With impossibly blue waters, golden stretches of beach, and world-class cuisine, Greece has all the essential ingredients for hosting the wedding of your dreams.

With guaranteed good weather, a warm cheerful welcome, and great transport connections from the UK, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the top destinations for couples looking to say ‘I Do’.

Destination Weddings in Greece & Greek Islands

From the magic of Mykonos, to the Cycladic charm of Crete, and the seduction of Santorini, here are eight of the most desirable wedding venues dotted throughout Greece;

Dexamenes is an architectural slice of Greek trading history on the mainland’s western Peloponnese coast, an abandoned wine factory set directly on the sea converted by K-Studio in 2019 and turned into a luxury designer hotel and wedding location.

Once an old wine factory, the property has been masterfully transformed into a luxury hotel that retains the authenticity of its heritage.

Off-grid but on point, the island of Ios is accessible by ferry from Mykonos or Santorini. This makes it less discovered and explored than many of the other islands. If you’re looking for a great Greek escape, it’s definitely the destination for you.

At Ios Club, all your wedding dreams are brought to life. Entering its terrace it’s hard not to be swept away by incredible views overlooking the bay and village below – nothing short of magical. Time your wedding for the evening and make the most of its dramatic sunsets.

The contemporary design extends beyond the terrace to the lounge and dining area, all promising uninterrupted views. Coupled with a first-class menu of Mediterranean flavours, and punchy cocktails, it’s a great choice for your special day.

A chic wedding space embracing trendy island lifestyle, Laze is the ultimate summer cocktail bar, a haven of modern loungers, Aegean sea views and tantalising cuisine.

This boho chic restaurant and cocktail bar takes care of everything, delicious food, amazing cocktails all in a stunning location and venue.

Seen in glossy magazines, Instagram feeds, and celebrity snaps, Mykonos Blu is an enviable and iconic retreat that beacons you in.

Attracting an up-for-it cosmopolitan crowd, this stylish abode is a fusion of traditional Greek design with modern elegance. If you want windmills and white-washed walls, with a touch of Cyclades cool in your wedding photos, look no further!

Unusually, there’s several spots where you can exchange vows, including an indoor Aegean Poets area, and Delos Bar, or the ocean front on the pretty Psarou beach. As day turns to night, it’s a fun spot for dancing in the dark till the early hours.

Exclusive venues are hard to come by for bijou intimate weddings, which is why Canaves is one of the top destinations for smaller parties.

Designed with bespoke hospitality in mind, you can expect a highly attentive team, offering a personalised service for less than sixty guests.

Bringing romance, luxury, great food and drink together, this venue celebrates some of Santorini’s best views of the Aegean sea, teetering on the cliff’s edge.

Finally, you might want to extend your stay to make the most of the facilities and activities on offer, including a private helicopter tour and sunset catamaran cruise. The perfect way to start married life.

Wine and weddings go hand-in-hand, making Venetsanos the perfect host for a celebration as special as your big day. As the oldest vineyard on the island, there’s a real authenticity about it, that attracts couples. That and the panoramic views of the Caldera Bay, the Volcano and the small islands below.

Carved into the hillside, it’s superior position offers unspoilt views along with an unrivalled menu of first-class food and crowd-pleasing cocktails.

With an affordable price tag, this family-run venue puts you front and centre, accommodating your every wedding day whim.

Perched on the hills of Pyrgos, The Dunes Wedding Venue at Carpe Diem Santorini offers stunning 270-degree wide panoramic views of the world-famous sunrise and sunset of Santorini.

Sharing the same iconic location as Carpe Diem Santorini, The Dunes Wedding Venue is the largest one in Santorini, purpose-built to hold elopements and boutique events to 150-guest weddings.

A family-run beach club and an intimate event space, perfect for a couple looking for a hidden treasure and an unspoilt venue for their wedding in the secluded north of the Greek Island Zakynthos.

