Look out for some stunning destination weddings venues! Coming soon…

After recent visits to the Algarve and Greece, Wanderlust Weddings will be showing you some of our favourite venues and vendors in both of these amazing areas.

Look out for our upcoming feature on a beautiful villa in Lagos in the Algarve, Portugal – this vivacious venue gives you the option to add in as many DIY elements are you like and really is a hidden gem. More info coming soon…..

Destination Wedding Villa_Lagos_Algarve

Destination Wedding Villa_Lagos_Algarve

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Villa Aurelia – An exclusive and elegant wedding venue in Rome

Perched in a dominating position on the crest of the Janiculum Hill in Rome, Villa Aurelia, property of the American Academy since 1909, was reopened in May 2002 after three years of extensive restoration. It was worth the wait as Villa Aurelia now provides the perfect backdrop for a personal and unforgettable wedding day, offering a wealth of history, culture and fine food which Rome is so well-known for.

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Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

The Villa is rented out on an exclusive basis and only one event is organised there on any one day, with couples being able to choose the areas that best suit their requirements.
The beauty of Villa Aurelia’s stunning gardens, the breathtaking view of Rome, and the variety of spaces available make this venue an ideal location for a wedding combining culture, style and something a little different.

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Roberta, our Rome based wedding planner, will use her extensive experience and close contacts to help you plan your perfect day and to choose an appropriate catering company, florist, musicians, photographer and any other services you will need. Roberta will be your support throughout the planning process and will be there on the day of your wedding to ensure everything runs smoothly.
If you are interested in finding out more about Villa Aurelia, please get in contact with Roberta for an informal chat. She will be able to provide you with an idea on price, capacity and can also make recommendations on other venues in Rome which may also suit your needs – roberta@wanderlust-weddings.com

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

Villa Aurelia_ Destination Wedding Rome_Italy

 

Villa Dino – A magical Italian wedding venue oozing history and grace

Located in the heart of Rome’s historical Appia Antica Park on the road that once connected Rome to Brindisi, Villa Dino sits amongst botanical gardens surrounded by trees, flowers and extensive meadows – perfect for a romantic and elegant destination wedding in Italy.

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Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

Villa Dino has two exquisite and spacious living rooms with large windows offering an elegant atmosphere for a wedding with a maximum capacity of approximately 250 people for the hall on the first floor, and 200 on the ground floor. Both rooms are air conditioned, making it an ideal location for summer weddings too. A magnificent outdoor ceremony and reception can also be arranged at this breathtaking venue.

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Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

A beautiful fountain welcomes guests to the stunning venue and family and friends can enjoy elegant cocktails under the stars in the fragrant citrus grove. Historical artefacts embellish the garden making each wedding at Villa Dino truly unique. Strolling along the boulevard entrance, a monumental Roman colonnade can be seen with a magnificent backdrop for scenic outdoor wedding ceremonies.

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

At Wanderlust Weddings, we feel that this venue really offers the ‘wow factor’ and gives couples huge flexibility to plan the day exactly how they want with our Rome based wedding planner, Roberta. With extensive experience in planning and hosting weddings across Rome (including Villa Dino), Roberta has excellent contacts who can supply all of the elements for your special day at very reasonable and competitive rates. If you are interested in finding out more about Villa Dino, please get in contact with Roberta for an informal chat – roberta@wanderlust-weddings.com

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Villa Dino_Destination Wedding Venue_Rome_Italy

 

One last look at our latest ‘Wanderful Wedding’ in Umbria, Italy

We couldn’t resist posting one final photo from Cristiano Ostinelli of this unbelievable Umbrian wedding:

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Destination Wedding Umbria_Cristiano Ostinelli_www.ostinellicristiano.com

Congratulations again to Gavan and Sally and thank you for sharing your wonderful wedding with us.

Check out the full feature on: http://wp.me/p4aMWM-cr

And additional photos can be found on Cristiano Ostinelli’s website – http://www.ostinellicristiano.com/it/blog/2013/ottobre/italian-wedding-cristiano-ostinelli-wedding-photographer

Fulfil your fairytale fantasy with a destination wedding at Villa Catignano, Tuscany

Nestled in the heart of the winemaking region of Italy’s Chianti Classico, Villa Catignano is a magnificent 17th century villa set in an idyllic countryside estate. Located only 7 miles from Siena and two hours from Pisa International Airport, this exclusive villa provides the perfect backdrop for an enchanting overseas wedding.

Up to 90 guests can stay on the Catignano estate, providing exclusivity for your wedding festivities in an intimate surrounding.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

The team at Villa Catignano can assist in organising and arranging every detail of such an important day. With years of experience in hosting weddings, the wedding team has close contacts with high-quality local suppliers to cover all areas of your day including caterers, florists, musicians, photographers, hair and makeup artists and transportation services.

