Mykonos is a magical place to be with its unparalleled natural beauty, cosmopolitan air, and pulsating nightlife casting a spell on anyone who visits it. This exciting mix of picture-perfect landscape and glamour makes Mykonos an absolute favorite among not just holiday goers but as a wedding destination too. For everything hip and happening, Mykonos is just the place to be. So, whether you are looking for a laid-back, barefoot celebration in one of Mykonos’ exquisite beaches or an opulent fete in a luxurious hotel or villa, the island is a wedding destination par excellence and I am always more than excited to work as a Mykonos wedding photographer. Say your I dos in style in the best Mykonos wedding venues, as seen below, and surrender to the sheer elegance of “the Island of the Winds”.
MYKONOS WEDDING VENUES 01: VILLAS
Among all Mykonos wedding venues, villas are the option with the biggest variety to choose from, as the island is dotted with a large number of luxurious residences in many different sizes. Hosting a wedding at a villa has many advantages with privacy being the most obvious one, while the combination of the wedding venue with accommodation offers the convenience of getting ready in the same location. Below you will find two of the most impressive and luxurious Mykonos villas to tie the knot:
Villa Allegria is an awarded 7-star villa, which is the epitome of luxurious, full hotel-serviced hospitality, featuring top-notch amenities, such as a helipad, a private infinity pool, a fully equipped gym, a spa room, an outdoor cinema, and a wine cellar. With 6 suites (a Honeymoon suite, a Junior suite, and four Executive suites) as well as 7 master bedrooms, the villa can accommodate up to 30 guests and it is one of Europe’s most coveted destinations for celebrations and gatherings. Built within a 7,000 sqm land plot in Kalafatis, Alegria offers two main event venue areas with the advantage of no time restrictions; the Poolside Event Area, which is 600 sqm and it is suitable for up to 220 seated guests, and the Garden Event Area, with panoramic sea views and a private chapel, which is 1200 sqm and it is suitable for up to 700 seated guests.
Cavo Dante is a luxurious estate, which is located between the beaches of Agrari and Super Paradise and consists of five luxurious suites (with the possibility of providing two additional independent guest bedrooms) and a main unit called the Playhouse. Being the estate’s focal point, the Playhouse is a 200 sqm building with indoor and outdoor kitchen facilities, a dining area, a large living room with a home cinema, three WCs as well as fully equipped gym, a ping pong table, a basketball court, a heated pool, and jacuzzi. To host a wedding with up to 120 guests, an additional event fee, which depends on the number of guests, is required.
MYKONOS WEDDING VENUES 02: BEACH BARS & RESTAURANTS
Hailed as the ultimate party destination, Mykonos could not but host some of the best beach clubs, bars, and restaurants worldwide with most of them located on the island’s sensational sandy beaches meeting the crystal clear Aegean waters. So, if you’ve been dreaming of an intimate, beach wedding with an effortless, boho-luxe style, then the below Mykonos wedding venues are the answer.
180° SUNSET BAR
180⁰ Sunset Bar is, in fact, the only bar recommended as a Mykonos wedding venue option, which is not located on a beach. However, its distinctive feature is the majestic, panoramic views of Mykonos town which promise to offer a unique experience to you and your guests. Located on a cliff and being an extension of Castle Panigirakis, a historic property protected by the Greek Ministry of the Environment, the outdoor area of 180⁰ Sunset Bar can be transformed to an idyllic wedding location seducing the senses.
One of the best-known beach clubs not only in Mykonos but worldwide, Nammos is a must when visiting the island and the go-to place to “see and be seen”. Located on Psarou beach in a gulf that is very protected by the northern Aegean winds, Nammos is an elegant venue embodying the best that Mykonos has to offer. A wedding in Nammos promises not to be just a special day, but an experience as unique as you are with delicious food prepared by its experienced chefs, music, fireworks as well as the possibility to arrive by a Riva yacht.
