Dream Weddings in the South of Portugal

For many couples, it’s an attractive idea to have a destination wedding. It can be a wonderful way to add some adventure and romance to their big day. But what does a destination wedding actually involve? What is it like to have a destination wedding abroad? Here are some of the things you should know about destination weddings in the Algarve.



What to expect

While it is a certainty that you’ll be getting married in a beautiful location, you can’t just leave everything to the venue. You will need to organize transport, accommodation, meals, flowers and entertainment – all this while keeping an eye on your budget. You will probably want to hire a wedding planner who can help you with all of this, as it can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. Even with help, you’ll have the chance to make all your own plans and really make it your day.

Beautiful wedding venues in the Algarve

If you’re planning on having a destination wedding in the Algarve, there are plenty of beautiful locations where you could get married. Some of the most popular areas for destination weddings include Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago. These areas are great for couples who want a seaside ceremony with easy access to restaurants and bars. However, if you want something different, there are plenty of other options too.

The Algarve is well-known for its beautiful beaches, coastlines and sea views: so why not have a wedding on a cliff? Senhora da Rocha in Lagoa has a beautiful rustic church built on a cliff in the late 15th small outdoor romantic wedding.




If you are looking for an unconventional idea to enhance your wedding experience, how’s this for an unconventional location – a secret sea cave, accessible only by boat? The Benagil Sea  Cave is probably the most well-known cave in the Algarve. The cave is a massive dome-shaped hollow with a large opening at the top that is set on a smooth, golden beach. It is just a short boat ride from the beach at Benagil, a small, typical Portuguese village between Carvoeiro and Armação de Pêra. It offers amazing natural beauty. Layers of sedimentary limestone that have accumulated over millions of years line the cave’s walls. The sun shines in through the cave’s opening, and the ocean comes in through the cave’s two entrances. This makes for a magical grotto and a stunningly romantic setting that will stay with you forever.

You could also choose to get married in a vineyard, surrounded by vines, nature and wine in the Algarve.





Getting married at a Wine Estate

If you love wine and you want to have a special location for your wedding, then you could have your ceremony at a vineyard. The beautiful scenery and the fact that it’s so different from most weddings will make it very memorable for you and your

guests. You can choose to get married in a traditional vineyard or you could choose a more modern setting. Some vineyards offer packages that include transport, accommodation and meals, which will make planning much easier.




Having had a lot of experience with organizing weddings, Quinta dos Vales has everything needed to turn the event into a success. Our on-site team has made sure that all the essentials are covered – from venue rental, food, drinks and catering service to having plenty of space for a band or a DJ setup for the guests to dance the night away.

To make the experience even fuller, it is the perfect opportunity to turn the wedding into a short vacation in the always-sunny Algarve for the guests, or simply choose to spend the wedding night in one of the units located only a few steps away from the party.



This article was published in: Portugal Resident