Choosing the ideal wedding spot in Europe can be overwhelming with all the amazing choices out there. But fear not – we’re here to guide you. Grab your passport, sunnies, and settle in as we unveil our Top European Destination Wedding Venues for 2024 – from Tuscany to Mallorca to Montenegro to Lisbon. As more and more couples choose destination weddings, engaged couples tying the knot in 2024 and 2025 are seeking locations that not only provide a stunning backdrop for their special day, but also offer an unforgettable experience for their guests.
This curated list promises to inspire and excite – each venue and location offers a unique blend of romance, beauty, history and exclusivity. Whether you dream of an intimate ceremony in a hidden garden, a lavish celebration in a grand ballroom, or a serene exchange of vows on a secluded beach, in combination with our destination wedding planning expertise, these venues offer everything you need to make your wedding weekend one of a kind and truly unforgettable.
Nestled on the coast of Tuscany, a serene retreat boasts picture-perfect views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kicking off the list is, Hotel Il Pellicano in Porto Ercole, Italy. Every corner of Il Pellicano has timeless Italian charm, from its sun-dappled terraces to its elegantly rustic interiors, ensuring a wedding experience steeped in luxury and style. The hotel’s lush gardens and exclusive beach cove provide a romantic and tranquil setting, ideal for intimate vows or a stylish beachside cocktail hour. The hotels’ Michelin-starred dishes will have you and your guests on a culinary adventure that you’ll never forget. And what’s a wedding without exceptional food? Hotel Il Pellicano…we might stay forever!
It’s giving ‘Dolce Vita’ and we’re here for it! Overlooking the Ionian Sea, Mount Etna, and Taormina’s Ancient Theatre is the iconic Four Seasons San Domenico Palace. This property is rich in history and captures Sicilian beauty with its panoramic views, well-manicured gardens, and classic architecture.
Exchange vows in the Chiesa Ballroom where it has its own altar and then dance the night away on the sea-view terrace or courtyard! With world-class hotel amenities, the Four Seasons ensures an indulgent experience for the wedding party and guests. It’s a top contender for couples seeking a blend of historical elegance and contemporary comfort in a picturesque coastal Italian setting.
Bonus feature: if you’re a fan of the show “The White Lotus” the second season was filmed here and you can see why!
Imagine exchanging vows on a hilltop in Florence with a panoramic view that feels like it’s been painted just for you and your guests…insert The Belmond San Michele. This 15th century monastery-turned-hotel is a must see and has become an idyllic setting for a dream wedding. With its renaissance art-adorned façade and terraced gardens, it creates a setting that’s both romantic and surreal, perfect for ceremonies and receptions alike.
What sets the Belmond San Michele apart are its unique offerings. The hotel’s cooking school is a delightful spot for pre-wedding activities, allowing guests to immerse themselves in Italian culinary traditions. Additionally, the property’s private chapel, a relic of its monastic past, offers an intimate and spiritual venue for wedding ceremonies.
On the mesmerizing Mediterranean coast of Turkey, The Bodrum EDITION is the perfect east meets west location to host your dream wedding. Whether it’s a beachfront ceremony along the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, an intimate gathering under the Turkish night sky, or a grand ballroom celebration, BODRUM EDITION offers the perfect setting for your destination wedding.
This chic retreat combines modern elegance with Bodrum’s vibrant spirit. Enjoy the Turkish Hammam, where you can indulge in traditional Turkish spa treatments, and outdoor cabanas with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. With close proximity to the Yalıkavak Marina with an open-air shopping mall, gourmet restaurants, bars, cafes, and clubs, along with several historical sites – there is no shortage of things for you and your guests to experience on the Turkish Riviera!
Nestled amidst the enchanting landscape of Mallorca’s northwestern coast, Son Bunyola is a 26-room hotel that is filled with charm. Owned by the visionary Richard Branson, a local of Deià himself, this captivating retreat underwent a transformation spanning over two decades to become the idyllic haven it is today. Situated on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the estate’s history traces back to the 13th century, with whispers of Bronze Age inhabitants on its sprawling 1,300-acre expanse. Recently opened in June, this hidden gem has quickly become one of the island’s most sought-after wedding venues.
If you’re seeking a destination wedding that marries rich history, timeless beauty, and Mediterranean elegance, Son Bunyola is your cue to say “I do” in Mallorcan paradise.
Want to feel like you’ve entered the set of Downton Abbey? Estelle Manor is a luxury hotel and private members’ club set amongst a 60-acre Oxfordshire estate. Surrounded by over 3,000 acres of beautiful parkland and garden, it effortlessly combines rustic charm with modern luxury. Imagine exchanging vows beneath ancient holly oak trees or surrounded by wildflower fields – dreamy!
This hidden gem showcases a lovingly restored historic manor, and pays meticulous attention to every detail. The manor has four restaurants, an extraordinary Roman-inspired bath house, 108 bedrooms and a gym, courts and a kids’ club for the little ones. There’s truly something for every one of your guests.
Whether you envision an intimate garden ceremony, a grand celebration within the manor’s historic walls, or a picturesque pondside wedding, Estelle Manor offers the beauty of the British countryside along with the essence of British hospitality.
Over the past few years, Portugal has been racking up numerous travel awards. With sunny weather perfect for outdoor weddings even in winter, many stunning venues with rich history, delicious cuisine, warm and friendly locals, and excellent international flight connections, it’s no wonder Portugal has become a top choice for couples tying the knot.
Conveniently located 15 minutes from Lisbon, Palácio do Correio-Mor is a storybook wedding venue that brings together the beauty of traditional Portuguese tile and stucco work with an exquisite pastel-pink facade and architecture, adorned with ornate balconies and terraces which creates an unforgettable first impression as you and your guests arrive at the palace.
The palace features a series of elegant rooms providing a stunning backdrop for both ceremonies and receptions for up to 400 guests. For an outdoor event, the palace’s sprawling gardens, complete with fountains and statues, offer a romantic and picturesque setting. If you are looking for the history and romance of Europe without the costs associated with more commonly known Italian venues, Palacio do Correio-Mor provides an unforgettable setting for your big day.
Aman Sveti Stefan lies at the centre of Montenegro’s sun-drenched coastline, southwest of the capital, Podgorica. Perhaps the most iconic image associated with Montenegro, the fortified island of Sveti Stefan dates back to a time when Adriatic pirates held sway over this crystal-clear coastline.
The unique location on the Adriatic sea means sweeping sea and pine tree views, including terraces, lawns and loggias that accommodate up to 300 guests. Ideal for multi-day celebrations with personalized activities in between and the most delicious of Adriatic cuisine, Aman Sveti Stefan offers a host of venues with both indoor and alfresco settings. With 59 rooms, accommodating up to 130 guests, a full resort buyout is possible during the Summer months of July and August, and promises your own private coastal island. Whether a pre-wedding beach barbecue, a sunset ceremony or a glamorous poolside reception beneath the stars, thanks to Sveti Stefan’s unique setting, you can have almost the whole isle for you and your wedding party, making it a magical location to tie the knot while you and your guests simply enjoy every minute.
Bonus! We also speak Spanish, French, Portuguese, Turkish and Italian for those destination weddings that require a little more local knowledge and insight.