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Destination Wedding in Santorini

If you are looking for an exotic location in Greece to get hitched, well Santorini Wedding Venues are in a league of their own. Luxurious destination weddings in Santorini have gained quite some popularity in recent years. This picturesque town offers a variety of the best wedding and reception venues for your destination wedding. Our team of International wedding planners is set to help you out at your Santorini destination wedding.

Getting married in Santorini is truly magical. The scenic beauty of this Greek island is unparalleled, with its whitewashed churches perched on cliffs overlooking the azure Aegean Sea. Santorini’s picturesque towns, especially Oia, offer a variety of wedding and reception venues for ceremonies. Also, Santorini Beach wedding combines natural beauty with Greek island charm. Exchange vows in a charming chapel, on a secluded terrace with panoramic sea views, or even on a private yacht at sunset. While planning a destination wedding requires effort, in Santorini you can find our destination wedding planners to handle the logistics. We can organize everything from the venue and catering to accommodation for guests. All you need to do is show up and soak in the joy of exchanging vows in this slice of paradise. Feel free to contact us for more details on Santorini wedding packages and costs.

Depending on the vibe you want, Perissa and Kamari beaches have black sand and more casual tavernas, perfect for a laid-back celebration. The red beach near Akrotiri has a vibrant landscape of red and black volcanic rock. Or for luxury, hold your wedding at the white sand beach of Perivolos, dotted with stylish beach clubs. And nothing is more romantic than saying your vows with the sun setting over the caldera.

If an unforgettable wedding in Greece is what you seek, look no further than the magical island of Santorini.

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Best Santorini Wedding And Reception Venues

Where Is The Best Place To Get Married In Santorini?

When it comes to choosing the perfect place for your Santorini wedding, the options are truly breathtaking. Santorini wedding venues are best suited to host marriage ceremonies. The iconic Santorini architecture is what makes the destination wedding venues so dreamy. The white-washed buildings are intricately built into the cliffside, embracing the natural contours of the land.

The buildings are designed to capture the panoramic views of the caldera and Aegean Sea. A lot of these are beautiful beach wedding venues. Many best wedding venues in Santorini have open-air terraces, courtyards, and infinity pools that seamlessly blend in with the surroundings. The minimalist Cycladic style uses arches, domes, and whitewashed walls accented with blue doors and windows. These venues are usually made of local materials like volcanic rock, limestone, and clay to withstand the Mediterranean climate. Wooden beams and stone floors add rustic touches. The open-air chapels have breezy, casual vibes while estate houses provide more formal settings.

If you’re looking for a more intimate or small wedding setting, consider one of Santorini’s luxury villas. These private retreats provide a sense of exclusivity and offer breathtaking views of the island. With their elegant interiors and expansive outdoor spaces, they are ideal for hosting both your ceremony and reception.

The picturesque architecture, along with the stunning natural scenery, creates a magical ambiance for an unforgettable Santorini wedding. Every corner is Instagram-worthy!

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Dana Villas

Santorini wedding in Dana Villas offers you picturesque views of the Caldera and Santorini sunset. It offers a volcano view in Firostefani, it cascades down the Santorini Caldera.

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Theros Beach Bar

An exquisite Santorini wedding venue with breathtaking beach views. Imagine owing to each other under the full moon! It is an ideal and secluded place for weddings.

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Santo Winery

Santo Winery gives you a splendid backdrop of the scene volcano and the cerulean Aegean Sea. It is one of the best wedding venues in Santorini Island.

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Pyrgos Restaurant

The scenic ambiance and marvelous views of the Island from Pyrgos Restaurant will surely melt your heart and soul.It was established around 20 years ago.

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Canaves Oia

Get ready for a nuptial out of a fairy tale. With Breathtaking views of the caldera and Aegean sea and twinkling stars, Canaves Oia will surely make your Santorini wedding a Fairy tale.

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Santorini Gem

Santorini Gem is an estate surrounding lush gardens and immense trees. With majestic views and thrilling ambiance, it offers indoor banquet areas and stunning outdoor sites.

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Laze Santorini

This spectacular Santorini Wedding venue is truly located beside Baxedes Beach. With the views of the Majestic, the Aegean Sea holds your hands and takes a vow.

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Caldera's Dolphins

A truly crystal clear scenic view of the Caldera and volcano is a specialty of Caldera’s Dolphins. Therefore, Enjoy modern services and technologies like video conferencing.

