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.
From weddings on seaside piers and onboard yachts, to five-star resorts and beautiful wineries, or quaint village tavernas and venues with medieval backdrops or modern settings, Cyprus offers a wealth of venues and options for all tastes, all budgets and all love stories.
Guidance and support is also reassuringly on-hand from experienced wedding planners. Specialising in beautiful bespoke weddings, they can ensure that every finishing touch is perfect.
And where better to marry than a destination that takes you from wedding straight to honeymoon? From the Mediterranean sun that basks almost all-year-round, to the mesmerizing night, where alfresco dining and drinking takes place under the gaze of the stars, your wedding experience will be a magical moment that is as enduring as your love.
Here are the top Cyprus wedding venues that are great for luxury destination weddings; from beachfront properties, to wineries and private villas, Cyprus has it all:
Article contributed by Artemis Aristidou, Founder & Creative Director, Fresh Events.
Want to host your wedding dinner party with views out across undulating hills and the sea beyond? Aphrodite Hills, a 5 star golf resort, featuring a 5-star hotel, luxury holiday villas, spa and more, is set in a prime location just outside Paphos. The area is famed as the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite with Aphrodite’s Rock just a stone’s throw away.
Whether your celebration is an intimate gathering or a grand affair, the unrivalled reputation for service excellence at Aphrodite Hills, will ensure that your special day unfolds flawlessly in the backdrop of this stunning fully-integrated 5-stars resort. Venues at Aphrodite Hills include:
St. Cathrine's Chapel
This traditional chapel is located in the heart of Aphrodite Hills near the village square. The venue can be used for wedding ceremonies (maximum capacity: 40 people inside and 100 people outside). The Chapel Terrace is a stunning setting for any size wedding.
Eleonas Gazebo & Eleonas Waterfall
Perfect for smaller intimate ceremonies overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and golf course. Maximum capacity: 10 people inside and 30 people outside. Located next to the Eleonas Gazebo, the Waterfall Terrace offers a larger area for cocktail receptions, seating up to 60 guests.
This large veranda is located outside the Carob Lounge Bar, and overlooks the gentle slopes of the golf course and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. It's suitable for up to 80 guests.
Village Square Terrace & Fountain
The area overlooks the resort grounds and is large enough to host musicians and singers to entertain guests, whilst they enjoy cocktails and canapés. Suitable for up to 50 guests.
The Secret Garden is truly the hidden treasure of Aphrodite Hills. This romantic area is fantastic for larger wedding parties wanting space to dance and party into the night.
Golf Club House
This magnificent venue overlooks the beautiful 18 hole golf course, and is perfect for large wedding parties.
The beautifully and elegantly designed ballroom is adapted to cater for any type of wedding, from a cocktail reception for up to 1000 guests, or a romantic setting for hosting sit down wedding meals or buffets for up to 450 persons.
Anassa Hotel, Polis Chrysochous (Paphos Region)
Escape to a refined hillside retreat where dreams become a reality against a backdrop of Mediterranean blues. Wander the secluded picture-perfect beach; feast on vibrant seasonal flavors; come together in elegant spaces, and savor the impeccable service of a true Cypriot sanctuary.
- Anassa’s main outdoor venue is Village Square, providing an authentic ambiance. It can fit 300 guests banquet style with round tables (minimum of 60 guests).
- Other wedding venues: Sunset Terrace, Basiliko Restaurant, Zephyros Ballroom, and Helios Restaurant.
Check out: Top Wedding Venues in Paphos
Amara Hotel, Limassol
Named after the ancient Greek word Amarantos meaning "everlasting" the AMARA offers its guests an exclusive and unique experience that we hope will create wonderful and permanent memories. Opened in 2019 AMARA is the latest five-star offering and the first hotel to be constructed on the Limassol seafront in almost two decades.
The AMARA’s graceful design, coupled with a dedication to service, ensures that this five-star Cyprus wedding venue delivers its promise of unparalleled enjoyment at a truly unique Cyprus wedding venue.
- Ballroom: 416 square meters. It can fit 390 guests for a wedding dinner.
- Other wedding venues: Event Lawn (for ceremonies), Locatelli Restaurant, Matsuhisa Restaurant, and Armyra Restaurant.
