Portugal's magnificent coastline makes each beach more beautiful than the one before, particularly in the southern region of the Algarve, main touristic destination. If you dream of a sumptuous wedding by the sea or a ceremony on the beach feeling the Ocean breeze, Portugal is the perfect destination. In Portugal you will definitely find the most beautiful landscapes for your wedding in Portugal. With wide rivers, waterfalls, lagoons and fabulous beaches, just choose a villa, a restaurant or a five star Hotel, to celebrate your wedding in Portugal. It will not be hard to find a magnificent venue with a breath-taking view. Portugal's beaches will be the ideal scenery for amazing photos of your wedding by the sea, with Portugal’s famous cliffs as a backdrop of unforgettable memories.
Between April and October, the weather in Portugal is warm throughout the country. The Mediterranean climate makes the average temperatures around 15°C but also contributes for a longer summer and milder winters. With 3 000 hours of sunshine per year, the highest in Europe, it is still possible to swim in the sea in November, in spite of the fresh air due to 3 daily hours dof sunshine throughout winter. This long-lasting sunny Portuguese summer makes Portugal one of the main wedding destinations in Europe.
The main beaches throughout Portugal
Starting in the north of Portugal, Espinho Porto beach is located 15 km from Oporto. Always sunny, it is the ideal place venue for acalm Wedding in Portugal. It offers various kinds of water sports and fun as well as Golf courses, which are another major attraction of Espinho.
Further south, the Lisbon area is also very popular for its beaches, especially Estoril and Cascais. The Guincho beach is the biggest and most popular beach in Cascais, only 30 km away from Lisbon, surrounded by dunes, thin sand, bright sky and crystal clear water. You will definitey find in this destination the most amazing wedding venues. International championships of surf, kite surf and windsurf are also organized on this idyllic beach. Moreover, you can find in Sintra, Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, a beautiful view for a wedding in Portugal.
In the same region, between Sesimbra and Setúbal, the Portinho da Arrabida beach is a delightful small beach in a calm bay with crystal blue-green water that is excellent for swimming and diving. These surroundings are ideal to enjoy with your guests after your wedding by the sea.
Nearby, Guincho beach and Adraga beach have golden sand and a perfect scenario for your perfect wedding in Portugal. They are the two of the most beautiful beaches in the greater Lisbon area.
Last but not least, in the Algarve Region, you will find some of the most popular beaches because of their golden sand, dunes, coves and cliffs such as the Dona Ana-Lagos beach and Praia da Rocha, a long wide beach with white sand backed by red cliffs. Still in the Algarve region, Vilamoura is the largest luxury resort in Europe, perfect for a family trip. Praia da Matinha (Algarve) is one of the most emblematic and beautiful beaches of Portugal, considered by the Michelin Guide as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Europe and one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. In 1998, it was also awarded the "Golden Beach" prize by the Portuguese Ministry of the Environment because of its natural qualities one of them being high quality water.
A helping hand
With all these beautiful beaches to choose from, if you are planning a romantic wedding by the sea, with extraordinary landscapes and Ocean as far as the eye can see, Portugal is the perfect Wedding destination that your whole family and friends will enjoy.
Nevertheless, a beach wedding requires a Licence from the local Coastal Authority, something your Wedding Planner can take care of and assist you with all the administrative side of this type of wedding. Indeed, for a ceremony on the beach you will need a different kind of preparation that has to be done by an experienced Wedding Planner. The setting up of a mobile scenery involves a careful and organized planning.Your Wedding Planner will solve all the problems and hassles that may arise when planning a dream beach wedding. Setting up of a gazeebo, flower arrangements are among some of must-haves in your ceremony, that will be made much easier by your Wedding planner, saving you time, money and headaches. Moreover, in this case, a Wedding Planner is indispensable since he/she can give you precious advice and will always be thinking ahead on things you would never have thought about. For example, for a wedding on the beach, a Wedding planner would recommend a late afternoon ceremony when the temperature is lower, and the beaches have less people, especially in the months of July and August.