If you’re looking for year-round sunshine, sandy beaches, delicious food, great music, breathtaking landscapes and sunsets, dazzling wedding venues... then a wedding in Cyprus is what you’ve been searching for.
Many couples opt for an outdoor wedding in Cyprus because of its beautiful weather and magnificent beachscapes and sunsets. But that's not all that Cyprus can offer. Cyprus is also rich in culture and tradition, with plenty of sightseeing options available for you and your wedding guests to enjoy before and after the wedding day.
Cyprus is famous for hosting destination weddings for couples from all over the globe; the island has become one of today’s most important locations for a Destination Wedding. Here are some of the top reasons that make Cyprus a great destination for weddings from the Middle East, and from around the world.
A Beautiful Variety of Wedding Venues
From weddings on seaside piers and onboard yachts, to five-star resorts and beautiful wineries, or from quaint village tavernas and venues with medieval backdrops or modern settings, to beautifully-landscaped golf courses, Cyprus offers a wealth of venues and options for all tastes, all budgets and all love stories.
Check out these lists for the top wedding venues around the island:
- Top Luxury Wedding Venues in Cyprus
- Top Wedding Venues in Paphos
- Top Wedding Venues in Limassol
- Top Wedding Venues in Larnaca
Easy Civil Marriage Regulations
Regulations for civil marriages for foreign citizens in Cyprus are very clear, easy and straightforward making it a top destination for civil marriages from around the world. Many couples of mixed religions often choose to marry in Cyprus in a civil ceremony, if they cannot marry at home. The law in Cyprus makes it easy for international couples to obtain a legal civil marriage license.
The venue that you book for your wedding can help you reserve a date with the municipality for conducting the civil marriage. Alternatively, you can have the civil marriage at the municipality/town hall. You will need to apply in advance, submit some official documents and bring 2 witnesses to the civil marriage ceremony.
Picture Perfect Scenery
Whether you fancy an ancient castle with the sea as a backdrop, such as Paphos Medieval Castle, a magical sunset view, or green landscapes Cyprus offers the perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photography. There are many amazing locations for the perfect wedding photography around the island.
For pre wedding photoshoots, ceremony shoots, or family pictures, Cyprus offers you magnificent scenery for memorable pictures to cherish for a lifetime.
Views of the sun setting behind the azure mediterranean waters are the most sought after wedding picture backgrounds by couples on their wedding day, and Cyprus offers a lot of locations that guarantee the best sunset views ever.
One of the main attractions of Cyprus for couples and their families in the Middle East is its proximity to many Middle Eastern capitals and its ease of access from many airports in the Middle East.
Larnaca International airport is connected directly with Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Beirut, Amman, Cairo... to name a few, while Paphos airport is connected to Amman and Beirut (to resume soon).
Cyprus has a strategic position, since it acts as an intersection between Europe, Asia and Africa. Although Cyprus is geographically closer to Asia, it has been a member of the European Union since 2004. However, its proximity to the Asian continent has served as the perfect escape route for people from certain locations, for travelling or for those in search of an alternative wedding.
With its perfect position on the map, couples from the Middle East can access the country easily, as well as guests that have been invited by the couple to share their big day. Although destination weddings usually have a lower number of attendees in comparison to those that are held in a couple’s country of origin, it’s easy for guests to travel to Cyprus to demonstrate their important role in the newlyweds’ lives.
Professional Wedding Suppliers
Whether you want to hire a Wedding Planner for your wedding in Cyprus or plan your wedding yourself with the help of your friends and family, you will find many professional suppliers across the country to work with.
If you’re searching for fantastic wedding suppliers in Cyprus, you will find many talented wedding photographers, florists, caterers, and planners who are straightforward in terms of their pricing and don't surprise you with hidden costs.
If you click here and visit our Cyprus Directory you might find some suppliers you need for your wedding!
Pre & Post Wedding Activities
Like all destination weddings, some of your friends and family members attending the wedding will extend their stay by a few days or arrive earlier to explore more of what the destination itself offers.
There are many different things your wedding guests can enjoy pre and post your wedding day, from fun water activities such as scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkeling and spending the day at beautiful beaches, adventurous safaris, and other sports like hiking and golf, they can also enjoy some fun nights at some of the trendiest clubs and bars.
Your wedding guests can also enjoy open bus tours that take them to the most beautiful sites in Cyprus.
Keep in mind that there are different types of cruises, such as day cruises and night cruises, that your wedding guests can take to see different islands and enjoy different activities. A fishing trip can also be fun and your guests can learn a new skill and have a new experience fishing while on a beautiful boat.
For those guests who love art and culture, they can arrange with the hotel and visit some beautiful art and cultural museums.
The options of things to in Cyprus are really endless, there is something for everyone so you don't have to worry about your wedding guests having fun.
With the variety of cities, locations, beaches, mountains, villages and lots more, you can easily set off on a romantic honeymoon right after your wedding in Cyprus. What more can you ask for?
Cyprus offers you wonderful diversity to enjoy a romantic honeymoon, and also plenty of activities to indulge in after a day or two of relaxation by the sea.
From water-related activities such as swimming, snorkeling, diving..... to hiking in the beautiful nature, horseback riding, golfing, cycling and biking there's plenty of adrenaline packed activities and milder ones to enjoy together on your honeymoon.
The scrumptious food, interesting dining experiences, folkloric music, gastro tours, winery tours... and lots more, Cyprus offers a perfect blend of all the essential ingredients for a lovely honeymoon.