We’ve trotted around Europe to bring you the best locations to say I do…
1. For old world beauty: Argentikon Luxury Suites, Greece
Argentikon Luxury Suites has been named one of the top 100 villas in the world – and we can see why. The 16th century property marries medieval and Genoese influences to create an old world setting; just think of the photo opportunities, never mind tucking into your wedding breakfast under the dreamy veranda. The hotel is located on the Greek island of Chios, with plenty of charming white washed chapels to choose from for your ceremony.
2. For vintage grandeur: Romantik Seehotel Sonne, Switzerland
Venture to Lake Zurich for a truly romantic wedding setting. Romantik Seehotel Sonne first opened its doors in 1641 and has been hosting weddings since 1839. Which is no surprise since the venue is built for a memorable day; enjoy champagne on the lakeside lawn before venturing into the grand ballroom for your first dance.
3. For medieval magic: Castello di Gargonza, Italy
You’ll find Castello di Gargonza tucked away in the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by vast woodland. The 13th century hotel and residence is surrounded by a medieval walled village and has been lovingly restored for a rustic feel. On your big day you can choose the property’s own private chapel for a ceremony or receive a blessing in the sprawling gardens. All topped off with an authentic Italian wedding feast, where chilled prosecco flows and limoncello is enjoyed.
4. For regal history: Barberstown Castle, Ireland
For more than 700 years Barberstown Castle has provided a unique experience for all who pass through its ancient halls. The 13th century property was a fortress in a former life, before opening its doors as a hotel in 1971. Handily, the historic venue is located on Dublin’s doorstep and boasts 20 acres of grounds, making for plenty of photo opportunities. Most importantly, only one wedding occurs a day at the castle to ensure utmost privacy and a personal service.
5. For show-stopping scenery: Pronay Castle, Hungary
This Hungarian destination is brimming with baroque character but the historical facade hides a contemporary heart, having been painstakingly restored. And while the hotel makes for a historical wedding destination, the lush green grounds will really steal the show on the big day. Full of fairytale character, you can enjoy an outdoor service on an intimate island followed by a banquet in a stately room for full-blown grandeur.
6. For outdoors glamour: Pechy Castle, Slovakia
Searching for a chic outdoor location? This impressive hotel and hunting lodge is situated in the heart of a scenic English park, part of a large family estate. You’ll find plenty of different options on offer to create a bespoke wedding day; whether you wish for an outdoor grill, folk music, traditional dancing or an intimate blessing, the experienced events team will cater to your every need.