Portugal is all the rave for destination wedding holidays these days. Here at My Wedding Away.co.uk, we are always looking for fabulous destination wedding resorts to offer our couples. So we’ve found some real gems with the iconic Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Website and the Anantara Vilamoura Website . Let’s take a look at our Portugal – Two Incredible Wedding Resort Top Picks and what these ever so popular five-star luxury properties have to offer you for your destination wedding holiday wish list.
1. Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
Amazing Wedding Photography Opportunities
The Tivoli Marina Vilamoura is located in a very privileged area of Algarve. It is erfectly nestled between the active Marina and sought after reserved beach. We also love that this property is in Algarve, Algarve Tourism Board which has become such a popular destination these days for weddings. It’s no small detail when it comes to brides and wedding photography. The clear bluest of oceans, combined with the idyllic soft, sand beach, adds up to exceptional scenic and memorable wedding picture moments you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Ceremony Location for Larger Groups
I love the expansiveness of the fabulous ocean terrace for your ceremony consideration. It can be set up for a smaller, more intimate group setting; however, it does work incredibly well in providing spacious surroundings for larger and more elaborate ceremonies. Guests can enjoy the intimacy and privacy of witnessing your exchange of vows while taking in the expansive grounds, pool and garden views. Best of all, the Tivoli Marina offers a team of highly dedicated and qualified wedding staff to focus on your every ceremony need. This picture highlights how even simple decor with white linen, pretty chairs and lovely floral arrangments is all you need to wow your guests and create warm, tropical wedding moments.
Terrace Deck with Breathtaking Ocean Views
The ocean lounge is where you will want to have your reception if expansive ocean views are tall on your reception order. Enjoy a group welcome cocktail with a refreshing beverage and delicious canapes. Then prepare for a feast of delights with a wide selection of cuisine offerings that you can pair with your favourite regional wine. The Tivoli Marina offers a wide variety of flower centrepieces, printed menus and even a seating plan if you should so desire a more elaborate wedding festivities. Day or evening, the ocean lounge is a must consideration for your beautiful destination wedding reception celebration.
Gorgeous Vaulted Ceiling Indoor Ballroom
I don’t always recommend the resort ballrooms due to the standard look and feel of many of them. However, I’m giving a 5-star recommendation to Tivoli Marina’s. It is simply stunning! With expansive glass windows and vaulted ceilings reaching the sky, you and your guests will experience luxury mixed with an incredible open space ambience when you create your wedding reception in the indoor ballroom. With wedding receptions over fifty guests, you and your newly wedded husband or wife will enjoy a complimentary voucher for the celebration of your first wedding anniversary. The voucher includes a one night stay for you both with breakfast included. How amazing would it be to spend your first-anniversary reminiscing about your memorable holiday wedding?
2. Anantara Vilamoura Resort
Fabulous Hilltop Golf View Terrace
The second of our two incredible wedding resort top picks is the Anantara Vilamoura Resort. It is the ideal location for couples seeking a spectacular view wedding ceremony. Check out the stellar views from this hilltop terrace location, overlooking the lush Victoria golf course. With warm, sunlight surroundings so picturesque and serene, a large decor budget is not necessary. You’ll find classic gold ceremony chairs, some hints of flower decor with light, breezy palapa white fabric. It is all you need to create a very memorable ceremony celebration. My personal favourite is the alfresco wedding ceremony, offered for both smaller intimate groups as well as sizeable expansive wedding groups.
Romantic Poolside Reception Under the Stars
Nothing creates a more memorable reception than an incredibly romantic location under a bright starlight sky. The Cascades Pool Terrace is the ultimate in tranquillity, beautifully set amongst the gardens and the sparkling resort pool.
This location allows for an intimate setting for groups of up to 100 guests. One of the highlights of this region for destination weddings is the lovely terrace. It will glisten with over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year. There is a common interest amongst wedding couples in determining whether to party under the open skies or in one of the indoor ballrooms. So, with this many days of sunshine, I’m betting the odds you’ll enjoy a blissful evening of dining with treasured loved ones, without the need for resort umbrellas.
Gorgeous Gardens Reception Celebration
The poolside venue is lovely but just as charming are the gardens and grounds here at the Anantara Vilamoura Resort. For couples wanting that extra intimacy and privacy, look no further than the Anatara Garden. This private oasis offers spacious luxury to host your charming fun-filled wedding affair. Anything is possible here! One of my favourite options is to combine your ceremony and reception in one unique space. Stroll on a red carpet to a bounty of white drapes where your beloved is waiting, centre stage, amongst your dear guests. Surrounded by lush greenery, your celebration will be talked about for years to come by guests of all ages.
Dance The Night Away Entertainment
Get ready to dance the night away with the festive entertainment options available at the Anantara Vilamoura Resort. Celebrate your dream wedding reception with welcome cocktails, where you will want to consider the resort’s signature Algarve wine pairings. Then relax and enjoy a sumptuous feast prepared lovingly by Executive Chef and Wine Guru. As the sunsets get out your dancing shoes and enjoy your first dance with your betrothed with the artful flair of some of the region’s best local bands.
I love everything about our Portugal – two incredible wedding resort top picks. Both offer unique, simple to the elaborate ceremony and reception options for your special wedding day. Your wedding ceremony day at either property will provide you with warm, tropical sunshine as well as laughs, celebration and splendid wishes. Celebrate your wedding reception as it flows with cool, refreshing drinks, gourmet food all while adding your special personalized touches. All of this will complete your dream wedding day. Ask us today about how we can get you and your beloved guests to one of these spectacular Minor Hotels properties to enjoy a very memorable wedding day celebration.
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