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Le Ciel

You can host your wedding ceremony on the caldera view terrace which overlooks the Volcano and the Aegean Sea. A wedding banquet can be hosted in the restaurant.

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Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel

Host your weddings in Caldera, pool, restaurant, or in an open-air lounge. The most unique wedding space at Santorini Princess is the restaurant and open-air lunger.

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Santa Irini Chapel

Santa Irini Chapel also known as Agia Irini, is a traditional whitewashed chapel. Exchange wedding vows and say “I Do” with a picturesque backdrop of the caldera.

OCEANIDS-ESTATE.

Oceanids Estate

Oceanids Estate is a unique Santorini beach wedding venue. Dating back it was an old tomato factory in 1937 and it was formed from volcanic rock. Now it’s a Santorini wedding venue.

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Rocabella Hotel

Host your romantic wedding ceremony on the caldera with a sunset as a backdrop. This is the ideal place to experience a magical destination wedding in Santorini. 

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Venetsanos Winery

Among the very embrace of nature, Venetsanos Winery has evolved to accommodate the most exclusive gatherings and weddings on the captivating island of Santorini. 

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La Maltese

Nestled within a meticulously restored century-old building, La Maltese Boutique Hotel stands as a testament to the opulence of an aristocratic residence from the early 20th century.

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Cavo Ventus

The lush garden and inviting pool area complete this harmonious ensemble. This idyllic setting eliminates the need for cumbersome travel on your special day.

Cost And Wedding Packages In Santorini

If you are planning on hosting your ceremony on this island you must be wondering regarding the costs and tailored packages for a Santorini destination wedding. Good news, it is indeed possible to tailor a wedding package according to what you need. However, one must keep in mind there are multiple factors that one must consider when deciding costs.

These factors include expenses for your venue, rentals, décor, catering, photography, and other minute details that must not be left out. The final costs can differ mainly depending on the time of the year you host your ceremony. You’ll see costs are significantly higher during the months of April to October simply due to a rise in demand. The location of the venue will also result in fluctuating prices.

Our team of wedding planners offers luxury Santorini wedding packages that can be personalized according to your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Santorini in Greece has a very suitable climate to host a destination wedding. This island experiences pleasant weather for about 7 months of the year. The ideal time to host a Santorini destination wedding is from April to October. These months bring in the warmth that will rejoice in your heart as you make a promise forever.

As your wedding planners for Santorini destination wedding, we can help you pick the pick time for the ceremony.

For foreigners who are going for a Santorini Destination Wedding there are certain formalities you’ll have to keep in mind so that your marriage is legally accepted.  

Documentation

First, make sure you have the proper documentation to enter Greece. For most nationalities, including citizens of the US, Canada, Australia, and EU countries, just a valid passport is needed. Double-check with the Greek embassy website for the entry requirements of your home country.

Once in Santorini, you'll need to provide specific paperwork to register your marriage. This includes passports, original birth certificates, a certificate of no impediment to marry (affirming you are both single and of legal age to wed), and in some cases documents proving Greek ancestry. These must be properly translated into Greek, so arrange this with a certified translator.

Applying for a marriage license

To get married in  Santorini, you must apply for a marriage license at the local municipality office. Make an appointment in advance, be prepared to provide the required documentation, pay a small fee, and fill out an application. The license is typically issued right away. However, it's only valid for a limited time after issuance, so schedule your ceremony shortly after obtaining it.

The wedding ceremony

Once you have the license, you can have either a civil (performed by the mayor or marriage officer) or an Orthodox ceremony (performed in a church by a priest), or even combine the two for a memorable wedding experience on this idyllic Greek isle. Allow at least 2 to 3 days to complete all the steps, and get ready to make your love official surrounded by Santorini's romantic scenery. The memories of your destination wedding will surely last a lifetime!

Learn more about legal weddings in Greece here. And for more details and inquiries reach out to our Santorini wedding planners.

How many days do you need to be in Santorini before getting married?

To get married, you have two options: either apply in person or have your Santorini wedding planners do it for you. You can do this at the municipality where you plan to tie the knot. Make sure to bring all the necessary documents, and keep in mind that you'll need to be in Santorini for at least three full business days before your wedding day.

Is it easy to get married in Santorini?