A relatively new addition to the island’s beach clubs, Scorpios Mykonos, is a gathering hub, built around a contemporary interpretation of the ancient Greek agora, that is part luxury beach lounge and part holistic retreat. Stylistically, it is a fusion of Greek, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cultures with a bohemian aura, which aims to reinforce the artistic, spiritual, and social life of its community. Positioned on its own peninsula in the southern part of the island, Scorpios sprawls into multiple spaces, including three different beach areas. Set on a high point that offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea, there is the Scorpios Restaurant, with a dietary mentality promoting the nourishment of not only the body but also the mind and soul, as well as the Terrace which is the meet-and-mingle social scene at Scorpios. As a Mykonos wedding venue, it would be the perfect spot for the ultimate boho-luxe and sophisticated wedding reception.
Alemagou is nestled in Tarsanas beach in Ftelia, one of Mykonos’ northern beaches, which are known for being less organized and ideal for those looking to unwind and enjoy calm private moments. A rough yet refined boho haven channeling Mexico vibes, Alemagou beach bar and restaurant promises to offer all-day relaxed elegance as well as authentic Greek flavors with a contemporary twist and character, created from the freshest ingredients from the local market. So, if you are dreaming of a barefoot eclectic fete on your wedding day, make sure you check it out.
Situated in the heart of Panormos beach on the north side of the island and offering panoramic views of the bay, Principote‘s vibe is stylish and swank. An exquisite option for an elegant wedding reception by the azure waters of Mykonos, which can be combined with a ceremony at the picturesque Agios Sostis Church, which is nearby. To host a wedding at Principote, a minimum of 110-120 guests is required, while depending on the day and starting time, additional rental/exclusivity fees may be applied. Apart from the wedding day, Principote is ideal for a pre or post-wedding event on the beach offering several lunch and drink options.
Blending harmoniously traditional Cycladic with modern aesthetics, Hippie Fish is a restaurant on the beach of Agios Ioannis at a short drive from Mykonos Town. With different dining areas overlooking Delos island and washed in sunset light, Hippie Fish can accommodate from 5 to 500 seated guests for wedding receptions. The restaurant constitutes part of Hippie Chic hotel and offers authentic Greek and international dishes, separated into several cuisines from around the world that can be mixed and matched, using the finest local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Ceremonies can take place on the beach, the hotel’s pool area, or the picturesque chapel of Agios Ioannis, which is located nearby.
With over 15 years of history at Paraga beach and having recently acquired a refreshed look after a creative revamp, Kalua promises to be an idyllic place in Mykonos to exchange vows of love. Ceremonies are performed on the beach and redefine the concept of barefoot luxury, while receptions are hosted in the restaurant’s covered outdoor area. During the high season (from the 2nd week of June until the 2nd week of September) only big events with a minimum of 200 guests are accepted, while during the low season there is no minimum guest number, but a minimum spend will be applied based on the exact date that the event will take place.
MYKONOS WEDDING VENUES 03: HOTELS
With a variety of types of Mykonos wedding venues to choose from, hotels are consistently among the most popular choices for several good reasons. Offering a trained team of professionals, a hotel wedding in Mykonos is certainly a convenient and stress-free option, since accommodation can be combined with an extensive range of facilities from award-winning restaurants to luxurious spas and swimming pools.
Overlooking Elia beach, Royal Mykonian is a luxury resort combining authentic Mykonian architecture infused with modern elements, while maintaining the highest standards in hospitality, by being a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. As a wedding location, it offers a variety of venues that promise to please the most demanding guests. Starting from the outdoor wedding venues, there is the Resort Chapel with a beautiful yard as well as the Sunset Terrace, the Galaxy Terrace, and the Panorama Terrace, all of which offer captivating sea views. Moving to indoor and semi-indoor venues, there is a mixture of ballrooms and restaurants to choose from. In particular, the Horizon Ballroom and Terrace, the Ambrosia Ballroom and Terrace, the Delos Ballroom, as well as the Camares Pool Restaurant, the Restaurant Celebrities, and the Restaurant Nostos are all different options to host an unforgettable wedding event. Wedding set menus are offered, but they are also customizable and you may choose items from different menus to create your own unique wedding menu.
