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The Best Wedding Venues in Portugal for your destination wedding in Portugal or your intimate elopement in Portugal

Dreaming of a destination wedding in Portugal? Maybe you want to exchange vows in front of a fairytale palace or in a gorgeous Portuguese Quinta. Or maybe you and your partner prefer a secret escape on the beach? Here in the global center of art and philosophy, you’ll never run out of romantic spots to say your overseas “I do’s”! We show you a selection of portuguese wedding venues that are absolutely breathtaking!

 

Wedding Destinations in Portugal

In and around Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal. This vivid city is right on the Atlantic coast. With its rich history, Lisbon has these wonderful buildings from different centuries. Besides the lovely weather, it also offers delicious food. Portugals capital knows how to combine modern elements with old cultural traditions.

In and around Sintra

Located just outside of Lisbon, Sintra is a popular holiday destination. The Sintra mountains and the woodland create a fairytale-like atmosphere that is just perfect for romantic weddings. There are several stunning palaces and old historic quintas in this area.

Cascais

Cascais is a village on the coast of Portugal. It is known for beautiful beaches and yacht ports.

Elopement Destinations

When you want to run away with your partner, there are a few places that are perfect for a secret escape. The mystic cliffs and romantic beaches are great places for a secret wedding.

Wedding Venues in Lisbon Portugal

Palace of Queluz

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    • Location: Queluz,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (13,5 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): –
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 500
    • Venue price: about 74€ per person
    • Venue type: Palace, Garden, Ballroom
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    The Palácio Nacional de Queluz has one of the biggest rococo gardens of Europe. Located in Queluz, near Lisbon, it has a great accessibility. The “Versailles of Portugal” was built in the 18th century. It was originally used as a summer residence for the Portuguese nobles. Later it was the residence of King Pedro III and Queen Maria I. It is perfect for a wedding where you wish for an aristocratic and elegant atmosphere. Since 1910, this wonderful palace is a national monument.

    For a wedding, you can celebrate the reception in a stunning theatre or a banquet and also in a beautiful music hall. All of these venues have a high capacity of 100 to 350 guests. The garden even offers a capacity of 500 guests.

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Pestana Palace

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    • Location: Lisbon,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (12,8 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 177 rooms, 17 suites
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 500
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Hotel
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    Being one of the most prestigious resorts in Lisbon, the Pestana Palace offers wedding couples a noble, luxurious and memorable stay. This stunning building was built in the 19th century and is rated as a national monument. Of course, it is one of the leading hotels of the world. Lush gardens, two swimming pools, a spa and beautiful rooms and suites contribute to this elegant setting. Located right next to imposing monuments such as the Tower of Belém or the Jerónimos Monastery, there are plenty of things to see and to do when staying the the Pestana Palace in Lisbon.

    Celebrating a wedding at such a big resort, you don’t have to worry about the accommodation of your guests. With 177 rooms, 13 suites and 4 royal suites, there is enough capacity for you and your loved ones. The resort has several meeting rooms that are perfect for a wedding reception. In total, there are 37 rooms. Their size varies from 20 square meters to 467 square meters. So there are options to choose from, depending on the size of your wedding party. Some rooms can fit a wedding party with up to 630 guests.  Enjoy your wedding day in a luxurious hotel in the heart of Portugal’s stunning city Lisbon.

     

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Palácio de Fronteira

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    • Location: Lisbon,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (10 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): –
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 170
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Palace, Garden, Ballroom
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic, religious

    In the center of Lisbon, there is a true gem of 17th century architecture.   The Palácio de Fronteira is a very important historic building of the Portuguese renaissance architecture. It was built by Dom João Mascarenhas. With several romantic gardens, there is a guarantee for a magical wedding experience. For a religious wedding, there is also a charming chapel, built in the 16th century.  The estate is inspired by Italian architecture and art. A classic Italian garden is the heart of this palace.

    No wonder why this beautiful palace is still occupied by the descendants of the Mascarenhas family. Therefore, there is no accommodation for you and your wedding party. It s recommended to rent a hotel room or any sleeping facility. If you need any help with that, just let us know. Other than that, there are several places on this property that can be rented for an event like a wedding. The terrace has a capacity of 170 guests and the two rooms each have a capacity of 52 and 100 guests.