Foreigners have the legal right to tie the knot in Santorini, but it does involve a bit of a procedure. Since this process can stretch over several weeks or even months, it's crucial to initiate it as early as possible to avoid any potential complications.

Yes !! For those seeking a beach wedding, Santorini's stunning beaches offer a perfect backdrop. Picture saying your "I dos" with the golden sand beneath your feet and the gentle sound of waves in the background. Whether you choose the popular Red Beach, the tranquil Perissa Beach, or the secluded Vlychada Beach, each offers its own unique charm and beauty. Once you pick your beach, you'll need to reserve a wedding and reception venue in Santorini.

So you've set your sights on a destination wedding in Santorini, the picturesque Greek isle known for stunning sunsets and whitewashed buildings. But is it really the ideal place to tie the knot? In a word, yes. Here are a few reasons why: Santorini's scenic beauty is unparalleled. The volcanic island's dramatic cliffs, black and red sand beaches, and azure blue waters create a naturally romantic backdrop for your big day. And the charming towns, like Oia and Fira, provide the perfect setting for dreamy wedding photos you'll cherish for years to come. From the picturesque setting to the Mediterranean climate and amazing food, Santorini has all the makings for an unforgettable destination wedding. Make your dream a reality in this Greek paradise.

Dana Villas

Dana Villas stands here as a very highly demanded Santorini Wedding Destination. Imagine your wedding in a dreamy land! how splendid it will be. Santorini wedding in Dana Villas offers you picturesque views of the Caldera and Santorini sunset. It offers a volcano view in Firostefani, it cascades down the Santorini Caldera. Also, it offers a terrace with incredible views of the Caldera and Sunset. If you wish to have a luxurious wedding or more of an intimate wedding in Santorini, Dana Villa is all yours.

Capacity: Dana Villas can accommodate up to 36 guests wedding ceremony and 24 guests for the wedding reception.

In-house chairs, curtains, decor, etc. Be ready for a splendid party with music and dance here. Relishing cuisines, delicious cakes, and soothing beverages are all available under the roof.

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Theros Beach Bar

Magical weddings are not just dreams, they can happen right here at Theros Beach Bar. An exquisite Santorini wedding and reception venue with the setting of breathtaking beach views. Imagine owing to each other under the full moon!

Theros Beach Bar is a hidden gem of southern beaches in Santorini. It is an ideal and secluded place for weddings and receptions. Moreover, it is a seafront complex with lounge beds and a beach bar along with a restaurant.

Capacity: It is ideal to host a wedding or reception and has a seating capacity of 200. In-house catering is available for up to 40 guests. You can have an outside vendor for your big fat wedding. While DJ and music are played throughout the event. Hence, you can have a wedding as unique as your own in this magical venue.

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Santo Winery

Do you wish to consider Getting married in a Santorini winery? Well, you have made the right choice. Santo Winery gives you a splendid backdrop of the scene volcano and the cerulean Aegean Sea. It is one of the best wedding venues in Santorini. This stunning venue included rich decoration, a Wedding Gazebo with a white veil, and white Chiavari chairs. In-house DJ, etc. Therefore, Have a splendid Grand wedding here!

Located in the Pyrgos Village area, it has one of the most stunning views in Santorini. 

Capacity: Santo Winery holds up to 120 guests in a seating banquet.

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Pyrgos Restaurant

Take a look at one of the best Santorini wedding venues, Pygros Restaurant. It offers a scenic ambiance and breathtaking views of the island for weddings. With four unique sites, guests can choose between indoor or outdoor weddings, with lush gardens and scenic views. The restaurant also provides contemporary infrastructure for indoor events. With over 20 years of experience, Pyrgos Restaurant offers a beautiful setting and true privacy for its guests.

The restaurant has four halls, each with a different capacity, ranging from small private halls for 30 people to larger halls for up to 600 guests. The Aghia Fotini Hall, with a capacity of 100 people inside and 150 on the outside, is ideal for intimate weddings. The Central Hall, with a capacity of 120 to 600 people, is perfect for larger events. The Garden Area, with a capacity of 150 guests, is perfect for al fresco dining.

The modern, contemporary design allows guests to enjoy the event in the outdoor foyer, enjoying meals, and drinks, and taking pictures of the island view, vineyards, and sunset.

