Summer weddings in the Algarve are very popular, as there is a good climate during this time of year and lots of sunshine – the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding. There are multiple wedding venues in the Algarve that you can choose from. Either in a beach, a garden or a  vineyard – you are sure to get a very romantic setting for your summer wedding.

Keep reading to know a few of the best places to have an outdoor summer wedding in the Algarve.



Beach wedding

While a church wedding can be incredibly romantic, for those who seek a more laid-back ceremony in a breathtaking and unique setting, a beach wedding can be the answer. If your ideal wedding includes having your toes in the sand and the ocean as your backdrop, the Algarve features some of Europe’s most breathtaking beaches.

Beach weddings are enjoyable, liberating, and exciting. You can be sure your wedding will be spoken about by your guests for many days thereafter, and your photos will also be amazing. A ceremony held barefoot in the sand is the epitome of the phrase “destination wedding.” If you and your guests are traveling that far, it should be for a special occasion. Beach weddings are enjoyable and easygoing events where the nearby sea keeps guests happy and in harmony.

The only difficulty you’ll have is in choosing the beach – as there are too many to count and all of them are stunningly beautiful. Additionally, you won’t have to spend a lot on décor, as beach weddings are usually very elegant, clear and simple.



Vineyard wedding

If an outdoor wedding surrounded by nature, wine and vineyards is more to your liking, then Quinta dos Vales is the place for you.

In this Wine Estate you’ll find more than just wine and vineyards – you will find lots of olive trees, beautiful gardens  and vineyard-covered slopes that cover the entire Estate in green rich foliage. There is also a private garden that can be used for your ceremony and a panoramic terrace perfect for the wedding party. This makes it a great and unique place for an outdoor summer wedding.

Located in the heart of the Western Algarve, the Estate places you in a private setting yet it is close enough to the nearest cities. This means you’ll get to enjoy a peaceful wedding in the tranquillity of nature and even get the chance to turn the wedding into a vacation! That’s right – you can stay the wedding night and even for longer if you wish, simply by renting accommodation in the Estate’s Resort – The Vines.



Historic wedding venues

You will find the Algarve to be a paradise if you adore old architecture and historical venues. There are so many options available! But there is no need to be intimidated; with the right assistance, you will choose your ideal historical location among the numerous sites dispersed around the southern region of Portugal.

In the Algarve you can find the perfect wedding setting in a luxury hotel inside a palace. Palácio de Estoi – the only “palace hotel” in the Algarve, part of the exclusive network of Small Luxury Hotels of the World – is famous for its neo-Baroque and neo-Rococo features, including the decoration of its plaster ceilings considered the finest in the Algarve, two tea pavilions and wonderful French-inspired gardens adorned with many statues.

The history of the construction of this palace is quite complex and dates back to the 18th century when the gardens and a small residence belonging to the bishop of Faro already existed here.

Right not the palace-turned-luxury-hotel offers a perfect setting for a destination intimate wedding, surrounded by history and artistic beauty. Either venue you choose, you can be certain that the Algarve is the perfect destination for celebrating love and turning a weddinginto an everlasting cherished memory.


This article was originally published in: Portugal Resident