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Hidden Gems Revealed: Unconventional Wedding Venues That Define Romance

Love is in the air… in Mallorca, in Sicily, in Provence, and in all corners of Europe. So, if you’re thinking of tying the knot abroad, there’s no shortage of romantic venues for saying ‘I do’.

The best secret & unique hidden gem wedding venues

Without further ado, here’s ten hidden gems in Europe, that positively define romance while unique, special and break away from the traditional.

Affordable luxe at its best, this family-run finca has been passed down for generations and comes with its own romantic history. The outdoor space is beautifully presented, with a divine pool taking centre stage for all those celebratory cocktails. Indoors, there are cosy rooms perfect for taking a breather. When it comes to dining, the shaded terrace offers the perfect spot for celebrating in style.

They don’t do romance by halves in Italy, as this first-class venue is testament to. This slice of paradise is more than just a venue – it’s a corner of Sicily all to yourself. The lovingly restored fishing village includes 14 apartments, a vast courtyard and endless waterside views, with ample space for extended family and friends to mingle.

Offering a rare chance to take over the village, your wedding party has the freedom and flexibility to enjoy the space without curfews or alcohol restrictions (it’s BYO) – how refreshing! The dramatic coastline adds to the excitement – be sure to book a boat excursion during your stay.

Doused in elegance, this stately home is tucked away in the French countryside. Conjuring up romantic visions of long walks in fields, and the clinking of champagne glasses under olive trees, this is everything you’d expect from a chic venue.

For traditional couples, the property features a charming 17th century chapel. Here you can exchange vows, before enjoying a drink in its stunning gardens overlooking a grand pool. With the option to dine inside or out, you can make full use of this majestic space.

Nestled in the bosom of the Toulouse countryside (just 45 minutes from the city), this jaw-dropping property offers endlessly romantic views. Surrounded by rolling hills and tranquil fields, it’s like you’ve stepped inside a French version of a Jane Austen novel! The 18th century residence is ever-impressive with a Chapel ruin providing a wonderful backdrop.

The main property offers six stylish suites, with a further eight rooms in the Wood Barn. Rustic and chic, there’s plenty of lawn space for enjoying the delightful atmosphere. With its own in-house FoodLab, be prepared for a gastronomic treat. You’ll be glad it’s a three-night minimum stay with such unapologetic indulgence!

Defining the word ‘bijou’, this delightful villa is perfect for intimate celebrations. Hidden away in a rural and tranquil setting, the farmhouse includes a pool for cooling off within its beautiful gardens. For your big day, the spacious barn provides the setting for a memorable wedding feast.

With a nod to Medieval design, its 17th century architecture makes for an impressive canvas for wedding photos too. As day turns to night, the fairy lights work their magic and you can’t help but succumb to the charms of Le Petit Roulet – tres bon!

Villa Catalina is a place where refined elegance and rustic charm collide. A simply idyllic location, you’re spoilt for choice within its sprawling 400 acres of private grounds on the outskirts of Stiges. Whether you’re an intimate party of ten, or bustling group of 200, this unique venue works for all. As the name suggests, the Banquet Halls offer an impressive space for feasting, with a private chef conjuring up inspiring cuisine.

Meanwhile, the huge bodega and courtyard offer a place to mingle before dining. It would be remiss not to mention the luscious outdoor gardens with jacuzzi and pool, all yours to enjoy during your (minimum) three-night stay.

One look at Chateau du Doux and its love at first sight. This 20th century fairytale castle glistens over the Dordogne Valley, with a gargantuan 25 metre pool as it’s piece de resistance. The family-run property is the perfect example of first-class hospitality, with an all-inclusive package taking care of all the details.

Guests are treated to mouth-watering food and drink, in its bountiful outdoor grounds. With a minimum three-night stay, and a delectable Champagne Suite for newlyweds, there’s no greater place to start married life.

A superb choice for weddings on a budget without compromise, the secret view brings the Greek dream alive. With signature white-washed buildings, it’s very own Greek Chapel and sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, say ‘I do’ in the most heart-warming venue.

As the celebrations get underway, the upper patio offers a popular spot for sundowners, along with a touch of shade. This iconic Grecian setting makes for a day to remember, and spectacular photos to last a lifetime.

This 13th century farmhouse is every inch as breathtaking as a blushing bride. The dazzling 2,000sqm gardens offer an enchanting space for your wedding reception, leading to a terrace with rows of beautifully adorned tables for guests.

Just twenty minutes by car from the capital, it feels a world away from the bustle of the city. However, the magic truly happens when dusk falls, with beautiful up lighting that highlights its natural beauty.

Romance pores out of every crevice of this charming 18th century farmhouse, with commanding views of the Catalan hills. Bringing blissful bohemian vibes to , the venue is ideal for couples looking to put their own stamp on proceedings.

From rustic stone walls, to wild flowers in the meadow, there’s no shortage of beauty spots either, making it ideal for reception drinks and wedding photos. Whether you choose to dine in the impeccably restored barn, or outside under the stars, you’ll feel the magic and love in the air.


A historical sunset bar, the Ios Club is a chilled, contemporary space located on the exotic Greek island of Ios, a heavenly place for the destination wedding of your dreams.

A balcony to the Aegean archipelago, Ios Club is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Situated across the Chora of Ios, on a row of granite rocks, this historical sunset bar offers for more than 50 years stunning vistas with a sense of wonder and exclusivity.


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