Top 10 Algarve Wedding Venues 2023
With so many magical locations to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice.
So you've checked out all the reasons to get married in the Algarve and you've decided that it's the right destination for you, great choice! Now all you need to do is find the perfect venue. There are so many possibilities we thought you may need a little help. So, to get you started, here are our top 10 suggestions for your Algarve wedding.
Benagil Sea Cave - a little off the wall
If you're looking for an out-of-the-box idea to add to the your whole wedding experience, how's this for an unconventional location - a secret sea cave, accessible only by boat!
The Benagil Sea Cave is probably the Algarve's most iconic cave. It offers amazing natural beauty and it's just a short boat ride from the beach at Benagil, a small typically Portuguese village between Carvoeiro and Armação de Pêra
The cave is a massive dome-shaped hollow with a large opening at the top, set on a smooth golden beach. The cave is lined with layers of sedimentary limestone that has built up over millions of years. The sun streams through the cave's opening, while the ocean flows in through the cave's two mouths, creating a magical grotto, a magnificent and truly memorable romantic setting.
Getting to the cave can be as stylish or as unusual as you want it to be by yacht, catamaran, speedboat or even kayak. There's plenty of excellent accommodation and many top class restaurants in the area too, so organising the whole shebang wont be difficult.
Note: it is not permitted for boats to drop people off in the Benagil cave. However, people do take kayaks and SUP boards to access the cave.
So, if you're looking for that bare-foot vibe and a very small and private vow ceremony, this could be it.
It is an amazing place to see and you should add a boat trip to your wedding fun plans. A day at sea, and a beach BBQ is perfect for the Day After party.
Quinta do Lago - a magical destination
At the heart of the Algarve's Golden Triangle and set in 2000 acres of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the Quinta do Lago resort is definitely dream wedding material.
The resort offers an outstanding range of scenic settings for your wedding or partnership ceremony and an excellent choice of venues for your reception - lakeside at Casa do Lago or Bovino Steakhouse (stunning decor and food), on the beach, in a luxury villa, at the renowned Casa Velha restaurant for some french inspired chic or even on the golf course. What's more, the resort provides an experienced events team who will work with you to shape your dreams and ideas into a unique, magical and memorable celebration of your special day.
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa - a romantic luxury landscape
Awarded membership of The Leading Hotels of the World, Vila Vita Parc Resort excels in providing the perfect venue for every kind of wedding or partnership celebration. This five star resort offers a choice of nine venues to host your event, including its renowned two-Michelin star Ocean Restaurant and a private yacht, waiting to take you and your guests on a stunning cruise, or to sail you away into the sunset - what a great way to start your honeymoon! And for something quite unique, visit the Cave dos Vinhos, a wonderful wine cellar - 9m underground and home to over 7.000 bottles of superb wines and ports. Enjoy wine tasting and tapas here, in the company of the Chef and Sommelier - the guardians of the wine.
Romance is part of the landscape at Vila Vita Parc - an oceanfront setting, world-class cuisine, a range of contemporary luxury accommodations, elite guest facilities and a 22 acre backdrop of lush parkland, guaranteed to impress your guests and enhance your wedding photography.
NoSoloÁgua - a stylish choice
If you dream of getting hitched by a beautiful beach, NoSoloÁgua could well be your dream come true. Located on the marina at Praia da Rocha, NoSoloÁgua is considered one of the coolest venues around. Combine NoSoloÁgua's exciting atmosphere and exotic decor, with creative cuisine, quality music, entertainment, fireworks and plenty of champagne and you have the makings of an unforgettable ocean-side wedding or partnership celebration. With it's sunny party and sunset session vibe, this venue takes you right through the day from romantic ceremony to lively nightclub beneath the stars.
The NoSoloÁgua team can help you plan every detail of your event and will literally roll out the red carpet for your special day.
Azure Lux Charters - the ultimate celebratory experience
Make your wedding day ultra stylish and truly memorable for you and your guests, aboard a luxury 50-foot Sunseeker yacht. Bask in the glorious sunshine while feasting your eyes on the unique coastline, visiting amazing caves like the Benagil sea cave, exploring secluded cove beaches, coming ashore for lunch at a beachside restaurant or tucking into some on board catering.
Azure Lux Charters offer personalised luxury yacht charters from Vilamoura marina. Champagne, wine, beers, soft drinks and snacks are served throughout each trip, and for full day charters, and on request, on board catering can be arranged - everything from snacks to sushi to special dietary requests.
Parrilla Natural - an enchanting place
Parrilla Natural is as much about excellent food as it is about magical ambiance. Close to Vale de Lobo and set in a vast natural landscape of pine trees and Mediterranean plants, Parrilla Natural is an ideal location for a grand wedding party or a small intimate celebration. The menu offers a good mix of tempting meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, including Parrilla's renowned organic beef steaks.
The gardens at Parrilla Natural are beautiful, and the huge outside deck is probably one of the most gorgeous you will find anywhere, embraced by the huge canopy of an ancient umbrella pine. For weddings and celebrations, Parrilla Natural dresses for the party with magical lighting and a very unique ambience.
Parrilla Natural is recognised for its warm South American hospitality and an experienced team that offers a contagious enthusiasm, certain to ensure your wedding day is extra special.
WELL - glamour by the sea
WELL is a super day to night, seaside venue located at the Praça in Vale do Lobo. Relaxed beachside restaurant and pool club by day, fine dining venue by night. Perfect for the big day itself, for day after parties or just to enjoy the good life with your guests.
During the day the splash pool is the hangout of choice, cocktail in hand, toes in pool. By night, it's time to dress up and live WELL, sampling some of the outstanding sushi or Gold Leaf steaks.
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WELL Beach Club & Watersports is adjacent to WELL. A massive, circular pool, 180º views of beach and ocean, and a great vibe make this a super spot for gatherings with friends.
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WELL, Vale do Lobo
Casa do Campo - a beautiful traditional setting
If you're looking for a truly traditional Algarvean setting for your wedding celebration, this charming restaurant near Almancil could be the answer to your dreams.
Once a typical farmhouse, Casa do Campo dates back to the late 1800s and has a 200-year-old fig tree as its centrepiece. The traditional style and charm of both the building and the outdoor area have been preserved to create a tranquil ambiance - a beautiful setting for a wedding party.
The cuisine at Casa do Campo is a wonderful mix of Mediterranean and Algarvian dishes, with most of the fresh fruit and vegetables used, picked fresh from the restaurant's own farm. There is a good selection of delicious event menus to choose from and a range of excellent local and Portuguese wines. Hosts Jacqueline and José, an Irish-Portuguese team, will help you to plan your wedding menu and all the finer details that will go towards making it a very special day.
Casa do Campo
Opened in 2022, the W brand brings its unique energy and style to the Algarve. Fabulous hospitality, amazing design, and a contagious zest for life make this a very special venue for weddings and celebrations.
Overlooking the coast, with a sea-view infinity pool, W Algarve has a selection of restaurants and bars to suit each mood. The WET DECK at sip@wet is the spot for relaxed poolside fun, while Paper Moon and the Sea Sky Lounge offer fine dining with views to match. For the best R & R, the Away Spa offers both tranquil, restorative treatments and rooms, as well as sociable mani-pedi bars and a glorious outside relaxation suite.
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A summer wedding venue with that all-important WOW factor. Caniço is a superb restaurant located at Prainha, near Alvor. It nestles within the sea cliffs - the dining room walls are literally the cliffs. To reach Caniço, you take an elevator through the rocks, the walk-way ending in magnificent views of beach and ocean. Private, spectacular and incredibly romantic, as a wedding venue, it is hard to beat.
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