In the last couple of years the wedding industry has witnessed the most extraordinary nuptial events. Fueled by long anticipation due to postponements (thanks Covid!) weddings have morphed into mini adventures, gathering loved ones and embracing companionship.

Eleni & Marcus’ Greek island wedding epitomises long awaited wedding joy, a day in which they gave their guests memories they will never forget.

Kambones 1615 Wedding

Opting for authentic Venetian charm, Kambones 1615 was their chosen wedding venue, residing in an area of stunning natural beauty with breathtaking views across Naxos, the historic gem was the ideal setting for the couples intimate celebrations. Kambones owner Sophia gives us an insight into Eleni & Marcus’ big day;

“Eleni and Marcus have been together for eight years and got engaged four years ago . The wedding had to be postponed when coronavirus struck, so when the big day finally came round they were determined to have a big celebration with all their close family and friends, who came from three different continents for the event.

The pair committed to sustainability and this was reflected in their choice of floral decoration . Floral artist Rena chose to use only wild greenery and scented plants like bay, rosemary and myrtle from the Kambones olive farm along with a few locally sourced roses to add a touch of romance to the arrangements. These were all given to the farm’s donkeys to eat after the wedding!

When it came to cuisine Elani & Marcus’ choice of menu was a perfect example of a slow food, vegan and vegetarian buffet, making the most of high quality Naxian farm produce.

The caterer was committed to avoiding food waste and the leftovers were carefully selected and distributed among the family after the event. The scraps were also enjoyed by the donkeys!

The Orthodox marriage ceremony took place in the upper courtyard outside the double Catholic and Orthodox chapels so that everyone could sit comfortably and take part in the ceremony, including showering the couple with rose petals and rice as is the custom in Greece.

The setting sun at golden hour was a boost for skilled wedding photographer Marq Riley but they were glad they had allowed a full hour for photography between the ceremony and the reception.

For the reception everyone moved down to the lawn below the towerhouse balcony , overlooking olive groves which are hundreds of years old and with an uninterrupted view across to the white marble quarries in the distance. Fairy lights in the olive and almond trees created a magical atmosphere. A three person live band with Greek music got the party going , and DJ Olive Groove took over a couple of hours later.

Kambones 1615 is in a secluded valley with no other houses in the area, affording complete privacy so the music could go on until the early hours of the morning without disturbing anybody .

Our best wishes to Eleni and Marcus for many happy years together.” Sophia, Kambones 1615

The Venue

Kambones is a Historic Venetian family home on the Greek island of Naxos. It is a listed building together with the olive press, wine cellar and double Orthodox – Catholic chapels which are still in use today.

As a wedding venue the property is excellent for groups of 50 – 100 people and offers a choice of spaces. There are four different outdoor areas and a choice of either the main house or the olive press for indoor use.

We love the venues unique, authentic feel allowing you to become secluded from reality, from sustainable credentials to incredible backdrops, Kambones is the Cycladic island’s hidden wedding gem.