Top Wedding Venue Trends Within Southern Europe

Discover the true essence of these super stylish properties as you walk down the aisle amongst the majestic mountainous backdrop and the pristine bay side. Situated within Southern Europe these luxurious estates consist of a vast expanse of venues where you can host the wedding of your dreams! We caught up with the finest hoteliers who divulged all the newest wedding venue trends that they are eager to incorporate in the coming year.


Santa Marina Resort & Villas, Mykonos


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“The upcoming wedding venue trend is embracing the bohemian beach vibe. Now, people are not using traditional banquet venues but incorporating venues that are different, i.e. an event on the dock, taking over the Buddha Bar Beach, bohemian beach settings at our private beach, staging huge decorative set ups at the helipad or even taking over a villa to have a luxurious private event!” Andrea Greybanks, Director of Sales & Marketing


Dukley Hotel & Resort, Montenegro


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“Some of the wedding venue trends we would like to welcome in the coming year is embracing new colour combinations that are unusual yet extraordinary and bright. Weddings focused on savoury food and bespoke beverages that perfectly matches as the newlyweds’ ideologies. After parties on the shoreline post the marriage ceremony with more creative and innovative décor and wedding favours.” Kristina Jonica, Sales & Event Manager


Palácio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa, Portugal


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“Destination weddings are in itself a global trend! We strive to create customised ceremonials according to the diverse cultures and traditions. Furthermore, we love to plan more unique and innovative weddings rather than following the norm of a classic, formal wedding format.” Tânia Marques- Banqueting Manager


Mitsis Hotels, Greece


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“We are continuously trying to enhance our weddings services and venues and are always looking for new facilities, unique ideas and inspirational settings. These include; tailor-made and themed wedding ceremonies, outdoor nuptial ceremonies with natural lighting and visual effects, beach weddings under the cool sea breeze, pool side and garden ceremonies and receptions.” Mitsis Hotels Marketing Department


Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro, Montenegro


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“We are starting to see a shift in what clients are looking for, each with their own vision in which they want to be as individual and lavish as possible. With this in mind, clients are looking at different spaces and locations to either host their wedding or reception. As Regent is in the heart of the glamorous Porto Montenegro nautical village, there are number of locations from which brides and Grooms to choose from. So, for those who are looking for a more traditional wedding, Regent offers their ballroom Teodo, which overlooks the glittering marina and glamorous superyacht homeport. For those looking for a quirkier approach, the destination offers stunning backdrops and sea front locations.” Marija Delibasic- Assistant Director of Sales


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa, Italy


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“We aim to provide exclusivity to all our clients. We are always looking to incorporate specific elements in terms of the décor, colours, floral designs and table settings to guarantee that every couple has a distinct yet exclusive ceremony. Photographs play a pivotal role and we provide both indoor and outdoor spaces for couples to take their wedding photos in natural light and in different locations.” Cinzia Panella, Director of Sales & Marketing



Feature Image Credit: Santa Marina Resort & Villas