Summer of Love: 9 Sun-soaked Wedding Destinations

When it comes to tying the knot, there’s something undeniably magical about celebrating your special day amidst the rich history and timeless beauty of Europe. Imagine saying “I do” against the backdrop of stunning landscapes, charming architecture, and the warmth of the summer sun. The Historic Hotels of Europe have curated a collection of breathtaking destinations, each offering its own unique charm and allure. Get ready for a journey through time as we explore nine sun-soaked wedding destinations that are sure to make your heart skip a beat.

Châteaux Salavaux, Switzerland

Nestled in the heart of the Three Lakes Region, Châteaux Salavaux is a fairytale-like haven. The historic castle exudes elegance and sophistication and with 17 gorgeous rooms, it’s ideal for a smaller wedding party. Exchange vows in the picturesque gardens before treating your guests to the exquisite, modern menus on offer. High ceilings and classic, timeless decor make this destination a dream come true for any couple seeking a one-of-a-kind wedding.

Hotel Gino Park Palace, Slovakia

Prepare to be swept off your feet in the enchanting Hotel Gino Park Palace. This neo-Renaissance masterpiece, just 2km from vibrant Považska Bystrica city centre, captures the essence of old-world charm. The hotel’s ornate interiors, adorned with delicate chandeliers and intricate frescoes, create an unforgettable atmosphere of romance. Say ‘I do’ in the private chapel on site, you’ll feel like royalty in your own love story.

Hotel Cattaro, Montenegro

Perched on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, Hotel Cattaro is a hidden gem that promises an unforgettable wedding experience. The historic building is built within the UNESCO-protected walls of Kotor’s old town and has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Enjoy the spectacular terrace, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views over the city and the glistening bay. The Mediterranean charm, coupled with the hotel’s impeccable service, will leave you and your guests with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Avli Lounge Apartments, Greece

In the heart of the enchanting village of Rethymno, on the island of Crete, lies Avli Lounge Apartments. This boutique hotel, housed in a 16th-century Venetian manor, is a true testament to Greece’s rich cultural heritage. The serene courtyard, adorned with fragrant jasmine and vibrant bougainvillea, creates an idyllic setting for an intimate wedding celebration. Indulge in the authentic Cretan cuisine and experience the warmth and hospitality that Greece is renowned for.

Castello di Gargonza, Italy

Step back in time and embrace the rustic elegance of Castello di Gargonza, nestled in the heart of Tuscany. This medieval village turned hotel offers a fairytale setting for a summer wedding. Imagine exchanging vows in the intimate chapel or beneath the ancient olive trees, surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. The warm Tuscan sun and the aroma of lavender and rosemary will transport you and your guests to a world of romance and tranquility.

Barberstown Castle, Ireland

For a wedding steeped in history and charm, look no further than Barberstown Castle in County Kildare, Ireland. This 13th-century castle, nestled amidst lush greenery, exudes an old-world grandeur. The beautifully manicured gardens provide a whimsical backdrop for outdoor ceremonies, while the elegant banquet halls offer a regal ambiance for your reception. Let the Irish hospitality and the castle’s timeless allure create an unforgettable wedding experience.

Rubezahl Marienbad Castle Hotel, Czech Republic

Escape to the Czech Republic’s picturesque Bohemian spa town of Marienbad and discover the enchanting Rubezahl Marienbad Castle Hotel. This neo-Gothic castle overlooks the ‘Emperor’s Forest’, an exemplar of natural beauty, and is nestled within lush gardens – a fairytale setting for a summer wedding. The team here are dedicated to helping you plan your big day from flowers to cakes and everything in between. The castle’s romantic atmosphere, incredible food and surroundings will make your wedding an unforgettable experience.

Dalen Hotel, Norway

Nestled in the breathtaking Norwegian countryside, Dalen Hotel is a true architectural gem. This fairytale-like wooden structure, dating back to 1894, overlooks the serene waters of Bandak Lake and is surrounded by towering mountains. The hotel’s romantic gardens, filled with vibrant flowers and tranquil water features, offer a picturesque backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Whether you choose to exchange vows on the hotel’s charming veranda or in the elegant banquet hall, the natural beauty of Norway will lend an ethereal touch to your special day.

Hotel Hebros, Bulgaria

Escape to Europe's Historic Hotels for Your Dream Wedding. From fairytale castles in Switzerland to Mediterranean charm in Montenegro, each location offers its own unique allure.

In the heart of the historic town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Hotel Hebros awaits, ready to weave its magic on your wedding day. Housed in a beautifully restored 19th-century building, this boutique hotel effortlessly blends contemporary luxury with timeless elegance. The courtyard is adorned with blooming roses and a bubbling fountain and provides a romantic setting for an outdoor ceremony. The hotel’s stylish interiors, featuring original artwork and antique furniture, create an ambience of sophistication and refinement. As you celebrate your love, embrace the rich history and vibrant culture that surround you.

From the majestic Swiss Alps to the sun-kissed shores of Montenegro, from the ancient castles of Ireland to the idyllic villages of Greece, these historic hotels of Europe offer an array of sun-soaked wedding destinations. Let your love story unfold against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes, architectural marvels, and the rich tapestry of European history. Celebrate your union in style, surrounded by elegance, luxury, and the warmth of the summer sun. Your summer of love awaits, get ready to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

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