Cyprus is one of Europe’s leading destinations for weddings and honeymoons, and is famed for its wonderful climate, beautiful scenery and myriad options for venues, ceremonies and celebrations.
Whether you are escaping for an intimate ceremony, or planning a lavish wedding with family and friends, Aphrodite’s island caters for weddings of all styles. After all, it is the birthplace of the Goddess of Love and Beauty, as well as, the land of kings and queens, and, therefore, love has been at its very essence for many centuries.
There are many types of wedding venues in Cyprus to select from, be it a 5-star resort, a beach club, a golf course, a traditional Cypriot taverna or a winery overlooking green vineyards and beautiful landscapes. A vineyard wedding can be a charming one when you go for a chic rustic wedding setup and decor.
Below you will find a list of the top wineries in Cyprus that can host weddings either on a terrace, in a restaurant or among the vineyards.
Aes Ambelis Winery, Kalo Chorio Orinis
Aes Ambelis has worked up a great reputation for its quality wines, but not everyone knows that the Aes Ambelis winery also transforms into a fantastic wedding reception venue as the sun goes down over the surrounding mountain peaks.
Set in Kalo Chorio Orinis, not too far from Nicosia (about 28 km), the winery is surrounded by a lovely 3 hectare vineyard filled with Maratheftiko and Shiraz grape varieties. The winery itself boasts a cutting edge two level design which includes modern winemaking facilities, and if you choose to host your wedding there, buffet tables can be laid out in the area as guests nip inside the rather unique space to load their plates with savoury and sweet treats.
Outside, tables are strewn across the green lawn under the moonlight, with a dance floor area giving everyone the chance to party under the open skies!
Ktima Dafermou (Dafermou Winery), Lefkara
Lefkara is well known for being one of the prettiest villages on the island, steeped in history and tradition and characterised by glorious stone built houses, churches and shops telling tales of days gone by.
And Pano Lefkara is home to one of the most magical venues for a wedding reception: the Ktima Dafermou winery. With superb gardens boasting unobstructed sea and mountain views, the lawn can accommodate guests between April and mid-October for an outdoor ceremony to remember.
Oenou Yi - Ktima Vassiliades, Omodos Village
The breathtaking scenery is completed by the elegant stone architectural style of the new winery of Ktima Vassiliades "Oenou Yi" (Land of Wine).
Overlooking the green slopes of the area, where the vineyards ripen, exploiting the special terroir of Omodos, Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery promises to entice you both to a unprecedented discovery of senses, as well as a unique cultural experience.
The winery owns an outdoor square that can perfectly fit 1000 guests for wedding dinners, as well as, providing enough space for a stage and a dance floor. There is also an indoor restaurant for smaller celebrations for up to 80 guests.
Vasilikon Winery is one of the first local wineries of Cyprus, established in 1993 by the brothers Heracles, Georgios and Giannis Kyriakides. Its successful operation is based on the excellent quality grapes of Kathikas and the Akamas Laona areas of Pafos.
The winery has a beautiful terrace that overlooks the green vineyards that can accommodate weddings and a smaller restaurant indoors for more intimate dinners.