Capacity :

  • Garden area: up to 150 guest
  • Aghia Fotini Hall : up to 100 guests inside and 150 guests outside 
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Upstairs – Up to 60 guests
  • Ground Floor – up to 500 guests
  • Downstairs – up to 100 guests 
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Canaves Oia

Canaves Oia is a stunning, intimate venue on the Santorini Caldera. It offers breathtaking views of the caldera, Aegean sea, and twinkling stars. The venue offers a romantic wedding ceremony and reception, with ceremonies hosted on a balcony with splendid views. The Panorama Balcony, part of the Canaves Oia Suites, creates an illusion of floating on air over the Aegean Sea. It is perfect for couples seeking luxury in Oia village. For the reception dinner, the Caldera Arch area offers delicious seated wedding menus provided by Canaves Oia. Experience a fairytale wedding and cherish memories for a lifetime.

Capacity: It can hold up to 30 guests.

  • Panorama balcony : up to 15 guests
  • one long table: 25 guests dinner sitting
  • three tables: 30 guests dinner sitting
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Santorini Gem

Santorini Gem is an estate surrounding lush gardens and immense trees. With majestic views and thrilling ambiance. It offers indoor banquet areas and stunning outdoor sites to host your wedding. Truly an amazing place with delicious delicacies, music, and dance. Experience a magical destination wedding in Santorini! Capacity: Besides, it is held on the terrace or poolside the venue can accommodate up to 150 guests.
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Laze Santorini

This spectacular Santorini Wedding venue is truly located beside Baxedes Beach. With the views of the Majestic, the Aegean Sea holds your hands and takes a vow. Wedding ceremonies are held on the beachfront deck of the poolside. Also, other features include convenient parking, In-house catering. Open bar, DJ services, etc. Have the wedding of your dream here indeed.

Capacity:

  • Laze Santorini can accommodate up to 350 guests.
  • Open bar – minimum 30 guests.
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Caldera's Dolphins

A truly crystal-clear scenic view of the Caldera and volcano is a specialty of Caldera’s Dolphins. You can truly get a feel for Santorini beach wedding with this as your venue. Therefore, Enjoy modern services and technologies like video conferencing and much more indeed. Other services include splendid views and DJ services. Dining, Bar, and Buffet areas, parking spaces, and more. One of the best Santorini wedding venues. Capacity: This place warm-heartedly welcomes up to 60 guests.
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Le Ciel

Le Ciel is a popular wedding and event venue in Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece. It offers a stunning view of Santorini, the volcano, and the magical sunset. The venue features a large terrace for a romantic wedding ceremony, with various outdoor and indoor spaces available for hosting guests. The caldera view terrace overlooks the volcano and the Aegean Sea, making it perfect for hosting a banquet or an intimate wedding ceremony.   The venue also offers a variety of ceremony and reception drinks packages, mandatory for all guests. Le Ciel is a popular choice for weddings in Santorini, offering a perfect wedding venue for any occasion.

Capacity: Your wedding ceremony at La Ciel can host 80 to 120 guests.

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Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel

Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel is located in Imerovigil, a beautiful village in Santorini and it is one of the best wedding hotels. Host your weddings in Caldera, pool, restaurant, or in an open-air lounge. The most unique wedding space at Santorini Princess is The restaurant and open-air lunger above the swimming pool. Also, you can choose any kind of entertainment -DJ, live music, dancers, fireworks, and so on. Capacity: It can hold up to 35 guests.
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Santa Irini Chapel

Santa Irini Chapel also known as Agia Irini, is a traditional whitewashed chapel. Exchange wedding vows and say “I Do” with a picturesque backdrop of the caldera and the Aegean Sea, it is the ideal wedding venue in Santorini. Host the wedding ceremony at Sunset, on the terrace high above the Caldera cliffs of Santorini, overlooking the volcano and Cycladic architectural style. In this wedding venue, there are many exotic spots to have your unique and sensational photographs. Capacity: 60/100 seated & floating guests.
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Oceanids Estate

Oceanids Estate is a unique Santorini beach wedding venue. Dating back it was an old tomato factory in 1937 and it was formed from volcanic rock. Now it’s a Santorini wedding venue, renovated keeping its old style intact. It is just a 2-minute drive from Kamari, a seaside resort on the east side of the Island, and three minutes away from the airport. Oceanids Estate is perfect for a ceremony, receptions, and other events. It provides complete privacy, you can even party until early hours. Capacity: It can accommodate up to 400 guests
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Rocabella Hotel

