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Get Married in an Ancient Land: Planning Your Destination Wedding in Egypt

Confused about choosing a wedding destination? Imagine getting married in an ancient land with the pyramids as your backdrop. You are right! Egypt is one of the best destinations in the world to get married.

If you get married in Egypt, you can choose the most reminiscent and unique destinations in the world. With the River Nile as a backdrop, the country combines culture and romance with thousands of years of heritage and tradition. Choose an opulent tent draped in rich silks or an intimate ceremony under the stars. Sunshine is one of the reasons for choosing Egypt as a wedding venue. Egypt is also an amazing destination for a honeymoon following the wedding ceremony. 

There are plenty of venues where you can have your wedding in Egypt. Some couples prefer to get married in ancient temples and tombs, while others might choose a luxurious hotel by the Nile. There are also beach weddings and desert weddings to choose from, so you can really tailor the experience to your own tastes.

No matter where you choose to have your wedding, our team of experts can help make it perfect. We’ll take care of all the arrangements for you, from booking the venue to arranging transportation and catering. So why not say “I do” in one of the most ancient and magical places on Earth?

Location details and connectivity with the world

The Mediterranean Sea, the River Nile, and the Red Sea are the coastlines of Egypt . It borders Libya to the west, the Gaza Strip to the northeast, Israel to the east, and Sudan to the south.

Egypt is filled with incredible cities such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, or across the red sea in Hurghada & Sharm el-sheik.

The major international airports are Cairo International Airport, Luxor International Airport, Hurghada International Airport, Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, St Catherine International Airport (SKV), and Marsa Matrouh International Airport. Most of the places are easily accessible from Cairo International Airport & Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

Best Time and Climate to get married in Egypt

Egypt is eminent for its hot and dry weather. Summers can be blisteringly hot, whilst winters are warmer and milder, but nights can get really cold. However, the best time to get married is outside of June to August to avoid the heat. Between March and May is a good option, as is September to December. Egypt is also known for winter weddings.

Legal Requirements for Marrying in Egypt

Non-Egyptian couples who are willing to have a civil ceremony must provide the necessary documents and visit your embassy in Egypt and make statutory declarations.

You will need to provide the following documents to your embassy:

  • Passports as proof of identity
  • Documentary evidence of the termination of any former marriage(s). 

The statutory declaration must be submitted.A legal expert assistance is required for these things, feel free to get in touch with us 

If you wish to have a less complex and hassle-free wedding, we would suggest you get married in your home country and then have a wedding celebration in Egypt.

Gay Marriage and Civil Partnerships are not recognized in Egypt.

For more information, contact the US Embassy website if you are American or the UK Embassy website if you are British. For other nationalities, we recommend you reach out to your appropriate Embassy, to confirm details. 

Egyptian Wedding venues

There are plenty of venues where you can have your wedding in Egypt. Some couples prefer to get married in ancient temples and tombs, while others might choose a luxurious hotel by the Nile. There are also beach weddings and desert weddings to choose from, so you can really tailor the experience to your own tastes.

No matter where you choose to have your wedding, our team of experts can help make it perfect. We’ll take care of all the arrangements for you, from booking the venue to arranging transportation and catering. So why not say “I do” in one of the most ancient and magical places on Earth?

Wedding in Cairo, Egypt

Cairo is the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt. And also it is a popular destination and a stunning location for Arab and international weddings as well. It enjoys a moderate climate most of the year. Undoubtedly, The Nile River in Cairo is a particular highlight as it offers a unique backdrop to wedding pictures. If you are looking for the perfect venue in the heart of Cairo, then you are at the right place.

Ritz Carlton

Ritz-Carlton Hotel is famed for having modern touches inspired by its past. It can host all celebrations from bridal showers to reception banquets. It includes downtown Cairo’s largest ballroom, which can hold a capacity for a banquet for more than 1,000 wedding guests. The hotel’s panoramic view of the Egyptian Museum is the backdrop for outdoor venues, where you can make a grand entrance with your loved one.

Fairmont Nile Towers

Whether you wish to have a beautiful intimate wedding or an elaborate wedding, Grand Nile Tower has got you covered it keeps an eye on every small detail and you can enjoy your hassle-free wedding. We don’t need to explain more just look at the view yourself and decide on the venue! It showcases all the glamour of the city as well as tranquility and a serene view of the Nile, all together in one place. It has an amazing pool, awaiting your after-party.

