Getting married in Porto, Portugal, is a great option. Stunning vineyards on the Douro river side, quintas & beach weddings: discover them all !
Where is Porto ?
There are thousand charms and corners that are worth discovering in Oporto, capital of the North of Portugal. Oporto is one of the oldest cities of the country, and, as such, its path is sinuous and picturesque. It is a unique experience to stroll through its streets and feel the pulse of the city. It’s, really, a amazing idea to celebrate your wedding in Oporto!
“Located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed World Heritage by Unesco in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its combined Celtic-Latin name, Portus Cale, has been referred to as the origin of the name “Portugal”, based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. In Portuguese, the name of the city is spelled with a definite article (“o Porto”; English: the port). Consequently, its English name evolved from a misinterpretation of the oral pronunciation and referred to as Oporto in modern literature and by many speakers.”
The airport is at a 10 minutes distance from the center and you’ll find low cost flights from all the main cities! There are also plenty of options to accommodate yourself and your guests.
What can I find in Porto ?
Famous for The river, the wine, the well-known lodges, the story, the feeling, the surroundings. The views, the people, the city, the air, the monuments, the gardens and the beaches. The beach venues, castles, quintas, vineyards.
All of this in one city. One amazing, beautiful, colored, warm and easy city.
Take a pre-wedding photo-session in a cruise, choose a vineyard to the party and program some city tours to amazing castles. Or get married in a boat, take a photoshoot in a vineyard. Or do everything in the same place.Yes, all the combinations are possible ! You decide, it’s your big day, your dream event in this unique city.
Why is it a wonderful idea to celebrate your wedding in Oporto ?
The low prices – Here you can enjoy a lovely, fun and amazing time with your loved ones and save a lot of money, in comparison to other european cities.
The fabulous wines – Because of its unique soil the Douro Valley is renowned worldwide for its wines. Look for an opportunity to take a tour and sample northern Portugal’s exquisite wines. Be sure to try Vinho Verde (green wine); it’s produced nowhere else in the world.
The good eats – Delicious food for every tastes!
The delicious port –Seriously, how can you go to Porto and not try the port? Or here’s an even better idea: Visit a port wine cellar for a tasting.
The wonderful buildings – Who wouldn’t be charmed by tiled homes and buildings? Even Porto’s railway station and churches are tiled.
It’s walking friendly – Porto is so walkable that you won’t realize how far you’ve gone until you finally decide to head home. Its sidewalks are wide, traffic is easy, and there are plenty of parks and shopping areas just begging for a stroll.
- Portugal’s one of the cheapest vacation spots in Europe and Porto’s one of the cheapest places in Portugal.
We’ll leave you here just three examples of dream venues that you can find there! 🙂
Wedding venues in Porto – Portugal
Do you want a dream destination marriage? Do you want to celebrate your wedding in Oporto? In this venue you don’t need to think too much about the decoration because the place itself is so beautiful that is naturally decorated. The big and breathtaking garden is the perfect set for your pictures and for the reception. The inside room has a country-style that creates a special mood for those who enter, a happy mood or ,better, a freedom mood!
This venue has two big advantages: The location – London has Hyde Park, New York has Central Park, and Porto has City Park, the only one in Europe and one of the few in the world with a seafront! The simplicity – Not too big, yet big enough for you to receive your guests in your Oporto wedding and be around them! A Quinta in the center of a wonderful city, surrounded by gorgeous gardens. This venue has the power to makes us feel everything is going to be as perfect as we imagined it to be.
Your Oporto Beach wedding means three things: a couple, a lot of love and a beach ! And also a stunning ceremony. Lively cocktail hour. Amazing dinner reception. You can have all that you always dreamed and don’t spend all of your savings. You can enjoy a beautiful and big beach, the smell of salt air, the sound of water moving and receding, the feel of sand beneath your feet.
The sight of the beautiful blue ocean and white-capped waves together with white sand. Your happiness and your guests joy will complete the scenario.