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Santa Marina is a 5-star, beach-chic resort nestled on a private peninsula at Ornos Bay featuring 101 guest rooms and suites, along with 13 villas. Having created a glamorous and sophisticated setting, the resort’s four different wedding venues can be transformed into spectacular spots for your Mykonos nuptials. The Colonial Pool Restaurant and the Oasis Pool & Lounge can host extraordinary events of up to 150 and 600 guests respectively. The Buddha-Bar Beach located at the resort’s premises aspires to an exhilarating wedding experience for up to 500 guests, rooted in the Buddha-Bar culinary and entertainment expertise. Last but certainly not least, the Beach Bar located at the resort’s private beach is a chic bohemian option for a ceremony and reception with the sound of the waves in the background for up to 500 guests.
Mykonos Blu is an upscale resort sitting on a hilltop just above Psarou bay with access to a private section of Psarou beach and a variety of accommodation options, ranging from rooms and apartments to suites, and villas. Offering six different wedding venues suitable for ceremonies, cocktails, reception dinners, and parties, Mykonos Blu will have you spoilt for choice, whether you are looking for an intimate celebration or a larger wedding event. The sandy beach in front of the resort, the Ocean Path, and the Ocean Balcony are suitable for ceremonies from 170 to 100 guests respectively. Wedding receptions and parties can take place on the beach, or Aegean Poets and L’Archipel restaurants, while Delos bar can accommodate cocktail parties of up to 100 guests.
KENSHŌ Hotels & Villas are two 5-star boutique hotels and a villa located in Psarou and Ornos. With a modern interpretation of Cycladic architecture blending local stone and aged wood, KENSHŌ promises to offer the zen experience that its name suggests. As a wedding location, ceremonies can be hosted at a private chapel near Kenshō Psarou, on the beach, or a romantic roof terrace overlooking the sea. Exquisite dinner options by award-winning chefs will satisfy the most discerning palates, while the fact the KENSHŌ is a small, boutique hotel offers the possibility of booking the whole property for private use for you and your guests.
In complete harmony with the Mykonian landscape of Ornos bay, Kivotos Mykonos is a sumptuous boutique hotel with 40 luxuriously appointed suites and villas having access to a private beach and a whole range of facilities in its premises, such as a fitness center, two swimming pools, a spa, and an art gallery. Wedding ceremonies can take place in its private, white-washed chapel, and wedding receptions in the area around the main pool on the hotel’s lower level. The hotel offers two wedding packages, but the services of external wedding planners can be sourced for a more bespoke wedding celebration.
Located on the edge of Platis Gialos, one of Mykonos’ best sandy beaches, 5-star boutique hotel Branco Mykonos fuses traditional Cycladic architecture with modern bohemian style in earthy tones. And if you are searching for Mykonos wedding venues that can host an extraordinary beach wedding, then you should definitely check Branco. Symbolic ceremonies are performed on the golden sand of Platis Gialos with the sea as a backdrop, while wedding dinners are hosted at the beautiful wooden restaurant and then back to the beach to enjoy the best party of your life. Besides, with 21 rooms, all of them situated on one floor, the hotel can be considered for a buyout so that you and your wedding guests will have the entire property to yourselves.
Saint John is an all-inclusive 5-star resort stretching on 20,000 square meters of coastline in Agios Ioannis with access to a private beach and a large variety of accommodation types, ranging from 136 rooms to 9 suites and 3 private villas with their own swimming pool. For couples looking to host their wedding at Saint John, the options are plenty, starting from “Aghia Fotini” chapel, which offers stunning views of Delos island and is available for religious (Greek-orthodox) or symbolic ceremonies for up to 40 seated guests. Another option for ceremonies is the “Deck” with equally exquisite sea views. The above ceremony venues can be combined with wedding receptions for up to 150 guests at the “1001 nights” restaurant, or the restaurants “Ilios” and Theatraki for up to 140 and 80 seated guests respectively. A variety of buffet or served menus is available, which can be adjusted to your preferences.