Are you planning your overseas nuptials? We’ve taken a look at the best European destinations for 2020; whether you’re a city break girl or beach bum. Throwing a destination wedding means you’re in for a much more intimate ceremony and can basically enjoy a two for one wedding and honeymoon!
Explore the new Rivieria with mountains on your doorstep.
Sharing a coatline with the best of Croatia’s beaches and just a short hop from Dubrovnik, Montenegro is starting to gain a deserved reputation as one of Europe’s most desirable destinations. Wild and rugged, with national parks that feel like Europe’s final frontier and some exceptional beaches along the Adriatic, Montenegro offers sand, scenery and luxury. For those looking to splash, Aman has had a destination property in Sveti Stefan—a small fishing village turned epic luxury retreat—in the country for the past decade, while a flurry of new openings from chains like Melia and Iberostar are putting the small Balkan country on the map.
Rolling hills and enviable greenery
The charming village of Arcangues, surrounded by the green pastures and mountains of the Basque countryside, offers both tranquility and beauty. Easily reachable from Biarritz, this picturesque town is straight out of a fairytale. It also boasts a venue that caters to any budget; Gatezur is a spellbinding French mansion that dates back to 1401 with three Reception options, including the magical Orangerie which seats up to 130 guests. The glass-roofed room will let you dine under the stars come nightfall.
Cobbled streets and vineyard retreats.
This vibrant city offers authenticity, atmosphere and attitude alongside a mild climate year-round. Charming cobbled streets offer elegance with an edge; more refined than it’s sister city Lisbon. With a mix of venues for all budgets, from city centre chic at Casa dos Arcos to the beautiful vineyards of nearby Douro Valley, this is a versatile and luxurious option.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Straight out of a gothic fairytale.
Just magic. This beautiful corner of Slovenia offers mountain scenery around the idyllic Lake Bled that wows from every angle. Known for it’s exceptional hiking trails around the lake, this would perfectly suit an adventurous couple looking to continue their honeymoon. You can decide to hold your nuptials at the church on the lake or at the castle, before holding an outdoor reception on the castle’s terrace overlooking the lake for a very Instagram-worthy party.
Classic romance in a hilltop location
Sorrenti could be described as the gateway to the Amalfi Coast. It’s close to Capri and Positano, but this location deserves it’s own spotlight. Set high above Naples with extroadinary views of the bay, this lemon-tree filled town is the ultimate in romance. You will be spoilt for choice for venues, although it is worth noting that only three locations allow civil ceremonies. Or head out to the hills, where you’ll find elaborate reception venues and villas to escape to!