So, why should you choose Portugal to get married? In this post, we give you some (awesome) reasons of why you should have your wedding in Portugal !
Over many centuries and great historical events, from its ancient palaces, to magical spaces and enchanted forests, Portugal has been an inspiration to several well-known writers and film directors. The balance between nature and majestic architecture makes this country the perfect setting for a wedding.
- Why choosing Portugal (just scroll down 🙂 )
- Where to get married in Portugal
- Top 10 wedding venues in Portugal
- Dream beach weddings in Portugal
Why choosing Portugal for my wedding
Dreams of a vintage wedding almost coming from a fairy tale? Dreams of a beach wedding or a wedding in a majestic castle? Have you been looking for that perfect place that combines all this? Look no further, because you’ll find it, in our amazing venues in Portugal, this wonderful country.
A world of history, culture, geographic beauty, food and undiscovered wines!
Wine and Gastronomy
Portugal’s cuisine is as rich and varied as its landscape. The most distinctive feature of Portuguese cuisine comes from the sea. As you enjoy a simple grilled fish, always fresh like the seafood that abounds from end to end along the coast, you can be sure that you are in Portugal! For meat dishes, our main suggestion is “cozido à portuguesa”: a mix of meats and vegetables.
Besides, the whole country produces wine and, while Porto wine is famous, the Douro, Alentejo and many other wines are no less superior.
Portugal enjoys one of the most stable and sunny climates in the world! His moderate and kind weather is influenced by both the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas and its proximity to North Africa. Temperatures in the summer months from May to August can reach as high as 30°C and a gentle coastal breeze tend to keep the temperatures down a little.
Music – Fado
Fado music is a form of Portuguese singing and is generally known for how expressive in nature it is, as well as being profoundly sentimental and emotional.
The fado genre was brought to the music world mainstream by Rainha do Fado (Queen of Fado) Amália Rodrigues. Amália had a personality, charisma, extraordinary timbre of voice, and beauty that made her an acclaimed artists whose services were requested by Monarchs and Presidents.
Where to get married in Portugal
You may think Portugal is a small country… not that much ! The differences between the different areas are impressive as the country is spread on more than 561 Kms South to North, covering various climates and traditions. Read more about where to get married in Portugal.
Porto is one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations. Its wealth of monumental and artistic heritage, Port Wine, open-air leisure spaces and cultural life are just some of the reasons to visit this city and to get married in Porto Portugal.
At any time of the day, 365 days of the year, Porto has a special charm for anyone visiting the city for the first time, as it does for those coming back for a second visit, to discover a city that is simultaneously modern and authentic.
In 1996, the historical centre of Porto was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The city is, at the same time, contemporary and creative. This can be seen in its streets, its architectures and its monuments, its museums, its leisure spaces, its esplanades and its shopping areas which run from the traditional to the modern and exclusive.
At night, Porto turns into a new and different city, with entertainment and leisure opportunities that cater to all tastes and excitement that bubbles up to fill the streets with energy and cheerfulness. There’s a wide offer of lodging ranges from well-known hotel chains, charming guesthouses, welcoming hostels and comfortable apartments.
The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours – highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
As we walk through Lisbon – whose history spans back thousands of years – we find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
Experience calmer moments in Lisbon in the city’s parks, gardens, belvederes, cafés and esplanades.
Or simply enjoy the pure pleasure of being in Lisbon, through its gastronomy, luxury hotels, spas and shopping centres.
Algarve is Europe’s most famous secret
Sunlight, heat and the vibrant colours of the landscape.
Everything in the Algarve is a source of energy. Offering you the chance to recharge your batteries.
All year round, the region’s beaches, nature reserves, picturesque villages, golf courses, castles and fortresses can be enjoyed in all their splendour.
Day or night, you can do almost anything, or, if you prefer, do absolutely nothing. History, culture, and the popular local cuisine are readily available to all those who are interested.
The people of the Algarve have mixed freely with other cultures for many centuries and have long been used to welcoming visitors. Perhaps this is why people always have fond memories of the Algarve. Come back whenever you want.