Host your romantic wedding ceremony on the caldera with a sunset as a backdrop. This is the ideal place to experience a magical destination wedding in Santorini. Rocabella Hotel overlooks Caldera, volcano, and other islands and it is one of the most sought-after wedding venues by couples. Also, this wedding venue in Santorini hosts heterosexual and same-sex couples’ weddings. Choose and book your entertainment be it DJ, Fireworks, dancers, etc. Capacity: Rocabella Hotel can accommodate up to 200 guests.
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Venetsanos Winery

The mystical place, where nature’s canvas unfolds, is none other than the Venetsanos Winery.

Among the very embrace of nature, Venetsanos Winery has evolved to accommodate the most exclusive gatherings and weddings on the captivating island of Santorini. 

On the second level graces the Upper Terrace, a resplendent expanse spanning 250 square meters that offers panoramic views of the mesmerizing caldera. This open-air sanctuary serves as a canvas for your most cherished moments, whether it’s an intimate ceremony, a joyous reception, a secluded private dinner, or an extravagant gala. Here, the air itself is imbued with the essence of celebration.

With its versatile layout, the Upper Terrace can seat up to 120 guests at round tables, accommodate 150 individuals during a standing reception, or cater to 120 guests in a theater-style arrangement. Every aspect of this space, from its breathtaking vistas to its harmonious design, is crafted to ensure that your event unfolds with a blend of natural splendor and refined elegance. At Venetsanos Winery, where nature and celebration intertwine, your cherished moments find an extraordinary stage, etching memories that will forever reside in the heart’s treasury.

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La Maltese

Nestled within a meticulously restored century-old building, La Maltese Boutique Hotel stands as a testament to the opulence of an aristocratic residence from the early 20th century. The captivating allure of this 5-star haven mirrors the splendor of yesteryears, inviting you to bask in its timeless elegance.

The Main Salon, a sanctuary of unparalleled refinement, along with its adjoining terraces that offer panoramic views of the volcano in Santorini, Greece, creates an idyllic backdrop for a romantic honeymoon, an enchanting wedding in Santorini, or an exceptional reception overlooking the Caldera. With a reputation as one of the premier Wedding Hotels in Santorini, the La Maltese Estate Caldera Concept is available for exclusive rental, ready-to-craft in-house catering events that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The choice of venue plays a pivotal role in the atmosphere of your Big Day, weaving a tapestry of emotions and memories that will linger forever.

Additionally, the option for a private ceremony extends to the La Maltese Private Villa, La Maltese Villa Collection, and La Maltese Estate, each with their own distinct charm. These properties also provide a diverse range of accommodation choices to cater to your cherished guests.

Set amidst the captivating landscapes of the Cyclades, where the concept of time fades into oblivion, the romantic hotels and villas of La Maltese in Santorini paint the perfect canvas for the realization of your dream Wedding Reception and fairy-tale weddings on the island. 

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Cavo Ventus

Nestled in the charming embrace of Akrotiri on the captivating Santorini island, Cavo Ventus emerges as a true luxury villa, a masterpiece that harmoniously marries the island’s unparalleled beauty with modern opulence.

Set upon a sprawling 1000 square meters, Cavo Ventus has been meticulously designed to encapsulate both modernity and tradition. 

Perched upon the caldera of Akrotiri, Cavo Ventus commands breathtaking views from its expansive private terrace spanning 400 square meters. The lush garden and inviting pool area complete this harmonious ensemble. This idyllic setting eliminates the need for cumbersome travel on your special day. Cavo Ventus allows you the privilege of not just staying, but also hosting your wedding ceremony within its premises at any hour that suits your desires. And while every moment is magical, the allure of sunset casts a spell like no other, painting the caldera’s rocks in the Cycladic sun’s vibrant hues as you exchange vows.

For couples seeking the most extraordinary wedding experience, Cavo Ventus stands as the quintessential choice among the Santorini Wedding Venues. Its landscape, entirely private and tranquil, offers a canvas of unparalleled beauty to celebrate your union. Against the backdrop of the Santorini caldera, with vistas that extend across the island, your wedding reception at Cavo Ventus becomes a memory that is truly exceptional and indelibly etched in the hearts of your guests.

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