Guest post by Frankie from travel and lifestyle blog A Popsicle Stand 


Traditional wedding planning can be stressful, which is why many couples are now choosing to do destination weddings. A destination wedding is perfect for couples who prefer intimate ceremonies and want to avoid the stress and expense of a traditional wedding.

And what better way to do it than while cruising through Europe? With stunning scenery, rich history, and world-class cuisine, Europe offers incredible destinations perfect for a romantic and memorable destination wedding.

Keep reading for our pick of stunning destinations that will make your special day even more magical, and contact our dedicated Oliver’s Travels Wedding Consultant who will help guide the planning of your happily ever after.

Langton Castle wedding
Langton Castle, Scottish Borders

From Bath to Better: the UK

The UK offers numerous options for a romantic ‘destination’ wedding. From the picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds to the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, there are locations to suit different styles and preferences.

For a truly romantic setting, head to the charming town of Bath in Somerset. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture, picturesque streets, and stunning natural scenery. The Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent, and the Pulteney Bridge are just a few of the many stunning landmarks that make Bath the perfect backdrop for a destination wedding. You’ll definitely come out with some amazing wedding photos.

See our stunning UK properties that are perfect for a ‘destination’ wedding at home.

Mas Guadelupe wedding venue
Mas Guadalupe, Costa Brava

Sipping Sangria and Saying “I Do”: Spain

Spain is another amazing location for destination weddings. With its vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and rich history, this country has something to offer to every couple. For a romantic and picturesque location, head to Ronda, a beautiful town located in the Andalusian mountains.

With its historic bridge, narrow streets, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape, Ronda is the perfect place to say “I do” and start your life together as a married couple. It’s also one of the most budget-friendly European destinations around.

Set off to one of our Spanish properties to tie the knot under the sun.

Castle Mago wedding venueCastle Mago, Tuscany

Pizza My Heart: Italy

Italy is renowned for its stunning architecture, world-class cuisine, and romantic atmosphere. If you’re looking for a location that oozes charm and sophistication, look no further than Venice.

This floating city is famous for its stunning canals, historic buildings, and romantic gondola rides. With its breathtaking beauty and old-world charm, Venice is the perfect place to exchange vows and start your new life together.

Say ‘I do’ the Italian way at one of our beautiful wedding properties in Italy.

Chateau Crystal wedding venue
Chateau Crystal, Loire Valley

Oui, Oui, Mon Amour: France

From the romance of Paris to the beauty of the French countryside and exquisite cuisine, the French know how to do romance.

If you’ve always dreamed of a fairytale wedding then then look no further than France for classical stately homes and elegant chateaux to tie the knot in. Whether it’s the furnishings, the views or the atmospheric romance of the place, you and your guests will be in for a treat.

You could head to the charming town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, located on the French Riviera. With its winding streets, historic buildings, and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, Saint-Paul-de-Vence will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Chateaux, villas, farmhouses and more… our French properties made for weddings add the romance you can’t get anywhere else!

Wedding car

Cruise into Marriage Bliss

Why not end your destination wedding with a European cruise honeymoon? With so many amazing destinations to explore, a European cruise is a perfect way to celebrate your love and start your married life together.

From the historic sites of Rome and Athens to the stunning beaches of Santorini and Mykonos, you’ll wake up each morning to a new and exciting destination, and spend your evenings enjoying fine dining, world-class entertainment, and romantic sunsets.

Let’s Tie a Knot in It!

Whether you’re looking for a historic city, a charming town, or a stunning natural setting, Europe has the perfect location to start your new life together. And while you’re at it, why not make your honeymoon even more special with a European cruise? With so many amazing destinations to explore, you’re sure to have the time of your life. 

Chat with our Wedding Consultant for anything relating to your destination wedding and check out the full portfolio of properties at Oliver’s Travels. Our friendly concierge team is also on hand to help make your trip that extra bit special.

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