Built into the striking volcanic rock on a dramatic coastline with an utterly tempting deep blue sea, The Peligoni Club is an enchanting island setting in which to host a magical destination wedding in Greece.

A brand new secret wedding gem on the spectacular island of Paros, ‘The Secret View’ is an impressive venue poised to create memorable, heartwarming events.

An authentic Greek hideaway, the family Estate of Fladakia features the most incredible views across the Aegean Sea, positioned just above the Golden Beach Bay, perfect for outdoor island weddings.

Host a glamorous wedding in Santorini’s latest luxury hotel opening. Bursting with Cycladic charm, this tranquil all-suites resort is off-the-beaten path luxury in what is one of the most popular Greek islands.

With uninterrupted coastal views and all the luxuries of five-star living, the newly opened Nobu Hotel offers a relaxed vibe for wedding day bliss. White-washed walls compete against striking turquoise waters, while a stunning dual-level infinity-pool looks out over the glistening caldera.

The picturesque island of Santorini is known for its whitewashed cubiform houses, volcanic backdrop and azure blue waters. And there’s nowhere better to experience this than Rocabella.

Framed by the sea and mountains, the wedding terrace high on the hillside, is a breathtaking space for saying ‘I do’ – creating special memories to last a lifetime. That’s not all, happy couples can even request to elope at sea on its private yacht, for a unique wedding like no other.

Complete with spa and luxury accommodation, this all-in-one venue is perfect for celebrating your big day and quite possibly, longer.

Nestled at the highest point of Santorini’s spectacular caldera cliffs, viewing the endless Aegean blue and seductive sunsets, Le Ciel creates the idyllic setting to host your ceremony and reception party.

Le Ciel offer a full wedding planning service from ESME events. Their team provides all of the elements necessary to surpass your expectations and make your dream wedding come true, from bespoke flower arrangements and captivating decorations to legal paperwork and a dedicated team of vendors with years of experience.

If a Greek wedding conjures up romantic visions of beautiful gardens, sun-kissed beaches and perfect poolside views, the Cycladic Gem Villas is a must for your big day.

It’s hard not to be awestruck with this simply magical setting, resembling something out of a postcard or glossy magazine. Shrouded by purple and white flowers, luscious lawns and oh-so whimsical views out to sea, it defines the very meaning of romance.

Hidden in a small alcove, guests can enjoy a private beach, lawn and seaside gardens, plus an infinity pool calling you in.

Lovingly decorated to the highest standard, The Cycladic’s is an enchanting spot for happy couples seeking a seductive sanctuary.

The largest of the Greek islands, Crete brings together the old and the new, the modern and the traditional, the elegance and the charm. This makes it a popular destination for couples, families and lovers the world over.

Set on a traditional working farm, and home to one of the best organic restaurants in the world, Agreco Farm is the perfect choice for foodies and those looking to take their party celebrations to the next level.

Brimming with rustic charm and great service, it brings together the very best in Greek hospitality. With a backdrop of olive trees and taverna style tables lining the walkway, look no further for a totally chic celebration.

Making fairytale wedding dreams come true, Aenaon Villas is a jewel in the Santorini skyline. Hanging on the side of the island, like a pendant on a necklace, this stunning villa wedding venue typifies all that is great about a ‘med wed’!

Where blue skies meet even bluer waters, and brilliant white buildings meet stone lined walls, it’s the ultimate backdrop for your wedding album.

That’s not all, this award-winning retreat offers great service, mouth-watering food and drink, and plenty of space for making the most of every minute of your big day. Many couples who elope here come back time and again to soak up its majestic beauty and reminisce about their greatest day ever.

Planning your destination wedding

Greece certainly features some spectacular wedding venues and it’s easy to see why so many UK couples opt to hop on a plane to say their wedding vows.

Starting off on the right foot when planning your wedding abroad is essential, you’ll find digital guides packed with expert advice and knowledgeable tips in our dedicated destination wedding guide.

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