If  you dream of saying your vows by the sea with the sand between your toes, then how about the cool shores of Ibiza, the gentle waves of Cornwall, or perhaps the magic of Mykonos?

Best Beach Wedding Destinations in Europe

But wait, you don’t have to decide just yet. We’ve hand-selected eight of the top wedding venue destinations throughout Europe to help wet your appetite for a sun, sea, sand ‘I Do’!

For the ultimate boutique beach wedding, Kalua Mykonos has thought of it all. A beautifully decorated outdoor canape on the shoreline provides a dazzling setting, where golden sands meet turquoise waters, and two become one.

The open-air dining is stylishly brought to life with tables and chairs perfectly located to soak up the romantic vibes, along with scattered cushions and blankets. Here you can enjoy the fresh sea-air, whilst enjoying a mouth-watering menu with its renowned Mediterranean-Japanese fusion food. As day turns to night, the open-air venue (with shade) has plenty of space for making the most of its prime location.

With whimsical views across the Med, and the glimmer of Formentera island in the distance, La Escollera is a magical spot on the bohemian shores of Salinas.

There’s plenty of shade and space for guests to spread out and soak up the sunshine in this sun-kissed spot. Then again, you may just want to gaze into the distance with panoramic views at every turn.

Making all your beach dreams come true, there’s a private ceremony are with indoor dining for the reception. Here guests can sample local produce in the authentically Ibizan cuisine, with plenty of fresh daily seafood and prime cuts of meat, along with meat-free options.

Best of all, this family-run venue goes out of its way to ensure you receive a warm friendly welcome in paradise.

Proving that you don’t need to leave England’s fair shores, Lusty Glaze is one of the most spectacular and inviting beach resorts in the country. Greeted with impossibly perfect clear waters and golden sand, you won’t find a better destination for you British beachside wedding. Even The Sunday Times say so, recently awarding its pristine setting.

An oasis perched on the outskirts of Newquay, Lusty is exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding. It’s also the only spot in Cornwall where you can legally marry on the beach.

Romance is most definitely in the air, with a soulful menu of treats for guests, along with a stellar drinks menu to get the party started. Being UK-based, it’s also an accessible spot to return for your anniversaries in the years to come.

This unmistakably Greek venue is one of the finest hotels on the beautiful island of Crete. Boasting boutique beach luxury, the modern setting brings a touch of coastal chic to your big day.

Choose from the hotel chapel, VIP beach terrace, or outdoor patio for exchanging vows under the shaded sun. This is followed with poolside bliss and a feast of culinary delights for guests.
Lined with olive trees, sparkling blue waters, and dotted with ponds of pools (including an Olympic size one) throughout, this five-star venue doubles up as the perfect honeymoon destination too.

With one of the best climates in Europe, you’re pretty much guaranteed great weather for your Cyprus beach wedding. Located in the quiet and unspoilt shores of Ayia Thekla, not far from Ayia Napa, this is one of the best spots for a wedding, least of all because it’s a family-owned private resort.

Along with personal wedding planners, you’ll be treated to views out to sea, and a delicious BBQ and meze, in keeping with the authentic Greek vibe.

As if that wasn’t enough, there are 12 private villas for guests on site, each with their own private pool. For small parties looking to elope abroad, this one-stop-destination has it all taken care of – all you have to do is show up!

If you’re seeking a quiet wedding abroad, Avaton is the perfect choice. Whether you’re a small or large group, this venue offers peace and tranquility on a charming stretch of beach with spectacular views.

Complete with 36 stylish villas and suites with private pools, guests are treated to the ultimate in luxe living – many extending their stay to enjoy the warm Greek hospitality.

Whether you choose to say ‘I do’ on the beach or the church next to the resort, the Aegean sea is never far away. With a private yacht to whisk the happy couple into the sunset, it doesn’t get more romantic.

Where coastal charm meets Eivissa elegance, Aiyanna is a high-end venue that appeals to sophisticated, stylish couples, looking for beach-bliss.

Like something out of a glossy magazine, this glamorous setting optimises every inch of its privileged outdoor location. After exchanging views on the natural wooden terrace, just footsteps away from the beach, guests can retire to the open-air restaurant for a delicious meal using seasonal organic ingredients. With a rousing Ibizan soundtrack taking you into the early hours, the venue keeps the party vibes flowing until 1am.

Tucked away in the north of the island, with views out to sea, it’s Ibiza at its best.

Known for its cosmopolitan crowd and achingly hip design, Mykonos Blu is one of the coolest coastal retreats for wedding parties.

The hotel leads out to glamourous white-washed terrace with uninterrupted views out to sea. This exclusive setting is where vows are made and relationships cemented for a lifetime. With a charming indoor and outdoor bar, dipping pools and plenty of space on the beach front, guests are treated to a slice of paradise. Accompanied with a stunning menu and attentive staff on hand, it’s a first-class venue like no other.

After the ceremony, hang by the pool, sip fragrant cocktails and allow the beauty of Mykonos Blu wash over you. What better way to start married life.