Searching for a private wedding estate where you can have the run of the place and only lay eyes on your loved ones is one of the most exciting parts of planning your dream day. To help you during your search, we’ve put together a list of 10 of the best estates in Europe for a private wedding that you simply have to consider. Have fun!

Private wedding venues in Europe

A private wedding venue is an estate that’s all about ensuring you get nothing but full and exclusive access. Don’t want to do anything other than spend time and make memories with the people who mean the world to you? Our list is full of suggestions on how you can do it in style right across Europe.

Step into this timeless 2,500 sqm mansion and you’ll take in stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the very centre of the Natural Parc of Garraf. Forty acres of private grounds surround your very own Catalan villa, all so you can dive into a world of true luxury with the people who mean the most to you.

Tropical gardens, swimming pools, and even a luxury outdoor BBQ area all add to the stunning ambience of the eleven elegantly appointed ensuites. And because the owner is a revered art collector, you know you’re going to enjoy the epitome of refined taste.

Two hundred years of incredible history have shaped an Ibizan country house and finca that is really unlike any other. Whether it’s the gentle breeze in amongst the fruit trees or the stunning backdrop of the mountains, you’ll be sure of a view to remember.

Alongside everything you would expect from such a storied setting you’ll find a whole host of culinary delights, courtesy of the in-house team. Traditional Spanish tapas, a luxury BBQ, and freshly prepared sushi are just a few of the touches of quality that come to mind. What else would expect from a team who have been hosting guests in the eleven elegantly designed rooms for more than twenty years.

This 18th Century country estate is delicately placed in the heart of the Provencal village of Lourmari and set amongst stunning landscaped gardens. For those looking to keep their guests active, there’s a swimming pool, pétanque court, and plenty of walking trails to enjoy.

You’ll be able to sleep up to thirty two wedding guests for an intimate ceremony that allows you to really spend quality time with the people you love. Trust us, they’re sure to thank you when they wake the next morning to be greeted by fresh pastries, local cheeses, and seasonal juices as the sunrise begins.

Puglia, Italy is blessed with ancient olive groves that make the Municipality of Monopoli a setting you simply cannot help but fall in love with. You’ll find the Adriatic and the city centre just a short walk away, allowing you to celebrate your love of all things culture while working towards a more sustainable future. This is a chance to truly get to know your surroundings and fall in love with everything they have to offer.

Make yourself at home on this 20-acre estate and you’ll see a whole new side to Ibiza, thanks in large part to your very own 300-year-old finca. Walk through the door and you’ll be greeted by a truly mesmerising soundproofed cave nightclub that allows you to entertain 120 guests in style.

When the vows have been exchanged, the food has been eaten, and you’ve all danced long into the night, you’ll be greeted by nine luxurious suites where you can lay your head. Each comes with a terrace or private garden, allowing you and your guests to celebrate in style.

Son Doblons, Mallorca sits within 130 hectares of stunning scenery spread across seven manicured gardens, with room left over for an incredible swimming pool. The views of the Mediterranean sea and the surrounding mountains will take your breath away, as will making the entrance to the ceremony via the famous pair of arches.

Step inside and you’ll find eight suites that will sleep up to 18 people — perfect for the intimate gathering that’s all about making real memories. A tennis court and football pitch are also yours for the duration when it’s time to unwind.

Puglia, Italy and eight hectares of the finest olive groves that you will have ever seen are what makes this a truly unforgettable private venue. Inside you’ll find five beautifully balanced suites that allow you to get away from it all when you need a break from the action.

For those moments when it’s all about taking it easy during the buildup or the wind down, there’s also an outdoor bar, gym, and patio with a full dining area shaded under a traditional pergola. Take a dip in the outdoor heated pool and you’ll have the perfect way to escape pre-wedding butterflies.

Tuscany, Italy is the home of a 17th century private wedding venue that is sure to make memories that endure for a lifetime. The real highlight is the option to customise your menus so that you can dine on the terrace, in the gardens, and in the villa’s private courtyard in style. Just what’s needed when you want to give your guests an experience they will never forget.

Rural Portugal and the natural colours of the timeless main hall are ready and waiting to welcome you in style. During your stay you’ll have accommodation for ten lucky guests, a private swimming pool, and a sun terrace you will simply never want to leave.

Because you’ll be just forty minutes away from Lisbon, you can take in the wine estates, country markets and the very latest seasonal cuisine. Add in a trip to the beach (only 30 minutes by car) and you’ll be all set for a wedding getaway unlike any other.

Last but not least, we head to a stunning corner of Italy to see the work of Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jérôme de Meuron. Their minimal and modern design features an infinity pool, spacious lounge, free-flowing dining spaces and an outside kitchen with a traditional Japanese grill. There’s a little something for everyone when what you’re looking for is something steeped in tradition, yet with an enchanting modern twist.

What to consider when booking private wedding estates in Europe

Focus on convenience

Your guests need to feel like they’ve been considered even if you haven’t run every decision past the entire guest list. A location that is easy to reach will go a long way to making sure things get off to the perfect start.

Book early if you can

Planning ahead and booking early is the best way to make sure that your dreams of a private wedding in Europe don’t turn into a headache. Booking early will give you the best possible chance of getting your preferred date in the diary before someone else takes it.

Account for the weather

The weather can change in even the sunniest, most picturesque little corners of Europe. A quick check online of how the seasons ebb and flow will give you everything you need to know when you’re weighing up whether to have an outdoor ceremony, for example.