The rise of the European destination wedding

8th of March 2023

The European destination wedding is becoming a more and more popular option for UK couples. With short flight times and a sunny, mild climate, what's not to love? If you've decided on a European destination wedding but aren't sure of the location yet, we've come up with some of our favourite destinations to get you inspired.


1. Greece

Greece has historically been one of the most popular European destination wedding locations, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. With stunning coastline and a variety of hotels to suit all budgets, it has something for everyone. Our personal favourite has to be the stunning island of Santorini, where you'll find a plethora of luxury hotels for your destination wedding.

2. Cyprus

Another favourite after Greece, Cyprus offers a range of locations for your European destination wedding. With hotels ranging from luxury to more budget-friendly, there is an option for everyone. Cyprus enjoys one of the warmest climates in the mediterranean, making it the perfect destination for sun worshippers.

Villa Pliniana

3. Italy

Italy offers such a vast range of landscapes that it's hard to include it just as one destination. Whether you go for the breathtaking views of The Amalfi Coast or the stunning vineyards of Tuscany for your big day, you won't be disappointed. Take a peek at some of the luxury venues on offer here.

Belmond La Residencia

4. Spain

Spain has a number of beautiful locations for your destination wedding, whether you opt for Southern, Central or Northern Spain you'll be met with a range of venue options. Like many European destination wedding locations, there are some legal steps involved in getting married in Spain, so make sure you've done your research.

Shangri-La Hotel Paris

5. France

Famed for being one of the most romantic countries in the world, France is a clear option for a European destination wedding. Boasting such close proximity to the UK, your guests can easily travel for your big day, and won't have to take so much time off work to attend. Take a look at some of our favourite French venues here.

Still on the hunt for your dream European destination wedding venue? Beyond Weddings can help. Give us a call on 01235 770599 or fill in our contact form and we can recommend the very best European wedding destinations to suit you.

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