Top European Destinations

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The European Adventure

Not much could be more romantic than a destination wedding in Europe, a continent full of history, including the location of some of the greatest love stories of all time. Choose from a number of beautiful European wedding venues in Ireland, Scotland and Italy, just to name a few. Whether you dream of being married in a Tuscan villa, romantic cathedral or a medieval castle, Europe has plenty of venues and wedding packages for any couple's budget. Your European destination wedding ceremony and attire can be as simple or lavish as you wish. Spend your time in Europe taking in the breathtaking views and landscape, visiting amazing historical sights and enjoying starry nights in the countryside.


No photos really can do it justice; the Amalfi Coast is something you have to see and experience yourself. White Moorish-style houses cling to the flowering cliffs of Positano, surrounded by bright bursts of purple and red bougainvillea flowers. The breathtaking main square of the town of Amalfi is an idyllic setting for your Amalfi Coast Catholic wedding in Italy. It’s amazing cathedral dominates the entire town with its imposing stairs and panoramic views. Everywhere you turn, is an impossibly blue sea. Getting married on the Amalfi Coast will allow you to experience the charm and warm hospitality of the south of Italy. The cuisine and wines of the region are superlative; you and your guests will savour the authentic flavors of the sun and sea.


Tuscany weddings are unique! Nothing can surpass the exquisite beauty of the Tuscan countryside. It is absolutely romantic and breathtaking. If you meander into the hill towns of Tuscany any time of the year, all your senses are rewarded with the splendours that this enchanting area of Italy has to offer. Almost every hillock is crowned with a picture-perfect walled town; fields are brilliant with vibrant red poppies; vineyards in all their glory and promise lace the fields; olive trees dress the hillsides in a frock of dusky grey-green. And if this is not enough, in this little villages can be found some of the finest small hotels of the world. Let us not forget about Tuscany food and wines, which are absolutely exceptional. Tuscany enchants us today because it holds together as a region, from the tiniest hamlet to Florence the Magnificent.


Indulgent, Luxurious & Dreamy! Photogenic for its iconic caldera and its clinging-to-the-clifftop whitewashed villages which overlook the still-smoking volcano across the expanse of quite phenomenal blue - this is how Santorini makes her statement, hugged by the mesmerizing Aegean Sea. Weddings in Santorini are a romantic affair. The ceremony can be held at the edge of the Caldera, by a pool, in a restaurant or on the beach. The backdrop of the volcano and breathtaking sunset promise treasured memories for years to come.


Lose yourself on the Greek island of Crete, where time seems to stand still, kitchens are stocked daily with local treats and fruits from the farm and the people are so genuinely welcoming as hosts that you feel like you are invited to stay at their - very elegant - home. It is a great pick for a wedding destination due to the fabulous resorts in Elounda area, the beachfront venues that exude the ambience off privileged “members only" private club. Above all, there is the peculiar rose-gold Cretan light that fits perfectly to a marvelous wedding backdrop.


Filled with charm and an easy elegance, a wedding in Paris places you in one of Europe’s must-see cities. Though there are icons around nearly every corner (the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe to name a few), there’s a subtlety to Paris’ sophistication outside of its staples. Beyond the stunning cathedrals and monuments and between white-washed storefronts, Paris is home to nameless local shops that are filled with incredible treasures, be it a fresh-baked macaroon or handmade soaps. And of course, the city is one of the world’s fashion and food hubs, so expect high art around every inconspicuous turn.


Picturesque, passionate and poetic, Ireland is becoming increasingly well-known internationally as an exciting destination for those who are looking for something a bit different for the location of their special day. With its wild western coastline and plenty of luxury Irish castles to choose from, The Emerald Isle is asserting itself ever more strongly as a first-choice destination for anyone who is considering a wedding abroad.Ireland has a strong tourism industry supporting millions of visitors each year, so there is no shortage of amazing destinations to choose from. No less importantly, the people of Ireland are famed for their warm and welcoming nature (known here simply as 'good craic'), so you should expect great service and a friendly atmosphere whichever region of Ireland you choose.


Reykjavik has burst onto the international travel scene in recent years as one of Europe’s hippest and most eccentric destinations. As the most northern city in the world, Reykjavik has long winter days, but then it quite literally wakes up for summer, when the 22-hours of sunlight feel blissful and nearly endless. A Reykjavik wedding places you in a capital city that has a history dating back to the Vikings, but it shows all the trappings of a modern city. Still, between the lively cafes, museums, and bars, you might spot a geothermal pool, ice hotel or volcanic mountain looming nearby, a unique fingerprint of this one-of-a-kind city.


Denmark is often noted for its magnificent and dreamy landscape. Indeed, this northern European country does look like it might have been ripped straight from the pages of a fairytale, with dramatic fjords, wind-battered cliffs and moors, rolling farmland, and towering castles. The incredibly diverse and distinct scenery justify it as one of Europe’s most visually arresting destinations and make a wedding in Denmark unforgettably romantic.