Portugal could be a perfect place for your dreamy destination wedding, weather you imagine yourself celebrating love in a castle, a palace or on a beach. It is quite a small country without any huge cities around. Many interesting wedding venues are waiting to be discovered in all of unique Portuguese regions – places that are combining the natural beauty of the country with modern interiors and cuisine. Nature is what plays the biggest role in here. It is well managed and people here respect nature as their host.
Portugal is famous for its wine, seafood, heart-moving music and buildings covered by colorful azulejos. The wind coming from the ocean, sunsets over the beaches make for a perfect setting for your special wedding day. Choose the place that fits your dreams, and don’t forget that here, everything is possible! If you’re looking for wild, adventurous elopement ideas In Portugal, I got you covered. And if you want to bring your family and friends for a bigger celebration scroll down for a list of magical wedding venues.
All those destination wedding venues in Portugal I listed below will give you a hand with the administrative process – they can offer help with translations of documents and other procedures. Thanks to the Portuguese weather (more than 300 sunny days during the year), you can easily get married in a garden or on the beach, and as the evening comes, invite your guests for the wedding reception inside. Portugal is also much cheaper than other popular destinations for your elopement such as California, Mediterranean Coast or Tuscany. Your wedding would be original and breathtaking, but also kind for your wallet 🙂
The Quinta, Sintra
You’ve always been dreaming about vintage-style wedding located in the countryside? In that case, The Quinta might be a perfect fit for you. It is surrounded by nature and the magical city of Sintra – occupied by many poets and artists in the XIXth century. All of them surely had a big impact on the current, vibrant atmosphere around its streets! It has everything you need: cute chapel, big gardens, and also vintage-style interriors ready to hold your dreamed reception.
Forte da Cruz, Estoril
This impressive fortress from XVIIth century is situated on the beach of Estoril, just a half hour drive from Lisbon. That’s where the Tagus river is meeting the Atlantic. Arranging your wedding at Forte da Cruz can be a great experience – romantic, elegant reception under the stars on the fortress’ terrace. You can see the open ocean from there or enjoy pleasant views over the historical town.
Arriba by the Sea, Cascais
Would you like to organize your special wedding day on the beach, walking barefoot and experiencing the intimate atmosphere with the closest guests? But also combining it with an access to the swimming pool and modern cocktail bar? You can have it all in Arriba by the Sea. It is located just next to the Guincho beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Stunning views and unforgettable experience guaranteed.
Quinta de Sant’Ana, Mafra
Portugal is famous not only for its cuisine, natural beaches and open-minded people, but also for the best wine in the whole world. Having your wedding reception at the vineyard with a long history and tradition can be unique experience of local culture. Quinta de Sant’Ana is a big complex of grape fields, gardens and tenement houses, where you can easily accommodate all of your guests. The wedding planners team can offer you great ideas like adorable picnics or traditional, elegant wedding receptions either inside, or around the gardens. Or maybe you dream about bringing your ceremony to another level and organizing a wedding reception, that will look like a festival? Check all of their crazy ideas!
Quinta de Torneiro, Lisbon
This spot is situated in the very heart of Lisbon. If you dream about organizing your wedding at a traditional Portuguese villa, it will be the perfect place. Quinta de Torneiro holds more than 200 years of a history within its walls and it is surrounded by stunning gardens, in which you can easily catch some sun with your beloved one and guests.
Rosa Et Al Townhouse, Porto
is a very special place on the city’s map. This Townhouse is located in the artsy neighbourhood of the city, surrounded by many galleries, concept stores and studios. It can be perfect for organizing a small, but elegant and modern wedding. Rosa Et Al is organizing many retreats, yoga, mindfulness & meditation workshops, as well as kitchen cooking classes. Their interiors are designed with an awesome taste – they combined wooden, ecological decorations with luxurious materials and furniture. If you are into artsy spaces and original ideas, come to Porto – you won’t be disappointed for sure.
Pena Palace, Sintra
Would you like to get married in colorful palace, situated on a hill, with magical views? Come to Sintra and organize your wedding at Pena Palace, one of the most stunning buildings in the whole world, officially listed by the UNESCO World Heritage. This fairytale castle offers you a terrace rooftop, Stag Room and Hall of the Arches, truly elegant and comfortable for your classical wedding reception. You have many options here, and for sure all of them seem to serve unforgettable experiences.
Quinta da Bacalhoa, Sao Simao
Big vineyard with traditional building from the 14th century. Beside great views over the grape fields, it offers you elegant, antique interiors and cute lake house, perfect for romantic walks in the evening. It is located near Setubal and Cabo Espichel, which can be a perfect destination for one day trips with your beloved one and the closest family.
Monserrate Palace, Sintra
This city has undoubtedly a lot to offer – in the end, it is known as the city of fairies & magic for some reason! Monserrate Palace is another perfect example of romanticism. This piece of architecture is quite exotic, surrounded by mysterious gardens and elegant interiors. Organize your wedding in there, if you wish to get lost in nature and feel like a fairytale couple while exploring this property.
Set Lounge, Vila do Conde
This award-winning venue is specialized in organizing beach weddings. It is located in the countryside on the northern coast of Portugal. Some people call this place idyllic, some people say it is magical… For sure it gives you an opportunity to have you perfect ceremony at the beach with great food and awesome staff taking care of your guests.
Don’t forget to take me with you! 🙂 You can count on me with advise and choosing the best spots for an intimate photoshoot around your wedding day. Shoot me an email for destination wedding photography packages in Portugal.