Catignano allows couples to customise their menus to fit every taste, for an intimate wedding breakfast on the terrace, an extraordinary lunch in the Italian Garden, or a picturesque dinner in the courtyard of the villa, bringing fine-dining to your fingertips.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Anglican or Protestant faith ceremonies can be held in the ancient private chapel inside the property, while symbolic ceremonies or blessings can be held in the idyllic Italian gardens.

Wanderlust Weddings think this is an ideal destination wedding venue for couples looking for an exclusive wedding set in the charming Italian countryside.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Weddingtaking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Weddingtaking advantage of the fantastic facilities available.

Up to 90 guests can Villa Catignano, Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Up to 90 guests can Villa Catignano, Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - Destination Wedding

Villa Catignano, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy – Destination Wedding

Casa Monte Cristo – An exclusive destination wedding villa in adorable Algarve

 

You may have seen our latest feature on luxury Lagos villa, Casa Monte Cristo Tres. Now meet its big sister, Casa Monte Cristo…..another vibrant villa for a destination wedding, boasting incredible sea-views over the Algarve, Portugal.

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

Located in the heart of the stunning Western Algarve coast and within easy reach of the beautiful and historic towns of Lagos and Praia da Luz, Casa Monte Cristo has five luxury apartments connected to the villa, hosting a total of 14 guests.

Nestled on a sunny hillside, Casa Monte Cristo offers its guests the perfect setting for a fairytale destination wedding in the real Algarve. This venue has a large lawned area which can host 120 seated guests, with the wedding catering being provided directly through the owners. The menus offer a tempting variety of options from a buffet or BBQ to a full sit-down meal.  Couples can provide their own alcohol which can be served at a minimal cost, or the owners can provide this too.

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

Hosting a wedding at this venue offers couples the opportunity to add their own personal touches to their big day and means their ceremony and reception can be tailored exactly to their needs. The helpful owner can work with couples to ensure their wedding is as stress-free as possible.  From advising on layout and food options, to recommending trusted florists and cake makers to marquee companies and DJ’s, the Casa Monte Cristo management will ensure couples get the best service at the best price.

During their stay, guests can enjoy the large heated outdoor swimming pool with sun lounging area and state of the art BBQ, pizza and al fresco dining area. They may like to wander around the extensive private orchards or relax in the sauna and hot tubs too.

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

The apartments have been exceptionally furnished with private bathroom facilities as well as a self contained kitchen and dining area and living area with the latest technology and fully integrated sound system. All apartments overlook the beautiful pool area and gardens, giving guests the freedom to explore the tranquil grounds, take a dip in the pool or explore the area.

We love how this Algarve wedding villa provides complete flexibility for your day in an exclusive, luxury yet laid back atmosphere. The input from the owner makes this venue an even more attractive option, reducing the need for a wedding planner and providing hands-on knowledge and experience from an on-site expert.

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

Wanderlust Weddings is delighted to offer a discount for the accommodation and catering at this glorious villa. If you would like to find out more about this, please contact Clare on wanderlustwed@gmail.com

Location: Lagos, The Algarve, Portugal – 1 Km from the nearest restaurant, 3 Km from the nearest bar and 3 Km from the nearest supermarket.

Fee for hosting a wedding here? None if all of the apartments are rented.  Please contact wanderlustwed@gmail.com to enquire about the fee for hosting a wedding at this venue if accommodation is not needed

Accommodation available: Three x2 bedroom apartments and two x1 bedroom apartments

Accommodation rates:  €80 per night for the 1 bedroom apartment and €120 per night for the 2 bedroom apartments

Additional accommodation: Nearby  Casa Monte Cristo Too (www.casamontecristotoo.com) can accommodate an additional 10 guests (5 bedrooms)

Cost of meal: The venue provides in-house caterers. Outside caterers are not permitted. Wanderlust Weddings can provide menus, however as an idea, the gourmet BBQ and sit-down menus cost from €70 per head

Do I need a wedding planner? Due to the available wedding and events expertise of the owner, we don’t feel that a wedding planner is essential for hosting a wedding at this venue. Don’t forget Wanderlust Weddings can also recommend other Algarve suppliers too J

REMEMBER – WANDERLUST WEDDINGS CAN OFFER A DISCOUNT TO COUPLES BOOKING THEIR WEDDING OR ACCOMMODATION AT THIS VENUE – PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH wanderlustwed@gmail.com FOR FURTHER DETAILS

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments

Casa Monte Cristo, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, Destination Wedding Villa and Apartments