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Best European Destination Wedding Venues

A beautiful villa. European destination wedding venue image by Jenny Fu Studio

Are you targeting a European destination wedding venue this year? We know it’s hard to choose among the romantic and picturesque wedding venues across Europe. That’s why we came up with this blog! We understand that a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and nothing can stop you from going for that dream fairytale wedding. So from Italian villas to ancient ruins and luxurious private estates to historic castles screaming Romeo and Juliet, Europe is full of hidden gems. Now, read on for our choicest picks of the best European destination wedding venues.   

A grand entrance to a villa in France. European destination wedding venue image by Jenny Fu Studio
Editorial image of the wedding party waiting for the wedding ceremony to start. European destination wedding venue image by Jenny Fu Studio

The Peligoni Club, Zakynthos, Greece

The Peligoni Club is built into the striking volcanic rock that makes up the island’s northern coastline. So you can imagine white-washed wooden decks overlooking the deep blue Ionian Sea. Indeed, it’s the perfect setting for your dream European destination wedding venue in Greece! The club can accommodate up to 200 people. And you can hire the club exclusively for your wedding during May, June, September, and October. Only note that you can hire the club privately on Thursday evenings from 6 pm until late.

La Bastide De Gordes, France

If you dream of breathtaking views and fantastic hospitality for your wedding in France, La Bastide De Gordes is the place for you. You have the option of full or half privatization of the hotel. They have a large garden, perfect for your wedding reception, with the best views of the valley. And for the hotel’s amenities, they offer 34 bedrooms and six suites, a spa with massage rooms and an indoor swimming pool, and two outdoor swimming pools, one of which is a perfect spot for a welcome party or cocktail hour.

Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

Enjoy a grand or intimate wedding at the famous Lake Como, Italy, in a 16th-century built Sola Cabiati, a stunning European destination wedding venue. The villa has six beautiful bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 guests in great comfort and supreme style. And they have an outdoor area with two enchanting gardens that can accommodate up to 180 guests. What’s more is that you and your guests can enjoy the services of the Grand Tremezzo Hotel, the staff of which are very professional and will treat you as royalty every time.

Ballyfin, Laois, Ireland

At Ballyfin Demesne, you can have a magical wedding in Ireland. It is set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains and has undergone eight years of restoration. You can imagine 614 acres of parkland, a lake, ancient woods, delightful garden buildings, follies, and grottoes. Inside is a grand saloon, an eighty-foot library, and a sun-filled conservatory which you can reach through a secret door hidden in the library’s bookshelf. Your wedding will be unforgettable with Ballyfin’s Irish hospitality, tranquility, and outstanding natural beauty.

Editorial image of the bride in front of the Eiffel Tower. European destination wedding venue image by Jenny Fu Studio
Editorial image of a bride in France. Image by Jenny Fu Studio

Boconnoc, England, UK

Couples who got married at this wonderful venue couldn’t have asked for more! The estate is breathtaking, with Georgian architecture, ancient woodland, a picture-perfect lake, magical parkland, and a deer park. You can hire a whole house and cottages as well. This means you could simultaneously have luxurious accommodation and a rustic, relaxed feel. It’s no wonder why royalties like King Charles I stayed in Baconnoc.