10 ultimate destination hotels for an extravagant wedding in Europe

A wedding is always a beautiful occasion, but a wedding in Europe? Now that’s something really special. Put together a wedding that goes above and beyond even your wildest dreams at one of our romantic historic hotels – many of which come with a dedicated wedding team to help you cover all the details of your special day. Between their careful attention to detail and the enchanting atmosphere that each of these venues provide, magical memories are all but guaranteed.

1. Kurhaus Bergün, Switzerland

Old-world glamour and stunning scenery unite at Kurhaus Bergün. Many people opt to get married outside, here, as the property’s gorgeous grounds and mountain scenery set the stage for a fairytale ceremony. Those willing to travel for the wedding photoshoot of a lifetime will be delighted by the hotel’s proximity to Lai da Palpuogna, too: ‘the most beautiful lake in Switzerland’. Back at the property, a grand ballroom – festooned with the celestial hues of sky blue and white – is the perfect place in which to dine and dance through the night. There’s even more on offer at this hotel that will help you make the most of your wedding weekend, as well, including the exceptional KurBad spa: where massages, a sauna and more await. Because who doesn’t want to start their first few days of marriage in sumptuous, spa-based bliss..?

2. Hotel Gino Park Palace, Slovakia

Did you know that Hotel Gino Park Palace has its own chapel? It’s a glorious place to get married… but it’s far from the onlyfeather in this property’s cap when it comes to organising an excellent wedding. Other standout offerings include a deliciously extravagant menu which you can sample in advance, if required – complete with your much-anticipated wedding cake. They’re also happy to help you organise your bachelor and bachelorette parties, can provide wedding music and a photographer, are able to put together fantastic floral arrangements that will turn your wedding day into a botanical paradise. All you really have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride from the comfort of your deluxe room… which, by the way, is free for newlyweds! Box, ticked.

3. Renvyle House Hotel, Ireland

We don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Renvyle House Hotel is one of the most spectacular places to host a wedding in Ireland. Wake up to sweeping views of the sparkling Atlantic before getting ready for your enchanting ceremony, organised with the help of an expert team. Once dressed, an extraordinary photoshoot awaits with your wedding party outdoors, where you can rejoice with your loved ones in a range of romantic locations including a private beach and woodland. If you want a big wedding, that’s no problem, either – this property can comfortably host up to 180 guests! You couldn’t ask for a more accommodating venue in a more attractive setting… and you don’t just need to take that from us. Many historic celebrities have loved this amazing locale, including the Irish poet, Yeats, who came to Renvyle House Hotel with his wife for their honeymoon in 1917.

4. Hotel Schloss Hertefeld, Germany

Not everybody can say that they got married in a baroque fourteenth-century castle. You can, however, if you choose Hotel Schloss Hertefeld as the setting for your special day! Owned by the same family for over 800 years, this alluring property is now the only place in Germany where you can stay overnight in a castle ruin. Plan your perfect day with the help of attentive hoteliers before enjoying an incredible night of revelry in the castle’s historic walls: as they only book one event at a time, you won’t have to worry about disturbing other guests. Simply savour the moment.

5. Kyrimai Hotel, Greece

For an outdoor wedding in Europe that looks as though it could have come straight out of a fantasy epic, look no further than Kyrimai Hotel. This property has got the art of romance down pat. Its constant soundtrack is the gentle lapping of the waves from the neighbouring sea, which turns delicate hues of pastel pink and orange during sunrise and sunset. Offering award-nominated food in a richly historic setting, you can be confident that your wedding day will be something else when hosted here – something spectacular. If that weren’t enough, even its rooms are in a class of their own. Many of them come complete with features such as a jacuzzi and private balcony. They’re the height of luxury.

6. Rathsallagh House, Ireland

There’s something eminently charming about an Irish country house. That’s what makes Rathsallagh House such an enticing prospect for your wedding in Europe. Built in the 17th century, this historic property is filled with cosy corners and an atmospheric ambience that pervades wherever you are, from its luxurious dining room to Wedding Pavilion and lounge areas with log fires. For those who love the idea of getting married under a big, blue sky, the hotel staff is more than happy to arrange an outdoor ceremony in their walled garden, flanked by acres of emerald fields and towering trees. Whatever you wish, their Wedding Coordinator team will do the best to provide… just say the word.

7. Villa Bergzauber, Austria

Completely renovated in 2016, the historic Villa Bergzauber is preened, polished and ready to go for your wedding ceremony. Say “I do” in one of the most glorious hilltop locations in all of Austria, overlooking incomparable views of the Windischgarstner Valley. It’s an incredible landscape for your wedding day pictures… though the hotel itself is also a thing of beauty. Inside its wedding-white walls, a new banquet hall is waiting to welcome you – filled with natural light and able to seat up to 200 guests. At the heart of the villa, you’ll find an area crowned with a carved wooden ceiling and decorated with antique furniture, blending the spirit of the old with the new. In terms of other perks, you can even bring your beloved pooch to your special day, if you wish: perfect for those planning to have a four-legged ringbearer!

8. Manowce Palace, Poland

Book an entire palace for the day and make your wedding dreams into reality like royalty! Manowce Palace can accommodate weddings of up to 50 people inside or 100 in a marquee outside, with plenty of options to entertain and cater to your guests… and the bride and groom, of course. Those of you that are brides will be swept away by the astonishing bridal suite on-site – an elegant apartment in which you can get ready with your bridal party in the most extravagant way conceivable. Other considerations for the day, including food and floristry, will be organised by the hoteliers, too, so you can rest assured that your day will go off with just one hitch… in the form of you getting hitched! Is it any wonder that this hotel was recently named the best wedding venue in Europe?

9. Hotel Alte Goste, Italy

Want history at the heart of your wedding in Europe? Hotel Alte Goste was first mentioned in a document dating all the way back to 1142. This property has quite the story to tell, and nowadays, is a brilliant provider of intimate weddings. Snuggle up in the cosy wine cellar or the intriguing vaults of the Gostnerkeller to create a wedding ambience with a difference. Alternatively, make the most of the hotel’s sublime garden, surrounded by the gasp-inducing views of the Pustner Valley. As a family-run business, you can be sure that both the hotel’s hospitality and your ceremony will be filled with personal touches that will go towards making your wedding truly the best day of your life.

10. Chateau Liblice, Czech Republic

Escaping to a chateau is always an exciting prospect… and even more so when you’re getting married at Chateau Liblice. Enjoy castle life while an experienced team takes care of all the minutiae of your wedding, from the ceremony to your elegant afterparty. Choose between getting married in a stunning gazebo or marble hall, select your favourite wedding tracks including classics from Mendelssohn and Handel, and even plan to arrive at your ceremony on horseback, if you desire! Simply tell the experienced team at hand what you envisage as your ultimate wedding, and they’ll do their very best to provide. They’re also more than happy to prepare ceremonies for vow renewals and anniversaries. It’s fair to say that romance is their forte.


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