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Convento do Carmo

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    • Location: Lisbon,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (9,9 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): –
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 300
    • Venue price: 9.225€
    • Venue type: Outdoor, Ruin
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    This wedding venue is for those wedding couples that seek for the unusual. Convento do Carmo is a historical wedding venue in Lisbon. You can access it very fast and easy, since it is only 10km away from the Lisbon airport. The ruins of this 14th century monastery are enchanting. This stunning building is a witness of Portugal’s history. In 1755, it was destroyed due to a severe earthquake.  Within this monastery, there is also a museum that has a lot to show about Portugal.

    Of course, a wedding in this kind of location is very special. This venue has its very own atmosphere. Even though it is located right in the middle of Lisbon, there is a peaceful silence. It is possible to celebrate the wedding ceremony or the wedding reception at this beautiful ruin.

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Wedding Venues in and around Sintra Portugal

Monserrate Palace

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    • Location: Sintra,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (30,8 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): –
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 80 for the music room, more in the gardens
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Palace, Garden, Ruins
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    This unique palace is a world heritage site. And there is no wonder why: the fusion of eastern and Arabic architectural styles, combined with gothic influences is very individual. Around 1790, British businessman Gerard de Visme built this palace. Only two years later, the palace was given to another wealthy Brit that focused on the gardens. His work paid off, as the gardens are extraordinary and spectacular with exotic plants from all over the world.

    If a fairytale wedding is your absolute goal, then the Monserrate Palace is the best venue for you. The historic beauty is one of a kind. A place you have never seen before. For the ceremony, couples can either get married in the ruins of the old Monserrate chapel, or choose one of the beautiful rooms.  For the cocktails and reception, this place offers many options. Share your special day with your loved ones in the garden or the stunning music room.

     

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Quinta de Sao Thiago

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    • Location: Sintra,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (37 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 20
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 80
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Quinta, Garden
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    Portugal is not only known for the breathtaking palaces, it also offers so many quaint manors and quintas. Quinta de Sao Thiago is one of those. Located in Sintra, it is not too far away from the capital city airport. The 16th century country house has a swimming pool and a garden, where you and your small wedding party can relax while enjoying the warm weather of Portugal.

    Even though the quinta might appear as smaller, especially compared to the palaces, it still can host up to 80 guests for a wedding reception. For accommodation, it has 6 double rooms and 2 suites for 4 people each.  The ceremony can be held at the garden, while the reception can take place in the ballroom.

    Photo: Anja Schneemann Photography

Tivoli Palacio de Seteis

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    • Location: Sintra,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (28,4 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 30 rooms
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 200
    • Venue price: 20.000€ per day
    • Venue type: Hotel, Palace
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    When you plan to hold your wedding at the Palácio de Seteais in Sintra, you will get a very exclusive experience. This stunning palace was built in the 18th century. The architecture of this beautiful building invites you to dream away. Lush gardens and a spectacular view of the Pena Palace create an even dreamier ambience.  Since 1957, the Palácio de Seteais is a luxury hotel, but they preserved the old characteristics.

    At this palace hotel, you can book the whole palace for your wedding. It is perfect, if you want to celebrate in a very intimate and exclusive surrounding.  30 rooms are ready for you and your guests. The reception or the ceremony can be celebrated with up to 200 guests. Because you get to use the whole palace, you can choose between rooms, gardens and facilities.

     

    Photos: Anja Schneemann Photography

Quinta de Penalva

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    • Location: Sintra,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (26,6 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 3 bedrooms
    • Wedding capacity (max.): –
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Quinta, Garden
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    This four hectares big property is located just outside of Sintra. Here you can escape the loud and busy cities and concentrate on you and your love for each other. A luxurious villa with its own tennis court invites you to stay forever in this beautiful and versatile country. The lavish greenery surrounding the quinta makes a stay at this 20th century home so special.

    The wedding venue is very flexible when it comes to the renting process. You can rent this estate for just one night or stay for a week.  Wedding parties are very welcome here, as you can accommodate some of your guests, or even every guest, depending on the size of your wedding party.

     

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Wedding Venues in Cascais Portugal and other places

Forte da Cruz

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    • Location: Estoril,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (30,6 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): –
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 100 indoors, 500 outdoors
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Castle, Terrace, Beach
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    Forte da Cruz is just 30 minutes away from Lisbon and a lot of wedding couples already discovered the beautiful castle as for their wedding venue. The 17th century castle is a unique venue, so it is one you will always remember. Surrounded by stunning golden beaches, historic villages and the deep ocean, the castle offers everything that you’d wish for- and more. It was once used to protect the beach and function as a coastal defense. Nowadays, the castle is known for its elegant and magnificent environment.