Check out: Top Wedding Venues in Limassol
Beaches, Private Villas
Cyprus is a land of hidden gems - beautiful locations for dream weddings, whether it is a secluded beach where you and your guests will enjoy the natural surroundings, or a lovely private villa where you will have an intimate celebration of your special day with your family and close friends.
Columbia Beach Resort
Overlooking the secluded Pissouri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus, Columbia Beach Resort is a five-star resort offering 169 luxurious suites.
In a unique position on the island of Cyprus, this five-star resort is the ideal venue for a romantic wedding against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. With a chapel for the ceremony, reception venues accommodating between 20 and 200 guests, and a beautiful honeymoon suite, you can turn your dream wedding into a reality.
Whether you're planning an intimate wedding or a lavish reception, Columbia Beach Resort is a one-of-kind wedding venue.
Dafermou Winery, Lefkara Village
Ktima Dafermou creates a wonderful venue to celebrate the most precious moments in your life, and an ideal environment for any other type of event.
Outdoor events are held in the superb gardens with spectacular, unobstructed mountain and sea views. The place has a modern minimalistic design, high vaulted ceilings and a fantastic view of the whole winery, all adding to the relaxed laid back atmosphere that the winery promotes. It can fit up to 350 guests for a wedding dinner.
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Delikipos Olive Grove, Larnaca
The Olive Grove is a world-class, openair venue, aiming to deliver relaxed and informal events so that intimacy is developed between the artists and the audience.
The is Cyprus wedding venue is surrounded by the idyllic forest of Delikipos and is adorned with wooden decks, shallow pools of water, zen landscaping and a uniquely atmospheric lighting. This venue is perfect to organize a wedding ceremony and dinner at the same time.
The location is perfect for small weddings and large number of guests due to the vast territory of the olive grove.
Four Seasons Hotel, Limassol
Whether you are in search of extravagance or romance, something delightfully unusual or comfortably spacious for your wedding in Limassol, the variety and high standard of the property's food, service and accommodation are bound to impress you and your wedding guests.
- The Ballroom: 500 square meters. It can fit 450 guests for wedding dinner.
- Other wedding venues: Vista Terrace, The Garden Court and Cafe Tropical.
Galu Seaside, Larnaca
Located right on Oroklini Beach, Galu Seaside offers everything you could ever ask for and imagine!
Galu Seaside is great for any kind of private event… it’s a magical spot for celebrating a special day, during the day or at night… Apart from the beach bar and restaurant areas, Galu Seaside’s secluded hall grants you all the privacy you can ever ask for, while offering you breathtaking sea views… The venue can fit up to 500 guests for dinner.
Pebbles Beach Residence, Limassol
A lovely beachfront private venue located in the center of Limassol. There are indoor and outdoor areas, together they can fit up to 250 guests. So this venue is perfect for small intimate weddings which are trending.
The interior of the space is done in wood and neutral, white and off-white colors, therefore, the venue is flexible for any decorations - from bohemian and rustic to minimalist or even glamorous weddings.
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 dinner, 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.
Minthis Resort, Tsada, Paphos
Spanning 5,000,000 square metres of untamed nature, Minthis offers exquisite views and impeccable service for weddings and other special events. Whether in the shaded 12 century monastery, in a courtyard surrounded by beautiful nature or in the Clubhouse, wedding guests are guaranteed outstanding views, total privacy, 5-star service and lots more. The chefs at Minthis use the freshest ingredients to create dishes that will impress you and your guests.
Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol
Parklane offers a destination where the warm climate, beautiful coastline and versatile event spaces combine to create the perfect wedding venue. The charming on-site chapel located within the resort grounds presents opportune moments for pledging wedding vows, while the skilled and inventive team are on hand to oversee every aspect of the special day.
The diversity of room and suite choices means that guests and honeymooners can opt for either the refined ambiance of the Lifestyle wing, one of the unique Park Suites or the individually furnished guest rooms overlooking the bay.
- Diamond Ballroom: 800 square meters. It can fit 600 guests for wedding dinner.
- The Park Room: 500 square meters it can fit 350 guests for wedding dinner.
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