combining Gothic and medieval architecture in the old town and stunning countrysides, Rhodes is a popular Greek wedding destination for many couples!
A different but equally historic setting is the medieval castle of Monemvasia, in the Peloponnese. This fortress-settlement is a perfectly preserved example of the middle-ages in Greece. You can step back in time while taking your first step into the future at your fairy-tale wedding in Greece.
Then again, if you like the Peloponnese but are interested in a luxury wedding in Greece, you might be interested in The Westin Resort Costa Navarino. The chapel of St. Samson in the Navarino Dunes is an ideal setting for a traditional wedding in Greece full of sophistication and elegance.
If you can’t choose between an island or a castle wedding, why not choose Fortezza castle in Rethymnon, Crete? Crete is one of the top Greek wedding destinations, providing visitors with all the aspects of an island, like sandy beaches, traditional villages, and unparalleled scenery, while also ensuring enough variety to satisfy any and all requirements. Additional options for wedding venues in Crete include Agreco Farms, a beautiful traditional estate perfect for a rustic wedding in Greece, and numerous luxury resorts such as Minos Beach and Porto Elounda.
Finally, if you are looking for something close to the historic Athens, why not consider a seaside wedding venue like Reef on the Athens riviera?
A wedding in Sounio, with the temple of Poseidon in the background, would enhance the Grecian elements of your wedding day in Greece while ensuring a memorable wedding celebration for you and your wedding party.
Moreover, if a little bit of traveling doesn’t put you off, iconic destinations such as Spetses, Porto Heli, and Chalkidiki are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Athens Airport.
These are just some of the wedding venues Greece has to offer couples who wish to say “I do” under the brilliant sunshine of the Mediterranean!
But if none of these feels just right for you, we are sure that we can source the perfect wedding location in Greece and help you plan your fairy-tale wedding in Greece stress-free!