With more couples jetting off every year to warmer climates, destination weddings are quickly becoming a popular choice. What could be better than exchanging your wedding vows in beautiful surroundings with glorious sunshine, breath-taking scenery and the chance to experience different cultures and cuisines? What’s more a destination wedding is a cost effective way to combine your wedding and honeymoon, everything all in one place. To help you find the perfect location for your dream wedding, this month we’re throwing the spotlight on the Top Five European Wedding Destinations.

Top Five European Wedding Destinations

Our top five European destination wedding locations offer plenty of inspiration. What’s more, there’s something for everyone – so there’s no need to make compromises or bust your budget.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. Dubrovnik; is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, very little needs to be said about Dubrovnik because its beauty really does speaks for itself. Book your Destination Wedding to Croatia from May to September and bask in glorious sunshine, enjoying the regions Mediterranean type climate.

The old town’s architecture and history will leave you breathless! What better way to celebrate your outdoor wedding, than to exchange your vows in scenic surroundings, overlooking the sea or the old town of Dubrovnik? For couples looking for a truly historical feeling of the Mediterranean, this gem is the perfect choice for a destination wedding.

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Loire Valley, France

Set in the stunning French countryside, the Loire Valley boasts dreamy castles and chateaus. It is a popular destination for celebrities tying the knot. But you don’t have to be rich and famous to get married here. Hotels in this spectacular valley offer a perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding.

Whether you want to say ‘I do’ in immaculately groomed gardens or a splendid, period property, you will find something just right for you here. The Loire Valley spans 280 kilometres and boasts miles of cycle tracks and vineyards. Consider it if you enjoy cycling, wine tasting or just enjoy the countryside.

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich is a fabulous location for a destination wedding. With the expanse of Lake Zurich and the magnificent Swiss countryside looming in the background, it offers beautiful scenery and warm, friendly hospitality. Choose from a lakeside location or a castle in the hills surrounding the city. Considered one of the best places to live in the world, this is a safe, relaxing destination.

Here you will find culture, beauty and peace. But that’s not all… It is easy for foreign visitors to get married in Switzerland. So you won’t have to worry about too much red tape or last-minute problems with paperwork.

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San Antonio Ibiza, Spain

Get the party started! Known for its nightclubs and parties, Ibiza also boasts something else – powder white beaches. This stunning location is unsurprisingly also called the ‘White Island’. It’s perfect for a romantic wedding, especially if you want to keep a tight rein on your spending.

We recommend the bay of San Antonio; this is where you will find quaint, white-washed buildings and a real buzz. Hotels, bars and shops are just a stone’s throw from the beach. Enjoy an intimate beach ceremony close to your hotel and then hit the clubs or throw a party of your own.

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast is located in the Campania region of Italy and provides a spectacular location for destination weddings at any time of year. Due to its popularity as a honeymoon destination, Amalfi Coast is often overlooked as a wedding destination, but if you want to indulge in Italy’s rich history, culture and cuisine then this is the perfect choice for you! With its stunning sea views, coastal towns and dominant mountain backdrops Amalfi Coast, provides a beautiful location and a dream setting for your wedding day.  The splendour of its picturesque towns, such as Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Erchie, Vietri, Maiori and Minori are truly mesmerising. Create beautiful and lasting memories for you and your guests.

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Plan Your Destination Wedding

Need help planning your dream day? At Lotus Event Management, we plan extraordinary destination weddings at locations across Europe and beyond. For a hassle-free destination wedding in the location of your choice, talk to us. Call 0121 247 4881 or 07930 250 595. Alternatively, book a free one-hour consultation (Click here)