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Destination beach wedding portugal

Dreaming of a destination wedding in portugal by the sea?

A destination wedding on a Portuguese beach is sunshine, good weather, great food and stunning backdrops for your big day, and sooo many wonderful venues to choose! I’m here to help you out with some of my favourite venues, check this out:

Portugal is just like a tropical little country in Europe, especially if you go south: Lisbon, Costa Vicentina and Algarve have stunning beaches and good weather 80% of the year. Lisbon is the sunniest European Capital, even in winter we have lots of sunny days and nice weather.

Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and biggest city, with lots of history, wine and delicious cuisine, that’s why so many couples chose Lisbon to get married, if you come here between may and october the chances you will experience a rainy grey day are very little.

The algarve is one of the foreigners favorite beach destinations, in summer the cities are full of colours, people from all the globe and blue paradisiac oceans. The good thing is that it is not far from Lisbon, in 2 hours you are back to the fuzz of a European Capital.

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What can I say about Forte da Cruz? It look like a Walt Disney fairy tale palace with a sea front view. Just one of my favourite places to photograph big weddings. Located in the heart of Estoril, with a stunning view over the sea, Ideal for all types of events, this charming place has a capacity for 110 guests inside and up to 500 guests on the terrace facing the ocean.


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Areias do seixo

Only an hour from Lisbon city centre, Areias do Seixo is a perfect mix of modern and rustic. “Pine groves and sand dunes rub up against each other on the hotel's driftwood-strewn shoreline, which makes up a hush-hush stretch of Portugal's whisper-quiet Costa de Prata (Silver Coast). The futuristic concrete-and-glass exterior is the type to make architects go weak at the knees, and inside, romantic rooms feature suspended fireplaces, sheepskin throws and sea-facing terraces where you can soak up the sea breeze”. They have Gardens, spa, cinema room, grocery store, stash of DVDs, free WiFi throughout, bikes to borrow. In rooms: fireplace, fresh fruit, Damana bath products. Every room comes with a wooden patio: step out and enjoy the views.

(information taken from the website: Mr. and Mrs. Smith


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The Quinta - Just 10 min from the amazing Praia da Adraga, it is a venue with a vintage and romantic style. For more than five centuries, it is located in Sintra - Portugal, one of the most beautiful villages in the world. The Quinta - Venue Portugal is not only amazing for its history, but also for its green surroundings and the wide view of the Atlantic Ocean. This Portugal Wedding Venue was decorated in a vintage style to evoke the romantic feelings of Sintra - Portugal, and to offer to you endless photo opportunities, and the perfect backdrop for your vintage wedding in Portugal. This wedding venue in Portugal is the perfect choice for those who want to have a relaxed wedding with a homey feeling throughout the day. Choose to do a civil ceremony on our enchanted chapel or in the amazing gardens, followed by a relaxed cocktail on the terrace and an outdoor reception. With 9 rooms, you can bring with you more than 18 people and the neighbours can shelter your extra guests, it will be perfect for a wedding getaway in Portugal. Around The Quinta you will find places to entertain your family and friends and get to know what Portugal has to offer, from food, History, Nature, Sun, etc. (information taken from the Website arribabythesea.com)


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4. Tivoli Carvoeiro

Embrace coastal romance at Tivoli Carvoeiro with a unique, breathtaking ceremony that is sure to delight and excite guests. Iconic amongst Algarve wedding venues, our lush gardens are set against a panorama of turquoise ocean and shimmering skies for the most enchanting of outdoor ceremonies. Our skilled, creative staff will bring all your desires to life as you celebrate under the stars and embark on a breathtaking honeymoon. Experience more as we take care of all the particulars, leaving you to focus on this precious time with loved ones.

5. Palácio de Estoi Algarve

Have your fairytale wedding in the Palácio de Estoi and walk down the stunning stairways for your grand entrance. The Rococo palace was restored in 1893 by the town’s Mayor. It has intricate French and Italian elements, such as the orange tree garden of statues in Versailles style and two tea pavilions. The palace has a pink and blue colour, which makes for a breathtaking wedding shoot and ceremony backdrop. You can host your dinner inside under the lavish royal ceilings and chandeliers. But you can also keep the party outdoors and have your dinner among the grand pillars.

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