Rustic-Chic Destination Wedding Venues Abroad
If you’re up to date with the latest wedding trends, you’ll be aware that ‘rustic chic’ is very much in-vogue right now. Reflecting the changing seasons and personal tastes, couples are opting for scaled-back celebrations that feel authentic and personal, over the opulence and extravagance of yesteryear.
With destination weddings back in popularity, after a long hiatus from travel, couples are making the most of the opportunity of going abroad. If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s 11 trending wedding venues that can be found within Europe.
11 Rustic Destination Wedding Venues Abroad
We have rounded up 11 stunning but rustic wedding venues for that dream destination wedding.
Dreaming of a romantic Italian destination wedding? This exquisite 100-acre countryside retreat with nine bedrooms delivers all the rustic feels. Surrounded by Tuscany’s famous rolling hills, and set within serene gardens, it feels like you’ve stepped inside a timeless painting. And timeless is indeed the vibe here.
As a former farmhouse, there’s plenty of space for dining al fresco and soaking up those views. Located in a tranquil private spot, allows parties to enjoy the celebrations into the early hours with no neighbours to disturb. Complete with pool, living area and delicious on-site catering (the wood-fire pizza is a must), there’s enough to entice guests to stay a few days, especially with the local delights of Pisa and Florence close by.
A former farm house from the 17th century, each nook and cranny of Le Domaine has been converted into a luxurious setting, with hidden chambers and five stylish suites for guests. This includes secret vaults, arched rooms, and a glorious courtyard with outdoor pool for toasting the bride and groom. Each spectacular space offering a unique and eye-catching backdrop for your wedding day photos.
Taking centre stage, the renovated barn is delightfully presented with tall stone walls and a romantic flutter of chandeliers for understated elegance. With fine French cuisine on the menu, or the option to invite caterers in, couples have the opportunity to put their personal stamp on the day.
Just 75km from the lure of Marseille and Cote d’Azure, it’s in a prime location for exploring the coastal delights of the South of France.
Tucked away in the dramatic hillside of Sant Llorenc, this whimsical setting brings a touch of fairy-tale romance to proceedings. Located in the heart of Llevant Nature Park, Finca Ses Voltes is drenched in nature, juxtaposition against the peach coloured stone-wall buildings. Inside, the spacious villa comes to life with elegant chandeliers, white-washed rooms and eight chic bedrooms for up to 16 guests.
Making the most of its surroundings, cocktails are best enjoyed by the pool, followed by the wedding breakfast in the large indoor lounge. It’s hard to believe that somewhere so hidden is also just a short drive away from Mallorca’s main beaches – another reason to stay.
Say ‘I do’ under the watchful glare of the sun and breathtaking beauty of the Italian countryside. Perched atop a luscious hillside, this is one of the most privileged settings for enjoying Tuscany’s rich tapestry.
Adding a touch of Bohemian grace, there’s a church in the village for couples to exchange vows, if not the outdoor terrace of the grounds. When it comes to celebrating, there’s three fabulous spaces to enjoy; the villa gardens, a barbecue area and the vintage wine cellar – all offering a taste of Italian style and a specially curated menu for your day. When it’s time to rest, The Manor House offers eight suites decorated to the highest standard for guests.
A fusion of old meets new, this elegant Italian estate, with room for 34 guests to sleep, combines the very best of rustic chic. Lined by ancient olive trees within 6,000 sq meters of parkland, the enduring appeal of La Pescaia has been enjoyed by guests since the nineteenth century.
Today couples are can exchange vows in its outdoor courtyard, dine under its twinkling lights and dance the night away with local live music. The property boasts endless spots for photoshoots: staircases, poolside and decorative chambers. Most notable of all, the warm hospitality and attentive service from this family-run estate, brings guests back time and again.
Just 20 minutes from the buzz of Palma lies a fortress in the forest, that is rich in history and sophisticated in style. Finca Morneta offers a paired back experience for chic celebrations within the confines of its timeless 13th century estate dating back to 1729. Grand without being intimidating, it instantly puts you at ease with its homely feel, perfect for large wedding parties.
For celebrations, the courtyard is the focal area, featuring an all-weather tent. There’s endless choices for hosting the wedding breakfast, indoors and out, with a full-menu of local delights. When day turns to night, there’s an exclusive master suite for the newlyweds, ensuring you start married life the right way.
Part of Crete’s charm, is that it’s untouched landscape offers a rustic base for a memorable wedding day. Agreco Farm is the perfect vision of this, set within a stunning vineyard.
Along with being a working farm (yes, you can visit the animals!), this award-winning venue has previously been recognised as the ‘Best Organic Restaurant’ in the wold by Vanity Fair. With that in mind, guests are in for a treat, with a carefully curated menu fusing local cuisine with the freshest ingredients, as well as wine and olive tasting.
The romantic retreat features its own Chapel for religious unions, or a private village square for informal ceremonies. With space for large groups, the celebrations will take you long into the night, with an on-site planner to take care of the finer touches.
Head to the hills and indulge in the luxury of Borgo Castello – a refined and glorious castle-villa overlooking the valley. This sublime setting was made for wedding celebrations, with breathtaking views and superb wine and dining at the helm of its Michelin-star chef.
Ideal for outdoor receptions, let the good times roll, with hand-crafted cocktails and live entertainment in the outdoor terrace, overlooking an up-lit pool.
With room for 50 guests across 17 suites, many extend their stay to make the most of its serene setting, that all the family can enjoy.
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.
On the Estate you will find the locations trade-mark Greek Chapel- St. Marina. Its typical crisp white and majestic blue exterior has an added charm providing the backdrop to beautiful wedding photography and importantly the place to host your religious or symbolic ceremony.
Situated on the naturally scenic Venturini Baldini Estate, Roncolo 1888 is the ideal escapism resort for Italian luxe weddings.
A simply picturesque setting, the 130-hectare Estate is surrounded by lush vineyards, forest and rolling green hills, renowned for producing organic sparkling wines and balsamic vinegar. A destination for all visitors of Emilia to discover its excellence, history, culture and the beautiful landscape.
Rustic chic with a modern touch at Casa Olivi. All yours for a whole week, kick back, relax and say ‘I Do’ at Casa Olivi surrounded by your friends and family, an intimate villa with a contemporary design led style.
The magnificent infinity pool allows you to relax and enjoy the stunning views over the countryside, whilst the exterior boasts a well furnished lounge, dining spaces and an outside kitchen with its very own Japanese grill. Ideal for entertaining across your stay.