If you like the idea of alfresco dining, quaint outdoor spaces, and private open-air rooms, courtyard wedding venues could be the right choice for your wedding say.

From hidden gems in the heart of London, to romantic 16th century Italian wedding venue hideaway’s, there’s something for everyone and every kind of budget.

Wedding venues with courtyards

Come with us to experience seven of the best courtyard wedding venues in Europe…

The very reason for hosting a courtyard wedding is to enjoy a bohemian celebration in an outdoor setting. This Tuscan countryside estate ticks all those boxes, as one of our most desirable locations in the heart of the Italian countryside. Close to the attractions of Pisa and Florence, it’s also a top destination for exploring the local area at your leisure.

As for your wedding day, the dazzling 17th century architecture and spacious courtyard offer a delightful backdrop for celebrating your nuptials in intimate surroundings.

Making the most of its privileged position, the terrace is where your wedding breakfast takes place, although you can also choose from the Italian gardens or villa, so vast is the property. With a wedding planner on site, and with a team of hospitality experts to hand, this is an exceptional venue for couples looking for style and discretion.

Famed for its rustic charm and hillside outposts, Catalonia is an idyllic choice for outdoor weddings with heart. The epitome of this is Masia Victoria – a stunning 15th century manor that has been sympathetically renovated with wedding celebrations in mind.

Here you can style the wedding you always dreamed of, from traditional Catalan Manor vibes, to a country-pile offering if that’s what you desire.

The interior retains much of its wood-beam ceilings and terracotta tiled flooring, which contrast beautifully for all those group photos. Making the most of its divine weather, the outdoor terrace is a tranquil spot for hosting post-nuptial reception drinks, flanked by palm trees and a large infinity pool.

Just a few steps further you’ll find the outdoor courtyard as your final destination for the evening, allowing you to party under the stars until the wine (or energy) runs out, whatever comes first!

It’s Italy… but not as you know it. This luxurious find is located in the breathtaking Italian countryside, on the edge of Lake Garda. Yet, you’ll feel a million miles away, transported to this ethereal kingdom for a simply sublime wedding celebration. Set in the great outdoors, the property is surrounded by tall thin trees, luscious woodland, and twinkling lights.

It combines to create a one-of-a-king setting, ideal for special occasions like your wedding day. A former historic home dating back to the 15th century, you get the sense that this part of the world is for the lucky few.

After exchanging vows in the forest grounds, the spacious estate is all yours to enjoy. Dine alfresco under the watchful night, with lashings of food and wine brought out to guests from attentive staff. If nothing else, this charming courtyard setting takes the Italian saying ‘La Dolce Vita’ to heart.

Fans of the iconic movie ‘The Godfather’ will be familiar with Sicily’s rustic and preserved grounds, that defy time. Stepping inside Dimora Delle Balze is exactly like stepping inside the movie.

Stone-lined walls and age-old olive trees protect its grounds, with a large courtyard and swimming pool for guests to enjoy. It feels very much like coming home, and makes a wonderful choice for small or medium size parties that are yearning for something unique and special.

As a former 19th century property, its rustic appeal is enjoyed inside and out. This includes a large courtyard, a popular spot for hosting a wedding banquet, with first-class hospitality to indulge in. A guaranteed head-turner, this charming home certainly makes you an offer you can’t refuse!

Proving that you don’t need to travel too far, or spend too much money to have the wedding of your dreams, Hackney Town Hall in East London defines the phrase ‘hidden gem’. This budget-friendly building brings art-deco ambiance to proceedings, with its original 1930s features still intact, despite a recent overhaul.

A location where culture collides with art, the venue is home to several features that will take your wedding day photography to the next level; curved staircases, state-of-the-art glass roofing and wood-panelled rooms with grand chandeliers. It’s hard not to be taken aback at the scale of the property too, with impossibly high walls and streaks of natural light bouncing off it for extra effect. Great value for money, this courtyard venue is always in high demand, so early booking is advised.

A natural resort in beautiful Tuscany, La Pescaia offers a fairytale setting of ancient olive groves and Italian countryside alongside an exclusive villa, authentically restored for romantic wedding stays.

Privately secluded at the base of hills on an ancient road between Siena and Rome sits the 19th Century farm-villa, protected by over six thousand ancient olive groves, pristine forests and hidden paths for amorous walks and horseback riding.

Masseria Grieco Country Resort

Somewhere between Brindisi and Bari, on the north coast of Italy, lies a quaint village. Here you’ll find the prestigious Masseria Greico Country Resort. This stone-clad 16th century estate is a sight to behold, transporting you back to simpler times.

Masseria Grieco

Photo by Ash Davenport

Its architecture is enchanting and its grounds spectacular – making it a first-class choice for outdoor weddings housed within private surroundings. Long leading staircases, curved arch roofs and romantic balconies create a simply magical setting for the wedding day of your dreams. With onsite accommodation offering up to 25 bedrooms for guests, you won’t need to stumble too far once the party is over.

Finca Es Cabas in Mallorca

Situated in the heart of Mallorca, in the small town of Santa Maria del Cami, Finca Es Cabas features a charming garden with a pool and an outdoor seating.

The space has a sprawling lawn, where couples exchange vows in front of family friends. It’s rustic, surrounded by greenery and has a lot of charm.

Tenuta di Papena

Imagine staying in what it used to be in the XIIII century a cistercensian monastery, converted today into six apartments for rent, restored respecting the traditional tuscan style, at the top of a hill from where you can embrace the whole of Val di Merse and its landscape; this is what you will experience during you holiday in Tuscany at Tenuta di Papena.

Tenuta di Papena

A few steps away from the magic of the Abbey of San Galgano and the Eremo of Montesiepi, and with an ideal location to reach Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, Firenze, Siena as well as the coast, Tenuta di Papean is the most idillic place to discover the real Tuscany, its atmosphere and its taste, while feeling your self at home.