Photo 1 of Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Lake Como, Italy
Make like the A-list and take your nuptials to Lake Como for a day to remember. The Villa Sola Cabiati at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo dates back to the 1500s and is a treasure trove of original antique furnishings, textiles and frescoes by notable Renaissance painters. The neoclassical villa on the shores of Lake Como comes with touches of modern luxury such as Bluetooth music systems, private butlers for banquet dinners and a hidden swimming pool, as well as the seamless service of the five-star hotel. There is even an incredible private museum floor which offers guests unrivalled and unique up-close access to a magical collection of artefacts including a bed belonging to Napoleon, a friend of the Serbelloni family, as well as silk dresses belonging to his lovers.
Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Lake Como, Italy HOW? Exclusive hire available from 6,000 EUR / £5,302 per night +VAT on a minimum 3-night basis. grandhoteltremezzo.com La Bastide De Gordes, France
If it’s a a Provençal Palace fairytale your heart desires, La Bastide De Gordes is one of the best European wedding venues there is. Set at the heart of the hilltop village of Gordes, this idyllic French destination is sure to make for the most beautiful wedding album. With 12th century architecture, antique floor tiles, bouquets of lavender, cherry wood furniture, and floral cottons in reds and greens, it is one of the most romantic venues in France. The private 5 bedroom La Maison de Constance is an intimate residence, able to accommodate a bridal party of up to 10 guests, with all of the amenities of the Provencal Luxury Hotel. A dedicated team is on hand to ensure each wedding is unforgettable.
La Bastide De Gordes, France HOW? gordes.airelles.com Peligoni Club: Zakynthos, Greece
Available for private hire a handful of times a year, the Peligoni Club is the perfect place for a chic, white-washed cliffside wedding celebration. The nuptials themselves can take place at the beautiful beach club overlooking the sea, while one of the club’s stunning villas can host the wedding party (and the after party), with the dedicated events team able to arrange everything from a rehearsal dinner in a cosy, traditional Greek restaurant to the day-after pool party at the club’s flagship villa. There are also a host of accommodation options at all budgets for your guests to choose from, should they wish to extend their stay and enjoy the club’s excellent facilities.
Peligoni Club: Zakynthos, Greece HOW? peligoni.com Read our review of the Peligoni Club here. Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
Choose from a range of unique venues at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne , including the famous Wedding Chapel where Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer tied the knot in 1954. As European wedding venues go, this one is has it all, including breath-taking panorama and old-world charm. So, if it’s an Alps destination wedding you’re searching for, why not say ‘I do’ perched 500m above Lake Lucerne?
Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne, Switzerland HOW? buergenstock.ch Tsinandali Estate: Georgia
Overlooking the Caucasus Mountains, the Tsinandali Estate is one of the most beautiful destination wedding venues of the moment. Set in the heart of the Kakheti wine district, this estate was once home to Prince Alexander Chavchavadze, and offers an authentic Georgian experience for guests.
Tsinandali Estate: Georgia HOW? Room rates start at £127 per night from mid-June for room-only stays and £141 for B&B. radissonhotels.com Finca Cortesin: Andalusia
One of the most beautiful hotels in the world, the rolling hills of Andalusia make the perfect backdrop for a romantic Mediterranean wedding. Designed in the style of a traditional Spanish ‘finca’, it features spectacular interiors with antique terracotta floors, wooden doors salvaged from ancient castles, hand-painted wall coverings in soft pastel tones and beautiful ceramics. Weddings at Finca Cortesin are entirely bespoke with a team of experts working closely with the couple to create the perfect celebration, however intimate or grand.
Finca Cortesin: Andalusia HOW? Nightly rates at Finca Cortesin start from €584 (currently approx. £520) per night in an entry-level Junior Suite, including breakfast. Rates for a total hotel buy-out are available upon request. fincacortesin.com Aiyanna Ibiza
Set within the picturesque and secluded Cala Nova Bay on the Northern shores of The White Isle, couples celebrating their wedding day at Aiyanna Ibiza can say ‘I do’ in the open-plan laid-back spacious natural wooden terrace just steps from the beach. Hosting up to 150 guests, couples can choose from a choice of two wedding packages; the Sabina or Posidonia wedding selections, each carefully adapted to create each couple’s personal visions.
Aiyanna Ibiza HOW? aiyannaibiza.com Erosantorini: Santorini, Greece
This private two-acre estate has beautifully landscaped grounds plus a charming open-air chapel surrounded by vines and set on a picturesque hill, the perfect place to exchange vows. If you’re looking for the most beautiful Santorini wedding venue – this is it. The space can easily accommodate 350 for seated dining, or up to 800 for cocktails, dancing and live music at the wedding of the year.
Erosantorini: Santorini, Greece HOW? erosantorini.com Portopiccolo Sistiana: Italy
With panoramic views from every location stretching across crystal clear waters of the Northern Adriatic, Portopiccolo is nestled in a private bay along the Gulf of Trieste. Think Italian Borgo combined with seaside living, Portopiccolo Sistiana resort includes the five-star Falisia Hotel, Yacht Club and private marina, Spa and Medical Spa by Bakel, fitness area, seaside Beach Club, restaurants, cafes, cocktail bars and boutiques.
Wedding spaces include the Pavilion, in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and catering for a wedding of up to 350 guests with spell binding views across the Adriatic from the second floor terrace. Alternatively, for a more relaxed and casual beachfront setting, Portopiccolo’s Beach Club, perched on a private white shingle beach where the water is at its clearest, is the ideal location.
Portopiccolo Sistiana: Italy HOW? portopiccolosistiana.it start the slideshow If you have your heart set on a destination wedding, you don’t have to go long-haul to find the venue of your dreams. From beach-side nuptials in Italy to the Swiss chapel chosen by Audrey Hepburn for her 1954 wedding to Mel Ferrer, say ‘I do’ in one of the best European wedding venues.
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