Most people think more about the destination of the honeymoon than they do about the location of the wedding itself, but why not treat the ceremony with the same approach? There’s nothing stopping you getting married a little further afield than your local church, and many guests will jump at the chance to join you in a truly beautiful location.
So, setting the net a little further afield, here are 3 stunning wedding venues in Europe:
- The Old Royal Naval College, London
Why not get married in what Empire magazine called ‘the most popular filming location in the world’? Films such as Skyfall, Four Weddings and A Funeral and Les Miserables have all had scenes filmed here, and who wouldn’t want to get married in an iconic venue from the big screen?
Not only this, but it’s an absolutely stunning building in its own right, and the centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich. It’s also an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and boasts a jaw-dropping location along the river Thames.
- Chateau de la Treyne, France
If you really want the fairytale wedding, then look no further than this 14th-century chateau in one of the most beautiful areas of France. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Dordogne River, this turreted building has some of the most spectacular views available and will truly wow your guests.
Weddings take place in the Romanesque chapel, with drinks in the formal French garden. When it comes time to eat, your wedding meal will be prepared by Michelin-starred chef Stephane Andrieux on a gorgeous terrace with river views.
- Cap Rocat, Mallorca
If you’re looking for something truly original, then this stone hideaway overlooking the Bay of Palma will surely tick all the boxes. A former military fortress, couples get hitched in the embassy in Palma before a blessing in the hotel’s gorgeous chapel (or, if you prefer, right by the sea).
The hotel has 30 rooms available for guests and the El Cabo suite for the bride and groom, which has its own private pool under the stars.