Getting married is one of the most significant milestones in a person’s life. So, why should the celebration of this milestone be a formulaic, traditional wedding, when there is the opportunity to design a completely personalized experience for you and your guests in a beautiful location? Combining your wedding with an unforgettable vacation with your nearest and dearest is undoubtedly one of the perks of destination weddings, and Greece is a go-to wedding destination for many good reasons. Apart from being the birthplace of modern Western civilization, this historic land still is a real cultural treasure chest with every aspect of Greek life dedicated to a hedonistic mentality of life celebration that promises to make every destination wedding in Greece, the most rewarding experience.
So, if Greece ticks all the boxes for you, the next step is searching where exactly in Greece your dreamy wedding location will be and which are the best Greece wedding venues to exchange vows of everlasting love and spend the first day of your happily-ever-after. Let’s cut to the chase and move straight to all the stunning locations that Greece has to offer.
GREECE WEDDING VENUES IN THE MAINLAND
Named after the goddess of wisdom, Athena, the ancient city of Athens, offers a unique combination of classic elegance and modern sophistication. The Athenian Riviera, in particular, is lying along the coastal strip in the southern suburbs of Athens. Luxurious beaches, vibrant nightclubs, and awe-inspiring historical sights make it a perfect spot for destination weddings, and the honeymoon to follow. The area also promises several gastronomic delights and is especially famous for its delicious seafood. Ranging from beautiful beachfront venues to stunning estates, wedding venues in Athens and the Athens Riviera serve as picturesque backdrops for those who want a refined, opulent, and memorable wedding celebration. Below you will find a list of our favorite Athenian wedding locations:
Southern Greece’s peninsula is a fantastic amalgam of its past, whose tangible traces have, fortunately, not been lost in the mists of time. Moving from ancient Greece in the archaeological sites of Mycenae, Ancient Olympia, and the marvelous Epidavros theatre, to remnants of the Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman rule, the Peloponnese caters all traveler needs and could not but be an exquisite location to tie the knot. Luxury resorts and villas at the cosmopolitan Porto Heli as well as traditional mansions and tower houses around the walled city of Monemvasia and Mani comprise some of the best Greece wedding venues, as seen below:
GREECE WEDDING VENUES IN THE ISLANDS
Overlooking the Aegean sea, the volcanic island of Santorini is an idyllic setting for a picture-perfect wedding, offering captivating vistas, spellbinding sunsets, and charming villages. In short, the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories. With a wide variety of wedding venues on its breathtaking cliffs to choose from – true marvels of traditional Cycladic architecture – Santorini is the ultimate wedding destination, which combines a magical fairytale charm with modern luxury. The below wedding venues are highly recommended for the most memorable wedding celebration:
The island of Mykonos is the designated party destination of the Greek archipelago. Being part of the Cyclades cluster of islands, Mykonos is a unique blend of natural beauty and rich history, offering a wide range of activities, including but not limited to sailing, snorkeling, and partying in the glamorous nightclubs that are famous all around the world. With clear, azure blue waters and sandy beaches, a picturesque main village, and a plethora of luxurious hotels and villas, Mykonos is home to some of the most stunning wedding venues in Greece, a curated list of which can be found below:
PAROS & ANTIPAROS
Lying in the heart of the Cyclades group of islands, the sibling islands of Paros and Antiparos offer their own unique set of enchanting scenery in the form of golden sandy beaches, shimmering warm seas, and picturesque houses among cobbled streets. In Paros and the adjacent quaint and serene island of Antiparos, you will find the perfect spots for the essence of a destination Greek island wedding as well as a relaxing and romantic honeymoon to follow, as seen below:
HYDRA & SPETSES
Just a few hours from Athens, Hydra boasts of fine architecture, rich history and tradition that has been preserved for hundreds of years. Exuding a unique beauty and charm, it has always attracted artists, photographers, and writers, who have tried to capture it with their pens and brushes. No cars are allowed on the island, which gives Hydra an old-world feel, making it an idyllic spot for a wedding event. The neighboring Spetses also allows only limited motor vehicles (in the form of vans or taxis), and horse-drawn carriages can often be spotted on the roads. Traditional stone mansions, cobbled streets, and beautiful beaches bestow Spetses with a unique romantic allure that is perfect for newlyweds. So, if your heart is set on Hydra and Spetses’ quaint charm for your destination wedding, make sure to check the below venues:
Lying to the south of the Aegean Sea, Crete is the largest of Greece’s islands, whose topography is adorned with a wide variety of terrains, ranging from gorgeous beaches to high mountains, valleys, and picturesque gorges and lakes. Home to the ancient Minoan civilization, Crete perfectly combines its rich history and tradition with modern amenities, while the sumptuous local cuisine promises to offer the most memorable dining experience. The below wedding venues will not only be a fabulous wedding day backdrop but will also be a chance to feel the authentic Cretan hospitality.
Off the northwest coast of Greece in the Ionian sea, lies the island of Corfu. Commonly known as Greece’s emerald island because of its lush greenery. The island boasts a rich and diverse cultural heritage and history, derived from Venetian, British and French colonial roots, and the many old castles, fortresses, and museums are a testament to that. In fact, its capital, Corfu Town, is a UNESCO world heritage site. With its gorgeous beaches and unique urban architecture inspired by Venice, Corfu is one of the most picturesque places to plan your wedding. Add to that the delectable food and the rich musical culture, and you have the perfect concoction for an exquisite celebration to the below Corfiot wedding venues.