Marriot Mena House

Overlooking the Nile river, Cairo Marriott Hotel is located in the Zamalek District, It includes the Cairo Tower, the Egyptian Museum, the Cairo Opera House, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Sphinx, and the Pyramids of Giza. You can set your stage to exchange vows at whichever luxury venue you love.

They offer Aida Ballroom which can accommodate 900 guests and it’s the best venue for lavish wedding receptions. The hotel’s rooftop is from where you and your guests can enjoy the Nile’s view. Almaz Outdoor is ideal for holding wedding receptions. Mena House is surrounded by lakes, Lush greenery, and Pyramids peeking at the back, it is one the dreamiest place in the world.

Intercontinental Cairo Citystars

InterContinental Cairo Citystars, one of the luxury wedding venues in Egypt offers luxury amid lush gardens.

It offers, an Al Saraya Ballroom that can hold a capacity of 1800 wedding guests seated in banquet style. The hotel’s grand staircase can be used by Birde and Groom to give a grand entrance and host a spectacular reception in one of Egypt’s largest ballrooms.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo

Fou Seasons .a well known and famed hotel for luxury weddings where it exceeds your expectations.

Plaza Ballroom with contemporary and their largest ballroom can host up to 900 guests and 700 seated guests . Nile Ballroom is ideal for small to medium-sized events with a panoramic view of the river. Plaza Pre-function Area which can host up to 400 guests for the wedding reception. Kasr Al Nil,Corniche, Citadel, and Gezira are small venues that can accommodate up to 100 guests it depending on the venue.

Plein Air

Plein Air is the first venue in Egypt that offers open-air banquets and an open-air ballroom . From Royal to Nature themes can be blended with their indoor and outdoor spaces . And their Kitchen has received the International HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certification.  All year long, the air-conditioned tent, as well as portable cooling and warming equipment, provide a very comfortable environment for all of your guests.

Wedding in Egypt

Wedding in Sahl Hasheesh

Sahl Hasheesh is located on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, across from Sharm El Sheikh. It is 18 km south of Hurghada International Airport. It has nature’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches, where you can host your weddings. And is one of the best swimming locations with clear blue waters on the Red sea. It is one of the top venues for Beach weddings in Egypt.

Get married here full of romance and adventure as it offers stunning outdoor venues for all sizes of weddings. Choose yourself whether you need Lavish Baron Palace or Le Reve hotel to the Arrival piazza or sandy beaches of Shal Hasheesh, get spoilt with all the choices available 

Wedding in Soma Bay

At Soma Bay, enjoy your wedding in a spot away from the cities and in the middle of the sea. This place is surrounded by the red sea. All the above creates a charming landscape for beach weddings and an exotic location.

Never miss going a couple of days before your wedding and getting pampered there. They have a famous spa The Cascade Spa and Thalasso which is ideal for Brides.

The Cascades Resort and Kempinski hotel Soma Bay are the top wedding venues here that give you bespoke luxury service.

 

Wedding in Sharm El Sheikh

Host your wedding in Egypt in one of the beautiful beach locations, where no other place can compete with its beauty. Celebrate your bachelorettes in Soho Square and Neama Bay.

Monte-Carlo Sharm Resort & Spa and Cleopatra Luxury Resort – Sharm El Sheikh are the top wedding venues here with nature setting as a backdrop.

It is an Iconic city where you can explore affordable packages as well as different choices of luxurious resorts and cozy venues. The honeymoon spot and packages at Sharm El Sheikh is ideal for couples who would love to spend their time at egypt.

Wedding in Egypt

Wedding in Aswan

If are you a historic person who loves ancient places, then consider this wedding location on your list. Celebrate at the banks of the Nile river where magnificent vibes of Egyptian history surround this place.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is the most popular hotel in Aswan. It has a mixture of Nubian and pharaonic treasures with French art and atmosphere. Besides, enjoy its unique backdrop and Royal suites where luxury meets comfort.

 

Wedding in Ain Sokhna

Ain Sokhna offers a range of luxurious resorts among the incredible views of mountains and the seaside. This pretty spot is located on the borders of Cairo.

Here the weathers are on point and host your best wedding by the coast of the charming Red sea, drown yourself in nature.

Mövenpick Resort El Sokhna and Stella Di Mare Grand Hotel are the top wedding venues at Ain Sokhna.

Of course, planning a destination wedding can be a bit daunting, but that’s where Blissful Plans comes in. We’re a team of professional wedding planners who can take care of everything for you, from finding the perfect venue to arranging travel and accommodation for your guests.

So if you’re considering a destination wedding in Egypt, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. We’ll be more than happy to help you plan the perfect day.

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