Wedding Bells: Say I do with the Historic Hotels of Europe

A man and woman holding hands and dancing on the beach of Hotel Adriatik in Durres, Albania.

Get ready to embark on a romantic journey to some dreamy wedding venues in Europe. From the lush landscapes of Ireland to the sun-soaked shores of Malta, read on to discover just some of our favourite hotels to say “I do”. 

Villa Bergzauber, Austria

Let´s start with the winner of the “Historic Wedding Venue Award 2023”. If you’re looking for the perfect venue for your dream wedding in Austria´s countryside, Villa Bergzauber has it all. Overlooking the quaint town of Windischgarsten is Villa Bergzauber, a family-owned historic hotel that feels a world away from the pressures of modern life. Many couples opt for an outdoor ceremony: with panoramic views of the rolling valleys and sweeping mountain ranges that form Upper Austria, you couldn’t find a more romantic location in which to get married.

Fernhill House, Ireland

Nestled deep in the heart of West Cork, Fernhill House is an unforgettable historic country house on Ireland’s stunning south coast. This family-run hotel, offering luxurious rooms and outstanding hospitality, has perfected the art of ceremony earning countless awards for their wedding package and tailored service. Fernhill’s spectacular gardens, which form part of the West Cork Garden Trail, are among Ireland’s finest and the perfect stage for your fairy-tale wedding. Close your eyes and imagine exchanging vows amidst a lush garden and carefully manicured blooms, before joining your loved ones for drinks and dancing in a chandelier-lit garden marquee. It’s the perfect place in which to continue your lifetime of love. 

Palazzo Bifora, Malta

Stepping into Palazzo Bifora in Malta is an experience you and your guests will never forget. This meticulously restored 16th-century palazzo stands as a testament to Malta’s history and architectural opulence. Located in beautiful Mdina, among some of the oldest alleyways of this Medieval city, the hotel’s breathtaking panoramic views of Valletta and the Grand Harbour provide an awe-inspiring backdrop for your dream wedding. The Palazzo’s commitment to preserving its Baroque heritage is evident in every corner, from intricately adorned ceilings to ornate detailing. These opulent surroundings, combined with the warm Mediterranean breeze, make Palazzo Bifora an ideal canvas for your love story. 

Schloss Wartegg, Switzerland

Sitting on the serene shores of Lake Constance, Schloss Wartegg is a unique castle hideaway in Eastern Switzerland. Surrounded by natural beauty, the castle dates back to the 16th century and is an enchanting setting to say yes to forever. The lake views, framed by the majestic Swiss Alps, add a touch of magic to every moment. Raise a glass on the fairy-lit terrace as you gaze out on the English-inspired gardens, before enjoying organic, local food with friends and family in the historic banqueting space. 

Granville Hotel, Ireland

Granville Hotel, Ireland, Wedding

Overlooking the mighty River Suir and centrally located within the vibrant city of Waterford, the Granville Hotel is a gem within Ireland’s Ancient East. Think Victorian architecture, grand chandeliers and walls lined with tapestries — a unique Irish setting for your special day. Whether you are hoping for a grand affair or more intimate receptions, the hotel can accommodate up to 200 guests. The experienced hotel wedding team here is dedicated to tailoring your day to ensure it’s extra special. 

Adriatik Hotel, Albania

Hotel Adriatik Wedding, Albania

For a five-star wedding experience, look no further than the Adriatik Hotel in Albania. Located on the sandy beach of Durres, a port city overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the Adriatik Hotel offers two outdoor seawater pools, a private beach and 70 elegantly designed guest rooms. The hotel’s expansive grounds, adorned with lush gardens and sea views, provide a dreamlike setting for your special day. The team here are dedicated to making sure every wedding celebration is tailored to perfection. Imagine sunsets and azure seas as the backdrop for your love — a wedding no one will ever forget.

Villa Cipriani, Italy

Welcome to Asolo, known as the “City of a Hundred Horizons,” and home to Villa Cipriani — an Italian haven of tranquility and romantic allure. This 16th-century villa is a sensational location for weddings, with an enchanting garden and sunkissed outdoor areas, it offers your party panoramic views of the Venetian countryside and a stunning setting for your wedding day. Villa Cipriani truly captures the essence of Italian romance. Exchange vows al-frresco before joining your loved ones to indulge in the finest Italian cuisine in a flower-filled dining room, where every detail reflects the sophistication and grace of a bygone era. Your very own Italian love story.

Hotel Stefanie, Austria

Vienna’s oldest hotel, Hotel Stefanie, is a testament to Austrian hospitality and historic charm. With a legacy dating back to 1600, this boutique hotel offers a unique blend of tradition and modern luxury. Weddings here are elegant and steeped in historic character, provide a captivating setting for your dream day. The charming courtyards and grand ballrooms, adorned with period details, create an unforgettable ambiance. Hotel Stefanie’s wedding specialists, well-versed in orchestrating memorable events, ensure that your celebration is perfect in every way. Say “ja” to love in the heart of Vienna.

Sierakow Manor, Poland

Escape to the pastoral beauty of Sierakow Manor in Poland. With its expansive landscapes and architectural splendour, this 19th-century manor, surrounded by lush gardens and picturesque lakes, offers a serene setting for your day of love. Share your love with your nearest and dearest over a delectable feast in the hotel’s historic ballroom or stylish grand hall, or for smaller affairs – the accolade-winning restaurant. Wine buffs will love the incredible cellar too — boasting the largest collection of wines in the Małopolska region. With its regal charm and natural beauty, Sierakow Manor will create memories as enduring as this speciqal location.

Embark on a journey through time and celebrate the union of love in these extraordinary historic hotels across Europe, where every corner is adorned with tales of the past, creating a wedding experience as timeless as your love.

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