    The ceremonies can be enjoyed with a beautiful view over the ocean.  It is the perfect mixture of a sunny beach wedding and an elegant castle wedding. Further, you can witness the most beautiful sunsets on top of this castle.

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Penha Longa Resort

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    • Location: Outside of Lisbon,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (30, 2 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 194 rooms and suites
    • Wedding capacity (max.): –
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Hotel, Resort, Garden, Ballroom
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic, religious

    This dreamy luxury resort is set in the green mountains around Sintra. At the heart of the lush national park, it offers beautiful nature, history and exclusiveness.  The estate origins back to the 14th century.  It was used for the Portuguese royalty to relax and enjoy this calm environment. As for today, guests will experience the same calming atmosphere.

    For the ceremony, couples can make their fairytale come true in the 16th century chapel. The celebration of love can be held at the opulent Salão Nobre or at a lavish ballroom. A stunning garden is also available for festivities. The resort offers various possibilities for couples to get married. There are rooms for very big wedding parties, but also smaller events are welcome.  Being a luxury hotel, the accommodation for you and your loved ones is pretty easy as there are 194 rooms and suites.

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Quinta de Sant’Ana

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    • Location: Gradil,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (33 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 12 bedrooms
    • Wedding capacity (max.): smaller and bigger parties
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Quinta, Vineyard, Chapel, Garden
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic, religious

    When you and your partner are striving for a characteristic Portuguese wedding venue, this quinta might be the right pick for you. This old-fashioned village Gradil is located about 30 minutes north of Lisbon. Quinta Sant’Ana is a big country estate that has this perfect mixture of country charm and luxurious glamour. Vineyards, lush gardens, a big manor and exotic palms create a picturesque view.

    There is even a baroque chapel, where you and your significant other can get married.  Other than that, couples can choose between several venues. There is a vineyard, the countryside, a reception hall, patios and a wine cellar. On this big estate, there are 4 houses, where the wedding party can stay.

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Palace Hotel do Buçaco

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    • Location: Luso,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Porto Airport (122 km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): 60 rooms and suites
    • Wedding capacity (max.): 190
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Palace, Chapel, Ballroom
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic, religious

    This palace hotel is located in the heart of the Bussaco national park. This spectacular landscape contains exotic plants and rare trees. The palace was built between 1888 and 1907.  The inspiration of the style of this palace was the castle romantic. This hotel is more about a real historic experience, rather than being a luxury resort. Therefore, some rooms are not renovated to today’s standards. This guarantees a once in a lifetime experience for any guest.

    Romantic couples are likely to lose their heart in Palace Hotel do Buçaco. There are 60 bedrooms and suites, so you won’t have any trouble to accommodate your wedding party. Right next to the palace, there is also the Chapel of the Convent of Santa Cruz do Bussaco, where you can celebrate a religious ceremony. There are several venues where couples can enjoy the reception. The capacity ranges from 50 guests to 190 guests.

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Elopement Destinations

Praia da Adraga

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    • Location: Praia da Adraga,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (48,2  km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): –
    • Wedding capacity (max.): –
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Beach
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    For a private and intimate elopement with a very small wedding party, the Adraga beach near Sintra is a wonderful venue. It is known to be the most beautiful beach in Portugal and we would even say it the Europe’s most beautiful beach. It is about 50 minutes away from the lively city Lisbon, so it is both quiet and accessible. So why not running away with your partner and celebrate your love secretly on this stunning beach?

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Cliffs at Praia da Ursa

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    • Location: Praia da Ursa,  Portugal
    • Nearest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon (48,2  km)
    • Sleeping capacity (max.): –
    • Wedding capacity (max.): –
    • Venue price: on request
    • Venue type: Beach
    • Ceremony type: Symbolic

    The secret beach Praia da Ursa offers an extraordinary view. Huge cliffs project out of the ocean and soft Atlantic waves make their way to the shore. Even though this beach isn’t a hidden gem anymore, it still has this mysterious atmosphere and secluded feeling to it. It is about 45 minutes away from Lisbon, so you can escape the hubbub of the city.

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We have listed only a small selection of wedding venues for your destination wedding in Portugal on our website. Send us your enquiry or get more personal by scheduling a quick consultation call with us to help you find the right wedding venue in Portugal.

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