Renowned for its majestic blue seas and authentic white-washed buildings, the Greek island of Santorini is a jewel of a destination when it comes to weddings abroad.

Guide To Getting married in Santorini

Contemporary terraces featuring breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the Caldera create ceremony backdrops unlike anywhere else in the world, Santorini really is the epitome of newlywed romance.

Stella Chanioti of exclusive Greek island wedding planners Stella & Moscha shares with us her insight and advice for couples choosing to get married in Santorini…

What makes Santorini the perfect place to say ‘I Do’?

There’s countless reasons to get married on the Greek island of Santorini but top of the list has to be the unique environment and landscapes.

The guaranteed clear skies not only provide optimum outdoor wedding weather but create great light for professional photography allowing your day to be documented in a premium way.

Santorini has a relaxed atmosphere ideal to calm even the worst bridezillas! You will also find a good ratio of rates against quality of service from a selection of unique venues and gorgeous sunset views you will not find elsewhere.

The island is very accessible from the UK, with flights from many UK airports on a daily basis between May-October, simplifying the logistics of getting your guestlist to your desired destination.

Can UK couples legally get married in Santorini?

UK couples can legally marry in Santorini, the process is straightforward and the Marriage Certificate is valid in the UK.

Wedding planners will assist in ensuring all of the correct documentation is completed.

Documents needed to marry:

  • Full birth certificates for both bride and groom
  • Passports for the bride and groom
  • Certificate of Non-Impediment to marry for both individuals
  • Death Certificate or Final Divorce Decree if applicable

Advice for planning your wedding in Santorini

Nothing can be more romantic than watching the sunset with the sea in full view and cute white-washed houses adorning the cliff side, here’s some advice on beginning your Santorini wedding planning journey…

When is the best time to get married here and are there any dates to avoid?
If couples are not used to high temperatures it’s best to avoid August, this is also the busiest month across all of the Greek islands. The best time to get married in Santorini is mid-May, June as well as September and October.

What are your favourite venues in Santorini?
It’s difficult to choose, there’s so many! We love Rocabella, Cavo Ventus, Venetsanos, Erosantorini Villa, Kirini Suites, Nikki Beach Resort and so many more.

How can you help couples who want to get married in Santorini?
Established in 1993, at Stella & Moscha we provide full wedding planning services and our exquisite events are expertly-crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail.

We can assist in selecting your Santorini venue alongside guiding you through a range of choices, such as; concept and design, entertainment, logistics, documentation as well as welcome parties and farewell events.

Top wedding venues in Santorini

Wedinspire features an inspiring collection of quality venues across Santorini, here’s just a snapshot of some of our absolute favourite’s which will have you shouting ‘I Do’ at this stunning part of the world;

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.

In this tranquil and pretty home in the heart of Fira, you can have the wedding you always dreamed of. The team is on hand to help create the experience you’re after.

Being a bijou boutique hideaway, it’s ideal for intimate gatherings, and can accommodate up to 58 guests on site.

Visitors can also take full advantage of its central location to explore the wider island at their leisure.

With stunning views of the volcano, the breathtaking sunset, and the shimmering blue waters, Fanari Villas is perfect for elopements, intimate ceremonies and epic celebrations.

Whitewashed walls, bright blue skies and sun-kissed sea, makes for magical memories. Choose one of the villas many terraces to say ‘I Do’ overlooking the amazing vista at sunset which can be embellished with beautiful floral arrangements, candles and torches, to your desired taste.

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